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2018-12-31; Good night CraftiBlog


Sadly, it’s time to put the CraftiBlog to bed.

For years I have used Flickr to host my photos. As of 2019 they are changing their policies.

Here is a statement from their web-site:

“Starting January 8th, 2019 free accounts on Flickr with 1000 or more photos will no longer be able to upload new photos”

This blog is somewhere between 10 and 15 years old with nearly two million views. And yes; way more than 1000 photos accumulated during that time.

I quit working in April 2018 and since that time, no income. No income, no money for the monthly fee that Flicker would like to collect.

If I am able to find finances to pay for a photo hosting service the CraftiBlog may return. Until then however; it’s time to say good night.



2018-12-30; Water color warm wishes


Just a quick card today copying a sample that I saw a video on last week.

Water color background, some die cut doily’s masquerading as snowflakes  and sequins.

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A look at the layers.  The mat under the water color paper is card stock.  I took the wet brush and made an outline so that the colors all matched.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day.

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thanks for stopping by.

2018-12-29; Gifted stamp and left overs


A couple of months ago, my stamping friend sent me some acrylic stamps.  I made a card for her using one of the images.

Can you tel this card is made of scraps from many previous projects?

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Here is a close at the mouse and floral arrangement.

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And all of the layers.  I left them ruffled and bumpy, can’t be totally correct all the time.

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And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

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Thanks for stopping by.

2018-12-28; December shoe box craft night. Hedgehog thank you & REVIEW!


I took an extra card project to the December shoe box craft night.  I figured that after Christmas, everyone would need a Thank You card to send out.

I bought this cute little hedge hog at a rummage sale this past summer.  I stamped an entire sheet of them and then had the Brother Scan-n-Cut cut him out.  We used Bic Sharpies  to color him in.

We decorated the background with some washi tape and iridescent sequins.
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And in case you missed seeing any of the designs, here is the REVIEW.

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It was a fun night and the treat that Ms. Jane served was to die for!  Door County (WI) Cherry dump crumble; served warm and with vanilla bean ice cream.  OMG.  I was licking the plate!~

Thanks to Jane for hosting the December shoe box craft night.

2018-12-27; December shoe box craft night. DP Christmas


This is the 2nd card we made at the December shoe box craft night. We made it with Christmas DP & sentiment.

I made my own flower embellishment by punching 2 flowers from red card stock and topping with a red crystal gem. This was placed on some red tinsel yarn that had been tied in a bow.

We used a stamping platform to get the sentiment right where we needed it to be.

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Picture if you will, winter colors, reds for Valentines, green for St. Patrick’s Day…
The card is tremendously versatile just by changing the DP and sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

2018-12-26; December Shoe Box craft night. Flip-Flop Christmas


Last week was the December shoe box craft night. With busy schedules only two of us were able to mesh and get together. I am so glad we did~! We had a fun and relaxing evening with some 1-0n-1 crafting

This is the first flip flop card we made.

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and Card #2; same flip flop card but in different colors.

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It’s great to have extra last minute Christmas cards!

2018-12-25; 2018 Family Christmas Card


Merry Christmas!

This years family Christmas card is shown below.   I did them up in both red and green this year.
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Here is a closer look at one of the cards so you can see better.

I only used supplies I had on hand making this an economical card this year.

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The center medallion was made using a Spellbinder die;  circle stitched dies  and a punch by SU.

Everything is glued down flat except the center silver snowflake piece.

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The sentiment was stamped, embossed and die cut out.

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And a look at the book card interior.  All the cards have different DP in the center for the book fold; I used only what I had on hand which is why some are red and some green bases.  Some DP just looked better on a different color card base.

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Here I took the photo on an angle so you can see the folds.  The “Good Tidings…” sentiment is by Hero Arts.  The Merry Christmas was computer generated.  I was able to size it down to fit the book panel.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Thanks for stopping by.