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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I really fell in love with these background papers!  I love all the great colors, you can mix so much with it.  As usual I kept it pretty simple and on the first two added my favorite fancy, ribbon, and used my great eyelets from Gina K.  (so ezzy-peezy!) to put the ribbon through.  I printed the cats and spiders from my computer.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Aloha all!  I am up in Oregon visiting my daughter and son-in-law.  When I arrived I picked up my rental car and headed up to the Columbia River Gorge, my favorite place up this way!  It was a beautiful day with huge clouds and sunshine, about 62 degrees, perfect!  The leaves are changing colors and are GORGEOUS!  It was a marvelous day!

Yesterday I went shopping in a wonderful scrapbooking store!  Got some super papers, eyelets, new Cricut blades and Diamond Glaze - really been wanting to try that stuff!  This week I'm going to a great stamping store called The Stampin' Cat.  Can't wait.  Have a good week!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Halloween cards are so FUN to make!  I love all the wild colors you can use - so why did I choose mostly black and white, LOL!  I loved this graphic but wasn't sure how to use it.  I printed it and it laid on my table for at least three days until I started staring at it and decided to tear the edges and do some distressing.  Then it just all seemed to  fall into place!  I really like the background paper.  It was from a pack that I got at Big Lots.  It's hard to see, but the word "creepy" was cut out with my Cricut, then I added the rhinestone spider.  I'm giving this to my daughter as she HATES spiders, but hey, it's Halloween and things are supposed to be creepy and spooky!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Happy Saturday all.  Hope you are having a good one.  The weather here is finally getting cooler, great golf weather!  I played yesterday up in Cornville, really BEAUTIFUL course.

This was a fun, quickie card.  I got the birdie stamp some time ago but had never used it.  I think it goes well with the back and white paper.  The paper clip circle was just a little touch to jazz it up a bit, I think it works (?).  

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


A girlfriend of mine here in Phoenix is a Grandma for the 1st time!  Her son and daughter-in-law had a beautiful baby girl.  It was so fun to make a baby card for them.  I don't do many of those and it was a nice change.  I kept it very simple as a lot of my supplies had not arrived yet, so I used Precious Moments stick ons.  Later I hung a little gold safety pin charm from the pink bow, but I forgot to take another picture with it on. . .

Monday, October 11, 2010


Lots of fun doing this one!  I really love the white on white cards, they look so elegant.  The heart was cut out  with the Cricut, used the Cuttlebug for the embossing, added some little pearls, and ribbon.  The inner heart edges are heat embossed with sparkle embossing powder and I computer generated their names.  Happy 50th Peggy & Ed!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


A simple birthday card for a special lady.  Added the "Swiss Dots" using the Cuttlebug and of course some ribbon which I always like!  The posies are a stamp that I did twice but cut out one and used on at the bottom.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Aloha ALL!! I have been gone from here longer than I expected, but am SO GLAD to be back! All my card supplies that I shipped from Hawaii to my Dad's house made if safely, thank goodness. It has been quite an adjustment to say the least, but I am doing pretty good and anxious to be in touch with all my wonderful blogging friends again! Thanx so much for all your support!

I want to start out with a the card I did for my daughter and new son-in-law for their wedding this past June.  The wedding was lovely and they are so happy! I kept the card simple and a bit elegant. The paper was such a pretty, soft cream color with gold.  I'm really glad that they liked it!

The wedding was held in Eugene, OR and they were blessed with perfect weather - sunshine and no rain!  Early that morning I got up and went out into the forest and picked ferns and wildflowers to weave my daughter's haku (head wreath).  It turned out beautiful.  Here is a picture of the happy couple!