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Monday, February 20, 2017

Valentine's Cards

Happy belated Valentine's Day. I hope it was a sweet one for you all.

I just love making greeting cards for this holiday.  Nornally for Valentine's I make red and black cards which I love but this year I decided to add some pastel colored cards to my collection. Earlier this year, I made some cards with this beautiful paper pad from Michael's. I loved it so much, I just had to see if I could use it for Valentine's and they look great to me.

  • Recollections Paper is from Michael's 6x6 paper pad called "Blush and Mint." 
  • Flowers made with my Spellbinders scalloped circles. 

Take a look! Do you feel the love? LOL!

Cards are 5x7 in size. See the heart in the center? Love that idea!


Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

11 Years & Counting

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. This picture is the cover of a special photo album my father-in-law made for us. He is a great photographer and he filled this book with lots of great memories.

It is hard to believe it has been 11th years since we said, "I DO." The time is just flying by. I still remember when I first met Ron.  We were students in college. He was a shy and kind young man with a full head of hair! LOL! We were briefly acquainted with each other before he transferred to another college. Also, his dad was one of my professors and of course I now tease my father-in-law and say he was the hardest teacher I had. LOL!

After Ron left, we never saw each other again. Then, 16 years later, our parents randomly met each other at a conference. They had a great time chatting and getting to know each other. Later that day, his mother asked him if he remembered a girl name Kelly from college and he vividly did. A short time later he called and we got reacquainted. I have to credit my mother-in-law for getting the ball rolling. LOL!

He was still the kind and gentle man I remembered but this time with no hair. :) Over the months, our friendship turned into love and the love turned into a proposal and marriage. Our wedding day was January 28, 2006 on a glorious winter's sunny day in front of hundreds of our family and friends.

I loved everything about our day but one of my favorite moments was this picture. It was one of the first times we could take a break from all the ceremonies and just have a moment to take it all in. What a moment!

 I look forward to all the joys this eleventh year will bring. Thanks to all of you for sharing this moment with us. Cheers!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christmas Cards Part 3

Happy New Years to you all! Hope the year has been good to you so far. Here is part 3 of my Christmas cards. If you missed parts 1 and 2 check them out. 
 Part 1 Here    Part 2 Here

I loved using those red velvet flowers on the previous cards but wanted to try making my own. I used my scalloped dies for three different layers. They turned out cute don't you think? LOL!

"I Love Christmas" Echo Park paper collection


These were made with the stickers from the Echo Park kit.

Finally, my signature red bow card. Will always love this!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!