Monday, July 30, 2012

Back from Vacation!

Well after being on the road for the last week, it feels good to be home!
We had a fantastic trip that including a skating competition, my husbands whole family,
a major amusement park, Niagara Falls and so much in between!
It has been a wild ride!
I made this card for my brother and his family who hosted us for multiple days.
Our kids and theirs had such a great time! 
So much that we will see them again in just another week!
I love that they are back in the country after 3 years of being away!
Happy Monday and here is to a terrific week!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


When my friend Marybeth sent me the tree die cuts,
she included this cute window die.
I had some trouble deciding what to do because
I didn't want to use the tree die and the window together off the bat.
So I opted to use A wreath for all seasons.
I love how the wreath peaks through the window and adds some color.
I added a strip of orange and a button for some color.
I love how it turned out!
Thanks again Marybeth for the die cuts, I can't wait to use the rest!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blog Friendships

I am amazed everyday but the incredible talent of my fellow cardmakers!
I am even more amazed with how generous these ladies are!
I have received two wonderful surprises in the mail the last couple of weeks.
The first was from Marybeth 
She has amazing talent!
She sent me some die cuts in the mail.
The first one was this tree.
I added some script to it, added leaves and a sentiment.
of course I added twine and a button.
I love how it turned out!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Furniture and comedians

A couple of months ago, my parents so graciously had a chair recovered for me.
While the chair doesn't look like much, it was my Grandfathers, so it is cherished.
With the new fabric, it is like a brand new chair and so comfortable.
The gentleman that recovers furniture for my Mom is amazing!
Over the weekend I covered the cute little footstool.
We absolutely love it! Thanks again Mom and Dad!
Last night I have never laughed so much!
We had a huge group of friends join us for dinner before heading out to see Jeff Dunham.
If you have not heard of him, he is the gentleman that is a ventriloquist!
He is hilarious and of course our company was just as funny!
My sides still hurt from laughing!
What a fantastic night!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Last week while my kids were having a blast at camp and getting totally dirty,
I took some time away from work to hang out with one of my dearest friends.
We spent all day shopping and catching up.
She lives about an hour from me but getting together is sometimes nearly impossible!
We only made three stops, one of those being lunch but it didn't matter!
We both found some incredible items at the antique store!
I bought something for her that I she couldn't get in her little town,
so I decided to include a cute little card.
She is a huge fan of sunflowers so it was a no brainer!

Monday, July 9, 2012


Tis the season for babies. 
Not my own but I have friends that are having babies like crazy...must be something in the water!
The first card I made is for a dear family that lives in Wisconsin.
We don't get to see them that often but darn they are the cutest!
They just had their 4th late last month!
He is so cute and will fit just perfectly into their family.
Here is the card that I made for them.
I love using argyle for little boys!
More baby cards to come, including one for twins!
The kids are at camp all day but I am trying to get a lot of work done
since I have done little since they got home from school!
Enjoy the beginning of the week!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Friends, water, staying cool and Thank you!

What a wild ride this week has been!
We got all of the 4H projects in, now our object is staying cool!
As we head into another week of temperatures in the 90's,
we are spending our days with friends at the pool or lake.
Where there is cool water, we are there!
Even the ice rink feels great these days!
So as my blog remains a little quiet during these dog days of summer,
trust me when I say we are having fun!

My card today is a thank you note for a dear friend.
I continue to love the aqua and brown together!
I stamped the sentiment in Kraft ink, it photographed funky,
know that it looks much better in person!
Have a safe 4th of July!