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My passion is Creating! I have been fortunate to work with some of the leaders in the Craft and Hobby Industry. See my Creative Resume by clicking on "My Creative Resume".

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blog Hop Day 1!!!

Make sure and start at the beginning of the blog hop! If you have started here back up and go to
Then tomorrow check out the continuation of the blog hop with Laura. Each member of the design team will then have posted where to go next! But here are some of the creations I have made for the Blog Hop with Dreamweaver Stencils!
This card was done by Dry Embossing the wheat using a light box. I love the elegance of dry embossing! I then added hints of color with ink and fiber. I also used my Fiskars leaf edge punch to add interest!

This next card was done by stenciling with PanPastels by ColorFin the wheat in the background the misting with Memory Mist ink. I then used the black matte paste to emboss the scarecrow. After dry I went back over the the stenciled image with some glue ink and then applied various colors of Metallic FX (also from Dreamweaver) The final touch was a bit of Diamond Glaze on the face! (The stamp is by The Peddlar's Pack Stampworks)


Again on this card I stenciled with the PanPastels. I love the way they spread! I then took my Translucent Paste and went over the top of the stencil!

So fall may be in the air but I had a great challenge with the following stencil! I LOVE IT!

This is a fun card but has a lot of steps! I will have the full instructions for this card next week after the Blog Hop for all who are interested.


Other Stencils Used...



To order any of the above listed stencils or other designs, paste and accesories go to:

I will also be in Topeka, KS, this weekend teaching and using Dreamweaver Stencils. I will have a have a small trunk show there as well. Hope to see you there!

We want you to have the chance to win YOUR favorite stencil, embossing paste and Metallic F/X color... for each time you post along the hop, you need to leave a comment on the site where the newest creation is offered, then go to the Dreamweaver site here http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/, choose the stencil you like best, identify it to us, tell us why it's your favorite, and how you think you'd use it. Just be sure you comment on each blog along the hop..make sure your comments count for winning! Information today...then October 1st you hop!

For each time you comment on different blogs, you need to choose a different stencil as a favorite, your favorite paste and your favorite Metallic F/X color...just in case you win more than once! At the end of the three days,each member of the Dream Team will choose a random entry to win and post it on their site by midnight of the next day October 4.

Hoppers are encouraged to comment once on each designer's blog throughout the blog hop. Each time you do so will give you one opportunity to win what's on offer at that blog. For an additional entry, you're invited to sign up to be followers of the Dream it Up Blog, right here. So, with eleven designers, this gives you the potential of twenty-two chances to win! All winners will be selected by Random.org, and posted on each designer's blog by midnight Monday.

It is not imperative to follow this schedule, but different designers will be posting their creations on different days, so take one last look on Sunday to make sure you've taken advantage for all the opportunities to win blog candy ...now enjoy these designer's "treats", and here is their schedule:



Laura http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/




Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dreamweaver Blog Hop...Coming Friday

Another teaser card for the blog hop! Don't miss the first posting on the 1st!
Don't forget the great blog hope sponsored by Dreamweaver Stencils! Blog hop starts with the first person on the list to the right! Check it out!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Card Front

I don't have the card made yet but had a blast layering all of the paste, on paste, on paste.....etc! Let me know what you think and don't forget to become a follower of my blog! I need 100 followers to award a random person the prize!
Happy Creating.....

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fabric Projects

This is a great book shaped box that is is great for storing cards or jewelry. I used stamps, clay and transfers. I also added the shards glitter from Art Institute! Just eye candy!
A fun card using Pickley Pear stamps. Did I mention I LOVE pears!
Don't forget to become a follower of my blog for a chance to win prizes!
Happy Creating...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Taking a break from the crafty stuff

Today is a special day and it has nothing to do with my fabulous world of crafting. It is all about my husband. Today is his birthday. He is such an amazing man and has blessed me so much over the years. He is my rock and that is a miracle. God has given him so many wonderful gifts, one of which is loving me unconditionally. He supports me in my crazy world of crafting and even encourages me. He is proud of me! He loves his family!
So Happy Birthday my dear hubby. I love you!With our children and Mike's parents! March of 2010

With Jeff Slaughter after a great concert!

Helping to lead worship with Jeff. So amazing for him to get up and do this and be a great example to his kiddos who thinks he is the coolest because he danced with Jeff Slaughter!!!
Ain't that Funky!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sneak Peek

I have been working on samples for an article and just got carried away! I am having to think spring which is fine. I love the colors and have come up with some fun cards. I have to say, I am addicted to Dreamweaver stencils. I know, shocking! NOT

I also want you to understand that the love goes well beyond the stencils but also has a lot to do with Lynell Harlow, owner of Dreamweaver. She is one of the kindest people I have met within this industry. She is also VERY generous as many of you will see in the up coming Blog Hop! Lynell is giving away blog candy....Keep your eye on the Dreamweaver blog for more info...I just get to be part of the HOP!

So here is a little sample of things to come~

Also...don't forget to sign up for the Memory Expo in Topeka, Ks, October 1st & 2nd! Click the link to the right for more information!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Couple of Tags

These are a couple of tags I did recently for Dreamweaver. I wanted to start wetting your whistle for the upcoming blog hop! There will be blog candy!!!!
Keep an eye on the link I posted for more information on how to win!
In the meantime.....just enjoy these tags and think cool thoughts.
I posted I was working on an article for spring on FaceBook and it is so confusing to many...they don't understand we have to stay a couple of seasons ahead when writing and so forth! It has been a hoot!
If you are not already a follower of my blog please follow! When I reach 100 followers I will award Tim Holtz Sizzix Die!
Happy Creating...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Topeka, Kansas...coming soon

I am so excited to be heading to Topeka again this October 1st and 2nd! You can click on the link to the right for the Memory Expo for more info. These are the two classes I am teaching! I will also have a Make and Take for $1 along with a great demo time using stencils! I am so very excited! Huge thanks to Lynell Harlow, owner of Dreamweave stencils for her support and great designs and products! See you at the crop!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Great Weekend!

Well, had such a great time last night and today just had to post! Love the new friends we have made and look forward to getting to know them even better! So here is a fun canvas piece I did several years ago! It states exactly how I feel about people! Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Jewelry Box

This is a jewelry box I made and is for sale, or may still be on sale at Lady Eureka in Eureka Springs. I am so enjoying making items for this great shop! I am hoping my jewelry and boxes do well. What is next to come??? Journals and maybe mini albums??? I am just having a blast with these one of a kind creations. Thank you Dale Bishop for taking an interest and liking my style! Hope to see you at the shop in October!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away! NOT

We have had a ton of rain in the past two days. Great to sleep and to catch up on crafting! Here is a little something I did today...