Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's been a long, long time...

I have been away for about 12 months, and sadly haven't accomplished nearly what I set out to do during that absense.  I have made a few cards, but again my "to-do" list is long, my "got-done" list is not.  : /

I have had to re-familiarize myself with blogger.  I should be back again soon.  I am going to post this and then I will update it later with additional photos.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Time for Father's Day Cards!

I am linking these cards to Make it Monday:


I don't know about anyone else, but I am harving a rather dificult time working in this new blogger set up.
 I hope I figure it out soon!  Meanwhile my posts will look almost as confused as I feel. : /
 These are my Father's day cards for 2012.  I am so happy I am going to get all of my cards out on time! My own father died in 1994, the year my son was born.  He was an interesting man.  He worked very hard, and took good care of his family.  We may not always have had what we wanted, but we always had what we needed.  This post is dedicated to him.
I am sending cards out to my brother-in-laws and my son's god fathers and mentors. 
I hope they all have a fantastic Father's Day!

I made these cards using Safari Chic from DCWV.  I know I have been doing a lousy job of recording all of the deets.  Eventually I will get back to giving the proper details.  : )

Thank you for your visit!  I look forward to your return....


PS.  Now it is time to finish those Graduation cards!  The graduation is in 4 days!
I am also working on a scrapbook of letters filled with wisdom and advice from family and friends. Not sure if I will post or not, but I am excited to give it to my son on his graduation day!  
Thanks to everyone who sent me a letter for him, I really appreciate it!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Compliments of Pinterest....

I am linking this post to:

Hello all,
I posted a picture of the back of my son's senior teeshirt.  I know it has been done and done and done, 
but I still think it is cool when they list all of the student's names inside the numbers. 
 Fourteen more school days until graduation! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! 

OK.  This set of cards was inspired by a card I saw in a recent edition of PaperCrafts "Get Inspired"
I wish I could remember the page number, but I have temporarily misplaced the magazine.
Hope you like them.  I love how they all turned out.  But I think I am partial to the Red, black and white.

I posted a little note for you to read:

You KNOW you are!  Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I am linking this post to:


Hello friends,
I know I haven't been here in a while.  I'm still crafting a little bit, but as we inch closer 
to graduation time it will get better and better.  :)

My quote is compliments of Pinterest.  I will always be there to support my son, but I certainly won't always be able to fix it.  Sometimes it helps just knowing you don't have to face things alone.

I woke yesterday morning thinking I smelled something burning and stupidly thought, that must be my next door neighbors house.  I jumped up and rushed downstairs after a few more minutes of drifting in la-la land...where I discovered my teenager in the kitchen cooking breakfast.  Unfortunately, he hasn't cooked it in a long time (for a full breakfast I would guess possibly last year this time) and he thought those eggs would take much longer than they actually did. Uh, he had to trash the first attempt and start over. But eventually we sat down to a full breakfast together.  It is just the kind of thing to make you smile.  He made me a card.  I like that part the best.  He even found a beautiful poem to put inside.  I am a sentimental old gal.  :)

OK, well, on to these cards.  I really have been a little stressed lately.  I just didn't have a lot of time to focus on cards as I would like to, so I tried my best to keep them simple.  My good friend Helen over at
crocheted these gorgeous flowers and I LOVE them!  Of course the main problem is once 
I use them, they are GONE!  OK, Helen, I need some more!!!!  :)
That is why I selected these beautiful papers and decided to make them 5 1/2X 5 1/2 squares.
I added a brad, embossed the flower stem  and greeting and I was done.

The first card was a special order, but I just can not take too many of these any more!
So it is the only one of it's kind I made this time (very unusual for me) 
I forgot to shoot the inside of all of them.

Love, Mom

The papers were all beautiful flocked, glittered, embossed...mostly DCWV.

Thanks for yor visit,


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More CAS Note cards: flowers...

Compliments of Pinterest...

My thought for the day.
I keep trying to make sense of it all, but perhaps there is no sense to be made of it...


Hello crafty friends!

I wish I could say there was an end in sight for these simple cards, but at the moment that is a negative. More on the way...

I am going to Scrap That in 4 short days, and I hope to complete many, many cards in one day. I have been designing one- cutting paper to make 4-6 of that design and bagging them up to be put together later. Saturday will be the "later".
What is Scrap That- you may ask? It is a Craft store that does all day cropping, scrapbooking, card-making, crafting from 8am until 11 or 12 imdnight. Usually 11pm. I never get there early because there is always something else to do on Saturday. But I will plan to arrive early this time. I am so very much looking forward to it.

Well, I traveled around the internet a little and a new challenge blog was brought to my attention. I love the blogs that allow you to Do You- and still post. That is why MIM is a big favorite of mine. I want to join in on the other challenges, but right now I just can't wrap my brain around some of them. But I am definitely going to get back to the Tuesday Trigger. I love that one.

where you can go to take the "Use it up" pledge. Go check it out.
I am "using" on these cards today. These flowers by K & Co. have been in my stash for a while and that is another reason why I decided to start these quick cards. I did not take the pledge yet because I can't promise to post monthly, but eventually I will take that pledge.

These cards are linked to the following sites:

Here they are...another installment....

The stem is embossed using Stamp It Up and the quote is also S.I.U. I think the embossing folder is a QuicKutz, but it could also be Sizzix. Not sure. After making these quick notecards, I am in love with these frame embossing folders.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit....