Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Birthday Golfer!

Good morning friends!
I have a card today that is for the men in my life.  I figured while I was on the masculine roll, I'd stick with it a bit longer! I stamped some images over at my MIL's house because I have been loving just sitting in front of the TV and coloring. The image is by Art Impressions and is called Gordon Golfer. 
I colored the image with Copic markers.  I added tufts of grass because the men in my life probably would hit the ball in the rough anyway! LOL! I added a sentiment and a few dimensional drops. I realized after uploading here that you really couldn't see the light green drops very well.  But I promise you they are there in real life!  
I added plaid paper and a ribbon at the top to finish it off.  :)
Thank you so much for stopping by! HAve a great day!

Friday, June 15, 2018

50th Birthday!

Well my husband did it.  He turned 50 yesterday.
I met him when I was just 16 and we've been together ever since. 
Crazy how life works out.
This card took on a bit of a feminine quality even though I didn't mean for it to! ;)
I started with the blue (very manly) numbers....and then it went to the dark (feminine) side!
I found the cute polka dotted paper for the background and cut the balloons with coordinating patterned paper. I added white polka dots with my gel pen, added glossy accents to the balloons. 

I added a few sequins and an embossed sentiment.  
No glitter though!
Aren't you proud of me? LOL! 
Thank you for stopping by! TGIF! enjoy!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Birthday, Father's Day, and Men!

Good morning! 
Hard to believe that Father's Day is just a few days away! I am lucky to have both my dad and FIL in my life.  They are both special to me!
I used this Hero Arts stamp and made my own backgrounds with them!
They were colored with Copic markers.  Added a few accents with glossy accents, then embossed the sentiments on black paper using white embossing powder.

I kind of liked how they turned out.  And once again, no glitter, or ribbon, or any frou frou stuff! ;)

Today is a special day for me because 50 years ago my husband was born. The man who would grow up and become my husband, the father of my children, and basically my favorite human being on the face of this earth.
I've been lucky to celebrate 31 of those birthdays with him.
I am truly blessed beyond measure.....
Happy Birthday Brian!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Let's Talk About my House and Manly Cards!

Okay maybe I should have entitled this, Manly Cards and My House! 
You came here for the cards (I think) so I will share that first! 
This entire week will be dedicated to the men in your life! 
I have to admit, I don't like masculine cards.
I can't add glitter.
Or flowers.
Or any of the frou frou stuff, I usually like to add.
BUT....I DO like shaped cards!
So here is one that was cut using my Silhouette. 
I layered in shades of blue and did a bit of inking in a darker blue for more depth. 
I added a sticker sentiment from SRM and a little twine bow. 
Is that allowed?
No glitter, or flowers though! 
We are making our way through the house making it our own.  My poor kid had a hot pink room when we first moved in.  It would be fine if he LIKED hot pink, but he doesn't.
So...we painted the walls a soft gray.  Kyle wanted a pop of color, so he decided on orange.
After a hundred trips to IKEA, Home Goods (my absolute favorite store!) and Amazon, we got his room together!
Love this city sky line!
He wanted a shelf to display his painted War Hammer figurines.  (Any other kid involved in War Hammer?  Or is it only my kid?)

I found this at Home Goods and thought it was a good reminder for him, for me, for all of us.

He loves maps and globes....and books.

Aren't these orange lockers the bomb? LOVE them! (IKEA!)

Stop by tomorrow for some more masculine cards and hopefully my craft room photos!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

A Card and a Few Pictures of my New House!

Good morning and happy weekend!  I was up on the SRM blog a few days ago with this card I created!  It uses a set called, Bible Margins Love.   I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it in gold.  I added a bit of color with Copic markers and inked the edges with Tim Holtz ink.  

The card itself was cut using my Silhouette.  I went a bit glitter crazy!  I added a think layer of glossy accents and sprinkled the glitter directly over it.  I added gems for some extra sparkle. 
So obviously (by my lack of posts) we have been working and enjoying our new town home. It keeps us pretty busy because there is so much in the area to do! (Which we love!) I still haven't finished my craft room, but it is close, so I will share those pics as soon as I finish getting it set up!
Our bedroom is pretty much done.  All I would like to add is some curtains and then it is done!

We've never had a "formal" dining room before, so it is great to have this extra space! Especially when Cortney comes is much more wheelchair friendly! 
We had two mailboxes.  One by the street and one by our front door.  Apparently and elderly woman lived here before us and couldn't walk to the street to pick up her mail.  So my next door neighbor installed this box and would bring her mail to her.  (super sweet man!)  Instead of tearing it down, I thought it would make a good planter box! My husband drilled a few small holes at the bottom, added potting soil, and a few flowers! 
And last but not least.....Brian and I just celebrated 25 years together! We went away this past weekend, but our "real" celebration happens this summer when we take a cruise to Alaska!  It has been a dream of ours since the day we go married!
Thank you for stopping by! Wasn't really sure if anyone did stop by anymore! LOL! 
I've been a very neglectful blogger! 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend!  Both of my kids were home for Mother's Day, so my house and my heart were full! 
I was up on the SRM blog last week with a new card I had created using the new set, Bible Bubbles. 
I first stenciled the background with a few Tim Holtz inks and then stamped each sentiment directly over it in black ink. 
I gave each bubble dimension using gray Copic markers.  I stamped a few hearts and colored them in with red.  To get each sentiment to stand out a bit more, I added glossy accents.

I added red twine at the top to bring out the red a bit more. 
Thank you for stopping by today! I am hoping to post pictures of my new craft room soon! It's definitely been a work in progress!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

We Love....

Good morning friends!  I was up on the SRM Blog yesterday with this little number.  It uses their new set called, Bible Margins Love.   I stenciled the background first with a polka dot stencil and Tim Holtz inks.  I cut it into two pieces using a scalloped edge die from Spellbinders.
The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in black.  I layered it over a piece of plaid paper from Lawn Fawn.  My last few touches were sequins and silk ribbon to "tie" the piece together.  

Cortney comes home this weekend to celebrate her 23rd birthday. The other day she had Facetimed me  and I asked her what she would like for her birthday and she VERY loudly and VERY clearly stated, "CAKE!"  LOL!  I think I can handle that! ;)