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Thursday, March 31, 2016

End of Sale-A-Bration

Hey everyone! I'm home from vacation and doing my taxes!  I did want to remind you that today is the end of Sale-A-Bration!!  I'll be back on Monday!!!
~Today's Thought~



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cups and Kettle...with a Nice Cuppa

Hey there...good morning and how ya doing? We're on our way back to California! We had so much FUN...but I must admit...it will be GOOD to be home!

I have one last March workshop card to share with you! It's so dang CUTE! I just adore those Cups and Kettle framelit dies!  I used Brights designer paper, the It's My Party designer paper and a piece of Mint Macaron to cut the teacups out. I used the Timeless Textures and the Nice Cuppa stamp sets.  The colors I chose are Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Basic Black.  The teacups are layered with dimensionals and the "steam" is glued on with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.





...don't forget to stamp that inside! I hope you don't get tired of me reminding you to do this! IT JUST ADDS SO MUCH!!

Well...that's it!  I'll be traveling for the next couple of days...so I probably won't be posting...UNLESS...I take a REALLY GROOVY photo!  Have a great day...THANKS for stopping by...and FIND TIME TO CREATE!!

We ran into snow and stayed the night in Yerington, Nevada...it was beautiful!!




~Today's Thought~

Monday, March 28, 2016

Rose Wonder


Happy Monday friends!  All is well in Arizona....we'll be headed home soon! It's sad to leave my son and his fiance...we've had a great visit...but alas...we must get back to the real world!


This is another card we made in my March workshops.  Some of my ladies absolutely HATED making it...but others LOVED it...so I'll let you decide!  It was a bit messy! I used the Work of Art stamp set and stamped Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist in the bottom corner...I inked the stamp...spritzed the stamp with water...and stamped the image to get the water color look. I did the same with Old Olive on the left side!  I used the Rose Garden Thinlits from the Occasions catalog to cut a rose in Whisper White and leaves in Old Olive, gluing them over the stamped images with Multipurpose Liquid glue. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set which can be purchased with the thinlits as a bundle...saving you 15%.  I also used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the splotches!


....just a couple of stamped images on the inside...leaving it blank so you can write a nice note to that person who is such a "beautiful blessing" in your life! EVERYONE should get a homemade card once in a while!

That's all I have for you today...I hope you have a WONDERFUL day...find time to do the things you love...and time to create beautiful things!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!





~Today's Thought~

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sundays...

Happy Easter!!! 

I'm off to a baseball game after we go to Erik's church! No egg hunt...but maybe a FOUL BALL!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pedal Pusher

Good Morning! Well...the week is going by so fast! I just can't believe it's Thursday already!  

I want to share another March workshop card...we made four so there are two more after today!  This card was made with the Pedal Pusher stamp set that is FREE with a $50 order. Of course being that I love cycling and so does my husband (him way more than me...I can't keep up)...I just had to get it! I heat embossed the bicycle with White embossing powder.  I also used the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set for the sentiment. It too is found in the Occasions catalog!!

I just love the neutral colors...Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Basic Black with a touch of Cherry Cobbler (heat embossed hearts)!  Gotta LOVE those metal buttons too! I hope you like it and will give it a try!

Just a few more vacation photos!




Thanks bunches for stopping by!  You'll never know how much it means to me! I LOVE to share what I LOVE doing!


~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bloomin' Hearts

Hello friends!  I hope this Wednesday morning finds you fine and dandy!  I'm having fun visiting with my son and his fiance.  We went to a Giants spring training game last night...had a BLAST!

I do want to share a card we made in my March workshops...it's a wedding card made with the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits. I also used the Elegant Dots embossing folder for the background. I LOVE the Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched ribbon that you'll find in the Occasions Catalog.  

The colors I chose are Whisper White, Smoky Slate and a touch of Bermuda Bay.  The stamp set I used is Big News.

It's such a BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT card...but so simple to make! 

Here's the inside of the card with the wedding sentiment!  Clean and simple! I think the ladies in my class loved it...they seemed to anyway!

Thanks so much for stopping buy! Have a TERRIFIC DAY and FIND TIME TO CREATE!!!



~Today's Thought~


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wild Flower Fields

Hey! Tuesday has arrived...how's your week going?  We went for another hike today and we're going to watch the Giants play tonight We had a blast yesterday just hanging just out, hiking, swimming and visiting!!! I you enjoy a few of my photos today..I promise I won't inundate you with too much of my vacation!

Well...here we are...the last of my FAST and SIMPLE anniversary cards.  I used the Wild Flower Fields designer paper that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration! I love the colors for sure!  The sentiment is from the Bravo stamp set and again I used the Blossoms Bunch punch for the flower...I layered all three flowers and added a Basic Pearl as the center.  The colors I chose are Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral and Whisper White. 

Well...that's it for my FAST and SIMPLE anniversary cards.  Change the sentiments to make birthday cards, thank you card, thinking of you cards...the skies the limit!  

Thanks bunches for stopping by this morning!  Have a wonderful day and a GREAT week!  I hope you find time to CREATE!



~Today's Thought~

Monday, March 21, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday Travels!


Hey friends!! We are about an hour from Phoenix...we are having so much FUN!  Yesterday we explored a bit of Death Valley then drove on to Bullhead City to stay the night.  We stayed in a great lodge...right on the Colorado River! BEAUTIFUL!

I did want to tell you to ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!




Friday, March 18, 2016

More Birthday Bouquet....

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Well...it's day two of our trip to Phoenix, Arizona and we are having a BLAST! We are taking it slow...planning to take a few days to get there so we can stop and see a few things.  We're just getting started this morning, but I have another Anniversary card to share with you today!  Same theme...FAST and SIMPLE.  The designer paper is, again, from the Birthday Bouquet pack...it really has some beautiful pieces in it!  One of them I'm using to make my daughters wedding invitations...but that will come later.  The sentiment is from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set in the Occasions catalog. There's that heart paper clip again, which is on clearance right now...40 clips...4 different designs for only $2.78 it's item 133765!  

Well...that's it! I have one more FAST and SIMPLE anniversary card to share with you on Monday...then I'll be sharing my March workshop cards...four really FUN cards that you surely want to see so be sure to check back in for lots of inspiration!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Birthday Bouquet

Good Thursday morning to you and HAPPY St. Patrick's day to you all! I'm on my way to Arizona today to see my son and to see some S.F. Giants spring training baseball!  I do have a card to share with you...one of those Anniversary cards I told you about on Tuesday...same concept...FAST and SIMPLE!  I LOVE the Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper and that's what I used here.  The sentiment is from the Pedal Pusher stamp set...it's a cute bicycle set that you can get FREE during Sale-A-Bration through the end of March.  I also punched out some flowers using the Blossom Bunch punch and Blushing Bride cardstock. The centers of the flowers are Metal Rimmed Pearls.  Isn't it just a BEAUTIFUL card and oh so SIMPLE!

That's it for today! I do have two more of these FAST and SIMPLE Anniversary cards to share with you so be sure to check back in!  Have a TERRIFIC day and THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Beautiful Ride

Hello Friends!  I have a QUICK card to share with you this morning!  I'm off to my workshop in Redding!  A couple of weeks ago I was asked to make a card for our pastor, as the church was giving him a new car (for work)...so I quickly had to come up with something.  It's not my best work, but it worked! I guess when I'm put on the spot...by creative juices don't flow a well. None the less..he LOVED the card...and the car. His son nicknamed his old card the Pastormobile (...this six year old is a FAN of Batman...and the BATMOBILE).  I used the Beautiful Ride stamp set, the Brick Wall embossing folder and some Washi Tape...the sentiment I made on the computer!  

Thank you for checking in on my blog!  I hope you have a FABULOUS day and find time to CREATE!

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bravo

Hello everyone!  Happy Tuesday morning to you! I've been busy packing and cleaning and getting ready for our trip to Arizona, but I needed to make some Anniversary cards to send to some couples at church...(I have a new ministry sending birthday cards, anniversary cards, missing you cards, sympathy cards...it's what I love to do...make cards).  Well...I needed FOUR cards...FAST...so I made SIMPLE...BASIC cards and I like them!  My first card is made with the Bravo stamp set. I simply stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink and mounted it onto a piece of designer paper. I used a heart paperclip from clearance...40 clips in 4 designs for $2.78...item # 133765.

...SIMPLE...FAST...EASY...just what I needed! I have a few more to share with you so STAY TUNED!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a WONDERFUL DAY and find time to CREATE!


~Today's Thought~

Monday, March 14, 2016

Botanicals For You

Hello everyone!  Well...the weekend is over and it's MONDAY!  I'm leaving on vacation this week and there is so much to do to get ready...and there is so much to do just with every day tasks...ONE THING AT A TIME! I do have a card to share with you...we made it at my February workshops. Hope you like it!

This card is made using the Botanicals For You stamp set that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration. March is the last month of Sale-a-Bration, so DON'T MISS OUT!  I also used the Botanicals Vellum from the SAB catalog.  First I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then I stamped flowers and stems around the sentiment.  I punched a few flowers with the Itty Bitty flower punch with Basic Pearl centers and added a metal button as well as a Melon Mambo button tied together with Bakers Twine from the Occasions Catalog.  




As usual...I decorated the inside of the card as well.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set...Botanicals For You as well as the flowers. The colors I chose are Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  I LOVE this card...simple...clean and it goes together quickly.  I also love how it's laid out at an angle!  

Thanks bunches for stopping by...I hope you find time to get out and create today!  HAVE FUN!




~Today's Thought~


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Party Wishes Happy Birthday!

Good morning crafty friends!  GOSH...it's been a while since I have posted! I have been so busy with kids coming home (to visit)...kids moving...wedding planning...venue exploring...wedding dress shopping...invitation creating...and to TOP IT OFF...my husband is home awaiting surgery. It's so hard to get things done when he is home! I hope all is well with you and yours and you found lots of time to create!


I have a card to share with you today that I saw on Pinterest.  I needed a card for a child...I didn't know what age he was turning or what he was in to...and my creative juices were NOT flowing...so Pinterest was a great help. I used the Party Wishes stamp set for the birthday sentiment. It says Happy Birthday, but I only inked the word birthday.  I punched out the word Happy with the Little Letters Thinlits.  The strips are cut 1/2" x 3" the bottom is punched using the Washi Label punch.  The colors I chose are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Pacific Point. I punched the stars using the Itty Bitty Star punch and the Basic Black background is dry embossed using the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  I painted some Wink of Stella on each of the embossed stars and the punched stars for a little sparkle.  It's hard to see in the photo, but it looks great! 

Now don't forget the inside of your card!  I simply layered a piece of Whisper White cardstock onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and added some punched stars to the bottom. Of course they are punched in the same color as the front of the card and adhered in the same order! 

SIMPLE and CUTE card!

Well...it's good to be back!  I have a few things up my sleeve to share with you and I'll be out creating more this week!  Thanks for stopping by and have a FABULOUS DAY!



~Today's Thought~