Now that Christmas is over, I am not sure what I want to post. We don't make anything that is Happy New Year and it is too soon for hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day. So I thought this cardinal would be good.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
One Christmas, Jim made one of these for my mom except hers was all bevels. She liked it so much that she had him make one to give the priest the following year. He no longer makes them in bevels, but makes them like this one in colors. Merry Christmas to all my friends and family.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
I couldn't decide which color to use on this card so I did one of each. The red one is so Santa but he would be flying in the sky which is blue. Which one do you like best?
Santa is about done checking his list as his big night approaches. Do you have any plans for Christmas Eve. Our neighborhood lights luminaries so we will be doing that. After ours are lit, we walk around the neighborhood looking at all the lights and candles.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
This card was made using the Crazy Cat stamp set. I also have Crazy Birds and will one of these days get the Crazy Dogs too. If I sent cards to family cats, Judy's cat Maggie would get this one. She is real live crazy cat.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
To make this card, I used four different dies and an embossing folder. To get the layers of snow, tear the card stock and make sure some of the inside of the paper shows. The houses are a SU retired die from last Christmas. The sled and tree are new this year.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
This is the same deer that I have used on a few of the other cards I have posted. The die set it is in has so much in it. Along with the deer there is the sled and decorative layer for the sled, and a Christmas tree. There's also a bow, a teddy bear, a wreath, and a stocking. I haven't used any of those little pieces yet.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
This card involves a lot more work than you would think, but still an easy card to make. In order to make the sled, I first made a gold sled with runners and repeated with red. Then I made the gold fancy layer of the sled. I cut the runners off the red sled and attached it to the gold sled. The next step was to add the fancy layer. The sled parts, tree, and deer are all part of one Stampin Up die set. The background is also a SU folder.
This weekend is a busy one for us. On Saturday we will set up at St Tim's in Lutz. After tearing down we will head to Coachman Park in Clearwater to set up for the Sunday show there. Sunday is Christmas Under the Oaks.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Once a month we go out to eat breakfast with a group of our retired math teacher friends. Today was a breakfast day. Of course people ask how our shows are going and I was telling them about the teapot panels. It is hard to get them to visualize so I looked on our blog for a picture to show them. There was non to be found so I guess I haven't blogged about them before. So here is one of the teapots made from a glass plate.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Tomorrow, October 29, we will be at St Andrew's United Methodist Church for their craft show. It is going to be a beautiful day, mid 80s and lower humidity. Hopefully, the wind will be at a minimum.
Jim makes these feathers in lots of different colors. If you see us at a show and only see one color, ask to see the other colors and sizes.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Here is another card that is very similar to one of the cards we will be making in card class today. Are you interested in having a card class for a group that you are a member of? If you are interested in a card class leave me a comment.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
This piece reminds me of a particular art style that I can't think of the name right now. Some people call it praire style but I am thinking of a particular artist. He designed a lot of the buildings at Florida Southern College. I'll think of it later and add a comment.
We are off this coming weekend from shows. Sue will be having a card class though for a particular group of people. Our next show will be at St Andrew's church in Brandon off Bloomingdale Ave.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Doesn't this die look like is what made for beach cottages? The thing is, it wasn't. It was made to be for a Christmas scene. I cut the steeple off the church and the smoke and chimney off one of the houses.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Craft show season begins for us on Saturday, October 8. We will be at Keystone Methodist Church in Odessa. Come out and see Jim's glass and my papercrafts. Look through the blog and if you see anything you would like us to save for you, leave us a comment.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Do you remember the song Puff the Magic Dragon from the 60s? Was it Peter, Paul, and Mary that recorded it? I do know he lived by the sea. I guess the bubbles around this could look like bubbles in the sea. This piece is so much nicer IRL. The largest green bubble is a really neat piece of glass. This is a very unique piece and so different from Jim's other works. I have one other unique piece that I will be posting in a few days.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
We will be attending the Seafood Festival in Cedar Key again this year. I was worried that with all the hurricane damage that it would be canceled. I called this past week and it is a go. So glad for them that they are able to come back from all the damage they had.
Friday, September 9, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Where has this summer gone? It is still hot here and we have at least two more months of heat and humidity but I need to start planning my fall card classes already. I promised my group one more napkin card and then we are taking a break from them. I think we may do this one because they are all sunflower lovers and it makes nice fall card.