Sunday, June 07, 2009

New Crafts

Wow, over five months since I last posted. I haven't been idle either, let me tell you. Although I've been really busy, I have to admit I have not done much knitting. Right now I've really been enjoying making cards and getting into scrapbooking and rubberstamping. I love it so much, in fact, that I signed up to become a Stampin Up Demonstrator. If you are curious to see what it is that I am selling, you can just browse through my Stampin Up website at

Oh, I also wanted to show an update of my two beautiful daughters. I'll bet you can't tell how proud of them I am. I am also pretty proud of me as I have lost 46 pounds and am still going.

Let me show you some of the cards I've been making. I'm very much a newbie at this, so I realize that I have a great deal to learn...but I'm having fun!!

This card was made for a secret pal that I am exchanging with through the summer.

Yep - another card going to my secret pal.

Okay, this one is definitely not my favorite, but I was playing around with some new techniques! It will probably go to my secret pal too.

A graduation card for my niece. Somebody gave me the idea of using her announcement as part of the card.

I totally took this idea from a book, can't remember which one. Don't know if you can tell, but there is vellum over the fish to look like a glass fish bowl. My calligraphy is pretty bad on this card -- but I'm working on it.

This card was made for my Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day. She loved it!

Here is another pop-up card that I made for a card swap. Can't remember which group.

Now this was a really fun card that I made for my secret pal. It closes into a little book that is tied with a ribbon.

Here is the front of the book/card.

Okay, this one is kind of silly -- but I had fun making it.

Yep, this is similar to the one above, but different. I made this for my dear friend's birthday.