Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mother's Day Gifts 2016

So here is my handmade gift I made this year extra special for our mom's.  These were so surprisingly simple and quick to make.  Such a simple craft that turns out great with very little effort and can be reused again if they desire to share them with someone else!  These are simple paper purses, and no Cricut was used for the making of them except for the tags!  Just a paper cutter, and punches and some strong adhesive and embellishments. I loved the results and they almost looked like real purses, even down to the faux stitching done with a ruler and a white gel pen.  Then I filled these gift bags with some goodies, and some pretty smelling Bath and Body works soaps and hand sanitizers.  I know they enjoyed them a lot and were delighted to get them. 

   HERE is a video tutorial that was wonderfully done to know how to make one yourself.
Thank you for taking a look at what I have been busy doing down in my craft space!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

2016 Mother's Day Cards

Well, these are just a few of the cards I did for the moms in our families for Mother's day!  I tried to stick with a the same color scheme or coordinating papers for them all, except one.  As you can see one is a new mommy to be soon.  We are all so very excited for my niece and her hubby and their sweet little baby boy that is coming in the end of August.  Yahoo!  I did a bunch of the Free cuts on the Cricut Design Space which made things a lot simpler for me and this crazy busy time of year.  The mom to be one, was my own design.  Anyways, I think they all liked them! 
Thank you for stopping in, I hope you have a great day!

Peter Pan Birthday

Hello, only a few more posts for the day, and I should be done till the next time!  :-)  Anyways, this card was made for my daughter who just turned 19.  She loves the classic stories, such as Peter Pan.  So I just had to make her a card that reflected that.  Plus to make it even better, we had her cake done to match.  I still feel that the card was missing something but was very proud of myself for doing several image downloads and converted them into cut files to cut on my Cricut Explore. <3 and="" came="" font="" happy="" i="" is="" know="" nbsp="" she="" so="" this="" up="" very="" was="" what="" with="">

Thank you so much for looking around at my projects
and I hope you come by again soon!
Think Happy Thoughts!

Hello Birthday Pop Up

Hi!  Yet another one of my recent creations with my Cricut!  My niece just recently had a birthday and I was a little late at getting it to her, so I kinda made a belated birthday card for her.  This was my opportunity to use the telephone cut that I have always loved and wanted to do!  I love this paper and how this card turned out so cute.  The inside I also made the message a pop up like I did for the previous graduation cards for her sisters.  Such a simple technique with a little bit of flare.  All the writing was done on my Cricut and then I stamped images around the edges of the pop up inside the card.  I hope she liked it!
Just click HERE to learn how to make the inside Pop Up!

Thanks for stepping into my craft room with my Cricut and seeing what we have been up to! 
Have a wonderful day!

Time Flies 25th Anniversary

Hello again,  Here is another card I have recently made.  This one was for my sister and her hubby's 25th wedding anniversary.  All I know is that I wanted to do hot air balloon for someone, and they just happened to have an anniversary.  So that was perfect, because time flies when you are married and so busy raising your kids and just life in general.  So this is what I came up with for them.  The inside was also a pop up with the words, "Happy Anniversary" that I cut out and just attached to each side of the inside of the card.  I knew I wanted it to have some silver and to be elegant yet simple too.  I think it turned out decent enough for what I was going for. 

Well, thanks again for taking a look into
 my card making life!
Have a great day!

College Graduation Shaker/PopUp Cards 2016

Well Hello Again!  I have been down in my craft room a lot lately and have a few projects to show you all!  So stick with me as I update and make several posts to show you all what I have been up to!  Anyways, 2 of my nieces, who are sisters, are graduating from college and about a week apart from each other. The problem is that one is in Kentucky and the other is in California.  Whew, what a huge distance from each other and home.  Anyways, I sent them both the same card just with slight variations either in color and ribbon and such.  They are both shaker cards, so hopefully the post office didn't freak out when they made noise. LOL  Plus the inside was a type of pop-up.  A pleasant surprise to open to.  I sure hope they liked them! 
And if you want to know how to make the inside pop up, just click HERE!

Thank you all so much for stopping by
 and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Basketball Popup Box Card

Hi everyone! Well my son just turned 17! 😱 Where did the time go? Why do they have to grow up? I love that he is growing up so fast and is so much fun but can't he slow down a little...😩 
Anyways, he has grown to love playing basketball these last couple of years and has started to greatly improve in his ability to play. We are very proud of him! So naturally his card had to be all about the game and it needed to be cool.
So this is what I came up with!

Thanks for coming over and I hope you have a fabulous day! 

2015-2016 B-ball Coaches

Hello again! Officially basketball season has come to an close for this school year. We are happy but sad that it is over. Happy because of all the nonstop running from here to there and such. But sad because it so much fun to meet new friend and old ones and just to simply cheer on our son and his team! They did pretty good this year considering they got a bunch of new players and some had never played Basketball before. By the end of the season they finally found what works for them and started beating all the other teams. They also surprised everyone and won the championship game too. We are all so proud of them! They worked really hard for that! 
So of course we are greatly appreciative for the coaches who worked equally as hard at coaching them. I have always made a card for them at the end of the season and this is what they received! Simple and quick! 

The basketball on this one is on an action wobble to give the card a bit of movement and fun.
Thanks for coming by, come back by again soon and have a great day!

Layered Trees

Hi!  I hope you all are doing well!  So I made this card for a very special lady. She is such a joy and a blessing when she comes to visit and just really knows how to love people and be an encouragement to those around her. So I just felt so compelled to make and send her an extra special card. This is what I came up with! I hope she likes it. 
Thank you for popping by and have a blessed day! 

Ordination Card

Recently our assistant pastor was ordained to be a pastor. What a great time of worship and meeting of new friends. It was a very special weekend for us all, but especially for him. He not only was ordained but he also launched his book that day. This book was 7 years in the making and God finally released it to the world. I am very eager to read it. 
Either way, on such a special day, you gotta make a card, right? 😃 A very simple card yet very classy looking! 

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Boys Dinosaur Glass Block

Hello everyone!  I was recently asked to make another glass block for someone's baby boy shower. I found out what their theme was for their baby's room and from there I was able to customize it, down to what his name will be when he makes his entrance into the world. I love the ball cap on the dinosaur! I was very pleased at how well this turned out and I know the momma liked it too! Such a simple little personalized gift to give for many occasions. 

Thanks for taking peek at what I have been up to in my crafting room! I hope you have a great day! 

Valentine's Day Popup Cards

Hi again!  I made Valentine's Day cards for my kids and my hubby! My kids all said they really didn't want a box of chocolates this year, so I just bought a little bit of candy and gadgets...kinda like Easter baskets but no basket. These were free cuts from Cricut for the month of February so I jumped on it and used them. I love pop up cards, so now I think I NEED this cartridge. Well played Cricut...😱  

Thanks for taking a look at what I have been up to lately! 
I hope you have fabulous day filled with many fabulous blessings! 

Foxy Birthday

Hello again, I am trying to do catchup of my crafty creations from the past few months. 
I made this layered card for my daughter's 14th birthday. Hard to believe she is 14 now. She has always loved her animals. It was perfect timing that I had just gotten the Four Seasons Home Decor Cricut Cartridge. And of course so I just had to try it out! 😃 I think it turned out pretty good. Plus I know she liked it and that is what matters.

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

Baby Girl Glass Block

Hello all! I have recently had the pleasure of making a glass block nightlight for a dear friends new baby girl. I have never done one before but I think it turned out pretty good. Such a simple and quick gift to make and give, and it is very personal. I love how it has the baby's birth stats on it too, that makes it super personalized. She really loved it! It is now her nightlight for those late night feedings!❤️
Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a fantastic day!