Sunday, July 22, 2012

Finally engaged!

It's a wonderful day! My son finally proposed to his girlfriend of 7 years! High school and college sweethearts they are! I'm on cloud nine :-) I've known about it for the last week but was sworn to secrecy as he wanted to do it the 'old fashion' way and go to her parents first and ask their permission for her hand in marriage...aww, so sweet! I'm so proud of my boy!
Last night I attended my high school class reunion...40 years! My brother drove up from Louisville, Ky and stayed at my house as he attended the same high school - graduated a few years before me but it happened to be a multi-class reunion so that was fun! Met up with some amazing women I went to school with - love them all!

I am also taking a mini vacation and driving to South Haven, MI with my sister Lynne. Leaving Wednesday morning sometime, mapping out the route and hope to find some scrapbooking stores along the way! I love taking these short road trips to other towns and states and looking for craft stores! My sister Chris, her husband and another couple are already there - can't wait to get there!
So now for the card I have to share - my first order from Pretty Little Studio delivered last week! So of course, I had to play with the pattern papers and stickers that I ordered. I made a masculine birthday card which is a challenge in itself for me!

The pattern papers and the stickers are from the Monsieur collection, button and twine from PTI, sentiment is from It's Your Birthday from  Stampin Up. It was still too plain and needed something. So I took some kraft scrap paper and added some trim at the top of the card.
That is it for me for today. I am off to start packing for my mini vacation with my sisters! Have a great week!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Graphic 45

It's going to be another hot, sunny day here in Chicagoland. No plans for me other than staying inside where it is cool and doing what I like to do most - cardmaking!
I just ordered one of the newest paper lines from Graphic 45 - Ladies' Diary. I love the shabby, vintagy feel of this line. Over on their blog, they are having a 10-minute card challenge. This is the card I made -

All pattern papers are from Graphic 45, sentiment from Crafty Secrets, stick pin from Prima, button, ribbon, pearls and trim from my stash.
Actually this trim is from my wedding veil! Not too long ago I was cleaning out closets and came across the box my wedding dress/veil was stored in.  It's been over 30 years that I got married and there was some damage to the veil. So I took it apart and kept the trim!
Now I have to figure out how to post this card on Graphic 45's Facebook page....I thought I did it but when I go back to their page, it doesn't show up. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions?
That's all for me. Enjoy your Sunday and the rest of your week!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The boss is coming...

Happy Saturday! If your weather is anything like it is here, I hope you are keeping cool! I had my godson Aiden overnight and had plans to take him to a local waterpark today but honestly, it's too darn hot! After we got home from going to our favorite donut shop this morning, he turned to me and said he didn't want to go!
So while he was playing his Star Wars computer game, I started and finished a birthday card for my boss. She lives in California and will be visiting our office at the end of the month so better be prepared early!

The pattern papers are from MME, resin frame is Melissa Frances, pearl bling is Zva, sentiment from a PTI stamp set and the flowers and lace trim from my stash.
That's it from me - enjoy your Saturday and stay cool!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Another scorcher...

Whew - it's going to be another scorcher day here in Chicagoland. Forecasting in the mid 90's with heat index around 115 degrees. Is 'scorcher' really a word?! Well, I think I'm getting the message across - hot, hot, hot! But today I am going to spend a few hours with my goddaughter Krista at her pool! So alot of fun in the sun but staying cool at the same time. This is how I like to spend a day off from work. And of course, making cards :)
Speaking of, another birthday card - this one is going to go to a co-worker. I have 3 July birthdays to celebrate at work and then all the August birthdays in my family are next!

I just received a package from Blue Moon Scrapbooking where I had ordered some Melissa Frances goodies and the cupcake resin was one of them. I couldn't wait to use it! I'm not quite sure how I feel about this card. It's kind of plain - not sure what else it needs?
The papers are also from Melissa Frances. The die cut doily is from PTI, lace trim from Michaels Craft Store and rose trim from Maya Road.
That's it from me for today. I'm off to pack my tote with sunscreen, water, sunglasses and a good book!
Enjoy your day -