Thursday, October 31, 2013

Here are some cute favors:  Test Tubes of "Pumpkin Poop" and "Ghost Poop"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HELLO HAPPY WED. EVERYONE I JUST ADDED 2 NEW XMAS CARDS TO MY XMAS BLOG BE SURE TO TAKE A LOOK!!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

HI  EVERYONE,

       WELL I FINALLY STARTED TO WORK ON XMAS CARDS .  I JUST POSTED 2 SO BE SURE TO GO ON MY REG. "HANDMADE CREATIVE CARDS" BLOG AND THEN A LITTLE WAYS DOWN ON THE LEFT SIDE YOU WILL SEE "XMAS CARDS YEAR ROUND BLOG". THAT IS WHERE I WILL BE POSTING ALL MY XMAS CARDS SO BE SURE TO LOOK...HAVE AN AWESOME DAY!!!  CINDY

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

 I'M FINALLY WORKING ON CARDS. I DO NEED TO BUILD UP MY INVENTORY SO HERE ARE 3 "SYMPHATHY" CARDS. THE ONE BELOW WITH THE FLOWER I EMBOSSED THE FLOWER. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN.  I USED THE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER FOR IT AND THEN JUST USED A BLENDER PEN AND STAMPIN REFILL INK AND RAN IT OVER IT IN A CIRCULAR MOVEMENT AND THIS IS HOW IT TURNED OUT...I FELT I NEEDED LEAVES SO I PUT SOME ON.


THIS SYMPATHY CARD I USED EMBOSSING FOLDER FROM CUTTLEBUG "POPPY"'

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hi Everyone, I'm finally back after all summer not doing too much in cards. It feels good to be back in the swing of it......Here is my first one of "THANKSGIVING". It's a "CLOSE TO MY HEART" stamp which is so nice. You can either make just a solid pumpkin or add the writting to it like I did.....

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wedding Card that I put a Diaganol piece inside to put a Gift Card or Money in it......


Thursday, May 30, 2013


 Hi everyone, here is a demonstration on how to color a rose with your copac markers!!


http://youtu.be/Dpu8XSBm7Qk


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

 I've been working on "Thank You" Cards. Here is a couple of them!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Be sure to go to my Xmas blog.  I just posted a new card for you to see!!!! thanks for looking..Cindy
 THANK YOU CARDS



Thursday, April 11, 2013

HERES A DIFFERENT AND INTERESTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR A "BOX CARD"                        http://youtu.be/5gojsHu25UU




BIRTHDAY CARD
GET WELL CARD
SYMPATHY CARD
INSIDE CARD FOR TEA (CARD TO THE RIGHT)
THANK YOU CARDS
SYMPATHY CARD

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Hi everyone just found this video of a "Twisted Gift Card Holder" Check it out it is different!!
http://youtu.be/y-BELCzrvcE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Northwoods- Woodgrained Focal Image

be sure to check this out such a neat technique for cards.!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUSteUH3DI&feature=player_embedded

Thursday, February 28, 2013

 Hi everyone I want to share a tutorial for a "filigree card base"....If you want something different to make this is so pretty...Check it out

http://youtu.be/Un8RJRYO9zA

Sunday, February 17, 2013

If you're a cardmaker, then you should definitely care who Esther Howland is! She is such an important figure in the world of cardmaking, I thought I'd tell you about her.  Esther is known as the Mother of the American Valentine.  She is the cardmaker's ancestor.
Esther Howland
Esther Howland, (1828-1904)
After receiving an intricate English Valentine in 1847, she decided to try her hand at making some herself.  She began to work with paper, lace, "scraps," ribbons, etc. (sound familiar?) to create detailed and ornately romantic valentines.
Esther Howland Valentine

She sold them through her father's stationery store in Worcester, Massachusets.  When her brother first offered them to customers on one of his sales trip, he came back with $5,000 worth of order for her, and she had to enlist three of her friends to help her make the cards, assembly-line style. Thus the Valentine Card industry was launched in the United States.
Esther Howland Valentine
Esther was a formidable business woman.  Her cards became popular symbols for the expression of love, beauty, and cherished relationships. "They became the incredible heritage of a woman who changed the way LOVE is celebrated in America."
"Designing and creating these memorable missives required artistry and inspiration, as well as a touch of magic. The finished products evoked fantasy and romance, and set a trend for more than thirty years. While other manufacturers competed for the affection of the public, none could compete with the quality, taste, and style of Esther Howland. While she was not the first to create Valentines in America, she is credited with having popularized the lace Valentine, and propelling it into a major industry. The accolade, "The Mother of the American Valentine" - first used in a newspaper article shortly after her death - places her deep within the heart of each of us, for Valentine's Day has become an integral aspect of our culture."  (www.victoriantreasury.com)
Three Esther Howland Valentines
           (Click on imge for larger view)
Given my obsession with lacy, girly, and highly embellished cards, I feel an affinity for Esther, as well as a great deal of gratitude.  May the spirit of this amazing artist and business woman inspire all of us in our cardmaking and business endeavors as we celebrate Valentines Day and other occasions throughout the year. 
Happy Valentines Day!  As a cardmaker you should care who Esther Howland is, for our roots go back to her vision and her persitance in pursuing that vision.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

HI EVERYONE, I'VE FINALLY GOT AROUND TO POSTING MY NEW CARDS. I'VE GOT INTO DOING "TAG CARDS" SO BELOW I HAVE SOME TO SHOW YOU:
 THINKING OF YOU

 GET WELL SOON CARD
 THANK YOU CARD