Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Halloween Birthday
The Black Hat Society

 Notice the feathers on the hat?

This card has a story.  My sister's mother-in-law is a Red Hat Lady and talks about it all the time.  I figured my sister would love an invitation to the "Black Hat Society" for her birthday.  On the inside it states the "induction" will be held @ Posie Chapel.  This is a haunted church from our youngin days.  I'm sure she'll get a laugh.
Happy Birthday Sister/Friend
I Love You
Toxic Treats
If you can't tell this card is 3d with a transparent insert for the shop window.  The minute I saw this store front in the Silhouette store(shown in red) I knew what it was going to be.  I think it makes an awesome card and I hope you do too. 

Sorry about the blur on the inside but regardless of the # of pictures taken and the amount of work ion PsP this was the best I could get so I decided to add it to the site anyway.

Witches Dance

This was a fun card to make...I had so many things I wanted to put on the front so, expect to see this style again.

The Raven

I've been wanting to do a Poe card forever.  This was the year.  I hope you like it.  Please don't forget to leave me comments?  I'd love to know what you think of my cards so I know if I should keep posting or am just wasting time.  Thank you.
Trick or Treat

Who remembers this from back when?  I think my grandkids will get a laugh.  I have to mention the background paper I used for this card and the "Boo Crew" card.  It's called "Trick or Treat" by the Paper Studio.  It has some wonderful papers and I can't wait to use more of it next year.

No Invitation - No Entry

This was such fun card that came from my warped mind.  The doors have 3d panels and the "witches" were colored with copic markers.  The inside reads ..."Oopps, no RSVP no entry" .  See the "splat witch" wasn't invited to the Witches Ball so she got the door slammed in her face..LoL

The Boo Crew

This card was a little different for me and I learned a lot from it.  It is a silhouette cut but wasn't originally intended as a Halloween card.  I think it came out cute and I hope you do too.

Spooky Tree
If you look close you can see the 1/4 moon.

For My Daughter the Vampire Lover
If you can't read the little book it says, "Vampire Forensics'"

Card inspired by Silhouette

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I Love the Wind

 C. Thomas

I love the wind
The way it's fingers lift my hair
The way it kisses and caresses my face
The way it takes away my worries and cares
The clouds move by on days that are fair
It moves through the wild expanse
It lifts the feathers and floats the fowl
Sometimes I have to fight to keep my stance
It whips through the limbs as it shreks and howls
The song it sings blowing through the trees
The way it blows and dances the leaves
It drives the rain hiding my tears
Moving softly and taking with it my fears.
I love the wind
It sings a song and whispers my name
The world bends and moves changing things
So they're never going to be the same
Often you have to strain to hear it sing.
It blows in great drifts
Some people think it's a wild foe
It drives the snow making it lift
It stings my nose and freezes toes.
But I love the Wind

Monday, September 23, 2013

Silhouette Cutting Freebie

I'm offering a free .studio file.  It's an old fashion sailor hat with an anchor that can be removed if you don't want the anchor.
In order to receive this file you will need to become a follower on my AngeL Arts site.

Click on hat to take you to the download site.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July

These are cards I created for the 4th of July.  I hope they give you some ideas.


This was an awesomely fun card.  I hunted down the polk-a-dot paper and found it at my local Michael's® store.  The "flowers" started out as white cardstock.  Each flower consisted of 5 pieces.  I used my copic's® markers (Prussian Blue and Lipstick Red) to color the various parts of the Silhouette® cut-outs.  The fence was a cut out, the "sun" was a punch and I created the grass using multi-bladed scissors I got from Oriental Trading®.  The sweet patriotic 3d butterfly was a gift from my beautiful daughter.  I plan to use the rest of them next year.


This sweet card has clouds and a 2 piece sun with a button center on foam adhesive to add depth.  The fence has a patriotic banner with pearl button centers and I added the white border with my favorite Uni Ball® white pen (I consider this the very best white pen).


This is my own creation of a "From our House" card.  Navy and white stripes give the illusion of house siding.  The red door has "raised panels" a copper colored handle back ground and a small red brad from Joann's® for the knob.  I used my silhouette to create a one sided 3d star.


I recently went back to aqua therapy after not taking it for 12 years.  (YES, I do hurt)  So while talking to my therapist it came out that I am a cardmaker.  She requested to "be put on my card list".  This card seemed appropriate.  I had the swimsuits ready and was trying to figure out what the heck I was going to add to tie it into my therapy.  I went to my favorite source...Silhouette®!  They had just added the wave and I knew what I was going to create.  I started with a lemon yellow card and sponged on desert sand© ink on the bottom (doesn't it look just like sand?) and marine blue© ink in the sky.  Both inks are Memento® products.  I added the navy blue picot ribbon on the side and as an after thought I made the little USA directional sign.  I love it and hope she and you do also.


This card wasn't sent out and will be put back for next year but I thought I'd add it here.  I used white cardstock for the card.  The background paper I purchased 14 years ago at a scrapbooking expo.  I punched the small red swirls and the corners of the background.  The rocket is a Silhouette® shape and I added red stickles to the rocket and swirls and blue stickles® to the rocket for bling.  I really like the way it turned out.

Those are my offerings for this year!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Father's Day

Here are the cards I created and gave for Father's Day.
( 1 is missing but I'm hoping to still get a picture of it.  I really liked it and would love to share it so, keep your fingers crossed)  :-}

3d tool box.  
If you can't tell several of the tools are on sticky foam so they stand out from the rest of the tools in the box.

My husband has a mustache (for most of the 40+ years I've known him)
so this was the perfect card for him.  The card is held together with notches in the kewl.  I purchased the design from the Silhouette Design Store.

'57 T-Bird
My husband's twin owned a '60 T-Bird.  This is as close as I could get.
This is also a Silhouette design but instead of just putting the separte pieces on a card front I created a card that fit the design.  If you'd like the original card shape I created give me a holler and I'll put it up for download.

(This spot saved for the missing picture.  As soon as I get the picture I'll upload it.)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scrapbook page FREEBIE

Here's a new freebie for you!  This is a scrapbook page set.  The colors are very summery and fun.  Please comment if you download it.  I love to know you were here and downloading my freebies so I'll continue to offer them.  Without your feedback I don't know if you like what you see and please feel free to make suggestions as to what you'd like to see.  Below is a preview of the page set.  Click on it and it will take you to my "Paper Cutz" site where you can download it.

Set includes papers, buttons, elements and ribbons.
Please share the link to this post.  Do not share this file! 
Thank you

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Card fit for a PhD

My nephew has done a fantastic amount of work and has earned a BA, Masters and a PhD.  To celebrate his graduation from Berkeley I created this special card for him to let him know how proud we are to see his accomplishments.  Congrats get a

The background is a map of the UC Berkeley campus.  The flag banner has silver metallic letters spelling out Berkeley.  I hope he enjoys it.

Mother's Day 2013

I created 4 cards for Mother's Day this year.  Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of one of them.
The greetings on all but the shoe was created in Word.  The one on the shoe was hand written.  The "purple" has a Silhouette cut-out and a major amount of beautiful purple Stickles.  The "blue" has hand created flowers with pearl accents and a sweet dragonfly in the top corner.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

My New Button

I've finally added a button to my site. Please feel free to grab and post it on your site. I'd love know if you do so I can visit your site as well. Thank you.

I have no Easter cards to show because I had surgery and wasn't up to creating them.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I have a freebie I've posted on my Cutz site. (Look for the "Freebies" page link to find it.) If you have a cutting machine you might want to check it out. Please leave me a comment so I know if I should continue to offer freebies.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tip of the Top Hat

I created this card for my Daughter and her family.

The top hat consists of 4 pieces (another Silhouette pattern), the top, the hat, the band and the buckle.  I colored them with copic markers.  The shamrocks around the hat are real shamrocks I collected and pressed last year.  The final touch was the shamrock ribbon and bow purchased from Michael's.

Green Beer Cheer

I used a Silhouette pattern to cut the beer and border.  The "beer" consists of a light blue "glass", the green beer colored with copic markers, the "foam" also light blue colored with Paint Sticks white and detailed with copics.  I cut 2 pieces of acrylic the shape of the mugs to give a glass look.  The small shamrock on the beer was part of the cut out.  I placed a background of green plaid (part of my Oriental Trading paper purchase) with a white doily on top.  I then glued the layered beers and added white rhinestones to the "foam", gold to the shamrocks and 3 green rhinestones to the area between the beer.  Here's a Cheer with St. Patty's Green Beer!