Saturday, July 30, 2011

Goodbye #2!!

This card is for my friend karen who is leaving our store family as well. She loves butterflies so i knew the card needed 1 or 2 of them. I am still in love with using my new create a critter cart so i used it again!!! The real funny thing is that karen just ordered new glasses the morning of her party and they are pink and black and so is her card.....she was excited!!!
papers: Brazzill & colorbok
butterflies: create a critter cart
flower: walk in my garden cart
gems: my stash

It doesn't have to be complicated to be loved by someone!!

Friday, July 29, 2011


Well another card for another event in my life. My best buds jan and karen after 13 years have decided to leave our store family and change careers. I call it a midlife crisis but.....they are happy and its nice to see. They both went and got their CDL licence and are going to dive big trucks.....WOW!!! So we are gonna have a get together and it required a card so her s the one i made for Jan. Soooo cute and sweet and fast to make. This little bee is wishing her well and letting her know she will "bee" missed but always remembered.
paper:we r memory keepers
create a critter cart: bees and bee hive
bronze stickles to make the dripping honey
buttons and flowers: my stash

the hive hides the last sentiment when the card is closed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hoppy Birthday!!!

Well its been awhile since i have been here but those darn home improvements just don't do themselves. So here is a sweet card i made for a special persons mom.....with the new cart i just got in the mail and i love it!!! Create a critter cart is so cute, it should come with every new cricut!!! My mom loves frogs so i just had to put freddy the frog on her card.
paper: s.e.i and we r memory keepers
cuddlebug and swiss dots folder
pink stickles
ribbon: my minds eye
journal tag (inside): fancy pants designs

So cute and cheery....i hope it will make her day!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Then and Now

I decided today to show you all a "Then and Now" post. I started scrapbooking several years ago because i wanted to do something pretty with my wedding pictures. From there is has grown to a love of card making. I wanted to see just how far i have come so i got out the first ever page i make and compared it to the most recent page. Boy was i surprised.....i just might have to go back and redo some of the earlier pages. When i started all i had was some paper, my kitchen fiskars and an overwhelming feeling as i went into my local craft store. Now i have a whole room full of stuff but still feel overwhelmed at time. There are ten thousand ways to complete each project and its hard to pick one!! So i wanted to share my first page with you and my latest page. Here we giggling!!!

I would love to see your "Then and Now" so link your blog post in your comment. I would love to share how we are all growing together!!!

Lordy Lordy my husband is 40!!!

Today is a special day in the Miller house. Marc my husband is 40 today!! So while he is off at work for the day my daughters and i are getting to party ready. We have been together since i was 13 and i don't recall anyone ever giving him a birthday party.....boy do i feel bad.  So here is the card that we will be giving him tonight. I wanted to do something manly but still cute and i think i got it......after 5 tries and lots of glue removal!!!
paper: we r memory keepers
ribbon: my minds eye
cupcakes: ek success

Now that the card is to make the best cake ever....any ideas anyone???

yes!!!! this is my fabulous husband jumping on the hotel bed....and he yelled at the girls for the same thing!!!   LOVE YOU HONEY!!!

entered in:Aud sentiments #32 at least 2 words

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scraps Blog Hop by the Crafty Card Gallery

Welcome to the Scraps Blog Hop... If you came from Jennifer, you're in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to play along, start at the beginning at

The purpose of this hop is to help you use up some of your scraps. I'm sure you've got your fair share - I know I do! You'll see 30 talented crafters coming up with unique ways to use their scraps. Some may share tips on how they store their scraps as well!
Be sure to visit all the blogs & leave comments, as there will be a grand prize, a $50 credit to the Designs on Cloud 9 store,
sponsored by Michelle of Designs on Cloud 9. To win the grand prize, you must comment on and become a follower of all the blogs.

The complete lineup for the hop is:
1 Jennifer
2 Beth
3 Candace
4 Jackie
5 Kerry
6 Madison
7 Ashley
8 Gina
9 Lisa
10 Angie
11 Brynn
12 Crazy about cricut
13 Kim
14 Linn
15 Michelle
16 Laverne
17 Scraps to treasure
18 vintage heartfelt designs
19 Susan
20 Nadia
21 Lezlye
22 Just a Pac Rat
23 Georgianna
24 Christine
25 Michelle
26 Jamie
27 Rosa
28 Shawnee
29 Nancy
30 Lisa

With out any further is my scrap projects for you. The first is a birthday card for my cousin Amy who will be 35 in 4 days......Happy Birthday AA!! This was the perfect opportunity to use up some scraps!! I don't know about you but i think i have more scraps than my fair share and i DO try to use them every chance i get. I had a 71/2 inch circle that i cut using the plantin schoolbook cart the wrong size for another project and the rest just fell into place.
papers: colorbok and s.e.i
stamp: stampin up
71/2 in green circle: plantin schoolbook cart
31/2 scalloped circle: celebrations cart
buttons: my stash
re purposed party picks from last friday night
The next project i have today is a page for my wedding scrapbook. My husband and i got remarried in 2008 and yes i am still working on the album!! This turned out to be one of my favorite pages...... my wedding ring broke the first time we were married and he supprised me at our second wedding by having it all fixed and putting it on for me....LOVE HIM!!! I wanted to keep it simple but yet soooo pretty. The ribbon and the edging papers were scraps for another project and of course i keep everything!! I tried something different with the center picture and i think it came out so nice.
papers: s.e.i and autumn leaves
brads and ribbon: my stash
vellumn sentiments: leftovers
Thank you so much for visiting me and sharing my creations. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and get lots of great don't forget to download the crafty card gallery app on. Its filled with great cards and designers with lots of ideas to share with you!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July

There is no better way to say happy 4th than a card with fireworks!! The card measures 6x6 and so easy to make.  I used the potpourri basket cart to cut out the watermelon and some sweet party toothpicks for the fireworks. I know that the host at our 4th of July party this year is going to love it!!

papers: colorbok and ki memories
watermelon: potpourri basket cart
doilie: wilton
party picks for fireworks
ribbons and button: my stash

Entered in:
Fantabulous Cricut- #66 red white and blue happy 4th