Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thanks, Grandma!

My family has planned a wonderful trip to Disney this summer!   YAY FAMILY!!!  My wonderful grandma is an RCI member.  She (as always) was gracious enough to use her points to help us get an extremely week in an extremely nice resort just 5 miles from Disney!  So to thank her, I made her a little card and I sent her an angel brooch.  She often (almost always) is wearing one and so I wanted to give her one that I thought she would really love!  She received it in the mail today and let me know right away how much she does love it!  Yay!  Aren't grandma's the best?  I mean really - the only thing I wish - is that she lived closer to us....and could be here FOREVER of course!  I am a very lucky person who comes from a great family.  I was a very lucky child to have loving parents who are stilled married today - something like 38-39 yrs?!?!?  And then to be 35 and still have my most wonderful grandma in my life - truly, I am blessed.  I love her madly!  I wish I could see her every single day!  Okay so enough with all the mushy is my card!  I hope you like it.  Please if you do, follow me, let me know you like it!  Send your friends here too!  Thanks!

I used the wild card CRICUT cartridge for this card.  I also used We R Memory Keepers papers from the grandma's kitchen designer scrapbook pad.  I actually inked my edges with a sharpie and added a little bling with my Imaginisce I-Rock!  

 Well, I hope you like my card!  If you do, please give your grandma a hug today.  If that's not possible, hug someone who is like a grandma to you!  I have a few of those around here locally too.  One has been ailing lately, and I can't seem to get her off my mind so I'm going to do some crafting for her and make a special delivery!  :)  Anyway, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Easter will be here before we know it!!!

How exciting is it to have your friends and family ask you to create a card or sentiment tag, etc. for them to give one of their friends or loved ones???  Recently,  I have had two different people ask me to do this for them!  I am stoked!!!  My friends asking me to do this for them has been the BEST form of recognition and flattery for me!  It really means they like my creations!!!  The first was a birthday card.  I didn't get a very good picture of it before I gave it away though.  :(  I posted a pic of it on FB but then didn't like the orientation of it so I changed it around.  The only pic I took of the new version was blurry.  Oh well.  The second request was for an Easter card for a (approx) 2 yr old!  How fun, right?!?!?  I decided I wanted to put an Easter bunny on the front hopping along through the green spring grass!  So I used Create-a-Critter cart and an action wobble to give my bunny some mobility!  How fun for a little girl, right!  Here it is.......

I also used a Pink By Design sentiment stamp on the inside - it reads Hippity-Hoppity-Happy!  I used stickles to add a little glitter to the flowers in the background as well!  Super cute, right???  If  you think so, please let me know!  That's all for now!  Thanks for looking!  Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's A Boy!!!!

Congratulations to my friends Amy and Andy on their second little boy! He was brought into this world last Sunday!  I have made a layout for them to document his date/time of birth, name, weight, height or whatever info they'd like to put on there as well as a picture of their new little guy!  The layout is from an American Crafts Kit that I took and changed up a little bit.....I hope you like it!  I also made them a card using some cuts from Wild Cards cricut cdartridge!  I also used the cuttlebug to emboss the background - I inked it first!  This is the first time I have tried that technique, and I must admit I LOVE LOVE LOVE the effect and it was so simple!  I'm not sure why I was afraid to try it!  Anyway, I hope you like my baby goods......leave me a quick comment if you do - or better yet - become a follower!  Thanks for viewing and as always, Happy Crafting!!!

There is a diecut inside as well - it says "It's a Boy"

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cards, Cards, Cards

Today I have a couple of cards for you to see!  The first one, my ten year old son made - I only helped him a little!  The other two I made - one in honor of Jon Bon Jovi's 47th birthday a few days ago and the other a card for a huge promotion my mom got at work....I hope you enjoy these!  I (we) had fun making them!  If you do like them, please let me know!  I'm currently working on a baby layout and card - hope to have them up soon!  Happy Crafting!!!

This is Colin's card he made for his mom.  He picked out all the colors and the image.  We used paper studio paper, the imaginisce I-Rock for the fish's eye and the MEOW cricut lite cartridge.  On the inside is a stamped Pink By Design sentiment - Fishing You A Happy Birthday!  I think he did a nice job - how about you?

Here is a silly glittered guitar card in honor of Jon Bon Jovi's (i <3 him) 47th birthday!  In addition to MS glitter, I used Indie Rock and Nifty Fifties carts on this one!  Another Pink By Design (love her stamps!) sentiment inside this one - Just a Note...

This card is for my mom. She has worked in the College of Engineering at Purdue University...well, we'll just say for a LONG time...the last 10 years directly for the dean.  Now, beginning this last Tuesday, she is the Executive Assistant to the President of the University!!!  Huge Promotion...Way To Go Mom!  I made her a gold and black Congratulations card!  The picture below is the inside of the card!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hang In There

Welcome Friends!  Last weekend, a sweet little lady that works for me had a massive heart attack.  I was shocked and kinda numb....I've been to see her a couple times this week and she is doing remarkably well!  I made this little card for her!  She loved it....but like I said, she is very sweet!  I hope you like it too!  If you do, let me know!  Thanks!  I used the Wild Card Cartridge and my Imaginisce I-Rock for the bling!