Saturday, January 19, 2013


Hey everyone! This card was made for my Dad who is home for the time being. Sadly, he is not doing well. This last scare at the hospital was not good for him, so I wanted to make him a card that would cheer him up and maybe even give him a chuckle. The outside of the card is similar to one that I made last year, but I changed it up alot on the inside! All the candles were fussy cut from scrapbook paper!I decided that cutting that many candles with the Cricut and trying to decorate them too was a little more work than I wanted to do at the time, so I put on my big girl panties, took out my scissors and got to work! Ta Da! A chocolate cake with all the trimmings! Any way, I think I,m over the pop-up thing for now. Hope you enjoy the cake!
Supplies- Outside sentiment and banner: CTMH Artiste coleection "Birthday", Notebook paper: EK Success "Notebook" punch, Inside sentiment: CTMH "Just a Number", Outside candles are rolled scraps of paper with Memory Thread flames.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Keep Calm

Hey Ya'll! Keeping calm is what I'm trying to do... Only a little over a week before my surgery! This card was made for my Grandson. I found this cute little stamp at JoAnn's and just had to use it right away. My Grandson is turning 16 in Feb. so no more little boy cutesie for him! I decided to do a pop-up and make him the star of his day. I added some presents and lots of glitter to the arrows and the stars. The ribbon and the large star on the front came from my stash and the "confetti" was cut buy hand. I have one more "man" card to share in the next few days and then some Valentines which I started on last week. Thanks for looking!
Supplies- Close To My Heart: Arrows and Stars- Art Philosophy, Papertrey Ink: "Oh My Stars" sentiment, Studio 112: "Keep Calm" sentiment, Inside sentiment: CTMH,"Card Chatter- Birthday", "Your a Star" sentiment: Hot Off The Press, Birthday candle on inside: Birthday Bash

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Good and Bad

Hello everyone! Well, the good news is Christmas and New Years have come and gone and now my house is back to normal. Bad news, It's Birthday Season! I have been scrambling to create some "Man Cards" for birthdays that are coming up the first part of February. Normally this would not be a problem, but( here's some more bad news )I have to have rotator cuff surgery done on my right shoulder on the 24th of this month! Been there, done that with my hubby a few years ago, so I know I will not be able to make any cards for awhile after the surgery. With that in mind, I decided to check my card stash to make sure I had enough birthday cards for a "baker's dozen", men and women. Well....Plenty of girlie cards there, but none for the male gender! Whew! I will still try to post after I recoup for a short time. If I can't make any new then I might re-visit some oldies but goodies and maybe even some you have never seen! 'Nuf said on the subject... This card was made for my Son's birthday. It is an accordian card, and the first of these I have made.I wet embossed the banner on the front, and used bakers twine for the strings. I also used a fairly heavy card stock for the card itself so that it would support all the candles and presents on the inside. It will have to have a special box envelope made in order to mail it, but it was alot of fun! Hope you enjoy, and I will be back in a couple of days with a new card. Thanks for looking and keep me in your prayers!
Supplies- Candles, presents and baloons: Birthday Bash, Outside sentiment- CTMH,"Artiste Collection-Birthday", Inside sentiment: CTMH- "Card Chatter-Birthday"