Friday, May 12, 2017

A Mother's Day Sunflower

Happy Friday my blogger friends!  It has been a wonderful day here at my house...there was nothing on my calendar today!  I actually got quite a bit done...cleaned up the toy box for the grandkids, vacuumed the living room, washed sheets, made lunch for my hubby, and, my favorite part, I made a Mother's Day card for a friend!
This card features Molly Sunflower from Stamp Anniething.  isn't she just the cutest?  Oh my...I love the images from them!  The paper and embellishments are from Simple Stories and is from the Sunshine & Happiness collection.  I have to tell you...I really love this card!  It is clean, it is simple, and it is super cute!  The card layout is the CAS(E) the Sketch sketch challenge for the week.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!  If you are a mama...have a wonderful Mother's Day!  If you aren't...spoil that mama!

Lorie

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

...during this difficult time.

Good morning friends!  I hope your weekend was wonderful and that you celebrated the resurrection of our Lord with those you love!  I'm back today to share a couple of sympathy cards I made yesterday.  They both have the same layout but use different colors and slightly different 'looks'.  It felt good to be crafty again even though I had to make sympathy cards.  Anyway, here you go:


Both cards were made with three Jaded Blossom stamps sets:  Cross Dies, Paint Splatters 2, Rejoice, and Spring Splatters.  All colors and cardstock are from SU and the insides are currently blank. 

I do work today but I need to get a couple of more cards made so I'll be working on those this afternoon.  Hopefully I'll be back to share those cards soon!  Have a lovely Tuesday everyone!

Lorie

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Pow, zap, zoom...

Hello! Happy Spring!  I know I haven't been around much so if you happen to see this...I hope you enjoy!

Today is my youngest son's 19th birthday...yep, 19.  My goodness how the years have flown.  What is super fun is that, while growing and maturing, he is still just a big kid as you can tell from the card I made him.
Truly this is just a clean and simple card with this month's Reverse Confetti sketch as my inspiration.  with a pieced image of one of his favorite show's characters...The Flash.  The svg file is from a past blog hop with SVG Cutting Files and is no longer available though you should head over to their blog to check out their cut club because it is totally fantastic and a trial month is just $5 for a limited time!.  The stamps are from Jaded Blossom's stamp sets So Many Birthdays and Super Hero.

Well, that is it...short and sweet.  I hope, someday, I'll get back to blogging regularly but for now I'll just be popping in now and then.  Take care all!

Lorie

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Custom Notebooks Are Fun To Make!

Yep, it has been a long time since I've been here to share some creativity with you.  I'm back today, though, to show you a st of notebooks that I made for two of my friends to use for the next bible study we will be starting in April.

 I bought these 6"x9" notebooks specifically because they have the binding at the top...I thought that would make writing in them for study so much easier!  I used the Illustrated Faith kit called Whatever Is Lovely.  Basically I just chose papers and elements that I thought would look nice together and then personalized it with my friends name.  I also stamped a couple of butterflies from Jaded Blossom's Butterflies stamp set.  The edges have been inked with a grey ink and sponge.  The names were made with Jaded Blossom's Alphabet Dies.  Please note the colors on these notebooks are much brighter in real life...I couldn't get a good pic so I had to do a lot of editing.  I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch to make these, too. 
So, there you have it.  I love making little gifts for friends so when they loved them it made my heart happy!  Have a wonderful week everyone!

Lorie

Friday, February 17, 2017

Miss Kate Cuttable Guest Design Team Post

Well, it is a fun day here on my blog...my day to guest design team for Miss Kate Cuttables!  Last year I used MKC files to make my husbands Anniversary project (you can take a look at that here if you didn't see it - - it is fab if I do say so myself) and this year I've used MKC to make my granddaughter's first birthday decorations!  Let's get to it!

First I must show you the cutie we were celebrating:
 That's our sweet Hannah girl!  Her dress is a Princess Birthday dress...so cute!  Now onto my project for MKC today!


So, the above centerpieces were made with the It's Your Special Day and Bee files (I just adore that bee...he has so much personality!).  The flowers and title were printed in color on my printer and then I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut them out.  I then used glue dots to attach them to the decorative straws.  The bird with balloons and the bee's were cut with my Cameo and then pieced together.  I also attached them to decorative straws.


I used my banner board to make her a little birthday banner, too.  This picture is not the best but you get the idea!

And, she loved her cupcake soooo much!  Her brother wasn't so excited about his cake on his 1st birthday so this totally took us by surprise!

I hope you enjoyed my fun centerpieces and that I gave you a little inspiration.  Make sure to check out the Miss Kate Cuttable blog HERE and the store HERE!

Have a beautiful Friday everyone!

Lorie