Sunday, April 25, 2021

Lexi's wedding

 My baby girl got married in September and I just realized I never posted it.  It was a small wedding we could only have 50 people (due to covid restrictions)  so it was all family and unfortunately not all the family.  Although it wasn't the wedding she had dreamed of, it was in a beautiful garden with a waterfall and was the most beautiful setting and she said it was perfect.  It was a magical night and she of course was so beautiful.  She is 5'5" he is 6'4" and she is wearing 4" heels, they are the cutest couple and are doing so well and are so happy.  It makes my heart happy to see her so happy.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Happy Birthday

I don't know if you are like me but it seems I never have enough guy cards. I almost always make cards for girls. You know flowers and things and pinks. So I just recently made a bunch of guy cards to have on hand and this fun card was one of them. It is hard to see but in the inside center is a gift card holder. The sentiments were computer generated and hand cut out. I made this from a file by my friend Sue Neal.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Birthday Dog Card and Box

Hi friends, I have a fun little card and box to share with you today. My little grandson has been begging me to get him a dog for his birthday. He would say it's okay my mom would have to let me keep it since it was a gift and on and on. Just begging and begging. It was so hard not to get him a dog, but I knew his mom didn't want to have to deal with one. So I made him this little dog shaped card and a dog house treat box. He loved it. He still wished it was real but he loved it.
The dog is a Lori Whitlock file and the dog house is from Sweet Afton both from the Silhouette store. I did change the box slightly, the bone was supposed to be cut out of the house but I released it and then made it larger and cut it out of white paper and put it above the door with pop dots.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Treat or Gift Box

This cute little box is another Stampin Up die. It is the Baker's Box Thinlits die. The stamp is also from Stampin Up. I then colored the flowers in with water color pencils and used gamsol to soften the blend the colors. I then outlined the image with a cool gray copic marker.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Birthday Card

I love cards that are a little different and so when Lori Whitlock came out with these new designs I had to try them. The verdict...I love them! They are not hard to make at all and are so fun.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Happy Birthday Box

I'm BACK!!!! Africa was amazing and I loved the people and the animals but I am so glad to be back home!!! I am trying to get back to a normal life, well as normal can be now with all the craziness in the world. Spending time with family and catching up on some much needed crafting.

I made this little box for my sweet daughter in law for her birthday. I used the window box thinlets dies from Stampin Up. It was super fast and easy to do and I just love the detail on the box.

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Hi friends!!  I'm so sorry it has been such a long time since I have posted anything.  We have been so busy!!!  We are doing well and adjusting to life in Africa.  Finally after 2.5 months getting used to driving on the other side of the road.  The people here are so wonderful, we just love them.
We went to a elephant preserve and got to meet all the elephants there and even go for a ride on them around the preserve.  There were two little ones that were so cute.  They try to keep them away from us with a railing because even though they are babies they are huge and don't realize they can hurt you.  They love to head bunt you and try to climb on you so until they are better trained they keep them a little separate from people.  They love people and love being touched so this video is of the littlest one Bela she so wanted to get to us.  We were holding her trunk and rubbing her but she wanted more.  I hope you enjoy it!