Thursday, June 26, 2014

Baby Elephant

A friend of ours, my BFF's daughter, decorated her new baby's room with elephants.  Her husband painted a mama elephant and a baby on the wall.  Here is a glass elephant that Jim made.  When the baby was born I made an elephant card that I sent to them.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dog and Cat Angels

This past week two of the ladies in my Stampin' Up! group lost a pet.  One lady lost a dog and one a cat.  Both pets had been in the family for awhile.  Jim makes these pet angels to offer a little comfort for those who are missing their fur buddies. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Black Sand Beaches

This little cave was at one of the beaches that we visited.  We were with a tour group so we didn't have time to get in the water.  Truth is the water was a little chilly for me.  The beach here is made up of black sand.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Unique Trees

Doesn't it look like someone painted splotches on these trees?  It isn't paint though, but the bark of this particular tree.  We saw these trees in Maui while we were driving the Road to Hana.

Friday, June 13, 2014


We just got back from two weeks in Hawaii.  That is why I have been seeing a lot of tropical flowers.  I will just be posting a few pictures on the blog but for those of you who are FB friends, there will be more on our FB page in a few days. Here is the view we had from our balcony patio one afternoon after a brief shower.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tropical Flowers

I just recently saw a lot of tropical flowers.  I do live in a tropical area so of course I see them nearly everyday.  But these were special tropical flowers.  I am going to keep you in suspense to find out more about these flowers.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Another Sunflower

See I told you, I love sunflowers.  This Stampin' Up! stamp is called a background stamp because it is so big.  It is so big that I can't fit the whole thing on the size paper I use for my cards.  The paper and ribbon  on this card are crushed curry. The ribbon is retired but I still have a lot of it to use.  That's ok because I don't mind using retired products. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Some New Butterflys

Along with flowers, another of my favorite things to use on cards are butterflies.  These two are on a new Spellbinders die that I bought.  The papers are all from Stampin' Up! as is the embossing folder that I used to make the lacy trim.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Ken

This card was made from parts of last year's Sale A Bration kit that I am just getting around to using now.  I added the cupcake and scalloped circle behind it.  Today is my brother's birthday and it is one of those zero birthday.  We are getting so old.