Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There's no such thing as...

too much pie!  That's one of the stamps in this month's Paper Pumpkin kit by Stampin' Up!  It was so cute I had to use it for more than what they had you do with the I made cards for some of my favorite people!  Here's what I put together:
By the way, the message inside is "Holiday calories don't count!"  How I wish that were true!!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Just Because

Here's a sweet fall-themed card that can be used for just saying hello:
The pumpkin die is from Elizabeth Crafts, the leaves die is from Impression Obsession, and everything else is from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you find some time to create today!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Create, November 2014 is On-line!

Hey everyone, the November issue of Create is ready for you to devour!
My Christmas layout is on page 201, my retro layout of me and Jeff in 1976 is on page 231, and this issue also introduces the 2015 Design Team!  That starts on page 145, with my intro and favorite layout on page 181.  Wow!!  So honored to be part of this fabulous creation!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thankful {for the little things in life}

Hi!  This is just a quick post to share a colorful-appropriate card for this time of year:

Hope this inspires you to do a little crafting today!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Feliz Navidad

Now that Halloween is over, it's legit for me to post a Christmas card!!  This is the one I made for my daughter serving a mission in Monterrey, Mexico.  I have to mail it this week or she won't get it in time!  All products are from Stampin' Up!, except for the faux snow, which I discovered at Angela's Happy Stamper (it won't flake off once it's dry!!).
I cased and tweaked this card from Michele Reynolds.  Thanks, Michele!

Enjoy the day!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

Happy Halloween!

Here is a fun card I made for my friends for Halloween.  I got the idea from Justin Krieger.  The mask is made using the mustache framelit from Stampin' Up!
Have a really fun and safe day!


Thursday, October 23, 2014


Here's a sweet card to welcome a baby boy.  The "baby" stamp is by Stampin' Up! from way back in 2002, but it's such a classic, I've never gotten rid of it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Announcing...My Cards for Sale at Tiffany's Nail Salon!

Hello!  I am so excited to announce that my cards are now being sold at Tiffany's Nail Salon, located at 5643 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 (703) 532-0974.  I'm giving you the phone number in case you want to make an appointment (though they do accept walk-ins), because they treat you right there and do an awesome job on your nails!!
If you can, stop by to see!!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Street

Here is a pretty easy card to make for Halloween.  Just love Stampin' Up!'s Decorate Dots embossing folder that you see used in the background here.  Hope this helps inspire you to do a little creating for Halloween!
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Life is Wonderful

Hi!  Here is another card I made for my missionary daughter, serving in Mexico.  The English translation is "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful" - something I need to remind myself every day!
Have a great day,

Monday, September 29, 2014

Check Out My Cards for Sale!

After many years of hearing "you should sell your cards", I have finally decided to do it!  I'm starting with a selection of Christmas and Birthday cards, plus one Halloween card only available in October.  I've created new tabs at the top of my blog where you can find pictures of the cards and all the information you need to order.  I hope you will share the news of my endeavor with your friends and family.  Thank you so much for your support!!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pearls & Diamonds

This card is an entry to the Pearls and Diamonds / September Stash challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  It's not too hard to make and is nice and glittery!  All the products I used are from Stampin' Up!
Thanks for swinging by!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Too Soon for Halloween?

Well, according to the retail industry it's not!  Besides, when making cards, it's never too early to start!  So here is a card I made for my daughter who is serving a mission for our church in Mexico.  Down there, they have "Day of the Dead" instead of Halloween.  Either way!
The background papers are some scraps I had but everything else is from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for swinging by today!