I am crazy about doing these Altered Tri-Fold Cards lately. This one I used punch art on it to make a car. I started thinking about how creating cards was like putting a puzzle together. I start with one piece of the puzzle and then I am able to put the other pieces together in my craft room. Sometimes I start with a color scheme, sometimes I start with a stamped image that I want to color, other times I start with a different kind of folding card or a piece of designer paper that I want to use. I always have fun putting the "pieces" together and love to see what the outcome is going to be. Here is a card that depicts that puzzle and creativity. The front page has the punch art car and some puzzle pieces:
The inside also uses the puzzle pieces and a Spellbinders die.
Erma Open is a bowling event that is in memory of my husband's grandmother who died this time last year. She was an amazing woman. There is a website up that talks about her and the fundraiser going on next weekend. The website is at www.ermaopen.org. Here is the information on the event.
Come join us for the 1st Annual Erma Open at Leopard Lanes. Get a team started by registering using the link to the right and sign up as a team of four, a couple or a single. We'll have prizes, a raffle and mystery gifts.
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013 Time:1:00 to 3:00pm CST Location: Leopard Lanes, 601 Chateau Drive, Bellevue, Nebraska Phone: 402-291-4033 Cost: $20 per bowler (Includes 3 games and shoe rental) All proceeds go to support the Open Door Mission. Please share this event with your favorite social networking site. Just click on either of the following icons to share the Erma Open.
I made some jewelry items to be raffled at the event or given as prizes. Here are pictures of the items that I made.
Happy Valentine's Day! I am posting a card today that I made over the weekend. The punch art hearts on the front of the card are really fun! This card is made using the altered tri-fold shutter card pattern. I am loving this card type! I also used Fiskars Advantedge to punch out the daisy pattern.
I have been working on learning how to Zentangle. I just started running a swap on a yahoogroup that is all about Zentangles. I had someone drop the ball on the swap they were supposed to send, so I am "angeling" the swap myself. This is the very first Zentangle that I have done. I have been practicing doing the different Zentangle designs, but have not done a complete one yet. Until now. I hope the person I am sending it to will like it. I am a novice at this but will continue to learn.
I had to make two ATCs for a swap that I signed up for. I made the ATCs yesterday. One had to be relating to steampunk and the other needed to be a free-style one. I love making ATCs because I can use scraps on them. I need to make more of these, they are fun!
I made an altered tri fold card, using some of the daisy punched cardstock that I punched with my new Fiskars Advantedge. I guess I am wanting Spring to come now because I was drawn to all of the Spring colors in my craft room. I really like this altered tri fold card since it doesn't have as many cuts as the other tri fold card. I got the directions from Faye's blog here: http://www.creativewalkabout.blogspot.com/2013/01/altered-tri-shutter-card.html
I think I will be making a bunch more of these.
Ok, I bought a new tool the other day - the Fiskars Advantedge. I can now punch a 12" strip of cardstock perfectly with this tool. There are big and small punches that can be used in this tool. Here is what it looks like:
The tool comes with the daisy punch - which is amazing!
I also purchased the cupcake punch:
And then I purchased a smaller punch. It is a film strip; however, it can be used to run ribbon through it.
I think that this is going to be one of my most favorite tools! Can't wait to get more of the punches.
Today I made a Surprise Pop Up Card. I followed the directions on Splitcoast Stampers. It actually is a very easy card to make. I used an image on the card that I had colored previously and used scrap papers that I have in my scrap bin. Here is a picture of the card closed.
Then, when you pull the ribbon at the top of the card, the card looks like this:
I am 53 years young and have been crafting all of my life. I first starting doing crafts with my mom when I was 5. We did ceramics and entered them in state competitions. I won first place on several of my creations. I have done all different kinds of crafts but have become very addicted to cardmaking over the last 7 years. I love being able to design, create, and work with amazing people all over the world. I am now expanding my crafting to all sorts of things - most of which you will see on this blog over time.