Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hi all!  It's another gorgeous day here in MN!  After all the rain last week, this is so wonderful.

Each year, I use my "Volunteer Day" (a benefit where I work - each and every employee, 60,000+, gets one paid 8 hour day to give to to their community as a volunteer) to make birthday cards for the local Meals on Wheels program.  This is my 3rd year and each year I try to make more than the last.  2010 was 31, 2011 was 50 and this year... 55!

I try to keep the cards flat so they don't have to add postage for mailing, which is the hardest thing for me!  I like my embellishments!  LOL 

So there ya go... a very productive couple days.  But YIKES, you should see my table!

See you soon!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Hello!  I have another creation to share from my unexpected stamping time last weekend (remember the washed out camping trip?  lol). 

I used the new Sweet Sunday Sketch (#161) to make a card for my daughter who lives in Chicago.   

When she was little her nickname was "Toad" (long story.  lol) so I thought this image was very fitting.  I'll stick a Starbucks gift card in it as a treat.  I wonder if she'll get the phone reference - as in CALL YOUR MOM!  :)  She's more of a text'er but sometimes I just need to hear her voice.  Ya know?!?

Anyway... the image is Whipper Snapper and the papers are My Minds Eye.

Thanks for stopping!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Birthday Balloons

Happy Monday friends! 
Here's is a quickie card using this weeks sketch challenge over on SCS.

The paper does all the work! (Neapolitan by AC)  Gotta love that.  The balloon and sentiment die are from PTI, as is the sentiment.  A little glitter here and there and done!

Have a GREAT week!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A rainy day...

Today was one of those days.  We were suppose to go camping (in a tent that we've had for 3 years and still haven't used), but then the weather forecast was for thunderstorms.  Oh well, we thought, a little water never hurt.  But then my husband ended up at an emergency dentist appointment this morning and had to have a tooth pulled.  Oy.  Needless to say, the camping trip was cancelled.  We were only going about a half hour from home for one night, so it really wasn't all that sad to cancel (and I know I would NOT have enjoyed sleeping in a tent with a thunderstorm going on around me anyway.  LOL)

So what's a girl to do with a unplanned day at home?  Stamp, of course.

I decided to go against the weather and make a bright, cheery card using Main Street (Whipper Snapper).  The birdhouses are all paper-pieced with Neapolitan (Dear Lizzy by AC).  The little flower garden is two dies; Spring Border (Memory Box) and Fresh Cut Grass (MFT).  The flowers and stems are colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from the Year Round Sentiments set (Hero Arts).  I love the little strip of washi tape that was a gift from a wonderful friend (she actually gave me a whole roll, not just the little strip.  LOL)

So... all in all, not a bad day.  Considering.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Hi friends!  It was a HOT weekend here in MN so I stayed in the coolness and stamped.  I'm a smart girl.  LOL

I found out recently that friends from our hometown have started a gourmet pickle business.  They are a great couple and I am so excited for them.  I had just purchased the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 pad that has these adorable little mason jars so the light bulb pops in my head... make her a set of note cards!

I cut out 6 different jars and put a couple of stamped flowers (PTI) in each.  The strips of paper are all from the same pad and are sewn together.  The sentiment is Hero Arts.

Of course I realized I didn't take a picture of the coordinating card, or the cute package, before I sealed up the package for mailing.  ugh.  You'll just have to trust me.  Ü

I hope you stayed cool this weekend!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Guy cards

edited to replace the duplicate picture with the missing one.  I'm a dork.

Hello!  I have a lot to share with you today.

Yesterday, I spent the whole day (ya, like from 10 am to 11pm! lol) with a couple good friends at Archivers.  I love stamping and chatting and laughing with these girls.  Anyway... I had recently bought the Note to Self paper pack from Echo Park and decided to use it to make Guy cards.  

I made 10 (TEN!) cards!  People who know me know that that is a lot in one day.  I am stoked that my mojo is coming back.  The only stamping was the sentiment (except for the airplane card), and I used a lot of dies.


These will all go to the Meals on Wheels program in the Twin Cities.  I donate cards to them each year to give their clients.  It's such a good program for our senior shut-ins!

Did you get crafty this weekend?  Isn't it just the funnest thing!?!??!
See you soon!