My grandsons and me

My grandsons and me
Grandsons are wonderful


Saturday, December 28, 2013

December 28, 2013

This has been a wonderful year for my family.  We were blessed with a new addition, Asher Dean Kaminsky on May 17.  We now have 4 grandsons.  Our oldest daughter, Jennifer, recently got a new job, our oldest grandson, Brandon, finally got the courage to take his driver's test, Blake our thirteen year old has a girlfriend and Asher's brother, Cohen is in love with trains just like his Poppa Dave.  Brian is working and doing all right and Katy and Andy sold their home and are starting the process of building a new home.  Today was Dave's 60th birthday and we celebrated by going to the trains at Bandana Square.  Tomorrow we will do a big family thing at Broadway Pizza, Dave's favorite food. 
I have been blessed with a wonderful family I couldn't ask for anything better. 

I am teaching a card class twice a month with a wonderful friend.  I enjoy this class so much.  I plan on placing all my designs on this blog as soon as I get my computer repaired so I can download photos. 

So for now I am putting up some photo's  of cards that may be a little old but cards that I love none the less.

Have a blessed 2014


Asher Dean


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I'm Baack

Well it has been some time since I last posted but be assured I have not been sitting idly by doing nothing.  I did golf in a league during the summer in Minnesota.  I golfed with the Osseo United Methodist Church women's league and what a great group of women they are.  I didn't improve my game but I sure enjoyed myself.  We also went on our annual Wisconsin Dells, Christmas Mountain adventure with the entire family.  It is usually a chaotic time but the grandkids love it and just don't want to stop going there.  Besides, I love the birthday present they create for me while we are there.  My birthday is in September and I have been getting a picture of my grandsons.  The first portrait I got was for my 60th birthday and it was a beautifully framed sepia tone of the 3 grandsons I had at the time.  Brandon, Blake and baby Cohen.  Well this year they surprised me with a canvas, which included Brandon, Blake, almost 3 Cohen and baby Asher.  There were also pictures of the entire family.
From left to right the back row is my son-in-law Andy, our daughter Katy, our son Brian and that tall one in the yellow shirt is grandson number one, 15 year old Brandon, our daughter Jennifer, grandson number 2, 13 year old Blake whose birthday we always celebrate at the Dells.  In the front is my awesome husband Dave and he is holding 2 year old Cohen and that is me holding the newest addition to our family Asher.  I am proud of all of them they work hard and have accomplished so much.  Well enough of that mushy stuff. 

We left MN in late September and headed east.  We decided that we were not going straight to Florida but detoured from our regular route and visited states that we had never been to before.  Our first stop was Indiana where we seen the Studebaker Museum (awesome place to visit by the way) and Notre Dame. The it was off to Cleveland, Ohio and the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.  Then it was off to Niagara Falls, NY.  OMG we had the best time in Niagara Falls.  From the falls we spent a little relaxing time in Vermont where the fall is stunning.  From there we headed down south to Boston and visited our friends Muriel Moore and Lois Cavanaugh.  They are such wonderful ladies.  Of course we had to do a tour of Boston which exhausted us. And from Boston it was to Florida.  It was a fabulous way to get to Florida.  Next fall we will try a different route. 
Niagara Falls



Muriel, Lois and Dave

Driving to Cleveland
I just got a Samsung Note for my birthday so was playing around and taking pictures as we drove.  I think they didn't turn out to badly.  We had a wonderful time but we were both glad to get home to Florida.  There was plenty to do around the house.  It seems that we got struck by lightning and are having to replace all kinds of stuff or get stuff repaired.  Yikes. 
 I also was asked to fill in teaching a card making class for a lady whose husband is ill.  Of course I said yes so I have been busy with that and now I can show you some of the wonderful cards I have made.  Some for the class and others I made while taking a class.  I do love my card making.  I also love shopping for supplies.  3 friends, Shirley, Pat, Linda and I took a trip down to Ruskin, FL where there is a shop called Sparkle and Sprinkle.  We made a card and they have so much stuff oh my. Shirley has the picture of us in front of the store and I will have to get it from here.  Now before we get to the cards I should tell you that I do more than make greeting cards.  I go to plays and concerts and Dave and I go to one of the town squares to listen to music and dance.  Thanks to my prosthetist I am able to dance again and I am getting braver all the time.  Now on to the cards
Isn't this snowman cute.  Just started going to this class and this is called the chalkboard technique.  It was designed by Stampin Up Demonstrator, Carrie King.   I love him so much.

This is a card I designed for my class using Stampin Up products.   



 A fellow that I golf with on Saturdays asked me to make his Christmas cards of which I was honored to.  However he wanted a Santa, a golf cart, golf clubs toys and a sled.  Well I looked all over for a Santa in a golf cart and there just isn't one to be found.  I even looked into having a stamp made (cost prohibitive) so this is what I ended up with.  Actually the card is better looking than the photo and I think it turned out great.  He liked them so much he asked me to make 6 more.  Bob is 91 so for him to purchase 26 cards was awesome.  I just wish I could have found Santa driving around in a golf cart.  After all I am in Florida.

Speaking of Bob, I made this card for his June birthday.  I love how it turned out.

I have a great, great niece that had a birthday and found this cute stamp set in Big Lake, MN at a store called the Stampin Place.  They make their own stamps there too.  I like how this came together.  I really had no idea what I was going to do but then the paper caught my eye and the little premade bows, it all just came together very well I think.

Another Stampin Up set called By The Tide.  It is a wonderful set to use when making masculine cards but the set could be used to make feminine cards as well.  I love the simplicity of this card yet it looks awesome.

This is my design.  I was playing around making flowers and die cutting swirls and doilies and decided to use them all on one card.  This is really outside my comfort zone but it came together quickly and in my opinion it is beautiful.  I used it for my oldest daughter, Jennifer's birthday

I made this card in a class which I attended.  We used the Wetland stamp set from Stampin Up and made this easel card.  I just love how this one turned out.

This card was my design.  I copied a technique that we did when I was in Ruskin.  We took two sided adhesive tape/paper and covered an entire image after we colored it.  I chose to do this cute snowman from Stampin Up's Best of Snow stamp set.  I used Sizzix dies and glossy paper to emboss snowflakes on.  I love it;.  I am having difficulty with non-traditional Christmas colors so for me this was a huge success

Here is another card I designed using Stampin Up's Santa's List stamp set.  He is a gorgeous Santa and there are so many other ways to use him as you will see next

This card was designed by my friend Linda Gibb.  I loved the background paper that tells The Night Before Christmas.. 

This is the Christmas card that I sent out this year.  I found the design on Heartfelt Creations Blog.  I liked the idea of not coloring in everything and thought that it would be a quick card to make since I send out over 100 cards.  Boy was I fooled.  This card took me hours and the help of my friend Shirley to complete.  I wanted to add a little sparkle so I used a product from Sparkle and Sprinkle called Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter.  Oh my
this glitter is so soft.  Amazing stuff.

Well this was an unusually long blog since it has been such a long time.  I will have more cards next week. So I hope people will take a look at these and enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making the cards and the memories.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday June 11, 2013

Well wouldn't you know I made the card and totally forgot to get a photo and post.  Here it is. 

I can't take credit for this design.  It was a card a demonstrator, Jackie Walker, sold at one of the flea market's in Florida.  I needed an Anniversary card so I thought this was just the ticket.  The pick card stock was embossed with the Stampin up rose embossing folder.  I think this is the first embossing folder that Stampin Up came out with.  I stamped a script on whisper white paper and placed the embossed cardstock over that.  I then added a sentiment label and highlighted that with two black brads. 

I do love how this turned out and plan to use the idea again and again.



Monday, June 10, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hello friends, 
I must apologize for the lack of posts the last several days.  My camera was on the fritz for one thing.  I wasn't able to take pictures but now things are fixed.  I will be doing another post today with a card for you but I wanted to say hi and let you know I will be up and running again.



Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

I must apologize for yesterday.  It just wasn't a good day for me and I was unable to accomplish anything.  One of those stay in bed kind of days.  So because I didn't blog yesterday I have two cards for today.

First off there really is nothing new going on in my family.  School is almost over for the two older grandsons but we were able to attend both of their choir concerts so that was great.  The two youngest boys are doing well.  Baby doesn't like sleeping at night much but there is a doctor appointment for him today so maybe the doctor can provide some insight. 

Anyway on to cars.  June has a lot of events; babies, weddings, graduations, anniversaries and lots of birthdays.  My great niece, Kyla is having a birthday on Monday so I made a card from a bicycle die that I recently purchased.

 I used a red card base and mounted a white dry embossed mat on the card base.  I embossed it with a post card embossing folder from Tim Holtz.  I then cut a black waving scrap of card stock, with a Creative Memories wavy cutter (retired),  for my road.  I used this wonderful bicycle die from Memory Box running through the big shot twice and then I also ran it through with a scrap of brown for the basket.  I used the silver card stock for the bike base and then I cut out pieces of the red bike for accents.  I used two crystals for the center of the wheels, bakers twine in blue to hold up the birthday banner. I really like how this card turned out.  Great for a tween, teen or anyone that likes bicycles.

Now this second card is for my younger sister, Bobbie, whose birthday in June 4.  Need I say that my sister enjoys going to casinos and that is usually a place that her wonderful hubby (he enjoys casinos also and also has the same birthday) takes her two on her birthday.  I used a stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle for the image.  I die cut the image out with Stampin Up's Apothecary die then sponged the edges in a blue.  I used a plain blue mat and a white dry embossed mat which was embossed with a Darcie embossing folder.  I almost forgot that I colored the image with Stampin Up and Copic markers.  Most of my Stampin Up markers are in Florida which I am finding that I miss those water based markers a whole lot.  I guess I am going to have to transport a lot more things back and forth.

Have a wonderful weekend and see ya Monday!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Well I decided to create another baby card since my wonderful neighbor, Donna will be a grandmother for the first time in the fall. 

I like this one better so I am going to go back and use a darker pink for the sentiments on yesterday's card


Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Well it is late in the day on the 17th of May and still there is no card being posted.  I am afraid that I have not made a card today and I haven't any to post.  However I will make an excuse for myself.  At 5 am this morning my husband gets out of bed and turns on a light.  I look at my clock and tell him it is only 5 and then I hear him putting on his jeans.  Now usually first thing in the morning he puts his sweats on so I asked him where he was going.  He tells me he has to go and watch grandson #3 because Katy is having her baby today.  Now up to this point my daughter has made no commitment to me about a C-section or natural child birth.  I said I never heard the phone ring.  He said that no was is suppose to know but she is have a C-section.  Weird.  So off he goes.  He calls me about 7am and asks me how I am and I tell him I am getting ready to go out with my friend Roxanne for breakfast because we planned it earlier in the week.  Someone should have said something if I wasn't suppose to make plans. 

Well half way through my breakfast around 9:00 I got the call.  I am the proud grandmother of Asher Dean Kaminsky.  He is a sweet and precious little boy that I know will be a wonderful addition to their family. 
And just to prove it here is a photo of big brother Cohen holding his new brother.

                                 Have a great weekend everyone.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Well this was a tough one.  I seen a card using the same stamp set and thought it was so cute.  I took a pick because I wanted to try and replicate the card but using my telephone which doesn't take great photo's (still use a flip phone) made it difficult.  So I decided to just select some paper to use and go for it.  Actually, the card did turn out well and I think I might try it with different dies and colors at a later date but I wanted to create one for my daughters in-laws because they recently purchased a second home in Bonita Springs, FL. 
Here is the card:

So the stamp set I used is called Prehistoric Girl from My Favorite Things. It is a wonderful set.  It has several sayings as well as the girl and the foot prints.  I used a couple scraps of of designer paper from Gina K designs.  I also die cut a border using a dotted scallop border from My favorite things.  I punched out flowers with a stamping up retired punch and used large pearls for their centers.   I used Adirondack dye ink in Mushroom to stamp the focal image and then colored the focal image with Copic markers. The paw prints and the sentiment were stamped with caramel dye ink

                          Have a wonderful rest of your day


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hi everyone.  We had a really hot day in Minnesota yesterday, it was in the high 90's.  Today however it is in the mid 70"s and the trees have leaves on them.  Ah, Spring is finally here and I will be a grandma for the 4th time very soon.  I am very excited.  We don't know what sex the baby is which makes it all the more exciting.

Well back to card making which I find is one of my favorite things to do when I need relaxation.  Before I show you the card I made for you today I want to share a card that I received for my birthday last fall.  I fell in love with this card.
 This card is so pretty.  I think this branch is from a Stampin Up set and the flowers are also from a retired Stampin Up punch.  The butterflies are from a Stampin Up embosslit.  My friend, Donna, doesn't do a lot of card making so I really appreciate this card.  I liked the scoring she did around the edge of the inner white piece.  It is just barely noticeable on this picture but it is there.

Now for the card I made.  I have been fooling around with the Eclipse sticky paper.  I found a die and stamp set by Sizzix and Hero Arts.  I thought the flower die was simple so that it would look more obvious than the last card I made.  I didn't like it.  The idea behind this is to end up with a white silhouette.  This flower left too much white space.  Any way let's get down to specifics.
I placed the Eclipse sticky sheet 3 X 3 over the Inchie Art mat board.  I then ran the square with the flower through the big shot then removed the background.  I sponged the background using blush blossom and regal rose.  I used a peach rectangle 5 1/4 X 4 inches for the back drop; which I ran through the big shot with a dotted swiss embossing folder.  I found a scrap of rose ribbon and used that around the back drop. I mounted the peach on the white card base.  I then cut a white square 3 1/4 X 3 1/4 inch and mounted the mat board on to that and the entire square went on the peach back drop. I then used Stickles to outline the white flower and left the Stickles to dry.  I was really unhappy with the white space so I took the stamp that matched the die and inked it with regal rose and moss green ink and stamped it.  Much happier.  I also like lots of bling.  I added small pearls to each corner of the mat board and to the middle of the knotted ribbon.  I wanted to be able to use this card for whatever might come up so I used a stamp from Stampin Up teeny tiny wishes.  I then used those new dies that I recently received from Impression Obsession.  I inked the edge with regal rose ink, glued it down and put a medium sized pearl.  Now that it is finished, I do like the card and I will continue to search for just the right die.

                                  Have a wonderful day!


Monday, May 13, 2013

May 14, 2013 Serene birds

Hi everyone,  I want to thank those of you that leave me nice comments.  It is for you that I make my cards.  Of course I make the cards at least the day before but sometimes I make them weeks ahead of time.  This particular card I made Monday evening while waiting for my husband to come home from golfing.  I really love this card because of the colors and of course the stamps.

  I started out with an ivory card base.  I then dry embossed a rectangle of tan with Stampin Up's Chevron Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card base.  I took a scrap of red card stock and used Stampin Up dies Framelits Label Collection and used the 3rd of 6 dies.  I stamped my focal image using Stampin Up Serene Silhouettes.  I used crumb cake ink and used copic marker strong red to color the birds.  I die cut this image using the 2nd of the 6 Label Collection die.  I recently purchased a set of banner dies from Obsession Impressions and so I cut out the largest image and using Stampin Up stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment.  I found these cute metal leaves that had a loop on the top and thought that would look really cute on this card and I found a small brad and attached the sentiment flag. 

The more I look at this card the more I love it.  It is really reflective of me. Not that I am serene or anything but sure would like to be but the colors and I do love birds. 

                                               Have a wonderful day


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Monday, May 14, 2013

I hope everyone had a great weekend and all you mom's were treated like queens.  I know that I had a great Mother's Day although I did miss my oldest daughter Jennifer and my two oldest grandsons.  I got to spend time with my youngest daughter and her family along with my son.  My wonderful husband cooked us steaks which were to die for.  Here is a picture of Katy, Cohen and me hamming it up for the camera.

Well after my family all went home, I came to my craft room (Katy's old bedroom) and made a birthday card.
I started out with a stamp set that I thought was so cute as well as versatile, called Happy Hour, from Stampin Up.  I took one of the glasses from the set which by the way comes with the straw and umbrella and many other accessories, and stamped it using Gina K dye ink, Ocean Mist.  I wanted this to be a summery card so I went to Only Orange an old Stampin Up color and stamped the umbrella.  I then restamped the umbrella on scrap paper, cut it out along with the straw.  I used dimensionals to pop up the accessories.  Since I had purchased ribbon that matched the Ocean Mist ink I added a ribbon and bow.  I mounted the entire thing on paper that was a little darker than the ink. I stamped the sentiment in the Ocean Mist ink and mounted it on orange and then popped it up with dimensionals.  I added orange crystals to finish off the card and mounted everything on a white card base.

I like the summery feel with the ocean colors as well as the bright orange.  I can't wait to give this to one of my family members for their birthday.

                                                Have a wonderful day


Friday, May 10, 2013

Hi Everyone

Well it has been a really long time and I apologize for neglecting my blog.  I really cannot explain but I hopefully will have the time this summer to get back into the swing of things and keep up with my blog.  I have been making cards and I have a photos for many of them.  I just have to sort out the ones that I created on my own from the ideas of other people.  I want to make sure that I give credit where credit is due.

My first card is one that I CASd from Stampin Up demonstrator Jackie Walker using the Zoo Review
Stamp set.

  I used a Kraft card base with black and orange rectangles.  I stamped the lion using starfruit and the grass with grass green and old olive.  I added orange brads at the top.  I like the earthy colors and the peacefulness of the lion.   I great masculine card.

My next card was a new technique I tried.  I seen the technique on a web site called Inchie Art.  I started with a 3" matboard square made by Inchie Arts.  I then used a product called Eclipse Printable Sheets that have a lightly sticky adhesive.  I cut a 3" square of the Eclipse sheet and adhered it to the mat board. Using Spellbinders Shapeabilities die D-lites Medallion One  I ran everything through the Big Shot.  I then removed the background and lines of the Eclipse paper.  I then sponged the square with passion pink ink and calypso coral ink.  I matted the mat board square onto a square of calypso coral cardstock and then that square on to ivory cardstock and it all went on a melon mambo card base.  I then needed a little bling.  I used clear Stickles and covered all the lines of the medallion and added an orange crystal the the center.  The picture doesn't do this card justice.  I think a more solid die might work out easier but this was a lot of fun to do and it is very pretty.

My third project this week, yes all three were done this week, was to create a gift box.  I made three so that my three grandsons could present their moms with a small gift for Mother's day.  I used  card stock in an orange, lavender and pink and created the box.  I then took white card stock and stamped flowers from the mixed bunch stamp set from Stampin Up with versamark ink, took clear embossing powder and then heated it so that I achieved a glossy white look on the paper.  The using the matching punch I punched out the three flowers.  I used summer smooches brads from stamping up for the flower center.  I used the build a bird punch and punched out the birds wing and the branch in green.  I used the bird's wings on  two of the flowers and the branch on one for the leaves.  A fun quick project and my grandson's will have a pretty box to give mom their little gift.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there and have a great rest of the weekend.  Now I do promise to post something on Monday.

                                                                      All my Best


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday February 13, 2013

I told you I was going to visit a store in Eustis, FL. called My Favorite Things, web site www. .  It is a fabulous store with lots of stamps and dies.  The card I made is from a die and a stamp set that I got there.  I hadn't planned on buying but once in that place I couldn't resist
It looks much better in person but it is so cute



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Just one card for today as I must get ready and pick up my pal Linda.  We are going to Eustis, FL to a store called My Favorite Things.  Linda tells me I will love it.  She has been there only once and spent way over her budget for crafting supplies.  I will let you know more about this wonderful place tomorrow.

So this card was crafted from some things that I had made a while back and put aside thinking who knows I might use them.  Boy am I glad I saved them.  I love this card and hope the recepient does to.

I embossed the white with the tiny dot folder and then I embossed the hot pink with a different embossing folder just to try it.  I used punches for the hearts and a banner die for the LOVE YOU.  Then I found this rose ribbon that I love, love, love and added that.  Never know what you can make from left overs.  I think this is one of my favorites.

Until tomorrow


Monday, February 11, 2013

Worked on some valentine cards this weekend because heaven forbid I would get them done early.
 I wanted to send my grandsons a little money so I thought I would use the money as the arrow and then put another arrow underneath but after looking at it I wasn't so thrilled with it.  So I am looking for ideas from anyone that would like to share about using money as part of the card.

 So I took the money out added hearts and be mine to the heart and put the money inside.  I like it better, much better.
 I made this card for another of the grandsons.  He is two and likes balloons and is very kissable.

This is for the other grandson.  I like the honeycomb embossing folder from Stampin Up.  I mounted it on white card base, added a red glimmer heart and a love you banner and I think it turned out great.

So after that, and when Dave got home from pickleball, we went down to Kissimmee and visited to wonderful ladies that are visiting from Massachusetts.  Their flight was the last one to leave RI before they closed the airports.  They are staying at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club.  We had lunch and then played bingo at the resort.  None of use went away winners but we had fun and enjoyed Muriel's and Lois' company.

This is a picture of all four of us.  Muriel is the tall one and will be 80 year's old on Feb 23 and Lois will be 85 on April 19.  They are two impressive ladies traveling by themselves.  I love it and them.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Well I am back from my wonderful cruise and my company has returned to the cold weather of Minnesota.  The cruise was awesome.  We stopped at Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Labadi, Haiti.  We danced nearly every night to Rocky and the Rollers.  A tremendous group of musicians. 

 Night one was a casual night in the dining room and everyone wore their Rocky and the Rollers T-shirts. 
Another bit of news, it is my grandson, Cohen's 2nd birthday today.  In the picture above, Cohen is getting ready to watch his Poppa Randy and the band that he plays with.  Cohen also likes to play Poppa's drums but his Aunt Jenny got him his own mini set for Christmas.  He sure is growing fast.  I really want to thank my daughter, Katy for putting the video on my facebook page.  I didn't want it to end.  I also want to thank my daughter, Jenny for telling me about the birthday party.  Blake helped Cohen eat his cake and then Cohen and Jenny played hide and seek with Brandon looking for them.

Well enough about family.  I decided that today was the day to start my own cards.  I have several birthdays coming up so I wanted to get started on them.  I do like to make one of a kind cards so that ends up causing a little stress of coming up with something different all the time.  Today I came up with this Rock and Roll birthday card. 

I knew I wanted to use the embossing folder that looks like tire tread.  I wanted it in silver though so it looked sort of like the metal on some toolboxes.  I didn't have any silver paper so instead I took a light weight piece of greyish cardboard and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist.  After it was dry and run through the cuddlebug I got the exact look I wanted.  I then embossed a sheet of black with the striped embossing folder and mounted the sprayed rectangle onto the black.  I them mounted the black onto a white card base.  I found an acrylic stamp of a winged skull and stamped it in black and cut it out.  I stamped the sentiment on white and then mounted that onto a red banner.  I wanted to add a little color so that is why the banner.

Hope you like it.  Have a great day and I will have a new card on Monday.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Well I have been working really hard to get some of my own stuff done so that I could at least put something out there every other day.  I am putting my grandson's second birthday card out there but shhhhh it's a secret because his birthday is not until the 9th of February. 
Cohen loves, loves, loves Elmo.  So of course I had to make him an Elmo card.  I think he turned out pretty good.  I used punches and the computer.  I adhered Elmo between the 2 and the C because that was who brought the birthday to us.  I used a round scallop punch to cut out 2 circles then I cut one circle in 1/2.  I used the large oval punch and cut that in 1/2 and did a little trimming for him mouth.  A 1 inch circle of orange cardstock for his nose and two 1/2 inch circles created him eyes.  I used a 2/16inch punch to create the black circles in his eyes.  The DP is from stamping up.  I frames the Elmo piece in black just to give it a little bump up.  Hope you like it.

I made the card below from scraps after working on Christmas cards.  A Stampin Up Demonstrator, Jackie Walker used the corner punch on one of the cards I did in her class and I thought what a wonderful idea for that punch.  I have had it a long time and just never liked using it but watch out now.  I added a punched out butterfly and then I used the gold glimmer paper to outline the thank you banner.  All products on this card are from Stampin Up. 

Well that is it for today.  I am hoping to post on Friday but will have company that is coming along on the cruise that my husband Dave and I are taking.  We leave on Sunday and return the following Sunday.  I hope you enjoy my cards as much as I do making them.


Monday, January 21, 2013


Well it has been a really long time.  I have been making cards for you to critique for me but I just haven't but them on the blog.  Well that has to change so this morning I got up early and downloaded cards that I have made using my own ideas of course and will be putting them on the blog once again.  Of course, I will be going on a cruise in a week but then watch out ladies and gentlemen because once again I will be on a mission to provide you with some ideas for card making.

Today I have a card I made for my husband's cousin who turned 80 years young.

I mounted 6 one inch squares onto brown card stock leaving a 1/4 in space in the middle.  I then mounted the brown card stock to the card base.  I took a rectangle of white card stock and stamped my sentiment and then mounted the white to more brown card stock leaving just a narrow strip of the brown showing.  I then took and punched a 1 inch square from white card stock and used stickers for the 80 and mounted that onto more brown card stock leaving just a narrow strip of the brown showing.  I centered the sentiment in the middle of the multicolored squares and offset the 80th square.  I really like how this turned out.  I want to thank StarAnne Bohl for the inspiration for this card.  She sent me a card with the multicolored squares and I liked it so much I wanted to use a variation of it.  Thanks Star.  

Now for my second card.  It could be used for just about anyone but I am sending it off to my nephew Troy for his birthday on the 29th so I am including it in my masculine card group.
I used a yellow card base and then took some Stampin Up Designer Paper from the Patio Party package and mounted a rectangle to blue card stock and mounted that to the card base.  I stamped my sentiment on white card stock and punched it out with an oval punch.  I used pop up dimensionals to mount the sentiment so that I had a little dimension on the card.  It is still mailable without adding extra postage. 

Well kind followers that is it for today.  Thanks for following my blog and please leave a comment