Monday, May 3, 2010


Hi everyone,  as the title indicates I took one of my swap cards and updated it to reflect my take on the card.  First I will show you the card.  (I accidently put my granddaughter (Kirsten's) name on card and the card was made for other GD.)

I added some close to cocoa chalk to fence post and put eyelashes on face. Then I decided I had to fix the name problem and pop out the fence and pig.  Also wanted to put the #5 on card somewhere.  So here is the results.

Okay, what do you think?  I used sprinkles on the chipboard #5; added antique ink to fence; used lable punch for name (used deminsional on each end).  The fence was made using the word window (10 punched out).  Then I thought the brown area was too plain. So made some squiggles to make it look more like mud. LOL  Now all I have to do is finish the inside.

I didn't get my 3-D project done yet but may finish it tonight if I don't watch TV with Dick.  Hope you had a super day and tomorrow is looking real good again for us Michiganders. Ok maybe a little rain but who cares as long as the sun comes back out.  P.S. just saw a huge rainbow out our patio door overlooking the lake.  See yah......

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I know it has been over a month, okay 6 weeks, but us retired people have such a busy schedule that there isn't enough hours in a day. LOL  I have been doing a few cards but haven't been posting.  I finished one last night that I sooo love. First I must explain something. At Ronda's Weekend Retreat, there was a silent auction for several different items. One of the items I bidded on was a big SU box filled with swap cards, regular cards, 3-D objects, etc.. Well the card below was one of the swap cards that I removed the bottom layer and made it my own by using close to cocoa pastels on the Manhattan Flower (I don't have this embossing die yet) and then used the Frost White Shimmery paint. Boy did that ever bring out the outline color.  I then added a bow to the ribbon (soft suede) and used ticket punch on corners. Then I layered onto soft suede CS and the onto card (Very Vanilla).  I love this card so much and IRL the subtle look is so 3-D with the shimmery paint.

See what I mean?   Below is the inside.  Hope you like this.

Well, this will be short as Cold Case is on for nest 2 hrs. and it is also the last show of season so better go for now.  Will try and upload another card and my 3-D object I am working on.  See you soon.