Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Brighter Days

I was back in my croffice (craft room+ office = Croffice!) using an old SU! set called Brighter Days for the last couple of days.  This set has reminded me that I haven't been coloring much recently because I stink at it again!  LOL!  It's okay, though, I'll be practicing more!  From Millan.Net

I put some illuminate smooch on the wings of this sweet angel as well as on the bees on the inside panel of the card.  I thought it would be fun to decorate up the inside too...and it was!
I made this card specifically for my husband's grandma...I think she will enjoy just getting something in the mail.  From Millan.Net Well, there you have it...another day, another card. I'm hoping to get back in my Croffice today or tomorrow so hopefully I'll be back soon!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sweet Baby

Good morning!  This posting thing may become a habit again...could be fun!  I made another baby card as we had one more gift from my husband and I and a couple of the great-grandparents for my son and his wife.  They did not have a crib yet and we just couldn't let the baby come home without out a crib sooooo...we all pitched in and got them one!

 So, above is the card that I made for this gift.  I love the paper colors and the little cute!  Again, both boy and girl colors. 
 So, the crib came un-assembled of course and the box was huge and quite heavy...120 lbs or so but Todd managed to get it in the bed of the truck then Scott helped him carry it in.  It isn't together yet but when it is together it should look something like the photo below.  We just have to find them a mattress and a changing pad.  I love that there is storage...three drawers on the side and two below.  I understand from the reviews on Amazon that they aren't huge drawers but they are better than nothing!

So there you have it.  I'm working on another card but I'm not loving my coloring right now (it is a bit rusty after not having colored much for a year and a half) so we shall see if I go with it or not.

Right now, I'm off to exercise and watch last nights Dancing With The Stars!  Have a wonderful day! From Millan.Net

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Oh, Baby

Don't be afraid...the world is not ending but yes, yes I am posting today!  Crazy, right?  Well, it turns out that things have changed a bit in my life and I am no longer working outside the home which is great...I get to concentrate on Origami Owl and be creative...yay!

Today I'm attending a baby shower for my daughter-in-law...yep, really it is for my grandbaby.  Nope, we don't know the sex of the baby yet as my son and DIL do not want to know and I'm totally fine with that.  Anyway, I wanted to make a card to go with my gift rather than buying one (yes, I've stooped to buying cards...shame on me!).  I've just recently purchase the stamp set Baby, We've Grown set from Stampin' Up! so I decided to put it to use.  I used an old sketch from the Clean & Simple blog and papers from the Fresh Prints designer series paper stack.  I didn't want traditional pink and blue so I thought this would be perfect and it is...I love it!

Ribbon Carousel challenge which is HERE.  You may want to check it out...all you have to do is add ribbon to your card and who doesn't do that already?  

So, there you have it!  I hope you all have a fantastic day and I hope to see you again very soon!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Scott!

From the sweet boy who loved to snuggle with his mom to the incredible, soon to be daddy, man that he is now...26 years have gone super fast! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my oldest son, Scott! We are SO proud of the amazing man you are and the wonderful son you will always be!
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Flutter By Wednesday Birthday Blog Hop

I know...can you believe it?  I'm posting today AND it is for good reason!  It is to help my friend, Danni, celebrate her birthday! Hey Danni--------
From Millan.Net

Today is the first of TWO Flutter By Wednesday blog hops to celebrate Danni's (the owner/creator of FBW) birthday! Today we have the friends of Danni fluttering along to share some amazing creations to inspire you!!

You should have fluttered here from Sandi's Blog if not--start at the beginning of the hop at the Flutter By Wednesday Blog.

Be sure to leave comments at each stop that you flutter to as there are some surprises hidden! You have until September 9th, 2013 at midnight CST to flutter along!

We hope that you’ll also join in this week’s challenge at Flutter By Wednesday which is anything goes with a butterfly or fairy! A little butterfly told us that if the challenge gets over 100 entries there will be a prize!!

Here’s my project for today~~

This card is a fun mix of SU! new/retired items as well as the beautiful butterfly that I added as the main focus that I got several years ago.  I wish I remembered where it came from by I don't.  I just love the eclectic look of this card with all the colors and different embellishment...FUN!

Now you should hop on to Kat's Blog! Don’t forget to flutter to the FBW Blog tomorrow for another hop full of more fluttery inspiration!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Morning friends!  Can you believe it is August already?  Yikes, the time does fly!  Today I'm going to share a couple of birthday cards I've made.  I've pretty much returned to my clean and simple style as I just don't have the time to put all the little details on it when I'm making a card anymore.

Anyway, enjoy!

 The above uses SU! designer series paper from the Birthday Basics and the stamp set is called Giggle Greetings.  The outside says 'birthdays are like hairballs' and the inside says 'the more you have the more you want to gag'.  Ha!  So funny!
And this one is the same Birthday Basics designer series paper but this stamp set is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set.  SU! donates $3 for each of these sets purchased to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.  To date SU! has contributed over $1,000,000 through their special stamp sets.  Isn't that ribbon beautiful?  It's the new chevron ribbon.  Chevron's are so in right now!

Just as a side note...I am still a SU! demo I just don't have a website that you can shop at anymore.  If you'd like to place an order through me just email me and I'll get it ordered for ya!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Military Retirement

Good morning all! I'm back for day two. Not sure I'll be back tomorrow...depends on what I get done today!
A friend of mine asked me to make a card for them to give to her husband's former commander.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to make so I just Googled military retirement card and clicked on images to take a look around.  When I saw this I knew I had to make one so...yes, this is an almost completely CASE'd card but I think it is great none the less so I thought I'd share.  All the stamps are from PaperTrey Ink and the papers are all from a Taylored Expressions 4th of July pack a year or two ago.  I kid you not...I had to re-stamp the sentiment on this card SIX times before it was straight enough for me to be happy with it. 

I have some notebooks that I made for my teammates for the Origami Owl National Convention that I leave for on Thursday that I'd like to share with you guys but I have to see if I have time to photograph them first.  We shall see.  I may just take photos with my phone and be good with that. 

Okay, gotta get my day started!  Have a wonderful one all!