Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm Rounding the Corner

Day 31 at 365 Cards was to have no sharp corners on our card. Ya gotta love those corner punches for rounding those corners off!!!

Mary Engelbrett image was taken from a bookmark I found at Michael's for $1. I just cut the top part off the bookmark and rounded the corners.
Prima flowers
yellow felt flowers from Michael's, also $1 a roll in a bin out front!!!
Making Memories brads
black buttons on the eye pin from Joann's
paper from my scraps
red ribbon from Walmart

Monday, March 30, 2009

"Don't Bug Me, I'm Scrapping"

Day 30 at 365 Cards was to create a card using a "Ladybug". My friend Janet from work made me this ladybug magnet for Valentine's Day. I knew when I saw it that it wouldn't hang on my fridge very long. I just knew it would work into a card one day!! I was able to use all scraps on this card.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards and This weeks challenge at 2 Red Bananas

Day 29 at 365 Cards was to use this sketch by Pamela. I thought I knew exactly the way I was going to go with this card, and then I sat down to cut some circles with my Cricut and zoned in on a heart! So my brain started working and this is what I came up with!! I guess you can say hearts are just differently shaped circles!!! Well.....in my mind anyway....hehehe!! And 2 Red Banana's weekly challenge of using gems!

Prima's The First Blush Paper Collection
bling & ribbon from Wal-mart
AC cardstock

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scraplift Yourself at 365 Cards

Day 28 at 365 Cards was to take a layout that you have made and turn it into a card! I thought of this layout that I made of my granddaughter Tallie right away. I was happy to find that I still had many of the products that I used on the layout that was made last year.

black and pink AC cardstock
Prima flowers
bling and heart brads from my stash
Queen felt ribbon

Friday, March 27, 2009

An Award from Rebbeca!

I just received this fabulous award from my friend Rebbeca at Scrappers Delight. She is always stopping by with such sweet comments. Thanks Rebbeca!!

I'm supposed to send this on to 10 of my favorite blogs, but.....I'm going to break the rules (don't tell......LOL!) If you are a visitor to my blog and leave me comments, feel free to accept this award and post it to your blog with a link to mine. After that you can pass it on the your favorite bloggers.

Touchy Feely Friday at 365 Cards!

Day 27 at 365 Cards was to use at least 3 different TEXTURES!!! That I did!! I placed the K&Company duck embellishment on a piece of torn and inked paper, added lace, pearls, bling, and a flower. There is even glitter on the embellishment. And once again I didn't add a sentiment, as this card can be used for so many occasions.

K&Company Que Sera Sera - paper, bling and duck embellishment
Prima flower
lace and pearls from Walmart

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Color Me Anything But That at 365 Cards!

Day 26 at 365 Cards was to use a color we really don't use very much. That had to be gray for me. I love color, I actually can't think of a color that I don't like or that I don't use very often. I went through my cardstock and I found this gray!! I don't think I've ever used gray!!!

red and gray cardstock from AC
image from the net
ribbon from Walmart
Prima flower
bling brad from Joann's

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day 25 at 365 Cards - Ad Inspired

Day 25 at 365 Cards was to make a card inspired by an ad. You can see the ad by going to the blog site of 365 Cards. Here's the link.

I took my card in a little different way than the ad. I took pink cardstock and used a foam paint dauber to add green dots and then did the same on green cardstock and added pink paint dots. I did add the black as the ad did for punch. I also splatter stamped the entire card. I thought this would make a cute Easter card. I don't usually add sentiments to my cards, so that way I am able to use them for many purposes. I can always add a Happy Birthday or Happy Easter, etc if I chose to later.


pink, green and black AC cardstock
Ceramcoat paint
Studio G black ink
Poetic Prints stamp
Martha Stewart flower

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Setting the Scene at 365 Cards

Day 24 at 365 Cards was to make a nature scene. Believe me this wasn't easy. This is my take on it. I hand cut the house from felt and then stitched around it. Inspiration for this house came from Card Maker Magazine, issue September 2008.

Felt from Joann's
AC cardstock
Fancy Pants rub-ons
Prima Second Wind paper collection

Monday, March 23, 2009

Crossword Connection at 365 Cards

Day 23 at 365 Cards was to create a card using this crossword puzzle. This was not an easy one for me. I hope you like it!!

AC pink, white and black cardstock
Martha Stewart felt bird and butterfly punch
Bling from Michael's and Walmart
lace from Walmart
flower from stash
Studio G ink

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards

Day 22 at 365 Cards was to use this sketch by Pamela Mass. Below you will find my take on her fabulous sketch!

I want to thank Pamela for selecting my "Cupcake Birthday Card" to be in the " TOP TRIO" for this week!! I didn't even know there was a TOP TRIO as I just started playing over at 365 Cards. So thanks again Pam!!

Prima's Second Wind Collection
flowers from Michael's
bling and cord from Walmart
Making Memories brads

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sing Along Saturday at 365 Cards

Day 21 at 365 Cards is to make a card inspired by the song "Lean On Me".

Excerpt from Lean on Me, by Bill Withers:

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow
Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on
Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you don't let show
Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on
If there is a load you have to bear
That you can't carry
I'm right up the road
I'll share your load
If you just call me

I found this image and just thought it said "I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND".

White cardstock
prima flowers
image from the net
bling from Walmart
Marvey Uchida scallop punch
George Cricut Cartridge
Fiskars texture plate

Friday, March 20, 2009

Inside Out Card at 365 Cards!

Day 20 at 365 Cards was to make a Inside Out Card! We were to put our embellies that would normally be on the front of the card....... inside the card instead!!

K&Company Que Sera Sera paper
K&Company Butterfly
Beat Occasions Bling from Walmart
Marvy Uchida scallop punch
Brenda Walton Birthday Quote sticker

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Keep It To Yourself at 365 Cards

The challenge for day 19 over at 365 Cards was to make a Birthday Card with no sentiment. Our design had to let everyone know it was a birthday card without saying "Happy Birthday"!! I think a cupcake always says "Happy Birthday"!!

paper from Jenni Bowlin
cardstock from AC
cupcake cut with Cricut Cartridge Doodlecharms
ribbons from Walmart
bling and brads from my stash
Marvy Uchida Scallop punches
Prima flower

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Going Green at 365 Cards!

Day 18 at 365 Cards was to use GREEN!! And that I did! I used Que Sera Sera paper, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, bling and ribbon from good 'ole Walmart!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3 Buttons 3 Bows Challenge at 365 Cards

This is the first card that I have made for a challenge at 365 Cards. This is day 17's challenge of making a card with 3 Buttons and 3 Bows. This card was also made for
If The Shoe Fits.....Scrap It!! challenge of making an Easter card.


Hey Look!!! Mia's getting some curls!!


Our little Dominick is almost sitting up! He's a little unsteady, but he's pretty much getting the hang of it! He's now 6 months old.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Duck Card

I was on a roll today with card making!! This is the last one for today! Off to watch a movie with Jake. Oh.....this one isn't my fav. I don't even think I like it......hehehe!!!!

Bunny Card

WOW!! Two cards in one day! I'm having fun with these images that I found. I think this bunny is just two cute! Played around with my border punches again on this one. I'm keeping these really simple. The postage that some of my cards require is killing me!! All my cards lately have been 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. I found a great site for ordering envelopes, so I bought 200. I guess I will be making this size card for some time!!!

Easter Card

I found this cute bunny image yesterday and just knew I needed to make a card using it. I hand cut it out and inked the edges very lightly. Used one of my Fiskar's border punches, tied on a ribbon with a flower and it was done. Very simple and easy card to make.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Look at these two!! Aren't they ADORABLE! Michael dropped Mia off with me around 11am and then Steve, Lisa and Dominick came over around noon. Steve took off to house shop and Lisa and I had lunch together while the kids played so nicely together on Dominick's blanket. Mia is very gentle with him. At one point though, she did fire a rattle in his direction. Thank goodness it didn't hit him. We did get them to sit on the recliner together for a short second, so we could take a few photo's. Believe me it was rapid fire of the camera to get these shots. Having them here today sure made my day.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mia's Favs

Isn't she just the cutest ever!!!! Mia spent the day with me last Saturday and we had a wonderful time. She is just the best, always happy!! I captured her sitting on the recliner with her 2 fav's......her binkie and remote control!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Best Blog Comment Award

I received this award from my friend Wendy, Paper Therapy, she is always so good about coming by for a visit and always leaving me such wonderful comments. Thanks Wendy for the visits and for selecting me to receive this Comment Award!!! Now I have to pass this award on to 5 others. I've selected the following 5 blogs.

Sarah from http://redoaklines.wordpress.com/
Erika from http://mavsfann.blogspot.com/
Rebecca from http://scrapersdelight.blogspot.com/
Meg from http://meggiroux.blogspot.com/
Debbie from http://paperjunkielife.blogspot.com/

Okay girls please accept your award and post it on your blog and select 5 others to receive it.

My Mom

This is a layout I did of my mom some time ago. After making over my blog today, I thought about this layout and thought I would post it. I guess you can tell my mom has really been on my mind lately. I sure do miss her. Her birthday is coming up April 2. She would have been 76. If you happen to be a smoker, please try and stop. My mom did stop smoking after 50 years, but it wasn't soon enough. Bless her heart, she was my best friend. Miss you mom.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Me and Sis

I made this for the "Febuly" Challenge, week #3, over at Scrapbook.com. This week we were to use Black, White and another color of choice. No others colors were to be used. I just love this photo of Dominick and Kelly and was waiting for the right layout. It's the first time I ever altered a photo. I think the frog on his sweater could have been darker, but I really had no idea what I was doing, so it came out pretty well!!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Love Ya

This is a layout that I did for another challenge over at Scrapbook.com. I did this one for the "Febuly" Challenge, week 2. We were to use at least one heart, one flower, something with wings, ribbon or lace, the color brown and the word LOVE. I did struggle with this one for a little while. I didn't know what photo I was going to scrap, so I started looking through my photo files and came across this one of Jake & Nga. It was just perfect. They spent Valentine's Day in San Francisco. Thanks for the great pic kids!! I love that they always upload their pic's right away, always gives me something to scrap.

I used the K&Company Que Sera Sera paper collection. I just love the look of this new line of paper. Its gorgeous!! I'm such a paper-junkie!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I made this layout using sketch #22 from Pink Sketches. Here's the link to there blog:

I entered this layout into 3 different challenges over at Scarpbook.com. The Color Challenge for March (using only black & white) The "B" is for ....Challenge ("B" is for black) and for the Gotta Love Those Flowers Challenge for March.

This photo was taken when Jake, Nga, Anthony and Madison took a day trip to San Francisco.