Wednesday, November 30, 2011

~~~ Gingerbread People ~~~

Hi Y'all!! I go to a Stampin Up card class the 1st monday of each month and I got an email Monday, informing me that this month was a card swap month and I needed to make 12 Christmas cards !! I almost spit my coffee...I was like WHAT ???? It will take me a week to pick out paper!! The 1st card is my feeble attempt.I printed off some paper and used that for my prototype.I didn't like it, at all. Off to Hobby Lobby I go and found the cutest designer kraft paper( 1/2 off...woohoo ) and came home and got busy!I think you can see the differnce, I hope you can anyway. I cut the gingerbreads out of sticky back cork 1st attempt went into the trash,because I peeled the paper off the back and brayered it to my cutting mat...BIG mistake....DONT'T do it!I bought a 2nd piece of corkboard on my trip to HL ( I would not be defeated!) I peeled the backing off the CB and placed it ontop of a piece of kraft paper and then I put that on my cutting mat, corkboard facing down! Set the number of cuts at 4, using my deep cutting blade...I needed those extra cuts and it still didnt cut all the way though, but was easy enough to punch it out. The corkboard makes them look like real lil gingerbread cookies...I'm so excited!! One looks like it was left in the oven too long, but thats ok, I like my cookies crispy! I used Jolly Holidays and Doodlecharms for the bow.Stamped the tags with a stamp from Close to My Heart, added Liquid Pearls, some bling,a button and some bakers twine and called it a day. Oh the holly was made using a punch and I need to go back and add a spring to the lil girls tags. Thanks for taking a peek and if you read this novel...God Bless you !!

~~~ Feel Better Soon ~~~

Good afternoon Y' friend Darlene had a heart attack last week and had to undergo a Cath on Thanksgiving day and she needed 3 stints...owwy!!  I just wanted to make her a card to let her know I hope she feels better soon and that I have her in my thoughts and prayer daily. I used the Art Philosophy cart for the banner and flowers. Added some lace, vintage seam binding and a handmade stick pin. Thanks for taking a peek. If anyone would like to visit her blog and leave her some love, her addy is  If you would like to make her a card I can get you that addy as well.

~~~ Some Christmas Cards ~~~

Hi Y'all !!! A few of us , Diane, Tatiana and Sandi, got together and decided to start the Santa's Slackers back this year, over on the Cricut MB. Here are a few of the cards I have made so far. We have a new challenge each monday...all just for fun and to get a few Christmas cards made in time....come and join us !!

Monday, November 28, 2011

~~~Shabby Chic Birthday~~~

Good morning,Crafters !! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving....we sure did !! I can finally post this card,now that I delivered it ! It was just too bulky to mail because of the flowers I bought at Michael's in the wedding dept. It's the one on the top left. They came in a creamy white color, but I painted and misted and glittered it up. I used my Art Philosophy cart for the smaller flower on the front of the easel and the smallest one is a Prima flower that I doctored up. I added some flat back beads that Tatiana sent to me...thanks T....I just used alcohol inks on them to get the color I wanted. I got carried away and added lots of punched butterflies , some lace and more bling. The banner is from the Art Philosophy cart as well and the stamp is from Close to My Heart. The sentiment frame was made using a punch from Stampin Up. I think I glimmer misted the entire card, I made it so long ago that I have forgotten! Oh and I also made the stick pin...I'm havin lots of fun making those !  I made this card for Joan, one of my sweet "swimmin wimmin" ...Happy Belated Birthday Joan !!!!!
Thanks for taking a peek !!!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

~~~ Happy Thanksgiving ~~~

Good morning Y'all!!! Just a quick post before I head out the door. I'm going to Selma to spend Thanksgiving with my parents, older sister Janice and her husband Temple, John Allen and Casey and of course Dan. Just wanted to wish you all a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!!!  I am so grateful for all my  family, as well as you, my online family!!
I made this card for Mother, using Paper Doll Dress Up and some punches. I used alcohol inks to color the pumpkin and leaves, hand cut the larger leaves from burlap, made the flower and the stick pin. Thanks so much for taking a peek....  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours !!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

~~~~ Dan's Birthday Card ~~~

 Dan is in the woods, seeking the ultimate trophy buck, so this card is perfect for his Bday card. I laughed while making it and I know he is going to get a big kick out of it. I used Campin Critters, Doodlecharms, Country Life and Plantin Schoolbook to pull this card together. Lots of embossing and inking.Thanks for taking a peek !!!

****A Few Christmas Cards****

HI Y'all....I have been MIA for a long time and i hope that my MoJo has returned and I can get back to card making. I sure have missed it!! Diane, Sandi, Tatiana and I have started back with the Santa's Slackers Card Challenge on the Cricut MB and I am so glad they twisted my arm! I think it was the nudge that I needed! Thanks for taking a peek and I promise to get caught up on my blog hopping, real soon!


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!!!