Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tara's Card

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. I'm not feeling well enough to attend church today so I thought I would post a card for you.

One of the leaders of my sisters special needs mutual group recently underwent knee surgery. Tara has been very concerned for her. Yesterday she came to me and asked if we could make a get well card to mail to her. Of course I agreed. I wanted this to be Tara's card so I let her pick out the image, sentiment, and paper. I then colored the image and helped her put the actual card together. I was pretty impressed with the way it turned out! Tara was so excited about it she couldn't wait to get it in the mail.

We used an adorable image from Great Impressions called "A Band-aid from Muzzy" and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Tag It stamp set. Didn't she do a great job of picking out the paper and everything! I think I just found myself a card maker assistant!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Crafting with Friends

I can be found sitting at my craft desk more hours in the day than is probably sane for a person. However, that is where I find my sanity. Crafting is one of the things that brings great joy to me and my family. Me because it relaxes me relieves my stress, and I enjoy family because it keeps me from taking my stress out on them! As much as I love spending my time crafting there is one thing that makes it better...crafting with friends. Last night a good friend of mine came over and we spent hours chatting and crafting together. It was heavenly! Although I'll admit we ended up talking a lot more than crafting! Good friends make everything better! 

Here is one of the cards I made at our little girls craft night. I was excited to play with my new stamp set from Stampin' Up, this is the Festival of Trees set from their holiday catalog. I also added in some fun Christmas scrap paper I had. I love the way it turned out! All these Christmas cards are really getting me in the spirit of Christmas! 

Don't forget you can get any of my cards at my Etsy shop! Click the link over here to check it out -->

Monday, October 13, 2014


"Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today" Oh how I love the Princess Bride and it's classic lines! Weddings are special times both for the couple getting married and for the close friends and family of the couple. Today I have created an elegant wedding card that would be the perfect addition to any gift you are giving the happy couple.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Christmas Cards?

I know that no one wants to hear about Christmas when we haven't even had Halloween yet. However, I started playing around with my Christmas stamps this week trying to gear up for this years Christmas card sales. I'll admit that one day I did turn on some Christmas music while I crafted. My family thought that was taking it a bit too far!

What kind of Christmas cards do you usually purchase? Nativity scenes or Santa and reindeer scenes? Maybe a mixture of both?

This nativity card was made using Stampin' Up's Newborn King stamp set.

Don't you love the cute little snowflake embellishment up at the top? 
Super cute and easy card for you here. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Name That Artist!

Who likes to play games? I am always up for a good game and today I have one to announce for you! I am a guest designer for Imagine That...digi's by Kris, and as usual this week each of her designers have created a card using her October release images. Here's the twist...this week none of us put our watermark on our cards. Kris has posted pictures of each card and whoever can match each designer with the correct card will be entered into a drawing to win all of the October images!! How awesome is that! 

Head on over there and play along! 

Luvs & Hugs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy October!!!

I love that I live in a world with Octobers! It is such a beautiful and cozy month, don't you think? It seems that every month is an awareness month for something. Well, October is a month that focuses on two things I think are super important. One is lesser known and that is Down Syndrome Awareness. This one is very close to my heart since my little sister has Down Syndrome. Her dance group (all people with special needs) is celebrating by putting on a fun performance the end of the month. They are very excited about it!

October is also Breast Cancer Awarness month. Unfortunately this is a disease that seems to touch all of our lives in some way. Cancer of any kind is a horrible illness and those battling it need our support in any way we can give. In honor of BCA I have created a fun card using this month's progressive challenge image from Imagine That...digi's by Kris. She has some wonderful images she'll be adding this month. You should definitely check them out! I also used a sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card.

I hope you all have a wonderful first day of October...go hug someone with breast cancer and/or Down Syndrome today!!

Luvs & Hugs