July 7, 2015

Words of Wisdom Disney Quote Book

Here's a little chipboard book I made for a friend's graduation from high school. She loves Disney so I selected several poignant quotes from the movies. I took great care arranging them in an order that almost tells a story. I hope she enjoys it.

Miles of Smiles,













April Showers Bring Mimosas!

How fun is this "mocktail" party we threw for a co-worker?  I decorated her office in a spring garden theme. April showers bring...Mimosas!  I cut up fresh fruit and brought in several juices, and sparking white grape juice for the champagne. We had champagne glasses with paper straws, fresh flowers, and a cake. I even made the April showers hanging from the ceiling: paper clouds with silver "rain".



Miles of Smiles,





April birthday card

I made this card for my boss's birthday in April. The card base is white, then blue cardstock, topped with a flowery patterned paper. I think the patterned paper is Graphic 45, but don't hold me to it. I die cut the intricate emblem from blue cardstock using an Anna Griffin die. The April journal card is G45.  I used a border punch in forest green to make the mini banner, and the butterfly transparencies are attached at the center so their wings can float. What do you think? Is it "springy" enough?

Miles of Smiles, 



March 10, 2015

Birthday Card

I made this for a friend's 40th birthday.  I wanted it to be a fun card to match her personality. Vibrant, colorful, fun! I used a polka dot paper in the background, and a shimmery tissue paper on top. I rolled pieces of cardstock to make candles and topped them with rhinestone "flames." I handmade the red flowers too. Some final touches of ribbon, alphabet stickers, and labels complete the card. We had a good time celebrating with her. You only turn 40 once! (whew!)

Miles of Smiles,

March 4, 2015

60th Birthday Card

I made this card for a dear friend's 60th birthday. It is a shaped card (not rectangular) and the front folds so it stands by itself. I think it may be called an easel card. The pink polka dot paper is flocked so it's soft. I added some silk and paper flowers, pearls, a cut and embossed border, and an intricate silver sticker.
Miles of Smiles,

New Year's Eve Time's Square!

New Year's Eve 2014, my hub and I were lucky enough to attend a party in Time's Square, New York City! It was one of the most AMAZING experiences of my life. The party was at Bubba Gump's right on Time's Square, with endless food and drink and THEE best spot to see the ball drop. I still get teary-eyed thinking about it cuz it was so surreal. We coordinated our outfits of polka dots with a pop of red. The hub was super cute with his red bow tie. We got compliments all night long. We witnessed another couple at the party get engaged at midnight. We saw the superstars perform on stage right outside, including Taylor Swift (eeeeek!) And she sang "Welcome to New York."  I could've died.  It was beyond perfect. And we met some cool gals from New Zealand. The image with all the confetti and the ball drop was taken by me as we stood outside. It was freezing that night! But we only went out every now and then and of course, to watch the ball drop. The rest of the time we were partying inside all toasty and warm. That's the way to do it. Those people who wait out on the street all day are crazy. We also did a little sight seeing while in NYC and we'd like to go back to visit when it's not below freezing. What a way to bring in the New Year. Afterall, it is the Year of Melissa, as I've dubbed my 40th year.  All good things.




Christmas Decorations




I made a couple large paper Christmas decorations for our house last year.  An accordion folded medallion, and a fancy star. 


Miles of Smiles,

Some Christmas Cards

 Here's a few Christmas cards from 2014.  I made many more, but I can't find the photos.




Miles of Smiles,