Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas

Unfortunately, I have not been on here very much.  I have had a lot going on and have not been able to make cards.  I finally found some time to make some Christmas cards.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I Have a New Blog

I have a new blog that will walk my followers through my weight loss attempt.  My blog is called Melt Away the Pounds and the site is:

I hope you check in and encourage me once in awhile.  I am following a program called Ideal Protein.  Today is my first day and so far so good.  I am so full I have trouble getting all the food in.  I am told that women lose 3-5 lbs. per week.  I have two friends who collectively have lost 160 lbs.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wedding Card

Here is a wedding card I made for a wedding my husband and I are attending.  The groom's parents are very good friends.  We became friends when Luke, the groom was just a year old.  He is now 26 and getting married.  Where does the time go?


Card Made Using Flora Tones Color Palette

Here is a card I made using Heartfelt dies and the flora tones color palette:
I used the pink for the flowers in the middle and the green for the leaves.


Pages from my Smash Book

Someone requested that I show my pages from my smash book.  Here are a few:

It is very simplistic.  I basically use it to get color combination ideas.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Do You Have a Smash Book

I love my smash book.  I don't use it the way most people do.  In other words, I don't actually use it as a scrapbook.  I have a 12 x 12 book.  I like color palettes.  I use it for different color palettes that I have found.  Then when I get ready to create a card I go to my smash book and look at some of the color combinations to do something different or just get inspired.

 I would print these out on my color printer and then cut them down and put them in my smash book.  Now when I need inspiration or just get bored with the usual color combinations I can go look through my stash.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Joy Card Fold

Here is a new fold that I saw on a blog by Julie Koerber. 

Here is a link to her blog where she gives step by step instructions:

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Easy Christmas Card - It's Just Around the Corner

I was looking through pinterest and came across this card by Judy May.  It is gorgeous and easy.  The color palette is easily changed.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pretty Color Palette

I love trying different colors together.  Here is a great combination you might want to try:


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Simple and Elegant

I saw this card and loved it.  It is simple, yet elegant just by embossing.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Color Inspiration

These colors would be gorgeous in a card.  The possibilities are endless.  Give it a try.

Here is a quick card I did using colors that are close.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Tile Card

This is a really cute card done by Lynn Weiss.  It looks like tiles.  If you try this send me pictures:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Zig Zag Card Was a Hit

I dropped the card off at Pam's tonight after work - she wasn't home so I left it for her.  She left me a voicemail message. She absolutely loved it.  Said it was the coolest card she has ever seen.  So glad.  I wanted to do something special.  She said she is going to take it to work and show around.  Again, happy birthday to my BFF!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Double Zig Zag Card

Oh my gosh, it took me forever but I finally got it.  Here is my double zig zag card.  I am sending it to my best friend Pam.  We have been best friends since we were 15.  We are both 54 now.  I just turned 54 and she is going to be 54 on 8/5.  Happy Birthday BFF!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cute Idea Using a Lacy Punch

This is a great idea for using a border punch in a different way.  Personally, I would add a sentiment, but cute nonetheless.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cute, Cute, Card by Elly

I want to showcase this card because I love the whole thing, but particularly check out the window shade. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Check out my Page Tabs at the Top of My Blog

I am going to start using pages and start giving helpful hints or fun ideas, etc.  Here is a little teaser:

Use a snowflake punch to make a cute Christmas tree.  Who would have thought?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Happy Birthday Card

I love monochromatic cards.  This is my newest creation.  Please let me know what you think.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all having a blessed Sunday.  I have not been on in quite a while so I wanted to get on and let everyone know that I do plan on getting back in the groove.  Hopefully this week I will get some cards done and posted. 

Please note that instead of new posts all the time I have started using pages.  You will see tabs on my blog, those are the pages. 

Until next time.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Its Another Prom Weekend

Well, Cole is off to another prom this weekend.  He is taking his friend Katy who goes to a school 30 miles from home.  He looked so handsome in his tux.  Hopefully I will have pictures to post later.  They are locked down until 4:00 a.m.  Don't really like the idea of him driving home at 4 a.m. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Here are pictures.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Its Prom Weekend

Its hard to believe my youngest is a senior.  He is at prom as I'm typing this.  All the parents got together to take pictures before the kids left.

Cole and Bethany, his date

The whole gang

Trying to get all that dress into the pickup

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Last of the Bunch

These are the last of the cards I made over the weekend. 

Its a Girl Thing

I found these cute purse stickers that I have used quite a bit and everyone loves them.  Here is a card I put together quickly using them.