Saturday, December 21, 2019

Away In A Manger

I was in Hobby Lobby a few days ago and noticed the Spellbinder dies were 40% off.  I fell in love with one of the dies that were designed by Beeka and used it to make Christmas cards to give to my friends at church.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Birdhouse and Curtain/Drapery Card for Linda

Linda, our church secretary is really resourceful and is a wealth of information.  She’s always there when you need her and I wanted to show my appreciation of her by making her this Birdhouse Gift Box with an accompanying card.  She is a bird lover and also a lover of dark chocolate.  I added chocolate covered mints inside the gift box.

Stamps for Birdhouse:
Sea of Textures (Sentiment on birdhouse)
Free as a Bird (Images)
DSP:  Bird Ballad, Soft Suede
Card Stock: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Inks: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Soft Suede

Stamps for Curtain Card:
Rose Wonder (Sentiment on front)
Beautiful Friendship (Inside Sentiment)
Four Feathers (Inside Image)
DSP: Bird Ballad
Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Soft Seude
Inks: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Smoky Slate

Card and Gift Box

A view of the inside of the card

Decorated Gift Bag

The idea of the Birdhouse Gift Box was CASED from YouTube Channel of

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Remembering Mother

Saturday Morning, September 14, 2019, God sent His Heavenly Chariot for my Mother and a huge part of my life is no longer with me.

This will be our first Thanksgiving without her.  Normally we would spend the Sunday after Thanksgiving with her because she encouraged each of her children to spend Thanksgiving Day with their spouses and children.

We were looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday with her in March 2020, but it wasn’t to be... God blessed her with 99 1/2 years and we are so thankful to Him and so blessed for the time he allowed her to spend with us.

These are the personal Thank You cards I made to send to family and friends for their acts of kindness to our family.

 Celebration of Life Program

Friday, August 30, 2019

Sundaly School Teachers

Back to school for the children and a new session of Sunday School at our church.  My husband is currently the Sunday School Director and we're off to a new school year (September 2019).  he purchased book marks as small gifts for each of the teachers and I made cards to go with the bookmarks.

I used larger envelopes to place the cards in because they were too bulky for the regular A2 cards.

Stampin with Alicia has great instructions on her YouTube channel for his card.  I was amazed at how easy it was to create these cards.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Peaceful Place Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards are one of life’s necessities.  I really should make a bunch and have them ready when the need arises but I prefer making cards of celebration.  This card is for one of the members of our church.  His nephew’s wife passed away suddenly a few days ago and hubby and I are hoping this card will cheer him up by letting him know we are thinking of and praying for him.

This just in ... I’m going to have to make another sympathy card.  The Drummer for the choir that I direct at our local senior center passed away and I need to send our condolences to his family.  When it rains, it pours.

Stamps:  Peaceful Place (Image); Flowing Fountain (Sentiment)
Inks:  Old Olive, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Soft Suede; Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Marina Mist
Technique:  Sponging
For: Jessie (death of niece); Dave (LWSC Choir Drummer)

Inside sentiment is not from Stampin’ Up!  It’s a sentiment stamp that I purchased from Hobby Lobby years ago and I love the message that it conveys.

I added the bow on the left side because it looked like it needed something else.  I didn’t want to add ribbons, buttons, rhinestones, or gems because I wanted it to have more of a non-gender appearance since this card is for a guy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sending Wishes Your Way

My sister has been diagnosed as having Pneumonia.  She is such a kind-hearted and hard-working person and I am really sorry that she is so under-the-weather right now.  I was in the process of making a card for my friend Allene so now I’m making two of the same.  I hope this card will help to cheer both of them up.

Stampin’ Up! Card stock: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Stampin’ Up! Inks:  Rose Red, VersaMark, Memento Black
Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Dandelion Wishes, Inspired by Nature
Stampabilities Stamp: You’re In My Thoughts
Print works Collection Stamp: Healing Thoughts
Stampin’ Up! Dies: Eastern Medallions; Butterflies Thinlits

Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine Wishes for My Little Sweeties

I’ve had this stampset, ‘The Nicest Things’ (now retired), for quite a while but never used it until now. I fell in love with it when I first saw it because it reminded me so much of my two daughters when they were little girls.  My little grands remind me so much of my daughters when they were small (almost the exact same age difference between my daughters and my grands). I love watching them play together because they seem to enjoy the same things as my daughters.  Oh the joys of childhood memories.
Thursday is Valentine’s Day and I really wanted to send my little grands, who I affectionately call, “My Little Sweeties” a Valentine card.  I made two because I wanted them to know that I was thinking of them individually as well as together.

Springtime Vintage DSP
Card stock: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  The Nicest Things, Bloomin’ Love
Inks:  VersaMark, Rose Red, Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Accented Blooms

Sometime it takes me days to make a card, especially when I am making it for someone special in my life. This is a card I made for my sister, Sarah, using the Accented Blooms stamp set as my main image.  Hope she likes it.

Card Base: 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Basic Black
Marina Mist
Paisley Petals DSP
Inks:  VersaMark with White Detailed Embossing Powder
Stamp Sets:
Accented Blooms
Butterfly Gala
So Many Shells
Golden Afternoon
Hanging Garden

Friday, January 18, 2019

Get Well, Allene

I made this card for an amazingly and talented lady who attends our church.  She recently fell and broke some bones and is currently in rehab.  Prayers for her speedy recovery.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Birthday Wishes to My Daughter

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Healing Hugs (Images)
Butterfly Basics (Sentiments)
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz
Dies:  Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares
Ribbon:  Cherry Cobbler