Hello, Friends -- Thank You!

I just wanted to say hello to my friends, hopefully I've had a few stick around during my LONG absence!  I've been quite busy but I'm dreaming of the day when I can get back to my Craft Room in a well-balanced life -- haha!  I've made a few cards but really haven't had time to post, so I wanted to start by saying "Thank You, Friends"!

This is a standard card, a style I've made before but I just love that swoopy scallop and wording!  One can never tire of a good standby  :o)   I've got a few others, and I'll be posting as I can and I'm DYING to get back into seeing what everyone else has been up to!

Thank you too, to all you wonderful friends who sent Birthday cards, even though I was absent!  They're precious to me, and I actually hang them around my room -- to view when I get into my space.

Hope to see you soon!


Happy Birthday, Pretty Girl!

Howdy, Friends & Neighbors!  I haven't been around much, and I REALLY haven't had much time to create but I did get to make this for my mom recently, so I thought I'd share.
The stamp is new, a company I really hadn't seen before (Santoro London "From The Heart") but I bought a few of these because they're just so cute!

Pretty simple card, but I really like it -- quite happy with my Copic coloring, and again, that little girl is just too cute!  Here's a close-up so you can see her pink little cheeks!

Thank you for taking time to stop in and see my card -- I think about you guys often, and can't wait until I can get back in my craft room more regularly!  Until then, I hope to pop in and see what all of you are up to!  Gorgeousness is my guess...



Happy Birthday, Sweet Grandson!

Yep, you guessed it.... event #3 for Easter weekend!  My grandson was actually born the day after SIL #1's Birthday, so we get to celebrate A LOT in April!  My wonderful grandson turned 5 and it seems like my life is whizzing by faster than I can take it in!  Here is his card...

First, I apologize for the photography!  I seem to have gotten a bit "wonky" on my skills or maybe it was that I was lying on my belly taking pictures, or that I was just flat worn out after 3 celebrations AND Easter!  Either way, it seems I may have been tipping a bit.

I made a QACAS card, and colored it in a bit with Copics, nothing too fancy, but then he is only 5 and starts Kindergarten this year!  I won't be able to claim that long, since it seems like just yesterday he was born!  Lemme brag a bit while I have your attention -  he's smart (reading, counting and doing math already), polite, helpful, and loves to hug!  Wanna see a pic?  Here's an adorable one from his "friends" Birthday party (note the 'stache to look like Grandpa)!

Did I mention he loves to be silly too?   LOL!  Check out that one sock on, one sock off look too!  And how about that rock' hairdo?  He actually has a natural mohawk that stands up all by itself when his hair is shorter; however on this day his hair was just long enough to lay down!  What a boy!  Gotta love him, yep I do  :o)

PS Cute-asaurus, Alt Birthday Greetings, ME Ella & Friens



Happy Birthday, Son-In-Law #1

A busy Easter weekend?  Yup!  This Birthday was event #2 for the weekend.  Since SIL's Birthday was on Easter, we spent the afternoon at my daughter/SIL's house with his family and ours.  It was a grand mixture of Easter dinner and Birthday blessings.  Great food, great company, and a couple celebrations to boot!  Here's his card...

This card's design came from the fact that my SIL, his dad and sister are all bicyclists, something my bum never got accustomed to!  This stamp is actually a NBUS, one that I loved from the moment I saw it.  And although my SIL doesn't ride around on a bicycle with a basket, I just had to put a pup in there because we are all dog lovers!  I took the cue from a color challenge running at the time that I was dreaming up this card, but of course I missed that boat!  And while the sentiment doesn't look Birthday-ish, it worked into and fit nicely with a sentiment from another set, so it IS a Birthday card.  Hey, and Spring is here, so it fits there too!

PTI Pedal Pusher
PTI Birthday: Stylish Sentiments

Whew!  Two events down, and one more to go!  I may need a vacation after these posts... JK!!!



Wedding Wishes

Best wishes to a co-worker and her fiance (now husband).  This was done in colors of the wedding, and I can already say that I wish I had done this a little different...  Although I like this card, it needed a pop and it seems to me that those "mind flashes" come a little too late too often for me.  Anyway, here she goes...

This wedding just happened to be a GREAT start to a wonderful Easter weekend!  Best wishes to the couple, again!  Heartfelt sentiments inside by PTI Love & Marriage.

EbyE Bed of Roses coverplate
MCS Straight Banner die
PTI Love die
SSS Red, DCWV Mirror card

Hugs to all!


Happy Birthday, another be-lated...

I made this card with this gorgeous color selection/challenge that I found - LOVE these colors!  And although the challenge is closed, I definitely wanted to use these beauties!  I made this ~

So another quickie post, but such is life these days!  I'm so glad you could spare a few minutes of your precious time coming to visit!  Hope to see you all around soon!



Happy Healing, be-lated challenge

I used the Freshly Made Sketches #278 from Jen M to make this card.  I had a leftover negative die cut that I really wanted to use but coloring behind the negative didn't prove to work too well for me, so I was on the search for another way to use it when I saw a sketch...  Unfortunately the challenge ended before I had time to post BUT with all that in mind, I created this
 And a close-up...
Here's the inspiration...

This has been mailed, so I wanted to get it posted.  Thanks for stopping by and perusing!