Sunday, September 19, 2010

A chance for some amazing candy!

Oh my goodness gracious...check out this blog candy! It's at {Green} Goddess Creations and it's supendous!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A card for a special lady

I have a friend that is celebrating her 60th birthday! I think that's pretty special so I tried to make a card that is pretty special as well. I think she'll like it. I got the idea from somebody's blog and now I can't find the info. Anyway, happy birthday, Sue!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Questionable cards...

Yes...I made some questionable cards...BUT...they can be viewed as perfectly innocent as wellÜ My sister has chickens and she adores them...and she has a wonderful sense of humor. She WANTED these cards! I do wonder if she has given them away??
I used "Animal Kingdom" with the cricut for the hens (love that hen) and create-a-critter for the chicks. I think "cluck" is from "Animal Kingdom" and I cut out the other words with Plantin Schoolbook.

Card Tag revealed

I thought I should finally show you my card from the Card Tag game that Alicia started. What fun!

Here's my card:
Be sure to check out the link above so you can see how much the cards changed throughout the game.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A game of card tag...

I've joined in the game! Yep...a game of card tag. Here's a sneak peek of my card that will be revealed after the game is complete. Alicia started the game...and it's FUN!! I'm "round 5", and there are 10, so it'll be a little bit longer before everybody's card can be seen. If you haven't played card tag before, you should. It's fun to see how each person's card evolves.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What was I thinking???

Does anybody else say, "Sure, I'd be happy to make those for you?" Seriously...I think I have a problem. How do you say, "No, I don't have time right now?" I don't know how to do that. Here are 20, yes, 2-0 invitations made up. Oh my.

Even the gluing seemed to take eons. Can't imagine doing it without my tape still took forever and a day. Okay...not forever, but you get the idea.

I even felt compelled to add the shiny stuff to the space helmet...afterall, it's a glass globe for the astronaut. And for anybody's information, 20 critter creations fit nicely on the Martha Stewart Scoring board where they can dry.
There's a cute astronaut...

And I really like this alligator...or is a crocodile? But what a pain to color. Oh, and I used my Prismacolor pencils. No blending though...that would have taken EVEN longer.

This pretty ballerina...

And this great duck that would make a really perfect Daffy duck.

And don't they make hilarious critters?

I followed the amazing directions that Stamp Owl's Studio had. Awesome! I couldn't have done it without you! But next time somebody wants "books" for invitations, remind me to say, "Uhm, I don't think I can get that done for you right now." On a positive note though, I LOVE them and wish I was keeping them for myself.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Long time no hear...

I know, I's been a loooooooooooooooooooooong time since I've posted. Doesn't life just get crazy? I know it does here. I have much to be thankful for. My 19 yo ds was recently in a terrible car accident...he was stopped in the middle of a highway to turn left and the pickup behind him didn't see him....hit him at 50-60 mph in the right rear (my adorable granddaughter was in the right rear backseat), this spun him into oncoming traffic where he was hit again on the front right by a van going about the same speed. He was able to walk away. I actually haven't even looked at the pictures of the car yet, just brings tears to my eyes thinking about it. I'm not ready. I have a dear friend that said this when she looked at the pictures: "You know what I saw? I could see God's hand cupped around your grandbaby and your son, and the rest of the car caved, but where they sat, He protected them." It is a miracle. My parents saw his car in person and told me they were miracles as well. He is still getting treatment for severe whiplash and a probable torn ligament in his knee. Baby girl is as healthy as can be and any signs of the accident are gone already.
I've been teaching a card class at the local senior center once a month, and even that seems to sneak up on me. I've started helping out with scrapbooking at the center as well. It's really amazing for me to see what these gals are scrapping...some really amazing things. Hopefully it will get me back to scrapping a bit, since I am about as far behind as I could possibly be!

This card was made for a friend to give to a friend. The dear friend mentioned above let me try out the "A Child's Year" cartridge...I HAVE to own it. Soon! The adorable little silhouette of the boy on the rocking horse is from that cart. The paper was run through the Cuttlebug and the "Welcome Baby Boy" was made with a die from Cuttlebug. It really is only "Welcome Baby", but I cut out a second one and pieced "Boy" together. I think it looks fantastic! The star buttons were just a fabulous coincidence...that they matched perfectly and were sitting right by my crafting area (which happened to be the dining room table at the moment--it changes to whatever surface is clear enough at the time). I'm very pleased with the card and will undoubtably make another to have on hand. Or I might spend the next 48 hours cutting and cutting and cutting before I must return this incredible cart.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Grandbaby's 1st birthday...

So, so cute...adorable baby. I added the brown dots to the patterned paper to give it the look we were trying for. Isn't she just gorgeous...but wait, there's more...bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha...isn't this just so sad it's cute?!?! I used the expression for the little flower embellie. I don't know if I can make a card without including something from the cricut these days. I made 15 of these cards.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Another Cricut one...

I made this one for my friend, Phyllis. She got me a toy that I had at the top of my wish list...the brad maker! (I used that for the "o") The rest is done with the Expression. LOVE that flourish...and the gorgeous design behind the letters too. It is just too much fun playing with it!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cricut experimenting...

Yep...I had a birthday and I got an Expression. I waited and waited...finally took the plunge and I've been playing a little bit here and there. Kraft is my favorite paper, so I had to use it! "love" this one...tee hee. I ran my cuts through the xyron and then traced around them with a white gel pen.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thinking of you...

I love kraft cardstock with almost anyother color! And I love teal too! And together...they're dreamy! I had to play with a couple of new punches as well. MS leafy heart and the border punch.

Monday, January 25, 2010 rock!

This is a thank you card for my friend, Phyllis. I've always heard "better late than never" so that seems to be what I stick with. She gave me the adorable CTMH stamps set that I'd been drooling over. I LOVE it! The "you rock" is from a $1 stamp from Michael's. It used to have a little globe on it that was "you rock my world", but I thought I could use it much more the way I used it so I cut it apart. I thought the dotted paper was perfect for "disco lights". The disco ball is an embossed brad. It's very sparkly in person.