Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~~~ Hummingbird Feeder ~~~

Hi Y'all! The hummers love feeding on the lantana we have planted all over the yard.( I just wish those lil dare devils would hurry up and visit us ! ) I picked a bloom the other day and looked at almost all my carts with flowers on them and couldn't find a bloom that resembled lantana, so I made my own! I used a mat from Cindy Loo and placed one on top of the other, in different directions and welded them together and got the look I wanted,as subtle as it is.I used a small sun punch for the middle of each flower and added a drop of yellow stickles.I used Home Accents for the hummer and the stem and Walk in my Garden for the leaves. Used several border punches, added some beeeeeeuteeful Crinkle Ribbon and Bakers Twine, from added some buttons and pearls and gave the entire card a spritz of Glimmer Mist. The paper I have been using is from the Watercolor Bouquet Collection, by KnCompany. Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

~~~ Thinking of You ~~~

Hi Y'all...I have been on a flower making binge ! Some of you have asked how long it takes me to make a card, well this one took the better part of TWO days !!! I can't tell you how many different flowers I made before I settled on these. I almost threw up my hands and trashed it, but I think it ended up kinda purtty.I used Sentimentals for the butterfly, Winter Woodlands for the matting behind the butterfly, Gypsy Wanderings for the scalloped mat and Bloom for the sentiment mat.The flowers were made using a punch and the centers are a small sun punch that work great for centers of flowers..ask me how many lil suns I punched for 2 days ! No...don't ..I can't count that high!! I added some pearls, Memory Thread for the lil curly Q's( you can buy Memory Thread at Michael's and Hobby Lobby, back in the embroidery section) I embossed almost every thing and spritzed it all with Glimmer Mist. Thanks for stopping by !!

~~~ Hydrangea Hello ~~~

Good morning y'all! Amy inspired me to make this card, with her pretty hydrangea card... Thanks Amy! I used Walk in my Garden for the hydrangea base, but I used a Martha Stewart punch for the actual flowers, and numerous other punches were used as well.Bloom was used to create the scalloped circle.Lots of inking and pop dots on this one. I used Stickles for the centers of the flowers and butterflies and added petite rick rack to the tag.Hello, is a stamp from the Sweet Sentiments Collection that can be found at Thanks for taking a peek !!

Monday, June 27, 2011

~~~ Over the Moon ~~~

Happy Monday everyone !! It's challenge time over at My Craft Spot and this weeks theme is, Seeing Stars. I used Nursery Rhymes for this card, along with the Wild Card cart. I cut the base of the card at 5.5 and the the cow/moon was cut at 3.71 on my Gypsy. I cut many layers for the cow and moon so that I could use different colors, instead of just the silhouette. I did do some additional surgery on this image and used my Punch In The Page for all the stars. Did lots of inking and popping, used a white gel pen for the doodlin and embossed the background with a Cuttlebug hearts folder. I used Swiss dots for embossing the cow and moon. I added some beautiful Crinkle Ribbon and Bakers Twine that you can find at I also added a star and a sweet charm to finish off the card. Y'all be sure to hop over to My Craft Spot and take a look at all the great projects that the DT did this week and make a card to submit in the challenge! Kimberly always has a great prize for the winner ! Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

~~~ Happy 75th Birthday ~~~

Hi y'all....Happy Friday ! I got an invitation in the mail last week for a surprise birthday party for a co-worker from years gone by. So I had to make Mildred a card for her special day. I used Create a Critter for the cupcake, Winter Woodland for the mat and TBBM for the lil tag. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the numbers and the scalloped border. Did lots of inking and popping, added some vintage seam binding, a button and some Memory Thread. I used a hole punch for the circles of green and pink that I placed under clear rain drops. Added some rick rack to the cupcake and spritzed it all with glimmer mist.I used a stamp from the Sweet Sentiments Collection that you can find at Thanks for taking a peek...I hope y'all have a great weekend !!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

~~~ Father's Day from the Fubabies ~~~

Hi Y'all! I decided I better make Dan a Father's Day card from his babies. Since all the dogs wandered up or were neglected by their previous owners and we adopted them,I decided to go with an Orphans theme for this card.I used Four Legged Friends for all the critters and the dog house. The bed roll and the stick for the knapsack were cut from the Camp Out cart and the suitcase was cute from Paper Dolls for Everyday ( or Paper Doll Dress Up ) I cut a balloon for the knapsack using Create a Critter. The cloud is from Indi Art. I used my paw print punch, added some vintage ribbon and button and a cute lil charm.The inside is going to say...thank you Daddy for adopting us and opening up Daddy's Doggie Day Care are our Hero ! Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

~~~ Timeless Love ~~~

Hi Y'all! I made this card for Dan, for Father's Day. It's a romantic card and could really be a Valentine's card, but he is my valentine everyday!! I had already cut out Timless Love, using the Plantin Schoolbook cart and I had already made and stamped the ticket too, using Summer Vacation, so I was tickled when I found the perfect vintage image! I had to tweek the ticket, using my Gypsy and I still had to do a little trimming but I was pleased at how well the ticket and stamp fit together!I used Walk In My Garden for the flowers. I just snipped the ends of the flowers with my pinking shears to make them look more tattered. The postage stamp matting was cut using Sentimentals.I added a Tim Holtz clock face and a heart charm, some vintage seam binding and some lace.I used Memory Thread for the curly Q's. You can find Memory Thread at Michael's and Hobby lobby and it's located back with the embroidery thread. I used Antique Gold Rub N Buff on the letters to give them an aged look.That can be found at Michael's too. Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

~~~Father's Day ~~~

Good morning Y'all!! Are you ready for a challenge to start your week? If so, we have just the one you need over at ! This weeks theme is We Love you Dad and I bet some of you need to make a card for that special man in your life! I used the Sweethearts cart to make the scooter on this card. Lots and lots of layers for this one. I used Spellbinders dies for the hearts and Jasmine for the corners. The sweet sentiment is from the Inside and Out Set#1 collection that you can find at If you haven't had a chance to take a look at these fun stamps, you need to hop over there and take a look. The outside sentiment, as you can see says, A Hundred hearts would be too few ......and the inside says, To carry all my love for you. How sweet is that ?!? I used the Heritage cart for the frame for the sentiment. If your still making Father's day cards, come on over and enter them in the challenge. Kimberly always has some GREAT goodies to give away !!! Thanks for taking a peek...I hope y'all have a wonderful week!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Good morning Y'all! I made another sunflower card and this actually looks like a sunflower! I used Walk In My Garden for the sunflower. Lots of layering on this one and inking and I added lots of brown pearls to the center Did some stitching on this one too...practice makes perfect and I need lots of practice ! a stamp from the Sweet Sentiments collection that you can find at That adorable bee is a sizzix die. Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

~~~ Bloom ~~~

Hi Y'all....I have 1 sunflower that comes back year after year and it is blooming right now, so I decided to make a sunflower card...even tho it looks like a mum! Dan and I planted more sunflowers today and I am going to use this card, to share some seeds with my friend Darlene's, daughter. She has always shared day lilies and other flowers with me, so I thought I would make this card for her and share some seeds.My card critic Dan says this card is plain.....oh well.I used Paisley for the large flower and Bloom for the tiny lil flowers on the envie, which was made using the Wild Card cart.The picket fence was cut using the Bloom cart as well.The smaller flowers were punched. I did some inking and added buttons and called it done, even if it is plain! Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

~~~ Cupcake Birthday ~~~

Good morning Y'all! This birthday slipped up on me so I made a pretty easy card.I didn't even have to grumble and cuss and throw anything in the came together pretty quickly and thats a 1st for me ! I used Celebrations for the cupcake, cut at 5.5 on my G. Added all the layers and ran the bottom through my cripper.Did a lil embossing and added punched stars.The circle sentiment was computer generated and I cut it out with a 1 3/4" punch and used a nesty behind it.I used Plantin Schoolbook for the numbers and smothered them in Glossy Accents. Added some vintage seam binding and a cute lil charm.Hobby Lobby is having a 1/2 off sale and they had some darling charms! Thanks for taking a peek!!!

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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!!!