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A Traveler’s Birthday Card

My husband’s birthday was earlier this week.  I would have shared his card with you earlier, but we took a little trip for his birthday.....he actually got to celebrate multiple days because we did all his favorite things — Went to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, ate BBQ at a Black Hog BBQ in… Continue reading A Traveler’s Birthday Card

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Quick Cards with Memories & More

This is a Quick post to let you know about a Quick way to make a bunch of cards for multiple occasions to have in your stash so they will be ready and waiting.  Or if you are more like me....you need to make a card Quick and these will take you just a matter of minutes.....and you know what?… Continue reading Quick Cards with Memories & More

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En Route….to Retiring

When I stay in one place too long....I get the urge to move.  Maybe it’s because when I was growing up I moved a lot....by the time I was 14 I had lived in 4 different states Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Connecticut. and 6 different cities or towns - Joliet, Philadelphia, Lynchburg, Mystic, Downers Grove… Continue reading En Route….to Retiring

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Retiring Favorites – Petal Palette

There are so many good and fun stamp sets that are retiring on June 3rd.  But just because they are retiring from the catalog, doesn’t mean that they can’t be used to make beautiful cards. Petal Palette is another one of my first purchases....and there is so much goodness in this stamp set that it comes… Continue reading Retiring Favorites – Petal Palette

Blank Card, General Cards, Thank You

Playing with Scraps

When you’ve used up just about all of your Designer Series Paper...what do you do with the little pieces?  What about all those little pieces of leftover ribbon?  Or left over cardstock? Do you throw them away?  I keep them...all of them.....all sizes, all shapes, big pieces,  little pieces, skinny pieces.... Because if you save… Continue reading Playing with Scraps

General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

This Little Piggy…..Says Thank You!

I have a little spot in my house....that is mine....all mine....and it’s set up to be my crafting spot.  I could call it a “Crafting Cave”....but it’s not in a basement, so it not dark and cave like.  In fact it’s actually quite bright (at least it is when it’s sunny outside and not raining!).… Continue reading This Little Piggy…..Says Thank You!

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Love, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Animal Outing Thank You

It’s been a long week and for some reason I’ve had trouble getting back into a schedule after my vacation last week...which is why you are reading this on a Saturday.  Finally got my act together and got my mind out of vacation mode.  But I did have fun earlier this week with a few… Continue reading Animal Outing Thank You

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Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves)

My title is a really bad play on words....Gorillas in the Mist.....Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves).  I’m going to blame it on the fact that I was on vacation last week and was out in the sun a lot, might have baked my brains.  But it’s back to reality....no more 80 degree sunshiny days....back… Continue reading Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves)

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A Beachy Thank You

Today I am sharing a Thank You card that I made for my daughter several months ago when she and her fiancé held an engagement party and house warming.....actually 40 Thank You cards!  I’m super proud of how they turned out.  They were married earlier this week on the beach in Key West, Florida.  So… Continue reading A Beachy Thank You

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

One Design – Two Different Cards

Recently I was playing around experimenting with some water color backgrounds when I was making Valentine cards.  Some of my attempts were not good...so I just put them aside thinking maybe I could use them for something else.  Besides I hate to waste paper.   One of the instagram people I follow does beautiful watercoloring.… Continue reading One Design – Two Different Cards