Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's All About The Paper

Hello Everyone.  I am among the living once again.  I apologize if I have not visited your blogs as often as I should have.  I took quite a long break from card making and blogging to make a lot of scarves and hats to donate.  So now I hope to turn my attention back to card making again for a while. I have finished up a few in this past week so I thought I'd share a couple with you.  This card is for a very special couple that do a lot of travel both near and far. Their next few trips will be to  Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Maine where there are several fantastic lighthouses so I remembered this beautiful paper, dug it out and got to work.
I have to be honest I don't even know who this paper is by but I loved it the minute I saw it and have been hoarding it for years.  I wanted the paper to be center stage so I just cut it with my curly cutter and added a Hero Arts sentiment, a couple of punched hearts, the little gem stones and I was done. 
I do hope to get better about blogging and visiting so please bear with me for a while.  Wishing you all a terrific day and week ahead.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Yellow Birthday

Well it is very hot today so I decided to stay inside and play in my craft room a bit.  I have a couple of birthdays comping up in August so here is one of the cards I made today.
As usual my photography could use some help but here is the card.  I used two of SU!'s sets.  The flower from Lotus Blossom and the sentiment from Well Scripted.  The paper was in my stash as was the ribbon.  Kind of simple but I think and hope the recipient will like it.  Wishing you all a great evening and if you are in a "hot" zone please stay cool and be careful.  We may be in for some thunderstorms tomorrow evening and with this heat they may be duzzies.  Thanks for taking a peak into my little corner of the world.  Right now I'm having trouble getting full use of Blogger so as soon as I get it I'll be around to see everyone.   

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Aged Birthday Card-LOL

I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th.  It was a nice quiet day and had dinner with some wonderful friends.  Who could ask for more?  We have another dear friend that will be celebrating a birthday in a few days and he is an antique car and truck lover so I thought this was quite appropriate.

I used a pre-colored image by Doodle Pantry and also one of their sentiments which is just perfect for the recipient of this card.  He has a wonderful sense of humor and will get a big kick out of it.  The paper is retired from SU! and the image was cut out with a SB rectangle die and then I made a frame from the same set.  The paper is SU!'s Garden Green.  The Happy Birthday is a digi from Deedee Anderson, which unfortunately closed now.  I pierced the upper right corner of the image panel and even though the two panels are separate I also did the same in the bottom left of the lower panel. I wish you all a great week ahead and thank you so much for stopping by.  

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Snowmen Thank You

I'm back with a thank you card I just made.  I told you that I had helped move a friend of mine last week.  Well one time this past winter when I was in her house she has this adorable snowmen door draft dodger and I commented on it when I was there.  I also came home and looked all over the internet and could not find one anywhere.  Last week while we were moving  her she gave that precious draft dodger to me so there was nothing left to do but to make a snowmen thank you card.
I didn't color it as good as I think I could or should have so I put a little more "snow" on it to help hide a couple of boo-boos but now I can't seem to get a good picture of it. I think the snow is making it appear blurry, but this was the best of all the pictures I took.   Trust me it does look a tiny bit better in real life or else I wouldn't have sent it.    There is also Dazzling Diamonds on the blue layer of snowflakes which would not seem to show up in the photo either.  The center part of the snowflakes are actually brads which I really like.  I hope you all have a great Sunday afternoon and evening.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I always love visitors.  

Friday, June 24, 2016


I have a friend that just moved.   She lives alone and has a very small family therefore she doesn't receive too many cards so when ever I send her one she puts it up in the living room, so I thought it would be a good idea to match the colors of her room.  I used SU! So Safron and Cherry Cobbler which matches just about perfectly.  
First off let me assure you that I have not been drinking this morning, I just can't take a straight picture, I guess.  LOL  I used Gina K's Dogwood stamp and colored it with Copics. It is backed up with a SB circle die and a Cherry Lynn doily die.    The paper is retired from SU . I thought it looked all right without a sentiment so I just wrote a note inside wishing her the best of luck in her new home.  I'm heading over there now to help put things away so I'm keeping this post short and I hope to get around to visit tonight or tomorrow morning.  Thanks for taking a peek into my little corner of the world.  Appreciated very much.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Happy Father's Day

I got around to making one Father's Day card for my son today.  Now I have to make one for Hubby but knowing me it will be last minute.  Here is the card for my son.

Quite a while ago I removed most of my stamps from their wooden bases to save a ton of room and  I put them in clear cases with a sample stamping and the manufacturer's name but some of them got by me and this is one of those that slipped by so I can't tell you who the stamp is from.  What I can tell you is that I love it and really think it makes for a great masculine card.  Almost every Sunday during the summer months my son and DIL try to get to the beach to relax for a few hours and then have dinner by the ocean so I thought that this was the perfect image for his Father's Day card.  I used Very Vanilla, Basic Grey and a tiny mat of Basic Black all by SU!.  The background paper is from my stash and it was a small piece so I was able to use it up.  For the larger mat I stamped it with the Weathered background stamp by SU! (another Oldie but a Goodie) with Crumb Cake Ink.   I decided to add three gold brads to even things off.  That will do it for me today.  I thank you for paying me a visit and I wish you all a great night and rest of the week.  

Monday, June 6, 2016

Masculine Birthday

Hi All, We have a couple of guys in our family with birthdays this month so I got myself back into the craft room to make them cards.  Here is one of them.

I used an old SU! stamp and some paper from my stash.  I pierced one corner and above and below the sentiment which as you can see I did in gold.  It did show up better in person than in this photo.   I wish I done it in white, but it is what it is for now.  I added a few gold stickers and used a SU border punch along the bottom and I was done.  The funny story about this card was that we were talking about deer and the birthday boy just said "I see a lot of deer around here but I've never seen a buck".  Then he opened this card and said "Hey There's my buck".  We all just got a little laugh out of that one.  Wishing you all a great day and thanks for popping in for a short visit.  I haven't been around too much lately.  I've been intensely working outside so that starting this week I can just relax outside and enjoy the yard and gardens.  I will get around to visiting on a more regular basis, I promise.