Thursday, February 21, 2013

Meet Mr. Mouse

Meet my little mouse. My son, Daniel, gave it to me for Christmas when he was just a little guy. I gave him a home in an open cabinet in the dining room. Every time that Daniel would walk by, he had to tweak the tail. Well, it wasn’t too long before he had “tweaked” the tail right off. A mouse without a tail is funny looking. Dad was able to put the tail back on with epoxy glue, and it has stayed attached for over 30 years.

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Mouse had another accident. Dad was walking by my work table and knocked off several things, as well as Mr. Mouse. This time he lost an ear. With some glue, his ear has been reattached. Again, Mr. Mouse is complete.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


This is such a great sketch. My card quickly came together. The handmade DP had been in my scraps for quite some time. The minute I saw the sketch, I knew right away that I needed to find that little piece of paper. I have several friends at church who are struggling with cancer. This will be a perfect card to send to one of them. The panel was made using the SU set "Fabulous Florets". I got the idea from someone's card on Split Coast Stampers. I looked at the gallery this morning. There was no one card that jumped out at me. So, can I give credit to everyone who has posted a card to the "Fabulour Florets Gallery"? All the cards there are beautiful and they inspire me to want to create another card using that stamp set.

Monday, February 18, 2013

MOJO 281

What a day! I have so many projects in the works today and here I sit at the computer. I downloaded the Cricut Craft Room software over the weekend. As I was playing with it earlier in the day, this sketch looked like it would be perfect to try with the program. It worked beautifully but the size of my images turned out to be bigger than I had planned. I will have to work at sizing the images better.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I look forward to Wednesdays and the sketch challenges at Split Coast Stampers Today was no exception. First thing I did the morning was get my computer on so I could see what the sketch was for today. I had some free time this morning so I was able to work on my card.

Paper: SU Wild Wasabi for the card base, SU Everyday Enchantment DP, and a couple of other colors of card stock from my collection
Ink:  Memento Potter's Clay and SU Soft Suede for sponging the edges of the different layers
Stamps: SU Fresh Vintage and ODBD's Mini Tags 3
Accessories: Punches and Nestabilities (my favorite things to use)


Friday, February 8, 2013


Today is Friday. I have finally gotten my card finished and am ready to post the results for this week's sketch challenge at SCS. It was not a hard sketch to follow but all the details just did not want to come together.

The designer paper is from a 6x6-inch pad that I got at Michael's by MME called "Breeze". I love using these papers. I used SU So Saffrom card stock for the base and a piece of gray card stock that I found in my paper stash for the accent layers. The "Happy Birthday" greeting is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Mini Tag's 3" set. The flower is from SU's "Kind and Caring Thoughts" set. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink. For the flower, I stamped off once to get a lighter colored image.

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, February 4, 2013


Last week, I did a class on "Heat Embossing". I have a friend who had never done this technique, so it was a chance to share some of the things I have learned over the last few years. In preparing for the class, I learned a lot myself. I had materials for them to make a valentine card that required them to stamp and emboss three hearts. We had a great time together. I am sorry that I forgot to get pictures of their cards. I made two cards using the same layout which created two unique cards. We used white detail embossing powder on red card stock and then punched them out. The hearts were from two Stampin' Up sets--"Punched Potpourri" and "Filled with Love". We also used the heart punch from Stampin' Up. I love having several options that go with the same punch.