Monday, January 16, 2012


Happy Monday to one and all!

I am going to make this an uber-quick post and
I'll share why in just a sec.

I recently picked up a fab set of new Hero Arts stamps
on my last trip to Archivers and I just love 'em.
They are called 'Very Special' and are lovely
sentiments for all occasions.

I still have not mastered the art of decent photography when
it comes to white on white, so please forgive.

For this card, I used the Primitive Hearts #2 die
and a label die, both from Sizzix.
I cut the hearts from this beautiful gingham cardstock
from A Muse Studio.  I think that the pattern, which is
available in a variety pack of colors, is so versatile.
(and can be ordered from my webstore HERE)

The sentiment was stamped using Slate ink by A Muse.
I used the same ink to shade the edges of the label.
The Polka Dot background is courtesy of my
Cuttlebug EF.

Hope you found a tiny bit of inspiration in this quick project.

So I mentioned that I needed to make this quick...

I am heading out the door shortly to pick up this guy..

This is Caleb and he is the second oldest of my
four grandsons.  As there is no kindergarten today, 
he is going to come and spend some time with me.

This photo was taken this past Saturday at a wonderful
Swedish Pancake Restaurant here in town as our family
celebrated the retirement of my father-in-law.
After 27 years as an aerospace engineer, he is hanging
it up and will be heading to Florida soon for a little R&R.

I mentioned a card last week that was made for someone
special, but I couldn't share who...well, it was him.
(if you'd like to check it can find it HERE)

Anyway...lots of photos were taken, but this is
one of my favorites...

Three brothers hanging out around me.
The oldest two always fight for who is going to
sit next to Mema or Papa Paul and THAT is a joy!
Of course, Baby Finn was passed around the table like a 
very cuddly football throughout the morning.

Thanks for taking a peek today and now I must be off
to pick up my VIP!

Project Recipe: 
Designer Paper: Pink Gingham from A Muse Studio
Stamps: Very Special by Hero Arts
Ink: Slate from A Muse Studio
Embellishments: pearls from Recollections
Tools: Polka Dot EF from Cuttlebug,
Primitive Hearts #2 & Label Die both from Sizzix


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is gorgeous love the hearts!!! Your grandchildren are just adorable!!!!

Lisa said...

Awww he's so cute Julie, have a great day with him. Your card is DARLING!!!

Kathy Skou said...

cute cute cute!

Kathy Skou said...

cute cute cute!

Barb said...

beautiful card! and what a beautiful boy...he has a sweet smile. enjoy your special day with him! :)

Heather said...

Pretty card and your grandson is a cutie!

AnitaRex said...

Love your card! That die with the gingham paper just shines! :> And what a special day you must have had with your grandson!

Anonymous said...

beautiful card!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! I LOVE the sentiment! ;o)

Angi said...

Adorable design. Love that heart. :)

Deborah R said...

Sweet card! I'm jealous, wish we had an archiver's here in SC.

Alicia said...

Pretty colors, and such a cute grandson!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a pretty card--that sentiment is just gorgeous! But my fav part of this post are these pics of your grandsons! They are just adorable--and they look like they are having fun with you:)