Monday, May 4, 2015

Masculine Cards to Share

Here are some masculine cards that I created recently. Most of my cards were "Pinspired". I love Pinterest.

Father's Day Card with barb wire embossing and StampinUp! designer series paper.

Here a Father's Day card I made for my son because he's such an awesome Daddy. The embossing folder is from Tim Holtz. Many of the other embellishments were lingering in my stash.

This Father's Day card was for my hubby. The stamps are StampinUp! I created the blotchy rectangle by inking up a clear plastic stamp block with Tim Holtz "old paper" ink. I love the way it turned out.

I dislike needing sympathy cards so often, but it's so nice to be able to bless the family with a beautiful handmade card. This one was created with the Mighty Oak die set from Papertreyink.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Enjoy your week!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Femine Cards to Share

Wow! It's way past time for a new post. Time sure gets away from me. In addition to scrapbooking, I try to make cards for special occasions for friends and family. Here are some feminine cards that I made recently.

This was an Easter card I made for my sweet Mom last year.  
 The flowers pull up to reveal the sentiment.

Here's a nifty little birthday card I made for a friend. I cut the flowers with my Cricut machine. The top layer with the flower cut is mounted to the polka dot layer with dimensional foam adhesive, and then attached to the dry embossed orange layer and card base. My favorite part is the doodling around the outside edges.

Here's another birthday card for a friend. Super simple using the Itty Bitty banner stamps and punch.

I had to have the Mighty Oak stamp and die set (Papertreyink). This set makes a beautiful card so easy. The trunk of the tree is first stamped and then cut out with the die. I used the die to cut the leaves from patterned paper.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Life with you is a Hoot"

Here is my final (and favorite) layout from our 2013 anniversary trip to Nashville, IN. What an awesome place to get away together. This log cabin was such a treat. Here we are...still together after 28 years. =) 

We totally suck at selfies. Seriously...we took about twenty before we could stop laughing at the horrible pictures and take a few good ones. These turned out pretty cute, though. My husband is such an amazing man, and I can't imagine doing life without him. I'm truly blessed to share my time on earth with him.
 The paper is MyMinds Eye and don't you love the zipper ribbon from Close to My Heart? The cute pair of owls is from Cricut's Hoot N Holler.
Have a great day!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Covered Bridges"

Here is another layout from our 2013 anniversary weekend at a log cabin in Nashville, Indiana.

These covered bridges were so beautiful covered with sparkly snow. I know we're all looking forward to warmer weather and it's just around the corner, but snow is undeniably beautiful.
 And look at the architecture inside of this bridge. I found it fascinating.
 The Coredinations cardstock was watermarked with a circular stamp using VersaMark. The deer stamp is Glitz Design "Finley" popped on a punched scallop circle and embossed, then layered on glitter paper, and silver chevron washi.
 The ball fringe adds a little bit of texture. The title is Cricut's Plantin' Schoolbook font.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Two Page Layout - Brown County Indiana

Hello friends! Today I have another layout from our 28th anniversary trip at a beautiful log cabin in Nashville, Indiana.

The shopping area in Nashville has quite a few little shops to browse through. I'm so thankful my hubby likes to shop, even more than I do. We found some great finds and a few Christmas gifts for family while we were there. The little town hums with excitement and tourists all year long, and especially at Christmas time. The snow wasn't much of a hindrance. There are tons of great places to eat with great home-cooking on the menu.

 The polka dot paper is My Minds Eye "Cest LaVie" and I used SU designer series to matt some of the pictures. No page is complete without Washi tape and a bitty banner punched from scraps of SU paper, cardstock, and a local map of the area. It's strung on scrappers twine between two SU brads.
 The Brown County Indiana die was purchased at one of the local scrapbook shops. I could have spent hours browsing through all of the goodies.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Stay tuned for two more layouts of this snowy weekend in southern Indiana.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Two Page Layout - Dogwood Point

Today, I'm sharing another layout from our snowy 28th anniversary adventure in Nashville, IN. This one shows you the beautiful little cabin and the surrounding area in daylight.

 The snowstorm the night before left 10-12" of beautiful pristine snow on the ground. My dear husband had to go out and shovel so we could get out and about. They cabin management team sent their snowplows around to all of the cabins. We were snowed in for awhile and loving it!
 We had a beautiful view of the mountains and could see nothing but trees and snow out the window.
The paper is StampinUp! designer series. The title was cut with Cricut's Lyrical Letters and the snowflakes with ArtPhilosohy. Ball fringe, scrappers twine, and a few rhinestones add just enough bling to this snowy layout. The journaling tag is from Echo Park.

If you are ever in the market for a frosty log cabin getaway, make sure you checkout Dogwood Point. Be sure to stop by my blog later this week to see the covered bridges and the cute downtown area.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - Nashville, Indiana

This snowy, sub-zero weather makes me wish I had a fireplace. Nothing like curling up to a toasty fire, with your sweetheart. But here we sit in our cute little house with no fireplace. Thankfully, though, the furnace does a great job of keeping us warm, even though we are lacking the romantic ambiance we desire.

For our 28th anniversary, I surprised Mark and rented a log cabin in Nashville, Indiana. Our anniversary is the first week in December. When we left, they were predicting snow, but we figured we'd drive out of it since we were heading south. Little did we know how much snow we were in for.

 If you ever get a chance to rent a log cabin in the snow, go for it! We drove down this long, narrow, snowy lane with the porch light acting as our beacon. Wow! What a great adventure. It was just the two of us in the log cabin perfection!
 The paper is Creative Memories and Jen Wilson. The bold aqua, blue and red snowflakes were cut with Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I purchased the title die at an adorable scrapbook shop in town. I backed the log cabin with brown paper to help it show up better on the snowflake paper.
The fireplace was so warm and cozy!!! The next evening, after sweeping it off, we enjoyed the hot tub out in the snow. It took some convincing to get me out there, but man oh was the best.

Come back later this week for a few more layouts from our Nashville, IN winter adventure.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Craft On"

Do any of you love to go away for an entire weekend and scrapbook with your friends? I am a lucky girl and get do this 3 times a year!! Woot! My husband is such a sweetheart and doesn't mind too much when I take off for a weekend of scrapbooking with friends.

The River Retreat House, Perrysville, Indiana, is one of my favorite scrapbooking destinations!! A beautiful old house to relax and enjoy time away with friends. It's totally worth the drive.
 So here is my scrapbook page about my scrapbooking weekend. =)
 The paper and embellishments are Echo Park's "This & That" collection.
 The title is from Cricut's Quarter Note cartridge. Here's a close up of the cute, itty bitty banner. The baker's twine is strung between two brads with a key.
If you ever want a great weekend or time away with friends be sure to check out the River Retreat House. It's a beautiful, relaxing destination.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Two Page Layout - "MDP"

I wanted to share this layout from a special ministry I help with at our church called Modern Day Princess. We work with young ladies who want to grow their relationship with Christ and learn their full potential as a Daughter of the King.
 Aren't they beautiful young ladies? I am very proud of them and honored to serve as their table leader. Even though this was my third time through the class, I continue to learn more about scripture and God's love for us, each time.
 The paper is Creative Imaginations "Iron Orchid Designs". I love the whimsical look. The diecut framing the title is cut from Once Upon a Princess cartridge. I purchased the key with the crown at Michaels.
 The washi tape is from Meijer and I added a few My Minds Eye brads and added journalling along the curve of the flower stems.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a productive day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Two Page Layout - "Best of 2013"

My thoughtful daughter-in-law gave me an envelope with some great pictures of various events that had happened throughout the year. Many of these pictures I hadn't scrapbooked yet. So, I did a Best of 2013, kind of a year in review page.

I'm somewhat ashamed that this is now 2 years old! However, to my credit, I keep plugging away and posting things as I have time. I'd like to post more often, but since I work full time, my blogging time is limited. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

 The bottom right picture is extra special to me now as my Dad is pictured in the bottom right photo (above). It would have been taken spring of 2013. He had Alzhiemers and was starting to look pretty frail and having issues with falling at that time. The disease took his life in August, 2014. I sure do miss him!!
My sweet Mom is pretty lonely without him. She has Parkinson's and her mobility gets harder every day. It's so hard to watch, especially living 3 hours away. God is definitely in control, and I know I will see my Dad again some day. Hopefully we have many more smiles, laughter, and memories with my Mom. She is such a special lady. She adores her great granddaughter!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "So Sweet"

Here is the last, most precious layout from our Fall 2013 photo shoot. She's such a sweetheart, even when she's not full of smiles.

 Just look at that sweet face. Oh my goodness!!
 The My Minds Eye paper continues with this last layout of our family photo shoot. I love the beautiful designs in this set of paper and embellishments. I may need to buy more. I used some lace and purchased sticky circles to make the lace flowers topped with a button and scrappers floss.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you are enjoying some time off as we celebrate the new year holiday. Be safe and make wonderful memories together!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Two Double Scrapbook Layouts - Fall Family Photo Shoot

Can you believe we are just as close to 2030 as we are to the year 2000? How is this possible? Time keeps ticking away, and the new years keep arriving with surprising regularity. Each year I'm reminded that we need to make the most of our time here on earth. Lets make each day count, because we will never get it back.

Do you have any snow yet? We had a green Christmas here in Indiana. I will miss the pretty fall foliage until we get some snow on the ground. Fall is still my favorite time of year and I adore all of the great photos we got during our Fall 2013 photo shoot. (Photo credit to Just Shoot Me Photography).
 This is a super easy layout with My Mind's Eye paper and embellishments.
 If you look closely at this tree you'll see the letter "L" carved into a heart. We didn't do the carving, so somebody else was looking out for our perfect photo shoot.
 Our sweet grandbaby is now 2 and 1/2 years old. She and her new baby brother put the sunshine in our lives!! We are so honored to be their grandparents.

It was raining the morning before our photo shoot, so my hubby and I decided to check out the area to see if it was muddy and if the leaves had started to change yet. Of course, we took a few "unofficial" pictures as we checked out the park.
 The paper is from Fancy Pants, Close to My Heart and StampinUp. I used StampinUps Fall Foliage stamp with a darker grey ink to create the leaf watermarks on the woodgrain paper. I was pretty happy with the look. The title is cut with Cricut's Lyrical Letters "jumbo".

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I pray your 2015 will be healthy, happy and full of wonderful memory making.

Happy New Year to each one of you!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Our Boys"

Being a Mom is one of my greatest blessings! The responsibility of being a Mom changes through the years as does the relationship with your chidren as they grow up. However, even as they find that special someone, get married and have children, they will always be my absolute pride and joy!

Here's another layout from our fall family photo shoot of 2013. These are our boys! We couldn't be more proud of the young men they have become.
Most of the paper, banner, and chipboard accents are My minds Eye "Lost and Found".
 The "Boys" title is from Graphically Speaking and the word "our" is Kate's ABC's cartridge.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are enjoying your Chirstmas holiday season with those you love.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Two Page Scrapbook Layout - "Family" Fall Photo Shoot

Here's another layout from last fall's family photo shoot. This is my oldest son and his precious family! I am so proud of them!!!
 They are such a great pair, and they are making a fabulous home for our sweet grandchildren. Our newest grandchild is still a bun in the oven at the time of these pictures.
 The patterned paper is all My Minds Eye "Lost and Found". I can't get enough of these colors because they are so great for fall! Most of the embellishments are from the same packet of paper, but I layered them up with scalloped punches and brads.

The title is cut with Cricut's "Going Places" cartridge. There are several jumbled letter titles in this cartridge which have made it a worthy purchase. Look at our sweet granddaughter! She's so adorable. We are completely smitten. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! More fall family photo shoot layouts to come.