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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June's gathering

I am the host this month and tonight's the night! I am quickly blogging the cards I will demo for them tonight before they arrive. Used the stamp of the month on the make and take and the new Shinhan markers. Love them! Also loving the blossoms paper pack! Can't get enough of it. Used a lot of bright summery colors. I am in love with all the new sequin color sets we are offering lately as well. Hope they keep these around for a while! Hope they like them!

May's gathering

Getting ready for June's gathering and realize I never even posted May's. I am getting so old! LOL Had a great time putting these cards together last month. i am really loving the stamp set with the coffee cups and the Jackson paper combo! Couldn't stop on these variations. Inside it has a gift-card holder cut using the Cricut cartridge. So fun and easy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring has Sprung in Wisconsin

As I look into my flowerbed and go to spend hours of weeding, I just want to sing; Awake from your slumber..... Many of my perennials are coming to life and several of my spring blooming bulbs are putting on a show. My Bleeding Heart is gorgeous already even though it has been moved twice, it is thriving! All three of my clematis made it over the long, frigid winter so that made me happy and a few of my lily trees are popping. Looks promising for this summer to be full color!

April's club meeting

We had a great time at stamp club again this month, with Nancy as our hostess, but holding it at my house as she is in midst of a kitchen make-over and also broke her foot so can't drive or get to her craft room. Poor thing! Here were the cards I made for them and they all made the typewriter one using May's stamp of the month. I am loving the new Blossoms paper pack! Thought it was too feminine for me at first but it is gorgeous! Love the new sequin colors we added in the second Seasonal Expressions catalog that has just debuted as well!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

March club cards

Wow! i haven't posted in forever! So sorry. Been so busy and stressed out here with the transferring offices at work and having to drive every day now. Not used to commuting anymore. Well, I am going to try to get back in the swing here.These are the cards I made up for the gals last month. We actually held our gathering at a new Wellness Center here for a change of pace, so I had everything just about done for them when we arrived so we could learn about all the equipment and benefits. It was sooooo relaxing. Then of course, we went next door and ate and had drinks. LOL I used the new Artfully Sent cartridge for my cards and had fun with it! Hope you like them! The sock monkey card was the make and take.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January CTMH monthly clug meeting

Kathy Parker was our host this month and we held it at my house. only two of the members besides myself were able to attend but we still had a great time. Here are the cards we created. The make and take i also created it a second time using one of the Christmas paper packs to show that it doesn't have to be made with only the heartstrings pack to be pretty. I actually don't know which I like better. I also used an old set I have of just flourishes and added them randomly to the test paper from that pack so that the whole sheet had swirls not just the one corner. Turned out great. I used blush and whisper inks to keep it subtle. They loved it! The other two were done using the Cricut and our exclusive cartridge Artbooking.I love this cartridge! it my very favorite of all of them!

Tim yumminess

Made this card up when Sandra and I got together for Veteran's Day stamping and forgot to post it. Love how it turned out. It was inspired by the lovely and talented Shelley Hickox.

Martin Luther King-Playdate

Whenever we get a postal holiday, we try to get together and make cards and spend the day together with friends. Jacki was our hostess this time and we had a great time! She made quiche, salad, and crusty bread for our lunch1 Wow, it was delicious! Diana and Nancy both had grandchildren dates, so couldn't make it and Deb wasn't going to either, but called last minute and said she was on her way. It was a wonderful, fun and laughter filled day as always. Here are some of the projects we made.Even though Nancy didn't come, she sent her adorable gift tag project with me so we could all make five snowman tags. Too cute! Sandra taught us how to quill and we made three lovely Valentine cards. Jacki had us using embossing paste with glimmery paper and some mica powders to do a technique called molten magic. Very cool effects! She also had us make paper fairy dolls using the Susan's Gardens dies. Cutie patootie! Deb didn't bring a project along as she wasn't planning to attend and good thing. We stayed until almost 6:30 p.m. LOL. I had them masking the embossed image and creating inky layers on a collage card, making snowmen treat-holders using the envelope punchboards, and making a masculine card using lots of Ranger, Tim Holtz, and dies. We had a blast! Hope the other gals can make it on President's Day.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Brooklyn arrives, finally.......

After going to hospital with contractions on three different occasions and being sent home; spending the night on one of them, finally on December 3rd, the real deal happened. Induced at 6:12 and she arrived at 11:09 p.m. Beautiful as can be! 7# 10 1/2 oz. and 21 1/2" long. Tons of hair and looks exactly like big brother, AJ. Couldn't be happier with another girl finally, after a five boy streak!

Christmas cards

Here are my cards this year using all Close to My Heart products. I made 74 of them and still had to use a handful of store bought. Keep saying I am cutting down.
Six weeks since I blogged, really! I was very busy this year at the post office during the Christmas rush with Angie on maternity leave and Gene hiding in his office being the only clerk left. We had to borrow the new gal, Terri, from a neighboring office who was brand new so she had to learn to jump right in. Wish I had started my projects earlier as always! Here are the stockings I made this year. One for my brand new granddaughter, Brooklyn Kennedy Mouradian and one for my brand new great-nephew, Jase Mathew Barney. I wanted to get a couple more done for spouses in the family but couldn't find the time this year so hopefully by next year. Maybe on the plane next month to sunny Florida!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Baby shower for Angela

My good friend and co-worker, Nancy insisted that we throw a baby shower for Angie even though it is her third child! After all, it has been 10 years since her son was born and almost 14 since she had Victoria so she certainly didn't have any baby girl things laying around. LOL It was a beautiful day and we had a great turnout! Good food, good people, good times! Here are a few random shots from the day. Nancy was able to book her church to hold it. What a beautiful new church it is and perfect for event holding!