Thursday, December 26, 2013

More Sunburst Cards!

Love making these sunburst cards, or starburst, as some people call them. This is a great way of using up your scraps.

Here's two more, the first one is an easel card, I adjusted the size of the top piece to fit the sunburst.

As you have probably noticed, my punching went a little awry on this one... oops!

The next one is for a farewell party.

I did a flap on the inside so that there will be plenty of room for everyone to sign it.

That's it for today, see you soon!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunburst Style!

Hi folks,

It's been a while since I posted anything, but I have been busy crafting.  Can't tell you or show you what I've been doing.... it's a secret for now.  Shhh!! ;)

Here's a card I made.  I came across this style while I was browsing on Youtube, I thought it was nice, hope you like it.

The papers are from the Bazzill *Timeless* collection

The inside.  
I find it hard to write neatly without lines, so I usually lightly draw some lines with pencil & ruler, then erase them when I've written my message.

Here's a link to one of the many tutorials for this card on Youtube

Thanks for dropping by today, I'll have lots more to share with you soon.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Good morning all,
My Granddaughter was recently engaged, here's a look at the card I made for them.


Now here's a card I made for my husband who recently had surgery.

Here's the inside, there was a real lollipop inside.

That's all for today folks!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

*Quackers about You*

Good morning Friends,
Hope you are having a good day.

Today is our wedding anniversary.  Here's the card I made for my hubby.

That's all for today!

Monday, September 9, 2013

*Nana's Recipe Organizer*

 I recently made a few card organizers and thought that the design would work well for recipes too.... so here's my latest project.


Pocket of inside front cover holds a couple of bookmarks, the back inside cover holds extra recipe cards






Recipe cards to match.

For this project I purchased the *Grandma's Pantry* kit from Nitwit Collections.
I have purchased several kits from them and love using them, they are very reasonably priced too.

Thanks so much for visiting & have a lovely day!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Porch *Rug*

Hello Everybody,
I've been working on updating my porch and wanted to share some pictures with you.

The *Rug*

I first had to figure out the size and then draw it out on paper.  Then after taping it off with painters tape I painted the border.

Next I did the stripes, no measuring here, I just eyeballed it!  ;)

 Next, the squares.

Now for the black diamonds.  I did this by cutting out a square piece of cardboard, placing it where I wanted it & drawing around the square with pencil.  Then I painted them.  Lastly, I painted the rest of the floor & steps (not shown) with the same colour as the siding.

Here it is, all finished.  I painted the little rustic birdhouse bench and picked up a couple of striped cushions to tie it all together & I love it!

Here is my inspiration.... Thank you Linda!

Gotta run now, have a lovely day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Card Organizer Tutorial

I decided to do a tutorial while I was making another card organizer, so here goes.......

First, here's the items you will need -
6 - 12x12 sheets of double sided designer paper.
2 - 6x8" pieces of heavier card stock, (for the front & back covers) 
(I used the back cover of one of my paper stacks)
2 - 10x8" sheets of paper, to co-ordinate with other papers.
2 - 6x8" pieces of designer paper for your front & back covers.
Also you'll need your printed calendar pages (not shown) Here's the link where you can download the pdf file.

Paper trimmer - Scor-pal & scoring tool - bone folder - scissors
A binding tool, I used my Cinch and wires
Whatever you want to decorate the front cover with.  I did the title on the computer.

Okay, let's get started, first we'll score our inside pages...
Score at 6", then turn paper 1/4 turn & turn it over to the other side.

Now score at 8"

Fold the paper in half along the 6" score line, & crease with bone folder.

Open it up again & fold the 4" piece up & crease.

Now fold in half. This is what it looks like.
Continue with each of your 6 - 12x12 sheets.

Now we'll make the covers. (there are various ways of doing this, so do it however you like, this is how I did mine)
Take one of the 10x8" pieces and place 6x8" piece of heavier card stock in the centre.  Fold paper in along each side.  Remove card stock and cut each corner out, as shown above.

Place card stock back on the paper, and glue each side, as shown below.

Now you can add your 6x8" piece to the front and this is what you now have.
6 inside pages and the front & back covers.

Next step is to punch the holes in your pages and front & back covers ready for binding.
I used my Cinch binder and punched 5 holes at each end with a space in between.  You can do this any way you want to of course.
Sorry to shout, just wanted to make sure you didn't miss that bit. ;)

This is what I mean...

Now we can add our calendar pages to each pocket.... one month on one side (with the punched holes on your left)  Turn the page over and add the next month, (now the holes will be on your right)

Now it can all be bound together.  
Use fairly large coils as this will give it room to expand as you add cards to it.

More pictures of the finished organizer....

I do hope that this has been helpful and not too confusing for you.  If you prefer to watch it done, there's a great video tutorial here

Thanks a bunch for stopping to visit today!

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