Saturday, December 10, 2011

Just a quick card I threw together before we head out for the weekend. I only got 5 cards finished while on my little retreat with relatives, that I have to now get some done as quick as I can. I love the little images from the Lily of the Valley nativity set. I used some scraps from another card.....added ribbon, punched edges, flowers and of course stickles. The little charm has been in my stash forever as well as the roses. I also used a precious crocheted flower that my Indiana buddy made for me. Thanks so much April.


Stampin' Royalty-sketch

ABC Christmas- Yippy it is Christmas.

Creative Belli- Christmas or winter

Flutter By Wednesday- angel, butterfly or fairy

Penny's Paper-Craft- Merry Christmas

Whimsical Wednesdays Designs
- Christmas

Creative Card Crew-Tis the Season

Tuesday Throwdown
-Celebrate the season

Thank you for stopping by. God Bless!

Stocking Gift Card Holders

Well I did not get as much accomplished as I had hoped while on my little retreat but boy did we have fun. I did manage to get 5 cards done (will post later) and these card holder ornaments for my family. I usually give each person money or gift cards. I also try to make them each an ornament. The past few years I have combined the two and this is what they will find hanging on my tree come Christmas morning. I could not find a stocking die or one that I like on the cricut cartridges that I have, so opted to just hand cut everything. And I must add, since my niece was so kind to leave me a comment to remind me.....I did not cut them out by myself! My niece and my sister helped too! And I will also add, I greatly appreciated all the help! However, I did not appreciate making me laugh so I lost games! lol I did use an old quickutz die for the name tags. We did a few challenges while on the island and "buttons" was the one I fulfilled with these. A little fake fur, twine, a couple jingle bells and they are complete. Now to find the $$$ to fill them all! lol

Challenges :

Crafty Catz-anything goes

Fairy tale- gift or gift box

Inspire Me Friday/ Joyful Stamper
- anything goes

Jingle Bells- Wrap it up....although this challenge is to make cards, I am hoping my stockings will be okay too!

The Stamp Man- make an ornament

Charisma Cardz- no cards

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless you all!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ornament swap

Here are the ornaments I made for a little swap we are planning at our island get-away next week. I wish I could have got a better photo without all the glare and making the images look so washed out. Can hardly believe Barb will be here in 8 days!!!

I used a mini magnolia stamp I bought last year to use on my grand daughters gift box ornaments. I had these pictured so different in my mind so am a bit disappointed int the finished product. I hope the others will them in spite of how I feel. I used a quickutz die for the trees, handmade the little bench and colored the image using copics and colored pencils. I hadd liquid pearls for the snow in the trees and on the ground. Plut liquid applique on her coat for the furry effect. Then just had to add a little stickles here and there because have to have I through in some fake snow as the finishing touch before sealing them in the ball. On the back I stamped a verse about Christmas. You can see I embellished with paper roses, punched leaves, ribbon and of course more stickles. I can hardly wait to see what the other ladies have done for their ornaments!

Challenges I am entering:

Oldie But a Goodie-let it snow

Hooked on Crafts-punches

Kaboodle Doodles- Baby it is cold outside

Make it Monday-anythings goes

Paper Creations-Christmas

Pollycraft- Christmas fun

Stamping Scrapping-Christmas......stickles and possibly the stamped image came from your store

Stamps R Us- bling it on

Lollypop Crafts-anything goes

OSAAT- anything goes

The Crafty Pad-traditional Christmas colors

2 Sisters-Let it sparkle

Thank you all so much for stopping by. God bless you all!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas tag swap

In just two weeks from today, my sis-in-law is flying in from Oregon to spend a week with me! I can hardly wait. My niece and I are planning our annual trip to Ritter Island to make Christmas cards and gifts. Barb will fly in on a Wednesday and we will spend Thursday and Friday visiting my parents. Friday evening we will head to the island for a few days of playing. My niece and I are planning games and prizes and hopefuly lot of fun things for us to do while there. Another niece (and possibly her daughter) from Utah is planning on attending this little get away too. I can hardly wait. I have to return Barb to the airport on the following Wednesday. :-(

Anyway, to get to the

We have decided to do a couple swaps for when we get together. Last year several of us did a tag swap and it seemed to be a hit so are doing it again this year. Bev (my buddy in Ohio), my sis and her daughter, my niece and her sister are all involved in it this year. We are to make four tags for each person. These are the ones I have done. I sure hope they like them and will use them to label their gifts. I used the snowman nativity stamp set from TAC. I cut the little cards off my newest Cricut cartridge...... Life's a Party. Of course I had to add good ole stickles! lol

Four of us also chose to do a handmade ornament exchange again this year. So now I am off to get them started. Will post photos when I get mine done.

Am entering in a few challenges:

Oldie But a Goodie
-let is snow

Sassy Cheryl's- stump the boss and anything goes

Tip Top Tuesday- tags

Bows and Berries- tags

Stamps R Us- bling it on

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Grandson's birthday card

I made this card for my pirate lovin' grandson. I do think he is outgrowing his love for pirates but I had bought this stamp with him in mind and figured I would make him one last pirate card. For 4 years in a row he wanted a Pirate birthday and this is the first year he said he was tired of them. lol Oh well, will make something new in a year for him. lol I used this darling stamp from Lily of the Valley. Raided my left over Halloween stickers for the skull and crossbones and added a couple googly eyes to set it off. Used and old Quickutz die for the flourishes and had to just stickle them also. I used a MS border punch for the border around the image and the striped paper. My friend and my niece chose a sketch to use and we are all making cards off the same sketch. Can't wait to see how their's turn out. I know they will both be awesome!

Challenges I am entering are:

CLP- sketch.....hope it is ok to do the image in a round forum instead of square.

Our Craft Lounge- stress and distressed

Totally Parer Crafts-stiching

Wags'n Whiskers- some black and ribbon or pearls

CMC Copic Challenge-Boys Boys Boys

Card Makin Mamas- cut it out....punches, dies etc.

Crafty Catz Weekly-anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

card for my dearest sis!

I made this card for my favorite sister although she is really my sister in law! She is also one of the bestest friends I have ever had and she will never know how much she really means to me! I love you Barb!

Today is her birthday and I sure hope she got my card in time for her special day. I used my new Bildmalarna stamp. I also added a pretty crocheted flower a good friend made and sent to me a long time ago. Barb loves glitter and sparkle even more than I do so added lots of stickles. I pray her day was one of the best she has ever had! (it is for me as my brother is giving her a plane ticket to Idaho so she can spend a week here with me! I am so excited! She will be here the first week of December!)

The photo is not very good as it looks all washed out. I was in a hurry to get it mailed to her that I didn't check to see how the picture turned out.

Challenges I am entering:

Challenge up Your Life-color

Totally Paper Crafts- glitter

Hanna and Friends-glitter

Our Craft Lounge-colors

Paper Pretties- embellish it!

The Paper Shelter- anything goes

Thank you for stopping by. May God bless you all in a special way!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

30th Birthday card

My friend in Montana wants a card for her daughter-in-law's 30th birthday. I hope she likes this okay. She wanted it done in purples with pinks and blues. I chose the little images from Bildmalarnas because I think they are so cute. I used me new cricut cartridge "Billionaire" for the name and numbers. Added lots of stickles and Blingz to finish it off.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Boots-wings

Heart Song Inspirations- ribbon

Pile It On- fancy folds

Bows and Berries- glitter

One Stop Craft Challenge- easel card

The Paper Shelter- one for the girls

Victorine Stamps- easel

Stampin' for the Weekend- what a cutie!

My Sheri Crafts- sewing

Thank you so much for stopping by and God Bless!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another simple card

Here is another simple card for my Montana friend.. I chose to use "Daisy" from Sugar Nelly. It was one of the first stamps I bought once I started making cards but have never used her. To me she is so perfect for "thinking of you". I hope this will be acceptable for what she wants.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Catz-sketch

Fab n' Funky- I used ribbon, stamped image and flowers for BINGO

One Stop Craft Challenge- girly

My Sheri Crafts- sewing

Sweet Stamping- flowers

Stamping for the Weekend- pink

Colour Create- pink, brown, cream and white

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless each of you!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

a simple "Thinking of You" card

Here is a simple card I made for the lady in Montana. She said she would like a few simple, smaller cards to send to her friends. I have a hard time making the smaller ones as I want to add just too many embellies and there is not quite the room. Plus she did want them a little plainer. Well, plain it what she gets with this one. lol Anyway, I used a stamp that I have had colored for quite awhile but did nothing with. The borders are from a MS punch. The paper is from a "My Minds Eye" pad that I have had for a long time too but never used. I hope she likes what I have done with this one. Now two more plain to go and then a fun one again! lol

Challenges I am entering:

Sunday Sketch and Stamp- sketch

Alphabet challenge- Q for quick and easy....boy was it ever. lol

Frosted Designs- punch

Card Making Mamas- punches

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thinking of You for Uncle Lew

My cousin called the other day to let me know that my uncle (Mom's only brother) had fallen and broke his hip. I have not seen him in several years as his daughters moved him away from this area to be closer to them. He is 92 now and lives in an assisted living home. I wanted to just let him know I was thinking and praying for a speedy recovery for him. He always loved fishing so I thought this little guy might give him a smile and maybe remind him of "the good ole days". He is my mothers only brother so the only blood uncle I had. (Dad had all sisters.) Uncle Lew has always had a special place in my heart. I really miss taking my mom to visit and then listening to them relive their childhood memories and talk about their parents. My sister and I used to just sit and listen and enjoy learning so much about their young years and the parents gramma and grampa were.

I really hate the plastic that the embellishments come on when the flash seems to catch them better than anything else about a card! lol The fly in the lower left corner is one my little nephew made for me to use on cards and layouts several years ago. He was just learning fly tying.

Challenges I am entering:

Willow Sketchie- sketch

Challenge up Your Life- something for a man

Creative Stamp Friends- something for a man

Crafty Boots- anything goes

Sweet Stamping-anything but a birthday

Thank you for stopping by. God bless!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

60th Anniversary card.

This is another custom order I have for that special lady in Montana. I was at a loss as to just what to make for a 6oth anniversary so sure hope she likes how the end product came out. I am pretty nervous on this one as it took me so long to come up with an idea and then try to execute this idea into reality, that I have no time to make another if this one is not ok. Oh the stress I put myself under instead of just playing and having fun! lol Anyway, I just made a simple step card but added "braces" to the bottom so it won't "step out" too far. lol I used the cricut to cut out the names and the 60. For "Love", I had to dig out the old sizzlet dies. A couple MS butterfly punches and some flowers finished it off. Well, actually lots and lots of stickles finished it off. lol I do hope the lady who ordered this and the couple who may receive it, are blessed by it.

Challenges I am entering:

Order of the Opus Gluei- roses or rosettes

Sparkles Forum- punches

Little Claires- wedding / anniversary

One Stop Craft Challenge
- anything but square

Totally Gorjuss-As you like it

Scrappy Frogs- bling

Paper Creations Ink- flowers

Sarah Hurley- bling and sparkle

The Paper Shelter
- dies

Jellypark Friends-get punchy

Hooked on Crafts-wings

KB Cute-butterflies

Thank each and everyone for stopping by. May God always bless you!

Monday, August 15, 2011

My nephew's birthday is next week and I wanted to make him a special card. When I was going thru all my stamps and saw this little fellow I wanted to use it for him.

Both stamps are from Penny Black. The pp came from a pack that someone gave me several years ago. The button paws are many years old as I think they were from when my girls were little and I made different hair clips for about digging deep into stash! lol

Challenges I am entering:

2 Sisters- sketch

Raise the Bar- dog days of summer (must have a doggy)

Bunny Zoe's- easel card

Cards for Men- anything goes

Paper Playtime-anything goes

The Pink Elephant-stitching

Here Come the Boys

Sparkles Forum-one for the boys

Stamptacular Sundays

Thanks so much for stopping by and even more if you leave a comment! God Bless!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

another Birthday card

This is another case of my mind deceiving my hands....convincing them that this will work out and be wonderful. lol When I bought this stamp, I wanted to make a card for a dear friend, but now not too sure I will send it to her. She raises cows as pets.....having them all named and everything. lol In my mind I thought the bright pink and black would be just perfect for this image after I got it colored. Seems I would learn not to listen to what I tell myself because things never turn out how I plan them. lol Anyway, here it is in all it's gaudiness. lol

challenges I dare to enter are:

Fairy Fun Fridays- sketch

Craft Your Days Away- Birthday

Anything Goes- Birthday

Card Making Mamas-Birthday

The Crafty Pad
- cute and girly (not too sure about the cute part tho! lol)

One Stitch at a Time-anything goes

Frosted Designs Fabulous Fridays- animals

Jellypark-favorite stickles and also sewing

Pattie's Creations-animals or insects

Sew Many Cards-3 or more brads- used them for the center of the flowers

Sweet Stampin- down on the farm

Designed 2 Delight
- pink and black

Thank you all so much for stopping by. God bless you always!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Jodi!

My eldest daughter turns 34 this month! I cannot believe how fast the time has flown. I remember so well the first time I saw her how excited I was to have my little girl! Her brother was just two years and she was his baby from the start! Oh the memories of so many years and yet it seems like yesterday. I cannot believe how old my kids are making me! lol Anyway, this is the card I made for her. I showed it to her daughters and they really liked it so am hoping she will too.

Happy Birthday wonderful daughter! I love you!

As you can see I use the darling stamp from CC Designs. I thought the "sweets" paper from Nana's Kitchen was so cute I just had to use it. By the time I got the card done, you couldn't see all that much. lol I used one of my new Nestabilities for the doily circle. I think I will enjoy the new nesties I have purchased if I can just remember to use them. When I found the sketch I wanted to use, I pictured this card looking so much cuter than the finished product but then again, my mind lies to me about how wonderful things are going to turn out! lol As usual, I had to finish it all up with lots and lots of stickles.

Challenges I am entering:

Sketch N Stash- sketch

Cupcake Craft- sewing

Card Making Mamas- Birthday

Fussy and Fancy Friday- use a lot -stickles, sewing and roses

Stamping for the Weekend- spots or dots

Wags 'n Wiskers- sparkle

Tuesday Throwdown-Birthday

Anything Goes-Happy Birthday/ Celebrations

A Spoonful of Sugar-Birthday

Craft Your Days Away- Birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hugs and God bless!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Brithday Wishes and Butterfly Kisses

Today is my youngest grand daughter's birthday! I can't believe how fast time has flown since this sweet little girl joined out lives 10 years ago. She loves butterflies so I wanted to use several on her card. Pink is not her favorite color but I just had to make something pink after doing so many boy cards for my grandsons. Hope she doesn't mind too much. lol

Happy Birthday to you, dear sweet Hannah! You know how much Gramma loves you! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are!

Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of a Challenge- sketch

Papertake Weekly- anything goes

Lollipop Crafts- celebrations

Stamps R Us- Birthday

Party Time Tuesday
- birthday and a fun hop!

Woodware USA-anything goes

Dutch Dare- kids

Amber's- sparkle and shine

Crafts and Me-anything goes

Little Darlings-girly

Celebrate the Occasion- kids birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

last birthday card for custom order

Here is the last of the birthday cards my new friend from Montana. I used my new little clown stamp and added lots of stickles. I dug out the old quickutz dies for the greenery and an old sizzix die for the tag. Used scraps from my parents anni card.
Sure hopes she likes all three!


ICP- sketch.........chose you own and I used #79

Aud Sentiments- at least two words

One Stitch at a Time- anything goes

Cupcake Inspirations- colors from picture.......loved this challenge

Paper Creator's Crafts- Special occasions

Art Impressions- something from you stash

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Friday, July 8, 2011

My parents anniversary card

My parents celebrated 48 years together on the 6th. I made them this card and used the new Lily of the Valley image because her holding his hand really touched me. It just reminded me of the gentle love these two people have for each other. I hope some day my children will look at Jon and I with the same awe I have for my parents. I used some paper from a kit that I had forgot I even had. I also use the larger roses that I have always shied away from thinking they were too large for cards. The little heart charm was one of the first charms I bought way back when. Of course I had to use stickles on the flowers as well on the 48th. It looks a lot better in person than in these pictures.

Challenges I am entering

Creatalicious- sketch

Art Impressions- something from stash

Charisma Cards

OLLCB- flowers

Sentimental Sundays
-anything goes

Ellphantastic- Celebrations

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Another little Birthday card

Here is another little birthday card I made for my friend to approve (or not..... lol) before purchasing. I just love the little "My Favorite Things" stamps. Two of my bestest scrapping buddies also made cards off this sketch. Thanks girls for playing with me! I colored her with copics, pearl chalks and colored pencils. As you can see, I had to add stickles too!

Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of a Challegne- sketch

Crafty Catz-colors of summer.....I think pinks and greens are very summery

4 Crafty Chicks- sewing

AiFactory- favorite embellishments- love stickles and also flowers and sewing.

Just for Fun- anything goes

Pals Paper Arts- favorite technique.... love sewing and coloring with pearl chalks

Crafts and Me- Birthday

My Mum's Craft Shop- something old- my stamp and something new- papers

The Paper Shelter- anything goes

Oldie but a Goodie- anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday card for my grandson

My eldest grandchild will be 14 on Tuesday. I am so not sure of what kind of card to make a young man at that age. I chose to use this Edwin as he seems like a young teen type. Wasn't sure just how to decorate it so finally decided on stars. lol I sure hope my grandson likes it okay.

Challenges I am entering:

Sketch N Stash- sketch

Cards For Men- stars

Crafty Cardmakers-spots and stripes

Creative Stamp Friends- dots

HLSC-stars and stripes

Birthday Sundaes- stars and stripes birthday

Creative Inspirations

Here Come the Boys
- spots and stripes

Birthday Sundays- stars and stripes

Stamptacular Sunday-stars and stripes

Thank you so much for stopping by and may God bless you!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A little Birthday greeting

My new friend in Montana that bought my first card ever, has ordered a few more for Birthdays. So I am throwing some together for her to choose from. Here is the first one. I used this little cutie from Whipper Snapper. What better way to spend a warm summer day than taking your kitty for a stroll! lol I love their stamps. I first found the sketch I wanted to use and then got busy. I am loving the stamp set I bought last month of tickets. As you can see I added stickles to the flowers and the ticket and even to the background paper on the front. Gotta love the bling! lol Since easel cards are her favorite, I made this one as an easel.

Thanks for stopping bye and God bless you always!

Challenges I am entering:

Hanna and Friends- sketch

Stamp and Create-summer

Ruby's Rainbow-flowers

Crafty Creations-let it shine....anything sparkly

Mark's Finest Papers- sparkle

Creative Belli- the letter "G" girl, glitter

Stamping for the Weekend- your favorite things.......cute stamps, glitter, sewing and card making and entering challenges lol

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Another "Friend" card

I have really enjoyed my evenings this week since hubby is visiting his mother in California and am actually getting some craft time in. Yesterday, an old friend stopped by on her way thru Idaho from Arizona. We met for lunch and just visited for a couple hours. It was so good to see her again. It amazes me how God can bring someone into your life and even tho you do not get to see each other or do not really correspond much, the love you share as friends remains forever. I do not think her and I have even emailed each other for almost a year.....never talk on the phone.....well do not really communicate at all until we can meet up. And once we meet up, it is like we were still neighbors..... like so many years ago. I do thank the Lord for the awesome friends he has given me.

Anyway, Just thinking about friends and how much each one means to me, I made this card for a very special lady in my life. I hope she likes it when she receives it. I used one of my newest Mag stamps. I love the color combination of pink and green so went with it. lol You can see I added lots of bling! I sprayed the flowers with Glimmer mist and added stickles to the leaves. I did use a paper doily to follow the sketch but it seems to be lost in the midst of all the flowers. This is the first time I have used my old but never been used MS butterfly punches. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Stamp With Fun- sketch

Sweet Stampin'- something stamped and something with wings

Stampavie and More- butterflies

Deep Ocean-flowers

CES - sparkly flowers

Simply Create- come fly with us- something with wings

Crafts 4 Eternity- "R" embellishments.....roses and ribbon

Cute Stampers- flowers

One Stitch at a Time- wings

Ribbon Carousel- colored image and ribbon

Whoopsi Daisy- pile on the flowers

Hooked on Crafts- anything goes

God bless you all!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Digital Delights Guest designer card

I was so excited to be invited to be a guest designer for Digital Delights . They let me choose which stamp I would like to use and I fell in love with this darling froggy. My oldest dd loves and collects frogs and her dh's birthday is coming up so I thought this would make a good card for him. The pp I used is from the "Guy " stack from DCWV. I love the papers in this pad! I used my new Cricut cartridge "Nate's ABCs" for the numbers as well as for the green parts of the cat tails. (the brown was just hand cut). I thank the ladies at Digital Delights for this oportunity!

Challenges I am entering:

Southern Girls- anything goes

2 Sisters- for a guy

Creative Stamp Friends- Birthday

My Time To Craft
- more than one image

Digital Tuesday- favorite ice cream colors- chocolate mint

Everybody Art-anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown-masculine

Paper Sundaes- easel or twisted card

Wags 'n Whiskers- one for the boys

Craft Your Passion- paper piecing

Thank you so much for stopping by.

God bless.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friend card

I can't believe what a roll I am on the last couple days! lol I needed to step away from all the guy cards and make at least one girly one. Then it will be on to more boy cards that I have to get done. I love my new Bildmalarna stamp and had to use her right away. I have never used the pearl swirl stickers before so that was a bit stressing for me. I pictured this card covered in flowers before I started with it. Of course my mind always lies to me about what the finished product will look like. lol Anyway, it is what it is and now I am off to another grandson ballgame. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bildmalarna- must use a Bildmalarna stamp on it

CLP- sketch

Bearly Mine- anything goes

Shelly's Images- anything goes

Paper cupcakes-There's Magic in the Air - choose two off the list.......I chose pearls and ribbon

Simon Says- distressed edges

The Poodles Parlour-anything goes

Crafty Sentiments-sparkle

Paper Sundaes-girly girl

Everybody Art- distressing

God bless each and everyone!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thinking of you card for my brother

My brother is having surgery tomorrow and I wanted to let him know he is in my thoughts and prayers so I hurriedly threw this card together with the scraps from my Father's Day card. I used another of my new wilderness stamps because my brother loves wildlife and watches the deer everyday on his property. The true colors are kind of faded with the flash....especially on the one deer. I hope this will bring him a bit of cheer when he gets home from the hospital.

Challenges I am entering:

Willow Sketchie

Crazy 4 Challenges- masculine

Secret Crafter Saturday- male

Papertake Weekly- anything goes

Fab'n'Funky- male

The Paper Variety- special guy

Crafts and Me- use a stamped image

Sassy Studio Designs- stitching

Frosted Designs-

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day card for my Pop

Well, it is that time of year when we get the perfect chance to let our dads know just how much they mean to us. I chose the deer stamp as my pop loves hunting and wildlife and all the other junk that goes with being a guy. lol Although is does not show in these pictures, I inked the background behind the deer so there is a sky with clouds and then shrub like coloring on the bottom. I chose to make a step card just because it has been awhile since I have made one and also because I think he will enjoy setting it up for awhile.I chose the verse because I do believe one of the things I am most thankful to God for is the capacity to love. I am also most thankful to pop because even tho he did not "father" me, he loved me and raised me as his own. I hope he has one awesome Father's Day because if there ever was a dad that deserved the best, it is my pop!

Challenges I am entering are:

Paper Play- Father's Day/ Male

Tuesday Throwdown- Animal

Cupcake Craft- things with tails

One Stop Craft Challenge- Father's Day

My Time To Craft- wildlife

Ladybug Crafts Ink- all about males

Sisterhood of Crafters- celebrating Dad

Craft Us Crazy- Father's day or masculine

Delightful - Father's day

Fussy and Fancy- man or boy

Creative Inspirations- Father's Day

C.R.A.F.T.-Father's Day

Alphabet Challenge- F is for Father

Thank you so much for stopping bye. God bless each of you!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My first custom order card!

This is my first custom order card and I must say I am more than a tad nervous. I have never sold a card before and am hoping the lady will like this one just fine. It is for her son who is into guitars and music so this is what I came up with. I used the darling little Hanglar stamp.....just love their stamps. The music paper was some I just recently purchased for no particular reason at the time. lol I dug out the old old Sizzix Fun Serif numbers and Sizzix music note dies that I do not think have been out of their box in years. Was good to go back and use some of my old things. The name and Happy Birthday were cut from my expression. With three charms and some stickles, I finished it up. I will email her photos for her approval and hopefully it will be off to Montana! lol

Challenge I am entering.....beside the one of making my first sale! lol

Sweet Sketch Wednesday- I searched and searched for just the right sketch and finally came across this one! I think it was perfect for this card.

Creative Card Crew-anything goes

Crafting For All Seasons- anything goes

The House That Stamps Built
- stitching

Wags 'n Whiskers-stitching

Truly Scrumptious- anything goes

The Paper Shelter- anything goes

Aud Sentiments- sentiment and card for a male

Craft You Passion
-let it all hang out....something hanging over the edge

Thanks for stopping by and may God always bless each one!

Monday, May 23, 2011

One more grandson's birthday card

I think this is the last grandson birthday card until July! This is for my little guy that turns 6 on the 28th. I cannot believe how fast they are growing up. When I was looking for an image and came across this cutie from High Hopes, I just knew it was right for Ryan. I can just see him if he caught a frog. He would have that same proud expression. Makes me smile to just think about it. lol Anyway I used some papers from a pad I purchased while at Expo. I used a MS punch. I bought the ticket stamps while at the coast a few weeks ago and love them. No stickles on this one....... that is kind of hard for me to not

Challenges I am entering:

Here Come the Boys
- sketch

Lexi's Creations- spots and/or stripes

Crafty Sentiments- children's

Really Reasonable Ribbon-anything goes

Truly Scrumptious- anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown- baby or child

Whoopsi Daisy- Birthday

The City Crafter-stripes and dots

Crafts and Me- anything goes

Crafty Catz
- anything goes

Creative Belli- letter "S" stripes and slingshot

Dream Valley-something old- charm, image and ribbon and something new-papers and ticket stamp

Thank you for stopping by. God Bless!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grandson's birthday card-money holder

Here is another birthday card for one of the grandsons. I usually give them money so made a pocket on the inside to hold it this time. This grandson loves football so wanted to use this cute little image from Lily of the Valley. I found a charm that I have no idea how long I have had but it has been awhile as well as the ribbon. The stripped paper is from a pile of paper that I stowed away in a cupboard over two years ago. lol Of course I had to add a little stickles. lol Also used my nessties to cut the ovals and a
fiskars border die for the edge.

Challenges I am entering are

The Sweetest Thing- sketch

Pile It On- boys and girls come out and play

Emerald Faerie Garden-anything goes

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle- old supplies

Sew Many Challenges- anything goes

Stamp Something-anything goes

Mami Doodles- stripes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Son's birthday card

For years my son and I have had a friendly fight over who was better....Larry or Magic. I decided to make him this card to let him know the fight is still ongoing. lol The box part held four small twix bars but I did not get a photo of them. I also did it for the challenge from my private group that was to make something humorous. I am sure I am the only one that found it funny but I did get a smile from my son as he stated I ruined a great card! lol

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty creations-anything goes

Creative Belli-the letter S....stickles and sports

Penny's Paper- anything goes

One Stitch at a Time- anything goes

Moving Along With the Times- two B's and Bird

Thank you so much for stopping by. May God bless each and everyone!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dd's Birthday card box.

This is a card I made for my youngest daughter's birthday. It is the first time I have tried to make the box-book card and am actually happy with it for once. lol I used the cute monkey stamp from CC Designs because my daughter loves monkeys. ( I also thought he is just too cute!) I used three different patterned papers and two different colors of card stock. I used the Nesties for the ovals and a MS border punch for the lace scallops on the inside. As you can see I used plenty of stickles as usual. Gotta love the bling! I filled the box part of the card with her favorite candy-Rolos. Also under the candy is where I wrote our "greetings" to her for her special day. Her son is spending the night with us and he really liked the card. He said he thinks his mom will really like it. This is her son that doesn't show too much emotion for things like this' so it meant a lot to me to see his joy. He said he can't wait for tomorrow for her to get it. lol Gotta love those grandkids!


Side view

Top view-this one kind of shows the more true colors the card actually is.

Challenges I am entering:

The Sweet Stop- sketch

Mami Doodles-girly

One Stop Craft Challenge- Stitches

AiFactory- anything goes

-anything goes

Paperkutz- anything goes

Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes

Moving along with the Times-anything goes

Little Miss Muffet-dies or punches

Wags 'n Whiskers- dies or punches

House of Gilli- layers and sewing

Craft Your Passion
-anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Simple Easter cards

Since I have been so sick the last month I have not had time to get things done like I wanted to. But, I threw these three cards together rather quickly today and even tho they will be late getting to their destinations, I think the grands will be happy when they get their package. I put little chicks on the inside to represent each grandchild in the respective families because they are my favorite peeps.....well as well as their parents. lol Anyway, I dug deep into my stash for these. First I used some old cards that who knows how long I have owned. Then I used my Creative Memories eggs shape die cut to make each card. For the newer side of stash, I used my new teddy-bunny stamp and also used my CE and my new cartridge Zooballoo to cut the grass. And of course just had to add stickles. lol

Challenges I am entering:

Craft Your Days Away-Easter

ECP- Easter

Shannon's Sentiments-Easter

Catch the Bug- Easter

Craft Challenge- flowers

Sisterhood of Crafters-Easter

Penny's Paper-Craft- Easter

Die Cut Dreams-Easter

Thank you all for stopping by. God bless you this Easter as we remember the sacrifice He made for each and everyone!