Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Okay - so now  must admit that I am getting slower and slower about my posting...but I have been over-whelmed lately by work and being sick really made me get behind on everything again !! I really hate that I cannot seem to keep up with it all. My hubby tells me that I am always taking on too many projects. I know he is right, but I just can't help myself !  I love to be busy !  Tomorrow is my 61st birthday so I figure that I am allowed to be a little slower nowadays....I have earned it !! Ha Ha !!

Well, I had to finish this birthday card for my brother, as his is this Saturday and I needed to get it in the mail tomorrow. I came across this great "Camping Out" embossing folder from Darice, and I fell in love with it. My brother loves camping, and he even custom builds campers and RVs for people so I thought this would make a perfect card for him. With a little help from Tim Holtz distress inks and a compass mask I added a little extra pizzazz to the inside sentiment, which I had printed on my computer. I removed the shank from a "log cabin" button I found and hot glued that to the front, along with using some hemp to tie on a Tim Holtz  Metal plate sentiment of "Enjoy the Journey"...and I couldn't help but add a little pretty butterfly for color, and to represent our dear Mother who passed away 7 years ago and oh how she loved butterflies ! 

Our Blog candy winner from this past Sunday was "D-"  so I need for you to send me your name and address to my "Cricut Crazy" MB box, or to  so I can get your prize to you...

This week's drawing will be for your very own "CAMPING OUT" embossing folder !!  Don't forget to leave a comment on this post or any other post that I may have time to put up this week before Sunday night at midnight ~

Love, Peace and Happy Crafting to All !!


  1. What a great card. I love that you added the butterfly in remembrance of your mother. Lovely.

  2. Congrats to D for winning last week's prize

    Barb- your card is lovely. I love it. and that embossing folder is great. Would love to win it. Oh and almost forgot Happy Birthday to both you and your brother!


  3. Great looking card, sure your brother will love it, especially the tribute to your mother. You and your brother make a great pair, one a happy camper the other a happy crafter! Happy Birthday to you both :-)

  4. Happy Birthday, Barb! That's a great card. Love the folder and your details are just perfect.

  5. Love the the inside sentiment. SO cute! You always do such wonderful work.

  6. Hi Barb its me D-
    I am so excited!!
    I have wanted one of these forever!
    Thank you so much.
    I emailed you my info to the familytrader addy.
    Hope you feel better soon!
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

    1. Got so excited I forgot my manners.
      Love your card it is perfect.
      HAPPY late BIRTHDAY!

  7. I love the card you made for your brother, love the folder!

  8. Beautiful work as always Barb! Happy belated birthday!