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December 31, 2009

It's Coming....

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December 29, 2009


Moving is something that people in the military just have to get used to.  I have found that military families make friends fast, hard, and forever.  If you're associated with the military, you know what I mean.  The friendships are some of the strongest I've ever had in my life, and they last - no matter the miles between us as the military moves us from one part of the world to another. 

I have yet another friend leaving me and I made her this card.  She is such a lovely person, on the inside and out.  My kids love her.  They're always talking about how pretty she dresses when we see her at church (I try - but they never seem to notice when mommy isn't wearing "mommy" clothes!).  She taught Sunday School and I always learned something new in her class and left feeling edified and uplifted.  That's always a nice thing.  She's just such a nice person and I am sad to see her go.

Anyway, we will miss Ashley and I hope that she enjoyed her card.  She wears lots of colors (she has gorgeous blonde hair and can pretty much wear any color she wants!) so I wanted to give her a card with some color. 

I had a lot of fun making this card - it made me feel creatively inspired once again and maybe I'm coming out of my slump!  I would love to have my Mojo back!!  :)

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!!

May you all receive those blessings you stand in need of in this upcoming New Year, and my wish for you is that you can go and do and be the things that you desire. 

Until next year..... :)

December 22, 2009

CAS Christmas.....

Yup....you guessed it, CAS Christmas CARDINAL ;)  He he he....  Hope that this CAS card inspires you.  I had fun trimming off the edge of the Whisper White CS Top Note die cut piece and then distressing it too.  Can you see that?  Enjoy!!!

December 15, 2009

You would think I'm a Louisville fan or something!!!

Yes, here is another Cardinal card, but it's a CHRISTMAS Cardinal ;)  I am a University of Kentucky fan through and through.  My blood runs blue in spite of the very Red-White color scheme to this card.  I wanted it to be monochromatic.  Hope you like it!

December 9, 2009

Christmas Cards (and others) for Sale

I have a childhood friend who I still am fortunate to keep in touch with and see from time to time (about every 5 or 6 years!) that has always been a creative inspiration to me.  She writes/tells fabulous stories, and has such a unique style of art.  She draws people with a style of her own, and her sense of humor comes through in her art and you can't help but enjoy what she shares.  Anyway, she is one of the few people you will ever "know" that uses the old method of letterpressing.  Her Christmas cards this year are not letterpressed, but you can take a look through her etsy store and see which other cards are.  Either way, I know you will like what you see.  Check Melinda out HERE!!!!  She has cards other than for Christmas in her store.

December 8, 2009

Another Christmas Cardinal

Here's another card for your viewing pleasure (all 3 of you that are still with me - LOL!!!) :)  No commentary.  I hope you are all having a wonderful week!!!


December 3, 2009

I'm Alive :)

I am still here.  I've been having some dental issues and it has been very stressful.  My little one also got sick, and the husband has been home and then gone again several times since getting back from his deployment.  I finally got to stamp because I had a new round of Stamps in the Mail coming up.  To get inspired, I started with a CASE of a card that I really liked.  I liked using the "A Cardinal Christmas" stamp set and not use either of the images included, but only the sentiment.  Anyway, the card I CASE'd was by card crazy over at SCS.   I will probably space out the other cards I made just because I don't see much stamping time in my near future.  I hope you like this one!