Tuesday, November 23, 2010

~~~ Santa's Slackers Challenge #12 ~~~

Wheeeeeh, finally !! I have been so busy I didn't know if I was washing....or hanging out.....shuckin or shellin!!! ( that's a few suthyn expressions ) Running back and forth to the hospital and trying to cook all this food before Thanksgiving it was nice to sit and make a card! Do y'all want to know why I'm cooking so's because, my Mother hasn't been taking her Alzheimer's meds like she is supposed to and she did the grocery shoppin last week...guess what she bought!? (Oh I have to laugh, it beats crying ...go ahead, laugh with me, its ok ) She bought celery, onions and 2 cans of cranberry sauce ! LOL I said " wooohoo Mother...we are gonna be eating high on the hawg!" ( another expression) My Mother, God bless her, laughed til she had tears running down her cheeks.I LOVE making her laugh and we both cracked up! Anyway, ( I'm laughing all over again) I'm composed now.I made this card using Joys Of the Season and used enough glitter to sink a ship! I hope Y'all have a GREAT Thanksgiving....I am so blessed to have each and everyone of you in my life...crazy as it is !!! lol Much love, Joy

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~~~ The 3 Amigos ~~~

Hi Y'all.....This is a birthday card for Dan, from the fur babies, Buddy, Tex and Sadie......AKA, the 3 Amigos. Before Dan's carpal tunnel got so bad, he would walk all 3 dogs, at one time and boy did they get into mischief. They had friends all over the neighborhood . Our favorite restaurant is a lil Mexican cafe, Jose's Cantina and he always brings the pups some left overs( I know...they shouldn't eat table food, but try telling Dan that! ) He always laughs and says it a wonder they don't bark in Spanish! Sooooo, that's why I made him this card. I have to tell ya, I cracked myself up making this card!! I used Animal Kingdom for the dogs,Wild Card for the sombrero's, Doodlecharms for the cupcake and the corners are an EK Success punch. OH....I almost forgot, the mustache's are from Christmas Cheer! I even gave Sadie a mustache because she is just as rough( rougher) than the boys are !! I hope this card makes you smile, because I know it will be Dan's favorite !!! Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~~~ Happy 60th Birthday ~~~

Hi Y' lil Hunny Bunny Dan turns 60 next week!! I wanted to make him a few cards, one from me and one from the fur babies and this one is from me. I might have to mail them to him, since Black Powder Rifle season came in on Monday and I may not see him for months ! lol I really did ask him if he was coming home for the B'day and he just smiled. I used Create a Critter for the happy birthday, Indie Art for the star burst looking thing,Gypsy Wanderings for the musical notes and I cant even remember what cart the numbers are from.I embossed the Core'dinations card stock with the musical notes folder and used a glossy black paper for everything else. I mounted the base on a white card stock, altho you can't tell and that's why I added the black and white ribbon.....and these are kinda sorta the colors of The University of Alabama, so he will be pleased !!! ( I married outside of my religion....I'm an Auburn Fan...arch rivals like you wouldn't believe !) Thanks for taking the time to take a peek!!! xoxoxo

Monday, November 15, 2010


I have NEVER been so touched in my life !! I went out to feed an old stray( feral) cat this afternoon and lo and behold, there was a package on the front porch .At 1st I thought Dan had ordered something for hunting and then I saw my name on it and I assumed it was some paper I supposedly won, months ago and to my amazement, it was from Tatiana Belova, a sweet friend on the Cricut Message Board !! I tore into it and read the card 1st and began to get all teary eyed....then with each carefully wrapped package I opened well, the tears flowed !!! I was sobbing like a crazy women by the time I opened the last package !!! I was laughing one minute and crying the next! Do you see all those goodies she sent to me ?!?!?!?! Peachy Keen stamps, ( my very 1st set !!!)a Cosmo Cricket paper pad( I have been wanting this paper forever!!!)The list goes on and on! I was and still am honored and humbled by Tatiana's generosity and her even sweeter words!!! I mean, she and I are virtually strangers..... We comment on each other's cards on the Message Board.....I can't begin to tell y'all how full my heart is. The world is a much better place, by having such a sweet and caring friend, as Tatiana!!! Thank you Tatiana, from the bottom of my heart!!!! I am so blessed to have ALL my friends here in blog land...Thank you all for your sweet words, your prayers and your all mean more than I can ever say!!!!! xoxoxoxo Joy

~~ Santa's Slackers Challenge # 12 ~~

Good morning Y'all...from rainy Alabama!! I wont complain tho..we so need this rain. I made this card following the sketch and as simple as it looks, I had a TIME with this card !!! It's just not what I had visualized. I used Joys of the Season for the ornaments and the Martha Stewart branch punch and snow flake punch. Thanks for stopping by !!! I hope y'all have a great week!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

~~~ Santa's Slackers Challenge #11 ~~~

Good morning Y'all !!! It's time for another challenge. I can't believe Christmas is less than 2 months away!! Sandi and I decided on a simple card this week....just a Christmas tree !! How easy is that ? I opted to make mine an easel card because this the last card that I am offering Jimmie Gayle to choose from. She ordered 12 and she loves the easels so this is it. I used the Christmas cart for the tree and I cut the snow on the tree at several was like working a jig saw puzzle to lay all those lil pieces out so I cut some larger. The snow drifts are from the same cart. I embossed the background with the Snow Village Cuttlebug folder, added some punched snow flakes and pearls and even tiny pearls on the small raised dots. This was hard to photograph because I used green holographic paper.It's really prettier in person. Once again, I left the base of the easel blank so she can decide what she wants there. I hope y'all have fun with the challenge.....I'll be peeking back to see what you have created...Have fun!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

~~~ Christmas Card Set ~~~

Good morning Y'all!!! I made a set of 4 cards last week and yesterday I made 2 more to go along with them and I made 4 coordinating tags. I also got a recipe box from Michael's for a buck , covered it in the same papers ( thanks for the link to the tutorial, Sandi ! ) and I'm going to give the set to Betty for her Birthday today. I matted the 2 new cards on green card stock and used Winter Woodlands for the mittens and the snow flakes. I didn't do any embossing or make alot of cuts, I wanted these cards to be simple and easy peasy and that they were !! Thanks for taking a peek...have a great weekend !!! (I'm going to show the new cards, tags and box along with 2 of the older cards( matted in red ) that I'm adding to her gift set.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

~~~ Home Tweet Home ~~~

Hi Y'all....most of you might know that I love making cards, that have a scene on them and I haven't really made one lately, but today I did ! I used Winter Woodlands for the trees and the cardinal, Christmas Noel for the wreath, My Community for the picket fence and Cindy Loo for the cute lil birdhouse. Oh and the snow drifts are from the Country Life cart, without the sunrise. Did a lil inking and popping and used Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder on the fence to give it a weathered look. The snowflakes are a Fiskars punch. Used some of the beautiful So Sophie paper and I embossed the snow and background paper with the Snowflakes, Cuttlebug folder. Thanks for stopping by.....happy hump day !!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

~~ Hot Diggity Dog ~~

Hi Y' of my sweet "swimmin wimmin" is having a birthday this week and of course I had to make Betty a card. She has an old wiener dog that she adores , so I wanted to use this cute lil dog from the Paisley cart for her card. I used Country Life for the banner and the letters are from Storybook. The present is from the Celebrations cart. The hearts are from several punches. Did a lil inking and popping ..oh and I used a stamp too...wooohooo and got it right on the 1st attempt! I am a horrible stamper. Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

~~ O Holy Night ~~

Good morning Y'all's a glorious day here in Alabama !! This is another card I made to show to Jimmie Gayle. She ordered 12 cards and loves the easel cards, so I wanted to give her a variety to choose from.I am loving this cream and gold and I hope she loves it too! I used the Christmas Noel cart for the church as well as the star. I bought the new Martha Stewart ,Punch All Over The Page ,Starry Sky punch yesterday at Michael's ( 50 % off too ! ) I used that to punch out all the stars.I used the shadow feature for the gold background and the regular cut,as well as the layers for the church.Embossed the background with the Christmas Village ( not sure what the real name is ) Cuttlebug folder. I glittered the layers for the church, although you can't really see it well. I just added a few of the gold stars to the sentiment area. I'm going to let her decide if she wants to add her own message or have me cut a sentiment or print out something on my computer, that's why its blank.Thanks for stopping by !!! I hope Y'all have a great week!

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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!!!