Sunday, July 1, 2012

Let love bloom...on your birthday!

I found this really cool post that Cara did called Scrappy Background. It's the way she uses up her 1/4" scraps. Her blog is: and I just finished making the card below, based on her post. She used 1/4" strips but mine was made with 1/2" strips. Next time I'll do some with the 1/4" strips. Anyway, please check out her blog because it's a great way to use up those scraps that keep accumulating.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Toy Wreath

My sister (Mary) made this darling Toy Wreath last winter with her granddaughter (Lauren). In person, this wreath is a big WOW so just letting ya know that I don't think her pic does it justice. Mary went to thrift shops, bought a couple bags of toys and applied them to a grapevine wreath with a glue gun. I want to make one for our home so I plan to see what I can find at garage sales this summer. Might dig around in my granddaughter's (Maggie) room firt and see if I can talk her out of some of her 'treasures'. To see a larger version, click on the picture.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Digital Tuesday Challenge

I'm taking the 'Digital Tuesday is Just Peachy' challenge from the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog. My first card uses a digi design from Dustin Pike. Click on the picture to enlarge. I used the colorless blender to made the tail and ears plaid.

My 2nd card is pretty much the same color scheme. I've been into peach and green lately so this challenge was right up my alley. I haven't used digi images very much so when I got this freebie, I forgot to put it in a folder so I'd know who it was from. Next time I won't forget. Hope you like these images.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

card for Emily

A little 7 year old girl by the name of Emily has been fighting leukemia since before December of 2011. She has had to endure more pain in one year then most adults in their entire life. She has gone from Leukemia to Rotavirus, to pancreatitis, to kidney stones then to shingles, not to mention over 300 pokes in her little tiny body. From chemo to blood draws to feeding tubes. She has definitely had her ups and her downs.

Dustin Pike would like to bless her by encouraging all of his blog followers to send her a card to brighten her day. Emily has a long life ahead of her and with the encouragement of her family and friends is fighting with all her strength.

I used a pre-colored Dustin Pike image for Emily Ziemathis' card. The caption inside the card says 'Easter Blessings'. I really loved this image when I first saw it. I thought about popping the eggs up but hated to cut up one of the colored images to do it. I plan to have my grandkids make Emily a card this weekend using this same design but they will do the coloring and design their own cards. I think I'll mail them all individually so Emily will have more mail to open.