Monday, November 29, 2010

I Was Given An Award!!

Oh My Gosh!!!!
Yolanda at Crafty Scentiments gave me this award!

When I first started talking to my daughters about starting a blog, I was only thinking of having a place to share my projects with, hopefully, new friends and my family. I never thought about being given any type of blog award. This is so GREAT!! Thank you Yolanda!!!

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

Here are 8 things  about myself
1. My husband is my biggest crafting enabler
2. My favorite time is crafting time with my daughters and granddaughter
3. I am a paper hoarder
4. I spend more time blog surfing than crafting
5. I love Harry Potter and the Twilight series
6. I would leave my Christmas decorations up all year long if I could
7. I am addicted to buffalo chicken bites
8. My Gypsy is my all time favorite crafting tool

 Being so new to the blogging world, I am finding new blogs all the time.. So I am going to share this award with 8 of my new blogging friends who,like me, don't have a lot of followers yet. They do have awesome blogs, though!

1. Amy at
2. Shirley G at
3. Debra at
4. Doris at
5. Lisa at
6. Rachel at
7. Houses Built of Cards at
8. Brenda at

I hope you visit each of the above blogs and let them know how great their blogs are.

Thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey and Pilgrim Cards

Happy Thanksgiving!!
I wanted to get these 2 cards posted today
as I won't have much time for the rest of the week.
My family is arriving later this afternoon
and our house will be full
of food, fun and kids!!
What a wonderful thing!!

These are the cards I made for my grandkids.
I used my Cricut, Create a Critter
Paper Doll Dress Up.

The cardstock is Stampin Up and
the designer paper is
Die Cuts With a View
The turkey is cut at 4 inches.

For my sassy little pilgrim girl
I used Stampin Up and Die Cuts With a View
papers and cut her out at 5 inches.
Of course her cute smile is from
Peachy Keen Stamps.

I am still working on making the hair feature on the
dolls look a bit more realistic, so if any of you
have suggestions, I would love to hear them!

I hope you all have a safe and happy

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wow... I won some blog candy!!

I followed the
Cricut Card Fairies
blog hop over the weekend
and WON some blog candy from
She has an amazing blog
with lots of great projects and how to's!
Go check it out! I know you will love it, too!
I hope to get the cards I madefor my grandkids
posted tomorrow, so come back and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by !

Monday, November 15, 2010

More for OWH !

I know I still have my Thanksgiving cards
to finish and I haven't even started my Christmas cards!
But what did I spend my crafting time on
this weekend??
Yup... more Valentines cards :)
I was so inspired by all the cards I saw
On the Operation write Home
Valentine blog hop Saturday, I had to make a few more!

The circle was cut on the cricut by welding
2 scallop circle shadows from
Mini Monograms at 4.22"
The inner circles are the regular image
cut at 4.22" and 4.0"
The stamps are from
Stampin UP.

I arrived at this card from stamping the image
and then picking a paper
to go with it.
That's not my usual style, but am trying to
expand my horizons a bit :)
My next test will be to see if I can follow a scetch!

The stamps and cardstock are
Stampin Up
and the designer paper is
from my stash.
If you want to see more of the hop from Saturday
all the cards are posted there!

Thanks for stopping by !

Saturday, November 13, 2010

OWH Be My Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to the
Operation Write Home
Be My Valentine Blog Hop!
I am so excited to be a part of this
wonderful event.
This is my very first blog hop.
It's such a great organization that I knew I just had to be a part of it :)
Please stop by Joann's daily and vote for OWH to win a $50,000.00 donation!!!
In addition, Archway is helping with a special mission.
Click Here to check it out!

This is one of the Valentine cards I have made to send to OWH before the
deadline of January 1, 2011.

I hope you will visit all the great blogs that are participating in this hop and leave lots of comments.
You will see tons of great projects and gets lots of ideas for your Valentine cards.

Your next stop is

Have fun and I hope you come back and visit my blog again!

All supplies to make this card are from
Stampin Up

PS... the deadline for Christmas cards  has passed :( ...
 but mark your calendars for next year :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Tissue Cover

Here is my first Christmas cover.
I have several more planned.
They are so easy to make and then
decorate any way that fits the occassion.
My daughter has asked for one with snowmen to match her bathroom decorations.
You can find the complete directions Here.
There are lots of great tutorials at
Splitcoast Stampers for you to check out.

Don't forget to come back Saturday, the 11th
for the Operation Write Home
Be My Valentine Blog Hop.
It is my very first time participating in any sort
of a hop and I can't wait!!

As always, thanks for stopping by and let me
know what you think of my Tissue cover :)


Monday, November 8, 2010

Give Thanks

I am trying to find a design that I really like for my Thanksgiving cards.
I don't have to have very many, but would like to make them all the same to save time for all the Christmas projects I can't wait to make !

I am very happy with this card. It appeals to my sense of 'keep it simple'

Cardstock - Stampin Up
Old Olive
So Saffron
Cajun Craze
Whisper White
Ink - Stampin Up
Old Olive
Cajun Craze
Stamp sets - Stampin Up
French Foliage
Lovely As A Tree
Holiday Best (ret)
Scallop Edge Punch
Nestabilities - Big Scallop Oval

Don't forget to come back on Saturday
Nov. 13th for the
Operation Write Home
Be My Valentine Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Seasons of Thanks

I had picked up a glue pad a few weeks ago but hadn't had a chance to use it until today.
It really did make applying glitter to a stamped image
very easy.
It's odd how I can picture a color combo in my mind but when I go to actually put them together in a card,
it looks nothing like I thought it would :)
I had planned to use more of the dark colors on this card, but as you can see...
ended up with more of a lighter palette!

Stampin Up cardstock: Baja Breeze
Cajun Craze
So Saffron
Stampin Up Old Olive Ribbon
Stampin Up White Craft Ink
Stampin Up Harvest Home stamp set
Clear embossing powder
Glitter... unknown

Thanks for stopping by.

Don't forget...

 Sat, Nov 13th
Operation Write Home
Be My Valentine Blog Hop!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Operation Write Home

I am so excited today!
 I love to make cards, all kinds and using all sorts of materials, techniques and designs. The only problem with that is I make them and then have no one to give them to. Well, that has all changed! I have discovered Operation Write Home . This group has a wonderful mission to bring handmade cards to our troops who are stationed overseas.
Now I have a place to send all of my cards that usually have no special home. I just make a card to use a particular stamp or an image that I like on a Cricut cartridge and it gets put in a file or box and is forgotten. Not anymore! 
Saturday, November 13th, I am participating in my very first blog hop - the Be My Valentine Blog Hop for Operation Write Home. It will be a wonderful way for lots of people to see great cards andget to know about OWH.
I hope you will come back on the 13th and follow the hop!

Anniversary Card

I have such good intentions of getting special cards made well before they are actually needed, but then I realize that I have missed the occasion completely!
So when my best friends anniversary came and went and I didn't have their card made, I spent time in my craft room and came out with this card.

The paper is Stampin Up and DCWV, the birds were cut from the Imagine More cartridge and the punches are Stampin UP.
I am very happy with the way this card card turned out. The only thing I would do differently is maybe use an edge punch on the blue strip across the middle.

What do you think?? 
Please leave me a comment with your thoughts!
Thanks for stopping by !