Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cherish and Kind!

Loving these swirls... I used some lace that has pearls on it. For the Soft sky ( blue)card  I took the pearls off , separated them just to add a bit of dimension to the flowers. I think the black and white card is pretty romantic....Let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thank you for all your kind thoughts!

Thank you for all your prayers and kind words....We loved our Dad and Papa very much and we will miss him but we are comforted by the thought that he is with his wife and best friend. 

Now we have to get back to our lives because the last thing he would want is us to stop what we love to do.
Michelle has made some great little / big boy cards that I know you will love!! Everyone has a boy in their lives that plays sports and these cards will work for you!!! Let us know what you think!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

I wanted to share our sad time.

We may not be posting for a bit...My Papa has passed away. Kathy's dad Patrick Fagan had a hard couple of years and passed early this morning. His 4 girls were with him and now he is with his wife. We will miss him so much. 

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Michelle's bed time

Ok those last pics didn't look here is a better pic of them....Michelle is great when she works on cards late at night... I think these were done after 12am!!

Friday, July 25, 2008


My cousin is pregnant and we are so glad it's not us...Is that bad!!! Well it is true!! Ok... so I am seeing her tomorrow for the first time since to announcement and I had to make her a card...I didn't get pics of Kathy's and Michelle's  but I know they were beautiful!!! They are very modern and these are the colors of their new decor (they just moved in a few months ago)....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

40th & 4th birthday!!

Ok so I have a bunch of birthdays coming up and I think I have some great ideas for them....The 40th is my cousins and and the 4th is the little boy of our good friends! Here they are!!! I love the pirate on his ship ...again with the wood! And of course the " flower" ya I know.... but I love it....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

so sweet of you!!

Kathy told me yesterday that Terry (her hubby) tells her that she goes circle ( punch ) crazy!! Well she just sent me 9 cards and all of them have circles!!! Ha.. I think I may have to take them away from her!! Although she does a great circle card!!! the time well spent card is water colored on velum and cut out before being put on this card and I don't think it shows up but it is popped out from the card...Great cards Kathy!!

The oldest cowboy!

My eldest nephew will be 8 this Aug. We are having his birthday at the end of this month .... Which happens to be his mommy's birthday....Now I am not going to post her card early because she comes to see our blog often and I don't want to spoil it for her...I will let her see this one though. I will also post all the rest after the 30th.... I can't believe that he will be 8 , it seems like yesterday when we had our first cuddle and kisses....It goes by really quickly... he will be too big soon for this cowboy but till then....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Our fence and a cute Girly card!

Just a short note and pic of our new fence color....And of course I have a cute card to go with!!! Love this little girl and am having fun making cards with this set....

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wishes and Beads!

I love making these shaker cards. I think they are so fun and who wouldn't want to get a card that shakes!! 
We finally found a color for are back fence! It is hard when there are so many colors to choose ron...I guess that will be our project for tomorrow! I have also decided how I want my front garden..when we moved in I had no idea which why I wanted to go with it but I think I am going to go with a English garden or my version of it any way. I will not get it perfect this year but we have all the time in the first purchase will be a lavender. I had one from my Moms garden at my last house ...I couldn't bring it here and I miss it. I do want a whole lot of scent and soft colors. Enough for now.... Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

kathy's women!

Ok so we thought these women were too cute and Kathy has made up some nice cards with this set ..... here is one of the women and there are a couple more to come..... I like the part about wrinkles!!! The flower is one she has had around for a while but I think she water colors is so well.... I am off to a family BBQ at Michelle's house...They have company from Australia so we are going to meet..... the cousin ...I hope he is ready for this Family!!! 

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mixed bag of cards!

Ok so there is no real theme of cards here today.I was making some random cards with my new stamps.
 I have to say I really didn't like the (Burgandy ) Fresh cuts set ..really didn't ....but I am getting to like it...I know I am fickle but hey I have enough stamp love for my stamps!!!
I just saw my "little" boy nephews today and I could just eat them up! It has only been 10 days but I felt like it was months!!! I so love their ages and they are such nice boys...and yes I am still arff or woof to Nathan! He will never say my name!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ok my turn to shine!! HA HA!!

Here are my cards I have to tell you that the flower stamp I got and didn't really want. so I had to look up some cards that others had made and I got a bit inspired. I didn't know at the time that I was fallling in love with it!! Yep head over heals! So here they are I would love to hear how you felt about this when you first got it. If you don't have it ...get it.... Thanks for looking.....
I will be using one of these for my cousins B day like Kathy.... I am not sure which one though...I hate to let them go. 

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kathy's cards...

Ok so as promised Kathy's cards.......she has been working wonders with this stamp...These are my fave cards that Kathy has made. I would love to hear what you have to say about these gorgeous cards...the flowers are all water colored and the striped paper is velum .. I think she made the happy birthday one with the script for my Cousins 40th birthday....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Everybody is working on cards this week!

So we all have so many cards this week I am going to show them to you  1 wonderfully talented card-maker at a time..No.... I will start with someone else not me!!! Ok, I will show you Michelles ..I know she has had this set for a long time now and is just getting in the groove with it..I have to say I have seen some done on the websites and these are some of the best I've seen  and I am not just saying that because she is my sis!!! Nope she rocks.......Tomorrow I will show you what Kathy has been up to!! Be ready.... it is good!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Birthday cards..maybe just Debbie's

You all know about the "card war" we have for birthdays so as I promised here are some of the beautiful ones I got... and for those following along my brothers will be along as soon as Kathy takes the pics. But we all know that I may just "forget to post them " and then I would not have to share!!! So childish!!! Yes I know!!!!..... love me for who I am....and in this case I'm the birthday girl!!! he he....
Michelle made the pink one with the flowers gorgeous and I think it would be the prettiest wedding card but hey I have been there done that...twice to the same guy.
Kathy did the punch card with that beautiful think pink ribbon ...and the big "d" chip board card and I don't know if you can see that it has been distressed around the edges and the cuddle bug has been inked much detail in these cards.
My wonderful girls made the other 2 wonderful cards. they must take after someone.....hummm yep me!!!

I am back!!!! Ok so i didn't win a million!!!!

Soo here we are! yep i am not living the life in the hot hot desert!    It was soo hot down there I loved it 104 and higher....I have so many cards to show you ...the girls did a great job of holding down the "fort",..i will load up some pics for you asap.....Isn't the family one so cute!! I love it Michelle! That is her beautiful family in a nut shell.......

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Off to Vegas!! I will be back next week...

Ok we are off to see the sun! Yep, there were a few days that we had that were hot but... rain is what we have had for the last 4 or 5 days ....So we are off to find the Sun and I know we will find it in the Desert!!  I will be back in a week ...refreshed and full of ideas!!! My hubby and I have  lounge chairs with our names on it and the the girls and I will be in the pools for hours!!!!!! My idea of perfect!!! Through in some food and a whole lot of walking and shopping and I am in heaven!!!! Here are a couple of PURPLE POWER cards!!! Yep.... It is official I love purple and that surprises me every time I say it!!! These punch cards are so easy and the colors were fun to work with......See you soon! Love to hear what everyone is doing this summer!!! I will tell you about our coming up camping trip!!! Yep Michelle and the boys are going to come too!!! Yep it will be a fun Aug as well!!! Be back soon!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Bunny Love!

Michelle made some really beautiful baby cards...I know what you are thinking....and no she is not planning anymore ....YET!!! But as we know old habits die hard....All kidding aside these are beautiful and I know you will love them....doesn't the chocolate paper look so good with these "baby" colors!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Stolen card!!

I have to say when I saw this ladies cards I wanted them all for myself....So I stole it and tried to do it for myself.....Here is her blog
you are not allowed to compare because she is so fantastic and I am not yet but I asked her how and am going to work on it....Karen, thank you sooo much!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Here comes the rain!!

It has been so wonderfully hot for the last week or so.....and now it is all thunder and lighting!!! Good for the grass but bad for the kids who will be all over me tomorrow when I am trying to make cards!!! It is soooo all about me right now!!!! So My brother and I are twins and that means we share our B day....from my can tell I don't like to share a day when I get presents!!! However I did make him a super duper card to mark the occasion! it is called a Spring card and I had sooo much fun making it!! I made the tag to go behind it for the well wishes....etc...