Sunday, April 21, 2019

hippity hoppity

Hi friends!  It's been awhile since my last post.  Things have been pretty busy around here and I just haven't had much mojo to create new cards.  However, I did whip up a couple of Easter cards this past week.  The first one is made with predominately all Tim Holtz products.

I love this cottontail bunny!  The pattern paper is from the Wallflower collection and cut with a stitched oval die.  The new wildflower dies were colored with Distress Markers.  The black mat is embossed but it is hard to see.  I used the stitched border die to create a frame around the mat.  All edges were highlighted with Distress Ink.  A bit of cotton was added to the tail.  Hippity hoppity is from a set of Tim's sentiment stamps.

Next up is a card made from Pion Design's Easter Greetings collection.  I kept it fairly simple for my mother as she doesn't like a lot of frills on a card.

All papers and border strips are from the collection.  The leaf swirls are a Cheery Lynn die.  Crochet lace, flatback pearls, seam binding bow and Stickle accents are the finishing touches. 

Last, but not least, I end this post with a photo of my sweet grandson and his first visit to the Easter Bunny.  Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comments.  Happy Easter to those who celebrate.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Full Heart

Hi friends!  It is with much joy that I announce the arrival of our first grandbaby, Logan Stephen, on March 14, weighing in at 9 lbs. 3 oz.

To celebrate the happy occasion, I made a card for the new parents as well as a shadowbox keepsake.

The image is from Stampingbella and is colored with Copic markers.  I added some Diamond Dust around the edges.  The papers are from Authentique.  Everything else was in my stash.

The shadowbox was a bit difficult to photograph because of the glass.  I was trying to avoid a glare.  The adorable image and sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co., Phyllis Harris.  The hearts are popped up with foam dots.  I used Distress Ink to watercolor the image.

As you can imagine, we are over the moon with happiness.  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I hope to get back to crafting a bit soon.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, March 3, 2019


Hi all!  Just a quick post and update today.  My mom is receiving at home physical and occupational therapy and is improving a bit.  Small steps are most welcome!  Last weekend was the shower for my future grandbaby; however, the mother-to-be had a kidney stone attack and was unable to attend.  After a stressful couple of days and ER visits, she and the baby are doing well and looking forward to a delivery sometime this month!

My card today features a Picket Fence stamp "Jill" which I colored with Copic markers and highlighted with Stickles.  A very simple card to make.

Pattern paper is Sugarblush by Recollections.  I used a 3-D snowflake embossing folder by Sizzix for the area behind the stamped image.  The image has a matching die which I used and added pop dots for dimension.  The pink paper is also Recollections.  The diecut snowflakes and pearls were in my stash.

We are awaiting a rain/sleet/snow/rain/snow event starting this afternoon.  We have had several small snowstorms the past couple of weeks which I most welcomed as we had basically nothing much before that!  The snow is usually gone for the most part 24 hours later. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I look forward always to your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Valentine's Day Card

Hi everyone!  I'm back today with a quick post to share a card for Valentine's Day made with beautiful paper and an image from Pion Design.

Everything else comes from my stash of supplies.  I am trying to use up things I have been saving for something special, whatever that was supposed to be!  Time to make use of things!

It is a very simple card.  I did use some Stickles to highlight the image and added some Distress Glitter to the edges of the image.

That's about it for today.  I don't know how often I'll be popping in with a post or to visit blogs.  My Mom is having some medical issues, and the time is fast approaching when I will become a first-time grandparent so there isn't a lot of free time these days.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  I always look forward to them.  I hope to be back soon.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Shabby Chic Tag

Hi everyone!  Where does the time go?  February will be here at the end of the week.  Since I retired early, the days have been going incredibly fast!

My tag today features papers from Prima's Love Story collection.  The dressform, beautiful lace trim at the bottom of the tag, and the butterfly are from Reneabouquets.  Some flowers are from Crafty City and some are from my stash.  The pretty brooch on the dressform was a gift.

Here are a couple of side views of the tag.  Click on each photo to get a larger view.

I loved making this tag and I hope you like it.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate each of your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thank You Card

Happy New Year, even if a little late!  Here's hoping 2019 is a good year.  We got some long-awaited snow overnight--only about two inches, but I'll take it. 

Today, I have a card I made as a thank you for a Christmas gift.  The background paper is from Prima's Misty Rose collection.  Everything else are items from my stash.  The diecuts were made awhile ago and kept in a container for quick use.  I thought it was time to start using up these things.

The flowers and leaves are from Crafty City.  I have a beautiful assortment of flowers that I have been saving for something special.  What that something special would be, I have no idea so time to use them up!

If you click on each photo, you can see the details a bit better. 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and for the kind comments you leave.  My plan today is to make a nice big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and some cornbread muffins.  Nice comfort food on a cold, snowy day!  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Late Christmas Card Sharing

Hi friends,
It's been awhile since I last posted here.  December has been a difficult month.  As you know, I have been having back problems.  However, other things became more important.  My mother-in-law's health has been on a decline this past year and took a much more turn for the worse this month.  We buried her the week before Christmas. 

Also, our computer crashed.  We did purchase a new one and I am trying to learn how to use it.  As you may be aware, I am not computer saavy.  I did manage to make some a card and a tag before this all happened and here they are.

For this card as well as the tag, I used papers from Maja Design's new Christmas Season collection.  I love the colors used for the papers.  I am trying to use items in my stash so the bits of lace, diecut holly leaves, bells, gems, and seam binding all came together on this card.  I also tucked some cheesecloth under the layers.

I do love the vintage image on the card and the contrasting layers.

Last but not least is this tag.  I loved the image of the lady sitting atop the hat boxes.  I fussy cut her from the paper and added foam squares for dimension.  Once again, all the items used to decorate the card are from my stash or gifted from a dear friend. 

Well, that's all for now.  I wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and hope that you are having a wonderful holiday week.  Happy New Year!  And thanks for stopping by!