Sunday, June 13, 2021
So much has happened in 2021 already. I'm now retired and am creating cards for Prickley Pear and also creating cards for the store at the Woodstock Lavender Farm. I've also been teaching classes at Woodstock which have been a lot of fun and a challenge when there are 18 students!
Today I'd like to share some cards I've created for Prickley Pear. The images are all from their botanical release and are simply beautiful images. To see these stamps at the store, please click on the links below.
Thanks to Sharon and John of Prickley Pear for allowing me the honor of using these gorgeous new stamps! I hope you'll visit the store and see their new line of botanicals. They are the prettiest botanicals I've ever had the opportunity to work with.
Thanks for visiting!
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
But, an opportunity has come my way and I just couldn't say no. Mary and Allison of Woodstock Lavender Company (https://www.woodstocklavender.com) in Somerset, Kentucky, have asked me to make cards for them to sell in their store. The cards feature stems of lavender (of course!). The three cards made for their first order are below. I'm so excited to have been invited to contribute to their store and I hope the cards sell well.
I wasn't planning on selling cards here in Kentucky and was enjoying a bit of down time since not being on any design teams at the moment. We have gotten settled into our home and our new routine, but are still busy getting the property in good shape after it was neglected for so long. But it's hard to say no to someone as kind and caring as the May family and so here I am posting the three cards for your thoughts and opinions.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Well, this is my last post before Christmas which is only 3 days away. I love the holidays and the pretty decorations that you see everywhere. I now live in a small rural town in Kentucky and it's as if we live in a Hallmark movie. Our little Main Street is decorated beautifully and every business has a wreath on the door. This is my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and I chose this very festive image by Whimsy named Santa's Helper.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Did you feel like December would never get here this year? I know I always look forward to winter and Christmas is my favorite holiday, like so many others! I love making winter cards the very best so I find myself making them on and off all year long. This month at Craft-Dee BowZ our sponsor is The Paper Shelter. I chose this pre-colored image named Little Hazel for my card this month
I used lots of fun dies for this card and I have not one, but two bows on my card! Here's my white organza ribbon bow.
And here's my 1/8" satin ribbon bow that's on my tag.
Using my bow tool is so easy and my bows come out so nice. I always had issues with my bows and I'd waste ribbon trying to get the one I'd like to use for the project. Not anymore, since this little bow tool guarantees me great bows every time!
Our sponsor, The Paper Shelter, is donating 3 digital images of the winner's choice. That's an awesome prize and you might want to go and check them out now. There are so many awesome digital images to choose from!
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Welcome to my blog and it's my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and share a card with you. When I think of autumn, I think of mums, sunflowers, pumpkins and sweaters. I saw this adorable little image by Elisabeth Bell and thought she'd be perfect for my card this week.
My bow is a triple looped and I used grossgrain ribbon and then glued a button tied with twine in the middle of the knot. This bow was so simple to make, even with all those loops, using my bow tool. It's the perfect little assistant that I keep within arm's reach at my craft table!
Our sponsor this month is month is Bugaboo stamps who is giving the winner of our challenge four images of the winner's choice!
Sunday, November 1, 2020
It's November 1 and autumn is moving into winter now. If you haven't started your Christmas cards yet, now is the time! We have our monthly challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ which is ANYTHING GOES.
I can make the most beautiful bows with my bow tool. This double looped gross grain bow was a breeze to make and came out perfect! If you use bows on your projects, you need to give this little bow tool a try. It's simple, hangs by a ribbon at your work station and is compact!
Our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps is awarding the winner of our challenge four images of the winner's choice. I'm sure you're going to find more than four that you love, too!
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
It's October 1 and time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ. Our sponsor this month is Gerda Steiner Designs and I used this image named Reindeer With Bird for my card. This little cardinal and reindeer are enjoying the holiday season together. It's getting to be that time of the year where I realize I need Christmas cards so I've pulled out my Christmas papers, images and embellishments!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Hello! Today is my day to post a card for Craft-Dee BowZ and I'm using this adorable image from High Hopes called Heidi & Mattie. This card was made for my daughter who has a large dog that is part Irish Wolfhound and the most gentle dog I've ever met. This card is dedicated to Tully Carlo.
I colored my image with Copics and gave Heidi red hair since my daughter, Stephanie, has red hair. Now, I did a little artistic creativeness with Mattie. Although Tully is very dark, almost black, I decided to use grays instead so the details would show. He is getting older now and has quite a bit of gray in his coat, but not as gray as this.
Here's a close-up of the image. I added a touch of glitter to the heart on Heidi's overalls and a touch of gold metallic to Mattie's tag.
Using my bow tool, I tied this very pretty lacy bow. I added a dog bone to the center and tied another bow by threading it through the knot on my lacy bow.
My bow tool is simple to use and it hangs on a hook right on my work table. It makes all sizes of bows and I waste no additional ribbon since every bow comes out perfect!
There's one more week to upload your cards for the challenge, and I hope you'll join us!
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, September 1, 2020