Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's Your Bird-day!

Today is my Grandma's 84th birthday. My daughter and I made this card for her to celebrate. She did all of the embossing with my cuttlebug. She chose to use the divine swirl, spots & dots and swiss dots folders. The cardstock is from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Tweetie Hoo Puns set. We added a gem that I picked up at Michaels, and I used a little bit of stickles on the party hat. The cricut cut is from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Whale Done!

I made this card tonight while I was playing around in my craft room. The cardstock is all stuff from Creative Memories. The whale and the sun are both on the Create a Critter cartridge. I used three cuttlebug folders:  divine swirl, swiss dots and spots & dots. The sentiment is another cute stamp from Scrappy Mom's Amusing Animals set. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Blog Award! ( My first one!)

Hello everybody! I was so excited today when Janice at Cricutology gave me a blog award. Thanks so much, Janice! I appreciate all of you who stop by my blog so much. It is so much fun for me to read all of your comments, and then check out your amazing blogs. So cool! Please be sure to go check out Janice's blog. I love to see what she is up to each day.

The requirements for receiving the award are as follows:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Give the award to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

Okay, here goes! First, the 8 things about myself:

1.  I  love Jesus. My relationship with Him is so important to me.
2.  My three children (2 boys and 1 girl) are 11, 10 and 7.
3.  I have lived in Michigan all of my life.
4.  I have one dog, a sweet and full of energy goldendoodle.
5.  I love to knit!
6.  I met my husband on a blind date.
7.  I was a classroom teacher until my oldest child was born. Now I homeschool my kids!
8.  My Dad gave me my Cricut Expression for Christmas in 2009. Thanks, Dad!

Here are  8 blogs that I have recently found and love to visit (it's really hard to pick just 8, I love so many!):

Lisa at
Jessica at
Elaine at
Cortney at
Shauna at
Yvonne at
Kailyn at
Mimi at Crafting with Mimi!

Okay, now go have fun visiting their blogs! Thanks again, Janice. Enjoy your evening everyone!

Monday Morning

I was playing around with the Simply Charmed cartridge last night and finished this card this morning. I used patterned paper from Wal-mart and cardstock from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon and brads came from Hobby Lobby. I used my spots & dots and heart blocks cuttlebug folders. The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's Amusing Animals stamp set, which I love! I added stickles to the little bugs cheeks and randomly to the hearts on the patterned paper. Thanks so much for looking! Have a blessed day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Gift Box

I made this gift box for my nephew's birthday party tomorrow. I have never made one before, so I decided to give it a shot. I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to make a 6"x6"x3" box and lid. I used K and Company cardstock for the lid and stuff from Creative Memories for everything else. The birthday cake and the sentiment were all from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I used divine swirls and swiss dot embossing folders to add some dimension. Thanks for looking!

My Pink Stamper's Blog Hop

I made this card for the first ever My Pink Stamper blog hop. 
I used cardstock from Creative Memories. The cricut cut was from the Create a Critter cartridge. I inked the edges and the sentiment with Tim Holtz distress inks. The cuttlebug folders that I used were swiss dots and divine swirl. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Life set. I used icicle stickles on the cherry, and I popped up the cupcake and the cherry with pop dots. Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Daughter's First Card

My seven-year old daughter just made this card (with just a little bit of help from me) for her best friend! She is going to add a picture, but we left that off for now because she wanted to post it on my blog. She used cardstock from Die Cuts With a View All Dressed Up mat stack. We used the Hannah Montana cartridge for the letters, and she used the heart blocks cuttlebug folder. Thanks for looking!