Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mom, 1921-2018

Us girls... 
(r to l) my sister Madelyne, Mom & Me on her 90th birthday, 2011.

Over the years I've posted cards I've made for my Mom's birthdays. I think, other than The Penmaker, she was my biggest fan. On Sunday afternoon she passed away... very peacefully, surrounded by family, and very much the same as my Dad had done eleven years earlier. In fact, Sunday would have been their seventy-seventh anniversary. 
This is how our son worded it in the obituary... 
Her beloved husband, Noah, passed away in 2006. It is, perhaps, fitting that Alice passed on March 18th as this is also the date of her wedding anniversary and there is little doubt that she decided to celebrate it with her husband in heaven.
The funeral will be Thursday, which would have been her 97th birthday.
Our son completed the article with...
Alice leaves behind her two daughters, Madelyne Pawley of Canton and Linda Breedlove of Bolivar, as well as five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. All of whom adored her wild sense of humor, sly wit, wry observations and her desire to spoil them all rotten. Alice was a member of Open Door Baptist Church and was a born again Christian whose love for her family was only surpassed by her love for the Lord. Her favorite song was Beulah Land, though she also had an adoration for Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind”. Alice will be missed but she leaves behind an incredible legacy of love and compassion.
I can only add... we long for the day when we will be reunited.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

An Array of Birthday Cards

Good day friends!
I have several birthday cards to show you today. A pocket card with a tag and two A2 top folding.

This card sports (no pun intended) a digi image I purchased on Etsy. The base is a My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday paper from the collection a few years back. I had just enough of the collection left to do three pocket cards, this being the first.

The other papers were just some MME odds and ends from a couple of their paper pads. I also added in a piece of brown wood grain cardstock that came in the My Monthly Hero February 2018 Kit. Also in the mix are natural burlap string and hand dyed wool.

These two top folding cards have a base of Neenah 100 lb. Desert Storm cardstock. The papers for both came from a Kaisercraft 6.5" paper pad. The brad is by My Mind's Eye.

For this one I used My Monthly Hero February 2018 Kit again. I stamped the bird using the stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die. I have a bit of the packaging from the kit incorporated in there as well. The fancy flourish at the bottom was cut with a die from the My Monthly Hero January 2018 Kit. Be sure and check out these kits. They're a great value... the amount of quality product for the cost of the kit is amazing.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Straight Arrow Update

Hi sweet friends!
Another quick post today. I have so many cards to finish up... I need more time in the days... or an assistant. LOL!!!
My "Thinking of You" card is an A2 size top folding on Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb. cardstock. The papers are from the Prima Love Clippings 8" paper pad. The doily was cut with an Alterations Thinlits die and that lovely pink trim is an oldie from Prima. I separated the crocheted trim from the rhinestones. Love the vintage look of this one.

Now a brief update on our daughter Sarah's recently opened shop in Orrville, Ohio. They are adding tons of product nearly everyday. The Penmaker and I love taking the long drive up there just to see what's new. This is a shot of the store manager, our daughter-in-law Sarah (yes we have two Sarah's). 
Please stop in and say hi if you're in the area.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lovely Ladies Cards

Hello! I hope you're doing well!
I have two cards for you to check out. Both A2 top folding... both with Tim Holtz Paper Dolls for the focal point, but with two different looks.
My first card has a vintage fashion theme. I used the Glitz 6" Pretty in Pink paper pad. The sentiment, stamped on vellum, is from the Altenew Thinking of You set.

My second card, along with the TH Paper Doll, has an ephemera piece from the Botanical Layers collection. The gold embossed sentiment is a stamp from Scrappy Cats Birthday set. For the oval layers I used Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals and Alterations Stitched Ovals. The papers are from Kaisercraft's 6.5" Vintage Timeless pad plus glitter paper from Hobby Lobby.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Butterflies and A Dog... Happy Birthday Cards

Hi there! I hope you're having a wonderful day!
I have two cards up on my blog today. Both A2 top folding. I love the ease of these in putting them in regular envelopes. In fact, I bought some gorgeous colored ones from Gina K. Designs you can check out here.
For this card I used a vintage Kaisercraft 6.5" paper pad. I'm trying to use up my stash of papers, and I threw the pad away from this collection and can't remember the name. It was one of my first I bought of Kaisercraft's.

This second card is made of Tim Holtz Dapper papers plus some of that same Kaisercraft collection from my first card.
Hope you like them!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Darling Children Image... Thinking of You Pocket Card

Hi there friends!
I have a Thinking of You pocket card today with an absolutely adorable image. I had this laying on my desk and am not quite sure which collection it came from, but I love it.

This card is rather a mix-up of collections. Whatever I had out at the time got worked into the layers. That's what's so good about sticking with certain companies like Prima. The different collections will usually work together.

These gorgeous flowers are Prima as well. The leaves are by I Am Roses, and the trim is from the dollar store... lovely! The gems are Studio Katia Cupid's Kiss.
I'm working on three birthday cards... all with Prima Lavender papers, but with different bases. Please come back and see them... probably in a week or so. I have so many cards waiting their turn to be shown.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wishing You A Fast Recovery Pocket Card

Hi there! Welcome!
We have some freezing cold weather and snow going on here. Not what I was hoping for today, but there it is. I guess it's what's to be expected in March... the unexpected.

My card is a masculine one or actually for anyone who loves cars and mechanical workings. I used some of the Graphic 45 odds and ends from my stash of papers. Lots of layering and foam dimensional adhesive.

I pulled out a couple of Alterations Thinlits dies... Gearhead and Labels... to make some fancy cuts to mix in among the mats.

The hardware... screw heads and bolt... are by Prima. I think this corner piece is Momenta. Love using metal pieces when I don't use flowers. I gives that extra texture that's needed.
So glad to see you today.

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