Thursday, May 20, 2021

Happy Anniversary

Hello!  Beach days will be here soon!
Our son's and daughter-in-law's anniversary is coming up. Eight years . . . time flies!  They enjoy the beach, so that inspired my paper heart selections. 

My goal was to create the feeling of a
beach (sand at the bottom, sea, 
    sunset).  Jamie likes Disney movies, I was  able to find a small Nemo. The Happy Anniversary was stamped on a washed wood paper for the illusion of boardwalk. 

 The idea for this card was inspired by these 2 cards: My Life in Paper and Jennifer McGuire


Products used: 

  • Heart Die: Memory Triple Stitched Hearts
  • Sentiments (inside): My Sentiments Exactly & Taylored Expressions
  • Pattern Paper: assorted scraps 

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

The weather is getting warmer here. I'm looking forward to enjoying warm days at the beach. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Enjoy your day. 

Christmas Stocking Thank You

A Xmas card in May!!?? Yup.  It's actually a Thank you for a lovely woman who helped complete a Xmas stocking for my "little Theo." 
Backstory: My mom knit gorgeous Xmas stockings for her 3 children. Then she knit for our husbands, and her grandchildren. She knit each person's name onto the top of their stocking. As she was getting older she realized her family might outgrow her ability to continue knitting stockings.  So she made a "stash" of stockings for future family members.  As the oldest I am the "keeper of the stash".  Happily, mom's forecast came true.  Her family grew.  Eventually she was no longer able to knit the names on the stockings, and then she passed in 2019.  Along comes Theo (her 3rd great grandchild). 
My sister-in-law found a lady who was able to knit names onto the stockings.  This thank you is for her. 

Mom knitting a stocking ~2005
Theo's stocking with his Mom's & Dad's


  • diecuts: Thank-you (Simon Says Stamps); stocking (Concord & 9th)
  • pattern paper: assorted (HoneyBee & DCWV & My Mind's Eye)

These stockings bring a smile to my heart. The tradition continues. Here's a peek at the inside:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying a lovely spring day. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

A Foxy Mother's Day

 Hello!  I hope the sun is shining on you today. Even with today's rain, I had a fun day making this card. Theo's mom is celebrating her first Mother's Day in a few days.  She enjoys fox and forest baby things.


  • Front: fox image - Hampton Art; sentiment - My Favorite Things
  • Inside: fox image - Uniquely Creative; sentiment - Gina K
  • Other: pattern papers - Honey Bee stamps; "pearl" bling - Craft Consortium
Here is a look at the inside:

Enjoy these photos of Theo starting to get "solid" food.  
Not liking Oatmeal
But he is Loving Carrots!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope this post brought a smile to your face. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happy Mommy to Bee Day


Happy News!!  We recently found out we're going to be grandparents again!  We are so excited.  This is for our daughter-in-law for their first baby to Bee.   

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning, and the colors from Just Add Ink. It has "cute animals" for the Fusion Card Challenge.  And the pattern papers are NBUS.




  • stamps: Honey Bee
  • Pattern Paper: Craft Consortium
  • Foil Paper: Tim Holtz
 Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look.  For the Moms everywhere . . . Happy Mother's Day.