Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Greetings

When I saw the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie, Knock on Wood,   I started searching through my old stash of wood pieces and ran across this little wooden Easter Greetings Tag that I picked up years ago at a 'going out of business sale'.  I never quite knew what to do with it...so I also found this little wooden tray and decided to create some Easter Decor.  I used to have a children's book about an Easter Bunny painting the eggs, so I decided to turn this little 'painting mouse' stamp into a 'painting rabbit' with the use of the bunny ears from Tim Holtz Clear Stamps, Things/Talk, and added a little 'cotton tail'.

It didn't turn out quite as I had envisioned, but I decided to get on with making Easter cards for the grandkids.  Who knows, I may change it up later!

 Thanks for looking!

Easter For You

This one is for my 2 year old grandaughter.  I've got both grandkids looking for a candy treat with their cards...this little cloud shaker insert is from Jillibean Soup by Hampton Arts.  It's a nice change from the round Treat Cups I've been using in the past.

I was disappointed to see that Skipping Stones Design has retired the set 'Gray Hare', I enjoy using both rabbit images as well as the cute sentiments from their set.

Here's a peek at the 'trap door' to release the candy without destroying the card.

This version is also submitted to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Easter Inspired.

Thanks for looking!

Egg-ceptional Easter

I've definitely started something with the grandkids, incorporating candy into their cards! I found these cute little Cloud Shaker pieces by jillibean soup, and they are a nice change from the round treat cups I've been using. The grandkids are only 5 and 2, so I decided to track down a few more of them for future holiday cards and 'missing you' cards.

My daughter-in-law likes to save the cards I make for the kids, so I try to include a 'trap door' to let the candy out without destroying the card!

This fits well for the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp , Easter Inspired.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Wishes

A simple spring greeting for my cousin who just finished chemo for Breast Cancer; she is still going through radiation, so I try to send a note of encouragement when I can. I love the March Cut-Aparts from Graphic 45, and love the spring green and purple combination.

This is my second card for the Spring Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Irish Blessing

To me, nothing marks the beginning of spring like St. Patrick's Day.  I finally put away my winter themed decor and bring out the tulips and spring greenery. This is an easel card I made to display some St. Patrick's Day greetings for a neighborhood get-together we have planned.

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to be inspired by Easter/Spring.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 27, 2018


The challenge at Frilly and Funkie is to choose a word to keep you focused in 2018. I chose 'memories' for several reasons:
1. I want to focus on going through old photos and sending them to cousins whose families are included in them. I inherited a trunk full of old photos from my mother and I need to organize them and get them labeled while I can remember who they are!
2. I also recently had my DNA results and want to focus on some of my family heritage.
3. I recently purchased scrapbooks so I could begin preserving memories of the grandkids.
4. We've decided to have a family reunion every two years and this year we will be going to Lake Tahoe, keeping memories alive of my two brothers who have passed, with my nieces and nephews.
5. We've also planned a trip to Disneyland for the grandkids, making new memories!

I recently ordered some of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, thinking it was the Christmas version. Looks like I'll be using these in several upcoming projects since there are so many images included! I chose the image with the three children standing together because it reminded me of myself with my two brothers. I stamped a vintage Ferris wheel (Stampin' Up Feeling Sentimental) in the background along with a saying from Tim Holtz, The Journey. The definition stamp is also an old one from Stampin'Up, Define Your Life.

And, since I need to stay focused, I showcased it in this Flip Frame, purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

And because it is a tag, I am including it in Simon Says 'Tag It'.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Birthday Elephant

This is a birthday card for my two year old grandaughter. She's got a thing for elephants! And this sweet image of the little girl on a swing from Carabelle Studio, "Swing", reminds me so much of my sweet two-year-old! The elephant image is from Stampin' Up You're Amazing. The elephant chair is from Homegoods!

Take a look at the Wednesday Challenge for Simon Says Stamp to 'Add a Sentiment'.