Monday, November 30, 2009

Vintage Christmas

I decided to take part in the Card Patterns #43 challenge.  I got a book a couple years ago with some vintage Christmas images.  I used it a little last year and decided to use it again.  It has beautiful images in it.  It comes with a disc that you download to your computer and you just print them off on cardstock.  Love it!

Oh, and by the way..I decided to look up what the words were in the top left corner of the image.  It means Happy New Year.  Guess I need to look these things up BEFORE I make my card next time.  We just won't tell anyone else.  :)  Oh well, it looks Christmas to me.
Paper Daisy D's
Cardstock  American Crafts
Ribbon American Cratfs

Thak you all for stopping by my blog

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blurry Thank You

Hello everyone.  Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving?  I did.  I had to go in and work a few hours at night on Black Friday.  Let me tell you...some people just don't have a care in the world for others.  I hate to have to say that, but it is true.  Anyway, I made this cute card for CPS 144 and Embellish Magazine.  I took about 10 pictures and they were all blurry.  I thought it had to be the stamp.  It had some lines that I thought could have cause the camera to be confused.  Well I restamped a new sentiment and took it back outside and guess what?  It is still blurry.  I cleaned the lense... I took the picture in several different places...used all settings on my camera...cleaned it up in picasa.  NOTHING!  I dont know what to do.  Maybe it is the paper.  So here it is.  If anyone knows what I could have done PLEASE tell me.  I have a pretty good camera.  Sony cyber-shot  8.1 mega pixels  Carl Zeiss lense.  Maybe one of you will have a suggestion.

Okay everyone.  I figured it out by accident.  I had the macro turned off.   I am going to leave both pics up so if there is anyone else who has the same problem maybe this will help.

Cardstock  American Crafts
Patterened Paper  Cosmo Cricket Earth Love
Stamp  K and Company (thank you)  Studio G (acorn)
Gemstones  Hero Arts

Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving me wonderful comments.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.  I will be spending my Thanksgiving with my husband, son, and stepson at my BFF's parents house.  They have been so kind to invite us to thier home the last 3 years.  My parents live in Alabama, so I dont get to spend the holidays with them.  I am grateful to have special people to spend Thanksgiving with.

I made a card tonight that fits the Color Throwdown and the Card Patterns challenge.  Let me tell you...this was definately a challenge for me.  Not colors I would normally use, but in the end I am very happy with it.  I love how the the little skunk is offering a flower.  How cute!

Bazzil cardstock
Basic Grey  Marrakech  patterned paper
Hero Arts Stamps and crystals
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Spellbinders scalloped circles
Craft cardstock for card base
water color pencils to color the stamped image

I also made a card the other night for The Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #19 and The Taylored Expressions Challenge.  This one I am not sure about.  It doesnt look anything like what I normally make.  What do ya do?  Oh well.I think it is just simpler than what I like.  It fits the color combo and the sketch so it will have to do.  Guess ya can't love em all.

Bazzil cardstock
Kand Co patterened paper
Fiskars border punch
Prima flowers
Making Memories brad
Studio G stamp

And one last picture for you

This fat little guy just finished raiding my bird feeder.  I love the birds and feed them all year round.  Some times...okay most times the squirrels help themselves too.  Oh well, gotta feed em all.  Even the deer eat out of my ground feeder.  I am a huge animal lover and enjoy watching all the little critters eat.  Except the raccoons.  They are horrible, they break the feeders trying to get to the food.

Thanks for stopping by,

Winner for the Giveaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered in my giveaway.  I got so many wonderful tips from you all.  It was nice to see everyones blog and what you create and put your heart and soul into.  I have many new blog friends referred to me from the Vintage Moth.  (Thank you Abbie) 

So on to the winner.....

Catherine My View

Congratulations!  Email me with your info and I will send your goodies.

I look forward to seeing the creations of all my new blog friends.  This is a fun and interesting place to meet new people and make new friends.  I am happy that I started this blog and followed my dream.
Dream BIG!  You never know where it may take you.

Thank you again

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crazy week

I have been so busy this week that I just got a card finished for the Color Throwdown and CPS.  I had to take my son to the doctor to have his fasting blood sugar taken.  He has had trouble with this lately and when I took him the doctor she just about dismissed my concerns.  I asked for some blood work to be ran.   She called the next day with the results and said "oddly enough...his level is out of the normal range" (high).   Really?  I dont know why she thought I didnt know my son.   I knew he was having trouble with this.  So I am now waiting for the results on the second testing.  My husband is having some issues as well.  He is going to have to see a specialist on Tuesday.  I guess we will find out what is going on next week.  I have a bulging disc in my back around the left shoulder area that has been  hurting for over a year now.  I had an x-ray on Wednesday and they called with the results...Arthritis.  I tell you.  We are falling apart over here.

On a lighter note.  I took the sketch from CPS and the colors from the Color Throwdown and made a card to submit in the nick of time.  

The colors are a little off.  I tried to rush up and take a picture before the sun went down.  The green looks a little more grey.  It is dark by 4:30 or shortly after here.  That is the one thing I dont like about fall and winter months.

Paper   Basic Grey Wassail
Stamp  Martha Stewart clear gift tag stamps
Scallop cut on Cricut with Winter Wonderland cart
satin ribbon from Target
image is from K& Co new Brenda Walton
card base is craft cardstock from Archivers

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Hello everybody.  I have been blogging for 1 month now.  Time goes by so fast.  I decided to have a giveaway for my anniversary.  Leave a comment and tell me about any tips, tricks, or techniques that I need to know to have a successful blog and I will choose 1 random winner next Wed by 12:00pm central time.  I appreciate any and all comments (just 1 per person please).

I have 8  5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch pieces of Making Memories paper, ribbon, and lots of embellishments. I used some of Regina's The Cutting Cafe' images for the scalloped tags and the Bingo card.  I love her stuff.  I cant forget...a bottle of my favorite Martha Stewart glitter.

I had to take another picture because I forgot to put the bingo card in.

The picture of the bag didn't take very well.  I am sure someone will be able to make some beautiful cards or special projects with these goodies.  Good luck and thanks so much again.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Embellish Magazine

Ok, so I looked at this weeks colors and it is nothing I usually use for colors except for maybe a kids birthday card or something.  Well this is what I came up with.

I actually used something other than Basic Grey.  LOL.  This is DCWV patterened paper with Hero Arts stamp.  I embossed the white strip with my Cuttlebug and put brads in the middle of the flowers.

I am so happy!  I orderd some Papertrey Ink stamps and some goodies last night.  I hope to get them soon.  I will have a post on Wednesday or Thursday with some blog candy for my 1 month blogoversary.  I can't believe a month has gone by already.  I have been saying for over a year that I was going to start a blog.  I didnt realize how easy it was.  I am not a huge computer person.  I can look anything up your heart desires but, when it come to apps and programs, well....that is another whole story. 
Well thank you everyone who stopped by to leave me the wonderful comments I so much enjoy.  Stop back Thursday to see what goodies I have come up with for one lucky winner to receive.
Thanks for stopping by;

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Card Patterns #41

Hello everyone.  I just finished a card for the new Card Patterns sketch.  I had alot of fun making this card.  I used alot of glitter.  This week has been a long one and I was very happy to sit down and make a couple cards tonight.  I found these accordian flowers on the wonderful Kelly Lunceford's blog. They are absolutely beautiful.  I made a small one but, she tells you how to make different sizes.  Here is the link so you can make your own.

I used K and Co paper and stamp.  I made the accordian flower and misted it with Glimmer Mist, then dipped it in glue then my oh so favorite Martha Stewart tensil glitter.  I cut the vine out on my Cricut using the Storybook cartridge.  I used some super dooper sticky take and put it around the square with the stamped image and used more MS glitter.

I took this picture at night so as soon as we get sun again I am going to take a new pic and repost it here.  Thanks to everyone who stops by.  I greatly appreciate your time.  Good night and sweet dreams.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Color Throwdown

Hello everybody.  When I saw the colors for the throwdown I thought oh my goodness, how am I going to do those colors.  They are nothing that I usually use.  I looked through my huge stash of Basic Grey papers and found the Ambrosia collection.  Perfect.  As soon as I saw the paper I wanted to use I thought it looked like old wallpaper.  Then insantly I thought about the Cricut cartridge Home Decor with the chandelier.  I cut the chandelier out and then glittered it with Martha Stewart glitter , used a piece of red satin ribbon, adhered it alll and there we have it.  Simple and pretty. 
Thank you all for stopping by

Monday, November 9, 2009

CPS 141

I used My Minds Eye paper for this card and cut the skates and the square scallop out on my Cricut (Joys of the season), then used Martha Stewart glitter on the skates.  The saying is from the Cutting Cafe.  I inked the edges of the card with white ink, then used a little brown chalk for the edges of the skates and scallop to age a bit.  The twine is also Martha Stewart.  The otther ribbon?  I collect  every pice of ribbon that comes on anything, so some are just random pieces

Card Patterns # 40

I used Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper, Martha stewart boarder punch, satin ribbon, and ornament cut on Cricut cart Joys of the Season.  Stamp is Studio G.  Blue crystals used on the bottom of the card. 
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Get Sketchy #13

I used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding for this card. The bonus was to use dry emboss, which I did the snowflakes on my cuttlebug. I used Martha Stewart stamp for the Merry Christmas and the Cardinal. Autumn Leaves button and some random piece of ribbon off of something I purchased.
Thanks so much for stopping by.


Color Throwdown # 67

I decided I was going to make a tag card and envelope.  I cut them out on the Cricut with the Bags Tags Boxes and more cartridge.  I used Basic Grey paper, and  a K and Co stamp.  I painted a chipboard button white the put Martha Stewart glitter on it.  I used my Cuttlebug and embossed the artichoke colored paper. 
I had alot of fun making this tag card.  Hope you enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Remembering The Summer

It is very nice outside today, but all the flowers are gone and the leaves have fallen already.  I decided I would put up a few pictures from this summer to remind me of how beautiful nature really is.

All of these are taken in my yard.  The groundhog has been a permanent resident in our back yard as long as we have lived here.  He eats the apples from the apple tree.  I have named him Phil.

Taylored Expressions sketch #90

I used Cosmo Cricut paper for the card over at Taylored Expressions.  I cut the circle and scallop on my cricut, then stamped the mittens on cream cardstock and then again on some patterened paper then cut and adhered it on top.  I cant believe I am already making Christmas cards.
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Card Patterns Sketch 39

This is the card I made for the sketch at Card Patterns.  I used Making Memories paper from last year and cut holly leaves on my cricut.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Goodies

I did a little shopping this morning after I took my son to school.  I found some new Martha Stewart tensil glitter at Michaels.  They have ALOT of new MS crafts goodies!

I then went to Archivers and found the new Christmas K and Co. chio box and die cut pack.  I fell in love the moment I saw them.  They have that vintage Christmas look that I just love.

I also got a cute bag of Autumn Leaves buttons and some Jenni Bowlen bingo cards.  I cant wait to create  some great stuff with my new goodies. 

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Embellish Magazine

The challenge here was to use all three colors (Brown, Coral, and Green) and incorporate an owl into your design.  I used Basic Grey paper and Inkadinkado stamps.  I stamped him in brown ink and cut the frame out on my Cricut.  I punched circles out with my Fiskars punch and adhered them to the card.  I put crystals in his eyes too.  I then tied a brown ribbon around the bottom.  I love owls and they seem to be so popular right now.  Who couldn't enjoy making a card with an owl?  After I made the card I found a Basic Grey Owl stamp that I would have used if I had seen it first.  I guess that is what happens when you have too much stuff.  You forget what you have.
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