My homeschooling sister called awhile ago and asked if she could bring my 3 nieces over to do a *craft day* with Aunt Deb! Are you kidding me??? Let me at them!!! 🙂 She asked what we would be doing and of course, I told her we would be making cards and papercrafting, since I am smitten beyond words over it right now.

I put my mind to work thinking about cards that would satisfy all 3 ages, 16, 11, & 7….so here is one of the cards I designed for them to make on Friday! I still have another card to design for our special day, preferably an Easter card so I will share that one when I get it done as well.

I will be making pre-made kits for the younger ones, complete with their own glue sticks! >wink< Tee hee……I hope they have fun!

Here is a Spring Card we will be making together:

Happy Spring!! { Anyone who knows me well, also knows of my infatuation with ladybugs, so this one really made my heart sing!

Happy Spring!! { Anyone who knows me well, also knows of my infatuation with ladybugs, so this one really made my heart sing!

In His Loving Grip~

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It’s time for me to introduce my best friend and love of my life! I’ve taken the opportunity to introduce my kids, and my grandkids and now it’s time for the person I call my very best friend!

We’ve been married now for nearly 26 years and I would do it all over again with out even hesitating to think about it!

Bryan and I met on New Years Eve in 1983 and became Mr. and Mrs. on August 27, that same year!

He is a much more private person than I am so because I love him so…I will treat this post with the respect HE deserves! If it were up to me…I’d take pages and share about all the reasons I adore this man….but let it be sufficient enough to say that I am so blessed that this man calls me his Valentine year after year!

Here’s Bryan!!

Bryan and Deb in Salt Lake City
Bryan and Deb in Salt Lake City

And remember ….I told you he and I are different so I don’t have to worry about him ever finding out the secret I am about to share….his Valentine Card! LOL I made this for him today……Ahhh…I adore that man!

The Only Remedy For Love...Is To Love More...

The Only Remedy For Love...Is To Love More...

 

GRATEFULLY in His Grip!

I just found the neatest site! It’s called *The Pink Elephant Challenge* 🙂 They have a team of designers over there who challenge their readers to make prize winning cards.  Now I haven’t been at this card making thing all that long, but I decided to roll the dice and give it a try! Here is my attempt at the Black/Pink/White card challenge! I liked how it turned out myself! I know several friends who might like it for their birthday cards too! >wink<

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite *pursons*!

Sentiment: Happy Birthday to one of my favorite *pursons*!

I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card from Best Occassions cardstock: then added a black matte, followed by some wonderful checked pink paper I got from Martha Stewarts *Playful Pink* pad. I cuttlebugged the next black layer, then added some more of that yummy pink checkered paper. I got the ribbon from Michaels and the pink flowers from the craft section at Walmart. I had fun, lots of fun!!

Wander on over to the Pink Elephant site and give this challenge a try! You might win something!

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http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

In His Wonderful Grip~

I am in heaven right now…..I haven’t enjoyed crafting like this in a very long time! I have so many ideas with the wonderful graphics I’ve collected over the years and I love to finally be able to put them to use!

I made 3 more cards last night and was able to take the pics today because the sun is shining and the light is nice for it!

I probably need to post of few entries on *other* interests before too long though…..lest someone thinks I might be a little obsessive…..oh be quiet……I just like what I like! >wink<

Card 1

Make Your Own Kind of Music~Sing Your Own Special Song

Inside Sentiment: Make Your Own Kind of Music~Sing Your Own Special Song

Card#2

Sorry About That Bug You Caught~Get Well Soon

Sorry About That Bug You Caught~Get Well Soon

Card#3

Thanks For Being You!

Thanks For Being You!

 

Card 1 was made witha graphic I found online (open source) You can just google images to find out if the graphic is for purchase or free(open source) I loved those little gals having what seems to be the time of their lives. The inside sentiment ~ *Make Your Own Kind of Music~Sing Your Own Special Song*…..this card just makes my heart smile! I used a nestability for the white scallop.

Card #2

This graphic I purchased from PC Crafters

—->> http://www.pccrafter.com/ This is where I get the majority of the images I use in my digital crafting. I LOVE this site!!!! So many talented graphic artists here! The ribbon I got from Michaels and I just picked a nice font for the *Get Well Soon* and printed from my own computer.

Card#3

I got this image from PC Crafters as well……such a great place to purchase graphics! I used my friend Denise’s Cuttlebug for the pink bubbles, ribbon from Michaels and the sentiment I created on my computer….

Enjoy!

Gratefully In His Grip!