Sunday, June 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Netty and the Sunday Sketch

Today is my mother's 80th birthday! I know I am fortunate to still have her with us- we lost my Dad in celebrating another year is a true blessing!

This week's OWH sketch is great! I love the versitility...I can see showcasing gorgeous papers and a fabulous sentiment--I think I will use this one often!


I decided to get an early start on my winter/Christmas cards... really- I just wanted to ink up these cute stamps from I purchased them at the stamp show last week. They are so cute and make me smile- so I am hoping they will bring a smile to one of our dedicated servicemen...and then make a loved one smile when they receive the card...cute chickies spreading the smiles!

I used copics, Recollections Festivus paper pad, crinkle ribbon colored with a green copic, stamp from Simon Says Stamp (Kristina Werner's handwriting-love it!) and some small red gems to complete my card.

I plan to use my stash of Christmas papers this summer and if I use it all....
#1  it will be a miracle 
#2  only then will I allow myself to buy more paper!

Aside from adhesive, I do not anticipate needing ANYTHING for the rest of the year- so I am going to try very hard to refrain from purchasing more stamps, paper, etc.  I have a lot of wonderful items that I really want to use. This card used all older goodies in my stash aside from the cute stamps! And yes- I have more stamps from the stamp show that I will share as I create the cards! But-no new purchases! Really. It is true. I am going to shop my own closet!

My car is repaired and I picked it up Friday afternoon! I am so very pleased with my insurance company and with the repair shop. If anyone lives in the Boston area and ever needs collision repair done- I will gladly share the name. They were kind and respectful, they did a fabulous job, my car looks great, and they kept me informed along the way.

I hope to share more cards later in the week- 2 of my nieces came over the other nite and we had a dinner and a movie night- but also spent time coloring and making cards! Tessa is already a great cardmaker but I think we got Paige to drink the kool-aid--- she has such an artistic flair...she got the hang of Copic coloring in about 5 brush strokes! She really got into creating a card from start to finish!

Have a fantastic week-and yes- please-craft on!


  1. I love your Christmas card! I like the rounded corners. Kinda puts Me in the mood to start in on Christmas. Well, maybe not quite yet. :) sorry to hear about your car boo-boo. Hey, do they make a card for that? :)

  2. Cute I like your take on the sketch...esp the circles!...It hardly feels like summer yet so I am not feeling like making any winter cards yet...tfs!!!

  3. OMG, those little chickies are adorable!!! Such a great card using them, and a very happy birthday to your dear Mom too! My car goes into the body shop tomorrow after a big tree branch fell on it while driving home a few weeks ago. Hopefully I'll have a good experience like you did :)

  4. Good idea starting the Christmas cards now and I wish you luck with only buying adhesive. I try but it's hard...there are too many cute supplies out there.

  5. Wish I could be so organized! The pop of the yellow fluff adds so much to the card!!!

  6. You are never to early to start Christmas! Good card to do it on. I liked where you placed the ribbon and those reindeer chicks very funny! Keep us informed with the no new stuff rule , on that is going! I will have to visit here for my rehab :)

  7. Such a cute card! I love the chicks, so fun and playful. great choice of papers to coordinate with the chicks! TFS!

  8. LOL at the "drink the kool-aid" thing. I do not have anyone to craft with me, so I envy the fun you had! Glad you got your car back and had a good experience there. On to the card...I LOVE it! The paper is yummy and those little chicks are just too cute. I really, really need to do a "no new supplies" thing, but I can't seem to convince myself that I really don't need more paper.

  9. Wonderful Christmas card! The chicks are too cute and I love the little bits of bling scattered on the background!

  10. I had NO IDEA that your mom's birthday was June 9th - my dad's is also! He was 70 on Sunday! Hope you had a nice day with your mom and love that you are using your new goodies!

  11. omg I had to giggle - I say `drink the kool-aid`all the time! lol! Happy birthday to your lovely Mom!
    I hear you on the Christmas paper...I am not brave enough to stick to number 2. Number 1 I have covered, though. Love those little chickies :)


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