25 August 2010


This post has 3 cards all with dutch sentiments. These are 3 of the 6 I have ready to take to the store tomorrow for those customers who love 'all things Dutch'! It's nice to be able to offer dutch greeting cards for those who like to send cards to family or friends in Holland, or just close by. My dutch sentiment stamps were a good investment for me...I seem to use them alot. And my boss thinks it's great we now offer greeting cards in addition to the multitude of other goodies in the store. But I must say, it's easier to keep the shelves stocked than the card rack full.... Thanks for visiting my blog today.

23 August 2010

1 Corinthians 13

Another wedding card. I had this really great dp of 1 Corinthians 13 in my stash, perfect for a wedding card. I used the silhouette image again, added a scalloped edge, some ribbon and rhinestones. Kinda of pretty I thought.
This morning I am going stamping at a friends house. Probably won't get much stamping done, but the fellowship and laughter with friends is good therapy. Yesterday I received a text from Kristen that she is in health care at camp with strep throat...it's all I can do to keep from driving up there, because I'm her mom and she needs ME to take care of her....or maybe it's just my need as her mom to take care of her. But she assures me she is in good hands...and God's hands.

21 August 2010

Clean and Simple

This card I made a while ago, just never posted it. I think it falls into the CAS (clean and simple) category. I used the SU In Full Bloom set for this card as well but coloured it with watercolour pencil crayons for a change. The sentiment is a stamp I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
All my dutch sentiment cards at the store are gone, so I really need to get crackin' on some more of those....and maybe some Christmas cards too!

20 August 2010

Upsy Daisy

If this card looks familiar it's because I copied the layout from a card we made at a SU class a few years ago. That was when I kept all my cards just incase I wanted to make them again. Then I got smart and realized I could take pictures of my card.
The flowers are from SU Upsy Daisy stamp set, pumpkin pie and barely banana cardstock, ribbon and a butterfly charm. I brought this card to work yesterday, along with a bunch of others, and this one is already sold. It's pretty exciting when some else likes what I make!
Thanks for looking.
Enjoy your day.

19 August 2010

In Full Bloom

You know how sometimes you sit down to make a card and it takes hours to make just one? And then there are the days when everything just seems to flow and fall into place a whole lot quicker....yesterday was like that. This is one of the cards I made using an old SU set In Full Bloom. The scallop along the edge is actually on the back of the card. I punched it first and then folded my cardstock...a neat idea I saw on another blog.
I had a wonderfully productive day. More to post in the next couple of days!
Thanks for looking. Have a wonderfully productive day....or not...just go outside and laze in a chair with a good book. I'm off to work. Bye.

17 August 2010

My Neighbours Flowers

First I must thank my neighbour for her wildly overgrown flowers on the side of her house, it helped me finish this card. I had already coloured the flowers yellow and they were, well, boring. As I sat staring out the window, the flowers next door waved at me "look, aren't we pretty...add some orange...then your flowers will be pretty too!" So add orange I did....much better. Stamped a second image of the flowers, coloured just the bottom few, cut them out and raised them. I really love the 3-D look. The ribbon idea is copied, I wanted to try that too. Was going to add a sentiment but went with the brown pearls instead.
Thanks for stopping by. I think I will go outside and see if any more flowers in my neighbourhood speak to me!

Another Wedding!

Another wedding card! Very simple and pretty. The background was stamped lightly with teal ink from SU using the diecut from spellbinders labels 8. The flowers I purchased at the SGD garage sale, a whole bag full! They have a bit of sheen to them, impossible to see in the picture. Added some ribbon and rhinestones to finish it off.

11 August 2010

My Birthday Girl!!

Today my baby turns 18 years old!.....eighteen! My sweet little girl has grown into a lovely young lady. The words on this card describe her perfectly, for she is all of these things and more....respectful, ambitious, funny (for sure!) confident, adventurous, determined, energetic....loving, caring, spontaneous, and most importantly, loves God. So today I am going to visit her up at Muskoka Woods camp where she is working for the summer, and whisk her away overnight and all day tomorrow!! I am so excited to see her and have some one-on-one time catching up and just hanging out! See you in a couple of days.

10 August 2010

A Wedding Card

This is the first wedding card I have ever made. I love the silhouette stamp which I picked up for 1/2 price at SGD...good deal!! The layout was one I have used before on another card, but it worked really well with this stamp too. The dp is from my stash and the cardstock from SU. Looking at it now, I suppose I should put some black embroidery floss through the button holes....still can. Overall, I love the way it turned out....for a first-timer that is! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

04 August 2010

Not my Friend!

This card is not my friend!! I admit it turned out quite pretty in the end....but while I was making it nothing seemed to be working for me....that was yesterday. I watercoloured the image and then cut around the sand, dog and girl because I knew I wanted to mount it on this great blue textured paper and have the girl and the dog popped up, but the sand glued down. Once that was done I ran it through the cuttlebug and made it round. Then I mounted it on one colour, then another,and another....oh, maybe if I scallop the edges...nope, didn't like that either. Let's try some patterned paper for the background....or maybe not....maybe just a small piece of dp and a plain background. Lets see, I have so much paper laying around I think I've lost my image somewhere in this mess. I know....how about just walk away!! That was yesterday.
Today, I went back into my craft room and had it finished in half an hour using pieces I had cut out yesterday. Today, it looks fine.
Yesterday was not my friend either. Good thing it's over.
Today was much more productive. Let's do today again tomorrow!!