Friday, May 27, 2011

Today's card was created to send to my cousin. Unfortunately, it is a sympathy card. I have had to make too many of these lately. His mom, my godmother, passed away in April, and now, his dad, my godfather. I dearly loved Uncle Ugo, my dad's brother. It is sad to realize that an entire generation is now gone. Don't mean to be such a downer -- here is my card:

Supplies: pp - Chatterbox; dies - PTI Fillable Frames #8, Ribbon Tails, Butterflies; stamps - PTI Fillable Frames #8, Ribbon Tails; bling - Paper Studio gemstones

Nasty storm rolled in last night just before dinner and knocked out our cable and internet. Didn't have either until noon today!!!!!! Thankfully, we had shows to watch on our DVR. One of the shows we watched was Law & Order Los Angeles, and, since we really like it, they have cancelled it along with Lie To Me, another favorite of ours! Why couldn't they get rid of SVU instead?

Okay, I'm done ranting! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's time for another OWH Stars & Stripes card sketch:

And, my card:

Supplies used: pp - Recollections Cherry Pie, Karen Foster Pink Sprinkles; Fiskars Scallop Border Punch, Paper Crimper; Spellbinders Mini Tab die; PTI stamp - Fillable Frames #8.

Friday, May 20, 2011

After a bit of a break from cardmaking, I have a card today using OWH's sketch:

and, my card:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Miniature Gardenias {Wordless Wednesday}

Can you smell them? They are just delightful!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Friday, May 6, 2011

Since I love making my own embellishments, I was thrilled to stumble upon a wonderful blog called juhishandmadecards. She had a great tutorial on making layered flowers. I had all the supplies already, and, although mine didn't come out quite as nice as hers, I am pleased with my first attempt.

My mother's engagement photo from 1947 -- Happy Mother's Day, Mimi -- I miss you!

On another note, we here in Georgia are being inundated with the drone of the cicadas. The backyard is filled with holes from which they emerge. They apparently live underground during their adolescence and fly out every 13 years to mate and then die. Nice, huh?

Anyway, if you're interested here is a link to an article:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011