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

BeYOUtiful

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~


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More Kindness


Hello everybody! I'm back with another "Kindness" card for the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs. These are nice cards to make.

I changed the settings on my camera and changed the location for my picture taking. I also used the Ott light with it (thank you, Judy, for that suggestion!). Now you can see the yellow wallpaper behind the card, but at least the picture is more clear. Does it look better to you?

For this card, I used the Boho Flowers kit (also from Gina K) and did some coloring with my Inktense Pencils. Part of the sentiment is die cut in black and the rest is stamped.

Another very Clean and Simple card from me. Would you expect anything else?

Thank you for your kind remarks and prayers while I'm been battling Cluster migraines. After talking with and visiting my PCP and neurologist, I was given the medication necessary to break up the cycle. That has helped tremendously. Any of you who know about Clusters, they are extremely painful. It's hard to move forward with life (or move at all!) while going through a cycle. Now, fortunately, I'm able to deal with them easier and get back to my crafting. It's been several weeks since they started, so the cycle should go away soon. Praise God!They usually last 4-6 weeks.

Snuggles says hello. She somehow got a hold of my old paintbrushes without my knowing it and moved them, one by one, into the bathroom where she kept them under the glass scale.  Every now and then she moves the scale to get to them. That's where I discovered them, all lined up. Guess I'll have to find a new place to keep both the scale and the paintbrushes!

Hope you'all have a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comments and visits VERY much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kindness Times Two



Hello everybody! I'm here with two cards I entered into the Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K Designs' Stamp TV. The theme was kindness, so I chose these two sentiments for my cards.

I foiled the sentiments in Rose Gold with my Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine and then layered them onto some turquoise and pink cardstock from my stash. The bling was added and the flowers watercolored. That's all it took! I tend to make CAS cards, in case you hadn't noticed.

Any suggestions on how to clear up these pictures are welcome. I can't get them as clear in this new apartment as they used to be in the old place. Drives me crazy!

Sorry if most of you have already seen these on the Gina K Stamp TV site. My post is late because I've been dealing with Cluster Headaches, a type of Migraine. They only hit me every couple years, and leave after about four weeks. Two more weeks to go! One of these days, I'll grow out of them.

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


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Dog Talk



Hi everybody! I'm here today with a birthday card for my brother. Don't worry, he never has the time to check my blog!

The set I used today is called Dog Talk and it's by Tim Holtz. The dog stamps came with an embossing folder (which I used on the front panel) and dies. I used all of them for this card, although it's a very clean & simple card. Most of mine are that way, I guess.

My brother, turning 61 this month, has a Pitbull named Izzy. She is the most loving dog I've ever seen, and I have no doubt she is the love of his life. She loves to get up on her hind legs and give BIG hugs. She's very strong, so there's no way you can resist her love!

On another note, I got my banner changed for Valentine's Day. It will be here before you know it!

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


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy Birthday to My Ex



Hello! Yes, you read that title right. I created a Birthday card for my ex-husband. He's the father of my two, most-wonderful boys (now in their 30s), and I am thankful for that. We have remained friends since our 1996 divorce, mostly because we didn't want a negative affect on our boys if we didn't.

For this card, I used a recently-purchased-on-sale set from CAS-UAL FRIDAYS Stamps called Bold Wishes. I love the set mostly because the sentiments ARE bold and they stand out. I didn't need much for this Clean and Simple card. I felt the Wish Big sentiment needed some layering, so I found a piece of light blue (Andy's favorite color) to layer it with, then I used it on the inside, as well. Finally, I added that border for the bottom of the front.

This is a wonderful set! I made this card in less than 30 minutes & was able to get it in the mail the same day. Of course, I didn't add any frills since it was for a guy. I encourage you to go to the CAS-UAL FRIDAYS site (http:/cas-ualfridaysstamps.com)and do some shopping. Am I enabling? Well, maybe just a little bit...

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