Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Les!

Hi all,
Today is my late sisters' birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUX!. I just spent the last 5 hours with my other 3 sisters going through all her scrapbooking supplies. 5 HOURS! So many many pattern papers, buttons, ribbon, brads, stamps, inks, adhesive, you name it, she had it. 5 hours of reliving so many precious moments we all shared. I miss her so much. R.I.P. my sweet sister!

 I came across this picture - made out of tin, I believe, that another sister had bought her for her last birthday. She never got to hang it. But I took it and will hang it in my craft room so that she will always be with us!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Michael

I never realized how busy the month of October is for me. Friends birthdays, a nephew's birthday, 2 sister birthdays, a SIL birthday, and 2 co-worker's birthdays, not to mention Halloween. And for some of us who send out Fall/Thanksgiving wishes, you have those too. I am not one of them so I don't have that on my list to do! Although I do love the fall colors.

Today is my nephew Michael's birthday party. He turns 5 years old tomorrow. Such a cute age! I started his card last night and just finished it this morning. Take a peek:

I propped the card up against a white picture frame so that is what you are seeing around the card. All supplies are from October Afternoon 5 and Dime and Seaside.

Enjoy your Sunday. It's going to be a beautiful day here in Chicago-land!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paperie Sweetness Give Away!

Hi all,

Look at what I won over at Tammie Roberts' blog - Paperie Sweetness :

These goodies include companies like October Afternoon (rub ons, paper & rubber charms), Webster's Pages (sparklers), Maya Road (chipboard album & flowers), Jillibean Soup (stick pins), Prima (stamps & paper) Kaisercraft (tags & doilies), K& Co (brads) and some vintage lace... all tucked in the red pocket from Ki Memories! 
I cannot wait to receive all these goodies! With the cool weather ahead of us now, I enjoy staying indoors and hunkering down in my craft room and make cards all day long!
Thank you again, Tammie!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hi all,
I hope you all have enjoyed our beautiful weather so far here in Chicagoland. However it is about to end. Our temperature is cooling off and rain is in the forecast.

I have a card to share with you tonight. It is one I created for a chaofllenge which again, I was too late to enter.But I still have time to enter a new challenge over at CR84FN. I also made this card with my baby sister in mind. She is celebrating her 46th birthday tomorrow. Below is the picture and colors for this challenge:

And here is the card I am entering along with giving it to my sister for her birthday.

Kraft cardstock and ribbon from Stampin Up, pattern paper by Flair Designs, image by Crafty Secrets, button and twine from Papertrey Ink. That is it for now. I have been diligently working on altering that album I won from Pam Hooten's blog. I'm having so much fun with it. Can't wait to show you the finished product!
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Card Patterns - Sketch 135

Hi all,
Just popping in to post a card I made for this week's sketch at Card Patterns -

Since it is October, I'm using a Halloween theme. And here is my card:

That is it for now. I'm off to the paint store for paint and supplies. I'm finally getting around to painting my spare bedroom! I've been in my house for 10 years now and this is the only room that has never been painted. Oh my!
I'm going neutral on the walls so I can go with any color for bedding and window treatments.

I'm also working on a mini album to give to a good friend of mine. She is hosting a dinner for a few friends this month (not sure of the date yet) and I want to have this finished to give to her then. I will post some pictures once it is finished.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!