Having a GREAT Good Friday...

By working and cleaning and serving in down town Lake Orion, MI
which was hit by a big wind storm last Saturday night.

Pictures don't do this scene justice. 
An old cemetary, with graves dating back to 1776 and large pine trees, was a mess after the storm;

Many hands make light work...
and we were there with several Boy Scout Troops...and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
E*s troup, 186, was there too.
So, we straddles as respresentativces of the church as the troop!

We worked from 12-3:30 pm today.
And grateful residents of the area  continually arrived  with food and water.
What a great day to share wtih the family and to serve others!

For the News Story...

Fox 2 News Headlines

Double Dutch Fold

I dug out another old, but dear,Stampin Up stamp set:  Sage Advice.
Here is some Sage Advice for you...
Get over and check out all the fantastic colors at the Lovebug Creations site!
Pick out six of your favorites...and buy yourself a spring treat!

Since I had so much color in the background, today I used Buttercream Rumple Ribbon.

This fance fold is called a Double Dutch fold.

Pretty fun, don't you think!

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my ribbon. Be sure to scroll down through my blog to find more examples using Mama's Mesh, Simply Sheer, clay flowers, as well as Lovebug Creations' famous rumple ribbons!

I hope you have an enjoyable Easter!!
Hop on over to the company blog for more examples!


The Easter Bunny

Ken and the 2 older kids arrived home from the church youth night. I happened to be walking by the front door and I went to flip on the outside house lights b/c it was dark. Then I realized that C* was just standing on the step.

I opened the door and found out that WE HAD BEEN EGGED!!

E* ran outside before I even realized what was happening! 
I am so grateful for this Easter Bunny who has made our Easter fun.

It was sort of a bummer for me this year.
My kids love the fun of an egg hunt (or any make believe thing, or booing, etc). But the years of bubbles and sidewalk chalk and little kid board games are gone.  There isn't much that one can buy inexpensively for older kids.

A* thought this was SO CREATIVE!!

Well..yes, everyone grabbed the peeps and shoved them in their mouths. 
There were caramel Cadbury eggs that were devoured.

In fact, once they figured out that there peeps, they stopped searching for the 12th egg.
(I found it by the tree!)

Inside each egg was a glow stick...and jelly beans.
One EXTRA LARGE plastic egg held home made treats!

Thank you, EASTER BUNNY!

This is actually going to be a grand Easter. 
The Local Easter Bunny hid all the eggs this afternoon when the kids were at school
in the most hidden places. They are going to be finding eggs for weeks! lol

SCS Color Challenge...

 Here are my two entires for Splitcoaststampers' color combo challenge on Tuesdays!

It is so much fun using stickers...esp these darling ones from the dollar store!
No stamping...until I got to the Kitchen Sink Stamp sentiment!  

I also enjoy using the fabulous, even if they are retired, Stampin Up sets! 
This one is from Laundry Notes.
The Simply Sheer Ribbon is from Lovebug Creations!


Tag cards x 2

I created some accordian tag card svgs for my Sizzix eclips.
Then, I used the fabulous products from The Eyelet Outlet 
to give my base some character and interest!

For this one, I went with a Monster theme!

Blue and Purple Pearl Bling dot this cheerful card!

Monster brad and a clever sentiment!

Don't stop at Paper Flowers to spruce up your projects.
Just check out the fun Monster Ribbon at the top of the tag!

But, if you want a multi eyed monster, keep digging around that package of brads!
Here are 3 other brightly colored monster to get your friend to giggle and smile!

I love the happy colors of this Monster Line!! 
So happy and cheerful!

For my second accordian tag card svg, I used a rounded tag.
All you need to do is line up 4 tags a
nd weld them together in the creative software
 that goes along with your cutting system!  
Easy and fun!

Then, I layed on the funny Sock Money Brads, Paper Flowers, and Red Bling Strips!
The colors pop against the caramel card stock base.

Next, I used a brad that went along with my sentiment.
Do you see the Hanger Brad? And the single Bling?

Notice any other Eyelet Outlet Product?
Yeppers...that is our Circle Washi Tape. 
I simply cut out a shape using a die.
Then used the washi in stripes to cover the panel. 
My own Eyelet Outlet Designer Paper! lol

A few other Paper Flowers pick up the colors and theme, while the
Bling Strips is a nice repeated element on my card!  (Those pearls and bling in the center of the Paper Flowers are from The Eyelet Outlet too!)

On my last panel, I found another brad, the Car Brad, to capture the theme of the sentiment
on this individual panel.

The result is an eye catching accordian tag card!

The sky is the limit for all the lovely themes you can recreate using
the eye catching products of The Eyelet Outlet.

Thanks for hanging around with us today!!

Happy Birthday to Stephanie!

As posted on the Lovebug Creations blog the other day, we love to celebrate birthdays with the design members!  Today is Stephanie's birthday!!

One of the best parts of being on a design team is meeting and getting to know crafty girls.  Stephanie is one of those types of people too! Be sure to skip on over to her blog, Bits & Pieces (& Scraps). and wish her a very fabulous day!  She has a scrappy, sweet blog with lots of things to be inspired by!!

I enjoyed making this fun pocket card for Stephanie. I loved the glitz and glam of the paper!

This is some of my last bits of Sunset Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations. 
I love this orange stuff!

Happy Birthday, Stephanie!! I hope your day and year are full of wonderous events and much love!


Buzzin By

I have so enjoyed digging out and inking up my old Stampin Up sets!

Do you have a Favorite or two...or THREE?

Challenges:  SCS CAS268, TLC477


Sunny Friendship!

Quick, CAS, Cute...

What else can you want?

For the IC436 and CAS267 challenges over on Splitcoaststampers!

The stamps come from an older Stampin Up set named: You Are My Sunshine!


Amazed by Adrienne!

My best pal, Adrienne finished her very first marathon yesterday.  
It was a Martian themed race.  
So, I planned on cutting out vinyl decals of martian heads.
Of course, wouldn't you know it...my eclips was glitchy! 
After starting and starting a bunch of times, I hand cut a vinyl head (I do have skillz)
and printed out a 26.2...run happy poster.
Ken and I went over there after mid night to decorate the car.

Well, I come home..and the machine is working!
So you know me...I cut out the desired words/shapes...
GO BACK to her place...
Undecorate and redecorate...two cars! lol

So, today, I created a card to let her know that she is amazing!!

Martian themed of course!

Mini Glue Dots ® for those fun sequins!



You know I am all about fun folds. 
And here is one that is just two extra cuts.

The top of the card base was cut away.  
Leaving the sentiment of the card in full view.

There is plenty of room for your note to the receiver.
And...just a slightly different look to a card!

And remember, it can be folded and cut in the landscape orientation as well!
Stamps:  You Are My Sunshine (Stampin Up)

I used Mini Glue Dots ® to adhere the sequins!