Thurs April 17

April 17, 2014

piece of cake

Good Morning!  Another great card today from Michelle!  I love her use of color.  We worked in the shop this morning and now we are headed out thrift store shopping with my Mom and Dad.  I have most of my projects done and have been itching to go to the thrift stores.  So hopefully we’ll find some good bargains today!

The snow is mostly gone and we have sunshine today so a perfect WI day!

Wed April 16

April 16, 2014

happy day

so I’m spending the day with my Mom an Dad and it does make my day happy!  This card is so happy looking too; you can’t help but smile when you see it!  Hope your day is happy too!

Tues April 15

April 15, 2014

coffee gift 1

coffee gift 2

so here is another awesome card from Michelle!  She puts a ton of work into her cards and it sure shows!  Love them!  Love how she sewed the edge of this card.  I have a sewing machine in my studio but it is not completely set up but I’m getting inspired by these cards.  I also like how she used the swiss dot stamps with a circle die cut!

Lots going on today…we have special company coming today.  One of our 95 year old ministers and his great nephew and his great great nephew.  What a privilege! My parent are coming to spend a couple of days :)  Happy they are feeling well enough to travel.  The laundry room is almost done!!!!  Very, very close!  I need to order a door today since we are changing the doors in the house because they are just cheap standard grade ugly doors.  Oh and can’t forget the trip to the accountant to file taxes and send the good old USA a check!  Have a great day hope your having a special day too!

Mon April 14th

April 14, 2014

this am

ok Mother Nature we thought you should know we are really done with SNOW!  And yes this was my commute to work this morning!  The pictures don’t due it justice.  The wind was incredible so the snow was flying all over the place, the driveway is a sheet of ice and it’s hard to tell in the picture but the shop is actually down a little hill.  gross!  I guess Friday has more snow in the forecast!  I wanted to unload the trailer today so that I could order my MNT paper but I guess that will have to wait for another day.

My friend, Michelle, who has a blog inspiration made me some cards that are adorable!  I really wanted to send some of them to my friends they are so adorable but I guess they better go in the booth so you all can enjoy too!

smell coffee

stamps used:  BB15 Retro Daisy; D217 KB’s Capp Cup; D219 KB’s Tulip Coffee Cup; E263 Smell Coffee

Michelle – maybe you could let us know if you used a punch to punch out the BB15 or cut those all by hand???


Friday April 11th

April 11, 2014

baby giraffe

just a quick post today since my schedule is a little full!  Here is a simple baby card.  I think the doily lace punch from martha stewart is probably one of my favorite punches!  I’ve worn a couple of them out already.  just adds a girly touch!

Have a great weekend!  I hope to get the final touches done to complete the laundry room re-do.  Painting pegboard, cleaning out the closet, rebuilding the shelves and painting the inside of it.  Cover the blinds with fabric.  Re-purpose an old end table into the cat’s feeding station.  That should about do it! :)

Thurs March 10th

April 10, 2014

winter wishes 1

Here is a card with my sq sizzix die that I cut!  I usually cut the paper at 5.5″x either 10.5″ or 11.0″  if you cut it longer you can always adjust but cutting some off.  Always better to error on the cautious side.  I then score at 4.25″ and then flip the card around so that I can place the die edge at approximately 4.25″

sq die

You can see how I cut my die with simple tin snips.  In the background you can see a couple other cards that I made longer.  I always tape the die down so that it doesn’t move!  Any other questions about the dies- just let me know in the comments.

winter wishes 2

Stamps Used:  CC64 KB’s Ear Muff Snowman Small; DD61 Snow Fun Cube; E260 Taste the Snowflakes; AA27 Double Snowflakes

Wed March 9th

April 9, 2014

blankets tissues

Here is a very popular stamp…blankets, tissues, soup and rest… I really should up date the font!

Stamps Used:  G15; B76

Lots of orders right now so very busy in the shop!  Not much time for playing!  I did get my laundry room back in order and the first load of clothes for the year went on the line! Love sheets that have been line dried!

line driedPerfect WI Day!  Little Windy!  Good for Clothes!


Tues April 8th

April 8, 2014

hoppy birthday

Finally got to use my triple square sizzix die!  And YES, I did cut this one too.  Just seems easier to use  the die cut.  I didn’t get this one placed quite right but it still looks cool.

Here’s the inside too!

toadally cool

Mon April 7th

April 7, 2014

just a note

just a quick note tonight….

Got a lot done today but so ready for bed tonight!  We were able to get several orders done today and will ship them in the morning (all the while working on stamps for Akron, OH Convention too!) We also sealed the tile counter in the laundry room, then grouted it tonight, and then spray painted the heater grids.  Kevin was able to put all the trim back.  In the morning we should be able to put my washer and dryer back in the laundry room.  Really have missed the washer and dryer!

thanks goodness Karissa has been busy making cards!

Fri April 4th

April 4, 2014

bird sympathy

here is a quick and simple sympathy card for today.

Just a simple post since we are off to the funeral of an elderly family friend.  Headed into snow.  We got none last night but supposedly it went north which is were we are headed .  We are leaving a little early to get gas and allow for some extra time.

have a great weekend!


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