Thursday, June 21, 2012


Hello again. I wanted to share two fabulous cards that I started about a month ago. They have just been put on 'hold' due to the equipment failure of my sewing machine. I am happy to say that I believe my machine and I have come to an agreement and hopefully there will be no other problems between us.
Last month, I was presented with a fantastic opportunity to buy a used vehicle with low miles in great condition. I was currently driving a 1996 F-150 pickup with 300,000 miles that I bought brand new. I really wasn't looking for a new vehicle but thought 'nothing lasts forever' and so maybe it was time to get something more reliable. Both my Mother and my Godparents offered to give me a loan in order to purchase my new Ford Explorer, so I made these cute easel cards as a 'thank you' to them.
                                         Here they are fully open.
 I used the 'on the go' pattern set (for the car and the driver), the 'dogs' set, as well as the 'journal tags' set (for the flower) from Designs on Cloud 9.
 I cut 9 different scallop shapes and crumpled them all up and glued them together. Then I attached leaves from the 'fancy flower' set from Designs on Cloud 9.
                    Here is a close up picture of the inside title.
Most likely both my Mother and my Godparents will see this post before they get their cards in the mail. So thank you again from the bottom of my heart and Hairy's. It is so nice to have not only a reliable vehicle but great generous parents that continue to support me even as I get older. You guys are the best!!!


  1. This is so cute. I may have to scraplift this. I drive a pink VW bug. Darling work.

    1. Haha, that is such a huge compliment when someone wants to 'scraplift' one of my ideas. Thanks so much. Please do. It was super fun to make. I am actually making another card right now ~ just a friendship card for a sweet lady in Florida who also has a bug:)

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    1. Thank you so much MaryEllen. I am not sure if you know this about me or not...ever since I was a little girl about 7-8 years old I wanted to grow up to be a greeting card designer. My first card ever, I traced my chubby left hand, turned it into a turkey and drew a diamond ring on the third finger. The inside said 'congratulations on your engagement at Thanksgiving time'. Not so sure there is a big market for that, but my mom still has that card til this day:)