Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple Bushel

This was a card I created for our weekly mane-n-take using our Susan Louis acetate sheets with her
beautiful artwork on. So no coloring needed when you use her various images.

Supplies: Susan Louis, My Minds Eye papers, Corner punch, May Arts ribbons, brads, mulberry paper.

Don't forget Fab 5 starts Monday.  Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Goodmorning. I got to play a little over the weekend.  If you don't have a lot of time but really
like to make Halloween cards for the grandkids or whoever......this is a super quick card that you can
do in just a couple minutes. The paper already is embossed and weathered. So one 12x12 sheet with
make 6 cards. Just cut to card front size, add to your card base and add 2 googly eyes.  It cannot get much
easier then this. And its pretty cute too.  I added a stamped spider on inside and a Happy Halloween sentiment.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wedding Bells

Our Lacey here at the store got married over the weekend so this is the card I made to give to them. It was a beautiful wedding.  The embossed Mr & Mrs is from one of the new Cuttlebug sets that arrived a couple weeks ago. 

Mark your week the Fab 5 starts again to kick off the fall. And Paula will be posting from Georgia!! So you will have Fab 5 plus. Which means even more ideas for you. so you will want to be sure to make a reminder note to tune in every day next week for inspiration and who knows what we have up our sleeves???

New addition to the family

This is the newest addition to the Jacobs residence.  We had 3 feral kittens show up a couple weeks ago. And being the cat lover that I am.....I tried every chance I got to get close to them to touch them. After a week of my son and I trying, we were finally able to touch 2 of the 3 while they were eating. But if they glanced around and saw us.....poof!! Gone. This little black one was the most scared and wouldn't even let us get within 10 feet of it. No momma cat ever came so I assume something happened to her.
    And meanwhile I was in the process of loosing my grandma who has been on hospice for 8 months. Her funeral was last Friday.  She was my gma, mom and best friend all rolled into one. Well when we got back from Illinios the only kitten remaining was the black one. So coyote or something got the other 2. But now this teeny kitten who wouldn't let us even near it came right up to me and meowed and I held her and she purred. Thats Gods hand. So my husband groaned and said "Go get its shots".   =)  He has said no more cats but I am up to 4. lol. 
   So she is named after my grandma....her middle name was Lucille so here is our little Lucy.  The 2 indoor cats too right to her..........which is not normal either. the outside cat does not like sharing our back deck with Lucy at all. But he will come around in time.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thinking of You

A simple but elegant card for today. The saying and flowers are on the same Just Rite stamp. Then I cut it out with the proper size oval Nestie and paired it with its scalloped oval. Don't you just love Spellbinders? I don't know how we survived before then came along. I love always being able to layer things.  The flowers were colored with Copics and then I added some yellow Flower Soft to the centers for interest. The white oval was edged with a gold leafing pen. And then the outer pattern was edged with ECD gold trim (very easy to work with)

Supplies: Just Rite stamp, Nesties, Gold leafing pen, ECD gold stickers, gold ribbon, CS, Flower Soft and patterned paper.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Alcohol Stains Card

Happy Wednesday. The watercolor effect on this card fits in with the drizzle we are getting today.  This was a card from my class Monday. The gals got to play with the new alcohol stains by Tim Holtz.  They are easy to use and I like the final results.

Supplies: Tim Holtz & Judith stamp, EK Sucess punches, Alcohol stains, ribbon, brad, patterned paper.

Alcohol Stains Card

Saturday, September 17, 2011

More "Judith" fun

More cards from this mornings class. All the gals had fun playing with the different stamps and learning
a varieity of different uses for the same stamps. The ladybugs on the top card are actually a heart stamp upside down and draw lines/dots to create the ladybug.

"Judith" fun

Some cards from class this morning. If you notice in the previous post...I used the Tim Holtz embossing folder for the sun from a different direction and then on the top card here as well.  The flower garden was done with various Judith stamps then embossed after all the stamping was complete.

the bottom 'bug' card is done using the coffee bean stamp in a variety of ways. This is why I love "Judith" stamps! They are so versatile.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunshine Pup

  I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday weekend.  My oldest returned to college over the weekend and my youngest tries for his license tomorrow. They grow up way too fast. (and therefore why we all love help preserve those precious memories)
  I was up to the store all weekend working on upcoming classes and this one was just one I had to make just for fun. The card idea was on-line and I just altered to my taste. Love the Tim Holtz die in the back for the sunshine. I liked it so much that I also worked it into an upcoming class on a different card.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Quilling flower

This is a card I was working on for an upcoming class. I ended up altering it slightly for the class version
so you get a sneak peek of an upcoming class....kinda.  The class will be fun as I will be showing how to
make several different 3D flowers and applying them to cards.  The creating of your own flowers is a hot trend right now and we are offering a variety of different classes featuring this hot trend so be sure to check out the website. And you can always pop in the store to check out our class board as well.

Supplies: Provo Craft Quilling die, MS butterfly punch, Spellbinders  dies, gems, CS.

Paula, we will miss you!

We had a farwell gathering for our Miss Paula this past Wednesday. She is moving to Georgia to where her husband will be stationed now for at least 2 1/2 years.  (we TRIED to convince him to let her stay in WI)
So we wish Brian and her the best of luck and we will miss her cheery smile and southern drawl.