Sunday, November 26, 2017

Anna Griffin Window Box Card

My sister Frances brought over an Anna Griffin card making kit she had bought. This card is so unique and so easy to make.
And look, it folds flat!
This was our work in progress.
Anna Griffin's kit included everything you need and an idea sheet. You can purchase this from
And it also includes the die cuts, so you can make more boxes after you use up all the supplies provided in the kit.
I added a Catherine Moore image peaking through the flowers.
And a vintage photo from Tim Holtz's collection glued to the front.
Here's the back/side view.
My sister Frances made a bday card for her friend and included pictures of her friend's grandchildren. It's just too cute!
I can't wait to try making another one and use the die cuts and my own papers. 

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Shaker Doll Tags For Sale

I'm on a roll with my shaker doll tags. Since I already had all the supplies handy and I have lots of hand painted faces on-hand, I cranked out lots of new shaker doll tags to sell.
I came up with an new option for punching the hole at the top. Before I punched the hole directly in her head/hair area, which I wasn't that happy with.
This time, I added these black flowers, stars and circles to the top of the head.
And fused around it.
I die cut small words to add to the dolls.
The tags look cute on a package and no two are alike.
Message me if you're interested in buying one, $2 each + shipping.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

We're Making Shaker Dolls & Tags

My sisters and I got together last weekend to celebrate some bdays and of course we always want to do a craft project. So this time, we made shaker dolls and tags. These are the finished projects.
We used the Tim Holtz vintage photos for those tags on the top row and for the dolls, I water colored the faces and my sisters added the bodies. They all turned out so adorable!

These are my sisters, so focused on creating. We're so fortunate to all live near each other and enjoy doing many of the same activities - crafting being one of them.
Prior to crafting, we spent several hours cooking our favorite dishes for each other.
We had a delicious lunch and spent quality time hanging out together sharing tips and tricks on cooking.

For my thank you notes, I wanted to keep with the theme and made shaker thank you cards. I started by making these tags.
I found that adorable doll image from an old doll magazine. I scanned it and reduced it to size. I added my signature metro tissue paper for the bodice.

I painted some blank white card with acrylic paint, making abstract marks.
I attached the shaker tags with washi tape and that was it, a shaker tag thank you card.

Enjoy the rest of your week!