Thursday, March 8, 2018

You're So Kind

Hi everybody! How's your day been? I am way late getting this blog updated, and I apologize for that! My computer finally died - it wouldn't back up and it kept shutting down when I would be in the middle of something, like adding a post on here! Fortunately, I got another computer to use, but then I couldn't get into my blog. Frustrating! Today, I finally figured it out, so here we are. :)

First, I want to thank my friend, Kevin, again for the new St. Patrick's Day banner you see up above. He's a real genius when it comes to computers. I've learned a lot from him!

Today's card was created for a dear friend of mine. She loves pastel colors, and especially pink, so I knew she'd like it. She and her husband had given me the softest blanket I've ever had. This is her Thank You note from me to her.

I used a free stamp & die set Spellbinders sent me during the holidays. I love the little dainty flowers it makes. The Thank You stamp set came from My Favorite Things. Love the big size of the letters. I cut it out with one of my Spellbinders dies and added some Washi Tape and brads I've had forever in my stash.

Thanks for your patience while I worked out the computer problems! I appreciate you coming by today, and as always, I love your comments!  I look forward to seeing you again real soon~

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More Kindness

Hello everybody! I'm back with another "Kindness" card for the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs. These are nice cards to make.

I changed the settings on my camera and changed the location for my picture taking. I also used the Ott light with it (thank you, Judy, for that suggestion!). Now you can see the yellow wallpaper behind the card, but at least the picture is more clear. Does it look better to you?

For this card, I used the Boho Flowers kit (also from Gina K) and did some coloring with my Inktense Pencils. Part of the sentiment is die cut in black and the rest is stamped.

Another very Clean and Simple card from me. Would you expect anything else?

Thank you for your kind remarks and prayers while I'm been battling Cluster migraines. After talking with and visiting my PCP and neurologist, I was given the medication necessary to break up the cycle. That has helped tremendously. Any of you who know about Clusters, they are extremely painful. It's hard to move forward with life (or move at all!) while going through a cycle. Now, fortunately, I'm able to deal with them easier and get back to my crafting. It's been several weeks since they started, so the cycle should go away soon. Praise God!They usually last 4-6 weeks.

Snuggles says hello. She somehow got a hold of my old paintbrushes without my knowing it and moved them, one by one, into the bathroom where she kept them under the glass scale.  Every now and then she moves the scale to get to them. That's where I discovered them, all lined up. Guess I'll have to find a new place to keep both the scale and the paintbrushes!

Hope you'all have a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comments and visits VERY much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kindness Times Two

Hello everybody! I'm here with two cards I entered into the Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K Designs' Stamp TV. The theme was kindness, so I chose these two sentiments for my cards.

I foiled the sentiments in Rose Gold with my Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine and then layered them onto some turquoise and pink cardstock from my stash. The bling was added and the flowers watercolored. That's all it took! I tend to make CAS cards, in case you hadn't noticed.

Any suggestions on how to clear up these pictures are welcome. I can't get them as clear in this new apartment as they used to be in the old place. Drives me crazy!

Sorry if most of you have already seen these on the Gina K Stamp TV site. My post is late because I've been dealing with Cluster Headaches, a type of Migraine. They only hit me every couple years, and leave after about four weeks. Two more weeks to go! One of these days, I'll grow out of them.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits VERY much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Dog Talk

Hi everybody! I'm here today with a birthday card for my brother. Don't worry, he never has the time to check my blog!

The set I used today is called Dog Talk and it's by Tim Holtz. The dog stamps came with an embossing folder (which I used on the front panel) and dies. I used all of them for this card, although it's a very clean & simple card. Most of mine are that way, I guess.

My brother, turning 61 this month, has a Pitbull named Izzy. She is the most loving dog I've ever seen, and I have no doubt she is the love of his life. She loves to get up on her hind legs and give BIG hugs. She's very strong, so there's no way you can resist her love!

On another note, I got my banner changed for Valentine's Day. It will be here before you know it!

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy Birthday to My Ex

Hello! Yes, you read that title right. I created a Birthday card for my ex-husband. He's the father of my two, most-wonderful boys (now in their 30s), and I am thankful for that. We have remained friends since our 1996 divorce, mostly because we didn't want a negative affect on our boys if we didn't.

For this card, I used a recently-purchased-on-sale set from CAS-UAL FRIDAYS Stamps called Bold Wishes. I love the set mostly because the sentiments ARE bold and they stand out. I didn't need much for this Clean and Simple card. I felt the Wish Big sentiment needed some layering, so I found a piece of light blue (Andy's favorite color) to layer it with, then I used it on the inside, as well. Finally, I added that border for the bottom of the front.

This is a wonderful set! I made this card in less than 30 minutes & was able to get it in the mail the same day. Of course, I didn't add any frills since it was for a guy. I encourage you to go to the CAS-UAL FRIDAYS site (http:/ do some shopping. Am I enabling? Well, maybe just a little bit...

Thank you for stopping by again today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Christmas Penguins

Merry Belated Christmas everybody! I've been in Boston, visiting my brother, so there haven't been any posts for a while. Now it's almost New Year's. Happy New Year's!

These are two of my very last Christmas cards for 2017.  I know, I said that the last time, but in reality I had made these two before my last post and just forgot to take a picture until right before Christmas.

The top one was designed using several Lawn Fawn stamps & dies, which are now all mixed up in one plastic envelope. Therefore, I can't tell you what the titles are. So sorry about that! I die cut the penguins and other pieces a bit at a time, working around Snuggles moods. By the time I was almost done (nearly a month after I got started), she was bored with my diecutting & left me alone. YAY! I gave this one to my neighbor who is very disabled.

The second one was using a penguin from an old set at Gina K Designs. Love this fella! I added Stickles to his snowball & a ribbon from my stash. I gave this one to a dear friend of mine who will do anything for me.

Everything on both cards was colored with either Copics or Zig watercolor markers.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~ I have another post coming right up!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Gifts

Hello again! I'm here with my last Christmas card for 2017. WooHoo! I finally got to #50! Thought that day would never come.

This is a very CAS card & very easy to create. I pulled out a variety of supplies for this one, using Stephanie Barnard's Triplets set for the gifts, Gina K cardstock, and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn. I keep all my Christmas stamps & dies together, so all I had to do was dig through it all to find what I needed.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Wreath

Hi everybody! I'm back today with one of my last Christmas cards. WooHoo! The end is in site!

I found this Christmas Wreath stamp set at Inspired By Stamping a week ago and just HAD to have it. I love the wreath and the large JOY, although on here it looks a little wonky. The set also includes such sentiments as Peace on Earth, Be Joyful, Hope and O Holy Night. Love all of those! I colored the wreath with my Zig Watercolor Brush Markers. The inside says "to the world."

Thank you very much for your comments and visits, and I hope to see you again real soon ~