Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy birthday Jonathon!

Popping in with a birthday card to celebrate Jonathon's 17th birthday!  Hard to believe he is 17 and before I blink he'll be heading off to college.  He's out and about so often I find myself thinking this is what it will be like when two are out of the nest.  I am so proud of the young man he is becoming. He is hard working, fun loving and faith filled.  I adore him.  This picture below is from our summer vacation. Love how relaxed and happy he is.  


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Bonjour Mon Ami


Pat and I are back from a fabulous week in San Diego for a belated 25th anniversary trip.  It was so nice to get away together. I spent quite a bit of time this morning catching up on work so I was happy to sneak in my craft room after that.  These stamps are from Clearly Besotted and I think they are absolutely adorable. The CASology cue word was perfect. A sharp dressed little poodle was my interpretation of that cue word.  I hope you are getting some time to create too!

PS My apologies for the really dark photos...tried to sneak in the pictures before the sun goes down!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time Out: Happy Birthday


We're back with another challenge at Time Out!  We are so lucky to have Michele, from I Card Everyone, with us for this challenge.  She is a genuine sweetheart whom I am so lucky to have met in person.  Her gorgeous CAS style never disappoints and she gave us a beautiful card to to CASE.  I love how crisp and clean the die cut thanks looks against her beautiful stamping.  I think you can see how I was inspired.  I inked up the bottom of my card and then stamped the flowers on in Versamark and embossed them before adding a bit more ink. I layered my die cut with black behind it.  You can see I'm not great at making the sentiment line up super well but am pleased with the end result!

I hope that you can come play along with us.  We're sponsored by Happy Little Stampers
And the winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to their store. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Curtain Call: Thankful for You


This week we are inviting you to join us for...

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Don't you just love that clean, crisp fall inspiration photo! At first thought I'd go for the woodgrain, but had the opportunity to use these fun Reverse Confetti stamps and quickly changed gears. This card has gone off to a co-worker congratulating him on a work anniversary.  


How about you?  How are you inspired? We'd love for you to pop on over and play with us at Curtain Call!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Merry Christmas



Happy Saturday my friends. If you've been around here much you know how much I love the color combo of pink, blue and green with a touch of silver for Christmas!  It is one of my favorite go to combinations and of course I love a good CAS card!  So I think this is perfect for the current challenge over at Happy Little Stampers to make a CAS Christmas card.  I stamped the stripes down the left and then added the front panel to finish this off.

Okay - no time to chat this morning...off to the chiropractic due to a bit of sciatic pain (nothing too bad)...and then off to do a walk (which I was supposed to run) with Marcel and Jonathon to benefit lung cancer awareness.  Should be a great day!
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time Out: With Deepest Sympathy


We're back with another challenge at Time Out!  THEME Sympathy with the optional twist of distressing (using Distress Inks, distress edges, paper tearing etc).  I went along with the optional twist and used distress inks to ink up a sheet of paper and sprinkled some water on it before die cutting them with these fabulous Lawn Fawn leaf die cuts.  I have had these for about three years and love pulling them out each fall.  Used a little twine to finish this off. 

I hope that you can come play along with us. We're sponsored by Happy Little Stampers.  And the winner (who optionally twist) is eligible for a $15 gift certificate to their store.  Sue is also our guest designer and you will love her gorgeous designs.  Be sure to pop on over to her blog too!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Curtain Call: Grateful for You

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

This week we are inviting you to join us for...


I had this post all ready to roll and forgot to publish it!  Whoops!  But no worries better than late than never right!  This card was one I made at my crafty weekend too. Love getting to use stamps and dies that I don't own and I never seem to have enough thank you cards.  So this was perfect for this challenge.  

I hope to see you over at Curtain Call!  Please come play along!