Friday, February 26, 2010

Coasters from old magazine covers

Whenever my creative juices aren't flowing I can always fall back on making coasters. I sure am accumulating a bunch of coasters..LOL. These were made using images of very old magazine covers, several of these were published over 100 years ago. Wish I had the actual magazines. I'll bet they would make for interesting reading.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Daddy's Hands

This is a tile I made for my grandson to give to his Dad, my son. I had a picture of a sketch of the hands and posted it on the craftedge forum asking for help to convert it to an svg. 3 people actually responded, and I ended up using anointed hands's file and then incorporated it into my design for the tile. It's one of my favorites.

For all of those still trying to get this file go to
go down 4 posts to find the one I used. It was created by Anointedhands.
Hope this clears evrything up.

A Valentine for my grandson

I started with a coaster box, which I made using some vintage Valentine paper, laced the sides of the coasters to make a box. I put a piece of styrofoam in the botton so I could stick the giant lollipop in it, then some red shred. I filled it with goodies and wrapped in with celophane and tied it up with some curly ribbon. Thanks for looking and Happy Valentines day to everyone!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow in Texas!

It's not snowing where I am, but just a few hours north of me, they are are getting some. My daughter emailed me this picture earlier and it really made me smile so I thought I would share it with you.

Valentine Coasters

I made 4 sets of 2 coasters each with vintage Valentine images for teacher gifts. In my usual and effecient manner I waited till the very last minute to get these done. The sizing on the image could have, and should have been a little more accurate (oh well, next time) After I wrapped them up in celephane I felt like they looked very bland, so I made some little box bottoms to spruce them up a little. Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

Personalized Monogrammed note cards

I made a set of these notes cards, using the Justrite monogram stamp set and borders. I embossed the front of the card with the cuttlebug textile folder which matches the damask design in the border so well. Thanks for looking!