Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Home Tweet Home

My Daughter and Son in law have made their move to North Carolina, and will be celebrating their anniversary soon.  I asked my hubby to give me some coloring lessons and this is the image I picked for him to teach me.  He would color one half and have me do the other half, I will let you see if you can tell the difference.

Inkadinkado-- Nature's Garden, colored with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers
Spellbinders-- Labels Eleven and back to basics tags dies
K&co. Blue Awning paper
DCWV-- Brights Mat stack
Hero Arts -- All Occasion messages stamp
Offray Ribbon
Basic Grey-- Brad

We have one day this week that doesn't have any chance of rain and that is today, so I need to get out and get some flowers planted and yard work done.  Hope your day is sunny and bright!

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Simple Things

Wow how time flies.  I made my last card the day after we got back from my Mother in laws funeral, then I had a few things to do to get ready for my Sister coming to visit, we had a good visit, sure wish we lived closer to each other. So last night I went in and made this card for my brothers birthday coming up this week.

Art Impressions-- Lake house window stamp
Distress inks and Distress markers for coloring the image
Spellbinders-- Classic Square Lg die
BasicGrey-- Basics Kraft and Origins Paper pads
Fiskars-- Corner punches
Martha Stewart-- Leaf punch
Button-- Flea market find

Hope you all have been enjoying your weekend and that you take out a little time to think of all those that have given their lives for us and our country.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013


I have been enjoying the hexagon quilt cards I have been seeing and found these hexagon stacklets dies from Taylored Expressions at my LSS so I decided to take the plunge and get them.  I made it back home in time to get this made for my sister in laws birthday.

Memory Box-- Parker upper Alphabet dies
SRM-- Sticker sentiment
papers are all small pieces I had in my stash drawer

I have been very busy trying to get things done since we got home last night and I feel like I have only put a dent into what I have to do.  Right now it is out to get the weeds taken care of and edging cut while my hubby mows.

Praying for all those effected by these awful tornado's going through.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

mother in law

My husband's mother passed away on 14th.  It has only been 4 1/2 months since my Dads passing and a month since my father in law had a major heart attack, just thought I would let you know why I have been absent lately.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Male Sympathy

My friends husband lost his mother and so I went with a hopefully more masculine feel to this sympathy card.

Butterfly- Studio G stamps
Kaisercraft- sentiment stamp
Spellbinders- Labels seven
Fiskar-Uppercrest border punch
Piercing in the right corners
They are saying we should reach 90 today for the first time this year, I myself enjoy the 70's more, but I am thankful for another sunny day, because it looks like we have alot of rain in the forecast again for the coming week.
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Have a great week,

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mr. & Mrs.

Usually I am sending cards through the mail so I can't be real bulky but this one is being hand delivered so I went all out ... LOL!

The heart and flower on the ribbon is from K&co. they are from the Elegance dimensional stickers. Don't know if you can see it or not but they have sparkle on them too.

The paper is from Anna Griffin's Christmas pack but I thought it would work nicely for this too.

Spellbinders- Circle, Lacey Circle and Ribbon banners dies
Hampton Art- Sentiment has been embossed with silver embossing powder
Ribbon is from Michaels.

I won't be posting tomorrow so I will wish all you Mothers out there and yes that means you all with Furbabies too :)  the most wonderful day.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013


When I saw the silhoutte's in the Heritage Cricut cartridge I knew I wanted to use it for a Mothers day card, I cut out 3 of them out of black cardstock and layered them on top of one another for more depth.

The image and corner treatment are both from the Cricut Heritage Cartridge
Sponging done with distress ink -- old paper
Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Lg, Floral Ovals and back to basics tags dies
Daisy D's paper
Melissa Frances - Pleated Ribbon
Offray Ribbon
Forever in Time - Pearls
Impression Obsession- sentiment stamp

It is such a Gorgeous day out today, love sitting here listening to the birds chirping :)

Hope the day is Beautiful wherever you are,
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Birthday to you

After I got this done I thought oh no it looks more like a Christmas card then it does a Birthday card, sure hope my nephews wife likes it.

JustRite- Birthday Celebrations stamp set, colored w/copics
Melissa Frances- Faith paper
Spellbinders - Standard Circles Lg,  Labels Nine, Carnation creations and Back to basics tags dies
Queen & co. - Pearls

The Sun is trying so hard to peek out after a very rainy few days, and the temp this morning is allready 57, so we are once again back to spring time temps.... YAH!!!

It looks like a very busy week ahead, I haven't done a Mothers day card for my MIL yet, I guess I had better try to make some time to create too :)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that the week ahead holds many blessings,
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment, it is much appreciated,

Friday, May 3, 2013


Wow 3 weeks in a row I have managed to do a challenge from Our Daily Bread designs. This week it is using piercing or real stitching on your card.  I opted to go for actual hand stitching using DMC floss using the back stitch, it is a bit time consuming so I did it while watching TV.  You can find out more of the details about the challenge HERE on their blog .

I was in need of a Birthday card for my girlfriend who lives here in town so this will be hand delivered :)

Sewing has been done around the edges.
Our Daily Bread designs- All Ocassion Sentiments stamp
Spellbinders- Long Classic Rectangle and Back to basics tags, heartfelt creations- Delicate Asters dies
Heartfelt Creations - Delicate Asters stamp
Melissa Frances- Tara paper (for background)
DCWV- Earth prints paper (behind the sentiment tag)
The Flowers were colored with pencils, the leaves with copic marker
Queen and Co. Twinkle Goosebumps on tag die
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch
Forever in time - Pearls (center of butterfly)

We are once again having alot of rain, but I am thankful it isn't snow that alot of the country has gotten, but we are very cold in the 40's which is just crazy for this time of year down here. 
Hope wherever you are you are having a great day no matter the weather.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and your sweet comments!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Little things

Went to a baby shower this past weekend, she allready has had the baby and it is a girl.

Cornish Heritage Famrs- Baby dear stamp set for image and sentiment, colored w/ markers
Spellbinders- Labels 4 w/ink shading
All papers were in my scrap bin
Used Papercrafts Magazine March/April 2013 sketch

Here is a close up of the image:

We have had the most Beautiful sunny days but they are saying that will all change tomorrow, cooler and raining, sure makes you appreciate these beautiful days!! 

My Father in law is home from the hospital and seems to be in very good spirits and positive, thanks for prayers and good wishes for him.

Thanks so much for stopping by,