Monday, May 24, 2010

congrats, graduates!

Hello again! It's that time of year again... graduation season! I just love all the excitement and promise of it.
Here are a couple cards that I made for some girls at work who just recently took that giant step!
Very clean, simple and cute. Hopefully they like them. I for sure know the gift card inside will be liked! :) I wanted to use school colors for each of them but not make it look cheap and tacky. This is subtle school spirit!
I am, of course, still madly in love with Fillable Frames #3. And of course Mega Mixed Messages for always having the perfect sentiment!

Most of all though, I can not wait to celebrate my little brother Robbie's graduation with him. The hubby and I are heading up to Michigan in just a couple weeks to spend time with our families and congratulate Robbie in person! CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Have a great start to your week--
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

happy mother's day.

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother." --Abraham Lincoln.
My husband and his mom. Goofballs that I love.
Myself, sister, Mom, 'little' brother in New Orleans. Love them all.

Happy Mother's Day!
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

it needs to be glam.

That's what I was told when a friend requested a card made. "It needs to be glam." Just that and nothing else. So with that in mind:
This has glitter (completely covering the little heart), it has a ruffled ribbon piece (courtesy of Ashley Newell's tutorial), and of course rhinestones! There's also the subtle Versamark background and a damask patterned strip of paper.

I do have to say that this was my first time using Melon Berry and at first I was a bit stumped as to what colors to pair it with. I like it well enough on this card but looking at that whole sheet of a color that defies any explanations... eh, who knows.

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Friday, May 7, 2010


Well it's not often that I make a card that I don't want to give away. Today's card is one of those. I am in absolute LOVE with this card and almost can't bear to part with it! Haha!

The patterned papers are all very cute and coordinated. There is simple sewing on the edges. I scalloped some pieces and rounded other corners. Then of course a vintage book print embellishment-- awesome! :) The circle was cut out with my Cricut and the faded image was stamped with Versamark and the sentiment on top of that. That font is just perfect!

Hope you've all enjoyed this card as much as I have. I'll be getting in the mail asap and off to a new special home!

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

mother's garden.

Hey, blog people! Today's card is a Mother's day card that I created for my mother-in-law. She is an avid gardener and an amazing landscape designer and this simple card is just perfect for her (if I do say so myself!)

The colors remind me of pretty little flowers and I love the vines and glitter for flower centers. Hoping she likes it just as much as I do!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

fill my days with joy.

Hi again! Hope everyone is doing well! I haven't posted this often to my blog in way too long.
Here are two cards both using Bitty Dots patterned paper from PTI but they have completely different vibes. The first is light and fresh and folksy with that hand cut heart.
This second card is more distressed but at the same time has a clean and simple design layout.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

all my love.

Hello again! Here are two very simple cards that I made on Sunday. They both use the same layout and I just changed up the colors a bit for the second one.
I can't remember where this great stamp is from, since I've had it for quite a while.

Have a great day!
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Monday, May 3, 2010


Hello, blog world! I really should get better about posting more often! :)
This is a card that I made yesterday in a fit of creativity. I made six cards in about three hours! That's awesome for me... especially since they were almost all different layouts and such.
The card in the photo above is actually really cute. You'll just have to take my word for it since the picture didn't turn out well. But my little Abby-girl is in the picture and so I decided to keep it!
And a picture of little Frank too! Can't forget the little wiener dog!
Just wanted to finish off this (pretty much non-card) post with another shot of Abby Sue!

Hope you all had a great weekend! My Sunday was fabulous since the Hubby and I went out on a date! :)

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