Thursday, June 30, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #55

Hello there blogger friends, hope all is well. I bought this new background stamp last weekend at a flee market for $5.00, what a bargain. It measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". I used this stamp as the building block and my inspiration for this card. I love how it turned out, it's even prettier in person than in the picture. I'm entering this card in to the "Peachy Keen Stamps' Sketch Challenge #55". They provide a layout and you are to create your card based upon this. Join in the fun and hop on over to Peachy Keen and see all the great cards made for this challenge.

Here are the requirements for this challenge.

1. Create a card based on the layout provided (Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge, but if you've got them, we looooove seeing how you create with them!) 

2. Project must include basic elements from the sketch, but feel free to get creative and flip them.

I first stamped out the background paper then cut it down to 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
The dress is from the Nifty Fifties cartridge cut at 4".
These paper flowers are brown and light salmon pink colored.

I placed pearls at the waist line and on the skirt. I used a green checkered strip of paper behind the dress.
I didn't want to cover up the newspaper printed background any more than I had to, so I used velum and embossed my sentiment on it in black. I really like this because I can still see the background through it. 
God Bless you,

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thinking of You Poodle Card

Hello Blogger friends. Wanted to post this poodle card real quick. I have wanted to make this cute little poodle from the Nifty Fifties cartridge for a while now. Had a little extra time today to finally make it.
Here is a closer view to see the embossing on the poodle.
I embossed the background with a floral stamp and used clear glitter embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment frame twice on two different papers then cut out the center of the pink one and embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder. Then added 3 pretty little buttons and WaaLaa I was done.
I hope you enjoyed my card.

God Bless you all,

Get Well Soon Flower Card

Good afternoon blogger friends. My husbands grandmother is not doing well so I made this card for her. I only used 3 different colors of paper for this card. It's simple but I love how pretty simplicity can be.

I used 3 different paper punch sizes for the flowers, a 1" circle, 1 1/2" & 2" scallop. I distressed the edges of the small circle in the center of the flower and used Tattered Rose distressing ink by Tim Holtz on the edges. Small self adhesive black rhinestones were used in the center and a white Gelly Roll pen added a little flare to the edges.

I used a Fiskar paper punch on the sentiment background corners and again pink self adhesive rhinestones to add a little bling in the flower centers. I think the sentiment is from Studio G. Thanks for stopping buy.

God Bless you all,

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Challenge #14 - Seeing Stars

Hello blogger friends, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It's time for another challenge at My Craft Spot. This weeks challenge is to incorporate stars into your project. Here is a card I made for this challenge.

I used a Star button in the center of my pinwheel.

I also used the Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder for the back ground of my pinwheel.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July.

God Bless you all,

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award - Thanks Cindy

Hello blogger friends. I feel so blessed, this is the second blog award I have received this week from my sweet friend Cindy. This is "The Versatile Blogger" award, Isn't this a beautiful award. Thank You so much Cindy. Please go over to Cindy's blog Card Crazee Me 53 and look at all her beautiful creations.

There are certain rules that go with receiving this award and they are as follows:

1.  Thank the person who sent it to you "Thank You so much Cindy"
2. Tell 7 things about yourself
3. Send this to 5 fellow versatile bloggers

So here are 7 things about myself.

1. I'm getting to that age where I now have to were reader glasses (phoo whoo)
2. My favorite color is Pink (Who doesn't love pink)
3. I have 3 dogs, a cat, fish and 2 frogs, and a pond in the back yard with fish
4. I meet my husband in 1982, love at first sight and we've been together ever since
5. My youngest son moved to Texas 5 months ago and I still cry about it. I miss him so much
6. I love to knit baby booties for charity
7. My favorite Disney character is 'Tinkerbell'

Here are the 5 people I am sending this beautiful award to:


Hop on over and have a look at these blogs and enjoy everyones unique creations.

God Bless you all,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday Challenge #13 - How Sweet It Is

Hello my blogger friends. I made this card for the Monday Challenge #13 - How Sweet It Is that is going on over at My Craft Spot. This sweet cup cake is from Once Upon a Princess it's so adorable, I love how she turned out. On the inside I used a Sizzix Happy Birthday die cut for the sentiment.

Cricut Cartridge: Once Upon a Princess
Cup Cake on page 50 cut at 3"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots
Sizzix Die Cut: Happy Birthday sentiment
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink: Tattered Rose
Misc Items: ribbon, flower brads and Gelly Roll white pen

God Bless you all,

Sweet Blog Award - Thank You Cindy

I want to say "Thank You" to my blog friend Cindy at Card Crazee Me 53 for this Sweet Blog Award. I only meet Cindy just a short time ago and we're becoming great blogger friends. Please go over to her blog site and look at all her beautiful cards and her incredible sentiments she writes for them (I call them poems). I'm really excited and happy to receive this award. I mean look at it, fresh strawberries just in time for summer, Yum.

The rules for receiving this award are as following:

1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2) To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

7 Random facts about me:
  1. I am a Christian and want to thank God for the gift he gave me so I can share this fun with my blogger friends
  2. I eat chocolate almost every day (go chocolate!!)
  3. I would craft everyday if my bills would magically get paid 
  4. I am a dental assistant
  5. I use to be a life guard and teach swimming lessons when I was in high school 
  6. Nachos loaded with everything (but hot peppers) one of my favorite dishes
  7. I'm a blubbering baby and cry at all  movies whether their happy or sad
And now I get the pleasure of passing on this award to some other gifted, crafty bloggers. Wow there are so many great crafty people out there this is going to be hard.


Please have a look at these blogs. I love to visit and see all the wonderful cards and crafts that everyone posts.

Again Thank-You Cindy. Please have a look at her SWEET blog if you haven't already, you'll enjoy it.

God Bless you all,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Moms Break and Lunch Sign

Hi bloggers, I wanted to share a post of the Tepee (or A frame) sign my mom made. She made this sign to put up at her desk when she went on her break or lunch. She used Kate's ABCs, one of my favorite cartridges. It turned out really super cute.
This is on one side.

And this is on the other side.

I think she may be in trouble because this is so darn cute that everyone where she works will want her to make them one.

God Bless you all,

Birthday Card Challenge

Happy Sunday blogger friends. This post is for a challenge going on over at My Pink Stamper. The challenge is to make anything with a birthday theme. Here is a cute little birthday princess from the Mini Monsters cartridge. She is on page 47 and cut at 4". I used a black button brad for her button instead of the paper cutout and used my iRock for a little bling under the Happy Birthday. It's hard to see in the picture but I added little dashes and dots around the card with Glitter Gel Pens. The paper is from DCWV. I embossed her dress, hat and the pink around the happy birthday with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Go on over to My Pink Stamper and look at all the wonderful entries everyone has posted.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my Birthday Princess.

God Bless you all,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Circle of Friends

Happy Friday blogger friends. I bought this 'Friends' stamp at Craft Warehouse for only $1.00 what a bargain. Here is the card that I made with this cute stamp. The paper is DCWV, misc. buttons, ribbon and a little Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tattered Rose and Crushed Olive. I leave the insides blank on all my cards so when I use them I can personalize it to the person receiving the card. The card size is an A2.
I used pop dots on the back of the friends layer to hold it up off the card a little. Glue dots were used on the back of the buttons. I hope you enjoyed this simple little card.

God Bless you all,

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nuts About You

Hi blogger friends, I hope you all are well. I made this card for my husband and am going to give it to him on Father's Day. He loves peanuts so when I saw this peanut in the Create a Critter booklet I wanted to make it for him and wright something mushy inside. I know he's not my dad but I wanted to let him know how much I appreciate him and to say thanks for every thing he has done for me. The image only came as a fella so I made a second one, flipped it and cut off the hat from the image and the shadow to make a girl. She also got a bow on top of her nut, so cute hu!

I made a little heart and covered it with some Stickles for a little sparkle bling.
I have an oval punch but wanted scallops around it. Since I don't have an oval scallop punch I made scallops to go around it with my round scallop punch. I punched out two black round scallop punches and cut out the center. I then went around the inside with my scissors and cut little slits so it could bend. Then I used my ATG gun and placed sticky all around the back edge of my sentiment punch and placed the black scallops around the outside.  It really was very easy to bend around the back as you can see from the photos below. I hope this makes sense. Maybe the below photos will help.
See how I cut little slits all around the inside edge after removing the center.
 The strips easily bent around the back side of my sentiment after I put down the ATG tape. I love how easy it was but makes such a big impact. Thanks for stoppin' by.

Cricut Cartridge: Create a Critter
Peachy Keen: Critter Faces Stamps
Other items: button, ribbon, Stickles and Tim Holtz Distressing Ink, oval and round scallop punch.
Sentiment: printed from computer then punched out

God Bless you all,

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fathers Day Cards

Hello blogger friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Saturday. I spent a beautiful sunny day with my husband at a car show. The weather was great and we had a lot of fun together eating hot dogs and ice cream and looking at a lot of really nice cars.

I have three fathers day cards to share with you that I made this week. First is the card I made for my father. I got the idea for this card from blog hopping and saw this mans wallet on She has a patten for this wallet on her blog so go on over and check it out. Im entering this card in to a challenge happening over at My Craft Spot called Monday Challenge #12-We love you, Dad! You are to make a special card or project for your dad. Head on over and have a look at all the fun this week.
I used Tim Holtz Distressing Inks in Vintage Photo and Tea Dye. I took a sponge and inked and inked and inked until it had a leather look to it. I used an alphabet stamp and stamped my dads initials on the front of the wallet.

I used my sewing machine to sew the wallet together and filled it with miscellaneous items I made.

I used Sure Cuts Alot to make keys and tickets. I used a Sizzix tag die cut for the tag and a stamp set I had for the coins. On the back of the tag I wrote my dad a little note with a white Gelly pen. I really like how it turned out.

This next card is for my father-in-law (my husbands step father). He lives in Long Beach, WA and owns a restaurant called The Hungry Harbor and it has a pirate theme to it so I thought this was a fitting card for him.
 On this card I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and my Gypsy. The Pirate is cut at 4" and the ship is cut at 4". I used chalk and a white Gelly Roll pen for accents. I used Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces for the Pirate face. I think he turned out so cute.

I cut another map for the inside, inked it up and used a Happy Fathers Day stamp.

I made this card for my father in law (my husbands biological father). He loves motorcycles so when I saw this motorcycle in the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge I knew I had to make it for him.
I had some silver paper and ran it through my Cuddlebug with the Diamond Plate folder, it's so cool looking in person and really looks like diamond plate. I had some brads that look like screws and they fit perfectly on this card. I used Nate's ABCs for the word "Ride".
I used a small piece of silver paper and cut another tag with the Sizzix tag die cut for the inside of the card. All cards are a standard A2 size. Thanks for hangin' in there I know this was a long post.

God Bless you all,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Episode 196

Good morning blogger friends, I hope everyone is doing great this beautiful day. Well another Throwback Thursday Challenge is happening over at My Creative Time. This weeks challenge is to create a card using a Cricut Lite Cartridge of your choice and incorporate some BLING somewhere on it. The cartridge I used was Four Legged Friends. I thought the bunny looked really cute but now I'm not to sure, he looks angry. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make him/her look less angry please leave me a comment. Well here is the angry bunny.
I used Glossy Accents on the flower and leaf  above and then added some rhinestones on the top right hand corner of the card. Sorry the picture below didn't turn out very well, bad lighting I guess. Ooops.

Cricut Cartridge: For Legged Friend cut at 3 1/4"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Spots and Dots
 Also used: Versa Magic Chalk Ink, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks,
iRock Rhinestones, 1 1/2" punch and a wood mounted stamp.

So hop on over to My Creative Time and join in all the fun. Again if anyone has any suggestions on how to make my angry bunny not look so angry please leave me a comment.

God Bless you all,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Sons Birthday Card

Hello blogger friends. I don't want to let you know how lame I am but to tell you the truth I am. If God hadn't attached my head I would have lost it a very long time ago. Well my youngest son's birthday was last Saturday the 4th and I mailed him his card last week with out taking a picture of it first. He lives in Texas and I live in Vancouver, WA so I couldn't just hop on over and get a picture. So I had to ask him to take a picture of it and email it to me so I could put it on my blog. Hope you can see it okay.
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up
Cowboy and Cow on page 66
Card Size: A2
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Distressed Stripes
Peachy Keen: Everyday Character Faces (for Cricut Paper Dolls)
Misc chalk colors on cow for hooves and horns and Gelly Roll white pen

I don't remember the exact size I cut it at but its an A2 size card so I'm guessing the cowboy is somewhere around 3 1/2" and the cow at 3". Well I hope you still enjoyed my card.

God Bless you all,

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Challenge # 11 - Tie it On!

Hello blogger friends, here is the card I made for the Monday Challenge #11 - Tie it On taking place at My Craft Spot. The requirements were to tie ribbon or twine somewhere on your card. I wanted to make a sweet (pun intended) simple little card and since I really love the Kate's ABCs cartridge I decided to use it for my card. I wanted soft clean colors with no clutter. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Cartridge: Kate's ABCs
Image: Flower4 on page 29 cut at 3", Phrase cut at 1 1/4"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: D'vine Swirls
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink: Tattered Rose
Misc: Twine and button

Trying to keep it simple I tied twine around one edge and used a button to top it off. Yes I did use my gel pen to stitch around my card, me and my stitching, I love it. But in my defense I know that I'm not the only one that loves to stitch around their cards so I'm okay with it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

God Bless you all,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

What's on Your DesK?

Good morning blogger friends. My post this morning is for a request from Christina at Creations With Christina. She asks that we all take pictures of our work areas and post it on her site. NO cleaning up your space first, just take a picture as it is. Here is a picture of mine. I'm working on Father's Day cards right now (almost done). I will post these in the next few days. So come on you all and join in the fun and let us see your craft desk. So hop on over to Creations With Christina and post your picture.
God Bless you all,