Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ride On...

I made this card to thank my surgeon for suggesting that I take up cycling.  I've had 3 ankle surgeries the last 3 years and am unable to do pretty much all of the gym classes I was taking due to the surgeries and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  My surgeon told me on my last visit with him that he felt bad that I'm not able to do the physical activities I loved and wished that I could fall in love with another activity like I have for my gym classes. He then suggested I take up cycling.  It took me about 2 weeks to find the nerve to road cycle where I live, but...I did it!!!  In the 5 weeks that I started cycling, I put 600 miles on my bike...I'm happy to say I have fallen in love with cycling!!!

I used a retired stamp from Stamping Bella.  Stamped on Neenah with Memento Ink, coloring with Copics.  Sentiment made using a retired stamp set from My Favorite Things.  SU Corner Punch, Denami Design Ribbon.  SU Cool Caribbean cardstock.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Jeremy's Six Pack...

I made this card for one of my best friends, his birthday was earlier this week.

I got my inspiration for this card from a card I saw on Pinterest.  I used Upsy Daisy Design paper, black and white card stock.  I printed the sentiment off of the computer. 

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

ConGRADulations Matthew...

I made this for my best friends son who graduated in May.  Slowly catching up on posting.

I used SU Tassle Time and Quirky Alphabet/Numbers Stamp Set, sentiment from A Muse.  Real Red and Black Ink, Real Red, Black, and Neenah Card Stock.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Thank You Chickie...

It's been forever since I made any cards and blogged...let's see if I remember how to do this!
I made this card a while ago, found it on my camera and to be honest, I can't remember who I made it for or why =(  Been a crazy time for me while I wasn't creating.  I hope to get back into the swing of things again.

I stamped Denami Design Patriotic Chickie in Memento Ink on Neenah cardstock, coloring it with Copics.  Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy Cardstock, SU Square Punch, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, Cuttlebug Folder, a button and twine to finish off the card.

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Monday, December 29, 2014


LucKey...I'm lucky to to be a Key Spouse and get to do the things that I do.  I'm thankful and grateful for the people I have met along the way, the opportunities that have been given to me, and for some of the challenges I have had to overcome too.  It's not always easy, but it is rewarding and I have made some lifelong friendship from being a Key Spouse.  The Key Spouses were given a luncheon in our honor to thank us for what we do. I made thank you cards for having the luncheon they had for us =)

I stamped ALM Key to my Heart in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring her with Copics.  I colored in the key with a glaze pen.  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, and My Mind's Eye American Made Paper.  SU Square Punch and Sentiment from SU Noteworthy Set.

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I'm starting mine off with meeting my friends new baby girl, I'm so excited!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Kellye Kokopelli...

So, my BFF told me she wanted one thing for her birthday...a box.  I was like, "uh...a box???".  She told me she wanted a box to keep all the cards that I've made for her in. When I asked her what kind of box, she told me she didn't care, as long as it came from me that's all that mattered.  Jokingly I told her I was going to give her a cardboard box then, ha!  I was still on crutches at the time and unable to drive so shopping for this "box" was rather difficult.  I hunted pinterest, I hunted SCS...I couldn't find any ideas on how to make, design, or decorate this box...my hunt for this box was nearing impossible! Eventually I shared my frustration with her hubs and he suggested googling it (imagine that!).  Low and behold guess what came up???  Yes...all sorts of boxes.  I found the perfect box for their southwest decorated home...

Kellye Kokopelli...
This box also became my card inspiration =)

Kellye Kokopelli...
I found an image off of google (imagine that!), printed it and used the direct to paper ink technique in Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Pumpin Pie, Crushed Curry, and More Mustard. The image started to smear (even after setting for a day and a half) so I left it white around the edges.  Crumb Cake, Black, Crushed Curry, and Real Red Card Stock, Die-namics Chevron Stripes, and a CB Folder.

When her box arrived, it came wrapped in this plastic wrap and was placed inside of this white box.  When I told our hubs that it came inside of this cardboard box, they told me I should decorate it and pretend that is her birthday gift...so...I did =)  

Kellye Kokopelli...
I had some orange paint on hand so I got to work.  I gave the box two coats.  While it was drying, I printed another google image Kokopelli (giggle).  I fussy cut the Kokopelli out and gave it a nice thick coating of Modge Podge then sprinkled it with black glitter.  Die-namics High-Rise Alphabet in Cherry Cobbler, mounted on Crumb Cake cardstock, then on Black cardstock.

She opened it up and loved it.  I then gave her her real present that was in the cardboard box it was shipped in with a card that was just stamped with oops!  I wrote inside something like, "this is your real box, I hope you like it".  She thought it was the joke and that I was giving her her "cardboard box" I said I was going to give her and said, "I don't get it".  Lol...her hubs had to tell her, "no, you don't get it, keep opening the box".  She finally got to her real gift and loved it =)  She said she was keeping the other box too (which both our hubs said..."you know she's going to love the box that you made, right?...nice guys, huh?) =)

Kellye Kokopelli...
Who would've thought finding a box to put cards in would've been so difficult?  And of course after I got her box in the mail and I was able to walk/drive again...I found them all over the place!  I'd take pictures of them and send them to my hubs and he'd always reply with, "I still like your other two boxes better"...such a sweet guy!

Hope you have a great week!
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Shooting Stars...

For one of my hubs bosses who recently moved to North Carolina and got a job teaching at Duke University.  I will miss this particular boss as he's always been one of those people who always takes the time to sit and chat with me when I come to the office.  Just one of those people that you will always remember as they have touched your life in such a positive way.  I made him this card to thank him for all he's done for me and my hubs and wish him well on his new journey.

I want to say I got my inspiration for this card on pinterest but I don't have it pinned to give credit to that person (I'm sorry!).  I'm one of those people who always gives a person credit if I've CASE'd their card and I feel terrible knowing I made this card and can't give credit to the person my inspiration came from...=(  Anyhow...I stamped SU's Musical Score in black ink on Crumb Cake.  I used Die-namics Star Stax partically off the Brilliant Blue Cardstock, then used a smaller Die-namics Star Stax  in Real Red to put in the middle of the Brilliant Blue cut out.  Sentiment from SU's Godspeed Set.  SU Square Punch used to make the tag.

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Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!