Friday, April 17, 2015


I didn't get to this card for my great nephew in time before we left for our reunion so it was a quick one so that I could get it out in the mail and it wouldn't be too late.  I just recently had cut out some more of the phones from my Silhoutte for just this reason, they make quick teen cards I think, although he is turning 19 this year.

Silhoutte cameo -- phone
SRM stickers -- happy birthday sentiment
K&co. -- paper
Silver metallic marker
Paper Studio -- gem stones

I had my follow up appointment yesterday for my eyes, I still need to wear glasses and have a prescription for that eye, and that is fine with me as long as I can see with glasses I am a happy girl.  I have been quite busy around here and while we were gone the yard grew by leaps and bounds so will be busy outside quite a bit as well as inside, but I will get to all your blogs and visit soon.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Good Morning!!  I have been away since last Friday.  We went home to Michigan to see our family, I forgot to get pictures with my hubby's side but I thought I would share a picture of my siblings.  My oldest brother hosted this years get together and we met at a hotel in Southern Michigan.  We were hoping to be able to hang out around the pool and have a day off fun together but the pool was down for repairs.  They let us use their meeting room for 4 hours so we could all be together in one room so that was nice.  So sad not everyone could come but when you have a large family it is hard for everyone to be able to get away, 21 couldn't make it.

Here is a picture of all of us that could make it.

I think of everyone made it we wouldn't have gotten everyone in one picture.
Lastly one of me and the hubby alone.

I am so thankful that we all still can get together at least once a year and get caught up on each other and enjoy just being together.

I have no cards made at the time and in fact I am behind, will have to make at least one belated birthday card.  Hope to get sometime to get that done soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope your having a wonderful week!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lattice and Jasmine Frame

This one goes out to my girlfriend and crafting buddy.  I saw on a video not to long ago someone cutting out a sentiment out of foam and adding it to their card, I have looked all over do you think I can find it anywhere.  If you happen to see this video also, could you please share where you saw it and I can pass that on and give credit to that person.  I cut the sentiment out with white cardstock also and colored it with markers the same colors I used on the framing, and glued it to the foam sentiment.

Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics A die
Memory Box -- Jasmine Frame die colored w/markers
PaperStudio -- A2 Lattice Circles embossing folder, inked the folder to color the background pink
Elizabeth Craft designs -- Happy Birthday sentiment die
Recollections -- Iridescent gems
Flower Ribbon

The embossing folder reminded me of a quilted look.  Bought this ribbon and embossing folder at the same time and thought they would look pretty together.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015


This will be going to my great niece turning 10 this year!  Hopefully it is a style she likes.  I used card quotes from hot off the press and used chalk on them to bring some color and some inking around the edges of the die.

Here is a look at the inside, I usually hand write my sentiments inside but these card quotes have outside and inside quotes.

Hot off the press -- cardmakers birthday card quotes
Spellbinders -- A2 distressed edges, A2 matting basics B and Labels 29 dies
K&co. -- Color Basics radiant mat pack
Buttons -- Yard Sale
Me&my big ideas -- gems (button centers)

We are getting a lot of storms with some light flooding, but lovely warm temps to have the doors open, Love to hear the birds chirping and letting the fresh air in. Hope you are enjoying some good spring weather too!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


I am linking up once again at Stephanie's Roses of Inpsiration . This card just happened to go to Stephanie who just celebrated her birthday last week.  I wish I would have taken a side view of it now, I made it, took a couple of pictures and then got it out in the mail so I never in looked at the pictures I took before I mailed it out.  This is a side step card, the left side sets back a little farther than the right side. I used my silhoutte to cut out the base of the card.

I paper pieced the mason jar, stamped the lid on a different piece of paper from that pack. The flowers were also stamped on another piece of paper from this paper set and I fussy cut them all out. The stems of the flowers were stamped directly onto the paper.  I added a little bit of ink to the doily under the jar, to antique it a little bit, was just too white for me :)

Silhoutte Cameo -- Card base
Rasberry Road design -- paper
Recollection -- stamp set (sorry no name on the set but it was purchased at Michaels)
Spellbinders -- Delicate doiles die
Stickles -- Scattered straw (flower centers)
Recollections -- Pearl (on tag)

You can head over to Stephanie's blog and check out the rest of the links and scroll down to the next post to see how she spent her birthday :)

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