Sunday, February 27, 2011

Imagine Card

Hello everyone

Things have calmed down here now that the kids have gone home. It's way to quiet, and things are all picked up and in their normal places, but oh how I miss the noise and mess !!

So I filled the empty places with crafting, like all of us do, right?

I had to send my Imagine back ~ it had some printing problems ~ and my replacement came Friday so first thing I had to test it out. ( FYI - it works perfectly ! )My best friend's birthday is today so I made a very simple card for her.
I used the card image from Imagine More and the Piece of Cake cut with the layers. The ribbon is Stampin Up and the buttons are from my button jar.

I hope you will mark your calendar for Saturday the 5th for the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop. I know there will be tons of spring time ideas for you to drool over :)

As always, thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

1st Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone! Today starts my long awaited 4 day weekend!! Not only do I get an extra 2 days to play, but my daughter and grandkids are coming for 5 days!!! It will be a jam packed 4 days so I figured I had better get this  card posted this morning while I have a few minutes.

My Grandson turned 1 last week and of coarse I made him a card. When my kids were little I bought all the 'milestone' cards. Now when I go to make them I get excited because I can step out of the cookie cutter style and make it my own.

The details~
  • Lions ~ Animal Kingdom - Border Feature - 1.66 inches
  • Go Wild ~ Create a Critter - 1.5
  • Grass ~ Plantin School Bool - 1/2 x 5 (unlinked on the Gypsy)
  • Papers ~ Die Cuts With A View - Safari , The Paper Studio - A Day At The Beach
  • All other paper from my scrap box
  • Sentiment from my computer
When I sat back and looked at the finished card - I smiled :)  I hope you do, too !!

As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Share the Love Challenge at FCCB

The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to make a project that Shares the Love.

I am pretty tired of Valentines red and hearts so I went with a more colorful, spring like design.

The details :
Winter Woodland ~ Love 1.25 "
Stretch Your Imagination ~ Spring  1.25"
Simpyl Charmed ~ Flowers 1.75, 2.0, 2.20"
Peach Keen Stamps
Die Cuts With A View ~ paper

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Today is the Lots of Love blog hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Lots of Love Blog Hop! This hop will be showcasing 14 different designers and their love inspired projects. If you are coming from Shawnee your right on track.  If you are just visiting and would like to join the fun hop on over to COURTNEY's BLOGCOURTNEY's  We hope you have a great time hopping along and feel some love inspiration this Valentine's weekend! 

Now onto my projects !

I decided to try something totaly new to me for my first card. I have seen the tri-shutter card for ages, but hadn't tried one. Until now :) I made this card for my granddaughter, who LOVES pink and glitter!

The details are pretty simple.
Cardstock ~ Stampin Up and Colorbok

Stamps ~ Stampin Up - Love you much and Campbell Kids

Ink ~ Stampin Up

Bling ~ Glossy Accents and Stickles

Heart Punch ~ Stampin Up

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Directions for card ~ Splitcoast Stampers

I made 3 cards from one idea by cuttting the card and images from 3 different papers and then using them in different combinations. (Beacause I couldn't make up mind which I liked best )

Cardstock ~ Stampin Up

Cricut Wild Card cut at 4"

Buttons ~ Hobby Lobby

 I am going to include one more card - My grandsons 1st Valentines card..

Cricut Just Beacause Cards ~ Pig 2.2" , Hogs and Kisses 1.3"

Cricut Paper Doll Dress UP ~ Fence 1.25"

Ribbon ~ Stampin Up

Background Paper ~ Nursery Rhymes

Now please hop on over to Cheryl at Nana's Creative Place and see her very sweet Love Bug Sign.

Here is the complete hop order in case you need to find your way.

1. Courtney
Krafty Keekerz

2. Nikki
The Glamorous Side Of Scrapping

3. Cindy (Cindylu2u)
Scrapping Room

4. ErinA girl and her craft box

6. Mindy    This is me ! :)
Grammies Craft Room

7. Cheryl
Nana's Creative Place

8. Norma

9. Bree
Craft Scrapper

10. Patti
Patti’s Paper Fun

11. Amy
Amy Designs

12. JaniceCricutology

13. Jen

Thanks for hopping and please leave lots of comments along the way !!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tomorrow is the 'HOP"

Happy Friday, everyone! This has been a long week, cause it's the first week without a snow day or delay or early dismissal since we came back from Christmas break! Holy cow!! They are telling us to look forward to temps in the 40's next week. Something to look forward to.

Something else to look forward to ......  tomorrows Lots of Love blog hop!! It's set to get started at 9 am est  with 14 great crafters offering some wonderful last minute Valentines ideas.

So please come and check it out tomorrow.

See you then !!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Flaunt it Fridays Challenge

I found the Flaunt it Fridays challenge at just the right time. This weeks challenge is to use the lips image from the Indie Art free download for the Gypsy.

Here is my entry:

I copied and flipped the shadow image, then welded them together to make the card base in white. Cut at 4 inches

I cut another shadow layer in black and the image in pink. I sponged all the edges. The smaller lips are from Tinkerbell and friends and cut 1.25 inches - Real Dial on.

I used stickles and Glossy Accents for some bling.

This was a fun project that started as a hazy idea and then came to life as I  played around with it.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Friends Card

Welcome to another Monday ! I hope everyones weekend was a good one ! Mine was terrific. My youngest daughter and I traveled to see my oldest daughter and 2 grandkids! They live 2 hours away, so we don't get to see them as often as a mom/grammie would like. That's when a road trip comes into play.
My youngest and I have had MANY road trips and they are always a fun time with lots of stories, singing and laughter.

Ok, on to my card for today.  I wanted to send a special card to my best friend, for no reason, really.
I knew I wanted to use a printed image from the Imagine, so that was my inaspiration.
All the patterned paper cuts are form the Best Friends Cartridge. The teapot and sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink.The teapot is stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment uses Chocolate Chip from Stampin Up.
The card base is Pacific Point also from Stampin Up.
Some inking around all the egdes, ribbon from my stash and doodling with my white gel pen and I called it done.

It's always nice to send a handmade card to someone who appreciates the thought and effort behind it.

As always, thanks for stopping by :)

 ps, I don't know how I made the background color behind the word to white. So I don;t know how to undo it  LOL... If anyone can tell me the how's I would appreciate it :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Count Me One Lucky Blogger

Happy Friday Everyone!

I know I have used this line before, but I Love Blogland !! In just a few short months I have been touched by so many new friends. Two of them have honored my blog by passing on this award.

Auds -n- Ends  and Creations With Becca both passed this award on to me!  How lucky am I to have this happen!! Thank you both from the bottom of my heart ! I hope you all will visit their blogs. They each have great ideas to share with you.

When you receive this award you are suppose to:

1) thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) share 8 things about myself
3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

So here we go~

8 things about me~

1. I'm a Lunch Lady by day, crafter at night

2. I miss my girls when they aren't with me

3. I hate to cook, but love to bake

4.  I grew up on a dairy farm

5. I am a huge Tim McGraw fan

6. My absolute favorite thing to do is have my morning coffee on the deck

7. I hope to pass my love of crafting to my grandkids

8. I have collected minature pianos since I was a little girl

I am happily  passing this award on to:

Andrea - Playing With Paper

Tricia - Simply Stamping 

Joy - Blondemommy's Blog

Cindy - Cindy's Card Co

Crickitt - Crickitt's Crazy Creations

Sherrie - Impressionable Art

Vieve - Plaid Polka Dots

Danielle - Chickie's Crafty Nest

I have left you all a comment to stop by and pick up your award.

I hope this is a happy, safe weekend for everyone.

As alway, thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Last One For Now

Ok, this will be the last tissue box cover i post for a while ! But I LOVE this one !! It's for my daughter to put on her desk at work. She loves dragonflys and all things pink :) so what to decorate this with was easy. The directions for the cover are Here .


The dragonflys are cut from - Doodlecharms, Gypsy Wanderings, Create a Critter and Paisley and are cut at 2.5 inches. To get the pattern paper I used my Gypsy and the Imagine. I don't have any of my cartridges anymore (story for another post !) so I had to be creative to use the papers I wanted from the Imagine Nursery Tails Cartridge. I used the rounded corner square shape that comes preloaded on the Imagine, sized it to 5.5 inches and filled it with the pattern paper I wanted. I did this 4 times to fill the 12 x 12 white textured cardstock. I then changed the settings to print only.

After I had the paper printed, I moved to my Gypsy and pulled up the dragonfly images from the various cartridges and placed them on the screen to match where the papers were on the mat. Then I cut ! Simple, right? Yes but I had to concentrate kinda hard so I got the right image to cut from the right paper . But it was worth it . I really like the way they came out.

The border was another Gypsy project. The image is from Easter 2010. I sized it to the height I wanted and copied 3 or 4 times and welded them all together. I know I will use this border lots more.

The solid paper is Stampin Up. All the extra embellishments I add are from my stash. I inked all the edges and used Dazzaling Diamond Glitter  - Stampin Up.

I think this is going to look great on my daughters desk!

As always, thanks for stopping by :)