Monday, January 26, 2015

Make a Wish

Hello!  Are you getting snowed in?  I'm not, but I wish I was!  I love snow!  :)  Anyway, today I'm sharing with you a birthday card suitable for people of all ages!  Hope you like it.  All supplies are from Stampin' Up!
Stay warm,

Monday, January 12, 2015

January 2015 Issue of CREATE is On-Line!!

Hello friends!!  I'm so excited to share this with you!  The FREE January 2015 issue of CREATE Magazine is now on-line!
This is the first issue of the magazine with a whole new design team, including me! Here are the layouts I created for it:
It was very fun to receive my assignments and get to work on them!  I've just received my assignment for the March issue, and they're definitely having me think outside of my comfort zone -- just what I need!  (really!) 

CREATE is now being published every other month, so this issue will have to last you until March!!  I'm sure it will, though, as it's chocked full of awesome ideas and so many different layouts!  The best thing about it?  It's FREE!!!

Have fun with it,

Saturday, January 10, 2015

You Make Me Happy

I had such a lovely conversation with my missionary daughter on Christmas Day that I decided to make a card for her!  Since she's serving in Mexico, she is speaking Spanish there, so the saying says "You Make Me Happy" in Spanish!  All supplies used are from Stampin' Up!
Sorry about the angle of the card -- not my best photographic effort!

Hope you get some time to craft this weekend, and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 2, 2015

More Big Day!

Happy New Year!!!  I just LOVE this sale-a-bration set called "Big Day" from Stampin' Up!, so here is another quick-n-cute card using it.  All products used in this card are from Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Back to Birthday Cards!

Hello!  I've been gone for awhile, huh?  I got really wrapped up in my new job and preparing for Christmas the past few weeks.  Christmas was wonderful, and I think the saddest day of the year is December 26, since we have to wait another 364 days til the next Christmas!

And, since the holiday cardmaking season is over, I have gone back to creating birthday and other cards.  Here's a birthday card using Stampin' Up!'s new Sale-a-Bration set, Big Day.
I cased and tweaked this one from Elizabeth Price.  All products used are from Stampin' Up!

Hope you get some time to create today!  Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year!


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!!