Sunday, August 27, 2017

Happy 65th!

Hello friends!  I have a quick card to share today.  A couple at our church is celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this coming week!  Isn’t that amazing and wonderful!?!?!  I can remember my grandparents celebrating their 65th the year before my grandpa passed away… it’s truly an incredible feat, especially in this day and age where more young people seem to be more interested in just throwing a big wedding, and not actually in making a marriage work! 

I found the current MFT sketch #347 to be the perfect inspiration for this card…

Happy 65

I used the retired High-Rise Numbers from My Favorite Things, die-cutting the numbers from gold glitter card stock, and I added a sentiment flag from Blueprints 13 that was stamped with a “HAPPY” from Essential Sentiments on Gravel Gray card stock.  Behind the numbers, I added a Black Licorice Die-Namics Stitched Dome Frames and layered a piece of vellum behind that.  I added a strip of black diagonal stripe paper from the Dots & Stripes Neutral 6x6 paper pack, and embellished with some clear rhinestones.  I die-cut the center panel with the Double Stitched Rectangle STAX, layered that on a piece of Black Licorice card stock, then adhered to my card base.

Sending tons of love, thoughts and prayers to friends in the areas affected by Hurrican Harvey right now.  I can’t imagine the devastation, and pray everyone is safe!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hippo Bird-Day!

Hi friends!  Has anyone missed me?  I haven’t stamped in weeks!  Know how I know that?  Because I made this card on Saturday, August 5th, and that’s the last time I stamped!  My mojo is completely missing… I’d like it back, if anyone sees it!

Using the adorbs BB Happy Hippos from My Favorite Things, I made this card…

Hippo Bird-Day

The layout was inspired by the MFT sketch #344 from way back in early August.  I never even had the time to photograph and blog it in time to enter in the challenge!  What’s UP with that???  My kids are adults… WHY don’t I have MORE time on my hands?  Oh, I know what the problem is… my hubby and I spend too much time at auctions and antique shops looking for Pyrex!  And here’s my latest acquisition… a vintage Formica and chrome kitchen table!  Isn’t it DARLING? 


Well, we’re enjoying our summer and I hope you are too!  Thanks for stopping by!