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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I've been negligent from posting because my father was sick and I was spending a lot of time with him. He passed away peacefully on July 10 at home like he wanted. Our family has received some beautiful sympathy cards and Masses are being offered at my father's church at 4 o'clock vigil until 2015. He was a gentle man who loved gardening, music and dancing. The recessional hymn at his funeral per his request was "Lord of the Dance." The ceremony was special, reverent and a celebration of him and his family. I was so lucky to have him as my Daddy. My siblings and cousins will keep the promise he made to his mother to gather the whole family together at least once a year.
Monday, June 17, 2013
I recently went to Atlanta to visit family and had to make a stop into Archiver's while I was there. I picked up some funny stamps by Art Impressions that are mounted on repositionable cushion to use on acrylic blocks. Here are a few cards I made using them. I colored them in with pencil colors and blinged them with stickles. My favorite lady is the one sporting her Saints attire with the gold shirt and black fleur de lis.
I was enjoying making these funny cards that it inspired me to use my old lady stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps. I love the tiger ribbon.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Here are two more cards made using Karen Burniston's Sizzix Accordion Flip 3-D album die along with her Frame & Label-Bracket die. I also used Stampin' Up retired and current stamp sets.
Joy is not in things it is in us. Happy Mother's Day.
Happy Father's Day, Daddy. Wishing You Happiness
My dear parents and their legacy at Easter 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Here is a picture of my cousin, Jane's, 60th birthday card I made using Karen Burniston's Sizzix Accordion Flip 3-D album die along with her Frame & Label-Bracket die. I made it double high (7 inches tall) instead of its ordinary height (see how to do this here).
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I am enjoying my new purchase from Scrapfest this year. It is the Sizzix Bigz Die named Album, Accordion Flip 3-D. The first example I made was a "make n take" from Scrappin Savvy of Spring, Texas.
I knew I just had to own this die. It looks complicated but it's not (my kind of card). Thought I'd show you a few of the cards I made lately.
I made a bunch like this as thank yous for my birthday flowers:
Soon I want to try a "double decker" like this one.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Special people in my life are trying to make my milestone birthday a good one with cards, flowers delived to my door, phone calls, Facebook posts on my wall and a dozen donuts! Thanks y'all.
accordion card by Rachel
Had lunch with a few of my card making ladies who each made me a card. . . lucky me!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
My loft studio where I do my paper crafts was straightened, dusted and vacuumed before my niece came to visit for the Mardi Gras holidays so I HAD to take pictures to share. It has not looked this neat for a long, long time.
my desk and chair with most of what I need at my fingertips
not shown is the closet to the right of my desk filled with cardstock and design paper.