Friday, May 27, 2011

Daughters' Thank You Notes

Hi to all of you!

I just wanted to show you three of the thank you notes that I made for my daughter, had to get her approval before I make too many of them, lol! She requested black, white and pink colors. These are 3" x 3", she had decided that she will include these in with her customer's orders. Now she wants some A2 size ones to give to whomever host a party with her.

Note card recipe:
Card stock- Whisper White, Pretty In Pink & Black
Ink- Pretty In Pink
Stamps- Lovely Letters, Easter Blossoms, Tiny Tags
Punches-Scallop circle punch, Tiny Tag punch, 1 3/8" punch, Eyelet border punch
ribbon- non SU
safety pin- non SU

Hope you like my small thank you cards, thanks for stopping by.............Mary

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thinking of You Card 2011, #2

Good day to everyone, hope your day if off to a good start.

The card I'm sharing today is one that I made for my friend, Esther. She had one of her knee's replaced last week and I wanted to send her a card to let her know I'm thinking about her and to wish her a speedy recovery too.

I semi-followed Stamping 411 sketch, #204. You can see the sketch by clicking HERE .

It sure does help making a card alot easier sometimes, especially when you have had little sleep because one of your dogs is afraid of thunderstorms, not that I would know about that at all, lol!

All Stampin' Up products used, here is the recipe:

Stamp sets- Herb Expressions, Teeny Tiny Wishes

card stock- Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

designer series paper- subtles collection

ribbon- Certainly Celery

Markers- Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace


Thanks for stopping by to see my latest creation, have a crafty day...............Mary

Monday, May 23, 2011

Joy Fold Card

As promised, here is the last of the card kits that I received from my upline, Chanda. I'm late in showing these to you as these were the cards that her club members made in April. You can find the card recipe on her blog by clicking here I just love the color combination that she used on this card, it is so pretty!

This is all of the card kits for now, will be posting some more in the future, now I need to get busy and make some thank you cards for my daughter, she has just recently started selling Mary Kay, so I had better get the move on!

Thanks to stopping to visit with me today..........Mary

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Inlayed Embossing Card

Hey, hey, hey, hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Again I'm sharing a card that I received as a card kit from my upline, Chanda. You can see her card by clicking HERE Chanda has all of the supplies listed on her blog. Hope you are enjoying her cards, they are alot of fun to put together too! In a couple of days I will show you the last card kit that I got from her.

Until then have a crafty day....................Mary

Oh, just wanted to welcome any new blog followers too! It's always nice to see new faces!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Key to my Heart

Good morning everyone, hope your day is off to a GREAT start!

Today's card is a card kit that I received from my upline, Chanda. She is soo sweet to me, when she has her card club every month, she also sends me the kits to make the same cards as her class did, pretty cool, huh!! Now I will send you on over to her BLOG by clicking here to get a list of all the items she used to make her card with. Thanks Chanda!!

Hope to see you all back here soon.........Mary

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Thank You Cards

Hey everyone! Today I want to share some more thank you cards that I made, you can never have too many!

As you can see, they are pretty simple, I was using the Stamping 411 sketch from the previous week. Those sketches sure make it easy to put cards together with their different layouts!

I used the following:
Pocket Silhouettes and Strenght & Hope stamp sets
Whisper White card stock
Pretty In Pink card stock
Early Espresso card stock
Prettyin In Pink ink
Regal Rose ink
Early Espresso ink
5 Petal punch
BoHo punch
All products are Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping in to see me and I hope you have a crafty day also........Mary

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Strength & Hope

Hey everyone, how are you all doing? It is on the chilly side here and no sun either, it is very dreary here this week-end.

Today's card is one that came together very quickly, for me anyway, which is always nice. I think it only took about 15 minutes to make. This card was mailed as a "thinking about you" for a card request over on Splitcoaststampers. This stamp set is offered by Stampin' Up and every set that is order, they donate $2.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Fund. Since my mother is a breast cancer survivor, I really wanted to support this.

All supplies are from Stampin' Up. I made the color block on the embossed background with my clear acrylic block "D" with Pretty In Pink ink, makes for a fast background. Than stamped the words in Regal Rose ink. Butterfly has pearls on it for the body, as well as, dazzling diamond glitter, it was stamped in Regal Rose ink also. I popped it up on a dimensional, lightly sponged the embossed area and added a Pretty In Pink ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in to see me and I would love to hear from you too........Mary

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's day to all of you who are moms. I hope you have a day filled with alot of love, laughter and fun!

This is the card that I made to give to my mother this year. She made the comment one time, "don't wait until I die to give me flowers, because I won't be able to enjoy them", so every year I give her a card with flowers on it and also a flowering plant of some kind that she can plant in her yard and put out on her patio to enjoy all summer.

The supplies that I used for this card are all Stampin' Up, the stamp I used is a retire one.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to visit with me, hope you have a crafty day...Mary

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Lovely Mother's Day Surprise!

Oh, look at the surprise that was on my front door step last night! Hubby came in from mowing the front yard and handed this too me! Isn't it just beautiful?!!

It's from the hubby and my two daughters. Here is a close up of some of the flowers in it, small roses, daisies and carnations, it's so pretty, just love it!

Hope all of you who are mother's in anyway shape or form have a lovely day tomorrow.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Friday everyone! It is nice and sunny here today, just a perfect spring day all around.

The card I'm sharing today is going to a young man who is in the military, serving overseas. His sister put out a request for birthday cards for him, he was recently home for two weeks and was sad that he had to go back again, so she thought some unexpected birthday cards would help to cheer him up. I put a post-it note on the inside and told him to re-use the card, if he wanted to do that. I inked up my acrylic block and stamped onto a piece of white card stock, with different ink colors, than ran it thru my Big Kick and the square lattice embossing folder.


Card stock; Whisper White, So Saffron & Marina Mist
Ink/Markers; Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Real Red, So Saffron & Creamy Caramel
Stamp set; Bring On the Cake
Acrylic Block-B
Embossing Folder-Square Lattice
Brads-other source

Hope your day is going great and that you all have a wonderful weekend too..............Mary

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sympathy Card for a Female, #4

Hi everyone, hope your week is off to a great start!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that I made to send to my cousins who live in Iowa, their mother, my aunt, passed away. We were unable to attend the funeral due to travel time needed. I feel so bad when we can't make the funeral, but hope they understand and that my card will let them know that we have them in our thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Supplies used were all Stampin Up'

Whisper White and Pretty In Pink card stock

Pretty In Pink, Rose Red and Certainly Celery ink &/or markers

oval and scallop oval punch

Pretty In Pink ribbon


I hope you all have a crafty day today, thanks for stopping in........Mary

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day!!

Did any of you, as a child, make May Day baskets?? When I was a child, we made ours out of folded paper napkins and with the help of a turned over water glass, we worked our magic to make little baskets that would hold some candy. Than with great excitement we would go through out the neighborhood, ringing doorbells and either hide in the bushes or run like heck before they answered the door! It still brings a smile to my face to this day to remember how much fun we had and to see the happy smiles on our friends and neighbors faces as they realized that they had a little gift from a secret friend! Do people still do this type of thing anymore?

For my hanging basket, I used Stampin' Up! petal cone die, Whisper White card stock (sponged lightly with Pretty In Pink ink) and the small bits of green are from using the Two-Step Bird punch.

Pink card stock, brad, daisy die, ribbon where from other sources

Why not surprise someone today with a small token of friendship and see how happy it makes them! I hope you all have a day of surprises and a crafty one too....................Mary