Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine Coupons

I have made a project for Valentine's Day that includes a cute Saturated Canary Stamp called Free Hugs.  This was the perfect stamp to use on my coupon card project.  I also used Spellbinders Anglaise Lace Stamp on this card.  I used washi tape and some heart designer paper with ribbon on the front of the card. 

On the inside, I made a pocket with the We-R envelope punch and then stuffed it full of coupons, which included:
  • Date to the movies
  • Romantic Dinner
  • Date to watch a sports game at home
  • Breakfast in bed
  • 1/2 hour massage
  • Date for ice cream
This is going to be the card I give my husband for Valentine's Day!  SSSHHH, don't tell him!  LOL!
Happy Thursday,
Hugs, Meg

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Starburst Birthday

I have really gotten into the starburst pattern these days.  I made a couple of birthday cards that are going to be sent off to friends - one of which is a dear friend in Australia.  I hope she likes the card.  It is amazing to me how close you can become to people that you have never met except through the internet.  I love so many of these women that are always there for me, uplift me, console me, and are just the best of friends.  A few I have actually been able to meet in person and hopefully I will be able to meet more of them.  I just thank them for always commenting on my blog and messaging me when I need them. 

Here are the cards that I created that are going to a couple of my friends!

Happy Wednesday! 
Hugs, Meg

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Sadly, I had to put my boxer down over the weekend.  He was so much a part of our family that it has devastated all of us.  I do not think that I have seen my husband tear up and cry as much over the 31 years we have been married as I have since the weekend.  I miss him every moment.  This has been the hardest thing that I have ever done. 

He has inspired me to do several things that I am going to work on and post here when I have completed my ideas and designs.  I am excited about it and hope you will be too.

I was also inspired to make a card this weekend, since we do have our beagle still and my daughter is taking Murphy's death really hard.  See below for the card that I made on Sunday.
I had a stamp that I had not used yet and thought it was the perfect stamp to use for this card.  I am trying to do things that will make me be able to heal and remember him at the same time.  I hope you like this card.

The inside of the card has a great sentiment.  This sentiment actually came with the stamp I used on the card.  How appropriate!

Happy Tuesday!  I will get better about posting to this blog, and that was one of my New Year's resolutions.  I got sidetracked by losing my baby.  You might see me post about him several times over the next few weeks.  It is part of helping me heal.

Hugs, Meg


Monday, January 6, 2014

Painting Glasses

I have a really good friend that I got to see on Thursday.  When we get together we do crafts of different kinds.  We zentangle a lot.  I love doodling.  On Thursday we decided to paint some wine glasses.  I baked them yesterday and am going to show you what we did.  We both love the color purple, so not so surprisingly, they are both purple with gold.  I started a book for my zentangles that I will work on this year.  I will show you that on a different day. 

So here are the glasses that we painted.  I can't wait to get back together with her and craft some more. 

Happy Monday!

Hugs, Meg

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Starburst Inspiration

I have created a card for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  Below is the inspiration that is to be used for this project.

 I decided to use the starburst technique on my card.  I used two different designer papers on my project, lace ribbon, a flower that I dabbed gold paint on and glitter, and ladybugs.  Everyone who knows me knows that I use ladybugs on a lot of my projects.
Here is my card.  I can't wait to send it to someone.  I love how it turned out.

Happy Sunday!

Hugs, Meg

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dreaming of the Beach

Here is a card that I made that was inspired by Michele Zindorf.  I love the shell stamp set that Stampin Up sells.  I have used it so many times on different projects.  This was a fun one since I used a glitter pen to highlight it and then put a glaze over the entire shell.  Seems strange posting a card that is beachy when it is 15 degrees outside, but I love getting shells at the beach.

Happy Saturday! 
Hugs, Meg

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2014.  I hope that this year finds you enjoying the memories that you made in 2013 and making even better memories this year!  Thank you all for looking at my blog over the years.  I am excited to provide even more blog posts this year.

Happy New Year, and Happy Wednesday!

Hugs, Meg