Monday, December 28, 2015

Gift Card Envelopes

Hello again!  I hope you are still doing well!  Well, if you have not had this happen you are "lucky"!  Several years ago, my family was celebrating Christmas with over 15 people in one room opening gifts and gift wrap was a flying.  In all the excitement, my dad misplaced his gift card from us and it got mixed in with the gift wrap and was thrown away, and wasn't missed until days later and the trash was already disposed of.  So since then I have been making some kind of envelope to help the gift cards to be a bit bigger and less likely to be lost.  This is what I came up with for this year.  Very simple and quick to make.  The bow was made using my envelope punch board!  I love that thing!  Everyone that got one, loved the packaging and the contents inside, of course!  And as far as I know, no one lost their gift card!  Woohoo!  Success!

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful new year filled with lots of joy and blessings!

2015 Thanksgiving Craft-Coasters

Hello my crafting friends!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Our holiday season was extremely busy but full of fun and great memories!  This post is about my craft that I chose to do this year for my family, we exchange crafts on Thanksgiving Day!  I did coasters!  A little bit of paper, a little bit of cutting on my Cricut Explore, a little bit of decoupage and a little bit of clear acrylic finish, and boom, it is done!  Note:  Get yourself a good quality acrylic finish that is water proof and doesn't yellow.  Don't do cheap quality.  I have had to learn the hard way.  Ugh!  In this case you get what you pay for.  The acrylic I got was cheap and has yet to cure and harden.  So if they are not packed away, with parchment paper to keep them from sticking they will stick to each other and be ruined.   I used a roll of cork and cut to the size of the tile for the backing to keep them from scratching the table that they may be placed on and attached it with just your normal craft glue.  Either way, this is what they looked like as they were "drying" from the acrylic finish.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a fabulous new year in 2016!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dapper Birthday

This was for my wonderful Father in law's  birthday! He is such a loving and kind man. We are so blessed to have him as a big part of our lives. 
This card was a quick and simple card to make. I am pleased how it turned out. The hardest part was picking out the papers! Does anyone else have that problem? :-/
Thanks for stopping by and
I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Updated Glass Blocks

I have had these glass blocks for years. In fact the taller one my hubby drilled the hole in the block for the lights, long before they sold them in stores already drilled. Both were done up with ribbon to make them look like gifts. So I decided it was time for an update using my Cricut Explore and some vinyl! They are not perfect, but I love how well they turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping in! 
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season! 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Detailed Birthdays

Hello!  I have been busy again, but nope not on Christmas cards this year!  This year we did something a little special with our Christmas cards, and did some family portrait cards.  Does that mean that I will not do any Christmas cards at all.  I am not sure, we shall see.  I guess you will have to watch and see what happens!  :-) 
Anyways, I made two different cards for my parents, whose birthdays are about a week apart from each other. I went for the detailed images that are free right now on Cricut Design Space, and I have always wanted to do a hot air balloon and a bike image too. They are not perfect, but I am pretty happy with how they turned out.  I love the soft muted colors I chose.  Plus if you did not notice the bike card is a shaker card too!  Anyways, they were a little tricky to do up because of all of the detailed cuts, but very cute too.

Thanks for stopping in today and 
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Retro Birthday!

Hello again!  I have been busy in my craft room making my Thanksgiving crafts but I did have time to squeeze in to make a fun birthday card for my sister!  I love the Cricut Suburbia Cartridge, and have never really used it, until now!  I love the retro look of this fun card.  Classy, and just plain fun! Well, I got to get back to work on my craft and another birthday card.  See you all soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I hope you have a fabulous day!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Baby Rattle Shaker Card

Hello! I am back at it again, making cards!  I am trying to decide weather or not to make a bunch of Christmas cards again or not.  I have a ton of things going on in my life right now, like kids and sports, and trying to run a wonderful business, and life in general.  Anyways, it has been a long time since I have had the joy of making a sweet baby card. So I went all out and made a fun interactive card. I really love shaker cards so very much!   They are so much fun to make, and they are fun to play with too.  This one was made for a young couple, who about a year ago, was pregnant with twins, and God chose to keep them safe in His arms in heaven.  So again He has blessed them with the gift of life with a sweet baby girl, who is about to make her entrance into the world.  So I am praying that all goes well for momma and baby.  I can't wait to meet her!  Her grandma is my sweet neighbor, and I know she is so excited.  Anyways, here is the cute little baby rattle shaker card I made for them to go along with their baby gift!

Thanks for stopping by again! 
I hope you have a fantastic day!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

50th Wedding Anniversary

Hello!  I am sorry, I have gone missing for quite some time.  Life for me this year has been extremely busy, with a 16th birthday party, a graduation, and open house, and then a surprise 50th anniversary year has consisted of many parties!  Anyways, the Surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary party was for my parents.  They are such special people in my life, and so many others. They are such a Godly example of what love is about.  Their marriage is not perfect, but it has been filled with so many blessing and wonderful memories and joy.  Anyways, my 2 sisters and I, along with our families, were able to pull off a Huge surprise for our parents, we surprised them with a Surprise party and then a few weeks later sent them off on a trip to Oregon, to visit some friends, that they thought that they would never get to go see.  It was a lot of work, but Oh so much fun and rewarding to do this for them.  They greatly deserved it, and needed it too.  They were stunned and totally surprised by it all.  Even down to being on their trip, they still were in disbelief that this all took place.  What a joy!  :-)  I am so glad we got to honor our parents in this way.  We even hired a professional photographer too!  Anyways, this card is a pop-up box card, that I made and was able to slip into their suitcase right before they left on their trip.  They were totally surprised!  This year has been full of surprises for them!  :-)  I love how this card turned out, simple yet elegant, with the touch of gold for it being their 50th, and the splash of blue from their wedding colors.   I am so eager for them to share their pictures and stories about their trip!

The shoes were for the "Shoe Game" where they both had one of each shoe, and answered questions, of who is most likely to... then they would raise the shoe that it pertained to.  That caused a lot of smiles and laughter from all 100+ guests!  What great time!
They are still very much in love!
 Anyways, thank you all for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Nerf Birthday

Okay, this is the last post for the day!  This was for my wonderful son!  He recently turned 16 years old!  Where does the time go?  Really?  I cannot believe that my boy is now 16!  I grew up with only sisters, so he is the only boy, (besides my dad and my hubby), in my life.  So I love watching him grow up and change.  I love seeing the changes that he is going thru, like that facial hair!  That one cracks me up!  I was more the "tomboy" in my family of all girls, so him and I really do connect in so many ways.  He has a large obsession with Lego's and Nerf!  So we had a blast for his 16th party and had a large Nerf War with his basketball team, friends and family.  He has always wanted to have a big party with a Nerf was, so we fulfilled that dream!  Almost all of his basketball team came.  So we had a nice crowd, for some b-ball and Nerf wars!  Woohoo!  It was so much fun!  He will have great memories of that for many years to come.  Anyways, I made this card for him, complete with the Nerf "swoosh" logo, and Nerf darts!  Do you see them?  I think it turned out pretty good! 

Thanks for checking out all these posts, and I hope you have a day filled lots of joy and blessings!

Umbrella Shower

So this cute little card was made for my niece who we had to have a bridal shower for, before she and her hubby leave us soon.  She is already married due to his military deployment, so we decided to have a shower before he comes back and they officially start their lives together.  We would not want to send them off with nothing to start their home with.  Anyways, here is the card I made for her!  It really is a simple yet pretty card that could easily be used for a baby shower, depending on the gender of the baby you could just simply change the colors of the paper and such!

Isn't it pretty! 
Well, thank you for taking a look around and I hope you have a fantastic day!