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Three Birthday Cards

June is always a busy month of birthdays for me. Three birthdays three days in a row. I made the cards in May so I wouldn’t be so pressured when the time came. First up is my oldest sisters birthday. I used Saturated Canary “Sisters & Friends” for both of my sisters which I do not see in her shop anymore. 😦

Bev's B'day

Next is sister Deb’s card.

Deb's B'day

Third is my friend Linda. Her card is “Sybil” from Home Grown – Sugar Nellie. For some reason the minute I saw this image years ago I thought of Linda. So years later I finally make it for her.

Linda's B'day

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Have a great week!



Randy’s Magnolia Paper Bag Mini Album

I wanted to make the guys a special project this year for Christmas. Drew’s project is in the previous post. Randy’s is a Kathy Orta waterfall pocket album. I loved doing these special projects for them. I used SEVEN Magnolia images on it.

The morning I got up to do this project I told myself I was trying all sorts of new things I’d never done before. So I’ll get right to it.

I used Merry Christmas Tilda for the cover. I also used TH mini poinsettia die along with Magnolia’s swirl die. I have watched Zoe’s videos on how to color folds but just didn’t get the hang of it. I have the Magnolia “Sweet Christmas Dreams” 2011 magazine and it has an article in it by Zoe on page 54. I feel the information just clicked for me. So here is my first attempt at folds.

Merry Christmas Tilda

In the first pocket I used Magnolia’s Fir in Snow. I’ve always loved this image. I guess my love of pine trees coming through. My first attempt at night sky. I also used the MS pine needles edge punch on the pocket.

Fir in Snow

Next up are more folds in Tilda’s apron using the Tilda with Christmas Tree.

Tilda with Christmas Tree

Randy always puts the Christmas tree lites on so I had to use Lighting Edwin. More folds on the jeans. I used the large holiday lites punch on the pocket.

Lighting Edwin

For the last pocket I used three images. Tilda with string of glitter, tighter folds, Tilda decorates Christmas tree, I did this image three times grrrrr and the Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree with Tilda Decorates Tree & Tilda with Glitter

Shot of how the album looks.

Pockets with Images

Thanks for sticking with me on such a long post. The album has two more sets of pages so the album is a work in progress.

Have a wonderful 2013! Thank you for leaving all your wonderful comments they are truly appreciated!


Baby Card For Sydney

By Myrna Irwin

Maddy couldn’t wait to get into the world a month early so her new baby sister had to beat her and come 2 months early! So far, she’s holding her own! We’re soooo excited we are going to see her (and of course the rest of the family) very soon!

I just had a birthday and we went over to Red Rock. A large lake near here. We did a little hiking while there. I found a butterfly that was so willing to have its picture taken.

  • Stamps:  Baby Girl – hAnglar & stAnglar, welcome little one – savvy stamps
  • Paper:  Bright & Basic – Recollections
  • Nesties:  Label 10
  • Dies:  Vintage Flowers & Leaf – Magnolia
  • Punch:  pine branch
  • Inks:  barn door – DI
  • Copics
  • Flesh:  E000 E01 E00
  • Hair:  E50 E31 E25
  • Hat, Sleeper:  R20 R21 R32 G40 G43 G82

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Have a wonderful “Hump Day”!


By the way my header is a pic of fish scales!

Page 8 of Book of Favorites!

This could so be me when I was a child. My mom was an avid gardener so we always had flowers growing. I fell in love with Melissa from Sugar Nellie the minute I saw her. Of course, she had to be in my book of favorites! !!

Today has been a good day. A GREAT day would be hubby getting a job. He received an email today they had received 172 applications. They had expected 72! It is TOUGH out there in the job market today. Anyway, on to my good day. Last week I had won a Diana Mini camera from Satured Canary’s blog. I received it in the mail today. After my post I’ll go learn how to use it. I also have a Big Train Raspberry Chai addiction. I had run out and re-ordered some yesterday from a company in New Jersey. I was totally SHOCKED when the UPS man pulled up today at 1! I have never gotten it in 24 hours!

Ok, here’s my newest page for my book.


  • Digi:  Melissa – Sugar Nellie
  • Dies:  Vintage Flowers & Leaves – Magnolia
  • Punch:  Frond – MS
  • Copics:
  • Flesh:  E000 E11 E00
  • Hair:  E21 E23 E25 E29
  • Shirt & Shoes:  YR0000 YR000 YR00 YR01
  • Flower:  E25 Y06 Y08 Y17 YG17
  • Pants:  B91 B93 B95
  • Outline:  W00 W0 W01

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Anniversary Card & Tag Birthday Card

The Anniversary card is for a friend from Stamp Club who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in May!! Congrats Annette and Dick!! The Birthday tag is for another friend from Stamp Club who is into Tim Holtz. I tried Linda, I really did but I had such a hard time adding lots of things. Also, I REALLY did not intend to have this much orange on it!!! One thing lead to another and it ended up ORANGE!! I love it! 😉

With Annette’s card I was trying the white on white type of card. Tough to do. I had to walk away a number of times and wait for ideas to come. I had to add some pink, as it’s her favorite color. Also, all that stark white was starting to freak me out!

With Linda’s tag I tried the Perfect Pearls on kraft paper but you couldn’t see it very well so that’s why I went to black. A very striking effect!

Anniversary Card

  • Stamps:  I Do, Wishing You… – LOTV
  • Inks:  Spun Sugar – DI
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
  • Dies:  Doily – Cheery Lynn, Std circles, Lg & Sm – Spellbinders, Swirl – Magnolia
  • Copics:
  • Flesh:  E000 E00
  • Hair:  E50 E51 E53 E33
  • Dress:  N0-2 applied Marshmallow – Glimmer Mist on dress, Frosted Lace – Stickles on veil edge
  • Flowers, Hearts & ribbons:  Rv00 R81 R83 R85 G40 YG63 G28
  • Suit:  N0-7 – Crystal Lacquer on his shoes

Linda’s Tag

  • Dies:  Tag & Butterflies:  TH Sizzix
  • Stamps: Butterfly & live in the moment… – Nature’s Elements
  • Perfect Pearls:  Perfect Gold, Mandarin, Green Patina, Cappuccino
  • Distress Stains:  scattered straw, wild honey, dried marigold, weathered wood, rusty hinge

I used the shattered stain technique from Tim Holtz for the butterflies.

Thanks for stopping and visiting with me for a while today. As always I appreciate and love your comments! 🙂

Have a great weekend! It’s going to be in the 90’s for us. ICK!!


Book of Favorite Images

Well, we are starting our fourth month of unemployment. I received an email from a cousin which included something I’ve heard all my life. It had an added segment I’d never heard but is TOTALLY what we’re feeling. “Whenever God Closes One Door, He Always Opens Another, Even Though Sometimes It’s Hell in the Hallway”. We’re still in the hallway! 😦

Tuesday morning after MUCH procrastinating I FINALLY decided it was time to color again. I decided to do something I would throughly enjoy! That was to make a book of my favorite images! For Magnolia that took no thought at all. From the minute I saw “Spring Bundler” I loved her. Quite a difference of coloring from the first one I colored. 🙂 She’s here. Although, I still like the card!

If you know me at all then you know that the color peach, orange has to be involved!! I just look at it and smile!!!! It makes me happy!!

  • Stamps:  Tilda w/Spring Bundler, Stone Path – Magnolia
  • Paper: 6×6 orange book – Bazzill (It’s beautiful!), med Caribbean coral – Colormates No longer made 😦
  • Ink:  dried marigold -TH
  • Punch:  butterfly – tonic studios
  • Die:  Lovely Fence – Magnolia
  • Copics:
  • Flesh:  E000 E11 E00
  • Hair:  E50 E53 E35 E29
  • T-shirt:  Y0000 Y000 Y00 Y02
  • Top:  YR0000 YR000 YR00 YR01 Yr02
  • Shorts:  E30 E33 E35
  • Shoes:  E50 E53 E55 E57
  • Greenery:  G40 G21 G24
  • Flowers:  YR01 YR02
  • Rocks:  C0 C2 C3 C4
  • Outline:  B0000

It’s good to be back again! Thanks for looking!  Thanks for leaving me some love I ALWAYS appreciate it!! It took me forever to write this! I had forgotten how!! LOL


Randy’s Valentine’s Day Card

I have to say I have never been so late making cards as I have this year. It throws me off with Mady’s birthday so close to Valentines. Maybe next year at this time I can hand deliver them!!!!!! 🙂

I started this card around 9 this morning. All the while feeling like I’m getting Mady’s RSV adult version. Ick!!! Why is it every time we go I pick up her germs???? No immune system I guess or is it I hardly go anywhere?? LOL

I liked this Saturated Canary image Love Letters. I’m always in jeans and making cards. 🙂 So I felt the perfect image for my card for Randy.

  • Digi:  Love Letters – Saturated Canary
  • Stamps:  Envelope – St Louis Stamp Co, XOXO – Rubber Moon – used watermark ink – VersaMark
  • Paper:  Maraschino & typhoon – Bazzill
  • Dies:  Label 10 – Nestie, heart Swirl – Magnolia, hearts plain and I love U – QK’s
  • Copics:
  • Flesh:  E000 E11 E00
  • Hair:  E50 E53 E55
  • Top and hearts:  R20 R22 R24 R27
  • Jeans:  B91 B93 B95

Drew’s birthday is right around the corner so I guess I better start thinking about what to do.

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Christina there should not be any video with this post! 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day All!!!