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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back in business!

I have worked on my blog for 1 1/2 days, and I think I got the "bugs" worked out.  I hope you enjoy, and thank you for your visit!  I appreciate you!

Shoes and Purses Galore!

Have you ever wanted to wear a pair of beautiful shoes, and carry the gorgeous purse that matched?  I have, and my daughter says I should become a shoe designer!  I don't think I have time for that, but I do have time to share with you the 12 sets of shoes and purses I made for a recent church function, Festival of Tables.  I decorated my two tables for High Tea, and my ladies had so much fun, as well as all of the other ladies who didn't sit at my tables.  All of the tables were decorated beautifully, and there were some "just-plain-ol'-fun" ones, too!  I hope you'll leave a comment below on what you think of my shoes and purses.  Thank you for visiting!  If you'd like the directions on how to make these, please contact me.  I cannot chose between them one favorite - they're all my faves!




















Monday, October 24, 2011

Something's wrong with my blog!

Hello!  I'm sorry to tell you this, but there's something amiss at Blogger!  I went into my blog to list a new set of creations, and I found that my header and sidebar are gone, gone, gone!  I have emailed Blogger but haven't received any answer from them.  I haven't made any changes, so I'm at a loss as to what has happened!  I really don't want to have to create another, but I will if I have to.  That is why I changed my blog before, from queenteacuppapertreasures to clare'spaperworks!  On the "queen" blog, all my photos disappeared, and were replaced with black squares with a big "minus" sign in the middle!  So I made the "paperworks" blog.  I wish it could be reliable.  It's very frustrating, and I would greatly appreciate it if anyone out there has a suggestion or an answer to these problems, to contact me on my email please!  It is muttpuddles@comcast.net.  Thanks, and I hope you're all having a great day!  Isn't Autumn awesome?

Monday, October 3, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

October 2 is my mother-in-law's birthday, and we took her out for dinner to Famous Dave's for barbequed ribs.  She is 73 years young!  Here is the card I made for her -

Stamps from Stampin' Up, cardstock from Stampin' Up, and Memory Box.
Markers from SU, and flower punches used.  Zva pearls, Spellbinders die, border punches,
 corner punch and leaf punches used, and additional stamp from Gina K.


WE HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS A HAPPY ONE, MOM!  ;)

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

Hello, friends!  I hope everyone is well and happy today!  It's been beautiful outside!  Fall is my favorite time of year because of all the colors, and the crisp coolness of the air after a long, hot summer.

I wanted to share a scrapbook page-turned-shadow-box-framed-thank-you that someone ordered.  This layout was adapted from a Heartfelt Creations class project, and made for one of my husband's co-workers.  She is framing it, and presenting it to her pastor as an appreciation gift.  I love the way it turned out!

The background paper is from the Happily Ever After stack and the plain cardstock is from Stampin' Up.  The bible passage I copied into a word document, then printed on plain white cardstock.  I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo inkpad to "age" the edges.  The Heartfelt Creations products used were:  Falling Leaves Die HCD 707, Decorative Dutch Iris Die HCD 711, HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set, HCPC 3334 Open Falling Leaves PreCut Set, HCPC 3375 Flora Grande 1 PreCut Set, HCD 703 Daisy Patch Dies and HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2 PreCut Set.  The pearls are from Stampin' Up's Pretties kit, and the butterflies are Martha Stewart.  The border is from Spellbinders Parisian Accents Die Set.  I used Versamark ink to heat set the black embossing powder on the flowers. 





These flowers turned out beautifully, and the three-dimension is crazy!





I don't normally use Martha Stewart products, but when I saw these butterflies, they were a must-use! 
They matched the gold glitter that was on the background paper perfectly,
and provided just a little bit of sparkle that enriches this page.



Thank you for visiting my blog - I hope you had the time to leave a comment on what you think of this page.  I appreciate your thoughts!  I hope you'll come back again, and again, and again!  lol  hehehe

To Encourage You

I have a new friend who has just learned she has breast cancer!  It's hard to believe that I have five friends now with this dreaded disease.  I made this card of encouragement for her.  She hasn't received it yet, so she will probably see it on here before she physically receives it in the mail.  Be encouraged, Friend!




The rose was made using satin ribbon, and scor-tape applied to one side of a cardstock circle. 
 I twisted the ribbon around and around, then back again while pressing it onto the scor-tape, starting in the center.  The end of the ribbon was folded underneath, taped, and covered with another cardstock circle. 
 A pearl was applied to the center with craft glue. 

The leaves are from a Heartfelt Creations stamp set called HCPC 3378 Perfect Petal Class.  It's a class that was offered at the CHA and CKC show.  The "To Encourage You" is from HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set.  The inner sentiment is from HCPC 3321 Believe PreCut Set.  The diecut used for the burgundy border is from Spellbinders Fleur de Lis set, and the window die is from their Labels Twenty-one die set.  The inner image under the phrase is from Justrite Stampers Shabby Chic Labels Four.  I used a small butterfly punch to cut two butterflies, and glued one just in the body area, then bent the wings up for a 3-D effect.  The embossing is from the Sizzix embossing folder Birds and Flourishes, and the pearls are from Zva.  Also used was Spellbinder Fleur de Lis die set.  Cardstock is from Stampin' Up, and DCWV.  Coloring was done with Stampin' Up and Copic markers.

About Me

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Mount Juliet, TN, United States
I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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