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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Owl Be There For You

I've never really liked owls, but I saw this pallet of colors in my book and decided to use it.  It turned out adorable for these owls! The little white tag had a star on it which goes with the starry night,, wispy winds, and crazy colors. It was really fun to make this card. 

The inside says, "Owl Be There For You" reflecting the colors used on the front of the card. 
I used Just Because Cards, Paper Doll Dress up and Serenade. and Marvy Le Plume markers. I added those little googly eyes because I like them.  The paper was from a weird mixture of paper that I picked up at Tuesday morning. Patterns are really hard for me, but these papers were easy and all on the color wheel. 

Simon Says - Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafting From The Heart- Use Your Passions
Tuesday Throw Down, Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge

Friday, February 20, 2015

Seize the day - Happy Birthday Nuts

I often see things differently and have a funny take on the literal and the funny.  This is my card with that twist of funny.

I made the silver nut out of a stop sign on My Community.
The squirrel and acorn is from Create a Critter
Sentiment on the outside I printed on the computer.
Inside arrows and heart and Happy Birthday to you

Have a great day!

Seize the Day birthday card/Seize the BirthdayCards Galore 

ChallengesCrafty Calendar Challenge - Anything goes

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Baseball 47 Days

Count down to Baseball.... pitchers and catchers are reporting now.  And my DH LOVES baseball.  In fact, when we got out of the Navy, he intended to go to Umpire School, but it didn't work out.

Now, the real reason for this card is that I used to play baseball and I LOVED it.  I was playing as a center field, when the ball got lost in the lights and it hit me in the face. Breaking bones in my face, began 2 years and  3 surgeries.  My husband was gone on 6 months deployment.... and I had my 3 sons to take care of .  They were sitting in the crowd while I was playing.  One of the guys on the team put a baseball cap over my face so it wouldn't scare my kids.

 I really looked horrible.  The doctor took a picture of my face so that when I facial rebuild he could show me that picture to show that he had only pizza to work with.  And he was right, there was a crater in my face where the ball landed.  I can laugh about it now!!  Laughing is important to me.

Bring it on baseball.  Cheering for the Texas Rangers all the way! 

All Sport Cartridge
Sesame Street Font
Paper Sampler

.One other thing.  I make cards that make me happy, then I look for a challenge that fits it.  I think most people do it reversed.  But that's not me. 

Entered inSimply Create-Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion- Anything GoesAvenue613

Monday, February 16, 2015


Squares and colors.  "Embrace Life"
and "Create Joy" inside.

I have someone that would greatly benefit this card.
Square Cut Lattice Work

Simply create Anything Goes

crafting from the heart

Thanks for stopping by.

An Apple A Day

The Apple of My Pie.
  Next Month we have Pi day. 3.1415
There was no pi symbol in Cricut

So, I punned it. 

From My Kitchen
Just Because Cards
Paper Doll Dress Up
Cricut Font
Paisley Embossing
All layers cut 4 times 
to build them up so I didn't have foam for them
because, I'm out. 

PennysChallenges 214 Embossing

FCCB - Challenge #244-Use Red in a project

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #38 - Always Anything Goes

Avenue 3:16


Thursday, February 12, 2015

The More You Give

 The more you give,
The more you get. 
Red Heart was in my scrap pile.  I've had the ribbon forever but hadn't used it until now, for some reason.  Washi Tape lace, pearls, and embossing. 

Clear It Out - Use Red Stash and Red embellishments

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

XoXo old fashion love song.

Used the sketch and the inspired picture.  
Buttons out of my button box.  Never knew how many heart buttons I had.  XOXO Cricut cuts from Stretch Your Imagination and I love you insideCandy Hearts.... well I just ate them after I shot the photo. :-}
Entered in the Fusion  Card ChallengeCrafting From The Heart #46

Crafting Sentiments-Challenge USE RED

Monday, February 9, 2015

For the love of a tree.

My husband loves trees.  He stands and admires them, takes tons of pictures of them and consciously tries to plant them.  I wanted to do a valentine that honors that.  This is what I did with some scraps, Summer Celebrations cartridge, gold pen, white pen and washi tape.  It made me happy.  Especially the little bird in his bird tree house.

Entered in Fantabulous Cricut for the Valentine Card Challenge #244

Monday, February 2, 2015

XOXO, I love you.

XOXO, I love you. 

Wooden blocks that I decopauged with some old cricut paper.  
graced in a wooden flower and some white paper flowers. It's going to be a surprise who gets it!

Entered in Penny's Paper Craftingand Craft Your PassionNOT just cards - anything goes and DT callAud Sentiment Challenge - Challenge 124 -Valentine or Love Sentiment

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Misfits Unite

I tried these pieces for a challenge, but I got it done and hated it.  I took it apart and used everything else on another card.  Then I cut this swing card and the pieces were perfect!  It seems like a valentine card and I guess it could be.  But it is actually for a friend, a single friend, she's weird just like me... and while I am married, my husband is gone frequently, which makes me a weird married friend, so this card fits perfect, from me to her. 

I'm entering this completed piece that I actually like in Pile It On - Hearts and Flowers challenge #52 This challenge ends Saturday, January 31, 2015Penny's Challenge #212 - Anything Goes  This challenge ends on Monday, Feb 2, 2015Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge - HEARTS - Challenge ends February 8, 2015, FantabulousCricut - Valentine's #244

Happy BIRTHday Gift

This is my BIRTHday gift for Levi Wilkinson.  It was a cigar box that I covered in black vinyl. Then, I created the train and font name.  I softened the paper look and feel by putting packing tape over the paper and pulling it off.  In effect, felting the paper.  It's layered 5 times to create a stand up design without adding foam tape.  I created vinyl arrows to go around the sides.

The top slides off.  Inside I put coupons, and some gift cards.  The gift box turns into a keepsake box. for Levi's BIRTHday keepsakes.

Levi's BIRTHday

Entered in Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes but still must be Birthday Theme This challenges ends Feb 19, 2015  CASology - Birthday -#131  This challenge ends, Monday, Feb 2, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wood You Be Mine

So, Fusion Card Craft has a card challenge with the inspiration photos being woody. The only thing not wood on this card is the bee, ribbon and glitter. I had two other cards I tried and they just didn't turn out well.  I'll post those later.  

Friday, January 23, 2015

My Spot!

My dog, spot, knock, knock, knock, Penny.

I love the Big Bang Theory, so, the thought of Sheldon and his couch spot was what inspired the funny thought of the spot, my spot, my dog named spot.... Sheldon''s spot!

Just something funny for the droll winter day.  I really love to laugh. It's funny when I chuckle to my self as I design and then see it come together in paper piecing, which I LOVE.

Boo Winter!

Okay, it's cold, wet, frozen, snow, ice, falling down, shoveling snow.
I LOVE it, but the rest of my family does not.  This card is for them.
Everything was made on the provided Cricut Craft Room Basics.
Circles, squares, etc.  This is the way my frozen husband is when he has to shovel snow.

Entered in Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - #242 Snowmen

Thursday, January 22, 2015

You Want A Piece of Me?

I have several of these funny cards that I thought of this last week. 
This is a post of several I will do. 
I used the Create A Friend cartridge for the body.
An Oval for the Watermelon Head.
The Knife is from the Paper Doll Dress Up.
White brads, some swirls let over from other projects,
Printed saying.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Yo Yo

Just a couple of YoYo's

Font is Sesame Street Font
Word Bubbles and circles from Cricut Basic
Stars and Accents - From My Kitchen
Scrap Paper\

I couldn't stop giggling while I was designing this, so I hope you got a giggle too! 


Just making cards.  Don't know what sentiment this one is, yet. 

50 states
French Manor

Monday, January 12, 2015

Playing With Words

Playing with words has been fun this week.  I love puns and laughter.  One card will belie my feelings this week as I recover from an injury. And so I laugh.... even at myself.

The beauty of being outside where all the real things get done.  
Going Places Cartridge
Cricut Basics
Lyrical Letters
From the Kitchen Cartridge


Pajama day? Yes! That's what I wanted today, but SURPRISE, Physical Therapy instead.

And even my dog did not want to go out today.
So, he got his own card. 

In the Winter the Dog and I both don't want to go outside and run.

And then the play on words. 

Now Is The Time To Do It Later! 
Procrastination IS the theme of the day!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cow-Tipping and Puppy-Love

Well, living in Texas, makes one familiar with rural living and the activities of bored kids.  I've been cow-tipping in my life, but never tipped a cow.

Hope this one made you smile and chuckle
Create a Critter

Entered in:  Mojo Monday

Puppy Love
My mom is having her 70th birthday soon.  I'm busy making cards to flood her mailbox. 
Paper Pups
Stretch your Imagination
Tulip Punch

Cross-hair of the paper that is really really small stripes.

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Card for my mum- Papertake Weekly

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

It's a new year.  My youngest son and his wife, with baby Ruby, are moving to Hawaii next week. I'm very happy for them because its beautiful there and I know they will enjoy it. But trips to Hawaii have to be planned not just, "hey, can we come see you this weekend?"  I'm glad for their experiences in the military.  It was a good life for us.

Anyway, these are New Year/Thank you cards I made for people that I didn't get Christmas cards too, or a Christmas card that came with goodies to eat.  :0 ) The yummy ones!

First, the Christmas elf that is ready to party!

Time to have some fun when all the work is done!  Shades and party hat, secret Santa gift and a noise maker in hand.  Joys of the Season and Paper Doll Dress UP

Next were several cards I did to encourage people at the start of the new year. 

This is the joy of beginning my 2015 year.... a new baby next month. 
And It's a girl!
But,, I can't post that card until after I give it to her. 

Entered in the Bitten By The Bug 2 - Favorite Cut of all time
My favorite cut would be a font!  I love the fonts. 
Fantabulous Cricut - for something fun in the winter. 
an elf partying for the work is done 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Bring on 2015

It's sleeting here today.  It's cold.  So I thought I would share this cold snowman. 
He thinks "Its Cool"

Merry Christmas all

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