Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Well, I've done something that I've NEVER done before! I signed up to be in a card swap. Flowerdisco's Scrap Hut will be hosting the swap. We will be making 18 cards to swap. A BIG thanks to Agnes for taking this on.

Since I will be making a card for each month plus a few extra special days, I decided to make additional sets to sell. My daughter just won UCA All-American Cheerleader. We have the opportunity to go to London for their New Year's Day parade. I think I will try to sell some at craft fairs this fall to help with the cost.

I look forward to making and posting some of my work here. Wish me luck.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Flower Card

I designed this birthday card for a young lady. I found the Happy Birthday ribbon at Target in the $1 bin. I used Walk In My Garden cartridge.

Form a 5 ½ x 4 ¼ folder card from light blue/green card stock.

Cut tan dot paper at 5 ¼ x 4 inch

Cut coordinating print (light green/blue) at 2 x 4 inch

Assemble, tan dot paper to front of card, center coordinating print (light green/blue) on top of tan dot paper.

Attach Happy Birthday Ribbon about 1 ½ inches from bottom

To cut Flower 2”, 1 ½ “and 1” light yellow. page 87
To cut center flower (bronze) at 1 ½ inch, page 82
To cut leaf twice at 1 inch.

Assemble flowers, add baling in the center. Layer leaves and large flower on ribbon; add the two additional flowers on front of card.

Thanks You Card

So, I have been busy working on lots of mini albums for a cheer fundraiser and now I finally get a chance to figure out this blog post. I hope you enjoy visiting my site and please leave comments and let me know what you think.

Here is a card I made for my daughter to give to a friend. Enjoy.

Form a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ side folded card from orange card stock.

Cut 4 x 5 ¼ green card stock. Emboss with Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder.

To cut flower use George and Basic Shapes cartridge, Press “shadow blackout”, “shift” “flower2” and cut dark pink card stock at 2 ½ inch.. Repeat same flower on orange at 2 inches.

Emboss orange flower with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.

Cut white paper at 2 ½ x 1 inch. Add sentiment Thank You with a clear stamp.

To assemble card, add green emboss piece to front of orange card, tie pink and white ribbon around the side of the card front and tie a bow. Trim ribbon ends.

Layer flower using pop dots and adhere to top area of card. Adhere sentiment to bottom of the card.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ready for my first challenge

My Pink Stamper is hosting a Father's Day Challenge and giving away as the prize a Cricut Expression. I would love to win it to upgrade so that I can make different things that I see created by so many talented people. The challenge was to make something for Father's Day.

Here is my first challenge. Since my husband and father both have passed away, I decided to make this card for my father-in-law, he has played a special role in our life. We love him.

I have only been using my Cricut (the small one) for about 6 months. Please let me know what you think.