Sunday, September 25, 2011

~~ John Allen's 35th Birthday Card ~~~

My child is making an old woman of me !!! My baby will be 35 in a few weeks and I had found these number charms months ago and knew I would use them on a card for that's where the inspiration began, at the clearance counter at Michael's ! Of course, I used the Art Philosophy cart for his card!! The oval mat, present and pennants were all cut from the AP cart. I used Gypsy Wanderings for the musical notes.I am really loving this cart and this type of card...I get to show case this beautiful Graphic 45 paper!! I also used the same technique as on the other card I made earlier, for the bow. You can find the video here. I am lovin these bows too!!! Lots and lots of inking on this card, lots of layering and popping. I added some brads and some pretty craft thread, given to me by Tatiana...thanks T, I just died it with Ranger Ink to change the shade a bit. The sentiment is a stamp from the CTMH/AP Bundle. If any of y'all NEED ( hahaha ) to order this bundle, I can hook you right up!! Thanks for all the sweet comments y'all always leave....thanks for taking a peek!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

~~~ Art Philosophy Collection ~~~

Hi Y'all....I am LOVIN this cart!!! I hope y'all do to, because I am sure I will be using it ALOT! I made a few cards for my "swimmin wimmin" friends, Kelly and Joan. They have been so generous in their friendship to me as well as some goodies they gave to me, ie handmade flowers, beautiful vintage laces and MORE flowers ! Thanks girls !!! Kelly also has a Birthday tomorrow and I wanted to make her a card for her special day. All the cuts, as well as the card base for the scalloped cards were cut from the AP cart. The birthday card as well as the Thank you card were made using beautiful paper from Pink Paislee, the Butterfly Garden. I used Graphic 45 paper for the Auburn colored card ! lol Thats for my friend Susan, a rabid Auburn fan and Alumni. LOTS of inking and layering on these cards. The candle was inspired by Kelly herself ....just roll some paper and insert a wick...walla! I made the dangling charms for Susan's card. I'm not much of a jewelry maker, but they will do. I also used a tutorial from this blog,to make the bow. After watching it, I decided I could design that on my Gypsy, using George and thats just what I did !! I know the bow is TOO big for the card, but I was so happy with myself, I just can't help it. I was just thrilled my lil  design actually looked like a bow !! I learned from the BEST that you can design ANYthing on George....Thanks Diane !!!! I bow to you....the Queen of Design !! Thanks so much for taking a peek.....I hope Y'all have a great weekend !! Happy Birthday Kelly !!!

~~~ On Your Special Day ~~~

Good morning Y'all!! Here's a lil card I made for Blake, he used to be our back yard neighbor. He is getting married next weekend and since we have watched him grown into a young man  I had to make him a card. They are getting married at a quaint open air Chapel at Lake Martin and Dan and I are going to the wedding by boat...that will be a 1st for us !! I used Spellbinders dies for the hearts and embossed them.  Used some beautiful Websters Pages paper and JustRite stamps. Added some pearls , Crinkle Ribbon that you can fine here and a sweet little charm. Thanks for taking a peek I hope y'all have a great weekend !!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

~~~ Happy Fall Y'all ~~~

Good morning, Y'all.......Happy Fall !!! The theme this week at My Craft Spot is Fall Leaves and this card has plenty of them !! The tree cut is from Cindy Loo. The scarecrow and pumpkins were made using QuicKuts dies and the leaves were made using punches. They could just as easily have been made using the Cricut. The paper for the leaves had large leaves all over it and I tried to punch the leaves so that they would look right, but it really didn't matter, because I inked each leaf with 3 different Ranger inks....yep, my fingers looked like one big leaf when I was done ! I hope y'all will join us this week for the challenge, I'm sure Kimberly has something yummy to give away!!  
Scarecrow and Pumpkins....QuicKuts Dies
Leaves.....2 Different Punches
Tree.....Cindy Loo
Inks by Ranger.... Tea Dye, Orange Marmalade and Fired Brick
I also painted some watered down Gold Pearl X on the leaves to give them a lil shimmer.
Thanks for taking a peek !!!
Entering this in the challenge this week at Raise The Bar...Fall Leaves is the theme!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

~~ LoVe BuG ~~

Good morning Y'all!! Today is my anniversary and I made Dan this card. I have many lil pet names for Dan and "my lil love bug " is one of them!! I probably wont be calling him that today tho, seeing that he totally forgot the card, no gift, nothing but guilt and I plan on laying the guilt on thick !! And I have a few other names for him today too...use your imagination!! I used Create a Critter for the lil bug and phrase. I made my own wobbler, so that lil bug is doing a jig! There is a really good video on Utube, just key in "how to make wobblers, scrap booking" and the video will come up as the 1st selection....It should. Thanks for taking a peek....let me go put the flowers that Dan ran to Walmart and bought while I was swimmin, in some water. I might read the card he hustled out to buy too.....but then again, maybe I wont! He is a day late...and a dollar short!

~~~ With Deepest Sympathy ~~~

Hi Y' seems I am forever needing a sympathy card and this one is for Jean, one of my "swimmin wimmin" Her brother passed away last week and I wanted to let her know I was thinking about her.
I used the Bloom cart for the frame, punched some flowers, a butterfly and the scalloped borders.Lots of inking and popping, using foam dots. I used several embossing folders and I scored the top BG paper, every 1/4 inch. I also scored veins in the leaves with a stylus. I found a small butterfly stamp that I used on the butterfly, it is almost a perfect fit!  Added some Crinkle Ribbon that you can find here .Topped it off with a button, Memory Thread and a cross charm. I hope we never forget this day and how it changed our lives, 10 years ago !! God Bless America !!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

~~~ Lady Bug ~~~

Good Morning Y'all !! I needed one more thank you card for one of my sweet online friends and I wanted to use a punch given to me by Tatiana, so I used the lady bug on the Create a Critter cart. I made it into an easel card as well....they are so much fun to make! I used October Afternoon paper, a few Cuttlebug folders and the rick rack punch by EKSucces, along with the tiny lil butterfly/lady bug punch. I used a Stampin UP punch to mount the sentiment on, which is from the Friends and Neighbors stamp set that you can find here. Thanks for taking a peek, I hope you all have a great weekend !!

Monday, September 5, 2011

~~~ Friends are the Best~~~

Good morning to all my blogging friends !! This just happens to be the challenge this week at ! We are making cards, all about our friends ! I needed to make a few thank you cards for some wonderful friends I have, from the Cricut Message Board, so this challenge came at just the right time!!
 Here is the recipe for this card:
The papers for both cards is from the Farm Fresh collection, by October Afternoon. 
Country Life.......Banner
Create a Critter.....Chick
         Walk in my
           EK Success.....Scalloped punch
                                  Sentiment....Friends and Neighbors-Inside and Out Set
                                      Bakers Twine.....

                                     Lifes a Beach...Boat and Round Life Preserver
               Paper Dolls for Everyday...Cloud
Martha Stewart Punch
     Swirls Folder......Cuttlebug
                                              Sentiment.....Friends and Neighbors -Inside and Out Set that can be found here as well as the Bakers Twine
I did lots of inking on both cards, lots of layering and created them with LOTS of love !!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek... I hope y'all join us for the challenge this week!!

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!!!