Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Stars

Well, Christmas is almost here - are you ready???  We're not!!  Everyone here has been so sick which makes everyday life a little more challenging.  I finally came down with the nasty bug and spent last Sunday in the ER.  Acute bronchitis is not anything I wish on anyone.  Everyone is still coughing - even little Jennifer!  This definitely put a crimp in our schedule.  I had started making these cute stars back in November - thank God - for the Wellness Center folks and just finished them up last night!  I had purchased the Many Merry set from SU.  I'm sure you have seen them around the blogs.  I thought they would be something nice for them to keep from year to year.

The girls only have two more days of school and are looking forward to some down time.  Everyone in the Pansy Patch would like to wish everyone and their families a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday season!!

Nancy                       Rachel                   Sarah

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Advent Boxes

Someone asked me the other day if I was ready for Thanksgiving - my answer was NO!!!!!  For some reason I thought we had another week to go.  So I started cooking this weekend, as we always have Thanksgiving and then realized that next Monday is December 1st!!  I have been wanting to make something for the girls for Advent and found these cute Advent boxes over at Paper Craft Button's blog.  I decided that I had better start making them or the idea will be put away for another year.

They came together pretty quick.  Sarah felt sorry for me when she came out of her room and found me deep in papers, stamps and ink and helped me cut them out.  I used SU's Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Pack and their gold and silver baker's twine.  I didn't have the punch she used but found my small scalloped circle punch worked out fine.  I finally found my Gel-a-tins number stamps buried in the bottom of my punch drawer.  I used these to make flash cards for the girls and they are great stamps!  I always used my small star punch on silver and gold SU paper to decorate the box.  There are so many other ways you can dress them up.  The best part was filling them with candy - one for the box and one for me!!

I haven't decided where I'm going to hang these cute boxes if my tree isn't up by the 1st!  I may just arrange them on the kitchen door in the shape of a Xmas Tree or wreath.  Everyone in the Pansy Patch would like to wish you all a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jennifer's Birthday Card

With all that has been going on lately, I hadn't started Jennifer's birthday card, so I was short on time and ideas.  Sorting through a drawer for something in my craft room I came across some SU Sound cards I had purchased awhile ago which gave me an idea for Jennifer's card.  This is the front of the card.  I used my Fun Fest die to cut out a pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie and stamped a #1 on it.  The sentiment stamp I have had for years that I purchased for $1 at Michael's bin.  You have to love that $1 bin!  I had some corn brads and leftover Halloween ribbon to finished off the front of the card.

For the inside I made a template using my 1" and 1/2" circle punch and cut out that side of the card in Whisper White.  This way the unnecessary buttons are covered.  Joe and I recorded our message and I adhered it to the card.  I used my Cupcake Punch to decorate the middle of this side of the card.  On the opposite side, I put a layer of Pumpkin Pie where I wrote our message to Jennifer.  On the back of the card I put another layer of Pumpkin Pie to finish it off.

I was really pleased with the results.  The card comes in a white box which made it perfect to give and save.  Now she can hear our voices even when we aren't with her - which is rare!!!

We hope everyone had a great Halloween!  We had such a great time at Jennifer's birthday.  Here she is riding the Ladybug Rocker we gave her.  She was so excited with it!

Here's a picture of her pumpkin birthday cake.

I think she will have lots of fun in the future celebrating her birthday and Halloween!  This year she was a pumpkin!

Well, we had everyone over at our house today as our town had Halloween today.  The girls had a great time going trick or treating!  Now I'm going to go check out their bags for some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Boxes

I couldn't make my mind up if I wanted the new Curvy Keepsake Box that SU just put out.  I kept seeing lots of cute examples of things that could be done, so I bite the bullet and jumped right in and I'm so glad I did!  Every year I make goodies for my daughter to take to the hospital for the nurses and the Wellness Center and this year I decided to make these cute Halloween Boxes.  The nice thing about these Thinlits Dies is that you always get some extra dies with them and in this case it was some cute tags that you can use for so many things!

Here the trays are all ready to go.  I had to quick get some pictures as she is taking them in early this week as she took off Friday for Jennifer's 1ST Birthday!  Here's a close up of the boxes.

I used the Motley Monster DSP and used the faces from the Fall Fest stamp set.  The tags are one of the extra die cuts you get.  I love how they finished them off with tag hole.  My Halloween Wishes is from the Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.

I saw this cute Spider on the web and had to try it out.

The box is the same and to make the legs they used the Square Framelits Die from SU, but since I don't have that die I used my Spellbinders Die which turned out fine.  You cut 3 squares inside a square (so 2 sizes of squares are sitting inside each other) and cut them in half at the opposite corners to make the legs.  Bend one end back, apply adhesive and glue them on your box and your done!  I'm going to try and make some more this week.  Jennifer likes to look at the bugs (we call them Halloween Bugs) on the screen, so I thought I would make a paper bug for her to examine.

Sarah has been home sick all week with a sore throat and coughing, so I hope no one else gets it before Jennifer's Birthday party on Friday!  We are back to watching her so our weeks are filled.  I'm glad I started these boxes a little early!  Have a great week!

Everyone at the Pansy Patch wants to wish you a Happy Halloween.

     Nancy          Rachel          Sarah

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Wreath

I wanted to quickly post the Halloween Wreath that I just hung on my kitchen door.  I ordered it a few weeks ago and finally got around to putting it together.  I really like how it turned out!  It was a SU project that came with everything in it except for the stamp and ink.

It came together really quick except for the spider!  I needed Rachel and Sarah's eyes and little fingers to do the beading for me!  I actually was pretty impressed with how it turned out.  I must have a fetish for wreaths as every holiday I'm on the lookout for one to make.  Here's some pass wreaths that I have made - Curly Paper Wreath and Rosette Wreath.  This one was perfect for me this year with my limited crafting time and with the black it really stands out on the light colored door!  Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Cards

When I was attending one of the stamping classes with my SU Demo Denise, I made these cute Halloween cards!  I'll call the first one the Three Pumpkin Card.


Stamps - Fall Fest
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Black - SU
Paper - Garden Green, Black,Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White - SU
Accessories - Fun Fall Framelits - SU
Embellishments - Ribbon

I started with an A2 sized card in Black and layered down with my colors of Garden Green - 5 1/4" x 4", Black - 5" x 3 3/4". Pumpkin Pie - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8" and Whisper White - 4 5/8" x 3 3/8".  You can adjust the layers to any sizes you want to fit your base card.  I stamped my sentiment on the bottom of my paper first, so I could judge where to stamp my two pumpkins on the left and the right.  I then stamped my third pumpkin on an extra piece of Whisper White and cut it out with my framelits.  I used my marker on the stems after I had placed my pumpkin pie on the pumpkins.  I then stamped my faces and used my framelits to cut out some stems and placed them on the pumpkins just to give them some dimension.  I popped my third pumpkin up in the middle and then tied some ribbon around the layer so they look like they are sitting on it and adhered that layer to my base card and I were done.  So cute!

My second card I made was a cute Ghost Card.


Stamps - Fall Fest, Tiny Wishes, Simply Sports - SU
Ink - More Mustard , Black- SU
Paper - Black, More Mustard, DSP - SU
Accessories - Fun Fall Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, White Embossing Powder
Embellishments - Ribbon

I made another A2 sized card in Black with a layer of More Mustard - 5 1/4" x 4" and cut two pieces of DSP and placed them together to measure the next layer of 5" x 3 3/4".  I then tied a piece of ribbon in the middle, stamped and cut out and embossed 2 ghosts in More Mustard with my powder and popped them up with dimensionals.  I then stamped my sentiment and used my framelits and adhered them to the bottom of the card and the ghosts were already to send!  I used the Motley Monster DSP but any DSP you wish will do.

We have been having beautiful weather here and love the colorful leaves.  Last weekend Joe, Sarah and I went to Syracuse for the Snowmobile Show and had a great time!  Here they are on a PINK Snowmobile that was made for Cancer Awareness Month.  We would have loved to brought it home with us!

Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel and Sarah

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stamp Class Cards

I went to another stamp class at Denise's and made these two cards.  I loved how they turned out. This first one looks so complex but was so easy to do.


Stamps - Swallowtail Background Stamp, A Dozen Thoughts - SU
Ink - Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist - SU
Paper - Whisper White
Accessories - Black Embossing Powder, Blender Pen

I had never used a background stamp like this before.  I stamped it out on Whisper White and then embossed it.  Then using a blender pen I colored it in making sure to blot any excess water.  The hardest part was cutting it out - but that wasn't too bad.  I stamped my sentiment first just in case it didn't stamp well and then using dimensionals I placed my butterfly on the front part of the card.

I then gently folded it over the crease and adhered the rest to the back of the card.  Then I opened it up and trim off the bottom even with the card.  I don't have a lot of large background stamps, but I am definitely going to use this technique with them.

The next card we made was using my new "favorite stamp set"!


Stamps - Work Of Art - SU
Ink - Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon - SU
Paper - Whisper White

This stamp set is so versatile!  I stamped the bottom line first and then placed my sentiment so I would know how much room I had for the flower I created.  I created a circle using the stamp and stamping off once to make it lighter.  Then I stamped another layer over it by stamping off a bit and pressing harder on the stamp.  I loved how it turned out!  Just stamp your favorite center for the flower and you're done!  Just think how many color combinations you could use with different sentiments!

We had one more stamping class on Friday with our friend Martha who is returning to Florida, which I missed, as Joe and I were on babysitting patrol!  Here's a picture that we took last week.

Well, I'm waiting for my SU order to come in so I can start some of my Halloween treats.  The girls and I started decorating this weekend.  Hard to believe that Halloween will soon be here and Jennifer will be one year old!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, September 4, 2014

More Stamping Fun!!

I have some more cards for your today that I did recently at my friend Denise's stamping day.  They were so quick and easy to put together and I liked how they turned out.  The first one I'll call "Hello My Friend" card.  I have seen this around the blogs, and it was nice to actually put it together.


Stamps - Everything Eleanor, Tap-Tap-Tap - SU
Ink - Blackberry Bliss - SU
Paper - Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Old Olive - SU
Accessories - Framelits, Frenzy BigzL Die, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder
Embellishments - Venetian Crochet Trim

This was a A2 sized card with a layer of 4" x 5 1/2" in Blackberry Bliss which I then embossed.  My pink layer was 3 1/4" x  3 1/4" which I also embossed and my very vanilla layer was 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".  After adhering them together I attached my flowers, stem and trim.

Our second card was made using my favorite stamp - the Flower shop.


Stamps - Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
Paper - Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories - Matching punches
Embellishments - Pearls

The base card was A2 with layers in Whisper white of 4" x 5 1/4" and 3 3/4" x 5".  What's nice about this card is that you can use any colors you want to mix and match.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge on the top layer and attached my flowers with some dimensionals to make them stand out.  I didn't use any sentiment on this card as it can be used for a number of occasions.

The last card was a cute Thank You card.


Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge, Another Thank You
Ink - Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Paper - Whisper White
Accessories - Small Oval and Oval Scalloped Punches
Embellishments - Linen Thread, Sequins

The base card is A2 with layers in whisper white of 4" x 5 1/4" and 3 3/4" x 5".  I just used my Gorgeous Grunge set on the top layer where desired.  I punched out my ovals and tied some linen thread to the back before adhering it with some dimensionals.   I then glued some sequins around the card and it was finished.

It's nice to have some cards in my stash once again.  The girls are looking forward to the coming weekend to sleep in - in fact, so are we!!  Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summertime Fun Cards

Well, we are in the midst of school shopping - one week left.  It is mad chaos around here.  Joe and I have been babysitting Jennifer for the past two weeks as my daughter went back to work.  Best laid plans - the daycare center at her work didn't work out.  She was only there 3 days in 2 weeks and had a toy dropped on her head by another child, and caught a terrible cold from the other kids.  She has been so sick.  Back to the Dr.'s 2 times.  My daughter is now interviewing  people to watch her at home, so guess who is watching her until that happens!  She has contaminated us all - everyone has a sore throat so lots of germs floating around here.  But I managed to go to a crafting day at my Stampin Up Demonstrator on Friday and made some cute cards that I thought I would share with you.

Unfortunately, I am always in the need of sympathy cards which I never have.  I have been looking at this stamp set and really liked how it turned out.

We used the new in-color Blackberry Bliss for a layer on whisper white.  We stamped the Everything Eleanor stamp in crumb cake and then the Love & Sympathy stamp in Blackberry Bliss over it.  I really like the richness in this color.

I like the sentiment that comes with the stamp set as well.  Another card I decided to make was what I call a happy card!  The stamp set was Work of Art which is another set I'm thinking of buying.  We used Melon Mambo for the base card with a layer of black and stamped on whisper white.  The little hearts stamped in black look like seeds in a watermelon - so cute!

These cards are so simple and easy to make and love how they turned out.  Joe is down at the garden trying to find some tomatoes for dinner.  This year's crop wasn't too good this year.  Not enough to do any canning either.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend and have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, August 1, 2014

Stamping Fun

The calendar says August 1st - can you believe it!  I can't - where did the summer go?  Hard to believe that the girls will be going back to school in 3 weeks - but we won't mention that to them!  I had such a nice morning today stamping with friends.  We got together at my friend Denise's.  Here are two of the cards we made.

This one was done with stamp sets from Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art.  I always can use "thinking of you" cards and love how this turned out.  Our friend from Florida gave us some great shells to use for decorating the cards which we used with some Baker's Twine.  We also stamped on the inside of the card which I like to do.

This card we made with the Tide Stamp Set.

We embossed the lobster which really made it stand out.  A simple card, but one that I can use for a lot of occasions.  Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Birthday Card by Sarah

Sarah's best friend Megan is celebrating her birthday today and she wanted to make her a card.  So we set out trying to find some birthday greetings in our new craft space - which took awhile!  You think you are putting things away where you will remember where they are but only to find that you remember where they were at the old craft space! So we had to hunt for awhile!

She used their favorite color - pink - and decorated it with a greeting and a cupcake stamp I have had forever from Michael's that she colored and then cut out and popped it up with a peel and stick wobble. She loves to use them!  She added some ribbon and a paper with a button and she was done.  I think Megan will love it!

                  Happy Birthday Megan!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Ours was blessed with a visit by Jennifer.  We dusted off the old high chair for her.  Hard to believe that her Mom used the same one!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Animal Puppets

We have a cute project here for you today.  If you're looking for something easy to do with the kids this summer,  I would suggest trying these puppets out.  The girls and I put these together really quick with our Create a Critter cartridge.

Once you layer your critter, adhere it to a stick.  Them cut a plain outline for the back of the critter and adhere it so it has a finished look.  The girls named the lion Leo, the bear Benny and the fox Frank.  I think they are getting things ready for Jennifer to play with.  Hope everyone had a great 4th!  

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, June 29, 2014

4th of July Card

The neighborhood is definitely starting to celebrate the 4th early - lots of fireworks going off!  I decided to make this card for the holiday.

It came together really quick.  I used Brilliant Blue for the base card with the first layer of Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4". The second layer is Real Red - 5" x 3 3/4" - which I embossed with my star folder.  I love how crisp and clear the embossing is on this folder.  I then used my Cricut to cut out my 2 stars and my small SU punch for the red star, which I glued a red button that I had tied a bow on.  I used my stamp set from SU - July Fourth for my sentiment, punching it out with my large oval punch.  The girls thought it was pretty festive!

We also quickly put together some of our candy wrapper which we always do for the holiday.  See this post for all the directions.

We hope everyone has a great week with lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Owl Pillow Treat Boxes

I am in the process of cleaning out my craft room and moving to another room and found some extra pillow box treats that I had made for the girls to give out the last day of school.  I completely forgot to post them.  They came together so quickly and they are so versatile.  You can put a lot of different things inside - money. gift cards, goodies, etc.  Here's a pictures of what was leftover.

If you don't have the SU pillow die, you can get some at Michael's in the Wedding Section.  They are a little smaller and come in different colors.  That's what I used above.  Just punch out circles in your desired DSP and adhere them on the front of the box by staggering them and trim off the edges.  I used my 1 1/4" circle punch above and the 1 3/4"  and 3/4" circle punches for the eyes.  I made the wings using my oval punch and the feet with my heart punch.  If you have a flower punch you can use a petal for the peak or just cut a piece out of your CS.  To make them look more realistic, just curl up the "feathers" forward.  I thought they looked so cute!

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  The girls spent it mostly swimming.   Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel and Sarah

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hexagon Candy Box

Well, the summer has officially started - school is out and I have no idea where the time is going!  I was looking around for some little thing to give the Dad's with their gifts and came across this gem from Papercraft Button.  I just love listening to her youtube videos, and I fell in love with this cute hexagon box she had posted.

I used Pacific Point CS for the box and decorated it with some ribbon I had in my stash from Michael's.  I didn't want to make it too frilly, so I used my stamp from SU called A Round Array with the coordinating punch and popped them up with some dimensionals.   I also used the clear stamp "Dad" from this month's SU Pumpkin box to decorate the clear stamp.

Since my time for making cards for Father's Day is shrinking quickly, I utilized the cards from this month's Pumpkin box to go along with my boxes.  As you can see in this picture, the candy treats are missing!  I decided to treat myself for completing the job!  Peanut Butter Reese's don't last long around me!!

We hope everyone is enjoying the start of summer vacation and all the Dads out there have a wonderful celebration this week!

I have entered this box into Cardz TV Designers 3D Challenge #2 Father Day.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Father's Day Card

Well, it looks like another great weekend - lots of sunshine and beautiful skies!  Sarah, Joe and I have been so under the weather this week with a terrible cold.  We managed to get through the winter with nothing and then finally the germs caught up to us!  I finally had the desire to do some crafting and decided I had better get started making some cards for Father's Day.  I had seen this card last year but never got around to making it so decided to give it a try.


Stamps - Sprinkled Expressions, July Fourth - SU, Michael's
Ink - Real Red
Paper - Whisper White
Accessories - Star Punches

This is an A2 sized card placed on its side.  I decided to stamp my star from Sprinkled Expressions from the bottom to the top.  Then I stamped one of my sentiments on Whisper White and matted it on Real Red and adhered it across the middle of the card.  I just love this $1 stamp from Michael's.  It is my go to stamp!  Then I stamped and punched out several sizes of stars and placed them randomly on the card.

Here is the inside of the card with another $1 stamp from Michael's with a few extra stars for good measure!  I needed a card that came together quickly and this definitely did.  The girls are counting the days until summer vacation - 4 1/2 days to be exact!  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Easel Card, Drawer & Box

My calendar says it is Saturday - help - where did the week go???  Among household tasks this week, I was looking through Youtube for something to put a special gift in and came across this video from Paper Craft Button.  The best thing about it was she combined the card with a cute little drawer to put your gift in and also had a box to put it in!!  How cute is that!!  Here's the easel card with its little drawer.

Here's a picture of the box it goes in.

And here is the card and box together.

I just loved how this came together.  Her instructions are very good and it didn't take long to make.  Another great way to use up some scraps of paper and some goodies laying around.  The card and drawer fit perfectly into the box.  After the box is closed, I will probably add a bow with a cute tag to it before I give it away.  I think these would be great cards/boxes to make for some graduations coming up.  You could put money, jewelry, gift cards, etc. in the drawer.  Another plus she pointed out in her video is that you can make a bunch of these and storage is so easy by stacking them up and you're ready to go when the time is right.  Love that!!  Hope everybody is ready for a great 3-day weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Jennifer's Baptism Card

Well, it has been a busy week!  We have been busy getting ready for Jennifer's Baptism - which was today.  We just got home and had a wonderful day - even the weather cooperated.  I have to say that she wasn't too happy with the water on her head and she let everyone in the church know it!

I really had never made a Baptism card as I wasn't into card making when Rachel and Sarah were Baptized.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do and finally put it together late last night!  Nothing like waiting to the last minute, but there was a lot of cooking that had to get down first, as everyone came back to my daughter's house after church to celebrate.  Here's what I came up with.

Here is the front of the card.  I used Shimmering White for my base card and layered it with Pretty & Pink after I had embossed it with the embossing folder Framed Tulips by SU.  I had seen videos using the Lattice Die from SU to make a cross and then decorated it with some petal flowers that I have had for years along with some pearls.  Of course I also needed a ribbon.

This was the inside of the card which I computerized and printed out on Pretty & Pink.  Of course, I needed some more pearls and flowers!

I probably overdid the flowers, but I couldn't stop using them.  I loved how the whole thing came together and so did my daughter!

Here's a picture of the cake we had.  I just thought it was soooo pretty!

And here is  a picture of Jennifer after the busy day getting ready for bed!

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and are getting ready to celebrate Memorial Day and the long weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Card

I saw this card on Pinterest and decided to make it for Mother's Day.  In its original design it was a birthday card which makes it so versatile.


Stamp - Mixed Bunch - SU, Michaels Sentiment Stamps
Ink - Old Olive, Melon Mambo - SU
Paper - Whisper White - SU
Accessories - Embossing Folder - Vintage Wallpaper, Blossom Punch
Embellishments - In Color Boutique Details, Strawberry Slush Stretch Trim, Green Sewing Trim

This is an A2 size card with a layer of Whisper White 4" x 4" that I embossed with my folder.  I then adhered my trim around the bottom.  This is a great card to use up old trims, ribbons, etc.  I stamped my image on Whisper White as well and punched it out with my Blossom Punch.  Before I popped it up on the layer, I secured some trim behind it as well as placed my colored detail.  I also popped up my layer and then stamped my sentiment on the bottom and the card was done.  My Happy Mother's Day sentiment was stamped on the inside.  I made a bunch of these in different colors and left some plain for future use.

Everyone in the Pansy Patch would like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all those Moms out there....and a special wish for my daughter Jeannie on her first Mother's Day!!  She and Jennifer came to visit yesterday and we had a great time!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Rachel!!!!

We had a great day yesterday celebrating Rachel's 14th birthday - the weather even cooperated for a change!  Here is the card I made for her.


Stamps - Remembering your birthday , Flower Shop - SU
Ink - Island Indigo - SU
Paper - Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, DSP, Wisher White - SU
Accessories - Ovals Collection, Banner Dies and Flower Shop Punch
Embellishments - Large Pearls

This card came together really quick.  It is an A2 sized card with DSP layer of 4" x 5 1/4".   I stamped out my saying on the oval dies I had cut out and placed them on the card with the banner die cutouts.  Then I punched out my pansies decorating them with some pearls and adhered them to my card.

Here is the inside sentiment.  I thought it was so cute!

Rachel loved it!

Here's a picture I snapped of Rachel, Sarah and Jennifer.  Jennifer loved looking at the balloons!  Today is my youngest daughter's birthday - Jennifer's Mom's - Happy Birthday Jeannie!  And the month is just starting!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hershey Kisses Flowers

Where has the week gone???  At least the rain has stopped and the weather today was just beautiful!!  Hope it holds for the birthday party for Rachel on Saturday.  I have been busy making these cute little flowers.  I saw this tutorial by Connie Stewart that she made for Easter and decided that they would be cute for the ladies at the Wellness Center for Mother's Day.

I think they turned out so cute and they weren't really hard to make.  Most of the time was spent preparing all the paper for gluing.

Here's a closeup of the flowers.  I hope the ladies like them.  Tomorrow is a big day for Sarah.  She finally gets her braces on!!  Rachel's are ready to come off and now Sarah's are going on.  Never a break!  We went out and got a lot of baby food fruits for the weekend and anything soft we could find.  She still hasn't made up her mind what color the bands will be.  Did you know that every time they change them she gets to pick a different color?  Times sure have changed from when their Mom had hers.  We hope you enjoy this wonderful weather and have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah