Saturday, March 26, 2016

A very, Very, VERY CAS Card!

Hi everybody! How are you'all this wonderful Easter weekend?

I have several friends going through difficult times right now, either through loss or illness. I thought a handmade card might help them feel better, so today I created a VERY clean and simple design for a card I can duplicate easily in a short amount of time.

No embellies, ribbon or dies on this one. Just ink. I combined a Gina K Designs stamp set called Wild Blossoms and a Simons Says Prayers Sentiment set to do the work here. That's all I used before layering onto a Powder Blue piece of cardstock, also by Gina K Designs.

Before I go, I wanted to share another family picture with you. My brother surprised me a with a short visit this week. We spent a whole afternoon at Wrightsville Beach, just soaking up the sun.

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

Friday, March 18, 2016

Snow Day for Easter!

Hi! Surprised you again, did I? I decided to post this card right away while I'm sitting here with a sore back.

I had so much fun with this card! Around Christmas time I stamped these three bunnies from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day on a piece of white card stock and colored them, not knowing what I was going to use them for.

These bunnies sat on my table until this week, when I accidently put the cut film strip on top of them. It just landed there. Amazed, I noticed the three bunnies were spaced exactly right for the windows in the film strip die cut! Now was the time to use them.

There were actually four windows in the die cut, but the entire piece did not fit on the card, so I cut off the fourth window and used the three bunnies for the focal point. The Happy Easter square and patterned paper are from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life, as are the film strip die and ribbons.

This card has to be one of my favorites. I like it so much I might keep it for myself!

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

Hey Chickie!

Hi everybody! How's your week been? I've been inside a lot this week, nursing a sore back. I've had back issues for years, and sometimes I just get "stuck" either in pain or spasms. No fun!

Once I started loosening up, I got back to work on my Easter cards. Although I have enough for family, I needed some for friends, too.

This Carton Cuties set from Reverse Confetti is one of my favorites. Paired with some patterned paper from the Blessings Collection at Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life, the card came to life. I die cut the ribbon strip using Alison's Ribbons Die Plate from Gina K Designs and added a few purple buttons, also from Stamps of Life. The inside says "Happy Easter" and is layered on the patterned paper with another ribbon die cut.

This card took a while to create, but I had a lot of fun putting it together. This time of year is so much fun, and I love the light, pretty colors I'm seeing everywhere, whether it be cards or flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you soon--I'll be right back with another Easter post!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Easter Bunny

Hello again! I was quick this time. Surprised you with another post, didn't I? I've been working on my Easter cards, and these are two I'll be sending to my brother and sister.

The stamp and die set I used is called "Bunny2stamp" and it's by Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. I've enjoyed playing with this set along with the patterned paper pad called Blessings Collection (also from Stamps of Life) the last few days.

The first card was inspired by one in the Stamps of Life Gallery by Jennie Harper. Hers was a little different, as she created a Portrait Style card and added a bow on the bunny's ears. The second, I just came up with myself! LOVE those polka dots!

After I was finished creating that card, however, I felt I could've embossed the bottom purple piece of cardstock or at least stamped some tone-on-tone images instead of leaving it plain like that. What do you think?

The sentiment, "Happy Easter," is on the inside of both cards and has an image of a bundle of carrots popped up beside it.

Well, that's really it for today. I appreciate your comments and visits VERY much, and I hope to see you again soon~


Hi there everybody! How's your weekend going? It's very warm here in North Carolina; we're expecting rain, but it's not here yet. It's been nice to have the door open to let some fresh air in.
I love Springtime!

Everybody's using light Spring colors in their cards right now, and my cards are no exception. These will go to my sons and their wives (one is a fiance but I call her his wife!) for Easter.

Last month I purchased the March Card Kit from Simon Says Stamps, and the cards I'm showing you today were examples I CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything). The "My Kind of Peep" stamps and dies came with the kit as did the patterned papers, and I've been playing with them ever since I got it!

The first card was CASEd from the example by Laura Bassen, and the second, Wanda Guess. I think these Peeps are so cute!

I also wanted to share a picture that was taken of me and my oldest son, Chris, when I was visiting him just a couple of weeks ago in Missouri. He's the Men's Assistant Basketball Coach I told you about at University of Central Missouri. He's gotten so big! We had a great visit together, and I enjoyed time with his fiance, Katie, too.

Well, that's it for this post. I'll have another one right after this.

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

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

My Sister

Hi everybody! I want to say a big THANK YOU for all the sweet comments after Pooky-Blue's death. You were all so kind and thoughtful! I really appreciate everything you wrote.

I know it's been a while since I posted. It's just been real hard to get over the loss of Pooky. My mojo disappeared for several weeks, but I keep working at it. One day it will reappear.

Today's card is for my sister, Cecilia. She's an awesome person--very energetic, still works hard as a Special Ed teacher and also does her best to keep up with her husband and grown kids.  I saw this stamp set at Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life and just HAD to get it! My sister likes red, so I used red in the sentiment and cardstock. She has (or had) an argyle sweater so this paper reminded me of that. Anyway, I thought this would be something fun to send.

My online friend Darnell Knauss is having a "NBUS" (never-before-used-schtuff) challenge at her blog (, and I am going to add this card to it since I've never used the sentiment before. Check it out at her blog and come along to join the fun!

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