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February 27, 2012 Maggie's Birthday Card

Good morning everyone!
I found some super cute stamps at
I love all the fairy stamps. This stamp made me think of my neice Maggie; I figured it would be perfect for her birthday card.

Here is what I used to create the card:
stamp: Swiss Pixie Lucy and Woodland Mushroom
envelope size: 6x9 Recollections
card base: 12x9 : Recollections Kraft
pattered paper cut at 2 1/2x4 from K&Company Itsy Bitsy
solid background paper is both from (old) SU
Hope ya like it!:0)

February 22, 2012 Male Birthday Card using Pagoda Cartridge

Good evening everyone!
My son helped me make a card for his Uncle tonight.
We used the Pagoda cartridge to cut out the bamboo, dragonfly, and kanji. The moon was cut using a round Marvy punch.
The kanji says Prosperity in Japanese, I thought it was nice for a birthday card.
The paper is from Recollections and (old) SU (yellow, grey, and teal). I let my son sew the card, not bad for a 8 1/2 year old!:0)

Have a great night everyone!;0)

February 20, 2012 **Candy's Craft Corner: 400 Follower Giveaway**

Good morning all!
Have you been to Candy's blog today?
Have you heard?
I copied this from her page....but please hop on by there too!:0)
400 Follower Giveaway!!
Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a fantastic day! I can't believe I am almost at 400 followers! That is so amazing! So to celebrate I am having a giveaway! Woop! Woop! I want to thank each and every one of you who stop by my blog to visit and leave such lovely comments for me. I love each and every one! It's so nice to see that others enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy making them.
So to thank my followers I am giving away.....
All these yummy goodies!!
Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge. Fleur de Lis Spellbinders.
6 Stamp sets. Bag of Buttons. Stack of Digi images to color.(LaLa Land, Whimsie Doodles, Whimsy Doodles, Greeting Farm, All That Scraps) 2- 8x8 Scrap kits/pads.

All you have to do is: 1. Be a follower of my Blog (leave a comment o…

February 17, 2012 Teacher Appreciation (specials) Cards

Good evening everyone!
I know it is a bit early....but here is the "start" of my Teacher Appreciation project.
THE CARD:0) These little cards are for my son and daughter's specials teachers..... I say specials...but that also includes Speech, OT, Principal, Vice Principal.....etc. Where would we be without them, right?
My son  helped me today too! He loves the craft room.:0)

Ok, here is what I/we used to create the cute little apple cards.
I used the Gypsy to weld two little apples from the Recess Lite cartridge. The size of the cards are about 3x4, I thought it was just right to put in a cellophane bag with treats.;0) All the cardstock I used is from Recollections (ie Michael's). We tied a little tag (EK Success tag punch) on the stem using Raffia. The stamp came from a set by Stampendous, the ink was the black ink from Color Box. I used some clear embossing powder from Personal Stamp Exchange. Honestly...I am not even sure if they are still around...I think my fr…

February 17, 2012 Valentine's Day Card

Yesterday I made a Valentine's Day card using the new stamps I won!
I was so excited to get them in the mail. They are the first stamps I won.:0)
I won them on Kate's blog a few weeks ago.
If you haven't been to her blog....hop on by she is super krafty.;0)
The stamp set is from My Craft Spot .
She has lots more really cute stamps on the site (above) as well.
Thanks again to Kate!:0)

Here is what I used to create my card.
For the card base I used a basic white card from a Recollections card and envelope set.
The background paper is from K& Company. The folder shape (Recollections/Kraft paper) is from : From my Kitchen. The grass (old SU paper) was cut using the Fiskars border punch. The frog is a cut from Live Simply cartridge. The stamp set is Build a Valentine from My Craft Spot. The ink I used is black from Color Box. On the heart I used a copic sketch pen (R29-lipstick red) and then…

February 14, 2012 Sketchbook - Happy Valentine's Day!

Good morning everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!

I finished my first sketchbook.
It is more of a prototype.....since I am not sure if I am done adding things to it. lol

Here is what I used to create my sketchbook:

the Cinch
the Cinch designer book board (6x6)
the Cinch sprial binding wire (bark 1.0")
paper: Recollections (Simply Autumn)
           Recollections (Kraft)
           (old) SU
           DCWV the Pet Stack
cartridges: From my Kitchen (page tabs)
                 Elegant Edges (pg. 59

In order for the tab pages (From my Kitchen) to fit in the book, I cut them at 5.92 x 3.47 (I use my Gypsy). I had to cut an additional piece for the bottom of the page at 2x6 and that was sewn to the tab.
I used Creating Keepsakes scrapbooking program to make the pages in the book. I am sure you could make your own using WORD or a similar program. The lined pages I found on

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message.
Have a great day everyone!

February 10, 2012 Valentine's Day Treat Holder (for Teachers/Para/Bus)

Good afternoon everyone!
I am wrapping up all Valentine's Day treats/holders for my kiddos today.

I made a little Valentine's Day treat holder out of a tag from the Cricut TBBM (Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More) cartridge.
I measured the bottom portion of the tag and cut a piece of Kraft cardstock and had sewn that to the tag.
After I added the grass (used a Fiskars border punch), lake, grass, lily pad, and frog (all from Create a Critter) I used the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to round off the bottom of the tag.
I used a stamp from Stampin' Up from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and then attached the dragonfly I cut from the Create a Critter cartridge. The little eyes on the dragonfly are bling from iRock.
Hope you like it.
Have a great weekend everyone!;0)

I am entering this in a challenge, here is the link:

February 8, 2012 Spring Shadowbox and Paper Heart Valentine Ornament

Good evening everyone!!!
I got a little crafty today and made TWO projects.:0)
The first is a little shadow box that has been sitting around my craftroom for a while.
I am so glad that I finally made something to put in it.:0)
My thoughts for this is.....try and make a seasonal shadow box.
I know it isn't that close to Spring yet....but the weather in south TX tells me otherwise. lol is what I used for the shadow box....
Spring Shadow box
shadow box: Michael's
cardstock: Recollections, (old) SU, and DCWV Nana's Nursery (has the cutest designs!!!)
border punch: Fiskars
Cartridges: Spring Fever Holiday (SPRING) and Create a Critter

The second project I worked on a paper heart ornament I am pretty sure I picked up at Michael's. I was "going" to put the frog, lily pad, grass, and lake in the shadow box....but it was too it is here on the ornament.
Here is what I used in the project: paper heart ornament: Michael's (or Hobby Lobby?....sorr…

February 6, 2012 Valentine's Day Class Bag

Good Morning !!!
Here is a bag I decorated for my son to take to school for Valentine's Day.
I used (patterned) DCWV paper as well as (plain) Recollections paper.
The cartridge I used was Create a Critter.
I found the cute heart buttons and bag at Michael's.
Have a great day!
Hope ya like it!:0)

I am entering this in the Tip Me Tuesday : Handmade Projects.
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February 5, 2012 Puppy Thank You Card

Hello everyone!

Here is a little puppy card I made today using Create a Critter and the Recess Lite Cartridges.
I think this is the first time using the Recess cartridge. There are a lot of cute school shapes.
Hope ya like it......

Here is what I used to create it:
Cardstock: (plain) Recollections
                   (pattern) DCWV Grade School
Border punch: EK Success
Cartridges: Create a Critter (puppy)
                   Recess Lite (paper and paintbrush)
Glossy Accents

February 5, 2012 Valentine's Day Card for Our Creative Corner Challenge

Good evening.
I made a card today for the Our Creative Corner Challenge.
Here is the link incase you are interested in playing along.:0)

For this card I used:
cardstock: Recollections
cartridges: Create a Critter (puppy and mailbox)
                  Doodlecharms (letter w/ heart)
border punches: EK Success 
bling: iRock

February 3, 2012 Teacher Appreciation Cards

Wow! Two posts in one day....whew!
I had a layout in my head and really wanted to create it.
Ever been there? I saw a post on a blog a while back....I want to say Inking Idaho....but can't remember.
Anywho....they used (thin) corkboard as an embellishment. I used a Spellbinders die my friend sent me for my birthday today.....with corkboard I found at Michael's last year. I was surprised how well the Spellbinders cut through it. There is just way too much fun to be had with the Cuttlebug. lol

Here is what I used:
die: Spellbinders apple
cardstock: DCWV
cardstock: (plain) Recollections
card: Recollections
heart button: Michael's

Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!!!!:0)