Thursday, March 20, 2014

SPRING is making an appearance

   Hello  and Happy Spring...I sure  hope it is more than  just a brief appearance ~ I am ready for some nice weather.
 While I was out in my craft room, trying to go through some things  I  found some  odds and ends  and pieces of  cards.  So I  decided  to see what I could  make... I still have  a  huge pile of goodies  to play with but I thought I would share a couple with you ... 

  My first one was perfect  for a manly birthday card...I dear friend  from high school  celebrated a birthday earlier this week...  It was  great ...I put the  Happy Birthday on the inside with a special note  that said : as far as friends go, you are a true CLASSIC... The image is a SU stamp set  called Classics, I used  basic  gray  card stock, black ink and  mat  and  basic  gray  satin ribbon  
The card front  had  a slight  embossing ,  but it is not showing very well in he scan ...I also  straightened  the  mat and image up  before I  mailed it !   lol  

 The second  one I really got side tracked with because there were a few of these...  My  daughter Krista  actually made these card  fronts  for an exchange  at a SU  gathering...she  had leftovers  so I  asked  her to share them...they  were / are  just too pretty to not  be used.... and with Spring  arriving  it was the perfect  time  to get them ready to go out in the mail ...  This is all SU product, she used a SU  border punch and  watercolor crayons and blender pen  to color it in ..I love it, so soft and  delicate...

So I  guess instead of Spring Cleaning  I  dabbled in  re-furbishing cards...sounds  better  than  "cheating "  
               It sure was more fun than cleaning!  

I hope your first day of spring  has been good and left you with reasons  to SMILE

As always, thanks for dropping in,  I am off to enjoy  a grandson, he came  here after school for a grandma  hug, a Daisy girl  playtime  and oh yes  a

                           Til next time

                               Bye Bye  

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Look what March winds blew in ~ a great challenge ~

   Hello  and   I was so happy to see what our  group  had   this month   to work  with...   I  love  black and  white cards,  classic, elegant, timeless ;  then add a touch of red  and  WOW ,  you get  one of my all time  favorite  color combos... 
      In my first card I did not want to disturb  the look of   the "Gracious Lady " so I  just  let her  be... I  added the touch of red as  suggested and  some  satin ribbon and  black bling to dress it  up ... The black card stock has a slight  sparkle to it, and I  mounted it on a while card base . 
 I love  how she  turned out  

The second card  I did  was  gate fold card  and I punched out  the  stamped  F  - friends  and mounted it on the pre cut red square and mounted  that on some shimmery  black and white
DP  to be the center focal point.. The card base is textured too . I used some red  ribbon to make a band  to hold the card closed 
                                                  This is a 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 square card      

          And the third card  is one I had a little fun with   ~  I re-stamped  some of the sentiments  on ivory  card stock  since  this tag  I  had was more ivory.   I used  the  red  vine  embossed card stock,  it too had some  shimmer  to it  what a nice touch !   I added  a flower and a pearl center  and  fell in love with it ...  Again the black base was  textured  .
Sorry for the  blurry  print,  not sure why   it looks that way...  I still have a few pieces  to play with, but I was excited with what I  made... 

Thanks  for stopping by,  I swept off the FRONT PORCH in anticipation  you all might  be coming.The weather  has been  pretty  nice  other than a day or so here and there  .

I hope you all are doing well  
and are smiling  

Til  next  time  bye  bye  
Happy crafting  

Saturday, March 8, 2014


       Hello  and I hope we are on our way to Spring... We were to get  snow  today, so far as of 8:30 pm  none yet...sure hope I do not  jinx  us...

        Tonight I have two cards to share,  bot are gong to the same recipient  ..One is a thank you  ,  my  "ex" Sister in law   but  dear friend  is always so  kind.  She loves my Daisy  Girl   and is always  so good to her.
The out side  looks like a simple  thank you  but the inside  has  puppy paw prints..~ a stamp by  Stampabilities~  and a note to tell her  Daisy loves her...  Lois is an amazing lady...
The base is  basic  gray,  barely banana  mat, white sheer ribbon  with  basic  gray taffeta  ribbon on top. Scallop circle punch  with  stamping in encore silver ink ~ an Su  stamp ~ and  basic  gray  swirls... 
 I kept the out side  "BASIC"  so the note inside would be the best part  ! 

And the second card  is for Lois's  birthday.
I cased  a card I had made  a year or so ago,  because it was  a  "happy "  card to me .  
It is colorful  and pretty  all due to   the DP
  One of those cards  that is so easy... but  made me smile...
I hope it brings  her a smile too  

Thanks  for stopping  by, we are to have some great temps  the next few days ~ woo hoo  
I will be busy  a couple of them  with  my  youngest  grand daughter  , she is coming  for a sleep over at  grammas  house  

This is a winter time  picture.
.my happy girl  did not like snow on her hands  
Isn't she just precious????
And here is my happy  girl...
yep the sunglasses are  upside down  
 Faith Style...

So I am off to finish  getting things ready  for her visit...and then to  to go visit  you ladies on your blogs..

Enjoy  your  night and  have a beautiful day tomorrow
Smile....just because you can

Bye  Bye  for  now  
See you all soon