9.10.2011 Love

  •   Stamps: Stampin’ Up The Art of Life, Summer by the Sea, Hope Is…
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Versamark
  • Accessories: ribbon, brad/buckle, clear embossing powder
  • Technique: sponge/ink distressing, embossing


I created this card to go along with the gift for a wedding my family attended two weekends ago.  My inspiration came from the invitation we received in the mail, but the resulting card is much less “simple” than the bride and groom’s invite was.  Despite this goof-up on my end, I do really like the way this turned out, especially once we put it on display on top of the gift package! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  As always, if you would kindly leave me a link back to your blog or card gallery, I would love to visit and leave you feedback in return!

Have a blessed day,



8.23.2011 Birthday Wishes

  • Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sincere Salutations
  • Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Pink ribbon, corner punch tool, Big Shot & embossing folder, chocolate chip Stampin’ Write Marker, Fiskars edge punch
  • Technique: Embossing

Ok, so this isn’t the crowning glory of my proudest card creations.  But it is, after all, progress in the right direction – of actually making a card again!  Yay for me! :0)

I made this card for my mom’s birthday this week.  I also tried to make cupcakes to match it but was apparently too heavy-handed with the color gels in the frosting, because the cupcakes turned out much less soft and muted than this card! 

I’m in the middle right now of crafting a wedding card for a wedding my family will be attending next month, and I am already feeling the creative juices flowing on that one and look forward to being able to share that!  In the meantime, however, at least I have SOMETHING to share! :0)

Blessings to you and yours,

7.24.2011 Flourishes of Thanks {CAS127}

  • Stamps: Paint Prints, Small Sayings, Stampin’ Up!; Flourishes, Inkadinkado. 
  • Paper: Whisper White
  • Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink
  • Accessories: X-acto knife, brad
  • Technique: 3D

My submission for CAS127 – Photo Inspiration Challenge. 🙂

Yes, it’s been forever since I’ve sat down and made a card just to sit down and make a card, without a specific occasion and recipient in mind.  Life throws us curveballs once in awhile and I’ve been dodging a few of those myself.  The desire to get back into regular cardmaking has been building with a fierce force, however, so last night, even though it was late, I sat down determined to make something – anything.  And here is what I came up with!  My inspiration was number one, seeing that our “stockpile” of already-made “thank you” cards was dwindling, and two, something that would be clean and simple and therefore, quick to make! 

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!  As always, if you could take a moment to leave me with your comments, leave a link to your card gallery or blog and I’d love to return the favor!



Birthdays Are The Best


Blessings For a Future



Stampin Up graceful words, bliss, and an unknown floral background stamp; colors used: kraft, whisper white, tempting turquoise, basic black (ink only) and Sahara sand (ink only)

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Branch Out Birthday



Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Lavender Lace

9.18.2010 – The Greatest Love Anniversary

  • Stamps: Elegant Inspirations
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Heart embellishment, Coluzzle, Big Shot, sponge
  • Technique: sponging/distressing, tearing, crumpling
  • Yes, I am still alive!  And I even managed to crank out TWO cards this weekend!  Yes, I said TWO – that’s amazing, seeing as I’ve only made about two cards TOTAL up until now since this time last year! 

    No time to elaborate on this one, but long story short it’s for an anniversary card for a couple that will be celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary in just over a week. 

    Please excuse the blurry cell phone picture.  Time was of the essence this morning and that was really the only option I had.

    I’m saving the “best” (in my eyes at least) for last though and will hopefully find time later today to post the second card.  As always, please let me know what you think and I’ll return the favor if you leave a link!

    Blessings to you and yours,