Tuesday, March 20, 2018


The swap theme for this month's class was to create a pocket card, and I think my stampin' friends did a fantastic job!  You'll notice that some of the cards have two pockets, and I love that they're all different!  

Aren't they great???  I wonder what our April swap theme should be.  Got any ideas?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


My great-niece is 16 years old today.  When I sat down to make her birthday card, it seemed strange that I wasn't using bright colors or balloons--or anything festive, per se.  In my mind, there was going to be a pig on her card since she raised a pig for one of her classes at school.  Not surprisingly, she got a bit attached to Vega (the pig) and, instead of losing her to an unfavorable fate earlier this year, Vega was able to move to a forever farm home--one where she has a boyfriend.  I thought and thought and thought about a design for the card, all the while this day was getting closer and closer.  Last night it came to me . . . a barn door card.

If you're like me, you kind of expected a pink pig.  Until I had the pig stamped and ready to color, I had thought it would be pink, but Vega is black and white (or gray).  The striped embossing folder that I used on this card is one of several that I sent to my niece along with a Texture Boutique embossing machine.  Can you imagine how thrilled I am that she enjoys making cards????  Although she won't receive the large box FULL of all kinds of card-making items on her special day, she should have it by Thursday or Friday.  I'm a bad aunt to send the card and gift late, but late is what I do very well.  I think the gift will be worth the wait--I know it sure would thrill me to get a box like that!

Vega at her forever farm home

Saturday, March 3, 2018


I think this basket of  blooms is so pretty and felt that it worked beautifully for the sympathy card that I needed to make recently.  I also really love coloring the flowers with Bermuda Bay and, of course, that adorable little tag.

Other Stampin' Up! products featured on this card include Basket Weave embossing folder, burlap ribbon, doily, and Tailored Tag punch.