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Friday, January 29, 2010

Some BUNNY Loves You

Good Morning...Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and as always...comments are welcomed! If this is your first time here, I'd love to hear from you and if you've been here before, welcome back, I'd love to hear from you too. For those of you who leave comments faithfully, thank you so much, I really appreciate it, your comments are such an inspiration to me. I have 2 or 3 more Valentine's Day cards to make but I was getting burned out with them so I thought I'd take a little break from them and do an Easter card today.
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
Stamp/Image: Peachy Keen
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Easter Sentiments
Nestibilities: Oval/Scallop (with the bottom cut off)
Cuttlebug: Vintage Corners, Snowflake Embossing folder (for eggs)
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook (grass), Doodlecharms (eggs)
Accessories: Glitter, Ribbon, Rainheart, Flat Back Pearls, Gel Pen

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back in the Valentine's Day mode by Monday so I can finish them up since they will have to be mailed no later than next Thursday or Friday so be sure to stop back. Have a great weekend and hope to see you on Monday!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just Flying By To Say...Hello

Good Morning! I hope you are having a great week...only one more day til the weekend! I don't know about you but I'm READY! I need a vacation from my vacation...LOL! Isn't that the way it always is? Here is a quick little card I'm sending to a friend that I haven't heard from in a while. It's an Angel's Landing Digital Stamp called Button Bugs but I made the image too small to put buttons so I ended up using flat back pearls.
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
Stamp/Image: Angel's Landing Digital Stamps -Button Bugs
Nestibilities: Square
Sizzix: Dots & Flowers Set, Flourish from Frame, Heart w/Flowers
Punches: Fiskars Wisdom of Pearls Corner, Fiskars Threading Water Edge
Accessories: ScorPal, Flat Back Pearls, Glitter, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today, be sure to stop back tomorrow, my mind is thinking Easter and St Patrick's Day so I had asked Regina for some files and they were in my email when I signed on this morning. I'm not sure what I'll be doing with them but I'll do something! Have a great day and I hope to see you tomorrow, til then...Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Good Morning Everyone! My gosh, it's good to be back home. We had a wonderful trip but no matter how nice it was, it's always great to be back home to sleep in your own bed. I've missed everyone terribly! Today's card features those lovable Love Birds along with the sentiment from The All About Valentine's Day Printable Stamps from The Cutting Cafe. I'm not real happy with the way the picture turned out, it's a bit darker than what it is in real life, and as usual, I can't take a straight picture...LOL! Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
Stamp/Image: Cutting Cafe-All About Valentine's Day
Nestibilities: Heart/ScallopHeart, Ribbon Tag
Cuttlebug: HSN Romance Collection
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-All About Valentine's Day
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. I'm going to try to visit my favorite blogs this morning but if I don't get a chance to visit you, I'll be back through out the day to see what you've been up to. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I'm Going To Be The Grandma Of TWINS!

I'm still in a state of shock! Last night we got together with both of my sons and their families. It was so nice to have everyone together. I have really missed that since my oldest son has moved away. It has been 3 years now but seems a lot longer. As we were finishing up with dinner, my 3 year old grandson made the announcement that his mommy was going to have 2 babies! I knew that my son and daughter in law were going to be trying to have another baby but I thought he was referring to himself as one of the babies! When she asked if we understood what he was saying, I said that I thought so, that she was going to have another baby. My grandson set us straight by saying that she had 2 babies in her belly. They wanted to wait until we had gotten home to make the announcement so everyone was told at the same time but because you can't tell a 3 year old to keep a secret, we were the first to know. I am thrilled but still in a state of shock! They will be leaving to go back to Orlando this morning and we will be leaving tomorrow. We have had a a wonderful trip and will be taking our time going back making a few stops along the way. I am hopeful to be back crafting by mid week so be sure to stop back.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Winner Of The Cutting Cafe Give Away Is....

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! We are having a BLAST! We are in the tiny town of Mayberry, within the city of Mount Airy, NC for those of you that are old enough to remember Andy Griffith...what a quaint little town where the people are SO friendly! With the exception of yesterday, we have had BEAUTIFUL weather. We will be traveling north to pop in on my father-in-law to take him to lunch at the ever famous Macado's in Galax, VA. Sorry Olga, we are just passing through, we will catch up with you next time! Then it's off to Gatlinburg, TN where we will team up with our good friends Kathi and Bob until Thursday. The night before we left Orlando, we had dinner with my youngest son, he has managed to get a few days off and will be visiting my oldest son who lives in Dandridge, TN (just between Knoxville and Gatlinbug, TN) so we will be meeting up with them as well...How cool is that? I am sure I've told you more than you care to know so without further ado...the winner of the Cutting Cafe Give Away is - - - - -
#21---Shelley Evetts! Congratulations Shelley, if you will send your email address to me at I will get the Cutting Cafe Valentine Big Stuff Printable Stamp right out to you! I know the postings for the "give away" shows 55 comments but someone added a comment AFTER I did the drawing. Thanks so much to everyone that has played along, it has been so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by today, we should be back in Orlando sometime next week so I will resume regular postings then. I'm going to ATTEMPT to visit my favorite blogs this morning while my husband is snoring up a storm but the Internet connection here is VERY slow and may not get to everyone, so if I don't get a chance to visit, I will when we get home. Until then... Happy Crafting...enjoy your day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day-cutting Cafe Give Away

Good Morning and Woo Hoo we have had a change in plans, we WILL have Internet service 1/18 so........I WILL be able to participate in The Cutting Cafe Give Away after all! If you want a chance to win this Valentine Big Stuff Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe, all you have to do is leave me a comment here on my blog before midnight 1/17 for a drawing to be held the morning of 1/18. The winner will be chosen by Although I appreciate those of you that in the past have left comments by signing my guestbook, there is NO way I can put your name into the drawing! You MUST leave a comment here on my blog! The set features 20 assorted sayings and are all in this GORGEOUS font. This card was really quick and easy but I wasn't happy with the bow but because I'm really pressed for time, I didn't have time to fool with it but will go back, time permitting to fix it.
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
Stamp/Image: Cutting Cafe-Valentine Big Stuff
Nestibilities: Heart/Scallop
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Hearts Border
Accessories: Ribbon, Foam Pop Dots

It just doesn't get any easier than this!

That's it for today, this will be the last card I post until we get back from our trip to Gatlinberg somewhere around 1/25 or 1/26. For those of you that will be entering The Cutting Cafe Give Away make sure you check back the morning of 1/18 as I will announce the winner then and will need your email address to send you the file...Good Luck and have a great day! I will TRY to get back a little later to take a peek at all my favorite blogs and leave comments before we leave but if I don't, be assured I will catch up when we get back!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Have A Tea-rific Valentine Birthday

Good Morning Everyone! Happy Wednesday to you. Thanks for stopping by. Today's card is for my sister-in-law whose birthday is on Valentines Day and is a quickie. She collect teapots so I thought this image would be great for her. I'm still not feeling well and have SO much to do to get ready for our trip at the end of the week. I really don't have time for crafting much less time to not feel well. I went to the doctor yesterday which is something I try to avoid, but because I spent the last 3 days coughing uncontrollably I thought I'd better. He gave me an antibiotic, a steroid pack and a very strong cough syrup that makes me loopy. And you thought it was just my normal state of mind...LOL!
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
Stamp/Image: Art4Craft Clip Art
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dot
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Hearts Border Punch , Spellbinder Tag
Font: Computer Generated-Dotum
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter (a tiny bit on the flowers on the teapot and cup),Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today, I'm off to through a load of laundry in the washer before we take the dogs to the groomer...I can't say for sure if I'll be back tomorrow but I'd like to get a few more cards done before our trip. Enjoy your day!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hugs and Kisses For Kenny

Good Morning Everyone. I hope you had a great weekend! Me? Along with below freezing temperatures for days and days which we are not used to, I'm a bit under the weather so today's posting will be short and sweet. Here is a Valentine that I made for my grandson using The Cutting Cafe Valentine Long Phrases and a freebie that I had gotten last week at Bugaboo Stamps (sorry guys, I checked this morning and it is no long available as a freebie). You have got to check out's a new digital stamp site and Jodie has some really cute images.
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Stamps/Image: Cutting Cafe, Bugaboo
Nestibilities: Heart/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love Language Card Making Combo
Punch: Martha Stewart Looped Heart Edge Punch, Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Cutting Cafe Valentine Long Phrases, Computer Generated-Dotum (tag)
Accessories: Ribbon, Rain Hearts, Brad, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today, but while I'm thinking about it, be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe 1/15. Regina is doing another "give away" and everyone that is participating with their awesome creations will be posted then. I will not be participating this time as we will be out of town with no Internet access until after the drawing. Have a great day and I will see you when I see you!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Valentine Cards For Kayli and Chloe

Good Morning Everyone. I'm so happy you stopped by. I noticed I have a few new followers, I tried to send you a message to thank you but I don't know how to use the friend connect feature of Blogger, and if you have a blog, it wasn't listed so I have no way to reach you. If you would leave me a comment, hopefully I can reciprocate by visiting your blog, if you have one.

Here are a couple of Valentine cards I did for my granddaughters. For those of you that are new to my blog, I try to do them the same so neither one will feel like hers is better than the other or that I have a know how girls are. This first one is for Kayli, when I saw this image, I thought it was perfect. She had bought a sewing machine with the money we had sent her for Christmas--Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
StampsImage: Britches and Bloomers Clip Art By Sunshine Graphics
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love Language Card Making Combo
Punch: Martha Stewart Looped Heart Edge Punch, Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-Peggy Font
Accessories: Glitter, Silver Gel Pen, Heart Brad, Foam Pop Dots

This Next one is for Chloe---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
StampsImage: High Hopes
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love Language Card Making Combo
Punch: Martha Stewart Looped Heart Edge Punch, Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-Peggy Font
Accessories: Glitter, Heart Brad, Foam Pop Dots
That is it for today...I may be MIA for a few days. I will be watching my grandson today, tomorrow, and a few days next week. He is a VERY busy 3 year old and I have to stay one step ahead of him and I'm not as young as I used to be! Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

In My Heart Always

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you are having a great day. I am so happy you stopped by! Come on in...Take a look around and don't forget if you see something that you like, please take a moment to leave me a comment! For all of you that have have been kind enough to leave comments, thank you so much, you have no idea what they mean to me. Your comments are really a source of inspiration to me!

The other day while I was cleaning up my craftroom, I had come across some mulberry paper that I had gotten ages ago and thought I'd use it to make this little bear. I haven't done anything with The Cutting Cafe Printable stamps since before Christmas so I thought I'd do something with the new files before Regina fires me...LOL! I used the Valentine Long Phrases for this card. The set has 10 assorted phrases and great for cards, scrapbook pages and more! If you haven't been to The Cutting Cafe lately, you are in for a real treat! Regina has been as busy as she can be coming up with some really awesome stamps for Valentine's Day! I have been making cards for a little over a year now but it was Valentine's Day that really started my journey, I have gone full circle through all the holidays and I have to say without a doubt, Valentine's Day is my favorite! This is my first Tear Bear and I hope to get more creative as time allows. Here is the recipe---Card Size: A2
Paper Piecing: Mulberry Torn Paper
Image: Bear Head with Paws
Nestabilities: Heart/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love Language Card Making Combo
Punches: Fiskars Threading Water Edge, Fiskars Corner Heart Punch (background hearts)Sentiment: Cutting Cafe Valentine Long Phrases
Accessories: Ribbon, Chalk, Gel Pen, Foam Pop Dots

I used various punches for the bears face including the ovals from The Marvy Small Paw, the center of The Marvy Medium Flora for the eyes, Go Kreate Boo Bear for the nose and circle left over from the Fiskars Threading Water Edge punch for the mouth.

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Whoo Thanks You...We Do!

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great New Year weekend! We had a wonderful weekend but especially great New Year's Day. We were invited to my sister-in-laws for a traditional New Year's dinner...anytime I can get away with not cooking is great BUT it was exceptional! We ate SO much, we didn't dare get on the scale Saturday morning! Here is a little thank you card I made for them. The picture doesn't show the true colors, the paper and owls are really much bolder in real life. I also used clear embossing powder on the eyes and pop dotted them but you can't really tell that either. I know if Kathi is looking in, she is going to say...Why don't you use your Canon SLR instead of that dinosaur of a camera that I use? Well Kathi...I'm waiting for you to give me lessons on how to use it...LOL!
Here's the recipe---
Card Size: A2
MCPT: Prismacolor/OMS
Stamps/Image: Stampavie
Nestabilities: Pettiite Oval/Scallop
Punches: Fiskars Threading Water Border
Font: Computer generated-Peach Fuzz
Accessories: Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Glitter, Rain Dots, Heart Charm, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy for visit. Please take a moment to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!