Saturday, June 7


It's that time of the year again... a new batch of Seniors graduated from high school.  And that means graduation parties as well. And that means time to make graduation cards.  And I'm sooo behind on this.

So first thing today, I made sure to make one for a graduate who's having his party this afternoon.  This is what I came up with:

- Materials used -
cardstock/dp:  Stampin' Up
image/sentment:  Tim Holtz, Stampin Up
tools:  embossing folders (Tim Holtz, Cuttlebug), EK Success edge punch
ink:  Tsukineko
misc.:  Recollections embossing powder
adhesive:  Scotch

This is not my typical graduation card.  I usually put a flap on the inside to put the monetary gift.  I do like this new approach.

Have a great weekend, crafty friends!  'Til next blog...

Monday, May 19

Remember Moments

The good news is, my desk is clear.  Well sorta.  But what's important is that it looks much better.  During the process, I couldn't help but make a quick card.  With this card, I gave the Tim Holtz Embossing Diffusers another try.  

My first try on this tool wasn't a success.  Because I didn't read the instructions carefully, this is what happened:

I haven't touched them since.  But this weekend, I gave it another shot.  And I was happy with the result.

I bought a similar diffuser set, this time by Darice some time last year.  Now I'm not hesitant to use them anymore.

'Til next blog!

Saturday, May 17


A co-worker asked me to make a card for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary.  That was a perfect chance for me to use my latest Our Daily Bread Designs purchase "Anniversary Blessings".

For cards like this, I always turn to Martha Stewart dp.  This one is from the Elegant Paper Pad.  The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.

The sentiment inside is from "Bookmarks Scripture" by Our Daily Bread Designs.  Below that is a mix of sentiment stamps by Verve (Happy Anniversary) and Technique Tuesday (Mom and Dad).

Hope you had a wonderful Saturday... 'til next blog!

Friday, May 16

Everything Recycled P4

Last month, I started a series of Everything Recycled cards made from leftover Unity stamp packaging:

Listed below are the links to the first three sets:
And here's another glimpse of the box that I made for these cards, all made from recycled materials:

And finally, the last of the bunch of the 24 cards, again using a different but similar style DP.

 TGIF crafty friends... 'til next blog!

Thursday, May 15


One of my co-workers retired a few weeks ago.  Although it was a last minute thing, I volunteered to make a card for everybody to sign and give to him.  I had a couple wood grain embossing folders that were perfect for this card, since the company I now work with is in the lumber business.  There was also some other embossing designs I was able to use that could go with the theme.  The size is 5.5 x 11 inches, so there's lots of room for everybody to sign.

The sentiment in the front is by River City Rubber Works.  I find their sentiments unique and I try to avoid visiting their website because I tend to splurge when I do.

The sentiment on the inside is from one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets.  I tried to look for it in the website, but couldn't find it.  Maybe it's retired too.

See the inside trim in the bottom?  It's actually a remnant of a wall paper sampler, also used from the Valentine goodie chest a friend and I made in February (click here to see). 

I'm relieved that my co-workers liked the card.  I hope the recipient did too.


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