Monday, November 30, 2009

~~ Wishing Jimmie Gayle a puuurfect Birthday~~

Hi y'all....this is a card for another one of my "swimmin wimmin." Jimmie Gayle is the instructor and she is the cutest and sweetest lil southern belle that you would ever meet!! Shades of teal are one of her favorite colors and she has adopted 3 kittens and talks about them all the time, so I incorporated all of her favorites in this card.I used Celebrations for the cupcake and welded it with my G.It was cut at 51/2" .I used the scalloped circles from that cart as well as the kitty cat.Lots of inking, did some embossing, added the pearls, ribbon and button along with hemp cord.Oh, I used Gypsy Wanderings for the sentiment.Thanks for stopping by !!!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

~~ Grateful ~~

Hi Y'all !!! I'm sure some of you know from stopping by , that Autumn is my favorite time of the year.The colors are so vibrant!!! Even as all the trees begin to die back, God has painted the falling leaves with a multitude of glorious colors !! And what better symbol of Autumn than the pumpkin, in all its shapes and sizes and colors!! I think I like pumpkins cause they are round, kinda like me : ) I used Gypsy Wanderings for this card, my 1st ever shaped card !! The pumpkin, the leaves and the lettering were all from this cart. I used Stretch your Imagination for the sunflower and the swirls and good ole George for the tag.Lots and lots of inking and layering, some popping and used a glitter mist all over.Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

~~Doggone Birthday~~

Dan couldn't have a birthday without a card from the fur babies.We have 3 critters, Buddy the mixed beagle that wandered up about 10 years ago. Sadie lived across the street and she was pretty neglected, always digging out and coming to out house, so she was eventually adopted.She is part jack Russell terrorist, part Rottweiler ( so she thinks !) and Tex.What can I say other than he was the back yard neighbors puppy and they never took care of him or paid him any attention. He was at our house all the time, but they refused to give him to us when they moved or even sell him to us. Dan was in a panic because we had both grown to love him. Dan traded a Remington shot gun for him.They took that...who wouldn' was a $500 gun!!! I tease Dan, that he got the bad end of that trade.He swears he didn't....he adores his babies.Anyway, enough of that. I used Celebrations for all the cuts on this card.Oops, not I didn't, I used PDDU for the bone.Did some inking and popping of course..added tons of glitter and the lil bow, in Sadie's hair. Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

~~ Rustic Birthday card for Dan ~~

Dan LIVES for deer season to start....he is like a child waiting for Santa to arrive !!! I will be a widow, until January 31ST, the last day of deer season.I would post a picture of the the huge 7 point he killed Tuesday, with his Black Powder gun, but I don't want to creep y'all out!! So, his birthday is Monday and of course I had to make a card with a buck on it.I used Camp Out for the log cabin, trees, buck and moon. Gypsy Wanderings for the lettering and the hearts...the "smoke" coming from the chimney. I used a punch for those tiny lil stars.I also got out a lighter and scorched the edges of the background paper, to give it a more rustic look.Lots of inking and layering....those lil stars were a bugger to ink, but I did ! Added some distressing stickles here and there, lots of popping and added the dark brown hemp cord.Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!! I hope Y'all have a great weekend !!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

~~Aunt Ruth A Vintage Fisherwoman~~

Hi Y' dear Great Aunt Ruth is celebrating her 85Th birthday saturday and I had to make her a card!!!She has been an avid fisher woman all her life and her invitations even had fish on them.I'm so happy that Camp Out is in my library of carts, it was perfect for this card !I used Vintagerio once again for the vintage print, which I mounted onto mats ,made using nestabilities. I also used the textiles folder for embossing.I used Camp Out for the fly casting rod and the bass. Don Juan was used for the numbers.I painted Mod Podge over almost everything, along with some distressing stickles.Dan got me a hook out of a tackle box, I added the ribbon, button and a few pearls. and doodled with a gold gel pen.We are all animated folks and I know she is going to holla when she sees this card !! You were asked not to bring a present, but I am going to include an invitation for her to come to the lake, anytime she wants to, for a weekend of fishing.She will be in bass heaven !! Thank you all some much for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

~~Jolly Old St. Nick~~

Hi Y'all.....I think I can add Shabby, as a new addiction!! I'm having so much fun with the vintage graphics at Vintagerio !! I bought these cute Jenni Bowlin bingo cards a few months back and I knew I wanted to add, Old St. Nick to the Jolly card and then I found this adorable Santa and the match was made!I used my G to weld the words.My nesties and the scalloped circle on Gypsy Wanderings ,were used to make the mats and the small sentiment circle was in the Mistletoe paper pack from Making Memories.Did some inking and popping, added the ribbon and a few buttons and there he is...Jolly Old St. Nick !! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

~~A Christmas Stocking~~

I have this thing for Christmas stockings !! Not only do I have our stockings hung on the mantle at Christmas, I have several more, hanging through out the house.I made this one using Doodlecharms...I think. I have it saved in my G, so I have forgotten.Cute it at 4", the lil ginger bread man at 1 1/2" and the package I played around with on my G and it is 11/2" tall and 1" wide.Lots of inking, popping,layering and the sentiment is computer generated.Added the Martha Stewart punch branches,buttons and ribbon.Bought the cute lil candy cane at M's. I hope y'all have a great week.....thanks so much for taking a peek !!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

~~ Vintage Christmas ~~

I am so in love with the shabby chic/vintage look !!! Here are 2 cards that I attempted to make in that style.I used graphics from Vintagerio,a few Cricut cuts for the holly leaves, cut at 3.5" and I fooled around with my G to make that whop sided frame around Santa..I need lots more practice !I used good ole George for the star and the Martha Stewart snow flake punch. Did lots of inking, a little stitching,some poppin, added buttons, pearls and tulle.I so enjoyed making these cards.I have been so involved with finishing several card orders, that I was thrilled to actually make a new card, rather than 18 of the same 2 designs !! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek !!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

~~ Back in the Swing of Things ~~

Good morning Y'all !!! It's a glorious day down here in Sweet Home Alabama !! I made this lil card for one of my swimmin wimmin, Frankie.She had a fall a few weeks back and hasn't been in the pool since.I used 50 States for the birds, Camp out for the branch and the I got the vintage image from,VICTORIAN VINTAGE IMAGES .The paper/card stock is Abbey Road from My Mind's Eye and I LOVE it ! The texture is amazing.Did some inking, popping, added some sparkling glitter, ribbon and a button.Of course I had to make it in a pedestal card, cause those lil wimmin think they are the best! Y'all have a great day and come back now...ya hea???

Sunday, November 1, 2009

~~ Primitive Blessings ~~

I saw some prim greeting cards posted on and it made me want to create one of my own.And,Sandi from the Cricut MB made an Annie card so I kinda scrap lifted from both great cards !! Thanks Sandi for the inspiration!! I used Christmas Cheer for the stocking and George for the oval, for her face.I used coated wire for her hair.The snow flakes are a Martha Stewart punch.Added a circle sentiment that I created on my card making program, added some hearts, a bow and hemp. Thanks so much for looking at my Prim lil Annie !!!

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!!!