Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Valita's tulip owl punch. They are so beautiful and creative, imagine using the SU owl punch! I added a few "bugs" to the garden. MS punch is the butterfly and sizzix for the grass and ladybug. Now if only spring would really come here to Maine!!!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Here is another cute bunny/chick card. Alot of punches used for these cute little creatures. My sister, Connie, gave me the instructions a while ago for the Stand Up Card, (She made me one for my birthday last year) so this is my first experiment with this type of card. It took me a couple of days to think about the design of the card but I hope you like it. I was going to put Happy Easter on the bunny's feet but decided to put it in the inside of the card instead. The bunny is all punches from SU, oval, heart, round. The grass is sizzix and the tiny butterflies are from K& Company Grand Adhesions
I used Velcro fasteners for the bunny but I think next time I am going to adhere the left side and use velcro for the right side. The center of the card is the sizzix easter basket and some pretty sticker eggs I found at Michael's. The cute little chick is smaller than what I have seen on SC but same idea using the 1 3/8 inch scallop punch from SU. The sentiment is something I found on the internet which I thought was fun for an easter basket theme. The left side behind the bunny is just an assortment of flowers from punches and dies that I have with the vine being the SU bird punch. Another idea for the next time is to use one of my Cuttlebug EF for the background behind the Easter basket.
More Easter cards to come! Thanks for coming!
Friday, March 18, 2011
The seat is a heart punch but I bet you could use 2 small oval punches. The steering wheel are 2 SU small slit punches. Engine of the tractor is a large tag punch from SU. The wheels are nesties scallop and circle. I just typed "John Deere" on the computer really, really tiny and put it on the tractor because my handwriting would just mess up the card. The smoke stack is SU word window punch and the smoke is just a small sizzix flower that I had. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I worked last week in my craft room organizing and cleaning out things that I haven't used or didn't want anymore. I feel so much better now that I can find things easier. You get to a point that you forget what you have and I don't want to feel that way again! I have an area to cut and an area for my Big Kick which I use all the time. Then a separate table for Tim Holtz crafting mat with his ink pads and mists. Not shown is another table that I have my computer and up above is my peg board with all my punches and spellbinders dies.
Couple of years ago, a craft shop was going out of business in town so I bought the card holder for $10. It now holds the cards that I have made which you can see in one of the pictures. Now I can get started on my next project! Thanks for looking!
Monday, March 14, 2011
|Over 2500 people participated|
|There were 150 people for Team Orr|
|After the walk, we were still standing|
|St Patrick's Day couture|
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
www.jackietopa.typepad.com The candles on the mantle are from EK success punch-it is actually just the top of the birthday cake punch.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
|How can you not like Camden!|
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Here is my housewarming card for my brother and his wife. They are moving from Connecticut to NJ this month. Just wanted to let them know that we are thinking of them. I made a "bureau" card (which is what I call it) previously for birthday card and I thought this would be perfect for them. Directions for the side step are