I love how we know without saying ….

Father’s Day is coming up soon so I thought I had better get a card ready for my Dad. I’m the youngest and the only girl so I’ve always had a special relationship with my father.  And now that my parents are elderly, I’m spending more time taking care of them — cooking meals, getting them to doctor’s appointments, taking them out on special trips. So while I do have brothers — and this card is tongue in cheek — there is a special bond with my dad that we both know without saying.

Rowhouse Greetings | Father's Day | Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Father’s Day | Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Father's Day | Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Father’s Day | Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks

Cardstock: Recollections (white); Recollections (teal)
Patterned Paper: Pink Pindot by Recollections
Digital Stamp: Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02 R20 (skin); E21, E25, E31, E33, E77 (hair); B000, B00, B01, B02, RV00, RV 02, RV04 (clothing); E21, E25, E31, E33, E77, YG06 (branch); B000, B00, B01 (bird)

Go Great Places!

My beach kid just got her Masters of Arts in Spiritual and Pastoral Care. I’m so proud of her for all the hard work that she put into the program and the personal growth that has come with this journey. She’s chosen a profession that she loves and it shows in all that she does everyday to support, comfort, and encourage everyone around her. She will go great places!

Rowhouse Greetings | Graduation | Go Great Places by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Graduation | Go Great Places by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Graduation | Pure Gumption Stamp Brush Set by Stampin' Up
Rowhouse Greetings | Graduation | Pure Gumption Stamp Brush Set by Stampin’ Up

Cardstock:  Recollections (White)
Patterned Paper: Red Flower by American Crafts
Digital Stamps: Wryn -Graduate – Go Great Place by Tiddly Inks; Pure Gumption Stamp Brush Set by Stampin’ Up
Dies: Standard Circles (LG) by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Twinkle Goosebumps in Red by Queen & Co.
Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21, R20 (skin); E35, E37, E57, E59 (hair); C1, C3, C5, C7 (cap & gown); E41, E42, E43 (diploma); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR24 (sash); R83, R85 (dress); BV20 (shadow)

Celebrate Everyday

I’ve struggled with the layout for this card all weekend. But then I saw this card by Jenny  on Pinterest and something just clicked. You’ll probably never see this, but thanks Jenny!

Rowhouse Greetings | Celebrations | Ducky Dance - Wryn by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Celebrations | Ducky Dance – Wryn by Tiddly Inks

Inside sentiment: Every day may not be good… but there is something good in everyday.

Cardstock:  Recollections (Teal); Recollections (White)
Patterned Paper: Stormy Weather from the Hello Sunshine Collection by PinkPaislee
Ink: VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Digital Stamp: Ducky Dance – Wryn by Tiddly Inks
Clear Stamp: Celebrate Everyday by Hero Arts; Life Words by Stampendous
Dies: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles (LG); Spellbinders Standard Circles (LG)
EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Glitter Pen in Clear by Zig
Copic® Markers: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, C3, C5 (umbrella & boots); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR24, Y27 (ducks); R22, R24, R27, R28 (pants); R24, R46, R59 (jacket); E000, E00, E21, E11 (skin); E53, E35, E57 (hair)

Entered in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #155: Springs In!

Bring on the Happy!

Just a quick CAS card to celebrate Spring using the Poppy Pixie digital stamp by Tiddly Inks and the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set by Penny Black.

Rowhouse Greetings | Celebrations, Birthdays | Poppy Posy by Tiddly Inks, Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Rowhouse Greetings | Celebrations, Birthdays | Poppy Pixie by Tiddly Inks, Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black

Cardstock: Bazzill Basic Cardstock in Berrylicious
Digital Stamp: Poppy Pixie by Tiddly Inks
Clear Stamp: Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Ink: VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: YR07, YR21, YR68, Y35, Y38, R22 (hair); (skin); (dress); BV13, V04, R22, R46, R59, Y38, B000, B02, YG03, YG17, YG67 (flowers)

Entered in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #155: Springs In!

Home is Where the Heart is

What lies beneath?
What lies beneath?

Rowhouse Greetings was named for our home in the heart of Baltimore, a 1880s rowhouse that has all the amenities of the nineteenth century and very few of the present day.  The original floor plan was two rooms downstairs (living room, eat-in kitchen) and two rooms upstairs (both bedrooms). The original bathroom was a backyard privy.  Our kitchen and bathroom are 1930s era additions.  I usually tell people that the house was built before the invention of closets since there isn’t a single closet in the entire house. Our exterior doors are 28″ wide, making furniture and appliance shopping a challenge. The windows are also non-standard so all the blinds had to be custom sized. The house is crazy as anything, but it has a lot of character and we love the neighborhood so we just work around/with every architectural quirk.

We are embarking on the path of home renovations which started this week with moving light switches so that we can replace the exterior doors. So we now have this lovely hole in the living room wall — part archaeological exploration, part sign of what is yet to come.

Rowhouse Greetings | New Home |Wryn Heart Home by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | New Home |Wryn Heart Home by Tiddly Inks

Cardstock: Recollections (Red)
Patterned Paper: Peebles Home Grown Collection: Home Sweet Home
Digital Stamp: Wryn Heart Home by Tiddly Inks
Embellishments: Julie Nuting Metal Embellishments; Echo Park Paper Co. Enamel Dots
Copic® Markers: YG00, G82, YG63, YG67 (shrubs) E41, E42, E43, E44 (roof); E41, E42, E43, R83, R85 (door); N1, N3, N5, E51 (windows); N1, N3, N5, E41, E42, E43, E44 (chimney); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR28 (house); R81, R83, R85, R89 (dress, shoes, heart); E000, E02 (skin); E30, E33, E35 (hair)

Added to the Tiddly Inks Challenge #152: Charming!