Monday, July 2, 2012

Gone, but hopefully not forgotten

If everyone has gotten as bad as me there won't be anyone to read this.  I haven't posted anything or even been on Blogger in so long.  I see I've picked up a few new followers, so a big Hello & Thank You to you ladies if you are reading this.

We're on countdown here- 2 weeks till first grandbaby's due date.  I can't wait to hold him!  And I have a feeling once he gets here my scrapbooking is going to get revived in a BIG sorta way and cardmaking may get put on the back burner just a little bit.  Until then, I'm trying to get a box of cards ready to send off to OWH.  Here are a few of the ones I've made lately.
Free digi stamp by Birdie Brown

Stamps by Stampendous and Lawn Fawn and the embossed frame was made by using 2 Spellbinders dies. 
This looks a lot better in person than it photographed.   I liked it so much I'm going to go back and make several more like it.  I'm also going to enter it over at Glu-Arts for the little OWH challenge they're doing in conjunction with We R Memory Keepers.  The goal is to collect 50,000 cards by July 24th, so if you have a few extra cards in your stash, why not send them in.   It's a great cause & there are some nice prizes too.
Digi stamp: Cre8tive Hands       sentiment stamp: Inky Antics

Sunshine stamp: Studio G      sentiment: Hero Arts "Thinking of You" set
 The next 2 are just a couple of examples of Faux Embossing that  I made up for a workshop I did on different embossing techniques a few weeks ago.

 I love little boxes and so I was excited to see this new idea a couple of weeks ago at Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts.  I should have made a more colorful one, but I just used some scraps I had laying around  to get one made while it was fresh on my mind.

remove the belly band and the box "blooms" open like a flower
this is what it looks like open
 I do have baby on the brain, but not just because of my grandbaby,  I am having to make a lot of baby cards because from June-August I know of 11 young ladies that are expecting, plus 3 more for Sept./Oct.  I don't know what's going on.... we didn't have any snowstorms last winter.
Stamps by Lawn Fawn: Plus One & Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum sets; Spellbinders dies, & embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Lifestyle Crafts.
Have a great week everyone and a safe, happy  & fun-filled 4th!

Wishing you 
Sunshine & Smiles
Love & Laughter


  1. Great cards Tami! Love the pear cards--super cute. Congrats on the impending birth of your new grandson--that must be so exciting. I've noticed much lower response on my blog, must just be a busy summer for everyone. Looking forward to some photos of that new grandson!--Pat N.

  2. These are all fantastic. I've missed your posts. I'm so excited for you and your soon to be born grandson. I know how much my mom has helped me during this time and I'm certain your daughter will appreciate all of your love and help. Huge hugs- Glora

  3. Wow! You have been busy crafting! Lots of great projects. I am sure there will be more baby cards soon.

    Enjoy that grandbaby when he arrives!

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  4. Wow you have been busy!!!! Great Cards Tami I love them all and the next one is sweet the swing hanging from the tree reminds me of my grandparents home. :)


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