Saturday, August 29, 2015


This was for one of the newer members of our church that I found out when her birthday was because her husband invited me to a surprise party for her.  I wasn't able to make it to the party so I made her a card and gave it to her the following Sunday at church.

I colored the flower die cut with markers.

April Rose Illustration-- paper from cardmaking and papercraft magazine
Memory Box -- Distressed Baptisia collage die and Verona Bouquet
Stampendous -- Birthday Assortment sentiment stamp

I didn't get a clear stamp on the background piece, it is times like this that I am seriously thinking of asking for the MISTI for Christmas this year.  Have you seen it?  A lot of the girls in my on line cardmaking group have purchased it and can't say enough good things about it.  There are all kinds of you tube video's on it too.  I have a stamp a ma jig but this looks even easier to use.

Evelyn update:  Had a check up yesterday and she is up to 12 lbs. 7 oz. They burnt off some skin near her G tube and snipped open the blister on her incision needless to say not a happy girl with all that. She is now up to 6 feedings of 82 ml and only 6 hours of continuous feeds at night so she is constantly improving, Praise the Lord!

Here is a picture at her Doctors visit.

We are having a great visit with our friend, he will be moving on after lunch today. Facebook is a great way to keep in touch but there is nothing like hanging out in person and catching up and talking about old times too :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Thursday, August 27, 2015


My friends son was married a couple weeks ago and this is the card I made.  Of course I took the picture just before putting it into the envelope and so it was long gone before I viewed them on my computer, which is the way it typically goes, and I didn't have one good picture in the bunch, this was as good as I got :(  I used Christmas paper for the background but I thought it worked great for a wedding card too.

Anna Griffin -- Christmas scrapbook cardstock pack paper and background die
K&co. -- Elegance Hearts and flowers 3-D stickers
Fiskars -- Just married quotes stamp
Forever in time -- Pearls (on the die cut frame)

We are having some company this weekend, my husbands childhood friend is coming to visit he is back in the states, he is a missionary, it will be so good to catch up.

Hope you are all well and enjoying your week, summer is quickly coming to a close so we need to enjoy it all while we can.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and would love to hear from you,


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Vintage Heart

My girlfriend likes vintage things so I went for a more vintage look in making my heart.  I first will have to say that I found Christine Kelly's Blog called Gentlework through Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link up  and I have been following her ever since, if you love looking at beautiful hand stitch work this is the blog to check out, she does the most amazing and creative works with her stitching, her stitchings were the inspiration to stitch up this heart.

I found the fabric at a thrift store and I loved the color, I am not really sure what it is, kind of like linen. I added a few bits of lace, did a little stitching between them and added a flower.  I just drew out my own template for the heart shape.

Here is a more closeup shot.

I added the pearls to the wide lace strip, it was to bare to me.

I took a little closer shot of the flower I made, I used fabric from my daughters dress she wore as a flower girl in my brothers wedding about 20 years ago, thought it was time to get some use out of it then just hanging around in a closet.  The pin is from Industrial chic I bought it to use on cards but they are pins and charms and I thought they would work better on a project like this then a card.

I cut the flower with Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die, the two smallest dies in the set two of the tulle in the larger size and one small of the satin fabric.  Those dies cut fabric perfectly.

You can see I was wearing pink the day of taking these pictures the white diamonds are picking up my reflection.

It was fun to stitch again, I have been working on a cross stitching, but this is the first of this kind of sewing I have done in awhile.

Once again I am sharing my card over at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration you may want to check it out, you never know who will give you inspiration over there :)

Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know you did also, Have a great week,


Sunday, August 23, 2015


My girlfriend that started The Daniel Plan with me a little over a year ago, has met her weight goal and after her run a couple weeks ago met her goal of running a 5K also.  This was her time on the banner that she ran it in.  I just sponged the background in with inks and added the stickers.

Paper -- RAK
Susan Branch -- Exercise Stickers (image and sentiment)
Spellbinders -- Classic Rectangle lg. die
Distress inks -- peeled paint and tumbled glass
Die Versions -- Peppermint font (numbers) die
EK Success -- flower punch
Banner- hand cut (inked around it)
American Crafts -- twine

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Vintage Birthday

It has been a long time since I needed a male card, generally the fall time is when I have the most masculine birthdays.

I used mega flakes on the gear border, the base was kraft cardstock.  I do like the look of it on the kraft.  Still learning though on how much glue to use. I tried it first for the truck but wasn't really liking my results so I ended up embossing the truck with gold embossing powder.

Tim Holtz -- The Journey stamp set, embossed with gold embossing powder
Spellbinders -- Lg. Deckled Rectangles dies
Memory Box -- Gearworks Border die
Indigoblu -- Mega flakes, Morris Dance
DCWV -- Old world and metallic papers
Photo Corners

Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend, yesterday and today are great temps here, we will be getting a little bit of rain Sunday morning, but that is always a good thing for the garden.  Continued prayers going out to all those dealing with drought and these terrible fires.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, love hearing from you,