Monday, October 6, 2008

I was thinking today, why did I start a blog? Is it because "everyone else was doing it" or to showcase my crafts or because I actually had something to say? The answer eludes me....I have not crafted in months (although I have a gazillion ideas in my head)and I really have nothing of importance to say to the world, but here sits my neglected blog as I for some unknown reason, cannot bring myself to delete it. LOL I did just get a Cuttlebug, so hope to make some cards soon, so who knows, crafts may appear yet! I have never been big on journaling, so you won't see much chit-chat from me. I continue to peruse others blogs and collect ideas and inspiration, which someday, may be put to use

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I am not a good blogger.....

am I....I have not been crafting anything lately, too busy surfing all the other blogs out there LOL. Looking for inspiration for Mother's Day though, something other than a card, but haven't found "it" yet. There is so much creativity and talent out there, and they gratefully share it with the world, for which I am so thankful. So, to all you who blog your stamping, cardmaking, scrapbooking and papercrafting projects, I want to say THANK YOU! You amaze me with your talent, inspire me with your creativity and bless me with your sharing.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Blessings

Made my first Iris Fold card - need to master the cutting of curves as I find it sloppy. Patterns and instructions can be found HERE


Wishing you all a day filled with rejoicing, joy and hope, a day of new beginnings and freedom. Thank you Lord for the sacrifice you made for me.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I've been tagged!!

I have been tagged by Keri! Thank you.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their site..

Ok, so here goes, 6 non-important things, hmmmmmm...

1- I manage an apt. building, but my tenants are soooo good, I really don't have much work to do, just a bit of cleaning
2- I sleep every afternoon for a good 1 1/2 hrs. If I don't, I am groggy & stuptified in the evening. LOL, but I do sleep very well at night too.
3- I rarely like anything I make, no matter how many people tell me it is good
4- I met my hubby when I was 13 and we have worked together many years...we spend 99% of our time together....and actually get along!!
5- I am up with the birds and love the quietness of the early morning
6- Hubby calls me "Tactile Terrie" as I am always touching things to see how they feel

Seeing as I don't really know anyone to tag in the blogging community, I will leave it up to you if you wish to participate.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A quick tip

I use Furure floor polish like others use clear coat...I brush it over my rub-ons, clear decal sheets and waterslip decals. It dries clear & glossy, is self leveling and protects so it can be washed.

FREE Fonts!!

ScrapNfonts is offering 20 free fonts for a limited time...get them before they are gone. Just scroll down page to bottom and click on "free"
http://www.scrapnfonts.com/

Monday, February 25, 2008

Another b-day card

Made this over the weekend for my gramma - used some pink ribbon and the layered flower is once again from Fred She Said (link on the right)....printed the happy birthday on the puter. As nice as these layered cards are, they do not fit well in standard envelopes. I imagine it will be a bit flattened by the time she gets it LOL

Friday, February 22, 2008

Notecard Purse

I had this plastic notecard holder in my stash, it was ripped on one side so decided to pull it out and make a template from it. It will hold 6-8 notecards and envies, although I am sure you can all think of a million other things to put in it. Here is a pic of the finished purse, well, almost finished as I have yet to decide if I want a ribbon handle, or just a ribbon enclosure. The beautiful paper I used (my photo has washed it out) was a scrapbooking freebie from Digitreats.template can be found HERE!

Monday, February 18, 2008

My 3rd Handmade Card

WOW, 334 people have visited my blog in less than a week, yet only 3 comments....hmmmmm. But, that's ok, I'll get over it quick LOL
Anyways, I did a quick b-day card up and a keychain post-it that I found on Angie's blog here. I have trouble deciding what papers, colors, embellishments, etc. go together, but hope to learn more as I go along.




Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Stained Glass

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is light within."
—Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
I recieved this quote in an email today and I immediatly thought of my dear friends Marilyn & David. David has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. The doctors have done about all they can do so he is now at home and being lovingly cared for by his wife Marilyn. These two people truly exemplify "the light within." They have shown how strong their trust and faith in Jesus is from the first day of his diagnosis. Even though there have been tears, fears and worries, they know God has a plan and a purpose for this and they are trusting in Him. They show everyone around them that they leave everything in His control. I am so blessed to know them, to share in this journey with them and to see His light shine through them. You are always in my heart and prayers Marilyn & Dave.....luv ya!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Mini packet template

I bought a pack of Stride gum and loved the little package, so made a template. It comes in 2 sections, the bottom folding up into the top - would be great for a gift card and tag, or small packets of candy or....I used the top part only and made a keepsake packet for a wedding day sixpence. A lady on our local freecycle was requesting a sixpence for her wedding day. I had never heard of this so googled and found it is meant for good luck. I had one here (not sure why) LOL, so I offered it to her. I decided to dress it up a touch. She seemed very pleased with my attempt so I am happy. I put the sixpence in a glassine envy. One thing I will add...I was not happy with the slot to hold it together, it did not stay closed very well, so perhaps a ribbon or velcro would be a better choice. Here is the inside of the packet.



The front & back can be seen here! ....

and the template is here! ....


I would love to hear of other ideas this can be used for.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Another week gone....

....and I have no idea where it went! Was a quiet week, cold, so stayed close to home. Did my "other" job Thursday and it was one of those days that if it could go wrong, it did, LOL but, at the end of the day, it is over & done and I am no worse for wear. I did make an Irish tile for one of my tenants awhile back and she asked me to make another for her daughter's new home. She is a sweet little Irish lady that bakes me wonderful treats, so I am happy to do it.





So, that is all the crafting I have done this week....have been cleaning up my puter though, so not a total waste!


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Winter on the Praries

We have been blasted the last couple days, and for the next few days to follow, with -35 C (-45 w/windchill) temps here, howling winds and just nasty winter weather! We were spoiled with very mild temps so far, although this is not unusal winter weather. Thankfully, I work from home so do not have to brave the elements, but my thoughts & prayers are with those who have to work outside in this....mailmen, police, firemen, (among others) and those who are outside in this - the homeless. Although we have many options in my city for the homeless to get in out of the cold, there are those who, because of mental illness, addictions, and fear, choose to not utilize them. I pray for their safety, and their wisdom to accept the help offered them. I thank you Lord, for the blessings of warmth, shelter and the means to sustain them.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Crosses we bear

The crosses we bear are not supposed to be heavy enough to crush us,
...but they are heavy enough to bend our knees. ~Author Unknown~
God will give us the strength we need to face each and every challenge that we face....when we look to Him, when we humbly ask Him for the help we need. He never once promised to eliminate the trials of life. For without these, we would not grow closer to Him. As a matter of fact, it would have a reverse effect, we would grow further away from Him. We would become independant of Him. We are all blessed with an inner strength from the Lord. But there are times when that strength is sapped, when we are running on empty.
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah 40:29-31 (N.I.V.)

So when the trials of life drive you to your knees ....... pray.

Templates, templates and more templates

As I journey through the various forums, I always see the question "Where can I find a template for....?", so, today I thought I would share a list of sites that offer templates. Please, please be sure to read each creators TOU and abide by them. This I am sure is not a complete list, so if you have any I missed, just let me know and I can add them. Enjoy!

http://inkastamps.com/archive.html - some free w template
http://www.bydonovan.com/templates.html
http://www.houseofstirfry.com/chia/templates/tempI.html
http://www.jersgirl.com/
http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/
http://www.bellesprintables.com/
http://www.primdoodles.com/printables.asp
http://dazzlemania.com/
http://www.paperworks.biz/projectsheets/
http://www.pccrafts.com/
http://www.primdoodles.com/printables11.asp
http://www.stampington.com/html/tempting_template_index.html
http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi
http://www.sweetestthings.com/
http://www.stampersmall.com/templates/
http://thecraftypc.stores.yahoo.net/projects.html - some have templates
http://victorineoriginals.com/
http://www.pbase.com/455rocket/calendar
http://www.ustamp4fun.com/projectgallery.htm - many w templates
http://templatehub.biz/freebies.htm
http://www.crafttvweekly.com/- check archives
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ - join in the forum , a wealth of projects
http://www.copycraft.com/templates.html

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Ultimate Craft Room

Came across this on a site and had to share it. This woman has a craft room most of us could only dream about, one I'll never have. My "craft room" is part bedroom closet, part computer room and part kitchen table LOL
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1285148

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Here are my first 2 handmade cards.......made for my Christmas thank yous. I printed the ty on my puter, and used a strip of Cuttlebug embossed paper behind the layered flower & snowflake.The pointsettia and snowflake was generously shared by Tracy at
So, tell me whatcha think of my first attempts?

A new journey.........

I am not a blog person, but who knows, it may be a journey I enjoy. I have no idea what or how often I will share here, but gonna try my best. You may find my papercrafting items, words of ummmm wisdom, yea wisdom, LOL, just sharing my day, or, nothing!