- Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Monday, April 25, 2011

My other hobby

My other hobby is Reptiles, and I have had requests for some pictures, and as I have not figured out how to make a new page, I am just posting them here.  I do not keep snakes, spiders or scorpions, just the cute little guys.  Enjoy
My reptile room
This is my chameleon Boy
My bearded dragon Joey
My daughter standing in front of some of our smaller critters at a presentation at our church
Kids enjoying my tegu, named Killer

Sunday, April 24, 2011

OK ladies these are my cards for a swap on splitcoaststampers for clean and simple christmas cards.  I had loads of fun making these today
Back of same cards
These are my 3 fatbook pages for a swap on Artchix.Sister site.  Front of pages

My Easter weekend

Hi everybody, thank you for taking the time to check my cards.  I have been very busy this weekend doing cards for some swaps.  The first swap I have completed was to use my cricut.  I have had my cricut for about 2 years and honestly have never really used it.  So out it came, and did I have fun.  There are quite a few pics that I hope you enjoy.  Now I just want to use my cricut all the time, but other swaps are calling me, so I have to get busy with those, and also some mothers day cards to be done.
A halloween, and 2 christmas cards
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Another two, one a thank you and the other for a new baby
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These are three cards I made using my Cricut.  The first one is for best friends, the second could be valentines and the third is Thanksgiving

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This is a card I did and the background paper is a sheet I got from our dollar store.  The stamp is from Michaels.  The cute images I got from Retro Cafe.  I love their images.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend Easter cards

Well this weekend I made some easter cards.  The top picture on the left are small cards that I made for the ladies in my office, and idea I got from Helga at Artchix.  Thanks Helga.  3 of the cards are made using art from Artchix and the Just Hatched I did using my cricut.  I had so much fun making these.  I am really hoping to get more time to craft now that our dance festivals and my sons kiwanis is a thing of the past.   This last week I did get my first art swap cards in the mail, that was very exciting.  I love seeing what everybody does on the computer but actually being able to touch and see up close was amazing.  I will defintely be doing more swaps.  I also earned my first Gingersnap badge, which had me even more excited.  Amazing.  Have a wonderful art day!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A week of making simple cards

This week I decided that instead of getting myself very stressed out doing swaps which I am new to, that I would go back to basics, which is actually where I still am.  I seem to have dived into the deep end before getting used to the paddling pool.  So I got out my stuff and just enjoyed creating for myself.   Stamping images, colouring them in, which I have never done before.  As I did not have any markers I used what I did have which were the coloured spots from Stampin Up and my watercolour pencils.  I then cut them out and used them on cards.  I have a few more ready and will be doing some more cards this week.  I also took out my Cricut, which I have hardly ever used and got cutting.  I only have 4 cartridges but I was able to really get alot of different images cut out.  Because everybody seems to be using the die cutting machines, I felt my Cricut was obsolete before I had even tried it.  But I discovered it can really be quite versatile.  So this week, I decided to explore what I had instead of going out and spending money on new things.  Have a wonderful week crafting and I will hopefully have something to show you this week