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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Something to Celebrate

Hello Sunday and welcome to another week to celebrate gratitude!  Today's post is an annivsary card  that will be going postal within the next few days to one of my friends.  I didn't have a plan or a sketch when I started this car I just pulled out some paper scraps from my stash.  I also wanted to use the cartridge Something to Celebrate that I won from Cricutbarista over at A Cart a Week she is a talented crafter and her blog is full of inspiration.  The love birds were cut from the cartridge at 2 1/2 and popped on a mat that was embossed with a Paper Studio heart folder.  I  like how the competed card looks,  after all it is the thought that counts.

I am sharing this card for this week's #176 Freestyle challenge over at  Hiding in my Craft Room.

Have a great week, if you see someone without a smile remember to give them one of yours!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday

Hello Friday and this is a first no shopping day for me, I really don't need anything so I am at home trying to finish up a few projects which brings me to what I am sharing today.  It's a TH tag that I created to include in care package to a very special person.  I just stenciled the tag using some distress ink and a stencil from The Crafters Workshop, added some glimmer mist and stamped one of my favorite sentiments..  Other stash items used included  the MS bird cage sticker, the wood veneer typewriter and ribbon.

Today's tag is being shared over at Scraps of Color for week #46 blog challenge Power of Words.

Wishing you a wonderful day and weekend.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello Monday

Today I wanted to do a quick post sharing some Thanksgiving cards that I put together yesterday after seeing this post over at Scraps of Color Espire.  They may be simple but they came together rather quickly since I needed to finish up my cards so they could go postal today.  Yesterday was cloudy so this was the best picture I could get using my cell phone since I was in a hurry.  All items used have been in my stask for a while with the exception of the pattern paper used on  the card to the right which I purchased from HL earlier this month!

Take care and have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Wanderings

Hello and Happy Wednesday,  welcome to another edition of my Wednesday Wanderings.

I'm back today to  share a card that I made using a video tutorial shared by Joy from Obsessed With Scrapbooking.  The link goes to her blog not the specific card because she has several on her blog using the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  The picture doesn't really do the card justice as I think it looks better in person and I will certainly be making more of these cards.  My scrappy friend Felisa from The Scrapin Diva is the enabler that introduced me to the Sizziz Card Frame Dies, after I went out and bought one she then told me I could make them with my cricut and that's when she pointed me to Joy's video.  So there you have the story behind the making of the swing card using the cricut, I will  share the card I made using the sizzix dies once I finish it.

Take care and try to stay warm because it is so cold outside!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

So much to be thankful for, I would never be able count all my blessings, just trying to complain less and live a life of gratitude and thankfulness.  We have less than two weeks before Thanksgiving so I decided to put together some really simple cards.  I sure hope I am able to finish them and get them in the mail.  This simple card was made using some paper scraps and a cut from the Thanksgiving cricut cartridge, I used some stickles on the stem.

Today's card is being submitted for the week #45 Give Thanks blog challenge over at Scraps of Color and  for the  HIMCR #174 Think Fall challenge over at Hiding in my Craft Room.

Take care and have a wonderful week.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Girls Weekend

Earlier this year we  spent a fun girl's weekend in Williamsburg.  Today I am sharing a LO using one of the pictures that we took.  On Sunday we did some outlet shopping and took this picture with Santa while we were in the Christmas Shop.  The sketch inspiration came from the Sketch it Out challenge over at Scraps of Color.  All items used came from my stash with the exception of the sticker used for the title which came from a pack that I picked up earlier this week to use for another project and I didn't use either of my die cut machines!

Thanks for your visit, have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gators Rock

My daughter is participating in her very first cheerleading event tomorrow so I made this sign as a showing of encouragement for her and the team.  She cheers for a community center and this is their first time having a cheer team.  They will be  participating in a cheerleading jamboree, they have worked very hard, even the parents haven't seen their routine yet!  We're all anxiously awaiting!

I used the following cricut cartridges to make the sign:  Zoo Day, Create-a-Friend, Mickey Font,  and Everyday Paper Dolls.  I just need to add a stick and it will be done!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day

Thank you to all veterans currently serving, have previously served and those that made the ultimate sacrifice.  

I put this simple card together using the Autumn Celebrations and Create a Friend  cricut cartridges.  The red layer is embossed with the cuttlebug star folder,  the pattern paper is from American Crafts and the stars were made with a punch.  I will give the card to one of my co-workers   I am sharing this card for week #44 blog challenge over at  Scraps of Color.

Take care and have a wonderful week.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hello Sunday

I can't believe it, I've shared on my blog three days in a row!  Today's post uses a stamp set that I have had in my stash for about five months, I recently purchased two more stamps from Pink Bow Ties so I decided I should use the first set before I use either of the two new sets. The card base is 5.5 x 5.5 and the pattern paper is from the Hero Art Ki Color Crush 6x6 paper pad, the ribbon, charm and gems from my stash.  I like how this card came out so I am looking forward to using my other new stamps.

 Sharing this card for week#43 Anything Goes blog challenge over Scraps of Color.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful week.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Shaker Card

It's November, a new month and today I am sharing something new and different!  I am sharing my very first shaker card, this was indeed labor intensive as I watched what seemed like a thousand videos and tossed lots of paper, foam and adhesive.  It's not perfect but it is done and it will go postal sometime soon!  I used paper from a Hampton Art Autumn Flowers paper pad that I picked up from Tuesday Morning.  I also used a the Spellbinders Label One dies, twine, a gem and a Stampin' Up stamp! The micro beads are from Recollections and hard to see so I'll use something else the next time I make one!

I am sharing this card for the monthly challenges over at Mema's Crafts for the November Anything Goes challenge.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.