Thursday, May 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Justin

Well this month is almost over, man where has the time gone?!  Today I'm going to share the card that I made for my future son-in-law!  His birthday fell on Mother's day this year.  Oh, are dinner with his parents went very well and we really like them, they are so nice!  Denise is very lucky to have them as her future in-laws.

As you all know I struggle with making cards for guys, don't know why but I do.  I hope he didn't think it was too childish for him, but the gift inside was appreciate though!  I used an embossing folder from Stampin' Up! that has hearts on it, after I had embossed it I used my Simply Score to add the lines above and below the embossing.  Used the Cupcake Builder punch (this punch really makes it easy to add that something extra to the card).  Punched out a circle and a scalloped circle and added a few pieces of scrap ribbon (see those scraps come in handy)!  Card stock I used is Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Night of Navy.

Well, thank you for taking the time to drop in to see me, I appreciate it so much!             Mary

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bella, in Punch Art Form

Today I want to share with you the card that we sent to our vet who was helping us with Bella when she was sick.  Our vet came to her office, on a Sunday night, to help us.  We so appreciated her giving the time to us when we really needed her help!

I used non-Stampin' Up! dies to make this card, the rest of the card is product from Stampin' Up!


Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Black Staz-on
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated
White gel pen

My daughter saw the vet a couple days after she had received her card and she told Kelly that it made her cry.  That was Bay-bay, everyone who knew her loved her!

Hope you are having a great day too,    Mary

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ribbon Lace Cards

Hello everyone!  Sorry I was gone for awhile, it has been busy around here with losing Bella and then working on the wedding invites.  I've got all the response cards printed, cut and stamped and even stamped on the envelope too, so that is one less thing on the to-do list, it is getting shorter.  Now on to the thank you cards for wedding gifts.

The cards in the picture above are two that I made after watching a video made by Frances Martin, you can view it HEREOnce you get the hang of it, they are very easy to make.  The one on the right is one that I gave to my mom for Mother's day, yes, these pictures have been sitting on my camera for awhile!  Everything is from Stampin' Up!


Stamp set: Just Believe
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
Brad from Sale-A-Bration
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery

I hope you are all enjoying this Memorial Day week-end too.  Hubby and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary last night, we went to a friends wedding!  Have a great crafty week-end!    Mary

Monday, May 14, 2012

Good-bye Sweet Bella

Today was again a very sad day at our house.  We had to make that painful decision to say good-bye to our cute little Parti-Color Cocker Spaniel, Bella.  She has been sick since Thursday (totally out of nowhere) and losing ground everyday.  Darn we so wanted to have more than just three short years with her but we do know that those three years were the best she ever had: love, care, food and doggy companionship and humans that totally loved her!  Bella was only nine, we think, not knowing for sure when she was born.  Our favorite memories are of watching her shoot out of the house like a bullet, keeping up with the labs, which by the way, she was not a cocker, she really thought she was a lab, just like the big kids!  Her coming to me every morning wanting me to pick her up and "love" on her, and her laying in my arms, like a baby, and letting me rub her tummy!  My husband is totally lost, Bella had him wrapped around her little paw and we teased him about how much he spoiled her.  Hopefully we erased all the bad memories of being a puppy mill dog.  So go love on your pets today and tell them how much you love them!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

RAK Card for Teenager

Hi everyone, hope your day is going well, I'm off to work today so it is going great too!

I had so much fun stamping and color this image for another card that I made, you can see that one HERE, that I made another one to send to a teenager who is recovering from a car accident.  Boy, if you think making a card is hard when for a man, try making one for a male teenager!  I hope he likes it and that he is doing better by now too!  This time I left off the flowers and added some bakers twine and also embossed the background to add some texture to it.

Well, this is my share for today, hope you have a great rest of the week too!   Mary

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flip Card

Good morning to all of my blogger friends!  I hope your week is off to a great start, mine is going well but I will be busy, busy trying to clean the house as Justin's parents are coming on Saturday so that we can finally meet them!  Then the next day we are having my parents over for Mother's day, so I will be busy and need to make my list of things to do, whew!

Today's card is one that I found over at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  Her's was so pretty that I just had to try my hand at making one and she even made a video too.  You can view the video HEREI use a different color of card stock and forgot to add a couple of flowers, but I was still happy with the results.

Here is what I used, Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Marina Mist and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Subtles collection
Ink: Marina Mist and Black Staz-on
Framelits Label dies
Big Shot
White gel pen
White glimmer mist spray

Well I think this does it for this post, please stop in again to visit, love having you here!  Mary