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From December 2008 through December 2011- our group of ladies have sent 6,117 cards to the troops.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Claus Canvas #4

I enjoyed paper piecing this canvas. So what do you think??

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Santa Claus #3 Canvas

Still working on this one.  These are only 2 of the paper piecings that I will be putting on this. I may put some gifts at the bottom of the canvas.  Not sure the direction of this.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Santa Claus canvas #2

I had so much fun creating the first canvas that I searched out some clipart for a pattern and created a second canvas.  

Friday, December 7, 2012

Santa Claus Canvas

I was inspired by a canvas that Scrappin Friendzee was having a class on.  The instructor was Angie Dale.  This is the Santa Claus that she used but done on a 12 x 12 canvas instead of a 16 x 20 canvas. I added the reindeer paperpiecings, the antler are pulled away from the canvas, it is hard to tell by the photos. the mustache is also pulled away. The tree was inspired by a card that Mindy in our card swap group made.  I did not want to use ribbon so I used paper and then took some puffy fabric paint to make the needles on the pine tree and attached the paper to a real piece of wood. The pointsettia is also made of paper and also pulls away from the canvas along with the holly leaves. Then I layered it several times with Mod Podge and then used a clear sealer.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

snowman box

I had an ornament swap I was invited  to tonight, but my friend that invited me was not feeling well so we did not go.

well I woke up this morning before work and decided the box that I bought from Dollar Tree, a gingerbread house shaped box was not going to do.  Seen where on someone took wood blocks of wood and created a snowman.  Well I decided to do it with cardstock and create a series of boxes that stacked and this is what I came up with, because I was pressed for time I did not get to stickle it on put more embellishments on it.

So I now plan on putting some more embellishment on it.   Stay turn for the results.

santa claus cards

both of the santas were painted with arylic paint on white cardstock and then cut out and paper pieced together.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The little elf christmas card

paper piecing elf shoes

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

snowman and the little red bird

another paper piecing christmas card.

Monday, December 3, 2012

snowball and little bird.

an easel card with a paper piecing snowball/w bird.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

snowman paper piecing christmas card

seen this painted on a piece of wood and decided to recreate it on a christmas card.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pointsettia card another version

love the background paper.

Friday, November 30, 2012

christmas light card

the lights are paper pieced. I painted the cord with green arylic paint.

the little red bird card

this is another paper piecing. The little bird is inked and pop dotted.  I also use some of the pattern paper on my envelopes.

stack of snowballs

These are my longer cards.  I used my creative memory's cirlce punch for the circles, inked each of my circles, and use my copic markers to draw the faces, and popped dotted each of the cirlces.

painted reindeer

This is a little reindeer that I cut out and painted way back in the late 80's.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pointsettia christmas card

Loved making the pointsettia and inked each one a little different.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

fleur de lis santa cards

more fleur de lis santa cards.  The snowflake card is a $1.00 stamp that I purchased from Michael's.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas cards

3 more christmas cards for family or friends.  Giving Christmas Cards each year to family, friends and coworkers is something that I really enjoy.  The last 6 years I have been making my own cards and this is a challenge sometimes, but for the most part I love each of my cards.

Monday, November 26, 2012

santa fleur de lis cards

My friend Linda, made santa fleur de lis cards for our november card swap group, well I decided to scraplift her idea and this is my verison of the Santa fleur de lis cards.

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think or would do different to the cards?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

snowman christmas cards

The same pattern I used to make the snowman oranments I used to make these christmas cards.  There will be 4 people on my christmas list receiving one of these cards.  Do you think you will the lucky one?

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about the cards.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Santas painted on driftwood

more driftwood from the mighty mississippi river, These were fun to create.

Friday, November 23, 2012

snowman ornaments made from a soda can

These 2 ornaments are for my grandbabies.  I plan on making each of them an ornament every year for the christmas tree, by the time they leave home they should have a collection of ornaments for their own tree.

There 6 pieces to this snowman.  3 circles different sizes cut from the soda can, branch from the soda can for the arms, and a hat also cut from the soda can, and 2 black brads to hole it all together (eyes). Then I painted it with arylic paints and sealed it with a clear finish.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Santa claus on driftwood

a santa claus face painted on a piece of driftwood from the mighty Mississippi River.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fleur De lis new Orleans Painting

Finally finished my New Orleans fleur de lis painting.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

whot dat painting

wanted to do a painting with "Who Dat" "Saints" angel owls and stain glass background... well this is what I came up with.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trick or Trunk on Halloween night

Made my ghost from white garbage bags, and black construction paper, my little pumpkins are coke cans that were painted orange, and black. I poke holes in the can and put battery operated tea lights, and they glowed at night.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

one pattern makes two different flowers

 One pattern makes 2 different flowers.  One that reminds me of a marigold and the other a rose.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Snowman wreath

 another grapevine wreath from Dollar and some aluminum from soda cans created the holly and the snowball faces.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas Wreath

This is one of the small grapevine wreaths that I bought from Dollar Tree.  The embellishments are made from aluminum soda cans and painted with a acrylic paints, and spray with a clear coat of varnish. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Wreath

 again I started with a Dollar Tree grapevine wreath... cut out several leaves from the aluminum soda cans, painted with several layers of paint. I did use my stylus to engrave veins in each of the leaves.   I do need your comment on this... do you think I should add more to this wreath or leave it along??????   I value everyone's comment.

Dare 29 - The Bright Owl

Pretty please about the way the 2 images came out.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

DARE 24 - The Bright Owl

Just love doing these zentangles, slowly learning them.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dare #28 - The Bright Owl - Zentangle

Started with the same imaged by altered and gave it two different looks.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dare 26 - The Bright Owl Blog

I Think it is so neat how you start off with one image and then just by the stroke or strokes of a pen you change it.  Love these zentangles.