November 29, 2012

Birthday Card & Memory Box

Well after 3 weeks I am finally back to post another project, it just seems to be so hard to get here lately and put up a post, I guess life got in the way.
My daughter's birthday was last Sunday so here is a card I made for her.
I tried to go with a Vintage look because likes that kind of stuff.  The paper is from a K&Company paper stack, then I added a stick pin I received from a swap I was in this past summer, I think it fit perfectly into the design.
Then I also made a matching "memory box" for her.  This is my first time making something like this, but overall I am pretty thrilled with out it turned out.
Here is a side view.
I covered it with the same paper as the card using decoupage .
This was a small round balsa wood box that I received years ago with candy or something in it.  I glued lace around the top edge of the lid and then around the bottom of the box.
On the top I printed a picture of her granddaughter in the sepia color then torn the edges and burnt them a bit.  I spread decoupage over the picture, then added some pearl swirls and a small angel.
You can see the angel a little better in this picture.  The large flower I made, but the others I had so I just sprayed the all with Glimmer Mist in a color I thought would go well and carry out the vintage look.
I gave this to my daughter on Sunday and she loved it.  She said she was going to put it on her desk at work. 
Now let me tell you, this little one is quite the handful and is no angel, this was a rare somber photo of her but it fit my design perfectly.  
I am so glad you stopped by today to take a peak at my blog, I really would love to hear what you think of my first memory box.  I enjoyed making it so I am sure I will be making more.
Thanks again for stopping in.

November 9, 2012

Clementine Paper Pack

Wow, I sure have not been very good at keeping up with my blog lately.  I have been creating just life got in the way of posting, so I will try and get some of the cards posted that I have created over the past few weeks.

I love the papers in the CTMH Clementine paper pack, the CTMH papers
make putting a card together so easy because all the papers coordinate so well.
 All the papers on this card are from the Clementine pack and the cuts are made using Art Philosophy.  The flower is a canvas sticker from the Clementine Canvas Shapes pack.

Well thanks for stopping by and hope you like my card.  I will try and get another post up in the next couple of days

October 31, 2012

Your a Star

Well hello everyone, so sorry I have not posted in such a long time.  Things have been a bit busy, plus we took a little trip to Las Vegas, my favorite place :).

I have a card to share with you today that I made using CTMH papers Footloose, unfortunately this paper is no longer available. 
The side pieces, fish, seahorse etc. are CTMH chipboard pieces, I love the way they look and it all coordinates so well with the paper.  The "You are a Star" is a stamp from the Under the Sea set. 
Here is a closer look at one of those chipboard pieces, I love the colors.
The center label I cut using the Elegant Edges cartridge, then added some glitter brads to the corners.

Well thanks for stopping in and taking a peek at my card.

October 19, 2012

Rosette Birthday card

Hello everyone, I have another Mojo Monday sketch challenge card to share with you today.  As I have said I love to play along when I can, also I have a hard time making card without following a sketch :/.
This is a larger card, an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper folded in half.  I enjoy making these larger cards because you have more room for things, plus your cuts do not have to be so small.  The happy birthday is stamped using a Mark's Finest stamp. 
The patterned paper is from K&Company Best of K&Company stack. All the plain papers are shimmery and pearl like.
The rosette is cut from the CTMH Artiste cartridge, out of the same paper used at the top.  I added a button to the center.  I tried so hard to keep this a card so that it can be used for a male.  They are sometimes so hard to make and I do not have many in my stash.  I added some swirls I cut using Home Decor cartridge, out of the same shimmery paper.  I hope with the swirls and fancy paper that it is not too girly for a guy.
Well thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my card, I would love to hear what you think.

October 15, 2012

A Witch Flyover

Well, I don't usually mail out Halloween cards, but a challenge on the Cricut message board was to create a Halloween card so I thought I would share what I came up with.  Also the challenge this week at
is to create anything Halloween so I will post this card there also.
 I think it came out good.  The papers are from DCWV Halloween & Fall stack from last year.  The strip across the top is of course the Drippy Goo punch and then I added some orange trim to it.  Then place some bling down one side.
The witch and moon is cut using the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.  I added a few faint white streaks across the move to try and ressemble clouds :/
The little bat is a sticker.  
Thanks for stopping by and hope on over to My Sheri's Crafts and post your Halloween creations.

October 14, 2012

A Window Card

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a fabulous day!
I have to say I totally scraplifted this card from Kimberley at
If you have never visited her blog you may want to go check it out, she does amazing work and always shares instructions.
I think it came out so pretty.  I cut the base card using Cricut Craft Room just as Kimberley explained.  Then using Art Philosophy I cut the scalloped circle to go around the window.  I used a piece of the clear clamshell that the Cricut cartridges come in for the window.  The Cricut will cut this acetate but you will have to do multi-cut 2 because it is pretty heavy.  
The label where the happy birthday is stamped is a two piece Spellbinder label, I love the fancy edges that it has.  I added a couple of pearl brads to the ends.
The flowers are Jolee stickers, and I like the transparent look to them for being on the window.
This is what the window looks like from the inside, I placed a couple flowers on the inside to cover the glue dot.  There was only one butterfly in the pack so I didn't have an extra to do the same there.  
For now the inside is totally blank until I can figure out how I want to finish it.
Thanks for stopping by I hope you like my version of Kimberley's card.

Challenges for this card
Simon Says Stamp  Die cuts/Punches   ends - 10/17
2 Sisters Challenge  Anything Goes   ends - 10/19
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  - 10/21

October 12, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday

Hello everyone hope you are having a fabulous day.
I have a card to share with you today that I made for one of my Great Granddaughters that will turn 1 in November.

I think it came out so cute!  The papers are from an Imaginisce Princess paper pack that I got free when I placed an order.  It has so many cute papers, brads, rub-on and some chipboard pieces.
Well I am finally venturing and using my Silhouette Cameo more, I am starting to get more familiar and comfortable with the software.  I am so used to using my Cricuts and just putting in a cartridge.  I still love my Cricuts and will use them right along with my Cameo as I did on this card.  
However the possibilities are endless with the Cameo and their software, like the "1st" I just went into the software and put a search in for 1st birthday and there was several images for me to choose from for just .99.  This fit perfectly with what I wanted to do.
The label was also cut using my Cameo out of vellum and then I also cut a pink shadow.
I cut the bow from glitter paper using my CTMH Artiste cartridge, isn't it just adorable, it makes it so handy when you don't have the right color ribbon you can just cut your bow out of the same paper you are using on your project, plus you don't have to struggle trying to tie the perfect bow.
I Cuttlebugged the white part of the one to match the polka dot paper.  I put a small puffy cupcake sticker next to the one, but I am not sure sure about that and if it will stay there.  What do you think, does it look OK?

Well thanks for taking to time to stop by and visit my blog, I would love to hear what you think of this card.
Have a great day!

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday  Always Anything goes   ends - 10/21
Inspire me Fridays  Anything goes   ends - 10/18
Crafty Mess Challenge  Anything Goes  ends - 1018

October 8, 2012

Following a sketch

Hello all my blogging friends.  I have a card to share with you today that I made following a sketch.
I love this sketch, with the right papers it can really make a frame effect with a lot of depth.  I did not accomplish that like I wanted to with the papers I used. :(.
I am sure I will approach and use his sketch again, with a different set of papers.
So here is my card using this sketch.
  The papers are from the DCWV Lemon stack, I love the papers in this stack they are so glittery.  The "button" I cut about 5 times using the Artiste cartridge, then stacked and glued them together, I then I stamped the top layer with a matching stamp from CTMH.  
Here is a closer look at the button.  I covered all the layers of the button with Liquid Glass, then feed the ribbon through the holes.  The happy birthday I cut using the MS Elegant cakes cartridge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I love to read your comments then continue to keep me inspired.

October 6, 2012

A fun birthday card

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great Saturday and enjoying World Card Making Day.  Lots of fun and prizes for doing what we love making cards.
I have a simple but colorful card to share with you today.
I cut the ribbon/banner using the CTMH Artiste cartridge and Cricut Craft Room so that I could make the red shadow for them.  I like to shadow things whenever I can as I think it makes it pop more.  The background yellow I embossed using my Cuttlebug and a new folder I got.
I have a great-grandson turning 4 in November and I think I will use this for his birthday card.
I finished the inside by just matting some of the colors from the front.  I will stamp a sentiment later.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I love to read your comments and hope you come back again soon.

October 2, 2012

Celebrate Today

Hello again, I have another card to share with you.
This card was made following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday.
I recently received the Clementine Paper pack from CTMH so I wanted to use the paper to make this card.  I love these papers and also the canvas stickers that match the paper.
I love using CTMH paper packs because it makes it so easy to match and put the cards together.  You can check out the Clementine pack HERE.  There is also a Clementine Workshop in the Go Kit that includes all the papers and a coordinating stamp set and embellishments.

The strip down the length of the card I punch using one of my Martha Stewart punches then Cuttlebugged it.
I added some Rain Drops that I got a while back at Big Lots to the center of the flowers and also on the banner.  The celebrate today is a CTMH stamp that coordinates with a cut on the Artiste cartridge.

Well I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment I love to read them it keeps me inspired.

Challenges for this card
Totally Gorjuss  Dies cuts/Punches   ends - 10/5
Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends - 10/6

October 1, 2012

Purple & Green Plaid

Hello all my blogging friends and visitors.  I love the colors in this card and how it turned out.  I made it following a sketch from the Cricut message board that I play along with every Wednesday.
It is a larger card, a full 8.5 by 11 sheets of cardstock folded in half.  I enjoy making these larger cards, you have so much room to show off your papers and/or embellishments.  Not in this case but when you make a larger card you can make your Cricut cuts larger which keeps them from tearing or just not cutting out all the detail like when they are cut small.
All the papers on this card are from an older DCWV paper stack called Flower Shower, spring stack.  I love how the purple and green look together.
The label I cut using the CTMH Artiste cartridge and using Cricut Craft Room I also made a shadow layer for it.  I stamped it with a Stampin Up stamp and added a couple of small flower stickers to dress it up.  I think the two small bows across the bottom is just enough so the area does not look too blank.
I just added some of the papers to the inside and will add a white piece with a sentiment when I go to use the card.  

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I love reading your comments and truly appreciate each one of them.

September 28, 2012

A Daisy Birthday

Hello everyone, bot I am on a roll posting on my blog!
I have a birthday card to share with you today that I made following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday, I like to play along when I can they have some great sketches and an awesome design team.
The paper was a single sheet I recently bought at Michael's, I loved the colors in it.  I framed the center square with black glitter paper to make the yellow stand out.  I used a couple different Cuttlebug folders and then added some MS daisy flowers I had.  The center happy birthday I stamped and heat embossed with black sparkle using a Stampin Up stamp and that is pretty much it.  

Thanks for stopping by, as always I love to read your comments and appreciate each one of them.

Challenges for this card
Mojo Monday sketch  ends  9/30
Make it Monday Always anything goes  ends  9/30 
The Stamping Boutique  Embossing  ends 9/30
Simon Says Stamp  Anything goes   ends 10/1
DYSU  Scallops   ends 10/2
Fab n Funky  Beginning with F   ends  10/2

September 27, 2012

Flirty Paper Birthday

Hi everyone, I have a bright flower card to share with you today.
This card was made using the papers in the new CTMH Flirty Paper Pack,
plus it follows a sketch challenge I am hosting this week on the Cricut message board.  We would love to have you join us click HERE to check it out you have till Tuesday 10/2 to play along.
 I love the colors in this paper, and of course I like anything that has flowers on it.
  The goldrush border was also cut using Artiste cartridge, then I stamped the happy birthday one word at a time.  Both words are on the same stamp, it is one that comes in the Art Philosophy bundle, but I bent the word I didn't want around the edge of the acrylic block and inked the word I wanted to stamp.  Hope this makes sense ha ha.

The flower and leaves are cut using the CTMH Artiste cartridge, I cut it out of the Flirty Raspberry colored paper that comes in the pack, then spritzed it with some Glimmer Mist to give it a bit of glimmer.   I also used my embossing tool to add some lines to the leaves to give them some dimension.   The center of the flower is a pearl brad.
There is also a set of  CTMH stamps Love Blooms that match this paper, I think they will be on my next order.
It is a two step stamp set so you can make your flowers look like they are layered, or to put the dimension on them with a different color.

Thanks for stopping by today, I always enjoy reading your comments.

September 25, 2012

No Spring Chicken.

Hi everyone thanks for stopping by.
I am so excited to share this card with you today, I think it came out so cute.
A while ago a bought this set of stamps from Mark's Finest I just had to have it as the sayings were funny and I kind of like chickens.
I printed the red checked paper using my Imagine and the Kate's Kitchen cartridge.  I kind of had to settle for this, I spent hours going through my huge paper stash and could you believe I did not have one piece of paper with a chicken on it!  
On a recent shopping trip :) I picked up this Cuttlebug folder that is chicken wire so that worked out perfect even better than chicken paper I think.  I took a piece of the clam shell packing from a Cricut cartridge and ran it through the Cuttlebug, then I rubbed silver ink over the embossed plastic but it did not dry too well on the plastic, but that's OK you can still see the embossing against the white background.  I stamped the two chickens on the white paper before I put down the chicken wire.
Here is a closer look at the chickens and the embossed plastic.  The piece of barbed wire border I cut using the Old West cartridge, then added some score lines.

Now in order to get the full effect of this you need to see the inside stamp.
Isn't that cute?  I hope the recipient doesn't get offended, I don't think so she has a pretty good sense of humor.

Well thanks for stopping by and I always love to read you comments and appreciate each one of them.

Challenges for this card
Love to Create  Anything goes   ends - 9/30
Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends - 9/30

You Did It!

Hi, everyone hope you are having a fabulous week so far.
I have a card to share with you today that I made for my Grandson that is in the Navy attending his schooling to become a Sonar Tech on a submarine.  The schooling is pretty intense and has several phases, well he finally finished all the required classes he need before he could start his A School which is the specific schooling for his job.  He did very well in his class so I wanted to encourage him to keep up the good work.
The papers are all from the K&Company Americana stack, with two grandsons in the Navy this paper stack has come in handy.  

The center circle was cut using the Wild Card cartridge, I love the uneven circle.  The dark blue I Cuttlebugged with a striped folder and the center white I used the stars folder.  The "You Did It" is also cut from Wild Card.
The large star on the upper left hand side is actually just a circle I cut from one of the sheets in the paper stack.
 The sticker is an epoxy sticker I had on hand and I thought it worked perfectly here.  I am constantly on the hunt for Navy related things.
I stamped the inside with this Rubbernecker  stamp.  My grandson is very determined to finish with a very high score in his A School so that he has a better chance of picking the sub he would like to serve on, it is not a guarantee but you have a better chance if you score high in your class.  I thought this stamp would encourage to keep trying and studying hard.

Just a little FYI, both of the grandsons are Sonar Techs, the first one already finished his schooling the beginning of this year, but is still waiting to go on that first underway.

Well thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments.

I will enter this in the challenge at
My Sheris Crafts  Family (I made this for my Navy grandson)  ends 9/27
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  9/29

September 24, 2012

Cowboy Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone, boy sometimes it seems hard to find time to put up a blog post.  Thanks for sticking with me a visiting when you can.
Today is my BFF's husbands birthday, he always dresses toward the cowboy style so when I got this Dakota paper pack from CTMH, I knew it would be perfect to make him a birthday card with.
Both the paisley print and the striped paper are from the Dakota paper pack.  
The pocket I cut using the CTMH Artiste cartridge, it was cut using plain white card stock, then I sprayed it with Cornflower Blue Walnut Ink by Tsukineko.
I love this stuff because not only does it give your paper color it also adds kind of a textured look and feel to it.  I added a few rivets to the corners then stamped the sentiment with a stamp from Mark's Finest stamps, while you are there take a look around they have a lot of fabulous stamps.
The pocket watch was cut from the Sophisticated cartridge.  I layered all the pieces then covered the "face" of the watch with Liquid Glass.  
I guess I forgot to take a picture of the inside :/ but it was simple using the same papers from the outside and I stamped it with a stamp that said
"Party till the Cows come home"
Well thanks for stopping by today and you still have a week left to take advantage of National Stamping month at CTMH, if you spend $35 you will get a double stamp set for just $5.  

I am also running a special that you still have time to get in on, till September 30th if you order either the Art Philosophy cartridge or the Artiste cartridge from my CTMH website HERE, I will send you a FREE one C size stamp set of your choice and a $9.95 paper pack of your choice.  Just email me with your choices after you place the order.  Both of these are fabulous cartridges and each comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets and chipboard cuts that match the stamps. 

September 19, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Hi, I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.
I have a card to share with you today I made using my Silhouette Cameo and Sizzix  pens.  The design is a Samantha Walker Design, I am pretty new the Cameo world so I am just learning about all the awesome cuts and designs out there that I can use with my Cameo. 
This image was designed to be cut out of vinyl for a wall hanging.  Because of it's intricate design you can not cut it too small or from paper, however I liked it so much and wanted to use it on a card so I used my Cameo and my Sizzix pens to draw it.  Then using my Cameo I cut the shape around the dress form.  The Silhouette Design Studio makes it very easy to achieve something like this. The pink papers were all printed using my Cricut Imagine.   The large green scalloped oval and the other ovals I cut using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  You see my Cricut and my Cameo get along very well. :)
Here is a closer look at the image, there is one small are where the ink bled a bit but I think that is because the pen had to make so many turns on that spot.  I drew it a few times and that spot always came out like that.  
I am not sure yet how I will use this card, but possibly something like "celebrate your birthday in style" I am open for suggestions so let me hear what ya got!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look at my card.  I would love to hear what you think.

September 13, 2012

Sending you Birthday Wishes

Hi, I am so glad you stopped by my blog today.
I have a simple birthday card to share with you today using the papers from the Florentine Paper pack, love the papers in this pack and the color palette. 
The borders and the flowers are from the Florentine coordinating sticker pack 
My Stickease Florentine. CTMH stickease stickers make it very easy to embellish your project.  The flowers I added a plastic round sticker called rain drops that I got off a clearance rack a long time ago.
The swirl I cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge, from one of the papers in the Florentine Pack, then covered it with Liquid Glass.
I stamped the sentiment using one of the stamps in the Card Chatter - Birthday set, this is a great set to have if you make birthday cards.
The inside I finished off very simply by using some more of the stickers and the stamp that goes with the one from the front of the card.  The Card Chatter - Birthday set gives you sentiments for both the outside and inside of your card.
I hope you like my card and am inspired by it, CTMH paper packs and stickease make it so easy to put a card together.

Don't forget you still have time to get in one the great deal for National Stamping Month, with any $35 or more order you get this double stamp set for just $5.  Also if your order is $50 or more you can get this cute Stamp of the month set.

I am also running a special that you still have time to get in on, till September 30th if you order either the Art Philosophy cartridge or the Artiste cartridge from my CTMH website HERE, I will send you a FREE one C size stamp set of your choice and a $9.95 paper pack of your choice.  Just email me with your choices after you place the order.  Both of these are fabulous cartridges and each comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets and chipboard cuts that match the stamps. 

September 7, 2012

Maine is Amazing!

If you read my blog regularly you know that I just got back from a trip to Maine and New Hampshire to see my grandsons in the Navy.  One is stationed in Portsmouth, NH while his submarine is in dry dock being updated/repaired.  He is married and has a 19 month old daughter Emma, our great-granddaughter. The other is in Groton, CT attending his submarine training school.  
Our trip was perfect and one of the things that made it so fabulous was the vacation home we rented for the week.  It was nice to have that house to just relax and hang out and visit with the kids.  Miss Emma loved it and got to run around outside in the yard, I will share more of our vacation pictures later.
Here is the night we first got there and we gave her the little mini-album I made for her.

Now back to the card I have to share with you today.  I was so happy with the agency that rented us the house and the house itself I wanted to send them a thank you card.
I had bought this K&Company paper a while knowing that we would be going to the East coast and loved the patterns in the pack.  The banner is cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and so are the letter for the word Maine.  I liked this banner cut because it already had the holes in the top to string the cord through.
The label is a Spellbinder and stamped with one of the CTMH stamp of the month sets, I believe it may have been the May set.
The starfish is a K&Company sticker that matches the paper pack.
I did the inside simply so that I could write a note and tell them how much we enjoyed our stay.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to get a post up soon with some pictures of our trip.

September 2, 2012

A day filled with Love

Hello everyone, we are back from our vacation visiting the grandkids on the East coast.  It was awesome, we had such a great time, will write up a post about it with pictures when I get them all into the computer.

I have a card to share with you that I made before we left but did not have time to set up a post.  
I think it came out so pretty, all the papers are I used are from CTMH Roxie paper pack.  I love love the plaid paper and the colors in it, unfortunately this paper pack has been discontinued. 
The heart was cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, then stamped using of the stamps from one of the sets that comes with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The sentiment is also in that same set of stamps.
I tied a metal heart charm to a piece of ribbon and hung it across the bottom of the card.  Just a rather simple card I thought I would share with you today.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog, I love to read your comments and if you like what you see on my blog I would love to have you as a follower.

August 27, 2012

Purple & Orange

I love to play around with colors.  some are easy to put together where others are a bit of a challenge, orange and purple is one of those color combos that is sometimes hard to put together.
I think I did pretty good pulling this off.  I know this is a great color combination for making a Halloween card, but I wanted to do something different.
The butterfly I cut from the Artiste cartridge. 
The black and white paper is glitter paper, so I glued up the butterfly and added glitter to it also.  I love polka dots so I thought that was a great way to add the orange to the card.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my card.

August 26, 2012

Live, Laugh Love

Hi everyone glad you stopped by.  I have a quick card to share with you today.
The background paper was printed using my Imagine, then I stamped the sentiment using the Love Life CTMH stamp set.   The stamp is all in one line but I wanted it to fit into the label so it took a little bit different stamping to achieve that.

I put each word separately on the block and wrapped the rest of the stamp around the side, only inking up the word I wanted.   Everything went well, the middle word was a little tricky but I got it.
The label that the sentiment is stamped on I cut from the Artiste cartridge.  Artiste is one awesome cartridge.  I have a special going on right now if you want to check it out click HERE

Thanks for stopping in, would love to hear what you think of my card.