Friday, April 21, 2017

A Belated Happy Easter!

I wasn't going to make any Easter cards this year but today I saw a challenge that focused on Easter here we go! I also was able to include a sketch and another theme: "Spring Blooms".

For this card I've used Spellbinders dies "Foliage and SweetStamps die "Leaf Branch", several kinds of paper flowers including torn and rolled roses, Washi tape, and rhinestones.
 The sentiment stamp is from a StampingScrapping "Sentiments" set, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Challenges: - #27 April challenge - #64 Spring Blooms

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Beautiful Sympathy Card

I made this sympathy card early last month for my husband's cousin, who tragically lost a young daughter very unexpectedly. I wanted the card to convey our heartfelt sympathy, show solemnity and yet be a bit cheering. 

The dies I used on this one are Spellbinders (Fleur de Lis Square and Foliage) and Sizzix (Tattered Flower Garland). The blue print cs is from a lovely tablet by K & Co. called "Julianne"

And, yes, I am actually entering this one in a few challenges! (Its been a while!)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring is Coming!

I'm sitting home today with the flu, so I guess its a good time to catch up a bit on my sadly-neglected blog. I can hardly believe I used to post something several times a week! 
The beginning of 2017 has been a pretty busy year. We (hubby and I) took an unexpected trip in January to Arizona. My only sister, Judy, was very sick and did pass away in January. I helped my brothers sort, pack and distribute  her belongings; then we drove home with a car full of treasures for my kids...her nephews and nieces and grands...including a bunch of scrap-booking and stamping supplies...for me! I put her initials on all her stamps so I think of her each time I use them.
I'm still having card-making classes at my home once a month and I'm on jury duty. AND I have a new grand baby...a little girl named Willamina Jude! Her mom and dad said they'll call her Willa.
So...I've even gotten kinda bad about taking pictures of my cards so I only have a few more to post.

These are the cards we made for my class last month.

Willa's baby card