Sunday, June 22, 2014

Happy Sunday

Hey everyone! How was your first weekend of the summer? It's been a hot one for us and I'm afraid it's just a taste of what's ahead for us. Oh well, that's ok, not like I have a choice, right? ;)

I wanted to share a card that I CASED from another demo and created a sympathy card. One of my very good friends lost her grandfather a few days ago. They were lucky enough to have pictures of 5 generations in their family. Not many of us have that special kind of picture and I know her family is really going to miss their grandpa.

I really loved the sketch of this card and thought that it worked well. With the release of the new Blendabilities Markers I have been wanting to color more and more and chose to do so on this card. As a kid I loved coloring and couldn't wait to get a new box of 64 Crayolas, these markers bring back that same joy. I can't remember the stamp set that was used on the original card, but this was my take.
I wanted to show the inside as well. I see so many gorgeous card fronts and always wonder what the inside looks like. I wanted this to be a little different and rather than sign beneath the sentiment, I can sign above.

I know sympathy cards can be hard to make, so I hope this gives you some inspiration. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

All Supplies from SU!

Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White cardstock
Black Memento Ink
Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight Blendability Markers
Bloom with Hope and Petite Pairs stamp sets
Pearl Basic Jewels
Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon (retired)
Beautiful Wings Embosslits
Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Fast Fuse Adhesive

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Summer!

Hey everyone! Happy First Day of Summer!! This year seems to be flying by, can't believe it's already summer.

My youngest step-granddaughter just graduated from high school and I wanted to share with you the gift box and card I made for her.

The gift box was made using the Hamburger Box die from the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I saw another demonstrator create one of these and I just had to try it! The die includes the tag that is on top of the hat. I created the tassel with some solid bakers twine in my stash.
Here's the card I made for her using some pattern paper that has the school name printed on it. I purchased it like 5 years ago for scrapping DD#3's school pictures and had saved all the scraps....who knew it would come in handy for my GD? lol See? I NEVER throw anything away!! I saw the owl on a few cards on Pinterest and thought it was adorable. Perfect for this card.
Well, time to go clean my scraproom. I had a workshop last night and was too tired to put everything away....not that any of us ever have a messy craft room, right??;) I hope you have a great first weekend of the summer and I thank you for stopping by my little blog.

Supplies used:

All cardstock from SU!
Pattern Paper from stash
Black Stazon Ink
Real Red SU! Ink
Bakers Twine from stash
Hamburger Die from SU!
Owl Builder Punch from SU!
Scalloped Circle Punch fromSU!
Stamps Used from Scrappy Moms and Anna Griffin
Brads from stash

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Good morning and Happy Father's Day to all those dads out there!! I wanted to share two pictures sharing the fathers in our family.

 The first picture was taken on Father's Day 1961 with 4 generations. Of course I don't remember much from that day as I'm the little baby here, lol, but it is one of the few pictures I have that has all my grandparents in it. My dad's brother and his wife are on the right, their dad, then my mom and her parents and my dad holding me. I just love this picture!

The second picture shows 4 generations with my sweet grandson, DH, DD, and DH's parents. I know Charlie won't remember this when he is older, but he'll have this picture to cherish.

I thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic Father's Day creating some great memories!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


Hey everyone! Sorry I've been MIA again, but it's been a little crazy around here. First off, our very first little grand baby was born on May 21st. Just a little picture overload here. lol Here's little Charlie, who weighed in at 8 lb. 13 oz. and was 21 inches long.
I know I'm a little prejudiced....but isn't he the most perfect baby there ever was?? lol The doctor was amazed at how big he is, but I reminded DD #1 that she was 9.8 lbs and 21 inches long, DD#2 was 10 lbs. and 22 3/4" long, and DD#3 was 9.3 21 1/2 inches long. Suffice it to say, we grow big babies!! lol

Here he is at 1 week old visiting Nana and Papa, (me and DH).
Here he is visiting Nana at her office this week at 3 weeks old.
He doesn't look like he's 3 weeks old does he? Love the little binky. It's a newborn style attached to a little stuffed bear so it makes it easier for him to get a hold of. None of my girls took to a binky, but all 3 definitely found their thumbs. ;)

And here's the last one which I took yesterday as we got to babysit for an hour while mommy ran an errand. She was the typical first time mommy, called 20 minutes into her errand to make sure he was okay. lol I had to remind her that this wasn't my first rodeo!
So with all this cuteness, you can see why I've been missing!! I've been busy playing Nana and kissing those cute little chubby cheeks!!! You can't resist them!!! :)

I do have some cards to post from our last Stampin' Up! club night, but I will post again with those. I want to thank you for visiting me today and enjoying my little grand baby. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!