Friday, March 25, 2011

Cards and Notebooks

Today I really don't have anything "prim" to show, but I have a couple of crafty things. I am not sure if you know this but I love to make cards and other paper crafts. The card below is for D#1 to give to one of her best friends. She picked out the paper and I designed the card.
Above: I did ink the edges to give it an antique look. The candle flame is yellow flock. I am not sure if you are familiar with "flock", but it is all the rage in the card industry. It is just basically fluffy fibers. I am not really sure what the companies make it out of but I have a very cheap and easy way to make your own. I think that it looks pretty neat, but it is expensive, especially if you want all the colors. Hopefully this weekend  I can do a tutorial on making your own "flock". It really adds dimension to your projects. I will do some before and after pictures so that you can see the difference. This tutorial will be on my other blog: .

Above: I used glitter on the icing. Colored the mice with my copic markers.

Above: Little Tailor Mouse is in my Etsy store ( . Read about him and his brothers: .

Above: this is a mini notebook that I created recently. It is a thank you for an Etsy customer that recently purchased something from my Etsy store. I really do appreciate my customers and my goal is to make them happy and pleased with what they ordered. And that my items they purchase live up to their expectations.

Above: I love these little books, especially for writing lists.

A big "thanks" to everyone that reads my blog- THANK YOU. I love writing entries and find it a wonderful way to communicate to others throughout blog land. My sister and I talked about this for a long time and I am so glad that we decided to embark on this adventure together. Her blog is : .

Tonight I don't have to think about supper. Son's FFA (Future Farmer's of America-for school) is having a fundraiser: Fish Fry, glad it is not monster truck racing or tractor pulling,
Have a great night,


  1. Such a cute card! I have some of those stamps and haven't been sure how to use I know I can either a. pass them on to you or b. get my tail in gear and make cards!!! ha ha ha! Love you! Glad we blog too, you especially have lots of great things to share!

  2. You go stamp, girl! I know what you mean about how to color blank canvas stamps. What do you do? This particular stamp company has a website with all types of examples, just look on stamp for name of the company. I believe that it is House Mouse? Not sure. Even though I used markers, color pencils look amazing on these types of stamps. Give AJ some stamped images and crayons and while you stamp and color, she can do the same. The later you can make cards for the stamped images. Do it in stages, that way it is not a frustrating, especially with a little one. Happy stamping xoxoxo

  3. your card us precious. Makes me want to do some, a sweetie daughter gave me a card kit and i have used it - fun! I really have a good time reading your blogs. the note pad is so cute too. customers are lucky. love you mom

  4. Thanks,mom. We will have to make some cards next time you come to visit. Maybe you could plan a week vacation? Love you!