Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is the sweetest mother in the world's 71st birthday -- Happy Birthday Mom -- I love you!!
I made her card using digi's from Cornish Heritage Farms.

(BTW - It's also another sweet lady's birthday -- should she happen to read my blog - Happy Birthday to me dear friend Pam!!)
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Monday, August 19, 2013


Here's another card I created (using a sketch) on the cardmaking day with friends two weeks ago.
The sentiment is a PSX stamp -- one of my friends loved the saying and made these two beautiful cards with it:
If you're looking for some great card sketches - check this set out!
(My card was based on #17)
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Friday, August 16, 2013

Craft Room "Makeover"

It isn't actually a makeover -- more like a cleaning out, re-organizing, and re-arranging!
Although I did buy some new canvas bins (3 for $5 at Family Dollar) to help in the re-organizing part and make the room look a little neater!
The room also doubles as a school room, so I have to "get creative" with storing/organizing things.
(Here are the "wonderful" bins that make my shelves look every so orderly!)
The long bins (like the one on my desk) were a bit more ($3 a piece) but still not a bad deal.
"School Corner"
These shelves hold our school books.
My rubber stamps are still shelved behind my door.
And now we're all the way around the room - ending at my big metal shelf set holding all the heavy supplies....cardmaking/scrapbooking books, paper, punches etc.
Though it took me all day long (till 7 pm) to complete - I'm very happy with my "new" room.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thank You For Caring

Last week I had two young friends over for an afternoon of tea, scones, and CARKMAKING!!!
It was a very enjoyable afternoon and I can't wait to do it again sometime!
I had fun layering the birds and sentiment on this card.
Here's the varied collection of cards the four of us turned out in an afternoon:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Simple Hello

Here's a simple hello card I made using a sketch from an old Paper Crafts magazine.
The flowers are stamped on kraft cardstock - colored with colored pencils and glittered.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Thankful Thoughts

A simple card set I made for a friend that's moving away.
I made 3 of each color and used 3 different embossing folders on the white space.
Supplies used:
  •  Blossom Nestabilities
  • Circle Nestabilities
  • Washi Tape
  • White/Gray Cardstock
  • Embossing Folders:
    • Stylized Flowers (Provo Craft)
    • Victoria (Provo Craft)
    • Diamonds (Sizzix)
  • Stamps:
    • Biblical Impressions
    • Thankful Thoughts(Stampin Up)
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Word Art Wednesday

Friday, August 9, 2013


My 10 year old daughter decided she'd like to pick a sketch and have the two of us make it up.
Above is my card and below you can see hers.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Basket of Cards

Here's a cute little basket I made to use as a gift container for a friend's birthday this month.
She's a sweet lady who has an "encouragement ministry" -- always writing little notes to brighten you day and lighten your load.
For her gift I made the basket (from this tutorial -- I made the one that uses a 12 x 12 piece of paper) -- and filled it up with pretty cards, stamps, and a Vera Bradley notebook.
Here's a view of the inside - lined with pink and white striped paper:
The crinkle ribbon is homemade and the flower is from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.
I used a pretty (Martha Stewart) border punch along the edge:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


In case you haven't notice -- I've been into masking/collage making of late!
This card features a Martha Stewart bird stamp, a music background stamp, glitter, flower soft, and torn/inked edges!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

House Mouse - Get Well

Two Get Well cards using the Amanda M.D. (House Mouse) stamp.
I stamped the image on Kraft Cardstock and colored it with colored pencils. 
I kept the card fairly simply to showcase the cute image -- accenting one in pink and one in blue:
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Butterfly Collage

Here's a fun little butterfly collage I made last week. 
The idea came from a stamp set my sister-in-law brought along with her when she visited two weeks ago.
I made one in blue and one in pink.
After stamping, coloring, and popping up the butterfly/flowers/postmark -- I then sewed and chalked around the edges. 
A punched border, glitter, and some matching crochet thread tied in a bow complete the look!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer By the Sea II

One last sea themed creation for this week.
I used the  Summer By the Sea (Stampin Up) set again and chalked a scene around it. 
This post linked to: Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jar of Shells

This little jar of shells is a favorite creation of mine from the day I spent making cards with my sister-in-law.
The little piece of burlap added just the right feel!