Sunday, March 19, 2017

Today With You

I found a beautiful sketch on the Kaisercraft blog this month and knew I just had to work with it. Here is the sketch that I used for the above page:

I was so happy with this page that I framed it and it is hanging in my craft room. Everything is from Kaisercraft except the title.  I used die cuts from the Sandy Toes collection, paper from the Blue Bay collection and also from my 6 1/2" Coastal Escape paper pad. I am entering this layout in the Kaisercraft  March Sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by here tonight....I hope you had a good weekend and have a very productive week.


Friday, March 17, 2017

You've Got This Sistah--March Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

Besides St. Patrick's Day, do you know what day it is today?  It is the 17th of the month and it is time for our monthly blog hop to remind all the sistahs out there to do your monthly self exam of your breasts and make your mammogram appointment if you are due. I just made mine yesterday and this one is a little anxiety producing because it is the first mammogram I will have after my breast cancer surgery last September. But if I can be brave and make my appointment so can you....we got this sistahs!  If you want to read my whole story as to how this blog hop literally saved my life last year just click HERE.

I am sending this card to a dear friend that I met at the hospital in my pre-surgical class.  She and I had surgery to remove our breast cancer on the same day by the same doctor and will  forever be lifelong friends. She is having her first post-op mammogram on Monday and I want to encourage her.

Here is my card:

Don't you just love those sweet little flowers? They were made with my Fri-Dies from CAS-ual Fridays and of course the stamp and die on the card are from the Calling All Sistahs collection. Do you know that Michelle, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays herself has overcome that nasty breast cancer monster and she donates a portion of all the profits on these stamps and dies? She is also offering prizes to 3 random commenters on blogs in this hop so make sure you check out all the inspiration and talent along the way. And there are some very touching stories also. The truth is that all of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way. This is one small thing that I can do to give back.

The next stop on the hop is the extremely talented Mary Moisan

Thanks for stopping by and remember comments must be made by 12am EDT on the 19th to be eligible for a $15 gift certificate to the CAS-ual Fridays store. Good luck!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Irish Blessings For You

Julee Tilman and Verve stamps are at it again....She released this awesome free printable Lucky Day which is only available on the website until tomorrow 3/17/17. I used one of the sentiments and one of the beautiful images for this St. Patrick's Day card that I sent to my son and daughter-in-law.  I used this versatile sketch from Kerry Urbatch:

I am entering this card in 3 challenges:

Sunday Sip and Share sketch challenge on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Bit 'O Green Challenge

and the Verve Lucky Day Challenge

Thanks for stopping by....gotta run and hit the pavement running for a busy day at work.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I love the freebies that Julee Tilman designs and offers us.  This sentiment was one of the most recent free digital Lucky Day that she is offering HERE but only through March 17th.

I also used the Mojo Monday sketch for this card and am just slipping it in under the wire.

Thanks for stopping by....I hope you had a wonderful weekend.


Monday, March 6, 2017

I Appreciate You

I always seem to be working right up to the last minute of deadlines.  I really wanted to participate in this week's MFT sketch challenge especially since I wasn't able to participate the last couple of weeks. But the deadline is tomorrow while I am at work so I knew it was tonight or miss another great challenge.  I forced my tired self into my craft room after dinner and once I got busy, I did not notice how tired I was. I created this thank you card for an online friend that sent me something I was looking for.  Here is the sketch I used:

I just loved the sketch and like how my card turned out.  I am glad I made some time this evening to be crafty. How about you?  Do you ever have to push yourself to get crafty?


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Love, Love, Love YOU

My oldest granddaughter is turning 9 next week (where does the time fly??). I never like to ignore the girl not having the birthday so I made this quick little card for Izzy and bought a little gift for her. The whole package is on the way to the Midwest and should arrive this weekend. I hate missing birthdays but love sending fun gift packages to my grandchildren

I am entering this card in the Tuesday Throwdown Things With Wings Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by is Friday of my favorite days! Have a good one. 


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Keep Your Fin Up!

My husband and I work together and we have a co-worker who is battling cancer. I wanted to design a masculine encouragement card that would not make light of his situation but one that would also make him smile. I paired up this sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Mermaids Kisses stamp set with the shark paper from an older Bella Blvd collection....Max. And I think it works well.  I even decorated the inside of the card which I rarely do.....

Thank you for coming by my blog.


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