Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Would I Eat Your Birthday Chocolate?

I am sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but with the busy Christmas season, I have neglected my blog!  And to be honest, I have not been in my craft room much in the past month or so.  But, I do have a few cards to share, and one of those is this cute M&M card I made for a co-worker's birthday.  I was inspired by a similar card I had seen on Pinterest and on the Cricut message boards.  Here are the details:

Size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Card Stock:  Bazzill
Patterned Papers:  Recollections
M&M:  For the body, I used my George Cricut cartridge to cut the circle at 3".  The feet are a 2" circle cut in half.  The eye brows are an apostrophe cut from that same cartridge at 3". The arms and legs are strips of paper that are approximately 1/4" wide (I failed to write down their width.)  The hands are cut from the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge at 1 1/4".  The eyes and mouth were cut using punches.    The "m" was cut using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge at approximately 3/4".  (This is another cut I forgot to write down.)  I used a little chalk to add the cheeks and chocolate to his face.
Roses:  Recollections
Fancy corner:  Spellbinders die "Fleur De Lis" motifs
Sentiment:  Computer generated and then punched with circle punches and scalloped circle punches.
On the inside, I added a sentiment to the effect of, "Hmmm . . . I guess I would!  Happy Birthday Anyway!"

I hope you are inspired.  If you take the time to comment, thank you so much.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Mason Jar Invitation

My daughter asked me earlier in the fall if I would help her make invitations for a wedding day breakfast for a friend who was getting married in December.  I happily said yes!  She wanted to make the invitation with a mason jar theme, since they seem to be all the rage these days.  I looked through the images on my Cricut cartridges and thought this one would work pretty well!  I thought they turned out very cute!

Here are the details:

Jar:  From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge cut at 5 1/4" -- (We cut the blackout cut and the shadow cut.)
Circle with Invitation Wording:  I used Word to create a text box and added the line around the outside edge.  Then I printed the wording and cut it out using a Spellbinders circle die.  (Please excuse all of the Xs over the words -- to protect the bride's privacy.)
We added the little punched tag with the words, "You're Invited" and added it with some raffia.

Hope you like it!

Monday, November 26, 2012

You Have Great Style and Form

To all of my visitors from the United States, I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving.  I, of course, ate way too much, but it could have been worse.  And I thoroughly enjoyed having our family here.  My daughters and I did some shopping, which was so fun.  I didn't really care if I bought anything.  Just spending time with them was all that mattered.

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for a co-worker.  She is about 8 months younger than me, and she thoroughly enjoys reminding me that I am older than her.  So, I decided to surprise her with this fun card.  It looks so sweet on the outside, doesn't it?  Inside, it said, "For an old woman."  LOL.  She was a little taken aback when she first opened it, but she knew it was all in fun.

Here are the details:

Size 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Patterned paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Card Stock:  DCWV; Bazzill
Dress form:  3 1/2" - Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge
Label behind dress form:  4" - Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge
Border punch:  Martha Stewart
Cuttlebug for embossing
Stampin' Up tag punch for punched corners
Roses:  Various
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched using a Stampin' Up punch

Thanks for taking a moment of your time to comment.  It means the world!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

They Say It's Your Birthday

This was my brother-in-law's birthday card.  I loved the idea of this card when I saw something similar on Pinterest, but I ended up not being thrilled with the end result.    But, it was still fun to make.  Every time I see this card, I start singing the old Beatles song!   Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned music paper:  Unknown
Card Stock:  Core'Dinations
I cut the stars out of the brown card stock using the George cartridge and the shadow feature at 2 1/2" and 2".  I then embossed the brown card stock with my Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder and cut the front of it down to fit on my card.
I then cut the red stars using the George cartridge, again at 2 1/2" and 2" but without the shadow feature so that they fit into the negative spots left from the shadowed stars.
I failed to write down the cartridge that I used for the musical notes.  I am sorry!  I thought they were Cuttlebug dies, but I checked, and I only have one size of those.
The sentiment was computer generated and then punched.

Thanks for commenting!  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

There Will Be Weeping For A Season Sympathy Card

Good morning everyone.  I am sharing today a card I made for friends at church a month or so ago when the husband lost his father.  Here are the details:

Size:  4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned papers:  Recollections (I then embossed it -- not easy to see in the photo)
Card Stock:  Recollections and American Crafts
Tree:  Bloom Lite Cricut Cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
Ribbon:  Satin from my stash
I used my Creative Memories wavy cutter to cut the black "ground" at the bottom of the tree in different layers.
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched using the Stampin' Up Word Window punch
Here is the inside sentiment:  Although there will be weeping for a time, just like the tree that has lost its leaves, a new season will come, and there will be life abundantly once again.  May you feel the love of others, and especially, the love of our Lord and Savior as you grieve.

Thanks for commenting!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hold Onto Your Hat!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's election day here in the U.S.  I voted early and will be happy to have an end to the commercials and phone calls!!!  LOL.  I am sharing with you today a birthday card made for a co-worker.  She is starting her life over as a single lady, so hopefully this year will bring lots of great things for her.  That is why I used the sentiment;  "Hold Onto Your Hat!"  I thought it was very appropriate for this die cut.  Also, she loves pink and green, so I decided to make her card a little bright.

Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned paper:  Recollections
Card Stock:  American Crafts and Bazzill
Silhouette Lady:  Suburbia Cricut Cartridge cut at 3"
Label behind Lady:  Elegant Edges cut at 3 3/4"; I cut it using the frame feature and then ran the green insert through my Cuttlebug to emboss it.
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched using the Stampin' Up Word Window punch
White spiral strip:  Bazzill Just The Edge
Flowers:  Prima (Old, old, old -- from my stash - the brad is old too!)
Pearls:  Unknown

Thanks for taking the time to comment.  I appreciate it more than you know!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Love is Patient; Love Is Kind

I am sharing with you today the card I made for my husband for our 34th wedding anniversary a few months ago.  It's a pretty simple card, but I liked the "love is patient" Bible verse theme.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest, and in usual fashion, I wanted to put my spin on it.

Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  Core'dinations; Recollections; American Crafts
I printed the verse on card stock and changed the font and font color for the words "love."
Heart:  Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 2".  I then ran the heart through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder to emboss it.
Ribbon:  Unknown
Small hearts:  Punch
34:  Olivia Cuttlebug font

Thanks for looking and for taking the time to comment.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

May Your Birthday Be Blessed!

I am sharing with you today a card made for a co-worker who celebrated her birthday a month or so ago.
Here are the details:

Size:  4 1/4" x 5"
Patterned paper:  Making Memories
Card Stock:  Recollections; Core'Dinations
Punch:  Recollections
Flower:  Bloom Cricut Lite Cartridge cut at 2" (I added a large brad from my stash to the center)
I used my Stampin' Up ticket corner punch, which I had not used in quite some time.
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Hope you like it and thanks for your comments!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bountifully Blessed

Happy Friday everyone.  I am sharing with you today the card I made and gave to my boss this week for Bosses' Day.  Yes, you read that correctly; this is a Bosses' Day card.  I've worked with my boss for 24 years.  He is a great leader.  He is kind.  He goes a great job for his clients.  And I am blessed to have such a nice person to work with.  That's what the inside of the card says -- that I am blessed to work with someone so nice, and I am thankful.

And I am excited that I could incorporate this week's die cut challenge for Stuck On U Sketches into my card.  We were to use either a pumpkin or vegetable.  These veggies were perfect for my card!  Come on!  Join us!


Size:  A2
Card Stock:  Recollections; Bazzill; American Crafts
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Veggies:  Country Life Cricut Cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
Photo corner:  Stampin' Up punch
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Sentiment:  Computer generated using Word's WordArt, which was then punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch.  The green button has a pearl glued on top.
Border punch:  EKSuccess

Hope you are inspired!  Thanks for taking the time to comment!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

If We Could See Into Heaven

I wanted to share with you today a sympathy card I recently made for a co-worker who lost her mother-in-law.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned paper:  Recollections
Card Stock:  Bazzill, American Crafts
Card shape:  Quilted Christmas Cricut Cartridge cut at 5 1/2" (I also rounded the corners on the edge.)
Window die:  Poppystamp Madison Small Window Die
I printed a picture from the internet of a cloud scene and turned it into a black and white photo to put behind the die.
The window topper is a Fiskars punch that I cut and embossed using my Cuttlebug.
I also added a Spellbinders Fleur de lis die over the window to peep out as an extra embellishment.
Roses: I Am Roses
Leaves:  Martha Stewart Punch
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched with a circle punch and layered on a scalloped circle using a punch
Inside sentiment:  As I recall, the inside sentiment said something to the effect of, "We would be at peace, knowing that our loved ones are safe in the arms of God."

Thanks for commenting!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Couple of Simple Sympathy Cards

Today I am actually sharing two sympathy cards I made back in June!  Wow.  It's a little bit of a nice surprise when I find cards that I took pictures of and never got around to putting them on my blog!  These were made for two friends at church.

Here are the details as I remember them.

Size:  A2
Card stock:  American Crafts
Orange Flower:  Prima (I think)
Dove:  Jolee's
Rickrack:  Just the Edge by Bazzill
I punched out the label shapes and glued them on the top of the card and then cut the edges that were sticking off.  I then added the punched sentiment on pop up dots.  I saw this idea on Pinterest months ago and loved it.
Pearls:  Unknown

Size:  A2
Card stock:  American Crafts
Butterflies:  Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment was computer generated and punched with a Stampin' Up punch 
I also used a Cuttlebug folder for embossing the background.
Pearls:  Unknown

I know lots of people say that sympathy cards are difficult, so I hope you are inspired.  Thanks for commenting.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Have a Berry Sweet Birthday

This was our granddaughter's birthday card that I made for her back in August.  She wanted a strawberry pie for her birthday dessert, so I decided to put a strawberry on her birthday card as well.  Here are the details:

Size:  5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Card Stock:  Core'dinations and Bazzill
Patterned paper:  Recollections
Strawberry:  Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge cut at 4 1/4"; the strawberry is on a wobble, which she really loved!
Scalloped circle:  Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge cut at 4 3/4"
Berry Sweet:  Country Life Cricut Cartridge cut at 2"
"Have" and "Birthday" were computer generated and punched using the Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Rose:  I Am Roses

Thanks for taking the time to comment.  Have a blessed, crafty week!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

When God Made You (Birthday Card)

Hello to all and welcome to my blog.  I am sharing with you the simple birthday card I made for my son-in-law last month.  He is a building contractor, so what could be better than a hammer for his card?  It really isn't a fancy card, but I was happy with it because I loved the sentiment that popped into my head when looking at this hammer.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned papers:  DCWV
Card stock:  Recollections; Bazzill
Hammer:  Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge cut at 5" -- embossed using my Cuttlebug
Nail:  I made this by using an oval punch and an arrow cut from one of my cartridges (can't remember which one and didn't write it down) (with the edges of the arrow cut off by hand)
Stars:  Punches
Screws:  These were brads that I cut the backs off and glued them onto light brown buttons
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched
Inside sentiment:  He hit the nail on the head.  Happy Birthday with our Love!

Hope you like it and are inspired!  Thanks for commenting.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Catch You Later Mr. Leaf

Another week has come and gone, and we are almost into fall.  Maybe you're thinking like me, "Where did summer go?"  It seems that just yesterday it was Easter!  We will see those leaves falling soon.  In fact, some  are already falling here.  And that brings us to today's reveal over at Stuck On U Sketches.  Our die cut challenge this time is "Rake, Pile, Jump!"  I found this picture of our granddaughter from several years ago and decided to use it with the title "Catch You Later, Mr. Leaf."  Here are the details:

Label behind photo:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 10 1/2" (oblong feature and shadow)
"Catch You Later:"  Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge cut at 5"
Label behind "Catch You Later:"  Phrases Cricut cartridge cut at 3" (I think)
"Mr:" Phrases Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
"Leaf:" Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut cartridge cut at 1 1/4" (using Gotham font)
Banner behind the word "Leaf:"  Phrases Cricut cartridge cut at 2"
Leaves:  Phrases Cricut cartridge cut at 4", 3" and 2 1/4"
Scarecrow Girl:  Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/4"
Border with holes:  Fiskars border punch
Clouds:  Fiskars punch
Small leaves:  Various punches

That's about it!  Hope you like it and are inspired to play along with us!  Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Your Birthday Makes My Heart Happy

I am home after spending a few days at the beach with my family.  What wonderful memories!  And I decided to share with you a birthday card I made last month for my aunt.  She is almost like an older sister to me because she is only 9 years older than me.  She always tells me that I make her heart happy.  So, I used that sentiment for her birthday card.  She called me after receiving it and told me that it was better than any gift I could have given her.  I'm sure that most of you who are card makers love to hear that someone appreciates your cards.  It sure made my day!  Here are the details:

Size:  Approx. 4" x 8 1/2"
Card Stock:  Recollections; American Crafts
Patterned Paper:  Recollections  (I cut the paper so that the images lined up on the different layers)
Heart:  Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut cartridge cut at 2" using the cupcake feature.  I also embossed it using my Cuttlebug.
If you look closely, you can see the gray medallions that I placed behind the heart, which are Spellbinders dies.
Pearls:  Unknown (They came from Hobby Lobby I think and are on a strand.)
Gems:  Queen & Co.
Rose:  I Am Roses
Sentiment:  "Your Birthday" -- Computer generated and punched using a McGill tag punch
Inside Sentiment:  "Makes My Heart Happy."
Ribbon:  Two layers of black -- one of them being the sheer ribbon

Thanks in advance for taking a moment to say hello and let me know you liked the card!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Happy Tuesday, and welcome to my blog.  Today I am sharing with you a birthday card I gave to my Mom last month.  She is someone that really likes and appreciates my cards, which is very nice.  Here are the details:

The card ended up being 4 3/4" x 5 1/4"
I cut the card shape from the Quilted Christmas Cricut cartridge at 5 1/4" (p. 74 of handbook)
Celebrate:  Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 3/4" (p. 48 of handbook)
Scalloped border (which you can barely see) was cut from the Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut Cartridge at 5 1/4" using the fit to length feature.
Leaves were cut from that same cartridge at 2 1/2"
Flower:  Recollections
Label:  Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge cut at 3"?  (I failed to write this size down.)

Thanks as always for your comments.  I hope you are inspired!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Just Playing Soccer

Hello fellow bloggers!  I am excited to share with you the layout I made for this week's die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  Our theme was "Put Me In Coach."  I looked through lots of photographs for anything sports related and finally found these of our granddaughter playing soccer.  I have been trying so hard to scrapbook in chronological order.  I am generally scrapbooking events that happened in late 2008, but, alas, this layout is from 2012.  Hey, it happens!  LOL.  Here are the details:

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Card Stock:  Bazzill; American Crafts; Core'dinations
"Soccer" and Soccer Ball:  Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge cut at 5"
Shoe:  All Sports Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 3/4" using the flip feature (p. 41 of handbook) (I hand cut the leg.)
"Just":  Don Juan Cricut Cartridge cut at 2" (I cut it from the phrase "Just Because")
"Playing":  3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 1/2" (I cut it from the phrase "Playing Dress Up")
Arrow:  Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge cut at 3"
Stars:  George Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 1/2", 2 1/4" and 2 1/2"
Banner:  1 1/4" circles glued onto 1 1/2" scalloped circles, cut in half.

This was a fun layout to make.  I think it is because I just love the bright primary colors!  I hope you like it too!  Thanks for your comments.  It is always nice to get comments and know that people actually like and appreciate your work!  And, I hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge!

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