Monday, May 30, 2011

~~~You Make Me Smile ~~~

Good morning y'all.....It's time once again for a challenge over at My Craft Spot! This week the challenge is Cute Critters ! The 1st time I saw the darling Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set, over at , I knew I wanted to make this puppy and use the sentiment from the collection. Thanks Darlene for letting me use the Paper Pups cart to cut this lil fellow out with! I used Bloom for the background scallop and circle, A Child's Year was used for the bone and Country Life was used for the hat. I added some beautiful Crinkle Ribbon and Bakers Twine, also found on Kimberly's blog. I used Core'dinations paper for the pup and ran only her ears through the Cuttlebug, using the Swiss Dots folder ( an all time favorite !) I used it on the bone as well and used a Sizzix folder for the BG circle. The puppy paws punch is by EKSuccess. Added a few punched butterflies, did lots of inking and popping and added a little hand doodlin. His teeth were made all sparkly by using Star Dust Stickles. I used a black gel pen for his nose and used a white gel pen for the dots on her cheek,which I dusted with pink chalk. Gave her some googly eyes and smiled right back at her !! I hope y'all join us at My Craft Spot this week. Kimberly always has some great prizes for the winner of the challenge!!

Have a great week !!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

~~~ The Henley Cousins ~~~

HI Y'all...I hope your enjoying this nice long weekend!! We had a cousins family reunion today in Sardis Alabama, at my cousin Cheryl's home. I wanted to make her a card and let her know how much I appreciated all the time and effort she put into planning this reunion. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the font. Papa and Ma are my great grandparents . Ma died before I was born but Papa lived to be 97 years young and was sharp as a tack until his last days ! He would always slip a 20 dollar bill into our hands if we were going on a trip, to the fair, etc and back in those days, I thought I was some kinda rich ! He would always say, here's you a little coke money. I have to tell you a little story about me and Papa. Mother said I couldn't have been more that 3 years old and I got to missing one day. My Mamma ( Papa's daughter) was frantic looking for me and then she realized that Papa was missing too. Well off she went to Mae's, a little juke joint down the road. There I was, with my hair in ringlets,dressed in my Sunday best, sitting on a stool at the bar, having myself a time, eating a roll of butterscotch life savers!! Mother said that Mamma laid into him with both barrels....needless to say, I never go to go back to Mae's! Anyway, I used Indi Art for the clouds, the tree was cut using Stretch Your Imagination and the 7 lil punched apples represent the 7 children they had. I sprintzed the clouds with Shimmer Mist , did some inking and called it done. Oh I have to tell this story too, cause I almost cried. My cousin Larry lost his wife and his mother ( Aunt Evelyn) all within a span of 7 days last year. I had made him a sympathy card and he hugged me tight today and told me, you sure do make pretty cards...I have the one you sent to me on the bookcase in the bedroom so I can look at it. I was moved to tears! Sorry that I have rambled on and on, but I wanted to share a few stories with you...I hope you all have a great weekend !!! xoxoxo

Thursday, May 26, 2011

~~~ With Sympathy ~~~

Hi Y' seems like forever since I posted a card and I sure hate that it's a sympathy card.I found out through FaceBook that my friend Peggy, lost her Daddy several weeks ago. I used the Easter 2010 cart for the cross and I had seen so many wonderful cards made using Bloom,that I had to go out and buy it !! Y'all are such enablers !! Bloom was used for the mat. I added some punched butterflies and pearls and the sentiment is from Wild Card. Thanks for taking a peek !!! xoxo Joy

Monday, May 16, 2011

~~~ Conratulations on Your Success ~~~

Good morning Y'all !!! It's time for another challenge this week over at The challenge this week is to make a Congratulations card. With graduation right around the corner, I'm sure we all have a card to make for someone special! The sentiment from the Inside and Out Collection, Set# 1 , was the inspiration for this card. The inside stamp is "Congratulations on your Success " These stamp sets are so great, you get a sentiment for the outide of your card and one for the inside!! Cool, right ?!? I used Paperdolls for Everyday for the overalls. I used several embossing folders, did lots of inking and popping and I did some doodlin. I added the buttons and some beautiful Crinkle Ribbon and Bakers Twine. The sentiment, Crinkle Riboon and Bakers Twine can all be found at I hope you all jump over to Kimberely's blog and play along with us this week. I'm sure she has a wonderful prize to give away to this weeks winner !! Thanks for stopping by!!! I hope y'all have a great week!!

My sweet husband has taken me to the beach for a week AND I get to meet Sandi ( Daveshunny) while we are down there!! Yipppeeee...I'm so excited. Can't wait to meet Sandi and soak up some rays!! See Y'all next week!! xoxoxo

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

~~Congratulations ~~

Hi Y'all! I was digging through some paper I had and ran across some that I thought would make perfect fireworks for a congratulations card. I used Stand and Salute for the fireworks. Lots of layers and I used gel pens to make them a lil glossy, then sprayed them with Glimmer Mist. I used the Martha Stewart Punch All Over The Page punch for the star background. I glossed them up with a gel pen too. Added a few punched borders , a star that I recolored with the same yellow gel pen, that I used on the stars and beautiful Crinkle Ribbon that you can find at Topped it off with some Memory Thread and made the lil congratulations tag on the computer. Thanks for taking a peek !!! xoxo

Saturday, May 7, 2011

~~ 1st Responder's Thank You Card ~~

Hi Y'all ! As many of you know,Dan and I were in one of the many ( 46 , I think) tornado's that ravaged our state last week. The Pace's Point Volunteer Fire Depatment were johnny- on- the- spot that night and made thier way to us within an hour or so!!! When I heard the chain saws buzzin, I knew they were on the way! That entire body of volunteers will forever be My Hero's !! I wanted to make them a card and TRY to express my gratitude, although words and a card could never do that! I used Camp Out for the trees and sign , Summer Vacation for the cute lil travel trailer. ( That's what we have at the lake, a travel trailer, hence the cut) Life's a Beach was used for the life preserver, Create a Critter for the lake and the stars and moon are an EKSuccess punch.I did lots of embossing ,some inking and poppin , added the red and white Bakers Twine and a vintage button . Thanks so much for taking a peek !!!

~~~ Dream ~~~

Good morning !! I hope y'all are enjoying this Mother's Day weekend! This is a card I made a few weeks ago while at the lake.I ran across my Mariposa paper and wanted to make a shabby chic looking card with it. I used French Manor for the layered matting, the bird and the bird cage.The cage was short and squatty ( like me ) so I just stretched it to fit, with my Gypsy.The large flower is from Walk in my Garden and the smaller ones are from Cindy Loo. I used a gel pen to cover the flowers with, to add that glossy effect.Added the Dream ticket, a few vintage buttons and Crinkle Ribbon,that you can find here, along with some Memory Thread. I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Mother's Day!! Thanks for taking a peek! xoxo Joy

Thursday, May 5, 2011

~~~ Rub A Dub Dub ~~~

Good morning Y'all !! Dan is running errands today and decided that he would go ahead and drop off the basket of baby presents we got for a sweet young woman that he used to work with. I had to jump up and make a card really quickly, for Danielle and Richard. I used New Arrival for the lil duck and Sentimentals for the postage stamp mats. Did lots of inking and poppin, added some beautiful Crinkle Ribbon,as well as some Bakers Twine and you can find them both here. I used a few punches and added the Rub a Dub Dub baby charm.Thanks so much for taking a peek !!!! xoxo Joy

Monday, May 2, 2011

~~~ Happy Mother's Day ~~~

Good morning Y'all !! This is my first official post, as a Design Team member for My Craft Spot ! woohoo I'm so excited to be working with Kimberly and the other DT members!! I used the Easter 2010 cart for the tulips, daffodiles and Easter lilies.The smaller flowers were punched using the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch. The basket was made using Doodlecharms, still an all time favorite cart! I added a small punched border to the basket as well as some beautiful hand dyed Crinkle Ribbon that you can find at Topped it off with a button and some Memory Thread. I did a little embossing and added corners, made using an EK Success punch. Lots of inking and popping. The challenge this week at , My Craft Spot... ,is We love you Mom" so I hope y'all join us for some fun and get your Mother's Day cards made! I can't wait to see what you create !! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek !!!
Oh and look what Kimberly is giving away this week! A set of beautiful Crinkle Ribbon for you and a set for your Mom!!! Just make a card and link it back to My Craft Spot!

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!!!