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Jan 18, 2013

Turn Canvas into a Card!

Good Morning!!

Well, I'm still on a blog break...but I thought I'd break it up with a post. I know...I'm unconventional.

I do know that a blog break means no posting...but perhaps I don't play by the rules as much as I like to tell myself I do. Lol....Seriously though, I am re-thinking my life a bit, but I still wanted to pop in and say hi! :)

So here's some of what I've been working on. 
This is a card....well, sort of....
"True Beauty Lies Within"
.....and there's a beauty!!
A couple of close ups...I apologize for picture quality. I'm going to need a new camera soon.

This is the inside left of the card. A 3-D garden!

The top view...

This is my own creation I call it a 'Canvas Card'.

I also made an envelope that it fit into perfectly, but I forgot to take a picture of it!! Sheesh.

It's really quite easy to make an envelope for this 6X6 canvas...maybe I'll do a tutorial if there's enough interest.

So what else have I been doing? I just HAD to make these!! 

Aren't they the cutest little baby shoes you've ever seen in your LIFE??? Seriously!!
I know...odd color for a baby shoe...but I like it!
Pretty pink ones!
These are kind of a dusty rose...
They call these Mary Jane Slippers...I call them 'Lisa Simpsons'. :-)

I'm going to make more....lots more!! I love making baby shoes!

I also crocheted wrist warmers, adorable adult slippers, and a really cool slouchy newsboy hat...but maybe I'll show those another time.

I posted some links on my FB Page to some interesting craft tutorials:

Feather printing
Transferring designs onto wood
Working mini blinds for a card. 

Thanks for stopping by! See you in a while..



  1. Oh how pretty! I love all of your creations! Your canvas card is amazing! So pretty!!! And your baby booties are so sweet! How adorable! So glad you shared your pics! :)

  2. Lovely to see you Carmen and a break can mean anything you want to mean I think :)

    The things you are making are wonderful and the little shoes adorable.

    Take care

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Amazing card, you are so inspiring! I like that you are taking a break from your break!! Xx

  4. Wow, what a beautiful canvas card. And the baby shoes are very cute.
    Greetings, Wies

  5. Seriously...a blogging break has been wonderful...look at these awesome makes! So pinning the canvas card. Not only is it gorgeous but also original! Love your break work!

  6. Good to see you are enjoying your "blog break" it definitely seems to have boosted your creativity. Just love those baby shoes.

  7. Is there a pattern somewhere for these adorable baby booties? I'd love to make a pair for a neighbor of mine who is expecting her first child (a little girl!)


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