Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Banner is up along with a short poem

Hi Everyone just a short entry to share my Halloween Banner.  I have had a few videos up on YouTube but have not brought them over to the blog.  Check our paperdreamer1 on YouTube.
This is a banner I have been working on and finally hung it up.
OK that is enough for Halloween.............................On to Thanksgiving and Christmas
Hope you enjoy the banner and the poem

See you nice

Monday, September 23, 2013

More Projects from the Wedding Invitation Materials

Hi Everyone
Today I am sharing two projects I made using the paper I found at Michaels in a grab bag section (see previous post).  The first is the beginning of a Halloween Banner using the invitation paper and the second is another Christmas card using the same paper.  I like the concept of the tri-fold card but you can see that there was some "bleeding" of the colors.  I suspect that the paper has a linen like coating on it which caused this.  I don't think I would use alcohol markers and blending pen again on this paper.  Next time I will use my Tombo Markers. I still like the option of making some cards with the cardstock so I will be back with some more.
As far as the banner, this is just the beginning.  I will be decorating and getting it ready to hand.  I'll be back with the finished product.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thinking Outside the Box..........Part 2

Well here I am again.  After not posting for months, I have put two out in a day!!!!
This is to show you some of the things I am doing with the Wedding Invitation stationary I found in a Michaels grab bag.  Two kinds of cards so far...........more to come
I know I know I know..................It is not even Halloween and I am doing Christmas cards, but if you make your own you have to start early.  I don't do too many Halloween cards but I may post one later.  Thanksgiving cards are limited to our family so that is about 6.  BUT my favorite holiday is Christmas so I have to send cards then.  Enjoy the pictures and video.
These were so easy to make with the card base done.  I used a Recollections paper pad from 1 or more years ago.  I explain it all in the video......Enjoy

OK guys............see you nice!

Thinking Outside the box............Part 1

 Hi All
This first video shows what you can find in the "grab bag" section at Michaels.  I found this package of Wedding Invitation stationary last year and I am going to show you how you can "Think Outside the Box"
The second video (uploading now) and post  will give you some ideas for using the materials.

Thanks for stopping back and I will see you as soon as the next video uploads

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hi Again everyone

Just a short note to let you know where I have been for lo these months.  My husband had some health problems that took priority, but now he is finished his treatments and I could feel better about getting back to crafting..Notice I said Could feel better but................................I now have severe Carpal Tunnel of my left hand and I am left handed.  Will probably have the surgery in a couple of weeks and THEN I can get back at it.  Right now my had keep going numb which is most aggravating.  I did manage to put together a thank-you card recently so here it is.  It is like one I did months ago but made up a new one.
Base is orange cardstock from Stampin Up.  Followed by a black layer and green layer. The stamped sentiment was trimmed with a Martha Stewart punch and orange ribbon wove thru it.  The printed paper was a scrap but really sparkly. The bling from Michael's $ bin.  Fun making it but now my hand is asleep. 
Thanks for stopping in and hope I can be back with more and videos soon.
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