Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Happy Birthday Sandra Sue!!!

I have the sweetest friend, lots of fun, a wonderful sense of humor and a kind heart.  Really doesn't get better than that does it.

I found this image on Pinterest a long time ago and just took notice of it again.  My thought was...well this has potential, so off I went and this is what happened.

I created the birthday sentiment on the inside and also recreated the original sentiment on the front of the card.  Love doing that, gives it just a little more personality and makes it unique.

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A Birthday Card for Judy

My dear Sister-in-law Judy is having a birthday in a few days.  She is amazing, a total outdoor girl with a deep love for animals of all types.  Lives in the country, with dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, chickens etc. etc. etc.

When I saw this handsome ole Rooster, I thought of Judy and that he just might put a big smile on her face.  So "cock-a-doodle-do" Judy!  Lots of Birthday love!!!

You'll see the card front...

And the back of the card...I have been having fun trying to fit the focal image on the front of the card to the signature side, and here it is...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

One Final Christmas Card

Well actually I do have one more, but I won't bore you now.

I have a love affair with Poinsettia's, I love the color ranges and the beauty of their petals.  This one caught my eye because of it's airy, wispy look.  I created the sentiment (love doing that) and I thought I would photograph this with the front and the back of the card showing.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Happy Birthday Lori

A Birthday card for a dear friends daughter.  It's the same card as the one that I made for my sister Carol.  Just personalized the sentiment.

Charlou's Birthday Card "Wrinkle Free"

My little sister Charlou just had a birthday and she has a really good sense of humor.  So when I saw this I immediately thought of her!  Don't you love the lips on that cow and the red bow.

My Granddaughter's 20th Birthday!

So, Maggie turned 20.  She has always had grand plans and is well on her way to a very successful future.  Those plans also included a "trunk monkey" along the way to do her bidding, so behold the "Trunk Monkey" birthday card!  Isn't this little guy cute...seems a shame to lock him away in a trunk.

Happy Birthday Mags!

Ostrich Birthday

I love this funny Ostrich!  What a fun "in your face" Birthday card.  It's yet to be determined as to who is getting this one!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A selection of Christmas Cards for 2018:  I was in a very Christmas song kind of mood.

Christmas Thank You's 2019

Pretty, but quick post of Christmas thank you notes to send to special family and friends for a wonderful holiday season.  This time I took a picture!!!

New Year's Resolution!

I am making a New Year's Resolution, one that a card maker that's been making cards for years should follow, but alas I have not.

Allow time to take pictures of finished cards!  Unfortunately I still have card pictures to post that didn't have photo's taken, my bad!  

Happy Birthday Aaron!

My son Aaron turned 46...cough, cough, cough...and he is a martini lover, so found images to create this perfect Martini Birthday card!  I love to create my own personalized sentiments using a very extensive font file...I am hooked on fonts!!!
Happy Birthday dear boy!!!

Happy Birthday Carol

Happy Birthday Carol!

My Sister Carol's (not going to say how old) Birthday Card.  Her birthday is in December and she is very vocal about not wanting her birthday card to have anything that remotely looks like Christmas. 

So this is what I made for her!!! Happy Birthday little Sis!
Again, I have been very bad about taking pictures of the completed card.  Just imagine this white card panel, popped up on a pretty lavender background panel...pretty...right???

Fran's Birthday

 Happy Birthday Fran!

I have a dear friend, her name is Fran and she has the coolest personality ever.  Big and bold and full of life!

We had a surprise birthday party for her and decided she definitely was a "Flamingo Girl" if ever there was one.  So that's what we did.

I made this card for her keeping with the flamingo theme.  This is the digital card front only, forgot to take a picture of the completed card!

Aaron & Alana's 20th Anniversary!

Oh my goodness, how time does fly.

The thought that our Son Aaron and Daughter-in-law Alana have been married 20 years doesn't seem possible...but it is.

These two wonderful people have given us two amazing grandchildren that provide smiles and laughter every single day.

So with that said, Dad and I wish you both a Very Happy 20th Anniversary with many more to come.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Our 50th Wedding Anniversary

September 2nd 1967 Dave and I walked down the isle and I can't believe that in just a few days we will have been married 50 YEARS!

It has been an amazing time being married to this wonderful man.  He is patient beyond belief, caring and full of love.

During our 50 years together, we had two children, our daughter Amy and our son Aaron, who seem to have inherited the best of both of us and they in turn have given us 5 beautiful grandchildren.  Maggie (just off to college), Luke, Ella, Aidan and Ava. 

Dave and I are taking a driving trip to Monterey and Carmel California, which is where we honeymooned 50 years ago.  Bet we notice a few changes since then.

This is the card I made for Dave, I hope he likes it (except for the fancy font I used to create the verse for the card front, he does not like "fancy fonts"), he is an engineer he says and we don't use Fancy Fonts...to hard to read.  Think I will print out the verse in Calibri and hand it to him at dinner along with the card!!! 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Alana's Birthday

Tomorrow is my beautiful daughter-in-laws birthday.  We are so lucky to have her in our lives.  My son chose well!

I think I am craving blue ocean waters because this card and the last one I made definitely have all the colors of the sea.

Alana's card is mostly digitally put together with several watercolor lily pad images, but I did use the clear Wink of Stella and the Sakura Stardust Meteor Gelly Roll pens (the blue one) to highlight the birthday sentiment I made in one of my favorite "dramatic" fonts, "Before the Rain".  The pretty glittery effect on the card isn't showing up in the picture though.

I backed the front panel with a coordinating paper and with pop dots adhered that panel to the card front.

Happy Birthday Alana Marie!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Mother's 91st Birthday!

Well I haven’t posted as you can see in a very long time, but today I have a special reason.
It’s the occasion of my Mother’s 91st Birthday.

I am her first born, so it’s not just that I am more than a little biased, and I am, but she has been and is a wonderful role model, full of love and support, not just for me but every member of the family.  She makes us all feel special and very much loved. 

And to this day, she still “makes” each of us a homemade greeting card for every occasion throughout the year.  She always has the last word when we are saying goodbye, and it's always like this:  "I love you mama", to which she replies, "I love you more".  Every time.

So this card is for her.

Happy 91st Birthday Mama, we love you more than you’ll ever know.

This is her card…

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Eat, Drink & Be Scary!"


What’s Halloween without a cool vampire I ask, love his sophistication, you know…sipping “blood” out of a crystal wine glass!  This is a free image from Dobrosav BOB Zivkovic.  Got him all shadded and sparkled.  This was a colored image but the color wasn’t very vibrant when I printed it out, so added some depth with my Copic markers.  The fun sentiment is a freebie digi and I thought it worked perfectly with our thirsty guest here, and yes…the spider makes another return.  Freaky!

The Skeleton Poem


This really cute guy is a stamp from Stampendous called Skeleton Poem, love this dapper guy.  Stamped him using black ink and then Sakura Clear Star glitter pen to trace his image.  Love how those “bones” stand out.  His hat has a “Glossy Accents” shine on it.  He is layered up on Halloween DP and a Spellbinders fence die cut was added for interest using black glitter paper.  You might notice that black glittered spider is still following me, this time he sits atop a bow of sparkly fibers.

"When Witches Go Riding & Black Cats Are Seen"...

This card is made of several digi images and a fun Halloween greeting that I made on the computer.  Love those Halloween fonts.  The colorful cats image is backed by that great greenish yellow moon with all the bats flying and is also a free digi.  Added the black glitter paper Boo die piece from Serendipity and layered that all onto Halloween DP from my stash and lots of Sakura Clear Star.  Very easy card.