Monday, January 30, 2012

torn paper challenge

This challenge was for the

The challenge was to use torn paper.

I chose to do a Oriental card this time.
I distressed the edges of the black
and added shading to the brown pieces.
I tore the vellum and inserted the decorated tag.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Squigglefly Entry

So, I decided to try my hand at this digi art stuff. I downloaded a free digi stamp from

The project called for a recipe of
ribbon, 1 brad
and glitter or bling

Let me know what you think! As always, I LOVE comments!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Who doesn't love coffee?

I made up these cute coffee cup cards today.
They are 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 so they will fit in a regular card envelope. The roses are 3D so postage would be a bit more for hand canceling.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bamboo Plant Revival

I inherited this lovely bamboo plant from my grandmother when she passed. You know they are for good luck and lord knows I could use some. lol. Well, I am not good with plants at all. I have NO green thumb. Not even a green pinkie! So I was leery about evening keeping it. But everyone reassured me that Bamboo plants were very hard to kill! Not so! lol. My plant started to turn yellow. So, after discussing it with my mom we decided that it was in a pot that was too small.

As you can see from above, it was getting very sickly. I set out to find a new pot at goodwill and a few other stores. I could not find a oriental one. So, me being the artistic person I am said to myself, "self, you could do one. All you need is some fun paper!" I found some handmade paper in my stash that had some skeleton leaves in it. Very pretty! I decided to tear it up and modge podge it to the glass vase I had chosen. I then tied some green ribbon around it and added some wooden skewers for fun. One of the stems with roots came out during the transplant, so I re-planted that one in the original pot. It will probably die, but it is worth a try! Below is showing the plain vase and the decorated vase.

Wish me luck that they grow! Or maybe I should wish the plant! lol