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Easy Birthday Card October 14, 2017

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Here’s a quick birthday card that could be used or adjusted for either gender.

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For this card, I used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock as the base.  Then, I used Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to stamp “Have a fantastic” on an angle across the card base, and I used some scraps of teal cardstock to die cut the word “birthday” and the shadow from The Stamps of Life Birthday Statement Set.  Obviously, the stamping and die cutting can be changed to any colors to suit any personality style.

Foiled Roses July 9, 2016

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Here is a throwback post I did foiling roses.  I used plenty of technology to create this card, including my printer and Minc.


For this card, I started with a card base using Earthstone from the Classic Linen Package.  It is really hard to see in the photo, as it is underneath a sheet of the most awesome Vellum that I embossed using an Anna Griffin embossing folder.  (If you have never used this vellum before, it is so worth it!  It is heavy duty and embosses like a dream!)  The digital image is an old one from Paper Squirrel, and I printed it out and colored it using Portfolio watercolor pencils before foiling it with light pink foil on my Minc.  The banner is cut from a piece of cardstock from my stash and the sentiment is a My Sentiments Exactly rub on.

Birdcage Card June 25, 2016

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Today’s post is a card I created to use as a graduation card.  However, it is versatile enough to be used for many different kinds of occasions.


For this card, I started with a card base of Basis Blue, cut using a Sizzix scalloped card die.  The birdcage die is a Tim Holtz Alterations die, and I used Pearl Glimmer.  The bird is die cut using Classic Linen and Brown Bag cardstock.  The gem accents are from Hobby Lobby.

Pretty Kitty April 2, 2016

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Wow, can you believe it’s already April?  For today’s project, I’m sharing the card I created for the Facebook challenge.  The adorable Angel Cat is one of Stef’s.  You can find it at the The Stamping Boutique.


The base of this card is amazing.  You really have to feel it to believe it, but it’s made using the Cream Velvet specialty paper.  It is absolutely luscious and velvety soft! I think the cream color lends itself to a very rich, luxurious feeling.  The image is printed out on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with the following Copic markers: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E50, E51.  It is then matted on Graystone, a beautiful textured paper.

Theme – Anything Goes
Deadline – May 3, 2016 @ 9:00PM EST

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The Stamping Boutique/Glitterbabe’s: The winner will receive 2 images of their choice. PLEASE NOTE: if the winner used a STAMPING BOUTIQUE or GLITTERBABE image they will receive 1 extra image of their choice making a total of 3 images.

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Typewriter Birthday Card March 19, 2016

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Hello and happy weekend!


This is a one-layer card.  I started out with a base of Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardstock.  It is such an easy one to use for so many different applications.  The neutral color is perfect for this card.  Then, I added stamps using Coffee Archival and Tuxedo Memento Black ink, stamped with stamps from the Stampin’ Up You’re My Type set.   I also added a vintage pink typewriter, which is one of the Hambly Studio overlays.  I think it adds just the right touch.

Quick Christmas Card November 28, 2015

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Wow, I can’t believe it is almost December!  Here is a quick and easy Christmas card to make.

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For this card, I used a Darice stencil with Christmas ornaments on Neenah Solar White cardstock.  The stencil has some light adhesive on the back, which made it easy to color with since I knew it wouldn’t move.  I used Spectrum Aqua markers to color in the ornaments, and then embellished them with a clear Wink of Stella pen and some gold Stickles.  The sentiment is by My Sentiments Exactly, and to frame it better, I went over the outer edge of the card using the True Black Spectrum Noir marker.

What a Weekend! May 30, 2012

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Well, we had quite the weekend around here… although it had some high points and some low points… the low ones being that the bathroom is a complete disaster area! LOL… Bill was fantastic and replaced both faucets, and then the toilet started running. Well, we have these neat-o low-flow low-height toilets that are a total pain in the ass. They don’t sell the kits in a small enough size for the bowl, so now we get to go to a specialty plumbing place to get it. Great fun, right? And we finally got around to trying to fix the toilet paper holder that was lopsided since I can remember… and that was a total joke, too… so we took the old one off and patched the wall. Waiting the 24 hours, and then we get to repaint it before putting on the new holder. Although it will look much nicer than the one that was there, that’s for sure!

Now, on to the good news… on Friday, Bill and I drove down to the Cleveland area to go see Jon Cornell (UFO Performance Products), whom Bill had found through the VMax forums.  He has been on the hunt for a new, custom seat since he got the bike.  Since Jon is within easy driving distance, we decided to go for it.  We hopped into the car and drove down to meet him… and I must say, what a treat it was!  I’m not the most mechanical female, but Jon made me feel very comfortable in his shop.  I was impressed with the craftsmanship and care that everyone there exhibited.  He spoke with both my husband and myself in a very easy-going manner, and he gave the hubs some great tips and tricks about his bike.  He generously took us by his place, too, to see his motorcycle museum… it was incredible!  Lots of eye candy, lots of fun toys… he certainly has a good sense of humor and a TON of knowledge.  I must also add that one of the highlights of our trip was meeting Maria, Jon’s 4-year-old daughter.  She was an absolute delight.  Oh, and I got to sit on a very lowered VMax… I could touch the ground and almost be flat-footed!  Never in a million years did I ever think that would happen… something to think about for the future, right??  We walked out with a new seat for Bill and a new set of turn signals, which will greatly update the look of his bike — and hopefully make for a more comfortable ride, too.  This was a road trip that was definitely worth the time.

Okay, now on to the best news of the long weekend… We also found a new bike for me!  On Saturday, Bill and I decided that we would do some looking around.  I decided that the Vulcan, although a pretty bike, was not for me.  It is too top-heavy and hard to maneuver… and I hated that I scraped the floorboards!  The sound is not one that I care for.  So since last year, we’ve been looking casually at different bikes, different styles, different weights.  Bill thinks that after seeing me drag a boot in the Motorcycle Safety course that I like to lean much too much for a cruiser-style bike.  So we started a hunt for a more sport-bike style — or at least a lighter, easier-to-maneuver bike.  As we soon discovered, I’m on the short side for most bikes, and for almost all sport bikes unless they are modified.  For the last couple years, we have been in and out of a Ducati dealership near the house, TT Motorcycles.  Bill has been mildly (and now very) interested in the Diavel as an addition to or replacement for his VMax, and I have been interested in the Monster.  Well, on a whim, our first stop on Saturday was the Ducati dealer.  Lo and behold, they had a used Monster for sale… in our budget, and with the ability to be lowered. So today, we went in and did the paperwork… tomorrow, we pick it up!

Fundraiser for Guy Gondron April 11, 2011

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I just read a post by Colleen, who does the Making Our Mark blog. If you are a fan of the digital art offered there, free of charge, please take a moment to read this post.  Guy is going through a rough time, and you can read about the details on the Making Our Mark blog.  Please help out if you can, either with prayers or with the fundraiser!

Arrrrgh!! July 31, 2010

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Our friends James and Saci had a unique wedding April 24, 2010.  You can see their page here if you want to see the details and all the photos. It was a pirate wedding!  Bill and I drove down to Columbus, Ohio on Friday, and we reported for duty in downtown Columbus to the reproduction of the Santa Maria.  Requirements were to show up in full pirate regalia.  Bill was one of two people selected to harrass the wedding guests if they showed up dressed as a land lubber.  He thoroughly enjoyed himself!

Yes, I am extremely late in posting about the wedding.  It seems like life just took over, and I ran out of time and energy… so I’ll keep it quick and short.

Wedding party aboard the Santa Maria - bride and groom in the center

 The wedding itself was a lot of fun — plenty of pirate-y sword fights, and lots of yelling “Arrrrgh!”  Visit James & Saci’s site for more the nitty gritty.