Monday, May 30, 2011

"God Bless Everyone"

What a cute card to make for that special person on this memorial weekend!! My brother just retired from the 101st airborne division after 20 years of service and i know when he gets this in the mail he will be touched and happy to be thanked for his service. Super easy to make and could be transformed for any event. I started with a 7 by 5 1\2 inch white base then cut strips of red and blue paper for the flag stripes but used white lace for the white stripe to give the card a little something special. With a cute Sassy Cheryl Digi and some markers the card was finished and i love the result!!!

papers: recolations cardstock
ribbon: celebrate it by michaels
lace: the paper studio
die: spellbinders labels 2
corner rounder: marvy
glitter mist: tattered angels in old lace
brad and flower: my stash....which hubby says is too way!!

Entered In:
Sassy Cheryl's challenge- #65 patriotic

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"I Do..."

My best friend Lori got married on saturday so I made her this card and made sure it matched the colors of her wedding!! She has picked up my life pieces so many time it was now my turn to make her happy and cry all at the same time. Love ya Lori and T...i would never be me without the two of you....Congratulations!!! The card was such a joy to make i love to make things bling!! I used the Jasmine cart to make 2 diamond shapes one in rose and the other in grey vellum. The "I Do..." was just printed off my computer and then i rounded the edges. It came out great!!
papers: s.e.i and best occasions
7 and 6 inch diamond: jasmine cart
rhinestones: recollections
ribbon and flower: my stash

Entered In:
Crafty Card Galley- for someone special

"if you're not going to snort... why bother to laugh"

Such a fun made me giggle the whole time i was making it. My best friend gave me this framed quote for christmas because it reminded her of me and i think it made the best humor card. Super easy to make!!! The bright colored papers gave the quote a bit more cheer i think!!

papers: colorbok
die cut: spellbinder 2 with my cuddlebug
border punch: ek success

Entered In:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Feel Better Soon"

Soooo cute for a sick friend!! I just had to use my new cuddlebug, it was killing me just sitting there by my desk staring at  This was so easy to make. I cut 2 6 inch circles one yellow for the sun and the other green for the grass. Then a 5 1/2 inch scalloped circle (all using the celebrations cart). I wanted to do something different than my usual rectangle cards. The rest of the card just fell together as i pushed items around my desk. The green button on the bow at the top was such a great find in my desk. It was an extra button that came with a shirt i bought and saved......the shirt is long gone but the button came in handy!!!

papers: wausau cardsock
celebrations cart: all circles
potpourri cart: clouds
walk in my garden cart: butterfly
martha stewart flocking: in hydrangea
cuddlebug folders: flowers and swiss dots
ribbon and button: my stash
Entered In:
Crafty Card Challenge- #120 Get Well

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Happy Holidays"

It's a great time to think about Christmas.....(if i don't start now the Christmas cards and gifts will not be ready in This card was fun to make and special to me. My sister in law had these cute gift tags on all the gifts last year so i grabbed then all and saved them for a rainy day!!! Nothing better than re-purposing. I love the blue and white theme and the lace just makes it a bit more special.

papers: colorbok
lace and ribbon: my stash
imaginisce tool and gems....LOVE THIS THING!!

Entered In:
Phindy's Place- #56 Christmas in May

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Some thing to do today

Well today was a quiet day at our house. My husband hurt his back Thursday at work and has been in bed so i spent the day doing not much with all the rain around here. I walk by this cute chalkboard hanging on our kitchen wall 20 times a day and finally decided today to do some thing about it. I have had it for 15 years and have always said i would personalize it.......well today was the day!!! I chose some papers to match the frame because i liked the color and didn't want to paint it. Then grabbed a few pics of the girls, the puppies and my fabulous hubby and got to work. Now i walk by it and smile!!!!

Happy Almost summer everyone!!!  Get creating!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Crafty Card Galley Blog Hop.....come join the fun!!!

Welcome to my Blog, and the Summer Themed Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Nadia, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at This blog hop is intended to help you in the mood for summer... I know that weather hasn't been all that helpful to many of us, so maybe crafts can help us get in the summer spirit! So sit back, and enjoy the hop!

So here is how i am starting my creating a great double layout to remember the weekend that my daughters and i stole!!! We packed our bags and left town. We had a great weekend of firsts. It was the first time we skipped town together, the first time we had a real vacation and the first time my little girls put their toes in the ocean.....what an adventure!! I kept the layout very simple so everytime we look at it all we will see is the simple fun we had. I wanted it to look like the beach and water beacuse that was their favorite part. It was hard to not embelish it all up but i like the fact that you just see the summer fun in their little hearts!!

I hope you had a great time visiting Nadia's page.... Now it is off to Lezlye's page!!! Have a GREAT Summer to you and your family!!!

Here's the lineup:

"Happy Birthday"

My oldest daughter Champagne came to me yesterday and asked me to make a special card for her best friend Ali for her birthday today. So as the mom that i am i asked what her favorite colors were so i knew she would love it. Not allot of notice but still fun to make!! I used the celebrations cart to cut 2 scalloped circles out at 5 inches and 4 1/2 inches. With some lime green and hot pink papers i make a card fit for a 14 year old birthday princess.....Happy Birthday Miss Ali!!!

papers: we r memory keepers and s.e.i
Meljen's Design digi
Martha Stewart glitters
Fiskars eyelet border punch
ribbon: my stash

Entered In:
Creative Sisters- #8 Birthday

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Have a Lazy Day"

One image two cards.....this was so fun to see two completely different cards come from one image. These are both great cards that i'm sure two of my friends will love!!

Card #1
papers: recollections and colorbok
cricut carts: potpourri basket and walk in my garden
Sassy Cheryl digi colored with copic markers and stampin' up chalks
corner embossing punch: fiskars
tattered angels: glimmer mist in sand
ribbon: offray

I used the potpourri basket cart to make the fence piece out of white paper which i sprayed with the glimmer mist and the walk in my garden cart to make the cute little butterflies. The Sassy Cheryl flower digi was printed on kraft paper then i used the corner punch to round the sharp edges. Sooooo Cute!!!

Entered In:
Crafty Creations: #119 flower, patterned paper and a ribbon
Sassy Cheryl: #64 kraft paper
Phindy's Place: #55 one image, 2 cards

Card #2
Same Sassy Cheryl flower digi
papers: we r memory keepers and s.e.i
flower ribbon: hobby lobby
cricut: celebrations cart
cuddlebug: swiss dots folder

I wanted to keep this version simple, fun and bright!! I made a 6 inch triangle and a 5 inch rectangle with the celebrations cart, used some great bright paper and a fun card was born.

Entered In:
Phindy"s Place: #55 one image, two cards
Fantabulous Cricut: #60 try this angle
Clear it Out:  Markers and colored pencils

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


My sister heather went into labor at 1am on may 11th and finally had her baby on may 12th at 12:35am. Welcome izzabella we have been waiting for you!!!!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

"For Any Occation"

This is such a great little card to put a smile on anyones face for any reason!! When i first got "betty" my cricut i wanted to see how it worked and the first thing i ever cut was this cute frame from the potpourri basket cart. I save everything i don't use because i may need it later and i finall found the best use for the frame. I glittered it with Martha Stewart glitter in yellow barite and it was just perfect for the card!!!

Papers: colorbok
walk in my garden cart for ladybugs
flowers and brads: my stash

Aud Sentiments Challenge- #28 No Sentiment

Friday, May 13, 2011


When I thought about making a graduation card it made me think of our 1 year old bulldog Moose. He was a bit hard to handle so we took him to puppy school which he graduated with flying colors and is much better now. This was so fun to make. I didn't want it to look like every other grad card so i chose a pale lime green for the base and black and white accents.
paper: s.e.i
message stamp: Meljens digi
Ribbon: American crafts
Die cut: spellbinders label 2 using my cuddlebug
buttons and letter stamps: my stash

Entered In:

"Happy New Baby"

Well the first one got deleted so im doing it again.....some times technology is not the best. This challenge was perfect. My little sister just had her baby girl at 12:35 am on May 12th and she is soooooo sweet! I used the potpourri basket cart to make the carriage and the celebrations cart to make the card base. It came out so cute just fit for a new little princess!!
papers: Bazzill
doilie: wilton
"happy new baby" stamp: stampin up
glitter spray: glimmer mist in old lace
flowers: my stash

Entered In:
Cricut Cardz Challenge- #74 for new baby

"Teacher Thank You"

Well the first post was deleted during bloggers shut down so here it is again.......I used the Plantin Schoolbook cart to cut out the certificate overlay. I came out so cute great for any teacher of any grade. My oldest daughter want to give it to her hearing teacher because she helps her sooo much with her everyday functions at school.
Papers: colorbok
"thank you" stamp: stampin up
Crayon box digi:  Sassy Cheryl
ribbons and buttons: my stash

Entered In:
Fantabulous Cricut- #59 teacher in red
Sassy Cheryl- #63 ribbons and bows
Crafty Creations- #118 anything goes

Monday, May 9, 2011

"I miss you"

This is such a cute quick card I made for a friend. It just so cheerful and happy and expresses how I feel about her!! Entered in meljen's design challenge #57 business size card.

Entered in:
Phindy's Place-#54 embossing
Meljen's Design-#57 business size card

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to all!!

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!! So far it has been a great day....i got beautiful orange roses, cards and my family got me the CUDDLEBUG i wanted.......SWEET!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

"Happy Anniversary"

Such a cute bear to wish someone a Happy Anniversary!! Everything needs to glimmer so after i finished the card i sprayed the whole thing with glimmer mist in sand to give it a glossy shimmery look. Too cute!!
Submitted to Crafty Creations Challenge #117

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Welcome to the family baby!!!

Well here it is the cute card I made for the new baby that is due tomorrow, but i think we have a few more days to wait. The bear digi is from Sassy Cheryl and i love it!!!! The rest of the card was easy to put together with the use of "Becky" my cricut and some few odds and ends i had neatly organized in my!! I hope my sis loves it!!

Happy Birthday Caitlyn!!

Today is my youngest daughters birthday.....caitlyn is 11!!!! So i just whipped up a quick card to put in her gift bag for tonight. On the menu is her favorite and i am making a cake while I'm not sitting at my desk. way too bzy today!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

On my desk today.....

Well not much going on today just working on a card for a special about to be new mom I sister. Any day now sis I'm waiting!!! It's a girl so pink and teddybears are required!!

Mother's Day card

This is the mother's day i made for either my mom or my mother-in-law....not sure yet, my hubby can't make up his mind. I am entering this in the Aud sentiments challenge #28 and the Phindy's place challenge #53 this week. I was easy to make and i know either mom will love it!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge- Three Flowers

This is my entry in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Three Flowers. I just LOVE my Cricut!! This was a great event in our family. every year we go apple picking together and make a whole day of it with a picnic and all the farmers markets so it deserved a special page. I used the Potpourri basket cart for the clouds and apples with basket and the Plantin schoolbook cart for the grass flower line along the bottom which i added a fabric flower to every 3rd one to give it some more color.  I love how it came out!!!

April showers bring may flowers

This is my card for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #61 the great outdoors. I think it came out so cute......April showers do bring May flowers!!!
Also entered in Creative Sisters Challenge #7

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Mom's New Toy"

Well it's finally my turn to make a page for myself. My husband buys the best gifts ever!!! Besides crafting I love to cook so for Christmas I got a new kitchenaid stand mixer.....exactly what I wanted and I made sure he knew it. This page was so fun to make. I found some sweet baking accessories at my local craft store found some great papers in my stash and the page just fell together. My cricut again came in handy for the letters and my cousin Jeni for giving me a tip to help them sparkle....thank you Jeni!!! And I think it came out great.

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