Monday, June 20, 2011

A craft project from my girls

This time I have a craft project my girls made. My oldest daughter champagne collects duct tape. I know... Weird. She had every pattern and color you can think of. Who knew they made so many. Every time we go shopping she slips one or two in the cart. So my youngest daughter Caitlyn decided she could make something out of them. She started making these cute hair bows with just the duck tape and a Bobby pin. So inventive and cute. They both wear then every day. Always a new one to match the outfit.


That's my girl...crafty like mom!!!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

First thing is first

First thing is first crafting before the morning coffee!!! Cream and sugar in my favorite mug. Now I can get creative.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

God Bless our Freedom

Today we join the army with this cute little army bear from Meljen's Designs. What a fun card to make on a rainy NY day. The card measures 6 x 8 with an American flag theme. I used some odds and ends i found in my stash and it was done. If anyone has some tips on making good bows i would love to hear them. Unless i find one all tied i seem to have the worst time getting them to look good....thanks!!

papers: colorbok & recollections
die: spellbinders labels 2
embossing: cuddlebug swiss dots folder
glitter stars: recollections

Entered in:
DYSU Challenge- #24 use a star
Meljen's Design- #63 red white & blue

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Just a cute little card to say a funny hello to you. I have never made a tent card before but once i took a tip from Jeni, it was easy. The card measures 6.5 x 6 with a sweet Sassy Cheryl digi that i cut apart an separated around the circle opening on the cards. The circle is offset and is 4 inches. A little glitz and flowers and this little girl is ready to wish you a hello.

paper: colorbok
Fiskars circle template
Sassy Cheryl digi
flowers, bow and gems: my stash
(the bow came off a gift bag)

Entered In:
Sassy Cheryl- tent card
Crafty Creations- just imagine

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

U.S.S. Relax

Something different today. Not my usual bows and lace but i did have to add a bit a glitter. This card was made from 2 6 inch circles, 1 with a cute fisherman cutout from the cricut sampler cart. The darkened the edges, used a white gel pen to write the name of the boat which also states the theme of the card. A yellow flower with glitter and a brad for the sun and some cute brad fish for a bit of color......after all the fisherman does need to catch something!!

papers: best occasions
cricut: plantin schoolbook cart
and sampler cart
flower, fish brads: my stash

Entered in:
Phindy's Place- #59 water
Aud Sentiments- #30 summertime
Cricut Cardz- #79 Father's day

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

No i don't have any birthday's coming up but it's always a good stock to have on hand. I decided to do something girly but not too over the top. The pink and chocolate papers were perfect for the ribbon and pearls. The card is 6 x 7.5 and with the cute Meljen's Design digi it's right to the point.

papers: s.e.i
corner punch: Martha Stewart double loops
pearls: recollections
tattered angels glimmer mist: old lace
ribbon: my stash
Entered in:
DYSU- #23 birthday
Meljen's Designs- #62 pink & pearls

Monday, June 13, 2011

"To the Happy Couple"

My husbands brother is getting married on July 2nd so today was a great day to get the card made. If i wait too long i end up finishing it right before we leave. The bride chose chocolate and pink for her colors so i wanted to make the card match. The card is 6 x 8 inches. I used the potpourri basket cart to cut out the toasting glasses at 7 inches then edged all the pieces with a gold ink pad. The sweet bow was re-purposed from a gourmet box of graham crackers.....which were dipped in chocolate and before you ask i did not share them with the kids!! The card is completed with his and her glasses.....hers got a little pink flower. Congratulation Mike and Lisa, many happy years together!!!

papers: colorbok & s.e.i
toasting glasses: potpourri basket cart
glitter: Martha Stewart
tourmaline & rose quartz
bow, flower & pearls: my stash

Entered In:
Fantabulous Cricut- #64 wedding wishes

"Thanks for the Ride!!!"

Here is my card today. Here in upstate NY school has 1 last week left so i really needed to get on the teacher cards. I decided to make a card for the girls bus driver how is wonderful!! My girls get the same bus but at 2 different times.....they go to different schools.... and he is always so nice to all the kids. We have a long driveway and he will wait and beep till he see's the girls come out. Just a real nice man!!! The card was so fun to make, it is 5.75 x 7. I used my cricut to cut out the bus, could and flowers. some patterned paper, flower and glitter and it's all done.

papers: colorbok & s.e.i
bus and cloud: potpourri basket cart
sunflowers: walk in my garden cart
white gel pen
yellow flower and brad: my stash with
Martha Stewart glitters

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Special friend

I made this yesterday for a good friend that just lost a loved one. Jan, you are in my thoughts!!!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Happy Papa's Day"

OK so i did my weekly run to my favorite craft store and this time i took my daughters with me....they hate to go craft shopping, i guess i take too long. So i was about a 1/2 hour into my looking at everything and my 2 girls came up behind me and said..."mom...turn around!!!" I never laughed so hard in my life!! Good thing i snapped a quick pic because i think it was a great addition to our father's day cards for the 3 grandpas. I tried to keep the card manly but it is sooooo hard for me to do that, but i think they came out great. 3 of the same card for 3 great men in our lives!!!

on the inside i added a picture of our 2 furry kids...they love papa too!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


this is for my hubby for father's day. He does so much for us that I just want him to nap under his favorite tree all day long. The girls and i will make him lunch and dinner and join him by the tree for a picnic. I hope he likes the card. I tried not to do anything too girlie for him. I was so easy to make. The base is 7 x 6 and the cute tree digi is from Sassy Cheryl's Designs. Now just 3 more to go for father's day and i will be all set.

papers: colorbok
ribbon: martha stewart
lace punch: martha stewart around the page
in double loops
glitter letters: dear lizzy

Entered In:
Sassy Cheryl's- #67 celebrate dad

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Contest at Welcome to the Crafty Card Gallery blog

Join me in a great fun contest at the Crafty Card Gallery blog and while your there grab the app for your phone!!
I can't wait to see all the great projects and share some crafty inspiration!!!