Friday, January 11, 2013

And the light bulb went off.... errrr, on?

As I have said, on numerous occasions, I want to blog.  I really do.  I just don't know what to blog about.  I mean really,  how many times do you want to look at the kards I make?  Or the ideas that I borrow and revise?  Or the stuff I come up with on my own?  My husband, bless his heart, keeps saying I am the perfect person for blogging.  Really?  He thinks that because when I get something in my head and become obsessed with it...   well, that makes me the perfect candidate for blogging.   Not sure, but I think he just called me a little miss know it all!  Humph!

Well, it got me to thinking.  Dang it...  now I will have to give him credit!!  I love to make kards.  I think you all know that.  I love love love to make kards!  I also love to share my kards.  Whether you buy them or I just give them away, I love to share!  I want to share.  More.

I have decided to pick a kard a blog and post a "how to"...   now keep in mind that it won't be me doing the how to.  I am going to post the same how to that I learn from.  Then I will post several kards that I make in that style.  I would love for you to make your own kards.  Or to try to make your own kards.  But if you just don't want to, and you fall in love with the kard I show you....  I can make it for you!  The bulk of these kards will be my $3.00 specialty kards.

Let's get this ball rolling...

This is the link I used to make a Center Step Kard.  You will find hat I use Splitcoast Stampers tutorials a lot.  They are really easy to follow.  They are easy to understand and to make on my own.  You will also notice that I never duplicate the embellishments.  I do my own thing.

I tend to print up the directions, staple them together and then refer to them often!!

Now here are a few Center Step Kards that I have done.

Well, I hope that this is a blog that you can use.  That you enjoy.  That encourages you to pull out a sheet of paper and make a kard.

Let me know what you think!

Happy, Scrappy Day!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope that 2013 brings you all that you deserve.

I "rang in the New Year" with a new little guy that I was sitting for,  Chip!  Chip is an 8 lb. yorkie, that has become the newest client of The Critter Sitter.  He is a cutie.  I was able to hang with Chip from 12-27 until I came home late this afternoon.
I enjoy Critter sitting.  I figure that everyone's fuzzy babies should be home, safe and sound, while Mom and Dad are away.  I am blessed with an awesome kennel that my Riley loves to be at, but not everyone is happy taking their fuzzy ones to a kennel.  So I go to their homes and move in while they are away.  Everyone is happy!  Mom, Dad and, most of all, fuzzy one!!
Right now, I have three fuzzy babies that I hang with, but I am booked for two more dogs and a bunch of cats!  How much fun is my life???




I am entering the krafting world in 2013 with a bang!  I have 1 order to get done right away and then I am making the invitations for my Aunt and Uncle's 50th Anniversary!  I am so excited about this!  I did a 25th Anniversary last year and now this!  Super excited!  I can't wait to look at papers and embellishments!

I have been making more and more book corners.  They are addicting little buggers!  I have made Noms (googlie eyes and teeth), Clops (one googlie eye and teeth), Potts (Harry Potter paper, eye glasses and scar), Sirs (mustaches and monocles), Hello Kitty, Darth Vadar, Angry Birds, Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, College Teams, Japanese paper collectibles, Santa Claus.........  and the possibilities are endless!!

2013 will, hopefully, bring Percy Jackson, Military and more character book corners!  Like I said, they are addicting!   To make and to own!!

Happy, Healthy, Scrappy 2013!