Thursday, February 4, 2016

My Valentine

I made some Valentine's Day cards for some kits for my library class folks. This is one of the Valentines that I made for them. It's a simple card, but sometimes, simple is much more prettier.

Let me know what you think ...


You can't see the hearts embossing folder that I used for the background too well, but if you look closer, you can see it.

I hope you like it. Tomorrow I will post my other card I made, along with the cute little milk carton treat holder.

Happy Creating.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Snowy Bluebird

Happy Wednesday! The weather is getting nicer outside, despite the melting snow, and the best part is that the groundhog didn't see his shadow. YIPPIE! That means Spring is right around the corner.

This week's challenge falls right in line with my title today, as I took my lead from the picture. I love bluebirds and wish we had some around where I live, but they don't visit my house too often. There is one or two every now and again, but at my son's place, they are abundant. I will have to see about putting up some bluebird houses in my yard and see how long it takes them to find them. That will work!!!

Anyway, let's take a peek at the photograph we used for our inspiration, as well as the color pallet. You'll see what I mean.


I could look at this picture for a long time. I love it. 

This is what I created for you this week.


The stamp sets I used for this card were One Big Meaning, Among the Branches, Awesomely Artistic. I used the bird punch for the bird, and the oval framelits, along with Gently Falling embossing folder. I topped everything off with Wink of Stella, Clear, and the silver satin ribbon.

If you've arrived here from Robbie's blog, be sure to hop on over to see what Sandy created for you too. We have a small blog hop this week, but I'm sure you'll be happy with everything you see.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you tomorrow.



Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Card for Leslie

Yes, it's been a busy week with card making. A co-worker of mine lost her mother over the weekend. It seemed to have happen quicker than everyone thought, and knowing she's at peace in Heaven makes it just a little better to bear. But to lose a mother is very devastating. I know when I lost mine, I will remember that day for the rest of my life. She passed in my arms, and I'm so glad I was there for her and she wasn't alone. My sisters, daughter, and father were there too.

So this card is for Leslie, who lost her mother to a horrible lung disease, mesotheloma. I don't know what else to say, other than, God rest your soul.

Here's my card for Leslie:


This card is simple in it's creation, but beautiful. Leslie, who is an artist, will appreciate it. She's always so complimentary on my cards, and making a card for someone who deserves one is what I can do.

Rest in peace, Leslie's mom!

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Card for Frannie

What do you say to someone who was just delivered "not so good news" about the rest of their life? It is very hard. It's that old, nasty "C" word again. It just doesn't know who it wants to attack, but when it does, you give it your all and hope for the best.

Well, you see, Frannie is a woman I met through my friend, Connie. She's a wonderful lady, and Connie has so many sweet stories she tells of her times with her and their cruises on the high seas. I wanted to make a card for Frannie to cheer her up in her time of uncertainty, and of course, figuring out what to say is very hard. So i chose this pretty stamp set, You're Remarkable, and created this pretty card to send to her. She should have it by the time this posts, and I sure hope it does its job of cheering her up.

Here's the card I made for her:


Here's to you, Frannie. My heart, prayers, and all the well wishes in the world, are yours. May you find that miracle and claim it for yourself. You so deserve it.



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Alex's First Place

I have a new co-worker that just moved into her first apartment, so I thought it would be fun to do a collection and get her a nice welcome basket. Everyone at work was happy to pitch in, and Monica and I set out to shop. We had such a great time and got so much stuff.

Of course, I had to make the card. I typically make my cards 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, but this time, I made the card 5 x 7 so everyone could sign it. I saw a really nice card over at inkadoodlercreations, and went ahead and made my card for Alex. Here's how it turned out:



Everyone, including Alex, loved the card. She actually has it on her refrigerator at home, and plans to frame it. How cute! I'm honored.

Well, until next time ... happy stamping.

Love and Hugs,
Helen

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Happy Home

Hi everyone! It's Blog Time! I hope you are having a nice week. We got a whopper of a snow storm over the weekend - The Blizzard of 2016, Jonas! My area got dumped with 28" and we thought it would never stop snowing. It sure is pretty though.

So, what did we have to work on this week, you ask? Well, I'm glad to show you. Below is the photograph and color pallet we had to work with. Check it out.

Now my design is very simplistic. The colors all blend together nicely, and if you look close enough, you can probably pick out the different ones.

Here's my entry for this week:


So there you have it. If you haven't been to Amanda's blog yet, click here to go back to check her card out. Then, hop on over to Joni's blog and check out hers too. Keep on hopping ... you'll get a nice surprise at each stop.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I'll be back soon.

Hugs,
Helen


Saturday, January 23, 2016

World Traveler

Do you enjoy traveling? I do, well, if it's for fun.

This next card was also created at our last team meeting, and the world traveler embossing folder just makes the card. I used the going global stamp set, and the wood embellishments added the perfect touch to the card.


Well, that's all I have for today. Check back tomorrow ... I hope to have more cards for you.