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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Graducamations!

I have two beautiful nieces, both are newly graduated--one from high school and one from college. One is Keli and one is Kelly.  How's that for coincidences?  I made them both pop up box cards, in different color schemes.  ( Images are clickable for close up viewing, but only if you want an eyeful!)

This one is for Keli, with her sunny disposition.  This paper is Graphic45 Bohemian Bazaar.


This one is for Kelly, in one of her favorite color combos.  Kelly also just announced her engagement to be married so double congrats!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Catching up....

Lily, my granddaughter, is now 8 but I'm running behind on birthday album layouts.  Here's half of her 5th birthday layout (still working on the 2nd page).  It's such a good feeling to be cutting and gluing and picking out pretty papers (Basic Grey Phoebe on this one).  The top corner is a nod to Debby4000 for her creative use of Memory Box  fresh foliage die cuts on one of her recent brilliant scrapbook pages.  She's challenged herself to one page per week and is actually keeping up.  Go Debby!  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Miss you Washi Tape butterflies

 Just playing around with some washi tape layered on plain cardstock and then punched.  Cute butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, Honeycomb die is by Die-namics.  Sentiment by Paper Smooches and enamel dots are Doodle Bug.  It's Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S. and time to recognize the sacrifices and service of those in our armed forces and their families.  More than just a 3 day reason to have a barbecue  Have a lovely weekend, wherever you are and whatever your plans.

Hugs,

Kathy

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy 17th!

Our anniversary passed without much excitement.  Hubby spent most of it on a plane returning from a biz-trip to St. Louis and then was too tired to go out to dinner that night, so we had our little anniversary dinner at a good steak house and treated ourselves to a "cactus blossom" appetizer which is their version of Outback's bloomin' onion.   My card just proves that Cuttlebugs can pretty much cut anything, including old kitchen terry cloth towels.

Hope your Monday has been a good one.  I'm stillworking on going through all my crafting supplies, donating some, tossing some and organizing what's left.  One day soon, photos.  I promise.

 

Hugs,

Kathy

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Oh Baby!

 
Finally had a reason to use my new pretty Marianne "Baby" die.  I double cut it and skewed it slightly for a mat effect.  A little boy is expected, so I went traditional with blue but threw in some ribbon and lace because after all, it is a baby.  Time enough for snips and snails and puppy dog tails ahead. 
 
Hugs,
Kath

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day!

 
Graphic45 paper lines make cardmaking effortless.  These were finished in about 2 television shows (2 hours). 
 
I hope all of you mothers and motherlies are pampered and loved on this special day.
 
Hugs,
Kathy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Miss you...

Still organizing and getting lots of home and garden and pool projects done around here in anticipation of the long summer to come.  I've had some time to play, though and tried a fun technique with this simple card. I don't know what you call it but it's basically pressing a die cut shape into the hole left when you cut it....so, these little hearts are set evenly into the squares.  Lots of clear embossing and I'm liking the simplicity of it.

Hope you're all having a great week!

Hugs, Kathy