Saturday, July 16, 2016

Birthday Card For A Good Friend

Do you ever work on a card and it just doesn't come together like you want it to?  I have worked 3 partial days on this card and I can't tell you how many different dies I cut before I finished it.  I liked it once I finished it, but it was a hard one for me to do.   I sure hope my friend loves it and not being a crafter, she will have no idea (and I won't tell her either) how many hours it took me to make it for her.  But, regardless I loved every minute it took and I love working in my new "studio".

And, OH BY THE WAY....we took our house off of the market and we are staying here at least for the time being.  After looking around at other places, we decided we have fixed up our home just the way we wanted and nothing else in our price range compared to it.  AND, as time went on, Jon decided he is not ready to give up his toys. :)  We both are so please that we have made this decision.

This is the front of the card.  Using three Spellbinder rectangle dies, I first cut out the opening that shows the inside of the card.  Then I cut out a black frame and put it underneath to frame the flower.
 A fussy cut was done on the pretty Graphic 45 lady, and then popped up on the outside.  The JustRite Happy Birthday stamp was a perfect sentiment for my dear friend and was cut out with a Sizzix die.  As an afterthought, I embossed the front with an Ann Griffin Embossing Folder

This is the inside of the card.  I paper pieced with coordinating paper the Memory Box Flower.
Popping up a smaller Graphic 45 lady added interest on the inside.  Two sentiments were stamped that I think will bring a smile to my friends face.

This is a close up of the pieced flower.  This took a long time to do, but it really 
coordinated the colors and brought the outside and inside of the card together.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016



I have cleared everything out of the shop to make room for my Studio.  As I was sorting it , I thought of a fun thing to do.
 I will put several items in a bag worth at least $50 retail and sell it for $15.00 plus shipping.  It will be a big surprise to you and I promise there will be fun things in the bag, including dies and stamps plus much more.  If you are interested in one of this great Grab Bags, please email me at or call 574 514 1423.  

Monday, July 11, 2016

Thank you cards

First of all, I forgot to tell you in my last post that we took our house off the market.  After looking at other homes, we decided we should stay here and enjoy what we have.  Jon and I are both very happy with our decision.

I needed to make some thank you cards for four friends, so I made all 4 of them pretty much alike to make the job go faster.  What fun I had in my new craft room.

This the front of the card.  I used an old Marianne embossing folder which has always been one of my favorite.  It cuts and embosses at the same time.  I am sorry to say,
they are no longer available.  The flowers are a Cheery Lynn Border and the edging is a punch by Martha Stewart.

This is the inside of the card.  I added the black card stock on the left side so the black would show through on the front.
The Thank you is a die that I just bought from Terri at Joan's Gardens.  It is from Impression Obsession and I just love it.
I wish they had more words using that font.  The circle is cut out using Cheery Lynn Clock. die.
Don't you just love that Cheery Lynn Butterfly?

If you don't have the Envelope maker from We Are Memories, you are really missing out on a quick and super easy way to make envelopes to match your card.  I think it makes a great impression to the person receiving the card too.
I love making envelopes and I really need to use up some of the paper I have.  Mercy me, until I started organizing, I had no idea I had so much in stock.