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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Twin Boys!

Good Morning Everyone! Just a quick posting to let everyone know I'm still alive! We are losing our butts here in Biloxi but having such a good time! We have managed to visit and spread our losses over all of the casinos!

Many of you know that we are expecting twins in August. We found out last night that we will be the proud grandparents of twin boys! I think my son was a little disappointed but I am thrilled. Knowing what I put my parents through as a teenager, I was telling my daughter in law the night before we left that I was hoping for boys. She is doing well but is so HUGE! With 4 months to go, she looks as big as what she was when she delivered Kenny Michael.

Just a little reminder...for those of you that have either left comments here on my blog or on my guestbook requesting information...I can't answer you if you don't leave an email address!

I haven't been able to visit my favorite blogs since we have been gone. The internet connection here is SO slow. I miss you all and will make sure I visit you when we get home to see what you've been up to. Better run for now...I hope you are having a great week! I'll see you when we get back!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The World Is A Better Place Because Of You

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Yesterday was my husband's birthday so as you read this, we will be on our way to Biloxi, Mississippi. I'm so looking forward to the time away and you know how he LOVES the casinos, so we will be doing our part to keep Mississippi green...lol! Here's a little card that I made using the Cutting Cafe Scallops and the Everyday Greeting Set 2---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Scallop Layer: Cutting Cafe-Assorted Scallop Set 1
Punches: Stampin' Up 2 Step Bird, EK Mountain Fern, Martha Stewart Branch
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Everyday Greeting 2
Accessories: Ribbon, Embroidery Floss, Mulberry Roses, Flat Back Pearl, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. This will be my last posting until we return from our trip and at this point, I have no idea when that will be...the trip is open ended. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and a wonderful week...I will see you when I see you!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hello

Good Morning Everyone....Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! It has been a busy one for me and I am SO looking forward to the weekend! I know I am late posting this morning, we didn't get to bed until the wee hours of the morning and it felt sooooooooo good to sleep in! Here is a little card that I think I'll send to my mom. I used my Prisma Markers and I know I still have a way to go but I'm lovin' the brightness of the markers and I'm going to keep trying---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Prisma Markers
Stamps/Image: Penny Black
Nestibilities: Circle/scallop
Punch: Nellie Snellen Floral Set-Medium Flower
Font: Computer Generated-LD Delightful
Accessories: Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day and a wonderful weekend...Hope to see you again on Monday!

After I posted this, I realized I forgot to color the stem of the flower that the little hedgie was holding so I'm going to do that before I send it out and I thought I'd add a little bit of glitter to the flowers too.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Retirement...Again!

Good Morning and Happy Humpday to you! Whew...what a week it has been. We said our goodbyes to my Aunt, my cousin and my mom yesterday. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Several weeks ago, my husband learned his previous boss, Bob would be retiring at the end of the month. Even though my husband was forced to retire because of his bad back and the surgery he had last June, he stays in contact with the people he worked with for 3o+ years. Bob had retired in November of 1998. Because of some bad decisions made by the management that replaced him, the company went through some severe financial difficulties. The investors asked Bob to come out of retirement to resume his previous position. Now that the company is back on solid ground, Bob has decided to make his retirement permanent. This is the card I made for him. I used The Cutting Cafe's Happy Retirement Huge Circle as the main focal point then added the computer generated circle with his dates of service and the word "Again"---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Stamps/Image: Cutting Cafe-Happy Retirement Huge Circle
Nestibilities: Circle, Square
Font: Computer Generated-Constantia
Accessories: Brads, Embroidery Floss, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thank for stopping by! I'm taking the day off tomorrow so I won't be back until Friday, hope to see you then. Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sending A TON Of Love

Good Morning Everyone! Just a real quick post today while I'm on the run. Here's another card I did with my Prisma Markers. I'm still not happy with my coloring, I can only hope it will get better with practice---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 5"x5" Square
Prisma Markers
Stamps/Image: Penny Black
Nestibilities: Heart
Cuttlebug: HSN Romance Bundle-Conversation Hearts
Punch: Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-LD Luv
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Glitter, Rain Hearts

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you when I see you...til then enjoy your day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

What's The Word BIRD?/ One More Friggin' Candle

Good Morning All...I see I've got a couple new followers and want to welcome them to my blog. I hope you enjoy your visits as much as I enjoy you visiting! I hope you had a great weekend! My cousin, who I haven't seen in more than 30 years was in town so we spent a good bit of our weekend with him, his wife along with my aunt, (his mom) and my mom. My youngest son, daughter-in-law and grandson also joined us. He had a really nice weekend!
I'm lovin' all of the Copic Markers, Prisma Markers and ProMarkers people have been using lately and since I bought a set of Prismas very early on I decided to give them ANOTHER try...well, I STILL can't get the hang of it...but I'm going to keep trying. Right now, I am working with the 48 color set which is a little limiting but I do have a complete set ordered and should receive them on Wednesday. I am hopeful with the whole set, it will improve the technique. I wasn't even going to post this card today but decided maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong and give me some helpful hints. I can't seem to get the coloring even and it's blotchy especially in the shaded areas. The markers seem to pick up the ink from the image outline. So here it is...I'm open to some constructive criticism...so please, this is not the time to be kind, I really want your advice---

Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25x4.25 note card
Prisma Markers
Stamps/Image: Angels Landing Digital Stamps-Aussie Animals
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Spellbinder: Flower Creations
Punch: Stampin' Up 2 Step Bird (leave branch only)
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Font: Computer Generated-Girls Are Weird
Accessories: Glitter, Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots

Here is another using Prisma Markers--- Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Prisma Markers
Stamps/Image: Bugaboo-Stella Birthday-One More Candle
Nestibilities: Square, Octagon
Spellbinder: Hardware Buckles
Accessories: Glitter, Glossy Accents, Embroidery Floss, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again tomorrow! Enjoy your day! I'm going to try to stop by all of my favorite blogs this morning but will be on the run today so if I don't get to you this morning, I'll stop by tonight...I haven't forgotten you, I've been busy with my out of town family!

Friday, April 16, 2010

As The Mother Of Our Granddaughters...

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a fabulous weekend! Here is my last Mother's Day card, it's for my daughter-in-law that lives in Tennessee. I chose the same sentiment that I used for my daughter-in-law that lives here but changed the layout and the font...just in case they happen to compare...lol! Seriously, I am so blessed to have such wonderful daughter-in-laws! Having 2 boys, these girls are like the daughters I never had...I love them both---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love language Embossing Folder, With Love Embossing Border Set
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Heart (with the hearts covered), Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch Butterfly
Font: Computer Generated-Berylium
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Brad, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Ink, Heat n Stick, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by! I've got a busy day planned so if I don't get a chance to visit my favorite blogs before my husband wakes up, I'll be sure to visit you this afternoon or tonight. Enjoy your weekend...I'll be back on Monday and hope to see you then!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

As The Mother Of Our Grandson...

Happy Humpday Everyone...I hope you are having a great week! Here's a card that I made for my daughter-in-law for Mother's Day---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Nestibilities: Labels 4
Spellbinder: Fancy Tags
Cuttlebug: Texture Textile Embossing Folder
Font: Computer Generated-LD Wedding
Punch: EK Mountain Fern, Martha Stewart Branch
Accessories: Ribbon, Mulberry Roses, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. thanks for stopping by. I won't be posting tomorrow so I hope to see you on Friday...til then have a great day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

If We Had A Flower For Each Time We Thought Of You

Good Morning! I looked at the calendar this morning and thought OMG, Mother's Day is next month and I hadn't even given it the first thought so that is what prompted today card. It's for my mom. I found the saying on the Internet and thought it would be perfect with the flowers. The background paper is muted but looks washed out because of the lighting and looks better in real life. I've been having problem with my camera, I think the settings must have gotten changed but I don't dare mess with them.
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Nestibilities: Circle
Font: Computer Generated-Biondi, LD Wedding
QuickKutz: Flourish Die
Punch: Stampin' Up Scallop Trim Border, EK Mountain Fern, Martha Stewart Branch
Accessories: Ribbon, Flowers (from my stash), Flat Back Pearls, Foam Pop Dots

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

Monday, April 12, 2010

Have A Flippin' Great Day!

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend...as always it went by WAY to fast for me but we had gorgeous weather...for the 3rd weekend in a row! A month ago I was complaining that it was too cold...next month I will be complaining because it's too hot! I knew we should have moved to San Diego when we had the chance...lol! Here's a really quick and fun card I made with The Cutting Cafe Flip Flop Shaped Card and The All Occasion Circle Word Set 3. The template makes a card that is about 5.75 x 2.25 but I made mine a little larger, the finished size is 6.5 x 3.25.
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 6.5 x 3.25
Template: Cutting Cafe-Flip Flop Shaped Card ,
Circle Word Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-All Occasion Circle Word Set 3
Punch: Fiskars Small Tag, Clever Lever Standard Flower
Font: (for tag) Batang-Computer Generated (in Word Art and sized to fit tag)
Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Button, Tiny Clothespin, Embroidery Floss, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today...thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you again tomorrow, til next time...Enjoy your day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thinkin' Of You

Happy Friday Everyone. Here's a really quick card I did this morning using my Prismacolors with OMS---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2-Tent Topper
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMS
Stamps/Image: Stampavie-Penny Johnson
Nestibilities: Rectangle
Font: Computer Generated-Cupid de Locke
Punch: EK Dotted Scallop Edge, Fiskars Small Tag
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Stickles, Brad, ScorTape

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by...hope to see you on Monday! Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Have A BEE-utiful Day

Good Morning Everyone. I hope you are having a great week! Here's a quick and easy card using Digital Stamps from Meljen's Designs and Angels Landing Digital Stamps---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMS
Stamps/Image: MelJens Designs-Lazy Susan Buggies
Sentiment: Angels Landing Digital Stamps-Button Bugs
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Stickles, Brad, Buttons, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you tomorrow! Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

G Is For Graduate

Hello...Again! Woo Hoo my 2nd post for the day...Here are a couple of cards I made for my granddaughters in Tennessee for graduation. Back when I was a kid, we didn't celebrate graduation until we finished high school but I guess now days they celebrate moving to the next grade...anyway they do in Tennessee. I used both of the shaped cards in the file from The Cutting Cafe G-Shaped Card Set...The G Shaped Card and The G Folded Card along with the sentiments that come in the set. I thought this was a perfect time to use Go Kreates Boo Bear. I also used my BossKut for the graduation caps and diplolma. They didn't phograph well, they were really washed out, so I had to darken them a bit which made Boo much darker than he is in real life---
This one is for Kayli, she will be going into the 5th grade---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4"X5" (without Boo)
Template: Cutting Cafe-G Shaped Card-Sentiment Include
Image: Go Kreate-Boo On His Bums
Die Cuts: BossKut-Graduation Cap and Diplolma
Accessories: Ribbon, Rain Dot, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots

And this one is for Chloe who will be going into 1st grade--- Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4"x5 3/8"
Template: Cutting Cafe-G Folded Card-Sentiment Include
Image: Go Kreate-Boo For You
Nestibilities: Circle/scallop
Die Cuts: BossKut-Graduation Cap and Diplolma
Accessories: Ribbon, Rain Dot, Craft Ink, Foam Pop Dots
Thanks for stopping by. I won't be posting tomorrow, I hope to see you on Thursday! Enjoy you day!

Thank You For Being So...Sweet

Good Morning Everyone! I'm so happy you stopped by...I hope you enjoy your visit. Here's an easy card that I won't say was particularly quick since I hand stitched the stamped image but it would have been super quick had I left it as it was---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Stamps/Image: Meljen's Design-Smile Bug
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love Language Embossing Folder
Quickuts: 2x2 Strawberry Die
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Heart (with the hearts covered)
Font: LD Cute Curls
Accessories: Glitter, Flat Back Gems, Embroidery Floss, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by...Hope to see you tomorrow. Have a great day!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Just Saying Hello

Good Morning Everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend and a wonderful Easter. We had lovely weather, it was a perfect day for Sunrise Service at Sea World which has become a tradition for us and a perfect day for an egg hunt in the park for the kids. Here's a super easy card I made with The Cutting Cafe House Shaped Template and The All Occasion Circle Word Set 3 also from The Cutting Cafe . I love shaped cards but always thought they were something other people did. Regina over at The Cutting Cafe has made it so easy with all of the layers that go together so perfectly. I used craft ink to make a faux wood finish on the cardstock and added THAT Stampin' Up bird punch that I just HAD to have but after getting it, I asked myself...WHY...what was I thinking! Here is the recipe---
Card Size: Measures 5.5 x 4
Template: Cutting Cafe-House Shaped Card
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-All Occasion Circle Word Set 3
Punch: Stampin Up-2 Step Bird Punch
Accessories: Craft Ink, Black Gel Pen, Foam Pop Dots

We're excited over at The Cutting Cafe, Regina has added a Video Team to our Design Team. I don't know about you but it helps me when I can SEE a project being made rather than just reading about it. Help me welcome the newest members---
Christina
Janie
Kimberly
Terrie
Joanne
There have been several videos already added so...check it out!

Thanks for stopping by...Have a great day! I'll see you, when I see you!

And now an update...The Space Shuttle Discovery just blasted off for the mission to the International Space Station...AWESOME! We are about 50 miles away, not only could we SEE it from the comfort of our home but for the first time EVER...we FELT it. I have seen many space lift offs in my days of living in Florida but none can even compare to this one...I am still in awe!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter Everyone...I hope you are having a wonderful day! We've got GORGEOUS weather here in Orlando! I'll be back later in the day to visit all of my favorite blogs to see what you've been up to. I have a lot of visitors than never leave comments, I'd love to visit you as well, so why don't you leave a comment with the link to your blog so I can visit you! Have a great day everyone!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thanks To My Blogger Friend Dora

Good Morning...In the spirit of Good Friday, I won't be crafting today but I saved this card for an occaision like this. It's a Thank You card I sent to my good Blogger Friend Dora from Malta for goodie box she sent me back in February. She's already received it and thanked me for her thank you card...lol...so this won't be a suprise to her! I told her I would post it when I didn't have anything else to post so here it is---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25x4.25 Note Card
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMS
Stamps/Image: Angels Landing Digital Stamps
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug: With Gratitude Cutting Die
Punch: Stampin' Up Scallop Trim Border, Martha Stewart 3 Butterfly
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Flat Back Pearls, Heart Charm, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. To all of my special blogger friends out there in cyberland, I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter! I hope to see you back on Monday.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bunny Hugs

Good Morning Everyone! I know I said yesterday that I wouldn't be posting today because I've got too much going on to take time out for crafting but here's a card I did last week for my friend Gigi that I forgot to post. I used The Cutting Cafe Bunny Shaped Template but instead of making a shaped card, I re sized the shape, making it smaller so I could put it on an A2 card. I just love that bunny! I also used The Cutting Cafe's Easter Sentiments---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Template: Cutting Cafe-Bunny Shaped Template
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Easter Sentiments
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop, Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Heart Die
Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Flat Back Pearls, Craft Ink, Embroidery Floss

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you tomorrow. Enjoy your day!