Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Raisin Boat Card

Hi Everyone I have been making lots of cards for Raisin Boat. I can't tell you how much fun I have been having with their stamps.  I just got the go ahead to start sharing with you what I have be doing.
OK here is a card I made back in June.

Birthday Card 
Raisin Boat Stamp set: Blissful Blossoms

Blissful Blossoms
Raisin Boat Cardstock:
BHC Brighton Beach White, Pear Salad, Orange Tree
Copic Markers YR68, Y38, YG95, 
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon 1/4” GG Orange Tree
 Orange Peel Stickles
All the products I used can be found at Raisin Boat

Why Raisin Boat? I love that I can keep what I want and send back what I won't use.
If you have any questions about how Raisin Boat works please ask. 

Thanks for stopping, 

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Scrap Room Challenge #27

Hi There, Gina has a fun challenge again this week at My Scrap Room . The challenge is to use an old jean pocket and follow these rules.

  • LACE

I love challenges like this. You really have to think.
Here is the pocket I created.
Here is what I did.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Scrap Room Challenge #26

Gina has a fun challenge over at My Scrap Room.
Here is the sketch.
And here are the added requirements.

  • Banner must be made from fabric
  • Use brads as indicated
  • No Flowers
  • Use Patterned Paper somewhere on the card

You don't know how many times I reached for a flower when making this card.
I cut the banner from some left over fabric. The brads are next to the sentiment. The patterned paper is from my scraps. I added some stickers to banner and some cord to the top.

Gina is so sweet and has some fun challenges and swaps over at My Scrap Room. Check it out.

Thanks for stopping,

Your Paper Pantry

Hi Everyone I am hosting the ticket swap over at Your Paper Pantry.  It is a great sight with lots of very talented and fun people.
The ticket swap is a lot of fun. If you have the Tim Holtz ticket die this would be great for you. If you don't have the die you can make your own tickets easily.  Just cut strips 1.25" and score every 2 inches. Then use a corner punch or a small circle punch in the corners to create the tickets.

Here is a picture of my tickets.

Here is a video telling how I made my tickets.

These are so much fun.  Once you start you just want to keep making more.

Stop over at YPP and check out all the fun swaps.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, July 19, 2012


A couple of you asked what loons are so I decide to share them with you.

This is a spot on the lake were they might nest. 

This is a picture of three adults.

I took all the pictures and video from my kayak so they may not be the best.

This is a mother and her baby.

You can hear the beautiful sound they make if you watch the short video I made. I filmed it while in my kayak this morning.

Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mail Art Book

I am having so much fun with the Mail Art Swap I am in over at Your Paper Pantry.  I just love all the envelopes I have gotten so far. I wanted away to keep them and be able to look at them. So I have made a Mail Art Book.

Here is what  the covert looks like.
I used some of the wonderful Ladies Diary paper and embellishments I won from Gina at My Scraproom.

Here is what I did.
I would love to know what you think.

Thanks for stopping,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Iris Fold

Hi There,
We are at the cabin and have a wonderful time. I was folding paper the whole way here. My brother in laws birthday is Thursday so I made him a card this morning using one of the iris folds.

Now I am off to a water color class. I am very excited to give this a try.

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Raisin Boat Challenge #2

It is time for challenge number 2 at the Raisin Boat Blog. We have an easy and  fun challenge for you this month. Have you had a chance to sign up and start renting stamps? 

The challenge is to use your Raisin Boat stamps and create a birthday card, scrapbook page or a any birthday creation. 

Here is the card I created.

Stamp Set: Sealed with a Kiss

Sealed With a Kiss

Raisin Boat Cardstock:
BHC Brighton Beach White, Lavender Bloom, Forget Me Not, Grape Stomp
Ink: Memento Grape Jelly, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers YG23,
Stickles Lavender, Creative Memories square punch, Martha Stewart board punch.

I hope you will joined the challenge. There are many wonderful sets to choose from. I you want to buy the stamp they are all $14.99 for non members and $11.99 for members. You can try out the rental plan for an introductory price of $5.99 including shipping and that is for 2 sets for the first 2 months. You have a busy month and have no time for stamping? You always get your money's worth at Raisin Boat Rental with the Keepers program. Keepers are products you can add to your pick list in place of stamps. You can read all about it here.

You have until August 12th at 12:00 noon CST to link up your birthday creations. I am really looking forward to seeing what your create.
The design team has created some wonderful goodies to inspire you.   Be sure to check them out at the Raisin Boat Blog.

Thanks for stopping, 

Friday, July 13, 2012

A First

Hi Everyone, I made my first Iris Fold card today. I have been watching Marianne from Poketfull of Vintage and Linda from The Paper Boutique on You Tube to learned how to do these fun cards.

Here is what I created.
I used some CTMH scrapbook paper and a flower shape die cut to cut the flower shape.

OK this is really addicting. I have a stack of paper cut and folded and ready to go. The paper I am using is some CTMH paper that I have had for a long time. It may be a little heavy for this but it is something I want to use up.  This one has 6 different paper. That may have been a little much for the first time but it really isn't hard and the result is wonderful.
I hope you will check out Marianne and Linda's You Tube videos. They are very helpful.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping, 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

LESSology Challenge 16 Bubble Boy and Girl

Hi Everyone,
We have a another great challenge for you this month at LESSology. I must admit I had a harder time getting started but it sure was fun using bubble wrap. Now I know I will be using it again.  The design team  came up with some wonderful and amazing ideas for you. Be sure to check them out.

I created a card. The background and the bubbles are created with bubble wrap.
Products used:
Raisin Boat: Cardstock Aqua Breeze, Lavender Bloom and Forget Me Not.
Stamp Set Raisin Boat: Splash
SU: Touch of Kindness
Ink: Memento; ink Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, SU ink; Baja Breeze 
Tonic punch 
Bubble Wrap 

You can watch how I made my card in the video below.

We have an awesome prize this mont!!!
Our wonderful sponsor this month is Heidi Myers, an amazing artist teaching her craft through The Art Studio via Scrapbook News & Review! The winner will get a pass to Part 2 - the narrative and art portion of the online class Words. Words? Words! - Words and Text as Narrative and as Art. This class is valued at $29.99.

You’ll explore the use of words and text to create art just as you would use acrylic paints, ink, paper mache or other art mediums. Words will become both background and focal point. You’ll use text to create and enhance embellishments and you’ll identify 10 ways to mold words into foundations for your art. You’ll also create your own word art and you’ll begin to view everyday props as vehicles to exhibit and enhance your stories

Words. Words? Words! - Words and Text as Narrative and as Art is a four-week workshop broken in two parts. Register for both parts one and two at the same time anytime between July 6th and July 19th for a 10% discount.  Use the promo code WWW612 when purchasing. Yvonne and Kirsty

You can find the challenge here. I can't wait to see what you create with Bubble Wrap.

Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th USA

Here is a card I made for my in-law and great aunt.

I made it using my Circut. I was inspired to make this card after seeing Sherrie K's card here. I don't use my Independence Day Circut like I should and after I saw Sherrie's card I went right to my craft room. Thanks Sherrie.

Thanks for stopping and Happy 4th to all my US followers.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Your Paper Pantry Mail Art Swap

Here is the envelope I made for the Your Paper Pantry, July 2010, Mail Art.
This is the front of the envelop.
This is the back of the envelop.
It is my Flash Back to the 70’s. LOL

Here is a video of me creating my mail art.

The stamp sets are from Raisin Boat: Painted Peace and Peaceful Smiles
The envelopes feel like a water color paper and I picked them up at St Vinnie’s. 
The Ink: Momento; Grape Jelly, Rose Bud, Tuxedo Black, TH Distress ink, Mustard Seed, Spice Marmalade
I also used some Jelly Roll pens, a water brush, and black stickles.

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Still Time

Hi I just wanted to remind you all that there still is time to enter the Raisin Boat challenge. If you don't have any Raisin Boat stamps you can rent two set for and introductory price of only $5.99. It really is a wonderful way to try them out. I spent the weekend stamping and I used some other stamps and it made me realize the high quality of Raisin Boat stamps.

A friend and her husband just got two new four months old kittens. They are Norwegian Forest Kittens. This is something her husband has wanted for a long time. I got them a little gift and made a card with a Raisin Boat stamps set.
Stamp set Raisin Boat Purrsonality
Cardstock is Raisin Boat, Boat House Collection: Orange Zest, Orange Tree and Brighton Beach White
Ribbon: BHC Dot 3/8 Orange Zest
Ink: Memento Tangelo
Copic markers
Stickles Lime Green

Be sure to check out Raisin Boat Stamps. I know you will love the quality of their stamps.

Thanks for stopping,