Monday, January 23, 2023

Valentine...




Hi, there!

Back again with another Valentine card.  I made a fun shaker card!  This card is full of hearts with stenciling, heart gems, and heart confetti!

For the background, I used a new stencil from Jillian Vance Design.  It was made with sponging on red and pink distress inks of Saltwater Taffy and Lumberjack Plaid.  The heart is from PTI and the love sentiment is from MFT.  I'm entering this card over at Color Hues Challenge and NBUS .


                         


I have a few more Valentine cards to show you, but I'll share those later.  

We finally got some snow here in NW Ohio.  There were lovely snowflakes falling slowly from the sky yesterday.  It was just enough to cover the ground.  My dog, Sheila, had second thoughts about going outside, but then quickly ventured out.  More snow is due to come in a couple of days.  I hope it won't be too bad.  I did notice in the hardware store in town that more plastic sleds were displayed in the window.  It's always great to get some snow for the kids to play in.  I know that I have great memories of sledding and ice skating.  

Ok, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,








Monday, January 16, 2023

Valentines and Happy Birthday!



Hi, there!

Long time no post from me.  But, I've just been busy with different things.  I'll show you a couple of photos at the end of this post that I chose a paint color and we got our craft/office room painted.  My son will put up new trim.  I'm not sure when that will be completed, but the process of updating this room has started.  

Last weekend I got together with some friends and I got Valentine and birthday cards made.  The above card is for my husband using MFT stamps and dies.  The love die in the center of the O is from PI.

Next up, is a birthday card for a friend.  The flowers are from Pretty Pink Posh and the background leaf die is from Memory Box.  The flowers were colored with copics.




And, the last card is for my son.  The images are from MFT.  My son once had a hedgehog, so I thought this would be the perfect card for him.  




Ok, just a couple more photos...


I nearly forgot to get a photo before the new paint color.  We had everything covered before we started painting.

And, here is one photo showing the new paint color, which is a light blue color called (Sigh).  I want to come in my craft room to create and sigh with happiness!


It's still a mess and needs organized.  And, my husband has some Ohio State football items here and there.  Not sure if I can be rid of those things since I share this craft/office room with him, lol!  But, it already looks much better with a fresh coat of new paint!

Ok, friends, that's all for now.  I thank you for dropping by and have a great rest of the week!

Take care, hugs!








Thursday, January 5, 2023

Snowman...





Hi, there!

Happy New Year!  I hope this new year is starting out well for all of you!  Things are going well here for us.  We got over the bad weather right before Christmas and yesterday seemed like spring with the temps in the 60's.  Wow!  What a change Mother Nature does at times.

I'm here today to share with you a birthday card that I made for my friend, Pat.  

I started with an aqua card base and paired it with a snowflake frame die from Lawn Fawn.  I just love those beautiful snowflakes!  The snowman is from Tim Holtz.  Such a cute snowman with layers for the scarf and ear muffs!  And, it's so sweet how the stick arms extend to hold a heart.  I didn't add a sentiment since I didn't want to take away the beauty of the snowflakes.  

Ok, that's all for now.  We are heading out to lunch and picking up paint for our office/craft room.  It's a dream of mine to get this room organized for a more efficient craft room.  I'm not sure when it will be complete, but at least it's heading into the right direction.

I thank you all who come to my blog with your sweet comments and wonderful support!  It's truly a blessing to have so many craft friends around the world for support and inspiration!!

Take care, hugs!!








Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Winter...



Brrr...winter!  I was dreaming of a white Christmas and I do believe we will be getting one!  Although it may come with blizzard conditions.  I don't think we are due for a lot of snow in our area, but with the drifting of snow, things can get dangerous.  We are expecting my son's friend, Ethan, to come here for Christmas since he can't get the time off of work to visit his family in New Jersey.  I can only pray that he makes it here before it gets too bad on the roads.  

Anyways, I have a couple cards to share with you.  The above card was made with a die that was gifting to me by my friend, Nancy.  We had a wonderful lunch yesterday and exchanged Christmas gifts.  

Next up, a Christmas card made for the kennel staff that takes care of our dog and cat when we are away.  It's hard to believe that they stayed still for a good photo!  



Nicky and Sheila are laying together in the new bed that we got for Sheila.  Nicky has a perfect bed that he can use, but maybe he likes Sheila's better, lol!

Ok, well, I'm not sure what the weather is your way, but it appears that a lot of the country is snowy and cold...brrr!  Be careful out there and take care!  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hugs!
Maria