Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!! For Christmas, I made 9 of these Merry Christmas frames for family. They were done while caring for my sweet Mom who passed away on December 13th. She had been ill for a long time and the months that we all cared for her were difficult and heartbreaking. I am so happy that we did this for her so she could be at home when she passed. She needed around the clock care and our family took turns spending nights with her. Cross stitching these gave me something to pass the time during the long hours when she slept. I hope the family liked them! I also used my Cricut to decorate kraft bags bought at Hobby Lobby. They were filled with the cross stitch frame, some banana bread, Amish cinnamon bread, some crock pot candy and a whisk that was filled with Hershey kisses and had a tag that read We Whisk You a Merry Kissmas. I forgot to take pictures. My heart and mind was really not into Christmas this year!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fall mantel decor

I love decorating the mantel and autumn is one of my favorite times to do it. Love the colors and I especially love the decorations that I have accumulated for this season. I found some fantastic wire candlesticks for fall at a craft fair/yard sale. I have a few cross stitch pieces I have done and my Boo piece that I bought at Hobby Lobby last year. Hope you are all enjoying the fall...would love to see how you decorate too! I would love to see your blogs with the decorations you have made or bought.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Artbooking Happy Birthday Card

I recently made birthday card for my mother in law. Her birthday is tomorrow. She is the best and sweetest mother in law anyone could ever hope for! This card is one that I made after seeing Melanie at Courtney Lane Designs make it. Mine is very similar to hers only I also used the Formal Occasions cartridge to add flowers to the front instead of using a stamp like Melanie did. I love the overlays on the new Artbooking cartridge. They cut so easily and really add a lot to my cardmaking. I cannot wait to explore this cartridge more and to use it to make some layouts! I also used my Envelope Punch Board to make a matching envelope. I love that tool!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

County Fair card

Thanks for Poppin By my blog!! I appreciate all the visits and comments you leave....it just makes my day! I made several of these cards to send to family just to say hello The inside says "Poppin by to say hi!" and then I added a personal message. I cut the popcorn from County Fair and it was sized to 4". Lots of cutting for all the little pieces but it went together very quickly. The card base was cut at 8.5 x 5.5 and then scored so it is an A2 sized card. I made an envelope using my WRMK Envelope Punch board. In my opinion, that is a must have tool! I love how perfectly the envelopes turn out and always just the right size.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Get Well Soon

Quick get well card made using Teddy Bear Parade (Bear cut at 3.50")and the card base was cut from Birthday Bash and cut at 5". I cut the printed paper layer using the shift key and then made the next layer at 4.25" I stamped the eyes using Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplins.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Congratulations card

After seeing the great swing cards that Joy has made over on the Obsessed with Scrapbooking blog, I decided to try one out tonight. I needed a card for my son who will be graduating from the police academy Friday. There are several great swing cards all ready to be cut out using Artiste. Mine was cut out exactly like the one on Joy's blog. I also made a matching envelope using my Envelope Punch Board. The whole project was done in way less time than it usually takes me! I plan on entering this card in the Die Cuttin Divas challenge on their blog too.