Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hooked on Making Handmade Cards

I have really  become hooked on making paper cards. I am getting better at it and sold one on Etsy. Yay!

I put this one up on Etsy because I have a lot of cards now since I have been playing around with the Copic markers, dies from My Favorite Things, Memory Box and PoppyStamps. These cute little stamps that I used for the sweet girl is from My Favorite Things called Pure Innocence and I just bought about 10 more because I was having to much fun with this one stamp I wanted to branch out. I check their selection and it's huge so I got a lot of really sweet and cute ones.  

The two children that started the PoppyStamps company are the children of David Brethauer the designer of the Memory Box stamps and papers.  
A cute story about the two is that they started the company as a way to learn about their parents business. Here is their story here. It's pretty amazing these kids are quite young Cooper and Emma. They started a group called the "Purple Polar Bears" so they could learn about business and help animals at the same time. Pretty amazing for two kids. The story really is a must read and they are quite an inspiration to all kids who aspire to start a business and help animals at the same time. It's an inspiration for adults as well that once you set your mind on something you can accomplish anything.

Here are four other cards I made recently using the dies and stamps from the companies I mentioned above as well as stamps and the copic markers.

 Be Happy Friends

Go Coconuts with Me!

You Add Sparkle to My Life

You're My Little Firecracker

This one I had a hard time learning to use the copic markers on her face. I will remove her and redo her because she looks awful. Thankfully I can remove her because she is 3D with pop dots and can be removed.

I am loving my new craft room that Steve made for me. I still need to fix these curtains I made and make the other side. The zigzag is off a bit at the top and really has to be perfect.

Steve's arthritis is doing better, but now he has a problem in the other knee it's super swollen and they are sending him for a MRI test.  He is having a hard time walking and standing. I don't know how he will work, but he says he won't stop working and that he will manage. It worries me that he will get worse. I will feel so much better when I know what is going on and what they can do to help him then I can relax about how he is going to manage to work with all this pain and issues with his legs and knees and hips.
He walks all day at work and stands all day. I told him to sit more so finally he is listening to and did sit this past week at his desk and got up to wait on customers when they came rather then standing all day long like he normally does. I don't know why he was doing that, but I have told him before to sit some, but he was refusing to. 

This weekend I went to meet a relative of mine who was visiting from PA and we met him halfway from Stinson Beach and that was Fairfield CA, so we stopped and had breakfast at Sandy's 101 omelets and then after breakfast with them we left and went to Jelly Belly factory and had our photo taken with my camera in front of RR he is completely made out of Jelly Beans. It's amazing.

Well it's back to laundry and off to pick up my allergy medications, I have been so not feeling well this week because of allergies. 

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Have a great week!


  1. Hi Kat,
    The cards are so adorable and your craft room looks fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend. Lots of hugs

  2. Wow you have been busy, these are too cute, I especially like the one with the two girls in front of the fence, very sweet!


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat