Sunday, September 23, 2012

Birthdays Are Sweet

Hi Everyone!!!  Wow, did I take a little break or what!!  It has been a weird summer.  I have had two heart ablations this summer as they try to fix my wild and crazy beating heart.  Sadly they both failed but the new meds I am taking have calmed my heart rate down so that is GOOD news!  Anywhoo, I am back making cards.  GEE, I Have really gotten behind in my Birthday cards and even resorted to sending some I didn't make (sigh).   I was looking through my many Cricut Cartridges the other day and have decided that I will try and make a card from each one.  Kind of a little mission I am sending myself on.  So this first one is from the Freshly Picked Cart with a little help from the Flower Shoppe Cart.  Here it is:

It turned out so cute!  The wonderful papers are from Colorbok, Ink from VersaMagic, Twine from the Twinery Pearls from Jolee and the font is Pea Amy with my original poem.  Don't you love the look of the polkadot paper going all across the inside.  I might start doing this for all my cards as I think it really adds something extra.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Here's looking forward to a fabulous Fall with my wonderful blogger friends.  Be safe out there!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spring Birthday Card

Hi Friends!  So happy you could stop by for a visit.  My card box is sadly low for Birthday cards so I have got to get on the ball and start churning some out.  Here is a sweet one using the wonderful Colorbok paper pad I got at Walmart:

All the papers were from Colorbok (love them)!!  I used cartridges Elegant Edges and Everyday Pop up Cards.  There is also green organza ribbon, paper doily, pearls, ink in Tea Leaves,  one rhinestone and my own verse using the Keira font.  I am always amazed at how few supplies it takes to turn out a beautiful card!  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Happy Birthday challenge
2 sisters Challenge #103 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Ch#19 -  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #25 - Seeing Spots and Dots
Paper Play challenges Wk#31 - Layer It Up
Hope everyone's summer is going great and wraps up on a fun note!  Can't believe school is  around the corner and Labor Day is just a few weeks away.  Be Safe and see you soon!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tiny Bubbles Father's Day

Hi Again, here is card number 2 for Father's Day!  This is the one I made my sweet hubby (just the best husband and father in the world!)  I decided to carry on the fishing theme and loved this fish jumping out of the water!

Isn't this a fun card?  I used my Cuttlebug and Tiny Bubbles folder to emboss the little circles..My husband said it looked and felt kinda like a basketball, lol...I was going for water bubbles.  I used my Wildlife cricut cartridge and the Wrap It Up Cartridge for the tag on the front.  Paper is Kraft and Core-dinations, Caribbean Baker's twine, 2 rhinestones and the font is Kiera.  The sentiment on the inside is mine! I am entering this in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by, I really enjoy your comments and friendship!  Happy Summer!!

Father's Day

Ya, I am slow!!!  It's been crazy at my house since the end of May, but hopefully things will ease out so I can get a few more cards done! I am finally getting my two Father's day cards on here although I have missed most of the challenges (sigh).  Well, at least I got my cards finished and handed out ON Father's day.  First up is the Card I made for my Dad.  He LOVES to fish!

Cute, huh!  I used The Cricut Wildlife Cartridge, Paper from My Mind's Eye, Kraft, and Coredinations, Jumbo Java Ink, Jolee's Rhinestones (I thought it needed a little bling even if it was a masculine card) and Robin's Nest dew glass for the eye (it looked so REAL) I cut the fish out twice so I could glue one on the backside and then placed the sentiments.  I am entering this card in More than favors Wacky Wednesday #72 - Fathers Day - that was about the only one left, lol.  Hope you all had a super Father's Day! Be safe out there this summer!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Graduation 2012

Happy May Everyone!  Hope this month has been treating you fabulous!  I know it is graduation time and I have a nephew who has completed his MASTERS! WOW, what a wonderful accomplishment.  He LOVE to bike so here is his card:

I used Cricut Cartridges : Nate's ABC/'s (grass), Going Places (Bike), Country Life (sun), and Wrap It up for the Cap and word!  that is a whole lot of cartridges for one card.  Paper was from my scrap bin.  I also used Charcoal baker's twine, Martha Stewart's button punch, Hint of Pesto ink, Used 3 buttons -on the bike wheels and the sun, 2 metal dots and 1 rhinestone!  I am entering this in the following challenges:
Hope those of you with graduates or if you are a graduate, you have a great time celebrating and looking forward to the road ahead! Hugs to you all!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Hi Everyone! Wow I am using the new blogger interface so it all seems brand new to me and I am not the best person for technical change lol.  Hope all you moms had a GREAT Mother's Day, I know I sure did.  I am finally posting the card I made for my two mothers.  I LOVE doilys so used them for the cards this year:

I have had this lovely rosebud paper from Paper Pizazz for a long time.  It is just beautiful and looks sweet with the doilies.  The Pink doily is from Cricut Cartridge-Mother's Day 2010.  The butterfly is from K&Company, my own sky blue seam binding ribbon, Agean Blue versamagic ink, some pearls rhinestones, my own verse in the Kiera font, and there you have it.   I am entering this in the following challenges:
I am lucky there were some challenges still around to enter!!!  God Bless you all and see you soon!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Card and Die Cuttin Divas!

 Today I am  SO excited to be the Guest DIVA over at Die Cuttin' Divas! I just love this challenge blog! They are SUPER nice and always have such fun challenges for us.   This week our challenge is PASTELS!  Can't think of a better challenge for Spring.  Here is my card:

I used my ever favorite Cricut Cartridge - Elegant Edges.  Don't you adore this paper!! It is from a Colorbok book I picked up at Walmart! I love the spring colors.  The sweet sentiment is from a children's song and it truly expresses how I feel about Spring.  My own Teal Ribbon, VersaMagic Ink in Malted Mauve ( love that name), Recollections Rhinestones, Heidi Grace Metal Dots and the font is Bradley Hand.  That's it! Super easy when you have wonderful products to work with.  My Thanks again to Georgiana and the rest of the crew at Die Cuttin' Divas for a super DIVA experience!  Happy Spring Everyone:) If you are not following me yet, click that follow button! I love to make new friends!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter in Pastels

Hello My Friends!  It is April 6th and I have 3 inches of snow outside that fell last night!  Looks like a soggy Easter Egg hunt again this year.  Gee Whiz, I Finally got an Easter card done!!!  Maybe I have drug my feet because I have never really sent out any Easter Cards.  This card is formed around some Easter subway art I found on the web that you could download...just can't for the life of me remember where I found it.  There is so much wonderful stuff out there to enjoy!  Here is the card:

I really enjoy working with pastel papers and they are the epitome of Spring.   I used the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.  This fab cartridge is a staple for my cricut and I use it a lot.   This lovely paper is from colorbok,  Rhinestones from Recollections, Dragonfly from K & Co., Versamagic ink, green grosgrain ribbon and the font inside is Amaze.  Pretty simple!  Here's wishing ALL of you a wonderful Easter and lovely warm spring weather!  This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sweet Sympathy Butterfly Card

This is my THIRD card this week. What has gotten into me? Hehehe, just am enjoying playing in my craft room too much! Maybe I better put this energy into my laundry....naw, I'd rather play with paper!  I wanted to finally try a sketch challenge (I have been chicken about this) and I found it made making decisions SO much easier!  So, I guess I will try more.  This sketch is from a Challenge at The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch #154.  Here is my interpretation of it:

 My wonderful Cuttlebug was very useful for this card as I used two different folders-the Swiss Dots, and the little flowers that came with my bug.  Paper by  Cloud 9 (love the stripe); my own crinkle ribbon in Hint of Pesto and Versa Magic ink.  The Stripe ribbon and flat lace are from my odds and ends box, The beautiful butterfly is from K & Company.  This card is entered in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Ch#160 - Lace and Scallops 
(There are scallops on the lace, Promise!)
 I am looking forward to Spring.  The weather has been in the 60's here this week and my little spring flowers are starting to bud.  Soon my daffodils will be up...Ahhh bring on Spring!   

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Feminine St. Patty's Day

Well, as promised, here is the 'other' St. Patty's Day card.  I went a different direction with this one and wanted a softer, feminine card.  It's for my sweet sister whose Anniversary is also the day before St. Patrick's Day.  Hope you like it:

I love the background paper on this one, it is from K & Company, and I must admit I hoard it and save every little scrap, I love it!  I also used Kraft paper, the green is a Jim Holtz & Ranger paper.  Also used a small heart punch for the shamrock, Versamagic Ink in gingerbread, Recollection Pearls and boarder punch, my own crinkle ribbon in pumpkin spice and the font is Chisel.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
  This is the end of  St Patrick Day cards for this year. Everyone have a good one and don't forget to wear GREEN!!  I am always happy to have new followers  and I adore the ones I do have!  HUGS!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patty's Day

WOOHOO, I finally got a couple of  St. Patrick's Day Cards done! I have really been ignoring my craft room lately and that just HAS to STOP!!  I wanted to make a card from some of the St. Patrick's Day Printables I have found around the web and here it is.

I think it turned out kinda cute considering I used printables.  The Banner and Hat printables are from, Paper from Coredinations, Baker's Twine in Charcoal and Peapod, Black organza ribbon, Metal dots and tiny rhinestones from Heidi Grace, Versamagic ink in midnight black, Shamrocks on the inside from Recollections, two silver metal eyelets, and the font I used is Chisel.  Easy huh!  Putting the banner together was the hardest thing I did.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Hope you all are having a GREAT St. Patty's Day week and party with the green come Saturday!
Here's wishing you only Pinches of Love!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Memorable Moments

Hi Everyone :)  It is snowing outside and I just want to cuddle down with a blanket and some cocoa, but want to get a new card on here first.  This is a simple, sweet card with a sentiment that I have loved for a long time.  Here it is:

This card was made completely from my scrap stash.  I ALWAYS go there before I start a card to see what I can use....Gee you would think my scrap pile would go DOWN!  The papers are from My Mind's Eye Antique Dots book ( LOVE that book of paper), Kraft and coredinations.  I used my Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for the circles. Recollections pearls and their edge punch for the lace edging.  The edging is topped off with some of my lovely Earth Brown ribbon.  Versamagic Ink in Jumbo Java was used to edge everything.  Font used is Franklin Gothic Book.  This card is entered in the following challenges:
Hope your week has gone well for you.  Wouldn't you know it, just as spring is about to arrive, the snow arrives instead.  March might be a LONG month!  Thanks for visiting and see you soon.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


GREETINGS! Hope I am finding you well!  I know I am feeling a bit better although the head cold wants to linger on - dang!  Thanks for the sweet get well comments, I have THE BEST blogger friends!  Anyway, on to some business...My dear Brother in Law's birthday is this Saturday so I had to get a card done for him.  He is leaving for Mongolia, yes that's right Mongolia, to work for the next two years.  It is a great opportunity for him and his family but we will sure miss him, especially my sis.  Here is his card:

This was a super fun card to make.  I Used the Cricut Damask Decor cart for the card cutout.  You wouldn't necessarily go to this cart as most of the cuts are really fancy, but at the bottom of the cart are some great card cutouts like this tree.  The Cartridge only cuts out the front so I cut the back of the card to match.   My  Cuttlebug is such a fantastic find I love it! I used the 'happy birthday' embossing folder for the cuttlebug before I glued on the tree, then inked the embossed words in Versamagic Jumbo Java ink.  Cardstock is from Kraft, Core-dinations and the green is from the Robin's Nest.  3 Little Heidi Grace buttons complete the decor and I used the font: Bradley Hand ITC for the sentiment.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Hope you have had a wonderful February this past month! Spring is just around the corner!  thanks for dropping by and sharing my papercrafting journey.  Hugs to you all!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Flu, Flu go away!

Yes, I have been chanting this since last week, but to no avail. This week I feel  just as rotten!  Hate this yucky stuff going around.  My sweet hubby had it for over 2 weeks and now it is my turn.  Sorry, I have not got anything on here, but hopefully I can drag myself to the craft room this week! Hope you are all well out there, my friends!  Visit with you soon and STAY WELL, ok?  HUGS!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Loved you Yesterday, Love you Still

Hi Good Friends and Paper Craftin' Addicts ( like me;)  It is a rainy, overcast day here in the Rocky Mountains and a good time to stay in and play!  I have FINALLY colored my first digi.  Not sure if this is my thing lol, but I gave it a good try!  So here is another Valentine for you, but I think it would also be great for an Anniversary card...

The lovely ladies at Nutcrafters supplied a digi for their currant challenge for everyone to use. It is such a sweet couple, don't you think.  The background heart paper is from K & Company, cardstock from Coredinations, I used the scalloped heart from the Cricut Wedding cartridge (it is an older cart), and Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder.  The crinkle ribbon is my own hand dyed creation, A sweet doily underneath, Ink is Pink Petunia from Versamagic, 2 different colored heart buttons and the font is Pea Amy.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and visiting for a bit!  I am gonna try to get one more valentine done this week as there are SO many wonderful challenges out there in blogland!  Hope this week is going great for all of you...Here's a Hug full of Hearts for you!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heart on a String

Hi Friends!  Have another Valentine card for you, though truth be told I may use it for my Wedding Anniversary that is coming up on Feb. 8th.  It will depend on what else I make between then and now lol.  I seem to be in love with Baker's Twine at the moment and just LOVE that Twinery Twine! Take a look:

I used my new Cricut Cartridge 'Everyday Pop Up Cards' for the hanging hearts. What a fun cart, I really need to explore it more.  The Twinery Baker's Twine is in Charcoal and Maraschino, Cardstock Coredinations, Dot paper is My Mind's Eye Antique Dots, The metal love heart charm I found at Michael's in the wedding aisle. I cut off the jump ring and glued it to the center of my heart.  Jolee's Boutique are the jewels, two metal eyelets, Versamagic Black Ink,a small and smaller generic heart punch, and the digi font is 'Pea Amy' that I found online!  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping in to visit and I am so touched by all the wonderful comments you great friends leave on my blog.  You truly make my new blog world a world where I LOVE to be!!! Thanks and HUGS!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tied By Love

Hi Everyone!! Man, this month just seems to have totally gotten away from me.  I have only gotten a couple of cards made and I need to start working on Birthday Card again. YIKES! Someone come and light a fire under me Please!   I made a Valentines card today...gotta get a few of these done before the big day arrives.  CAS-ual Fridays have a Black and White challenge going so I thought I would try my hand at a totally black and white card.  Those two colors are just so elegant no matter what kind of card you are making.  Have a look.....

 This elegant and cute card took very little supplies.  I used my cuttlebug folder -swiss dots, Charcoal baker's twine from the twinery, a small and med heart punch (have no idea what brand) and the computer digi font is Ottum Hmk reg and bold.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me awhile :)  Hope to see you all back here soon and I will announce the winners of my Valentine Giveaway on Feb 1st, so stay tuned for that! HUGS ALL!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wintery Thinking of you

A neighbor of ours lost his mother this last week, so I wanted to make a sympathy card.  There are a few  wintery and blue and white challenges out there so I put a winter spin on it and really liked how it turned out.  Here it is:

 I used a new Cricut Lite cartridge titled "Wildlife" and LOVE IT.  It has just wildlife animals and a few words.  It is one they sell at Walmart.  I had been eyeing it for a while now and finally broke down and bought it.  I used some silver glitter paper behind the deer and dotted glitter glue on the white background.  Triad Leaves is the Sizzix folder for the embossing and Baker's twine from the Twinery,  in Denim.  The font is called Verdana.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Hope you are having a GREAT WEEK! Thanks to those who have been entering my Valentine's challenge! See you Soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


FINALLY, I am getting back in gear!! I have been spending my time with family, friends and crinkle ribbon lol.  So how about we start off this new year with my very FIRST BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!
I am giving away not ONE prize, but TWO!  Both are full of great stuff for Valentines day.  Here is the first Prize:

It has the following:  78 piece pink and silver Recollections sticker pack, 116 piece Recollections pink adhesive Rhinestones collection, 3 "love" heart silver charms, 5 pink heart buttons, 5 paper doilies, 1 Brand new Heart Stamp (so cute), and 9 yards of my own crinkle ribbon in 3 yards each of Bow Tie Black, Valentine Red, and Wedding White! FUN, FUN, FUN!
Here is the second Prize:

Some of the same items:  3 yards each of the crinkle ribbon in the Black, Red and White, 5 doilies, 3 Love Charms and 3 heart buttons!  It is always nice to have TWO winners!!
So....Here is how you can win...Please follow all instructions (they are easy!

1.  You must be a follower of my join!
2.  Leave me a comment under this post that you are a follower!
Also let me know how I can contact you if you are a winner.
3. You can enter for a 2nd chance by Posting a LINK to my blog,
on your blog.  Then leave me a 2nd comment.

Two random winners will be picked on February 1st and I will contact you for a mailing address.  Answer quick, cause you will want to use these goodies for Valentines Day on the 14th!  I am SO excited to start doing some fun giveaways.  It is my way to say THANK YOU to all my wonderful followers! YOU are REALLY the best!!  Have fun!!