Monday, August 12, 2013


Hello,  time  to  create again

I needed a birthday card  for  a  special  young lady,  I choose to love  her 26  years ago  , and in return I got a lot of  love and  happy memories... 

I used a  gift  image  and choose some pretty DP  and colored  that image  to match or coordinate   with colored  pencils, then  a blender pen, my favorite way to  color... 
I  love the SU label dies  and  I used some clear liquid  gloss on the flowers to  make them shiny.  And a piece of  velvet ribbon  to make the color pop  ... This card is  5 x 6 1/2  inches. 

Again I love square cards...  this one  opens  in the  center  ..
I used some  blush colored  card stock  against the  black  card, I think it  makes a nice contrast... 
I used Sizzix  label # 18  dies,  some  ribbon in my stash, that was purchased to go with the  blush card stock   and then soaped a fun butterfly  in  blush  , just to add  some  thing  so  it was  not so plain...  The double layer of labels  is  attached  only to the left side  so the card  opens  ...This card is 5 1/2  x  5 1/2  and  really an easy and quick card...It will be  going out to a special lady .

  Well there  you have it,  the first card is  way out of my  comfort zone, but I love the way it turned out...soft and pretty... 
 I  love the quote, at the  top oft the post...It is so me...  I love  to create...but  need that  push ...

Thanks  for stopping  by,  Come  back  soon... Have a great week... And  SMILE

til next time,  waving  

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Hello, how are  all of you today?  As we say good  bye to July, one of  my favorite  months usually,  I am ready to welcome  August this year... I have  three cards to share, two are  from out  group that love to share ideas and challenges...And one is a birthday  card  for my  brother Bill 

So  here we go  
First is Bill's card,  both of my brothers and I share a love for trains... I love  Basic Grey Paper  and  this is all I could come up with...  I distressed  the edges  to go with the  look of the paper  

# 2  is  from our August  ideas and goodies,  I love  the  selection of paper  we were  given...Awesome stuff  
This card is  for  my  niece,  hope she is  not peeking in here  today 
 If you are,   I love  you Tanya... 
I used  paper and  die  cut   and sentiment  along with  following  the chalenge to make a  FLAT card  that  would not cost EXTRA  to mail...
I added some  bling because Tanya is a "sparkly "  kind of  gal

#3  is  a special  card....not to be  mailed to any one~ but to start off August  in the  mind to remember and celebrate 

I used lots of  bling to  create a HAPPY  look  
So are  you smiling?  And are  you wondering  why it is a HAPPY DAY

OK  here ya  go... 

Today is a reminder yet also a day to celebrate.... 

10 years ago today 

was diagnosed with cancer and started my journey to fight that battle... 

I had the most amazing support team of my family, my extended family,

 and friends along with friends of each of them~

 and I had God's Blessing

 and Hand ~ 

So today as I know I am a survivor I live knowing God hears and provides 

And I get to watch grand children grow and daughters excel and hope I

 can convey to all of that support team as well as new people in my life 

that my heart says thank you and I love you all .

Never take a second for

 granted, enjoy each and every one of them... 

And always say thank you

Thank you  for stopping  by, I hope the  tea  was  as you like it,  and enjoyed  the sunshine as you   were able to visit... 

Til  next  time I leave you with, smiles and  happiness,   Have a Great Day...