Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Soft Sky

Today I am sharing the prettiest Post It Note holder I have seen, together with a very pretty birthday card~~both made by my friend, Kathy Z.  The color, the embossing, the butterfly~~everything about it is so pretty.  And inside are crisp white post it notes! The card is so pretty and the little paper clip and bow is such a cute embellishment.  This year was the first birthday without my mom.  I missed her call and her card.  So while I had my moments during the day, it was the cards and texts and phone calls from my family and friends that made my day a very happy one.  Thank you all! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

I celebrated my birthday over the weekend and I received cards, flowers, many good wishes and more.  Today I wanted to share the card that my friend, Cherie, made for me.  The pretty little box was wrapped in a pretty pink ribbon.  I untied the ribbon, took off the top and the box opened up to show the little cake inside!!!  Inside the cake is a little tea light.  I turned it on and look at how darn cute this is!  You know that you were a successful "card teacher" when your "students" make cards such as this~~something I have never made!!  Thank you Cherie.  And thank you to all who sent birthday wishes and more.  I have said it before and I will say it again, "I am truly blessed to have such a good family and good friends."  Have a great day!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cottage Greetings Birthday

One of the items in the new catalog that I had to have was the Cottage Greetings stamp set on page 94.  Then I decided I might as well get the Cottage Greetings Card set, too.  I have not made any of the cards from the card kit, but I have used the stamp set.  As a matter of fact, I used it on today's card.  The greetings and fonts in this set are just adorable.  I also like having a sentiment to stamp inside the card. The greeting on today's card is from Cottage Greetings as are the little flowers.  Plus, the little flowers match the flowers on the pattern in the DSP stacks that I used here. I stamped the candle (Build A Birthday) but then opted to cut a candle using the same DSP.  The flame is from Build A Birthday.  As I look at the card here, I need to add a little yellow to the centers of the little stamped flowers.  Have  a great weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

You've Got Happy Mail!

Today's card is another I made for Sydney while she is a camp.  Isn't it cute?  The stamped images are all from the WPlus 9 stamp set, Happy Mail. The little birds and the envelope were die cut using coordinating dies.  The clouds were die cut from a WPlus9 die set, Sunshine Layers. 
The sentiment can be used for so many reasons but how perfect for mail call at camp!  I am sure Sydney will be delighted when she opens it as she is a fan of cuteness when it comes to stamps.  Have a happy day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

By The Tide w/Diecuts

I have been aware of a person who makes dies that coordinate with some Stampin' Up! stamp sets but never really looked into what he offers.  A couple of weeks ago, I went to this page:  www.pinterest.com/daveg0559/craft-stuff/
and decided to order the By The Tide set of dies.  I received the die set over the weekend and had to test the dies.  They were perfect and very much like all the other dies/framelits/thinlets I have from Stampin' Up! and other companies.  As of right now he is a small operation and he has been swamped with orders.  Any orders he receives will be replied to after July 6th as he is reorganizing and restructuring between now and then.   If you would like more information, just let me know.  But the card is a perfect masculine card and I like the color combination of Tip Top Taupe, Black and White. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Father's Day Cards

I am posting two cards today, both using a combination of products.   The lighthouse card was created using SU! products.   I used the "arch" from Over the Rainbow for the background behind the lighthouse.  All the inks were stamped off first.  I started using Crumb Cake for the sand, then Pool Party for the water and finally, Soft Sky for the sky.  I stamped the lighthouse using black ink directly on the card, but the colors from the background showed thru.  So, I just stamped the lighthouse again, fussy cut it and adhered over the stamped one.  The little seabirds are from a Lawn Fawn stamp set; sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The "Yappy" Father's Day card was created using the Avery Elle Furry Friends stamp set and the SU! Little Letter Thinlets.  I would love to take the credit for designing this card, but I saw something similar on the Avery Elle Flicker website and created this version.  As you might have guessed, this card was for my son from his two best friends.  Have a  great day!

Monday, June 22, 2015


This is one of the fun cards I had made for Sydney to open while she was at camp.  Sadly, we had to take it out of her mail envelope as we received sad news when we went to visit Jasper on Friday.  The owner of the shop, Drew, noticed lumps in Jasper's crop/throat and took him to the vet.  The baby bird has tumors so Syd and Jen cannot have him.  Drew was very honest and as sad as the situation is for Sydney, if she grew more attached it would be more difficult to say goodbye.  Jen & Syd are in line for the next male Eclectus from different parents.  Hopefully in a few weeks I will be able to share happy news and a photo of a new baby Eclectus. The stamp set and coordinating dies are Avery Elle's Tweet Tweet sets.  The "hello" is a Stampin' Up!  framelit.