I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.

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Christmas is filled with bold beautiful colors like Santa suit red, or traffic light green, but I love working with non-traditional colors.  This soft green has been my favorite this month, but next month I know it will change… LoL.  It literally took me 10 minutes to create this card from scratch.  I put the last one in the mail today.  It will be a day late, but Christ is never late, and I think the recipient will enjoy it.  I grew up with my mom’s belief that the holidays start on Thanksgiving Day and end January 6th of the New Year.  I’m sticking to that theory… LoL.

Stamp Set: Petite Pairs (Wood 122495, Clear 122497)
Paper: Lucky Limeade (122926), Everyday Enchantment DSP (126154), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (122935)
Simple Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Large Oval (119855)
Give it a Wow: Basic Rhinestones (119246) colored w/Pink Sharpie, Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Retired Mistletoe Ribbon… had a tiny strip left.


New & Improved Blog… Thanks to my brother FRANKIE… =)

I must send a special shout out to my little brother Frank!  This blog would not exist if it were not for him.  He drove seven hours and spent four days putting this site together.  I am forever indebted to him and his awesome family (who let him venture out alone).  I have a special something for him, which I cannot post until he receives it.  Can’t have him peeking to see what it is.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share a  card that debuted at the Vendor Show on Dec. 10th.

I also introduced two new products that will come out in the Occasions Mini Catalog that starts Jan. 4, 2012 and the Sale-A-Bration catalog that starts Jan. 24, 2012.  Send me an email if you’d like to see more and set up a FREE Make & Take class.  I have product from these two catalogs in my hot little hands.  =)  Please feel free to share my blog with your family & friends.  I love to read your comments and  suggestions of what you would like to see.  I’ll back real soon with more cards and projects.

Paper: Pacific Point (111350), Whisper White (100730), Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367)

Stamp: Loving Thoughts (Clear 125845, Wood 125843) NEW… coming in the new Occasions Mini Catalog Jan. 4th, 2012

Ink: Not Quite Navy (103008)

Give it a Wow: Lace Ribbon Border (122362); Simply Scored (122334); Everyday Enchantment Brads (126126) Coming in Sale-A-Bration… Jan. 24th, 2012.

I used the Simply Scored tool to score the card to give the paper a little depth.  (Taught to me by my upline, Ms. Mary Fish).

Happy Crafting!

It’s All About Birthday’s this Weekend =)

I made two cards and introduced new products that will be for sale during the Sale-A-Bration campaign that runs from Jan. 24 thru Mar. 31, 2012.  Send me an email and schedule a Make & Take Class now to check out the new products.  One of the cards, I posted a few days ago…  click HERE to see it again.  Then there was the one for a co-worker, Tovi.  He’s one of the first friend’s I made at work and has been a good friend ever since.  I couldn’t forget his birthday because it falls on the same day, but two months later than mine… do you know when my birthday is? LoL.

Handmade Card Ingredients

Paper: Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045), Designer Series Paper Well Worn (117157)
Stamps: Sale-a-Bration Fresh Vintage (125117), Hostess Ain’t Love Grand (122507)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)

With this card, I couldn’t help myself, but use more Sale-A-Bration products… LoL.  Like most of the cards I make, this one was for a dear friend I met in graduate school… Joy!  She has been a great friend for the last 10 years and is full lof Joy, Love, and Hope (no pun intended =).  It was an honor to make her this card on her special day.

Homemade Card Ingredients

Paper:  Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper Everyday Enchantment (126154); Whisper White (100730); Pool Party (124329); Certainly Celery (119704)
Stamps: Sale-a-Bration Fresh Vintage (125117) not available until Jan. 24th
Ink: Old Olive (102277)
Punches: Word Window (119857); Scallop Trim Border (118401)
Give it a Wow: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Basic Pearls (119247)

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