Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Monday on Tuesday

How’s that for a title. I just couldn’t get around to posting this yesterday ~ but I wanted to show you what we woke up to on Monday morning…

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Yep ~ Happy Spring! This is so typical for us. I love it, but it sure does make for very late Spring planting and a really short growing season. We don’t even start planting until Memorial Day weekend ~ except for maybe a few very cold hardy flowers.

My husband buys me indoor flowering plants this time of year because ~ he loves me yes ~ but he also knows how antsy I get.

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Another Mother’s Day card to celebrate Spring

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With coordinating envelope

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take care friends, Dru

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day to Mum

I was so excited to join in the challenge for The Shabby Tea Room, Week # 160 that I did my usual and didn’t really pay close attention – why – because I’m an airhead sometimes. But really, I do not take part in challenges to win anyway – I just want to take part and maybe meet new friends, so ~ the challenge is Blue, White or Cream, and Kraft (the one I didn’t really notice) I had just made this card with coordinating envelope, hadn’t posted it to my blog or my Etsy shop yet, and decided to just play along.

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Take care friends

Friday, April 5, 2013


Another Mother’s Day card or for that matter any occasion you’d like to give a card to '”Mom”. Hooking up to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound hosted by Berverly.

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I’ve used vintage ephemera, a beautiful collaged digital image from BitMap,  painted and glittered fleur de lis from Michael’s Recollections collection along with a paper flower ~ also from that collection, and a few of my own handmade embellishments.

I’ve also begun making a decorated glassine envelope for my cards to either hand deliver or slip into a package. My cards do not fit well into a standard mailing envelope due to the embellishments ~ but who wants to just hand someone a card??? So here is my solution… and this card can still be found in my Etsy shop.

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Happy Pink Saturday!!


Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day to Grandma

Who do you give Mother’s Day cards to ~ other than your Mother of course? Besides my Mother-In-Law I send one and a gift to my daughter and if I had a living grandmother I would do the same for her. I’m sure I’m not the only one. So this card was created for someone’s Grandmother. I love working with Kraft card stock – it’s so earthy and organic to me and lends itself perfectly to vintage, elegance, rustic, primitive and on and on. I think too, that using corrugated cardboard with paint and glitter complement it so well . I ran into a challenge website just for Kraft card stock - The Kraft Journal and so I decided I would take part in this week’s challenge “Anything Goes”.

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Along with the card I created a decorative glassine envelope for hand delivering or tucking into a present as most of my cards do not do well in a standard mailing envelope. 

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Anyway, pop on over to The Kraft Journal and check it out. If you love Kraft card stock, you’ll love this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and take care,