Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cookie Packets for United Way!

One of the things I love about going to Oklahoma City to see my family is going out with my sisters to a really neat store called My Heart's Fancy! We manage to hit that place at least once a month and do a make and take. Totally fun, with creative ideas and new techniques! The little Halloween treat bag was one of their make and takes. So, last weekend, Sandra and I sat down and made a lot of these. Some for her, some for me. I made mine for our Bake Sale coming up October 29, 2010 at the ONEOK Building, lower level. We are planning on stuffing the bags with two cookies (as there are two slots) and hoping to make money for United Way! I'd love to say this was my design, but alas, I can't. But it is so cute! I'm looking forward to seeing how the sales are at our Bake Sale!
Thanks for stopping by. By the way, My Hearts Fancy's blog link is posted here, so stop by and see them as well. They love visitors too!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Anniversary

WOW, that is all I can say about this card. I has an oriental motif in golden browns and teals, with a hemp string bow. Just so cute. And, I happen to know the person who received it really loved it. Fun to make. Enjoy!

I think that I am now ready to try a card challenge and see if I am up to the standards of others in this unique crafting circle! Look for that soon! Thanks for visiting me. I always appreciate your visits and if you desire, your posts!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Season's Greetings

This is my third design for this 2010 Christmas Season. Season's greetings is chocolate brown cardstock with white cardstock insert. It is cut in a elegant label design with the stamp of trees stamped with chocolate ink. It then is embossed with snow on the trees and ground. The inside of the card has an elegant white label with "May the peace and joy of the season be with you all through the year". There are 3 pearls at the bottom and sides of the card and a gold ribbon knot at the top.

This comes in packs of 12 with envelopes for $22.00. All orders can be placed by notifying me either through my website by leaving a note or by sending me an email at readngadventures@sbcglobal.net . I require 1/2 down for total cost of order. The balance will be required to be paid before card sets ship. All cards will be shipped by November 15, 2010. Shipping is actual cost of mailing. Mailing material will either be bubble wrapped in box or bubble mailer, depending upon the size of your order. Thanks for taking the time to look at my 2010 Designs.

Blessed Birth

While I love to make fun cute cards for the Christmas Season, there wouldn't be a Christmas in my world with recognizing the birth of Christ. So, this lovely Nativity card is a reflection of my belief that Christ was born to live on this earth, died on a cross, buried behind a stone and on third day arose and now sits at the right hand of God. It is white on white on white. White cardstock, white embossed cardstock, embossed with ribbons of holly, white webbon and a small white nativity stamped in sepia and color washed with green for the clothes and purple for the blanket. The halos are actually gold, don't they stand out beautifully.

This is the second of my 2010 Christmas season cards. If you are interested in purchasing a set of 12 with envelopes, the price is $20.00 for the set. All orders will be completed and shipped by November 15th, unless otherwise notified. Just e-mail me at readngadventures@sbcglobal.net and I'll respond with 24 hours. Thanks again for visiting.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Santa Baby!

I love Christmas and this is one of my three Christmas Cards designs I'll be making this year! Doesn't it just put a smile on your face, an autographed photo of Santa. Any Santa fan would love to have one of these. The base card is smooth white card stock with a red frame. I decorated the frame with dots of white enamel. And the picture of Santa, of course, in his workshop doing his magic!. The photo is also signed "Love, Santa." The ribbon is string ribbon which gives the bow and the card a bit of whismy. When you open it upon the inside says "Hurry Down the Chimney Tonight!". Yes, you got it right, the song was my inspiration! I just love it when something puts a smile on a person's face. I think this one will do the trick! Anyone interested in ordering this card for their holiday season, just contact me below or at my e-mail address: readngadventures@sbcglobal.net. The price is 12 Cards and envelopes for $24.00. Shipping is additional and only actual cost. All card sets will be delivered or shipped by November 15, 2010. Packaging is a bubble mailer. I accept PayPal. Stay tuned, two more cards coming up soon! Thanks for visiting, Annette

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Why Can't We Be Friends!

I've entitled today's blog after a song! You know when you sit down to work on something you usually have a design in your head. I tried several different ideas with this current paper, which just gave me fits to figure out. However, after visiting with my sister, Sandra, I was provided with great inspiration with this very busy paper. Thank you Sandra. I appreciate you so much!

The paper is very busy, blue, black, red, checked, birds, flowers, journaling lines. Very busy. But I think I managed, again thanks to my sister, to tame this paper into a perfect general occasion card, that would work for both men and women. It is a basic white card stock, with a flower designed base. Layered with two window pane papers and then a polka dot. The f has a little tag attached with the word "friend" stamped on it. Finally, in an attempt to bring home the look, a nice flourish for that extra touch. Not my usually bling, sparkle, flower, spritzed card. Not even what I would call shabby chic. Just a nice card you could give any friend, be it just because, birthday, or love.

This card kit is available through A Scrap and More for $3.00. If you prefer to have yours already made up, it is $4.25. Just let Ashley know if you want the kit (she'll mail them out) or if you want me to put it together and then mail it. The address and phone number is 820 Sycamore, Broken Arrow, OK. 918 872 9104. Finally, keep coming back. I'm posting my Christmas cards for this 2010 within the next two week.

Thanks for visiting. Leave me a message, I love to get them!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Goodbye to a Dear Friend

Surprise! I'm here twice in one week. Makes up for me missing last week don't you think? Well, I was asked to make my dear friend Crystal a going away card. See Crystal is moving to Minnesota (talk about jumping out of the frying pan onto an iceberg!). So, I had some great ideas. First -- bikini card with ice all over it (get it!) but that didn't fly with my consultant (Sharon). So, I decided I would do a sun with Tim Holtz embossing folder of Rays. Well, I make 3 attempts to get it right, and it just wouldn't work. Oh well, sometimes creative moments don't turn out just like you map it in your head. So, then I thought, well, what can I do next. I fumbled around my desk, drawers, box of goodies, plastic container of goods, bookshelves filled with goodies (and of course wished my sister lived close so I could raid her goodies!) and this is what I came up with, a chipboard card! I took pinstripe black paper, added two large chipboard flowers (they were white). Painted the petals as follows: Ranger pearlized white metal, ranger dried marigold around the center, and ranger worn lipstick on the petals. I gave it a faded striped look with a nib. Then I added the flourish as a stem and leaves. The flourish is red sparkle. Finally to trim it out, I added teal dew drops. Gives the card a smart look doesn't it. The inside is blank so people can say goodbye. But if my sun card had worked out it would have read "Our days won't be as bright without you". I'm still going to make that card and show it here, because it really is a neat idea. But, for Crystal, this unique card will just make her day. I'll really miss her. She is a good friend.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It has been almost 2 weeks since I updated this post. Unfortunately, I need to learn to take better photos, however, here are my card kits. These kits include everything you need to put a birthday card together. Denim paper and denim strip, painting already completed, bows pre-made. All you have to do is add glue and your own words to the inside of the card. All cards are blank on the inside. These kits run $3.00 each and come in a plastic sleeve and with their own envelope! Some envelopes are hand made with coordinating paper and others have white envelopes. Card Kits can be purchased at A Scrap and More, 820 N. Sycamore St., Broken Arrow, OK. If you want to purchase one and can't run by, give Ashley a call at 918 872 9104 and she will most likely work with you to get you one! Thanks again for looking at my two card kits. I appreciate your visit and hope that you will visit me again soon. I promise to work on my photography!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

First Draft Card Kit

Its Sunday night again and here is my latest update. I met with Ashley at A Scrap and More and picked paper for my card kits. My idea was a pocket on a pair of blue jeans. I have included the pic so let me know what you think of this. This is just a draft. The final might be a little different, but I am open to suggestions from any of my great and talented friends. (that means all of you!)

This weekend was without any major events. Our yard work is done, our house work is done, so as it goes, we are ready to start our week all over again. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Fun Weekend

Hi everyone. Had a fun weekend with my family. Before I met up with them, I met with the owner of A Scrap and More in Broken Arrow. She loved my card designs and we have agreed to me to make card kits to sell at her very busy store. Friday I'll go out and pick up paper and then start posting my designs so you can see what I'm making. And maybe you or someone you know will want to get a card kit for that very special someone in your life.

I arrived in Oklahoma City on Saturday and met up with my sister. We played with her cricut and created wall designs for her upcoming school year. It was lots of fun seeing the relaxation across her face as we worked out on paper the designs she had in her head. My family is doing well and we laughed a lot. Met up with my other sister on Sunday and it was wonderful. She was doing well, but really was worried that I would blog about her! She made me swear I wouldn't use her name!

Arrived home and the Brainboy was happy to see me. I had Arbys in the sack and he just knew he would get a bite. But alas, his hopes where dashed when Dad and I put the last bite in our mouths.

I'll have photos on later this week. Finally got my camera fixed. Look foward to sharing those with you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lucky Day

On Saturday I'll be meeting with the owner of A Scrap and More to see if she will let me sell cards and card kits in her shop. The Shop is in Broken Arrow and I am hoping the meeting is successful. If it is, I'll be singing at the top of my voice (for those who know me, you know how true this is!) This is an exciting chapter in my life. I refuse to sit still and let it pass without trying! Wish me luck folks.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My First Blog Post

Hi my friends. I can't believe I actually created a blog and am now blogging. I can't even keep up with my Facebook Account. But I blog here with purpose. I love to create cards. I create them to give, I create them to sell. I just create. One day I told my husband I was bored and I needed a hobby. He asked what type of hobby did I want, and I said, I want to create cards! He then asked me if I knew anything about making cards. I,of course had to say no. He laughed, stands behind me while I create and work my hobby!

I have become acquainted with some wonderful people and look forward to meeting and hearing from more. No photos today, but shortly I'll add some of my work. So, look for my card art soon!

Thanks for visiting me today!