Friday, July 29, 2011

Just Because

Hello! I just finished this card, and I love the way it turned out! I made this one to enter in the Fantabulous Cricut challenge #70, which was to make a card or project with a melon or other fruit on it. Watermelons and crows are some of my favorites. In fact, that is what my craft room is partially decorated with! The watermelon and the star were cut from Doodlecharms, and I altered the melon just a bit. The crow was cut from Give a Hoot and it was also altered on my Gypsy. I inked up the star to make it look kinda rusty, did a little inking on the melon, and sanded my crow, and there you have it, a quick "primative" card! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Wishes

Hello everyone! I hope evryone isn't suffering too bad in this HOT weather! We actually are having a "bit of a cold spell" here in the south, it's only 92 outside today. I made this card for the Birthday Sundaes challenge # 19. You can check out their blog by clicking on the button on the right hand side of my blog. All the cuts were made from Simply Charmed. I did a little inkin' and poppin', and used some bakers twine that my friend Joy gave me to hang the pennants. The sentiment on the dot on the cake was hand stamped and the one on the pennants are some alphabet stickers that I got at Joanns 1/2 off. I embossed the background with Swiss Dots and turned the frosting upside down to make it look more like a frosted border. This was a fun card to make, even if I must have changed my mind about it a dozen times or more! Don't you hate it when you can't make up your mind about a certain element in the design!GRRRRR! Hope you enjoy, and thanks for peeking!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July

Hi everyone! I made this card for the Monday Challenge #17 at My Craft Spot( button on the right). From time to time I help my friend Joy "clean" up her craft studio, and I always check her trash can because she throws away some really good stuff sometimes! The card base, with mats already attached, was rescued from her can on one such occasion not long ago. I had it laying on my work table and was going to make a birthday card. In the pile were various other items that I had made and changed my mind about including the crocheted "snowflake", which started out as a flower. Anyway, I gathered them together, with a scrap of sheer ribbon, and a Cloud Nine sticker I purchased I don't know when, and this is the result. Isn't it amazing what you can do with a handful of scraps you thought you would never use?! These salvaged items made a quick card that I think turned out cute! Thanks for peeking!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Hello! This weekend is my parents 55th wedding anniversary, and I wanted to do something a little special for them so I set up a small surprise celebration at their home tomorrow. Things have been stressful for them lately, and I wanted them to have a little "happy" for a change. Anyway I made a cake and this card to give to them. All the cuts are from Sweethearts, and the borders are a recollections punch. Did a little inking and doodlin', added some pops, and the inside sentiment was computer generated. I didn't put the years on the front because there is speculation as to what the number is! My Father seems to think he has been married longer than he actually has, just like every other man on the planet,LOL! Hope you enjoy, and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Hello everyone! My friend Joy has been making so many cards with flowers on them lately, that I decided I would try one myself. This card was inspired by a journal that I purchased at Hobby Lobby at the beginning of the summer. The two smaller flowers were cut from Walk in My Garden, and the larger one from Stretch Your Imagination. The grass was a MS punch. I did lots of inking and popping and added glass beads to the centers of the sunflowers to make it look like seeds. The background was embossed with a Sizzix folder called Checkerboard. Tied on a tag with some bakers twine and did a little doodlin. I had fun with this one, and I think it turned out pretty good. Thanks for peeking!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mildred's Birthday

Hello everyone! Mildred, who is a co-worker of mine from many years ago, is celebrating her 75th birthday this week. I made this card to give to her at her "surprise " party. I used Birthday Bash for all the cuts, and welded it together on the Gypsy. I flocked the mouse and used Glossy Accents on his nose and eyes. Added a crinkle ribbon bow, which you can purchase at My Craft Spot(click on the button on the right), a tiny button with some Memory Thread, and some Distress Stickles.It was a quick, fun card to make and I get a chuckle every time I look at it. Hope you do too! Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

Hi Ya'll! Just wanted to wish everyone Happy 4th of July, and to share this card with you. The inspiration for this card came from an old t-shirt that I have that I wear every year to our blowout on the Alabama River.Alot of us get together with our boats and park at a sandbar and celebrate the 4th. Everyone brings a different dish, and we pig out, and swim, and just have a good time. Sometimes we all ride downriver to watch the annual fireworks show from the water. Anyway, I decided to make this card before the ole' t-shirt gives it up. I used Country Life for the posts, Sweethearts for the towel, Life's A Beach for the bikini and trunks, and an MS punch for the grass. The embossing was done with a Sizzix texture plate, and I added some bakers twine for the clothesline. The inside says "Proud to be an American". Thanks for taking a peek, and I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Fourth of July!