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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Well I got the new Paisley Cart also for Christmas!!! What a fun little cart. It screams for bright colors and embossing to me!!! Seeing as how I need to replenish my Birthday stash I thought this would make a good start!! This card is a 5X7 and i pulled out my sewing machine to try my hand at a little stitching!! I cut the owl at 31/2 inches and he just layered up super. I have so many flowers that this card seem to find a home next to the owl. The Ribbon and the stamp i used I have had for I dont know how long to long to remember where it is from!!!!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nick's Office Cards

Nick, my son, asked me to make a few Christmas cards to give to a few people in his office!!!  Of course I in all my calm unstressed life said sure!!  I thought i could give him a few of the ones I already made.  But he asked that i give him four of them that I hadn't posted because he was afraid someone would of already seen them!!!!! Then he asked me to wait to post them so no one would get a sneak peek!!!  I made four!!!  This one is the guy one!!

Used some pop dots to lift the deer on the card!!!  I Just got Christmas Noel this year and just love the cuts on this cart!!! 

The cards for the girls in his office got the swirly xmas tree which i was really looking forward to using!!!  I cut them out in four different layers so that they would pop off the card better and be a little better when handling the card.  Made them in three different color style papers !                                                                                                                        

I was somewhat pleased with the out come and would definitely make this card again!!!  I did do embossing in gold and matching colors for the sentiment on the cards!!  Made the the lettering stand out more than just stamping or using my computer for the sentiment at bottom of these cards!!  Colors are somewhat non traditional but hey I am a little like that myself!!!

Well I probably wont get in my little haven until after the holidays to create much!!!  Really need to make some New Years Resolutions so that I am not so stressed next year when Christmas rolls around!!!!  Have a Blessed Holiday Season  everyone!!!! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Feed the Birds

Well I got one more done today!!! Thats five down and I don't know how many to go!!! I saw all these cardinals on different cards and thought they would look nice with the Doodlecharm snowman!!! A little different version than one of my other cards!! Once again this is a 51/2 inch card!!! Found them at Michaels last year and thought i would use them this year!!! Snowflakes I picked up at Big Lots last year also!!! The bird seed is stickles a cardmakers must!!! Doodled the snowman up stuck a ribbon around his neck for a scraf and used a G Studio $1 stamp and voila another Holiday Card!!!
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Another Gingerbread Card

Well I am stuck in a mode of gingerbread!!!!  Needed to make a few quick cards to try and finish up my cards!!!  Something I can make a few of in little time!!!  Christmas is sneaking up on me fast!!!!  I just love the gingerbread man from Stretch Your Imagination.  He looks like he is dancing across the paper no matter where you put him!!!!!  He is cut at 31/2 inches and used the paper from AC Merrymint.  also used a little sentiment stamp from G Studio love those $1 stamps!!!!  This card is a 51/2 in square card that I have loads of so I am sure most people will receive something in this size this year.  Well I hope you all enjoy this and let me know what you think of my little guy!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blue Ginger

Well when I think of Christmas I always think of iced gingerbread men and houses. So I pulled out Stretch Your Imagination and thought I could do this!!! Of course I didn't use the traditional Christmas colors but I think it still looks like a Holiday Season Card don't you??? I am going to try and make this layout in another color hope it compares to this one!!! Thanks for Looking
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Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas

I so loved the wreath cut and doodlecharms santa head I had to give it a try!!!!  And the Pedestal card is my newest favorite card to use!!!!  (Makes doing the inside of the card so much easier!)  I am all for quick and easy!!  I am getting into embossing some really makes your cuts pop!!!  This is the first time I tried using flocking.  Not a whole lot just the red on santa's hat but I think I will try to incorporate more into my cards!!!  Well thanks for looking and enjoy!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary Honey

Well its been 35 years and seems like yesterday that I met the love of my life!!!  Wanted to make a special card to give him Monday Nov 30.( notice ladies i picked the last day of the month so he would never forget the date LOL!!!) Not that he ever will!!!  I used Seetheart Cartridge to make a couple and of course had to ad the grey hair to the couple!!!  Well maybe in another 35 it will just be plain!!!  Well I was pleased with how this turned out I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I have enjoyed the last 35 years with DAVE!!!!

Reindeer Wreath

Well I haven't posted in a while but I have been busy!!!  And the flu season got to me!!  But I am better now just time limited with Holiday Travels!!   The little Gypsy will have to come along!!!  Here is a card that I used Donna Mundinger's cut.file from custom crops.  http://donnamundinger-popsicletoes.blogspot.com/  Her works is fantastic!!!!  Isn't he just the cutest!!     Thanks for Looking   please leave comments!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vintage Holly

Well I really am on a roll with these vintage cards!!!!  So many people had a hand in this card!!!  Go look at Joy's   Purtty Papers blog and you will see one of the people that I use to make this card!!!  I used JOTS and Story Book cartridges.  And I just love Tim Holtz's distressing inks.  They really give you a old time look!!!  Seeing the different vintage cards made me go look for a CD I knew I have had for years!!!  Found it!!!  Now I know I will be making lots of these cards in the future.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Vintage Santa

I love the old time Santa's and I love to use my Cricut!!!
I have bought all sorts of lovely xmas papers to work with and wanted to try my hand at Vintage!!  Of course I am so inspired my Joy over at Purty Papers no one does this shabby sheek vintage better!!!  Let me know what you think of my card!  Leave a comment please!!!!                                                                               

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Twins 1st Birthday

I have been traveling and not really getting to much time to spend on my card making latelyThis makes Sandi a very sad girl.  I needed something quick and easy to make to little guys a card for a party I was going to Today!  Elmo is a very easy cut to work with!!!  With a little embossing and inking he really comes to life I think!!  I made a couple tags to put on the package to liven them up a little!  Now on to some Xmas Cards I think!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In the South

I am traveling with m Husband in the south!!!  Just spent a very relaxing day golfing in Mrytle Beach (Pawleyl Island) and driving down coast to historic Charleston SC.  I am still going to spend some time designing hopefully when I get home I can put some of these designs to work!!!!   Maybe a new post early next week!!  Till then I will enjoy checking out some of my favorite sites and get some inspiration and maybe enjoy checking out some scrapbook area stores and seeing what I can find there!  Oh my forgot checked out Folly Beach, SC.  What a fantastic Place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christmas Wishes Stocking

Good morning!!!! Saw this Sketch from Cupcake Design Sketch and thought why not give this a whirl!!! I use to make fabric country dolls and this little girl so reminded me of them!!! I used my cuddlebug to give a little dimension (Fiskars). I just love that you can use different company's embossing plates with the little guy!!!! Used Doodlecharms and Storybook Cartridge. Made my sentiment using word again (Oh I just love being able to do this) And now I am trying out making a post with Word!! Hope this works because I just love this new font!!!!
Please Leave a Comment and let me know what you think!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snowflakes Are Falling...

I made this card following a post on Cricut Message Boards.  A great group of Ladies over there!!!!
When I started this I thought doesn't look to tricky, well that was before my mind started working!

Size: 5x7
(I need to work a little larger not good at small pieces yet)

I used lots of pop dots for dimension on this!!  Stickled and put pearls on the little snowflakes that I layered about 5 times.  

Ribbon is from my huge stash I have!!!

I used Wild Card for the Argyle layered over DCWV paper I had from last year cut at 5x7.

The snow flakes are from the Winter Woodland cart cut at 1 1/2 about 5 times.

Used George Basic Shapes to cut the Diamonds and ran thru my cuddlebug with swiss dot folder inked with white, powdery blue and silver ink. ( I had to use ds to get diamonds the right size)

Did use a silver gel pen to define the diamonds also.

I really enjoyed this card and am a little proud because I learned so many new things while making it.  

* A special thank you to Custom Crops for posting how to make words in the shape of a circle.  I was able to make my own little circle sentiment using their instructions.  

Let me know what you think!! Leave a comment!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Side- step Card

I was on the Christmas with the Cricut site and browsing thru the cards.  I saw a version with instructions on a side step card.  A little different than a regular flat card.  So here is an attempt of mine of this card.  I used Christmas Cheer, Doodlecharm, StoryBook,  and a stamp from Hampton Arts.  I will be making more of these.   

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trying to get Christmas Cards going.  I hopped on over to Christmas with the Cricut site to get a little inspiration!!  Melanie did this card up on week nine and I really thought it was elegant!!!  Mine is not exactly the same but sure used most of her design.  I hope someday that I get as good so I don't have to always use layout pages and others work to make my cards.  but until then I hope all you great creators out there don't mind giving me that little push!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Well its Mom and Dad's 58th Anniversary on Oct 13.  I bet you they are thinking how the times fly.  I know my parents are a great example of what a marriage should be like.  I know they set a perfect example for my husband and myself over the course of our 35 year marriage.  I saw a card on the Cricut Card Board and thought of them.  So I used once again most of that persons ideas and tweeked and changed a few things and came up with this!!!!  Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009


Well starting to think about some winter cards!!!  I was looking at Okies challanges last week and there was a snowman card made with snowflakes.  I had gotten the Winter Woodland Cartridge and thought one of the snowflakes would make a cute base for a little snowbuddy so Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr came to life!   Please let me know what you think!

Masculine Birthday Card / Cricut Sport Mania

Well I avoid making cards for men!!!!!  Not that there aren't any in my life.  lol   Their is a group of couples we spend time with golfing thru most of the summer.  One on the husbands is celebrating a birthday and this is what I came up with for him.  I of course used my cricut.  Fiddled around on Design Studio to make it work!!  Wonderful program.  This is what I came up with!!!!

Golf Chair Thankyou card

Well the golf season came down to a close.  Well at least the organized part on Weds.  I needed to make a thankyou card for our Chairman who has done so much for the league.  I totally scrap-lifted this one and I cant for the life of me find the creator to give her credit for such an inspiring card for the Fall well here it is!! 

Friday, September 25, 2009

JJ's First Brown's Game

Well last Sunday my two sons took my granddaughter to her first professional football game.  Her Uncle has season tickets to the Browns in Cleveland, Ohio.  Yes he drives three hours on all home games from our home in Johnstown, PA.  I got the new Everyday Paperdoll Cart and decided to use it to make a layout for JJ's scrapbook before I forgot to do it.  Here it is!!!

Hip Hip Hooray SpongeBob

Ok this is the first time I have tried to upload one of my cards into a post!! I bought the Cricut SpongeBob cartridge specifically for one of my granddaughters birthday. She turns 3 as you can tell. Picking out paper little embellishments and making a five inch character was such a challenge.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ok this is the first post I am making I see everones gorgeous post and I wonder why I can't get mine to be like everyone elses. The only thing I seem to have in common is a crazy life!!!! Well I will try to post some of my projects and spruce this page up