March 9, 2015

I'm only 'Irish' on one day of the year, but Colcannon, Irish Stew, Soda bread, Guinness, green clothes and nails?  I'm ALL in.

I combined Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Lucky and Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 388 to come up with this fun St. Patrick's Day card:

The clover made from hearts is popped up and the leaves curled slightly for more dimension.

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Today I'm grateful for: my new tea mug with infuser, 'love you' texts, beautiful finally spring weather, Carol's Daughter body jelly, and matte top coat

Stamps: two ancient StudioG sets
Extras:  Copics and Spica on the rainbow and pot of gold

March 3rd

I love coffee.  I can't imbibe now, as I gave it up for Lent, but I love coffee.  So when I saw the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers, of course I had to jump in.

Here in STL, everything is muddy this time of year.  My poor white dog!  You know spring is finally coming when you see the first hyacinths and daffodils poking through the mud.  I'm still waiting, but I have hope!  Some cheery pink flowers would brighten this dreary week and coffee ALWAYS makes things better.

These bridal flowers from Michael's make me think of leis, which make me think of Hawaii, and I think coffee in Hawaii sounds perfect!

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Today I'm grateful for: finally getting somewhere with insurance company, bright pink on grey days, farm fresh eggs, warm laundry, dirty dog snoring under my feet

 Stamps:  Hero Arts A Little
 Extras: Bridal flowers (Michael's), Copics, Spica

February 23, 2015

I know, it's been quite a while.  There's been a lot going on in my life, but I'm still here.

I used Your Next Stamp's Sketch #8 and Color Challenge #8 as my jump off.

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Today I'm grateful for: warm house when it's 'don't ask' outside, catching my sons hugging for no reason, a tall stack of books on my nightstand, best librarians in the state, and getting the freezer defrosted so that monkey is off my back ;)

Stamps: YNS Clearly (must be retired as I can't find it on the site)
Paper: scrap stack
Extras: ColorBox Chalk inks

Feb 14th!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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 Today I'm grateful for: all the love in my life, traditions, chocolate covered strawberries from my dad, fluffy dog warming my toes, and dirty martinis with my gorgeous valentine

 Stamps: Fresh Squeeze Punny Valentine
Extras:  MFT die, Colorbok heart

Feb 12th

Twenty years ago today, my darling took a knee and asked me to marry him.  Twenty years later, I would still say yes.  I can't imagine sharing this journey with anyone else.

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Today I'm grateful for:  smile inducing memories of one of the happiest nights of my life, sunshine, breaking the freezing mark for the first time in I don't know how long, Diva's piano practice filling the house, our traditional Chinese takeout from the same take out place from 20 years ago

Stamps: Love Monkey
Paper: ancient scraps

Jan 9th

Warm Wishes!

I'm entering this card in the Curtain Call Challenge: Smitten.  I am smitten with cute boots and RedCups!

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Today I'm grateful for: warm home, fun in the snow with the kids, avocados, fluffy socks, Chris Tomlin on Pandora

Stamps: Changito Cocoa, Warm & Cozy from Amy R. Stamps
Paper: DCWV Animal Crackers, The Paper Studio pearlized cs
Extras: Copics

Oct. 2nd

My friend had a birthday last week.  I made her pumpkin butter (SO yum!) and dressed up the jar a smidge:

Pumpkin from Studio G and the 'word ring' assembled by me on my Just Rite stamp.

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 Today I'm grateful for:  Ty not in much pain, a dear friend's engagement, folding warm towels, Em playing me a beautiful song she knows I like, Merlot with my man at the end of a long day

 Stamps:  Studio G pumpkin from old 'October' set, Just Rite stamper