Saturday, March 29, 2014

It Took Longer than it Should Have!

Here's a card that should have only taken me a few minutes, but I obsessed over it for a couple of hours -- colors, shapes, size of shapes, etc.  Does that ever happen to you?  In the end, this is what I ended up with and I decided I liked how it came out.  I used some retired Stampin' Up! products (always good to use that stuff up), but the stamps are from Stampin Up!'s current Occasions Mini Catalog.
This rainy day is a good one to craft...hope you do so today!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Why Mess with Perfection?

Here's a fantastic monochromatic card that I saw on Jennifer Timko's blog, and I had to completely case it!  It goes together pretty quickly.  The only thing I changed was the greeting stamp.
It's a great style of card to use for most any greeting.  The color used here is Rich Razzleberry and all products are from Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Friday, March 21, 2014


My Dad passed away about six months ago.  He and my mom were married 61 1/2!  He was my mom's entire life.  Now that he's gone, she doesn't have much to do.  I think of her all the time, and worry a lot about her.  I live about a 3 1/2 hour drive from her, and since I work full time and travel for my job a lot, I don't see her nearly as much as I'd like.  I try to call her most every day, but I'd like to do more.  Normally I make a large batch of the same card, like a birthday card, but I decided I would make just one original card for her, which you see below.  I stamped "Thinking of You" on the inside.  She should get it tomorrow...I hope she likes it, and helps her to know how much I love her. 

As usual, all the products used are from Stampin' Up!  Thanks a lot for visiting, and have a great weekend!  Get some creating done! :)


Monday, March 17, 2014

Hi Dahlia

Dahlia's are beautiful flowers, aren't they?  Stampin' Up! has a gorgeous rubber stamp of a dahlia, which is what I used in this simple but eye-pleasing card.  I got the idea for this card from Deanna Boos
The stamp is so pretty it doesn't need much else!  The black and white baker's twine is from Michaels -- everything else is from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your day!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Birthday Card Binge

Yes, I've been on a birthday card-making binge!  Here's another one that I made a bunch of this weekend.  As usual, it uses all Stampin' Up! products:
I've been able to stamp a lot this that!!  Doesn't happen too often.  Hope you get some time to create this weekend, too.

Best to you,

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Create a Cupcake

We all always need birthday cards, right?  I make a bunch of them at once so whenever I need one, it's there.  Saves a lot of hassle and "uh-oh" moments!  Everything I used on this card is from Stampin' Up!'s.  The stamp set is Create a Cupcake, which is one of my favorites.  I've used it quite a bit.  It has a paper punch to go with it, so if you thought I cut out the cupcake holder, frosting topping and cherry, I cannot lie -- I just stamped and punched!  The printed papers are from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog and they're called Fresh Prints.  The CS is Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Real Red.
I also need to confess that I cased and tweaked this card from Beth McAlexander, who has a lovely blog and fun ideas.

Thanks for stopping by; enjoy the weekend!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tug of War

We have two dogs, an 8 year old Golden Doodle named Sophie and a 10 month old Great Dane named Bonny (a.k.a. the "Bonster"...she's huge and still growing!).  The two of them make life very interesting and are so fun!!  This layout documents one of their many antics -- playing tug of war.  Scrappers mostly showcase people and places, but pet pages are really fun, too!  I started with one of Jessica Sprague's Beautiful Evidence templates (which unfortunately is no longer available) and tweaked it some, and the papers and elements are from Basic Grey.

Thank you for visiting.  Today is a good day to craft and create!