Monday, August 8, 2016

New Baby Cards!

Hello hello! I'm getting ready to add more cards to the shop and realize it's been yonks since I share here! You poor neglected blog readers. I'm shaking my head at myself.

Perhaps these pretties can make up for it?

Aren't they sweet? Each has a coordinating box, also. I used Graphic 45 "Little Darlings", a definite favorite!

I also have this album in the works:

All of these will end up in the shop soon. I'll also post inside photos here on the bloggity blog to offer inspiration for folks. 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, February 21, 2016

4x6 Postcards for a Gallery Fundraiser

Hiya crafty peeps! The local gallery held a "Heart For The Arts" postcard fundraiser recently. I submitted 4 for the cause, and here they are!

Here are all the submissions arranged on the wall for the reception.

This was a fun project for me. All 4 of my postcards sold, which adds a little to the gallery bank account.

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a crafty day!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Patriot Altered Tin

Hi folks! It's about time I share a few new things with you. I've been working on more shadow boxes and such lately. This is "The Patriot".

The tin once held a big bar of fancy soap. It's about 5"x3"x2". Inside are some great vintage patriotic finds. The bunting is a sort of paper-y woven ribbon. I did the accordion fold and sewed the red section together, then fanned it out. The flag is an amazing piece, as is the piper. It's worth clicking on the above phote to get a closer look at the flag. The buttons are also old, and the tatting behind "Toledo For Me" once held a pearl instead of a message.

This wooden figure was found in a jumbled box of old lead soldiers at a toy store we frequent. He is perfectly battered and aged, don't you think?

This is one of 5 pieces I have in a local gallery right now. How cool is that?

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you're having a creative weekend!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Sales

Hey folks! Today is Cyber Monday, right? Right! All items in each of the shops are on sale. You will receive 10% off any item when you use the code THANKS10 at checkout. Happy shopping!

Christmas greeting cards can be found in my mixed media shop -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

An Eerie Tale Halloween Album (Image Heavy)

Hi folks! I have a wonderful Halloween album to share with you today. I *know* I said I want to move away from albums but I still have so many prepackaged album blanks on hand and entirely too much paper. Wait, did I say that out loud? Goodness! We'll just have to pretend I didn't say that...

Speaking of album blanks, I found a great price on the old Bo Bunny "My Word" cascading albums. Because I always have to justify shipping charges, I bought 5. This is my first one.

It's made using Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale. It took up 99% of a 12x12 pad. I love how this one turned out and can't wait for it to find a new home and life breathed into it with family photos.

There are 7 individual chipboard pages instead of the original 6. I also used the chipboard packaging sheet. It was the right size! The album -- with rings -- is 14" long and 6" wide.

There are 22 single panels, 15 folded panels and 4 tags. There is quite a lot of room for family Halloween fun!

Click the photos for larger images!

Pages 2 and 3

3 of the folded panels are found on these pages

Pages 4 and 5

Panels and tag on pages 4 and 5

Pages 6 and 7

Inside pages 6 and 7

Pages 8 and 9

Details on 8 and 9 -- can you see the spider below the chipboard web?

Pages 10 and 11

Inside the pockets of 10 and 11

Pages 12 and 13

Details of 12 and 13

The album's back cover

Thanks for stopping in today! This album is available for purchase in my Killam Creative Paper shop. It will bring you YEARS of fun! If you have any questions about the album, feel free to send an email at the link on the right, or through my shop.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Thankful For You Greeting Card

Hello! The third in my autumn-themed cards is up today. The sentiment on this one is "Thankful for You" and I have to say I'm thankful I found this paper line in my stash. I've had fun with it!

A peek at the inside panels

With the matching gift box

Thanks for your visit today! This card and many more are available in my Killam Creative Paper Etsy shop now.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Turning Over A New Leaf Greeting Card, Bo Bunny Autumn Song

Hi folks! I have the second card using Bo Bunny's newly-discovered-in-my-stash Autumn Song. Sometimes it's like finding treasure in this studio...

There are musical notes in the background of a lot of the Autumn Song papers. Here I've used a painted Dusty Attic music notes chipboard to help sing the song of change.

Thanks for stopping in today! I'll have one more Autumn card tomorrow. All the Autumn-themed cards and Halloween cards are available in my Killam Creative Paper Etsy shop now!