Fries Before Guys

28 07 2017

I have a daughter who LOVES fries. I guess it’s only natural since she’s obsessed with potatoes. She’s even tried growing some spuds.

With school starting up soon, I wanted to remind her of her priorities 😉

She’s got plenty of time to get her heart broken, I want her to have a season of fun and light heartedness, so we’re totally pushing this fry thing 😉

Fry box from SVG Cuts, Fries before guys from Sil. Store

 





Of Storms and Father’s Day

23 06 2017

We had some strong storms come through this past weekend. We lost power for a few hours. This always scares me. We have a couple of salt water aquariums that together equal over 200 gallons, then there’s the sump which has even more water (filtration and heating the water happen here). Without power, we can’t heat or circulate the water, and our small oceans may die. But after the power came back on, we were still without internet for a few more days. I’m finally getting some things back on track 🙂

So. Father’s Day. Even with the storms, it was nice to celebrate with my daddy and also thank my husband for the awesome men they are.

My daddy’s card: my parents RV. I’m a little jealous. I want to trade places with them sometimes, but I don’t think they’d let me 😉 Since a lot of us were together this weekend, I took advantage of that and secretly had everyone sign his card before giving it to him 🙂

For my husband: We went with the baseball theme 🙂 I used vinyl on this cute…I’m not sure what to call this, but I found it at Hobby Lobby 🙂 and then, a box card (I kind of really love box cards).

A little background: the last few years have been kind of tough. We seem to be in reactionary mode most of the time. I’m so over reactionary mode. This quote reminded me I don’t necessarily need to be passive. I don’t have to wait for something to happen. I can take steps to stop or limit some of these things and I can come out swinging when I need to.


It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the baseball has some 3D action going on. And the box card has a family picture on it. I wanted something he could easily take to work if he wanted.

RV Card, Swing saying, Baseball Border, Camera box card, Baseball, Father’s Day Saying





Graduation Cards

14 05 2017

This week was INCREDIBLY BUSY. Two of our boys celebrated their birthdays on Tuesday. Wednesday, two of our girls graduated from high school. Friday we had a kiddo graduate from pre-k. There were various doctor appointments – planned and unplanned. We had family in town for the day on Saturday. I had a lesson to prepare for church, and today was Mother’s day. It was a long week, but we did it 🙂

And in the chaos, I managed to make graduation cards for my girls. Both can be found in the Silhouette Store.

 

I wasn’t too happy with the size of this first one. I thought it would be bigger and I told my daughter I would make her a new one. She likes the small one, so it’s all good 🙂

Overall, the second one turned out how I thought it would and I’m okay with that 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo





Butterflies equal Spring, Right?

20 02 2017

We had another 70* or so day, so my spring card making must be working 😉

Here’s a cute butterfly box card I made for a friend. I’ve been itching to make this for a while and finally the time was right 🙂

I cut the butterflies out on colored paper then embellished with copics, using the examples Mary used in the kit (found here at SVG Cuts).

Thanks for stopping by and happy almost spring!





Spring Box Card

19 02 2017

I’m kind of in love with box cards. This one is part of the Springtime Box cards kit from SVG Cuts.

One of the things I like about floral box cards is the ability to give flowers that last longer than traditional flowers and don’t cause allergic reactions 😉

This card is nice and simple to put together. You can do it quickly, or take some time adding details to the stems and flowers.

I cut the tulip bulbs out on white cardstock then used my copics to color them 🙂 I used my prismacolor pencils to add shading and highlighting on the stems. The little paper beside it is for the greeting. I’ll add this to the back after it’s signed. This kit also contains envelopes for each card. Let’s face it, non-traditional cards don’t fit into traditional envelopes 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO