Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kimberly Anne!

Today is a memorable day, indeed!
It's my youngest's 28th birthday.
Makes me sad that her dad and I
 can't be with her today,
but we sent lots of love,
(and a few other things),
her way.  
Hope your day is the best ever,
Little Bunny.
We love you!

LeeAnn Greff

Monday, May 21, 2012

Not Your Mother's Clothespins!

Once again, I was inspired by 
I used retired designer paper, 
(Bella Rose, my all-time favorite!),
I've been
keeping for just this kind of project.
Along with Basic Pearls, Rhinestones,
Dazzling Diamonds, buttons and ribbon,
I put together lots of really pretty
clips for my papers, or a cute little gift.
I added a magnet to several for a
refrigerator clip. 
Fun way to use up small scraps you hate to 
throw away. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Busy Pieces of Heart Team!

The ladies of the 
Pieces of Heart Team
have been busy!
We've had two promotions 
a new member added.

Mary Ellen Cope
is now a member of 
Jayne Singleton's team! 
Welcome, Mary Ellen.
With that addition,
Jayne promoted to Supervisor.
Congrats, Jayne.

Kathy Boxdorfer 
has promoted to Sr. Associate.  
Great job, Kathy.  

If you would like to be a part of our team,
we would love to have you!
The Starter Kit is just $99!
Contact me and let's talk!

(Card inspired by Michelle Surette)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sweet Pea

My daughter, Megan, aka
Sweet Pea,
turned 30 on Mother's Day.
Steve and I were very lucky to be able to spend the
weekend with her and her husband, Brian.
We don't get to do that much anymore
since we've moved, so it was a very 
precious visit.  
Love you, Sweet Pea!
Happy, happy birthday. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day


Dawn Olchefske

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bordering on Romance

(Click photo for better view.)

I seem to be into pinks lately.....
Saw a version of this layout on Pinterest
and fell in love with the prettiness 
of it.  
The stamp set is called 
Bordering on Romance.
The center piece is made with the 
Textured Impressions Designer Frames.
Little Pearls accent the flowers in that frame.
Very romantic!

Inspired by Andrea Buckland

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Eat Cake!

We have two members of the
Pieces of Heart Team
celebrating anniversaries
as demonstrators this month.
Judy Sumner on May 9th,
and Jayne Singleton, May 15th.
The inside of this card pops up
when you open it.
It's like I'm giving them cupcakes without the mess!
It uses the Create a Cupcake stamp set and
Cupcake Builder Punch.
You ladies have been lovely friends and 
a tremendous inspiration to me.

(Original card found on Pinterest)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kathy!

 I have a friend and 
fellow demonstrator,
Kathy Boxdorfer,
who loves all things lady bugs.
Whenever I see one, 
I think of her.  
So seeing this lady bug card,
I knew I had to make it for her birthday. 
It uses a Treat Cup in the center of the flower
with several loose, pearl-accented mini-flowers. 

Using the same designer paper, I made an envelope 
with our new
Diagonal Simply Scored.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lace Ribbon Border

I never have been a big fan of the
Lace Ribbon Border Punch.....
until I saw this card made by 
Lee Conrey.
Why didn't I think of just lining them 
up and setting them off with
Perfect for birthdays, weddings, or
Mother's Day!
This punch is on the retiring list,
so grab it while you can!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Best Dad Ever

Never too early to think of Father's Day!
The stamp set is called 
Best Dad Ever
and believe it or not,
it's NOT retiring!
I'm glad, because I love those ties.
The Designer Paper is called
Mocha Morning Specialty.
Very manly-man!
I copied the envelope example from the 
catalog, page 182.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Elegant Bouquet

This is another quick, pretty card, 
found on Pinterest,
with so many pretty elements.  
I added pearls to the flowers made from the
Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.
Along the edge the Eyelet Border Punch was
used to make it look lacy. 
Sincere Salutations is the stamp set used.
Sadly, retiring. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Retiring Baroque Motifs

One of my favorite stamp sets is retiring.
Baroque Motifs has such a pretty flourish
that I have used so many times.  
I saw this card on Pinterest using 
one of our die cut butterflies.
I thought it would make a beautiful
wedding card using a heart and
pulling the sides up to look like a butterfly.  
The texture underneath was made
using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.