Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Birthday Cory!

Hi everybody, and Happy Thanksgiving! As you can see, I still have Baby Cory on my mind. His pictures are the first thing I look at in the morning and the last in the evening. Now that the baby is two weeks old, I thought it was about time to show you his Birth Day card I created immediately after he was born.

I used a Sizzix die for the card arrangement, and a variety of colored Gina K Designs cardstock that worked together to keep the spirit happy and bright.

The little "poem" on the front is a sticker from my stash. (I've been waiting on a grandchild a LONG time!) I included other various stickers throughout the card that were related to babies.

Then, for my second part of this post, after I created the card, I went to Shelly's Scrap N Design and got help with my Cricut and some vinyl to create this shirt.

Thought it was appropriate, and I'm more than proud to use my new name!

Before I go, I MUST show you another picture of the new man in my life...

Isn't he adorable???!!!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and can enjoy your family & friends today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments & visits and look forward to seeing you again real soon ~

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Shout Out!

Hi everybody! Hope you're having a wonderful day.

The card I am sharing was created for a friend to give to a minister for her birthday. We knew it should be a CAS card with a cross on it, so this is what I came up with. The inside says "Happy Birthday," which is the perfect occasion to "sing for joy!"

The cross and bible verse came from a stamp set by MayMay Made It. I belong to their club and get spiritual stamp sets every month. It's a true joy to discover what's next!

The green strip is simply a piece of Washi Tape. The oval dies are from Gina K Designs, as is the cardstock I used.

On a personal note, I have BIG news! I am a GRANDMOTHER! Cory Oren Richardson was born 5 weeks early on Nov 6, weighing in at 6 lb, 6 oz. I am SO EXCITED!

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

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 ~