Showing posts from January, 2014

Perfect Pennants for me and you

I have have been so busy this week playing with all my new products and created a lot of fun cards for my display for an upcoming craft event this weekend.  I am going to be attending a two day,stay up all night-or sleep overnight if you must, scrapbook and card making event.  I went for the first time last fall, and had such a great time, and am looking forward to going with my friend Debby for the whole weekend.  It's been years since we have done a craft get-away weekend.  I have been feeling better, and finally have some creative flow, and so I have so many things that I want to get made for display, but I also look for some inspiration from other stampers and from challenge blogs to get my ideas flowing.  I try to bring my own twist to it, and sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.  I wanted to do something that was a little non-traditional, but also appropriate for Valentine's Day.  The Eastern Elegance DSP had the lacy look with a non traditional color

Another Great Year for birthday

    With another blizzard hitting Minnesota it's not fit to leave the house, which means it's a beautiful day in the crafting room.  It was bright and sunny, but it was terribly windy, and the snow we got overnight was blowing like crazy.  I packed up all the Christmas stamps and snowflakes, and put them away in favor of something bright and new.  I was excited about a new stamp set, Another Great Year, that I just received.  I thought it would be fun for making some birthday cards with a really big statement.  Pairing it up with the Birthday Basics DSP, some Crisp Cantalope and Bermuda Bay, made for a fun and funky birthday card.  I used a layout from  Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 189 which called for some clever laying of the paper, that appealed to me today.  Hope you like it, and come back for a little more birthday fun tomorrow.  Mary Alice  

Happy New Year 2014 Calendar

 Happy New Year 2014!    I know I'm a little late kicking off the celebration, but at least I have not given up on my resolution to get back to blogging again.  I made this cute little calendar a couple weeks ago, I just have not had time to share it with all of you.  I made the calendars to give to the members of a swap group that I participate in every month through the mail  This month I felt that I really owed them a little extra something nice, because I screwed up big time.  I had gone to New York City to visit my son for Thanksgiving, and I was determined to have my swap cards for December in the mail before I left.  I had started them, but the were not completed before I left, but that was no problem, because I would have a week to get them in the mail, when I got home.  However, on my last day in New York I came down with a very bad cold.  I came home and climbed in bed (after a miserable flight home), and I stayed in bed for days.  I finished up the swap cards

Baby, We've Grown and I'm back to tell you about it

  Happy New Year everyone!  I am back to blogging, and creating, and it's been a long time since I have been here and a lot has happened.  First of all, I have a new granddaughter, Maya Alice, as of last week, and she makes #5.  I am looking forward to visiting her tomorrow.  I saw her the day she was born for a little bit, and was supposed to be there to watch the delivery, but arrived about 8 minutes after she arrived, much to my disappointment, but I was there for the best part, and that was watching her look at her mother and dad with her big wondering eyes, and the joy in their eyes looking back at her.  Wonderful!  The card I am showing you today is one for I made a few weeks ago for a swap I participated in.  I used the new stamp set Baby, We've Grown, which was the first thing I picked out of the new SU Spring Occasions catalog.  The sweet little owl family just spoke to my heart.  It was the first time I used the Circle Thinlets die to make a card, and I did a