Monday, November 9, 2009

Modge podge Photo Frame

Happy Monday! I hope everyone was able to spend the weekend doing whatever they love to do. Here is a photo frame I made this weekend. It's just a 2x8x9 block of wood with paper decoupogded on it. I added a bulldog clip to hold the photo. "cute" was cut from plantin schoolbook at 2" and then I added some girlie trim. A fun and easy project. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Street of Shoppes (problem solved)

If you attended Street of Shoppes 11/24/09 and have tried to reach me at the phone number that was printed on my business cards, my apologies. That is my home phone number and if you try to call it, you just get a busy signal. The phone company will not be able to repair for a few days. Please email me by clicking on the email icon to the right and I will email you back. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and thank all of you for the great response to my product.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A quick glass block

Fall is finally in the air..yippee!!!

I needed to take a break away from the tiles for a while, so quickly made this glass block. I usually put vintage Christmas images on the blocks but wanted to try making one with vinyl. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Fall Tile

Last night I was going through some of my vintage and letterpress images looking for inspiration and I came across this leave and acorn border. I decided to cut it and see how it turned out. Lot's of weeding and lot's of detail, but here is the result. I didn't get it applied straight, but since it doesn't have a straight line outter edge and I can sit it on an angle, maybe it won't be too noticable. Feel free to grab the image. Happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Claddaugh Image

I have had several requests for the file for the Claddaugh tile. I will have to learn how to share the scut file, but in the meantime I am posting the clipart I used to make it. Just right click on the image and save to your pictures. If you have scal 2 you can get it right into there, if you have scal 1 you will have to use inkscape.

New tiles for craft show

This past weekend I spent some time designing some new tiles for a craft show I am doing later this month. I hope you like them, Thanks for looking

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lampshade using vinyl and A child's first year

This was a fun project. It was also the first time I wish I had design studio. I would have been able to get the images to scale. The images are just cut on white vinyl and placed on the inside of the shade. When the light is turned off, you don't even notice that they are there. Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Survivor Tile

Happy Sunday everyone. The weekends sure do go by quickly. I just wanted to share a tile I made yesterday for a friend battling breast cancer. Sadly, I need to make a couple more of these. I'm not very good at the designing part. This had so many words and I knew it might be difficult to weed so I kept the fonts very simple. I still managed to loose a comma or two and all the "I"'s are not dotted. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A couple more tiles

I really haven't been slackin' everyone. Have lots of pictures I need to get on here and will try to catch up over the next few days. But for now here are a couple of tiles I did last night. These are not my designs, but were purchased from They have some really nice pre-designed svg's.
Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My First tile with vinyl

After 2 weeks of total frustration, about 3 yards of wasted vinyl, it's all starting to come together. I never thought I would get the settings to where it would work. Most people are using 3 for pressure and 3 for blade depth, but I had to go with 6 for blade depth and 2 for pressure to get that kiss cut. It made all the difference in the world. Weeding is now so easy. Hopefully, my frustration on trying to learn inkscape will not last so long. This particular design was purchased from Thanks for looking

Scrapbook layout of my grandson Bobby

I made this layout for a contest at a local scrapbooking store. The picture of my grandson had an old world feel to that's what I tried to go with. The paper is all Graphic 45 .Communique collection, the corrogated cardboard pieces were torn from an old box and inked up. The chipboard letters have been in my stash for years and just about everything else is Tim Holtz. I received a phone call last night telling me I won first place. I was pretty excited. The prize is the Cricut Create.

An altered letter

I altered this paper mache letter using Graphic 45 Jack and Jill, from the playtime past collection. Graphic 45 has become my most favorite paper. This was a real simple project, using mod podge and adding a few buttons and a tag from the same paper line. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chickin' In

Happy Tuesday everyone! For this card I cut the chicken from animal kingdom at 2 1/2",

the letters were cut from Stamped at 1" on shorty and the brackets @ 1 1/2" shadow/blackout. The background paper is Basic Gray from the cupcake collection. Thanks for looking and have a great day!


I was able to get a couple of Tilda cards done. I just love her! The nestibilities work so well with these images. The pics are not great. My camera has a ton of vibration going on and I'm just waiting to replace it because I haven't made up my mind what to get yet.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A set of note cards

My daughter asked me to make her a simple set of note cards and some thank you notes that she could keep on hand. I altered a lunch tin for her to store them. The cards are very easy to make using the split embossed technique that Sue Nelson does. Here's the link to view her wonderful creations. Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Altered Clock

I finally got around to trying an altered clock. This is a birthday gift I made last night after work. It had to go in the mail today which didn't leave me a whole lot of time to play with it. It was fun to make and I will make more. I purchased the clock overlay from my local scrapbook store and everything else is from the Blue awning collection. Oh, and the picture is my sister and her beautiful granddaughter. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Graduation Card for New Nurse

A week and a half ago my daughter-in-law graduated from Nursing School. My sister flew down from NY and made the road trip with me to San Angelo to attend the pinning ceremony and graduation. It was an interesting trip. What should be a 7 hour drive took us 7 1/2 hours to get there and 10 1/2 hours to drive back. That's what happens when NY meets the wild west.

This is the card I made for Jessica using the R and N from storybook. I also used a crocheted flower which I purchased from Paper Blooms. Here is a link to her etsy shop. She does beautiful work!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A stunning giveaway

Cathe Holden over at Just something I made is offering the most awesome prize to one lucky winner. Go check out her blog and see some of the oh so creative things she has made. But her giveaway is a sheet of monograms and I can think of hundreds of things I could do with them. As a card maker, wouldn't this be a neat signature for the back of your cards.
On a side note, I know I've been gone forever. Well, my camera decided to call it quits on me a while back and I just haven't done anything about it. Hopefully we'll get back on track real soon.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Awesome blog candy!

Carole is celebrating her 1 year blogaversary and is offering up some awesome blog candy.
Here is the link to her blog to see her wonderful creations and to enter to win.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another encouragement card

I am trying to send out a card every couple of days to my friend with leukemia. He has to be in a protective environment for awhile, since the chemo leaves you unable to fight infection. So with very limited visitors I thought I would do what I could to let him know I'm thinking about him. No cricut on this one, just a computer generated sentiment, nestibilities and some Ellison corner die cuts. Flowers are Prima's and I added some rain dots and buttons. The paper is Scenic Route north Shore collection and cardstock is Bazill. I know when he gets well, I'm really going to catch some flack about all those flowers! Thanks for looking!


I made this card for a friend who was just diagnosed with leukemia. He's having a rough time of it and has just finished a pretty intensive round of chemo. Faith was cut from Home Accents solution cartridge and I really don't remember what size. The calling bird was cut from joys of the season and once again I didn't write down the size. Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Monday, March 2, 2009

St. Paddy's Day seed packets

Every year my sister and her family have a St. Patricks Day party. I thought these would make perfect party favors. Each seed packet holds some green jelly beans. The Shamrocks were cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge at 1 3/4" and 3/4". The packets are personalized with name and town.

Wild Card

This is the first card I made with the Wild Card cartridge, (of course I choose the easiest one)

But this is great for a quick card. I cut the envelope first at fit to page, let it calculate and then cut the card at that size. I don't have my notes in front of me but I think it was 5 1/2"

Monday, February 2, 2009

An Altered Journal for the my sewing friend

I made this for a good friend of mine who is always making quilts or sewing goodies for her grandchildren. It didn't start out to be a sewing journal at all. But when I used the image I realized that it is a vintage advertisement for thread, so I just took it from there. Thanks so much for stopping by and would love for you to leave a comment, it makes me smile!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

One World One Heart


We have a winner!
Here are your random numbers:53
Timestamp: 2009-02-12 16:06:20 UTC

Number 53 Uniquecommodities, congratulations! I have sent you an email

I have decided to participate in this year's One World One heart Event. This was started a few years ago by Lisa Swifka. Click on the icon to learn more about it and to see how you can also take part.

My give away will be a set of 6 personalized note cards, similiar to the one pictured but with the name the winner chooses. All you have to do is leave a comment with a link to your blog or your email address so I can contact the winner. The winner will be announced on Feb. 12. Happy Blogging everyone.

All comments left before 9:00 P.M. Central Standard Time will be entered for this giveaway. On Thursday Feb. 12th I will post the winner on this blog and email that person. This has been so much fun and I will be back to visit so many of your blogs. Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit me and leave a comment.



This post is now closed. Thank you to everyone. This was one awesome event! Thank you Lisa! I will post the winner tomorrow.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Rooster May Crow

I found an awesome blog that is run by Abbie and she offers all sorts of free vintage images. Please go check it out..

The picture and annual egg record ledger both came from her blog. I cut the scalloped frame from Cricut Stretch your imagination (card frame shift) at 5" and the Jasmine corner (blackout) at 5"

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What a wonderful thing!!

What a nice surprise that Carole awarded me this great award. It's such an honor. Please go vist Carole's blog at I promise you will be amazed by her talent.

Okay, the rules for this is that I have to list 5 of my addictions and 5 of my favorite blogs.

Here are the addictions I am willing to confess to, LOL

diet coke




and I am recovering Department 56 addict.

It is almost impossible for me to come up with 5 favorite blogs, but if you are here visiting my blog then I would like to pass this award onto you. Leave a comment so I can visit you and see what you are addicted to. I hope 2009 is treating everyone good so far.