Monday, August 21, 2017

celebrations galore

Our kitchen table looked like a Hallmark store!
We both celebrated our birthdays last week and our anniversary was earlier this month.
We get happy mail just about all month long!

Some of Joe's handmade birthday cards....these are so special!

Here are my handmade birthday cards. Love each and every one!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

treat box

We made this cute box at Sylvia's card class last week. It is filled with Hershey Hugs...hence the sentiment we added to the cute!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Card class

Another fabulous card class at Sylvia's this week!
Love the friend card the most!

Sylvia is so talented with her card making. She teaches us new techniques and makes us think outside the box. This is why I love taking her classes...though I still am not a fan of glitter. Thank you Sylvia for your talent, humour, and friendship!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gift card holders

I made these cute gift card holders using a die from amuse studio.
Simple and cute.

the front side of the gift card has the tied ribbon.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Happy Beer-thday!

Yesterday was the hubby's birthday and I made him this card using one of my new stamp sets I bought at StampAway! Fun card and fun stamp set!

Monday, August 14, 2017

StampAway Fun!

Friday night Sylvia and I went to the preview party at Stampaway and had a blast! I wish we would have gotten a picture year we won't forget. 

I guess I did not get enough of the fun that my stamp club/craft club went on Saturday morning. We had so much fun...these ladies are awesome!
We laughed, we cried, we shopped...then we laughed and cried and shopped some more!

Colleen...with her FREE bag...of course she is now known as the high roller shopper.
Lookin good Colleen!

Ran into more of my stamping friends....Gena and Carolyn! So happy to have seen them.
We love our stamps!

Photos courtesy of the Stampaway photographer. Where's Karen?
I know she was there! If you look close you will see Regina and I purchasing our must have stamp set. You can also see Colleen and Casey conversing over where to go next and you see Shari looking for her next great buy....but where's Karen?

What better way to top off the day with a little lunch and show and tell.
Chilis was the place to be...delicious and cheap...since we spent all our money at Stamp Away!
Until next year.....

Saturday, August 12, 2017

It's time...

Stamp Away here we come! 
I sent a few of these out to some of my stamping friends who I thought might be interested in going to the Stamp Away Convention.
This is an Art Impression set I saw at Micheals the other day and knew I had to have it!
The sentiment "stamps this way" sold me on it.
I just love a new set of stamps...don't you?!
Let the FUN begin!

Friday, August 11, 2017

trick or treat?

Trick or Treat? 
Yes, I started working on some Halloween Treats the other day.
I found this cute little mummy at the bin at Michaels. 
He is pretty darn cute...don't ya think?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my sister and her husband today!
I love these flowers from can build them up with coordinating colors and they turn out so pretty every time. The sentiment is from amuse studio.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

getting ready...

School is right around the corner and it's time to get ready
 for those kiddos and teachers heading back.
A friend of mine asked me to make her some treats for the pre-school teachers where she is what I came up with.

I love creating new treats using Hershey nuggets...these are so darling...makes me wish I had some kids going to school....okay...maybe not.

The nuggets are covered with washi tape and the words I printed on my computer. The school house is an old...and I mean old amuse artstamp clear set from long ago.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

so many wishes...

Joe and I received so many wonderful wishes for our 30th anniversary.
Here are a few of the cards that were homemade....they all are so lovely.
Thank you for making us feel so loved!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Cheers to us!

Today Joe and I celebrate our 30th anniversary!
I made this card just for him using the Altenew floral set and the Concord and 9th script set.
The number die is from amuse studio.

the inside is just as important!

Happy Anniversary to my sweetie!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Happy birthday

I needed a guy card and thought this turned out perfectly.
It is simple yet fun.
Stamp set is from Lawn Fawn and sentiment is from Amuse Studio

Thursday, July 20, 2017

lucky #21

My sister-in-law, Melissa got me onto this fabulous stamp! She also gave me the idea of stamping the 21 on the martini glass. I paper pieced the dress and added some bling to her wrist.
Someone is turning 21 soon...cheers to you!
Sentiment is from Amuse Studio and stamp is from MFT.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

summer sampler

Here is the summer sampler we made at Sylvia's class yesterday! 
I love it!
The  power went out just as we were finishing up...whew!
Thanks for a great class Sylvia!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Martha girl...

To all my crafty ya sistas!
This is called Martha Girl
This is another UNITY set I bought when I ordered the cute birthday owl. They were having a sale so who can pass up a good deal. My sister-in-law, Martha may just need to get this set...
I can't wait to play around with this more and send some cards to all my crafty girlfriends!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

More cuteness...

It's all about you....well maybe it's about the cute little owl...I can't stop!
He is just about as adorable as you can get. 
Love this set!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

who doesn't love balloons!

Another fun card using my new set from UNITY.
I paper pieced the blue polka dot balloons and colored the rest...just gotta love this fella!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Happy birthday

I fell in love with this owl a while ago and when I saw this cute new set from UNITY I had to have it. He is just the darn cutest owl ever!
I stamped and colored the owl and balloons and added a sentiment to the heart balloon and another sentiment in the corner. 

Look at all the fun sentiments you get in this set....just think of how you can use them with other stamp sets in your, love., love!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Happy anniversary

I made this card using a decorative cardstock from a  6 x 6 paper pack. I added the strip of white cardstock and sentiment with a few pearls and have a beautiful card.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thank you card

I received this thank you note from my sister, Shari the other day. How cute and fun is this?!
I love the little birdie and the colors. The sentiment is so true!
She used the embossing folder I gave her in her birthday box. 
Great card sista!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

dear friend

This dear friend set from amuse studio is awesome!
It is available on their website and it has a matching die. I love the new paper tape in the collection this month....a must have!
Thanks amuse studio for another awesome stamp set!

Thursday, June 29, 2017


I made a couple of these cute nugget tins using pineapple washi tape I found at Micheals. The pineapple stamp is from Lawn Fawn...the sentiments are from amuse studio.
Love how they turned out!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

belated birthday

There are so many birthdays in the family in June that it is hard to keep track. I don't know how I missed Claire's I made a belated birthday card for her. I love this little turtle from Lawn Fawn...perfect for belated wishes.
Happy Birthday to you Claire!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy birthday

The summer months bring lots of birthdays so I am making cards!

These cards are made using the Flora and Fauna birthday set. Melissa got me onto this set and it is a fun one! Love the little birdie eyeing that cake!
The sentiment is from Simon Says It's Your Birthday set.
The row of flower sequins is from amuse studio.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

paper lanterns

How cute are these paper lanterns that my sister made for her daughter-in-laws baby shower. They bought the colored paper lanterns and then decorated them to match the barnyard theme they had going for the shower. I just love them!

Just adorable!!

They were hanging in the barn and the breeze had them blowing stinkin' cute!