Happy Birthday Toni!


This is one of my favorite cards from Toni.
She has so many great ones it was hard to narrow it down!

I’m lucky enough to get to craft with some very sweet talented friends on a regular basis and let me tell you it is awesome, they are all very inspirational to me.   We are celebrating Toni’s birthday today.  I fell in love with Toni the minute I met her.  She is funny, extremely talented, smart and just all around a cool chick.  We share a habit too, well more than one but this one some would think is a bad habit.  We swear.  We are good at it too!  We are both no-nonsense a say what we think and we seem to work very well together as she is the design team coordinator for my shop. She is one of my go to people when I need advice or just want to think out loud. She (& Amy) inspired me and actually physically helped me clean my craft room, which is a VERY big thing.  Long story longer, Toni is awesome and I am so glad I can call her my friend.  



This Concord & 9th stamp is going to get a lot of use by me.  It is from their newest release and I love that it fills up the front of the card.  The sentiments that are in this set can stamp right over the top or you can cut them out or stamp them below the flowers and it works no matter what you do.  It reminds me of Toni as she always seems to come up with a way to make things work.  :)I stamped the image with versafine ink after memento started to bleed and the versafine worked great!  I watercolored the panel using Zig markers and I think it turned out pretty nice.
You should have arrived here from Kimberly’s blog your next stop is the fabulous Lisa! 



Toni, wishing you a very happy birthday and a year filled with love and laughter!  (and lots of crafting time!)  

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The sun will come out tomorrow…


I’ve been busy with work, getting the online store set up but I have spent the most time cleaning the craft/TV/store-room for the last two months.  After all that and a few health scares with family members (everyone’s fine!)  I am so ready for a vacation.  I am thinking I hear a sandy beach in Hawaii calling my name.

Happy Saturday!