Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rose Shaker

Today I'm sharing a thank you shaker for our resident floral groundskeeper at work. Patty takes care of the the plants and roses in our wedding garden. Well if you know Vegas weather, we get weeks on end of high temps in the 110's. While Patty was out on leave for surgery the person taking over placed rocks in the rose garden, which caused them to fry the roots and it also makes for upset brides. I called Patty a few weeks ago and asked her to meet with the bride and myself to see what, if anything could be done to get the roses looking like they did in the spring when she signed her contract. After two days of searching local nurseries and some phone calls to her floral contacts, she finally procured some gorgeous roses to save the day and had the rock taken out and replaced with mulch, when they did this we also discovered we had rose grubs. Now everything is pristine for the bride's BIG DAY on Saturday. I made her this pretty shaker card as a way to say thank you!


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Sunday, August 7, 2016

DCWV Stack-a-holic August Challenge

Just stopping by to share my submission for the DCWV Stack-a-holic August Challenge. 


DCWV-Nana's Nursery-Baby Boy

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Monday, August 1, 2016

August Banner

Hello Friends! 

It's a beautiful day in the desert today! It seems that the rains have cleaned the smoke filled air that lingered here last week from the California and Arizona fires. I wanted to share my very first banner with you. Much love and respect to my fellow crafter Katie Miner whose monthly banners are my inspiration.

For those that don't know about me, my passion is events! I have a new job as the Special Events Marketing & Event Coordinator for the Oasis Special Events Center. I've been planning to make a banner for a while now, the hard part for me was to come up with something relevant for August in my field. After some research I learned that August is National Picnic Month. 

Whole Banner

 Close Up of Picnic Ant

Jaded Blossom - Wine Tag Die
SVG Cutting Files - Ant Picnic Basket Card

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DCWV Stack-a-holic July Challenge

Just stopping by to post the card I submitted for the DCWV Stack-a-holic July Challenge. 


Jaded Blossom: Scallop Rectangle Dies 1Stitched Circle DiesSpring Dies 2Flag DiesSupersized Thank You

DCWV Stacks: Birds & Butterflies, Flip/Side

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ignite 2016! The Best Week of Summer!

Every year I make a week's worth of cards for my daughter to open each day while she's away at church camp. She is on the green team, in case you were wondering why all the cards were green. My 5th card will be delayed in posting, but the first 4 days are ready to be presented. Camp is Monday through Friday and they have "holidays" each day they are there: Unibrow Day, Fast Forward Day (You in Future), Plot Twist Day (Favorite TV Character), Color Wars Day and Friday they come home.

Day 1: Unibrow Day

SVG Cutting Files - Oscar the Grouch* (*No longer available) from the Muppet Mini Hop 2014

Day 2: Fast Forward Day - You in the Future

Recipe: SVG Cutting Files - Postage Stamp Card BaseLondon Queen

Day 3: Plot Twist Day (Favorite TV Character) 
The group chose The Bachelorette
SVG Cutting Files - Oval Card BaseSimple Roses
Jaded Blossom - Cheesy Pick Ups 2

Day 4: Color Wars Day


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Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy 17th Birthday Tateonna!

Today is my daughter from another mother's birthday! Tateonna is 17 today! 

This was taken by Tati on our trip to the Clark County Fair back in April. 

She has grown into a beautiful young lady and we cannot wait to see where life takes her!

Tati loves anything personalized!

Inside of card


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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Because You Matter...Mom (Updated)

Hello gardeners & blossoms! Today is my last day as a guest designer for Jaded Blossom. It's bittersweet for me because I've had such a wonderful experience. Now it's time for me to focus on graduating in two weeks.

I don't talk about my mom much, but I get my craftiness from her and I love that she's so loving and giving. She's always thinking of others and showing her appreciation for her co-workers. My mom is a hero, she is a nurse. An LPN (she says it stands for Low Paid Nurse) She's pretty funny too! 

Nurse's Day is on Friday, May 6th and I wanted to show how much I appreciate her and her profession.

So I decided to change the background on the letters as it was hard to see mom. This is the updated version below. With the red shadow the "mom" just pops! I created the shadow in my Silhouette DE software and used the similar font KG PDX Bridgetown for the shadow. I made the letters to be about 1.22" or so and offset. 

Jaded Blossom: Candy CaddyAlphabet DiesBorder DiesCandy Charms & BannersLove & KindnessAfter School Programs

Thank you so much for your positive comments this month!
Stay tuned as I venture back into scrapbooking some upcoming major events!

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