Monday, July 28, 2008

Elegant Wedding Thanks

I made a bunch of these in different color combos for three different weddings. Red, Green, and Blue. The background stamp is SU's French Flair the side swirls are from the SU set Noteworthy. I used the Kandi Kane to apply the jewels it's really easy with those no messing around with glue just touch the tip with the heated tool and it melts the glue and you can apply it quickly.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Native American Button Blanket

This is a piece I made when at Women's Own a retreat on the Hood Canal. It is based off of a Native American design from a book that I traced onto felt and made into what is supposed to be similar to a button blanket.

Monday, July 21, 2008

SAR Dove

I made these the Christmas before last the dove and the heart are from SAR (some assembly required) and are really quite fun to make. The dove is from the mobile kit and the heart is the smallest one from the heart set.

These photos don't really do the actual ornaments justice. They were strung on silver thread and I threaded a single light green swarovski crystal bead on each one as well.

Friday, July 18, 2008


This was a card made for one of the office staff at school when her father passed away. I'm sorry but I don't have the paper on hand right now so I can't say who made it or the stamp either. I thought it turned out fairly well since I was pressed for time to create. I have the hardest time using patterned paper for some reason. I tend to horde it all which is silly since the purpose is to craft with it. Popped out some of the flowers with pop dots and embossed in a golden yellow color to add some dimension and class.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Rumisiel Crafting

Here is one of my adorable squidos working hard at assisting me with my crafting. ;)

Friday, July 11, 2008


This is a Kumihimo marudai with the tamas (bobbins) all set up. Kumihimo is a Japanese braid-making technique which dates to about 550 C.E. The word when you break it down means coming together of threads. It was used by the Japanese to decorate clothing, hang, banners, and lace samurai armor together. Derek got this particular Marudai for a friend who has a Japanese persona and I was making sure it worked properly. ;)

Here is my first piece of braid I tried I was still learning some of the ins and outs of using the Marudai but I think it came out ok.

This is a simple square 8 thread braid I used embroidery floss to create it.

This is the spiral version of the braid which I think I like better personally. I really want a Marudai of my own now so I can make cords for my glass beads. Hopefully my dad can make me one someday. You can use yarn as well to make interesting textured braids of varying thicknesses.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Christmas Kitties

The photos on these aren't that great but I think you get the general idea. These were made with Rangers memory frames and glass. When I first saw these I knew I "needed" them to make Christmas ornaments. Granted this is the only one I've produced so far but the rest are there so when the whim strikes they are on the ready. :P

The color was added with alcohol inks I think I could have done better with the colors except for I was under a time crunch. I wanted the ornament to go up on the vet school Christmas tree that is decorated with animal ornaments before Christmas break. Last year I made a dove with a heart with the Some Assembly Required stamps I'll have to take a picture and show how neat those are another time. So long story short I quickly whipped this up with the class appeals stickers that are done with Magenta kitties. I put two of them on there to represent my two furry kids Vashiel and Rumisiel.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Rose Notebook

My mom and I made these last Christams with for a group she belongs to called the roses. The pen is an RSVP one that was opened and the shiny beads that don't have holes were put in. A good source for the beads is The image was embossed in black and then pained with twinkling H2O's the pretty shine is hard to see in this photo. The matting paper if I remember is Stardust and it also shines in the light. The paper for the book is Hot of the Press and it was ran through a large xyron machine which made it sticky on one side and then placed on a composition notebook.