Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy 22nd Birthday

How many times have you said "I can't believe how time flies by"?

In the blink of an eye, your baby goes from this . . .



(Taken June 11, 1994. She was a whole 5 days old here)


To this . . .



(Taken December 25, 2016. A little over half way to 22.)


My beautiful baby is now a beautiful young lady.

About to tell on myself here:
This is the 22nd time I have wished My Girl a Happy Birthday 
and the first time I have made her a card! 
How does that happen? LOL




I love you to the moon and back, Junebug.



Stampin UP! Supplies
Stamps - Timeless Textures, Gorgeous Grunge, Number of Years
Cardstock - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive



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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mason Jar Rehearsal Invitation

I had posted a couple of months ago when I was designing the rehearsal invitation. 

Here is the final product...



I changed the top element from a stamped image to an embossed image. 

And I decided to go with Kraft card stock instead of Whisper White.

I designed the layout in Word. And printed onto the Kraft card stock. 

I used my Silhouette Cameo to design the initial in the mason jar. Sent that to the printer and hand cut them out. 

* glad that's over :) *


I like it when someone asks me to make them something and they are happy with the final product.



Stampin UP! Supplies
Stamps - Hello Doily
Cardstock - Kraft

Craft Store Supplies
Cardstock - white

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rehearsal Invitation


We all know what that is don't we?

If you don't, it's called a Stamp-a-ma-jig. And it is a very nice tool to have. 
It takes a little getting used to. And you need to have some patience. Or at least I do. :)

I got it out and used it to help make up a couple of examples for a friend.

Love how the purple and yellow come together.




I hope you can see past all the purple blocks. Privacy and all ya' know. :)

The words are printed thru my home computer. The mason jar is an image I traced in my Silhouette Cameo, added the initials then sent to my printer. I hand cut that out. My friend wants 20 invitations. So it looks like I will be cutting out a lot more. 

Thought I would try a yellow mason jar, just for a pop of color.

I kinda like and I kinda don't.


I know I can't be the only one that can't make a decision.

Guess What???!!!

I came up with a totally different idea. The results are gorgeous and I went a totally different route with the colors. 

Sorry though. You will have to wait for the reveal! 

Don't hate me, LOL!!


Stampin UP! Supplies
Stamps - Baroque Motiff, Itty Bitty Bits
Cardstock - Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush


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Sunday, March 27, 2016

A little about my journey into stampin'

About 10 years ago, I started a scrapbook of my wedding. 




I had every intention of continuing to make scrapbooks. I had my daughter and now a stepson that I wanted to make books about. And we had a dog now. And the kids were active in school. So I would have lots to scrap! 

Life was happening, and things were going well. 
Then they weren't.

Work.
Family.
Health.
Life in general.

So the scrappin' got put on hold. I never finished any of the books, except our wedding.


Then I made a new friend. And she introduced me to Stampin UP.

I joined her group. Made new friends.
We were going strong for a few years. Everything was great!
Then it wasn't.

Work.
Deaths.
Health.
Life in general.

So our little group fell apart. We were all so sad. And lonely. 
I had a few get togethers at my house so we could get our stamping fix.

Last year (2015) I could feel the "need" to become a Demo. I made the decision late in the year to start in January.

So here I am. 
SU Demo.
And loving it.








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Monday, January 11, 2016

New Adventure

I have been pretty busy lately with two jobs, church and the VFW, all that takes up a lot of time. And I have managed those pretty well, but have decided to throw something else into the mix.

I am now a Stampin' UP Demo! 

Woohoo!!

My starter kit shows delivered. I have my first club meeting scheduled for this coming Saturday. I'm ready!! 



Let's do this!
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