25 June 2022

2022: Rainbow Hello [card #109]

Hello again, sweet friends! 
I’ve got ANOTHER quick project to share with you today— add alcohol inks, ETC. Paper (EVO synthetic papers) and a vellum rainbow together and you get the most beautiful card to send to a friend! I love how this card turned out. 
This was actually a left over piece of EVO synthetic paper that I wasn't sure how to use. I also found this vellum rainbow in my leftover stash. Sometimes it's possible to put together leftover and make a beautiful card:) 

That's it for me today.

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies: Rainbow Hello 
Paper: ETC. Papers EVO Synthetic papers; vellum, metallic gold, white
Inks: Imagine Crafts VersaFine Onyx Black; Ranger alcohol inks
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Cosmo Cluster stamp, Mod Rainbow cover die; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts (retired)
Accessories: white thread
Card #109

24 June 2022

2022: Unicorn Birthday [card #105]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I’m back with another quick post and yet a very detailed card! LOL 
I was asked to create a birthday card for a sweet young lady who loved unicorns. I knew immediately that I needed to use my Paper Smooches unicorn image (retired)— it’s perfect! I also knew I wanted rainbow colors and a bit of glitter. I loved how this custom card turned out so much that I created three more with pink backgrounds. 🙃
That's it for me today but don’t worry! I’ll be back tomorrow with another rainbow card (using alcohol inks) ANNNNNNNND later this week I will share some of my Technique Tuesday creations! I can’t wait to show you everything I’ve made:) 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies: Unicorn Birthday 
Paper/inks: The Stamp Market and Imagine Crafts VersaMark 
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market and Paper Smooches (retired)
Card #105 (then I made three more #106-108)


14 June 2022

2022: 16 years Engagement Anniversary [card #104]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

Today Trav and I celebrate the day he asked me to marry him, 16 years ago! 

The story is detailed with so many fun facts… let me see if I can share a few: 
1. I knew the day I met him that I wanted to marry him. 
2. I found a note with some lyrics on it at his house about a month before he asked me to marry him. I didn’t know what they were or what song it was for… but I knew the date was 6.1.06 (as those numbers add up to my favorite number: 13).
3. His grandma went into Hospice on 6.1.06, thwarting his plans. She passed away three days later. 
4. I knew he was one day going to be my husband— how soon, I didn’t know but that didn’t matter. I bought him a 12 string guitar that he said he wanted on 6.14.06. When I talked to the sales person on the phone, I told him that this was a gift for husband but I wasn’t engaged yet. He was shocked and laughed at me. I knew Trav would ask me and I wanted to be prepared. 
5. That night, on 6.14.06, I met Trav at his house so we could go help our friends prepare for their wedding in a few days. We were also singing “Bliss” at this wedding. He sat me down at his kitchen table and started to sing a song written for me. It ended with him getting on his knee and asking me “Will you be my wife?” (This rhymed with the word in the phrase before, “life”.). Of course I was crying as he pulled a gift bag up (it had a hole in the bottom) to reveal the ring HE designed and created (it is SO big!!! ). He got on his knee and asked me to marry him. I yelled out “YES! This is fabulous!” LOL! That was the in word of the year. He also gave me a shirt that read “Soon-to-be Mrs. O’Gwynn”!!! Then he told me the story about how he asked my dad. 
6. My dad traveled a lot back in the day and he was somewhere out of the country. Trav tried to get ahold of him several times before I got to his house. Trav said he was so nervous. Dad finally picked up and Trav told him what was going to happen that night. Dad said “yes” but also added that Trav was “a stand up citizen”. LOL 
7. After Trav gave me the ring and shirt, I told him I bought him a gift too! He was shocked and amazed and couldn’t wait for it to arrive in the mail. 
8. On our way to go see our friends (which now we were VERY late to our appointment with them) we called my mom. She was in Wisconsin and had no cell service. I called Dad and he was excited. 
9. When we got to our friend’s house, it took them at least 10 minutes to see the ring on my finger! It wasn’t’ a small diamond— they were just focused on their wedding and preparing! LOL! 
10. We finished helping them around 10pm and finally had dinner. The only place open was Perkins. 
11. We sang “Bliss” at our friend’s wedding a few days later and everyone said we were singing it to each other instead of the bride and groom! Oops! We were in love and ready to get married too! LOL! 
12. Trav’s guitar came way before the wedding. We decided to get our engagement photos with it. When I walked into his house to meet him for our shoot, he told me to help him put his new guitar away so we could get going as he wasn’t ready just yet. I opened up his guitar case and inside were two sets of diamond earrings that he designed, each a quarter of a carat and totaling one carat. He had bought me some engagement earrings! I wore them for our photos and still do to this day! 

Ok… I know this story is long (and I’m sure I’ve missed some details). I love our love story. It’s my favorite ❤️


**You can see my engagement ring in the background. It has a large diamond in the center, diamonds down the side and front/back. I love it! I wish I could wear it more often— being an aqua fitness teacher makes it hard. 
I’m sure I’ve bored you enough for the day. That’s it for me today. I’ll be back with MORE creations SOON! 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies: 16 Years Engagement Anniversary 
Paper: Etc. Papers Evo Papers Synthetic Papers
Inks: Ranger alcohol ink
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market
Card #104


13 June 2022

2022: 21 years [card #94]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I shared earlier this week a fun celebration card for Trav and my 17th year of knowing each other. Today I’m sharing ANOTHER celebration card for Trav— he’s been working for Walgreens for 21 years!!! WOW! 
He loved Granny’s card with the stripe design; he wouldn’t stop talking about it. He thought it was so cool that it was little strips of paper and said it must have been hard to make (not really! LOL!). I decided to use a few strips on the bottom of his card to make it similar to Granny’s. Add a number shaker— my new favorite thing to make, and it’s done! EASY!
That's it for me today. I am almost cost up on posting my cards but have so much more to create that I will probably never be caught up! LOL

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies: Congrats 21 
Paper/stamps/dies: The Stamp Market 
Embossing Powder: Wow! Embossing Powder
Ink: Imagine Crafts VersaMark
Card #94

2022: 17 years [card #93]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I created a few fun cards this past week to celebrate some fun events, including knowing Travis for 17 years! 
We met on May 22, 2005 at New Hope church, which was the sister church to the one I was attending at the time. The moment I saw him I knew— I wanted to marry him. We spent the entire day together- he played the guitar and I sang on the worship team; we attended a meeting after the service; I called him an hour later and asked him to join me for a party with some friends. I didn’t want the day to end! My pastor’s wife whispered to me as we were leaving the party that Travis was worth holding on to (don’t let him go). I told her I would do my best. 17 years later I love him more than the day I met him… I’m blessed beyond what I deserve with his love ❤️ Happy “Day We Met” Anniversary, TROG!!! 
That's it for me today. I’ve got MORE to share with you later this week! I’ll be back! 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies: Love You 17 
Paper/inks/stamps/dies: The Stamp Market
Card #93

05 June 2022

2022: Granny’s 90th [card #89]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I’ve got MORE creations to share with you today! 

My Granny turned 90 in May!! She deserved a super fun shaker card to celebrate! 

SAVfact: I number all my cards after I finish stamping the back with my blog/YouTube name/etc. This card was #89– I was soooooo close to Granny’s age! It would have been fun to have it the same number, but maybe next year:) 
That's it for me today. I will be posting even MORE creations soon! 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies: Happy 90th 
Paper: The Stamp Market cardstock, transparency paper
Inks: Imagine Crafts VersaMark + gold embossing powder 
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Numbers
Card #89

02 June 2022

2022: Catching Up [card #??]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I hope you all are doing well:) While it’s been a a month or two since I’ve blogged… I’ve been in the craft room regularly and still creating! The last card I posted was 2022.063 and now I’m up to 2022.110!! I’ve got A LOT to share. 🙃

I started a self challenge a year or so ago where I would try to use up the supplies in my stash for each creation. I love this challenge because I tend to hoard the embellishments or patterned papers. I also forget why I buy certain stamps or dies if I don’t use them right away; my inspiration fades with time. I have embraced this challenge again (while still buying new stuff too! LOL!) and created a few cards since I blogged last. Enjoy them all! 

A Valentine’s Day card inspired by Kristina W.
 Custom card created for a friend’s uncle
A special birthday card to celebrate a neighbor
Custom anniversary card— wasn’t sure which color she wanted for the background so I made two:) 
A friend lost his 14 year old pup and that required a special sympathy card
Trav needed a special birthday card for a neighbor who loves to golf… of course I had to make a pun:) 
That's it for me today. I hope to share more on the blog soon! 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav

20 March 2022

Technique Tuesday: Birthday Celebration and Promo [cards #50-54,61,63]

Hello, friends! 

I'm super excited to be back today sharing MORE Technique Tuesday creations!!! 

I love being challenged to create using certain products and a theme or design style. It really helps me get into my creative flow! Sometimes I think outside the box, and sometimes I follow the theme exactly the way it was presented. Either way- I enjoy "specifics" that aid in pushing my creativity 😉 

The challenge/request: TT is celebrating BIRTHDAYS! And they have offered up a wonderful code for your purchase: 
25% off your ENTIRE purchase using code HAPPYBDAY 
Free shipping on orders over $75
Sale runs from March 20-27

Now is your chance to get so many wonderful Technique Tuesday goodies--- they have sooooooo many birthday collections HERE!! Head over to their shop NOW!!! **Wait--- finish reading my post and then head over there😉 

Thanks for continuing to read my post:) Back to the challenge of creating birthday projects--- this was a much needed challenge for me as we have 14 different birthdays and celebrations during the month of March! I was blessed to get the Happy Hummingbirds stamps and matching dies for my creations. I couldn't be happier with how each card turned out. I created a mixture of designs- watercolor is a main feature, but I also did CAS and layered. I love love love each of these designs! 

You might notice that I mix and match stamp/die sets for these creations- that's a favorite technique of mine!! I also use the Bowl Bouquet stamps and the Iris stamps/dies
Techniques: watercoloring, dry embossing, stamping, layering, CAS
Techniques: embossing, stamping, layering, CAS
Techniques: watercoloring, stamping, layering, mixing and matching stamps/dies
Techniques: watercoloring, embossing, stamping, layering, patterned paper, mixing and matching stamps/dies

I hope you are inspired by these TT birthday cards-- you can NEVER have too many birthday cards in your stash:) It literally is ALWAYS someone's birthday. LOL! 


Be sure to check out the BIRTHDAY collection of stamps and dies, as well as bundles, HERE on the Technique Tuesday website! And don't forget about their SALE!!! 


THANKS so much for stopping by! 
Be blessed ❤️
Sav

15 February 2022

2022: a custom Valentine's Day card from some pets [card #44]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I've been in the studio busy crafting-- it is SO nice to be back in the groove! I have really enjoyed making these Marriage Week cards for Travis. After posting two of my cards on social media, a neighbor asked me to make her husband a card from their pets for Valentine's Day! I love making custom cards! 
The requirements were: Valentine's Day card, whimsical, pet themed, and pets names must be somewhere. I think I nailed it! 
I knew I had a pet themed paper pad by 7SevenPaper, which I used but not like I thought I would. Instead of their pet graphic paper I used these wooden cat and dog pieces. I found them at Hobby Lobby in the yarn section- they are supposed to hold your yarn/twine/floss/etc. I think they are perfect for this card... well... the cat looks good but the dog doesn't look like Ridley at all! LOL! 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: 7SevenPaper Baxter 6x6; mint, white, and vellum
Inks: The Stamp Market Black 
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Notes, Mini Skinny Upper Alpha dies, Little Letterboard dies; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts dies (retired)
Accessories: Yarnology wooden cat/dog
Card #44 (42 and 43 were recreated cards that I made for Travis as two neighbors wanted the same thing for their husbands! LOL!)

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


13 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 7 [card #41]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

It's the last day of Marriage Week... my goal is to make one more card so I can finish up by celebrating Valentine's Day as well! And today is actually World Marriage Day--- so join with me and celebrate your love and marriage today! 

Marriage Week Day 7: today's card is a bit of a disappointment-- Trav walked into my studio when I was making this card 🤦🏼‍♀️ To cover up my surprise I told him I was making love/Valentine's Day cards for a challenge. OY! So to make it look like I was entering a "challenge" I had to make two of these designs- that's why the card number count for this year has jumped two from yesterday's post! 

Trying to keep these a secret has been hard! I'm disappointed that he's already seen it and that I lied about it; I'm sure he has already forgotten about it and will understand my white lie:) 
As you can see... I love my patterned papers and layers! I'm digging into my roots again! It feels nice to be back in the groove. 
I found more inspiration from the World Wide Web--- HERE is the design I found (I've never heard of PaperNova but I love their project and might have to look them up!). I really liked the heart with a hoop or stitched background. I pulled out some of my favorite Paper Smooches stitched dies for that heart! The yellow heart was cut using my new Big Shot Switch Plus so the holes were cleaned quickly as I pulled the mat and shim from the die. As much as I liked this look, I really like the pink heart because I die cut that in my old Cuttlebug and found that many of the holes were cut but the pieces stayed in their spot because the pressure in this old machine is not as hard! Not sure I explained that well... regardless, I love both cards:) 

Trav's gift for today is a lotto ticket. **NOTE: we do not play the lotto... but every once in awhile I will get Trav a scratch off! Wouldn't it be fun to win something on the one ticket I get him!? LOL The odds are not in our favor but it's fun to dream:) 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: Pink Paislee Whimsical 6x6
Inks: Imagine Crafts VersaMark and gold embossing powder 
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Heart & Hugs dies, Postage Stamp dies; Paper Smooches Cross Stitch die (retired)
Accessories: May Arts yellow chevron 3/4" ribbon, maroon ribbon

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


12 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 6 [card #39]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

Marriage Week Day 6: well... I'm back with more patterned paper! Patterned paper is truly my first crafty love (aside from Paper Smooches)! I've also really enjoyed being inspired by other crafters--- this card was inspired by Jaimie Pate
This card has a few of my favorites: patterned papers, layers, and mustard colored paper/accents *NOTE: the correct mustard color is hard for me to find! You might even notice that I also used the stamp images CORRECTLY this time around! LOL! 
Trav's gift for today is a sneaker magic eraser. You see I got him some new sneakers for Christmas and he likes to keep them clean:) The easiest way is to use a sneaker eraser. **NOTE: I know my gifts for Trav are a bit silly! At least I know he will enjoy them! 

That's it for me today. Marriage Week is coming to a close... but I hope that our love never stops and that I don't stop sharing my love with Trav!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: Pink Paislee Pick-Me-Up 6x6
Inks: The Stamp Market Slate; Imagine Crafts VersaMark and gold embossing powder
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Love Letter Express, Scripty Heart die, Tag'd die
Accessories: The Stamp Market Crystal Confetti; May Arts black/white chevron 3/4" ribbon


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


11 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 5 [card #38]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

Marriage Week Day 5: I already created two cards with alcohol inks (HERE and HERE).... and two more with patterned papers (HERE and HERE- this one had more mistakes than anything else! LOL!)... so for today's card I used just colored cardstock. 
I was inspired by another creation found HERE; this inspiration was a sample featured for a Catherine Pooler Designs' die set. I love how the inspired card was all white with pops of color for the heart "halves". I used similar stamps and dies and copied the entire design! Sometimes you need to CASE a card:)  
Notice how that background has a pierced design?
That's what I was trying to achieve with Day 2's card HERE

Trav's gift for today is a container of his FAVORITE Publix ice cream. You can never go wrong with gifting ice cream! LOL!  

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper/Inks: The Stamp Market Curry, Party Pink, Emerald cardstock; white and gold
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Heart & Hugs die, Pierced Hearts Cover die, Heaps of Hearts die
Accessories: gold thread


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


10 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 4 [card #37]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

Today's photo of my card is AWFUL! It really doesn't show how all the papers and details together make this card beautiful. 🤦🏼‍♀️ You win some... you lose some! I also think it has to do with 1.) my photography skills- I lack them! and 2.) I think some camera buttons have been moved and clicked and I don't know how to get it back to "normal". LOL! 
Marriage Week Day 4: I went back to my roots again-- playing with patterned papers. I love these papers, esp the yellow and coral! What I don't like about this card is that I stamped the postage images INCORRECTLY (the circle and waves-- not sure what these are actually called)! I was so confident that I did it right--- LOL! OH MY! Don't look at it! OH GOSH--- now that's all you can look at 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ I also had to stamp it twice because the first ink color was too light... what I didn't realize was that the card had moved in my Misti. This created a double image. OY! 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ At least Trav will know this was "handmade"!   
Trav's gift for today is another two golf towels--- he needs extra extra backups! LOL! 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: American Crafts Jen Hadfield Reaching Out 6x8; black; DCWV Printed Cork 12x12
Inks: The Stamp Market Black
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Love Letter Express, Skinny Upper Alpha dies, Postage Stamp die; Paper Smooches Hearts die (retired)
Accessories: Cosmo Cricket (at least 10 years old) Matilda button

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


09 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 3 [card #36]

Hello again, sweet friends! Happy Marriage Week❤️

I'm continuing to celebrate my love, marriage, and favorite man, TROG, this week! I actually love love love celebrating him:) I hope it never gets old!

Marriage Week Day 3: I went back to my tried and true techniques of using patterned papers for this card. If you've been around here for awhile, you know I love using patterned paper. This paper is actually the packaging from one of my The Stamp Market stamps! Again--- I never throw anything away! LOL! 
I also found lots of inspiration from a mini album created by Shawna Clingerman back in 2019. I loved the layers and the ribbon with the heart. I ended up using MORE from her creation than I wanted... but I love how this card turned out! 
Trav's gift for today are three little baskets to help him when hitting at 730 and 1030 (I know there are three numbers or "clock times"... but I can't remember the third! I am not even sure I explained this gift well... all I know is he needs something in the distance as a "target". These baskets will be that target!). Another gift I know he will enjoy! 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav
 



Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: The Stamp Market packaging, white cardstock, ETC Papers Non-shed Glitter paper 
Inks:  The Stamp Market Peony
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Scripty Heart die, Heart die, Tag'd dies; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts die (retired)
Accessories: Recollections black/white twine; The Stamp Market Hello washi tape


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


08 February 2022

2022: Marriage Week Day 2 [card #35]

Hello again, sweet friends! And Happy Marriage Week❤️

I'm continuing to celebrate my love, marriage, and favorite man, TROG, this week! I actually love love love celebrating him:) 

Marriage Week Day 2: after yesterday's card (HERE), I couldn't stop playing around with my Etc. Papers EVO Synthetic papers and Ranger alcohol inks- it was still on my desk so I had to play a bit more:) 
I really wanted something masculine so I picked green and blue hues. The hearts are die cut from yesterday's scraps (I don't throw anything away! LOL!). This card also has a bit of a hidden detail but you can't really see it due to the pretty alcohol inked background; in person it's just stunning! 
**NOTE to self: Don't use a pierced background design on an alcohol inked background! 
Trav's gift for today is a golf towel--- long story short: he has lost at least 6 of these towels. I always need to have them available in case he comes home after a round and can't find the current towel🙃 Another simple gift that will make him smile. 

That's it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to get creative today or to celebrate your love and marriage❤️

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️
Sav




Supplies Sympathy Friend
Paper: Etc. Papers EVO Synthetic paper, black, vellum, and gold metallic cardstock 
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks; Hero Arts Unicorn
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Love Notes, Lots of Thanks stamp die, Lots of Thanks Word dies, Pierced Hearts Cover die, Love & Thanks layering dies; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts die (retired)


ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:)