Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Treat Box

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day.  I forgot to post this cute little box.  Jennifer's last day of school is June 12th, and I was thinking of something to give her.  I feel so bad for all the kids this year.  Everything has been turned around and nothing is normal.  For Jennifer, she had to get used to a new school and new friends after attending preschool where Mom works,  I think she had just started to feel comfortable with the new schedule, teachers and friends when the pandemic hit.  Being home schooled was definitely new to her and many other kids.  But I think they all did a great job.  I saw this cute little treat box over at - Debbie Henderson's blog - and it reminder me of the little boxes of Animal Crackers I used to buy the kids. 

I decided I wanted to put Jennifer's name on the box, so I used my small letter dies.  I had to squeeze the letters together due to the length of her name.  I'm going to put some goodies inside.  It came together so quick and easy.  I also ordered her some glitter pens.  She loves glitter and I thought these would be right up her alley. 

I really don't know where the month has gone.  A year ago we were at Virginia Beach.  It was one of the best vacations.  I'm glad we're not there now with all the tropical storms. We had fabulous weather when we were there - great memories!

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Rainbow Turnaround Cards

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  We actually got some nice weather for a change.  When the rain kept me inside I was looking for a card to send to Jennifer, and I came across a video Jennifer McGuire did with what she called a turnaround Z-fold card.  I had never heard of it before.  We all love our rainbows, so of course it got my attention.  I purchased it from Concord and 9th.  I had so much fun putting it together and will definitely try another set.  While I was at it, I made three cards - 1 with the Miss You sentiment and 2 with the Hello sentiment which were included in the stamp set.

You can make these cards in either direction.  I chose horizontal.  I used primary colors, but you can dress them up in any color you want.

Here is the one with the Miss You sentiment on it.  I think it is so neat how you use different colors and turn the jig around.  You do the same thing with the sentiment.  I used my stamp positioner.

Here is one of the Hello cards.  I started out with a piece of CS which was 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Then I cut it down to size and put them on a layer on Basic Black and adhered them to the Z-fold card base.

Here is a picture of Jennifer with Daisy laying on top of her.   These two are getting inseparable.  They are having so much fun together!  We babysat the two of them the other day whie Jeannie was getting her car checked.  They were so good.  Daisy is going to be a pretty smart dog once she stops chewing my shoe laces!!  I was so excited.  My Mother's Day Tea Time Cards were chosen as a favorite of the week over at Splitcoast Stampers - #67.  Check it out.

I hope everyone is safe and sound.  Little by little the states are opening up.  Even the Jersey shore will be open for Memorial Day!  Yah!!

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Mother's Day Tea Time Cards

I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day!  I'm sure it was different than usual but hopefully you got to enjoy it with those you cherish.  The kids got some roasted chickens, salad and other sides and we spent a quiet but fun afternoon.  Daisy had his first car ride since she was picked up and was very good.  I decided to make some shaped cards using the Tea Time set from Heartfelt Creations.  I really loved how they turned out and my daughters did as well.

I used the die to make the shaped card and then stamped the tea pot out and colored and decorated it.  I also decided to make them shaker cards.  I love making shaker cards and using different goodies in the windows.  This set is so cute.  It even has a little die to cut out a teabag.  I used some twine to make the string.  I made each card in their favorite colors.  This first card was for Jeannie.  She loves lavender.  I had different slices of fruit that I used in the window.

The second card was for Margaret who loves red.  I used some red embellishments for her window.

Rachel asked me if I would make one for her boyfriend's Mom whose favorite color is pink.  I added some cute pearls and gemstones for her window.

They really loved them and I so enjoyed making them.  I got so many flowers for the outside.  I hope it finally warms up so we can finish our flower beds.  A lot of states are starting to open up but our county in PA is not one o them.  Hopefully soon.  Rachel is anxious to get back to work.  Jennifer in NJ will not be going back to school.  Her last day of home school is June 12.  I'm sure my daughter will be glad when that day comes.  They are saying that Sarah will have a graduation in August if all goes well.  I hope everyone has a great week.   Stay safe!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mother's Day Cards

I finally got into my craft room this weekend and finished some cards I had started making for Mother's Day.  Hard to belive that it is this Sunday.  Besides loving pansies my next love is teapots!  I have so many teapots in my collection from my Grandmothers, my Mom and ones I have collected over the years.  One of the first gift Joe ever gave me was an adorable teapot.  No one loves a good tea party more than me.  When Rachel and Sarah were younger we used to have tea parties all the time.  We even had a back to school tea party where we used to get all dressed up and they would choose one of my old hats that I used to wear when I was younger.   Now Jennifer and I have regular tea parties as well.  Yes, I even gave each Granddaugher a special tea set for their very own.   So naturally, when Heartfelt Creations came out with a Tea Time Collection I had to get it.  I decided to make some Mother's Day cards with it.

Here are two of the cards that I made with the DSP from that collection.  The base card is a 6" x 6" with a top fold on white.  I then layer some DSP over it.  For the next layer, I cut a piece of DSP in half and distressed the edges.  I only used half of the Heart of Joy die from HF and the Eyelet Small Circle die from HF I adhered on it.  I used SU's Highland Heather ink for this project.

The tag die is also from HF.  I just love their stamps and dies.  I die cut all the rest of the pieces from the DSP and used dimensionals to pop the, up.  I also added some glitter as well.

My inside was another piece of DSP and the sentiment is an Inkadinkadoo stamp.  I really liked how they turned out.  Now, I have to finish making the rest of the cards for my girls.  We always go out for a nice Mother's Day lunch but I guess not this year. 

Just a quick update on Daisy.  She is definitely enjoying her new bed!  She is just an adorable puppy and is proving to be very smart!  Jennifer is using the clicker method and she already knows how to sit and stay.  They are having a lot of fun together.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Red Rose Birthday Card

Over the weekend, I finished up a birthday card for my daughter.  She loves red roses so I used my Heartfelt Collection Classic Roses to make her some flowers.  It was the first time I made these flowers and I really liked how they turned out.

I used SU's Real Red CS for my layer and Real Red ink for the flowers and Old Olive ink for the leaves.  The die is Eyelet Oval from Heartfelt Creations as well.  For my sentiment, I used Simon Says Label Die.

For my inside sentiment, I used SU's Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  Beside my daughter's birthday coming up she and Jennifer had a big weekend.  They have been missing Willow so much that they decided to get another dog.  They got a King Charles Cavalier puppy.  Jennifer decided to name her Daisy.  Jeannie took Willow in when her owner passed away as no one wanted her,  so she was full-grown when Jennifer was born.  This will be Jennifer's first puppy.  Needless to say, the house isn't quiet anymore.

We can hardly wait to meet her in person.  She looks so cute!  Jennifer is so in love already.  I have to say she is a pretty smart dog.  When she gets tired she goes right into her crate.  She woke up only once last night and went back to sleep.  Hopefully that will last!

With both of them home I'm sure they will have lots of fun!  I can hardly wait and see what little Joey thinks of her!  That should be interesting! Another nice surprise was that the pansy card that I made Rachel was chosen a favorite of the week.  I thought that was so nice!

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This card was submitted to CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #113.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Pretty Kitty Card

I made another card to send to Jennifer.  She loves cats as well as dogs, so I decided to make her a  card with SU's Pretty Kitty stamp set.  I have used this stamp set before and I love the images.  When I find a card/image of something that like, I print it out for later use.  I have been making a concentrated effort to go through my pile of papers and finally do something with them.  Either make the project or through the item away.  According to the print date on the paper, this was done a few years ago!  That should tell you how high my pile of papers are!

I used Real Red CS for my base card with Whisper White for my layer.  I embossed it with my heart folder and when I was photographing the card I realized I had placed the hearts upside down!!  Oh well, I wasn't going to throw it out and start over.  I used some red/white twine and Spellbinder dies for my squares to frame my image which I colored light grey.

I used the same stamp set for my inside sentiment and kitty!  Aren't they so cute!!  My daughter told me she is going to get a decorative box for Jennifer to put all my cards in when she can go shopping again as her drawer is full!!  It still hasn't warmed up here much.  We had freezing temperatures every night so far this week.  I have to say though that my flowers are holding up pretty well under these conditions.  I am hoping that some of the quarantines will be lifted soon.  My hair is no longer short!!  Another thing we take for granted.  Please be safe!

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Rachel's Birthday Card

I have a few birthdays that are coming up and wanted to try and get a headsstart on making their cards.  The first one is Rachel's.  I can't believe it but she will be turning 20 years old!!  Oh my, where has the time gone!  It seems like yesterday that we were waiting in the hospital waiting room for the big announce whether it was a boy or girl!  She spent a lot of time with Joe and me, and I am sure we  influenced her on some of her likes and dislikes.  One that I am sure of is her love for pansies.  So it was an easy decision what type of card I would make for her.

The first collection from Heartfelt Collections that I purchased was Burst of Spring.  It features stamps, dies and DSP of pansies.  I fell in love with it and so enjoy making the pansies.  These I made using SU's inks - Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight.  I made the leaves using  Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twistink.

This is a 6"x6" card base with some of the collection's DSP covering it.

For my inside, I used some more of the Burst of Spring DSP.  I just love how all this came together.  I hope she likes it as much as I do.  We had to cancel all the plans we had made to celebrate her special day due to the virus, but we will all get together when this is over.  She and her boyfriend did all the food shopping yesterday for his family, her family and Joe and I!  They will definitely be experts when this is over!  Hopefully, we are coming to an end of our confinement.  Stay safe!

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