My grandsons and me

My grandsons and me
Grandsons are wonderful


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

nothing much happening except I had to have and MRI and then a cortisone shot for my right shoulder leaving pretty much useless in making things.  Today I finally am pain free so no cards this week but next week for sure I will try to make it up to you by posting two on Tuesday and two on Thursday

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday May 19, 2017

Sorry about missing Thursday.  Today I have wedding cards for you. Two of them. 

Of course they are made with Stampin Up stamps and dies.  The top card is made with Flourishing Phrases and the bottom card is made with the dies for Dragonfly Dreams and stamped with Flourishing Phrases.  I can't decide which one I like the best.   I have been staring at them both and love them both.  The inside sentiment is Good thing you get to bring your best friend along, Congratulations.  Let me know which one you like. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I do love making cards. It is a relaxing way to create something wonderful and then you get to share it with others Today I have another birthday card that I sent to my great niece, Kailey.

I made a camera! Diecuts are creative and easy ways to make a card.  Enjoy the card

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday May 11, 2017

Hi everyone, it is Thursday and I have an incredible easy retirement card.  This card was made with

a Stampin Up Bundle called Birthday Blast.  I die cut the star blast and used the stamp set to Celebrate YOU!  On the inside I typed a retirement sentiment on white card stock and cut it to fit the inside.  Easy Peasy.  The Birthday Blast Bundle is quickly becoming a favorite for quick cards.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Tasty Truck Birthday Card

Hello everyone, another beautiful spring day in Minnesota. The above card is a birthday card I made for my mother-in-law to give to my grandson, Asher who will be 4 years old next week.  I used the Tasty Truck stamp set from Stampin Up.  It turned out rather sweet I think with the ice cream cones and the cupcake popped up.  I have really used this set a lot to make birthday cards and I know that I will use it again and again.  So this is my Tuesday card.  Hope You Enjoy!

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 08, 2017

Well Hello again.  It has truly been a very long time.  I no longer facilitate a class in card making so I sort of just let my blog go by the wayside.  Although I still make cards, I could never give that up, they are usually other people's designs but I have decided to get back in the game just for fun and will post a card every Tuesday and Thursday.  I hope you will start following me again and enjoy my cards and blog.

Monday, March 24, 2014


Well wouldn't you know I went and figured out what was going on with the additional pictures so here they are.  I had a fun time making all of these and I should mention that many I made more than one so Heartland will be getting 35 cards in the mail.  They use them to give to the patients that are having a birthday or sometimes a sympathy card for the family. 

The card is made with a Sale-A Bration set called You're Lovely and isn't this card lovely as well.   Can you tell I like my Stampin Up. 

Here we are using that Flower Shop stamp set and the Scallop Tag Punch.  As you can see this was a trickier card than most the others but once I learned the how-to's it was a piece of cake.  This was one of the cards that I did for my class and although many were apprehensive at first they ended up loving the card and how simple something so pretty can be.

 I used a technique on this card called stain glass.  I embossed in white on vellum, then turned it over and colored in the flowers on the backside.  It is such a cool technique and the picture doesn't do it justice.  I used Stampin Up products again.  A stamp called Easter Blessings, a border embossing folder, framelit dies and DSP.  This was another card that my class did.

I said earlier that I loved this older DSP and just couldn't resist using it along.  I did cut out some pieces and used dimensionals to give some dimension and then I used the Happy Day stamp set on the banner.

I guess I was trying to use up some of my scraps and boy did I ever.  This was is DSP and then the banner punch from Sale-A-Bration to make small flags.  Again the sentiment came from Happy Day stamp set.

I don't know about this one.  It turned out cute but it is unusual.  I made a mistake when I stamped the sentiment on the pool party flag and was going to throw the paper away and so I went kind of crazy with the sentiment.  I then added flowers and sun spots and decided it was a darn cute card.  Hope you agree.

This card was a culmination of scraps.  There is DSP on the card base, then an embossed rectangle and then a 3 flower, flower and to finish it off a small brown gem.  No stamping on this one. 
I leave the insides of these cards empty because the staff all will sign their names and sometimes they want to write a little something of their own. 
Until next time,