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July 2011 Issue

Also Three cards in the

Sept/Oct 2011 Issue

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How I glittered my Dove card

Here is a video on how I glittered the dove card that was in The Bug Magazine. If you have any questions please contact me.
Happy Crafting

I received my package from The Bug magazine today. We got some great prizes. I got a Hedi Swapp Tee shirt, a couple packages of stickers, some great window cards and envelopes and an Art Blanche composition book. But no Amy embossing pen. So I guess I will just have to buy myself one!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Video of my homemade Clip It Up Rack

Here is a video about a homemade clip it up rack I made for my craft room. I bought the shoe rack at Walmart. I also show you a 3 tier stand I made for my craft table. It's prefect to keep things off the table top. I'm always loosing my stamps or ribbon. The stand helps me keep them from being lost under ton of papers on my craft table. Let me know if you make one!

Happy Crafting


Friday, July 22, 2011

The Bug Magazine has arrived!!

O-M-G guys!! The magazine is finally here.
 I have been waiting 3 weeks for it to arrive and its finally here. This is the first time I have been published in anything. So I'm very excited to share with you the cards I made and The Bug Magazine published. This is a subscription only magazine. You wont be able to go buy yourself a copy at the news stand. But you can check them out at THEBUGMAGAZINE.COM.  So go get yourself a copy!!

I made 2 cards to Thank our troops. Both of them were published on page 28 of the July/ August issue.

Cartridge-Beyond Birthdays
Dove page 125, Cut at 5 1/2 inches
Sentiment page 100, Cut at 2 inches

#1 Cartridge- Sentimentals
Butterfly cut at 3 1/2 inches
White Wings were
run through Swiss dot cuttlebug folder.
#2 Cartridge---Beyond Birthday
God Bless cut at 2 inches

Today I was told we would be receiving our prize package and our original cards back sometimes this week. There is great article in the magazine about Amy's wonderful embossing pens for the Cricut..  I hope... I hope.. I hope ....we get one of them in our prize package. I'll let you know if I do.
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Carousel Step Card

I made this one in  Black and White .
Hello Thursday Everyone
I made a video yesterday of  this Circus card I made with a new cartridge.  I picked this cart up at Walmart called Carousel. My Walmart had them all marked down to $29. When I picked it up I didn't have high hopes for this cart. I thought maybe one or two cuts were cute. BUT!!! once I got it home and started looking at it and thinking, What can I do with this? I started to believe I had a pretty good cart there. I made a center step card and it was prefect for this theme. This is a 6x6 card. I made it for our card swap at the end of July.
The center step card is cut at  5.5 x11
see video for scoring measurments
The circus is 1 inch
The carousel is 4 inches
The balloons are 3 inches
The video shows how simple this card is to cut and assemble.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Flower Shoppe Cartridge Card

The finished card
Here is a video of a card I made from the Flower Shoppe Cartridge. I really like this cart, alot!! It has some wonderful flowers. If you enjoy making your own paper flowers this is the cart for you. I used A Childs Year cart for the cat , cut at 1.5 inches. Fresh Picked for the wheel barrow cut at 2.5. The roses were cut at 1.5. This is a card I plan to do for our card swap at the end of July.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stinkin Cute Blog Award..AWWWWW thanks

I would like to thank Carla at http://www.http//carla-writes.blogspot.com/ for this award. Id like to pass it on to some really creative folks!
I enjoy getting inspired by so many blogs and so many should get awards! Here are my five choices:
Enjoy the blog hop  :)

To accept each award, link back to the person who gave you the award.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

No Cricut carts were used for this card

Aww, it feels good to be back in my craft room. I have been so off center this past week that there was zero energy to craft. I'm happy to report all things are back to normal. God is good!

This is a card I made this week for a dear friends daughter, Allison K. She is a beautiful teenager. This card will accompany a gift for her.

I made the card using zero cricut cartridges. It is a simply Z fold card with a couple 3x3 squares. Some MS punch butterflies and a stamp from my stash. The paper is DCWV in the  Linen Closet stack and some random glitter paper I had to make the bF's. I hope she enjoys it. I had fun making it for her.

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

When does a week feel like a life time?

A Birthday card for My brother James (Doodle) Mc. Who loves Trucks, Black Cats ,Gutiars and Texas. I left out beer, Waylon, Hank and Star Wars. Maybe next birthday!

I feel like I have been gone not only from my craftroom but from my life forever. When does a week feel like forever? I think it does when your life gets an unexpected u-turn and you have to go through a black hole to get on the other side. You know, when your heading East and when you least expect it you look up and your heading West. Your confused but sure enough the sun is going down right in front of you. Not sure how you got there but the fact is you are there. So you have no choice but to except  that your not going EAST. I have learned that sometimes when you try and try again to reach a destination but always come up short, there has to be a reason. If you are not on purpose making a ton on mistakes you cant continally
miss you goal. I learned this week that blind denial labeled faith is not what God had meant when he said "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." Matthew 21:22
I know that God is great and is good to me. I stand on that fact no matter how many u-turns I must take to get to the destination God has for me.
This week I said goodbye to a person who meant more to me than I could ever find words to express. At that point I had to reminded  myself that everything is done for the a glory of God. I pray at this moment that my life will be and always is in the perfect will of God.
Thank you for giving me this moment and letting me put my life into perspective. Now on to a happier moment in life.

In 1973 I was 14 years old. My mother was in her early 40's and my father almost 50. I had an older brother Billy and a younger brother Wayland.We were a happy little family. That year my parents were going to get the surprise of their life's. My mom was going to have another baby.
My youngest brother James was born on July 11 1973. We called him the 7-11 baby. As the baby he was spoiled beyond comprehension! He denies this but I know it to be true. I was there!!! Throughout the years we lost my oldest brother Billy when he was only 19, my middle brother Wayland was lost when he was only 26. My baby brother and I are all that is left of our siblings. So this birthday I want to say Happy Birthday to my brother with all my love. He has a talent for music. He plays a mean guitar and has a wonderful voice. I pray God keeps his safe and brings untold happiness to his door. I love you Doodle!!!!
I hope you enjoy your Texas truck guitar inspired card!
Now everyone go hug your siblings and all loved ones!!!

I made this card using a stamp and a cut from Everyday Paperdolls. I cut the truck at 2.5 inches. The card is a 5x7. The cat was cut from A Childs Year. The guitar and the wings are from a stamp set in my stash. The stamp was to big. So I stamped it on paper then scanned it into my computer. I made it a smaller size and reprinted it. I cut it out and colored it with chalk.

The stars were in a pack from Michael's. Paper was from my stash.
Thank you for reading my blog. Your comments are always welcomed.
Happy Crafting