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Mojo Monday #129 and St. Patty’s Day!

Today I am home sick with Strep Throat – ugh… I think the antibiotics are finally starting to kick in because instead of feeling like someone is holding a hot iron to my throat 24/7, now it just feels like gargling with glass shards – only when I swallow! That’s progress! Anyway, making cards is distracting me from my troubles! I made this card for my Mom since St. Patrick’s day is near and dear to her heart. First, here is the sketch:
On my card, all my papers are from CTMH and I’ve focused on the color Juniper with cream accents and some distressing in Desert Sand. I’ve also used the Apron Lace punch from Fiskars. The antique lace, ribbon, jute, pearls and shamrock button are from my stash. My sentiment has been floating around in my miscellaneous bag for years — it’s from My Mind’s Eye circa 2002, so I’m glad to finally use it. I distressed it a bit with some more desert sand ink. Here is the finished product…

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Mojo Monday, #108

Raspberry Tart paper by SU! is sitting on my table… I’ve had it for a year and have just started using it. I love the colors, I don’t know why I didn’t pull it out earlier. Stamps are CTMH, Nesties Labels 1, some button stacking and that’s about it! Here is the link to Mojo Monday #108 – Thanks for looking!mojo_108

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July 12, 1959

My mom was 18, my dad was 20 — and they snuck out of L.A. with two friends, to elope in Tijuana, Mexico because Dad was too young to get married without permission from my grandparents! Fast forward 50 years, 4 kids, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild later, through life’s ups and downs, they are still together… I wish we could be together on their day to celebrate, but we’ll have to postpone that until Christmastime when we all go to Arizona from Minnesota, Idaho and Utah to celebrate as a family.gummi_gramper1

I woke up way too early this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep — I think I was dreaming about this card. 7-4-09,_CPS_123This is my first CPS sketch and it was fun! My papers are Coredinations and miscellaneous papers from JoAnn Crafts; stamps are CTMH, punches are SU! and CM, and miscellaneous embellies from my stash. CPS Card 002

Off to get this card in the mail — thanks for looking!


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Happy 233rd Birthday!

233 years… quite an accomplishment!

Our kids are all away from us right now… the 2 youngest are at Scout Camp, so it fels kind of weird not to have 4th of July plans. We aren’t going over to friends this year, we just didn’t plan very well I guess… so I got up, watered and weeded, loaded the dishwasher and sat down to make my daughter a birthday card. Unfortunately it’s a belated birthday card, but I had to wait for a certain something to come in the mail which didn’t arrive until after her BD.

This is the sketch from 2Sketches4You this week —2s4u_laura_29

Mine is made with papers and a sticker from Jenni Bowlin; Stamps are Star Struck, Simple Stitches and Classroom Alpha from CTMH. I’ve used a lace punch from SU! and miscellaneous embellies.

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Mojo Monday #93

Haven’t done a Mojo Monday card for awhile so here goes… this is sketch #93:

Here is my take using up some CTMH chipboard and stamps; KI Memories lace paper and miscellaneous embellies… I think it has a little bit of a Hawaiian feel to it…

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Mojo Monday #78

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch #78…

I got some new Pink Cat Studio stamps and I thought I would try one out on this card. My papers are DCWV.

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2Sketches4You – Kazan#22

Haven’t done any sketches for a couple of weeks so it’s nice to make one and share. This one is Kazan’s sketch #22 at 2Sketches4You.


Here’s my take on it, using some CTMH papers, and a stamp from Teresa Collins. I love these papers! My bow looks a little smooshed, sorry, that’s my scanner’s fault…


I’ve used popdots to lift up the sentiment a little bit. This was a quick and fun card to make! Thanks for looking!


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