Friday, January 23, 2015

I had my first class at Ink Paper Rubber on Wednesday. What a wonderful time we had! I got to see some familiar faces I hadn't seen in quite some time. It was good to catch up and do some card-making. A big thank you to Jen for inviting me!!
Here are the pictures of the cards we made.



I also made three additional cards using some of the remaining images from the sheet of images.
Here they are!


 
I just love Valentines day projects!!
I will be posting some pictures of other Valentine projects I have done soon.
Have a wonderful day!!
Rene'

Monday, January 19, 2015

Good Morning!
How about this Kansas City weather?? It is gorgeous and I got spring fever BAD!!  But, we got quite a while to go before spring hits. So, I just got to enjoy these beautiful days and spend some time outdoors and patiently wait for warmer weather.
Today I am going to share a card for Prickley Pear. A sweet valentine for someone you love!
I stamped the heart twice, cut out the center heart of one and popped it off the other heart.
It's hard to see, but I glittered the ruffles on the heart.
I just love these papers too - one of my favorite color combinations!
Valentines Day is just around the corner and Prickley Pear has some awesome stamps that can help you get those Valentine cards made for those special people in your life.
Be sure to check them out here.
Hope you have a lovely day!!
Rene'

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Can I just say...I am loving these Two Paper Diva's stamps!!
The Diva's continue to amaze me with each new release. And, the releases just keep coming!!
Love it!
So, today I would like to share a card I made for my sweet Valentine!
I know I've said this before, but I love mason jars and therefore I love the mason jar stamps that Two Paper Diva's have. They have three different sizes. Check them out here.
The Love sentiment is from their Holiday Bingo Words stamp.
Another of my favorite stamps from the Diva's is the Conversation Hearts stamp set. Let me tell you it's a sweet little set that you will just have to get!
I stamped the heart on different colored cardstock, then stamped the little sayings into the hearts.
I then cut out each heart and adhered them on the mason jar. Sweet!!
Two Paper Diva's have added some new members to the design team. They are a talented group!
You can see what they are up to here.
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Have a wonderful day!
Rene'
 
 
 


Monday, January 12, 2015

Nicest Things

Good Monday Morning!!
I'm here with some more Prickley Pear Inspiration.
Today is a card for that special friend!
Prickley Pear has so many wonderful sentiments...and I want them ALL!!
I know - I'm a bit greedy and obsessed!  It really can be a problem wanting it all. (for my hubby...!!)
The only problem for me is the organizational issues that arise when keeping track of it all!!  :)
Anyway...we won't discuss my obsessive issues anymore today.
Check out the other design team inspiration Here
And.... get some Prickley Pear products Here.
Stay warm out there - cause here in KC it's COLD!!
Have a lovey day!!
Rene'

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fill Your Boots!

Good Morning!
I have a card for Two Paper Diva's to share with you.  This stamp set is a brand new release from the Diva's called Boot & More.  It's a really fresh and fun stamp set and I had a ton of fun playing with it.  I had a whole pile of different boots stamped and cut out - just playing around. But, when I stamped the boots on this small chevron paper I knew I found what I was looking for. 
Those boots turned out so very cute - don't you think? I stamped the boots on patterned paper then cut them out. I also stamped the top and bottom portions of the boot stamp on pink and green paper and layered the pieces on top of the boots. Check out the tiny pink flowers - sweet!!
Here is the stamp set. Notice how it has the little circle, cloud and flower stamps? Those small stamps can be used to create a pattern on the boot.
The Diva's have several other sample cards using this stamp set on their blog.  Check them out Here.
This card would be perfect for a co-worker that carries a heavy load at work or for that special friend that has done so much for you or for others. 
Have a blessed day!!
Rene'

Monday, January 5, 2015

Good Morning!
I hope everyone has recovered from New Years Eve. For me it was a quiet evening spent with my hubby!
Can you believe that it is time to start thinking about Valentines Day? It's crazy!! 
So with that in mind, I would like to share a card I made for Prickley Pear.
 
I've got to say that Valentines Day is one of my most favorite times of the year (besides Christmas) to get crafty. I love the colors and all the love that goes with it. 
For some additional Prickley Pear inspiration go Here.
Have a wonderful day!!
 
 
 


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve!!!
I'm here with a Diva creation!  
So grab a cup of "joy", coffee or tea and relax a moment.
Two Paper Diva's has a new stamp set called Cup of Joy and it's fabulous!!
One of my friends really loves Starbucks, and I wanted to give her a gift card from them. So I made this card to put the gift card in.
I stamped the little coffee cup onto different patterned paper, cut them out and stacked them up.  How cute are they?!! 
I stamped "Cup of Joy" from the stamp set in the upper left corner.
I created a pocket for the gift card to sit in and added a bow and some pearls.

Two Paper Diva's have added four new design team members to the Diva crew. 
You can check them out Here. Give them a big welcome to the team!
I look forward to seeing the wonderful creations they come up with for Two Paper Diva's.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's Eve!
As for me...I will most likely be snuggled up on the couch watching a good movie and sipping on a "cup of joy"!!
Happy New Year!!  
May it be filled with peace and joy and many blessing!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Good Morning!!
What a crazy, busy week we had. It was a flurry of activity, but lots of fun and quality time spent with the kids!!
This week brings in the New Year and I am looking forward to what it has in store. 
Today I have a Prickley Pear card to share with you.
This bird stamp is from their Build A Bird stamp set. They have two different stamp sets of Build A Bird, and they both are gorgeous!
 The "Warm Winter Wishes" is from the Christmas Trees 2 stamp set.
I also used the Flourish Die and the Scallop Circle Die.
My Mother Sadie really love birds, so this card is for her!!
Have a wonderful day and a fabulous week bringing in the New Year!!
Rene'


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Good Morning!
Christmas is tomorrow and hopefully you have finished all the preparations for the big day.
I am nearly finished, with just a few more presents to wrap and some baking and cleaning to do.
I've got one last Christmas card of the year to share with you that I've made for Two Paper Diva's.
I used lots of Diva layers on this one!!
I started out with the Post Card Stamp and topped that with Fill In The Blank Bing Card. "Merry" on the bingo card is from the Holiday Bingo Word stamp. The Santa image from Ho Ho Ho was stamped, cut out and glittered, then popped off the Bingo card.
The three stars are from the Chill of Winter stamp - which I just love!! Finally, I used the holly leaves from the Holly Jolly stamp.
 
Merry Christmas everyone!!
May you all have a blessed day today!
Rene'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays!!
Three more days until Christmas and soooooo much to do to be ready.
I have a boatload of people coming, shopping to do, baking to get done and presents to wrap, but I am determined to get this done... and looking forward to it!
Today I am sharing a snow globe shaker card I made for Prickley Pear. I have really enjoyed making snow globe ornaments this season and so I thought why not put one of these on a card.
I made this card so the ornament can be removed from the card and be hung on the tree.
And... what better than a snowman to put in the snow globe?
It was a bit of a challenge to get a good picture of this snow globe because of the reflection from the plastic globe. So the picture appears a little fuzzy.
This little snowman turned out so cute and was a perfect fit for the globe.
Don't forget that Prickley Pear has all their Red Rubber Stamps on sale - 30% off - through the end of December.
Hurry on over to get your orders in!!!
Have a Merry Christmas !!!
 


Monday, December 15, 2014

Good Morning!!
I'm here with some Prickley Pear Inspiration to share with you.
 
 
These cute little love birds are just so sweet together. And who says you can't send a Christmas Love card?  I stamped the birds on cardstock and colored them with Copies, cut them out and placed them on the circle. I added some glittery snowflakes in the blue circle and added a little red bow.
For this card I used EE0127 Winters Love Birds Red Rubber Stamp, the sentiment is from  CLR009A Christmas Trees 2 Clear Stamp Set, the little red bow is from
Prickley Pear's 30% off sale is still going on through today. So hurry on over there to get some of these wonderful stamps! 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a wonderful day !!
Rene'

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Prickley Pear Tutorial


How sweet is this??
Today I'm going to show you how I made this little ornament.
First, gather up your supplies.
I used an old blank ornament that I had in the closet for years. You can use a mason jar lid, or a lid from a paper Mache box. It doesn't even have to be round - a square would work too
You will need some paint and some glitter.

 Paint the ornament, let it dry, then ink the edges with a brown ink to distress it a bit. When dry, add glitter to the inside edges and the outside.
Cut out a circle using the ornament as a template. Ink the edges of the circle.
Cut out several "hills" in varying sizes to create the snow.
Next, stamp two trees using the Evergreen Tree Red Rubber Stamp using a pine colored ink.
Cut the bottom portion of one tree to make a smaller tree.
I added snow to the trees using some of the white paint and sprinkling glitter on the paint while wet.
Next, stamp Reindeer Kisses Red Rubber Stamp and color the reindeer using Coptic markers - E31, E35 and E50. I also added some white ink to the black spots on the reindeer backs.
Cut out the reindeer, and ink the edges.
Next, build the scene. Start by adhering the bottom layer snow hill directly to the circle. The next layer of snow hill - use pop dots. Add increasingly more depth by using more pop dots on the trees and snow hills. The deer had 4 pop dots behind them.
Next, stamp "warm winter wishes" from Christmas Trees 2 Clear Stamp Set, cut it out and add silver glitter to the edges and adhere to the larger tree.  Add silver stars to the top of the trees. Adhere silver tinsel around the outer edges of the ornament.
Tie a green bow and add it to the top of the ornament.  Thread two jingle bells through silver string, tie a bow and adhere to the center of the green bow.
Here is a view a little closer up.
This little ornament was so much fun to make, and of course it's prettier in person!!
Now I just gotta decide if I'm going to give it away or keep it for myself!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and hope you try to make one for yourself!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 
I'm back today with a really cute gift tag I made for Two Paper Diva's. I like to take an ordinary paper sack, glassine bag, or old gift bag and "dress" it up by adding some pretty papers and adding a homemade gift tag.  It is a way to recycle bags or use up bits and pieces of leftover papers.
And something else I like - mason jars!!
Love, love, love them!!
So... I dressed up a glassine bag with some pretty papers, and made a mason jar gift tag to hang from the bag.
I also covered a clothespin with matching papers and clipped the tag to the bag.
Two Paper Diva's has
three sizes of mason jar stamps.  This stamp is the largest of the three. Love it!!
Here is a close up of the tag.
I used the Large Mason Jar and O'Christmas Tree .
This mason jar stamp is wildly popular so if you are wanting it go get it Here!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Rene'
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

  Prickley Pear is having a sale!!!
From now until the 15th all the red rubber stamps are 30% off.
So hurry on over and get some goodies before they are gone!!
Click the link below to get there.
 
WOOHOO!!!

Good Morning!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was a fabulous weekend here in KC. The weather was beautiful and most all the kids were here in town to celebrate with us.
Now its time to gear up for Christmas - which will be here in 3 1/2 weeks. Yikes!! ��
To get you in the spirit I have some Prickley Pear inspiration for you.
This is an ornament shaped card which opens from the top.
My mother, Sadie, just loves Cardinals. So when I saw this stamp, I knew I would get it so I could make something for her.
Hop on over to Prickley Pear to see the great selection of Holiday stamps they have.
Have a fabulous week!
Rene'


Monday, November 24, 2014

Good Morning Monday!!
It's Thanksgiving week so I thought I would share one last Fall card for Prickley Pear. Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year. The weather gets cooler, the trees turn and the warm, cozy blankets come out of the closets. The colors of Autumn are rich and beautiful and this card shows them off well. 
This card is simple, yet elegant, with a beautiful sentiment.
Prickley Pear has really great inspiration to get your creative juices flowing and you can see them Here.
Have a wonderful day today and a fabulous Thanksgiving!!
Rene'
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Helloooo!!
It's Thanksgiving in 5 days. Can you believe it? It seems like once Thanksgiving comes then Christmas is upon us. (Then the New Year, and then...life just keeps going on.... Bah Humbug!!!  ��)
 
Really, I am in the Holiday mood �� and really looking forward to celebrating this year. I am trying very hard to stay present for each day and to enjoy every moment that each day brings - the good, the bad and the ugly that life offers.  For if it were not for the dark, how can I truly appreciate the light.
 
Life has been good these days and a lot less "complicated" than it has been in the past years.  For this I give God the glory, for He is good, really good!! I don't think I could have made it through the tough years if it were not for my faith. He has carried me through some of the worst days and has brought some light back into life. Thank you Jesus!!
And... He is the Reason for the Season!
I hope that each of you will take time to live in the present and enjoy each day, not worrying about what tomorrow holds, or what the past has brought - just be content in the now.
That is a true gift of life.
I have a Two Paper Diva's card to share with you. I made this card and included it in one of my classes. For some strange reason ..I am really liking jingle bells and when I saw this stamp that the Diva's made, I knew I would have to have it. 
I used the new Bo Bunny line called Candy Cane Lane. The colors are not traditional Christmas colors, but nevertheless, I love them, and perfect for the jungle bell stamp.
I stamped the image three times on three different colors. I then cut the gray bells out individually and glued them to the pink stamped image, curling up the ends to create dimension.
I used the stamp called Jingle All The Way.
As I said earlier, this card is part of the Shabby Pocket card class that is next week. Here are some more pictures of the class.





 
 Have a wonderful day!!!
Rene'
 


Monday, November 17, 2014

Brrrrrr!! Baby it's cold outside!!
Good Morning Monday!
Here with another Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration.
I just can't get enough of these cute vintage stamps. I want ALL of them!
I've been waiting a long tome to use this cutie... so here you go!
Isn't he just adorable??
And I just love the little birdie sitting atop the lantern.
Prickley Pear has an awesome selection of Holiday and Seasonal stamps that are great for your Christmas cards. Check them out Here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stay warm and cozy!!
Rene' 
 



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Good Morning!
I'm really getting in the Holiday spirit and looking forward to getting the Christmas decorations out. But, I will wait until after Thanksgiving to do so. In the past when decorations are out too soon, it seems that by the time Christmas actually arrives I'm tired of them and ready to put it all away.
So, I will wait...
This morning I have a Christmas card to share with you that I made for Two Paper Diva's.
The image is just so sweet and vintage-y and a perfect size!!
For the Santa, I stamped the image twice and cut one of them out. The one I cut out I colored the hat and Santa's face with a copic markers, added some white fluff to the trim and glitter to the beard, and then adhered the cut out Santa to the other Santa image using pop dots.  I added some crocheted trim, glittered poinsettia's and some bling to dress the card up a bit.
Turned out pretty sweet!
For this card I used Ho Ho Ho , and Mason Jar Accessories - 2
The Diva's are keeping super busy these days and have lots of wonderful things happening over there.
Go check them out Here!!
Have a wonderful day!!
end'
 
 
 

Monday, November 10, 2014

I just wanted to update everyone on upcoming classes.
 
First up is Christmas tags: $25.00
 
      - B's Boutique on Saturday Nov. 15th at 10am and 1pm
      - Cyndy's house in Gardner on Sunday Nov. 16th at 1pm
      - Peggy's house on Wednesday Nov. 19th at 1pm
 
 
Next up is Shabby Pocket with cards and tags  $25.00
 
     - B's Boutique on Tuesday Nov. 25th at 1pm and 4:30pm
     - Mel's house in Gardner on Sunday Nov. 30th at 1pm
 
No class yet for Peggy's house. If you are interested in taking it at Peggy's - let me know and I will talk with Peggy to set a date.
 
 Next up is the Holiday Glittered House $32.00
 


 
      - Peggy's house on Monday Nov. 24th at 10am
      - B's Boutique on Thursday Dec. 4th at 10am, 1pm and 4pm
 
No class yet in Gardner. If you are interested in taking this class in Gardner, let me know and I will talk with Mel as she said she would like to do it.
 
Thank you everyone!  I truly appreciate all your support and enthusiasm with my classes. I love what I do and it gives me joy to share with you.
Have a great evening,
Rene'

Good Morning! Happy Monday to you all.
Is everyone here in the KC area ready for some cold weather? Because, it's about to get cold here!! I am not ready for winter yet... ugh!!
But, the cold weather means that Christmas is around the corner so I want to share a Christmas card I made for Prickley Pear
I know I've said this before, and I will say again...I really love the vintage stamps from Prickley Pear.
I saw this stamp and fell in love. It is just ever so sweet!!
I enjoy making these step cards. They are easy to make and just a little different than the traditional card shape, with some added depth
Please go check out Prickley Pear Here, and check out their Monday Morning Inspiration Here.
Have a fabulous Monday!
Thanks for stopping by,
Rene'
 
 
 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Good Morning!
I'm here with some Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration for you.
This pumpkin stamp is so beautiful - love the wheat and dandelion designs!
This card is simple with little embellishments and sometimes that is good. (I know... unusual for me, but sometimes I like it.)
Head on over to Prickley Pear Blog and check out some other inspiration and then go Shop Prickley Pear and pick out some wonderful product!
Here's hoping you have a wonderful week!
Thanks for stopping by.
Rene'
 
 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Another busy week behind us and a busy one coming up!
It sure did get chilly this weekend and pretty soon there will be snow on the ground and we will be celebrating the Holidays.
So, in preparation for the Holiday Season, I have some classes scheduled for this month.
The first one up is Christmas Tags.

This class is scheduled for Sat. Nov. 15th at 10am and 1pm at B's Boutique in Shawnee, and another one for Sunday Nov. 16th at 1pm at Cyndy's house in Gardner. Cost is $24.
 
Next up is Shabby Christmas Pocket with Cards and Tags
 Scheduled for Tuesday Nov. 25th at B's Boutique at 1pm and 4pm, and also in Gardner - Sunday Nov. 30th at 1pm at Mel's house. Cost is $25.
More pictures to come soon.
I also have completed a Christmas glittered house. No times have been scheduled yet. I just wanted to share pictures. I will update with date and times asap!

I really had fun making this house and hope you will consider taking the class.
It would make a wonderful Christmas gift!!
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'