Sunday, January 28, 2024

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!

 Just popping in quick with a birthday card that I made for our minister at church.  We sang happy birthday to her in church today and they rolled a cake down the aisle with lots of candles!  They carried a fire extinguisher down the aisle, too, lol!  She is such a wonderful pastor and certainly deserves to be celebrated!

For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with an aqua panel.  The cake image is from Sunny Studio and the sentiment is from Honey Bee.  The embossing folder is from SU.  The image was colored with copics.  Gems and a bow to finish the card.

Well, that's all for now.  I may watch a little football with hubby today, but I do want to clean our bathroom closet today.  So, I'll probably go back and forth.  It's a good day to stay inside for we have a rain/snow mix today.  I hope tomorrow is better for we have hair appointments to go to.  

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Sending Valentine Hugs!

Hi, Friends!

It's a gloomy day here in NW Ohio, but am happy that we didn't get freezing rain!  Such wintery weather we have been having this month with the snow, wind, and very cold temps.  I say spring can't come soon enough for me.  My sis is heading to Florida February 1st and a friend is going to Disney World this week.  I wish I could hitch a ride with them!  Anyways, I stayed in today and finished the above card for a friend.  She loves gnomes, so I hope she likes it!

I started with a white card base and added Photo Play paper.  The quilt design panel is from MFT.  The sticker gnomes is from Photo Play, also.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.  Twine and heart gem stickers to finish the card.

Ok that's all for today.  I hope you all are doing well!  Take care and thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!


Tuesday, January 16, 2024


Hi, Friends!

How are you on this cold wintery day?  It has been wayyyy too cold for this gal.  Even our dog who usually lingers outside for awhile to check everything out hurries back inside to our warm home.  The temp here in NW Ohio is 13 degrees.  It was much colder the past couple days.  I've been staying inside and making more Valentine cards.  I've also done some cleaning and purging.

I usually ask hubby what he wants for meals for the week and he made a great suggestion of making beef stew, so that's what I made last night and I can't wait to have more of it tonight.  Hot soup always does the trick to warm you up when it's freezing outside. 

Anyways, I'd like to share with you a couple of Valentine cards that I made for my hubby and son.  The above card was made using Simon Says stamps/dies.  The mirror card stock is from Simon Says, also.  The set has so many wonderful sentiments!

Next up...

Lawn Fawn goodies were used for this Valentine card for my son.  A Tim Holtz stencil was used for the background.  The porcupine is just too cute holding the Valentine card.  I made the large heart using a punch.  

Ok, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by!  Stay warm and have a great rest of the week!


Monday, January 8, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi, Friends!

Happy Monday to you!  I hope you have a great start of the week so far!  I got some happy mail today and made a Valentine card as you can see above.  I had plans to clean up, purge, and organize my craft room, but decided to make a card instead.  I'm sure I can start cleaning tomorrow.  But, today I had lots of fun using some new stencils, stamps, and die from Waffle Flower.

All the items on the card are from Waffle Flower except for the bow, which is a die from Spellbinder's.  Also, I punched out a couple hearts matching the shiny red card base.  The bow matches the same paper, too.

Ok, that's all for now.  I made a card for my son and hubby a few days ago and I'll share those soon.
Take care and thanks so much for dropping by today!


Thursday, January 4, 2024

Baby Leia...

Hi, Friends!

Sweet baby Leia was born 12-10-23.  What a darling family photo of all of them.  Chase is my hubby's nephew.  The Mom is Schante.  I'm not sure when I'll see the baby maybe some time this year.  They live out west.  Anyways, a new baby in the precious!

I already sent a gift card to them and wanted to get a baby afghan made before the baby shower in October, but my hand and arm wasn't cooperating.  It is much better now and I finished it yesterday evening.    And, here is the afghan...

For the afghan, I used the suzette stitch with a single crochet and a double crochet in the same stitch.  I usually make a baby afghan with the shell stitch, so I thought I'd try a new stitch.  I added a pink satin bow to finish it off.

Also, I made a quick card with the baby's name on it...

I'm entering this card over at  Time Out Challenges.

Ok, that's all for me today.  I hope you are all doing well!  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care!