Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Halloween Cards

Hello Fellow Crafters!!! It's been a few weeks since my last post...the heat came back and drained my energy...just when I thought I was getting on a roll and become productive I lost my inspiration, and energy and all I wanted to do was to sit in my comfortable chair with an ice-cold Ice Tea, or Ice Cold Water and watch T.V. in front of my fan or just, play with my IPad and do nothing that required a lot of I just signed up for the IPAD-Workshops and became techy-smart for the past 3 weeks....then I decided this year this time I would send my son (in Texas) some handmade Halloween cards to hand out...but I just did not have any inspiration to move one day I took a look at You-Tube for halloween cards and this cutie popped I decided to create one of these to get my Mojo goin....this was fun its layered with the 3 levels of  the pumpkin and shaded with Tim Holtz shadeing on the edges, it's layers are popped with pop-dots...I decided to do the banner with cricut essential alpha cut on .75 (expression2)...the card turned out really cute and opens up to write some sentiments inside....the other cards are created from my copic coloring on digitals...they turned out cute also...pretty soon I will be posting som thanksgiving cards and Christmas will be next....hope you get some inspiration  from these and until next time....Keep Your Mind Creating....

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hello Fellow Crafters! how was your weekend? Thank God the weather is more comfortable to do some in So-Cal it was horrible last week...even though my scraproom is equiped with a ceiling fan and a air energy level was low with humidity kicking my butt (lol) now we are in the temp range of mid 70's and now I feel like creating some more cards. I have been doing some xmas cards just so I can decide which one I want to duplicate and send out this year (will be posting them at a later date) for now I am working on some friendship cards...I will be giving out handmade cards (set of 6) for some xmas gifts this year. This particular saying caught my attention "YOUR FRIENDSHIP WARMS MY HEART" so I did some cuddlebug dry embossing, some scallop edge punching, over layed ontop of some good quality Bazzill cardstock and recently I have fallen in love with this parchment brown cardstock for making my cards soo this cardstock will definitely be on the list to buy in bulk at the Scrapbook-Expo in a couple of months...I had some beautiful floral designed brads...some gross grain yellow ribbon VIOLA...a nice card to send out! I hope this gives you some inspiration and some Xmas Gift Ideas to give out this year...I mean REALLY who would not love to recieve 1/2 doz. of beautiful cards???
Until next time....Keep Your Mind Creating!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Hello Fellow Crafters....welcome to "Touch of Tewshay-Tewsday" Hope you had a great & creative weekend!
I had not made flowers in a while so I decided to create this card add some color to a basic chocolate card topped with some cream bazzill and added some orange print from My Minds Eye-Reunion 6x6 paper...the sentiment "Your Thoughtfulness Means So Much...inside simply says "Thank You" I hope this inspires you to create some Thank-You cards...until next time..... Keep Your Mind Creating!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Hello fellow crafters! how is your weekend going....I spent yesterday morning at Apple Store learning more on how to navigate on my I-Pad.....I truly love my I-Pad..even though I am still learning new stuff slowly but it's okay every time I go in for the workshop which is only 1 hour.... I learn alot and even though they go into something I already know it seems they teach you a little something new...and then I left to go to Joanns to use a 50% off coupon...I am trying to learn how to use my new "Aquabrush with the water color pencils...I was watching you-tube and there was this demonstrator coloring with pencils and adding water to blend colors....when I found the brush Joanns had I read the directions for using the brush only to realize I DON'T HAVE ANY WATER COLOR PENCILS....(aaahhhh) so then while there at Joanns I went to the art section of the store and yes I picked up a pack of water colored pencils and I also took advantage of the 40% off of Tim Holtz embossing then my basket  started to look like I was shopping in the scrapbook area (lol).....I made my purchase and came home...I had recently signed up for a crop session which is taking place later next month of which we will be swapping cards & teaching how to make what we now I had to gather materials for 15 additional lots of to make a card to post for today had to be simple.....( this card may be simple but it says a lot....SENDING A HUG...the inside says "YOU CAN RETURN IT WHENEVER YOU WANT"...hopes this inspires you to go simple....paper was from 6x6 Paper Trey Ink & my stash...flat green pearls...until next time Keep your mind creating"

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Hello Fellow Crafters! I am having soo much fun with making hearts in a variety of printed paper.
I recently purchased some upgraded Bazzill cardstock and WOW what a difference in the texture...guess I'm hooked now (lol) this card was created by me thinking of my youngest son living down in Austin, TX....I am here in Los Angeles....even though we talk frequently, I still miss him hanging out with me and running around town. the printed paper is from "My Minds Eye" (MME) Reunion Series 6x6 pad....the outside sentiment "Thinking of you today" and the inside sentiment "And Missing You" rose bud is from my stash of craft supplies....hope this inspires you to create from the heart with hearts...until next time....Keep Your Mind Creating!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sending A Hug

Hello are you holding up with the high temperatures (here in L.A) some areas have been in the triple digits (whew) I have been floating from the rooms with the fans blowing to my craft room with the air conditioner...boy am I glad my son installed it 5 years ago before it became my scraproom...I truly appreciate having a room that is comfortable to work in.....hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated....I decided to put together this card it says "SENDING A HUG....inside sentiment says "BECAUSE YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY" the colors are summer colors the paper is from Paper Tray Ink....from my stash of 6x6 pads it has mini minature hearts printed on it.I embllished it with hearts stamped from MS punch, and butterflies from MS punch...hope this inspires you to create a summer card since we are on the downside of this season...until next time "Keep Your Mind Creating"

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mr & Mrs.

My 28th wedding anniversary is coming in 2 days (8/11) I thought it would be cute to make this card for my hubby...and instead of putting happy anniversary on it I chose "Mr. & Mrs"...I think he will get a kick outta this (lol) and the inside sentiment says "To Love & Laughter and happily Ever After" too stinkin cute! Hope this helps you to think out of the box for your next project..this came from the Sweetheart cart cut at 2.5"....remember Keep Your Mind Creating!

Re-Organization to accomodate an old spice rack

Hello Fellow Crafters!!!! I spent the past week re-doing my scraproom...all of this happened because I took an old spice rack an recycled it to hold my brads & eyelets...and that meant I would have to re-organize a wall cause I wanted to display my recycled spice rack, so I bought a new cabinet to sit some other items on anyway during this process I also found a huge bag with ribbon and decided to make some ribbon bobbins & that way when I need to attend a crop I can toss them into a baggie & off I go...I am also going to display the cabinet so if you need to get one of these they are at Lowes for $15.99 and they come in black, white, tan...hope this inspires you to get organized as well.oh and I also found that on the last photo that because my Exp2 is shorter than my Reg-Exp the cover I made last year for the regular expression (which died ot 4 mos ago) fits my new Exp2 I thought that was great!!!!.....until next time...Keep Your Mind Creating.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Hello Fellow crafter's...welcome to Touch Of Tewshay Tews-day!!! I was trying to post this earlier today but my day was consumed with handling cable issues. is my creation for the day...YOU MAKE ME LAUGH...I'm in the process of building my collection for having some cards pre-made to give out at a moment's notice. I have a catagory that allows cards of this type to be filed under... HELLO...under this title you can file cards that are simple acknowledgement type of cards or recognition type of cards. I know we do a lot of communicating via email & texting...but I still love to receive cards in the mail and these types of cards are most memorable to receive because they are sent just because you thought of that person that day....I hope this brings inspiration to you...I took a basic card and made 3-dimensional hearts by adding pop-ups , a few flat sided green pearls....I thought the colors and pattern selection should be all out of line...I chose big dots, sml dots plaid ribbon..again leave me a comment so that i'll know you stopped by...and become a follower if you have not so far.....til next time,  KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING

Monday, July 30, 2012


Hello fellow-crafters!!! I really need to share this fantastic Haul I did from of all places TJ MAXX.....that's right...can you believe that TJ MAXX carried Martha Stewart's punches??? I was surfing the net last night and ran across someone who said she she found MS punches at TJ MAXX for $3.99.....I was so scared that I would not be able to take care of this great find that I woke up early to scout out the stores near me to see if they had this going on it never dawned on me that this person on the net might live in another state...the first location I went to did not have any...however I spotted a shopper leaving the store and yes she had some in her shopping bag and I thought just maybe there might be more left on the shelf...but no there wasn't any I asked the cashier for the next TJ MAXX in the area and they gave me the info so I was now bound and determined to succeed....when I approached the 2nd store it was like my body had GPS (lol) I went tot the first aisle I thought where they might be and BINGO...found them they only had 6 left and I double checked to see if the ones there on the shelf were not punches I already owned and I came up with me folks you are looking at a great discount these punches are valued at $75....I paid $14 that is a great let it be known that you never know where you will retrieve valuable information...and aren't we all lookin for if you have not gone to TJ MAXX now would be the time to check them out..I picked up a "Deep edge puinch, a Punch around the page with a straight edge & corner punch combo, and finally a Punch all over the page punch!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Hello everyone and welcome to my site on "Touch of Tewshay" on Tews-day!!
today was a easy going type of day....on my way to run some errands traffic had me backed up on the freeway...but for some reason I was in no hurry...because it gave me time to reflect over my life and how folks are always in a I was in no hurry...I thought about how blessed I am being able to enjoy my ride to where I was going..with the sun roof open...jazz blowing, the sun shinning down on me in my Lexus chillin-out  certain thoughts running through my mind made me smile so when I returned home I sat at my scrapbook table and the creation of this card came together......I hope this card inspires you to take time to smile like they say "laughter" is the best medicine and guess what it starts with a smile....and its FREE!
If this is your first visit to Touch of Tewshay please leave me a comment and become a follower  that is the only way I would know who stopped to visit, I always welcome followers and I do read the comments...I am showing the front of my card and the inside...until next time Keep Your Mind Creating!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Good Sunday afternoon!!!! Hope you are having a relaxing day of creating like I am.....I was in the mood to do a type of card that I know we all can relate to...this card says "HANG IN THERE" you never know just who receiving this card would smile cuz they know you've got their interest at heart and sometimes people just want to hear you encouraging them by saying don't give in or give cool is yes I will be making at least 24 of these (lol)..ok here is the recipe for this card..take 8 1/2 x 11" cut to 4 x 4 ( should give you 2 cards) , layer w/3 3/4" square for 1st layer, stripe at bottom 1 1/2 x 3", and you can place another strip measured the same above the first one,  trim with ribbon, I used a stamp for the sentiment, I used Couintry Life cart cut out at 2", white gel for decorative trim...until next time KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sympathy Card

Hello fellow crafters! Hope you've been keeping cool and's been really warm here in Los Angeles, Ca....but I'm sure the weather else where is not as low in temperature as it is husband's cousin from Kansas, Mo. said the temperature was 107...not to mention humidity...WOW...glad I live here in southern Cal. anywho, today I wanted to finally get my handmade cards organized and placed them in a couple of palstic boxes so I spent the morning making dividers and labeled them and alphabetized them...starting with Anniversary, Birthday, Congrats, etc. when I got to Sympathy I realized that I never have enough of them pre-made soo I sat down and started creating and this is what I came up with. I took 8 1/2x 11" card and cut it in half to measure 8 /12 x 4 (4 1/4 x 4" )once folded this way you would easily get (2) cards from 1 sheet. I sifted through my stash of printed 12x12 to do some trim...and used my stampin-up scallop edge punch, used MS butterfly punch, added some ribbion, a flower pre-cut embellishment, some flat pearls added the finish touch.....the banner says "With Sympathy" and the inside  says "You are in our thoughts and prayers...guess I will be doing at least 20 sympathy cards...this came together so easy- peasy hope what I've accomplished today will inspire you to become just as creative and organized...until next time KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING"

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hello Fello Crafters.....I have not been able to upload my videos just yet...experiencing some technical difficulties... I am not going to give up...I've also been dealing with some cable issues so needless to say, I have been focusing on other things not my crafting hoping to get back to creating by friday...Whew....there's always something goin on...but isn't that life?
So soon I will be back on track...until next time.....Keep Your Mind Creating.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Get Well Card

Hello Fellow Crafters!!!! Wow has this been a fast seems as soon as friday passed, Sunday was here (lol) was your weekend so far? Mine was busy with taking my car to the self seems the last time I went to a car wash the workers manage to rip off part of my emblem on the rear of my tell me what is a "EXUS" (lol) thank God I didn't get too upset over that since I am planning on getting the car re-painted in a few months...and then they can re-place the entire emblem....and not only seems everybody at the car wash wanted to tell me that my front passenger tire was almost flat....I knew I needed to give my vehicle some attention sooo with my husband accompaning me he put air in my tire...this caused me some concern since I just received these new tires as a Xmas gift from my (2) youngest grown kids..soo now I'm concerned about having low tires...anywho I went to the Tire company on my warranty paper work and all is good now....when I created this card I was thinking of giving it to a person..but for some strange reason it is appropiate for my car to receive (lol)...creating this Center Fold card I pulled together colors of the ocean...a blue print from my stash...accented with buttons & twine, white WHALE is from Create a Critter cart. cut at 1.75" with bobble eyes...hope this inspires you to create all kinds of cards...until next time KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hello Fellow Crafters...I so love doing the Center Fold Step Cards....I have pre-made about 75 or so in different colors and today I decided to do one in black & white...the inside sentiment is a quote from "Phyllis Diller" saying "I'm at an age when MY BACK goes out more than I do" I thought this is a good uni-sex is adorned with black butterflies, white mini flowers...and (1) huge polka-dot flower to match the polka-dot ribbon...and it looks great up against the striped background...hope this inspires you to mix it up as well...until next time KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Touch of Tewshay Tews-Day

Hello fellow crafters!!!! I have decided to post something new and hopefully inspirational every Tuesday. I orignally had done a video that I wanted to post but for some strange reason my video camera is having an attitude issue....but like they always say "The show must go on" so I will post my creation anyway...Here is my latest and newest creation of a 'STEP-TRI-FOLD CARD". I know that this may not be new to a lot of you...but what is different about my card is it is larger than the one I saw on You Tube...I have the larger envelopes and I wanted to make sure I use them card measures 5x5 1/2. I have some beautiful sentiments to stamp inside of my cards and they are for the larger cards....beleive it or not there are a lot of cards that I have seen on you-tube that only measure 3" or 4" and I just want to be able to make my cards a little larger. For those of you who would like the recipe for this card here you go: Start wth cardstock 5" x 11", measure in 1" from edge of bottom/and from the side 1" begin your cut from 1" to 6 1/2", flip over to do same on opposite side (you should now have (2) cuts measuring the same on each side of your you are ready to lining up on your scorepal/or score board from the end of the cut..score 1" from the end to the cut line (do not go beyond the cut), next score @ the 2" mark to the cut line, and the final score line will be at 6 1/2" to the cut line now flip over the cardstock and repeat what you just did on this you will fold at top of card outside scored lines, fold at the bottom on the score lines to make your valley folds, finally fold the center top of card after you have matched the bottom all the way across can see it on you tube done by SLATERDEE...hope this inspires you...and by the way this is soo easy peasy to make & made 77 cards already and now all i have to do is decorate them....have fun and keep your mind creating!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hello fellow matter how many cards you create you can never have too many birthday cards...I decided to make a couple more for the masculine gender....again I used no cartridges...I did use the Cuttlebug and did some embossing, used MS to punch some butterflies, added some ribbon to both cards to give some extra flair...I will be delivering these cards to both my mom (lives locally) and my youngest son (lives in Texas) I am looking to fly down to Austin Texas in the fall and bring him some handmade cards to give out to his friends...I am so ready for a trip...its been over 2 years since I was there...I hope you all are getting inspiration from my creations...I'm showing that you can be simple but accessorize your card with some embellishments you can make the card elegant/cute so until next time...KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING"

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Elegant Easel-Card

This card was designed to be given away to a person of mature age as a birthday card. You know you have to make birthday cards for all ages...I decided to keep this one elegant looking...did not need to use any cricut machines...and the only stamp used was for "Happy Birthday" and the sentiment on the inside of the card...I thought the flower blended quite well with the gross-grain printed with white flowers...but then I thought it was still missin I added the butterfly then I added a couple more butterflies (MS) punch...then the green pearls brought it all together for me...I don't know about you but for some reason this year doing a banner flag cut is quite popular right now so I stamped the happy birthday on it ....I am now statisfied with the finished product...hope you like it as well...oops forgot to mention the Fiskars scalloped edge punch that was used on both the front of the card and the inside of card...until next time 'KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING"

Party with a Cupcake-Easel Card

OKAY...OKAY...OKAY...yep, I have gotten carried away with doing easel cards but I so luv the way they display the art work...this card was done with cutting the cupcake from Cricut Expression2...I cut the cupcake on 4", (used Sweet Treats Cart)used some stiokles to make it pop and bling, do you see the party hats below the cupcake, well those were stamped on in black and colored with my copics...yep the stamp was bought at Michaels out of the $1 bin so now can you imagine a lay out done with this border or better yet how about trimming a photo around that edge of the matting to show off the birthday cute would that be...and on the bottom mid-point is the colored cupcakes...and before you ask absolutely another $1 stamp and colored with my copics...oh yeah I have been havin some fun with the $1 stamps and copics (lol)...well I hope this inspires you to take advantage of the $1 stamp bin at "Michaels"...also keep the comments coming ..luv reading them and if you have not joined as one of my followers..would also like to have you come on board...until next time "KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Card for a Friend

Hello fellow crafters...hope your 4th was safe & great! My last post was last thursday...I know that was 7 whole days ago...I was visited by 2 out of towners from my hubby's side of the family. So you know that your time is no longer your time while they were here visiting...they came in early friday morning...and they did not leave til late Sunday I had no time to sit and play in my craft room at all while they were here...the weekend was spent with a pre-4th cookout...that took up a lot of my time preparing food & entertaining other friends that came...we ended up with 9 folks to feed and entertain. Finally Monday came and I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to work on then I started creating Monday evening...then Tuesday came and I was put on hold again when I realized that one of my girlfriends birthday was coming in a few days....then I realized another one of my girlfriend's birthday is also rolling up in a few days I stopped what I was working with to make sure I could get these cards completed and mailed out in time so here is another "Easel-Card" I created...I am also enclosing instructions on how to set card up easel style..hopefully they will figure it out...this card I am displaying today is done with stamping, Cricut Imagine, Tim Holtz flower maker, Fiskars scallop edge punch, stickles, and a beautiful crochet floral border ribbon that came with 9 other unique ribbons that I purchased at Costco a few months back....don't you just love Costco? The Imagine machine had the balloons on a cartridge called "BEST FRIENDS"...the Snail stamp was from the $1 bin at Michaels....I really love the sentiment "A True Friend remembers your birthday, not your age"...well I hope you get some inspirations from this card..until next time "KEEP YOUR MIND CREATING"......

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Good Thursday I am showing off my new Easel Cards that I created. These were super easy to create. What better way to enjoy a birthday card than to have them sit up at a vertical angle all the next project is to make them a little larger now that I know I can make them in any size I choose. And of course they fold down to fit nice & neat inside of an envelope...hope you are getting the crafting bug going on in your a pun...that is what the "Cricut" is......a bug (lol)..anywho going to do some more cards...until next time "Keep Your Mind Creating"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gate Fold Card

Good morning fellow crafters...yesterday after viewing You Tube I was inspired to make a GATE FOLD card.... again as I mentioned before I have quite a few birthday cards to make so as I make somthing new I make a couple & post one of them for my blog..this card was soo simple it was unreal how quick it took shape. The front of the card is measured 3 3/4x 3 3/4 (after folded) and the outside card is 7 1/4 with just the right side folded in to fit the inside of the smaller card...if you want exact measurements go to you tube...the person demostrating is wonderful...I used DCWV paper for my card and decided to add some solid cardstock blue/white to highlight the card, I thought the lime green sheer ribbon would add the magic touch, a couple of "Got Flowers" minatures set it off. I hope this will inspire you to create a few Gate Fold cards yourself...until next time..Keep Your Mind Creating!!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Accordian Gift Card

Hey there, here is something I created just last night and thought it was soo stinkin's the accordian gift card where as you can see all the parts that makes it so cute. I was searching You Tube trying to find something cool to make and ran across a video of this type of card and you know I just had to make it...Now I am truly inspire to continue with my card making..I am also looking to do some creating with my Brand New Cricut Expression2..again another story will tell ya about that once I create with it...but if you ever want inspiration just go to You will find tons of things to create...well guess I have updated you on my latest creations...time to get back to the craft table and crank out something else cute or inspiring or both (lol) until next time..."Keep those Minds Creating"


We've all heard of a Bear Hug, well this is a Monkey Hug..Isn't it cute..again I was having a great time with my would be great to send this to someone who is in need a hug..this elephant is really enjoying the show of affection (lol) ...well I guess you are probably a little shocked to see so many postings in such a short amount of's just I have had to adjust to not doing my crafts...and I guess I missed it soo much that I decided nothing was more important to me than doin my crafts so there you have it, so from this day forward you will see more of my creations coming to you..

If I'd Known you were coming!!!

Do you remember that old saying...If I'd known you were coming...I would have baked you a cake (lol) I really like this card..hmmm I just might keep it for my stash..I am on a mission to supply my mom & and my son with some cards to have on hand to give out..I also have a BFF that I have not sent cards to in a long time, and I have a favorite cousin that I send some of my cards to, but the problem with cuz is she doesn't want to send them out she wants to keep them for herself (LOL)..but again..this one is adorable


Isn't she adorable..using copics made this little sweetheart "INSPIRE" something that would & could inspire the person you send it to....hope you get inspiration from this to do some any occassion cards...until next time "keep your minds creating"

Monday, June 25, 2012

I am in the mood to do some birthday's time to fill up my stash for some birthday often do you find yourself wishing you had a pile of birthday cards to choose from (lol) I am comitting to making at least cards for girls, boys, men & women that way I can be on top of my game...hope you like this one. I thought the Teddy Bear was a cutie pie!!
Happy Birthday Ernie, My BRO-N-Law...Today is his birthday!!! this car was fun to create!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I was having a great time with this card using my copics ... sometimes its fun to make a any occassion card..hope you are inspired to do come copic coloring..see you next time.