Friday, September 27, 2013

Flashback Friday!

Happy Flashback Friday! Today I made a c*u*t*e baby card using an old Stampin'Up! set way back from 1996. That is 17 years I have held on to this stamp set!!! Don't know the name of the set because back then I threw away the little strip you adhered to the plastic box it came it. What can I say - I didn't know!

Anybody still have this set? Anybody remember the name?  Oh well, I wanted to make the card look kind of like a cute little quilt. Well I cut my squares wrong so I went a different way and this is what I came up with.
Soft and sweet, just perfect for that new little girl. Notice I even stitched around the crumb cake cardstock.

Look at those stamped feet!  So precious in the Melon Mambo.  A simple sentiment and a few rhinestones. 

A few flowers using the simple floral fusion sizzlet and my card was done. If you want to see more Flashback Friday inspiration - head over to Nicole Tugrul's BLOG HERE and see what she has posted for today!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! I am going to get my fall decorations up and decorate out by the road. My house sits a ways off the road so I like to "spruce" up out by the road also with scarecrows, pumpkins, hay bales etc. Do you have plans this weekend?

Gail S.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hello Friends!

Hello Friends!  I had a wonderful weekend visiting with my little Granddaughter. She is changing so fast and sooooo busy. I went to a garage sale Saturday and all I bought was "goodies" for her. It was fun!

I am prepping for a Prayer Journal Class that I am having this coming Monday. Lots of research and cutting. It will be a great time. I will post pictures of class next week.

I do have some cards to share with you and will get them posted maybe this evening.

Gail S.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I'm So Grateful

I made a couple of special cards last week for some special people in my life. I used the stamp set Chalk Talk from SU! and some retired paper.
I cased this card from Monica Gale with some changes. I love the look of this card and I love the sentiment.
This weekend I am so excited because my Granddaughter is coming to the farm!!!  I can't wait!!  We have been doing a lot of skyping lately and she is starting to say words: Mama, Dada, Hi, Bye, Shoes (yes shoes!) It has been over a month since I have gotten to squeeze that little girl and I can't wait to get my hands on her. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Gail S.

Monday, September 16, 2013

A New Week.

One of the hardest things for me to do is to come up with a "catchy" title for posts. Today I am just not thinking so I figure it is a new week so might as well use it.

I sent this card to a couple that are celebrating a 50 year wedding anniversary.

Do you notice the envelope that matches the card? I used the NEW envelope punch board to create and envelope for the card. It was soooo easy (and fun!) On the front, I added a white, adhesive label for me to write the address and sent it off!
Here is just a close up of the hearts on the card.

I had a nice, quiet weekend. I had to work on Saturday and then came home and cleaned house. My college son came home and I made the best chocolate chip cookies for him to take back with him. They are yummy!

Gail S.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Niece's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Brandi!  My niece's birthday is today and I made her this card using some retired SU! papers and a stamp I purchased awhile back from a friend who sells Close To My Heart products.

I love this Everyday Elegance DSP paper and try to use it for special cards. I also love this stamp set because you can really personalize the card by highlighting a certain day of the month.

I did use the new Strawberry Slush ink and it goes perfect with this paper.  The inside is pretty simple.

Until next time - enjoy!

Gail S.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Good Monday to You All!

Good Monday Morning!  I hope everyone had a good weekend and now we are back to another busy week.

I did get to craft awhile and made some pretty birthday cards. Trying to use up some old retired paper I have (and I have LOTS.

Such an easy card with great results. I love that I can come up with some cute cards quickly and use up some goodies so I can get some more "new" things!! I dressed up the inside with the little end of the ribbon that I snipped off when I shaped the bow. A great tip to use instead of throwing it away.
Thanks for stopping by! 
Gail S.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Ever make a card and you just don't know if it looks right? Well, while playing in my craftroom this past weekend, I made this card and I just don't know if I like the color combo....


What do you think??? It is using the new slate gray cardstock and some old Bashful Blue and Poppy Parade cardstock that I had on hand. Don't really know if I will be using the color combo again. I do like the layout of the card though!

Gail S.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SU! Envelope Maker!

Wow!  Look what Stampin' Up! has introduced:


It is a new Envelope maker! It can make 66 different sized envelopes PLUS I have found out it can also make some pretty terrific cards also!! It also comes with a scoring tool and a corner rounder. I will have some COOL, FUN cards and envelopes to show you made with this GREAT tool! Can you tell I am EXCITED about this??

If you would like to know more about this tool-just contact me stayed tuned for some projects using this!!


Gail S.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


I hope everyone (from the U.S.A.) had a great Labor Day holiday on Monday. I got back to work on Tuesday and was swamped!!!! Everyone decided to come in and we were busy from the minute we opened up until the minute we closed. Oh well, made the day go by fast.

I just have a cute, quick and simple card to share with you today. It is a birthday card that is bright and cheery!  Enjoy.

Have a good Wednesday!
Gail S.
Stamp: Feeling Sentimental
Carstock: Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Oh Whale DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist
Punch: Scallop Trim Border