Sunday, April 22, 2012


If you don't mind, I would like to vent a moment before I get to what you came here for.  Just got done talking to my middle daughter, Deborah, and she (being who she is) decided to check to see if I got the best price for my airline tickets for Stampin' Up's Convention (in July).  Well she proceeded to ruin my day when she said she found tickets $300 cheaper than what I had paid -- oh yah, that was a bummer!!  Of course I knew that would happen -- but wasn't expecting that much of a difference.  And to top it off, it was a non-stop flight!#!#!  The only difference was the flight was from Detroit; whereas, I don't do Detroit (the furthest I will drive is Flint!).  But of course, she just had to add, "Mom, you should have told me because you know I would have driven you to Detroit and then picked you back up!!"  I did know she would have done that, but hate to bother my kids and she had just driven me down there last month when I went out west for vacation.  Oh well, it is what it is, and now that I have vented I feel a ton better (kinda).  On a positive note, I left somebody a seat on Delta for a really cheap price (whoever gets my seat can send me a thank-you card, but you better hurry!!).

Now that I vented, how about taking a look at a couple of the cards from my card class yesterday.  I can't show them all in this post because I gave my attendees options on the type of card (sentiments, etc.) making this post way to long.  Some didn't need Mother's or Father's Day cards (brings tears to my eyes just typing that), so I always design those cards to allow them the option of using a different sentiment (ending up with 2 samples).  Here is what I came up with:
I love, love, love this card.  We made these at our last RubberQueens' meeting (designed by Ronda Wade - thank you so very much).  I knew immediately this was going to be my class card for Mother's Day.  Stampin' Up product used:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, and Pretty in Pink card stock; Antic Boutique Designer Series Paper; Labels Collection Framelits Dies; Pearls; Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon; and Apothecary Art Stamp Set.

Don't you just love how it opens!!  Stampin' Up Product used:  Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, and Eyelit Border Punch.

And here is the inside of the Mother's Day version.  Stampin' Up product used:  Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Full of Life Stamp Set, and All Holidays Stamp Set (retired). 

Birthday Card option using Stampin' Up product:  Full of Happiness Stamp Set and Warmest Regards Stamp Set (retired).  I used retired sets because I liked the type fonts for this card.

Father's Day card using Stampin' Up products:  Well Worn Designer Series Paper; Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, and River Rock Card Stock; Extra-Large Oval and Photo Corners (retired) Punches; Hemp Twine; Studio Sketches and Loved Ones Stamp Sets; and Early Expresso Classic Ink.

Birthday Card option uses all of the above Stampin' Up product and Bring On the Cake Stamp Set (instead of the Loved Ones Stamp Set).
Hopefully, these samples depict the versatility of doing one design for different occasions.  I will post the rest of the class cards on my next update.  Have a beautiful Sunday!!

Until next time,
"Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst . . .." -- John 4:14
Thank you Jesus for giving me the Water of Life -- yourself!


  1. I love your Father's Day card. I've got some DSP that I need to use up before it retires.

  2. Sandi, I love them all but my #1 choice is the Mother's day card. I love how it opens. I also love how you designed them to be used for other occasions.