Saturday, March 30, 2013


I just made this card today for my son Todd's birthday as I know he loves the mountains.  He will be 43 on April 2nd!  WoW!!!  I was just thinking back to when he was really little and I couldn't wait until he was 3 so I could hold a real conversation with him.  Well...I got what I asked for, and here we are now 40 years later!!!  It's funny though, because he's the one who calls me a LOT when he's on his way to/from work.  Sometimes we talk about TONS of stuff and other times, not as much, but either way, I really enjoy his calls.  He's a GREAT son!  :)  
Remember the $.01 gumballs?  WoW, I'm dating myself!  
This card is for a little boy at church.  Pretty simple online image.  I raised up a few of the gumballs and added some verbiage around the outside edge of the card.
Another card for a boy at church who's turning 14 years old this month

Sunday, March 24, 2013

LUV LUV LUV the little flowers on this card!  
I went to the Scrapbooking Expo in Pleasanton, California a couple of weeks ago and this was my favorite find:  Rolled Flower Dies (I don't think this is the real name of them).  They are made by Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps.  The largest die is approximately 1" in diameter and the smallest about 1/2" in diameter.  There are 5 different dies in the set.  They are sooooo cute!  I've seen other companies who make the rolled flower dies, but they're usually a LOT bigger than these.  When I first bought them I thought maybe they might be too small, but as I found out they're PERFECT!  I was able to send this card through the mail without too much bulk that would require extra postage.  I embossed the white layer with an embossing folder, then cut a hole with a Spellbinders circle die, and added a sheet of background paper behind it.  I then added a die cut butterfly made by Cheery Lynn Designs, Exotic Butterfly small #2 die (#DL113) and added a few seed beads to its body.  


This card was made for my friend, Pill (That's what I call her.)!  She was recently hospitalized with what turned out to be "Valley Fever!"  WOW!!!  Who'da thunk?  I read about Valley Fever online and it says that 5% of people who contract the disease get lesions in the lung.  Well, she had the lesions and until after the surgery we didn't know whether or not she had lung cancer.  Praise God for people who pray!  We believed in God's favor for her and He came through for her!  
I printed out a free-online-pocket template onto floral background paper.  Then I added the flowers. I also cut tissues into quarters, stamped 'Get Well' on them, along with some little flowers, and tucked them into the pocket.  The flowers were die cut from Marianne design Creatables # LR0131 die (  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A birthday card for a little 6 year old boy at my church.  The airplane is a free online image.  I embossed the background with an embossing folder.  The "6" and the "stars" are stickers.  A strip of red with white dots paper was added across the bottom.  I hand-cut the clouds, colored and put dashes around the edges, and then embossed them with a Swiss dot embossing folder.  I cut the corners at the top with some fancy scissors.
Another card for a boy in my church.  The background is done with wood-grain paper and is then embossed with an embossing folder.  The basketball, hoop, and shoe are free online images.  The basketball is also embossed with an embossing folder and the hoop has some mesh that I put in it.  
It's with sadness I had to make this card as I had to say goodbye to a dear, sweet lady.  My neighbor and friend, Caroleene, lost her 93 year old mother, Barbara.  Barbara was a spunky lady with a lot of personality and she was always fun and laughing when I was around her.  I will always remember her "dancing" and her delightful ways.  And now I KNOW she is dancing on the Streets of Gold up in Heaven.  She was a Christian and was well loved!  I will miss you Barbara!!!  Rest in the arms of Jesus! :)