Saturday, June 30, 2012

Play games! games, early 4th of July parties, lazy, crazy days of summer. I am really enjoying my weekends just being lazy, putzing around my few flower beds, chasing the rabbits out of my yard! Lots of pregnant mama rabbits wanting to dig their holes in my yard - ugh!
I have a birthday card to share with you today. I just bought the October Afternoon Sidewalk paper pack along with some embellies that go with that line. I couldn't wait to get creative so this is what I came up with:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I am on my way out the door to start celebrating July 4th!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

another birthday...

Happy Sunday! Another warm day here in the midwest. I'm hoping the rain they are forecasting comes soon. My grass looks like straw. I've been watering every other day but it's just not enough.

My son's girlfriend and my niece are both celebrating birthdays this Tuesday. So I'm taking advantage of being in the air conditioning and making birthday cards - a lot of birthday cards. Isn't it kind of funny that when your kids know you make your own greeting cards, how they stop buying cards at the local drugstore and ask for a hand-made card! Of course I enjoy making a card for them to give.

All supplies are Melissa Frances except the white flowers, leaves and doily. I stitched around all 4 sides, adhered the die cut to the doily to the pattern paper. Punched out leaves from green card stock and adhered those behind the flowers. Added the greenery and it was done. Still have more to make so I better get cuttin' as they say!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Card Patterns - Sketch 169

Today I am popping in to share a card I made back in February of this year that fits this week's sketch at Card Patterns. Lucky me!! Here is the sketch:

And here is the card I made and posted back in February. I made this card for my great-niece's birthday.

I'm off to post my card at Card Patterns. Enjoy this very hot Saturday - going to be in the 90's here in Chicagoland - stay cool!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

lost my mojo

Happy saturday! And what a beautiful day here in Chicagoland it will be. Good day for a baseball game too! My sweet little nephews play baseball on the same team so that helps not having to be in 2 places at the same time.

As my post is titled 'lost my mojo', I need help getting it back! Maybe it's the nice weather and my flower beds are calling out my name? Or maybe it is the 3 library books stacked up on my night stand that I have been slowly trying to read? And the best excuse...catching up on all the TV programs I missed since I don't have a DVR! Who needs a DVR when you have On Demand?!

I have spent the last few hours this beautiful morning going through all my favorite blogs and catching up on all the posts. Such amazing craftiness and talent! I have to say that I have about 35 favorite sites I try to visit every day but I just don't have the time anymore. I made time today, hoping to get some inspiration! My top 5 bloggers I make sure to visit are Melissa Frances, Melissa Phillips, Tammy Roberts, Cherry Nelson, and Beatriz Jennings. Love, love, love their shabby chic creations! Maybe a visit to my local scrapbooking store might help too?

Then I started to clean off my craft table by organizing all the supplies I had last used - that was months ago! - and found a card I had scraplifted from a site I had visited some time ago, using the new Melissa Frances papers and die cuts from the C'est la Vie line. Sorry, I don't know whose blog I found this on - :(

I added the chipboard heart after painting it cream, distressing the edges and adding glitter and a pink pearl to it! Hmm, I have a wedding next weekend to attend, this card would be perfect to give to the bride and groom!
Well, maybe after a trip to a craft store later will help me get going here and put to use all the lovely supplies I have left out on my craft table! Hopefully next time I blog, it won't be so long and whiny and I'll have a card or two to show you!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)