Saturday, November 01, 2008

House Mouse Hello Card

I made this for my friend Rozzie. Another house mouse stamp. Corners were punched with a fiskars punch. Paper from DCWV Butterflies and Blossoms.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Speedy Recovery Card

This card was made for MIL after she had shoulder surgery. Husband drew me off a template for the arm and then we wrapped it in gauze type material and wire to mock a cast. Sling is made from felt and then it all attached to the front of the card. Ring is made from stickles.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Altered Sketch Journal

Altered composition book to match the box below.

Altered Wood Case

This was a case I altered and made for my Aunt Jan. She's a painter, so I thought she could use it for her painting supplies. The altered sketching journal above went along with it.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Assorted Cards for Family & Friends

My new found love! I love all the house mouse families. Gruffies, Happy Hoppers, I WANT THEM ALL!!!!!
House Mouse "Hot Cocoa" & "You're my cup of cocoa!"

This was a card made for my Mother in law for Mother's Day 2008. I thought it was a cute stamp. The inside has the sentiment from Stampibilities that says "You're my Cup of Cocoa". The background was embossed using the Cuttlebug A2 folder, Swiss Dots. Also used the Gamsol Technique on all the cards that are listed.


House Mouse "Bunny Boo Boo"


This was made for my MIL to give to a friend that was having surgery. It was made using the Gamsol Technique and Glaze was used on parts of the card. Cuttlebug A2 folder, Birds and Swirls was used on black cardstock. Ribbon was attached with xyron, and metal embellishment attached using the MM Tag Curler.

House Mouse - "Chewable Aspirin"


Gamsol technique once again. Made for my aunt that was in the hospital. I need more get well stamps..lol Must go shopping!!! lol

House Mouse "Chewable Aspirin"


Yes its those darn cute mousies again. This one was made at the request of my Mother in Law. She had a friend go in the hospital. Used Gamsol Technique once again, along with Glaze on certain parts. Ribbon attached and then MM Tag Curler used.

House Mouse "The Graduate"

This one was made for a family Friend that graduated last year(2008). My mother in law asked me to make her something. Used the Gamsol Technique on the stamp and sentiment. Cuttlebug A2 Embossing folder, Number Collage used. Brushed the background with White stamp pad so numbers would stand out a bit. Tops of brads along the top and bottom side of stamp and sentiments card.

House Mouse "Throwing Daisy Petals"


This was made for Elizabeth, to go with her purse. Stickles were used to highlight parts of the flowers. Gamsol technique also used. Glittered Chipboard letters are from Paper Studios.

Gruffies - "Wheelbarrow Ride"


this one was made for my cousin in law. This one has a lil of everything. Gamsol technique and glaze used. MM Tag Curler with ribbon. Fabric tag in bottom right corner. Stickles used on some of the flowers that were on the cardstock. Flowers at top right; Glitter one from Paper Studios and the purple one is a paper type from a kit thing I picked up from Sams.

Hello Card

Basic Hello card made for Jeanette to go with her altered items. Each letter is chipboard that came with a kit from Sams, along with the two chipboard flowers. Ribbon attached with xyron, and brads used for embellishments. Removed the actual brad thingies though. Only used the tops.

Mothers Day Gifts for my Mom

These were made for my mom for Mothers Day 2008. The first is an altered clipboard, middle is an altered easel, and last picture is an altered shadow frame of my moms first great grandchild.


The Clipboard, easel and shadowbox frame was bought from Tuesday Morning and then altered to my liking. You can buy them in kits with all the needed supplies, but I never like the papers when I get started, so I go off on my own. May or may not be a good thing sometimes lol

The clipboard was made for my mom to use up at work. It's pictures of her husband that died Feb 2007, and their poodles, Precious(white) and Tiffany(brown), that have since both passed away over the past 6mths.


The easel pic is of my mom and Doug, and their two poodles, Tiffany and Precious.


Altered Shadowbox with picture of my great niece Nicki. It proved a little more challenging for me but enjoyed making it.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Altered Wood Carrying Case

Not sure the technical name for this case lol but it's found at Michaels too. The following pictures below are each side of the box and close ups of some of the embellishments. It was made for the youngest son of my husbands cousin. His room is done in John Deere and he loves matchbox cars so this is what I came up with. The sides and inside was altered with fabric wrapped around cardboard and hot glued to the wood. All the other embellishments were added with hot glue also. All supplies except fabric was found at Michael's. Fabric was bought from Hobby Lobby.


Front of case. The tacks along the box are actually iron on embellishments that I just used to look like tacks. Hot glued to the fabric. Name is Glittered Chipboard and the praying hands are card charms.


The back side was decorated with farming embellishments and both ends were decorated with cars, trucks, & farming equipment. These embellishments were painted wood decorations that were premade. The vehicles were magnets but I used them on the sides.

Altered Name Sign/Board & Mirror

This was made for my husbands cousins oldest daughter that has been going through some medical issues. Wanted to lift her spirits a bit. The mirror was made to match the Altered Name board. She's not a girlie girl, so I hope I accomplished a female feel without that girlie girl look?

Small Altered Wood Case



Made for my husbands cousins youngest daughter, Elizabeth. These are your basic wood cases you find at Michael's.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Altered Paint Cans

These are a couple of paint cans that I altered. The first 3 is a gallon size paint can I made for my MIL for Mothers Day 2007. She's a big Tony Stewart fan, so I started with Black Cardstock, attached with Mod Podge. 2nd coat of MP to seal it and added my piece of Tony Stewart paper half way down the can. Coat of MP over the Tony Stewart Paper and then wrapped the racing ribbon around the can. Again sealing it with Mod Podge. Embellished the back with 3d Stickers. Letters were cut out with my Cricut. Cartridge used is Tear Drop. Then a variety of ribbons tied around the handle. Tags and can opener attached with fibers. Glass stones hot glued to top of paint lid. The card I made with a SU! Set. I stamped a bottom layer and then embossed the same stamp on a top layer of vellum. The blue mat is embossed with the Swirls Cuttlebug Folder and the heart is a card charm, as well as the word charm at the cottom.


Below is one I made for a friend. It's a pint size can. Made the same way, with mod podge to attach papers, letters and ribbons. Cricut used once again for letters. Glass pebbles and painted drawer knob hot glued to can lid.


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