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The Mountainwest
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, with a passion for crafting and creating.
Interests: Family History, needlework, reading, scrapbooking, crafts, computers and photography, jewelry making, papercrafts.
Recent Activity
Using fonts and digital papers from Creative Fabrica and a few other odds and ends from the craft room, these Tumbling block pieces have taken on a new look and purpose. another article has posted on the Artistry at Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Izbzee
There’s no need for a flower press for these floral themed notecards. Share a bit of Spring all year long. These fun notecards with a faux pressed flower look are fun to create. See all the details for this make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Izbzee
I've no doubt that there are several among us who feel like Spring can't come soon enough with all the crazy winter weather we've had of late. I'm reminded of picking violets and violas in Grandma's yard. They grew wild... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Izbzee
Who knew the last 4 years would fly by so quickly? He's growing up so fast and it's hard to believe that he will turn 4 next week. He's a tall boy and this card I think will bring a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Izbzee
Lots of birthdays are on the calendar for the next few months... time to buckle down and make a few more cards! Our littlest princess turns 1 very soon. Hard to believe she was born just as the world went... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at Izbzee
Loved making this mixed media piece and very happy to have it featured on the Artistry at The creative process Window to Spring can be found at Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Izbzee
Sometimes finding the perfect gift for a guy can be difficult… However, this explosion box is adaptable to almost any hobby or interest, that when presented to the recipient, it will be most welcome. It appears to be nothing out... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 12, 2021 at Izbzee
another article has published at the Artistry. Hope you'll stop by and take a look! Really enjoyed making this trio! Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Izbzee
Take a peek at the article just posted on CreativeFabrica! So excited to be a contributing artist. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Izbzee
Nope, not earthquake related though there have been a few very mild shakers recorded, we just haven't felt them. I couldn't help but make a few more using the TP kit from Queen & Co. AC cardstock for the bases... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Izbzee
The days have been a bit on the dreary side with recent storms -- rain and snow seem to be the forecast for the time being. Not much in the way of sunshine.... BUT... Sometimes you just need to break... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Izbzee
I really do enjoy making shaker cards. This kit from Queen & Co was perfect earlier this year when the pandemic was still "new" and everyone was trying to carve out their new normal. It still is - especially when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at Izbzee
I was so excited to get the Slim Line Die-cutting system from Picket Fence Stamps. 8 dies and so many possibilities! as soon as I saw the set, I knew what I was going to do first! You'll need: Picket... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at Izbzee
Not quite finished yet, but getting there. The last post for this birdhouse featured adding the color to the roof. For this post, I added a bright cheery yellow Ohuhu marker to the house in hopes of bringing some cheer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at Izbzee
While the pandemic (COVID) continues to create new "normals" on a daily basis, there are more new beginnings for us as well this year. My plans to retire late 2021 were sped up a bit in late December of 2020... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at Izbzee
It's been a couple of weeks and a trigger thumb flare... so working on this project has been a bit of a hit and miss as far as crafting is concerned. The new markers posed a bit of a problem... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Izbzee
The tree is a sweet reminder that Joy can fill our hearts this holiday season. eCal's triangle, vertical and horizontal rectangles and a star from the basic shapes library make up the base of this tag. Print 2 Cut option... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2020 at Izbzee
This challenge is drawing to a close and you really don't want to miss any of the other contributions. So hop on other to our Facebook page and take a peek at all the phenomenal designs that have been shared.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at Izbzee
Pinterest inspired this tag -- I liked the lines and I'm glad that the eCal software provides the tools to make it happen. Basic tag shape from the library, sized as needed. Make a second copy and using the knife,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at Izbzee
Today's tag is another image from the stamp stash. The stamp is from a set from Crafter's Companion... and I've really enjoyed working with it the last couple of weeks. I used the Stamp 2 Cut option in eCal to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at Izbzee
This tag was inspired by a gift tag we received a couple of years ago... I was hoping to be able to use some of the Holiday "sprinkles" I'd purchased from KatScrapiness earlier this fall and a combination of 2... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Izbzee
I've always enjoyed Trina Walker Clark's artwork and have used some of her SVG files for previous projects. I'm so happy that I had this design in my stash. You can find it at KadoodleBugDesigns - look by designer. Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2020 at Izbzee
Years ago I fell in love with The Snowman and the SnowDog. Crafter's Companion (CC) had some fun decoupage elements in a pdf file. I decided it was time to get those out and see if I could do something... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at Izbzee
2 for one for today's tag. Print 2 cut using graphics from a digital collection by Echo Park and a single line font. I decided to just print everything for these two tags and add a little bit of sparkle... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2020 at Izbzee
I've been having fun making these tags... though several of the "planned" ones haven't turned out as I'd expected, so they haven't made the cut... but the next few did. This tag was done using basic shapes and a few... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2020 at Izbzee