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 …..

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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