Thursday, February 12, 2009


Miriam left for Brazil today so we decided to get together with Kelly for lunch to say good bye. We don't get to see Kelly much so it is always a treat when we get together. We laughed so hard that I am sure people were wondering what we were drinking! Miriam was a little nervous about being gone for a whole month without Ely and is also concerned that she may get sick while traveling. We prayed for safe travel and fun times for her and her family.
Mimi & her buddy Darlene

Good Friends

This is a straw but looks like I disconnected my oxygen tube.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Card

My sister-in-law has a Valentine's Day birthday. She always gets lots of heart stuff and I'm sure that can get old. I decided to make her one of my fun new Matchbook Cards. I like the little thing! It fits nicely in a mailing envelope. If I add anything to it - maybe some ink or chalk around the scalloped edge so it doesn't appear so "sharp". The little flower on the inside is actually a cut out (with the snazzy cricut). I put a scrap of pink paper behind it. I hope she likes it. Hey! who got me into cards? Cheryl, is it your fault???

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Here they are Darlene!

We do good work don't we? These are some beautiful peek a boo valances. Don't think I will attempt it again - I will stick to scrapbooking. Thank you girlfriend!! My room is complete.
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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Matchbook Valentines Cards

I made these little cards tonight. They are called matchbook cards. I cut them on my Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook) and put the ribbon on & then added the rub ons. It took me a bit to figure out the dimensions but finally came up with a 4x5 card. I have seen sewn edges in scrapbooking & card making so I thought I'd give it a shot. I learned I can't sew a straight line to save my life. So only the Hugs & Kisses card has stitching. I pretty much ruined it and didn't want to do the same to the Love card. I had fun making them & will play with the design a little more & think I will make some matchbook birthday cards.
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