Monday, June 30, 2008


Hello! Well, it is official! Yesterday was my husband's last day of work!!! He is retired after working at GM for 39 years as a toolmaker. This is the card I made for him. It's very simple, because I wanted show off the cool printed paper. I just added the faux brads on the top left and stamped 'Celebrate' on the inside. Just click on the picture to see it up close.) Now, to get that list of his chores started...

Friday, June 27, 2008

Another Sister Card

Hello! I made this card yesterday for another of my sisters. I couldn't wait to use this stamp set from My Favorite Things. I adore all of their 'headless' sets. As far as the colors, I love the pink and brown theme, and this set fit perfectly. I am so happy I have time to stamp. It is so cool to be off work for the summer! I did lots of cleaning and laundry yesterday, so I could 'create' in my studio today. We will see what happens. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Class card

Hello! This is the card I made to teach to our Stampin' Up group last night. It was a big hit! I love using the color combination of River Rock and Always Artichoke. They compliment each other very well. I used the 'Posy' background stamp and the image on the card matched it well. It's a thank you card, but it could be used as a sympathy or a friendship card, too. Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Sisters...I have four! This card is for one of them, but I'm not sure which one gets it yet. I loved this stamp since I first saw it and knew I had to add it to my collection. I also couldn't wait to use this pretty ribbon, so I matched the cardstock with the ribbon. I usually forget about my buttons, but I think they added just the right touch on this card. I have another card finished but have to wait until after our card group meets tomorrow, because I'm teaching the group how to make it. Have a great day! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hope is...

This card is for my dear Aunt Mary Lou, who recently found out that she has breast cancer. Her daughter, my cousin Anna, just finished her breast cancer treatments about a month ago. Being a two time survivor myself, I know what she will be going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.
The inside sentiment is 'Hope is...believing in a brighter tomorrow.'

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Bright Birthday Card

Hello out there in Blogland! I made this card yesterday, along with another version of it. I'm not usually into mixing patterns, but in this case I think it worked well. The other version of this card has only the flowered paper as a background. I like both versions very much. I have a few things to do first, but I hope to get back in my studio today and create more! Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I Love Cats!

Hello! What a beautiful day! We had rain all week, but today it is in the upper 70's and sunny! My card today is another cat card. I have many cat-loving friends so I have to decide who gets this one. (I made two of them.) The paper is from my stash and I used a sticker in the middle, with some rhinestones to accent it. The cat sticker is outlined in gold, so it works well with the accents. Have a great day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

I Love Purple

Hello out there! Here is my latest - a gate card. My friend and Stampin' Up dealer, Crystal made a gate card and posted it the other day. After seeing it, I remembered how much I like that style of a card, and decided to create one in my favorite color. I am pleased with the results. I made two of these birthday cards to add to my box of finished cards. The paper is from my personal stash and the stamp is by Stampin' Up. I used my gel pen to add some sparkle and some pop dots to add dimension. I am finishing a second set of cards I started today and will post again tomorrow. Have a great day!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Cupcake Challenge

Well, I made a card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge, but I just realized I missed the 8:00am deadline. (I thought I had until 8:00pm - oh well!) I guess that's what I get for reading so fast. Here is the card I made. I used the A Muse cardstock I won last month, and one of my new clear cupcake sets, and I like how it turned out! It fits in a #10 envelope and will be used for a birthday soon!