Friday, April 9, 2010

Sweater Bag

Here is a little pouch I made to hold a gift card for a Birthday present.
Super super easy and look down to see why!

Yes, it is a sweater sleeve. I found this wonderful sweater at the Goodwill store.
I was just overcome by the possibilities of making things with this sweater. I have had it for several months, when I was looking around for some holder to make for the gift card.
--Why, of course,--the sleeve!

I just cut it off and sewed it in-side- out and threaded a ribbon in the top to bring it together. So now, what ideas are there for the pockets and other trim, I wonder??

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Bonnets

Easter Parade

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,

You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.

I'll be all in clover and when they look you over,

I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade.

On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us,

And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure.

Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,

And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter Parade.

Irving Berlin

Elizabeth Shea

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New stamped cards

Here are some samples made for the Oxford Impressions gallery for new stamps she had available in February.
The above sample has a border done with a new Martha Stewart edge punch- looks like a trellis. The cups above and below are embossed with metallic embossing powder and then water colored.

This card below is cut out of an original vintage greeting card. I cut out the front of the card, added the stamped girl, a flower made from vintage velvet ribbon, and silver glass glitter.

thanks for looking

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Is it really?

Exactly one month ago, everything (in my front yard) was covered with snow.
Here in Arkansas, that's a big deal.
It was beautiful, we looked at it long and lovingly, and pretty soon, it was gone.

And then.................what's this?

Wait for it................................

Something is coming!!!..............
Oh my gosh..........................................IT'S SPRING.
And today, March 9, 2010, it is as beautiful a day as I have ever seen: the sky is so blue, one could almost hear a bell, the breeze is blowing through the pine trees, and the temperature is 75 degrees. Yes, it is really Spring.
Thanks for this day.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mannequin Cafe

Here are a couple of cards made from new stamps from Character Constructions. These stamps are so versatile and an absolute must for stamp and paper doll lovers. I have been stamping with Character Constructions stamps by Catherine Moore for several years. I still remember exactly when and where I purchased my very first Character Constructions stamp- at the Red Lead store in Saint Louis in 2002, while I was on a business trip. The face on this first card is from Paper Whimsy.

Here are the actual stamps I ordered. Check out her site for many more images in this new line and all of her other wonderful lines.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Carol

So glad you are having a wonderful day filled with sweet friends and lots of Birthday wishes!

Here is an on-line Birthday card made from an image I found at Second Chance when we went together last fall! I added some pink color to her.

Love you,