Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Just a couple Christmas cards

I know I have not posted on my blog for quite some time.  All I can say is I discovered the Kindle and have been on a reading spree and haven't made to many cards.  Here are a couple Christmas cards I did make. 

Have a Happy Holiday season & Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Found some inspiration at the Mall

I took my daughter school shopping Friday at the mall.  I decided to make a stop at Bath &Body Works.  I found a really great body lotion called Sweet on Paris.  Smells yummy.  I decided to make a card with some Paris influence.  I used paper from MME, Lost & Found 8X8 Blush cardstock pad.  It was fun to make and it never hurts to build up my card stash.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

End of Summer Vacation

Wow I can't believe summer is almost over.  It really flew by for me.  I didn't even post all summer long.  I got a Kindle in June.  I got caught up in reading my summer vacation away.  I didn't make any cards till today.  My sister's birthday is coming up on Wed. so I had to get in my craft room and make her a card.  I don't have central air.....just the shove a air conditioner in the window set up.  My craft room doesn't benefit from the air conditioner and using a fan with paper laying around in the room just won't work.  Now that cooler weather is on the way it is not so bad in my craft space anymore.  Hopefully I will get back on track now.  Hope you all had a great summer.  Here is the quick and simple card I made for my sister.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

May card swap!

Well for the month of May was the male themed based cards.  I was really late getting mine out to Kim......so I didn't get any pictures.  Millie got the cards Kim sent her and scanned them for me.  Here are Kim's male themed cards for the month of May.

Awesome job Kim!  I love them all.

The next couple of months for the card swap it is anything goes.  I won't have a problem with those ones.

Happy Crafting!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Busy Busy!

Wow seems like I have been so busy these past couple of weeks I have not done much crafting.  I have to get myself back in my craft corner and get busy. 

Here is a couple cards I made awhile back and forgot to post them. 

I used Tim Holtz bird cage die on these. 

I will be back soon with more cards. 

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Stampendous stamped card

I made this card with a Stampendous stamp I had from years ago.  I don't know if you can even get this stamp anymore.  I guess I must be in the fruit mood since I was doing strawberry cards and now a card with a apple.

I have also been working on a few small cards for friends and will post them in the future.  Oh yeah and I still need to make my male themed cards for next month swap.  That is a tough one for me. 

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Strawberry stamp challenge

Well I sent the ladies a challenge.  I got 3 stamps from Stampers best   It is a bunch of strawberries.  I challenged the ladies to make a card with the stamp and send one to each of us.  I gave the challenge 60 days if they wanted to do it.  If not just keep the stamp anyways.  This was just for fun.  Kim completed the challenge and sent me a card.  I also completed the challenge and sent my cards out.  Here I forgot to take a pix of the card I sent out.  So here is the one Kim sent me.  Thanks Kim for doing the challenge.  Love the card and the lace is a extra touch I love.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Get Well card

I made a get well card for a friend.  I used a angel stamp from Stampers Best.  Lightly colored it.  The paper used was some colored cardstock and MME lost & found patterned paper.  Mulberry paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  I got the tulle with the pearl beads from Hobby Lobby in the wedding section.  You can find some pretty stuff in the wedding section of the craft stores.  The pine branches are Martha Stewart punch.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fairy digi b-day card

Here awhile back I entered a card in the Queen's Royal Digi challenge.  Well I won a choice of 4 digi's from Delicious Doodles  She has some really awesome digi's.  If your a fairy lover like me you will flip for her fairies.  Of course I picked out 4 fairy digi's.  Thanks Teri!  At work one of the girls is turning 50.  We usually have some cake and ice cream for that person and I make them a card.  Here is the card I made for her using one of the Delicious Doodles.

I used the Cricut cart Lovely Floral to make the leaf spray for the flowers.

Happy Easter!

I wish you all a very Happy Easter!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

April card swap cards from Kim

I got my cards for the swap from Kim this past week.  Thanks Kim I love them all.

Cool idea stamping right on the doily

I love tea pots and tea cups.  I like the sentiment on this one also.

This card is a new fold.  Really cool!  It has a pocket inside to slip a gift card or sentiment.  Thanks for the instructions Kim.

Next month is male themed cards!  Yikes!  I am not very good at male themed cards.  Wish me luck girls.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April swap

Well it is time again for the swap.  This months swap was feminine cards.  What we have been doing is using the month before the holiday as our swap so we can use the cards we are sent for that holiday.  May is Mother's day so for April we decided on feminine cards.  Next month for May we will make male themed cards because Father's day is in June.  Just in case you were wondering how we picked some of the themes for our swap.  This month I was to send 3 cards to Millie.  Here are the 3 cards I sent her.

I used Cricut lite Lacy Labels on this card.

I used Cricut lite Bloom for the basket of flowers.

I used Flower Shoppe for the 3 blue flowers.

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring card

I made this card using a little pink doily in the upper left hand corner that my mother crocheted for me.  Around it I put flowers made from the Cricut flower shoppe cart.  Added a die cut from K&Co.  Distressed the edges using Tim Holtz vintage photo ink.  All put on a A2 size kraft colored card base.

Happy Crafting! & Happy Spring!

This card will be used for the following challenges:
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/03/pink-elephant-tpe140.html - "Get Krafty"
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2012/03/challenge-me-monday-103.html - Challenge Me Monday #103
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/03/monday-challenge-49-spring-scallops.html - Spring Scallops!

Monday, March 19, 2012

MilkCoffee Challenge "Anything Goes"

I made this card for the MilkCoffeeStamps Challenge.  It is Anything Goes.  I used a MilkCoffee freebie digi stamp.  It is a 5.5" x 5.5" card.  Not my normal A2 size I use most, but I decided to try something different.  Patterned paper is from MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue.  The Thank You stamp is from Hero Arts.  The little roses up in the corner were a gift from Yoshira. (Thanks again Yoshira!)  I sprayed them with Inkadinkado raspberry spray ink.  The greenery is from a Martha Stewart punch. (Sorry can't remember the name of it)  The circle I cut for the thank you stamp and the digi stamp are from the Plantin Schoolbook cricut cart.  The big circle was cut at 4" and the little circle was cut at 1¾".  I roughed the edges up a bit and used Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink on the edges.  Milk Coffee Digi Stamps are really cute and if you want to check them out here is the link MilkCoffee Shop

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bloom card

I made this card for the Cardz TV Challenge #7 "Let's get Sketchy"  I used the Cricut lite bloom cart.  I find myself using this cart a lot for spring cards.  I also used the cuttlebug to emboss the background and the butterflies are from the spring floral cuttlebug die.

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Easter card for my sis

I used the C.C. designs digi stamp, Swiss Pixie Bunny Lucy.  I wanted to make a card for my sister that would be easy to mail. (no bulky stuff) I used Country Life cricut cart for the rolling green hills.  On the cart there is a sun on the top of the hill but I just didn't use it.  I cut the hills at 3.25".  It fit on the A2 card almost perfect.  I had to just cut a small piece off.  The little flowers are from a cricut cuttlebug die spring floral.  The bunny and sentiment is Spring Elves from Sweet November Stamps by Amy Young.  Added a spot of glitter here and there.  Gotta have a little glitter you know.......;-).

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Girl with bunny hat.

I just love this digi stamp from C.C. designs.  She is so cute sitting there with her bunny hat on.  I used Gypsy fonts to make the oval on the card. 

I will be entering this card in 2 challenges.

The Scrapbooking Queen

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

Friday, March 9, 2012

What I won!

Amo Mi Cricut had a 100 followers blog candy giveaway and I won.  I got a very cool card from her and lots of wonderful goodies.  Thanks for everything Yoshira!  I didn't own any CTH stamps so I can't wait to give them a try.  Of course we can never have to many Cricut carts......LOL.  I sent a few things to you today in the mail.  You should get it sometime next week.  Thanks again!!

Here is a picture of the card she sent & the goodies I got. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kim's cards

Millie took pictures of the cards Kim sent her for the swap and sent them to me.  Kim sent Millie a few extra fun cards.  Kim is really getting into her crafty groove!  Way to go Kim love the cards!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Millie's cards

I got Millie's cards yesterday for our card swap.  I couldn't take any pictures of them till today.  The weather last night was nasty but today it is beautiful.  So outside I went to take some snap shots.  The theme was Easter and Millie made me some cute cards.  She has the tool that makes slits in the card and you put ribbon through the slits.  I don't know the name of the tool but she used it on one of her cards.  Really cool! 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Card Swap Time

The theme this month was Easter.  My turn to send 3 cards to Kim.  I used BoBunny cardstock stickers "Chocolate Bunny" on the first 2 cards.  I love the colors in these stickers.  Then on the last card I used Kate's ABC's.  Love Love that cart.  I will posting more pictures of the cards Millie and Kim made soon as I get them.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Card for Challenge.

I made a card for the Challenge Me Monday #100 over at Fantabulous Cricut.  We are to use 3 colors on our project.  Purple, green, & turquoise.  I used the Cricut lite bloom cart for the cage and big butterfly.  For the little butterflies I used a cuttlebug spring floral die. 

Happy Crafting!

First completed mini album

I completed my first mini album.  I had started one before but never finished it.  Well this one I did.  I made it for my sister.  She became a grandma last year.  I used most of the papers from K&Co.  The little frog and ladybug I did on the cricut but I hate to say I can't remember what cart I used.  It took me a while to finish this album so I forgot some things.  I am going to mail it out to her tomorrow.  I hope she likes it.  Thanks for looking.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Card made with House Mouse stamp

Made a card the other day for Millie.  I used a House Mouse stamp she got for me.  I love the House Mouse stamps.  They are sooooooo cute.  I used Bic markers & Copics both to color the stamp.  I don't have a lot of Copics yet so I have to improvise.  I hope it brighten her day.

Happy Crafting!! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cards from Millie

I forgot to post the card Millie sent me for Valentine's Day.  It is so pretty.  I love the different shades of purple.  This card rocks Millie.  Thank You!

Next card came from our Mission/Challenge from the Paper Crafts Color Inspiration magazine.  Millie did this one from the example on page 27.  She loves baker twine so this card was perfect for her to do.  You did a great job Millie.  I love it!

Thanks for looking and as always Happy Crafting!!

B-day card for my son

Boy does time fly!!  I can't believe my son is turning 19 already.  Just seems like he was still a senior in high school and turning 18.  BLAT!! Here it is a year went by already.  His birthday is not till Friday but I made his card today.  Kinda plain cause you know how boys are.  No lace or flowers for him.  Ha Ha.

I used the Hot of the Press kit I got from HSN, some gold half pearls, & Brushed Corduroy distress ink for inking the edges.

Happy Crafting!