Monday, February 28, 2011

~~ Sympathy Cards ~~

Good morning Y'all ! I hope your all having a great start to your week.I had to attend a funeral last week for 2 of my dear childhood friend's Mother. I grew up with Debbie and Kathy and was always treated like family when I was at their home. It was so sad to hear that Miss Bea had passed away.I made both girls a card using various carts. The blue card frame was made using Wild Card. I was surprised to find just the type frame I was looking for! The ovals and the scallop were from the same cart. I used a punch for all the vellum flowers and the butterfly.I used the Easter cart for the cross. Did some embossing and added some bling. The purple card was made using the Easter cart for the cross as well and a punch for the lattice. The same Martha Stewart, Hydrangea punch, was used for all the flowers on this one too. Added bling to the centers of each flower. Thanks so much for taking a peek !!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

~~From the Furbabies, to Dan ~~

Hi Y'all....I am done with Valentine cards ! Although I think I could make them all year long, I'm ready for something new! I created these cards and made them reflect each animal. We have 3 dogs, they don't know it, but they really are dogs. Buddy wandered up about 10 years ago and I don't know what I will do with Dan, when Buddy goes to the big bone yard in the sky! Buddy is forever begging for food and Dan obliges him! Sadie, she was a neighbors dog and dug out all the time to come visit us and the rest of the neighbors.They finally decided that they didn't have time for her anymore and we adopted her. She is a mess and loves her Daddy to death! Dan said if she was a woman, I would have been put out by her, a LONG time ago...the love is mutual! She is always on her back, under Dan's feet, wanting her ole tummy rubbed. Tex....what can I say. He too, was our back door neighbors dog and neglected as much as Sadie was. I swear he can tell time! In the afternoons, before Dan would come home from work, Tex would be at the fence, waiting. The minute Dan drove up, he would start. It sounded like someone was killing Tex...screaming and barking and jumping on the fence like a mad dog!! Dan traded a 500 dollar shotgun for Tex...I tell him all the time, you traded WAY down, Danno! The neighbors were about to move and they wouldn't sell us Tex or give him to us, although we took MUCH better care of him than they did and he practically lived here anyway! Dan was frantic and offered them the gun and they jumped on it. I image so! Tex always has a baby in his mouth.
Now for the cat. I noticed him on out front porch one day and attempted to shoo him away, every time I saw him...our dogs do not like cats! I did it for his own good, but he never would leave so I started feeding his wild butt! He will hiss at me every time I feed him, but Dan says he just smiles a him...Ok Dan....whateva ! Dan thinks that maybe in 6 months time, he might be able to pet him. I hate to break his heart, but from what I have read, we may never get to touch him. He is solid black and has scary yellow eyes and thinks he owns the front yard and I guess he does ! I named him Your Highness, hence the crown!

I used 4 Legged Friends for all the critters and various other carts. Thanks so much for stopping by..I hope you all have a Wonderful Valentine's Day !!!! xoxoxo Joy

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

~ I'm Blue Without You, Valentine ~

Good Morning Y'all!!! I made this card for my niece, Elizabeth.I got to see her for maybe 10 minutes at Thanksgiving and I miss her and I'm blue. I took artistic liberties with this card, cause it really isn't blue at all....does sea green count as blue ?? I used my go to cart, Sweethearts, for the hearts. I held my breath and cut the scalloped heart out in a light pink vellum.Create a Critter was used for the flowers.The vellum flowers were punched.The lattice is a punch, as well .Used some vintage buttons, added Memory Thread, some bling and some lace.Lots of inking and did some embossing with the Textiles folder.Thanks for taking a peek !!

xoxo Joy

Sunday, February 6, 2011

~~~ Be Mine ~~~

HI Y'all...I can't seem to stop making Valentine's !!! My head is filled with ideas and this one I scrap lifted the little circle thingy. I think this card has a masculine feel to it and I entered it in Cricut Cards Challenge. I made the circle on my PC and added a Tim Holtz arrow.I used Doodlecharms for the hearts and my Gypsy ( YEA, I got her back this week !!!) to tweak the size of the hearts.The crown is from, Oh I have already forgotten, there are so many carts with crowns.Used a Martha Stewart punch and decorative scissors, added a K&Co rub on and some old vintage lace I found at a Flea Market.Added some pearls and called this one done. Thanks for taking a peek !!!xoxo Joy

~~~ Sweetheart ~~~

Hi Y'all....I made this card for Dan.I used the Sweethearts cart for the hearts,the doves and the sentiment. The BEAUTIFUL hand crocheted heart was a RAK from Tatiana!! I just love it....thats why I put in on a card for Dan, it will be on display in my studio after Valentines Day!Lots of layering,inking and poppin. I used several colored gel pens on the sweetheart and it looks much better in person...looks kinda yuck in the picture. Added some lace and a lil tag I found online.The bow was made using a Bowdabra. The Bowdabra was a Christmas present from Dan that he just found last week! I don't know why he hides things...I'm not a snoop!!! Thanks for taking e peek !!! xoxo Joy

Saturday, February 5, 2011

~~~ Whooo Loves You, Valentine ? ~~~

Hi Y'all, I'm not really an Owl person. I had a close encounter with a real one last year, and quit frankly, I'm afraid of them ! lol But I decided that this owl can't swoop down toward me! I used Create a Critter and Sweethearts for this card. I'm wearing that Sweethearts cart out!! Country Life was used for the banner and letters .I used a new embossing technique I saw over at Splitcoast Stampers. I placed the trees down onto the mat and then embossed the entire card.It looks pretty neat.Used stickles, a glitter gel pen,Memory Thread and a few buttons. Thanks for taking a peek!!!!xoxo Joy

~~~ My Valentine~~~

Happy Saturday, Y'all !!! I hope everyone is safe and warm!!!I made this card using a reproduction of a vintage postcard I bought at a flea market.The sentiment is so small, I had a time reading it, so this is what it says:I dropped this in the mail box,It was addressed to you,But OH! It left me lonely My heart went with it too!I thought a heart with wings was appropriate for this card ! I think I used Indie Art for the wings and Sweethearts for the heart.I punched the post mark in a circle and added it for fun. The postcard was mailed from La Grange Ga, on Feb 12, 1942. I just love finding treasures in flea markets !! Thanks for taking a peek !!!! xoxo Joy

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

~~~ Amore ~~~

Hi Y'all!! I bought this travel themed paper to make my son and his girlfriend a mini album to show off all the pictures from their European travels last year...HAHAHA The paper has been used to make cards with...who was I fooling ?!? So this card is for my lil world travelers.I kinda sorta scraplifted my own card I made a few weeks ago.I used French Manor for the Eiffel Tower and for the way Amore is an Italian word...Amour is French...sombody got their countries confused. I used the Sweethearts cart for the hearts.Did some inking,poppin, added a brass brad and a metal button, to make it a lil more masculine.Oh and I dyed that seam isn't what I have seen people use on other posts, but it works for me!!After I glittered the heart, I kinda sprinkled some all over the card and it is so fine, it stuck and gave the entire card a touch of sparkle. Thanks for taking a peek and reading my ramblings !!!xoxo Joy

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!!!