Sunday, May 26, 2013

Celebrate today

Hello! Just popping in to share a birthday card I made for a friend that I work with. Her real birthday is Thursday, 5/30, but she has had all of us celebrating it all month!

I used pattern papers and a card stock image from the Authentique "Grace" collection. Doily die cut and stamped sentiment are from Papertrey Ink and heat embossed using Ranger Seafoam white embossing powder, self adhesive pearls are from Hero Arts, pearl stick pin is Prima, ribbon and flower are from Michaels. The coral colored cardstock is from Stampin Up and lacey punch is Martha Stewart.

I had a landscaper come during the week to cut down a tree that was dying, pulled out some dead bushes, trimmed and shaped the boxwoods, added garden soil, mulch, edged, trimmed trees - front and back yards - the whole package! It looks so manicured!
Here are a couple of pictures of the front and side:

And the back:
Now I have lots of bare spots that need to be filled in. So I am on my way out to visit some local nurseries to get ideas and see what is available out there.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Saturday, May 25, 2013


It's been quite some time since I've posted thanks to my computer problems! My BIL looked at my laptop for me and thought he had fixed it. But no, nothing is ever that simple! So my daughter took it to work with her and the IT person had it for a few days. Long story short, he got it up and running but advised me to start looking for a new one. I'm sure you heard of the saying: "when it rains, it pours"!  I have encountered a few other roadblocks in the last couple weeks but I'll save that for another post-heehee!

My great niece and nephew have graduated 8th grade this year. They are my late sister's grandchildren. My, how the years fly by! So in honor of their happy day, I pulled out my Graphic 45 "ABC Primer" collection. Both cards are CAS.

For Cameryn:

And for Brendon:

Lastly, a quick picture of Jake & his fiancĂ© Joanna outside of the church after making his confirmation a few Sundays ago:
And no, that limo in the background was not for them; although it makes a nice background - lol!
Thanks for taking a peek. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

1st Communion

What a beautiful Sunday it is! Temps should get to the low 70's today. This weather really puts one in
a happy mood!
I'd rather be outdoors today, however, my son who is getting married in August is making his Confirmation today. If you are catholic, you know what that is. Which means we will be in church for most of the afternoon.
But before I start getting ready for this blessed occasion, I want to share with you a card I made for a friend who asked me to make a card for a special little lady who is making her First Communion today. Again, if you are Catholic, you know what that is too!

I took a piece of white cardstock and embossed it using Hero Arts Textured Impressions embossing folder and adhered it to a white card. I glued a strip of gray ribbon and added a bow and silver cord and topped it off with a white pearl. I had a sheet of stickers of different style crosses from another project I had worked on a few years ago so I stuck a cross sticker onto a Spellbinder's Lacy Oval die cut. Added a couple of pop-up glue dots and this is the finished card.

That is it for this Sunday - enjoy your week!