Sunday, November 28, 2010

Peace on Earth

This card is made with the TRIM THE TREE cartridge. Stickles were added to the tree for a little more shine.  The background paper is from My Minds Eye Signature Christmas by Jen Wilson.  The ribbon is from the $1.00 bin at Michael's. And the stamp is from Oriental Trading.  The white paper was embossed using the Cuttlebug and the Swirls folder.   

The sentiment on the inside of the card says, "May you have peace, love, and joy this holiday season.  I am so happy with the finished product.  It is simple, sweet, and yet elegant at the same time.   

Paper Cutz   Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Paperie  Oh Christmas Tree
Totally Papercrafts Challenge  Non traditional Christmas Colors

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I first would like to begin by thanking Brigitte over at Bricolage de Brigitte for this award.     

Here are the rules to this award
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 blogs you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award

So eight things about me
1.  I have taught school for 34 years.  32 of those in kindergarten, which could explain why my blonde hair is wanting to turn white.  
2.  I am so lucky to still have my parents.  They are in their 80's and yet going strong.
3.  I have two sweet little dogs, Jack, a Malchi, and Magnolia, a long haired Chihuahua.
4. I love to read, cook, and travel.
5. I love to sew, especially heirloom sewing, and crazy quilting in the style of  Barbara Randle.   
6.  Country French is my favorite style of decorating.
7.  I am a lifelong learner and nerd.  I just love to listen to NPR and watch APT
8.  I am an avid Alabama football fan.  ROLL TIDE!

Below are some blogs that I have discovered and enjoy.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas With Lots of Bling

I began this card by using the main cut on page 72 of the FOREVER YOUNG cartridge.  Then I cut what seemed to be millions of circles from the same page using the layer cut.  From all of those little pieces I created this wreath.  The paper is from  K&Company.  The bow is made with ribbon from Offray.  I finished the Wreath off with oodles of Stickles glitter.  The border punch is from EK.  And the stamp is from Recollections.   I just love the look of this card.  But I must admit I got tickled thinking about how much it would cost to mail.  No problem, this card will be hand delivered with a smile.  It has so many layers of little circles and glitter.  But that is what makes it such a happy card!!

Paper Cutz  Christmas with lots of bling.
MAG  FOREVER YOUNG cartridge page 72
Really Reasonable Ribbon  Christmas theme with ribbon

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Birthday Greeting

This is a little birthday greeting using paper from K&Company.  The flowers and the little bird were just hand cut from the paper.  The buttons and ribbon are from Hobby Lobby.  The ribbon is Offray.  I am not sure where I got the happy birthday stamp.  I used Stickles on the little bird and flowers and the bling  came from Michaels.  It was interesting doing a card without using the Cricut.  It shows me how addicted I am to it.  

Party Time Tuesdays  Easel Cards
My Creative Time  Cricut-less
Stamping Royalty  Pattern Paper focus

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lets Give Thanks

The card is made with paper from The Paper Studio and DCWV.  The solid colors were embossed using the Cuttlebug.  The pie was cut from the THANKSGIVING cartridge. And the stamp is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The ribbon is Offray from Michael's.

Jitterbuggin Thank you card using the sketch, Cricut, and something embossed.
Paper Playtime Something or someone you love.
My Sheri Crafts Harvest/Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hello Thursday, 7 New Cartridges!

I always love Hello Thursday.  And when I saw Joy's post on her blog, I got so excited.  WOW, 7 new cartridges will be the hit of the week next Friday.  Thanks Joy, for showing us all the new goodies.  I just can't wait to get my hands on that new CRICUT LITE FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS!!

Time to Give Thanks

This is the time of year when families gather together to celebrate all that we have to be thankful for.  We eat too much, shop too much , and watch too much football.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  There is no stress to buy special clothes or gifts. Thank goodness it is not yet over commercialized.  It is just a time to get together with those we love most and thank God for our many blessings.  

This card has a simple but great message.  GIVE THANKS.  Just a card to remind us of the important things in our lives.  the papers used are from My Minds Eye. They were run through the Cuttlebug with various folders. The border punch is from Martha Stewart. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the turkey as well as the words are from the THANKSGIVING cartridge.   I just love that cartridge.   

Cricut Cardz Challenge Thanksgiving card of thanks using blue  yellow orange brown and white only.
More Than Favors Fall/Thanksgiving
Bitten By the Bug 2 Give Thanks
Sisterhood of Crafters  Things to be thankful for

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Flu Season Card

It is that season.  the season of the flu and colds.  So here is a little card to hopefully cheer someone and wish them to feel better.  The patterned paper is from K&Company.  The fuchsia paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  It was also punched with and EK punch.  The leaves were cut with the HOUSE ACCENTS Cartridge. And the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving with Buttons

The paper is from DCWV Amber Autumn stack.  The turkey is cut with the THANKSGIVING cartridge.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  The sentiment stamp is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The leaf brad is from Oriental Trading and the buttons are from my collection of vintage and antique buttons.  I gave the turkey some glitter feathers with Martha Stewart glitter glue.  I have been wanting to use these papers since I got this stack.  I just knew the opportunity would come for the perfect project.  I think this card is it.  I really like the way the card turned out.

Paper Cutz Thanksgiving with buttons and bows
Jitterbuggin Sketch with a turkey, and buttons
Made by Momo  Anything with a Turkey

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Feel Better Soon

One of our PE teachers at school had back surgery today.  I wanted to make a special card for her.  So I chose the LIVE SIMPLY cartridge to create the card.

The paper, buttons and jewels are the Affinity line from Paper Studio.  I got it Saturday at Hobby Lobby and was excited to use it.  

Paper Cutz  Get well card with something that flies
My Creative Time  Buttons
Fantabulous Cricut Green and a circle
Crafty Creations  Buttons

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Baby Boy Comes Home

A little boy came into the world several weeks early.  He was having difficulty breathing so he was put on a ventilator.  He remained in NICU for many days.  For a while the doctors were puzzled as to what was going on.  The family was told the baby might get to go home  after Thanksgiving.  But he suddenly started getting stronger and stronger.  GOOD NEWS,  the sweet little one went home last week.  His grandmother is a friend of mine.  I thought I would send her a card.  The inside says, Congratulations on your new grandson, a gift from above.
 The charm and teddy bear were cut from the HERITAGE cartridge.  Paper is My Minds Eye and DCWV.  Ribbon is from Michael's $1.00 bin.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Double Fold Birthday Card

     This double fold card is one of my favorites.  The paper used to make the card is from K and Company.  To make the card, it is best to use a double sided print paper.  The cupcake on the front of the card is from SWEET TREATS.  The cupcake was run through the cuttlebug with the swirls folder for dimension, and then glittered for some style.  Double foam tape was used to adhere it to the card.  The sentiment was cut from the BEYOND BIRTHDAYS cartridge.  The little leaf brad is from Oriental Trading.  

     The pockets of the card house these two tags.  Personal birthday greetings are written on the back of the tags.  Paper used for the tags is from DCVW, My Minds Eyes, and K and Company.

     The word art and small flowers are from BEYOND BIRTHDAYS. The little leaves are from PAPER DOLL DRESS UP.  The leaf brad is from Oriental Trading.  The leaves have been given glitter veins and a little green button is added for dimension. Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  

     This little tag is cut from BEYOND BIRTHDAYS.  The paper is from DCDV.  The brad on the package is from Recollections.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  I was a little hesitant while making the card.  But now I just love it!  I should have trusted myself.  

    Paper Playtime  use a clock, ticket or tag
    Party Time Tuesdays   a birthday card,  anything goes
    Made By MoMo  make a card with some form of embossing
    My Creative Time use food


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanks With a Tree

This is a thank you card to a good friend for a great birthday gift.  I used the GIVE A HOOT Cartridge for the tree and the BEYOND BIRTHDAYS cartridge for the sentiment.  The paper is from My Minds Eye. And the leaf stickers are made by Imaginmisce. I just received the sitckers today from Emma at My Creative Time for being a lucky winner in a recent challenge.  Thanks Emma!!  The stickers are fun and great for my thank you card.  The colors and style of the stickers are a perfect companion to the paper. 


Monday, November 1, 2010

A Wise Old Owl

A birthday card for a friend.  The inside of the card says  "The Older, the Wiser".  The owl is made with the SENTIMENTALS cartridge and given a little glitter on his chest, wings and eyes.  The squares with the leaves and the corner designs are cut from the STORYBOOK cartridge.  Two small brown buttons, with shanks are added to the corners.  The shanks help to give more dimension to the buttons.  The pale yellow base paper is from Colorbok.  The rest of the paper is from K&Company.