Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wedding card

Last year when we were making preparations for Michelle's (nephews bride) wedding shower I made the offer of making 3 cards as a party favor for each of the guests (totally forgetting how many are in the family let alone friends). I made a wedding card, a birthday card and a general all purpose card. This is of course a wedding card. I had these charms sitting in my stash and came up with this way to use them. A simple card but I think it came out well. The base paper was some hand made that I found at an art store then I wet the edge of the red (my mind is blank I can't think of the name) paper and tore it. The charms were attached around the re brad centered flowers with silver metallic thread.

Inside the Invitation

This is the inside of the rehearsal dinner invite I posted earlier. It was very simple to type the info on vellum and then using 2 heart brads attach it to a photo of the wedding couple. This way everyone also got a photo of the newlyweds as well as an invitation to a great party. (my nephews family and the brides do now how to party)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yard Day Part 2

Well on to the next section of my pursuit of getting the yard in shape. I spent a good portion of the AM cleaning up the back yard. (this is a trick because the back yard is tiny). I have a problem with this stupid vine that winds all over everything. It became a pert of our landscape with a load of mulch that was put in a couple of years ago. I really hate this vine. Anyways I cleaned that up and pulled weeds etc. Then Bruce and I cut up limbs trimmed from the tree out front and swept up all the leaves that escaped our clean up last fall. The place is starting to look better. I planted my annual flowers and watered them. I'm taking a break now and will plant the perennials this afternoon. My friend Sandy gave me Day Lilies a couple of years ago and they need to be thinned out. I'm going to move them out to the curb side. (one less spot to mow). Break time is over. See ya.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Yard day

Today the sun is shining, the sky is blue, time to do yard work too. I know it's a bad rhyme but it's the best I can do for now. I just finished looking at some of my favorite blogs and I have to tell you I just love Sassy & Sweet Notes ( Anna does great cards but I'm falling in love with her chickens. Go visit her and see what I'm talking about.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


This card was the result of housecleaning. (I'll do anything to get out of dusting). Anyways, my cousins daughter is an artist and an art teacher and always on the lookout for supplies for her kids. I started thru all my paper to send to her, (came up with quite alot LOL) , and found this acetate that had been in the drawer for a long time. I decided to make a card. First I backed it with this DP, then colored some wedding flowers from Michaels with Copics and popped a sparkle in the center. Then from the same paper I used a Martha butterfly punch and stamped the happy birthday which I then cut out with a tag Nestie. After sponging a little blue around the edge of the tag I assembled the card. Hope you like it.
Card size A2

Saturday, June 13, 2009


This is an invitation to a rehearsal dinner that I made last summer. My nephew (and godson) was married last August and I made them for my sister. These were very easy to do using Nesties and Cuttlebug embossing folders. I had searched hi and low and all over the internet before I found this stamp Flourish Lily from Hero Arts. I colored with Copics. Card size A2.

Getting started

Hi, welcome to my blog. I'm only just starting this and I have alot to learn. Mostly I plan to post up the cards I make and sort of journal my days. I hope if any one stops by they'll enjoy my ramblings.