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