Wednesday, February 26, 2014


I went to Wine and Design in Wake Forest last night with two of my best friends.  We had so much fun painting and socializing with others there.  As I always like to do, I took progressive pics of the painting that we were doing.  I almost forgot to take a pic of the blank canvas so there is some blue on the canvas. 

We started off painting the blue background on the painting.

We then started painting the petals with a mix of orange and yellow.

We added some darker orange on the back petals and lighter orange on the front petals.  Also swiped some white in places.

We then started adding some rust color to the petals.

We then started working on the center of the flower.

We continued to work on the center and added some more white on the petals.

We added some blue onto the petals and finished it up.  This was such a fun painting to do!

Happy Hump Day!

Hugs, Meg

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pirates! Go ECU!

Today we are leaving for Spring Parents Weekend at East Carolina University (ECU).  My husband and I went to ECU and now our daughter is there.  This weekend will be packed with events.  We are going to several presentations, a mixer, a meeting for the Parents Council that we are on, and a basketball game.  It will be good to see Brittany.  I miss her and always love to see her. 

So, all of this inspired me to make a Purple and Gold Pirates Card.  We really are diehard ECU fans!

Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Meg

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Black, White and Red all over!

I bought a new punch at the Archiver's going out of business sale and decided to use it on this card.  I started out making a card that was only going to be black and white.  I then found the ladybug ribbon and then wanted to use that and the new punch.  It was a card that evolved.  I love these three colors together.  I believe it makes a classic looking card!

Happy Thursday!

Hugs, Meg

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spring is Calling

This week the weather is certainly changing from the last few weeks of snow.  It is supposed to be 70 degrees by the end of the week.  I guess now I am getting a little anxious for some Spring weather.  Everyone who follows my blog, and who knows me, knows how much I love ladybugs.  So, this card has a flower on it and some ladybugs.  I was looking through my die cuts and found these items and decided to put them together to make a card.  I think it is a fun card!

Happy Tuesday!

Hugs, Meg

Monday, February 17, 2014

A little bit of Christmas

When I made the Snowman Card yesterday, I got inspired to make another Christmas card.  This is a very simple card but I love the colors and patterns together.  So now you can say I have made my second Christmas card of the year!  LOL!  I am trying to start my Christmas crafting as well this month.  I am going to be prepared for Christmas this year - at least that is the plan so far.  I will show sneak peeks of the items that I am preparing as I am done with them.

Hope you like this cute, simple Christmas Card!

Happy Monday!

Hugs, Meg

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Snowy, Snowy, Snowy

With all of the snow that NC has had over the last few weeks, I was inspired to create a snowman card with a new stamp that I purchased over Christmas.  I just love snowman and this stamp was exceptionally cute! 

I used some washi tape to make strips in the background, glitter to make the snowman pop, blue around the edges of the die cut to make the snowman seem cold, and snowflakes to help give the impression that the cute snowman was enjoying the snow. 

I guess you can now say that I have started making my Christmas cards this year!  LOL!

Happy Sunday!

Hugs, Meg

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I sent off some Valentine's Day cards this week to my family!  I had purchased some pink and DSP from Archiver's at there closing sale and used this to make my cards.  I also cut a heart with my Silhouette to use on these cards.  They are simple but cute and were sent with love!

Happy Friday AND Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Hugs, Meg

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Birthday Cards

I am in a birthday exchange this year.  I love doing this because it is always fun sending people birthday cards.  I send off a few a month.  It also means that I will get birthday cards in my birthday month - which will be fun!  So next month look for a posting that shows the birthday cards that I receive.

Here are a couple of the birthday cards that I sent off this month.  Every month I try a different design or technique.

Happy Wednesday!
Hugs, Meg

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Love"ly ATCs

I made a couple of ATCs to send off in a swap for the month of January.  The ATCs were themed Valentine's Day and Purple!  I made the following ATCs to send off.  I had fun doing these, especially since purple is my absolute favorite color and I love doing Valentine's Day things.

Happy Tuesday!

Hugs, Meg

Monday, February 10, 2014

My Allie

I have not posted much this year because it has been a hard year for me so far - at least January was.  I lost my beloved dog, Murphy, on January 11th, which has hit me more deeply than I ever imagined, and then on January 28th I had to put my beloved cat, Allie, down as well.  I do have two more pets, a dog named Snoopy and a cat named Jessie, but the two that left were my youngest and oldest and most favorite.  It has been hard for me so I am gradually getting back to doing all of the things that I had done before.

Here is a pic of my beautiful daughter with our cat Allie. 

Happy Monday!

Hugs, Meg