Sunday, June 26, 2011

I've Recovered

I've recovered from being "under the knife." The procedure was without incident. But, that doesn't make anesthesia any more fun.
Tomorrow with mark the first day of my new 40 hour work week. So, my posting may become a little less than it has been recently.
Here is a happy birthday greeting made using some paper from GCD Studios and stamps from Papertrey Ink.

Hope you are enjoying the last day of your weekend.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bloom, Blossom, Become

Things have been blooming all over the place. One of my co-workers got a new position. So, I made her this little trinket wishing her well in her new journey:

And, because she is leaving PS, I received a promotion!
And, just a side note, I'll be going "under the knife" today...wish me a good recovery.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Get Well Greeting

There are certain greetings that I usually don't make. Sympathy and Get Well...maybe that's because those are typically not happy times and when I am in the card-making-mode, feeling unhappy is far from my mind.'s a get well soon greeting:
The new collection of mini flowers by Papertrey Ink are great for any type of greeting but are perfect for a get well soon...kinda like sending them a virtual bouquet. I embossed the Coredinations paper with the swiss dots embossing folder and then punched the bottom with a MS border punch.
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tis The Season For Weddings

Ah yes, wedding season is upon us. Actually, my husband and I just celebrated our 9th (!) wedding anniversary.
Here's a wedding greeting to celebrate:
I stamped the cream colored paper with a flourish design and stickled up the paper design with Tiara stickles.
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tea Cups of Kindness

It's a really nice day outside...that's where I'm headed.
I created this greeting with a little inspiration from the Papertrey Ink Design team.

Have a nice Sunday.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Seed packets and such

Not much happening today. It's rainy and cloudy and a good day to be working - which I will be doing in about an hour.
More creations with the wonderful stuff from Papertrey Ink. This new stamp set features an image that looks like a seed packet. Endless possibilities. I just can get enough.
I stamped the petunia image with StazOn and then colored the flowers in with pencils and markers. So easy!
This stamp set is perfect for this time of year.
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Garden Time

You'd think that the first week of June would bring a weather pattern that is somewhat so in Illinois. Yesterday, it was a beautiful and sunny 72. Today, the forecast is for the upper 80's! In anticipation of the sweltering heat, I hopped out of bed, got my workout out of the way (otherwise I'm sure it would be trumped by a nap later in the day) and slid my hands straight into my gardening gloves.
This is my first year for a garden. We have a septic field that runs across our entire backyard and it makes it tough to plant anything. However, I had a little help from my friends who suggested and and put in an above ground garden. It's basically a wood frame filled with dirt that I can plant in without digging holes in our yard. Day before yesterday, I made a trip to a local nursery and scored big with ORGANIC veggies...atleast that's what they say on the label. I can't wait until I can reap the benefits of my new garden.
Secondly, I have a bit of an addiction. And, it comes in the form of Papertrey Ink products and stamps. I am in love with the stamps they are creating with the matching dies! Simply genius! And, their design team (follow this link to Nichole Heady's blog) makes me want to buy every stamp set - I know that's the point, but it is certainly the root of the problem!

Have a great weekend! TGIF!