Friday, September 18, 2020


                                              Had a little get together with two friends 

                                              We did Cracked Ice and this is the result 



Monday, September 7, 2020


                                                                        NO explanation



Saturday, August 29, 2020


                                          I just mailed this card to a friend who is having knee replacement

                                          I hope it arrives on her bad day and makes her smile 




Tuesday, August 25, 2020


                           I AM MAKING COLORS FROM NATURE TO DYE THE COTTON FOR THE                                                                                             PAPER 

                            This is the easy one,no dye just made from sewing pattern tissue not cotton


    Above  is a deep strong peach the photo above is more true to the color Color made from a combination of reds and yellows 

                   Sage  made from foilage is a much darker color that the photo

                           Lilac   turned out beautiful  made from blue purple flowers and beauty berries

                      Pink is stronger in person and it is lovely 

                      Yellow  is the easiest right now since I have many yellow flowers in the yard   


Monday, August 24, 2020


                     I was challenged to use a technique not used for some time 

                                  the challenge is leaf 

                                        AND THE RESULT 


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Off set background

             These backgrounds are done with a stencil and are off set like the Jennifer MaGuire vidoe 

                                                       It doen't show well in photo 

                                            The image is a gift die set stamp soooo cute 


Friday, August 7, 2020

Sparkling Fairy

                                    Beautiful fairy die 

                                       Simple card 

                                    Just add gems and away she flies 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Dark or Light

These layered die cards are done with the same card stock  One is light to start working to dark on top 
The lover is the reverse   Which do you like best 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Behind the fence


                                                     I have learned that the build a  die on the last post
                                                   doesn't have a stamp set match and is meant to be used
                                                                            exactly as I  did it                                                                                   
                                                                              YEAH  ME !

                                                     This is a matching stamp die by Simon Says
                                                            Really cute
                                                      The fence is a MS punch


Friday, July 24, 2020

Build a Die

                                                         This is an Altenew die set

                                         I don't have the matching stamp
                                        So instead of coloring I cut from five
                                         different shades of card stock
                                         Then layered
                                        I think it worked well and will be trying others


Sunday, July 19, 2020


                                   A new background die
                               Perfect for this Panda stamp


Monday, July 6, 2020

Sister B day

                                    Her b day is not until August but she never comes here so I can post now


The butterflies are from one die with multi sized butterflies 

Two other dies used to create the inside 
The card is made on my handmade paper 

Thank you for stopping by 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


                                   I got an order for yellow paper


                             The dye is made from yellow flowers
                             I made her sample strengths to choose from

                        After the cotton is cooked to break it down it is blended in the colored water
                                      The pulp is made from the cotton plant and dyed


It is strained and blended back several times in the same water 
It is then put in the vat and this dilutes the color a little 
So it is a bit like a science lab

Then the sheets are pulled on to felts and stacked 
Each sheet is sprinkled with crystal sand and glitter 

It is then put in the hydraulic press over night 

It is then hung on hangers to dry
I didn't get a photo of the yellow drying but her second order is green with sage and I did get that photo

Once dry   it goes through the Gemini

Then it is cut to size

Goes throught the Gemini two more times

Finished sheets


Monday, May 25, 2020


                                              Have several ice chests laying around
                                                    Decided to put them to use

                                                I used Tacky Glue and left over faabrics

                                                 I did 3  Don't think I need more

Wednesday, May 6, 2020


                                                    The dog that we are pet sitting is making a Mothers Day card for his                                                                                                       MOM

                                                                 He wasn't to keen on putting his paw on the ink pad
                                                                            But he liked giving her the card


Monday, April 27, 2020

Playing on black card stock

                                              Inspired by friend to watch Gina K video
                                                 On Prisma Pencils on black card stock
                                                                    I did these


Not at all happuy with them even after several attempts 
While the black card stock is out I decided to get out my Perfect Pearls 
Had to watch video it has been that long 
Here is the result