Monday, May 31, 2010

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Some incredible blog candy can be found here!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Tribute to our Troops - our Heroes!

OPERATION WRITE HOME'S BLOGHOP is finally here! What a privilege to be able to participate in this incredible bloghop! There is a lot of talent represented on this tour but even more, there's a lot of love and support for our troops - the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect the freedom that too many people take for granted. My own Dad proudly served 2 tours in World War II and I am so thankful for his service.

This card was created on white card stock, using torn strips of red, and a torn block of navy. The images are from Operation Write Home. The lamb got some help with the addition of googly eyes, "wool" from a dryer sheet, and a blue bow. Miss Ewe represents how we all feel about our loved ones who are far away.
The next card has a navy background, with cut out red stars, and a sentiment that I printed out and glued to my stamped "HERO". The digi image is again from Operation Write Home, colored with markers.

This is a weekend to remember not only the heroes of years gone by but also to remember today's heroes as well. They deserve our thoughts, prayers, and respect today and EVERY day! Thank you for your service to this great country of ours! GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Have fun on your tour!

Your next stop will be with Linda at Nana's Notes -
Have fun and happy hopping!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ready, set, BlogHOP!

Getting ready for the Operation Write Home Bloghop, which starts this Saturday! Be sure to visit here and you can proceed to the next great stops! All stops go 'round the circuit so you'll have the chance to view the blogs of LOTS of great stampers! It will be so much fun! This is my first bloghop ever as a participant so I'm really excited! Pass the word to all your friends - you'll find lots of great ideas, tips, and blog candy too!

Here's my card for today - a birthday card for a dear friend. I watercolored the All Aflutter butterfly from SU with reinkers after embossing it with black. I used a new Sizzix plate with my CB to emboss the whole card with small flowers. Hope she likes it!

Come back Saturday for some really patriotic cards for our troops - they are true heroes and need to be in our thoughts and prayers every day!

Monday, May 24, 2010

WIth love

Good morning! Getting ready for my workshop tomorrow as well as the Operation Write Home Bloghop on Friday! So here's another creation from my "archives" - using the Shaving Cream technique for the leaves and Fifth Avenue Floral rose. The sentiment was made using my cuttlebug. Hope you enjoy and be sure to come back for the Bloghop this weekend! What an incredible way to honor America's Heroes - our troops!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hello again!

Hello again, Friends,
No, my new screen for my camera isn't here yet but I did find a photo that I'd saved of a card that I made while stamping with my dear friend, Val. Since I hadn't posted this one yet, I thought today might be a great time to do just that! This was for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers that included using chipboard on our card - and it's the "Believe" addition. I used Core-dinations paper for the background, cuttlebugged and sanded it, rounded corners, mounted it on Lavendar Lace c/s. This beautiful butterfly sticker didn't show up well enough on the card so I mounted it on black cs and then cut it out. The matching ribbon was from Val and Bob's wedding so it has extra special meaning! Hope you all enjoy the card!
Be sure to keep checking back as I'm hoping to be a part of a Blog Tour for Operation Write Home next weekend - Memorial Day (already!) This is a really great organization that supports our troops by sending cards for our soldiers to send home and also sends cards of encouragement to our soldiers themselves. Check them out at Operation Write and let me know if you would like to have a "cardmaking get together". I'll be more than happy to help you!
Have a great weekend and keep checking back for new posts!
Til next time, Amy

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Excuses, excuses...

So sorry for the fact that I haven't been able to update for over a week but my camera screen is broken and I'm not able to take any photos to upload. A new screen has been ordered and should be arriving any day now. Then we'll be back up and running!

Anyway, that's my story (excuse) and I'm stickin' to it! Hope you all are doing well and enjoying some warmer weather! All the more reason to stay inside and stamp your hearts out! LOL
BTW - I don't think I've posted this photo of my newest earrrings - using designer paper layered over about 5 layers of plain white cs. These butterflies were cut on my cb with SU's Beautiful Wings die. I punched a hole for the wires before coating them with Glossy Accents. I "folded" them as they were drying for added interest. Have had lots of great compliments on them. Hope you enjoy the photo - please feel free to contact me for more detailed directions or to order some for yourself or someone special!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Twins are Love Times Two!

This is the card I made for our wonderful daughter, who gave us such an incredible gift last year - identical twin grandsons! They are now 6 months old (see yesterday's post) so this is her very first Mother's Day! I saw this digi on Tiddly Inks and knew it would make the perfect card for her! I used chalks to color it, then covered it with Versamark and clear embossed the entire image. I mounted it on Chocolate Chip so that the image would stand out against the dp background, which is mounted on Pixie Pink cs. I colored the sentiment stamp with Green Galore and Pink Passion markers, mounted that on Pink Passion, corner punched the corners, added a few decorative
faux brads and the sentiment inside for a completed card that I hope she'll love!
I'll be back next week as I'm spending the weekend with our grandsons, their Mom and Dad, their "Gramp", and their Uncle Bryan and his new girlfriend, whom we're meeting for the very first time! I am a BLESSED lady, that's for sure! Enjoy your Mother's Day! See you next week, after I travel back to Jacksonville!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sunshine for EVERY day!

I know I should post a card creation today, but since I'm spending my days and nights with the two guys shown above, I hope you'll forgive me. If not, too bad, so sad because these guys put the sunshine in every one of my days! My identical twin grandsons are now 6 months old and bring more joy into every day than I ever thought possible!
Tomorrow I'll post the card that I made for their mom, our daughter, for her very first official Mother's Day! Check back then! Until tomorrow, you'll find me.......playing with the boys!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day

In addition to all the birthdays that we get to celebrate this month, there are also Mother's Day cards to be made! This one is for my wonderful mother-in-law. She's such a dear, sweet lady and we love her so much! Hope she likes her card this year!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May is Blooming with Birthdays!

Whenever I turn my birthday reminder book to the month of May, I'm always surprised at how many wonderful people were born in this month! This card went to one of my nieces. It's done on Orchid Opulence, with designer paper punched as a border and cuttlebugged as a scalloped circle for the flowers. The leaves were punched and sprayed with Tattered Angels Glitter Spray, then mounted on the dp circle and another cuttlebugged circle of Orchid Opulence. Little Leaves were added, corners rounded, and another card created! Hope she likes it!