Friday, May 6, 2011


Happy Friday Everybody!!

Two days of sun!!  I can hardly stand it.  The trees have tiny leaves on them, my flowers are up high, and there are dandelions in the yard!!! I have had lots of different things going on since my last post.  I had so much fun making cards at Ronda Wade's Summer Mini PJ Event.  And no, it ended up I couldn't wear my pajamas because I had to stop at the store on the way there.  I was a half-hour late, making poor Ronda worry sick as I am always the first one to arrive (I thought it started at 6:30, but it was 6 p.m.).  So she helped me catch up.  We made baggie books again, featuring 4 new stamps and product from the Stampin' Up Summer Mini Catalog.  We ended up with 20 beautiful cards that I will be CASEing many times over for sure.  Then to top my night off, I got lost twice on the way home (mind you, I only had about 10 miles to drive at the max).  It wasn't so bad because I expected it would happen when I saw I couldn't go back the same way, as the road was closed.  I have taken different routes many times, but for some reason it felt and looked entirely different at 10:30 p.m. (in pitch black darkness).  So I just kept driving around in circles until I found my way.  I never get upset or freaked out when I get lost because it happens all the time and I have a compass in my SUV (didn't take my GPS of course). 

Today I want to show you my Mother's Day card I made yesterday using the new Flower Fest Stamp Set in the Summer Mini.  My mom passed away 5 years ago, but I honor her by making cards for my daughter's instead as they are mother's and need kudos also.  I didn't think I would like this stamp set as it is so different from what I typically buy.  However, I can't resist stamp images that you can use with our punches.  I ended up loving the card, what do you think:

Product Used:  Flower Fest and Messages for Mom Stamp Sets; Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Shimmer White Card Stock; Bold Brights Brads (Daffodil Delight); Basic Pearl; Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, and Wild Wasabi Embossing Powders; BIGZ L Petal Cone Big Shot Die; and various punches.
 I've been doing a lot of stamping the last couple of weeks, but mostly trying to catch up on my stacks and stacks of  discontinued half-started projects.  I have so many card designs cut and packaged left over from the last 3-4 years (yes, I can't believe it either).  So my goal this Summer is to get all these cards completed.  I did about 40 so far (just a drop in the bucket).  These cards were "fix-up" cards and/or precut cards that needed to be assembled featuring the discontinued Watercolor Trio Stamp Set (which I so wish would have been carried over to the new catalog), discontinued Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, and some current product.   Even if you do not own this discontinued product, I wanted to post pictures because I loved the designs and knew it would be easy to substitute with any stamp set you might have on hand.

I hope all of you have a beautiful Mother's Day, even if you are not a mother, I'm sure you have served as a fill-in mother (which is even better yet).  Personally I think everyday should be Mother's Day, but then it probably wouldn't be as special if we celebrated every day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,
"As a mother comforts her child, so shall I you. . . ." -- Isaiah 66:13


  1. Love the bright colors in the Message from Mom ... and the Cottage Wall is one of my all time fav DSP - I was excited when they made it into My Digital Studio - cause now i can use it again as 'hybrid' class projects!!!

  2. I also love the Cottage Wall card. It was a favorite DSP of mine and I didn't know that I could get it in MDS. I've got to get busy and look through the downloads. I don't have much loaded yet. See you Tues. night? I've got my swap cards all done. Trying to find something for the show and tell table.

  3. I love your MOM card, it is so not your vintage style. The Cottage Wall DP done the way you presented could be a little bit vintage. Love the colors. I don't think I even used my Cottage Wall yet. TFS