Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Taylored Expressions Birch Trees Cutting Plate

This die is so versatile, you can cut it apart to use just a few of the trees or use all of them together like I did:

The deer and birds are Memory Box dies

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted

Blogger was down for the past few weeks or so and wouldn't let me post anything new.  Originally I thought my computer had been hacked into, but when I went on the blogger site, tons of other people were having the same problem as I was.  So I won't be shutting down my blog as I originally expected.  Today I checked to see if I could post anything and it is letting me, so they finally fixed their problem.

Our house is still under construction and I cannot access anything in my craft room as it is a total mess of drywall dust and carpenter tools.  Therefore, I can't really start working on any Christmas cards other than using the few stamps and dies I pulled out ahead of time which is very limited.

The biggest thing I wanted to post was that my garage sale is still on for Saturday, Oct. 5.  My street is having a neighborhood garage sale again so there will be at least 4 of us having things out for sale.

I will have a lot of bottlecaps in all different colors for sale along with everything else I posted on the previous post about the garage sale.  I will also have some Memory Box / Poppy Stamp dies to sell.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fall Garage sale -- October 5, Saturday 8-1pm

I will be having a Fall garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 5 at my house at
10101 Carillon Ct in Ellicott City, MD 21042

I will be selling the following items:

Handmade Halloween cards
Handmade sympathy, baby, get well, birthday, etc. cards
Handmade Christmas cards
Halloween, Christmas, holiday, fall stamps and dies
Purple beaded necklaces to wear for Raven's Fridays (see photos in previous blog post)
Purple bottlecap earrings for Raven's Fridays
Ribbon by the spool
8.5 x 11 cardstock by the package
Assorted Halloween scrapbook paper by the sheet,  $.05 cents per sheet
Various other cardmaking and scrapbooking items
Adult Halloween costumes:  witch (hat, robe, wig) and scarecrow

Hours are 8am to 1:00pm.

The cards that will be for sale are cards that you can see on my blog.
Feel free to write to me with any questions at

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Purple beaded Raven's necklaces and earrings

Unofficial Raven's earrings and necklaces for sale:   $5.00 earrings,   $15.00 necklace.

Necklace has a bottlecap center with two different pictures, one on the front and one on the back,  making this necklace interchangeable in that you can wear it either on the front side or the back side.  The picture inside the bottlecap is exactly 1" circle.

The necklace has a lobster clasp and several ceramic and glass/poly beads.  The bottlecap on the necklace is purple, some have a glittered purple bottlecap.

The earrings are made using hypo allergenic wires.  The bottlecaps on the earrings are 1/2" in size chrome/silver colored and have the picture in the center as shown in the necklace in photo #1 with the starburst background.  The logos on both the earrings and necklaces are protected by a clear cover.  The earrings also come with rubber grips on the back to secure them in place when worn.

I am selling the necklaces and earrings at my garage sale in Ellicott City, MD in October (date to be announced soon) or you can order them through email now at  If you send me your zip code, I can tell you how much shipping will be, but these items are very light and I would not expect shipping to cost very much.

I will have a variety of necklaces at my garage sale, some exactly like those shown below, others with similar beads all in purple and black.

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Above is the front side of the necklace
This necklace is #1 and called the 4 purple flower bead necklace

Back side of necklace #1

The earrings are hard to get a photo of but they have the same picture in the bottlecap as the
necklace shown in the first picture above (starburst background).  Earrings do not come on the black cord, that is for photo purposes only.

Front side of "I Love Ravens with flower beads and large purple diamond beads", necklace #2

Back side of "I love Ravens with flower beads and large purple diamond beads", necklace #2

Necklace #3 with a football charm dangler, back side has the picture as shown in necklace #1 backside

Front side of necklace #4, "Purple ceramic with diamonds and flower beads",  there are actually flowers on the two white beads, they are just turned around.  The picture has a "crackle background" to it.

Back side of #4

Necklace #5, "Black bead with purple and white raindrops", the back side is the same as the back side in #1

Necklace #6, "black beads with pink dots", front side

Back side of #6

Necklace #7, "black beads with  stripes" front side

Back side of necklace #7

Necklace #8 "purple beads with lt. purple stripes" front side

Back side of necklace #8

Necklace #9, "2 flower beads with small purple diamond rings" side 1

Side 2 of necklace #9

I have a limited number of necklaces available.  Once they are gone, I will not be making any more.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Concentric Stamping

Hero Arts had a video out today about Concentric Stamping where you stamp in a circle more or less.  This is my attempt at that:

Blue and Black sympathy cards

The background on this card is stamped with the Scratches background stamp by Impression Obsession and some other little SU stamps (small text area and paint drops) from their stamp sets.