Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Sunday afternoon therapy!

My BFF was making cards for the church bizarre and I told her I would try and find a snowman and do the cutting on my Cricut.  After I got hers done, I started looking for a different snowman so I could make some cards on my own.  The snowman I used on my cards was cut on my Cricut with a program called Sure Cuts a Lot.  I discovered that cutting an image is only the beginning of my creations, but I must tell you, I am amazed every time I look at the cards.  Peachy Keen Stamps provided me the face for my snowman.  I used my Cuttlebug to dry emboss the first layer of paper.  The pattern paper was just something I had her and I used a portion of a 8.5x11 sheet.  It is used just to add some interest.  I colored in the nose and gave some blush on the cheeks of the snowman.  Then I used Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Crystal Effects & stickles to add some bling.  I buy ribbon from Michaels when it's on sale so I always have a stash to use on my cards.  To top off my cards and to add the sentiment, I use My Pink Stamper clear stamps.  These sayings/words are absolutely the best I've ever used.  The phrases are great, but the fact she uses different fonts make them (in my mind) the best ever.  I rarely ever use any of my vast collection of Stampin Up word stamps at all anymore.  I just love Robyn's creativity and I think they MAKE my cards.  I hope you enjoy my creations.

I want to share that I make cards and I send out many cards all the time.  I feel that if I take the time to come up with one card (colors of paper, stamps or cut outs, use of embellishments etc.) and I have scraps to use up, I might as well make several cards at once.  I've started to take pictures and sometimes I keep a card for future idea.  My goal is to start scrapbooking this winter as I've only ever done a little.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just visited the ED!

I just came home from a visit to the ED and my old friends.  I've had my new job for 3 months and I was really missing my buddies so I had to visit.  I baked some banana bread and it was even still warm when I got there.  My oh my what dedicated nurses!  It was wonderful being on their team, but my heart goes out to them as they work short handed most nights and those 12 hours shifts can be LONG!

If you know a nurse, give them a hug.  Unless you are in the profession, you will never know what they go through!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I love the weekends!

Don't get me wrong, I do love my work too, but the weekends are a great respite.  It was the perfect fall weekend.  Leaves are blowing around, we had a little rain, but the sun came out this afternoon and temperature hit 70.  Not a bad fall day at all.

I baked the most awesome banana cupcakes!  I realzie they came from a box, but last weekend I made two batches and both of them flopped!  What person can't bake cupcakes from a box?  I was really thinking I was losing it.  Anyway, I redeemed myself today.

I hope you are all having a great fall.  Thanksgiving will be here soon.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Memory game from Halloween napkins

Just had to share the memory game I made using Halloween napkins.  My grandsons were here last night for dinner and we always have to do some kind of crafting.  As I looked at the cute napkins I had bought earlier in the day, I realized all the images were in squares and it would make a great Halloween Memory game.  So I cut out the squares and taped them on brown cardstock, then laminated the cards.  I made the cute little box from my Tags Boxes and More cartridge.  The brown base for the card was cut @ 2.5 inches.  The box was cut @ 4 inches on my Cricut.  I used another Halloween image on the front to make it look cute.  I plan to do the same thing for Christmas.

Easy and fun!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Friday!

Yippee it's Friday!  I hope to have some time with my two grandsons.  Maybe we can make some Halloween wrappers for cupcakes!  Sounds fun to me!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

More cards!

Picture of my card!

Winter challenge from My Pink Stamper

This is the first time I have participated in a challenge AND the first time I've tried to link my creation. Let's hope I get it right. Robyn challenged us to come up with a winter creation. I designed a card using the Joys of the Season cricut cartridge. I also used my Cuttlebug to dry emboss the first layer. Not sure if it shows up in the picture but I used a sponge and highlighted the edges of the mittens to make them pop a little, I added a snowflake with glitter on top and of course had to use some stickles. Robyn's Winter Punnies had the perfect sentiment for my card. Thank you Robyn for letting me try!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall is here!

So many changes since I've last been on my blog. I had a great time with my grandchildren at Camp Mimi. I have a new job. AND my youngest son got married two weeks ago.

Today I got to spend time in my loft where I do my stamping and scrapbooking projects. I am posting a picture of what I've been working on for my staff at work. It is a cute Halloween gift. I can't take credit for the idea as it came from someone on the Cricut site. I had to tweak it a bit and use the items I have on hand. Since my Cricut stopped working, Provocraft had me return it and I'm still waiting on my replacement. I needed a couple of cards today so it became a challenge to create my cards without my Cricut. I think they turned out pretty good!

Have a great fall weekend. There is definite crispness in the air. Winter is looming!