Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Granny Square Card

Hello my blogger friends. I wanted to share another card with you today. I'm a knitter but have always loved the look of Granny Squares which is done by crocheting. They are such pretty lacy little squares. So being the person I am I went on You Tube and taught myself how to crochet Granny Squares. Then I thought let me try to make them really small and put them on a card and waaa-laaa that became the inspiration for this card. And then guess what my husband being the wonderful husband he is stopped at Ross on his way home from meeting with a client and bought me a Martha Stewart punch, this one is called Quilted. It just all seemed to come together. I hope you like it.
Here is a close up of one of the little Granny Squares. They each measure 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".
I used my Gelly Roll pen and stitched around the punched area. I think this helped pull the card together. So what do you girls think? Please feel free to leave a comment.

God Bless you all,

Monday Challenge # 18 - Emboss It!

Hello blogger friends. It's time for the Monday Challenge at My Craft Spot and it's all about Embossing this week, any kind of embossing such as dry, heat, faux, etc. I used my Cuttlebug folder Domino's for my embossing of choice. First let me tell you that tomorrow is going to be a very sad day for my husband and I. Our youngest son moved to Texas at the beginning of this year and now our oldest son is moving down with him. Our house will be so empty and they will be so far away from us, over 2,500 miles, UGGG. We take him to the airport in the morning, I hope I have enough tissue. I made him this cute little mouse card and then decided to enter it into the Monday Challenge.
Isn't he so cute, he is from the "Four Legged Friends" lite cartridge. He is cut at 3.50". I used some distressing ink around him and a few little white gel pen accents here and there and then popped him up with some dimensionals. I also used distressing ink on a sponge dabbed softly all over the top of the embossed domino's.

I used Tim Holtz Scallop Tag Die cut for this tag and used rub-on-letters for the "miss you". Added a little heart and some stitching around the edge. Oh ya don't forget the Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tea Dye around the edges.
I just love his little face, he's so cute. I think by adding a little white dot in his eye really brought him to life. I hope you enjoyed him.

God Bless you all and please come by again.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nutty Squirrel Card

Hello bloggers it's so nice where I live, I think we're at 86 degrees now. Made this little card today with the help of my Gypsy and Cricut. It's from the Create A Critter cartridge and I know how much so many of us love this cartridge.
Isn't he just adorable. I used some pop dots to make him have dimension.

I used Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder to emboss the nut then added a button with raffia tied through it. And lets not forget the Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tea Dyed. I don't think I do any project without Tim Holtz Distressing Ink's I love that stuff.

I used my Gypsy to weld to nuts together to make the front and back of the card. I love my Gypsy, don't know what I would do with out her.

Thanks for stopping by for a look.

God Bless you all,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Elephant Card For Cindy

Hello blogger friends. My friend Cindy at Card Crazee Me53 fell and is not feeling really well right now. I made this cute little elephant card for her. If you haven't had a chance to see Cindy's blog please go visit and look at how talented she is. She really creates beautiful cards. Maybe even leave her a get well comment.
Isn't he just the cutest. I used my Gypsy and my Paisley cartridge, if you don't have a Gypsy you can find him on page 28.
The paper is from DCWV and is from the Once Upon A Time mat stack. The little envelope is from some scrap paper.I though the paper I used for the elephant looked kind of like elephant skin. The background paper had that really pretty gold corner accent on the opposite corner as well but I had to cut it off to fit the card. I still think it worked.  I used Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Vintage Photo to  ink around the elephant, his ear and the letter.
I added 3 little gems to the top right corner with my iRock. My son brought me home two pens in gold and silver. I used the gold one and a straight ruler to outline the card. I'm really happy with how it framed the card.
I used my Gypsy again and made the envelope large enough to fit the inside of the card and then added a sentiment. Oh I also inked up the edges of the envelope.
Here's a picture of the gold pen, they are really stinky when you use them but it sure goes on nice.

God Bless you all and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Craft Banner

Hello blogger friends. I have a quick post tonight. I was in a crafting mood (when am I not, hee,hee,hee) and wanted to make something for my room. I made a quick banner that says "Crafts" and hung it by my next to one of my shelves. I used Kate's ABCs cartridge for this project and my Gypsy.
I used lots of flowers and buttons to dress it up a bit. Lots of fun, but when is crafting not fun.

God Bless you creative crafters,

A Thing Of Beauty Award

I just want to say Thank-You to Lolis at My Creative Corner for awarding me this "Thing Of Beauty Award". So very kind of her. She has a wonderful blog site with so many beautiful creative crafts, so please hop over to her site and have a look around.
Okay the rules for this award are to tell 5 things about yourself and then pass it on to 5 other bloggers.

5 things about me.
1. I love to be warm, 80 - 90 degrees is great for me
2. My favorite colors are Pink & Brown
3. I'm addicted to drinking tea (I drink it all day until I go to bed)
4. I hate, did I say hate mushrooms (YUK!)
5. I just taught my self to crochet granny squares by watching YouTube

Okay now for the fun part of passing this on to 5 other bloggers.

1. Cindy -
2. Shen -
3. Melissa -
4. Susan -
5. Virginia -

Again Thank You Lolis for giving me this award.

God Bless you all,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Made Top 3 Again - Yahoo

Hello fellow bloggers, I'm very honored to have made Top 3 again for last weeks Monday Challenge that takes place over at My Craft Spot. I want to say Thank-You to the Design Team for recognizing my card. I I think every one who enters this challenge is truly talented. If you have not visited Kimberly's blog please  stop over there and have a look, it's a great place for inspiration and fun.

God Bless you all,

Monday Challenge #17 - Christmas in July

Good morning blogger friends, it's time for another Monday Challenge over at My Craft Spot. This weeks challenge is to create something with a Christmas theme. I used my Gypsy and the Christmas cart that came loaded free on it. I wanted to keep this Christmas jingle bell simple and clean looking. Kinda' white like snow.
I used my Cuttlebug embossing folders to give the card dimension. D'vine Swirls on the bow, Polka Dots on the main part of the bell and Swiss Dots on the bell band.

The only color that I used was red behind the bow and green behind the jingle bell. I used the shadow feature to create the base behind the bell in green and the ribbon in red. I then glued the base of the bell to the ribbon and used a red brad to hold the top of the card. Okay you'll laugh at me but I don't have a Merry Christmas stamp small enough to fit in the inside of my card. I guess I need to get one before Christmas rolls around.

God Bless you all,

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wedding Cake

Happy Saturday afternoon blogger friends. A dear friend of ours is getting married and I wanted to share the card I made for her. This card is a wedding cake from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. Tim Holtz Alterations Baroque die cut frames the cake with the use of the Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder.
I used Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tattered Rose and inked everything up. The flower centers are self adhesive pearls. I cut extra flowers for the top and the bottom of the card, then added a little bow to finish it off.

Please stop by again some time for something new.

God Bless you all,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Challenge #16 - Ink It Up

Hello Bloggies, time for another Monday Challenge at My Craft Spot. This weeks challenge is to use ink on your project. My mother sent me some really pretty paper with kitchen print. The first thing to pop into my mind was this apron from the Country Life cartridge. I think their perfect together. Go over to My Craft Spot and have a look at this weeks challenge.

I used my Gypsy and the Accent Essentials cartridge to make the circle card. The base of the card was welded in the Gypsy.

I used Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tea Dye and Tattered Rose to ink around each and every piece. I used pink Stickles to make little dots around the outside of the card and my iRock to put some bling on the apron pockets.

I used my computer for the sentiment and my iRock to add some pearl gems. And yep inked around the tag.
Thanks for the paper mom, how do you like the card I made with it?

God Bless you all,

Birthday Bird

Hi there blogger friends. My father-in-laws birthday is in a few days and I wanted to share the card I made for him. It's very simple but I love how it turned out with the soft colors.
I used my computer to print the sentiment on coordinating paper then cut it out.
I used Glossy Accents on the eye, beak, and musical notes. Used a little twine for a bow around the birds neck.

I put some very tinny self adhesive black pearls on the bottom of each little pointed scallop to dress it up a bit.

Card Recipe
Cricut Cartriges: Nifty Fifties for Bird, Country Life for Banner.
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink: Tea Dye
Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Wanted (6 x 6 Mini Deck)
Misc: Self adhesive black pearls, black Gelly Roll Pen , twine

I hope you like my little Birthday Bird. Please feel free to leave a comment and come back soon.

God Bless you all,

Stinkin' Cute Blog Award - Thanks Shen

Hello bloggers friends. I'm so excited to have received this Stinkin' Cute Blog Award from my friend Shen. You have to check out her blog at My Curious Crafts and see all the beautiful and fun cards that she creates. This girl is truly gifted. Thanks so much Shen.
I don't think there are any requirements for receiving this award. I think we can just pass it on to other crafty blogger friends. There are so many talented and gifted people out there sharing their crafty pieces of work with us all that it makes it hard to not give this to each and everyone of them. Here are some people that have inspired me and I just want to say Thanks.

1. Cindy -
2. Sonia-
3. Kadie -
4. Christina -
5. Karen -

God Bless you all,


I Made Top 3

Good morning blogger friends. I'm very excited that I made Top 3 in the Monday Challenge #15 last week at My Craft Spot. If you have not participated or have not checked out My Craft Spot before please hop on over and have a look, it's so much fun. I just want to say "Thank You" to the the Design Team  for mentioning me. It was fun.
God Bless you all,


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Monday Challenge #15 - Sunny Days

Hello blogger friends and happy Saturday. Another Monday challenge over at My Craft Spot. This challenge is to make a card that reminds you of summer. To me summer is (or should be) warm with flowers blooming and the bees buzzing around. Here is the card I'm entering into this weeks challenge.
Used my iRock to set gems in the flowers and in the bees crown.
A little stitching around the wings really helps them pop out. Also used pop dots to make the bees stand out.
Printed the sentiment on my computer, punched it out and inked up the edges.
The background paper was one sheet with the white flowers on it. I cut it up into squares and glued them to the brown background to give the card a little added interest. I really love this card, I think it turned out better than I thought it would.

Card Recipe
Cricut Cartridge: Kate's ABCs, Bees on page 31 cut at 2 1/4", Flower page 70 cut at 3"
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink: Wild Honey, Crushed Olive and Tattered Rose
Color Box Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan
Paper: DCWV - The Sweet Stack
Misc: iRock with gems, Gelly Roll black pen, computer for sentiment

Thanks so much for taking a peek.

God Bless you all,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Birthday Card From My Mom

Hello blogger friends. I've been away for just a little while. My birthday was Sunday and we took a little vacation to the coast to visit my husbands parents. It was so beautiful and sunny out the whole time. My parents drove down on Monday and we spent time with them too. What a fun mini-vacation.

I just wanted to share a card that my mom made for me. I love this card with the little curled flowers, pretty pearls, button and bow. Thanks mom, I love you.
My mom knows I love Sun Flowers so I think this is why she chose yellow for the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to post something new soon.

God Bless you all,