4/18/14

Easter Cards

When it's the Tuesday before Easter, you get to crafting so cards can get in the mail and to people by Easter! So that's what I did the other day - a little card creating. Here are the results:




Obviously the same image (Impression Obsession) on these 2 cards - just a little variance in coloring and finishing. I love this image - so unique! These are going to my Mom and Aunt.


This one is so cute in person and there's even a little glitter around the edges of the "peeps" (Close To My Heart) to mimic the sugar. Ah, sugar-induced Easter coma - looking forward to it! Are you a Peeps person? I love them super fresh, hubby likes them stale. This card is for my daughter and son-in-law.


And of course I can't forget a special little somebunny! He's too little for the candy this year but he'll enjoy some sweet potatoes at dinner and maybe just a lick of frosting from the cake I'm making for dessert. Yes, candy and cake - look out scale, I'm gonna blow it this Sunday! (Bunny from Papertrey Ink, eggs from Close To My Heart).

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend and remember the greatest gift we all received through the death and resurrection of God's Son, Jesus.
See you again soon!

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3/28/14

Vinyl on Glass

I haven't fallen on the face of the earth yet although I have been pretty busy lately. And not all fun busy - just plain busy busy! But I have had a little time to be creative with something new to me - vinyl on glass! I'm addicted and so glad I have another way to use my Cameo - in love! Take a look as some of my recent creations:


Ok, don't know what happened to this photo - apparently it got damaged so there's that weird piece on the left there. Trust me, the sign doesn't have that in real life. Anyhow, I created this in vinyl, rubbed onto glass and added back into the frame with no backing so the wall can show through. This is one of the pieces on my newly designed family photo wall.
 
 
This second sign was made for my friend (and boss) Kathy, owner of Photography By K. Again, vinyl on glass with no backing. Aren't these fun? I also made one for my sister-in-law as a house warming gift - it was an Irish blessing with a row of shamrocks in a fancy white resin frame. She loved it! (Sorry, no photo to share).

Want a sign for your house or place of business? Contact me and let's talk about what I can create for you! Items like this will soon be in my Etsy store so keep watching here for updates!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great Friday!


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2/16/14

The end of Valentine's weekend


Did anyone spend the entire weekend celebrating Valentine's Day? We sort of celebrated from Thursday through Saturday but there is still a piece of cake left so I guess we'll finish the celebrating today after all. Plus I'm making a new recipe for dinner so that's something to celebrate.

Anywho, I have a couple of final cards to share with you although if you need card inspiration at this point you're, umm, late. But you can file the ideas away till next year!

I made this card to send to my Mom and Aunt - both very important ladies in my life and lovers of the sweets. Inside the sentiment reads: I donut know what I would do without you!  Stamps by Hero Arts.

And this is one more card I made for Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Stamps are from Your Next Stamp.
 
That wraps up the hearts and goodies for this year but come back and visit soon - I will have more to share later this week!


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2/14/14

Valentine's Day

I'm back with a few more Valentine cards but first, I have a very special little Cupid to share with you:


My grandson Alexander Cupid, shooting love arrows straight to Grandma's heart! I'm smitten :)

Now for a couple of cards - 1st, the card I made for my daughter and son-in-law:


I added a little bit of everything that says Valentine's Day to me - chocolate, hearts, sparkles, flowers, ribbon and lace - it's all there! And inside, an original (corny) poem written by me :)  In addition to a card, we gave them a couple of yummy cupcakes to blow their diets on!


This is one of the gifts we had for my cutie patootie Cupid - a set of teething keys and a handmade tag. The Key to my Heart piece was cut on my Cameo (file from the Silhouette store). I thought the tag was a good idea so Mommy can add it to his scrapbook later.  He also got a onesie that says "eligible bachelor" on the front and a touch and feel book from Uncle Jacob.

Overall, we had a lovely, low key Valentine's Day with the people that means the most to us - our children and grandson. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day too!

Back soon with a few more 'better late than never' V-Day cards!

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2/12/14

Valentine's Day Cards

I know, I know - I have been MIA. And I don't really have a very good reason, except that I have been spending free time with a little special someone (more on him in the next post) and my stamping time has been just about zilch! But I have been thoroughly enjoying myself so I have no regrets!

I did get back into the stamp room recently to create some Valentine cards for Beautiful Blooms by Jen (where you can find my hand-crafted cards for special occasions). Here are a few of the cards now in stock and ready to go with your Valentine's Day flower order!

I love the Fancy Footwork of a couple dancing the Foxtrot (or is it a Tango?)
 
Simple elegance with a little sparkle - the perfect Valentine!

Or, if cute is more your style, this owl is a hoot! Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I keep most of the cards for the store simple with few embellishments so no additional postage is required for mailing. Buttons and bows are fun but usually require money down at the post office!

I have more to share with you in the next couple of days so please stop back and visit me. I promise I will try not to disappear again any time soon!

Stamps by Papertrey Ink.

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