Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More Christmas Cards

Hello!  I am soooo behind on everything this year including my Christmas cards!  I still have my ton of baking to do by Friday and I just have no motivation at all.  I am in a slump and just can't seem to get out of it!  Well anyways, some people will just be getting their cards very late this year!  As you can tell, I have been kinda busy with them.  Some I made a while ago and am just getting around to posting them for all to see.  I am trying to make cards that are easy to mass produce but somehow I end up making more work fun for my self.  The only problem is that I just don't have the time to get all fancy.  I have a buch of presents to wrap and a few more gifts to buy and of course then there is the baking.
I used: 
My Minds Eye, O Christmas Tree Glitter Cardstock
Landscape Stamp from Hobby Lobby
Sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up!
Brown and white bakers twine
Glittered snow paint


I used:
The Paper Studio Classic Christmas cardstock for the "Ornament"
Gold/Silver/White and black cardstock for the background layers and card
Martha Stewart Coarse glitter
Gold/Silver cord
Sentiment stamp fromJustRite


I used:
My Minds Eye O Christmas Tree Glitter Cardstock for the background and layers
Sentiment stamp from Michael's
Gold Stickles
Brown and white bakers twine
I used: 
My Mind's Eye, O Christmas Tree Glitter Cardstock
Spellbinders 20120 Heirloom Ornament die
JustRite Stamps
Ribbon from my stash
Green stickles

Well thanks for stopping in and
I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich Gift Card Box

Well, my Dad celebrated his birthday on the 1st and I am just getting around to sharing his card/box.  This is truly an original from me.  I saw a  sandwich cookie box that caused my inspiration to start working.  The cookie box was round, and I wanted to make mine rectangular like a ice cream sandwich.  Why the ice cream sandwich?  Well, my dad is always eating something like this.  If it isn't an ice cream sandwich, it's a ice cream bar...So naturally when I saw the cookie I got the idea.  I even went so far as wrapping it up in white paper for him like an ice cream sandwhich is.  He didn't get that part of it until we made him stop and think about that and then he laughed.  He liked his box but he really liked the contents. It was the perfect size to have a gift card with its base still attached to it, and folded in half.  I just could not figure out how to embellish this for a guy without taking away from it being a ice cream sandwich.  So the more simple the better wit the just the bakers twine and then a tag.  This was one of my last cuts I made on my gypsy before it broke, sooo at this time I don't even know which Cartridge I used to make the cuts for the scolloped top and bottom.  So sorry about that.  Hopefully, I can get a new one and be up and running again, very soon!

I used:
Cricut Cartridge ?? for the retangelar scolloped top and bottom
CuttleBug embossing folder Polka Dots turned with the popped up dots inward.
Brown and White bakers twine
DCWV The Glitzy Glitter Stack for the tag
Sentiment stamp purchased from Hobby Lobby

Side view!
    Top view!
Thank you so much for taking a look at what I have been doing these last few weeks! 
 Have a great day!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wintery Landscape

     Hello again, I hope you all are doing great and all prepared for Christmas...Right?  Not me, I am not even close to ready.  I don't even have anything for my hubby and my kids all know what they are getting so far.  That is no fun, when they don't have a surprise under the tree.  So I need to work harder on all of this! 
     Well, my wonderful FIL had his birthday yesterday, so here is his card.  I am very happy at how this turned out.  Sometimes, when I make a card, I have a picture in my head and then when I go to create it, I just can't seem to get it to look like that. I am sure none of you have that problem at all!  I have that problem a lot, but fortunately, not this time!  I just hope he liked it.  This card could easily be use as a Christmas card just by changing the background papers and the sentiment.  Hmmmm, I just may do that!  LOL

I used:
Landscape stamp from Michael's
DCWV The Christmas Combo stack
Colored Pencils
Aleene's Glitter Snow
Brown/White Bakers Twine
Yellow stamp pad for the background
Blue stamp pad for the background

A close up view of the snow scene!

Well, thank you so much for stopping in, and I hope you have fantastic kind of day!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Ladies 70th Birthday

Hello!  My Christmas cards have been delayed due to birthdays and Christmas tree and decorating for the Christmas season.  I am trying to stick to priorities and doing what needs to be done first.  With that said, here is my Mom's 70th birthday gift/card from us (I will be putting gifts inside each of these items). My mom has a small collection of "glass" shoes and purses, so that is why I chose to do this for her. I found the shoe pattern Here, and printed it starting with just making a template just to see how hard it would be to put it together.  As you can tell, it is not to hard to do at all.  Then I cut out the purse with my Cricut Expression.  The the fun part was actually choosing the paper and then embellishing it.  It is not perfect but, I am very pleased at how well it turned out. I wanted it to look vintage and I think I achieved that.  I posted on Facebook to all of her friends that it was her 70th Birthday and that I would love it they all sent her a card.  As of now, she has over 10 different birthday cards from friends and family, and I am expecting more for her.  Also, her church had a cake for her last night so tonight I get to spoil her with dinner and her gifts and a cake.  I hope she likes these, and never gets tired of my creations for her.

I used:
K&Company Life's Journey Designer Paper
Teal blue cardstock from my stash
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge for the purse
Cricut Craft Room Basics for the scalloped circle cut on the back of the purse
All the ribbon and lace are from my stash
The paper Roses are from Michael's
The pearl strands are from Michael's
Rhinestones are from Michael's

The Purse and the Shoe together!
 The Shoe!
 The Purse Front
 The Purse Back

Well, I hope you have a day filled with many blessings 
and thank you so much for stopping in.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Deer Scene Birthday

Hello, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past week and have recovered from it all.  Ours was a very busy day as usual.  We travel about an hour away from home and spend lunch with my mom's family and share lunch with them and then we exchange our crafts and such.  That all ends much to quickly for me.  Holidays are not really a time to visit and such.  It is more of a time to say "Hello" and then move on to the next person or next stop.  I am not complaining, I am thankful that I have family to spend my holidays with and such, I just wish we had a little bit more time.  After we are done there we make the 1 hour trek back and stop in and my in-laws and spend the evening with them eating leftovers from their Thanksgiving lunch.  MMMM!  Leftovers are sometimes better than the original!  Anyways, I want to share with you a birthday card I made very quickly on Thanksgiving morning, for my cousin.  He love hunting and where he lives is beautiful country.  So naturally I had to use this stamp for him.  It was a fairly simple card to make.  I just hope he liked it.

I used:
Paper is from my old stash of paper from Wal-Mart
Stamps are from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon from my stash
Lots of inking on the image with pink, two shades of yellow, light green

Well thank you so much for stopping in 
and I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Reveal of my Thanksgiving/Christmas Craft!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Ok the long awaited day has arrived!   Here is my Thanksgiving/Christmas Craft that I promised to share today with you all.  I can't to share it with my family today!  First, I got my inspiration to make these from searching the web to find something unique yet beautiful.  Well this is where I got the idea from HERE, but I changed it up a bit to what I had. It cost me less money then what it would have cost. Had I followed every detail that she has I would have been seriously broke.  Remember I had to make 30 of these.  So I found ways to "cut corners", such as by not using gems all the way around the edge, instead I used "Stickles"...  So with many hours and loads of details and steps that is what I came up with.

I used:
Gloss Paper from Hobby Lobby
JustRite Stamp set:  Grandma's Doilies
Spellbinders Parisian Motifs Die for the bottom layer
The rest of the cuts are done with the Cricut using the Plantin SchoolBook and Sentimentals Cartridges
Tim Holtz Distress ink:  Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Tea Dye.
Versa Mark ink for embossing
Gold/Silver embossing powder
Tassles are handmade some of them are made with "cording" and others are made with "Punch Art" Thread that I found at a yard sale this summer
Stickles for the "faux rhinestones" around the edge of most of them
Some I did use pearls around the edge
Buttons/brads...for the center of the ornament
Martha Stewart Crystal Coarse Glitter
Foam Tape/Zig Glue pens

This one has pearls on the edge and in the center.
Silver embossing

I am fairly pleased at how well these turned out.
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving today with your family and friends!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Snowflake

I have my new computer now, and I am still trying to figure out all the new things on it.  So bare with me as I do that.  So here is another Christmas card I made.  I was trying out my new Cricut Cartridge and the snowflake and the glittered back ground are all from the December 25th Cartridge.  I love how it turned out!  So I knew I had to use it for a card and this is what I came up with!  Also, this card is the first card that I have sent out in the "snail mail" for the Christmas season.  I know, I know, you say why so early?  Well, this one is on its way to my sister down south and it carried something very pictures!  I couldn't wait to get them out to her.  We have not seen her in about 2 years and we miss her so much.  So I thought that I would get them out to her before Thanksgiving when everyone else will receive theirs.  I know she will be thrilled to receive them!

I used:
Theresa Collins December 25th Cricut Cartridge
DCWV Glittered Card stock
DCWV The Homemade Christmas Stack for the background paper
DCWV The Glitzy Glitter Stack neutrals for the snowflake
Spellbinders Parisian Motifs Shapeabilities die for the background cut
Green Satin Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
JustRite Deck the Halls Stamp for the Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping in and I hope you
 have wonderful day!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Cards for Thanksgiving!

Ok the time is getting super close for my reveal of my "Thanksgiving craft". But I also take this time to make a bunch of Christmas cards to pass out...saves on postage. Right? Well, I will be posting a bunch more as the week/month goes.  I have a lot to do and need to really get busy!  I love making Christmas cards because I can use lots of sparkles and shimmery stuff!  Yahooo!  I need to get busy, now!  So you be watching and waiting and I will busy and posting and....

I used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities 2010 Heirloom Ornament Dies
Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch
I-rock and gems
My Mind's Eye Best of Damask Designer Paper stack
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

 Well I hope you like what you see!  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The BIG 4-0!

Well, it has been a little while since I have been on desktop computer has officially died this past week and we are just having a hard time finding a new one that won't break the bank yet last as long as our "old" one did.  I don't really like using the laptop to much but here I am!  Also, just because my computer is down, does not mean that I have not been in my little corner busy making my cards.  I have been very busy making my Christmas cards.  Late start I know, but hey I have about 10 done!  Wooohooo!

Anyways, this post is because my wonderful hubby just turned the big 4-0 this past week!  It is hard to believe that in 10 years we will be looking at 50!  Where does time go?  My hubby used to say when were dating, that "Time flies when your having fun!"  I wouldn't say that it has all been fun, but we sure have had some great and special times together as a family!  Well, my hubby is very special to me and our family.  I have no idea what I would do without him.  He is my absolute best friend!  He provides for our family, so that I have not had to work outside of the home and enables me to teach our kids here at home.  He is still very much a kid at heart when it comes to having fun with the kids!  Yet he is the one person that we all go to for spiritual guidance and he loves the Lord so much.  All of this is because he does love God so much and is always growing in his love for Him.  I just thank God for such an amazing husband, father and leader in our family!

I used:
DCWV The Linen Closet Stack
Brown Cardstock/craftpaper
Gypsy Font Cricut Cartridge for the 40
Cuttlebug folder Clockworks
Gold brad
Sentiment stamp from Hobby Lobby

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

19th Anniversary

Well, yesterday was my 19th Wedding Anniversary with my wonderful hubby!  He is so special to me and I am so glad that God choose him for me.  I could not have asked for a more wonderful and perfect man to complete me.  He is still loving me for who I am, even at my worst times.  There are days/moments that are wonderful and then there are days/moments where it is more work than fun.  But through it all if you come through it all, loving each other more, it is all worth it.  But most importantly, our marriage has been so much richer and meaningful because it is centered around Jesus and loving Him.  Learning to forgive each other and not bringing the past up is HUGE.  God is LOVE and if you love Him, your love for each other is deeper and more full.  Is it always perfect?  No, but you learn and move on and grow deeper in love with Jesus and with each other.

I used:
Christmas Cards Cricut Cartridge for the card base
Cricut Craft Room Basics for the Heart cut outs
Plantin SchoolBook for the scalloped edge
DCWV The All Dressed Up Stack
Cordinations Black Cardstock
Black Ribbon from Michael's
Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder
Stamped Sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby

Thank you so much for stopping in! 
 May you have blessed day!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Oak Leaf Negative, Quilt Card

Okay I am back with another one today!  Not sure who is going to be the lucky recipient of this card...maybe my mom or my sister.  Shhhhh! Don't tell them though!  I have been making a lot of these lately because they are fairly simple and quick.  This one was a little more complicated because I did a lot more cuts by putting things in the corners and then layering them too.  I am very happy how it turned out too!  Whoever gets this, I am sure they will enjoy it!  This time I used my Cricut for all the cuts!

I used: 
DCWV The Natural Stack (I love this paper)
DCWV Glittered stack
Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge
Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge
Recollections Signature Pen: Gold for the stitching

Thanks again for stopping in! 
I hope you have a day filled with many blessings!

Baby Boy, Side Stair Step Dresser

Hello again!  I have been very busy lately and have been all over the place.  One was a baby shower for my cousin and his wife, who just got married a year ago today.  They are having a baby boy in January sometime and the family just had their baby shower.  Such an exciting event for them!  They are special people and have been through a lot in just their first year of marriage.  Either way, we love them so much and are praying that everything goes well from here on out with the baby and delivery. 
Well, I wanted to try one of these side stair step dresser cards, and I had the perfect opportunity to do it!  I am fairly pleased with it...what do you think?  I know they loved the little detail of the International Harvester Tractor, that I included for them. It is their favorite kind of tractor, seeing as how they have one and use on their farm.  That was a fun little detail to add for them!

I used:
A Child's YearCricut Cartridge
Paper Dolls For Everyday Crictut Cartridge
DCWV The Natural Stack
DCWV The Glitzy Glitter Stack
The Polka Dot paper is from my years of collecting paper stash
Red, blue and brown flocking for the bear and the blanket
The sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby
Silver Brads
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Broken China

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Another Quilted Maple Leaf

Okay, okay, I know that your saying this looks just like the last one...Well if you look again the direction of the papers are different and the papers are somewhat different, too.  Let me explain why I did another one.  You may or may not understand, I am sure no has ever done this.  Have you ever made something for someone, and then find out that you need a card for someone else that you forgot about or didn't know it was their birthday/anniversary/whatever else?  Well, this is kinda what happened, I loved the previous card a lot and planned on it maybe going to my BIL.  "Maybe", is the key work here!  Well, I found out that it was a very special young ladies birthday this past week, and I wanted to send her a card, so I needed something quick.  So the previous card went to her, especially since this type of card is kinda gender neutral.  I did add a bow to it, to make it a little more feminine.  So now I had a good excuse to make another card like this and be able to change it up a bit.  These cards are so very easy to make and I think it took me just an hour to make this one, and that is a record for me! :-) I added a little bit of orange to it to make it a bit brighter...this may not go to my BIL though...I do have other birthdays coming up too.  Still not sure who is going to get this one, yet!  LOL  Like I said before, I have a hard time making decisions sometimes...okay, a lot of times!  LOL

I used:
Spellbinders Maple Leaf Die

DCWV The Natural Stack paper
DCWV Glittered stack for the brown glitter paper
I-Rock gems
Stamped Sentiment from Hobby Lobby
Ribbons from my stash

Thanks again for stopping in and seeing what
I have done now! 
I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Birthday Leaf

Hello!  Okay, I have never tried this before and it just kinda came to me.  Maybe, in my sleep, like usual! LOL  I think this is technique is called quilted paper.  Not sure!? I just could not resist to add just a hint of sparkle to this card.  I am very pleased how it turned out.  I think this may go to my BIL, but I am not sure on that either.  LOL  Decisions, decisions!  I joke around that my husband and I are two of the most indecisive people you will ever meet!  This one is so easy!  What I really am working up to is the actual quilting technique where you really make and cut squares.  I am saving that for my Mom's birthday next month.  I just feel like making a bunch of cards and being in my crafty corner these days.  Might be the cooler weather and the trees really starting to change colors and dropping their leaves...feels like Thanksgiving!  LOL

I used:
Spellbinders Maple Leaf Die
DCWV The Natural Stack paper
DCWV Glittered stack for the brown glitter paper
I-Rock gems
Stamped Sentiment from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon from my stash
Thank you so much for stopping by
and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Anniversary Secret Box

I finally got to celebrate my parents 47th Anniversary with them.  My mom was actually pretty sick on the day of their anniversary and it took her a few days to recover from it.  So we waited patiently, and made plans with them for the next week.  So while I waited, I decided to make them a "Secret Box".  I have admired them and looked at them and just finally decided to take the plunge.  With some trial and error, I finally got one assembled and made them one.  You know the saying, "if all else fails, read the directions", yep that is me,  I just jumped in to fast and didn't look at the instructions/videos first all the way through.  Ugggg!  Either way, I am fairly pleased at how well it turned out.  I know they really enjoyed it.  My dad seemed to really realize that these boxes take me a lot of time, but just doesn't quite understand that it is a labor of love.  It is not a labor at all, it is a joy because first of all, I love them very much, also I get to play in my paper, doing something I really enjoy.  I am so blessed to have such a Godly example of love and that they are still together after so many years. 

I used:
Red cardstock for the box and the rosettes and flowers
Making Memories Wedding paper pad
Martha Stewart Scalloped edge punch for the rosettes
Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch for the flowers
1" circle punch for on top of the rosettes
I-Rock gems for the center of the flowers

This is after I LOADED it down with LOTS of goodies,
 that is why the little boxes are sagging so much. 
I forgot to get a picture of it empty!  When it was empty the little boxes stayed straight just fine, but when you add a bunch of goodies it starts to sag a bit.  Oh well that won't last long thought!  LOL

 I think they both liked it!

It's LOVE even after 47 years!

Well, thank you so much for stopping in and seeing just a glimpse of my family life!
I hope you have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Floral Heart Anniversary!

Well, this card is really simple, yet I think it is very elegant.  It is going to my parents who will be celebrating their 47th Anniversary!  They have had their ups and downs but they have been a great example to me.  As much as I don't want to admit that they are getting up in years, they really are.  I hate seeing them get "old" and struggle with things that they never did before, like their health, especially.  But I am so proud of them for staying married and loving each other and loving God so much to pass that down to me. 

I used:
Plantain SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge
Making Memories Wedding paper pad
2 different shades of red cardstock
Martha Stewart Hydrangea Flower Punch
Christmas red stickles
I-Rock Gems
Gray Satin Ribbon from Michael's
Sentiment Stamp from Michael's

Here is a side picture of the heart and flowers so you can see the dimension.

Well, thank you so much for taking a peek at what I have been doing! 
 I hope you have a day filled with many blessings.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sparkly 16th Birthday

Hello!  I hope you all are doing great and staying warm as Fall is here.  Here in Ohio we are under a frost warning for tonight.  Wow, I love fall and colors of the trees and all the fun festivities that come with the preparation of the cooler weather.  Today was one of those days with a fall like party, for my wonderful niece!  Today she turned 16!  She is very special to my family.  She comes and spends a lot of time with us and we really enjoy her.  Well, today we had a party for her and celebrating her and spoiling her!  Anyways, I wanted to make something really special for her and make it very girly.  So I came up with the idea for the card and then the bag with her favorite chocolates in it.  The problem is that she is so special to me that I finally broke down and used a bunch of my favorite papers.  Have you ever had some special paper that you love so much you just can't bring yourself to use.  Well, that is this paper!  I have used it in few little projects but not like this.  I really enjoyed doing this for her and I know she really loved it all!

I used: 
DCWV The Glitzy Glitter Stack (LOVE this paper)
Making Memories Wedding paper
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge for the girl, shoes, and the background papers
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge for the bag
Gypsy Font Cricut Cartridge for the numbers
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge for the flowers
Martha Stewart Punch for the Back Ground papers corners
Blue Stickles
Blue Ribbon from my stash
Rhinestone Brad in the center of the one flower, from my stash

Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope you
have a fabulous day!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall, Thinking of You!

Hello is starting to get cold here in Ohio and the daylight hours are getting shorter.  At night we have seen a whopping 42 degrees.  Brrrr!  I hate to see the summer season go but I do love the cooler weather and I LOVE the fall colors that God gives us to see His glory. 

Anyways, I made this card for a friend of the family who has been really struggling with being sick.  And has had a recent diagnoses of Colitis.  She is so young and has been told that she has a rare kind of it and that there is really no treatment for it.  She has just recently gotten married and has a young family.  I just wanted to send her a card to let her know that she is being thought of and that people around her are praying for her.  So naturally being that we are coming into the fall/Autumn season and colors, I had to make her a card that reflects that.  I hope that this card encourages her to keep on and such. 

I used:
Spellbinders Maple leaf die
Martha Stewart Classic Woodland Paper pad (Back ground papers)
DCWV The Bon Voyage Tavel Cardstock Stack (for the sparkly leaves)
DCWV The Autumn Splendor Cardstock Stack (also for the sparkly leaves)
Brown/white bakers twine
Spider Web embossing folder
Floral sticker from my stash
Orange Stickles
Stamped Sentiment from Hobby Lobby

Well thank you so much for stopping in and taking a peek at what I have been doing! 
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2012 Fall/Autumn Bulletin Boards

Okay, I get the privilege to decorate the church bulletin boards in the main foyer of my church.  I love trying to keep it fresh looking and colorful.  I really enjoy doing them.  So enjoy looking and maybe they will inspire you.

Bulletin board #1:
I used:
Inspired Hearts Cricut Cartridge for the praying people
DCWV The Glitzy Glitter Stack (LOVE it!)
The Sentiment is computer generated "Fall Before God"
Fall Ribbon for the boarder
The leaves I purchased at Michael's and Pat Catan's Craft Store

Bulletin Board #2:
I used:
Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge for the basket
Preserves Cricut Cartridge for the apples in the basket
The sentiment is computer generated, "Fall In Love With Jesus"
Red, green, brown and black cardstock
DCWV Glitter Stack for some of the red apples
Brown Rolled craft paper from Office Max
Fall Ribbon for the boarder
Leaves are from Michael's and Pat Catan's Craft Store

Overall, I am fairly pleased at how well these turned out! 
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a blessed day!

Numbered Birthday

I hope you all have been doing good and have enjoyed your summer.  We have been extremely busy lately with enjoying the last few days of our "summer" before we get back into the swing of school.  The kids always get so excited as the books and curriculum start to arrive.  They can hardly wait for me to open the boxes.  It is almost like opening Christmas presents for them...I think there is something wrong with them.  My oldest has been begging me to start school two weeks ago!  Oh well, I am so glad that they are at least excited, for now. 

Anyways, this fun yet cute card inspiration, came from the wonderful site of "Pinterest"! I changed it up a bit. I made this for my niece who just turned 15! I think it turned out pretty good.  I struggle with making a card that doesn't have a lot of glitzy stuff all over it!  Really hard not to add some kind of sparkle or ribbon. So this one I just rubbed a little stickles around to give it a little shimmer to it.  This is an easy and fun card to make when you have a gypsy to help you design it.  Well, I hope she liked it!

I used:
Plantain Schoolbook Cricut cartridge for all the numbers
Black Cardstock
Making Memories Wedding paper for the background
DCWV Glitter Stack for the pink paper behind the number 15
Pink and Green stickles
White ink
Happy Birthday Sentiment stamp is from Hobby Lobby
Thank you so much for stopping in
and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fluttery Birthday

Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing great!  I can't believe that summer is almost over and it is time for school to start.  Where did the summer go already?  Well, we just came back from a quick camping trip.  Which was kinda stressful, it rained every day and everything was either wet or damp.  YUCK!  It was near impossible to get a fire going to help keep us warm and dry.  But hey the kids had fun and that is what counts, right?  My youngest caught her first fish which was only about 2-3" long!  She was so proud of it though.  They have been begging to go fishing since then.  Anyways, we came home with lots of wet gear and lots of mosquito bites and two very stressed and tired parents and happy kids!  So glad to be home and dry!

Anyways, now onto the card.  I made this for my wonderful Mother-in-law.  I could not ask for a more kind and sweet lady to be my mother in law.  She is so precious to us all.  My kids love spending time with her and just hanging out at her house.  So precious!

I used:
Indie Art Circut Cartridge for the butterfly cuts
Spellbinders scalloped ovals
DCWV Mariposa Stack
Craft Cardstock
Ribbon from my stash
Adhesive pearls
Stamp sentiment from Hobby Lobby

Well thank you so much for stopping in!
I hope you have a day filled with blessings!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What Am I Up To Now?

Well, if you have followed my blog since last year or have read any of my past posts, you know what happens at Thanksgiving time every year!  I know, I know, Thanksgiving isn't until November!  Let me explain myself, for any of you new followers!

On Thanksgiving day, my Mom's family gets together and has a wonderful dinner and a short time of visiting, then it is time to clean up then....the "ladies" share and exchange handmade crafts for each other.  Some are Christmas ornaments, some are baked goods, to jewelry to wreaths...the list goes on.  I am not sure how long we have been doing this, but I know it has been since I have been married.  So I could say it has been at least 15 years.  So I have accumulated a lot of Christmas ornaments to Christmas decor from this.  Well, to make a long story short, I make one for every "Adult" women (Aunt, Cousins...), then whatever is left, then the younger girls can have one.  Either way, I have to make at least 30 of my craft. 

So I found something that I am very delighted how it has already turned out ,and the first two are just my "practice" ones.  So here is a little teaser of just some of the supplies that I am using for my craft.  If I would do one every day for a month, I would get them done so quickly...the only problem is that sometimes I am lucky to even get to sit down at my crafty corner and enjoy it.   Plus I also have cards to work on inbetween all of this and make LOTS of Christmas cards, too.  Anyways, you will just have to wait till Thanksgiving to see what it is!  Enjoy trying to figure it out while you wait.  Till then keep checking my blog out to see what I ended up making.

Teaser #1

Teaser #2

Okay, now that I have given you all some clues, what do you think? 
Also, what are some of your family holiday crafting taditions?

Thanks for taking a peek at what I am doing
and I hope you have a great day!