Saturday, July 31, 2010

I won blog candy!

A couple of weeks ago The Bug Bytes had some blog candy and Pam chose me. I won the Basketball cart. It's really neat. With 3 grandsons in school I'm sure it will be very useful. Not to mention male cards. I made the first card with it as a thank you for Pam. I already emailed it to her so now I'm posting it here. Let me know what you think.

Blessings and Hugs


Good morning, everyone. I guess by now you've all heard about the New Cricut Imagine. Have you seen any videos? It really looks amazing. I would love to have one, but I don't think it will be in my budget any time soon. I don't spend that much on papers to justify the ink. All my paper is boought on sale or from WalMart. Speaking of, have you tried the new paper they put in after fazing out MS? I think it's colorbox and it cuts like a dream. But back to the Imagine. This is a wonderful machine. It really is endless what you can do and so great that all your own carts will work in it.Well I hope everyone lucky enought to be able to own one really enjoys it. I'll just sit back and drool and dream . Have a great weekend.
Blessings and Hugs to all of you.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

B-day card for a dear cousin

Good evening everyone. It's been a hectic couple of days for me. Tomorrow I will take my mother for 2 CT scans and an MRI. So that takes care of tomorrow. So I figured I better post my sweet cousins card now. Her b-day is the 7th. At least I got it made in time. From day to day I never know what will be going on. Hope she likes it. I still have 2 more for the month of August.

So that means I will have at least 2 more posts I can make. Anybody wish they could go to CHA like me? Anyway hope you like the card.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another Birthday

My brother-in-law is having a birthday next month. A few weeks ago my sister and I were brainstorming and acting silly and we came up with this crazy idea for his card. Alas, neither one of us can remember what it was. So I made this one because of the rooster. He is the one with the chickens and goats, makes wonderful wine and is a master carpenter. I used Just because Cards and Plantin.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hairdressers Birthday

I found a wonderful hairdresser about 21/2 years ago.I have a "goofy" neckline and she has figured out how to make it lay down and behave. Love her! My sister that lives here goes to her and the 2 that live in Houston do too. She's wonderful. Her b-day is the same as my oldest grandsons so it is easy for me to remember. Anyway here's her card. I used Lacy Labels and Home Decor.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hi everyone

While I was on the MB looking at a cute card, I decided to check out the blog.It was a western birthday card, really cute and Amanda had drawn in her own eyes, adorable. Anyway after looking at her post about her card there was another post about major blog candy at Inked Inspirations, 5 different sets of candy to give away for her birthday. I wanted to put pictures, but I don't know how. Every set is just wonderful. There's nesties, stamps, MS punches, ribbon, embossing folders and even some copic markers. (which I've never tried) You really should check her out.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Falls aren't fun

Our brother-in-law's mom fell a couple of days ago and has a few bumps and bruises. Nothing too serious but very painful. I just thought a card might lift her spirits. I used Lacy Labels, Lyrical Letters and Home Decor. Hope she likes it. TFL

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good morning

Well, it's been raining most of the morning, so I'm still online.(as good a reason as any) I made this card yesterday for no particular reason but that I wanted to cut this grasshopper. He's so cute. Anyway, I still have 3 cards to make for August. I know that doesn't sound like much, but these have to be special and personal. That usually means they can take a few days each to do. So far no great ideas have popped up. But for this card I used Live Simply and Doodlecharms. TFL

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

pics for previous post

For some reason the pics of the card did not upload with the post. So here they are.

Hubby's "devilish" sense of humor

Hi, everyone. Hope you're all having a great day. This post is a birthday card for a family friend of over 40 years. He will actually be 62, but my dear hubby wanted to have a little fun with the sentiment. Hope you like.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I must be loosing it!

I write about my talented sister and forget to put her blog address. (Which won't surprise my sister at all.) Anyway, her address is Sorry, "my bad."LOL

Talented Sister

Hi everyone. This is a special post today. Some of you know that I have 4 sisters. Well, 2 of them make beautiful jewelry, I mean dangerously beautiful. Over the 4th I was able to get together with one of them and show her my blog. She was so shocked and excited, you see I'm the oldest and the last one to put my foot in the door of the 21st century. When I told her I was able to set it up on my own, she knew she could do it too. So now she has a blog, too. She has posted a couple of pics as samples of her work. (Did I say it was beautiful?) If you check her out and like what you see, she has an Etsy store you can browse. If you are needing something special or even a custom job, she can handle it. Check her out. I think you'll be glad you did.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Special happy birthday

Hi, everyone. Hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been very laid back. I even got to make a card this morning. This card needed to be made.

You see, this particular cousin is a male. In our house my dad was the only male, 5 daughters, I'm the oldest. Anyway, this particular summer when I was 13 or 14 this cousin came to spend a few weeks with us.

We weren't used to having another male around 24/7. He drove me nuts! He was only 3 weeks younger than me, but he was like a bratty little brother. He called me "aged" and "ancient one".

I nearly went out of my mind from the constant teasing.

He contacted me last month for my B-day to say Happy Birthday to the "ancient one". Well, this month it's his b-day and now we're both 60. So you see I had to make this card.

I used Beyond Birthdays, Storybook,Base Camp and New Arrival.

Hope he likes it!!! LOL

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Grandsons Birthday card

I finally finished Cade's birthday card. He will turn 7 on the 31st. His party is going to be on the 24th at an indoor pool. We're all excited.
I used George and Basic Shapes for the pool, water and welded card shape; Zooballoo for the grass; Everyday Paper Dolls for the boy, swimsuit, mask, flippers, floatie and ball. Life is a Beach for the sailboat, beach chair, sea shells and sun and A Childs Year - Happy Birthday.
I had fun making it, but like my husband said, he's just going to tear it opened looking for money.
Oh well, sometimes we just have to make them anyway, don't we?
Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Award Surprises!

What a great surprise for a Monday morning. I went to my blog and had a new comment AND a new follower, WooHoo!
Daily Grace Creations informed me I was receiving 2 blog awards, a first for me! I had already been enjoying the work of Peggy and Donna for a while so it made me very happy that they noticed me. They do beautiful work and I was already a follower so I signed up for their emails.
So now I'm sending these awards on to 10 blogs I admire. Hard to pick 10.
Thanks again to Peggy and Donna. You made my day.
Bella Bug Creations
A Place for my Cards
Crafting with Katie
Capadia Designs
Craft Junkie Too
Busy with the Cricky
She's a Sassy Lady
Courtney Lane Designs

Please visit these wonderful blogs and say "Hi."

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New card!!

Woo Hoo! I got a card made. The last time I used my cricut was July 1st. So I was so glad to get something done. Of course, It took twice as long because I had my 4 year old grandson climbing onto my lap to give me big hugs and tell me he loves me every 10 minutes. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

Anyway, This card is a birthday card for my daughter-in-law. I hope she likes it.

Ready to Cricut

We brought my son to the airport this morning at 4:30 and go back about 6. We needed a nap really bad. So when I got up the second time I got everything rearranged . My cricut is set up once again. If I don't get something made today, this will be the tenth day without using her. I need to make several cards this month and I have no ideas in my head. Hopefully they will come.
I hope everyone had a lovely 4th. It's been very busy for us. Hope to have some new cards to post soon.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Retirement card

My best friend and neighbor across the street is going to have her hubby home 24-7 starting today. Yesterday was his last day at work. So of course I made a card.
We're getting ready for a big BBQ tomorrow. We're having it on the third because out-of-towners won't have to eat and hurry to leave so they can get home.
I'll have 2 of my 4 sisters here along with a son who is coming from Florida for the week.
Here in southeast Texas we're supposed to get rain, better than the storm.
I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe weekend.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Father's Day - grandson to pawpaw

This is the card I made for my grandson to give to my husband. He lives with us and is very close to PawPaw. The front says "I would go anywhere with you PawPaw." That's the two of them in the basket.
These are the carts I used- Summer in Paris - hot air balloons, EDPD - clouds and bushes, Life is a Beach - birds, Father's Day - Wild Card, and I can't remember where I got the 4 wheeler.
Everything is layered pop-dotted and inked.
I'm late posting this one because I submitted it to My Pink Stamper for consideration for her design team. I really didn't expect to be chosen, but sometimes I have to get out of my comfort zone and try new things.
Hope you like.