Sunday, June 14, 2009

More cards for you to see!

My trip to the Bay Area was nice. It was good to see my Aunt and Uncle. My uncle has been sick with shingles for several weeks and he is on the mend now and trying to regain his strength. Poor Guy. He had them bad! We had a nice visit with them though.

I went through old pictures with my Aunt and I learned so much about my family. I got some great pictures of my great grandparents and my grandmother when she was a child. So much history! It inspired me to make a heritage album. I don't have hardly any pictures of my mom's family. I wish I did.

Have a good evening!


Friday, June 12, 2009

More Stampin' Up Cards!

Here are a few more cards to look at! As you can tell I go for a simple look! Multi-layered cards are gorgeous, but I just can't seem to move away from the simple styles! Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

I had a great class out at the Stamp Art Shoppe in Roseville, today. It was my last Macho Card class. Everyone was so sweet and patient. Thanks, ladies! A special thank you to Miss Kendal, who helped with passing out supplies.

I am making a trip to the Bay Area tomorrow with my mom. My favorite Auntie is moving to Tennessee! Boohoo! I love her to pieces. She has always been my guardian angel and I don't know what I would do without her! Thank goodness for cell phones and the Internet. At least we will be able to stay in contact. I will have save my money for a plane ticket to Tennessee at least once a year.

Well, I better go. I have to get up early!



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Good Morning Blogging World!

I wanted to add a few more cards for you all to see! I have not completed any challenges yet this week, so I thought I would show you all what I have been working on instead. There are a couple more baby cards and some simple cards that I made with my Stampin' Up sets. I just wanted to crank a few out and use up some supplies! I hope you enjoy them!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Here are some more cards to look at! I hope they inspire you! These are some baby cards I made for a friend. Enjoy!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

This and That...

Good Evening!
I hope this evening finds you all happy and well. I am a little bit sad tonight. I just found out that my cousin passed away yesterday. He was a year older than me and had been close when we were kids. He has been pretty tortured by his demons as an adult and his off and on addiction to drugs finally took him. So sad. I hope he finds the peace he deserves now.
Okay, enough sad stuff. No disrespect, but I just can't dwell there for too long. Yesterday and today I have been on a cardmaking craze! They are all pretty simple, you know me! But they are cute nonetheless! One card is a graduation card for the friend whose daughter graduated last weekend. I took her announcement and photocopied the mascot and then colored it with Copic Markers. I am still learning how to use them, but I think it turned out pretty good. There is one baby girl card that I made for a friend of my mom's. She has a lot of friends who are expecting grandchildren so she asked me to make her a bunch. I will be showing them over the next few posts. There is one Mother's Day card in the bunch too. It is the one from my sweet little Michele. My son's girlfriend has decided that she likes to make cards too! She does extremely well! I have hardly shown her anything and she just gets in here and goes to town!
Enjoy the cards and I just wanted to say thanks to all the people who left comments about my little cupcake card! You are all so sweet! Thanks! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Laura's Sketch #27

I am so excited to be participating in the Ultimate Card Showdown over at 2 sketches 4 you! Happy one year anniversary, Ladies!

I made some boo-boos last night on my post and I changed them, but... the permalink is still wrong. I don't know how to change it -I am no computer wiz, so I decided to try again. So, bear with me as I repost my pics from yesterday!
I used Magenta patterned paper for this card, and Hero Arts stamps. I colored my images with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol (for blending pencils), and Stickles from Ranger. I also used an American Crafts glitter pen for the brackets on the sentiment. My border punch is a Martha Stewart. The ribbon is from Michael's
I don't have anything wonderful to say tonight except that I saw my adorable grand-nephew tonight and he is such a joy! We had dinner for my brother's 49th birthday. So thankful my bro is here with the family now soaking up all the love he has missed over the years.
Here is a little more detailed photo:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Laura's Sketch 27


I love this sketch! I had several ideas for it, but this was the first one that I created. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the Whimsical Frames set from Hero Arts! Thanks Laura for the wonderful inspiration! I hope I have time to make more from this one!

If you are inspired by this post to make a card using this sketch from 2sketches4U, please leave me a comment or send me an email with your photo! I'd love to see what you have done with it! Please give credit to Laura and 2sketches4U if you post it publicly. We have to give credit where credit is due! Be sure to check out their blog.

I made it through last week! A little bit tired, but I survived. I had a great time with my girlfriends in Reno, made it to my son's award ceremony, got to visit with Dad a bit, and shipped out 6 Etsy orders on Friday! This week is still a little busy with school wrapping up this Thursday, but nothing compared to last week! I am looking forward to summer just to have a little break!

It was fun to get away with the girls even if it was just for one day. I forgot my camera like a dork. So I have no pictures of anything. I guess that can be a good thing! We spent a lot of time in the room in our PJ's! I didn't even get a pic with my phone! Lame! Oh well.

Well, I better say goodnight. I am falling asleep at the keyboard!

Talk to you soon!