Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Valentine's Day Card and a Wedding

Being new at blogging, I am finding it difficult to
get good pictures and to figure out the layouts of the posts. I am glad I joined up with One World One Heart so I have the chance to see so many other bloggers and how they are doing with their blogs. There are so many creative people out there - it is so fun!
My vintage wedding card is so cute but it is very difficult to get the colors right - it is made with the new Graphic 45 Romantic line. I love the teal and peach colors.
The Valentine's Card was so fun to make. I found these heart shaped lollipops and thought it would be so much fun to put them on a card to give to a grandchild or your own children. There's nothing like candy for a sweet tooth!!!! (Chocolate is my personal favorite!)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway

Who doesn't like free stuff? I've teamed up with One World One Heart for a special "Paper from the Heart" giveaway! Here's how it works: Leave a comment on this post with your name and contact information (preferably a valid email address). On February 14th at midnight, a winner will be drawn and soon after your prizes will be sent. It's as simple as that! Below are the two (yes that's right, not 1 but 2) card kits that you could win. There will be 2 winners with 1 kit each. Each kit includes the supplies to make four cute, pre-designed cards (plus color photos of the finished examples). If you are interested in more of my kits or being notified when new kits come out, join my Make at Home Cards club!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Catch up time!!

I have been delinquent! After returning home from a great river cruise through Germany the first week of December, I felt a little panic getting ready for Christmas. This Christmas was special because we were able to have all of our children and spouses home for a week. We planned many fun things including a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and thoroughly enjoyed each others company.

On Jan. 4th, my sister-in-law went into the hospital for a stem cell transplant and I made daily trips to the hospital to spend time with her and to keep her walking the halls! She made it through the procedure incredibly well and was out of the hospital 2 1/2 weeks later. She is such a trooper! Since that time I have been going up to West Haven (west of Ogden) to help with her care. She is doing so well and hopefully this will prevent further chemo treatments for multiple myeloma for years. Cancer just seems to be so prevalent. Having had a son go through cancer I was sympathetic to some of the things she has gone through. She is amazing and so strong. She hopes to live at least another 15 years so she can watch her grandchildren grow and hopefully see a few more brought to this earth.

Here are two Valentine cards and a thank you card to start off this New Year. My son, Brandon, is also helping me to start a monthly card kit that will have everything to make 4 different cards including envelopes and pictures of completed cards. All that will be required by the customer will be ink for distressing, adhesive, glue dots and foam dots. What a great way to show your love to others!!! Hopefully the first 4 will be posted in the next day. (I wish I was better at this computer stuff!)