Saturday, October 31, 2009

~ Vintage Birthday~

One of my "swimmin wimmin" has a birthday next week, Ms. Betty and if I'm not mistaken, she will be 75....she is vintage. I used very little cricut as you can see, but I didn't want to take away from this lovely Cosmo Cricket paper, with too many images.I used Celebrations for the cupcake and the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.Zig zagged around a layer, did some inking, added the grosgrain ribbon and button, with hemp thru the button.Made it a pedestal card because that's what those sweet lil ole wimmin love! So there ya have it...I hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed, watching it unfold!! Thanks for stoppin by!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

~~Halloween...A Pig's Paradise~~

Dan's daughter Ann, just loves pigs so I had to make her a pig Halloween card.I ran out of my Black/orange Core'dinations paper so I used the pink core.Guess what...they don't make pink Halloween paper.Imagine that! The background paper, was computer generated. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the witches hat, the trick or treat bag and the mask...I love the mask over her googly eyes! George for the star, which I added some pink ribbon and a button to, along with the hemp, thru the button.Used LOTS of pink stickles and pop dots and there you have happy pig! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

~~ The House ~~

Oh I had so much fun making this card !! I used Don Juan for the house, Paper Doll Dress Up for the bat , ghost and moon.Gypsy Wanderings for the pumpkins.Did LOTS of popping, some inking, added the ribbon and button along with some dew drops and used thin metal wire to suspend the moon and the bat.I'm going to send this to my son John Allen.I'm sure he doesn't remember our one and only trip together into a Haunted House, sponsored by the local Jaycees.He was old enough to walk and talk, but he wanted me to hold him and of course I did.That child of mine got so scared, I thought he would choke me to death and I was kinda scared myself and all I could do was laugh!!! He was screaming, get me outta here...I want my Mamma ( my Mother) The louder he screamed the more I laughed.I tried to pry him from around my neck so I could breath, but he was latched on . This lil card took me down memory lane....and that's a good thing! Thanks so much for taking a peek!

~~Let it Snow ~~

I'm not sure I really want it to suthyn folks don't have a clue about driving in that stuff! But I saw a card in my CardMaker magazine and was inspired by it.The back ground paper was a gift form a sweet friend I met on the Cricut Message Board...thank you Jeannene!!I punched out many many snow flakes, using my Martha Stewart punch, some of them in vellum.Used the Gypsy font as well as the snow word, from Gypsy wanderings and welded them together.Use several different types of glitter on the snow flakes, did some inking and popping,added just a few pearls, that bring out the color in the back ground paper, I hope so anyway. Embossed the back ground paper with the snow flake folder( this ain't rocket science lol ) added the ribbon and button and now I'm looking at the skies....wheeeeh..No snow in sight !! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

~~ Believe ~~

I know, that if you ~ believe ~ all things are possible. The power of positive thinking has gotten me through many stressful moments! I believe in Santa and presents too,hence this card.I used Christmas Noel for the tree and Celebrations for the gifts, and Gypsy Wanderings for the lettering.I did a lil stitching and popping and inking, added some ribbon and a star and now I'm patiently waiting for Santa !! Thanks for stopping by,it makes my day!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

~ Trick or Treat Gift Boxes ~

These lil gift boxes are for my "swimmin wimmin" at the Y, where I take a water aerobics class.They love to see me coming during any kind of holiday cause I always make them a lil goodie bag of some sort.I'm sure I am repeating myself but I am the youngest chick in the class and the oldest is 85!! I used George for the stars and Christmas Cheer, I think, for the round scalloped tags. The sentiments are computer generated. Added some tulle and other ribbons, added some buttons that Jimmie Gayle was so generous to share with me and filled the boxes with candy. Trick or Treat....I've got them covered with something good to eat!Thanks so much for stopping by !!!

~ The Stockings were Hung ~

This is my 1st attempt at stitching on a card! Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.I used the Christmas Cheer cart for the stocking cut at 3.5", once on blackout and 1 regular cut, then 2 more times for the layers.Added some Martha Stewart punched leaves and a little punched star, did some inking and popping and added the ribbon with the button.Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I made this card for my great niece, Anna Kate and she is only 10 months old, so it couldn't be scary! I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the lil lamb and Black Magic Core'dinations paper too, with a purple core.Don Juan for the lettering as well as the Core'dinations paper and purple cut for the shadow.Added some lil colored dew drops,purple tulle and Glossy Accents.Tied some purple ribbon around her neck and added a lil bell. Also added the green rick rack for some added color.Thanks for stopping by !!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

~ With Sympathy~

I just hate having to make a sympathy card! I used this wonderful card stock for this one, its 29th Street Market, by My Mind's eye and I love it !! The texture is amazing! I used my nesties for the frame for the scripture and embossed the back ground paper with the Textures folder, from Cuttlebug.Used the Indie Art cart for the butterflies.Lots of inking and layering.Added the vintage lace and button and painted the butterflies with Glossy Accents.Thank so much for visiting my blog !!!

~Trick or Treat~

This card is for Rivers, my great nephew.He's 12 so I made him a kinda grown up card. You know how that age can be ! I found this vintage card online, downsized it ,inked and matted it.I used Animal Kingdom for the owl, cut several times.Added some stickles and black tulle and there you have it !! Thanks for stopping by!!!

~Don't get Caught in a Spider's Web~

This is a card for my great nephew, Walt.He is 10 and I hope this isn't too babyish.I used Stretch Your Imagination for the spider and the frame. Made a button, for the button , lots of inking, popping, used different colors of stickles , added some tulle and there ya go. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

~~Witching you a Jolly Halloween~~

I made this card for my great niece, Tyner Beth.Her favorite color ( this week anyway) is shades of aqua and I was tickled to find this K&Co. paper pack! Not much cricut, just the witches hat , from Paper Doll Dress up and the stars from George.I found this cute vintage card online, downsized it and added it along with a tulle bow. I'm lovin this tulle I have been adding to Halloween cards ! Added lots of bling too.What 8 year old doesn't love bling?!? Black magic Core'dinations paper was used too, embellished and sanded.I printed the inside sentiment on vellum and added black brads. Thanks so much for taking a look !!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Bushel of Thanks

Hi Y'all....I made this card for my parents.They were visiting my sister in Tn. last week and they love to go to Crows Mountain, on the way home and get apples.They drove over Sunday and brought Dan and I 1/2 peck of apples and 2 gallons of the BEST apple cider I have ever tasted. I'm sippin some right now.I made them this lil thank you card using Doodlecharms for the basket and apples, My Community for the tree , Paper Doll Dress Up for the grass and good ole George for the tag.This card was designed and cut using my G.Lots of inking, popping and layering.Added the twine and vintage button.The paper is Grandmas Kitchen from WeRMemory Keepers and I bought it at Michael's.Both my parents LOVE these lil pedestal cards, so I gave 'em what they like! Thanks so much for taking a look!!!! Your sweet comments keep me inspired!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thank you for your Hospitality

I made this card for a sweet, special lady that I met on the Cricut message board, Jeannene.She lives about 75 miles from me and she was sweet enough to invite me to come and play in her wonderful craft room and to spend the night. This card is my way of thanking her for her hospitality, her generosity and her friendship.She has a beautiful fur baby, named Savannah and I had to include her in the card. I used Don Juan for the house as well as the letters and the kitty was cut from My Community.The flowers were from Gypsy Wanderings.Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Remarks from Win A Free Card Give Away Winners

I received my cards today, Thank You so much!! They are amazing! How did you get the squash to pop up in the middle? It looks like you put a pop dot under the center and glued the edges. What color ink did you use on the edges? Is the envelope hand made or puchased? I sound like a two year old with all the questions don't I! LOL I wish I had an embossing machine to get the dimension on the paper, that's great! Which one would you reccomend? I've been thinking of the electronic Big Shot since my hands swell and ache alot I thought it would be easier than the crank. Have you seen the Xyron Creatopia yet? What kind of pen did you use to make the dots on the "bee" card?Thanks again my friend, Carol ;)

Joy--I was lucky enough to win the cards on Jeannie's blog and I received your card this morning. I want to tell you, the picture doesn't do it justice! It is absolutely beautiful!!! I will have a hard time using it; but when I do, I will be giving it to someone who will truly appreciate it.Thank you, thank you, thank you!I hope someday to be able to make cards like this.Connie Fisher

Hi Joy,
OMG, I received your card today & I LOVE it. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into this card. I promise I will give it to someone special. Thank you so much. I hope you have a great weekend.
Sherry Miller

Hello Joy, I received your card in the mail yesterday...WOW!!! I am so excited that I won one of your cards, I have it in my hutch and have been studying it...cannot get enough of all the detail in this card. Thank you so much! I will treasure it always! Carol<><

Friday, October 2, 2009

Just a Note

I'm so excited..this is my 1st card made with the G !! I actually welded letters !!! lol I was so excited to be creating and cutting that I have forgotten everything about this card! Ok..let me think, I used Home Accents for the bird, cut at 2.75 inches, numerous times...the Just a Note was welded using the new G font. I love this lil bird paper with the notes on it, so I knew I had to add musical notes and they were cut at 1". Lots of inking, popping,a lil dodlin, added the ribbon and vintage button and I held my breath ....ALOT.Thanks so much for looking..have a great weekend, Y'all!!

My Baby is Having a Birthday!

And that means I am getting older too!! John Allen loves to play Texas Hold 'um and when I saw this paper, I knew I had to make his card with this paper.I used Indie Art for all the symbols in a deck of cards....cut at 1 1/2' 2 times on shadow and then once on regular to get that fancy smancy top layer.I wanted to use real playing cards on this, but they were too big so I found some graphics online and copied them, resized them,inked and matted them.I love this ribbon I used....I think its fine, for a masculine card. The circle sentiment, was computer generated using , my Greeting Card Factory Photo Card Maker program.I added some brads and there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!!

Welcome to My World

This sight is dedicated to the art of card making....of which I am addicted ! I began making cards a few months before Dan was deployed to Iraq.I wanted to make sure he had a new card to open every day, so I used BlueMountian.Co and created him 2 months worth of cards !About a year ago I saw that famous infomercial for a little bug called a Cricut.Well, after watching it numerous times, I HAD to have it...and I ordered it!!!Then I found the Cricut Message Board and I hit pay dirt!!! I was, and still am so inspired by some of the talented women on that board!I have to give them credit for making me the card maker that I am today!!!
Thank you ladies, from the bottom of my heart!
I hope you enjoy looking at my cards, as much as I enjoy making them!!!