Monday, January 31, 2011

Giveaway on Patches of Pink's blog...

Check out the giveaway at the "Patches of Pink" blog....

More cards for my girls teachers for Valentine's Day...

I like to try to make my girls feel special during fun little holidays at school...
I messed up on one of the cards with making the background paper too small so I used some red sparkly of course I had to add some to the other card...LOL

  • the card is 6 1/2 x 5
  • brown is cut 1/4" smaller
  • cream is cut another 1/4" smaller than the brown
  • monkey is but at 3 3/4" from Sweethears pg. 43
  • I used the "D-vine" cuttlebug folder on the leaf
  • I used Jim Holtz frayed burlap colored distress ink on the edges of the monkeys face and on top of the leaf
  • red sparkly ribbon I got from Michaels in their Valentine's ribbon
 Here is the envelop that I created for the cards...

Valentine's cards for teachers...

I helped my friend create this card for both of her girls to give to their teachers for Valentine's Day.  I had fun making it with her.  I forgot the recipe at home and will post it tomorrow...

  • card is 6 1/2 x 5
  • pink is 6 3/8 x 4 7/8
  • black is 6 1/4 x 4 3/4
  • cupid is cut at 3 1/2 from the Sweethearts cartridge pg. 33
  • I used the "scrollwork" cuttlebug empossing folder
  • I used the Peachy Keen faces (pk-490)
  • I used a white gel pen for the stitching and accents on the eyelashes
  • I used cherry ice Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap on the cupid
  • the ribbon is from Michaels Valentine collection

here is the envelop that we also created...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge & CARDZ TV Challenge

This is my entry to the My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge & CARDZ TV challenge...

recipe for the card:

  • the card is from a pack of pre-made cards from Michaels (6 1/2 x 5)
  • pink background paper is from an 8x8 Bazzill basics tropical stack
  • pink floral glitter paper is from DCWV Gitter Sweet stack
  •  the cupcake was cut at 5 1/2 from Sweet Treats (pg 28)
  • The face is from Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character face asstmnt (pk-490)
  • both the brown & silver paper are from Recollections purchased at Michaels
  • I used my Cuttlebug with the D'vine Swirls folder for the raised embossing
  • I used Stardust transparent embossing powder on top of the swirls with Color Box Cocoa pigment ink
  • and last but not least I used an Action Bobble (thanks Karlee...)

Monday, January 24, 2011

My first Blog Award ! ! !

Blog Award

A huge thank you to Summer for sending some love my way and awarding me with this Stylish Blogger Award, please be sure to check her out! Summer is at Cricut Diaries...

I want to thank Summer for visiting my site and giving me this award...I felt really good inside upon receiving this award.

Upon receiving this award:
  • I (you) must thank the person (s) and link it back to their blog
  • Inform all the new recipients of their award
  • Share 8 things about myself (yourself)
  • Pass it on to 8 individuals (blogs) that you recently discovered. This is always a great way to find new inspiration so be sure to check them out!

It was very hard for me to select who else to pass this award on to.  I have come across some very amazing crafters...Congratulations to all...(the names are in no particular order)

Erin Lee Creative
The Scrapbooking Queen
Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot
Tisha's Craft Cove
Believe Dream Create with Maria
Bug Lover Cards
Crazy About Cricut
Ink and Paper Creations

Now, here are 8 things about myself:

1: I met my husband at a Chevron gas station.
2: I have moved 15 times since 1992.
3: I have 2 girls.
4: I love white chocolate fraps from Star Bucks.
5: I wish I knew more people close to me that scrapbook/make cards.
6: I wish I had internet at home.
7: I wish I lived closer to my good friend in Oregon.
8: I would love to move out of one of the southern states :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

In memory of my father....

These are pages of a scrapbook that I am doing in
memory of my father...
I have not quite finished all the detail on them
and I do have more to upload....

top left = my dad and his parents and two of his sisters
top right = my dad and his sisters
bottom = dad

my dad and one of his brothers

my dad as an early teenager at military school

my dad and one of his sports cars...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thanksgiving 2010

These are my girls at Thanksgiving...

Here are the place cards that I made for Thanksgiving...
Family tradition on my husbands side...take a pic with the turkey leg...LOL

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Cookies that I made for my 10 year old for school...

Here are cookies that I made for my now 10 year olds birthday. 
With our school district we are not supposed to bring in homemade items....well....I save some
containers from some other cookies that I bought and put my homemade cookies inside
and sent them to school...LOL
I put on gold sprinkles on the dogs and called them "golden" retrievers...LOL 
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My 10 year old's birthday cards...

These are the cards that I made for my now 10 year old for her birthday...

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Taylor's birthday card...

This is a card that I made this weekend for my daughters friend Taylor...she loves dinosaurs and I had fun making it...
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Scrapbook for my mother for Christmas...

This was a gift that I made for my mother for Christmas.  It is an 8x8 scrapbook album that I made of memories of her late husband.  Even though their marriage was short they had wonderful times together.  She finally got to do traveling with him and they had a wonderful time together...

sorry that not all of the pictures are clear...

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