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There is so much excitement whirling around this house.  We’re planning a wedding, shower, baby shower, and much more!  Now the decision on the wedding colors is entirely up to the couple (my son and his fiance), but I think black, white and copper would be a wonderfully classy combo for a mid-winter wedding.

This is my first offering as guest favors:

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What I’ve made is a very simple 2″ square box.  The outside panels of black and a piece of patterned paper from Kaisercraft’s Something Blue pad (6.5″ x 6.5″).

Another view:

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Super simple.  They’re going to have a small wedding, so I like that!

And filled with mini chocolate covered pretzels (it holds an amazing amount!)

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I used:

JustRite Hugs& Kisses Sentiments

Kaisercraft – 6.5″ x 6.5″ – Something Blue
Spectrum Noir Premium Ultrasmooth White

Delicata Celestial Copper Pigment Ink

Prima Optimist – Black Rose

Kaisercraft Mini Blooms – Terracotta
Spellbinders – Nestabilities small circles 1″

May Arts 1/4″ Wired Metallic – Copper

May Arts Metallic Wired Iridescent Cord – Copper

1/4″ Scortape
Thermoweb 1/4″ foam squares
Original Bow Easy

Other:
Black Cardstock
Word Window Punch
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Copper Penny

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Baby announcements coming soon!!

Thanks for dropping by!

~~ Holly

~ The Glad Grad ~

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As I type this, Mother’s Day is coming to a quiet comfortable end.  The day was perfect.  My #3 son arrived mid-morning and we had one of our epic conversations.  He always makes me think.  Love him.  Then #4 son arrived with my “grandpuppy” Fiona.  I swear she looks like a good sized potato and probably won’t get too much bigger.  Number 2 took off just as #2 son arrived.  We visited and laughed for a good long time before #2 took off and #1 son arrived.  Then hubby  cooked dinner for us and we are watching a movie together.  Perfect.Day!

This week I needed a graduation card.  I have to keep it hush hush as to who it’s for as that person could be lurking about.  Probably not, but I’ll leak it next week.  It’s pretty exciting!

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I’m really happy with this.  It’s completely mailable with only the buckle to leave a small bump.  The suede ribbon is so lush.  It compliments the awesome So Rad papers.

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I’m hoping the recipient loves it as much as I.

I used:

JR Premium Labels
Simple Stories- So Rad 6 x 6

Spectrum Noir Premium Ultrasmooth White cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

5/8″ Double Faced Faux Suede- Antique Gold

1/4″ ScorTape
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Other:

Buckle
Copic markers

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Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly

Mothers Day header 2

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, I didn’t think I’d have a need to make any Mother’s Day cards.  My own mom passed in 1992 and my sweet mother-in-law passed in 2014.  But, my hubby, sold one of his co-workers on giving handmade cards this year.  So I have TWO for you today!

I’m really not expecting much from my own sons.  You know the old saying that you teach people how to treat you.  Well, I’ve never made anything special of Mother’s Day and now I’m sorry I did.  Three of the four are married.  No blood related grandkids yet, but we do have a 3 yr old step-grandchild.  I am training my son to make it a priority so that Delilah knows what to expect when she grows up and has kids of her own.

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First up is a pocket card.  I fell in love with the new Flourished Frame Pocket dies.  I see a great deal of potential with them!

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The sentiment card pulls out for a nice interactive feature

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Now, the inside sentiment was one I found online.  I thought it was perfect!

Mothers Day inside

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I used:

JustRite Clear Stamps – Hugs and Kisses Sentiments
Simple Stories – Love & Adore 6″ x 6″

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock

1/4″ Silk Ribbon by May Arts
Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities

Spellbinders Flourished Frame Pocket

Kaisercraft – Rhinestones – Light Pink
Prima Optimist medium flower –

1/4″ Scortape
Altenew Ink Cube – Red Cosmos (Coral Berry)

Original Bow Easy

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My second card is much simpler and not as frilly.  I always ask the questions (favorite color, frilly or not, religious or not)

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Now, by some twist of fate, I had NO white 1/2 pearls.  I wanted to use them.  I substituted white brads, but if you’re going to make this card… use the pearls!

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Mothers Day 2 inside

I love the sentiment on this one!

I used:

JustRite Clear – Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Altenew – Beautiful You

Kaisercraft 6.5″ x 6.5″ Curiosity
1/4″ ScorTape

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock

Suggest:
Melissa Frances Pearls – White

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So, Happy Mother’s Day to the moms and to the daughters… spoil your mom!  You don’t know how long you’ll have her!

Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly

~ Baby Fever ~

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I’m going to admit it.  I have grandbaby fever.  Two of my sons are married, one is engaged, and the last is probably going to be my forever bachelor.

The majority of my friends have grandkids.  My mom was 43 when I gave her the first of the grandchildren.  I’m way older than that!  I do not, however, pressure my daughter-in-loves for grands.  I know it will happen when it’s time to happen.  Sooner than later would be good, though!

This week is all about the babies.

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Whether it be a boy…

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or a girl….

Baby Duo

Or one of each!  I’m going to be a very happy Grandma or Nana, or Mema, or Granny…

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I used:

JustRite Clear Stamps – We Are Having A Baby
Kaisercraft 6.5″ x 6.5″ – Pitter Patter

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

My Mind’s Eye – Enamel Dots – Reds

Simple Stories – Enamel Dots – Hello Baby

Seambinding – Baby Pink & Paradise Aqua

1/4″ ScorTape

Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Original Bow Easy

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Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly

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As I type this, I’m unwinding from a long day of activities.  Still in this crazy boot, it’s been tough staying on my feet, but I managed.  It was good.  And I smiled, a lot!

This week I needed to do a card in record time.  This was under 30 minutes from concept to completion.  Probably about the most white space ever on one of my cards, too!

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A couple die cuts, some flowers and a well placed sentiment. DONE.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Thinking of You Rose
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Fear Not

Altenew Vintage Tea Cups

Kaisercraft 6.5″ x 6.5″ – Ooh La La

Prima Le Mia – Turquoise Teal

Prima Leaves

Kaisercraft Mini blooms – Coral

Melissa Frances Pearls – Cream

1/4″ Silk Ribbon by May Arts – Ivory

May Arts 1/2″ Crochet Lace

Seam Binding – Rose Petal

Altenew Vintage Tea Cup Dies
1/4″ ScorTape

Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

Original Bow Easy

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium cardstock

Other:
Stickles – snowflake

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Thanks for stopping by!

~Holly

~ On My Mind ~

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There are so many people on my mind right now.  I may need to make these by the dozens.  It seems like so many of my family and friends are experiencing pain (either physical or mental) right now.  Let’s just stop right here and pray.

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Ok, happy time!  After I made this card, it dawned on me that I go to these colors A LOT!  The funny thing is, RED is my favorite color.  I don’t use enough red.  Well, I wanted a springy pallet, so here we go with the teal and peach.

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Ok, so I’m officially hooked on the Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium cardstock.  I only wish and dream that they would make it in vanilla, too.

For this card, I went to my Kaisercraft 6.5 x 6.5 – Ooh La La… and I hit it hard.  I used four different patterns from this collection.

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on my mind inside

Added a verse from Fear Not to dress it up!

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I used:

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Holly 

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I always have fun when I’m making cards.  It’s great stress relief and it quiets my ever spinning mind.  I go into a zone when crafting.  My thought process slows way down so that I can see where I am going with a particular project.  I know many of my crafty friends experience the same.

My aunties requested a couple of thank you cards.  I wanted to be quick about it, but I didn’t want them to be exactly the same, so I used the same basic sketch and changed up papers, colors and placement.  These two were so quick to make!

First, the blue…

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I have to tell you.. I’m in love with seam binding!  It makes the prettiest bows and easy to work with.

Now, the purple…

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The purple is my favorite :)  I might make a few more in a rainbow of colors!

Here they are together:

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I used:

JustRite Clear – Morning Splendor
Kaisercraft 6.5″ x 6.5″ – Botanica

Seam Binding – Blue and White
MME – Necessities – Enamel Dots – Blues
Kaisercraft pearls – Lavendar
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Original Bow Easy

Other:
Corner rounder
sparkle pen
Copic Markers

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Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly

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I’m just giddy over the fact that Easter is just two weeks away.  Although I cannot eat it, I’ll be baking a ham .. one of my favorite smells ever.  Hoping we’ll have all of the kids over.  It will be mighty crowded, but that’s when we have the most fun.  We’ve grown to 10 people!

I’m making each “family” an Easter basket, specific to their favorites.  Not too much, though.  She said.  Right.

This week I made a little basket / card combo.

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The little basket is so very easy to make.  I found it on Julie’s Stamping Spot through my Pinterest searches.  It’s super basic, so you can doll it up however you like!

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It totally needed a card to go with it, so here you go!

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This is probably the brightest card I’ve ever made!

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Easter
Authentique – Springtime 6 x 6
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth white cardstock
Prima Leaves
Prima Perles – Zephyr
Seam Binding – Mimosa Yellow
Spellbinders – Crosses Two
Spellbinders – Pop Up Box – Small Scallop
Spellbinders – Card Creator A2 Divine Eloquence
Spellbinders – Nestabilties Circles
Kaisercraft – Rhinestones – DeepYellow/Gold
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Original Bow Easy
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Other:
Memento Dandelion Dye Ink
Yellow cardstock
Stickles
brads
easter grass and candy (props)

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Thanks for stopping by!  The twins are coming up next! :)

~ Holly

~ Easter Swag ~

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Welcome to Spring!  It’s official.  Since I’ve already seen blooms, spiders and warmer weather, I’d say Spring was dipping it’s toe in Winter a tad early.  Yesterday and Saturday we were basking in 80 degree weather.

I am on a mission to get some Easter cards made.  I don’t need that many, but I still feel a bit of a rush since I try to customize them to the recipients.

This week I went for an unusual color combo… white, black, grayish green, and mint green.  I have to admit, the tiny black roses please me to no end.

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As an afterthought, I wish I had added some bling to that mint rose and I still might!

Here’s the inside:

Easter Swag Inside

and a different view

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – He Is Risen
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Easter

Kaisercraft 6.5″ x 6.5″ – Chapter One

Spellbinders – Card Creator – Valiant Honor

Seam Binding – white
Prima Leaves – Florella Bright Green

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

Simple Stories – Enamel Dots – I Am
Prima Trellis Roses Fontaine

Prima Perles Craftsman

Original Bow Easy

1/4″ ScorTape
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth cardstock

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Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly

easter blessings header

Just so that we’re all on the same page… it IS still mid March, in the winter, right?  Like most everywhere, we’ve had the strangest winter.  We’re in Colorado, but not the high country that gets gobs of snow yearly.  We’re on the Front Range, but still get a good amount each year.  This year, not so much.  Call me out on it… I believe in Global Warming.  Skeery stuff.

However, it’s not going to damper my Easter!  My most favorite religious holiday, by far.  I love the spring colors, soft pastels, blossoming flowers, and new life.

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Let me tell you a little bit about the hymnal pages I used on this card.  When Sharon @ The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store send me these pages, I was definitely excited.  I love using any kind of text background.  While I was sorting through the pages to find what I wanted, I came across the music / lyrics for This is My Father’s World.  It was my mother’s favorite hymn.  I could practically hear her singing.  Had a quick cry and back to work.

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The greatest part about the Stamp Simply Clear Stamp sets is that they have so many different greetings, scriptures and such to really finish off your card nicely.

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I used:

SSCS – Easter
SSCS – He Is Risen

SSCS – Get Well Tulip
SS Steel Dies – Tulip

Hymnal Pages

Spellbinders – Crosses Two
Spellbinders – Les Papillions

Spellbinders – Oval

Simple Stories – enamel dots – Hello Baby

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
1/4″ ScorTape

Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares – 1/4″ White

Other:
Caramel cardstock
Chocolate cardstock
Wax paper
Copic markers
Spectrum Sparkle pen – Biscuit

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Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly

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