Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cricut, Vinyl and Tile

Here is a tile made with my Cricut Expression. After making this tile and using different cartridges, I realized I needed the Cricut Jukebox for Christmas. It does make life easier.

There are pretty simple to make, you just have to be patient when you are doing the transfer and make sure all your lettering is sticking really well to the tile.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Santas and Grinches

These cute little Santas and Grinches were another craft show item. Also, not a big seller. You just never know what people will buy. Things I sold a lot of at my first craft show didn't sell at all at my second craft show. But the people at my old work place enjoyed them. I went to work Christmas Eve and gave all the ladies I used to work with little gifts.

These were made with Stampin' Up punches - scallop punch, word window punch, square scallop and the 1/2 inch circle punch. They were kind of time consuming but easy to make. They are wrapped around little hershey bars.

Have you noticed all my posts lately? Like 4 days in a row? It's because it is actually Christmas Eve as I'm typing this and I just schedule these to post on different days. Pretty cool huh?

If you are wondering why I'm on the computer on Christmas Eve, it's because my husband is napping, my shopping is done, my presents are all wrapped, and I've done all I can do ahead of time for tomorrow's brunch. Christmas Eve was always set aside to go to Mom and Dad's for Christmas. My entire life (until my parents passed away), we always opened presents at my parent's on Christmas Eve, even as an adult. That was just their day. And now with them both gone (this is our third Christmas without mom), we've just never seemed to find anything to do to replace that.

So here I am scheduling posts for next week. This is one of my goals for the new year (I don't do New Year's resolutions), to post on a more regular basis.

Thanks again for stopping by,

Friday, December 26, 2008

Jesus - does a soul good!

Here is another picture of some of my craft show projects. These little mini milk carton were filled with chocolate. The oval on the front says - Jesus, he does a soul good.

Remember all the milk commercials - Milk, it does a body good! Get it?

Anyway these were not big sellers, but I still think they are cute. If you don't have the pattern for these milk cartons, just let me know and I will be happy to share.


ps I hope Christmas was relaxing and enjoyable for you all.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa was good to me this year!

Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas. I must have been very good this year, because Santa was good to me. He brought me a jukebox for my cricut, the new deep cut housing and blades, round-it-all, punches and a couple of nestabilities. I also got my favorite perfume, new pj's and a robe.

Now just finding time to play with all my new toys. Tomorrow I have to get my tree down and start getting my house back in order. I hope Santa was good to you also.

Good Night

Glory to God in the Highest

Our younger children also participated in the Christmas program. They did a short children's choir musical called "Glory to God in the Highest".

As you can tell we are a small group, but they sang their little hearts out and did a wonderful job. Even the boys behaved themselves, which was a small miracle in itself.

This is our littlest member, Tommy. He is actually smiling in the picture, although it's hard to tell.

The last picture is of our teens who performed the puppet skit.
We appreciate all the hard work the kids put into the Christmas program.

Ask the Animals

Our church had our Christmas program last Sunday morning, followed by our Christmas meal and the giving of the treat bags to the kids.

The teens in our church did a short puppet skit called "Ask the Animals". The MC (the peach colored puppet) asked different animals the following question "What is Christmas really all about?" They gave the following responses:

Dinky Donkey - money
Mrs. Cow - food
Woolly Lamb - music
Camel - gifts
Chris Mouse - responded that all of these things were a fun part of Christmas, but Christmas was really about Christ, being born as a baby in Bethlehem so that he could grow up and be our Savior. And that's what Christmas is really all about. Please remember this today.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This years Christmas Card

Here is this years Christmas card. I used the new Stampin' Up set "To You and Yours". The paper is always artichoke and Riding Hood Red. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I've also added a lot of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter so it really sparkles.

I hope you all have a Merry and Blessed Christmas. Try not to stress over the food, presents and whether your house is clean enough for company (if it's like my house it may start clean, but it doesn't last long anyway). Just enjoy your day with family, playing with kids or grandkids, and remember to thank the Lord for all your blessings.

Merry Christmas,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Love You Much Bundle

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Heart To Heart punch

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Craftshow Pictures

I've tried several times to upload more pictures, but I keep having problems with blogger. So hopefully it works this time.

Here's a picture of my table that I had set up in my house. This just sort of gave me an idea of how to set my table up. Don't mind all the stuff in the background. This is an extra bedroom that also doubles as my puppet room.
The cans in the picture are filled with chocolates. The Santa pin is made from a dominoe - I sold a lot of these. I also did them with snowmen and baby Jesus.

I ended up doing 2 bazaars. The first one was at Marshall and they didn't have very many people through. The seconded one was the following weekend and they had a much better crowd, although they did say their numbers were down from previous years.

I did make a few new friends, and got a couple of new stampin up customers so it was worth it.
Now I need to get cracking on my Christmas cards.

Friday, December 5, 2008

More Craft Show items...

Here are some more pictures of the items I made. I used my bind-it-all and made some recipe books, notebooks, and post-it note holders. I thought the recipe books would be good to put in all those recipes that we usually only fix around the Holidays. For instance, at my house Party Mix and Muddy Buddy's are two things we really like, but I only seem to fix them around Christmas time.

My dad used to always make Pin Wheel Sugar Cookies at Christmas and my mom would make fudge. Then I have an aunt who makes divinity this time of the year. What are some things that you only fix during the Holidays?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Here's what I've been up to...

Busy again! It's hard work being retired. Between cleaning house, cooking, (not so much)Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping and grandkids I have been pretty busy. But I have also been busy trying to get ready for a Christmas Bazaar.

I've made Snowman Soup and Poop, Bind-it-all books and Post-it note holders, Dominoe pins, Cork boards, Etched glass blocks, Tile magnets and coasters, covered peppermint patty candy, Christmas Fudge (hershey bars), Paperclip bookmarks and more... There are a lot more things I would liked to have made but I've simple run out of time. The bazaar is Saturday and I will be gone all day Friday to the Children's Hospital and I still need to make business cards and price everything so I'm out of time.

Anyway, I've took some pictures that I will be sharing with you over the next few days. But for today I'm going to show the Tile coasters I made. I used the retired set Peaceful Wishes. I love this set and I think they retired it too early. I also made the box for them to fit in. The bottom of the box is Old Olive paper and the top Very Vanilla decorated with retired Stampin Up paper. I'm trying to use up some of the stuff I have stashed. I lined the bottom of the box with chipboard to help study it up. I think it turned out pretty well and if you would like the dimensions for the box, just let me know.

Update on Hydi...

I've had a lot of people ask how Hydi was doing. So I thought I would give you an update and post some more current pictures.

She is doing well so far. The medicine is working. As you can tell from the pictures, most of the birthmarks on her face are gone. The ones on her hand are getting lighter in color also. We go back to St.Louis Children's hospital on Friday and they will ultrasound her liver again. The last time she had it done, there wasn't any significant change. This is a good thing, because these birthmarks can continue to appear and grow until she is about a year old. So while her liver might not be getting better, it wasn't getting any worse. And right now the hemangiomas on her liver doesn't seem to be affecting anything.

There is also a picture of Ryan in front of our Christmas Tree. He loves to get his picture taken. And I couldn't leave out Gracie. She is snuggled up with Steve (my husband) taking a nap.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Long Over Due...

I know I had promised a long time ago to post pictures of the diaper cake I made for my daughter's baby shower. So finally - here it is.

Also, I have a picture of the bud vases my friends Cheryl and Judy made that I used for center pieces on the tables. The cool thing about these vases are that the rosebuds are made from baby socks.

Halloween Treat Bags

I know I've been missing in action lately. You would think since I quit my job I would have more time, but it seems I've been busier than ever.

I thought I would share with you the treat bags I made for Ryan and Hydi for Halloween. I also have a picture of Ryan in his costume. He was a cowboy. He only got to trick or treat at 3 places. Each place he went, he took off more of his costume, so after the third stop his mom and dad just decided to take him home.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Treat ideas...

Someone on a blog that I visit had a pinwheel card she had made with the tag punch. She asked the question, what have you done with your punches lately.

I love my punches and use them all the time. I like it when someone comes up with an "out of the box" idea. So here's what I have done. The Santa treat was cased from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. I'm not sure who came up with the spider idea, these are floating all over the web (forgive the pun). And the Frankie treat was a spin off of all the Frankie cards and boxes out there. I'm sorry the picture isn't the greatest, but I hope you get the idea.

Thanks for looking


We Got a Second Opinion ....

We went to St. Louis Tuesday to see another specialist and get a second opinion. After doing some blood work that the first specialist didn't do, this doctor wants to take Hydi off of her medication. She also ordered an Echo on her heart and another ultrasound on the liver. The echo came back ok, and we haven't got the results of the second ultrasound yet. It's been a real roller coaster around here lately.

Hydi and Brandy did spend the night with me a couple of nights this week. I forgot how tiring it is getting up with a baby in the middle of the night.

I Thought you might like an updated picture. She looks rather sober in this picture doesn't she?

This is a picture of my grandson Ryan with our poodle Gracie. You can see his mom holding Hydi in the background. His mom is pregnant, so we will have another grandbaby in January. Christmas at our house ought to be pretty lively next year, don't you think?

Thank again for all your prayers and please keep praying.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just a quick hello....

My daughter and I are taking Hydi to the eye specialist today in St. Louis, please keep us in your prayers.

Thank you

Monday, September 22, 2008

A New Card - Finally

If you have been following my blog, you know we have been rather busy with the birth of our new granddaughter. Well, Saturday I finally got to do some stamping. I stamped all morning in my pajamas. I didn't even get dressed until late afternoon, then I gave the dog a bath and then I needed a bath so about an hour later I was back in my pajamas.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this card I made. I used one of my new sets - Inspired By Nature.

I am still hoping to have an open house, I am looking at October 10th or 11th. Maybe even both days. So let me know if either of these days will work for you.



Update on Hydi

Hi everyone,

I want to thank everyone who has been praying for our Hydi. Other than the birthmarks, she's doing really well. She did see a specialist at St.Louis Children's Hospital last Friday. They did another ultrasound on her liver, brain and spleen. She does have the hemangiomas (the birthmarks) all over her liver. They have started her on a medication that is used to treat heart problems. Some doctor discovered that this medicine shrunk the hemangiomas as well as treating the heart problems.

Hydi goes this Thursday to see an eye specialist at the Children's hospital because she has one on the colored part of her eye.

Here is a picture of Hydi and Papa (my husband) and the picture of Hydi by herself is one of Brandy's (Hydi's mom) favorite pictures.

Please pray that this medicine stops her birthmarks from growing and keeps her from getting anymore. If the medicine doesn't work, the next option may be steroids.

I also want to thank Aubrey Benson, who saw the post about Hydi's birthmarks on this blog and posted a comment. I then emailed Aubrey and she pointed me to a website that has a lot of information about this condition. We sent an email to a doctor in New York that is the leading expert in hemangiomas, and we received an email today that he would be contacting us either by phone or email within the next 2 days.

Again, thank you all for your prayers, and please keep praying.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Please keep praying....

Hydi, our new grandbaby (see previous posts) has an appointment this Friday at the Children's Hospital in St.Louis, so please keep her in prayer. She is going to see a specialist about her birthmarks.

I will keep you updated as soon as we learn more.

Other than the birthmarks, she is doing very well. I will post some more pictures soon.


From August 11 through September 30, Stampin' Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary.

To learn more about this promotion - just head on over to my Stampin' Up website . While you are there, take note of the - Shop Now - button at the top of the page. You can now order from me right from the comfort of your own home. Pretty cool, huh? You also still get hostess benefits on any orders over $150. So check it out.

I will be trying to customize my Stampin Up website over the next few weeks and hopefully will get some of my own creations updated. The website will also have the latest specials right on the home page - so check back often.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Meet Hydi

Here is a picture taken of little Hydi (pronounced like Heidi) taken just a few hours after she was born. Look at all that hair.

We thought she was going to get to come out of the nursery today, but she had a little set back. The nurses were nice enough to sneak me in the nursery - only moms and dads are allowed - and I got to feed her twice today.

Brandy (her mom) and I did a little shopping today. Brandy was released yesterday evening, but they are letting her stay in a room at the hospital. Anyway, we searched for a little frilly dress for Hydi to get her picture taken in, but couldn't find any. Effingham doesn't have a lot of stores to choose from for baby clothes.

Anyway, I thank everyone for their prayers and ask you to please continue to pray for both mom and baby.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's A Girl!

I'm sorry for not keeping everyone updated, things just happen so fast. I do thank you all for your prayers.

Brandy delivered a beautiful baby girl at 2:15pm Monday August 25th at St. Anthony's hospital. She was 6lb 11oz and 18 1/2 inches long.

Everything that could go wrong with the delivery did go wrong. It's a long story and I don't have much time. They did end up doing a c-section.

Brandy had some problems yesterday and we had some health problems with the baby. The are both doing ok right now. But Please keep praying for them both. After an episode of the baby choking and she stopped breathing, they have put her in the nursery with oxygen and have started an IV as she hasn't quite fiqured out how to eat yet. There are several other health issues as well, but again I don't have time to explain.

I will post more when things calm down.

Thanks again for all your prayers

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Quick Update

Brandy got to come home Monday afternoon. She is still taking medicine to stop her contractions, but they are few and far between now. She will be on bedrest until she delivers. She goes to her own OBGYN this afternoon, so maybe we will know more this evening.

She is 34 weeks now and since she has had the steroid shots, the doctor at Carle Hospital in Champaign was sure that they would deliver her baby at St. Anthony's if the labor started in again. Normally, St. Anthony's won't deliver a baby until you are a min. of 35 weeks.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Update on Brandy...

Brandy is still in the hospital. She was feeling pretty good when I talked to her a couple of hours ago. She was just getting ready to eat supper from Fazoli's.

They have taken her off the mag drip. They started her on some oral medicine that is supposed to help stop the contractions. It didn't work real well. She started having contractions again, so the doctor ordered some kind of shot for her that caused her to have a lot of chest pain. They won't be giving her anymore of those. Tomorrow she is 34 weeks, so if she keeps having contractions, they may go ahead and let her deliver.

I thank you all for your prayers and will continue to update as I can.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sorry - no new cards to post

I just wanted to apologize again for not posting. I had planned on posting pictures yesterday of Brandy's (my oldest daughter) baby shower. Of course that didn't happen. So just a quick update.

Brandy went into premature labor, so it's been kind of chaotic the last two days. She is 6 1/2 weeks early. She's doing ok so far, but they are still giving her medicine (magnesium) to slow down her contractions. She can't be on the medicine much longer and they will have to switch to an oral medicine tomorrow evening. If this medicine doesn't work, then they will let her go ahead and deliver early. They have given her two steroid shots (the last one about 6:30 Friday evening) that are supposed to help the baby's lungs incase she does deliver early, but the shots needs 24 hours to really take effect. So that is why she will be on the magnesium until tomorrow evening.

Please keep her in prayer.

Thank you

Monday, August 11, 2008

You Can Start Ordering Today....

The new Stampin Up catalog is now available. I just put in an order today. They have a lot of cool things in the catalog, it was hard to keep the order "reasonable". I did order the Big Shot, which is a die cut machine, and it will be available to customers starting September 1st.

I'm planning on having an open house in September if all goes well, and you can all come over and play with my new toys.

I've been trying to get my new Stampin Up site up and going, but it is a little more complicated than I thought. I did send out a newsletter tonight (at least I tried to), so some of you should be receiving it soon.

I'm sorry I don't have a card to post tonight, but I hope to have pictures of Brandy's shower up tomorrow. I want you to see the diaper cake I made and the bouquet of roses made from baby socks that my friends made. They are adorable - so check back tomorrow.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I've been busy... Again

I'm sorry I haven't posted for awhile (again). I've been busy (again). I keep hoping things will slow down. Anyway, I've been busy with my oldest daughter's baby shower. My middle daughter Jessi and I hosted a shower for Brandy. She is due September 28th.

And while trying to get ready for that, I was also trying to get ready for Vacation Bible School. If you have ever helped with VBS, you will understand what an undertaking that can be.

I will be posting more about each event later, but to hold you over, I'm going to post a card I made some time ago. It uses the set Pun Fun.

I also want to remind everyone that the new catalog is available for ordering starting tomorrow, August 11th. There is a lot of great stuff in there. Also, I just started a Stampin' Up website. I haven't had time to personalize it yet, but if you want links to the new catalog or specials, it is all right there, just go to and enjoy!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cricut Card

I finally got to use my Cricut Expression for fun. It has a lot of features that I'm still just learning about, so be patient and hopefully I will turn out some nicer cards.

This is my first attempt. It's very basic. I used the "Walk in My Garden" cartridge. I cut the hydrangea flower in card mode, then cut the overlay. So basically the machine cut out the flower part of the cardfront which is Mellow moss cardstock. Then I cut out just the top part of the flower in Lavendar lace cardstock and layered the two pieces on top of the mellow moss. I added the tiny flowers on the side, stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the two oval punches.

Tie some ribbon and there you have it. The cool thing is, I cut both colors with one cut.

The big "E" does a lot more complicated projects, and once I figure them out, I will show you.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

New Scallop Punch

I recently bought a new 2" scallop punch that layers great with Stampin Up's scallop punch. I made this card using the two punches and very little stamping.

After punching the flowers in Pretty in Pink cardstock, I inked the edges a little to add some dimension. Then using my paper snips, I cut into each petal just a little bit. I layered the scallops using a Stampin Dimensional. The center is Chocolate Chip Cardstock run through the cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.

The leaves were made by using the small oval punch with Wild Wasabi paper. I then folded the ovals in half and ran them through the crimper. The stem is a piece of Wild Wasabi ribbon. Before attaching all of this to the card, I spritzed the white cardstock with Chocolate chip ink. The "for you" was also stamped with Chocolate chip ink, and the cardbase is Chocolate chip.

This makes a very easy and quick card. The card measures 3 x 6. This is a great way to use up scraps of cardstock and ribbon.

Using Leftovers

I'm sorry it has been such a long time since the last post. Things just get so busy in the summer and time gets away from you. My last big project was the Mother-Daughter banquet at church, since then we have had 2 weeks of vacation, 4th of July Weekend, my last Stamp Club for this year and now we are gearing up for VBS. We are having Bible school August 4th-8th and I have my oldest daughter's baby shower on August 2nd.

I haven't even had much time for my new toy. My husband bought me a Cricut Expression a couple of weeks ago and I didn't even get to use it until Friday evening. And even then, I used it to make Bible school decorations. I already have the baby cricut, but the Expression is pretty cool. If you are on the fence about buying the big one or getting the little one, go ahead and get the big one, you won't be sorry.

I have had a couple of goals for this year, most of them I'm failing miserably at, but one of them is to get organized. This includes the stamp room. The other is to use up some of my papers that I have left over from workshops. I don't do a lot of workshops, but when I do, I always make sure I cut plenty of cardstock. And I always have packets left over. So, I'm tired of them sitting in the basket, and I'm going to try and use them up.

Here is my first try at it. The card on the right is a card we made at a workshop. I try to keep them fairly simple. The card on the left is made using the leftover cardstock. The owl image is from a $1 clear acrylic stamp set that I got at Joann Fabrics. I'm not a big fan of acrylics so far, but I did like the owl and the saying. I colored the owl in using Prismacolor Markers that I had purchased from Staples. When I went on vacation, I took my new markers and a few of the acrylic stamps to practice with. It does take some practice to get the hang of alcohol-based markers.

I'm not going to list the recipe, it's been so long since I made the Stampin Up card, I don't even remember the name of the set and I really don't want to dig to through all my sets to find it. I will try to do better next time.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Retirement List is Up

The Stampin Up Retirement List is now available. These stamp sets will only be available until August 10th.

To view the Retirement List, just click on the links below. One is sorted alphabetically and the other is sorted by page number

Alphabetical Order

Page Number

Monday, June 30, 2008

Big Flower from the Pretties Kit

I have been trying to figure out what to do with the big flowers that come in the Pretties Kit. I finally made a card using that flower.

This was a very simple card to make. I used the cuttlebug on the card base (Always Artichoke), then I added a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The next layer is Mellow Moss cardstock with the swirl image from Baroque Motifs stamped on it in Always Artichoke ink. I tied Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon around that and attached it to the card base. I attached the big flower from the Pretties Kit and then attached a Prima flower with one of the half back pearls from the Pretties Kit to the big flower.

You don't see it in the picture, but I later went back and added a Chocolate Chip Rub-on "celebrate" from the Sale-a-brations set under the ribbon as I decided to use this card as an aniversary card.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I wasn't putting sentiments on some of my cards until I decided what occasion I was using the card for. Sometimes the card looks a little plain without a sentiment when I post them, but I guess that is better than having a perfect card with the wrong sentiment that you can't use.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Graduation Gift

This was a gift for a young lady who graduated from High School this year. It was a little book with pockets and in each pocket was a card with a verse or inspirational saying. The last pocket had money in it and the the little tag said "and girls just gotta have funds". I also made a little bag to match that the book fit into.

I used Stampin Up Designer paper "Flowers for You", Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock and the same inks. I used several different stamp sets to make the cards and since I made this over a month ago I don't remember which ones I used. The book was bound together with my Bind-it-All machine.

I've seen several tutorials for this same project, but for me the easiest one to follow was this one -


Saturday, June 28, 2008

From the Garden

This is one of the hostess sets that will soon be disappearing. Don't forget the last day to order from the Spring-Summer Collection is August 10th.

These are a couple of real simple monochromatic cards that I cased from the catalog(page 21).

I stamped the flower in Groovy Guava ink on Whisper White cardstock. I added a strip of Groovy Guava cardstock that I ran through my cuttlebug to the bottom. I ran a piece of Groovy Guava ribbon above that then embellised one card with a bow and the other with a flower. As I said, very simple. Thanks for looking.

Back From Vacation

We just have one day left of vacation then it's back to work Monday. We spent the first week of vacation driving to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas and seeing the sights. We have spent the second week at home recovering from the first week.

I'm going to post some cards I made before we left for vacation. This first one is made from a retired Stampin Up set called Symbols of Salvation. I made this card for a man in our church who was recently saved and baptized.

I embossed the cross with gold embossing powder then colored it in with a Chocolate Chip marker. The verse says "My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation", a perfect verse for the occasion. This man was an old friend of my husband, so it really meant a lot for him to be the one to baptize him.


Paper - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip

Ink - Chocolate Chip

Accessories - Paper piercing kit, gold brads


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June Stamp Club Cards

I don't usually post the cards before my stamp club, but my friend Terri - Hi Terri - can't make it tomorrow night and she wanted to see the cards in case there was anything she needed to order to make them. And just to update everyone on my card a night challenge. I have done pretty good about making the cards, I just haven't had time to post them. And we leave Monday for two weeks on vacation, so unless I find some time Friday, this will be my last post for a few weeks. Anyway, back to the cards....

This first card was made using a new stamp set "Fresh Cuts" that will be in the new Fall Catalog available August 11. But during the month of June only, you can order this set and the cost is $21.95. If you order this set, you can purchase the new die cut 4x4 cards for $5.00, otherwise the cards are $8.95 and you get 15 cards and envelopes.

I stamped the image in Old Olive ink. I then punched a flower using the 5 Petal Punch and attached it and a flower from the Flower Fusion kit with an Old Olive brad. On the inside of the card I attached a 3.75x3.75 piece of Old Olive cardstock with Stampin Dimensionals. I also stamped an image on the envelope. This is a very quick and easy card to make.

This next card uses the stamp set Bloomin Beautiful that is in the mini catalog. Remember you can order from the mini through the month of June (even thought the catalog says May 31).

I stamped the image in versamark ink, then colored the image with Stampin Up chalks. The cardbase is Cameo Coral (my favorite color this month) and I layered the image with Cameo Coral and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I used the distressor tool to give it the rough edges. The paper on the side is a piece of Designer paper from Berry Bliss. I tied a piece of Chocolate Chip ribbon around the card.

This last card is similar to the one we made last month. I stamped the background stamp Print Pattern in Green Galore ink on Green Galore cardstock. I added the white dots with the gel pen (last month we used the paint pen and made lines). The flower image was done by coloring the stamp itself with Pixie Pink & Green Galore crayons and then spraying the stamp lightly with water and stamping on Water Color paper. I used the Word Window punch with Pixie Pink Cardstock and attached that to the cardbase and added a black brad. The cool thing on this card (I think it's cool anyway) is the beads that I attached with a staple. I will just have to show you this Terri. Anyway that is pretty much that.

I did make a Stationary in a Box as a hostess gift for Debbie. IF I have time I will post a picture of it tomorrow. I have to get my hair done at 8:00am and Gracie (my poodle)has to get her hair done at 12:30, we both have to look good for vacation you know. And I still have to clean house yet.


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