Monday, February 14, 2011

*just floatin'*

Don't these sweet little mice look like the best of friends? They're from a retired Stampin' Up set I've had for quite a while. It took me a while to dig through my stamps and find them, but I knew they were just what I wanted for a card for a dear friend of mine.

I think much of the time we worry about making cards for special occasions, but once in a while it's nice to give a card for no particular reason other than to say "I'm glad we're friends."

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I am blessed to have the sweetest neighbors. They are a retired couple who are truly some of the kindest people I have ever met. They are the kind of people who love it when you stop over for no particular reason other than to visit. Livi and I dropped in on them the other day, and Marilyn gave me a candle. Then she sent Jerry over with the coolest set of candlesticks just because she had a few extras stored in the basement and she thought I would like them! How sweet is that? They have the cutest home. Everything is in it's place, but it is so warm, cozy, and inviting. They remind me of what true neighbors really are. Years ago, everyone knew everyone that lived on their street. They were like a big family who looked out for each other. I am so very blessed to have neighbors like that. I made this card for Marilyn, and she is the kind of person who will appreciate that it was handmade just for her.

Friday, February 4, 2011

*gone vintage*

I am such a vintage girl at heart. I {love} anything old and shabby, but sadly it's been a while since I've found the time to design something that reflects the style I adore the most. I have a shelf of old stamps in my craft nook, and it always makes me happy to use something that's been neglected for a while. I found jars of buttons, rolls of lace ribbon, stick pins, and stacks of vintage papers that had never even been opened. How sad is that! But today I put them to good use and made some sweet cards that make my little heart happy. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

*thanks {so much}*

My kids got a surprise card from Funny Grandma & Grandpa last week. They sent each of the kids a check. (Go figure. How is it that the kids get all the money?) Anyhoo, it was awfully sweet of them, and the least I could do was whip them up a thank you card.

I tend to be the one to send out thank you's. I love to make cards, so it's really no big deal, but I got to thinking that since the kids got the gift, they should be the ones to send the card. So today they're getting a lesson on how to write a thank you. I'm sure they'll love it. It will likely be one of those things they will thank me for... later.

We got hit by the big blizzard that swept through the midwest. I haven't seen this much snow since I was a kid. We got at least a foot of it, if not more. The kids are excited. Today's a snow day! Snow days are the best, especially when you get to spend part of it learning to write thank you's.

Hope you're having a beautiful day! Thanks for stopping by!