It's not JUST about me. It's also about the stuff :o)

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Madera, CA, United States
A paper crafter, a singer, a seamstress, a beader, and mom to three.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Catty Clone - Roses

Do you ever see an image in the catalog that you think... W-O-W and just HAVE to make? That is this one, for me, although I couldn't help it and added some DD glitter to the sentiment. I LOVE this set (A Rose is a Rose) and have made a whole collection of things to go with it... *sigh*

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall is HERE!!!

Well sure, it's still in the high 90's (unseasonably so) but the leaves have started to turn. Well, it might be they are just tired of trying to survive the heat, but it COULD be FALL, yes, I am going with fall, autumn, season of presage. I LOVE the colors: brilliant reds, dusky browns and golds, rich burgundies and greens, LOVE LOVE LOVE it. This card was ever so slightly CASE's from Jenn D with some slight twitches : o) (It was lacking sparkle.) Let me know if you want dimensions. FALL: Whoo-hoo

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

JOY Christmas Card

This was for one of our card classes- a really easy and fun card to make with the "Illuminations" set. NO glitter, but gold embossing is ALMOST as good!! Recipe: Illuminations and Baroque Motifs Stamp sets, Always Artichoke CS, Versamark and Gold Encore! pad ink pads, gold embossing powder. Easy-peasy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

WANT TO WIN SOME BLOG CANDY? (and support a FABULOUS cause?)

This morning I opened my FeedBlitz's to see a wonderful campaign to raise awareness and to give back a little to the caretakers of Alzheimer patients. I made this card for someone special who is selfless in his devotion to those he loves who suffer from this disease. Take a moment to visit Cammie's blog and check out the INCREDIBLE blog candy she is offering as her own tribute to this special group of people. There are literally dozens of donations from all of THE best companies. My favorites are: Eclectic Paperie, Scor-Pal and The Cat's Pajamas. WHOO HOO!! Thanks Cammie for organizing this wonderful event.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Live LIke you Mean It!!

Like my little box? Cute, huh? Recipe: Live Like You Mean It Hostess set (Linda has it, ask if you can borrow it ;o) and 2 pieces of 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Kraft paper. Totally easy. I am going to make a few more to stash stuff in. The directions/tutorial are HERE!! courtesy of Lauren Meader. THANKS LAUREN!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Give Thanks

Remember that "Country Living" specialty stamp set and stuff form 2 years ago? Well they have teamed up with Stampin' Up! for another great kit that is almost available!! The mag hits the news stand in October and they have like a 20+ page spread of the stuff from Stampin' Up. ANYWAY, this card is from the pattern that came with the last kit. We made these at Linda' card party last week - that's where the guests pay a small fee, in this case $18, and they get to make 12 projects (in this case 4 Xmas cards, 4 of these Thanksgiving cards, and 4 incredibly cute Halloween treat bags) which I have TOTALLY cut and prepared for them. They just show up, stamp, and put them together with their own creativeness unimpeded by measuring, etc. (I know how these chicks are...measuring is NOT their strong suit :o)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Two cards, same layout and design. One card was for a swap and make-n-take and the other was for giving. Love them both and both of them could be accomplished with minimal prep time. Recipe: Lovely Leaves and Canvas b'ground stamp sets, Choc. Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Vanilla, inks/papers., Choc. Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Earth Elements buttons, Linen thread, and (of course) gold GLITTER on the leaves. Nothing says, "Jana made this" like glitter all over the thing.