Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You Warm My Heart

This cute little Treat Box is 3 x 3 and was cut out using the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I used the Wonderland Workshop On The Go paper pack and stamp set, and a couple of other winter season stamp sets in my stash. 

There are four little decorated gift tags that fit neatly inside, and the box is just big enough to hold one of the little Russell Stover chocolate candy assortments or a couple of packages of hot chocolate mix. 

This was my contribution to a recent shoe box swap, and the featured project at a workshop with my friends in Little Elm.

What A Great Surprise!!!

I've not been very active on the blog lately.  Had a minor medical issue that had to be fixed, then was away on a camping trip for a while.  When I looked at the comments a few minutes ago I was very pleasantly surprised.  Paula, over at Paula's Space http://paula-bees-space.blogspot.com/  had shared an award with me, and said some very sweet things on her blog.  Thank you, Paula.

Here's the award, and the rules for accepting this honor.

Liebster is a German word that means beloved or favorite. This award is only for blogs with fewer than 200 followers, so up-and-coming bloggers are recognized for their creative works!

Here are the rules to accept this award:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award and rules on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

And my top 5 picks are (in no particular order)

Tonya W at Heart and Soul Scrappers
Lots of great inspiration (for the soul as well as paper crafting)

Judy Faye at Judy Faye's Place
This blog is new and full of ideas and links for tutorials

Rebecca at Becca's Creative Place
Becca incorporates new ideas and techniques in all her projects

Sheila at Scrapbooking and Other Tidbits
Great layouts and lots of project ideas.

Terry at T'Morrows Treasures
Terry has not been able to post lately, but you really should go through her older posts.  Incredible work.

Thanks again, Paula. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Crop Spot in Tyler, Texas

If you live close to Tyler, Texas and love paper crafting, you will surely want to go visit Jana Glosson's store, The Crop Spot.  Jana has filled the store with lots of great basic supplies and tools, as well as many of the new trend products and supplies.  She has classes throughout the month and times set aside for crops.

Today, I went to The Crop Spot to meet Jimmye Sue Mitchell of Texana Designs, and the artist for the rubber stamp line, Joyce A Meyer.  They had two cards for us to make, taught a couple of techniques and I got to use some of their stamps with Joyce's beautiful artwork. 

Texana Designs' ETSY shop is here.

Info about Texana Designs is here.

Info about The Crop Spot in Tyler

On this card we used a paper piecing technique and water colors.
(stamps and card design by Texana Designs)

This one used a bleaching techinque on the cardstock, with pearl paints washed over the bleached areas.  This was my first time to play with this technique, and I can see where I will be using this one a lot.
(stamps and card design by Texana Designs)

A big thank you to Jana for hosting the training, and to Jimmye Sue and Joyce for sharing their incredible talent.

Here's two of the stamps I bought today.  Hope to get to play with them very soon.