Wednesday, January 29, 2014

RCAD 26,27, 28, 29 And a Request

Hello There
Well I need to catch you up on my Rolodex Cards a Day. I post them every day on my YT channel which is Linda Lapotka.
Here are the cards.
RCAD  26




Here is the video for RCAD 29. If you want to see how the rest were made you can find them on my YT channel

Now I have a Special Request!  My Mother-In-Law, Mary,  will turn 94 on Feb. 8. She would be so tickled to get cards from all over. She never gets mail and I know this would make her smile. If you are interested in sending a Birthday Card please let me know and I will send you the address. Oh and I will be putting everyone, who sends a card, name in a hat for a Prima Doll stamp.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Christmas Cards All Year at YPP

Hello everyone I don't know if I told you about a challenge I have over at Your Paper Pantry. It is called Christmas All Year Card Challenge. This group is all about getting you ready for Christmas next year. This year, 2013, I ran out of hand made Christmas cards and was frantic making last minute cards. Well I am not going to let that happen next year, 2014. I figure if I make 5 Christmas cards each month I should have 55 to 60 cards ready by next Christmas. That is just about right for me. If you need more, make more or use your extra for gifts or to sell at a craft sale.
Here is how this challenge will work. Each month I will made a suggestion for your five cards and share what I make. You will then make 5 cards and share yours here in the discussion. They do not have to be like the example. They can all be the same or something different. Some people like all their cards to be the same. The whole idea is to have all the homemade cards you need next December. Now to keep you motivated. I will be putting the names, of everyone who shares a picture of the 5 cardseach month, into a hat for a prize next December 2014.  There may be some surprise drawing along the way.
January the challenge was snowflakes. February  the challenge or theme is "Animals", or "Pet Lovers" Have an animal on your card or make a card for a Pet Lover
Here is a picture of my 5 cards. 
Here is the video.

We do have a lot of fun over at Your Paper Pantry. Come over and check it out.

Thanks for stopping,

RCAR 24 and 25

I just noticed that I didn't post RCAD 24 and 25. It has been a couple of busy days with Mary and visitors.
Here is card 24

Here is card 25
Here are the video.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014


The card today was all unplanned. I started with and experiment with gesso and modeling paste.  I had a lot of fun playing with things on my desk.
Here is card 23.
Here is the video that explains what I did.
Taking time each day to play a little with art supplies is a wonderful thing!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


It was a busy day. First the pool then social workers came to talk to us about getting some help with Mary's care. So I have a quick card for you. I used a picture from an old medical text book. It remind me of when I was first out of high school in 1971.  I went to a business college in downtown Milwaukee. The teacher in one of the classes had the woman walk up and down stairs with a book on our head. Then another day the teacher plucked one of our eyebrows and we had to do the other side the same. This was a time when we burned our bras and make up was not cool. Needless to say I finished the first 9 weeks and headed off to college. My motivation for higher education was more about not getting up at 5 am and not doing silly things like walking up the stairs with a book on my head.
Here is my RCAD 22
Here is the video telling what is did.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

RCAD 21 and a Card for CASE a Card Tuesday

Today I made a card for scrapdaworld  on YT. It was so much fun to make this card after seeing Tamkia's card.
My card
Here is the card I CASEd

Here is the video

Now for my Rolodex Card 21
I really love this RCAD card. The Gesso made a great texture base.

Here is the video.

It was very cold outside today and a great day for crafting!

Mary is having good times and bad times right now. Please keep her in your blessings.


Monday, January 20, 2014


Today we remember a great man who fought for justice in a peaceful way. Martin Luther King is the motivation for my Rolodex Card for Day
Here is the card.
Here is a quick video of me making the card.
Peace to you all!

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Hello, Today's card was inspired by my kitties.
Here is my video.

Thanks for stopping. Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Hi Everyone,
Well Mary is home but very weak. She just can't eat or drink enough. She is so sweet and appreciative of all that we do. I just wish we could do more to make her strong again.

Well today I have Rolodex card 18 for you.

With this card I was trying to master the are of using glitter. LOL What a mess. I do need a lot of practice with glitter. I am all about the glitter glues like Stickles and Viva Decor glitter. Oh and Glitter Paper.
Here is the video for RCAD 18
Here is video for RCAD 17
And Rolodex Card A Day 17

Thanks for stopping and checking out what I have been up too. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Raisin Boat Challenge #19

Hi Everyone,  Sorry I am a day late with the challenge. My MIL Mary, who lives with us, was taken to the hospital on Tuesday.  She has a bad UTI. Did you know that you can become delirious and see things that are not there with a UTI? The poor dear, it all came on so quickly. We had to call the ambulance because she was too weak to get in the car. This was 12 hours after taking her into the DR. The home health nurse just happened to be making a visit and agreed that she needed to go to the hospital.  It has been a long two day but she is on the mend.

Now it is time for a Challenge #19 at the Raisin Boat Blog. The challenge this month is Valentine's.
I had a lot of fun following Dawn5377 tutorial for a Pop Up Slider Card. She posted her video on 10/31/13.

Here are the measurements I used to make my card.

Cutting and scoring top piece
set at 3 1/2 Cut from 3/4 to 4 3/4
Flip and do the same to other side
Cut bottom put edge at 4 3/4 cut between cuts
Score 1 1/4, 3, 4 3/4
Punch half circle at top of 4.25 X 5.5 pieces

Glue or sew slider to the 1/2 inch at the bottom center piece.
Glue or sew the 3 sides not the top
Make sure you put your image pieces above the 1 1/4 score line.

Add ribbon and enjoy!

Here is the video about my card.

I hope you will head over to the Raisin Boat Challenge and link up your cards and creations. You could win a free Raisin Boat set of you choice.

Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

RCAD 13,14,15

Hello There, I have had  a few busy days. I still took the time to do my Rolodex Card A Day but I didn't get time to post it until now.  We had to take my MIL to the hospital yesterday. Poor lady is sick with a UTI which is very hard on a 93 year old.

Here is a picture of card 13,14, and 15.
Here is the video. The sound in the last half is bad. I am sorry. I worked on it but still it isn't very good. I got a new mic and am learning how to use it.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come by tomorrow for the next Raisin Boat Challenge.

Monday, January 13, 2014


Here is RCAD #12

Here is the video!

Hubbies Birthday today and Mary (my 93 year old mother- in-law) is very sick. She is seeing thing. So we are off to the Dr. Please keep them both in you blessings today.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

RCAD #11

I made some more of the pretty paper from the back of napkins and Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays. I love making that. I used it on my Rolodex Card A Day today. Plus I used my sewing machine.

Here is the card.
Here is my video.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rolodex Card A Day # 8,9 and10

I have 3 Rolodex cards for you today.



Here are the videos.
This is 8 and 9

This is #10

Thanks for stopping, 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ICAD #6 and #7

Hello There, I have two more ICAD's to share. I tried to join the video but it didn't work. So there are two short video showing what I did to my rolodex card a day. I think I am going to change the name to RCAD because I am rolodex cards instead of index cards.

For those of you who don't know about ICAD, it is a daily art practice or exercise to keep you going and fill your need to create. That is what I hope to do with mine.  I have to have a few minutes each day to do something I love.
This one was Pinterest inspired.

I was inspired to draw this one after watching Magdalena Fernandez 's video "My Life Book 2013
Here are the two short videos showing what I did to create these cards. And yes I do need lots of practice drawing faces.

Thanks for all of your support and encouragement on this adventure.


Monday, January 6, 2014

ICAD#5 Out of the trash

My son sent us some videos for Christmas and in the box you get all these little ads that are trash. Well I saw these lovely mask and decided that they would be fun to build my ICAD card around them.
Here is how it turned out.
Here is the video of what I did.
Any suggesting or questions are welcome.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Art Journal and ICAD

Hello There.
I am really going to try to do a little art work everyday. Plus I am in a Mix Media group at Your Paper Pantry that is a Pen Pal Art Journal.
I don't have pictures for you today but I do have a video.

ICAD Pictures cards 1, 2 ,3, and 4

These are poor pictures because I took screen shots.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lace page for Scrapin Happyxo Challenge

I got a new sewing machine for my birthday in December and I have so much to learn. I do love learning new things. Well, I watching some of my favorite YT videos and Jeanette who is  Scrapin Happyxo on YT had a challenge I just knew I had to try.  Jeanette does the most beautiful things with lace. She wants to make some books with lace pages. She would like people from all over the world to join. Jeanette lives in Australia.  As soon as the video ended I went right to work. I even did a few flowers with silk ribbon that I am just learning how to do.
Here is the page I created for Jeanette.
I had so much fun with this. I did add a flower to her hair before I packaged it up. It was a lot of fun and I know I will be doing more.
Here is the video I made that tell all about my lace page.

Thanks for stopping,

YPP 3X3 Card Swap Winter

Hello There,
We sure are having winter here in Wisconsin. The high tonight is going to be -15. I really do not want to go outside. So I am having fun joining swap at Your Paper Pantry.
Here is what I made for the 3X3 Card Swap.
Here is the video telling what I did.
Thanks for watching.