Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wish Big!

Hi Everyone!
I cannot believe I haven't posted since January 31!   Thank goodness for Margaret, who was able to post here and there.  So much has happened in the last 11 weeks, the majority of it not so good.  I know Margaret told you a couple of things - my good friend being diagnosed with inoperable, incurable cancer and my sweet Sadie, who was 16, had to be put to sleep on February 25, 2014.  She was my first agility dog and helped me get through all the bad times that happened in her lifetime.  She was so sensitive.  She was also quite funny.

One day she just decided to crawl into the toy basket with all her stuffed animals.  She was a hoot and I miss her so very much.  The good news is that my friend is doing quite well right now, undergoing chemo, and her doc is very pleased with her progress, yea!  I also resigned my DT position with Aud Sentiments because I was just overwhelmed with life at the time.  They were so gracious with me and I appreciate their kindness since I had recently agreed to another term and then needed to resign.  They are great ladies, please stop by and visit that challenge!

Okay, on to the card.  This is the first card I have made in all these months.  Margaret's lovely youngest daughter just had her 13th birthday and I am sending a belated card (and gift card).  Shame on me!!!  But she is a good kid and understands.  My dogs love her!

I must say, I went all out and used all kinds of supplies!  Here's a list:

Dies - 
Die-Versions Whispers Spring Tree, Impression Obsession bunnies, Lil Inker Designs sun and clouds, Memory Box tulips, Papertrey candles, MFT grass.

The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Love
MFT Pure Innocence Believe in Magic sentiment

MME Memorable


Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Atyou Spicas, Wink of Stella white

Heat set white tails using Wink of Stella then 
sponged color on the bunnies, fussy cut Ms. Anya, paper-piecing,

then created a step fold base card using the video at Technique Time Tuesday.

foam tape, VLVS Magic tape

My tip for Tip Top Tuesday: using lots of die cuts is an easy way to put a scene together.

I am going to enter this in the following challenges:

Technique Time Tuesday - step fold card
The Paper Girls - card for a 13yo birthday girl!!!
Party Time Tuesday - die cut party {i used almost a dozen!}
Tip Top Tuesday - paper-piecing
Try it on Tuesday - more than one fold

I  must say, it's good to be back at the table again and I think I was inspired to go big since this card is late.  Hopefully she will think it was worth waiting for!!!  Thanks for stopping by.  I am going to try to be more regular in posting.  My DH has a birthday on Saturday, so I am guaranteed to be back before then!!!

kathy b


  1. A beautiful card. It's so cheerful. Hope life is getting better for you. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  2. Great take on the challenge and I love the bunnies! Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  3. This card is absolutely fabulous! LOVE the beautiful colors and the wonderful little scene you created! I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your fur baby but I'm glad that your friend is doing better. Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :) HUGS and have a happy weekend! Mynn xx

  4. I love your card and I love your dog. Wow

  5. love that you were able to sneak that 13th B-day card into the challenge!!!
    Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls.

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your fur baby. They do become our children, don't they? It's good to hear that your friend is doing better and to see you have been able to get back to a little crafting. Your card is beautiful and I'm sure your friends daughter will love it! Thank you for joining us at TTT!

  7. Your card is sooo cute! I love the scene that you have created! The little girl, bunnies and tree are all so awesome. Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  8. Well, as you know already, a big hit in this house. Grumpy pants actually had a smile that lasted a while...especially when she saw the inside. :) Julia just looked and looked--so envious--and finally said she wanted a card like this too. They appreciate these sooo much!

  9. Thank you for finding the time to enter your lovely card with us at TTT. I hope life improves for you soon.

  10. Very sweet card, good to see you back, but sorry to hear your sad set of news. Hope things improve soon.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It,
    The Stamp Basket, and

  11. So sorry to hear about the difficult times but happy that you found some time at last to craft and this is a fab side step card, I am sure your friends's daughter will love it! Thanks for joining in with the last ever challenge at TTT


  12. i noticed your card on the side step card challenge, found it so beautiful that i decided to leave you a comment and then found out about your adorable dog, felt very touched by what happened to her...who knows, maybe she is doing great somewhere...
    i'm sending you lots of love and hugs, please be happy as your little Sadie would have liked you to be and continue to share your very talented cards