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The rest of June’s cards

Good morning!


It’s the last day of the month and the year is half over. How did that happen so quickly?!


I made a ton of cards this month and didn’t get the chance to blog them all so I’m sharing them in one post to finish June.


This one was for my husband’s birthday a few weeks ago.  I used Sketch #273 at Sweet Sunday Sketch.  The adorable bunny is from The Cat’s Pajamas.  The baseball themed card went with his baseball themed gift of a Yankees t-shirt AND game tickets for us to see the Yankees play my team, The Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in early August.

2015 Card 44 - Cats Pajamas Play Ball



The next two cards are sympathy cards that I had to send out early in the month.


This first one used Sketch #272 at Sweet Sunday Sketch and my go-to set, Forever in Our Hearts, from Verve Stamps.  I also used some ancient Basic Grey papers.

2015 Card 41 - Verve Forever in Our Hearts


This last card used Sketch #364 from Techno Stamper.  I inked up Stampin’ Up!’s Lovely as a Tree for the first time. I feel like it was a rite of passage to finally use this long time favorite of many SU stampers.

2015 Card 42 - SU Lovely as a Tree


I’ve gotta go get ready for my last day of work before my mini break! Hopefully lots of crafting will be happening over the next 5 days.

Mother’s Day Cards

Hello and Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!


I had a great weekend with my Mom, she had the weekend off for the first time in months. Yesterday we spent the day shopping and today we went to breakfast, saw my sister & her family and then one of my stepsisters and her family. We had beautiful weather to enjoy a BBQ, didn’t think that would ever happen after our looooooong winter LOL!


This is the card I made my Mom and it’s for the Viva La Verve Week #2 sketch (sketch shown below with supply list).  I was inspired by one of the DT members cards to ink up Button Best for the first time 🙂


2015 Card 37 - Mothers Day Mom Verve Button Best-001



I used some older MME Tangerine papers that were in a card kit that’s been collecting dust for years lol.  The flowers were stamped, colored with copics and then fussy cut.  The leaves are also from Verve, Sprightly Sprigs die set.


Next up I have my mother-in-law’s card and I used the FTL11 – Take Two sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping. I used Winnie & Walter’s The Big, The Bold and The Happy to build the sentiment.  The papers and embellishments are all from an old card kit.


2015 Card 36 - Mothers Day MIL Winnie Walter Big Bold Happy-001


I hope everyone had a nice day! It’s time for us to relax after being on the go all weekend!



Card #1

Stamps: Verve Stamps Button Best

Ink: MFT Steel Blue dye ink, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Bazzill, Copic Xpress It

PP: MME The Sweetest Thing Tangerine

Other: copics, MFT Lemon Drop buttons, ribbon from card kit, twine from my stash, Verve dies – Sprightly Sprigs




Card #2

Stamps: Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & The Happy

Ink: SU Rose Red, SU Early Espresso

CS: Bazzill, TE Buttercream

PP: Pink Paislee London Market

Other: prima flowers, MFT Stitched Circle Stax, ribbon from kit

Baby Girl Congrats



I’m finally getting around to sharing the first baby card I made earlier in the week.  I stressed and stressed over this card lol…not used to making custom cards for someone to give someone else. Especially for a monumental event like the birth of a child!


I pulled out my Verve stamp set To the Moon and picked the elephant, frame and sentiment to use.  I don’t use a lot of baby stamps in my crafting so my choices were limited to a few animal sets that can be used for other things. Once again the Simple Stories Baby Steps paper was a lifesaver. The patterns in that pad are just so pretty!


2015 Card 10 - Verve To the Moon


I added a doily from Stampin’ Up! as well as some new yummy ribbon from the Occasions catalog. I love the texture! The little tag is from MFT Stitched Traditional Tags Stax and the pearls are from SU.


I used the sketch from Retro Sketches for the layout~




Tomorrow is Friday, yippee!!



Stamps: Verve Stamps To the Moon

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (elephant), Ranger Archival Black (sentiment)

CS: PTI Stampers Select White (base), Copic Xpress it (image/sentiment), SU Pink Pirouette

PP: Simple Stories Baby Steps

Other: SU doily, Hello Honey  5/8″ quilted cotton ribbon, pearls; MFT Stitched Traditional Tags Stax and Stitched Square Stax, copics

Silver Anniversary

Today my mom and stepdad celebrated their Silver Anniversary!


I made this card and gave it to them last night when we celebrated. I incorporated the new Deconstructed sketch and the Celebrate Good Times challenge at Verve Stamps.  I was SO excited to find the doves stamp in the Verve Love Story set. My parents had a dove theme at their wedding. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.


2014 Card 121 - Silver Anniversary


It was a last minute decision to add the 25 in.  I found the numbers in MFT’s First Place Sentiments stamp set.  I am not a huge fan of heat embossing but I am really glad I took the time to do it for this card. I had to make it special and the silver embossing really stands out!


Here is the sketch I used~



Thanks for visiting!




Stamps: Verve Love Story, MFT First Place Sentiments

Ink: Versamark

CS: PTI Stampers Select White (card base), PTI Silver

PP: Carta Bella Devoted

Other: MFT Layered Heart die-namics, SU Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder, Prima flowers, brad from stash