Archive for June, 2010

Bikini/Thong Cards

This post is dedicated to Gina who reminded me that I hadn’t posted the back of this card in my post earlier today!

Here’s the front…


And here’s the back!


Custer’s Last Stamp company had the perfect sentiment for the inside:

We may not be old but our thong days are over!

Get In Shape

Here are the cards participants in my “Shape It Up” class made last week.



The vest was perfect for a Father’s day card.  It was embellished with real buttons.


The paw print card could be made with either a puppy dog or a kitty cat.  I colored my images using artist grade pencils and gamsol.


Creative juices were really flowing with the house card.  We had lots of ideas for customizing and further embellishing the house.  Minor modifications to the pattern could allow for additional windows or changing it into a two story house.  A brad would make a great door knob and the window boxes could be pop-dotted for added dimension.  The “flowers” are done with a sprinkling of Flower Soft.  We also came up with lots of ideas for turning this into a wintertime house decorated for Christmas.


This cupcake card ended up looking almost good enough to eat!  Any color cardstock could be used for the icing.  The bottom of the cupcake is tan paper that has been crimped and rubbed with tan ink.  The cherry is a red circle embossed with clear embossing powder.  The chocolate sprinkles were stamped with brown pigment ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.


Next was a nice mug of tea.  The image is from a retired Stampin Up set called “Roses In Winter”.  An actual tea bag fits into an inside pocket and the card is held closed with a bit of velcro.  This card could also be done for coffee or cocoa drinkers as well by included a single serving coffee  or cocoa packet.


Last but not least was the infamous bikini/thong card!  The front of the card is the top of the bikini, and the back of the card is the bottom.  To add even more whimsy, some participants stamped a small butterfly on the back for a tattoo!

Just Say “No” to Runescape

My middle school son and his friends absolutely love Runescape.  If they had their way they would be playing morning, noon, night, and all night for that matter!  What’s a mother to do?

Well just so you know I’m truly not the meanest mother on earth, I did grant him the privelege of a couple of days grace when school first let out.  However, since then he’s been involved in 4H classes, park programs, karate classes, library trips and free movies at our local movie theater.  It doesn’t take him off Runescape completely but it does offer some nice diversions.

Last week he participated in a leather working class.



He was quite proud of his new belt and spent hours pouring over the leather crafting catalog he brought home with him. 

But Runescape is not forgotten!  Those names tooled into the leather?  They are most definately Runescape related!

Getting Punchy

Scrapbookers are ALWAYS on the lookout for embellishments!  We also know the frustration of wanting to find that perfect something but being unable to do so.  What better way to solve this problem than by creating exactly what you need.  With a variety of punches you can do just that.


I designed a Punch Art class that is being offered this month at Ramona’s store.  Participants get to make a dozen different punch art embellishments to use on cards or for scrapbooking.   This class will be offered seasonally and will feature punch art appropriate for the season.

One of the really wonderful things about punch art is that it is realtively inexpensive.  Most stampers and scrapbookers already have punches and this is a great way to make use of all those scraps we accumulate.

After we had made the bee in the first class I taught, one of the participants, Mary, commented that she and her husband have a boat named The Turtle Bee.  Well that got my creativity going and I designed this imaginative little creature for her.


I haven’t looked recently, but I don’t recall seeing a “turtle bee” at any of the craft stores near me, yet think how cute this little guy is going to look on one of Mary’s pages!

No Longer AWOL!

It’s been almost 2 weeks since my last post!  School is out and summer is in full swing and things are supposed to get more relaxed, right?  Well not so far!  There have been graduation parties and  I’ve been keeping my son busy (and off Runescape) with several summer programs.  In the midst of all that I ended up fighting some bad take out food or a stomach virus.  But the good news is that I’m back!

Although my blog has been rather quiet, I can assure you I’ve been working on a number of projects and I’ve got lots of post to make.  Be sure to stop back and visit for lots of neat new stuff!

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