Tim Holtz introduces Distress Stickles!

Check out Tim’s blog …. he has just announced a new line of Stickles – Distress Stickles!!! Woo Hoo!! A girl just has to have her bling! I have his link on my sidebar …..

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In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day

In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, which was on September 21st, Carolyn King has put together an incredible giveaway! You can enter here:

$1000 Giveaway

Part of the giveaway asks that each entrant send a card to a caretaker of an alzheimer patient. I have a lovely card I am going to give to Stillwater Estates manager and pass on to a caretaker. This giveaway brought tears to my eyes because of the generosity from so many wonderful companies and individuals! 

Go check it out! Here is my card:

 

This was my entry:

Here is my card:https://melindabrein.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/in-honor-of-world-alzheimer’s-day/ Omigosh! Only three: I drooled over every last one!!! Ok, three companies who donated are Verve Visual, Starving Artistamps and Stamping Bella. The two “artists” who donated are Lauren Meady and Dawn Lusk. I have posted this on my blog. ma_brein@hotmail.com

Birthday Cards

My daughter works very hard on her cards for special people. This card is for her auntie Julie!! At six years old I think she does a fabulous job at creating on her own. (It’s so easy to just jump in and take over – which I didn’t do!) On this particular card she wanted to use the distressor for her edges “like you mom” … so it was a first — Her style also involves all sides of the card! 

This is the “front” & “back”:

This is the “inside”:

Ok, so I might have helped with cutting out the oval for the frame and the kitty – but really that’s it! 🙂

I had fun with some chipboard again and my CB with felt:

Metal Beaded Pendant

One of my most recent projects involves chipboard, scrapbook metal paper and beads! I layered my chipboard shapes and covered them with glue and metal scrapbooking paper. I used a stylus to mold the metal around the shapes and folded the edges to the back. From that point, I glued a faux leather on the back to cover the metal edges. At this point I am working on the edging with beads. I think this piece is going to become a necklace with some fringe hanging down. I have two other pieces to play with once it is complete. 

Orange Blossoms Card

Another quick card – used my CB to create orange felt blossoms … green craft foam swirls …. fun springtime theme. I just wish my picture looked better! I’m on the search for my camera’s manual – aargh!!!! Anyhoo …. we have sod on the way!!! Woo Hoo!!! I’m going to have a backyard on Weds! Have a great weekend everyone! -Melinda

 

Flower Card 3

Happy Mother’s Day!!!! I am hanging out at home – we have a backyard to finish! So a quick post of another card I created for my club. 

 

Flowers 2 Card

Alas, another card made for club! This one was fun – I created a window and then suspended my cutouts between the white mesh (drywall tape). A little different …

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