Graduations

June is the month for graduations!  It can be a very hectic time of year with lots of parties, relatives and friends in our house.

As you know I had two of my children graduate from college this month.  I had planned on having their announcements all ready to be mailed, well, that didn’t quite happen.  I got busy and didn’t get it done.

I did this week get one done for my daughter and hoping to get the rest done and mailed by this weekend.  Then to start on my sons.  I also have some baby shower invites to get made and a wedding card to go out.  So I am pretty busy….oh wait, and 4th of July cards are to get done for the family get together at our bbq.

The card I have featured for this post, in my daughters announcement.

the mortarboard hat is from Stamps of Life

2016 is from Michaels Craft Store

Painter’s Palette stamp set, Pink Pirouette Ink Pad, Layering Squares Framelits, Foam Adhesive Strips, So Saffron Card Stock, Designer Series paper & Whisper White are from Stampin’ Up.

Graduation caps and sequins, Hobby Lobby.

Hope you like it!

Happy Stamping!

Donna

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Summer is Here!

Summer is definitely here now!  Wow, we had some pretty hot weather this week.  It has finally cooled down to below the triple digits!

I have watching some Youtube videos the past few days, The Fundamental Home and I love how she grocery shops.  She spends $100 a month, yep, that’s what I said, on groceries!  I am intrigued on how she does this.  I have a small stock pile in my cabinet, I buy a few extra canned goods when they are on sale, so I don’t have to run to the store for something when I am right in the middle of cooking!  She has a family of 5 and runs a blog also with her youtube channel.  I currently have all my adult children living at home, 1 is temporary, while he looks for a job.  So my family of 6 can go through quite a lot of food.

So, I figure if I want to continue to do my crafting and buy my supplies, the food budget has to get tighter!

I know it won’t happen overnight and the next few shopping trips will have to get my stock piles a little bigger.  My main thing is to plan meals.  I am awful at this and I have challenged myself to do better.

At the top of my page I have added a card found on Pinterest .  I thought the colors were beautiful and went with this post quite nicely!  Off to look as some recipes, then on to the craft room.  I have a special card to make!

Have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Happy Father’s Day!

To all the dads out there and the single mom’s who do both rolls wonderfully!  This is your day!  My father passed 16 years ago, but I still think of him and miss him.  He wasn’t in my life for a long time, but we reconnected later in life and he got be with his grandchildren.

The card I am featuring today is the card I currently have in my Etsy Shop, DonnasCardDesigns.etsy.com

I also made this one for my husband, who has the been the greatest dad.  He travels a lot for his job, but he was always at every great event of our children, this they will always remember.  He was always able to help with homework, even when he wasn’t home, called every night to talk to all of us.  Anytime, day or night, he was there for the kids and for me.

Happy Father’s Day Mike, We Love You!

Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

June is Graduation Month

Yep, that’s what I have been doing this month!  Flew to Florida for my son’s graduation.  The following week, my youngest daughter had her graduation from Jr. College.  Lots of celebration at my house!

All my children have moved back home, I have 4 (yes, I said FOUR) adult children living in my house, while they are looking for jobs.  Two of them have never left and are currently employed, the oldest two are looking.  My house is pretty packed at the moment!

My crafting in my studio, well, I haven’t had time to do a whole lot, but I have been scoping out what all my crafty friends have been making.

I am going to try to work on Father’s Day cards today and get them in the mail.

The picture at the top of my blog today is a photo that my daughter took for her photo class!  She made it to the class wall for graduation!  Top honors for her!  So proud.

Well, I will end here for now, hope to get more pictures up on the blog in a few days. Stay tuned!

Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

June Gloom?

Wow! I can’t believe it is summer already and I haven’t posted since March!  So sorry my friends, time just gets away from me and I forget!

June here in California is pretty gloomy, overcast and just not the greatest weather.  But fear not, the heat is coming soon and then it will be sunny, hot and sweaty weather!

I have been attending graduations that couple of weeks.  I flew to Florida to see my son graduate with his Masters in Game Design!  So proud of him!  The weather in Florida is Awful…..so humid and hot, not a fun time at all.  We took him to the Magic Kingdom for the day!  He enjoyed is last tour of the Disney World parks.  He is now currently driving home to spend a few weeks with us, while looking for job.

Today is my youngest daughters graduation.  She is getting her AA in Photography!  She is excited to be done with school for awhile.

All my children are home for awhile, most are working, 2 are looking.  Full house for awhile.  Hoping to get in my craft studio for a bit today.

Happy Stamping!

Donna

Sale-A-Bration

Yes, sale-a -bration is almost over……WAIT! You don’t know what this is????

Sale-a-bration is a Stampin’ Up! sale that goes from Jan to Mar.  When you purchase $50 or more from the Annual Catalog and/or the Spring Occasions Catalog, you receive a free item (YES I SAID FREE) from the sale-a-bration brochure!  It doesn’t stop there, for every $50 purchase you get 1 free item, $100 you get 2 and so on!  BUT, it is ending on March 31, 2016 and then will be gone until next year.  The items in the sale-a-bration brochure are only available until they are gone!  So get your orders in and get those free items soon before they run out!

Another items that is going to be discontinued are the 2014-2016 In-Colors. You can see these colors in some cards I have created here….

The colors are Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey & Lost Lagoon.   When these colors are gone, they are gone and the closer we get to the new Annual Catalog release (June 1) the more likely they will be unavailable.  So order them soon before our product is depleted.

 

Here is another card set made with the In-Colors and I am also using a sale-a-bration set called Hello #141240 (wood) #141243 (clear-mount)

March 31st is coming up fast!  Get all your favorite products and get FREE* stuff too!

 

Happy Stamping!

Donna

Hello, It’s Me

Hahaha……don’t you love Adele’s new song?  I just love it!  I haven’t posted in a few weeks, things have been hoppin around my house.  We go from cold to hot, and I live in California, well, at least it isn’t snowing here!

 

Thought I would post a card from a fellow SU! Demo, isn’t this beautiful?  The black card makes all the colors just “POP” on this card.  This set is called  Botanical Blooms and one of my very favorite sets from the Spring Occasions Catalog!  In case you want to order it, it is offered in a bundle set ……..

Botanical Blooms Stamp Set + Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper + Botanical Builder Framelits Dies  # 140819 $51.75

Let me tell you, it is worth it,  the stamps, 17 photopolymer, the dies, 14 pieces, the paper, 12 sheets, 2 of each of 6 designs!   Love, Love, Love it!!!!

Visit my web store at cardsbysunnydots.stampinup.net!

Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

January Challenge

Hello and here I am again!

I currently ran a challenge using scraps of patterned paper, designer series paper to my Stampin’ Up! pals and customers.  I went really well and here are the submissions from the girls, hope you like them!

 

Aren’t these just beautiful!! I work with some of the most talented ladies around!

Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

January 2016

The new year is here!  Doesn’t that card look warm and cozy!  I made this for a friend, hope she likes it.

I can’t believe it is 2016!  The new year flies in and wow does it go fast!

I have been working on a few cards here and there for friends.  Trying to get thank you cards out for gifts we received at Christmas.

Enjoy the fireplace card….

 

 

Until the next post…happy stamping!

Donna