About Me

Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me! My husband and I have enjoyed 22 years of marriage together. We have three grown children: our daughter who has given us three adorable grandchildren--two girls and one boy, ages 8, 5 and 3. We also have twin sons, one married and one single, with another adorable grandson age 4. Our lives are full and blessed. My husband works in the aviation industry and we've managed to be transferred every five years since 1995. We've lived in St. Louis, Missouri (our hometown), Hershey, Pennsylvania, Crossville, Tennessee, and now Newnan, Georgia. We love the diversity we've encountered with all of the wonderful places we've lived. We've met lifelong friends whom we will cherish forever and have learned so many things.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy March 1st!!!

Hello everyone!  I'm so happy it's March 1st and spring is just around the corner.  I can't wait!

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made back in August for my cousin's birthday.  It's another example of a flip-flop card, only much different than the masculine version I posted yesterday.  

Once again, since I made this card so long ago, I cannot remember all of the papers and embellishments I used...sorry.  I do know that the pink cardstock used for the basic card is from Wal-Mart and the floral paper is from Amy Butler's collection.  The butterfly came from a packet of three I found at Wal-Mart.  The "eat cake" sentiment was from the dollar bin at Michaels.  As for the remainder of the elements, I'm at a loss.  

I never expected to be posting my cards in a blog, so from this point forward, I promise to be mindful of the recipe and ingredients for my upcoming creations.

The flip-flop card is a relatively easy card to make.  I love incorporating unexpected details into my cards that the recipient will enjoy.  I bought a book some time ago "Fabulous Folds for Card Making" by House of White Birches and edited by Tanya Fox.  I was inspired by the Accordion Fold Chapter in which I found an example of the flip-flop card.  I had such fun creating this card.

Each card I make I try to incorporate elements that are personal to the recipient in mind.  In this case, my cousin has a very personal and spiritual kinship to butterflies.  She lost her mother some years back (my very favorite Aunt Margie) and once confided in me that after her mother passed, a butterfly began to visit her, fluttering all around quite unafraid.  My cousin felt certain it was her mother fluttering by to say hello and comfort her in knowing that her spirit lives on in Heaven.  How appropriate that my favorite Aunt Margie would say hello with a butterfly...it suits her personality perfectly.  Most things I create for my cousin are a reflection of that very personal conversation, as it touched my soul.

I hope you enjoyed this post and please leave a comment!  I love to hear from you.  Any and all suggestions would be most appreciated, too!  I'm new to blogging and anything I can do to create a friendlier environment or to improve my creations can only make my experience that much better!

Have a great Monday, everyone!