Thursday, April 9, 2009

Good Friday All....

Its been a busy week and I finally got around to downloading my pics. Here are a few of my cards I made this week. Also, I have made several sets of gift tags.
The first set of tags are angels from Country Life Graphics and Trina Clark. I designed the tag myself in PSP and matched the border to each angel. I just used a striped background on the back to match the center of the tags, inked all the edges and coffee stained the ties.
The next set of tags are by Laurie Furnell at Many of her graphics sets include a few printables such as tags, boxes or envelopes.
The last tags are by Karla Dornacher, a very talented Christian writer and artist. If you have never visited her blog ( ) take a few minutes and check it out, you will be glad you did. I printed soft pink stripes on the back to match the front, rounded the corners and inked the edges with tattered rose Distress ink.

Now on to the cards......First is the wise owl from Laurie Furnell's brand new set "Owl Seasons" . (I forgot to add the rest of his branch before taking the picture). Next is the sheep by another PCCrafter artist, Fayette Terlouw. The Father's Day card has a banner done by Laurie Furnell and a tie by Carolee Jones added to a paper folded shirt by me. Last but not least is the baby card. I got this idea from a video by Dawn Griffith here: Since I don't have a top note die or a Big Shot yet, I had to just cut one out freehand but I think it came out pretty good for my first try. The baby graphic added to the front is by Cheryl Seslar.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The baby is here!

When I first heard my granddaughter was going to deliver on April 1, I thought it was a joke. She was three weeks early and had to have a C-section. I talked to her yesterday and they are both doing great. Dad has already learned to change the diapers! Here is the plaque I made to send her. Baby graphic is by Cheryl Seslar and "Its a boy" and background are by Laurie Furnell. I got the idea from a friends blog ( ) but all I had on hand was the 6X 6 tile but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Three more cards today

I have been surfing the web looking for card making sites to get some creative ideas. I found this wonderful blog by Cheryl Moody ( ) who uses a lot of graphics from, also one of my favorite sites for graphics. Since I'm pretty new to card making I used some of the same quotes and graphics as Cheryl and whatever else I had on hand. They say "practice makes perfect" so I'll just have to keep practicing.

The first two are graphics by Laurie Furnell and the last one is by Susan Seals. If you use graphics often, go check out PCCrafters selection. They also have a great message board where you can meet nice people and get many creative ideas.

I'll be back with more of my practice soon.