Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I guess everybody in the Universe knows that as of July 1, Google Reader will cease to exist. Boooooo Hisssss Google!

I am moving to bloglovin and you can now follow me there. It's pretty easy to set up and I'm all about easy! Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Another swap set

This may be my last set of swap cards for Convention. I *might* have one more idea in me, but we'll have to wait for this weekend when I'm off to see if I get to it! For this set, I used Dream Pop which was CTMH's special for April, I believe. It's not available any more, I do know that! I cut "quilt squares" out of the different cardstocks and once they were applied to Kraft cardstock that I inked the edges of using the  Direct To Paper technique, I got out my handy dandy circa 1970's Singer Touch and Sew machine that I inherited from my Nana Sara and sewed around the outer squares.

Monday, June 10, 2013

wall hanging

One of my co-workers is pregnant and having a little girl at the end of the month. Her name will be Eden. So pretty! I decided she needed one of "Sue's World Famous Wall Hangings" to go in her room. Not knowing the colors she was using and wanting it to be a surprise, I used last month's CTMH special cardstock from Dream Pop. Added in some flowers and birds from Dyan Reaveley's How Does Your Garden Grow stamp set colored with Dyan's fabulous Spray Inks. Added a bit of white Signo Uniball white pen highlighting for good measure. I gave the hanging to Jackie today and she fell in love! She said the pinks and greens will match the nursery almost exactly! I think that's pretty cool since I had no idea what colors to use!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Surf's Still Up!

Yet another set of 10 cards done for Convention using the Surf's Up paper pack. The Thank You sentiment is a special early release from CTMH's Fall/Winter Idea Book and all profits on the sale of this stamp will go to help the OK tornado relief efforts.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

12 tags of 2013 June

It's time once again for the 12 tags of 2012. This month, Tim is delving into the world of watercoloring.

I decided I'd do my tag in a Father's Day theme. I used the Brett Weldele/Tim collaboration stamp set, Time Traveller for my image and watercolored the image as Tim instructed in his blog post. I used a Distress Ink pad, Distress Paint and Distress Stain to color the tag, then stamped various word stamps and Tim's chicken wire stamp on the tag as well.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Surf's Up!

That's the name of this paper pack. Twenty more cards finished!

First one it's kinda hard to tell but the fishie has Diamond Stickles on the patterned part of the body. Now I'm working on one of "Sue's World Famous Wall Hangings" for a co-worker who is having a little girl the end of the month.  When I get it finished, I'll share pics of it. Also have to get some Father's Day cards done! Good thing I've got two days off in a row this week.