Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another Snowman

I said before that today whoever wanted to stop and make a card could do so for free.  Well this was the 3rd one they could make if they wanted.

HL Demo I did today!

I went to Hobby Lobby to do a demo to day to promote my card workshops. I have two cards posted here that anyone who wanted to try, could make one free.  I had two people make cards beside Terri, who I let make all 3.  I believe both these ladies will come to my Wed afternoon class.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Treat Bag

I thought you might like a treat bag for just your special Trick or Treaters.  I will try to give you directions, call with questions.
 Cut a piece of orange card stock ( I used a orangish plaid)  5 1/2" x 11"  Score along the narrow side, the entire length at 1 1/2" .  Then  going across the length of the paper, score at 1",3",2",3' you should have a 2inch piece left.  Across the bottom where the 1 1/2" cross the other folds, cut with scissors  each of the scored lined 1 1/2" just up to the fold line across the sheet.  This will form the bottom of the box. Fold all the folds inward, form a rectangle.  With sticky tape glue the last 2" over the 1" piece, secureing the rectangle.  Fold the two small cuts up. Put sticky tape on the 3'' lengths and fold up, one over the other.  Set your bag upright, reach inside and put pressure on the bottom to get the pieces to stick to each other.
    Now I cut a strip of black, 2"x 11".  I scored across the strip at   1"2",3",2".  You should have a 3" piece let. Fold the folds inward.  Secure the black strip around the bag.
  I punch out 3 circles out of orange, burnished the edges with a brown ink. Glue two of the circles together, overlaping them about 1/4 of the way.  I took a black marker and drew on the face and then glued this over the other 2.  I cut a sm strip of green paper to make a stem and glued this to the back of the pumpkins.  I happened to have a small leaf punch and cut out 2 leaves.  You don't need to put leaves on unless you want to.  Glue the pumpkin to one of the 3' sides.  Cut a small piece of orange and either stamp happy halloween or write it on with a marker.  Looking at the finished piece  may help you figure out what I am talking about.  Oh, I had a fancy border punch and  punched across the top before I folded anything.  It is OK just to leave it plain.   Now I hope you aren"t saying HUH!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Grandaughter Jillian!

My Grandaughter Jillian!

Last evening Tom and I went to Columbus to babysit our grandaughter.  I had so much fun.  We played hide & seek, layed down in the driveway to watch the clouds, drew on the sidewalk with chalk, and played with playdough.  Getting off the ground from my back wasn't easy, but I did it.  Jillian gave me her hand to help.  I took some pictures.  Let see if I can post them.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sharing someones journey.

Good Morning, this beautiful Sunday.  Sometime ago I was introduced to a website of a stampin up representative.  I have enjoyed all the ideas she has shared.  I also shared in her journey of watching her husband journey  with cancer.   It was not just a journey of sadness but of a journey of a wonderful faith she has with our Lord.   She posted on Oct 22, 2010,  Russ has had his miracle, he is now with the Lord.  I pray that she can continue to have the strength to go on without him and to finish raising their two young boys on her own.  I really dont know Julie and she doesnt know me, but by her journey of faith, she has strenghtened my faith.  May this day be a Blessed one for you too!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The other 2

Cards for Nov. 3rd class

Hi Everyone, Here are 4 of the cards for our next workshop.  I was working on the 5th this afternoon, but I am not sure if we can make it very easily.  If I decide not to use it,  I will post it just for you to see.  Tell me what you think of the cards.  I have 2 brown ones, would you rather not do that?  Also the red bow on the Christmas one did not scan well, it looks like there are brown spots, I think that is where the ribbon was shining more.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I want to share with you.

I have visited alot of blog site and I found this one the other day and it's great.  The creator is Sophia Landry.  Her web site is  .  She shows how to make this card and has a video tutorial for you to watch.  The donut card is further down on her website, just scroll down till you reach it.  On the video the donut looks so real.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010


If you are hoping to see the rest of the cards soon, don't hold your breath.  Just teasing!  Do you have one of those days that things just dosen't want to work out?  Well this evening I had planned to have at least 3or4 cards ready to show.  Well as  you can see I didn't make it.  Can you believe I only created one card this evening?  I had the other one done to show last week.  Wow if I got paid by the hour, I would be rich!  I am hoping that tomorrow will be more progressive.  I hope you enjoyed the past 3 days, they were beautiful.  God sure paints a beautiful picture with all the colors.  Take care and God Bless you,  Laura

2 cards to make at 10/20 class

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Good Evening!

Hi,  Wasn't it a beautiful day today?  I was asked by a friend who moved from Florida back to Mansfield, to help with a project her family was working on.  Her daughter-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy in August.  She had her first chemo treatment last week, has 7 more to go and then 6 treatments of radiation.  Please keep her in your prayers.  Anyway they are trying to raise money to help with expenses.  Today they were making beaded bracelets  and had to make atleast 30 to atleast fill their currant order.  I had to go an hour later then when they started and I was afraid I wouldn't be any help.  I couldn't see the hole in some of the beads to thread the plastic wire through.  I did succeed finally and was able to make 4. It was great to see a family working together to  help out.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thank You!

For all of you who could make it to my card workshop, thanks for coming!  I am sorry that not everyone was able to get all 5 cards made.  If you can come a half hour earlier to the next class, and if you tell me what card you didn't get finished.  I will bring what you need to finish your card.  I must know in advance so I can gather what you will need.     Also thank you NEW attendees for coming, I hope we didn't scare you away. And a special thank you to all who helped the new students and for helping me to clean up.  To Marj, We are going to miss you, since you are moving away.   Are you sure we can't change your mind?  Also to Karen whos husband passed away last week, and to Jo (her sister) we missed you. I pray the Lord gives you peace and comfort though the difficult days.  I will continue to keep you in my prayerss. Take care and God Bless all of you.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The 5th card you will be making!

Well, I have all 5 cards planned for next Wed. (Oct 6th) class.  I hope you will want to come and make these.  Let me know before Wed. if you plan to come.