Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Happy Birthday

 Last Wednesday our stamping group of 4 (we are the 4 musketeers vs the 3 musketeers)  got together to celebrate Sally's birthday.  We made it a surprise trip - she knew we were going someplace but she didn't know where.  We have a darling boutique/ craft store in Bonne Terre (about 12 miles north of Farmington).  It is called the Fancy Crow and it has a little bit of everything and the owner is a delight.  

We then went for pizza/salad at   also in Bonne Terre - wonderful pizza and the price is beyond right.  One of our musketeers Cheryl lives in Bonne so after lunch we went back to her house for cake.  Is this not beautiful.  


Cheryl had it made - and it was not only beautiful but delicious as well.  And then Cheryl send the remaining left over cake home with us.  (The best part).

Here is the birthday card I made for Sally.

It is a cascading fold card - cased from Dawns Stamping Thoughts video.  Well I said some not so nice words before I finally got it figured out.  I had to work from the completed card back to the basic card.  I don't think it was Dawn - but more me getting it all to come together.  I love the final result.  I used Stampin.up Sending Smiles I like the final end result.  I enjoy cards that you can set on a shelf or desk and display.  Happy Birthday Sally

One more birthday to celebrate - MINE!!!  That will be in August.  


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Hedgehog Happiness

 I have been enjoying this set from Stampin Up - Hedgehog Happiness.  The hedgehog uses a punch to punch out the image.  


I like the colors I used on the hedgehog better than I did on the last hedge card I made.  Then the little birdie offering him a cute flower.  I also love the sentiment.  Mounted on orange gingham paper, a white scallop die and tied together with some cute orange and white ribbon from my massive collection of ribbons.  

I usually send at least 4 chemo cards out a week and I think this one will brighten a person going through chemo days.  


Thursday, June 09, 2022

Congrats Grad

 My hubby's great nieces (twins) graduated from high school this year - how did the time go so quickly.  Their party is this weekend - so I made 2 cards alike BUT different.  Their school colors are green and gold.







I borrowed my supplies from a friend Patti and I have already given them back to her so I don't know who made the dies, stencils, etc.  One card I did the Congrats in gold, and the second card I did just the opposite.  Love the grad hat stencil which I stenciled on with a dk green distress oxide ink.  I have used the die of the grads celebrating before - guess I really should get this one for my collection but it is nice to be able to borrow and exchange with friends.  
Put a couple of crisp GREEN bills in the cards and ready to go to the party.

Friday, June 03, 2022

Happy Hedge Hog

 I love whimsy - just about anything whimsy including this cute Happy Hedge Hog by Stampin Up.  

This little guy was punched out - punch has two separate pieces, the entire hedge hog and the top half of him.  Colored him up with some copics - (made my next one lighter in color).  The clouds are punched out with a cloud punch and cloud paper that came with another set of papers, but works perfect for this.  

This one was mailed midweek to a new chemo buddy that I just recently got assigned.  I'm hoping it will bring a smile - as well as her introduction to her chemo angel - ME.  

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Fortune Crane Happy Anniversary

 We have some very dear sweet friends that will be celebrating their anniversary anniversary.  When I saw the Crane set from SU I knew this image was for them.  Such a beautiful collection of designer papers and in this fun fold I got to showcase several of the patterns.  I am thinking they will both enjoy their card - and in fact I'm thinking about getting her the set/dies before they are retired.  This set is simply her style and I know she would use it.  



A little handwritten note inside and card is in the mail.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Fun Girls Craft Evening

 Two cards left to share with you from a couple of weeks ago when we had an overnight craft evening at my house.  We had not gotten together since before Covid so it was a special time.  The two cards I am sharing today are from Donna and I love both of these cards.  One is very CAS 


Love the ombre stenciling - then just the simple sentiment double layered.  These are so easy and fun and quick to make.  And it does pack a punch.  This card went in the mail this week to a chemo buddy.  

The next card was a fun fold card - I love fun folds - and this is a variation on a Wfold card.  I have done a variation on a W fold but love this idea as well.  



These images are from a retired SU set - one that I will keep in my retired stack as I love the lady bug images.  So glad we were able to get together and be creative after a long hiatus.  I'm keeping this for a pattern then I will mail it on once I make another one. 

Monday, May 23, 2022

Happy Birthday

 One of my Chemo Buddy has a Birthday coming up this week so here is the card I sent and inside I put a Dairy Queen gift card so they could go get some ice cream.  


I bought the ice cream cone punch from SU while it was on clearance - I think it was under $5 - I had some ice cream cone paper in my stash - two sided so I punched the waffle cone out of the backside and the ice cream from a polished cardstock again from my stash.  I had some cute little hearts in two sizes so I used the larger heart (as my cherry) on the ice cream and die cut happy birthday.  

Happy Birthday sweet lady - keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.