Cardztv Design Team

Sunday, April 8, 2018

It's time to get crafty!

Hello all!
I'm excited to be back in my craft room
after having some health issues since June 2017.
I had major surgery in February and am now on
the mend - PRAISE THE LORD!

I retired in early December and I always
wanted to share crafting with my friends - now
finally I will have the time.  I've been preparing for 
a card class that I am holding this Saturday.
Here are a couple of the cards we will 
create and a sneak peak at future classes.

I'm teaching a class on card making
from a 6x6 paper pad using Kristie Marcotte's ideas
Love making 30 cards at once!

This card will also teach participants how to use
water color brushes to color an image.

Using card sketches allows me to focus on the paper
choices and coordinating everything and not worry 
about the design.

This card is from a future class I where I will
be teaching watercoloring images.

This card was one I just had to make!  This is
Gina K Designs Wreath Builder
stamp set and template!  Oh my - what fun!

Well that is all for now!  Thank you for stopping by
to see what I've been up to.  I'm waiting on 
spring here in northern Indiana - how about you?


Friday, January 5, 2018

Keeping warm?

Keeping warm on this frigid January day in
My craft studio. 

Enjoy this quick video!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

When I look how long it's been
since I've updated my blog I am amazed!

I have struggled since June when I had a surprise
diverticulitis attack.  I had never had that kind of pain
and I didn't know what brought it on - but none the less I got it!
I began by eliminating gluten from my diet and began eating
a veto friendly diet which I was sure would
heal me, however I had two more attacks and was sent to
a surgeon for a consult.  Our initial plan was to wait until the 
middle of January to see how I was doing and discuss whether surgery
was needed.  Unfortunately I had another attack 4 days after
a routine colonoscopy.  This one put me in the hospital right before 
Christmas for two days on IV fluids and antibiotics.  
I had another micro perf in my bowel
and I am sure now that surgery will not be an option but a necessity.
That being said, I am almost finished with this course of
antibiotics and will see the surgeon again in January.

Needless to say I did not get much crafting done prior to
the holidays.  Today I decided to use some of the images I 
colored and make some small little 3x3 notes.

For starters, I have made a faith & prayer journal for 2018.
Here is a picture of a "used" Kate Spade Agenda that I purchased 
online.  I wanted something with a zipper so the contents would be protected.
I take this journal with me on Sunday mornings
and as the pastor and church members talk about people who
need prayers, I have notes ready for me to personalize
and give to them.  This journal also serves as the location to keep
my  ongoing prayer list and sermon notes.

This morning I decided to add in a couple more
3x3 cares today for birthday and thinking of you.
If you have ever read my blog before, you know I LOVE making
this little size card.  Cardztv has a PERFECT set to use
on these little cards - it's called Mini Messages!
Love the font and this set has a message for anything!

Here are two more cards I made this morning!

The little snowman is on a mini action wobble!
It is so cute!

Sorry for the lighting on this set, but I wanted to show you
how adorable these cards are.  Also - I only used
scraps for all of these cards.  Love that I can create something
so cute from paper scraps.

Thank you for stopping by today.
I am hopeful that I will soon be able to update
my blog much more often than in the previous
6 months.

Happy New Year everyone!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Getting ready for fall!

Anyone else feeling like 
fall is right around the corner?

This past weekend I spent a little time
in my craft area to create.

My first card was inspired by a shaker card
I saw on Pinterest and I had every
intention of creating a shaker card BUT I
forgot to adhere the clear plastic
to my top layer on my shaker!!!

DUH!  Oh well - on to plan B!

I just adhered the sequins on my
card to add a bit of fun.

Here is a side view showing you how much
dimension this card has - I love it.

I used Cardztv Spooky Sayings for my sentiment.

My next card also has a fall theme.
I've been dying to try my "new to me" Distress Oxide inks.
A stamper friend was selling a lot of her supplies
online and I was able to grab about 10 of them.
Check out my cool leaf SHAKER card!

I started by putting 3 different colors of ink on
my paper blending each color into the other one.
Then I spritzed my card with a little water
and right before my eyes, the ink CHANGED into
almost a suede look!  It was so cool.

Here's a closeup of the card.

My sentiment came from Cardztv Mini Messages!!!

I love that stamp set so much, it never gets stored away -
it just stays on my stamp desk!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Please don't think summer is over - I was
just in the mood to start thinking fall!

Get crafty!


Friday, July 28, 2017

Cardztv Mailbox Smiles Challenge

Welcome to another Cardztv
Challenge featuring the Mailbox Smiles Team.

As I look around my craft room, I can see
I have a lot of toys.  I have a Cricut, a Scan and Cut,
a Silhouette, a Big Shot, so many stamps I cannot count 
them all, enough paper to change the color of my condo
at least five different times and tons of ink AND that
only scratches the surface.  I wanted to create a 
card for this challenge with a minimum of products used.

I only used my paper trimmer and three dies, sequins, ribbon
and paper.  I love the simplicity of the card but
the colors are bright and shiny!  The sentiment comes from
Cardztv Potpourri set.

Don't miss out on this challenge featured on
Cardztv Blog.  Mary always has an amazing prize to 
the winner.

Thank you for coming by today.


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