Saturday, April 28, 2012

Another rainy weekend, so I did a bit of Spring cleaning in my craft room.  Then I realized that we are just a few weeks from Mothers Day so I thought it would be a great time to try an easel card.  I figured that if I could figure out the "step by step" card, this should be no problem.

I'd love to hear what you think.  My mom saves all the cards I've given her, so I think she'll be happy to receive this one.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

At the Milwaukee Scrapbook Expo I found these great stamps from Heartfelt Creations and made the card below.  I colored the hydrangeas with copics and used pearls on each of the flowers.

I'd love to hear what you think!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

This weekend I went to the Milwaukee Scrapbook Expo.  I thoroughly enjoyed all of the sales, new stamps, new products.  I was there almost 4 hours.  Even though my sis-in-law bailed on me, I had a great time. 

Below is a card I made for the Making Greeting Cards challenge for April - subject: April Showers.  Now it's time to delve into my latest purchases. 

Enjoy your weekend all!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Last week I received a stamp I've been wanting for a while - Lilly Rose.  With work I haven't had much of a chance to color it up, but I finally had some quiet time in my craft room.  I think this one turned out pretty cute.  I'll be making a second one for my inventory because it's just so cute!

I'd love to hear what you think about it. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I just finished my step-by-step card yesterday and was looking for inspiration to make another card on this quiet Easter weekend.  Our newest neighbors just gave birth to their first child, a baby girl.  Perfect!  I hope you like it.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A quiet Saturday and the Cubs didn't perform well enough for me to want to watch, so it's into my craft room for the day.  I wanted to try something new so I watched a few videos on how to make easel cards.  It took me a few different times, but I finally got the format right.  Then I used two of my Magnolia stamps (masking one over the other): Tilda in Butterfly Dress and Stonewall.  I colored it with lots of Copic markers to get this card just right.  It's for my inventory, but will certainly go to someone special.

I hope you like it - thanks for stopping by.  It's because of my fellow crafters that inspire me to try something new.  I'd love to hear your comments.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Another Easter Card

Bring on the Easter bunny!  I've made another Easter card.  I ordered a few more stamps and copic markers yesterday. which I am anxiously awaiting - and I wanted to send out just one more card.  I hope you like this one.  I used my cricut for the border, Magnolia Stamp and miscellaneous paper from my stash.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (oh yeah, I placed an order with them too!).

Enjoy your evening!!  Happy crafty scrapping!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A dreary day in Illinois, so I figured it is the perfect time to finish the four Easter cards that need to be mailed this week.

Last year I started researching my father's family and found that he has several cousins and aunts that are in the area.  I took my dad to a family reunion and also to visit his 99 year old aunt in a nursing home.  Although it is sad that she didn't see her 100th birthday, I was very grateful to have a chance to visit with her.  Now I have a longer list of relatives to send cards to, but that's fine by me. 

Below are the two cards I made today, and I still have one to go.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I hope you have nicer weather that we do here in Illinois.

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