Friday, September 30, 2011

Still My Little Girl

My daughter's birthday is on Sunday, and "my little girl" will be turning 23!  I had an idea in my mind of what I wanted to make, but I needed to find just the right image.  As I was looking through my carts, I remembered I had recently bought Kate's ABCs.  This cartridge turned out to be the perfect choice; here's what I came up with.  What do you think?

The cuts on this cartridge are so cute! I'm sure I'll be using this cart again soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 26, 2011

You Say It's Your Birthday?

A personal note to all my blogger buddies.  I've really been out of the loop lately, being busy at work and tired at night.  So as you've seen (or actually, haven't seen), my creations have been few and far between.  I need to get my mojo back and get those creative juices flowing again.  Visiting your blogs certainly helps, and I tried to make some visits today.  Seeing all the fall crafts is wonderful since fall is my favorite time of year, and I'm really wanting to make something soon! 

But I must share with you that this weekend, I was busy for really good reasons!  You see, my birthday was on Friday--that's why I must love Fall so much, I'm a Fall baby--and I have had one wonderful weekend! On Friday, my husband took me to Atlantic City where we saw a concert that evening at the House of Blues called "Get the Led Out."  If you ever liked Led Zeppelin in years past, then you'd love this band.  They play all Zeppelin songs and they were fantastic!  Has anyone ever seen them?

Of course, we tried our hand at a few slot machines and poker machines--no big losses, and it was lots of fun!!  Came home on Saturday.  On Sunday, I had another birthday celebration with my daughter here.  My "baby" will be 23 next weekend, just 9 days after my birthday.  We enjoyed an "end of summer"  feast with Maryland steamed crabs, crab soup, and corn on the cob.  Yum...delicious!!  So it was definitely a terrific birthday weekend for me.

Now...hopefully...I can make a card or two, and get back into the swing of things.  I want to thank everyone that visits my blog and leaves me comments.  They're very much appreciated and so uplifting. 

Oh, I must tell you of the crafty goodies I received from my husband and daughter.  They know what a fanatic I have become about scrapping!  Among other terrific gifts from my daughter, she also gave me a gift card to Joann's so I could pick out what I wanted! (so sweet of her since she's on a tight budget).  And my dear hubby got me the Groovy Times cart, several Cuttlebug embossing folders, a mini-sewing machine(!), and the CTMH Art Philosophy cart and package!  Lucky me, huh?!!

Thanks to all of you for listening, for sticking with me, and for stopping by to say hi!  Here's a card I made a while ago and never posted, and it's for ALL OF YOU!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Relaxing Birthday Card!

I made this card for a friend at work.  The card is approximately 5x7. Patterned paper is Cloud 9 Design Glitter Matstack Harvest Holiday.  Frame is cut from Lacy Labels <Welcome> w/shadow.  Pup is from Paper Pups, embossed with Herringbone Cuttlebug folder.  Balloons are from Birthday Cake, embossed with Divine Swirls. 

Inside the card, the word Relax is from Paper Pups.  It's Your Day is from Wrap It Up.

Thanks for stopping by; your comments are appreciated. TFL!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Birthday Card for a Phone Friend

I keep in touch with a long-time friend of mine mostly by phone since we no longer live in the same neighborhood.  Here's a birthday card I made for her tonight using a Cuttlebug Cut & Emboss folder called Perfect Perennials.  Isn't that pretty?  It cuts the window out and there's a pattern in the window as well, which I didn't use.  This card is 4.5x6.25.  I used green textured cardstock, the top layer is from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl matstack and has some glitter in it.  Added some gems to the embossed flowers on the card.  Simple!

Here's a picture of the embossing folder, and the window cut from my patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by-- I appreciate it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Breast Cancer Card and a Challenge

I read on My Pink Stamper that the nurse from the Wisconsin Hospital is only halfway to her goal of having 1600 handmade cards to give to each attendee at the Breast Cancer breakfast on September 28.  So I wanted to make another card.  If just one-fourth of Robyn's followers would make one card, she'd definitely meet her goal. 

I also saw a sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas that I wanted to enter.  So here's my card for both purposes.

And this is the sketch!  Gee, I think I like sketch challenges.  Made it easier to design my card; only had to figure out what paper to use!!   [ONLY]  Ha-ha!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Card for a Pink Cause

I read at My Pink Stamper's blog where a nurse from the Wisconsin Plastic and Reconstruction Medical department is sponsoring a breakfast for 1500 cancer survivors.  She asked for Robyn's followers to make a card so that every attendee could have a card placed at her seat.  The breakfast is September 28, and a mailing address is provided in Robyn's post.  Robyn was also giving away her Hope & Courage stamp set if you wanted to post your card, but it seems I missed that deadline!  That's okay; I'm still going to send my card in and maybe make a few more because this is such an important cause. Here's what I made...

I cut 4 silhouette images from the Forever Young cart at 2", put them on white cardstock punched with an oval punch and embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.  The pink heart border mat is from Elegant Edges,  oblong, with a darker pink color underneath.  For these 2 mats, I used Post-It Craft Paper, cut, peel and stick.  Scalloped circle made with an EK Success punch, and another circle punch for the center.  Both sentiments typed on my computer.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by!
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