Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cupcakes everywhere.

Welcome back!  I have to say I'm a little peeved at Mother Nature right now.  Yesterday it snowed....SNOWED!!!!  Its almost April, next week is SPRING Break. I'm having a hard time dealing with this weather.  I need a tropical vacation or something.

I have another couple of card to show you that I made for my friend.  Personally I love this cupcake stamp by Stampendous, its one of my favorites.  The little sentiment is from PTI's Scattered Showers set.  All the paper is again from my scrap drawer.  There is still a lot to use in my little drawer but I'm making a small dent at least.

Have a fabulous day!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Showers of Blessings

Well happy Monday morning to you.  The last one before Spring Break for us and I'm sure glad.  I don't mind getting up and getting the girls ready for the day but I sure do dread the after school homework.  We all need a break from our day to day here.  So once Spring Break rolls around we'll be heading to Grandma's so Mom can relax and the girls can get spoiled rotten.

I've been working on some cards for a friend of mine.  The organization she belongs to has a banquet where they have donated prizes and such so I offered to make card sets for her.  Here are two of the cards.  I used my PTI Scattered Showers set for the umbrellas and sentiment.  I used Stampin' Ups Tempting Turquiose and Pink Passion ink.  The papers are all from my scrap drawer. 

Have a fabulous day!! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tangled and Spidy Banner

This post is picute heavy!!

So as I mention in my previous posts how I adore the twins that live next door to me so I had to offer my services when their Mom, Shana, made a comment on a banner for a previous party.  I wanted to share a photo of Sarah and Savannah on their birthday.  Aren't they just too cute?  BTW if you think that the bows and skirts the girls are wearing are cute you can check out more of Shana's creations on her facebook page Bows and More By Shana

I thought I would have trouble blending the Tangled and Spiderman colors to make a banner but I think it turned out wonderful.  These are not great picutures since I had to wait until Shana put them up to take them.  I didn't have anyone to help put them up here for picture taking. 

I used the same colors that I did on their cards since they matched each theme so well.  Most of the cardstock was from The Paper Studio and DCWV.  The letters were cut from DCWV silver glitter paper (love it!).

I used my Cricut to cut everything for the banner.  The triangles are from the Mother's Day 2010 cart, I hide the wholes and used my Crop-a-dile to make smaller ones because I wanted to attached the triangles together with brads.

The scalloped circle is actually a flower from the Paisley cart and the circles were cut from Plantin SchoolBook.  The letters were cut from A Child's Year.  I did lay it out in the Cricut Design Studio (previous to getting my Gypsy) but if you like mesurements I'd be happy to pass them along.  If you would like to help me figure out how to send a CDS file I'd be happy to do that as well.

I did have a brainstorm after cutting all the pices.  I put together the two triangles and then used my cuttlebug and embossed them.  I used a spiderweb fiskers plate on Savannah's part of the banner.  You can see a hint of it in this really bad picture.

I used cuttlebug Bloom Dots folder for Sarah's.  You can see the embossing better in this one.

I hope that everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spiderman birthday

My last post showed you the birthday card for one of the twins whos half of the birthday party was Tangled.  Savannah however goes her own direction and chose Spiderman as her half of the party theme.  I have to tell you that I love this card.  Just because Spiderman is a superhero doesn't mean he doesn't need a little bling.  I drew a little spider web in the corner and added irock crystals to it.  I printed Spiderman from a free coloring page that I found online.

Have a fabulous Thursday. 
Oh and Happy Birthday to my friends Shana, Jenny and Kevin who all have birthdays this week.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Tangled Birthday

I want to start out by saying that I live in an older section of our military housing.  We don't sit on the road,  there are 18 houses that make a horse shoe around a common area or courtyard.  This is the best little community that I could ever hope to be a part of.  One of the families that live in our little courtyard are blessed with having twin girls who just recently turned 4.  My girls love playing with them and I just adore them so of course for their birthday I had to make the perfect cards.  Sarah's part of the party was Tangled so I googled coloring pictures and finally found one that I could color (all that hair.)  All of the paper is from my scrap drawer, I free handed the irock crystal curl and added some Kaiser flowers

Only two more Mondays until Spring Break!!  I hope that everyone has a fantastic start to the week!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Finally Friday!

Thank goodness its Friday!  No homework to help with tonight, no spelling words to go over, and a blissful extra hour of sleep tomorrow morning.  Only two more Friday before that wonderful week they call spring break.  A whole week with no alarm clock, ah heaven.  And to make today even better the girls and I got to Skyp with Anthony this morning.  We were able to see his handsome face while we talked to him.  The last couple of weeks we haven't been able to use the video because the we-fi where he was wasn't that strong.  Goodness I miss that man!  I forget, in the in-between times when he's home with us, what its like to miss him.  To see and hear him but not be able to touch him.  Okay I'm going off topic here....back on track. 

I have a cute birthday card for you today.  This is for one of the sweet girls in my neighborhood.  I wanted to do something quick and easy to have on her actual birthday.  So I pulled out some stickers that I've been saving from Martha Stewart, a scrap from My Minds Eye Love Nest stack and a couple of pieces of scrap cardstock.  I love the birthday cake sticker with the banner and bakers twine.
I hope that you have a fabulous Friday and an amazing weekend!  Tomorrow is my Thirty-One party and i'm so excited.  I still have a couple of things to finish up then I'll be ready to start preping all the food I can make in advance.  I have I ever told you how much I love having parties!!!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Simple love you.

Here it Thursday and tons of stuff to do before Saturday and I'm playing on the computer.  I need to make a quick trip to the gorcery store, vacuum and mop, clean off my dining room table and finish hanging pictures on my living room walls.  Not to mention three birthday cards to make and three presents to buy.
I'm hoping that my replacement Gypsy will be here soon.  If and when I finially get it in my hands I'll have to give you the whole ugly story behind why I need a replacment.

I've got a cute, quick little card for you today.  I used a peice of my K&Co valentine stack and added some stickles to the flowers.  Strung some buttons on cute bakers twine and tied that into a horrible bow (something I need to work on.)  Added a "I love you" sentiment by Technique Tueday onto a pre-cut tag by Martha Stewart which I rolled a little to give it some height.  I think this one might be heading to Korea in a care package for my Guy.  I don't tend to give him flowery, girly cards but sometimes I run out of ideas for masculine love cards.

Have a fabulous Thursday, I'd better get busy with my To-Do list.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Pamper yourself

I really wanted to get back in the swing of things and use my DCWV Black Currant Stack.  I love this stack and I'm now on the hunt for another.  Since I haven't colored or stamped much in the last couple of month I thought I'd ease my way back by using Me Time Anya since she doesn't require to much detail or colors.  She happens to be one of my Favorite TGF stamps and I should pull her out more often.  I used more i-rock crystals on this card, I hoped to make them look like bubbles.  Not sure if  I pulled it off or not but I like the way it looks anyways.  I added some stickles to the bubbles and called it done.

I hope that you all have a fantastic Monday.  I hope to be back on Wednesday with another post.  This week is a busy one for our house since I'll be getting ready for my Thirty-One home party on Saturday.  I've never actually had a home party before, I've attended tons.  I love have people over and I'm in love with everything Thirty-One has so I'm excited.  If you've never heard of Thirty-One you can view their catalog HERE.  And if you'd like to help me have a fabulous party and get all the things on my wish list you can shop from my party HERE even if you can't be there in person.  Their customer special this month is spend $31 and you can get any purse 1/2 off! 

Have a great day!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

We've made it...

through our first month without Anthony.  The first and last month are always the hardest for me, they both feel as if they will never end.  I miss him so much that its hard to focus on anything else but we are easing into a new routine.  The girls are adjusting well and I'm starting to sleep more than a couple hours each night.

I have some fabulous friend and some happen to be my neighbors and they were a major reason I was able to traverse the month without more drama than the Anthony's TV going to TV heaven.  They opened their homes to us when we just need to be any where but in our house, they've offered to watch my girls for a couple of hours just so I could have a moment to myself or go to the grocery store by myself., made me laugh and let me know if I needed anything they would be there for me.  So from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!  Oh, and Rach....
I love ya!!!!

Now that thats out of the way on to the craftyness.......

I made a couple welcome cards when a couple of families moved into our little courtyard.  The patterend paper is from My Minds Eye lovenest stack the rest is various pieces of cardstock I had in my scrap drawer that i punched with the Martha Stewart Cornice border punch.  I had wrote the sentiment (nothing I had fit where I wanted it.)  I free handed the irock crystals and used my handy dandy setter to attach them.