Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Back to school

I made this card for my nephew Austin.  He just started kindergarten last week.  The background papers are from a pack I got at Michael's last year.  The die is from Taylored Expressions and the stamp is SU, I think the set is First Day.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sweet 16

Our second daughter just celebrated her big milestone 16th birthday.  She's not a big cardmaker, but enjoys and appreciates the thoughtfulness of a homemade card.  She's not into the frilly "sweet 16" girly party themes so I tried to keep it more her style.  The papers are from a Spring 6x6 paper pack I picked up in AC Moore a few months back.

Here's her party invitation (my idea/card choice)
Of course, you realize after the invitations are all mailed that your picture didn't come out so great.  This is the Tim Holtz big cupcake/die set that I've been eyeing since I first saw it in Hobby Lobby.   Just before it was time to make her invitations for her party, I found this $25 set on the clearance rack for $8.99.  It was so fun to work with.  The you're invited and the sweet are from MFT stamps and the 16 is from one of their alpha/numeric dienamics.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Thinking of You

I made this for Barb's Thinking of you swap.  I had so much fun with the Sizzix step up card framelit.  These card framelits are my newest addiction.  I have so many..............

Saturday, February 21, 2015


I made this card for the sisterhood.  Our hostess this round is Kelly.  I saw some cards with the wood background and really liked it.  Was just about to ask my neighbor if she had the stamp when I decided to look through my collection to see if I had something I could use.  To my surprise, I own the exact stamp.  I tried to go for the porthole look.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Game On

I joined Nichole's birthday swap on scs.  I had a lot of fun putting the controller together.  The controller die is from My Favorite Things and the stamps are from Papertrey.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Happy Heart Day

My oldest daughter (20) is less than 3 months away from getting her bachelor's degree in Radiology technology (basically, she's the one to take any standard x-ray one might need).  She's in Boston buried in snow with more on the way.  I wanted her to know we were thinking about her so I made her this card.  The cut outs are from a cricut Dr. Checkup cartridge and the Happy day is a $1 stamp.  I punched a paper heart and stuck it over the stamped heart to brighten it up.

And the inside

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

unidentified swap

Darlene supplied us with this adorable image from Penny Black.  So fun to work with and right up my alley.  The designer paper and the back circle are from a Pebbles paper pack.