May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Blessings

Wow! Being a Mom is so awesome when you have wonderful children like mine!!!

My oldest son and daughter-in-law came home this weekend. On Saturday, my fantastic daughter-in-law made a wonderful dinner, complete with BBQ pork tips, salad, veggies, and a sampling of desserts from the Italian market. Then they gave me a couple of beach themed picture holders and a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby. They sure know the way to my heart!!

On Sunday, my middle and youngest sons went to church with me and then after church, they, along with my husband, made dinner with steack, rice, salad, veggies, and garlic bread. The food was delicious and they were so sweet when they led me to the living room and said, "Sit down Mom". Then after dinner they all helped to burn the brush pile that was hindering the planting of our garden.

I have the best kids and I am so blessed to be their Mom.

May 4, 2009


I just finished this layout of my beautiful granddaughter. I used the Emporium level 2 paper pack, paper from the Emporium Creative Basics, and Twilight ink. I stamped the flowers with a couple cool flower stamp sets and used the Be True stamp set for the journaling. (The layout idea came from a leaflet from KaiserCrafts.)

If you are interested in ordering products to make layouts such as this, check out my Close to My Heart website. You can order directly online and have your purchases shipped directly to you!

May 2, 2009

More Cards Imitating My Surroundings

I've been working on another attempt at trying to turn a nature view into a greeting card. While we were in California we went to a park with redwood trees and a peaceful setting. I'm not sure what kind of plant this is but I saw it and again thought, "I have ink pads with those colors!"

Here's the inspiration photo and the card...

My friend have been working overtime to convince me that I need to conserve resources. So in my attempt to listen to them and to do my part, I purchased this cool bag at CVS so I don't have to use the plastic bags when I buy my groceries. I love the colors and the pattern and thought I'd try to duplicate it on a card. What do you think?

*Cards made using Exclusive Inks, Acrylix stamp sets and papers from Close to My Heart.