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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wishing You and Yours A Very Happy 2012! My Top 10 Favorites

As another year comes to an end, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my loyal friends and followers for their continued support. I have met so many wonderful people from all over the world through my almost 3 years of blogging, and hope to continue that friendship. While I don't have anything new to post, I noticed that many of my blogger friends are posting their favorites. I thought I would do the same. Although these are not new to my older friends, my newer viewers may not go beyond the first page so I'd like to share with you my top 10 favorite creations from 2011. They are in no particular order---
Thanks for stopping by..as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings, please feel free to email me. I've got a ton of Thank You cards to do and hope to get a posting in before the end of next week. In closing, I want to wish you and yours a very healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all of my Blogger Friends! I will resume postings after the 1st of the year and will try to visit all of those that have been so kind to leave comments the past few weeks sometime this week...after all this Christmas madness is over.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Here's The Rest Of My Christmas Cards

Good Morning...I hope you are having a great week. Here are the rest of my Christmas cards as promised and my last posting until after the first of the year.
For my very special blogger friend, Lorene who loves bears. This card was made with the ever famous Go Kreate Boo on his Bums die in his Winter outfit---
For our Disney lovin' friends Kathi and Bob. This card uses a Cuttlebug die and EK Success Arrow punch for the frame---
For a special friend that I use to work with who now works at Disney World. I realized after downloading the picture, I forgot to add the red pearl to Pluto's nose but did before I mailed it. Merry Christmas Blaine---
A money holder for our wonderful dog groomer, Amy. This card is 3.25" x 7" and uses my new favorite die from The Scrapping Cottage (thanks Eunice), a paw punch and Spellbinder Holiday tag die along with Martha Stewart tree border punch. The sentiment is computer generated---
A money holder for our beautician. I stamped an Inkadinkado image then embossed with white embossing powder and inked it with Distress Ink---
And last but not least a money holder for my husband's buddy, the trash man. I used free clip art found on the Internet and colored with copics---
That's it for today...Thanks for stopping by..as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings today, please feel free to email me. I will not be back until after the first of the year so let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Few More Christmas Cards

Good Morning...I hope you had a good weekend. Can you believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away...where does the time go when you are having fun crafting? All of my Christmas cards are done and in the mail. Here are a few of them...I'll try to get back later in the week to post the rest of them. This first pair is made with a Quickutz die cut from felt and a computer generated sentiment. At first I wasn't sure about the black and red combo but I was happy with the way they turned out ---
A simple song sheet found on the internet with a Cuttlebug 3x3 wreath---
I used Spellbinder's Holiday Tags and Holly and Ornament with computer generated sentiment---
A few different embossing folders with the Cuttlebug tree and Spellbinders circle and lacey circle for this white on white card. A touch of colors from a computer generated sentiment---
A Sizzix candy cane wrapped with silver cord. A few Cuttlebug snowflake dies and Martha Stewart tree border punch---
These next 2 are for my husband's great-nephews so I wanted to make them similar. The Santa is a Scrapping Cottage die and the Snow man is a Go Kreate die---
Thanks for stopping by..and as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings today, please feel free to email me. Even though I am no longer actively blogging, I will stop by your blog if you leave a comment to see what you've been up to. Til next time...enjoy your day!

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Few Chrismas Cards

Good Morning...Happy Black Friday! There is no way you will find me on the streets or in the the malls today...That's just not my thing...in fact you won't find me in the stores until December 20th at which time I will start and finish my Christmas shopping. For those that celebrate Thanksgiving...I hope you had a wonderful day with friends and family. I know it's been awhile since I've posted...we've been out of town, visiting family and having a wonderful time but it sure is good to be back home. Here's a few cards I made before we left but didn't have time to post them. My goal is to have my Christmas cards done before Dec.1st. This first one is for my grandson and done with a Scrapping Cottage die---
This one didn't photograph well, because of the mirror paper, I took it without the flash and it looks a bit dark and dingy. It is for my good friend Gigi's son who have a fascination with mice...EEK! 
A plain and simple card done with a Sizzix embossing folder and a QuikKuts die---
This one is a day late and a dollar short. It is for our Disney lovin' friends and I didn't want to post it until they had a chance to receive it. I used clip art for the image---
That's it for now...Thanks for stopping by...as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings today, please feel free to email me. Even though I am no longer actively blogging, leave a comment and I'll be sure to stop by your blog to see what you've been up to. Til next time...have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Few Christmas Cards Done With Kraft and Red Mirror Paper

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week! A BIG welcome to my new followers! I have "met" so many wonderful people from all over the world from blogging, I hope you will visit often. I am looking forward to getting to know you. Thank you Kelly from Orange Park, Florida for the sweet comment. We have all been new at one time or another, so please if  I can be of any help to you, don't hesitate to ask. I love to share what knowledge I have with others. If you have a blog, I'd love to visit and follow you as well, if you would leave a comment or email me with your blog link, I will be sure to visit you.
Instead of getting ready for our trip north, I am finding myself in my craftroom every chance I get. I'm loving the combination of kraft and red mirror paper. Here's a few cards I've done with that combination. When I saw the Z-fold card The Other Patti Sue made, I knew I was going to have to copy it. Here is my take on the card she created in late September. Be sure to visit her blog, you will be amazed at her work, she is truly an inspiration---
The best part about this type of card for me is it forces me to finish the inside. For those of you that know me, you know I usually wait until I get ready to send it to finish the inside. By that time I'm scrambling for matching paper---
 Here's a card I did with my new favorite tool...dies from The Scrapping Cottage. After I seen a card that my  blogger friend Eunice did using the Shih Tzu Peeker, I knew I HAD to have them. In addition to the ones I had gotten for Halloween, I have gotten a bunch more so be prepared to see them a lot---
Here is a quick and simple money holder I did for our bug man---
Oh yes...I forgot to post the Halloween card I did for our Disney loving friends Kathi and Bob. It didn't photograph very well...with the flashback from the glitter on "the moon" you can't read the circle word very well but it says "Minnie Halloween Witches"---
That's it for now...Thanks for stopping by...as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings today, please feel free to email me. Even though I am no longer actively blogging,  leave a comment and I'll be sure to stop by your blog to see what you've been up to. Til next time...have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Some Thanksgiving Cards

Good Morning...Happy Friday! I hope you've had a good week and looking forward to the weekend. This is going to be a quick posting this morning...I have spend far too much time trying to get a good picture of these cards...ALL of them photographed horrible...there must be something wrong with the settings on my camera or maybe it's the lighting...who knows but the the colors are all off. For the good or bad of it...here are the cards I've been working on since my last posting.
OK...OK..I cheated on these next 2...same paper...same layout...just different ribbon. I just wanted my Thanksgiving cards DONE! But it shows how bad they photographed---
That's it for now...Thanks for stopping by...as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings today, please feel free to email me. Even though I am no longer actively blogging,  leave a comment and I'll be sure to stop by your blog to see what you've been up to. Til next time...have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Few Thank You Cards

Happy Friday!!! I hope you've had a great week! Here's a few Thank You cards that I did since my last posting. We will be taking a trip next month and will be staying with my sister in law and her husband for a few days. This is the card we will leave behind for their hospitality. The house image is from The Welcome Home set from The Cutting Cafe and the circle word is computer generated---
We normally travel with our dogs but this trip we will be leaving them behind. Here is the Thank You money holder for the boarder at our vets office. The dogs are from a Scrapping Cottage die...can you tell I love that die---
And finally here is a couple Thank You cards for my grandson, son and daughter in law for my 56th birthday celebration a few weeks ago using a Penny Black image with Nellie Snellen Flower punch. There is a story that goes along with the cow image but I'll spare you the details. The owl is a Go Kreate die---
That's it for now...I'm still working on my Thanksgiving cards but struggling. I hope to be done by next week and will post them when I'm done. Thanks for stopping by...as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings today, please feel free to email me. Even though I am no longer actively blogging, I will stop by your blog if you leave a comment to see what you've been up to. Til next time...have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm Back With Some Christmas Cards

Good Morning...Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a GREAT week. Here are the Christmas cards that I said I would post. I hope I have inspired you enough to leave a comment and sign up to be a follower if you aren't already. YOUR comments are MY inspiration to keep posting! I have been having SO much fun but I really need to set the Christmas stuff aside and get busy on my Thanksgiving cards!!! This first card is for our vet using the Scrapping Cottage Shih Tzu die. I had first seen this die on my good blogger friend Eunice's blog and knew I had to have it. I left off the goofy eyebrows from the one to make it look like a Maltese then cut the top knot off the other to make it look like a Peek-a-Poo. What a great likeness to our dogs Charlee and Triskett---   
 Here is the card I made for the twins using The Cute Christmas Collection from Digi Stamp Boutique that I colored with Copics, added a few snowflakes using the 2x2 Cuttlebug Snowflake die and added some Liquid Applique---
 A mitten card using Spellbinder Mitten die---
 Another mitten card...using the Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder. This is a Z-fold and try as I might I couldn't get a good picture of it opened---
And finally a card using the Go Kreate Snowman, Cuttlebug 3x3 Tree die and Swiss Dot embossing folder. The sheet music is Frosy the Snowman that I found on-line. Because of the bells, I had to make an envelope box---
Super EASY and it fits like a glove. I used a 6 1/2" by 11" sheet of card stock scored at 1/2" on each side then scored at 2", 2 1/2", 6 7/8", 7 3/8". Then added a scallop border, some score lines, Scor Tape and an elastic cord for closing---
That's it for today...I've got a few Thank You cards to make than I've GOT to get busy on my Thanksgiving cards!!! Thanks for stopping by..and as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings today, please feel free to email me. Even though I am no longer actively blogging, I will stop by your blog if you leave a comment to see what you've been up to. I won't be adding these to my Slide Show...it's my understanding that the site that I use for the slide show will be discontinuing it after the first of the year at which time I will remove it and see what I can come up with to replace it. Have a wonderful week..I'll see you next time!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Something Other Than Halloween Cards To Look At!

Hello Everyone! It's been awhile since I have posted anything but I thought since I am still getting visitors and even a few new followers, I'd give you something new to look at. I don't know about you but I'm getting tired of looking at Halloween cards. I really should be thinking about  Thanksgiving cards but my heart just isn't into it...so instead here are a few miscellaneous cards. The first 2 are quick and easy cards for my Granddaughters Chloe and Bella. Chloe is really into Hello Kitty and Bella...well she likes anything. I had sent Kayli the Bubble Gum card I made a while back for The Cutting Cafe---  

These next 2 are for my good Blogger friend Lorene and her Great Granddaughter--- 
This next one is for my good friend Gigi for Halloween. It is very similar to one that I posted last time except it is not a topper card and something that doesn't show on camera is the middle pumpkin has a wobbler. Don't look too close, I got very sloppy with the inking---
And finally my first Thanksgiving Day card for the year---
That's it for now but be sure to check back...instead of working on Thanksgiving cards, I've been having a blast with Christmas cards and I will be posting them later in the week. Thanks for stopping by..and as always if you have any questions on the recipe or supplies that I have used in my postings today, please feel free to email me. Even though I am no longer actively blogging, I will stop by your blog if you leave a comment to see what you've been up to. Have a wonderful week..I'll see you next time!