Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Chirstmas Everyone!

I hope everyone had a Wonderful Holiday!  I took a little break from my blog to complete all of my Christmas cards, holiday decorating and shopping.  I have an extremely large family and send out lots of cards.  Everyone enjoys my homemade cards so If I were to send out store bought, I would not hear the end of it.  This year I made just over 100 cards.  Enjoy.........................





Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Cricut Cardz Challenge #51

For challenge #51, make a card for Thanksgiving using any cartridges you'd like and the colors blue, brown, orange, yellow and white ONLY.

Recipe
Celebrate with Flourish
DCWV Amber Autumn Fall Stack
Stickles

Happy Thanksgiving Tuesday Challenge #16 Made by Momo

Make a card using a Turkey!  So here you go..........

Recipe
Amber Autumn Fall Stack Collection DCWV
Cricut Cut Celebrate with Flourish
PaperTry Inc Ribbon
Stickles

Monday, November 8, 2010

Truck'in Birthday

This card was made for My Son's 17th Birthday! 

Recipe:
Just because cards
Scrap Papers
Fishing Swivel hook
Large Brads

A Few Thank You Cards

A few thank you cards I made to show our appreciation to the gracious thoughts and support our Friends and Family showed us during the loss of our very young Cousin James.  It's already been a month today that James has left us, but he is always on our minds and will never be forgotten.
Recipe: Close to my Heart Acrylic Stamp Set With Love
Various Paper Scraps
Papertrey Inc-Ribbon


Recipe: Country Life
Various Scraps
Background Paper-October Afternoon Seaside
Papertrey Inc- Ribbon

Two Little Piggies


I made this card for my son's girlfriend's birthday. We had a conversation a few days before her birthday about her wanting a little black pig that she was going to name Pinkie, then she said she wanted a pink pig to name Blackie. I couldn't resist with this card. It turned out so cute I had to make another one for my youngest son's girlfriend just because.


Recipe: DCWV The Black Currant Stack
Papertrey Ink- Raspberry Fizz Cardstock & Ribbon
Pigs-Just Because Cards
Sentiment- My Pink Stamper Family & Friends
Pink Dots- EKSuccess

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sorry I have been gone for a while, I still have been making cards and crafting.  I actually just finished a 14 page scrapbook!  Just haven't really gotten back into posting my stuff at the time.  Earlier in October we tragically lost a very young family member and it's be a extremely tough for everyone, so we have been spending more time with family members over the last 3 weeks trying to help ease the pain.  Family and friends are truly amazing during tragic times like this and very much appreciated. The love and prayers everyone shows are so special now and always.  Thanks to everyone for your support, love and prayers.  We will get through this and one day be reunited with everyone we have lost.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

On the 3rd Day of Halloween - Rag Doll

You can find the challenge here http://simplybettychallenges.blogspot.com/
The challenge is to create a card using Sally as your main Rag doll! You can also follow the links to the others on the design team, they are all so wonderful. I found the Images online and used Photoshop to create the colors of Sally and the Sign. The background paper is from K & Company Tim Coffey Halloween Mat Stack. Spiderweb cut @ 5" from Paper Doll Dress up Cricut Cart. Martha Stewart Spider punch for the spiders and Black Diamond & Orange Peel stickles. I know just the right person to give this one too!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Challege #13 Made by Momo



Momo's challenge was to create a card using Orange, Yellow and Green. I used the buck cut out from the Wildlife Lite Cart, and used papers from DCWV.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day Challenge #1


Creations with Christina's first Challenge of the Day. create a card using the sketch you can find here http://www.creationswithchristina.com/2010/10/world-card-making-day-challenge-1.html
I used papers from DCWV the Natural matstack, cut out the Eagle from Wildlife just using the 1st layer at 1.5".

Friday, September 24, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #60


This one if for you Uncle Mark! Happy Birthday! Hope you like it........
I made this card especially for my husbands uncle. We all know how much he loves yellow grasshoppers (not). I can't wait until he gets this card. I used the grasshopper from Live Simply cut at 3.5".

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cards made by S & A

The top two cards were made by My Son: The Guitar Card is his very first card, he made for his brother for his birthday and the second card he made for his Dad for his birthday. I just love the Whale tale coming out of the Pelican's mouth. What a great idea he came up with. Too Cute!


My Son's girlfriend made these two cards the penguin is her very first card. It all started when she needed to make a name plate for her desk at school. I love watching the excitement on her face when she is designing. They both did an awesome job on the cards!




Monday, September 6, 2010

Just for Fun


PaperTrey Inc Cardstock
Heidi Grace Reagans Closet Paper Collection
Coredinations Pearls Cardstock
Splish Splash Tub cut @ 2.5

Made By Momo - Tuesday Challenge

Tuesday Challenge this week is to use Black & White with one other color of your choice. I choose Turquoise for my Octopus cut using Splish Spash!


PaperTrey Inc Cardstock
Coredinations Pearls Cardstock
K & CompanyCardstock
Splish Splash Octopus cut at 4"

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Companion Challenge: Birthday Bash!

I made this Birthday card for a Friends father that turned 90 Years Old, what an accomplishment. This gentleman was in World War II and a pilot on a Bomber Plane. This card was so perfect for him. I did not see him open the card and his reaction, but from what I heard it is now on display on his fridge at home. He loved it!!

Stand and Salute
DCWV Green Stack
K & Company Remake Earth Browns Paper Pad
Brads
Chalk ink to make the Camouflage look on the plane

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Surf's Up! Bitten by the Bug2 Challenge

Bitten by the Bug2 Life's a Beach Challenge....Lizard Cut. Life's a Beach is one of my Favorite Carts, I just love all the cuts on it especially the Lizard.


I used pop dots on the feet and positioned them in to make him look like he is raised up on the board. I curled his tail so that was sticking up too. Looks better in person then the picture.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #53


Create a Critter-Hedgehog cut at 2.5
Papertrey Inc-Cardstock
DCWV Flower Shower-Pattern Paper

You Rock-Teen Card

It's been a while since I entered a Challenge. This Teen card is for Cricut Cardz Challenge #36, make a teen birthday card using any cartridge or color you'd like.

Sorry if the pictures did not come out well. I found it hard to photograph the card due to the silver cardstock and it was raining outside, so had to take it indoors. I made this card for my Son's birthday this week. He likes things like this and if you've seen his room you will know this is perfect for him.
Papertrey Inc Cardstock
Silver Cardstock run through Diamond Plate Cuttlebug folder
Skull & Bones-Lifes a Beach
Ribbon-Papertrey Inc Scarlet Jewel
Eyelets & silver photo holders-Making Memories
My Niece loves Horses, she is always going to riding camp so this card is perfect for her Birthday. The card measures 6.25x5.5, I designed on my Gypsy using a template to fit for this size card.
Create a critter
Paper Doll Dress up
Papertrey Inc Cardstock
My Minds Eye-Home Mat stack in Pink
Paper Scraps


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I Love Butterflies............this one is cute from Live Simply using scraps from The Blossoms & Butterflies stack from DCWV.


The top card was an inspiration from Kristina Werner in A Year in Cards-July 2010. Cards with repetition, I used vellum paper on the bottom and stamped the butterflies in repetition. The paper used on both cards was from The Blossoms & Butterflies stack from DCWV and Paper Trey Inc cardstock.

I just love this paper from Creative Imaginations. I made these two cards and the retirement card in July using the same line.
I made this card using the Create a Critter Cart. One of my good friends lost her cat recently and I thought maybe this would cheer her and her boys up.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Graduation Card



I made this graduation card for someone that really likes elephants. I used Create a Critter and Everyday paper dolls for the cuts. Thanks to Made by Momo for such a cute tutorial on her graduation card. Be sure to check it out, she is such an inspiration.

My First Mini Album

This is my very first attempt at a mini album. I did blur the name on the front cover, but used K&Company Adhesive Chipboard Woodgrain Alpha. The paper is also from K&Company, Sea Glass. I used various embellishments from the same collection along with prima flowers to match. I used my cricut on a few cuts and the cuttlebug.