Saturday, July 23, 2011


I was not in the mood for playing with paper today! I guess I have just been too tired from a full week. That doesn't, however, mean that I was not in the mood to l@@k at paper! : ) so I sat down at my computer and planned to look at some of my favorite sites. First stop, Mojo Monday!

I saw their challenge this week and without even knowing it would happen that Mojo just started flowing! LOL That is what this terrific site is about! Spreading the inspiration!! (They are very good at what they do!)

Instead of surfing the web I turned my chair around and created this card instead!! I barely wanted to stop to take a picture. My Mojo is moving and I am now IN THE MOOD! Many thanks to the gals at Mojo Monday for a tremendous site! I'm a HUGE fan!!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thank You card inspired by Love!!

Inspired Thanks!

Inspiration for my cards comes in a variety of ways! It could be something I see in a book or on a table cloth! : ) My card today was inspired by a gift my friend, Barb, gave to me.

I was completely surprised a couple of weeks ago when I got home from my Mother-in-Law's birthday party!! Barb and a "partner in crime", Diane, had come in to the house and set up a huge! surprise in my kitchen : ) Part of the surprise was that it wasn't my birthday! LOL

Barb said I'd looked sad the last time she saw me and wanted to do something special! the gifts were 8 amazing ribbon caddies and some ribbon... ?spools? I'm not sure what you call them but you wrap your loose ribbon on them. I'll include some pictures! : ) (that will be easier than trying to explain! heeheehee) I had all this ribbon stuffed in a drawer! What a blessing my new organizers are! : ) She also brought some deep fried green beans! You have to trust me on this- they are awesome!! a coupon for fresh picked Strawberries (which she delivered two days later! yummmmm). Balloons, flowers and a fan! : ). Isn't Barb amazing!?

ANYWAY! the picture below doesn't show the bouquet of balloons including a sweet Mylar balloon - the inspiration for a thank you card I made for Barb.

How could anyone be sad with friends like these!! I am a very rich girl!! my heart overflows with love for Barb and her "partner in crime" : )

Thank you for visiting my ant hill : )


Surprise! It's not my Birthday!!

Gift from Barb

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Birthday thanks!

Here is another thank you card. The inside sentiment reads:

Thank You for making my Birthday so Special!

I used a birthday gift I received from my good friend, Diane, which shows Mudpie "Full of Hot Air". I used retired SU papers and some no name bling bling. My card design came from an old Mojo Monday sketch. I was hoping it would help me get some Mojo going! I like it ok - I hope you like it too : )

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!


Dad and Grandma

Here is a card I made for my Dad and my Grandma. The one pictured is for Grandma. She gave me toilet tissue for my birthday! isn't that sweet? : ) I thought this was the perfect image to express my thanks! She will love it as she loves me : )

I stamped a Thank You! sentiment on the inside. The sentiments stamps are from a Close to my Heart set called "Card Chatter - Thank You". The papers are retired SU papers.

I love this image. It it is called "Fishing Hole" by Impression Obsession. It is funny like my Dad, so I created a similar version of this card for him for Father's Day! The picture doesn't show it well but the image is of an outhouse. There is a fishing pole coming out the open door. A sign on the side of the outhouse says: "No Fishing - No Dumping" heeheehee

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful!! Father's Day weekend.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Remember me?? that's ant me. : )

I cannot believe it has been over a year since I updated my blog. The worst part is that is has pretty much been that long since I played with paper too! Today is a new day! I have been working on some paper crafts that I will both tell you about and post in the next few days but for now I thought I would tell you a little bit about what I’ve been up to for the past year!

Bob and I moved into this amazing home.

We did a ton! Of landscaping at the new place and gardening which meant I did a ton of canning!! yummm

We got a new baby grandson in July 2010!

Joshua is our 7th grandchild : ) is he adorable or what!?

We took a vacation with a couple of our grandchildren to the black Hills of South Dakota. Incredibly memorable time!!

My good friend, Diane and I have started a new business creating infinity scarves!! (Playing with beautiful fabric is almost as much fun as playing with paper.) We call them “neckStyles™”

We opened up a couple of Etsy shops: neckStyles™ and Northern Light Photographic. And hopefully before the end of the month I will have an Etsy shop for my cards. : ) check my side bar if you want to visit these shops.

Something we have not done:

We didn’t go to Africa as we had hoped. The “window” closed. At this time there are no current plans to pursue that ministry opportunity. While we are extremely saddened by the missed opportunity we are looking with expectation and hope for all the Lord will do in our lives in the months and years to come. It has been a year of both ups and downs – losses and gains.

I’m excited to be back. I plan to get around to my old friends Blogs to see all your wonderful creations very soon and hopefully catch up with what has been happening in YOUR lives this past year.

Your friend,


ant me.