Friday, January 27, 2012


Good morning to you! I am so glad today is Friday. I don't know why some weeks seem to drag by at a snail's pace, but this was definitely one of them. I need a bit of R and R! I have a card to share with you that I made a while back and completely forgot to post it. I had been on a silhouette kick and was creating lots of cards using them. I used my Cricut and the Child's Year cart to cut this little gal. I wanted to fill her wheelbarrow with something, and found some old Melissa Frances chipboard hearts in my stash. So I glittered them up a bit and stacked them inside the wheelbarrow. I added a bit of seambinding and a little tag I had cut using the Sentimental's cartridge.  She needed a bit of "grounding" behind her so I used Spellbinder's Label's Fourteen.  I inked the edges a bit to distress it.

We have a busy weekend ahead, cheerleading, and a little get together for Kyle's birthday.  My "little" guy is turning 15 next week! I am hoping for a bit of relaxation though on Sunday. 
Have a wonderful weekend! : )

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Let's Interject Some Summer Shall We?

Good morning to you! If you are here for the Cards for Kids Blog hop/blog candy be sure to click HERE! : )
I have a summery card to share with you today. I know it is only January, but I have to be honest......I am already tired of winter! I am tired of the cold, tired of bundling everyone up before heading out the door. Tired of the short days.  I am longing for warmth and I tried to "bottle" it up in a card! : )   I used JustRite's Sea Shell Bay set. I was going for cool water inspired colors for my card. I stamped the image in shades of green and blue using several ColorBox inks.  I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder.  This set coordinates with Spellbinder's Labels Twenty-Two die.  I used it for the image as well as for the burlap behind it.  I wanted to bring it a bit of "rustic-ness" to the card.
I wanted to create a little grouping in the corner so I stamped some of the shells from the set in brown and gave them a bit of color with my Copic markers.  I also added a bit of real sand to the edges and added a pearl to the center of the one shell.  I added tulle, a few acrylic pieces from Prima and a bit of "rope" from SU!
My son has an eye doctor appt. tonight.  He has been complaining of numerous headaches.  I am thinking it is probably his need for glasses!  So we will have to see what the doc says tonight.  And I got his grades for his first semester in high school.  He made honor roll!  I am so proud of him!
Off to work I go!....... Have a great day!  : D

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cards For Kids Blog Hop!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Cards for Kids Valentines Day Blog! If you have come from Melanie's blog, you're in the right place. If you're just joining us, please go to Faith Abigail's blog and start at the beginning.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show someone how much you love them. So this year, let's send a little love to those that need it most! Each of us has created a Valentine's Day card for a sick child and we're asking you to do the same! Simply, create a Valentine's Day card, link it to this blog entry (link-up will remain open until February 7 at 12:00am) and mail it to:

 Faith Abigail
10621 Fuller Ridge Circle
 Charlotte, NC 28270

On February 10th, all of the card's will be collected and donated to a local children's hospital. Please include a small message inside your card. Envelopes are not necessary.
My card uses Elegant Edges to create the frame.  I cut two of them for a bit of layering.  I cut a heart using the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge and covered the entire thing with little red pom poms.  I love the dimension and texture it gives!  The tag was cut using the Sentimental's Cartridge.  The stamp is by Papertrey Ink.  The flower was cut using the Mother's Day Cartridge.  I added a bit of white twine and a red brad to the center of the flower. The background was embossed with the addition of red brads and twine for a pop of color.
I love the pom poms! It makes you just want to run your finger across it, doesn't it? ; )
This is what I am giving away! : )

I am giving away a Damask Decor Cricut Cartridge, 2 packages of red line tape, Teresa Collins trim, a Tattered Angels Album, and an adorable Valentine stamp set by My Craft Spot.  I will pick a winner using on FEBRUARY 1st!
What do you need to do? Do one of the following or all!  Your name will be thrown "in the hat" once for each one of these you are able to do!

1.Become a follower of my blog.
2.Advertise the blog hop on your own personal blog so we can help collect more cards!
3.Make a card to send and link it back to Faith Abigail : )  Just be sure to leave a comment here telling me so I can enter your name in more than once!
Be sure to check out what these generous ladies are giving away!

Krystal Andrew has donated one of beautiful Valentine Stamps sets!

Nicole has donated The Ultimate Color Sampler Pack featuring fourteen gorgeous colors of twine!

Monique has generously donated FIVE of her fantastic Cricut Kits: The Simple Life, Toy Story, The Stampede,  Mom and Me, and Catch a Wave.

Thank you for checking out my Cards for Kids Valentine's Day card! Please continue along to the next blog and check out all of the wonderful projects that our designers have created!
Michele : )

Monday, January 23, 2012

Love is in the Air....

Valentine's Day is right around the corner......and I have a few projects to share with you before then! Today's card is one I created awhile back for the Circle Blog. It uses papers I printed off my Imagine using the Vintage Papers cartridge.  I love all of the papers on this cartridge, and the best part is, you can scale the pattern to any size you like! I love that for card making!  After my papers were printed I ran them through my Cricut Expression and cut the hearts using the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge.  The Flowers were cut using the Rose/Carnation quilling kit.
I added a bit of seam binding, a vintage button, and some rose trim in the background.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a special post! Have a great day!  (Albeit a bit soggy here in Chicago! From snow to LOTS of rain! )