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The Heartland of America
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, with a passion for crafting and creating.
Interests: needlework, reading, scrapbooking, crafts, computers and photography
Recent Activity
Stress relief -- played with the clay for a couple of hours and it was so much fun. I'd forgotten how much good it does! :) I conditioned the clay (warming it up a bit and making it more pliable.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at Izbzee
Yep, this is a teaser... we'll see how it turns out. The gathering of the basic materials... all from the stash. Birdhouse is from Darice. the circle is from Wood Hollow, Sculpey clay (yep, I bought it in bulk a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at Izbzee
We've turned another page on the calendar.... yep, we still have a paper calendar hanging on the wall in the kitchen. I know, it's old fashioned with all the electronic calendars AND planners out there... but it works for us.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Izbzee
A digital Whimsy Stamp (Sugar) to the rescue for this card for one of our granddaughters. Her birthday is coming up soon and I really hope she'll like it. We've been doing some sort of interactive card for each of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Izbzee
Birthdays! I got myself in a bit of a bind earlier and ran out of my stash of birthday cards earlier than anticipated! I'm thinking that's a good thing in the realm of papercrafting. More opportunities to play, right? Well,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at Izbzee
I've always enjoyed infinity cards, but the ones I've made in the past have all been on the "girly" design side. I decided to create my own svg file to cut pieces ahead of time and assemble additional cards when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2020 at Izbzee
We've turned another page on the calendar.... yep, we still have a paper calendar hanging on the wall in the kitchen. I know, it's old fashioned with all the electronic calendars AND planners out there... but it works for us.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2020 at Izbzee
It's been a fairly quiet summer... but that doesn't mean that the cutting machines haven't been busy. However, I've been a little lax in taking photos of finished projects. Cut, glue. assemble and out the door seems to the current... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Izbzee
Just a couple of cards for the past couple of weeks, but at least there was a little bit of time spent at the craft table. Digital image from Creative Fabrica. Colored pencils (Rembrandt) Paper (AC Cardstock and Bazzil) Fixative... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2020 at Izbzee
Playing with a little mixed media in this card... loving the gelli print background, stamping, edge die, clay (Sculpey) and mica (Mixed Media Supplies) for this dimensional card front. The print background paper is a copy of an original gelli... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2020 at Izbzee
One thing that hasn't changed this year, thankfully, is some timely crafting and preparing gifts for Father's Day. Dreaming Tree was so helpful in sharing this file* (just one in the collection) that was a perfect choice for a couple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2020 at Izbzee
This is a pretty quick project and instructions were clear and easy to follow from a new designer on Etsy. Rafael Migliorini, has a brand spanking new Etsy store and some fun designs are showing up. ( The rat is... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2020 at Izbzee
Well, it's Friday and it's been a fun week. Thanks for dropping by and sharing a bit of your day or evening checking things out. As you can see I decided to make another shaker card - a perfect way... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Izbzee
Covid-19 is still disrupting lives across the world and now in our community. I'm grateful for our online communities and the flexibility we have of working from home. I'm still grateful for a crafting stash and no need to leave... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at Izbzee
Hard to believe that we're already mid-week in the challenge. Have you checked out all the tags showing up on the page? If note or you need the link, you'll find the images here. Digital stamps to the rescue --... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Izbzee
Tag 2 -- A bit oversized, however, this shaker tag will make a nice statement on a gift basket. Isolation/social distancing isn't too bad when you have a stash of craft supplies and who knew that they would come in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Izbzee
It's that time of year again - with all the chaos that Covid-19 has been causing, this challenge has offered a bit of respite during this period of self-isolation and social distancing. The first cases of the virus wreaked havoc... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Izbzee
It's been a while -- and this project has been in the making for several months. Just kept hitting some snags with the build. I do need to thank Sandy Stark from for the hexagon box and base. They're... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Izbzee
This is a pinterest another inspired card.. the Gnome image was purchased on Etsy. The background paper was also purchased from Size the image as desired in your favorite program. Print and cut. I used eCal 3 software for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Izbzee
It's always nice to say thank you.. and this was our post-holiday thank you. You'll need: Bazzill Cardstock (pumpkin seed) Graphic (puchased file) png format Andrea Font (Creative Fabrica) Sizzix eclips 2 and eCal3 software Printer Adhesive Design the card... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at Izbzee
Another Pinterest inspired project.... These are perfect when paired with a sleeve of mini donuts or a single donut in a box. The box is included in the file I found at Cutting Cafe - use the link in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Izbzee
The Christmas cards were a hit with the fam... and being able to share Mom's voice in a recording was the highlight at our family party. These 5 x 5 cards are actually a triple fold with an EZ Sound... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at Izbzee
Our pencil Christmas trees were beginning to look a little ragged and half the lights were out on the smallest of the three trees -- it was time to look at replacing the trees....but out budget for a replacement was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at Izbzee
It seems like the holidays have descended in one fell swoop... late Thanksgiving and before you know it... well Christmas is just 10 days out now. We've been busy "elves" the last several months! I can now share a couple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at Izbzee
This snowman was so fun to work with and I enjoyed "grunging" things up a bit to give him a little more personality This file can be found in the Silhouette store -- a SnapDragonSnippets creation. Be aware that you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 at Izbzee