Saturday, March 31, 2012

Wish big...

I received a text this morning from a friend I work with asking me to bring a couple of birthday cards (hand made, of course) to work on Monday. I just received in the mail some new goodies from Papertrey Ink so what a perfect time to play around with them! I got a couple of new dies and the perfect stamp set for birthdays so here is one card I created tonight.

Pattern papers and ribbon are from Stampin Up. I used my new Filligree border die and the Limitless Oval die along with the new stamp set, 2012 Birthday Tags. I love, love this stamp set and I see myself using it over and over.
My daughter had outpatient surgery yesterday so I've been pretty busy taking care of her. She actually had 2 different procedures done - one being a laproscopy and a hysteroscopy - not sure if I'm spelling these right. The doctor removed a polyp on her uterous and found lots of scar tissue in her stomache and around her intestine. Doesn't sound good. What is even worse, her fallopian tubes are blocked. We go back to see the doctor in 2 weeks so we have lots of questions. I ask you all to keep your fingers crossed and keep her in your prayers for a good outcome!
Have a good rest of the weekend -

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Spring is here along with some spring weather. After a week of record breaking temps which was more summer-like than spring here in Chicagoland, we are getting a break and are now having spring showers and temps. I can't remember a March where the grass is so green - and long - that we need to tune up our lawn mowers and start cutting our grass!
Today I have another Easter card to share. My sister showed me some new stickers and papers she had just purchased and I fell in love with them. I had to run out and buy them immediately! Love these sweet little Easter chicks by We R Memory Keepers...

The pattern papers are from My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline and Follow Your Heart series along with the pink doily sticker. Ribbon is from Stampin Up and button and pearls are from my stash.

Now I'm about to pop over to the Card Pattern blog to see what the new sketch is for this upcoming challenge. I'm hoping to clean up my craft table, put things away, and organize so I can focus! I feel as if I'm running out of steam and losing my mojo again.  I hate when that happens! Until next week....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

tub fun

My, how the weekend flies by. 5 days in a row we have had beautiful weather - I'm talking 75 to 80 degrees. And it is mid-March? I'm loving it but I am also leery. Is this the calm before the storm?

My sweet nephews decided to come visit me this weekend. They helped me clean up the yard, pulled some weeds, pruned a bush ( scalped it is more like it!) and cleaned out my car. After coming inside and eating a nice spaghetti dinner and smelling like little puppy dogs (I love that smell) I let them take a bath.

Aren't they the cutest? After putting on some fresh pajama's we popped some popcorn, snuggled on the couch and watched a movie.

I made another Easter card. Can't help it with the weather like it is!

Love this sweet little guy hugging his bunny! I found this on an Etsty store - Made by Janet. Love her stuff! The green cardstock was dry embossed with a harlequin background by Stampin Up. Ribbon and button was from my stash.
This Sunday is coming to an end very quickly. Time to get myself ready for the upcoming work week.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday -

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Easter eggs...

Happy Sunday to you! Here in Chicagoland the sun is shining and looks to be a beautiful day. Maybe I will get outdoors and do some spring cleaning in the yard. Looking out from my kitchen door, it looks like the rabbits have already started to have their babies! I see one big rabbit hole...

Today I have an Easter card to show. I took this sketch from a blog I happen to come across (shame on me for not writing down the blogger's name).

I stamped the egg on colored card stock scraps, stamped the designs in versamark ink and embossed with white, blue, pink and gold embossing powders. The stamp set is from Stampin Up called "A Good Egg".
The tag is cut from Spellbinders' Fancy Tags #3. The stick pin is made from Stampin Up's Pretties Kit.

The die cut trim is from Papertrey Ink and pattern papers are from Imaginisce and Karen Neuburger.

I will be making more Easter Cards in addition to what I already have in my stash of cards! I love to look at cards I have made in years before compared to now. Remarkable how many different styles I have had! A friend from work has commissioned me to make Easter cards for her two sweet grandchildren along with a couple of  sets of 'all occasion' cards. So that being said, I better get started!
Enjoy your sunday!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Card Patterns - Sketch 155

Hi all!
I can't believe how quickly the weekends come and go. I feel as if I got nothing done this weekend and here it is Sunday evening already. I did get a bit of shopping done yesterday - shopping for clothes for my upcoming cruise to the Bahamas. Part of me feels badly about this cruise as I will not be home for my son's birthday. I have never, ever not been around for his birthday in 26 years!
I was able to make a card for this week's challenge at Card Patterns. Here is the sketch:

I love this pattern! Here is my take on it -----

Pattern papers and ribbon are from Stampin Up along with the flower punch I used. Buttons and doily are from my stash and the sweet bunny image is Melissa Frances, stamped sentiment is by Great Impressions.

That's it for now. I'm heading over to Card Patterns website to post this card.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday -