Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Things that make me smile ....

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!

Today a have a couple cards to share with you.  
Not for any design team ... just playing and having fun creations!  

First I have the first of many Birthday cards I will be making for my Aunt Jenny.  She's the sweetest lady and she will be 80 next week.  My cousin Beverly (Aunt Jenny's daughter) called me over the weekend to ask if I would send her a card for her birthday.  She (Aunt Jenny) doesn't want any fuss or party so her kids thought they'd try to have her showered with cards.  WELL ... of course I said yes and clued my cousin in on the idea I had.  Not only will I send her a card for her birthday, but I intend to make a new card and mail it each day (started yesterday) until her birthday!  She will probably think I have lost my mind but I know she likes my cards and will enjoy the special attention!   Here is the card I made & sent today.
This Paper Pizazz is actually left over from another 6 card/box set I made for my Mom.  I knew it would be perfect for my Aunt!!

Another card I made today is a fun Easter "card on a card" creation using my new Nestabilities Easter Egg dies.  I used the largest one for my "focus" image, covered it with Paper Pizzazz dp then used a smaller die for my sentiment panel. A touch of purple Stickles around the outer edge really helps make it stand out!! (even though that's hard to see in the photo)  The other designer paper is from the DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pack.  I can't believe my camera actually showed the true color ... purple is difficult to photograph!  Do you have that problem??

The corners were created using the Martha Stewart loop corner punch and dabs of purple Stickles.  I used a scrap piece of Offray sheer yellow ribbon for the opening handle.

This cute little image if from Great Impressions and I've used Prismacolor Markers for my coloring.  I wasn't thinking when I cut my egg out of Tempting Turquoise what I was going to put on the inside ... so when I colored my little duckie YELLOW ... it actually came out kind of GREEN ... Oooops!!  I still think it is cute and am sure the recipient will like it too!!


NOW ... for the one thing that really made me SMILE today!  The sun is shining today although it's still a little cool ... (50's) ... but warm enough to make my crocus pop out in bloom  along my sidewalk!  What a delight to see spring flowers again ... it just warms my heart when I see Spring beginning to show up everywhere I look.

It's still early but it is enough to warm my heart and lift my spirits!!  Winter was fun but very long this year ... everyone is more than ready for Spring and these little lovelies give us great hope!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!  Tomorrow is a BIG day for me!!  I'm headed "back home" to get my hair done at my sister's shop very early in the morning ... then over to help Mom with computer work.  Isn't it awesome that she's 80 and still willing to learn something new on the computer!!  I sure give her credit!!

Now besides all of this, tomorrow is the CHALLENGE DEBUT over on THE SISTERHOOD and I will be your hostess!  WOW ... I sure hope blogger is kind to me and comes live when requested, LOL!!    AND ... it's another PENNY's CHALLENGE day ... Shew ... sure going to be a busy day!!!  I hope you come and join in on the fun!  See you then!!  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Lovely creations hun - that corset is a bit cheeky! lol
    Yeay for spring too - our crocus are flowering away, the snodrops are out, daffodils are trying to come up, but they are very short this year!
    Can't wait for tomorrow. . .
    Teri xx

  2. Adorable cards - what a great idea, to send her a card every day until her birthday!

    Love the Easter egg card, even if the chick is green! Heehee!!! Cute!

  3. Love the birthday card for Aunt Jenny...perfect for her age. Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Pat

  4. AWWWW These are great Darlene.....!!! LOVE both of these and that easter one is just fab!!!! Lets try Friday sounds good! Hope you are having a nice day in this beautiful weather again!!!! Hugs

  5. Sweet cards, Darlene--and oh, my! What a busy girl you are! Love the sight of your beautiful spring flowers--like a breath of fresh air, aren't they?

    Have fun with your sister and your Mom--enjoy!


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