Thursday, January 2, 2020

Love Notes to my girls

Happy New Year!  Did you have a nice holiday?  We had good times with family on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year's day, and another Saturday in between.  It goes by too fast, doesn't it?  I'll be leaving my interior Christmas decorations up for a little while, because I like how they look and I can finally actually enjoy them, without being so crazy-busy.  I'll probably take them down little by little, over the next couple of weeks.

Today's post was pretty easy to put together, as I had these photos below saved in draft form in Blogger.  These little tags are love notes I made for each of my daughters a couple of years ago.  I made more tags/notes than are shown here, but did not have the photos ready for this post.  I wrote a short message on the back of each one to encourage and uplift my girls.  I'd quietly leave one per week or so, somewhere in their bedrooms so they'd notice them as they went about their day.  Nothing like finding a little love note when you least expect it! 💖

Hero Arts - Creative Vases July 2017 Monthly Kit (boot, flowers); Flourishes Stamps - Zinnia (sentiment)

Papertrey Ink - Choose Joy (sentiment), Spiral Notebook Page die; Martha Stewart - Hydrangea Punch;
Memory Box - Large Sitting Cat die

Verve - Brighter Days (sentiment); Stampin' Up! - Touch of Nature, Flower Trio & Boho Blossom punches;
My Favorite Things - Bold Greenery dies, Jumbo Fishtail Stitched Banners die

Flourishes Stamps - Strawberries (basket, large strawberries);
Papertrey Ink - Doodlie Do (sentiment), Monthly Moments Journal Card #2 (die)

Anna Griffin - hyacinth stamp; Papertrey Ink - Choose Joy (sentiment), Spiral Notebook Page die

Papertrey Ink Spiral Notebook Page die, Choose Joy sentiment; Blockhead Paper Arts Seashells with Round Frame (starfish, sand dollar); Mark's Finest Papers - Seashells (larger scallop shell); All Night Media (small scallop shell)

Papertrey Ink - Monthly Moments Journal Card #2 (die);
Flourishes Stamps - Zinnias (flowers), Hearts and Flowers (sentiment)

And that's it for me tonight!  Thanks so much for your visit, and God bless you!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Merry Christmas To You

Hello again!  Turns out I had another Christmas post in draft mode, so that makes a second post this weekend quite easy.  As with yesterday's assortment, these cards were made either last year or the year before, but I still wanted to share with you.😀

Here we go:

Stampin' Up! sentiment, patterned paper, glimmer paper - all from a scrap bag!

Papertrey Ink: Christmas Tree die; Sizzix: Powdered Sugar holly and berry embossing folder

Blockheads Paper Arts: Feeling Regal damask stamp; Stampin' Up! sentiment (set?); Papertrey Ink: Fancy Flakes snowflake die centers

Papertrey Ink: Christmas Tree die; Stampin' Up!: Endless Wishes sentiment and snowflakes 

Stampin' Up!: red glitter striped paper; snowflake gift tag; Papertrey Ink: Tag-Its #8 sentiment

You can see the glittery snowflake and the gold circle better here.

Christmas card trimmed: Madonna and child; Wilton: doily

Papertrey Ink: Fancy Flakes snowflake die; Avery Elle: Noel-Ellements smaller snowflake die;
Papertrey Ink: Tag-Its #8 sentiment

The card base color looks yellow, but it's actually a pearly, shiny yellow-gold cardstock from WorldWin.

Verve: Glad Tidings sentiment, Christmas In The Air wreath stamp (embossed in silver); black velvet ribbon;
Stampin' Up!: snowflake patterned paper

Verve: Glad Tidings sentiment; Hero Arts: Winter Scene animals and trees; Papertrey Ink: In The Meadow hill dies

Papertrey Ink: Silver White Winters snowflake dies, In The Meadow hill dies

Impression Obsession: Peace die; Stampin' Up!: pine branch stamp (set unknown), brushed silver cardstock

Well, I'm off to make a few handmade gifts before the weekend is over.  I hope you have a wonderful, blessed week ahead!  And again, Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Collection

Season's Greetings! It has been so long since I last posted something here on my blog.  I'm not sure if I'm reaching anyone with this greeting or not, but a big HELLO to you if you're reading this!

Gosh, life sure gets busy, doesn't it?  With work and home and family taking center stage in my days, it's no wonder I get very little time to blog.  I do, however, continue to make cards and love every minute of this wonderful hobby of ours.  The cards I'm sharing today are, ahem, from a year or two ago.  I know, I know! 😬 I'm sorry I don't have the newest cards photo-edited for today's post.

Let's get started with the goods:

Papertrey Ink: Petite Places Nativity stamps, Tiny Tags tag die; DCWV blue glitter paper;
My Favorite Things shiny silver cardstock

Stampin' Up!: Naughty or Nice santa stamp, Stripes embossing folder; Papertrey Ink: Fancy Flakes snowflake die

Tim Holtz: Christmas Miracle collage stamp;
Stampin' Up! holly leaf patterned paper, large poinsetta trimmed from SU patterned paper

Stampin' Up! red felt snowflake; Flourishes Stamps - Warm Winter Wishes mitten stamp; gold doily; red stripe patterned paper (?)

Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Trees tree stamp, Holiday Sayings sentiment stamps; DCWV La Creme patterned paper

Bo Bunny - Enchanted cherub stamp; Avery Elle - Noel-Ellements snowflake dies;
My Favorite Things - Mini Delicate Doilies die

Hero Arts - Holiday Sayings sentiment stamp; Stampin' Up! red felt snowflake, patterned papers

Stampin' Up! - red and white flocked patterned paper; Cuttlebug - Kassie's Brocade embossing folder;
bird Christmas tag
I hope to be back again here soon.  This was fun to visit with you today!  If I don't get a chance to post again before Christmas, let me wish you the Merriest of Christmases!
Remember the reason for the season:

John 3:16 16For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

2 Corinthians 9:15 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Flowers and more flowers!

It's me again!  Hello there!

Just a few more cards to share with you before the current of the stream of life takes me away for a little while.  You know how that can be. 😉

Stampin' Up! - Nature Walk flowers; sentiment from scrap bag, unsure of name

Stampin' Up! - Memory of the Heart basket of flowers

Inspired By Stamping - Elegant Flowers (rose) and Graceful Hydrangea (small flower sprigs) and Garden Seed Packets frame and sentiment

Altenew - Vintage Roses;  Papertrey Ink - Beautiful Blessings sentiment

By the way, have you ever heard of a gray catbird before?  We are seeing a family of them in our backyard, and they are 'new to the area'.  My neighbor and I both said this is the first season we've ever seen them.  They are pretty birds, mostly a soft gray with touches of black on the head and tail.  I did not get any pics from my yard, but here's one I found online.

They come fairly close to us, I'm surprised.  They must be curious about their landlords!

God bless you all!

Hay there

Hello there!  Or, hay there, as my card says!

Just popping in with a quick post to show my face, so to speak, and let you know I'm alive.  😀

Since I was last here, so much has happened in life around here.  My youngest daughter went to France with her high school French class, and she LOVED it. Shortly after that, she had her first prom, and oh my, she looked like a princess!  Pics are further below.

Here's the know, a little farm humor.

Studio Calico - wooden horse ; Papertrey Ink Barnyard Sentiments ;American Crafts - Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned paper

And here's my girl.  ❤️

Her date - her boyfriend - is handsome and sweet, and such a gentleman, too.  They made a nice couple for the prom!

Thanks for joining me here today!
God bless you!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Feathers and Sympathy

Hello friends!  We've got some sunshine here today in NJ; it seems to have been scarce lately, so this is a real treat. 😀

I'm sharing two cards today, both in soothing tones of blue and pale gray.  One is a sympathy card, and one for encouragement.

Gina K - 'Fine Feathers' feathers and sentiment - Stampin' Up! blue damask patterned paper -
Spellbinders 'Labels Thirteen' die

Papertrey Ink - 'Keep It Simple: Sympathy' sentiment - Stampin' Up! - 'Carte Postale' square medallion - Inkadinkado - 'Floral Damask' flourishes in corners

It's a short and sweet post today.  Lots to do around the house before attending a special birthday celebration later in the afternoon. 

Hope your day is wonderful and look for God's blessings -- they are indeed everywhere!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Winnie The Pooh and mercy too

Hello friends!

I gathered together two cards to share with you today, and though the themes are different, they have in common a palette of pink and green.

I love, love, love this quote from Winnie The Pooh, which is a Plain Jane (small single stamp) from Verve Stamps.

Verve Stamps 'Plain Jane Smallest Things' sentiment - Avery Elle 'More Stories' bunny, flowers - My Favorite Things 'Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges' die (for grassy hill), 'Stitched Rounded Rectangles' for sentiment panel

The next card  is super clean and simple.  I was dying to use the Papertrey Ink 'Inspired: Mercy' set, so I stamped the sentiment on a Blushing Bride pink cardstock tag, and added some green crochet trim from Webster's Pages, plus a thread bow and pearl.

Papertrey Ink 'Inspired: Mercy' sentiment - tag from Stampin' Up! scrap bag - Webster's Pages green crochet trim

Hope you have a wonderful day!  God bless you!

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