Grow old along with me.....

......the best is yet to be.

Another card to set out at the rehearsal party.  This is an old quote and I forgot who said it.  Next time I would like to do in pinks and browns. "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."  Well, these are older people and I thought this card  complimented yesterday's card with the children.  Well, I'm doing the rehearsal party so I can do what I want...right?  haha  Off and running this morning.  Get to meet some new future in-laws today, bridal luncheon, hair done, rehearsal party tonight and a big glass of wine!  

5x5, Mo Manning image, scraplifted inspiration was Wahoo Haven


Getting married means.......

....sharing your toys.

My son is getting married this weekend.  I wanted a few cards to set around at the rehearsal party tomorrow night.  Here is one.  It's a Mo Manning image.  Folks...I'm bow-legged tired and there's more to do tomorrow.

5x5  Inspiration was Joeys World of Stuff blog


Bundle of Joy

Cheryl is celebrating the news of becoming a first time grandma....wonderful news!  To celebrate, she is offering some great blog candy.  Below is the set from Svgcuts she will be giving away.  Just drop by her blog "Dragonfly Designs",  leave some love and some cues to be the best grandma ever.

Boiled Peanuts

Countdown to wedding! Rehearsal is very low-key BBQ.  One appetizer is boiled peanuts for the Southern folk.  I am in huge hurry so no time for great picture set up.  I did this svg pot a long time ago, but I have redesigned it a little so I'm offering this version.

Silver cardstock, 4x6, embossing folder, Peachy Keen faces, inking

Download:  boiling pot  (svg)

Svg will be available for 5 days....ENJOY!


We miss you...... but having a ball. (+ freebie svg)

OMG.....When I saw this Art Impression (Girlfriends Work Out) stamp I HAD to have it....just perfect for the sentiment.  I have a group of girlfriends and invariably one of the girls can't "join in", so we always tease the girl that can't join in by using this little saying.   (PS - I had a ball coloring it!)

Copic markers, stitching, 1" circle punch, 1.12" cut on Cricut Expression

I planned to use the simple little dumbbells svg on the card, but at the last minute decided just to go with the balls.  No reason why I can't go ahead and share with you.  Enjoy!

Download:  dumbbells (svg)
Svg will be available for 5 days.

"Stock the Bar" shower

Yup, that was the theme for this card.  The party was held Saturday night.  A good time was had by all!  The stamp is from Art Impressions called Girlfriends in Hot Tub.  I love their carefree attitude in the hot tub. Looks like the ladies were having a grand old time!  I used copic markers, stitching, raffia, and an old wine glass punch.  I made it into as easel card.


apron svg

This is by no means a great apron.  I didn't have the style I wanted so I quickly had to make an svg to fit my need for the "Recipe for Happiness" card.  I used some funky little scissors to make the bottom a little feminine.  I just cut two thin strips for the ties but had originally plan to use ribbon, but at the last minute the ribbon didn't look right. It you are looking for a cute apron, check out Svgcuts at the Panda Picnic Party set.  I can't believe I have not bought that one yet, but I will in the next week...haha

Download: apron  (svg)
This will be available for 5 days.

Recipe for Happiness

My card for the kitchen/recipe shower for my future DIL that is this afternoon.  The shower I accidentally showed up for a "day early".  I'll just call that a "dry run".  Ok...and I felt a little stupid too.

 I may be "pushing the envelop" with requirements for a Catch the Bug challenge, but I'm GOING FOR IT!  haha  The challenge calls for polka dots and stripes.  I used swiss dot embossing folder and the stripes are my whisk all in a row....looks likes stripes to me!  The image is JJCook from Bugaboo Stamps.  My darling svgs are from Svgcuts ... the mitten, wooden spoon and measuring spoons (Afternoon at Auntie Elaine's and Christmas Cookie party sets).  I did the bottle freehand and made the svg apron. ( I used silver mirror paper for measuring spoons but hard to see in photo.)

5x5, Little Yellow bicycle (Savor) paper, stitching, copic markers

envelope with Meljen's Design sentiment


It was a Hell of a Hail

.....some measured more than 2 inches in diameter not counting the spikes many had on them. True, some are larger, but this is the largest I have ever experienced up close and personal.  We covered my husband's car with a blanket as best we could.  We only have a two car garage and my son and I had already taken the space inside the garage.  Anyhow, my DH's car still received hail damage.  We stood in the garage watching in amazement only for one of the big buggers to fly in the garage and hit me in the thigh leaving a whelp and bruise.


I admit.....I'm a Liar!

.....I can't help myself!  I know I told everyone I wouldn't be making cards or doing challenges the month of May!!!   I am soooo missing making a card and seeing all yals' creations. Anyhow, we got infiltrated by ants in our kitchen.  I had to bring in hired killers for a $125 wack job.  I was suppose to stay out of the kitchen so what's a girl to do? I headed to my craft room.  I have several cards to make for wedding showers this weekend and some place cards for the rehearsal party, but my hands went into another direction and before I knew what was happening I was making a card for Wacky Wednesday #1 Bugaboo challenge at CDAC. (Criteria was use turquoise, red and yellow and a Bugaboo image.) You can find this darlin' matey HERE.

5x5, copic markers, MS punch, buttons, stitching, glitter, citrus paper

Catch the Bug: anything goes
Tuesday's Throwdown: Bugaboo image and die ct


Sending You My Biggest Smile Ever!

Dustin Pike has given many freebies to all of us fellow card makers.  He's now asking for a small favor in return.  There is a special young man by the name of Dylan, 9 years old, that would love to have a card during this time.  Read more about Dylan on Dustin Pike's blog.  Dustin is also offering to send anyone several special freebies if cards are sent.  I would do this without the free incentive. I don't have any special talent, but making cards makes me happy and sending cards to others ...well...it makes me even happier.  I know that I have taken a leave of absence from card making during the month of May, but it was important to stop and make a cute simple card for Dylan.  I used one of Dustin's old freebies and used an svg rather than coloring.

5x5, svg pop-ups for dimension, bananas cut and colored with copics



It’s like Christmas in May!  Want a chance to win cool prizes from SVGCuts?  Follow the rules for your chance to win SVG Kits and Collections, SVGCuts gift cards, copies of SCAL2 and SCAL3, and even a Cuttlebug embossing machine!

How fantastic is this!!!!!  I hope to catch up on all my obligations so I can get back to my craft room.  I miss card making and I miss all you guys and gals.


Bugaboo Has A New Store and a great sale during month of May!!!

Bugaboo has a new store.  Jodie has worked very hard on this.  Right now she is having an awesome sale at 50% off on images during the month of May.  There are lots of prizes as well during this celebration of a new store.  It is a MUST for you to do check out!

Check out the new address:  Bugaboo Stamps

This is one of my happy places to go and shop!


I'm being spread like jam....

Yup .... teaching, preparing for my son's wedding and another friend's daughter's wedding.  Not enough time in the day and getting anxious.  Therefore, other than trying to post a few Bugaboo cards for a few challenges, I will not be posting the month of May.  I hope you visit when I return June 1st and don't forget about me during the busy month of May.

Happy May Everyone!!!