Sunday, September 2, 2012

MFW- MInty Fresh & MIM #80

Well, this is my first post since August 15th.  I am trying to play catch up on the Blogs that I usually follow and want to say,  YOU all have been very busy little crafters ... I still have miles in cyberspace to travel yet :)  Pleeeze, be patient with me, I promise to get by to see you soon!  

I was in New England last week for another family funeral ~ 
that's the sad news.  But, the happy news is, I finally was able to meet up with my sweet friend Cath Edvalson. She has been there for me on a personal basis through emails and FB messages at the most difficult time in my life, plus her daily inspiration on MFW has helped me get back to (and enjoying) crafting.   I didn't think it was possible for someone to be as Moxie Fabulous and just so genuine, but Cath truly is!!  Luv Ya, GF   

On to the crafty end of this trip was planned rather suddenly, so when I got home, there were lots of cards to make and  mail out for birthdays, anniversaries and thinking of yous this week. Yay...mission accomplished  :-p

So today I am trying to meet a couple of challenge deadlines ~ yes, that would be Sunday and Monday.

This card is for the Moxie Fab World-Minty Fresh Challenge which you can check out HERE and still join in until Monday. There are so many gorgeous mint green inspiration photos to choose from, I may have to whip up a couple of cards for this one.   

Picked the mint green chapel - for the buildings on my card
My card is for friends who had to move out of state for a new job and I miss them being close by in my neighborhood.

This second card is for MIM #80, watch the video by Ashley Cannon Newell HERE


I bought this 3-in-1 Leaf punch and some other crafty goodies (like 30 extra pounds in my suitcase) on my trip to MA.
I miss you AC Moore~the closest one to me in FL is 200 miles away! :(

My card ~

Cardstock:  Stamper's Select white from PTI; double sided blue/polka dot from The Teaching Tree; leaves punched out of various scraps and book printed pages were used as the back part of each leaf which I glued together over the twine
Tools & Embellishments:  Banner Borders from PTI;  Layering Leaf punch from EK Success; Baker's Twine; mini MARKS letter rub-ons from Dear Lizzy; bling-stickers-metal stickon-buttons from my stash

Thank you for stopping by ~ hope your Sunday afternoon is going well ~ Happy Labor Day to you all in the USA!


  1. Cute card Helen:) I miss AC Moore, we don't have one in Louisiana!

  2. Adorable cards Helen, love all of the leaves. I don't have an AC Moore in California either.

  3. Thanks for sharing your happenings in your post, Helen. When I saw that you got meet Cath, I was so happy (and a little jealous) for you! Both of your cards are lovely! I really like the minty sentiment and ribbons for the first card! I also like how you make the sentiment with leaves for the 2nd! Happy Labor Day weekend, sweet Helen!

  4. Fantastic cards and beautiful picture of you two! I'm so sorry for your loss and quick trip Helen.

  5. Such great cards, Helen! LOVE your minty embellishments, and the leaves, on your second card, couldn't be any more perfect for fall!

  6. Oh My,Helen, your cards are wonderful! Absolutely LOVE your row of pretty houses. How wonderful that you got to meet -isn't it amazing how many new frinds you can make through this cardmaking hobby and how much support you can find from friends you've never met - I think it is absolutely amazing.
    So happy to see that you find joy in crafting again , lots of love, Karin

  7. Welcome back! Both your cards are fabulous... but I really have to say that my fave is that sweet row of houses, your friends are going to adore it!

  8. Hey Helen! Thanks for linking this up to the Minty Fresh Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

    ...and it was my sheer pleasure to finally get to meet you after all this time! Let me know when you're up north again! :)

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  10. Helen,
    I am so sorry to hear of you having another loss! We have shared about this before and it is hard to think of you going through it again! I am sending you great big hugs!! And I am so glad that you have friendship and support at this very difficult time!
    Hugs! OOOOoooOOOO

  11. Glad you're back! And I'm sending you hugs and good thoughts as you deal with all that is challenging you in life right now. Both of your cards are adorable. I love the little city scene on the first, and you did a fabulous job on the garland for the second card. Best wishes to you! ;-)

  12. Cute cards Helen! I adore your city scape on your first card!!

  13. Hey Helen! Thanks also for linking up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! :)

  14. Helen - you are amazing! You can turn a sad event into a special day with a wonderful pal. Love this pic of you two. So glad that you made it happen. Your cards are both sweet, but I am crazy about your town scene - great depth and details. You rock!