Monthly Archives: November 2012

Punch Art Turkey Card OWH Sketch #147


Today’s sketch literally “talked turkey,” to me, probably because I was taking some time out from craft boutique items to make Thanksgiving cards for family.  While I have made a punch art turkey before, using the Owl Builder (SU) and the Ornament (SU) punches, I was intrigued by my newest die, Bigz Autum Accents (SU).  Having made previous turkeys using a scallop punch for the tail feathers, I just wasn’t satisfied with the look.  I can now say; “I am satisfied with the look.”

The maple leaves from the die made perfect tail feathers.  Not only do they look good, they certainly say “Autumn!”

This as you can see is a politically correct turkey, who tries to cover all his bases by representing fall, as well as the Pilgrim and American Indian heritages with his hat and feather.  I just love the little bits of symbolism.  Who knows, he may be in the running for that “Presidential Pardon.”

The sketch called for 1″ x 1.75″ accent squares.  I cheated a bit by cutting the 5″ x 3.75″ background piece, turning it over, and marking one horizontal measure line at 1.75″ and 4 vertical cuts of 1 ” apart.  I then took a piece of DSP cut 1.75″ by 5″ and wove it through the background paper.  Easier for me than trying to line up little cuts of paper.  I then adhered the flaps of paper to each other.

Turkey:  Ornament Punch for head and tip of beak, Owl Punch for body and eyes, heart punch for waddle, oval punch for hat brim and to shape top of hat and had band.  The feather was hand cut and embellished with a black gem.  The tail feathers are four maple shaped leaves from the Autumn Accents die (SU).  I further embellished with a button tied with twine, and crocheted ribbon.  The nose holes were marked with a black pen.


Christmas Boutique & AdvoCare Blog Launch


Howdy All.

I have been working furiously on crafty items to get ready for an upcoming Christmas Boutique on December 1st.  Since my card room is covered in glitter, I cannot make cards to send to the Heroes.  Glitter can get on their uniforms and make them visible at night.  Too risky!  Once I am done with the boutique items, I will do a major cleaning and de-glittering of my craft room, and get back at it.  After all, Valentines cards are due at the end of December.

Here are a few of the things I have been working on that you will literally find “in store,”  pun intended, for the Christmas Boutique.  Sorry, if you are not in the San Joaquin Valley are of California, you won’t be able to come in person, but thought you would enjoy a few crafty ideas for your own boutique or gift giving.

Gift Glitz – Boutique items – NFS online

My booth is “Gift Glitz.”  My motto is; “gift outside of the envelope.”  Most of my creations are for giving gift cards or dressing up that Hostess Bottle of wine, you bring to dinner.

AdvoCare Update

On the AdvoCare front, I have moved my blog to it’s own site,  AdvoCare is a premium nutrition company offering products for performance, weight loss and control and skin care.  I am an independent distributor for AdvoCare, and successfully using the product to shed lbs. and improve the look of my skin.  Love the products!  Hope you will follow along.