Saturday, July 26, 2014

Simply Saturday

The week has gone by so quickly again! This Saturday I don't have any plans but a quick dental check up today...and then time for me...whoo hoo. Here's a quick card using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp.

I have to be totally honest...when I first saw this stamp set I had no interest in it and couldn't figure out why anyone would like it. And now I absolutely love it...go figure! 

Now that I've used this stamp set, I don't know how I lived without it...lol! 

Thanks for stopping by on this Simply Saturday - where Simple can be Stunning!
Joyce

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Simply Saturday

It seems that Saturday comes so quickly! I can't believe it's time for another Simply Saturday. This adorable card is one we did at my church fundraiser.


I thought the stamp used for the green flower was really cute.  It's only half a flower, just the part you see. It was nice to not have to try to ink up only half a stamp...lol! I think I'm going to make a bunch of these refreshing cards in different colors to have on hand to send to people when I think of them. I make a lot of cards but don't send them out enough.

Thanks for stopping by on this Simply Saturday - where Simple can be Stunning!
Joyce

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Simply Saturday

Happy Saturday crafty friends! I have a very tasty Simply Saturday to share with you today.


I received this tasty tag from my upline in Stampin' Up. Inside there was (key word...was...lol!) a Ghiradelli chocolate square. I thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate immediately :)  This cute little thank you is one of the easiest things to make using either of the tag topper punches. This one used the Angled Punch and with a few quick embellishments, I think makes the perfect little "thank you" for people you want to let know you appreciate them. In the past when my mom was in the nursing home for physical therapy rehab I gave her a bunch of little chocolate thank yous that my friend had made for a Chinese New Years celebration.

It was wonderful of my friend to suggest I take the extras from the dinner for my mom to give to everyone who was helping her...it was greatly appreciated by me, my mom and those that received them!

Thanks for stopping by on this Simply Saturday - where Simple can be Stunning!
Joyce

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Fun

Sorry I've been so quiet lately. I had dental surgery that kicked my butt and then I was lazy for a few days! And the weather has been nice...not too humid on many days so I've been taking time to enjoy the weather too. Funday Friday is taking a summer break...but will be back in the Fall with some great cards, 3-D projects and layouts.

Here's a card I made recently at craft night that I really love.


It's not as hard as it looks...I promise! I used the Stampin' Up Hexagon Hive Thinlit to create the overlay. When you cut paper with the thinlit save the the pieces that punch out for another project. That is where the blue and melon color pieces are from. And the petals are punched using the Petite Petal Punch and the center is one of the Itty Bitty Punches with a pearl accent. A quick piece of coordinating ribbon across the card and the sentiment was a quick stamp and punch using the Artisan Label Punch which is one of the weekly deals this week with Stampin' Up. I know it's a little thing, but coordinating stamps and punches are a favorite of mine. I am not always in the mood to fussy cut, so for me the coordinating products are a lifesaver...lol! 

Well I hope you like my card half as much as I do. Have a great day!
Joyce