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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mother's Day Card #6

Today I have #6 and the last in my 
Mother's Day Card Series.
I enjoyed making these cards and coming 
up with different looks for each one.
I hope you have enjoyed them and as
I have said before, just change that sentiment
and they can be used for almost any occasion.
Today's card was again inspired by 
Jennifer McGuire
For this card I chose 2 colors that I thought
went well with the flower I had colored.
I used the single flower from
stamped it onto water color paper
and colored it with 
I fussy cut the poppy and backed it with
craft foam.  I also used craft foam on the back
of the sentiment strip. That little bit of 
dimension makes a big difference.
The sentiment is from the 
from QKR Stampede.

Thanks for popping in today to see
what I've been creating lately.
I hope you've been inspired in some way 
and will come again soon.
Until next time,
Happy Crafting!



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see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mother's Day Card #5

Hi crafty friends!
Now you are probably wondering why I have 
made so many Mother's Day cards.
Earlier this year I decided that I wanted to make
a point of sending out more cards to my family,
so that's what I've been trying to do for 
holidays.  I'm lucky enough to still have my
Mom, she is 92 yrs old and going strong.
But I also have a few sisters in law that I'll be
sending them too.
Just because they are not MY mother
doesn't mean they don't deserve a card, right?
Today I have card #5 in my series.
This poppy stamp is one of my favorites.
I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
onto water color paper.
I colored it with 
and fussy cut it.
The black background is from a piece I had
in my stash.  I made this using Perfect Pearls
and black card stock.
It's hard to capture the shimmer in a photograph, 
but in real life it's just beautiful.
The larger background was also in my stash,
it was made using
I simply wrapped it around a piece of white
card stock to give it stability,
then adhered it to the card base.
I love having these handmade background
pieces in my stash to choose from.
I used some craft foam on the back of the 
black piece to give a little dimension.
The sentiment is from 
from QKR Stampede.

I hope you are enjoying these cards,
I sure did enjoy making them.
Come again soon for card #6 and the
last in the Mother's Day Card Series.
See you soon!




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see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day Card #4

Hi all!
I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!
I know it's passed, but I'm continuing my
Mother's Day Card Series
since I think any of these cards could be 
used for any occasion,
just switch up the sentiment and you're
good to go.
Today's card was inspired by
Jennifer McGuire and a
using scraps.
I found some colors that I liked and
just went to town with it.
I'm so glad I added in that scrap of 
card stock with the silver hearts.
The sentiment is from QKR Stampede
I cut the sentiment into a banner shape and
adhered it with foam tape to give it a bit 
of dimension.
I really love how this card turned out,
I love the bright happy colors and
hopefully the recipient will too.

I'm so glad you stopped in today to
see what I've been up to.
Come again soon and you'll see
#5 in the series.
Until then,
try something new!



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see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day Card #3

Hello!
Today I have card #3 in my
Mother's Day Card Series
For this card I used the 
Zinnia stamp from 
Impression Obsession
I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
onto white card stock.
I stamped onto some scrap paper and fussy cut
 the flowers to use as masks.
This gives the look of the flowers being 
in front of or behind others.
I colored the flowers with my 
and a 
I fussy cut around the top of the flowers,
adhered it with foam tape to the card base.
The sentiment is from the 
from QKR Stampede.
To finish off the card I added some 
small sequins and Yellow Nuvo Drops.
I think they added just the right touch
to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you are enjoying my 
Mother's Day Card Series.
Next time will be card #4.





Note the links are only to give a reference so you can
see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mother's Day Card #2

Hi crafty people!
Today I have #2 in my 
Mother's Day Card Series
This card was inspired by my friend Marleen
Marleen posted a video 
showing this background technique 
on her blog
I used the tree stamp from the
Mindscape Fall Stamp Set from Inkadinkado
for both the background as well as the 
tree as the focal point.
The sentiment is from 
from QKR Stampede.
for the background and
for the tree and sentiment.
The tree was fussy cut and adhered with 
foam tape to the background panel.
This card could be for any occasion,
just change up that sentiment and you're good to go.

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you have been inspired in some way.
And I hope you'll pop over to Marleen's 
blog and check out her video to learn
how to make this background.
Until next time, 
Make something pretty!





Note the links are only to give a reference so you can
see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day is coming up pretty quickly.
Sunday, May 14th is Mother's Day,
have you started your cards yet?
I have to make a few cards to send out, 
and this is my first.
When I was shopping with a couple friends
in Ohio, I found this 
for half price, so I had to pick it up.
I do love flower stamps!
I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black Ink,
colored it with my Fantasia Colored Pencils,
then fussy cut the pieces.
I used my Prismacolor blender pencil 
for the first time and love how it works.
I wanted something more than a plain white background,
so I went into my stash of goodies and found
a piece of deli paper that I had colored with 
alcohol inks and used that.
The sentiment is from the
QKR Stampede
I wasn't sure at first how I liked this card, but 
it really has grown on me and I really do like it.
I'm hoping to get some more
Mother's Day cards done this weekend.
How about you, what do you have planned?

Thanks for stopping by,
see you again soon!



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see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

G-Ma

Hello Crafty Peeps!
I'm so lucky to still have my Mom.
She is now 92 yrs old.
I made this layout the other day with pictures
of my Mom and my kids.
We are so blessed to have her in our lives.
I hate covering beautiful paper and patterns,
so I use a craft knife to cut around the pattern,
then put it over the picture.
I love this picture taken at my niece Tammy's 
family picnic a couple years ago.
Jaryd, always calls Mom G-Ma.
When Kelsie was little she called her Mommy Mama,
to differentiate her from Daddy Mama, 
which was what she called my hubby's Mom.
The picture of just her is one of my favorites,
I took it when we were out to  dinner with the kids
after our "Great Pumpkin Hunt" one year.
The one with the 3 of them was Mother's Day 3 yrs ago.
Not sure when the other one was taken, but I love it,
it makes me smile, I think it shows Jaryd's happy personality
and how glad he is to be spending time with her
.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to lately.
Hope you'll come again soon.
Until then,
create something wonderful!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New Page Added

I just wanted to let y'all know that I have created a new page 
here on my blog.
You can access it above on the tab called 
"My Weight Loss Journey"
If you are interested, I would be glad to have you follow along 
with me on this journey.
Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Kelsie Through The Years

Hello blog friends!
Today I have a layout to show you.
I have been trying to "catch up" on some of the 
pictures I have from when the kids were young and trying
to figure out what to do with the school pictures.
I decided for both of the kids to do a
"through the years" 
layout.  This is the one I made of Kelsie.
I kept things pretty simple,
but added a little bit of bling and a few flowers.
These pictures are Nursery School through 4th grade.
My favorite picture is that one in the lower right corner.
Love her beautiful red hair.
These are high school pictures.
I wanted the flowers to be different, yet similar.
I stamped and colored them both,
then fussy cut them, but the one toward the top, I cut the center
of the flower out instead of the entire flower.
Just another way to stretch your stamps.

Thanks for stopping in today.
What have you done with all those school pictures from
through out the years?
Until next time,
Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Easter Baskets

Hello internet friends!
I know this is kind of a late date to be posting an Easter
project, but here I am doing just that.
First of all, I didn't want my family to see these before they
received them and second, they are a cute little
basket that can be used for other occasions.
This basket makes a great little container to put little gifts
into, or make smaller ones and use them to fill with treats
as favors for a party.
Use your imagination, I'm sure you can come up
with any number of ways to use them.
Be sure to let me know what ideas you come up with.   
Here's what I'm going to show you how to make today.
I made 10 of these baskets for people for Easter.
I started with a 12 x 12 piece of card stock.
I cut a 1" strip off one side.
On the 12" side I scored at 4" and 8"
On the 11" side I scored at 3 1/2" and 7 1/2"
Then I measured 2 1/4" from the corner and made a small pencil mark.
I did this on all sides of the paper.
I then cut the corners off.
Cutting from the pencil mark on the side to the one on the 
top of the paper at all 4 corners.
Burnish all score lines.
Cut the score lines as shown.
These are cut along the 11" side.
Fold up the sides so they meet in the center.
Use the 1" strip for the handle by placing the end of it
between the 2 side pieces and the square inside piece of
the basket.
Poke a hole with a paper piercer or hole punch,
making sure the hole is through the handle too.
Put a brad through the hole to hold the basket together.
If you don't have brads you could use a staple.
Now you have your basket, ready to fill with goodies.
This is the one I made for my Mom.
She got some lovely smelling hand soap
as one of her goodies.
My daughter's had a lint roller, as she's always looking
for hers and I couldn't resist this for her.
My daughter's boyfriend got one too, with some 
Sour Patch Kids in his.
My husband's had some Mitchum Deodorant in it,
I just happened to get a good deal and thought I may as well 
stick that in to fill it up.
Notice his doesn't have a handle, this is because it was 
actually the first one I made, before I thought about 
cutting that 1" piece for the handle.
Everyone got some Rice Krispie Treats,
and eggs filled with small goodies,
like M&Ms and jelly beans.
As well as the all time favorite,
Peanut Butter Eggs.
These baskets were a big hit at my house
on Easter.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter too.
Did you make anything special for your 
family or guests?

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you'll try these little baskets.
You can always pin this post for use next
Easter or for whatever occasion you
might need a cute little basket for.
If you have any questions,
feel free to e-mail me at the address
in the side bar to the right.

Until next time,
Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kelsie and Jason, Holiday Party and Valentines Day

Hello!
Today I have more layouts in my 
"Kelsie and Jason series"
Kelsie and Jason work for the same company,
but in different departments, so the holiday party
was all in one.
The thing is that the holiday party wasn't held until
just before Valentine's day.
Kelsie and Jason with some of their work friends.
Kelsie and Jason together.
They had a wonderful time.
This layout is about their Valentine's daycelebrations.
It was their first together and Jason went all out
to make it a special one for Kelsie.
He brought her a heart shaped pizza, then brought out
a big teddy bear with candy.  This guy keeps her company
when Jason isn't around.
Then he really surprised her with a beautiful bracelet.
I have to print a picture of it and add it to the layout.
Here is the beautiful bracelet that he gave her.
Then he surprised her again, he had made reservations 
at the hotel where the work party was being held,
so they would be able to have a good time and not worry about
driving all the way home after the party.
Then to top it all off he sent her flowers at work 
on Valentine's day and took her out to dinner on their
dinner break.
Does she have a great boyfriend or what?!?!

Thanks for stopping in today,
I hope you've enjoyed my layouts and
are in some way inspired by them.
Until next time,
Enjoy Life!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Kelsie 5th grade

Hi there!
Another school layout.
This time it's of Kelsie from 5th grade.
When she was in 5th grade they started doing 
school pictures 2 time a year.
This picture was taken about half way through the 
school year.
The one right below in the upper corner
was from the beginning of the year.
I can tell the difference because of the length of her
hair and the difference in her teeth
A lot can change in a few months at that age.
5th grade was probably her favorite year in school.
She had the most amazing teacher and class ever.
Mr. Judy was definitely a favorite in our family.
Jaryd had him 2 years later.
One of the BEST teachers EVER!
I still need to put the names of all the kids in the
picture in the empty space above the picture,
but I didn't want them all posted on the internet.

Thanks for stopping in to see what I've been up to.
What have you been creating lately?
See you next time!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Growing Up With Jaryd

Hi all!
I'm carrying on with layouts of my son Jaryd.
I had a lot of school pictures that I never scrapbooked.
The unfortunate thing is that they weren't all marked
with the year or grade. so I've put them in somewhat of an order
that I think is correct and did a couple double page
layouts with them.





These last 2 pictures actually did have the years on them,
so I know they were when he was in high school.
I'm sure there are some missing pictures and these stop in 
the 2007-2008 school year, I know there must be 
a couple more around somewhere.
This is what happens when you don't start scrapbooking
when your kids are born.
I'm so far behind that I'll never catch up.
He's now 24 and I'm just getting to these pictures.

Thanks for popping in today,
see you again soon.
Until then,
create something beautiful.