Friday, April 26, 2013

Tied to My Heart

Simple and glittery, bright and cheerful, and just the right touch to let your friends know how much they mean to you! I have so many balloons tied to my heart, I may just float away! Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Wishes for...a wonderful day! Climbing roses on a wishing well reminds me of the spring days yet to come. The wishing well stamp is Sweet Stamps, the label is Spellbinders, the flourish is Cheery Lynn. Colored with a blending pen and Stampin' Up inks. Thanks for looking!

Lacey Thanks

I love this lacey "Thanks" card! The soft roses paper is from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6 x 6 paper pack, the label is Nellie Snellen Square Butterflies Multi Frame, and the lace border die is by Cheery Lynn. The Thanks stamp is Stampin' Up, and the background stamp is from the set "Randi's Song" from Our Daily Bread Designs. Ribbon and Ink are Stampin' Up. Thanks for looking!


Shimmery, glittery, and sweet. This butterfly floats along on this card, bringing smiles where it goes! This butterfly was made with an Elizabeth Craft Designs sticker and microfine glitter, then colored with Copic Markers. The background is Die'sire Embossalicious embossing folder, and the patterned paper is DCWV Mango Frost. The stamp is from Michael's.
I love the detail of the microfine glitter.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thanks for the "Cups"

Oh dear, how do I explain this one? My sweet friends got together and had a "bra" party following my surgery. I got different "bras" from them (and they included cash to help offset my expenses of new undergarments). One bra was made out of Tea (T) Cups, one was made out of Paper (P) cups, and one was made out of Coffee (C) cups. It was a really cute idea and I made these as a thank you for all their "support". I got the stamps at one of the stamps shows here in my state, and the lacey embossing folder is Stampin' Up. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


This is a pretty anniversary card. It's made with some older stamps (I don't know the manufacturer) and just a little bit of fussy cutting, then the dark green paper added to the bottom. Nice and simple, but fun. 

Butterfly Birthday

Here is a bright and cheerful kid's birthday card made with Royal and Langnickel rub-ons. The picture doesn't show it, but the rub-ons are glittery and sparkly! I used a rubber stamp for the sentiment. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

His Anchor Holds....

This is a lovely stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I colored with reinkers and a blender pen,
embossed the border, and added a touch of ribbon.

Friday, April 5, 2013

I Got Some 'Splainin' To Do.....

This post is without pictures, and it isn't even about crafts. It's just a short note to let you know why I haven't posted for so long. In August of 2010, I went through a double-spinal fusion surgery, and I was in a cervical collar for 6 months (and during that time I had third-degree burns on 4 fingers). Then in August of 2011 I discovered a breast lump. During the time between finding it, getting the proper testing done, getting into a surgeon, and getting a lumpectomy (26 days) the lump grew from golf-ball sized to softball size. It turned out to be a rare tumor that was known for aggressive growth and recurring nature, and the usual treatment was a mastectomy because that was the only way to be sure it wouldn't come back. I was told if I made it 4 months without it coming back, it would be a good sign. I made it 4 months and 1 day. Back to the surgeon. And another surgery. On the day of my 3 month follow-up, the next lump was found. Major surgery followed. I then had 7 weeks of radiation treatments. I am now all healed and feeling better than I have felt in years! Lord willing, I will continue to create projects and begin posting them again. Look for some more posts yet this weekend! Thanks so much for all your support! Big hugs to you all!