Tuesday, June 29, 2010

No Longer By Your Side

My aunt has had two Boston Terriers for ten years.  Their names were Frank and Jesse.  Jesse passed away a few weeks ago.  She of course is devastated.  This is the sympathy card I made for her.  It's a very simple card.

The angel dog is from the Paper Pups Cricut cartridge.  I think the flowers are K&Co.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut with a Spellbinders die.  The inside says, "Forever in your Heart.  With our Sympathy."


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Young At Heart

Today is my Dad's birthday.  He is definitely young at heart.  You may remember that he had gallbladder surgery last week, and while talking to him today, he said, "Oh, I'm doing good.  I'm just fine."  That's my Daddy!  When we got ready to hang up, his words to me were, "I love you sweetheart."  Those words make my heart melt.  I'm still Daddy's little girl for sure.

This is the birthday card I made for him.  I hope he gets the humor and sees it as an honor that I think of him as young at heart.   I cut the boy on the horse from the A Child's Year Cricut cartridge.  The oval was cut using the George cartridge. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch.  The blue strip of paper was embossed using my Cuttlebug.  The sentiment was computer generated and cut using a Spellbinders die.  The inside said, "That's what you are!"  We hope your birthday is blessed."

TFL!  And thanks for your wonderful comments.  As those of you who blog know, they mean the world to us!

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Gang's All Here!

A friend sent out a request earlier this week for people to send a birthday card to her brother who lives in an assisted living home.  I of course couldn't turn down the opportunity to try to brighten someone's day by sending a card.  I asked her what his interests are, and she told me that he used to love to watch old westerns, such as Gunsmoke and Bonanza.  Thus, this card was born.  I only had one night to make it and get it in the mail, so it isn't anything too fancy.  I found the picture on the internet and came up with the sentiment.  The inside says, "to wish you a Happy Birthday."  I hope he is blessed by it!

I cut the stars using my George Cricut cartridge.  The 62 was cut with my Old West cartridge, and then layered on a circle punch and a scalloped circle punch.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch (the yellow border) and a EKSuccess border punch as well (the black border).

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You Rock!

My nephew is having a birthday this week, turning 17, so I wanted to make him a "cool" card.  This is what I came up with, after standing in my scrapbook room staring at the guitar and the words "You Rock" for two nights!  LOL.  It finally came together, and I'm happy with how it turned out.

The guitar and the words "You Rock" were cut using my Stamping Solutions Cricut cartridge.  The diamond shapes were cut using the George cartridge.  I used my Joys of the Season cartridge to cut the musical notes.  Hope you like it!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

You're King For A Day!

This is my husband's Father's Day card.  Since our daughters are grown, he has told me for several years that the reason he doesn't buy me a gift on Mother's Day is because, "you're not my mother."  So, I decided to make him feel really bad on Father's Day.  I made this card for him and bought him a gift.  He was very appreciative and even said, "well, the real reason I don't get you a gift is because I don't know what to get you."  HA!  The truth comes out! 

This card is my interpretation of the current sketch over at Cardabilities.  Here is the sketch:

I made this card by using one of the labels on the Storybook Cricut cartridge for the background.  The scalloped circle is also cut using that cartridge.  The frog and crown were cut from the Sweethearts cartridge.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch and used a punch given to me by a great friend for the sentiment.

The inside says, "Well, at least until a princess comes along and kisses you, and then you turn back into a frog.  HA! HA!  You're a great father to our girls, and a great poppy!  Happy Father's Day."

TFL! Click on the picture for a better look at the card.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

For My Daddy

I am so thankful for my Daddy!  He's such a sweetheart, and my hero!  Bless his heart.  He had to have his gallbladder removed on Friday.  They had hoped to do it laprosopically, but due to some scar tissue from an earlier surgery, they had to make an 8" incision.  But, being my Daddy, he is tough, and he is doing great!  I drove to Tennessee on Friday and surprised him and my Mom, so that I could be there for his surgery.  I didn't make it to see him before they took him to surgery, but I was there before surgery was over.  I even got to spend a couple of hours with him, just me and him, which I really enjoyed. 

This is the card I made and took to him.  I use the Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge for the deer/squirrel image.  I also used several border punches and some Skittles (seems I've been using a lot of them lately).  I punched the sentiment for the front of the card and layered the word "Daddy."  On the inside, I put a Bible verse from 1 Thessalonians 2:  " . . . As a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory."  I also added a sentiment which said what a blessing he has been to me.  My Daddy has certainly been an encourager!  I love him so much, and pray for his speedy recovery!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

For a Fin-Tastic Dad!

After making my coffee pot card a few months ago, I've been wanting to make another shaped card.  I have Cricut Design Studio, but do not like it at all.  So, I decided to make one and improvise again by gluing two shapes together at the top.  It works pretty well, not perfect, but is a good way to improvise.  This is a Father's Day card for my husband to give his Dad.  It's pretty simple, but turned out cute.  He eats breakfast every day with friends at Dairy Queen, so we got a gift card as a gift.  You can see the corner of it in the picture.  I put it behind the greeting on the inside of the card.

The fish bowl shape is from the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge, as well as the fish, sand (which I embossed with my Cuttlebug) and seaweed (which I added Stickles to).  The sentiment was computer generated and punched.  I also added a few Skittles to look like bubbles.

Click on the picture for a better look.  TFL!  And thanks in advance for any comments.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Excitement Fills The Air At My House!

I am so happy to announce that I have been chosen for my very first blog design team!  What an honor to be chosen as a designer over at Cardabilities.  Karan's sketches are wonderful.  I hope some of my blogging friends will come on over and participate in the twice monthly sketch challenges!

When I saw this earlier today, I felt like my name was up in lights!  LOL.

Pocket Full of Papers

I have decided to leave my eBay design team.  I have found that I make so many cards lately, which I love to do, that I don't have the time to create items to sell on eBay.  It was so tough for me to make this decision because the gals at Pocket Full of Papers are wonderful.  They are talented, great to work with, and the list goes on and on.  I wish them all the very best! 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Top Dog Graduation Card

It's graduation time!  I made this card for the son of one of my best friends.  It's so hard to believe he is graduating from high school.  I remember when she was pregnant, and I was in the room with her part of the time when she was in labor!  How time flies.  I am so proud of this young man.  He's grown up into a wonderful, caring, hard working, God fearing adult.

I found some old DCWV papers that had school words on it.  How cool was that.  I cut the star using the George Cricut cartridge, the dog from Create A Critter, the graduation cap from A Child's Year, and "Top Dog" from Base Camp.  The little stars (both sizes) are punches.  I added some tiny pearls on the small stars. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch.

The inside says, "Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment.  May you be on the top of the world today, and may God continue to guide your steps.  We are so proud of who you are!"  I also added this quote: "Go into the world and do well.  But more importantly, go into the world and do good.  Author:  Minor Myers, Jr."

Hope you like it, and I hope he likes it!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Have a Sweet Birthday

This birthday card is for my sister-in-law, who is celebrating a birthday next week.  I had gone into the scrapbook room night before last to start on this, but no inspiration came, and all I was doing was yawning!  Last night, I came upon the chipboard piece (K & Co.) in my stash, and it became the inspiration for the card.  I used lace from my stash, cut the tag from A Child's Year Cricut cartridge, embossed it with my Cuttlebug, inked the edges a little, punched the sentiment and some flowers, and then added Stickles.

Hope you like it!  You can click on the picture for a better look.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Puttin' Around

This is my last layout from our Daytona Beach trip.  I think I ended up doing 8 layouts from the trip.  And it seems that it has taken forever, but that's because there were at least 10-15 cards done between the layouts.  I love doing the cards though as much as the layouts!

This layout is of my granddaughter playing miniature golf.  She watched her Daddy and her uncle, and I guess she got her intensity from them (see my layout entitled "We love this game, or do we?").

I used the current sketch over at sketchabilities for this layout.  You can find the sketch here.  Having a sketch really helps me.  I had more than two photos, so I worked them in.  Here's what I used on the layout:

Scalloped circle (behind "puttin") -- Storybook Cricut cartridge
Puttin' -- Cindy Loo Cartridge
Scalloped Border (blue checked next to brown strip) - Mother's Day Cartridge
Around -- Out West Cartridge
Tag Behind "Around" -- A Child's Year Cartridge
Scalloped Octagon -- Nestabilities
Circle between Layers of Scalloped Octagons -- Storybook Cartridge
Martha Stewart border punch
Journaling Circle and Scalloped Circle -- Punches
Flowers -- Petaloo & Prima
Paper -- My Mind's Eye (I Think)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dream Big Graduation Card

I finally got myself into the scrapbook room today to make this graduation card for a young woman at our church.  The school's colors are black and orange, so the card looks a little like Halloween. 

The word "Dream" is from the Stamping Cricut Solutions Cartridge.  The white/orange tag background are from A Child's Year, and the word "Big" is from Beyond Birthdays.  Thank goodness for Linda's cheat sheets (you can find info about them here).  They helped me find the word Big!  I printed the school symbol from the school's website, printed it out, and punched it out with my scalloped circle punch, and then made it into a tag.

The inside says, "May all of your dreams be big, and may they all come true!  God bless you on our new adventures in life."

Click on the photo for a better look.

Thanks in advance for your wonderful comments!


I made this card for a high school friend.  I just found out that she is battling stomach cancer.  When we were in our late 20s, she and her husband lived in the city where we now live.  I called her and told her that we were thinking about moving here, and she was kind enough to mail to me the classified ads from the Sunday newspaper.  My husband got his first job here from that paper.  I am so thankful to her because 22 years later, we are still living here and happy!  She and her husband moved back to our hometown about a year after we moved here.  Anyway, after she was so kind to me 22 years ago, I wanted her to know I'm thinking about her and praying for her healing now!

The inside of the card says:

We pray that your faith grows day by day and week by week. May God continue to bless you and heal you.

I also added the following quote on the inside of the card:  "Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.  Author: Unknown"

I made this card from the current sketch over at "cardabilities."  You can find it here.  What a great site.  I look forward to seeing the sketches twice per month!

The circle, scalloped circle, and marquee shapes were all cut from the Storybook Cricut cartridge.  I used a Prima flower and a Martha Stewart border punch, a little blue ribbon, a couple of "skittles" as they were called when they came out, and it was done!