Just a birthday card

I thought I would show you the birthday card I made for a co-worker coming up this week.  I drew this on my Samsung Note tablet in PS Touch, then I saved it as a PNG, sent it to myself, uploaded it into the Silhouette software for a print and cut.  After cutting out the elements, added some bling.   Using twine for the balloon string.   I thought it was kinda cute!



I used a cute paper out of DCWV for a background prop.  I hope you enjoy this quick cute idea!

I finally made a card!

It feels like it has been forever since I did anything with paper that wasn’t digital.  I owed a friend a huge thank you and made this simple but nice card for her.

Butterfly Card

I can’t say I made the butterfly but I do love it.   A friend sent it to me from one of our hops, a magnet hop.  The butterfly is a refrigerator magnet or whatever you like to use them on.  I did take some digital paper made a background and made my sentiment, a little twine and a nice message inside.   I am just thrilled to post something I made with my own hands!  I love it!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thank God for Fridays!

Because Thursday nights I get to craft!  Better yet, if I can make another 8 hours tomorrow, I will be on the weekend like nobody’s business!   So I just made a simple Thank You Card just for fun.  I absolutely LOVE this DCWV the Bella Armoire stack.  It’s a bit of a close up but I took the picture with my iPhone and had to crop in…


I was going through my inspiration folder and thought I had made one like this before, they all look the same to me after awhile because I don’t venture out much from the sentiment and a ribbon but I liked it.  As as I was going through the stack they had a page of 6×6 squares, I cut them down to 3 x 5.25 (well the bottom pattern was a full sheet but that is the measurement for each pattern paper.)   I thought I had a light pink ribbon on hand but didn’t so I used the cream color ribbon.  Printed sentiment and wala done.   The base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The layer of ribbon going across is doubled so you can’t see through then a bow pop dotted on where every I liked.  I wish I knew who to give credit to but unfortunatly it was just a saved image for inspiration without a signature.

Wait!  There is more news!  I do not have the Scrapbook Stamp Society winner yet to announce but I do have my blog candy winner to announce.

Drum roll please….

That would be





Karon H, from Karen’s Krafty Korner

So, Karen I know you are a faithful follower and I won’t even have to email you for this one since you are one of my top commenters as well, believe it or not Random.org picked you and I feel you deserve it.  I am going to make you anything digital of your needs, may it be a blog button, time line banner, business cards, we will chat!  So congradulations Karon

(applause please)

Please contact me and let me know you can contact me on Facebook or email, either way.

Have a great weekend… Coming Sunday I am in the “Be Mine” Valentine hop so be sure to be there!


An easy “Get Well Soon” Card

You may be seeing a lot of post from me this month as I have found out that after a trip to the hospital and some testing done, we have found out that my mom has emphysema, possibly late stage.  Right now she is in a facility to watch over her and make sure she is doing what she is supposed to be doing, and nursing her back to health.  She is 5’2 and 70 lbs.  She always has been a tiny little thing but this is gone beyond tiny.  She is a state a way from us, feeling helpless as can be, even if I could be with her right now there is nothing I can do to make her better.  I have been calling her like crazy (maybe she would get better if I would quit calling her) and trying to educate myself on what it is all about.  In the mean time my heart is just reaching out to her.  One thing about my crafts, is I never make it in the mail!  One time I did and I swear she about fell over.  So if I have to make her a card a day while she is staying in her new home for the next couple weeks, and help cheer her on, I will.  I love my momma, I don’t care how old you get you always still feel that kid inside of you that needs her and wants her with you.  We have had a crazy life together but I wouldn’t be who I am without having her love for me.  So it is late I was in bed but I got up because my heart hurts so badly for her, I needed to make her something.

I don’t know if I can go 14 days in a row making cards, but I am sure gonna give it a whirl.  Here is my day one.


Mom, if you get the chance to have your laptop with you while you are there, or when you get home you will see this post but I know you probably won’t until you get home.  Don’t be mad at me for telling the world about you, I love you and I want you better.  I’m gonna do my best to send you cards to make you have a reason to smile each day.

On the crafty side of things, this was an easy card to put together just using a rectangle piece, a border strip, ribbon then a bordered sentimate with a bow on top to finish it off.  Here is the sentimate for you as a freebee if you would like to use it too.

GetwellsoonJust right-click on the image and save it to your computer then you can print it out. this is PNG format so when you print it, the background will be whatever color you choose to print it on.

I hope you have enjoyed this sketch, sorry about the sad story but when it rains it pours doesn’t it?  Some of you know about my father who just passed.  (they have been divorced over 40 years) And various people I know going through the same trama with the loved ones in their lives.  A special friend of mine made my problems look small when I thought my situation was bad, at least I don’t have grandkids to look after as well as my own family, parents and in-laws all at the same time.  Bless her heart keeping it together.

If you would like to comment on my card, I would love to hear what you have to say, if you like my work I would love for you to hit he “like” button on the side bar facebook badge for my new fan page, where you can scroll through albums of my work without scrolling through posts after post or chasing down categories.

Have a scrappy weekend!


Thinking of you.

I have a co- worker who has gone through alot lately. I havent met anyone that has had her son commit suicide, around 10 – 12 years later her husband passed about 3 years ago. Then a couple weeks ago the mother-in-law passed away. Then today I found out her own mother passed away, one she’s very close to, the worst part is she plans on retiring at the end of the month, I am sure she had many plans do things with her during retirement. How devastating, I couldn’t imagine, so I made her this card I know I can’t take away her pain away but she is in my prayers.

How about a little Jute?

I posted a card not to long ago with the rustic stack and I was on a roll using the jute, so I thought I would show you today the second card I made from my scraps on that stack from that day.   I just love this stuff, the whole project looks masculine to me, even with flowers on it.