Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mom's Birthday Card

My mom's birthday is May 30th. and this is the card I made her and I hope that she likes it. My mom isn't someone who is real fancy or collects anything. So making or getting things for her isn't easy.
I just had to send my daughter running out to the mailbox. I realized I had put her card in the mail and had forgotten to write anything in it. Not one of my brighter moments. I seem to have moments like these more and more frequently. LOL
Here's my Mom's Birthday Card!
I started by making a 4.75 X 4.75 card base.
My designer paper is cut at 4.50 inches square.
I used the Twinkle Toes Lite Cartridge.
Then I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the square. This was a real easy die cut, with only two layers. Then I added rhinestones and faux stitching, to bling it up a little. I will list the products and where I purchased them from if you are interested in getting them.
Big Lots - GCD - Eye Candy Paper Pack
Papertrey Ink - Plum Pudding card stock
Joy's Life - Mother and Daughter Set - two stamps put together
Stampin Up - Tempting Turquoise card stock, signo gel pen and self-adhesive rhinestones.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Four Legged Friends - I'd stick my neck out for you anytime.

This was a blast to make and I love the sentiment. It's from Jungle Fever by Pink By Design.
The turtle is from the Four Legged Friends Cricut Lite Cartridge cut at 2.08 inches on my gypsy and all of it's layers.
The background paper is Colorbok from Wal-Mart from the Earth Tone Paper Pack.
The die cut is all cut from Papertrey Ink Card Stock - Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Breeze and White.
I also used a 7 m.m. wiggle eye and buttons again from Wal-Mart
This is an A2 size card - 4.25 X 5.5
Top Layer - 4.0 X 5.25
Faux stitching is done using a white gelly role pen from Custom Crops.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Create-A-Critter / Ain't No Lion Card

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This is an A2 size card. The background paper is cut at 4.25 X 5.5 inches. It covered the entire front of the card. The lion is from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge and is cut at 3.5 inches.  The stamp is from the Jungle Fever Set. Then I accented the lion with orange glitter glue on his mane and his nose. The supplies will be listed below and where you can purchase them if you are interest. - Cricut Provo Craft Animal Kingdom Paper
Wal-Mart - Colorbok Earth Tones Paper Pad and Orange Glitter Glue.
Joann's - Bazzill Blackberry Swirl
Pink By Design Stamp Set - Jungle Fever
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Doodle Pads for Children's Church

These were so much fun to make. We have a F.R.O.G. store at our church and recently we were running low on gifts in the store. So I decided to make these little books to put in. I used Papertrey Ink card stock for the front and back, because it's so thick. They were all cut at 4.25 X 5.50 inches. Then I used all scraps from my scrap bin to cover the front and back, to make them look nice. I didn't put things on the covers because I really didn't think die cuts would hold up well enough inside someones purse or a kids back pocket. Then I cut Georgia Pacific card stock for the inside pages and made them a .25 of an inch smaller than the cover. I bound them with my book binding machine and then put some charms or shrinky dinks that I put on with super glue to be sure that they stayed. Super easy project done with very little supplies and it made a lot of kids happy. The clips I used to hold the charms on and some of the charms were from a RAK I received from Kerry Duff and you all can find her at duffer9904 on you tube. She's a very talented lady and I think you all would love to see her videos.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #46

This is a super fun easy challenge and I'm glad I found it in time to participate. The challenge is to make anything you want to as long as you add a charm to your project.
If you've checked out my blog lately you know that I've been working on the stuff for my kids graduation. I completed the invitations, pillow boxes for the party favors with dog bone candy to go in them. (They're the Suwannee Bulldogs.) We are sealing each of the envelopes with sealing wax with a paw print on them. Finally I started wrapping the plastic ware today. The school colors are green and yellow. I already purchased yellow table clothes, so I wrapped the plastic ware in green napkins with yellow curling ribbon with a bulldog charm on each one.
Next will be the thank you cards and I have a real neat idea for them. Custom Crops has a Darice embossing folder that says Thank You. I think I'm going to order that. I think it will make very elegant and yet very simple cards that I can mass produce. I'll post a picture of them when I get them finished.
Here is the link for the Paper Playtime Challenge #46
And here is my entry into the contest.

I would also like to thank you all for voting on my Craftiest Cricut Mom entry and ask that if you don't mind, if you'd continue to vote every day up until May 30th. You can vote once a day every day until the end of the month.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Today Begins the Voting for Cricuts Craftiest Mom

Today begins the voting for Cricuts Craftiest Mom. I would like you all know why I want to win so badly. I'm not someone who has 3 or 4 cricuts and just has to have the newest and best. I'm the kind of person who has an amazing daughter in law, Marquette, and who wants desperately to be able to give her her own cricut. She works in a preschool and went to college to get her degree in Early Childhood Education. Those of you with cricuts know how useful they could be to someone working in the educational field. If you all could help me give her her very own cricut I would truly appreciate it. I'll post the link below and if you could leave a comment I will be so grateful. The one with the most comments wins. It is running through facebook, so if you would, you could even post it on your facebook page and ask your friends to vote for me. If I win I'll post a picture of Marquette with her new cricut for all of you to see.
Here is the picture of my entry and the link to comment will be right beneath this.

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

I'm so nervous that my hands are shaking. Silly right? This just really means a lot to me. Thanks for your help.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Danée and Jesse's Prom - Daddy/Daughter date night

I don't know about you, but I love to read the things that others are doing in their lives and with their families. I like to get to know the people who's blogs I follow. But if personal stuff isn't your thing, you may want to skip this post. Because this one is about my family and a special occasion to us.
Danée is very shy and going to the prom was never a priority for her. Not to mention, she'd rather take a beaten then wear a dress. So when she said she wanted to go to her Senior Prom, I jumped at the opportunity to take her dress shopping. This is the dress she picked out. She made her own hair piece and jewelry to wear for the occasion. I have no idea were she gets her craftiness from. LOL I think she looked completely gorgeous. Finding a young person who is beautiful on the inside and outside is a rare combination, but it is one combination that Danée possess and I'm so proud of her.

Jesse looking so handsome in his tux. He's quite the ladies man or so he tells me. This is one young man who has brought so much joy into my life.

Danée and Dad after he put on her corsage.

Jesse and Daddy.

Jesse making his big sister get up and dance. She wouldn't do that for just anyone. But when Jesse gives her the big doe eye's it's hard to turn him down.

Danée and Jesse getting ready to head over to the prom, after they all had a great meal provided by The Anna Miller circle. That group of ladies are awesome. They do so much to help in Jesse's class. I wish every kid could have teachers like Jesse has and all the support that is given to them is amazing.
Now for Daddy/Daughter Date Night.
We couldn't leave Mariah out of such a special night. So she picked out one of her pretty dresses and her daddy gave her her first corsage. They went out to dinner and then they went to the movies. Of course, Mariah got to pick the restaurant and she picked her favorite place - McDonalds. I may be a tiny bit biased, but isn't she a cutey? Another of the loves of my life. 

Mariah getting her corsage. She thinks the world revolves around her daddy. My husband loves all of our children with all his heart. But the day our adoption was final for Mariah he was so happy I thought he was going to explode. I don't think I've ever seen him smile so much. He is a great daddy, again I may be a little biased. (Just a little.)

Jesse was showing Mariah how to dance when she is old enough to go to the prom.
Thanks for listening to me brag on my babies and my husband for a few minutes. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful family.
Of course, I can't do just part of my family. My son married the most wonderful young woman on
May 1st, 2010 and they just celebrated their first anniversary. Not only do I have 2 great sons but now I have another daughter that I can't imagine my life without.
Isn't she gorgeous? I wish I could say that I could take credit for him marrying such an awesome young lady, but he picked her out all on his own and he did a great job.
I couldn't be a happier mother-in-law. 
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Challenge Card

This is for the Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #8 and the Queen of my Craftroom Animal Card Challenge and I'll place the link beneath this is you would like to play along with the rest of us.
This is going to sound so bad but this card is for my Pastor. You should know that he has a great sense of humor and picks on me all the time. I think of him and his wife as my Florida Parents (all my family lives in West Virginia). So trust me when I say, he won't be offended.
This is an A2 size card with craft paper as the card base.
The designer background paper was cut at 4.0 X 5.25.
I embossed the designer paper with a wood grain embossing folder and then inked over the embossed image. The buzzard and all his layers were cut at 3.5 inches from the Life's A Party Cricut Cartridge. I have used this cartridge a lot and love all the cuts. The branch is cut from the Gypsy Wandering's Cricut Cartridge. So, let me tell you the supplies I used.
Wal-Mart - @ the office card stock - craft, red, orange, black and grey, Colorbok (Earthtones designer paper) wiggle eyes and glue dots.
Joann's - Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder and Martha Stewart Black Ink (inked around the grey circle on the vultures neck)
Stampin Up - Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Ink (inked across the embossed image)
The sentiment on the inside of the card is computer generated.
Again using the @ the office black and red card stock.
The black mat is cut at 4.0 X 5.25.
The red mat is cut at 3.75 X 5.0.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Flaunt It Friday's Challenge #24

I love doing square cards and I recently got some 5 X 5 square envelopes so I've been making a lot of them lately. As long as the envelope is 5 X 5 I believe it can go in the mail but may require more postage.
This card is for the Flaunt It Friday's Challenge #24 if you are interested in participating too and the link is below.
They requested you use the Pooh Font Cricut Cartridge if you have it, the Tigger with the duck on page 61. Well, I didn't have that cartridge so I used the Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge and decided to add my duck in a completely different way.  I'd say I took a little artistic license on this one. LOL I hope you all like it as much as I do.
The Recipe is Below:
Stampin Up - Very Vanilla - Card Base 4.25 X 6.0 folded in half.
Tigger and all his layers were cut at 3 inches and were cut out of -
Joann's - Bazzil - Blackberry Swirl and Guava Sensation
Papertrey Ink - Orange Zest and Lemon Tart
Stampin Up - Rose Red
Wal-Mart - pink glitter glue - nose
The stripe across the bottom was cut at 1 X 4.25 inches.
The sentiment is computer generated and then trimmed to 1 X 2.5 inches.
Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting.

Paisley Cricut Cartridge - Pink Zebra

This is a super simple and fun card to make. I use the Paisley Cartridge a lot more than I ever thought that I would and this is one of my favorite cuts on that cartridge. I found the pink zebra ribbon the other day while I was out shopping and just new that it had to go on a card. I love zebra print.
Let me tell you what I used and hopefully you'll be inspired to make a super simple fun card too.
Paisley Cricut Cartridge - Zebra and all the layers cut at 3 inches.
Pink By Design - Jungle Fever Stamp Set
Wal-Mart - Pink and Black Zebra Striped Ribbon
Stampin Up - White Uniball Signo Pen (to write on tires and for zebra's eye)
Joanns - Bazzil Guava Sensation, Bazzil Blackberry Swirl,  Bazzil Watermelon Sensation Card Stock,  Staz-on Jet Black Ink (for sentiment) and ColorBox Chestnut Ink (to ink around edge of the car.)
Papertrey Ink - Fine Linen Card Stock
Staples - Yellow Card Stock
Target - Metallic Foil Paper (for silver hubcaps) I just used a whole punch to get the circles. 
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Great New Products At Custom Crops

Hey everyone, I wanted to let you all know about an email I received from Custom Crops this morning. It showed all of their new products.
Here is the link to their on-line store.
It will take you directly to their new product page. 
We'll two days ago a bunch of us crafters were going crazy looking for Darice Embossing Folders. I knew Custom Crops had some, because I had purchased some from them in the past. Well, they didn't seem to have any that I already didn't have. So I called my Mom in West Virginia and she went to her crafts 2000 to try to get me some. Well, they weren't on sale anymore, but you know how Mom's can be - she got me some anyways. She paid $4.49 for each one. So today I go to the Custom Crops website and wouldn't you know it, they have new Darice Embossing folders for even less than what my mom already paid for them. I already have 6 of the folders that I had gotten from Custom Crops and they work great! I have been using them like crazy. They are every bit as good as cuttlebug or sizzix brand. If you check out some of my other post, you'll see that I mention custom crops and how much I love their products and prices. I have no connection with this company other than I'm a loyal happy customer who enjoys getting a good price on her craft supplies. I just wanted to share that with all of you, who may be interested in checking out their products. You have to check their site regularly because they have a lot of sales and when they do, the prices are so good that you just can't pass them up. So I hope that you take this opportunity to check them out and get a good price in the process.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Graduation Pillow Boxes

I am so excited and proud of my two upcoming graduates this June. They will be the
Suwannee High School Class of 2011
Suwannee Bulldogs.
These are the pillow boxes and the candy that we got for their graduation party. There will be a pillow box at every place setting. We live in a small town and there is a lot of school spirit here, so I think everyone will love these. Each box is a little different and will be filled with dog bone shaped candy. I couldn't help myself though, I had to put "WOOF" on each one. We are the "Wolfe" family and the boxes all say "WOOF". LOL
Hopefully I'm as funny as I think I am and everyone gets that. Everything will be decorated in green and yellow and I'm making charms to tie around the plastic-ware that will also be at each setting. When I get them done, I will post a picture of them also.
I'm not sure if it's just that I'm so excited or if it's because I love doing crafts but I am enjoying doing all of this so much. My plan is to have the charms done by the end of the week and then start wrapping the plastic-ware and put them all in large ziploc bags, so they are ready. Then I'm gonna call and order the cakes on Monday and I've already got all the table clothes, plates, cups and napkins stored in my room. I want this to be such a special day for both of them.
Jesse is allowed to stay in high school through age 21 because of his down syndrome and he is very happy about that. He has the greatest teacher any parent could ever ask for. Danée will be doing her basic courses here at the local community college. Which she has already been doing for 2 years. That's just another reason I'm proud of her. She is graduating with honors and going to college at the same time. I know I may be a smidge biased but I think she's a pretty awesome young woman.
I will be sure to post pictures after we decorate for the party and of the other decorations I make.
Sorry folks, I've spent so much time bragging on my kids that I almost forgot to tell you what products I used.

The pillow box die and the red sticky tape for sealing the boxes closed is from Stampin Up.
The stamps are from Recollections and are called, Woof Woof.
The green ink is from Martha Stewart and the black ink is Staz On.
We ordered the candy from
The green and yellow paper is from staples. I was able to get those colors in packs of 250 sheets. Super Good Deal!
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Graduation Party Announcement

I have two wonderful kids graduating from Suwannee High School this year and this is the invitation I made for the party. I used a sizzix bigz die that I purchased from . We ordered special sealing wax (in green and yellow) from a great seller on ebay to close all the envelopes and a paw print to put into the seal. (If you're interested in getting this wax, please let me know and I'll get you the ebay sellers info.) The mascot for the high school is a bulldog and is the reason for the paw prints.
I ordered the paper for the invitations and the other things I'm making from Staples. I needed to know that I had enough paper for all the things I was making, including these 100 invitations. Staples has 65 pound paper and it worked great for all the things that I needed to do. Plus I could purchase them in packs of 250 sheets - that was a big plus in this situation.
Staples has several colors of card stock, for a real good price. This is the same weight as the paper you can get from Wal-Mart and Colorbok. I was real happy with the weight and quality of this paper. I will show more things I'm making for the party later on in the next few weeks. I'm finishing the pillow boxes, the shrinky dinks and the paw prints (cut from my cricut) over the next week or two. 
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Disney Princess - Cinderella Card

This card was for my little niece. She loves all of the Disney Princesses.
This is an A2 size card, cut from the Happily Ever After Cricut Cartridge cut at 3.5 inches.
All the papers for this project were done with Colorbok Paper from Wal-Mart.
The 2nd layer was embossed with the Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Folder.
The minute I saw that folder, I knew I was going to use it for a Cinderella card.
It took me a while to find it, but it was well worth the wait.
I loved the look it gave this project, plus I know that it'll be great for fall cards as well.
The pearls are from Stampin-Up. I used them to make her necklace, crown and earrings. I liked the way it looked and thought it added something that just putting down the paper pieces didn't give it. I used stampin up chalk to chalk her cheeks. 
I would suggest when you are using the Disney Cartridges that you make them as big as you can
because they have a lot of small pieces.
Before I close this post, I'd like to say thank you to all of my followers and for all of the kind comments you all have left me. I can't even begin to tell you how happy they have made me.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fruit Card for Mary's Cards TV Challenge

This was a super simple card and I really enjoyed making it.
It's an A2 size card, cut from pink card stock.
Then I added the red and pink polka dot paper cut at 3.75 X 5.
Then added the strawberry mat cut at 3.25 X 4.5
Then the strawberry was cut a 3.5 inches and all it's layers.
It was cut from the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge.
All the card stock for this project came from Colorbok. I love their paper and it cuts great on the cricut.
I purchased all the paper and the ribbon from Wal-Mart.
I added the dots and faux stitching with my signo gel pen.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

You can find out more about this challenge by going to the link below.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Challenge 8 & 10

Nickname - Uber Frog
My daughter is a major frog fan and if you have read any of my frog post, you'll know that she is always my inspiration for my frog cards. I was trying to come up with a pet card and a summer card and she said mom, "You have to do a frog for your pet card." So I did.
I welded the frog and the Live Simply saying from the Live Simply Cricut Cartridge and made a shaped card that will fit in a standard A2 size envelope. I made an additional bottom layer for the frog and glued the pieces together and ran it through the embossing folder. My daughter helped a lot with this card. She helped pick out the colors we used and of course said it needed google eyes. Then she decided it was funnier if it had 2 different size eyes. I thought it just made the frog look drunk. I told her that we needed to think of something simple for summer. Because that's what I think of when I think of summer time. Kicking back and making things easy. So that's how we came up with the live simply part. 
Now on to the supplies and where you can purchase them, if you are interested.

Papertrey Ink - Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado and Hawaiian Shores
Joann's - Bazzill - Huckleberry Pie, Blackberry Swirl and Caribbean Breeze, Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder
Wal-Mart - Google Eyes
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Challenge 12

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Challenge 12
I love this card and already have a little boy I want to send this card too. He's all boy and I know that he'll love it.
This is an A2 size card. 4.25 X 5.50
The top layer is 4.0 X 5.25
This cut is from the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge cut at 3.75 inches.
The supplies I used and where I bought them will be listed below.

Papertrey Ink - Card Base - Fine Linen
Big Lots - Main Layer - Keepsake Essentials Paper Pack (Juvenile Print Paper)
Target - Colorbok - Metalic Silver
Wal-Mart - Colorbok - Red and Black Card Stock
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Stampin Up - Dimensionals
Joann's - Pop dots
I know I've posted a lot of things since yesterday and I'd like to explain why. I have a Cricut Expression and I love it. Well, Provo Craft donated a Cricut Imagine to the winner of this competion. I want to be able to win it and GIVE it to my wonderful daughter-in-law so badly. She is a teacher at a  pre-school and doesn't own any kind of cricut. I know that she could put it to good use. Some people may think that this is a silly thing to pray about but God wants us to have the desires of our hearts. My heart desires to be able to give this to her. So if you could join me in prayer, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Card Challenge Post

This was a fun card to make and it will be entered into 3 different challenges. The first challenge is for Paper Playtime, make a long card challenge. The last 2 challenges are for the Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Challenge. Challenge #9 is the glitz, glam & glitter challenge.
Challege #2 is the use craft card stock challenge.
I used the Cricut Paisley Cartridge for the shoe and everything was cut at 3 inches.
I used blackberry swirl, tempting turquoise, silver metallic, craft and yellow card stock.
The card was cut out of tempting turquoise at 9 X 4.
The 1st. layer is cut at 8.75 X 3.75 inches.
I added 2 layers of ribbon around the first layer and then tied a knot around it.
The sentiment is computer generated with a craft base underneath the sentiment. The shoe was put on an action wobble so that it could appear to be tapping up and down.
The supplies and locations of where I purchased each item will be listed below.

Joanns - Bazzill Blackberry Swirl Card Stock
Stampin Up - Tempting Turquoise Card Stock, Ice Cream Parlor designer paper pack, and Ice Cream Parlor ribbon.
Target - Silver Metallic Card Stock
Wal-Mart - Craft Card Stock, Colorbok Yellow Card Stock, Black Grossgrain Ribbon and Yellow Glitter Glue.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenges

This is the first card I made for The Pink Stampers National Scrapbook Challenge. The challenge was to make a cupcake card. This was a super easy card and I had a blast making it. It's a square card cut at 4.25 inches.
The cupcake was cut at 3 inches along with all it's layers from the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge and all the pieces were inked around edge.
All the paper for this project was from the Colorbok Bright Paper Pack or from my scraps (the red and green paper).
The orange layer was cut into a 4 inch square.
The cupcake was put on pop dots and the buttons are held on with mini glue dots.
Buttons - Wal-mart
Red and Pink Glitter Glue - Joann's
Devine Swirls Embossing folder - Custom Crops

This card is for the 3D challenge. You could make a 3D project or put something 3D on your card. I knew I didn't have time to do an entire 3D project today so I decided to add something 3D to my card.
This is an A2 size card and the base is cut from Bazzill Tangelo Blast Card Stock
The bee designer paper is cut at 4 X 5.25 and is from the Colorbok Bright Paper Pack.
The bee, from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge was cut at 3.5 inches and used all bazzill card stock.
Blackberry Swirl, Tangelo Blast and Walnut Cream.
I used Peachy Keen Stamps for his face. The Cute and Cuddly Face Assortment. PK-440
Then his cheeks were chalked with Stampin Up chalk.
The flowers were made with 3 punches I purchased at Joann's.
My daughter and I made the drops that are in the center of each flower
I put a pop dot under each flower and the bee is placed on an action wobble to give the card even more dimension. My bee is a little more orange than the normal bee. I did it to match the background paper.
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.

Challenge # 1
Challenge # 5

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mothers Day 3

This was my idea of a funny card for my mom for her special day and of course a little way to poke fun at my sisters. I have 3 sisters and my mom would never have a favorite. But it sure is fun just to think, even for a minute, that I could be the favorite. I wrote mom a note with this card that said she had to put it on the TV where everyone could see it and put my sister's cards behind it. LOL This was a real simple card to make and I think my mom will get a real chuckle out of it.
It's a 4 X4 white square card base.
I then cut a 2.25 X 3.75 inch piece of black to go across the top and a 1.25 X 3.75 inch piece of pink to go across the bottom. I added 2 pieces of ribbon. A larger white piece and then a narrow pink piece to wrap around and tie in a knot. This covered where the two pieces of paper met.
The stamped design was colored using water color pencils and blended with a blending pen. I cut the design out and popped it up on pop dots. The sentiment is a metal tag that I had gotten at a local thrift store. I had never seen anything like them before and really thought they were cool. I popped the sentiment up on pop dots too. Super easy and done. Now all I have to do is sit back and wait until mothers day when my sisters start calling to refute who the favorite really is. This way I know for sure that they are going to call and then I get to talk to each of them all in one day. God not only blessed me with great parents but also with the best sisters anyone could ever ask for. I think you all have heard all you want to about my family, so on to the card.

Supplies for this card. (again real easy)

Wal-mart - Pink, Black and White cardstock, pink and white ribbons, and pop dots
Stampin Up - Hedgehog Happiness Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils and Blending Pens

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mothers Day 2

This is the card I made for my mom. Again, the designer paper was my inspiration. I have fallen in love with this paper pack. The only bad thing about that pack is that there are only 36 pages and so I can see me going through the whole pack very quickly. LOL Yep, I'll definitely be ordering more. My mom is a very special lady and I'm very thankful to have her in my life. I just wished we lived closer because I don't get to see her near as much as I wish I did. I live in Florida and my mom lives in West Virginia. So we are seperated by a lot of miles, but I know without a doubt that she's always there when I need her. She's the greatest Momma in the whole world.

So now to tell you how I put the card together,
 what products I used and where you can purchase them too.
This is an A2 size card with Very Vanilla from Stampin Up as my card base.
Then I cut the designer paper at .25 inch shorter and it's from Custom Crops called Imaginesce Garden Party.
I used the Cricut Cartridge Twinkly Toes for the scalloped oval. All the pieces were cut at 3 inches and the
1st layer is Baja Breeze from Stampin Up
2nd layer is Very Vanilla from Stampin Up
3rd layer is Bazzill Pineapple from Joann's
The word "Mom" is cut from the Cricut Cartridge Cursive at 1.5 inches and welded together on my gypsy.
I put faux stitching around the oval with my Stampin Up white gel pen.
Then I finished the card off with a little swarovski crystal bling, that I got from ebay. They are 2 mm crystals that were given as a free gift. I never would have thought to order any that small. I have since fallen in love with them and think in some cases the smaller the better. They were so tiny that I was able to put them in the center of tiny little flowers. I think they really added the one missing element to this project. I have found these crystals on ebay and have purchased them from 2 different sellers. After comparing them I will be doing my future purchases from "Tami's Place". She can be found on ebay. Her crystals just seemed to sparkle more than the other ones and isn't that the whole point of using those kinds of crystals. Getting the most bling for you buck. So if any of you are interested in purchasing swarovski crystals for your projects, check her out.
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mothers Day 1

This is probably one of my favorite cards. I've felt like I've been in a card slump lately. But am real happy with how this one turned out. My inspiration for this card came from the Imaginisce Garden Party 6 X 6 paper pack. I love everyone of  the papers in the pack. They are all completely awesome.
I started with an A2 size base made out of Baja Breeze and then cut my designer paper down by 1/4 inch. I cut the heart from the Cricut Lite Twinkle Toes Cartridge at 3 inches and all of it's layers. The word mom was cut at 1 inch from the Cursive Cartride to make it fit inside the heart. I then cut my ribbon and put it on and added 5 light pink swarovski crystals to accent the heart.

Now for the supplies I used and the stores that I purchased them from:
Custom Crops - Imaginisce Garden Party Designer 6 X 6 paper pack for main layer on the card base and for the 3rd layer of the heart
Stampin Up - Baja Breeze card stock for 2nd layer of the heart and card base.
Papertrey Ink - Hibiscus Burst Ribbon
Joanns - Bazzill Guava Sensation Card Stock for layer 1 on heart and Irock
Cricut Cartridges - Twinkle Toes and Cursive Cartridges (I used my gypsy to weld the word "mom" together.)
Ebay - Light Pink Swarovski heat set Crystals
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

God Bless the USA 3

This card will be going to a very good friend of mine, who has been overseas since December. This is his third tour over there and I know it's been really hard on his wife and children back here in the states. He is a great guy and I hope I can bring a smile to his face with this card. Stay safe Jesse!

I started with a white card base and then cut .50 inch stripes of red paper. I cut a 2.5 X 2.5 inch square and ran it through my big shot. I then staggered the red pieces to make red and white stripes. I printed my sentiment on the computer and then cut it to fit in one of the white stripes. I inked the blue stars up with platinum ink to accent the stars and the card was finished.
Here are my supplies:
Custom Crops - Quic Kutz Stars Embossing Folder
Wal-Mart - red, white and blue card stock
EBay - Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Computer Generated Sentiment
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

God Bless the USA 2

My first patriotic card went to a soldier who had served her time overseas and is safely (Thank God) back here in the states with her family. I adopted a soldier through an organization called and this card will be going to him. My job was to adopt him and send him encouraging notes, postcards and packages during his time overseas. I even made him some cards already addressed for him to send back to his family here in the states. That was a lot of fun. It was a great opportunity to get to know a young man, willing to give of himself to make sure that my family and I were protected. He is my hero! I was very thankful for the opportunity to help him get through what is, I'm sure a very difficult period in his life and I'm thankful to say that I am able to call him my friend now.

Now on to the card.
This is an  A2 size card and again a very simple design. It is going to a guy after all, so I tried to keep it more plain than I usually would do.

Joann's - Cuttlebug embossing folder (Stars)
Wal-mart - primary red, blue and white cardstock and blue and red buttons
Sentiment was computer generated.
I embossed a larger piece of red cardstock and then trimmed it down so that I could get the 2 stars across the way I wanted. Then added the blue beside it. I cut the sentiment and placed it in the center of the blue, then trimmed it to make it even and fit my card and then added the 3 buttons across the top with glue dots. So you can see there really wasn't a whole lot of measuring with this card. So for those of us who sometimes fumble with measurements this is a great card design to try. If God provides you the opportunity today, tell a service man or woman that you appreciate the job they are doing. I sure do!
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.

Monday, May 2, 2011

God Bless the USA

I'm sure by now most of you know what happened last night. A lot of work by our armed services and a lot of our military men and women have lost their lives, to make sure that the United States of America was safe from a very dangerous man that caused one of the biggest tragedies is US history. Well, today I would like to post this card in honor of our amazing service women and men. There is one person in particular, the one I entend to send this card out to. Her name is Kerry Duff and alot of you may know her as duffer9904 on you tube. She is a very sweet lady and mother of 2 young children. She sacrificed her time with her family and risked her very life to go overseas, defend our country and fight for our safety. If you get a chance drop her a note and let her know that you appreciate the service she did for our country.

Now on to the card:
All the card stock for this card came from wal-mart. Craft color, primary red and navy blue.
I embossed the card using a Darice embossing folder called star border. I got it at Custom Crops.
(I  love that store.)
The red,white and blue twine is from Pink by Design.
The star is one I had in my stash.
This is an A2 size card and all the layers were cut down in .25 inch increments.
The saying is computer generated.
My Creative Time with Emma has a great stamp set that would work for patriotic cards, called My Little Firecracker. I don't have that set so I had to go with one on my computer. But I wanted to make sure that you all knew about it and might want to purchase it to make cards for the fourth of July or send to any folks you may know who are in the military to let them know that we appreciate their hard work.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and happy crafting.