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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tear drop Christmas wreath

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. We have all survived Thanksgiving. I am ready to decorate for Christmas. I plan to put up a white tree. I will post some pics when I'm done. I have to drag everything out of the shed. Not looking forward to that but its part of the process. I did make the wreath for the  front door. I got the teardrop wreath at Joann's black Friday sale. It was 60% off. Wonderful!!!!!! I got the rest of the supplies at the dollar store. A couple bushes of poinsettia's, some berry's, some ribbon, some bells and a cute red bird. I stopped out at the lake after church today and gathered the pine cones. Usually my granddaughter and I would do this. She isn't here this year( she moved out of state). I miss little things like that with her. Here are some pics of the very simple tear drop wreath I made today.
my haul from the dollar store

teardrop wreath from Joanns

My finished wreath on my front door.
Love it!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Wow, I am a messy card maker. Excuse the mess please! I do finally clean it up. When im all done.
 Hello Everyone
Happy Thanksgiving. I'm hoping everyone had a great day. Mine was wonderful. Family Food and Fun. Not all 3 of my kiddos were here. My one son Jason was in Austin. He called and we had a good chat. My daughter and her family were in Louisiana. They called and were having a great time. They were enjoying some good Cajun food. The Cowboys played the New Orleans Saints. We had several calls back and forth. The ribbing was all in good fun.
Im so Thankful for my loving family. My mother, my brother and my son James were here for the day. We had a great day. I thank the Lord we are all safe and home.

I have been very busy. I have not had time to blog much but I have been making some cards. I made a about 30 plus for my church. They will sale them at the bookstore. I didn't get any pics of them. I was running late Sunday. I grabbed them and dropped them off at church before I realized I had not taken any pics. They were mostly Christmas cards. Most were dry embossed. I have also been busy making some birthday cards. Here is a pic of the two I made last week. The cherry card was made with my cricut. The other card is a simply tag card. It is my favorite card to make. Its like a black dress. You can either dress this card up or dress it down. Either way it always looks great. if you have any questions about either card left me a comment and I will get back to you. Enjoy your black Friday shopping!!

Im working on a baby card. I saw a card like this in a blog and thought hmm this would be a good card to use my rolled felt flower on. When its complete I will take another pic.
Take care and have a great weekend everyone!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New card with random found stamps

All stamps do not have to come in a set. I wish I could afford to buy all the wonderful stamp sets that are available today. I cant do it so I pick up stamps from all kind of places. Some stamps are a great  deal and I use them all the time. I have several I got from Michaels $1 bin that are my go to stamps for almost every card. Others dont stamp well or I find I dont have a need for them. Sometimes though I get lucky. Like I did this week.

This is a card I made using 6 different stamps. I got 5 of them from the Michael's $1 bin. The stamp I used to make the divides I got from Big Lots. The divide stamp (a simple straight line, that I made into the grid) came with 6 other stamps and I got them all for $1.00. I bought all they had, there was 5 different sets. I went to another Big Lots but they didn't have any. So I was lucky to find the ones I did find. This is simple card. It is an example of what you can do with the small stamps you pick up along the way that do not have any collation. The same day I found these stamps, I got a set of stamps from Goodwill. They had never been used and for .50 I got 5 wonderful clear stamps. I plan to make some cards from the stamps I got this week. I will challenge myself to make something from all the new stamps I got. This should be fun. So check back and see what I come up with. Have a great week!

Happy Everything Card

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Make a card today for someone you Love

I scraplifted this off a Sizzix ad in one of my scrap mags. They did a whole 12x12 page
I just made it smaller to fit on a 6 1/2 x5 card. Im planning on making  a page too.

The card stock I bought at Tuesday Morning this week was already embossed.
There are 25 pages of very heavy card stock in each package. I got about 6 colors. They were $1.99
a package.
Today I had a wonderful suprise. I talked to an old freind I haven't talk to in 5 or 6 months. It was great to hear his voice and feel his sprit. So today while I was feeling all happy, I made a happy love card for my grand daughter. She also called me today and told me all about her new house. She loves her new teacher and  is having a blast playing with all her cousins. Im happy for her but I miss our play time too.
Happy card making everyone. Make a card today for someone you love.

Cards for my November Card swap

From the Childs Year cart. I cut them at 5 1/2. The sentiment is a Morning Star stamp. Flower
ribbon and button are from my stash.
Hello everyone. Hope your week is going well. I have been sick but very busy. I have finished my cards for the swap finally!!!. It was great fun. I plan to do it again next month. Cant wait to get my share of the cards. We did 12 cards of 2 designs, 6 each design.  If you have a chance to do a swap please do it.
A simple Tag card. I used a sentiment from
Morning Star Stamps. The bird I got at Hobby Lobby



Sunday, November 7, 2010

Princess dress layout


I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. Mine was very good. Despite the fact that my grand daughter has moved out of state. I miss her so much. I did a scrapbook page of her. She was dressed in her Princess dress. She loves to pose. She's so good at it. I scraplifted this layout from a scrabooking mag. Changed the colors to match her dress. I love the way it turned out.
I'm working on my 12 cards for the card swap I'm doing. I will post them as soon as I'm done. Then its on to working on my daughters Christmas present. I'm doing her a recipe album. We have changed the direction of this album 3 times. I think we have finally decided on layout. I will post some picture when I get a few pages done.
Have a great week!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dad and Me page

Good Morning Everyone

Today I was working on a lay out page for my grand daughter Kimmy. I have tons of pictures of her and her dad. She is a daddy's girl. I have wanted to make a paper bag album of these pics. Time has not permitted that. I saw these pics this morning laying on top of my photo box.
I made the circle using the Accent Essential cart. There are a lot of great things on this cart for scrap booking. Not so much for cards. The sizes lend themselves (they just look better) to a bigger page than a card.

Tomorrow my grand daughter moves out of state. I will miss her terribly. Lucky for me, I have a job interview tomorrow with Joann's. They are looking for someone to handle their crops a few times a month. I'm their gal!!!! I will let you know. I'm not the only person they are interviewing. So we will see.