Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Hallowe'en already!

a card made for a 1-4-1 return and a 4.5x4 for the Holiday MIngle swap on one of my groups. I think I'm going to turn that one into a type of fat book.

I'd like to get more Hallowe'en cards made this year. I'd like to get some use out of this stamp set. I bought it for last year but only got it 3 days before, so I didn't use it at all.

Monday, September 25, 2006

My latest

These are the 2 spreads I did in a friend's 12 Days of Christmas deco. These came really easily so I was very happy.

I've cut back on what I do for now with Christmas coming and the cards to do, I don't want to feel pressured . As it is I have 3 more decos to work in, my own to get ready and get out, Alpha Christmas tags - 2 sets, Oct. holiday Mingle and Black and White atc swap, I think that's enough for now. LOL

Thursday, September 21, 2006

earlier stuff

I am Woman swap
Black and White with a touch of Colour

Artful Stamper swap

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

International Day of Peace

The 1st one is my 1st attempt at the International Day of Peace Mingle. I was not at all happy with it. So I reworked it. Not the easiest thing to do when glue has dried!


A little about me to start I guess .. I was a very late bloomer art wise. I couldn't even draw a stick figure very well. But I love crafts and when I was younger, with 2 little kids, little money and a desperate urge to DO something, I started to knit. My mom had shown me the 2 basic stitches when I was a kid but that's it. And she showed me the basics of crotchet. And that's it.

When I told my DH that I wanted to knit again, he went out and bought me a kit for an afghan, in a flame stitch. Did I say I only knew 2 stitches? LOL

I put away the kit til the desire to crochet struck. Nice scarf. Hmmm.

So I looked at cross stitch. LOVED it and I could do all the stitches. Hooray!! Made a lot of nice cute 'country' things.

But that wasn't enough. I started to decorate wreaths, even designed my own and did all kinds of little country craft things. It was fun while it lasted.

I went a few years not doing anything, then there as that HAD to DO something.

I was introduced to Rubber Stamping about 5 years ago by a lovely lady from Australia and more lovely ladies who were all members of a Rubber Stamping board on iVillage.com

I started out making cards, which I really don't think I'm all that great at, and have journeyed into the realm of decos, fat books, ATC's and other wonderful things I never once thought I'd be able to do.

Enough of me. Am off to bed.

Have a great evening!