Friday, June 29, 2012

This a card for Virginia Montagna's husband, Richard  on his birthday in July, 2012. Sorry I forgot the exact date.  It is layered.  The cake just jumps out at you.  Hope he likes it.   I am not use to doing a man's card.  Kind of kiddish, but maybe he'll get a laugh out of it.    6/29/2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This a card from Kath Coughlin in the UK.   She sent this to show me what they in the UK (and in Canada) call Decoupage.  I call it Layering or 3-D, some call it Paper Tole.   What ever you call it, it is beautiful.  The work she went to, to cut it out, is amazing and absolutely perfect.  Thank you, Kath.
June 2012. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

This a page, the last page in the birthday album for Garner' Mother. I made the album for her 85th birthday.  Hope she likes it.  Her party is June 23rd, this Saturday.  Her birthday is June 22nd, Friday.
The page is embroidered with silver thread and I add a butterfly.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

This a RAK card I made for Jeanine Morton.  She just had bladder surgery.  June 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

This a lovely RAK from Judy Clarke.  It traveled frmo Australia to Mi and back to Australia, then itlaft there and finally ended up with me, where it was to be.  Judy also sent sent a collection of rubber stamps.    Just never mentioned she sent it and trusted the postman to eventually get it to me. 
The clocks on right are 3-D or Paper Tole.   Thanks ever so much,  Miss Judy.

I sent a card to Norma Bizel (90 years old) in AZ, per a RAK request from J'lu on Paper Craft.  I was unaware she  was a caed maker.  But she thanks me with this card she made.  Amazing card, beautiful lady and is home sick to be back in Pittsburgh.   Well done, Norma I love it and thank you.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A 3-D (or Paper Tole)  embroidered card for Virginia Montagna in Sacramento, CA.  It is a Butterfly swap in the WWPC.  June 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This is a very nice card from Judith Rachmani in Israel for the "R" Card Swap group for June 2012. Card Craft group.   Plus she sent some really nice ribbons.  Thx Judith   "R" is for the red card and the reindeer and red nose.  
This a very pretty card from Linda McCormick in the WWPC group for June 2012, it is the Butterfly theme.   Nicely done.   THe buterfly is Paper Tole or as I call it 3-D
This what Linda wrote about the card:

Glad you like it Margie. It was made using a free stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine
It was one of the examples shown on makes with the free stamp. It was designed by Kay Halliwell-Sutton from IndigoBlu who designed the free Boxing Hares Stamp. It is a background built up using Distress Ink Tumbled Glass sponged round a torn piece of card and then stamping the grasses from their Wild Meadow set (I already had these) in three different shades of green. Then stamp the hares and the butterfly in Eggplant. The butterfly is then stamped on to a plain piece of paper using three colours, this is then cut out and mounted on top of the one already stamped. I bent the wings and then used silicone to mount on card putting sufficient under the wings to hold them up.
Hope this makes sense
Hugs Linda Mc

A beautiful card for the Sketch theme at Papercraft group  for June 2012.  It is layered adn a 3-D look.   Plus ...drum roll.  She also sent some really beautiful stickers.  They are for sure not from Hobby Lobby.
Just had to add another of Xavier,  he is at his 1 year old exam and for shots.  Poor baby, but he was distracted by a lollypop. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This card is embroidered by me and is a new pattern I have.   It goes to Connie Brown in Ontario, Canada for the Free Style in the Card Craft Grp.   I need to  make the patterns smaller.   June 2012.
This card is beautiful and it is mine.  All mine.  Of course embroidered cards are my favorites.  Just wish I could do this delicate work.  This was made by Nora Beharrie in Australia and it is the Free Style Swap for Card Crafts - June 1012.  
I hope you can really see the neatness of her pin-holes and her stitiches. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Top card is to my son, Brett, Happy Birthday.  Love you much!
Bottom card is to my other son,  just because I love you much also.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Now this is a card I am more proud of.  It is what I am use to, my comfort zone.  It goes to Iona Reid in Scotland.  Oh to live in Scotland must be wonderful.  The card is for the "R" Swap on the Card Craft Group for June 2012.   It is embroidered and I used a die to cut circle.  The card is RED and the flower is RED and I hope a ROSE.  Jus trying to cover as many bases as I can. 
I just never get them straight in the scanner. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

This a card I am not proud of at all.  But after 3 tries I had to say "Enough".   It is a Sketch Swap to Claudette Gaines in Ca.  The group is PaperCraft.  The month is June 2012.   I do not have the right dies to do it justice and the colors I just could not get a handle on.  I even got it crooked in the scanner.   Is Claudette does not like it, I will send another.   Sorry, Claudette for lack of imagination and more practice.
I went out of my comfort zone on this. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Just wanted to add a picture of the cutest baby ever.  Xavier will be one year old in a few days and is such a joy and happy baby.  Smiles all the time.  Has huge dimples that no others have.  The hat did not stay on long nor did he want his new shoes on.  Xavier is his name and he lives in Ca. so far from Texas where I live.  Would love to watch him grow up, but since I can't my daughter Sherry, his grandmother can. Oh and his parents.  He adores his sissy, Ashlynn who is 15. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

This is to a friend of J'Lu on PaperCrafts, she is a friend that was moved to AZ and needed a little pick me up.  June 2012.