Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Birthday R.A.K.

Hello Dear Readers!!

Let me start off by explaining that R.A.K. stands for Random Act of Kindness, and that is exactly what today's card is. About a month ago a friend of mine on Facebook (Venesa) announced that her grandmother (Dorothy) will be turning 100 in September. Venesa posted that she would like to present Dorothy with 100 birthday cards on her special day. Venesa then asked everyone who saw her post to PLEASE send a card to help her reach her goal. She also said to feel free to spread the word far and wide and that's where YOU, my dear readers, come in. It's been a month since Venesa's first post and so far she has only received approximately 30 cards {GASP!} so I'm hoping that you will take the time to send Dorothy a card regardless of whether it is handmade or store bought. 

I now present to you ... Ms. Dorothy Gracy

If you are willing to participate, please send your card to: 
Dorothy Gracy
c/o Evelyn Page
P.O. Box 758
Liberty Hill, TX 78642

So it wouldn't be fair for me to beg of you to send Dorothy a card if I didn't have a card that I made her ready to show you - right?!?  That's what I thought ... so ... here ya go!!!

Ladies & Gentleman, the R.A.K. that I made for Ms. Dorothy.

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That's all from me for now. I hope you will take the time to send Ms. Dorothy a card too. I will be So Very Grateful!!!

Happy Cardmaking!!!


Stamp Set:  So Very Grateful
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo; Daffodil Delight; Lucky Limeade (retired); Pacific Point; Whisper White; Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (retired)

Accessories: Nestabilities* (circles & scallop circles); Embossing Folders (perfect polka dots & square lattice); Basic Pearls; Paper Piercing Tool; Stampin' Dimensionals
All supplies Stampin' Up! (you can order HERE) unless otherwise noted*.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Birthday Hairballs

Hi Stampers!!

With a catchy title like that and no story to tell, I'll dive right in and show you the birthday card that I made for my mom using the Giggle Greetings stamp set and the layout from MOJO352.

I absolutely *LOVE* the Giggle Greetings stamp set because of its cute images and witty sayings.  Anyway, my card is fairly straightforward so if you have any questions just let me know by leaving a comment below.

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I have another Giggle Greetings birthday card ready to go; however, I can't show you until after my sister-in-law's birthday on Saturday.

That's all for now ...

Happy Stampin'!!


Stamp Set:  Giggle Greetings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo; Pumpkin Pie; Daffodil Delight; Old Olive; Tempting Turquoise; Rich Razzleberry; Whisper White; Sweet Taffy DSP

Accessories: Nestabilities* (circles); Embossing Folders (arrows); Buttons (brights); Baker's Twine; Paper Piercing Tool; Googlie Eyes; Stampin' Dimensionals
*All supplies Stampin' Up! (you can order HERE) unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stay Tuned ...

... to this blog near you!!!

Assuming I can remember how to write and publish posts, I will be back to creating and blogging {full-time} very shortly.  My drastic life change that happened here has reversed itself which means creating and sharing is once again on the horizon.

It's hard to believe that I haven't blogged since the middle of June, but life was so crazy that I simply didn't have time to create anything for my July Design Team commitments so I had nothing to blog about. {Yikes!} Having said that, August is now two days away so I will be super busy during the next 48 hours creating, photographing, and preparing to publish my August Design Team work.  #ibettergetbusy

For you lucky readers that have stuck around (#thankyouforyourloyalty), I will be back tomorrow to share the cah-ute card that I made for my mother's birthday today.

So sit back and stay tuned ... I will be back tomorrow!!!

Stampin' Hugs!!