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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Welcome, Baby!

Any day now, my nephew and his wife are expecting their first. We won't know if it's a boy or girl until it arrives which was their decision. When I was having babies in the 70's, we didn't have that option. My children have opted to wait until the baby is born to find out.

This card is a money/gift card holder and was made using the self-adhesive paper lace from Around the Corner and punches used are from the Paper Studio and Paper Shapers. I used a stiletto to punch holes in the white medallion.

This card was made with the help of the Coluzzle cutting system which made it so easy to get the edging exact.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Money Holder Card

As we usually give the children money as their Christmas presents, this year I decided to try making money holder cards.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Recycled 2007 Christmas Cards

For several years, I have tried to recycle as many cards as possible. Here are three that I made this year from last year's cards we received. The blue card is made to fit a business size (4 x 9.5 inches) envelope.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hanging Treasure

These cards are my version of "Hanging Treasure" on page 40 of Elizabeth Moad's book, QUICK & CLEVER CHRISTMAS CARDS. I used DCWV's Glittered Winter Mat Stack and their Winter Box of Cards as the backgrounds (I split the cards in half then trimmed them down to fit) on white cards from JoAnns Craft Essentials. Unfortunately, the glitter doesn't show well when scanned into Paintbox. I also made some red cards, for a total this year of 115 cards, 75 of which I made today.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas 2008 Cards

Here are some of the Christmas cards we made today at Donna's and Emily's Stampin' Up Card Gallery. Sorry, the glitter and embossing don't show up on scanned photos.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Titusville Girls' Club 2008

Here are the pages for this year's Titusville Girls' Club that was unable to meet this year because the Virginia cousins were having car problems.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another Card Site

From time to time I plan to add to my "link list" those websites I find that are very informative about paper crafts. The Rubber Therapy site is beautiful and has many links to how-tos and examples of wonderful cards.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Sheetload of Cards Website

Here are some of the 12 cards I made this afternoon. I found a website hosted by Alicia Ekermans at where she and several friends have designed several card layouts where you can make 12 or 24 or 36 cards in an afternoon using four or five sheets of cardstock or figured paper. My cards aren't exactly like hers as I used the papers and cardstock I'm trying desperately to use up (so I can go to the stores and purchase more in true craftaholic mania). These started out to be for men but they are certainly pretty enough for women, too. The layout was in the September 2007 newsletter issue.

Also, in addition to this card, Carla Peicheff ( has a beautiful Christmas card posted on Alicia's site in the November 2007 issue. ***Unfortunately, as of September 2012, this great card making website is no longer publishing***

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Formal Flower Card

This is a card I enjoyed making for a friend who really likes oriental items.

More Cards

While Tropical Storm Fay rages outside, I am at my computer looking at the splitcoaststampers webpage ( for greeting cards to make. This is an excellent place to find any technique you want to learn and then thousands of cards. Right now I'm trying to make enough birthday and thinking-of-you cards to last until after Christmas so I can concentrate on my Christmas cards. I usually make three or four styles. On November 8, I'll be attending another Stampin' Up Last Chance Christmas Card Gallery where I know I'll make sixteen more cards, a couple of which I'll probably duplicate.
Recently I was in Dollar Tree and noticed some note cards in packages of eight with the front and back the same. I split them in two pieces which gave me sixteen card fronts half of which I gave to a friend. Using various stickers and some pop dots, I didn't make them all the same. My sister, Janice, gave me the idea to line the envelopes to help use up the reams and reams of paper we both have on hand.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Titusville Girls' Club

This club is made up of my two granddaughters, Hannah (age 7) and Hope (age 5)of Oviedo, FL, and my sister's, Janice Neitzey, two granddaughters, Maggie (age 5) and Emma (age 4)of Front Royal, VA. They met for the first time in July 2006 when my sister, her daughter, Kara Lynn, and her two girls came to Titusville to spend a couple of weeks with us.
Unfortunately, this year they were not able to meet as the Lynn family was having car problems. Hopefully, they will come again next year so I can add more pages to their scrapbook.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Getting Started

Hopefully, I will be able to post some of my latest creations (most of which are NOT original, but of necessity, copied from others). My sister, Janice, got me hooked on making greeting cards because (she said) "It's sooo easy". I then swore I would never get invovled in scrapbooking. Then my husband and I took a first ever cruise by flying to Alaska and taking the southbound Carnival Spirit to Vancouver. You cannot go on a cruise and NOT scrapbook it! Within two months, we bought a RV and went from Titusville, FL, to San Diego, CA, following US 80, then returned following US 66. Our last trip to date was from FL to AK which lasted nine weeks. Some of those pages may appear here in the future along with other trips and some of the cards.

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