I love you to the moon and back!

I made this card a LONG. TIME. AGO. and just never took the time to post it - worked out well as I can use it as a filler!  :D

BUT I didn't make a note of who the digi image is from - do you know? If so, please tell me so I can give credit where credit is due!

A super fun 1st b-day card for a handsome little man! The little boy and his doggy on the rocket are on the inside of the card; stars were added to the outside of the card with PTI Fresh Snow Ink. Love that big ole "1" thicker on the front!!

Hope the little guy (or more so his parents) enjoyed the card. Thanks for popping in; hope you have a great week!

Flat - Closed

Flat - Open

Hugs, ~M.


The world goes on?

Ah yes-even though I can't create the Lovely Ladybugs are getting ready to blow your socks off with a BRAND NEW RELEASE!

Don't miss the fun; you're going to love these new images!!

Hugs, ~M.


Happy Valentine's Day?

Oh wait...that's not right, but tomorrow (2/22/13) is HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the hubster and me! Twenty-one amazing years; I AM BLESSED! :D

But honestly, this is the last V-Day card I made for a dear friend; I just haven't been able to post anything since my surgery on February 13.

Surgery? Yeah, that DID NOT go as we hoped and I had lots of anger to work through and a few people that provided insight that WAS NOT helpful - LOL; but I am feeling much better, I'm back to work and in about 6 weeks I'll begin to have use of my arm again...needless to say, I'm counting down the weeks and doing my physical therapy every single day...I really am a GOOD patient!!

But I digress and crafting makes me much happier, so let's talk about this card! It's got glitter, washi tape, those fabulous American Crafts die cuts, some Verve goodness - gosh, just lots of happiness all over!

I used a quickie glue pen to add glitter around the Hawaiian Shores piece. I used the Verve Pennant Trim Die and then used the arrows from Borderline to stamp on each pennant - cute eh?

I don't own any large flag dies, so mine are all hand cut...and never quite even - tee hee; oh those flags are certainly on my wish list!!
Meanwhile, hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps:  Verve Visual Borderline
Papers:  PTI Pure Poppy and Hawaiian Shores, DP by MME
Ink:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy
Accessories:  Verve Visual die, quickie glue pen, glitter, washi tape, MS border punch (inside), Janome Sew Mini


Thinking happy/funny thoughts

As this post goes live on my blog, I will technically be "under the knife", so I thought it would be fun to look for some happy/funny thoughts...and possibly TMI (YOU'VE BEEN WARNED)!!

So when I wake up, I'll look something like this (pretend she has blonde hair):

And I'm confident I will be very grumpy and in pain; and then I'll look like this in a few days:

Except certainly not that cute OR perky, but in the meantime, I thought I should celebrate the good side of this event and look for the funny within:

1. No makeup for AT LEAST 4-5 days
2. Can I put makeup on left-handed - oh my!?!
3. Driving to/from the big city much less...in turn saving fuel
4. No work for at least 2 days, no driving to the office for 3 days
5. My kids will now be at MY service
6. Can I wipe with my other hand (TMI - you were warned, don't be hatin' on me)
7. I'll need help getting dressed - ugh, pretty sure it will be the FIRST time my husband has had to put my bra ON rather than taking it off - whee
8. Maybe I'll get some extra special lovin' on Valentine's Day AND my anniversary (2/22), although my husband will be out of town on our anniversay...which leads me to...
9. When hubby is gone, WHO will help put my bra on and get dressed? YIKES!!
10. I am NOT asking my co-workers to help me button my pants, better be able to make that work - IMMEDIATELY!!

So to keep me laughing as I'm recuperating, leave me some lovin' telling me something I might not have thought of or something funny that's happened to you before/during/after surgery!

I have a ton of creations for posting...just not sure if I can make it happen; we'll just have to see! Meanwhile, I'll see you back in blogland soon. Take care my friends, take care!

Hugs, ~M.


CIC 196 + DS 87


It's time for another Cupcake Inspiration post:

We are sponsored this week by:

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake:

So here's my super quick CAS card using a little bit brighter pink than the inspiration photo!! :D Layout is Deconstructed Sketch #87 - too bad I don't have those slick dies that cut all the flags for you - LOL; yep, all mine are hand cut!! I edged each flag with PTI Raspberry Fizz, added some seam binding from Verve Visual. Pretty straight-forward stamping.

Gotta rat myself out; I had a smaller Kraft panel cut (like the sketch shows) but then in my late night crafting, I glued all my flags to the card BASE rather than the smaller piece - LOL...as that's all I could do when I discovered my error. Certainly too cute to start over!!  :D

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps:  MFT You Make My Day
Papers:  PTI Kraft and Raspberry Fizz
Ink:  PTI Raspberry Fizz and Kraft, VersaMagic Pink Angel Pink and Pixie Dust
Accessories:  Verve Visual die, sponging, Bow Easy, seam binding, corner chomper

Deconstructed Sketch No. 87