Monday, April 10, 2017

Craft Fair Recovery

I had a table at a local craft fair yesterday for the first time in a long time.  Here are some of my favorite cards that I had for sale:
I made this card using watercolor paper, watercolor pencils and an embossing folder.  I learned a trick awhile back about putting on brads.  If you use a tiny hole punch first before inserting the brad it saves the paper from getting crumpled when inserting the brad.
 For this Get Well card I used the Cricut Wild Card cartridge to cut out the band aids and a small punch for the heart.  The white background is a diamond design made with an embossing folder.
 This Father's Day card was inspired from a card online.  I had to look up some ideas online to figure out how to make the bow tie but it was pretty simple.  I love how the patterned paper really looks like a fabric that a men's shirt would be made from.

 The daisy stamp on this card was stamped onto watercolor paper with black archival ink so that I was able to use watercolor pencils and a wet paintbrush to color in the daisy.
 The party hat on this card is from the Cricut Celebrations cartridge.  It ended up being a happy accident.  I was originally going to have 4 hats like the card that inspired this one but they ended up being too big so I just made these with one hat each and completed the look with the embossed number paper.
Please contact me at my Facebook page if you are interested in purchasing any of these cards and to see some of my other designs. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It has been a long time since I have taken the time to add anything to this blog!  I participated in an art show this past Sunday at St. Sebastian in Akron.  I ended up doing something different this time.  Instead of stamped cards I sold note cards with my photographs on them along with some black and white photographs from college.  It was a great time and I really enjoyed sharing my work with others.  Here is a picture of some of my cards.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sesame Street Quilt

This quilt was originally going to be a baby shower gift for my nephew, then a birth gift, then a baptism gift, and finally got done a week or so after his first birthday!  This was my first completed project using triangles and orienting squares on the points.  I am pretty happy with it!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Upcoming Craft Shows

I am excited to be participating in two upcoming craft shows!
The first one is The Spring into Spring Craft Boutique which is taking place on April 13th from 9AM to 6PM at the Massillon St Mary School Gymnasium. 640 1st St NE Massillon 44646.


Tyler’s Everlasting Foundation Spaghetti Dinner & Craft Show May 4th, 2013 from 4p-9p at Greentown Athletic Club 9944 Cleveland Ave. Greentown, 44630.  This fundraiser helps families who are dealing with life in the NICU.  10% of my sales at this event are going right back to the foundation.  More details can be found on Facebook or on their website

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Combining Patterns

I am not a very girly girl and I have two little boys so a lot of times after scrapbooking I am left with pink toned papers from a stack.  So for this card I took those papers and cut same-sized squares in complimentary colors.  I added a Cricut cutout and a thank  you stamp and it is all set!  Easy and pretty!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Love is in the Air

I found an adorable stamp at the Hartville Flea Market perfect for St. Valentines Day!  Stampavie has teamed with Penny Johnson for a line of clear acrylic stamps this one is called Cuddles.  I like coloring in images with my watercolor pencils as long as there isn't a ton of tiny detail.  I learned to used waterproof ink to stamp when I plan to color them in.

Here are my steps:
1. Stamp bunny image on cream card stock and color it in using watercolor pencils then apply water with a paintbrush to blend colors.  When dry rib off bottom edge of card stock.
2. Take a small scrap of tissue paper and stamp XO image.
3.  Run a line of adhesive on the back of the cream card stock and starting in the middle fold and adhere the tissue paper.
4. Stamp "I Love You" on pink card stock
5. Adhere cream card stock with the tissue paper to the pink card stock. 
Hope you enjoyed today's creation!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Using Google Image Search for Inspiration

I hadn't used the monster card on the Wild Card Cricut cartridge so I did a Google image search and got inspired to create this card:
I used the Chiller font in Microsoft Word to print the inside saying "Have a Monster of a Birthday!"

I used Google Image search and was inspired to create the next card as well:

I used the Paper Pups Cricut cartridge.  I think the puppy turned out really cute!  On this card I used some stamp pads but no stamps.  I used an orange stamp pad to highlight the embossing on the yellow paper to mirror the circles on the printed paper. I also used a brown stamp pad to ink the dog after it was cut out so that he had some more dimension.  When cutting out the Paper Pups dogs I typically use the face inside as a stencil rather than using the itty bitty pieces for the eyes and nose. 

Even if you weren't inspired by me or don't have a these cartridges or don't have a Cricut all at try using a Google image search with a keyword of a stamp, cutout or paper you want to use and get inspired!