Thursday, October 18, 2018


Hi everybody! I think I'm about recovered from the past two Hurricanes (Florence and Michael) so it's time to get back to cardmaking!

For this one I used Mama Elephant's Little Frames set stamped in Gina K's Black Onyx ink. The top piece was layered onto a Red Velvet card base. I also used Red Velvet ink by Gina K Designs for the hearts.

This was a very simple card to make, but it was fun. I saw a similar card design somewhere and decided to try it. Thanks to whoever posted the original. Hope you don't mind I CASEd it!

Thank you for coming back to me! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Sunday, July 22, 2018


Hello! Hope your Sunday is going well. Today I'm posting yet another birthday card, this time a box card full of flowers. The picture is a little fuzzy since I enlarged it, but you can still see the sentiment.

I created this card using a die from Sizzix and some birthday paper from Stephanie Barnard's The Stamps of Life. The flowers were cut from a mixture of dies I had in my stash, mostly from Sizzix. It was fun putting the different die cuts together to create the flowers. The grass, also cut from a Sizzix die, was added as a base.

This card went to my daughter-in-law, whose birthday was July 7.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Friday, July 6, 2018

As Cool As You!

Hello again! I hope you had a good Fourth of July. I'm still working on birthday cards, as we have a lot of July birthdays in my family, and also among my friends.

This card was created for my sister's 65th birthday, July 2. She loves red, so I used red ink a lot on it. The popsicles, dies and front sentiment came from Taylored Expressions, and the bundle is called Chill Out. The inside sentiment came from a set I bought at The Stamps of Life.

Physical Therapy continues. The Vertigo has finally faded, and now we're working on balance. I've been pretty busy with it, so I'm sorry I'm behind commenting on some of your blogs.

I do appreciate you stopping by today. Your comments and visits mean the world to me, so I hope to see you again real soon ~

P.S. Here's a picture of me with my sister which was taken a few years ago. Happy Birthday, Cecilia!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hi everybody! How's your day coming along?

Today's card is one I made for my son and his wife for their 6th Anniversary.  I wanted to create something special, something that really spoke to them.

Coleman, my son, loves turtles. Meredith, my DIL, loves squirrels. So I went through all my stamps and finally found one of each to put on the card.

The turtle came from The Stamps of Life and the squirrel (which I watercolored) is from an old stamp set that is not labelled. The inside (sorry so fuzzy) was a no-brainer. Lots of love was sent in that envelope! I layered the center pieces onto red cardstock cut with a Spellbinders die from my stash and then put it onto Kraft cardstock. Finally, I added a few heart sequins from my Stampin Up stash.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy Mother & Father

Hi everybody! Hope you enjoyed celebrating Father's Day over the weekend.

I was recently told a very special young couple is expecting a baby in December, so I quickly got to work and created these two cards for them. The Mother's Day card was obviously belated, but I sent it with the Father's Day card so they would both get them at the same time.

The sentiment on the front of both of these cards was taken from the Happy stamp and die set from Inspired By Stamping. The DAD and MOM die cuts on the inside were from Simon Says Stamp's Big Mom and Big Dad sets. I cut these multiple times and layered them before adhering so they would stand out. The Congratulations stamp and die came from Stampin Up's Itty Bitty Banners set. The stickers were from my stash. They're so old I was surprised they'd still work!

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Hello everybody! How's your week coming along? I've got a bright card for you today that includes lots of glitter (thanks to Stickles I still use). 

I created this with a new stamp & die set from The Stamps of Life called Sayings 4 Butterfly.  I think they look so cute with the facial expressions. I used some new colors that just came out from Gina K Designs to color the butterfly and also some cardstock of similar colors for layering.  Finally, I added some Stickles to cheer the recipient.

This was a very simple card to create. Next one I'll add more to it. I sent this one to a dear, dear friend of mine. It surprised her, and she loved it!

Thank you for stopping by again today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Little Monkey Agenda

Hi everybody! Surprise! I'm back! Sorry it's been so long. I've had Vertigo so bad I haven't been able to do much at all. Fortunately, I've finally been able to see an excellent Physical Therapist who treats it. She's done an excellent job so far, which means I can accomplish a little more now than in the past few months. YAY!

First, I apologize for the picture of the front of the card. I couldn't get it close enough for a good shot.

This card was made for a friend of mine who has been a big part of my life for the past 10 years. He helps me anytime I need him, and for that I'm very thankful. We have fun, so I decided to make a fun card for him.

The stamp & die set I used are called Little Monkey Agenda, and the frames are called Little Agenda Frames. Both are from Mama Elephant. I watched a video of someone creating a card with them, and I suddenly HAD to try it! (I think it was Laura Bassen, but I'm not sure. Can't find the video anymore! Don't you hate that?) I popped up the frames with Fun Foam that I die cut to fit, then I slid the monkey underneath so it would show up in the window. For the inside, I die cut the sentiment & added a couple more monkeys. It was a fun card to create!

Thank you for coming back to see my new cards. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon - more cards coming!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

You're So Kind

Hi everybody! How's your day been? I am way late getting this blog updated, and I apologize for that! My computer finally died - it wouldn't back up and it kept shutting down when I would be in the middle of something, like adding a post on here! Fortunately, I got another computer to use, but then I couldn't get into my blog. Frustrating! Today, I finally figured it out, so here we are. :)

First, I want to thank my friend, Kevin, again for the new St. Patrick's Day banner you see up above. He's a real genius when it comes to computers. I've learned a lot from him!

Today's card was created for a dear friend of mine. She loves pastel colors, and especially pink, so I knew she'd like it. She and her husband had given me the softest blanket I've ever had. This is her Thank You note from me to her.

I used a free stamp & die set Spellbinders sent me during the holidays. I love the little dainty flowers it makes. The Thank You stamp set came from My Favorite Things. Love the big size of the letters. I cut it out with one of my Spellbinders dies and added some Washi Tape and brads I've had forever in my stash.

Thanks for your patience while I worked out the computer problems! I appreciate you coming by today, and as always, I love your comments!  I look forward to seeing you again real soon~