Dog Clothes

September 30th, 2015 klwade Posted in Dog Clothes, Dogs | 1 Comment »

So the loveable Eli posed in this jacket I made for Mac The Pitbull.   Mac is doing an auction to get money to help many many many dogs.   Yeah!!!!  We love MAC!!!!

The nice grunt from the Mac Pack said that some people may want to order a coat from me if they do not win the auction.  Or maybe the love the coat but their dog is a different size than XL.  So I am putting this out here so you can order from me directly. The sizes are from XS to XL.   I have a variety of patterns that I put on the back of coats (see some samples below).  I have not set prices as of yet, but it will vary depending on number of thread count on the embroidery, cost of fabric, etc.     I will update this post when I have some additional information.

But in the meantime, here is the adorable Eli showing off the coat.   Please note that Eli is too small for the coat so if your dog is XL it will fit better.

Please leave a comment if you are interested and I will contact you back.  My email is not quite working right.   Yikes.
Dog Coat Front


Dog Coat Side

Dog Coat Overview


Dog Coat Top

Dog Coat Happy



Cool designs I use on coats.  I have a zillion more, but just some ideas to get you creative thinking flowing.











Thank you so much for looking, and even more for supporting Mac the Pitbull in his hard work to save dogs!!!!



Day Three – Watercolor for Card Makers

September 29th, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class | No Comments »


Day three was pencils and crayons.   Heck I ran out of time.  I did not even finish the videos.  But then again, I never do.


Watercolor oil pastels

I had bought those Prima Oil Pastels that are for watercoloring.  I love the intense color.  I tried using it on a backgound stamp.  I failed.   LOL.  But I do like this simple card.  Very Bright.


Thanks for looking



Day Two – Water Color for Card Makers

September 29th, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class | 1 Comment »


This day was about traditional watercolors.

I used my peerless water colors and my Kuretake


On this card I used Peerless to get a dreamy background


Watercolro background

I ended up doing the Gnome twice.  The first time the colors ran so bad.  I then switched to distress inks.  I had more control and it looks way better.


Watercolor outlining


OH MY GOODNESS!  I loved this one.   This is the lineless watercolor technique.  I dont know if it was because I did a good job or those mice are so stinkin cute!!!   I dyed the ribbon to match the color of the paper.  So so so so CUTE!!!


watercolor city


I tried to do a die cut emboss into the water color paper and it still cut some parts of the paper.  It just was not happening for me.   Oh well.



Day One – Watercolor for Card Makers

September 29th, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class | No Comments »

Howdy,  Nothing like panicking at the last minute trying to get cards done.  I am sooo bad at finishing early.

Day one is all about watercolor markers!   And boy do I have them.  I have distress markers, I have Zig Real Color Markers.  I even purchased the new ones that Kristina used in her circle card.  They did not come in the mail yet.  Probably tomorrow.  Oh well!

WAtercolor Cherries

The first card is using a cherry stamp set from Flourishes.

I really liked how it came out.  Struggled a bit to make the cherries show different colors.

I used the Zig Real Color markers on this card


Watercolor smear flowers

This card technique was using the color right onto the stamp.   I also used the zig real color markers for this one.  I also make the ribbon.  I tried to used zig real color but it was not happening.  So I ended up using distress ink to make the ribbon.  I also added that silver sentiment holder.  This was an attempt to use up old supplies from my closet.

Watercolor Circles


This card is a FAILURE.   LOL, we all have them.  I tried to use the zig markers in a way to so gradual color change.  I fail.  The colors smeared.  I even hate the ribbon.  Oh well.


Thanks for looking!



New Online Card Class

September 29th, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Online Card Class | 1 Comment »


Ok, off and running with a new watercolor class.   To prep for this class, I did a card using those Cosmo Cricket Watercolor cards.  They prints some wonderful thing on the watercolor paper and then you go ahead and color it!

Watercolor Before class


I used a set of metallic watercolors that I refused to throw away.   I like them.  It was gold, copper, pink and shimmering rose gold.   Loved it.

Thanks for looking!






I Won!!!!

September 1st, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire | No Comments »

Yahoo!  I won.   OK, keep in mind that it is truly random, but I always enjoy getting a prize for my efforts.

I only wish my sister won also!


Stamp a Faire Finale

August 31st, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire | 1 Comment »


Oh boy, it is finally done.  I actually did every challenge.  I pushed myself and learned, got brain freeze, had laughing fits, drank champagne, got real creative and really enjoyed myself!   Hard to believe it is over with.  I need to wait a whole year to do it again.  I wish I had a clue to what the challenge will be!   They are so much fun!!!!

Thank you everyone for looking at my creations.  See you next year!!!!!

Stamp a Faire 2015 – Unconventional Materials Challenge

August 31st, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire | No Comments »



Create a project that incorporates unconventional materials from a hardware store.  Your budget was $10* and we’d love to see a photo of your receipt next to your card!


This was interesting.  I did this card last because I was afraid I would not have enough time to run to the store and finish my cards.   Fortunately I did finish everything, and I ran to Lowes to look for goodies.

I actually made two cards

Here is the first….can you guess what I got at the hardware store….


Here is a close up of the bird area

Can you see the blues and greens around the embossed areas?

This is the 2nd card

Want to know what I got at the hardware store…..


Scroll down…..




















The first card used Metal Repair Foil Tape and the second card used paint chips.   I actually did not use the washers.


Card One Supplies:

My Favorite Things After Midnight Cardstock
PTI Simply Chartreuse Cardstock
Metal Foil Tape
Anna Griffin Avery Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Blueprint Sketch and Citron Twist
PTI Scripted Die

After I embossed the foil tape, I used both the blue and green paint on the embossed image and then cleaned it with a cloth.  The excess stayed in the cracks.


Card Two Supplies:

Neenah Solar White Cardstock
PTI Cover Plate Circles
Avery Elle Simply Said Hello
PTI Summer Sunrise Cardstock

Stamp a Faire 2015 – Make it Work Challenge

August 31st, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire | No Comments »


Create a new card from pieces of reject cards or alter a card from earlier today that you were not happy with.  It’s all about making it work!


Well I knew I was going to redo my first card.  Making that card was a constipated process and I just could not pull it together.  The redo was simple after a whole day of working on cards and stretching myself to create!

Here is the original card.  I did not like the overkill of Tropical teal.  I tried to emboss stars on the background that just did not work.   I did borders around the foiled card that make it look bulky.  The overall card looked unbalanced.

Here is my re-do

I like the cleaner look with more white and the statement more centered.  This is a more clean and simple look that I find more attractive.

Thanks for looking!!!

Stamp a Faire 2015 – Runway Challenge

August 31st, 2015 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire | No Comments »



Create a project based on one of the runway looks a team member provided above.  You can choose to focus on the colors, the style, the design or whatever other aspect inspires you!


Ohhh this is a hard one because I love all the color choices!!!!

But I settled on this adorable color combo and sweet dress.  I decided to make my card look like the dress…. flowers, pastels, ribbons.  Very Feminine and sweet.



Melissa inspiration

I even dyed the ribbon with sweet blush and spring moss to bring in those colors.  I ended up using another pink for the flowers because my ink pad is so dry that you could not see the flowers.  But overall I like the card.


Kraft Cardstock
Anna Griffin Shimmer Paper
Anna Griffin Crowned Medallion Embossing Folders
PTI Vintage Linens Stamp and Die Set
Seam Binding
PTI Sweet Blush and Spring Moss Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Ink Pad
PTI Fine Linen Cardstock
PTI Tiny Tags
Stick Pin