Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday Cards

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend.  Days off sure go fast!!!!  I had a busy but productive weekend.  Archivers is going out of business in North Olmsted so I had to stop there yesterday after a Genius Appointment at the Apple Store.  I even cleaned my craft room yesterday to make room for the stuff I bought at Archivers.  I made several cards over the weekend. 

I made this card from a "Sketchie" for a vitual scrap on

A quick birthday card for my son, Michael.  I got to use my Zinc hAppy for this card.  If you look close you can see the Happy Birthday on the printed picture.  It shows up much better in person.

This is a napkin fold card that I made for a dear friend of mine who is getting married in two weeks.  She loved the card when she got it today!!!
I can't believe tomorrow is October already!  I hope everyone enjoys looking at the cards and thanks for checking my blog.  Have a great week!!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Some Fun Cards

Hi everyone,

Just got home from work and thought I would post a few of my cards I made this week.  The weather has been so beautiful here in Ohio it was hard to take time to make cards.  In my last post I gave you the website I was part of.  Since I posted it has changed and the website is  You should check it out!  Here are a few of the cards I made this week.  The flower pictures are pictures my sister sent me.  I  love it when I get card ideas sent to me.

The first five cards are done from a card sketch challenge and are all layed out the same way.

This last card is another napkin fold card for fall.  I love the way it turned out. If you would like to see a certain card, just leave a comment or if you have any questions.  Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Enjoy the weather!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Pictures in the Park

Hi everyone,

Happy Fall!!!!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I got alot accomplished this weekend, so I guess that was good.  I follow a website called and every Monday they have a live scrapbooking/cardmaking session.  I made the birthday card below from one of the weekly sketches they have.  If you check the site out, mention that I sent you.  It is alot of fun.

I made this card from a picture I had taken in a nearby park before I left for Ireland.  I was able to get close to the bee without getting stung.  I have several apps on my phone that I can take a picture from my phone and then send it to get printed.  Quick and easy.  It is really fun to be able to make cards with pictures you have taken.
I hope everyone enjoyed the card and check out the website I mentioned if you get a chance.  Have a great week!  Thanks for looking at my cards!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Craft Room Pictures

Hi everyone,
 I am getting ready to clean the craft room up and I thought I would send a couple of pictures of my craft room.  Plus a birthday card I made for a dear friend.  Here is my craft room (don't mind the mess):

It is really great having a room for nothing but crafts.  I certainly did not take long to use all the space!  But there is always room for one for thing!  I love yellow!!!
I made this birthday card for a dear friend.  I love the stamped saying on the card.  Remember when making cards to double mat the card-it really makes the card stand out.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for checking out my blog!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Printer

Hi everyone,
Sorry I didn't get to post earlier this week.  I had a busy weekend and then a terrible sinus headache for two days.  I received my new Zink hAppy printer in the mail right before we left for Ireland so I just got it working when I came home.  I created the two cards below using the new printer.  It is great for cardmakers because you can print right from your phone and the pictures come with a sticky back.  Here are just two cards I completed:

 Thank You Card

New Baby Card

I thought I would post a few more Ireland pictures, too.

A sign in Howth-Glad I wasn't driving

The Castle where BraveHeart was filmed

Fishing Boats in Howth

The Irish Countyside
Hope you enjoy the pictures and the cards.  I will be working on a few more cards today, so I will post them tomorrow.  Have a great day!  

Friday, September 13, 2013

One of the Best Vacations Ever!

Hi everyone, Vacations certainly go fast!!! The days just flew by but we had a great time. Here are a few of the pictures:


Mike's Castle
 (Bottom apartment with the big window)


Sunset at the Castle


Wishing Tree Hill of Tara

Royal County Downs Golf Course
Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Mountains just outside of Dublin
These are just a few of the pictures.  I can't wait to print them and make some cards with them.
I did have time to make a couple of cards since returning on Tuesday evening-but boy the older you get the harder it is to bounce back from the travel.  Here is a new technique on a birthday card I made for a dear friend:

Peek-a-boo window
Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for checking out my blog!!!