Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lack of interest

Because there has been such lack of interest in my Giveaway I took it down from You Tube. I was hoping that all the people I have subscribed to would also subscribe to my channel and also to my blog. I don't know what I can do to promote an interest in my blog and my creations. This really saddens me. I was hoping that my blog and You Tube would be an outlet where I could share with other crafters what I am doing and that they would enjoy seeing my creations as I enjoy seeing their's. Crafting is all I can do because physically I am limited to what I can do. So to end this there will be no giveaway Monday December 17th, The mini album is really cute. So sorry no one will receive it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rules for Giveaway

TO enter the giveaway you have to subscribe to my You Tube Channel caroldru2 Handmade cards and crafts by carol or my blog and make a comment about the album. The Giveaway is Monday December 17th. I must have at least 15 responses  to have the giveaway. One per person.

Just another note regarding the album. I got the design(pages) for the album from KrytalsNightlyCreations or Just a Few Designs. Not sure which one. And then I decorated it and made it my own.  The paper pack I used came from Big Lots and I'm not sure what the name of it is.  I used stickers and embellishments that I already had in my stash and Paperwishes dazzles.  Hope you like the album and will enter to win.

Good Luck!


New Video Birthday Memories Mini Album

Sunday, December 9, 2012

New projects, cards, card gift sets, post it note holders pocket organizer

 Card gift set:
 This is a Mini album :
This is two card gift sets:

 This is the cards in the gift sets:
 Anniversary card for my parents 65th Wedding anniversary:

 Cards that go in gift set:
 Card holder:
 Back of holder:
 Pocket organizer made to put on Refrigerator:
My Angel card line, artist, my daughter, Heather St Clair
 Weekend projects..Post It Note Holders and another Pocket Organizer for Frig:
 Mini Photo album I made for my niece..Sunburst Album:
 Inside of album:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Four new cards..3 made with Elmer's Designer Masking Tape

I had fun making these cards with the Elmer's Designer Masking Tape. Thanks Holly for the tape! Hope you like my cards. I made one masculine card that was very easy. I used stamps from Paperwishes. I used my Vintage Label punch on one of the sentiments. Thanks for watching. Please contact me if you're interested in purchasing cards, tea light cakes or mini albums.  Also, you can leave a comment on here if you're interested. Thanks again for watching. Hope someone will get some inspiration from these cards.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A New Card..This is No Bluff....

A new card I made for a friend who likes to play poker and golf. This was fun to make. Used  Digital Paper collection that I purchased and downloaded from Stampin' Up called Jackpot II. I created the wordage using poker language and printed them out and punched them out with the Vintage Label punch. Used HP presentation paper to print out the papers. All  pictures  I found on the internet. I used large brads and buttons as poker chips. I painted white dots on them and topped them with glossy accents. The paint wanted to rub off. The brads, buttons and arrows are from Paperwishes. Hope you get some inspiration from my card. Thanks for watching.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Please subscribe to my blog. Would love to have some new members. I will be having another give away soon. It could be a card, mini album, tealight cake or more.  Come visit ! Carol.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mini Envelope Album

I made this Mini Envelope Album  from inspiration from Kathy Orta. Mine is a little different from hers but the basic design is hers. Thanks Kathy for sharing with everyone! Thanks for watching everyone.

Kathy Orta: Inspiration and tag download.
Papers: The Black Currant Stack by DCWV Inc.
Martha Stewart lace border punch
Marvy's 1 and 1/2 inch round punch
Michaels: flowers on binding(Recollection), crystals and pearls, brad pearl
Black stationary
Duck Tape at Michaels.)
Ribbon purchased at Michaels.
Paperwishes..Big pink flower

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I need comments please!

I would love to get some comments on my new mini album. Since I am just starting out I would love to get 100. If you are crafty or know someone crafty please give them my blog address. If I get enough comments I will have a give away. I would love to get this blog established and have visitors!

Thanks so much,

New Mini Album

New Mini Album. Inspiration from Krystal, Pack used was Chocolat by S.E.I., Flowers by Paperwishes, Stickles, Ribbon holder and metal corners from Wild Orchid,Cricut cartridge Forever Young. Inspiration from Krystal, Krystals and Elsa, Just A Few Thanks for watching. Much love!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Handmade cards & crafts By Carol: Mini coin envelope album

Handmade cards & crafts By Carol: Mini coin envelope album: I got my inspiration for this album from Elsa at  Just A Few Designs. I used papers from the Chocolat collection by s.e.i. I used some flowers ...

A cute mini album

I learned how to make this mini album from Mary at Cardz TV's daughter Lynn. Super easy and holds alot of pictures. Enjoy watching. Thanks!

A Little Birdie Told Me

My Mom's birthday is August 5th so here is the card I made her. I got the inspiration from Mary at Cardz TV. Thanks Mary. Mine is a little different than hers. I used Echo Park paper from the Country Drive. These are papers that I actually downloaded frrom Jessica Sprague's site. They print out awesome but need to be printed on matte presentation paper for the best look. I used the bird from Create a Critter. She has a flower for her head so no need to use a separate punch. I used some papers I already had for the bird and part of the Elegant Edges oblong . Turned out so cute. She loves birds and bird watching so I think she will really like her card.

Mini Coin envelope album

I made this album for a give away on my facebook page.  The give away is Wednesday evening 8/8/12. I will post a video revealing the winning number. If anyone visiting here would like to enter you must choose a number between 1 and 75. Tell what time and what day you visited. Good Luck!

Mini coin envelope album

I got my inspiration for this album from Elsa at  A Few Designs. I used papers from the Chocolat collection by s.e.i. I used some flowers from Paperwishes. Tags were with the Chocolat collection. I enjoyed making this album. Thanks Elsa for the idea.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Due to information I have read about pinning or repinning info on pinterest, I have decided to delete all my boards. Rules say unless you have ownership of what you pin it is not legal to pin it. I thought this was a sharing social network where you just are sharing things you like on the internet. I would think that's no different than surfing the net. Why does this have to be a complicated mess!?

Saturday, May 26, 2012


 I'll Love You Plaque is $22.95 at Catalog Favorites.
It Came To Me Sign $29.95 in Catalog Favorites.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New cards

 I made this card using papers from The Lydia Collection from Purple Pinwheel. I got the bee off the internet. I mounted him on foam tape for added dimension. Thanks Heather for the papers!

 I got the inspiration for this card from Pinterest. I of course always make it my way. I purchased the papers from Stampin' Up.(digital download) Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper. I used some of those papers and some I already had. I also used papers I purchased from Stockberry Studio. Check them out for downloadable papers.
I made this card using Stamp TV paper. Love Black, red and white.    Hope everyone is having a great day!  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Beautiful gifts from Hubby and Ali

I received beautiful earrings for Mother's Day. My hubby gave me the Gold and Silver ones and Ali, my youngest daughter, gave me the crystal ones. She also gave me a stylus and a purple floral cover for my phone!  Thanks to my wonderful family. Planning on spending time with my oldest daughter Wednesday.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Exploding gift boxes

 I made this exploding box for a shower gift. The recipient loved it. Showing the top, one side and inside.

I made this gift box for a wedding gift.
 This gift box was for a birthday.
Inside the box. She loved purple.
For My Mom.
Inside Mom's box.
For a friend's B day.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A new Tealight cake set!

 Here's a new tealight cake set I just finished today. Comes with cake box,gift tag, and cake. I made this for a new customer who will be giving as a gift. Love making these and seeing the end result. Please comment and let me know how you like this.Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

More Tealight cakes

Pretty in Pink tealight Bday cake.

And...Pretty in Purple.

Unique techniques

This is a card that really looks like a plate. Picture doesn't do it justice.

This is a neat motorcycle card made with paper that looks like leather.It is 3D so it looks like the motorcycle is coming off the card.

 This wedding card has a surprise inside. Popout card.

Butterfly card made with an embossing board.Lots of detail added.A cute baby boy card made using an embossing board and adding lots of detail.

Different papers, different shapes card.

The inside of the above card.

I like this technique..Inside of card below.