Saturday, August 9, 2014



We are headed to a picnic at my brother and sister in law's house today.  Yesterday was my sister-in-law Hope's birthday. 
She is an avid gardener who, I think, will get a kick out of this pun:

This is pretty much a CASE of a card I saw online somewhere.  I'll do a bit of searching and find a link to the original card.  I always want to give credit to the designers who inspire me.

Anyway, It uses Paper Smooches Green Thumb set as well as Lawn Fawn's Smitty's ABC's.

The weather has been gorgeous!  I hope it holds because we are headed to the shore tomorrow for a few days!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Thinking of You Always

To continue from my previous post, I wanted to show you a card I made for Rose, my daughter, who is going off to college in a few weeks in Center City, Philadelphia.  She's really not that far from us, but it will be a very new experience for her.  

My plan is to stockpile a few cards to send from time to time to let her know we're thinking of her.

This is also using the Jane's Doodles set  Home Sweet Home.  

The skyline stamp is from MFT's You're Super set (love that set!).  Again, I played with the layout until it came together.  The tiny hearts are Martha Stewart sequins glitter that I glued individually.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.  I am really pleased with how it turned out!

Have a great day!

Love Makes a House a Home

My brother and his wife just made settlement on an amazing old farmhouse nearby and my grade partner is buying her first home this month.  
I broke out a set from Jane's Doodles called Home Sweet Home for these cards.  

Here is the card for my brother:

I used Spectrum Noir markers and did a bit of paper piecing.  The paper is "Farmhouse" from Crate Paper.  The stitched die is from Lawn Fawn. I glued the bottom of the house down, but put a couple of foam dots on the upper part of the house to pop it up a bit.

The next card is for my next door neighbor at school, Melissa.  She is making settlement on a new house this month.  This is from the same stamp set, but a more clean and simple look.

I changed the layout a few times before I was satisfied. Thank goodness my adhesives were forgiving!  Also, the strip of green was an attempt to cover yet another mistake.  Not sure if it represents a sidewalk or front lawn or what, but it grounded the image and masked my boo-boos. The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set.

We are off to do some dorm room shopping today.  My poor credit card is taking a beating!
See you!