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Saturday, June 25, 2011


Hello!  Third post today, and it's the charm!  I thought I'd try making a different kind of card, with the main frontal image also being the inside image!  It turned out better than I expected, and I hope you like it.  The card shape is from one of the newer Grand Spellbinders dies, and folded in half.  The large flower is a stamp from Heartfelt Creations, placed over the peach-colored Lotus diecut from Spellbinders, and the smaller flowers are made from Punch Bunch flower punches in two sizes.  Enjoy!

Spellbinders dies used:  Grand Labels, Open Scallops, Scallops, Lotus, Circles.

Also used was a leaf punch, by Punch Bunch, and a border punch by Fiskars.

The hole opening in the front of the card fit perfectly over the main flower.

Thanks so much for dropping by again!  I truly appreciate your visit, and I hope you'll send your friends over to see my creations also.  Have a great day!

It's a Girl! Again!

Well, blog friends, this is my second blog for the day!  I go in spurts.  Make a few cards, post all of them.  Make one, post it.  Wait a week, make two more, post one, then post the other later, and on and so on... 
I wanted to share this very cute little image with you!  I got it in a set, and this one has the sentiment, "Crib notes" on it.  How cute is that?  I was trying to make a very simple card, and for some reason, I just can't!  This one didn't take long, but I started putting layer upon layer upon layer.  I stopped one layer shy of it needing another stamp to post it!  lol

Isn't she just too sweet?  And it's just as cute done in blue for a boy!  I used a special pen to go over the crib rails and make the shiny dots on the scalloped border.

I love this new sentiment from Quietfire Designs!  Suzanne hand-calligraphied this message, and it's wonderful! 
I couldn't put it any better myself!  Thanks, Suzanne!
 Thanks for coming 'round again to check out this card!  I really, really appreciate your visit!

Happy Father's Day! (better late than never!)

Hi, everyone!  I'm wishing all those father's out there a belated "Happy Father's Day"!  Here's the card I gave to my husband on Father's Day.  He had a good one, including an ice cream cake.  He had his shoulder surgery on Friday, two days before, so he slept for a while, and our son came up to visit with his girlfriend.  I hope all you Daddy's out there had a great day!  I really miss my daddy, but I know he's having a good day as well!

I hadn't used this "Cheesecloth" background stamp from Stampin' Up before,
and I thought it would look goodheat-embossed in silver to look like window screen.  It didn't fail to please as screen!  With just a few little accents and the right sentiment, it worked well! 
I even had the little screwhead stamp! 

I found some silver wire, and tried to weave a little piece of screen
with it, but it wouldn't hold still.  lol  So I just swirly-clipped a
small piece of the wire to the card.
It's been a week now since Father's Day, and Mike is doing much better!  We are both going to physical therapy together, and he's doing some of the same exercises I've been doing for the past three months!  It really seems strange, with me on this side, and him the patient now.  Speaking of patient, he's trying to be.  I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!  We're just staying around the house, being cool in more ways than one!  lol

Thank you so much for visiting!  I truly appreciate it, and appreciate any comment you may wish to leave. ;)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hello, friends!  My husband was going through his dresser drawer, and came upon this card that I had made him years ago for Valentine's Day.  I had forgotten about it, and that was before I started blogging.  I like the way it came out, with the heart-speckled vellum pocket sewn onto the cardstock front, the focal image and the key. 
Heat embossing the hearts in gold and silver
really made them pop. 
All stamps and cardstock are from Stampin' Up.

This card, with it's muted colors was ideal for a guy!  It was sentimental, touching, and romantic but still a "man's card"!

"I wish to live because life has with it that which is good, that which is beautiful,
and that which is love."   by Lorraine Hansberry
 Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's A Girl!

I like all of the layers of shape, which add dimension to the focal point.
A friend of mine from church and her husband have adopted a little baby girl, and I sent this card to  congratulate them.  It was a lot of fun creating it, because of all the different components.  My physical therapist and his wife are expecting their third, their first girl in September, and I'm working on some announcement cards for them.  There are too many reasons to make a card - I can't keep up with it!  lol

I'm going to make a few more "prototypes" of announcement cards for Casey and Kim to choose from.  I can't tell you how much fun I have doing this!  It's just awesome!  Can you tell they are having a girl? 

I'd love to hear from you on whether you like these are not!  Please leave some love in the comments section!  Thank you so much for visiting - I love it when you do!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Little Mother Images

Are you staying cool?  It's summer here in Nashville already, with the past nearly two weeks and the week ahead in the mid-90's.  Hot, hot, hot! 

I know I've raved about the Nicecrane images before, but I just can't say enough about them - they're fantastic!  It's the only stamp company I'm designing for right now, and I'm staying busy!  I've fallen in love with the Little Mother images, and am having a blast working with them!  Very Victorian, and right down my alley!  (Remember, I was born in the wrong era!  lol)  Please let me know how you like my most recent card made with one of these images.  You can find the set, including this image of Mother holding baby, talking with sister (or brother) here.

The inside sentiment, "A baby is such a beautiful way to start a person", is a stamp from Quietfire Designs, the hand-calligraphied work of Suzanne Cooper.  She's amazing!  You can see more if you click here

I am feeling really good with the physical therapy on my shoulder.  Mike has his surgery next Friday, so I have to ready to help him by then!  Wish me luck!  And him!  If you think of it, please remember him in a little prayer.  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again real soon!

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I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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