Birthday, Sis/Neighbor

I'm dropping in for a quick post.... (what's new, huh?), my middle daughter and new son-in-law are in town for a SHORT trip from Denver, so this post needs to be as well.

This card is for my neighbor, whom feels like a sister I never had and some people think we really are!  I made it ahead of her Birthday, well partly, then put it together and delivered it a day late!  Pretty bad considering she only lives across the street  :o\   Anyway, the stamp is NBUS, as is the die cut frame and pieces and sentiments few stamp sets (I'm still trying, Darnell!)!  Here she is ~

This stamp set comes with its own sentiments (and hilarious too) but I just couldn't figure out how to make them work for a Birthday, so alas I had improvise -- that's what we do, right?!

Supplies:  SSS card, ep, Ziggs, AI Laughing Set, PB Heartfelt Thanks, Altenew Birthday Greetings, MFT Blueprints 27 (frame)

Thanks for stopping by,  I'm looking forward to reciprocating soon!



Plum Purple Birthday!

I really was looking for a simple floral die cut to use the negative from, I had seen a card on Pinterest that I fell in love with because of its simplicity.  Do you think I could find a simple floral die?  Not a chance!  So I opted to use a more intricate and delicate die to place on the gorgeous purple cardstock, then pop it up over the white base.  Here she is...

Though I really like the outcome because of that beautiful die, swirly sentiment, plum gorgeous cardstock, and cutesy fun ribbon -- I really NEED to make the card that still sits in my brain!

Thanks for stopping by, I know I've been a bit of feast or famine but believe me, I'll take any moment I can get!  Here's to you, Friends!



Rejoicing - New Baby

The birth of a new little adorable bundle of joy, through extended family, gave us all renewed hope and a reason to rejoice!  She beautiful, got a full head of dark hair, looks so serenely peaceful and can make your heart go pitter-patter!  And to her parents, in rejoicing with them, I post this card ~

I read one that "babies are a wonderful reason for the world to go on" and I have to agree!  Such preciousness all wrapped up in a new little receiving blanket!  Congrats to Mom & Dad, she's very beautiful!




Amazing as it may seem, I was actually able to get Hubbs' Valentine's Day card made in time!  I  want to post it now, because I would love for it to hit the blog BEFORE Memorial Day - LOL!  In the previous post, this card, last card, and the next few will actually use quite a bit of NBUS.  It's sad to say, but at least I'm getting to them now...  Kudos to Darnell for encouraging us all to us them!

I did some heat embossing, the stars in white and the sentiment in silver, although it's hard to see.  The weather is typically gray here in the winter, although we have had a few sunny days, and that seems to make everything look different.  So here 'tis...

A wee bit of a close-up...

The inside sentiment says something to the affect of "seeing stars", though don't really remember now....

Well, here's to hoping I see all you lovely people soon as I pop into your little world!



Happy Birthday Floral

Hello, Friends!  (or at least I hope I still have a few hanging around, holding out hope for me)  I haven't been around, this is even my FIRST post for this year -- pathetic!  I miss seeing everyone and I miss my crafting time but I'm still praying that this too will get better!  I have made a couple things but haven't really had time for posting, so will hope to do so in the next week.  Soooo.....

This one's for Anita -- and I know I TOTALLY blew it and missed her Birthday, but her card was in the mail and hopefully she's gotten it by now.  Bestest wishes from Washington, and here's hoping that you had a beautiful day, and your card is in hand.  You're a beautiful person, so sweet and uplifting and always supportive!  Thank you!!

I did a little embossing to hold in my Ziggs where they belong, then did some coloring, corner punching and popping it up on dimensional tape.  Though I think I still need A LOT of practice, this is possibly my best Zig creation yet.  I had fun mixing colors, which I haven't been brave enough to do before.

Well, onto my next project hopefully and I can come visiting soon!  Blessings to you all, and I hope we meet again soon!



Merry Christmas! ...Last Minute Drop-Ins

I had a little bit of time and so I made a couple last minute cards.  Hubbs is sick, so staying in and resting hoping for enough healing before tomorrow!  These two cards, one will start off my stash for next year -- yay!  Maybe I can be timely next year  :o)

The first one is made with a new NBUS die, and I couldn't wait to use it.  I was so happy when I received it to find out that it not only cuts but embosses too!  Zoom in a bit and you can see how beautiful it made those leaves!

I was hoping that the stamping off to the left would give an impression of not only "trellis" but of a holiday trellis -- see those cute little stars!  Again, I love those embossed leaves...

This next one was also a new purchase, NBUS.  I had seen many others use it on cards, and I fell in love.  Not sure if it's the mix of fonts, paintability, matching dies or what it was but I really wanted to make a card this year with it!  Shhh this one's for Hubbs....

Well thank you for stopping by, saying hello and giving me a moment of your already busy day!  Blessings to all of you...



Joy To The World....again....

Good evening, Friends!  I'm writing this in a blink of an eye, to show another card made with the same sentiment that I love so much.  I had the sentiment stamped and die cut out just lying around and decided to use a couple other snippets and get it off my desk before it's March and I'm still looking at it!

The sentiment was a snippet as was the gold strips made from other cards so I played around and make up with a layout that I enjoyed.  I also like that the gold strips seem to bring out the sentiment a bit more.  

Well I also wanted to take the time to say that I really appreciate your visits, your kind words and your moral support!  In case I can't get by to see you before the holiday, I want to personally say Merry Christmas to everyone, and I'm sending hopes that you are surrounded by good food and great people!