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Monday, November 6, 2017

Auburn University Desk Calendar

Well I did it . . . I made an Auburn Desk Calendar and it turned out pretty awesome!
For those of you who know me, I am a Die Hard Alabama Fan!
I was asked to make two Alabama and one Auburn desk calendars for gifts. 
You can see in an earlier post my Alabama calendars.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this Auburn one but I
found some Blue Mirror card stock in my stash and decided that 
Auburn was worthy enough for me to use this special paper. 
I used my Cricut to write the War Eagle and cut the AU.
I used Taylor Expressions 2018 mini calendars and
 also used textured orange card stock. I added
a white sticky notepad on the bottom.
These Desk Calendars do fold up and fit into an envelope,
which is nice. Of course, you could stick them into a small
gift bag and decorate your bag to go with the calendar.
 Sorry Auburn fans, but I have to say it . . .

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everybody!

This card was a challenge to make . . . but I did it!
This card is called a Peek-A-Boo Card!
The top picture is the front of  the card and 
below that is the inside of the card which changes as you open it!
For the card I used purple card stock, orange card stock,
 black card stock and white printer paper.
I also used some Halloween printed paper that I had in my
paper stash. The writing was done with my Cricut.
I also used my Cricut to cut out my card base, witch, frame, cat and moon.
The witch and cat file came from Dreaming Tree.
The frame file came from Cricut Access.
I used black distress ink to swoosh my paper and 
gray distress ink to highlight the witch flying by the moon
Assembling was the challenge but by the sixth one I had it figured out!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Dentist Prayer

You never think about a dentist unless you need them to fix your
 toothache, get a cleaning, or make your smile pretty.
These professionals are often subjected to a lot of abuse from their "patients."
Some people don't think about them as a person who has feelings and cares about 
the service they are providing to their patients.
Just imagine how bad they must feel if they hurt you during a procedure, or it took a little longer than what they thought it would, or you had to wait longer than your appointment to be called back for them to start their work on you.
Well, I have an awesome Dentist that cares about her work, her patients and her staff.
She is always smiling and makes you feel at ease and explains everything to you.
Her staff is pretty awesome also!
I made this piece of wall art for her called
"A Dentists Prayer"
I printed a piece of paper with the wood background.
I used my Cricut to write the prayer on vanilla paper.
I attached it to black card stock and attached that to a piece of scripted paper that I tore and swished with ink around the edges. I made a few flowers from the Heartfelt Stamp and Die collections.
I finished it off by putting it into a shadow box frame.
Thank You So Much Dr. Daniel!!
We look forward to being with you for many years!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Congratulations Nicole & Ryan!

Our Niece, Nicole, got married to the love of her life Ryan.
They have been together off and on since high school 
and something just kept drawing them back to each other.
Their wedding was so pretty and of course Nicole looked Fabulous!
I made this Shadow Box Frame Art and the card using an
 SVG file I bought from Dreaming Tree.
Everything was cut and written using my Cricut machine.
I assembled the flowers and swooshed them with multiple Distress Ink colors.
I tried to use earth tone colors because that is what their
home decor colors are. I of course had to add a little bling to it
so I applied a few rhinestones here and there.
On the front of the card it reads:
two hearts,
two lives,
and on the back of the card I wrote:
Love is patient , Love is kind . . . 1 Corinthians 13 : 4-8

We wish Nicole & Ryan many years of Love and Happiness!

Friday, October 20, 2017

My Beautiful Flowers From a Beautiful Person!

It is so nice to get a "Surprise" every once in a while!
I made a gift for someone who is special in our lives, and a while
later I received this Beautiful Bouquet of flowers from her
thanking me for it! I really enjoy making my family and friends
things. I enjoy it more when I can give them something just because!
These flowers just absolutely made my day/week!
Thank You so much!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Retirement Shanna!

A very special friend of ours just retired after serving 
20 years in the 
United States Coast Guard.
It is always hard trying to figure out what to say or do for someone
 that is retiring so I decided to make her a display card!

I used similar techniques that I had used on my Rustic Card for this card.
The flowers were made using 
Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Stamp and Die Set.
Distress ink was used on the flowers and the edging on the paper.
Micro beads were used for the center of the flowers.
 I wrote my sentiment on the back of the card and gave her a small
clear easel so she could display it!

We are so Proud of you Shanna and Thank You for your Service!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Flip It Card

Happy Birthday!

This is a Birthday Card I made using the Framelits Flip-Its
from Sizzix by Stephanie Barnard.
Picking out the right paper helps to make this card 
more elegant than simple. I wrote my sentiment on the inside of the flip part of the card.

Happy Birthday to my friends and Family
who received this card for their July Birthday!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Whitney's Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Whitney!

I made this Birthday Card for one of my sweet nieces.
The unfortunate thing is she never got it!
It's funny when you go to the post office 
and spend extra money on postage to make sure
that something gets to its destination on time and in good shape,
then the person you are sending it to never receives it . . .
well that's exactly what happen here!

I started this card off stamping a piece of white card stock
with the Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mum Bouquet Stamp set.
I then colored each stamp with Distress Markers.
I also stamped, cut out and colored the single Mum
then added some clear Wink of  Stella so it would have
a little sparkle. It was a little busy, so I decided
to use one of my die cut frames for a little
separation between the base of the card and this single mum.
I decided to stamp and color the envelope 
and then added plain white address labels so it 
would be easy to read.

I hope who ever received this enjoyed it!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Ukulele Gift Box

Happy Birthday, Kyle!

Kyle's Birthday was this past week and as he gets older (28)
I try to get more creative for his homemade Birthday gifts.
Well . . . I think I topped last year's gift!
He loves his Ukulele, and over the years he has been 
trying to learn different songs to play on it, so I decided
 to make him a Paper Ukulele. Using my Cricut Explore Air 
and an SVGCuts file, I was able make him one to display
since he keeps his real one in a case.

I printed the wood looking paper out and after cutting it 
 I applied Super Gloss Mod Podge over the paper.
After it dried, I started assembling the box card. 
I used silver 3D paint for the frets, and thin gage wire for the strings.
I wanted to add a tropical look to it, so I created the flowers 
using the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Stamp and Die Set.
After the flowers were cut out, I used Distress Ink to color the flowers
and added Microbeads for the center.
The body of the Ukulele is a box, so I put some candy inside of it.
I did not take a picture of the back, but I had my Cricut write out
 part of the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

I also made him another Card using a Hero Arts
Koi Fish Die. After cutting the Koi out, I colored him 
with Distress ink and lifted up the scales. I decided to make this
an interactive card. After cuting out a couple of circles and 
attaching him to a foam dot. he can now swim around
in a circle. If you look close enough you can even see
tiny bubbles in his wake as he "Just Keeps Swimming"!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rustic Card

I really love the Rustic look trend that is happening now, 
so with that in mind  I created this card.
This is a 6 x 6 card that I made for a friend of my son.
I started with a cream colored base card and then attached 
my wood looking cardstock to it. I tore a piece of  decorative paper
and inked the edges with distress ink to give it an aged look. 
I wrote the scripture on velum using my Cricut Explore Air machine.
I attached all of the papers with brads to the card.
I created the flowers using Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose 
stamp set and matching dies. The flowers are made with 
white cardstock , water  for shaping, distress inks and tiny micro beads.
What do you think?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wishing You the Most Beautiful Day!

My Poppy Shaker Card

Poppies are such beautiful wildflowers!
Making this Poppy Shaker Card  and using the sentiment I knew that 
I could use it for several occasions . . .
 Birthday, Thinking of You or just Wishing someone a Beautiful Day for no true reason!
I stamped my flowers on white cardstock using the Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set called Color Layering Poppy.
I used Fresh Peach, Pale Tomato, Crimson and Black Hero Arts Inks.
I attached it to my black and white striped card base.
Other items used to finish my cards were:
Stampin Up Foam Adhesive Strips, Pink & Main Stitched Rounded Rectangles Dies, 
acetate sheet, Stazon Black ink and Micro Beedz.

It's always nice to send a card to someone out of the blue!
I think it's nice to just put some Happy into peoples lives for no reason!
What do you think?

Friday, April 7, 2017

Altenew Botanical Garden Forever Grateful Card

I've been seeing a few butterflies out lately and you know they 
are grateful for all of the beautiful blooming flowers that we see outside right now.
I made my forever grateful card thinking of them.
With this card I used the Altenew's Botanical Garden stamp set. I colored 
 the images with my Prisma colored pencils & Inktense colored pencils. I attached it to my white card stock base that also had a piece of the black with white polka dots washi tape attached to it.
forever grateful...