I made these birthday cards last week at my friend Hillary's house. And yes, I am just getting around to posting them. Things have been a little quiet here lately on the blog:) I guess you could say I am a little busy doing other things! A little baking, gardening, cutting firewood, and spending time with friends and family.

On both of these cards I used Stampin' Up tea party designer paper. I pulled the colors from there. I used heartfelt thanks (one of my favorites) on the first card and I can't seem to remember the name of the stamp set I used on the second card...it's one I grabbed at Hillary's. The layout on the first card is pulled from a card Stephanie made at her latest SU workshop. I just turned it on its side. It's a fun one:)

Well, I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of your week.


butterflies and flowers

I titled this post butterflies and flowers because those are the two images I used from my perennial favorites stamp set, but after I typed it I realized that those two words also describe this summer. We have had a LOT of rain this summer and that has led to an abundance of wildflowers outside my window. We have lots of different flowers that have not bloomed in past summers...it's really pretty. And of course this leads to lots of butterflies (and hummingbirds and bumblebees..and a crazy amount of ladybugs.) It's been fun.

Well, I got this sketch from an old SU catalog and I liked my first card so much that I made another one while I had all my stuff out. I have had those vellum cirlce tags forever and it was fun to get them out. I think I will also make a few Christmas cards with this sketch and the snowflake image. I like how it uses lots of different patterned papers...because, well... I have a lot of paper to use up:)
Have a happy day, friends.


happy camper

I made this card for today's sketch challenge over on SCS. I am working on adding to my boy card stash. I love this stamp set, but I hardly ever use it, so it was fun to get it out I also got out some SU patterned paper that I had yet to open. I like the brown and yellow combo. This card makes me excited for camping, even though I am more of a tent kind of gal:) Too bad most of our weekends this summer are spent working on building a house and an addition.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a good one!


colored pencils

So yesterday my friend Stephanie came over for a little stamping time and she had all her sharpened colored pencils in a cute bucket and they just looked like fun. So I decided to try my hand at coloring with the pencils and a little OMS. Not too shabby, but I still need some practice I'd say. Either way it was lots of fun and now I'll have to get my colored pencils out more often.
I just love this cute little Flopsey with his nose in a book. I went for a walk on Main Street today after lunch with the hubby and a couple of friends passing through town and I ended up at the library. I just got one book because I didn't want to carry a stack of books and Mason around town:) Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day friends.


blooming with love

Just a few simple cards I made with my blooming with love stamp set. I love the images in this set, they remind me of summer. Who doesn't love a wheelbarrow full of flowers? I also got out my chalks, which I haven't used in a long while. I used versamark ink on the first card and sponged chalk over the flowers and used my blender pens to color in the images on the second card. I did a little paper piecing too.
I hope you are enjoying your day. Have a fun one:)


one month

Well, I am a couple days late in posting this seeing as you turned one month on July 8th. Life has just been a little busy these days, but I figure better late than never!

At one month, Mason, you:

~sleep in your cradle at night, for 4, 5, or 6 hours at a time (thank you!)
~are starting to smile
~can roll over from your tummy to your back
~love to snuggle
~recognize your mommy's and daddy's voice
~almost always fall alseep in the car
~like to go for walks in your stroller
~are long and thin ( we love your little chicken legs:)
~are starting to coo and make noises other than crying
~are changing so much everyday
This month has flown by. You bring such pure joy to our lives. We love you!!



campfire riley

I got some card time in yesterday. Mason took a really good nap and my friend Hillary came over. I must admit that I got more done while Mason was napping than when Hillary was here. We spent most of our time chatting and keeping the babies happy:) It was fun though. I used this campfire riley image that I got from wish-rak to make a boyish birthday card. I never have enough of those on hand. It makes me want to go camping! We have two trips in the works for this summer. Anybody ever take a newborn camping? Any tips? Thanks for stopping by today. I am off to make some biscotti and water the garden. Have a happy Tuesday friends.