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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm Back...But Only For A Short Visit

Good Morning Everyone! I'm back but only for a short visit. While I survived the cataract surgery and am able to see again, I now have other issues. I thought I had a pinched nerve but the x-ray proved that was not the case, I now have to go for a nerve study to see why I am having such pain when bending and reaching. It was scheduled yesterday but when I woke up Monday, the pain was gone so I cancelled only to have the pain return. To make a long story short, I am now scheduled for the end on the month. I wanted to share the last of my Christmas cards with you.  Here is a doghouse shaped card I did for our vet done with a pine bough from Impression Obsession, the dogs from Scrapping Cottage and the doghouse that that I did in my Silhouette. It's a re-do of the card I made awhile back that I wasn't happy with...the dogs are a perfect likeness of our dogs Triskett and Charlee--
 Here's the money holder for our dog groomer---
The Mickey ornament was done with a Mickey head that I attached the holder to and cut out the word joy in my Silhouette. I also scanned the pine bough die into my computer, imported it into Silhouette so I could reduce it in size---
 Here's another die cut from Scrapping Cottage that I scanned into my computer then imported it into my Silhouette, not so I could reduce it in size but so I could do an offset of the snowflake wreath. The mittens are from the Silhouette online store---
 These next 6 CAS were also done with my Silhouette---

This winter house is a die cut from Scrapping Cottage that I scanned then imported into Silhouette so that I could reduce it in size. I took the picture before I added the bling to the Star of Wonder from Memory Box---
Here a quick and easy card done with the border die from Scrapping Cottage...I added bling to the larger snowflakes of the background paper after the picture was taken---
 Another card done with the winter house from Scrapping Cottage done in full size---
A CAS card that I saw on Pintrest and thought it was cute...I added the cardinals done in my Silhouette---
Here's a Halloween card I forgot to post prior to my eye surgery. Done with clipart and a few cuts from the Silhouette on line store---
That's it for now...Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. I'll try not to be such a stranger and stop by all that leaves a comment but it will have to be spread over the next few days. I am in such pain every time I twist, bend or reach. Enjoy your day and I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Birthday, Breast Cancer and 2 Anniversary Cards

Greetings Blog Friends! I hope you are having a good weekend! I don't usually post on the weekends and almost never ever post at night but I've got a busy week ahead and I wanted to gets these posted before I lost the thread of things. A simple card made with Spellbinder Sprightly Sprockets...That right...a card done without the use of my Silhouette... 
A while back, my son asked me to cut him a breast cancer ribbon with my Silhouette so that he could make a card for my ex-sister-in-law who recently underwent surgery for breast cancer. While I was at it, I cut the ribbon for myself and made this card, just to have on hand---
The same but different...2 anniversary cards...The same layout, different paper and one has a square and the other has an oval for the sentiment. This was my first attempt at using the rhinestone feature on my Silhouette. Now, with the olive out of the jar, I will have to try something a little more creative---
That's it for now...Just to let you know that I may be MIA for awhile. Many months ago, I noticed a drastic change in my vision. When I went to my eye doctor last month, she confirmed what I had already thought was the case...cataracts...both eyes making me as blind as a bat. I will have surgery on the first eye this week with the other to follow once my "new eye" settles in. Not knowing how my vision will be with only one good eye, I don't want to say when I will be back blogging. Cross your fingers that all goes well. I will see you when I see you but the next time I post...I will REALLY be able to see! Have a great evening!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Halloween Collection for 2013

Good Morning...I hope your week is off to a great start. I know that I have been a really bad blogger. Every time I say I'm going to do better, I end up doing worse. I must have lost my enthusiasm for blogging or just gotten is so much work! I finished my Halloween cards last week but didn't have a chance to post them until now. I'm not a big fan of Halloween so these my be a bit cheesy but here they are. Done with a file I got from The Silhouette online store from SnapDragon Snippets. This skeleton in a coffin was a snap to put together. I love all of the files from SnapDragon--- 
I turned this Frankenstein image from Miss Kate's Cuttables info a shaped card for our 7 year old grandson---
For the twins, I found this cute ghost clip art on line. I turned it into a shaped card, added a tag and called it a day---

There is a slight sheen to the papers I used for this card so it didn't photograph well, it looks way better in real life. I used various cuts from the Silhouette online store---
That's it for now...Thanks for stopping by. Til next time...Enjoy your day and have a great week!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

More Christmas 2013

Good Morning Everyone! I know it has been awhile since my last's not that I haven't been crafting...I just haven't been blogging. Tsk tsk for me being a bad blogger...Tsk tsk for you coming on my blog without leaving a comment! With THAT being's a few cards since my last posting. Awhile ago I had gotten this adorable penguin template from Mama Dina's blog but never did anything with it. We had taken our oldest grandson to Sea World to see the Antarctic Exhibit so I thought I'd turn the template into a shaped card. I added the string of lights and a hat...Aren't those eyes and feet too cute---
For the twins a quick little card using clip art I found online. With my Silhouette, it's a snap to do mirror image cards---

Not real happy with the way this card turned out. The dog and dog house, along with the tree is from the Silhouette online store that I turned into a shaped card. The tiny lights stand is from Memory Box and the holly is from the Cutting Cottage Santa's Toys. I will probably re-do it but for it is---

A quick card using a Silhouette sentiment, Spellbinders Floral Oval and Martha Stewart Holly punch that I crimped---
Another quick card using Spellbinders Floral Oval along with Silhouette poinsettias and Impressive Obsession Pine Wreath Collection, Memory Box Twig (without the leaves and berries) and a picture of a Chickadee that I found online that I did a print and cut with my Silhouette---
A SUPER quick card (maybe 20 minutes...start to finish) using a snow scene picture I found online and added the lamppost from Nitwit Make a Scene collection. If I run short of time, I will duplicate this card but instead of using Flower Soft, I will probably use chunky glitter---
A pop up card from the Silhouette online store by Samantha Walker. No matter how hard I tried to get a good picture of the front, I just wasn't able to. The front is blue with stars and the words Peace of Earth showing through in white---
That's it for now...I think I've got a pretty good run on my Christmas cards, I will probably be working on Halloween next. I'm not sure when I will be I have said before...YOUR comments are my inspiration to keep posting. Enjoy your day and have a great week!

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Couple Birthday and a Thank You Card

Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you had a good weekend. For those of you that have wondered where I have been...I'm here...I'm here! I just haven't had much time for blogging. I suppose once again I have gotten lazy and neglected my blog. Here are a couple of birthday cards and a quick thank you card that is a little out of my comfort zone. For this first birthday card I used a mix of Spellbinder Sprightly Sprockets and gears from the Silhouette online store. The Scrabble pieces are a print and cut done with my Silhouette---     
A birthday card for my special Blogger friend Lorene. The bear and background papers are from the Nitwit Grin and Bear It collection teamed with a few cuts from my Silhouette---
A little bit out of my comfort zone but I wanted to do something with the mouse from the Beatrix Potter collection I had gotten several weeks ago when The Silhouette online store had a half price sale of their licensed print and cut images. You can't tell from the picture but I used rock candy distressed stickles on the back ground and added the needle and thread from Memory Box---
That's is for now. Til next time...have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Few Birthday Cards and A Special Sympathy Card

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you had a great weekend. I have been busy working on a project for my son in Tennessee but I wanted to take a break to share with you a few birthday cards and a special sympathy card I made since my last posting. This is going to be a quick posting since I am really pressed for time---

 That's it for now. I really must run...enjoy your day. See you next time!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary From Donald and Daisy

Good Morning...I hope you are having a great week. Here's an anniversary card I'd like to share with you and take the opportunity to to say "Happy Anniversary" to our good friends Kathi and Bob. Made with clip art that I found on line and a few cuts from the Silhouette on line store, I had so much fun making this card--- 
That's it for today...thanks for stopping by. Remember, I will be out of touch while I am working on a project for my son but hope to be back soon...til then enjoy your day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

More Christmas In July...A Week Late!

Good Morning Blog Friends! I hope you had a nice weekend. I really meant to post these last week but time got away from me and I wasn't able to until now. For those of you that have been following me for awhile, you may remember the "Candy Cane Poem" card I did a couple years ago, the layout is a bit different but the sentiment is the same---
Here's a close up of the sentiment...I love that poem---
A card for our friends up north---
And a card for my good friend Gigi. It photographed a little dark---
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I will be MIA as I am working on a project for my son but will be try not to be gone too long. Enjoy your day...see you next time!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Few Birthday Cards for Our Grandsons

Good Morning Sweet Blogger Friends! I hope you are having a great week. Just a quick posting to share the birthday cards I made for our grandsons. Made with clip art I found online and the print and cut feature of my Silhouette. Kind of corny I know but I'm sure they will love them. They love getting cards from daughter in law has a decorative basket in their room with every card I have made for them---
These are for the twins...since I couldn't mirror image the card because of the "3" I decided to flip-flop the paper. Recently my blogger friend, Kim from Colorado asked if I ever duplicate my Christmas cards and this is the reason I don't. I get so bored with it that half way through the second card, I am so tired of looking at it---
That's it for now...thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Few More Christmas Cards for 2013

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Here's a few Christmas cards I made instead of working on the birthday cards that need to be done by next week. This old time Santa is a Nitwit image that I did a print and cut with my Silhouette, as is the paper and sentiment. I really like this image so I'm certain you will be seeing it a lot---
 Made with my Silhouette. I did a 'print' instead of a 'cut' for the sentiment---
 Although the photograph is crooked, it isn't in real life. The Santa and holly is from a Nitwit collection and the sentiment and photo corners are from the Silhouette online store---
That's it for now...thanks for stopping by. I will put the red and green away just long enough to make the birthday cards that have to be done for July. Til next time...enjoy your day!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More Christmas in July 2013

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you are having a good week. Here's a few more Christmas cards done with my Silhouette that I'd like to share with you. When I started my Christmas cards in July last year, it worked out so well that I thought I'd make it a tradition. Other than a few birthday cards, an anniversary card here and there and maybe a thank you card or two, I will be working on Christmas cards until the end of the year or until I am done...whichever comes first. . 
That's it for now...I do have a few birthday cards to do for the month of July and hope to get them done and posted next week. Thanks for stopping by...Enjoy your day...See you next time!