26 November 2012


I've been working on some banners lately, both paper and felt.
It's amazing how important you can make someone feel with a personalized banner for their special day.

This was a custom order for a wedding.  Happily ever after...

 The flower and jeweled embellishments add just the right touch for this celebration.

And Mr. & Mrs. 

Here's a birthday banner (in Spanish) for a dear friend.

  I enjoy adding embellishments to make the banner just-right for its recipient.

 Here's a sneak peek at some felt banners.  Welcome home (patriotic), and birthday boy & birthday girl.

 The colors are a little off here, but this gives you an idea of the birthday banners.

In another week or so when I finish my final paper for my university class, 
I'll list some banners and cards on my etsy shop.  
I also take orders for custom banners.  
(You choose the words, material, and colors.)

27 August 2012

Stamping Day!

Do you have a stash of craft supplies that have been sitting in your closet "waiting for the perfect moment"?

Well, one of those perfect moments is Saturday, September 22nd, September 29th.
Escape from your house, bring your supplies and stamp & craft away at my place!  Enjoy pleasant company, exchange ideas, use any of my tools, punches, or Big Shot.  I will provide delicious snacks & lunch.

Fresh fruit
Coffee, Tea, Juice & Soda

Turkey Panini
Healthy Snacks
Ethically Traded Organic Chocolate

Turkey Bruschetta Panini

Reserve your spot because space is limited.
Your space is available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Come any time during that window.
Cost for the day is $20.
Contact me to reserve your place.

20 August 2012

Eco-Friendly Birthday Banner

So I wanted to make a re-useable birthday banner that would fit for a boy or a girl.  Here's the result:

I used the Big Shot and the Scallop Square die to cut blocks of felt.
I like this material because of its bright colors, and it's neat because it's made from recycled soda bottles.
 Here are some close-ups of some button details.  These are buttons from Stampin' Up! Brights collection.


Afterwards my sister found a string of matching paper lanterns (also re-usable for years to come).

I'll be making more banners like this for the O'Tis a Festival in November.

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine - by Stampin' Up!Scallop Square Stampin' Up! Clear Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!Designer Buttons - Brights Collection - by Stampin' Up!

18 August 2012

Birthday Gifts

My birthday is this month, so I want to give you a gift to celebrate!
From now through 31 August: 

Everyone who places an order with me will receive a set of love notes (four 3x3 cards with envelopes).
Everyone who books a private card party with me will receive two sets of love notes (a total of eight 3x3 cards with envelopes).

Sorry, this offer is limited to the USA.


09 March 2012

27 February 2012

February Cards-Archive

  Hi all, thanks for visiting my blog, even though I haven't posted anything in a while. 
I have been creating cards, just having some lag time with photographing them, watermarking, uploading, and posting them.  I gave up photographing each type of card because I got bogged down with all the steps, and struggling with perfectionism. 
So, here are some cards I made last year.

 I rocked out a whole bunch of these bird cards.  The floral DSP was lovely, and matched well with the Always stamp.  It's an easy card to make, whether you need a simple card for one friend, or many cards to send to lots of people.

 And, no, they're not perfect, the pictures aren't studio quality, but I wanted to share some ideas with you anyway.  I'm an imperfect person living in a world with weakness.  ...but I love to create projects and send cards to brighten up someone's day/ week.  

It only takes a few minutes to make a card, write a note, and send it out.  It doesn't have to be museum-worthy.  Don't let that hold you back.  Just do something simple, so you can get write & mail the note, and get back to taking care of your family and tackling your never-ending to-do list.