Sunday, June 30, 2013


I am truly sorry for being such a delinquent blogger lately. I have been so busy at work that when I get home the last thing I want to do is sit in front of the computer. I could tell that I am still recuperating from my illness. It is evident that I am not 100% well yet, because I still feel very exhausted. Life goes on, though and work definitely does not even slow down no matter how I feel. "Work to live, not live to work", I kept reminding myself.

Well, it has been scorching hot here in northern California the past week. I spent my weekend indoors with the AC and fans on and worked on my swaps for the upcoming convention. I want to share with you a card I made to swap using this very nice Swallowtail stamp. It was simple and easy to make, but not when one had to make fifty of the same cards.

Card Recipe

Stamp set(s): Swallowtail (W 131943 C 129216), Trust God (W132094 C 126702), Papillon Potpourri (W 132058 C 123759)
Paper: Card stocks in Whisper White and Marina Mist
Ink: Classic stampin' pad in Marina Mist
Accessories & tools: Punches in Decorative Label (120907), Extra Large Oval (119859) and Bitty Butterfly (129406), Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246), 5/8" Organza ribbon in Whisper White (114319), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Well, that's all for now. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good week, everyone!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day 2013

I apologize for being MIA the past few weeks. I have been very ill and in horrible pain the last nine days. I am going to spare you the details. Besides I really have no words to describe what I went through. This morning was the very first time in a while that I felt a little better. I am still very exhausted, but I am hoping that complete recovery is ahead.

I made this card a month ago using the stamp set called Countryside (now retired), but never had the chance to share with you. So, here it is. I heat embossed the image using Versa mark ink pad and Early Espresso embossing powder.

Well, I am going to cut this post short. My couch is calling my name. Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful dads out there. Thank you for stopping by.