Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thank You Card: Clean & Simple

Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.  I have done some cleaning today and thought I would share this card with you.  It was so easy to make and took only about 45 minutes to make 24 cards.  My daughter and I gave my husband a 60th birthday party last Saturday and so Russ (my husband) wanted me to make him some thank you cards.  It had to be quick and simple, so I just pulled out my favorite stamp set "Wetlands" by Stampin Up and went to work.  

Directions: I cut out all of the paper first. (all measurements are in inches)
  • Main part of the card cut 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 (black card stock 8 1/2 X 11 piece) 
  • White Card stock piece cut at 5 1/4 X 4  
  • Added washi tape on all the white pieces near bottom - love washi tape 
  •  Stamped the Thank You on all the white pieces 
  • Stamped the birds on all the white pieces
  • Glued the white to the black Base 
  • Typed a sentiment from Russ (4 to a sheet) and glued on the inside.  
Easy, P easy.

Now to show you his invite that I made using My Digital Studio.  Yes, I am still using my digital studio.  Need to transfer it over, but have not taken the time to do that yet.  

Don't do what I did, after mailing them all out, realized I forgot to put our address on them so people knew where to come for the party.  It was ok for most, but the ones from his school were calling for the address.  LOL  We had 52 people to come.  Sure was glad it was out by the pool.

And then here is another one I did for the party.

Some of our decorations!  We had pictures of him everywhere.

Even above the candy buffet.  I was looking for frames everywhere to reuse.

His cute birthday cake which the top layer was whapsided.  Of course that isn't a word, but the best way I could describe it. 

And then a picture of us at the end of the party.  It was all outside and started out beautiful and then got muggy, so our hair was not the best and we were tired, but happy.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the party.  I know my husband did.

Have a great rest of today and a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Stamping Again

Can you believe it?  I am posting.  It has really been a crazy summer for us.  My youngest daughter and her family have moved to Japan for 3 years and so my summer was spent preparing for that and then riding cross country with them and my husband to say goodbye in Seattle and then fly back home.  Emotions galore on that last day of travel.  I already miss them terribly, but with today's technology, I talk to them almost every day.  FaceTime is a blessing to keep the little ones recognizing us.  I do miss those sweet little hugs and kisses, but next summer we plan on visiting and that is exciting.

Now on with what this is suppose to be about.  My husband gave me this wonderful crafting unit for Christmas and I have only used it a couple of times.  So last night I was kind of by myself and boy did I have a blast.  Here is my crafting space now.

Now to show you what I created last night.  I used one of my Paper Pumpkin Kits from Stampin' Up and I loved it.  I think this was the August Kit.  I also finally cancelled my order for a time because I still have about 10 I have not touched.  But I would say if there are anymore out there to purchase, I would purchase this one.  So without futher ado, here is my photos.  Please forgive the quality as I took them last night when I finished right on my table and the light was not the best in the room.

Everything you see below was in the kit.  3 cards & envelopes, 3 note cards and envelopes, 3 gift card holders.  What a great deal for $20.  I am not trying to sell it, I just thought it was great.

Love these little gift card holders.

I used one of the stamps in the pack to stamp this envelope where the address should go.  Isn't that great and gives a great feel to the envelope and the person receiving it.

Thanks for stopping by and hope it doesn't take me another 3 months to show you some great stamping.  Now I am bragging on myself. LOL

Friday, May 6, 2016

April 2016 Paper Pumpkin

Hello all, surprise, surprise.  I have just been so busy and still am, but did take time to make the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit for my mom for mother's day.  Actually it just included the wreath part and the tags, and I made the card to match with one of the tags and the left over leaves that were with the kit.  Hopefully once I get through with this summer I will have a little more time to create. 

My daughter and son-in-law are leaving for Okinawa, Japan in July with my grandkids (only 3 of them) and I am trying to spend as much time with them as possible between now and then.  So unsure if I will be creating a lot or not in the next few months.  Need prayer for this my sweet friends.

Now Enjoy!

Wreath from Kit!

 Card I made with left over pieces from paper pumpkin kit (I saw one like this on Pinterest, here is the link:)


Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoyed the post.  Miss you all and hope to get a little better at checking on your post again soon.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Watercolor Scriptures

Surprise, Surprise!  I do have something to share with you.  I actually did this a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post.  These cards go into a package (which you will see at the end of the post) and will be part of a raffle for Gateway Landing - A faith based ministry for men with additions.  You can find out more about Gateway Landing here or here.  I still have quite a few more packages to put together for this event we will be having, so hopefully I will be sharing more with you later. 
Sorry about the quality of these photos, but I was trying to hurry and am just now checking the quality, so was not able to get better photos.  This is a package of six with different scriptures on them.  Scriptures are from Our Daily Bread Designs scripture series and the other is Stampin Up!  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

B.Y.O.P. Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone!  Surprise, Surprise, I am posting.  It seems that work just keeps me so busy that when I get home I don't want to look at a computer.  But, I had to share this cute little gift card with you and share a tutorial of how it is made.  It actually started with this gift card I got for my birthday from a friend and she had bought the gift card holder from one of her stamping buddies.  So it is not my design, but I tour it apart to see how it was made and could not believe it was an envelope.  The name stamped on the back of the gift card holder was "Shell Ann," so thank you Shell Ann for this idea.  Now on with how to make it.
OK, yes it starts with a regular card size envelope - 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 size.
You will cut one side of the top of the envelope off, cut a little more than the half, maybe 1/8" to the left of the half.  It will look a little like the photo below.

Now you can see where the gift card will go.

A little better picture of the cut to the envelope top and how much past the center it should be.

Now to get ready to add the items for the front, back and inside.  Just in case you cannot read the measurements from the photo, you will cut 3 pieces of plain paper (whatever color you desire) 4 1/4 X 2 3/4.  Cut 3 pieces of Designer Paper at 4 X 2 1/2.

Adhere the Designer Paper to the plain card stock.

Now you can use whatever stamp you would like to put on the front and on the inside.  I used the stamps from the stamp set called B.Y.O.P from SU.  I also used a framelit from SU to cut it out.  Use whatever you would like to cut it out.  Mine was a little different from the gift card holder I received but I chose ones that fit the words.

Adhere everything to the gift card holder.  As you can see I did the inside first.

I attached the ribbon with adhesive to the back of the front of the gift card holder has you see below.

Adhere the back and the front as you see in the photos below, tie it shut and you are done.

Here it is open. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you like the tutorial.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jingle All the Way!

Happy Monday everyone!  I am participating in a swap and these are the cards I made to share.  I just love the sparkle on them and the green along with the new edgelits from Stampin' Up!.  Don't sell stampin' up!, but loving these edgelits along with the stamp set that comes with them.  I also used a glue pen and dazzling diamonds to get the glitter effect or ice effect as I called it. (glue pen so I could just mark the trees in different places and then sprinkled the glitter around and shook it off)   I also used my all time favorite stamp set on this as the background called "Lovely as A tree."  Don't you just love it.
Inside of the card. (not a very good photo, sorry)
And even made envelope liners to go with the set.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your Thanksgiving.  Blessings to all.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Close as A Memory

Happy Sunday everyone!  I just finished this card for a co-worker of mine whose mother passed away last weekend and she will be returning back to work tomorrow.  So I wanted to have it on her desk when she comes back.  It was such and easy card to make and took about 15 minutes.  Those are the cards I like to do now that I am so busy at work all the time.  I feel drained once I get home and only want to sit down and rest.  Yes I sit at work also.  Not a lot of good exercise is it?  I do get out and walk for about 30 minutes everyday, so that helps a little.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Hope your Sunday is blessed and your week.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Butterfly Punch, Blessings from Heaven, Washi Tape

Happy Friday.  I was looking at Pinterest again and saw this wonderful easy card that I needed to case.  I know I am going back to spring, but I could not help myself.  You can find the original card here.  She has quite a few cards she used the washi tape with.  Great ideas! 
So here is my version.
And the inside. (messed up the butterfly at bottom, but it is just me) :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Lovely As a Tree and Wetlands

Happy Monday! Yes, I am back to share a couple of cards I made by using the sponging technique along with stamping over each stamp to add dimension.  I found it on Pinterest and loved the card, so thought I would try it myself.  You can find the original post here, and the Pinterest link here
Now I took two sheets of paper cut the width of the card, 5 1/2 and put a few dots of adhesive on them, rubbed my fingers over them to soften the adherence of it and then placed one at the top of the card and one at the bottom to be able to sponge the center. (I think she used sticky notes for the card on Pinterest, regardless same effect.)  I used midnight muse for the sky and mellow moss for the grass.  Leaving the paper on top and bottom, I then stamped the trees in a lighter green, then a little darker green, took the paper off the top and bottom and then stamped the trees in black.  So, so easy.
I just love this one layer card and so, so easy.
I also had to do the inside of the card.

And then I decided to do another one with the same technique, just a different stamp set and I loved it even more.  I just love these little birds from the SU Wetlands stamp set.  I actually used the same two pieces of paper for the top and bottom and sponged with crumb cake ink for sand and pool party for the ocean.  Took the bottom paper off and put about a 1/4 inch from the top paper to be able to make a sky line.  Then removed both papers and started stamping.  So what do you think?

And all I did for the inside is stamp the beach looking shrubs.  You would think since I live at the beach, I would know what they are called, wouldn't you?

Thanks for stopping by and looking today.  I was motivated on Saturday and hope it helps to motivate you.  Enjoy your week.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

French Foliage card

Hi everyone, I am back before a week is over.  But I made this card from a card I found on Pinterest which you can find here.  I went to my stamps and picked out one I had not used in a long time and then of course looked it up on Pinterest.  Isn't that easy.  My is a little different, but the idea is the same.  So funny because that next day my husband asked me if I had a card to send to a friend who was about to celebrate the one year anniversary of losing a brother.  I brought him this one along with some others and this was the one he chose.  My husband also lost his brother one year ago this week to a farming accident so when he found out about this person, he wanted to let him know he understood what he was going through.  I have the most thoughtful and compassionate husband (that is what God can do).
Here is the card!
And the inside!

Thanks for stopping by for the second time in a week.  I really appreciate your support and love!  Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

1st Birthday Card and Fall Decorations Theme

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday and you are not too excited to see a post from me.  Life is just getting in the way of my crafting, but that is OK for this season of time.
Today is my granddaughter, Ansley's first birthday.  We went to VA this weekend to celebrate it with her, so I thought I would share some of the cute things that were done.  1st, I will share with you the cute card I did for her birthday.  This is the front.
And this is the inside.

Then here are some things my daughter did to decorate her house with a fall theme.  She used my bigshot and oval dies for most of it.

How cute is this pumpkin.  My daughter got her good crafting sense from me.  Actually I think she is better than I am.  
How cute are the leaves! 
And she made the little names for each dish!
How creative is that? 
She did such a great job! 
And now for the main attraction!  Our little Birthday girl, Ansley!  So, so sweet!
Hope you enjoyed my post for today and enjoy the rest of your week!