Sunday, August 12, 2012

Purple Butterfly card

Purple script paper from Michaels, Recollections flowers from Michaels (discontinued), stamp from Hobby Lobby.  Trying to use up my store bought flowers so I don't have to store them anymore or pack them up for our move as we finally found a house we like, as long as the home inspections all work out.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Star Shaped Giant Medallions Class

These star shaped giant medallions measure 22" across just like the regular giant medallions but they are slightly different to make.

If you want to take a class to learn how to make these, send me an email at with a Thursday date in September when you would like the class.  My classes meet at Hobby Lobby in Columbia from 1-4pm every Thursday.  I will need a minimum of 3 people to hold a class.  The cost of the class is $25 as all materials will be provided, except for the poinsettias in the middle of the red star medallion.   We can, however, make our own paper poinsettias using the spellbinders poinsettia die.

You must know how to use a scoring board or have a friend with you who knows how to use one.  Email me for further information.  Deadline to sign up for a class in Sept. will be August 27.

Giant Medallions Revisited

These giant medallions are actually 22" across and look great on a wall or hanging in a sunroom or on a porch.  You can make them with either single sided scrapbook paper or double sided cardstock.   If you are interested in taking a class to learn how tomake these at the Columbia, MD Hobby Lobby, my classes are held on Thursdays from 1-4pm.   Since I am not teaching classes in August (having work done on the house), I can hold this class in September.  Send me an email with a Thursday when you would want to take the class.  I  will need a minimum of 3 people per class.   You will need to know how to use an edge punch and a scoring board.  I will provide all the materials, but bring a scoring board if you have one.  If not, I have extras for you to borrow.

Please email me at by August 27 if you want to take this class in Sept.  Let me know the Thursday date you want to take the class.  If you have your own paper, you can bring that.   I will provide further details if you email me.  The cost of the class will be $25 per person.  Embellishments for the centers of the medallions are not included, such as the fall leaves, poinsettias, etc.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Challenge -- Kristina's Inspiration

Since I don't have any of the Basic Grey items necessary for the challenge, I had to use the colors that were suggested such as the reddish pink, black and white, among others.  I used the leaf from the Hero Arts 3 dotted flowers stamp set and the background tags from lilac-n-lavender.  The crocheted flowers are from Michaels.

Thank you Butterfly card

If you like Butterfly stamps, you will love this stamp set from Hero Arts called Antique Engravings CL383 which is available on  The set has detailed stamps that are nice to color in.  You'll be seeing more of the butterflies from this set on my blog as I really like how they stamp.  You can also get some of the same butterflies on this stamp set as digital downloads on the Hero Arts website, then you can make the butterflies any size you want.

These are some of the cards going out to Seattle to Donna who just had her heart surgery yesterday.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PTI Felt Flower Card

Love this Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II #1 die with felt.  It's easy to cut out when using a wool felt blend of at least 20% wool (available at Joann Fabric in few select colors or online in a huge selection of colors at  The embossing is a Sizzix folder from Hobby Lobby and the leaves are a Sizzix die from Stampin' Up.  Flower center is a brad from Hobby Lobby.  The stamp is an Anna Griffin stamp from Hobby Lobby - comes in a set.