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Friday, March 21, 2014

OWL by myself.....................


I saw an owl in a Scrapbooking and Card book that was wonderful.    It was then that I was moved into a full flock of action.  I don't like owls much and I can't say I've ever even done one.   It was the pun that got me. 

Owl is cut from Create a Critter.  Used pieces and parts of other cuts. Crinkled the nose (after I took the picture).  I'm even starting to get attached to it and I made it for a reason. So I hope you got a giggle, before he flies away.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

College Care Packages

 I have several students that I have come to know through the years as adopted children.  My own, long gone from home, with children of their own, Tom and I have become surrogates.  I'm getting ready to send some care packages out and I had so many shamrocks for the projects I'm doing lately that I decided to do a bunch of these for their packages.

Besides, as soon as spring break is over, the last part of the semester begins.  When they pray for a lot of LUCK. Ha.

Onward and Upward

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monochromatic for Baby

My friend, Nidia, is having a boy.  She is new to this country and just learning English and having a baby.  Since we lived in Italy and so many people were tolerant of our ignorance, I am much more patient with immigrants in our country.  I made this card especially for her.

Cricut cuts, swiss dots and paisley cuttlebug textures and plain butcher paper.  Plus a little ribbon and a baby rattle thingy.

I got her a baby blanket and a gift card to go with it, which I know she will love.  Getting ready to have two more grandbabies myself, I am baby card and scrapbook crazy. 



3d St. Patrick's Toilet Paper Roll

It started with a toilet paper roll.  Smashed at one end and glued.  Then I punched holes with my crop-a-dile so I could stitch it with twine.


I used Cricut St. Patricks Day cuts for the shamrocks,  Dream street papers, some flower petals, twine, buttons, brads, ribbon and a butterfly.  


It hangs on a door handle quite nicely.  I filled this with a bunch of green jolly ranchers and some shamrocks.   This was a quick and easy repurposed craft. 

Entered in the 3D St Patricks Challenge at Cardz TV challenge

Patrick's Pastels

Here is another St. Patricks Day card with pastel colors.  The paper is really pretty pastels, but my camera shows them a bit brighter.  I mixed a number of pastels in the ribbon, tag, flower polka dot concho and bumble bee.  I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the Tag, and Lyrical Letters for the lettering.  Scrap papers and other things to use up my stash and send a note to a friend.


I created this pastel St Patricks card for the Craft Garden March challenge.
And now, I'm putting it in the mail before my friend has a chance to see it online. :0)

Onward and Upward,
Pen

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lucky Me to Know You

I wanted to create today.  I don't know for sure what inspired me to the shamrock but I pulled all these green papers out and decided I had to do something with them.  This is what came out.  I used the Cricut St Patricks Day cuts, Cricut, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, Close to My Heart Pearl Gem flourishes, buttons, ribbons, twine, Color Box chalk, Cricut papers and Close to My Heart Tag.

Outside of Shamrock Tag Card


Inside of Shamrock Tag Card

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

If you've never entered a challenge before, these are great places to start. Try one! 

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