Friday, December 31, 2010

Fall Shadow Box

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year! I've been pretty busy this month, but I didn't want to forget to post the wonderful shadow box I made in a class with the wonderful SU demonstrator, Angie Jarman. We had lots of fun making it and I think it turned out very well. I will post again in a few days!

I hope you have a GREAT day and a happy, healthy, new year! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hello and Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone - It's been a long time since I last posted and now it's already a week before Christmas! This is the card I made for Christmas this year. Since I already mailed them, I can now post the photo here. Katy, (my BFF) and I celebrated a 'Christmas in July' session and I made 36 of these cards. It is always nice to have my cards done in July and we plan to continue our tradition for years to come.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a GREAT holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Recipe Book

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm posting a recipe page I made for a cookbook. My two daughters are in a card making group called The Inky Fingers, and they made 6"x6" cookbooks last month. Each member made nine of the same recipe pages to share with the group, to form a cookbook. Only eight of the members participated, but they still each made nine pages. Therefore, they had an extra book. The group, very generously, decided to give me a copy of the book, so I decided to add a page to their books as well. This is what I made. The recipe is a family favorite and very simple to make. If you try it, let me know what you think! I'm sure it will be a favorite of yours too.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a GREAT day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

One for the girls in Washington

Hello Everyone!

The past few weeks have flown by faster than ever. We received some bad news from my husband's oncologist. It seems that his bone cancer has progressed into some of his ribs and spine. The brain and lung cancers are still stable, which is good news. We have many appointments scheduled for the next couple of weeks and will know more after we get the results of the next batch of tests.

In the meantime, I have not had much time to create cards. I did make a couple of cards I have pictured here, for my daughters in Washington. I used the cards as Thank You cards for them, but they could also be used as Thinking of You, Get Well, or almost any kind of occasion. I like using bright colors and this card is one of my favorites.

Take care, and thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another Stamp-a-Stack

Hello! This card is a part of my latest Stamp-a-Stack creation. My friend Katy and I got together to visit and work on our cards a couple of weeks ago, and I finished them up last week. I made six of these and seven of the card I posted last week. I like having extra cards on hand that I can use for several different occasions. I also love the patterned paper I used on this card. The sentiment is by Art Impressions and the little rhinestones are from Joann ETC.

I've been back to work at the school for the past two weeks and already miss the free time I had all summer. I plan to manage my time well enough to be creative with my card making and still get my cleaning done!

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you have a great day!

Monday, September 06, 2010

My latest...

I love this card! I saw one like it on a blog and made my own version. I especially like the textured Rich Razzleberry card stock. The darker colors seem to really bring out the pattern. The butterfly is from Stampin' Up and the ribbon is from Michael's. (It really matched my Old Olive card stock well.)

Unfortunately, summer break is over and I go back to work at the high school library tomorrow. I have to work a little over a year before I can retire. You can bet I'm counting the days! I'm very lucky to have such wonderful people to work with though, so I'm sure the time will fly by!

Take care and thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Hello and Happy Monday!

I made three of these cards and used them to invite some of my close friends to join me and see "Eat, Pray, Love" this week. I can't wait to see the movie because I love Julia Roberts and I listened to the audio book and loved the story.

I had this really cool paper for a while now and I am glad I finally used it. I used my Stampin Up punch to make the small flower, and the brad is from my stash. It was great because it didn't cover too much of the cool paper.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hpe you have a GREAT day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Flower card

Hello! It has been a very busy week. We had some Dr. appointments and tests just about every day this week. My BFF came over on Wednesday and we made some cards in my studio and listened to some great oldies. I finished listening to the audio book of Eat, Pray, Love and can't wait to see the movie. (I love Julia Roberts movies!)

I used my new rubber stamp from Impress Rubber Stamps called 8 petal flower w/ center dot. I stamped it in two colors and drew a stem. I love how it turned out! My daughter Dawn really liked it, and has requested a set of six for Christmas. The paper and other supplies were just things I had on hand, and I used a Fiskars punch on the bottom of the white card stock.

I hope you have a GREAT day. Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

New Embossing Folder

Hello! I recently purchased the new Stampin' Up embossing folder called Square Lattice. I used it on this card and I love the way it looks like cloth. I saw it used on a few other cards with darker card stock and they looked fabulous too. The image and sentiment I used are from the SU Level One Hostess set called "Because I Care". I stamped the image in Rose Red on Whisper White card stock and colored the stem in Old Olive. I also sponged the edges with Rose Red. I plan to use this folder a lot more in the future.

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kristi's card

Hello! Today's card is one that I made for my friend Mary's daughter Kristi. She has been battling breast cancer for several months now at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor, and is currently consulting with doctors in Houston, Texas regarding further treatment. Because I am a two-time survivor of the dreaded disease, I felt this card was very appropriate. I think of them often and our prayers are constantly sent out for the entire family.

The stamp I used is from the "Think Pink" set by My Favorite Things stamp company and the background is the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder by Cuttlebug. Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I have always loved aprons! I own several of them - some are old and hold many good memories and some are newer. My sister Joann (who is an excellent seamstress) recently made me a beautiful, reversible apron with a delightful cherry pattern. I love it! I decided to make her a card to thank her and this is what I came up with. Thank you again, Joann!

I hope all of you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I've been gone for a while...

Hello Everyone! My last post was in December and now it's July! In December I had some health issues with my heart and in January, as some of you know, my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, which had spread to his brain. After brain surgery and radiation treatments, he went through a rough time due to steroids and a possible seizure, which landed him in the hospital and then a nursing home to rehabilitate. He is home now and doing well. The tumor that is left in his brain is only 2cm. and the tiny spot on his lung has not gotten any larger or spread elsewhere in his body. We keep praying that this remission will last a long time.

In the meantime, I haven't spent very much time making cards or posting to my blog. Now that our schedules are a little bit more normal, I've had time to make a few cards, both at a couple of stamp camps and in my studio.

The card I am posting today is one I made for my daughter Monique when she bought her first NEW car about six weeks ago. She is now living in her own apartment and loves her new car!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll post again later this week. Don't forget - you can leave a comment on this post if you would like.