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A Birthday Card for My Hubby

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Hi Blog Friends,

Today I'm sharing the birthday card I made for my hubby this month.  Our birthday's are very close together (his is the 21, mine is the 19), in fact, that's how we met.  That evening was totally a chance meeting.  I'll never forget the first time I saw him walk across the dance floor.....I thought "wow....he's a cutie."  Never dreamed we'd end up getting married five years later.  I do believe things happen the way they're supposed to.  Anyway, before I get too carried away with our story, here's his card.










The stamp, gear die cuts and embellishments are all by Tim Holtz.  He does make some nice masculine stamps and embellishments for cards.  I used black, white and gray card stock for this card.  A little Black Soot Distress ink on the gears and edges of the gear die cuts.  I used an embossing folder with gears (I think it's a Tim folder).  He loved the card.  Thanks for dropping by today.  Until next time.

A Little Ferret Story

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Hi Blog Friends,

A little off topic today, but I wanted to share a neat story with you.  Last night, Zoe, our Welsh Terrier (or Welsh Terror...depending on the day), zoomed out the back door as hubby let her out.  Hubby saw something running like crazy in front of  Zoe.  He couldn't really tell what it was, but knew it was something he hadn't seen in our backyard before.

Right before we went to bed, hubby set a trap in the backyard.  A little cracker with peanut butter on it.  Sometimes I think I married Grizzly Adams....honestly, the guy knows so much about animals.  Early this morning, low and behold, mystery solved.  In the trap was a little ferret!  Our son is Assistant Director at Game and Fish, so we called him, and he asked us to bring the critter out to his office, thinking that it might be wild.  Once we got there, and about seven people from Game and Fish came outside to see what we'd caught, we discovered it wasn't a wild animal at all, but probably someone…

A Graduation Card for Christina

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Hi Blog Friends,

A quick posting today of a graduation card I made for our daughter's friend, Christina, who is graduating from Sandia Prep in Albuquerque.  Congratulations, Christina!

I wanted to keep it simple, and use the Sandia Prep colors.  Their colors are maroon and gold.  I used a white background and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.  The gold is metallic, and I embossed a gold graduation cap on the maroon. 





That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time.

A Birthday Card from MaryAnn

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Today I'm sharing a card I received from MaryAnn Somers for my birthday this week.  I meant to ask MaryAnn if the cut outs are Memory Box dies, and I forgot.  I think MaryAnn will let us know tho, so check back if you're interested in finding out.  It'll be posted in the "comment" section of the blog.




The card is very glittery....with sparkles on the vase, and two butterflies.  The background looks embossed and then swiped with an ink pad or foam applicator.  You can't see it in the photo, but the flowers are red metallic card stock.  Thanks, MaryAnn, for the lovely birthday card! Until next time, stay safe this weekend and have fun.


A Birthday Card from Marcie!

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Hi Blog Friends,
Today's card is one I received from Marcie Lofgren.  I've never seen this stamp before and Marcie did an outstanding job with the coloring.  Love all the colors she used.  An adorable art fairy indeed.  Thanks, Marcie!




Wishing you all a safe Memorial weekend.  Until next time.  

Graphic 45 - Second Journal/Book covers

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Hi Blog Friends,

As promised, here's the second set of pics for the Graphic 45 Journal/book cover.  Again, lots of cutting and gluing.  This page is one of my favorites because of the colors and the umbrella.  I used Stickles on her hat and swimsuit for a little bling.








I added Liquid Pearl "dots" to the flowers.  And I just love the little fish swimming around.  That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time.

"Creativity is contagious.....pass it around"

Graphic 45 Project - Journal/Book covers

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Hi Blog Friends,

Today I'm sharing a project that was a class at Guadalupe Stamp Store last year.  We were supposed to make a journal or book with the covers.  To-date, I have made neither a journal or book with the covers, so it was easy to take pics this way.  The paper is by Graphic 45, I think, and I'm sorry, I don't remember the name of the paper pad.  We were given four sheets of paper, one sheet for each side of the cover.  That's why I don't know the name of the pad.....we only had single sheets as we were not required to purchase the complete paper pad.  Anyway, I'm sharing two pics today.  Front and back of one cover.  There was a lot of cutting and gluing on to chipboard.  Fun project, even tho I haven't finished it.








I used Stickles and round gems on the top (pic) cover.  I haven't done much in the collage area, so it was nice to do something different.  The only problem is, I never seem to finish journals or books.  :-(    Tomorrow I'll po…

Happy Mother's Day

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Hello Blog Friends,
We're back from our out-of-town trip.  We had a really good time and it was a lot of fun.  More on that later.

I'm sharing a card I made for my mom this Mother's Day.  I'm sorry I'm a bit late with this one, but we were gone and we couldn't connect to WiFi where were staying.  Argh......

The stamp is by SU, and the butterfly punch is by Martha Stewart.  She makes some the best punches, in my humble opinion.  The sentiment stamp is an oldie but a goodie, made by PSX.  I think it's still being made by the company who purchased the rights to many of the old PSX stamps.  











I bought this stamp with the sole purpose of making mom her card this year.  She and my granny loved doilies.  Remember how popular they used to be?  This pattern was really popular way back when.  Brings back many fond memories.  It's hard to see, but the background cardstock is a deep purple.  It's prettier in person.  :o)    I hope all you mom's had a great Mothe…

Cactus Sun

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Hi Blog Friends,

It's been a really busy couple of weeks.  A quick post today.  I colored this one with Copics, used simple matting and called it good.  Sometimes when the image takes up most of the card, I don't add more to it.  This is one of those cases.  Clean and simple.  

I will be MIA for a few days, but I'll be back with some new things next week.  



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Hero Arts Love Birds

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Hello Blog Friends,

Today's post is a stamp by Hero Arts.  A quick card made for an anniversary.  Distressed edges, tiny pearls and a heart shaped lock embellishment.  Patterned paper background with matching solid card stock.  Quic and easy.  You know, sometimes you need to make a quick card....this one fit the bill.







Thanks for stopping by today!

A Little Fairy Canvas Art

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Hi Blog Friends,

Wow, where did April go?  I can't believe it's May, but I'm really happy to see all the little green leaves popping out on trees in Santa Fe.  I love spring.  I can do without the wind tho, and we've had plenty of that.  It's supposed to be windy Saturday and Sunday, so I'm not looking forward to that.  I do wish we'd get some rain.  We need it so badly.  

Today I'm sharing a project made with a little stretched canvas.  I must confess, it had a picture of some kind of fruit on it, until I covered it with Gesso.  I saw the canvas on sale and thought "I bet I can cover that up and do something with it."  Stretched canvas is expensive, (especially wrapped canvas like this one) and since this was an experiment of sorts, I thought why not try it.  I have to give some of the credit to our group Technique Master, Lydia Carrell.  She's taught a canvas class, and I was able to glean some of her ideas with this miniature canvas.  Thi…