Posted in November 2010

Bridal Bliss

A bridal shower is a fun, gift-giving party held for a bride-to-be before the wedding.  The custom originated in the 1890’s to prepare the newly weds-to-be with everything they need for their home and marraige.   Even though many couples tend to have a lot of essentials before they get married today, a bridal shower is … Continue reading

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Mas Vino Por Favor!

The history of wine spans thousands of years. The earliest wine production dates around 6000 to 5000 BC.  Evidence of the earliest European wine production was discovered at archaeological sites in Macedonia, dated to 6,500 years ago.  Today the wine industry has exploded from countries all over the world like France, Austrailia, Chile and the … Continue reading

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Walk like an Egyptian Part Deux

The Egyptian ideas are running rampant!  The whole Egyptian style and theme creates a stylish and vibrant card for any occasion…of course my favorite occasion, birthdays, is what this next card was designed for!  Using a plain piece of white paper, I used Prisma Pencils adding splashes of color here and there.  With a regular old … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday from Around the World

The 51st Birthday Card for my Dad last year was one different card!  He loves to travel.  So the travel theme is what I tried to capture, by making each D, A and D page a different country. 

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Wild Safari

The lion stalks his pray through the tall grassy African plains…(Crocadile Dundee accent)  LOL!  This card was from 2 years ago for my Dad’s 50th birthday.  Like I have said before, cards for guys are super hard, even when it is for your Dad!  I chose a great assortment of Safari Animal stamps.  Stamping like … Continue reading

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Ballerina Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday to my niece Sophia! Sophia adores dance class!  She said she wanted to be a ballerina (don’t all little girls at some point).  I made a simple pink ballerina card for her birthday.  Of course the card was seen for a whole 2.5 seconds then handed over to get to the real goodie, … Continue reading

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Mind Your Manners

Have you wrote a Thank You note lately? A thank you note is an expression of appreciation for a thoughtful act, expression, or gift.  Even though Thank You notes can be a pain in the butt to write sometimes, especially when you have a lot, they always bring a smile to someone’s face.  The images of … Continue reading

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Welcome Baby Box!

Just recently a new project came my way when my Sister-in-law asked me to create a box for a new born baby.  I initially thought it would be easy as pie, boy was I wrong… I used Modge Podge to glue everything and as sealer.  Using super cute patterned paper, I painted on the Modge Podge … Continue reading

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Terrible Two’s

Last year my Niece Sophia turned 2.  For her birthday, I created a very simple and cute little card for her.  Even though Sophia is far from simple, she is actually very complex, I thought this card idea was so stinkin adorable, I just had to make it.  I based the whole idea around a … Continue reading

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Some like it hot…

Some like it hot….peppers that is! There are many types of peppers used in ethnic dishes from Mexico, the American Southwest, India and Asia all have local varieties to compliment their national cuisine. The “hotness of peppers is measured according to the Scoville Heat Index . The mildest peppers such as sweet bell peppers and … Continue reading

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