Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wedding Bells

I am sharing with you today a wedding card I made for my boss' son and new daughter-in-law.  I really intended to get this one posted for this challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut, but with the events of the past two weeks, I missed it.  But, I still had fun making the card!  Here's how it was made:

Size:  A2
Again, I used a scalloped rectangle card front from DCWV on the very back of the card and built on it from there.  That is why it is sitting in the stand, so you can see the scallop.  Otherwise, it would not stay closed, and you couldn't see the details.
Card Stock:  DCWV; American Crafts
Patterned Papers:  DCWV (Wedding stack)
Scalloped circle frame:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
Wedding bells:  Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/4"
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched with a McGill punch
Flowers:  Prima and Recollections
Flourishes:  Jolee
Border punch:  Martha Stewart
Pearls:  Misc.

Thanks for your comments!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Never Out of Style

My Dad loves old cars.  And being a teenager in the 50s, this was perfect for him.  This is the card I made for him for Father's Day.  Here is how it was made!

Size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Card Stock and Glitter Paper:  Recollections, DCWV
Patterned Papers:  DCWV
Star:  George Cricut cartridge cut at 3 3/4" and embossed with Cuttlebug
Car:  Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
Border Punches:  Along the bottom -- Fiskars; behind car and star -- Martha Stewart
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Sentiment:  Computer generated and cut with a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur de Lis die.
Inside sentiment:  "You'll never go out of style.  Happy Father's Day.  We love you more than you know."

Thanks for looking, and for your comments.  (And please don't forget to say a prayer for my son-in-law's family.  He is going back to work today.  That will be tough without his Dad.)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Birthday

Thanks to those who commented on my last post and thanks most of all for your prayers.  As promised, I have a card to share with you today.  This one is the first of several that I will be sharing over the next few days hopefully.  This one was made for my sister-in-law who celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago.  This card really was thrown together quickly, but I liked the end result.  Here's how it was made:

Size A2 -- I started with an A2 card and decided to use an EKSuccess border punch on the right side.  Then I added an A2 scalloped rectangle card front (purchased in a package with envelopes and made by DCWV) to the back of the entire card.  I really don't think you can see how pretty this looked from this picture, since I had to place the entire card in a stand so it would stay closed for the photo.  I then used another of the card fronts and cut it down so that the scalloped edge shows on the right side of the card.
Flowers -- They were by taking some gorgeous black and white paper with flower designs and using a Martha Stewart punch to punch the flowers out of the paper. I then used a scalloped circle punch to make the white backgrounds. I made the stems with a Martha Stewart leaf punch.  I glued two together (cutting the top off the second one) for the longer stem.  I added gems to the center of the flowers.
The bottom border is another EK Success border punch, with a little Stickles added.
I used a Martha Stewart double edge border punch across the top of the card and added my computer generated sentiment, which was punched with a scalloped square punch.  I added another scalloped square (punched as well) behind the sentiment.  Then I used Beads in a Bottle to add the four corner gems.

Hope you like it and thanks for your comments.

Friday, June 24, 2011


I just wanted to pop in and let anyone who normally visits here know that I am still alive.  I have several cards to share, and I hope to get at least the first one posted tonight.  It has been a tough week.  My son-in-law's father committed suicide last Saturday.  I am still in shock, and I cannot imagine how my son-in-law and his family feel.  This man was an outstanding leader in the small community where they lived.  He was a businessman and was loved by everyone.  This was evidenced by the fact that there were 2000 people who came to the visitation on Monday night. Wow! You could not help but love him.  He would greet you with a smile, a handshake and usually a hug every time you saw him.  He was a very Godly man and leader in their church.  Their pastor said at the funeral that in his opinion, he was close to being a saint.  Even his employees are devastated.  One man who had worked for him for 12 years cried like a baby.  He told us, "I respected and loved him so much that if he told me to go into the middle of the road and hammer a nail into it, I would have done it."  I find that amazing.  There are so many questions, and we won't get the answers until we get to heaven.  And I don't think it will matter then.

Anyway, I hope to be back soon!  And if you are a praying person, I covet your prayers for my son-in-law's family.  My son-in-law now has a business to run at age 25.  He has the strong leadership skills of his father, which was evidenced by the fact that he spoke at his father's funeral.  I was so proud of him!  But the days ahead are going to be tough.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Proverbs 31 Sympathy Card

I made this sympathy card for someone who lost their mother recently.  When I read her obituary, I was reminded of the Proverbs 31 woman.

Here are the details for the card:

Size A2 (By cutting the bottom with a border punch, I lost a little of the size.)
Card stock:  American Crafts, Recollections, Bazzill
Scalloped square frame:  Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge
Sentiment:  Printed from MS Word
Cross, scalloped circle, and circle:  Punches (I added a little Stardust Stickles around the edge of the scalloped circle)
Scalloped circle border:  EK Success border punch
Butterflies:  Martha Stewart punch
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Flourish:  Jolees
Rose:  Recollections

Hope you like it!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Graduation Card

I made another graduation card. This one is for a young lady at our church.  I used her school colors of course and put the school's logo on the front.  I used last week's sketch over at Mojo Monday.  I didn't get the card made in time to link it up, but I still loved using the sketch.

Here are the details:

Size:  4 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Card Stock:  Bazzill and American Crafts
Patterned Papers:  K and Company "Hopscotch"
Border:  Martha Stewart Double Edge border punch
The circles under the border were punched using a Martha Stewart punch that I found on clearance at Wal-Mart (one of the green ones made for Wal-Mart)
Scalloped circles:  Nestabilities Lacy Label and circle and scalloped circle punches
I found the school's logo on their website and printed it on card stock and then punched it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch
I also used glitter dots from Shelly's Buttons and More

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Thanks for looking, and for leaving comments.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I am sharing today a card I made for my nephew's graduation.  The school colors are blue and gold.  I bet you would never have guessed that!  LOL.


Size:  4" x 8 3/4"
Card stock:  Bazzill and Core'dinations
Patterned papers:  K and Company Hopstock pad
Bird:  3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/2"
Label behind bird:  Nestabilities die
Congratulations:  3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge cut at 1 1/4" (I think)
Border:  EK Success border punch
Stars:  Punch
I made the words in a circle in Word using Word Art.  I printed it on card stock and then punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch.

Thanks for your comments.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Engagement Photo Shoot

What fun I had doing this layout.  When I saw sketch no. 9 over at Sketch Support I fell in love!  I think it was the wavy line that drew me in.  I love that kind of thing.  I, of course, made it my own by using three photos, but really like the end result!

Here are the details:

Card stock:  The Paper Studio and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K and Company "Hopscotch" pad
Title:  Engagement -- Computer generated and punched with a Paper Shapers Stampin' Up punch; Photo - Plantin Schoolbook Cricut font -- roly poly feature; Shoot -- Cuttlebug Cursive font (so glad I have these fonts -- wouldn't give them up for anything)
Wavy line: Bo Bunny ruler and then cut by hand and then added some rickrack
Tree:  Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge cut at 5".  I added the hearts, since this is, after all, about love.  :o)
Grass:  Zooballoo Cricut cartridge cut at 1 1/4"
Flowers:  Punches
Scalloped circle border:  EK Success border punch and then added pearls, using Beads in a Bottle

Here is the awesome sketch:

And here is my take on it!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you like it.  And thanks in advance for taking the time to comment.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Don't Cry Because It's Over . . .

I am sharing with you today a card I made for a co-worker who left last week to get married and move to New Zealand for a year -- how exciting!

Here are the details:

Size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Card stock:  Recollections, Bazzill and American Crafts
Patterned papers:  Recollections
Hearts:  Martha Stewart punch
Roses:  Recollections
Crocheted Rosette:  Recollections
Scalloped circles (in background):  The circles were cut using the Cricut George cartridge.  The scalloped circles are from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.  I think they were cut at 3 1/4 and 3 1/2".
Labels:  Nestabilities
Sentiment:  Computer generated.  I then used a Cat Eye chalk to give the edges definition
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart (the green ones that Wal-Mart sold)
Inside sentiment:  "Smile Because It Happened."

Thanks for looking, and if you leave a comment, you'll be my new best friend!  LOL.