Friday, April 26, 2024

You Put the Cute in Charcuterie

I am flying tomorrow to Florida to see our daughter Emily who moved there in December. I am going before it gets too hot. I managed to get a flight for $70 ROUNDTRIP. I can't even drive it for that!! It's a 10 hour drive or a 1 hr, 20 min flight so I much prefer to fly. I can't wait!

I actually sent this card to Emily for Valentine's Day and she said it was her favorite card I have ever made her! LOL  She's 31. I added a little glaze to the heart and the choco covered strawberries. I do love this set so much but it's a lot of work coloring and gluing all those die cuts down!!

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Springtime Designer Paper
TIC TAC TOE - TTTC246 (Flowers/Free/Die Cuts)

Stamps and die cuts by Avery Elle

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sending Lots of Happy

Sunday Stamps - Pretty Petals
Cupcake Inspirations - Flowers

All stamps by Stampin Up
Pretty Perennials
Inks by: Catherine Pooler and Hero Arts

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Happy Bee-Day to You!

Time Out - "I'm a romantic! I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle" (I'm inspired by the "craft" embroidery)

Lawn Fawn has free embroidery patterns on their website and you can find them here. Hoop is by Lawn Fawn.

Monday, April 15, 2024

A Gift from the Heart

I saw my first female hummingbird today! Yes, I am still making hummingbird cards!! I can't stop! LOL It's very warm for April. Will be almost 90F all week long so I have to change the feeders a lot more often so they don't get mold.

Update on my neck upcoming therapy, my insurance company denied the appeal so I will try something else to see if that helps my neck pain. I hate the insurance in the USA. They dictate what we can do and what we can't do. It's just getting worse and worse. Then, this weekend, I bent over and hurt my back and could barely walk on Saturday but I have been resting and putting heat on it so that's slowly getting back to normal. I miss my walks in the mornings!!

Cupcake Inspirations - Flowers
Dream Valley - Make it female
Make My Monday - A Bird
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Showers or Flowers (FLOWERS)

Stamps by Impression Obsession
Dirt stamp by Taylored Expressions

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Happy Mother's Day Hummingbird

Just Us Girls - Color Challenge

All stamps and dies by Concord & 9th

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Don't think this is a real color for a hummingbird but it sure looks good with these flowers for this challenge. LOL

This one will go to my mom in Florida for Mother's Day. She has Alzheimer's and is in an assistant living facility. I will fly down to see her at the end of April for a few days.

Color Throwdown - Challenge #787

Flowers by Taylored Expressions (2-step)
Hummingbird by Concord & 9th

Friday, April 5, 2024

Take Care

 CAS on Friday - Dies only

All die cuts by Concord & 9th

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Thanks for Bee-Ing my Friend

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge #435 (I went with my bees in a circle even though its not flowers in the wreathe)

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Hummingbird Center Display Fun Fold

I'm happy to say I finally saw my first male hummingbird of the season TODAY.  So in honor of that, I made a fun fold hummingbird card. This was a fun one called Center Display fun fold and you can find it here. It's really quite easy once you get the hang of it and it folds nicely to fit into a standard size envelope. I'm thinking it may need an extra postage stamp though on the envelope because it is a little bulky when folded up. Hummingbird and flower die cuts by Concord & 9th. 

Little Red Wagon - Fun Folds