Black & White Birthday Card haven’t posted a card in a while, and I found this while going through my old photos. It’s a card I made for my mother-in-law’s birthday back in May and forgot to post.

I didn’t take in-process photos again (I’m always in such a hurry when I make cards) but this is really simple to make if you have the right materials.

This card illustrates why it can be really helpful to buy coordinating materials. If you go to the craft store, you’ll find lots of matching papers & embellishments. I’ve never really been one to buy those things together, but after making this card, I will.

This paper was part of a gift my grandma gave me last Christmas. It’s by Creative Memories and is part of a larger set.


Dressed to Impress Wedding Card


My mom left on Thursday, in a way putting an end cap on the first (almost) half of the year. As much as another goodbye is the last thing I wanted, I feel like I have some closure on what has been a tumultuous year at best. For the first time in 2012 I feel like my life may be returning to normal.

I’m not sure I know what that looks like anymore.

Anyhow. That has nothing really to do with today’s post.

One of the “ups” in the last 6 months was a wedding. I’ve talked about it and showed you the cookies we made. Today I’m showing you the card.


Birthday Card for A Father-in-law


I have my computer back. Momentarily.

I say that because I picked it up last night only to find that this morning, it was still doing all the things I had brought it in for.

They wiped it clean and reinstalled the operating system, and such, and I still haven’t reinstalled some things, such as my photo-editing software. So, I apologize that these pictures aren’t as great as they could be.

I made this card for my father-in-law a while ago now, but haven’t had a chance to blog about it yet. So here it is. 🙂


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