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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
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SVGCuts' Attic Treasures Kit has one of my favorite go-to files. The book. It's so versatile and can be made for any occasion. Today's project is for a birthday and could also be used to celebrate meeting a reading goal.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Izbzee
I've been keeping my eye out for some old globes I could upcycle, however, when this cut file became available, it hopped right into my shopping cart! There are two versions in the kit -- a full globe and then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Izbzee
The summer heat is on and the downstairs studio has been undergoing a bit of an update.... testing new lighting (YAY!) and hopefully, some much better quality videos will be appearing soon as well. But things are definitely a MESS!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Izbzee
The eclips/eCal Facebook page is having another ATC challenge - CELEBRATIONS! and all of the elements used to create the ATC must be designed and cut using the eclips and eCal. Here's my finished card. It was inspired by a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Izbzee
We've just celebrated the 4th of July here in the states. It was a near picture perfect day here in the Mountain West! This month is also host to several birthdays and I'd like to share this card made for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at Izbzee
Quick "little" post! This larger tag similar to a previous post would be perfect for decorating a gift box. Adding a simple personalized sentiment or greeting would be the perfect finish for this foiled design. Sorry it's not the best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Izbzee
For the last 10 years or so, I've been making Greatness Gems. Sadly, I'm no longer able to get the "gems" from any of my previous sources and not have to raise prices. But in an effort to bring something... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at Izbzee
I love sunflowers! And this post always brings a smile to my face. I got a little "inky" from all the eBrushing, but it was truly worth it. Originall published April 2015, I'd like to share this one again. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at Izbzee
It's nearly the 4th of July and Watermelon time is here! I thought I would re-share this post from 2014! This was my first project using the eBrush as a design team member! The end of the holiday season offers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Izbzee
There are lots of commands I haven't used previously, but it sure was fun to do a little playing to create this sun.... and the best part is that I can size as needed - Supplies: Cardstock, white 110lb Neenah;... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Izbzee
Only two weeks until Father's Day is celebrated here in the US. This project was inspired after a stroll through some images on Pinterest. All cuts were made using the eclips2. The eCal3 software and library provided a few of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Izbzee
It's been a busy sort of spring with all sorts of fun projects .... however, I haven't published a post in nearly a month! And here's the reason why: I have an agreement with Invite By Voice not to publish... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Izbzee
The foiling quill is one of my favorite tools and it was a perfect choice for this 4 x 4 card. The blue foil from Spellbinders worked perfectly and is paired with a brilliant blue watercolor pencil from InkTense. Add... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at Izbzee
Tim Holtz' Robots dies found their way into the craft room this past week. I thought they would be fun to use to create some birthday cards for May. I added an EZSound Module from and an audio file... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Izbzee
Thanks for stopping by this week during the #eclipsecalmaker Bunny Hop for 2019! Hoping you spent a little bit of time in your craft room too! Here's a quick recap if you're wanting to review the week. Links to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Izbzee
It's the last day of the hop... it's been fun to play and see all the creative tags that have been posted on the FB page. Hope you've enjoyed reviewing the daily additions. You'll Need: White cardstock Pink background paper... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Izbzee
We're at day 4 of 5... and it's a given that no bunny hop would be complete without a bunny crossing tag! Here's mine: You'll need: Kraft / Oatmeal cardstock (FSJ) Chocolate cardstock scrap (FSJ) blue textured cardstock scrap (Bazzil)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Izbzee
Welcome back! So happy you stopped by for day 3's tag. I just love this one! Hope you do too! You'll need: White cardstock Chocolate cardstock Tombow Markers Ink (light green and sky blue, oatmeal) Easter Grass (Sizzix eShape Store)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Izbzee
It's day 2 of the hop -- have you stopped by the eclips/eCal page yet? You'll love all of yesterday's tags and enjoy the ones that will be shared today. Here's my tag for today. You'll need: White cardstock (8.5... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Izbzee
Today on the eClips/eCal FB page, we're launching 5 days of tags with a Spring Bunny Hop theme. Come join us and see what other makers have been creating. Here's my first tag... simple and quick! You'll need: Kraft/oatmeal card... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Izbzee
I finally was able to pick up a Foil Quill here locally. I'd pre-ordered from another company back in January, but they weren't able to secure all of their order and were still waiting for their first shipment.... so grateful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Izbzee
just haven't been able to share some of the things I've been making.... until now! Let's start with this one now the featured post on! For all the details, follow this link: I'm so excited to be designing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at Izbzee
I first started making these cards in 2011. Over the years, I've changed them a bit - However, I really do like this new iteration -- and part of that is because I'm able to use the scans from some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Izbzee
Life gets a little crazy around here with birthdays in the spring and with 10 grands I need to come up with something a little different for each. Since I started the year with Holden's interactive card, I figured I'd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at Izbzee
Vinyl is making a comeback! And I was excited to see some creative pieces recently showcasing them. Die-namics has a cool set of dies -- but they were too small for the 6 x 6 card I needed to make..... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Izbzee