Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wedding Wishes

Hey there!
Sorry I've been MIA lately.
My sister-in-law is visiting from Germany,
and we've been having a great time together.
Also, since my craft room is also the spare bedroom,
I haven't had access to any of my supplies.

Last night my hubby took her shopping to Walmart
so I asked her before she left if I could use "her room"
for a few hours and get some cards made,
including this one, which she requested for some 
friend of hers who are getting married.

I used some My Mind's Eye Lost & Found paper,
a gorgeous Prima embellishment, which I got on Monday
when my hubby and I went on a 2 1/2 hour road trip 
to Fairlawn, OH where they have an Archiver's!
I was hoping we would get to go, so I was saving up
and a got a whole bunch of new goodies to play with!

I embossed my sentiment strip using
Lawn Fawn's Bannerific and Sophie's Sentiments.
There's also some Antique Linen Distress Ink 
from Ranger thrown in there.

Anyway, I hope you all are doing well!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by
my blog today! It really brightens my day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Best Dad Ever

Hi there!
What a busy week this has been!
I meant to get this posted on Tuesday, 
but I never got a chance, so I hope you 
won't mind seeing it now.

This is the Father's Day card I made for my Dad.
Every year he goes on a fishing trip
with his dad and brothers the weekend
before Father's Day.
So I thought this card would be appropriate.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #12

Hello, everyone!

Lawnscaping Challenge #12 is a sketch challenge,
drawn by the winner of our sketch contest, Jennifer Rzasa.
We hope you'll enjoy it!

Our sponsor this month is the lovely Nikki Silvis
who is donating an amazing prize pack of her products.

She also generously donated a sample pack to each member
of the design team for our card samples for this challenge.

Here's what I came up with:

Every single thing on this card, 
with the exception of the Sculpey clay flower,
is from Nikki's Max & Mollie collection.
Even my little piggie from Lawn Fawn's Critters On The Farm
is paper pieced using some pink cardstock with tan distressing, 
which I thought worked perfectly for dried mud! ;o)

I hope you like it!

Each of the design team received a different collection,
so be sure to check out their individual blogs to
see them in detail and leave them some comment love.
and we are so lucky to have three amazing 
guest designers with us for this challenge:
the adorable Vera Yates
our sketch contest winner, Jennifer Rzasa,
and our wonderful sponsor Nikki Silvis!

And be sure to check out the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
for all the specifics and for the actual sketch.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vintage Thanks

Hello again!
As busy as these first days of summer vacation 
have been, thanks to the longer daylight hours,
I've been able to get a little crafting done
in the evenings after work.

Here's a card I made using Crate Paper's 
Portrait collection and a Tim Holtz for Sizzix
embossing folder with some Distress Inks.
I takes me back to childhood memories
of visiting my great-grandparents in Ohio.
They were the sweetest couple on the planet,
and my grandma was always doing crafty things with us.
I think she would have really liked this card.

And I hope you do, too!
Enjoy these long summer evenings!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

With Sympathy

Hello there!
How's your week been so far?
Enjoying your summer vacation?

One of my co-workers recently asked me
to make a sympathy card for someone in her family.
And while I was happy to do it, 
sympathy cards can be tricky to make.
I've found that simple design and classic
fonts and images seem to work best.

On this card, I used an emboss-resist technique
with two different hero arts stamps, a vintage book page,
a Fiskars sentiment stamp, some Distress Inks, and twine.

I hope that none of you find yourselves in need of a sympathy
card in the near future, but sometimes it's nice to make one or two
just to have on hand, should the occasion arise.
Then you'll be able to send off your thoughts and prayers,
and help ease the sorrow of their loss just a little bit.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Have A Blast

Hi there!
I just wanted to pop in tonight and share another card!
Being a mom of three little boys means that I often find
myself in need of a little boy card for one of the 
various birthday parties they've been invited to.

When I saw Bo Bunny's Blast Off! line,
I knew I needed both the 6x6 paper pad and the stamp set.
What little boy doesn't love space monkeys and aliens?

And Lawn Fawn stamps have the perfect font
for these fun cards!
I used three different sets here --
The "happy birthday" from Year One,
"have a" from Critters In The Sea,
and "BLAST" was spelled with Harold's ABCs.

A quick and easy card that's sure to bring a smile
to any birthday boy's face!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #11

Hey there!

The theme of this challenge is Clean and Simple,
which I know should make a lot of you out there happy!

And here's a little something else to make you happy --
take a look at what the winner gets:

A big thank you to our generous sponsor,

Here's my card:

I did reverse stamping with the little mouse from
to create my two little mice, hunkered down beneath
some paper-pieced ferns from Blissful Botanicals 
for the storm that's sweeping in with the rain clouds
from Bon Voyage. And I borrowed the
perfect sentiment from Partly Cloudy.

I hope you like it!

Please go check out the rest of the design team's
amazing creations and leave them some comment love.
and our amazing guest designer this month,
the adorable Vera Yates!

And then don't forget to head on over to the
and check out all the details to enter.

Happy crafting!


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