Sunday, March 28, 2010

~~Happy Birthday Sista ~~

Good morning y'all!!! My sista's birthday is April Fools Day and I HAD to make her a card, cause I love and admire her, SOO much! Yes, the spelling is wrong, but I am from the south and that's how we pronounce, Sister down here !! Y'all know my back has been acting crazy and my Mother told me to just buy her a card...EGADS!!! I was highly insulted. Anyway, I used good ole George for the flowers, cut using the blackout feature and cut with chipboard.I painted the chipboard white then applied the paper and sanded the edges. I used Wildcard for the swirl, flipped upside down.The sentiment in the flower was computer generated. I used a 1 1/2 inch punch and Nestabilities for the scalloped circle mat. I used a Cuttlebug die for the center of the smaller flowers and embossed them with the Swiss Dots folder.Added some buttons and a Martha Stewart butterfly. Just used a 3/4" circle punch to snip off the corners of the mats. I hope you don't get too many pranks played on you, on April Fool's Day !!! Thanks SOO much for stopping by and taking a peek and thank you all, for continuing to pray for me!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

~~ Celebrate Spring ~~

Happy Sunday !!! The sun is trying to shine here today...yipppeeee!! I just love the arrival of Spring...the earth coming alive after a long hard winter....God painting the landscape with a multitude of color!! So in honor of my favorite season, I designed this lil card, celebrating Spring! I did get the concept for this card from a very talented lady, Laura. Thanks Laura!! I'm going to also play along with the CCC with this card. I used the new Flower Shower paper pack from Joann's. The birdhouse was cut from Stretch Your Imagination, the bird and flowers from Serenade.I welded the circle, as well as the picket fence...yes, there is one under all the flowers to the birdhouse and used my Nestabilities to form the scalloped circle around the hole in the house. I cut the flower on an empty cereal box, cause y'all know I love depth! I used Christmas Noel for the bow at the top and a sizzix die for the tag. I embossed the tag, added buttons and sat back to celebrate spring!!! I hope that wherever you are, Spring is on the way!! Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek !!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

~~Get Well Soon ~~

Hi Y'all...I'm still hangin around and I still miss looking at all your creations!! I found out last week that my X Husbands Aunt , who is 90 , has been ill so I wanted to make her a card. Not only was Aunt Scott my favorite 3rd and 6th grade teacher... she became a very sweet Aunt too !! I know what your thinking...Scott for a woman's name. Its actually Mary Scott, but the nieces and nephews always called her Aunt Scott. It's a suthyn thang! Her daughters name is Mary, my BIL's names is Scott...oh how we LOVE to use names over and over down here in the south!! Although since the divorce I have lost contact with her, I still think of her often and lovingly. I used Home Decor for the lil bird and I used a Cuttlebug die for the flowers. I still can't sit for long periods of time to really create a card, so the lil dies have come in handy.I stamped the sentiment and used embossing powders, added a few Martha Stewart butterflies and called this one done. Oh, I flocked the wings of the bird too. I hope y'all have a great weekend and thanks so much for looking!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

~~Oh No....its the Big 5 0 ~~

Good morning Y'all !!! I sure have missed all you creative women!!! Some of you may know that I have this rotten spine....and it has been getting worse, for the last 2 months, so much so that I have to create in spurts.Its kinda hard to make a card, when I am flat on my back, on a heating pad, connected to lil electrodes, signaling my muscles to relax and fight the pain.It ain't workin!! Not as fast as I would like for it to anyway.I want you to know that I have been trying to look at your blogs and leave comments from time to time, so please don't think I am being rude or ignoring you, my spine has been dictating my life lately and it just wont allow me to sit here for long periods of time anymore!! If you girls wouldn't mind saying a little prayer for me, I sure would appreciate it!!!! I really do miss all of you and your creations !!! Oh and Dan had carpal tunnel surgery 2 weeks has been the blind leading the blind around here !!! I have to laugh about it or just sit here and sob, so I choose to laugh!! Anywho, I got an invitation to an old co-workers 50Th birthday party and I HAD to make Deborah a card. Might not make the party, but at least I was able to make this card....took me about a week to do its done !!! I made it kinda like those flower pot cards, the "icing" lifts up to reveal the sentiment.I used Doodlecharms for the cupcake, stitched it together, added some flowers that I punched out and layered with clear glue dots. Added a zillion buttons, the ribbon, a few stick pins and computer generated the circle on the front. I added the shadow feature cut to give the card more stability.Thank you all so much for stopping by..sorry for the rambling.....but "those that matter don't mind.....and those that mind...don't matter !!! Love you all xoxoxox

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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!!!