Friday, May 3, 2013
At my assisted living community we honored our volunteer workers with an awards dinner and pendants. I was asked to create a banner to be hung as you enter our private banquet room. I was pretty happy how this banner turned out being I did it under quick notice. I used Cricut Storybook, Heritage and Lyrical Letters to create this banner. I also used Pretty Pendants for the actual pendant cuts. I added some shabby chic chipboard to the pendant and a few other embellishments. I love making banners.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Check out my new sweater that my darling hubby got me! I have been looking for one of these sweater coats for some time now. We found this gem in an Irish import store. I tried it on and wasn't going to purchase it but my hubby said I needed to have it. He is too cute! He knew I had been wanting one for a long time now. I love it!!!
Monday, April 29, 2013
I was lucky enough to have my cell phone near me when I captured this shot of my cat sleeping on top of me! Isn't he a ham? Since I shared his photo, I decided to give an update on our two dogs, Harry and Sassy. They are both doing quite well and Sassy (dachshund) has been with us for a year now. She has gained a little wait and doing so well. She is my sweetheart! We adopted her last year from a shelter. She is blind in one eye since birth and totally captured my heart. Although she has this defect isn't doesn't stop her from doing anything she desires. She is soooo cute!!! The beautiful bird on the motorcycle was captured at a local bike fest. Isn't he just simply majestic?
Friday, April 26, 2013
I have to share with you a new tool I picked up about 2 months ago. It is called We R Memory Keeper Envelope Punch Board. You can find out more information about it here at their website. It is a fantastic little tool to cut envelopes from very small sizes to very large sizes. I can see many uses for using with my scrapbooking, altered projects and of course using it to size envelopes from designer papers for the many cards I make. How exciting is that? Anyway, I created this cute little horsey birthday card and cut an envelope for it. It fit perfectly. I am so happy to have made this purchase!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I created this birthday card using the butterfly punch set I purchased from HSN. They are Martha Stewart punches and I am so in love so far! I punched both the large and small butterflies and even the border with the punches. Springtime makes me want to make more butterfly cards and scrapbook pages!
Monday, April 8, 2013
I have a baby shower to attend in a few weeks. Here is a card I created using Cricut Baby Steps cartridge. I just love the cheery baby colors for this card. I heat embossed the tentacles with green embossing powder by Zing. Love that stuff! I also used Cuttlebug Seeing Spots to dry emboss both the cardstock on the image and the blue background paper. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper. I added eyes, stickles for the mouth and dots and the dotted ribbon.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Whew! It has been a fast 4 months already for 2013. I can't believe Easter is this weekend! Where did the time go? I almost forgot to make Easter cards it snuck up on me so fast. Can you believe that? Actually, I have been dealing with sciatica for almost 4 weeks now and still having some issues. I started taking yoga class and it helping stretch those leg and back muscles out. Anyway, I finally made it to the DoodleRoom this week to make a few cards. I used a stamp set that I had on hand (I think it is from Inkadinkadoo) to create the following four cards. I really didn't do anything special with these. Just some heat and dry embossing to jazz them up a bit. My goal was to use both cards when I cut my 8 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock. The last card I actually purchased at a candy store. I just love that big rabbit! Kind of reminds me of the Cadbury bunny! Finally, I wanted to share with you a couple of pics of my neighbors 35 lb cat! That's right, you heard it. He is a monster, but such a sweetheart. I am babysitting him this week and just adore petting and loving on him. He was born to one of my mama cats several years ago (about 12) and my neighbors husband asked if he could have him. I was very pleased that he got such a wonderful home and I can still visit him. Have a wonderful Easter holiday!
Monday, March 11, 2013
While digging through my stash of single images, I found this fellow and he just jumped out at me to stamp on a St. Patrick's Day card. He just looks a bit Irish to me. I remember grabbing him at a stamp show for $1.00! Anyway, I stamped him and used Copics to color. I used There She Goes stamp set to complete for the sentiments. I made two cards using the same papers and decorated each just a tad different.
Monday, February 11, 2013
I can hardly believe that this week we will celebrate another Valentine's Day! My sweet hubby took me shopping on Friday night and bought me a charm bracelet. He wanted me to pick out the charms I wanted. I am such a lucky gal! I have a surprise that I have been working on for him for Valentine's Day too. I will share with you later. With so much love in the air, it got my creative juices flowing. I spotted this white tray by 7 Gypsies at Michael's and decided to make something fun with a love theme. I wanted something that could actually be displayed year round and not just for Valentine's Day. I pulled out several embellishments that I have been collecting, papers, ribbon, stamps, glitter paint and mist and went to town. It really didn't take me that long to put this together and it was so much fun! My hubby just loves it. He asked me not to give it away (LOL! I usually do). I think this time however, I will keep it.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The weather has been picture perfect here lately. I would like to see it rain a bit more however, as I fear for the grass getting too dry. Today was a wonderful day to start working on my Valentine cards. I have a couple of projects in mind, but thought I better get my cards done first. I pulled out my new Silhouette machine and started cutting some images to use for cards. By the way, did you know that the Silhouette Online Store has Valentine images for .75 cent! Go get them while they are hot! Now, to the first card that I made. I just adore the image on this card! What a perfect card for my hubby! I decided to keep it relatively simple and just added a little bling to the card. I found the sentiment in an old Close To My Heart stamp set that I have had for years. It is so much fun to use older craft tools.
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