Mary Jo’s Birthday Card

September 30th, 2012 | All Posts, Handmade Cards, On Being a Grandmother | 0 Comments

Today is my sister-in-law Mary Jo’s birthday. Happy birthday, Mary Jo!! Mary Jo is the youngest of all of us Hertlein brothers and wives, and she’s 12 years younger than I am. I never cease to be amazed that I was in the 6th grade when she was born. UGH!!! Talk about feeling old!! Here’s to another year of good health, love, and happiness, my dear sister-in-law!!


This card took relatively little time to make. This picture really doesn’t do the card justice — the embossing is hard to see. But I always find that embossing on dark cardstock has a striking look to it. The card was really inexpensive to make, since the floral cardstock and the lace were both from my scrap collection. Here’s what I used to make the card:

  • SU Night of Navy cardstock 100867
  • Flowered paper from my scrap pile
  • Lace on hand
  • SU Manhattan Flower embossing folder 114517
  • Spellbinders Large Scalloped Ovals die
  • Spellbinders Large Classic Ovals die
  • SU Night of Navy ink 126970


It’s hard to believe that today is the end of September. Christmas is only 86 days away!! Yesterday I officially began my Christmas shopping when Chas and I went to the outlet mall in Monroe, Ohio. I picked up a couple of things calling my Christmas Gifts Closet to be put into service. While we were at the outlet mall, I just HAD to go into the Oshkosh B’gosh store. That purchase was NOT for Christmas, but for Jack. How could I resist? I used to dress Jack’s Dad, our son Jeff, in Oshkosh overalls when he was little, so I just HAD to get some for Jack, plus 4 other outfits and 2 pairs of jammies. Chas waited outside while I shopped there and threw up his hands when I walked out of the store and he saw the size of the bag I was carrying. Hey!! I’m Grandma!! I’m allowed to spoil my grandkids, right?

Have a great Sunday. Be sure to love and cherish those grandkids!!