Friday, February 7, 2014

Hoppy Birthday!

My sweet little baby girl just turned 12 this week!  Where does the time go!  She is growing up way to fast, yet there are moments where I still see little glimpses of that little girl in her.  She is always ready to smile or giggle at something or with you.  I am truly blessed that God chose me to be her momma.  If you could know her, she always has some kind of insect or frog in her hand or in a jar, through out the spring/summer months.  Even last summer, she cried when one of her many caterpillars died.  Last summer we ordered a butterfly kit where we got to see the caterpillars turn into butterflies and then released them back into the wild.  That was so cool!  She really enjoyed that a lot.  Actually, I think we all enjoyed it.  She brings so much joy and adventure to our little family! So naturally, this is where my inspiration came from for her card!  It made her giggle a little, especially with the frog being on an action wobble.  When it wobbles, the goggle eyes rattle!  What fun!

I used:
Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge for the Frog
Kate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge for the Jar and grass cuts
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge for the party hat
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for the Background cuts
The Paper Studio Persnickety paper pack
Action Wobble behind the frog
Goggle eyes from my stash
Martha Stewart Butterfly boarder punch for the butterflies
Paper flowers from my stash
"Hoppy Birthday" sentiment made using alpha bet stamp set from my stash
Butterfly Ribbon from my stash
Here is what it looks like with the Action Wobble in action!  Fun!
Thank you for Hopping by!
I hope you have a day filled with many blessings!

A Little Bit of Summer Pop Up Box Card!

Hello dear bloggy friends!  I hope you all are staying thawed out this cold winter.  It has been unusually cold here.  I love winter, but not when the temperatures are this cold.  I would like to be able to send my kids outside to play in the snow, but with it being this cold, they can't.  Anyways, knowing that spring and summer are just around the corner, I decided to bring a little bit of that into my card making.  My sweet SIL's birthday was just here and I know she loves being outside in her flower beds and garden and I am sure she is getting antsy to be able to do that again.  So I thought I would send her a little bit of summer to warm up her birthday a little for her.  Plus, I have been enjoying seeing the "Card in a Box" technique and I decided that I wanted to try my hand at it.  If you know me, I am always trying a new card technique.  Pushing myself to try something new, is something I really enjoy doing, especially when it comes to using my papers and glue!  I love how this turned out!

I Used:
DCWV  Lemon Flower Stack
Yellow textured cardstock
DCWV Glitter Stack for the Star Cuts on my Cricut
The Daisy were stickers that were given to me years ago,from Walmart
Cupcake and "Celebrate" stamps from Hobby Lobby and hand cut out
Rhinestones from Michael's dollar bin 
"Happy Birthday" Stamp from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stay warm!