Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quick Birthday Card

I saw a few cards that ended up inspiring this one to be created. I like the swirly background embossed paper because it kind of looks like butterfly trails. I think next time I will put the bottom square UNDER the ribbon.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bunny Time

Well, hello everybody! I am finally back. I never have gotten that closet finished but I did get all the stuff out of my crafting way so I can make some cards again! This card was totally cased and I am not ashamed in the least. You can click on the pictures for close ups. It is so cute I just want to pinch his bunny cheeks! The black hole didn't seem big enough so I added a bigger one to the next card I made so when it is displayed it still looks like a bunny hole. It was a whole lot of fun making these guys and I only made 4. May have to get back in there and make a few more. Better hop to it! Oh, and be sure to hop on over to Jason's page to see the original!

Always be happy! =]

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Reason For Not Posting

Hey All!

Thought I would let you know why I have been so absent lately. First, my DH decided to build and install a beautiful closet organization system. He works 2 weeks and then gets 1 week off and makes the closet in his 'off' time. At first, he was at it whole hearted and the units were going great and getting stained. I sanded and applied polyurethane to it and it was looking fab! He went back to work for 2 then his off week we went to Vegas and he got back to it for a couple of days before going back to work. This happened the next week off also - except for the Vegas part. And the next week off. This last week off he decided he didn't even want to look at it as it became a bit too much for him to deal with after working so hard. I totally understand. The major downfall to this is that my house looks as if I should be nominated for the Hoarders show. My bedroom had clothes and all the other closet dwelling items piled high and deep and it drove me crazy to even go in there. AND it spilled over into my craft room. I had to remove my double stacked filing cabinet out of the craft closet so clothes could hang in there much to my chagrin and all my shoes (in boxes) are piled on the futon in there and the cabinet is in the way and I cannot create in such a hoarding atmosphere! I would take photos but I am not going there. I just want the closet finished and all the stuff back in it so I can get my play back on. I have moved the hanging clothes and 'some' of my shoes back in as I asked DH to PLEASE install hanging bars and he did. I expect to have the closet finished this next week off and I will be so much happier and more productive in the card area. I hope! =/ We have had other events happen that also prevents me from being creative but closet is the main one. I will show photos of the closet when (if) it is finished.

Thanks for your patience with me!


Always be happy! =]

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Couple of Birthdays

Hello everyone. It has been a while since I posted. My life just decided to go in different directions there for a bit and finally I found my way back into the craft room. It is especially hard to get anything accomplished in there because my DH is remodeling the bedroom closet and ALL of our clothes and miscellaneous items are scattered about the house. We look like hoarders! lol. So these 2 cards are the latest of my creations. The bottom card is copied from my friend Pam at Sweet-Pea Bunny . I saw this on her blog and had to make it. Very pretty. Hope all is well with all of you!

Always be happy! =]

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Quilt for Mom

I keep seeing all these quilted cards and decided to give it try especially since my mom was a quilter until her health prevented her from continuing the craft. I think my card is very not up to the standards as the ones I have seen but I'm sending it anyway. LOL. She'll get the idea. Next time I will use darker colors as they seem to show better.

Always be happy! =]

Monday, May 2, 2011

Darling Blessings

So, here I go again with an old lay out of mine. I needed several birthday cards for several birthdays all on the same day and simplicity was a MUST. This lay out is no fail for me because I can use it for any occasion and I love that. Of course the colors had to be Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip! What other colors are more appropriate for girl birthdays? The sentiment is from God's Blessings and the the gifts and cupcakes are from the Darling Dots set. The ribbon is Pretty in Pink striped grosgrain, there's a red rhinestone sticky for the cherry (obligatory bling) and the squares are raised with dimensionals. I included these in a few USPS priority boxes which state if it fits it ships. lol. Silly postal service. I 'fit' quite a bit in my boxes and they have a noticeable bulge. Hey, it fit! I just hope it ships. =]

Always be happy! =]

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tag - I'm It!

Helen at Let's Create tagged me. Please go check out her beautiful creations!

4 shows I watch
Swamp People
Biggest Loser
Ghost Hunters
Dateline 48 Hours

4 Things I am passionate about
Card Making
Friends & Family

4 words/ phrases you use a lot
Holy Cats

4 things you have learned about the past
It is much better to tell the truth. Lies are hard to remember.
Life is as wonderful as I let it be.
Never plan to sleep in because something always happens so I can't.
Chocolate cures everything!!!

4 places you would like to go
Texas (home)
Machu Picchu

4 things you did yesterday
Went to Costco - always an adventure
Took the truck in to get spray liner
Watched a beautiful morning form

4 things you are looking forward to
My custom closet
Class reunion
Summer fun
Visits from friends and family

4 things you love about Spring
The sound of the birds
Fabulous weather
Being able to spend time outside

Tag 4 people to play along
Penny at penguinstamper
Pam at Sweet Pea - Bunny
Erika at TwinTrouble's Creations
Becky at Inking Idaho

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! It's certainly wonderful here.

Always be happy! =]

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cuttlebug Sympathy

I needed a sympathy card for a lady at church whose dad passed away and of course, I went searching for ideas on quick and simple cards then found this card on SCS. I HAD to copy it. I love the simplicity of the pattern and it looks very classy to me. I used Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery card stock, Leafy Branch Cuttlebug EF, Close as a Memory stamp with Certainly Celery ink. The ribbon is the Certainly Celery poly twill from the ribbon bundle and the sentiment is raised with dimensionals.

Always be happy! =]Link

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Weathered Birthday

This could actually be a Thanksgiving card now that I'm seeing it on my blog. It is very simple and quick to make. I used Whisper White card stock, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel inks. The images are from Happy Everything, Great Friend and Weathered SU! stamp sets. The 'buttons' are five 1/2" Circle punch SNAILed together with the top layer having been run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder. Dimensionals raise the strip they are placed on.

Always be happy! =]

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thoughts and Brads

Sage Shadow, Basic Black and Kraft/Crumb Cake are the card stocks used here. The colors can be used for male or female cards and I am thinking about stamping the sentiment on the blank at the top. I like it but it looks like it may be lacking a little sumpin, sumpin. I may play with it a bit more and see if I come up with anything special for it. The Thoughts and Prayers is stamped with Versa Mark and then I used gold EP and Antique Brads.

Always be happy! =]

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Upsy Modern

Sometimes when I go shopping online I see such nice patterns and color combos that I think would make great cards. Here's one I found using Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Kraft or Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. I will add a sentiment later to the bottom patterned area. Unusual combos make nice cards.

Always be happy! =]

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lily!

This is a simple little card for my soon to be 9 year old niece. She loves turquoise and I totally understand that. It's such a nice color. I stamped several flowers from the Season of Friendship stamp set and embossed it with the Petals-a-Plenty folder. The butterfly is from the Butterfly Prints set. Dots and sentiment from Garden Greetings. All SU! products. I need to learn to draw straight lines. =]

Always be happy! =]

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Winey Birthday

My fellow wine sipper is having a birthday next week Yeah, Jane! I case-d this idea ( I know I said I was going to come up with my own stuff but some this are just so case-able!) from my friend Pam here . I thought it was such a cute card and I used round punches for the grapes and the Two Step Bird extra large punch for the grape vine and leaves, rolled it through with the Square Lattice embossing folder, stamped it with the Cheers to You set and gave it an Elegant Eggplant ribbon to finish it off. The Wine glasses are stamped on a little card that opens up to the sentiment! There are also 3 sticky stones above the wine glasses. It was fun to make too! I hope she likes it.

Always be happy! =]

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Take Care

I have a Newfoundland friend that is a nurse and she broke her foot last year. Yesterday she kicked a gurney and broke her other foot. Grace is not her middle name. I wish I had a stamp with a foot cast but I do not so this one from House Mouse will do fine. I love the little mouse and rabbit in this stamp. So cute.

Always be happy! =]

Monday, March 14, 2011

Make it Monday

LOL. First off I wrote the title to this blog and when I looked at it the wording looked like this मके आईटी मोंडे। I wasn't sure what had happened but then I figured out the 3T button had been activated some how.

This card made it's official debut in October 2010 along with an anniversary card. I think it is very classy even if it was a snap to make! Thanks for stopping by to look!

Always be happy! =]