Monday, October 24, 2016

Other Hobbies

I thought I would share some of my other hobbies with you.  I am a knitter--and just finished a poncho for me!  Usually I knit for others (can't post the Christmas presents that I have finished) so this was a real treat for me!  I am very pleased at how it turned out (I just have to weave in ends, block, and finish the fringing).  Love the colors.


Another hobby that I have just started is quilting.  I paper pieced the block on the center of this bag (it is the Elephant House at the Cincinnati Zoo) and then made the bag.  I'm now very hooked on quilting!

Another hobby of mine is needlepoint.  I have been working on Christmas ornaments, but my finished ones are at my needlepoint store.  I'll post some of them later.  Off to work on some more projects!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tickled Tuesday!

For the Inkspot Design Team, it's Tickled Tuesday!  Don't you just love Halloween?  As a wife, mother, and grandmother, it's the holiday that I have the least to do.  Just send my hubby to the store to buy some candy (kinds I don't like so that I don't eat it all before the kids come trick or treating), rustle up costumes (all are grown so I don't have to do that any more), and make cards!  My kind of holiday!!!  All the cards that I am sharing today have a Halloween theme.

First is my favorite!  It is a pop-up card made with several Riley images.  The ones I used are DracuRiley, FrankenRiley, MummyRiley, and Vampire Riley.  There are many tutorials out there for a pop-up box card.  You've got plenty of time to place your order in our store and find a tutorial--and start crafting some of these fun cards for your little ghosts and goblins!

Next is a card using one of my favorite images--Felix the Cat. You can order Felix plain (as I did) or with a balloon.  I then placed a broom in his hand and used the sentiments "Too Sexy for My Broom" and Happy Halloween. With that jar cut out and Felix peeping through, he is just too cute!

Inside of card:

My last card doesn't appear to be a Halloween card, but it's perfet for a treat for one of your older kids or grandchildren.  I found a tutorial for a styrofoam cup with a pop-up gift card enclosure inside.  On the outside, I added some corrugated cardboard, and used the sentiment All I Care About.  Inside I used the sentiment Coffee and Friends--although I would leave this off if it were for a relative--LOL!

Inside of card with gift card:

Hope you got some inspiration--and are off to make some Halloween cards now!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's Tickled Tuesday Time!

I have two cards for you today from the Ink Spot Design Team!  My first card is a side stair step card.  My cards are so often just regular cards--and I'm trying to branch out!  Almost the majority of cards that I make are for females, so I'm trying to make more masculine cards.  This stair step card uses Tool Time Riley, perfect for that man on your card list! Love this sentiment called Get Your Husband to Fix Things (isn't that the truth!)?

If you look at my second card, you will think the front is very plain--and not even related to The Ink Spot team--but wait until you see the inside!  The inside is a book fold card, using School Boy Riley and Schoolgirl Sophie.  This really makes a cute "back to school" card.  I love those--as I am a retired teacher so as the kids go back to school, I don't!  Teaching was great, but retirement is better:)

Inside of book fold card

Be sure to check out our blog to get some more inspiration!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's Tickled Tuesday Time!

If you follow the Riley blog, you'll find some new features (along with a new design team).  Today's new feature is Tickled Tuesday.  Several cards will be highlighted--and here are two of mine.  I created a side stairstep card using Hula Hoop Riley and Invisible Hula Hoop Riley.

My other card is a circle accordion card.  It uses the images This Wine is Making Me Awesome, Wine Glass, and Wondering Midge.  Doesn't Tanya have great images!

And here is the card opened:

Be sure to check out these two and all the other wonderful images available at our online store.

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Ink Spot New Release--Day 5

It's almost over--the new release and my summer!  As a retired teacher, I still LOVE using all my summer time wisely.  Hope you have used your Ink Spot release week wisely--and have placed a big order!  I think the Riley I used on this card (Floating Riley) is my favorite.  I tore blue paper and glued it to a card front to look like water and waves.  The sand was torn out of cork (I love using it or sandpaper for beach sand).  Riley is relaxing on his raft--and enjoying every minute of his summer--just as I plan on continuing to do.  Hope you enjoy the rest of yours also, but find time to fit in some crafting time with new images from this release.  You can find them in our store here. Have fun!  Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Ink Spot New Release Day 4

And the fun continues!!!  I wish you could see this card in person.  It's a spinner card--and the beer stein just rolls and rolls around.  It is sparkly and even has foam on top.  Tanya sure did a fantastic job designing all these stamps.  If you like this one (Beer Mug--Small), there is even a bigger one!  Be sure to check out all of the stamps in the online store here . You don't want to miss out on these stamps.  I love them all.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Ink Spot New Release Day 3

Welcome back!  I have a project for you today.  Have you checked out all of Tanya's newly released images and sentiments? You can see them on the website here. They are fantastic!  I used the new dog image (Pumpkin Puppy).  I added him to the front of an apron recipe card (the recipe is for Witches Brew Punch).  This makes such a cute project.  There is SO much more to see--be sure you visit all the design team members (links on the right of this blog)--and visit daily until Friday.  Be sure to place an order!!!