Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring is on the way...

Well at least that's what the calendar says.  The weather is still just a little chilly in my area but Spring is really just around the corner.   Since Spring is coming that means Mother's Day is on the way too.   I'm a mom and I think all moms get a little tug on their heart as Mother's day approaches and we look forward to it with that maternal anticipation.   So, I have a couple Mother's Day cards to share.  DSC_0130
DSC_0143Keep checking back, I'll have more Mother's Day & special occasion cards to share soon.
Happy Crafting,

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Resurrection Sunday!!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter & Resurrection Sunday!  What a glorious day!
Blessing to you all!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wedding Bells-a-Ringing...

A special friend and co-worker is getting married this Saturday and of course I had to make a wedding card to share in their joyous occasion.   Here's the card I made for her & future husband. 
This also made me think about how close Spring is and all the happy and joyous occasions ahead.  Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations and of course weddings & new babies.  Whew, I need to get busy.  Don't you just love sharing these special occasions in such a special way.  Most people treasure something that was made just for them especially on  occasions as special as these.  Thinking of these special timse help me look past the cold chill of winter and realize Spring is just around the corner...Yay!    More later...

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Coloring with Copics...

A while back I did some practice coloring with my Copic markers and really enjoyed it but I never featured any of my coloring on a card.  So, finally here are a few images I colored and made up cards to showcase them.
20130303_213735HAppy Birthday
This one was another one from my "one sheet wonder" set.
20130303_213352And, this one was in my last post as part of my "one sheet wonder" set so I accomplished two techniques on these two cards.  This one however is my favorite of the set mainly because I love the combo colors of black, white & red.
I actually have both Copic and a few Spectrum Noir markers.  Sometimes I use them together because of my limited colors in my Copic collection.  The Spectrum Noir markers do fill the gap somewhat but I have to say I enjoy using my Copic markers the best,  I like the intensity and true-ness (is that a word?) of the color and I think they blend really well.  In the Copics I plan on getting the missing colors in the family groups that I use the most.  Well that's all for now, more soon.
Happy Crafting!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Little Play Time...

I finally had some time to play  in my craft room this weekend.  I wanted to try my hand at creating some cards from the  “one sheet wonder” ideas that I’ve seen a lot online lately.  I am addicted to Pinterest by the way and I’ve seen several pins showing this concept, here are some examples click here.  I usually like to add a little something extra to my cards so this was a little bit of a challenge.  Here are a few of what I came up with trying the one sheet wonder technique, the black & white polka dots are from the sheet that I used as my base.

I hand colored this rose card with my copics markers and this is my first time featuring my copic coloring on a card.
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The simpler versions seem to have a little something missing, but I do really like clean and simple sometimes. I think I can squeeze out two more with the remaining cuts I have left. This was a fun attempt and I plan on working on this concept more soon. I think it’s a great way to do card sets and quickie cards in a pinch.
I have more to show later this week and I’ll soon have another great announcement!!
So stay tuned…LOL!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A couple challenge cards...

Over the weekend I made a couple cards for a unique challenge.  I came across a "newbie" challenge on YouTube and jumped at the chance to participate.  A veteran YouTuber "Ashia O" offered a challenge to newbie YouTubers as a way to promote their channel.  I thought that was a great challenge to jump into.   So, I quickly busied myself making a couple cards for the challenge.  She is taking challengers up until 2/14/13 in case you are new to YouTube so check out her link and give it a shot.  Here are the cards I entered...
Valentine Card
Valentine Card
Friend Card
Inside of Friend Card
Here's a link to my video in response to the "Newbie Challenge"  boy can you ever tell I'm new at this.  But, I'm getting there and it's fun doing something new and doing what I love (card making).  So, more to come, more projects, cards and a bit of everything else.  Oh, BTW I'll be working on posting a short video tour of my sewing room and at some point I'll post a video of my craft room.  I have some lighting issues that make  that kind of video quite a challenge so I'll have to do that when I have some good day light.
More later,
Happy Crafting!!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Check out my Michael's & AC Moore Haul Video

I just put up my second YouTube video sharing some of my craft supplies purchases over the past week or so. Check it out! (Click on post title to view)
More soon,

Monday, January 21, 2013

My First YouTube Video!

Hi all, this my first YouTube Video it's not perfect but it's a start I hope you'll also join me on YouTube and  subscribe to my YouTube videos.  I also plan to post some how to videos & tutorials my projects both in sewing and paper crafting so check back often.  Also stay tuned for my new combined paper crafting and sewing blog site.  I hope to have it ready real soon.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I wish everyone a Happy New Year!   It's time for a brand new beginning.  This is when we usually reflect over the past year and think about new ways to improve our future.  Be it changes to improve our health, finances or spiritual growth a new year give us the motivation to change.  I too am working on changes for my future.  Over the next few months I'll share some of the changes I'm making for my future.  My first change will be the combining of of my blogs Treasured Expressions & Sewhooked into one blog sharing all my creative interests so please stay tuned and look for that announcement  very soon and please follow me to my new site location.  I hope you too are contemplating a new direction for your life whatever form that change might take.  I wish each and everyone a Blessed, Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!  Stay tuned!  

Happy Crafting!
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