Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Happy Summer...to come.

Hello crafters.
It has been a very interesting 2020. Hope all of you are faring well and keeping you, yourself and your families safe.
Distance Learning has ended for us and I for one am exhausted. It is much more challenging to keep students engaged on line than I ever needed to do face-to-face. We kept the faith and stayed the course.
During this time one of our students was out for a bit and I created a card(A2) to send from the class.


This one uses a some of the stickers that I picked up from the Dollar Tree and the scalloped circles are from punches. The Safari stickers are from a set I got from QVC eons ago. I do like to create some generic card bases and then add on stickers and sentiments as the occasion requires.

Please take this virus seriously. I lost a school mate to COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was laid to rest this past Saturday.

I will continue to keep the family lifted in prayer.
Until then.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Teacher Gifts

Happy New Year.
I had promised to share up close pictures of my Teacher Gifts from my vee-dio.
Well here they are. I loved how they turned out. Too bad I did not sell ONE of them at my recent craft fair. The next time they are offered I will fill them with some note cards, pens and or thank you cards.


You could always fill this with a gift card, mug or coffee/tea pods. Teachers are definitely about that coffee life.



Thanks for visiting.


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Cracker Gift Box

Wow, wow, wow. Those cracker gift boxes were a big hit. I think the libations might have played a huge role also.



These were easy to make since I did them assembly style. It is also a great opportunity to use up candy purchased for other projects. Each box does not have to contain the same candies. 

This is a top view of the Cracker Boxes



I like that you can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose. I was in a hurry and so I went with patterned paper. 




You could use white and adorn each one with stamps and/or stickers.



There were left over bows from my Mug Treats and I pressed those into service for these. This made them quite festive. They were cut using the WRMK bow die and I used the JOT metallic paper from Dollar Tree.


I used that same metallic paper to created the box lid and used a variety of Christmas themed embossing folders.



I was told that the best way to use the shot glass was to let the whiskey swirl around and marinate for a bit prior to indulging. Another told me that he drank the shot and then simply at the shot glass. Options, options, options.



For my wine loving friends, I am thinking of enclosing a miniature bottle of wine and one of the tumbler wine glasses with their names in vinyl. That way we won't mix up glasses when we get together. I always claim the one that still has the most wine in it.


Thanks for stopping by and keep inking in the name of love.
Until then.

Mug Treats

Hello and Happy New Year!!
We are snowed in today in the northeast so I decided it was time to update my blog. 

I wanted to start by sharing how I decided to package my Mug Treats.






At the last minute I placed an order with ClearBags. 



They were the perfect size. I ended up selling them for $4.50 each or 2/$8.





I will definitely make these again. Selling one package paid for the treats. Selling two covers the cost of the bags and paper. Factor in your time and everything above that is profit. 



Thanks for stopping by and keep thinking and inking in the name of love.
Until then.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Flower Shaping #7 and 8

Welcome back crafty souls. I have been wanting to try this on the Dollar Tree foam for over a year now. That ship finally sailed and I was aboard. If you have not checked out any of the Foamiran videos, please do so. The crafters are very talented and create the most exquisite flowers. Here is my first attempt.


After creating a flower that was very similar to the carnation, I wanted to attempt a looser version and came up with this one.
I added stamens to the center. I like how the yellow one turned out better. It is more circular. I will have to work on that technique. I also tried my hand at one in blue.


I did break down and ordered white foam. I will be excited to share those flowers with you.

Here is a final look at the foam flowers I created.



Check out the Vee-dio if you missed it.


Until then.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Flower Shaping #6

There is nothing like having the summer to play around in my creative space. I am back again with flower #6. This was created as a large open bud that would work well in a bouquet. I added one leaf and the McGill Crystal to the center.



This is the flower created in the Vee-dio. I love the looseness of the bud. Additional layers could be added to show the bud blossoming if part of a bouquet.


A final view of both flowers. I am spoiled for choice. I can make these ANY color I choose. I am ready to make a full set to display in my vase instead of the real thing. They will definitely last longer.


Here is the Vee-dio.



As always thank you for stopping by. I hope you try your hand at flower shaping.

Until then.