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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Easy Guy Card

 Just a quick post to share with you the Card that I made for my son. I think guy cards are kind of hard.
My son occasionally gets together with some of his friends and Golfs. So I thought he might like this.








This Card Is pretty basic and was pretty simple to make. But I think Guy cards are better off like that. Not a lot of fuss. 

A few things that was used to make this card

S.U. Print Pattern Background Stamp 
Happy Birthday- S.U. Birthday Whimsy
S.U. Large Oval
S.U. Corner Punch
Golf Ball- S.U. Owl Punch
Small Circle Punch for hole
Flag- Free hand


Thanks for stopping by. Have a Nice Crafty Day. 

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Stars!

 Does anyone else think Christmas comes and goes to quickly? It's always a little sad for me when It's over. I'm not a fan of cold weather, but I do Love Christmas. 
I have cried several times this Christmas with It being my first year without my brother. It's also my first year without my Grandma Sophie. But so happy for them that they got to spend Christmas with Jesus and our family and friends that went home before them.

I didn't make any Christmas paper crafts this year. But I did get a few things made.
I did make some Crocheted Stars for my family. Made some In White and some In a light brown. I can't remember the name of It.  I like the rustic homemade look of these with the twine I added to hang them with.











These are Super easy to make. They are actually a flower shape. You get the star shape by sponging 3 parts Modge Podge to 1 part water. (Well that's how I did It). Squeeze out excess glue from star and pin It until dry. I added white glitter to the white ones. I let dry for 24 hours.

Here Is the link to the Crocheted Stars-   Crochet-Star-Ornaments


Also wanted to show you something I gave to my daughter for an extra little gift.



I cut the top out of a mach box and put it in the lid of a cute little Jar that I got from Hobby Lobby and put the matches In It. 
Isn't this a cute way of keeping your matches. My Daughter thought It was Great! Planning on making some more of these.

I guess this Is the end of my post. Thanks for stopping by. I'm wishing you all the best for the new year. God Bless!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Day to Remember

   Hello Crafty friends, I wanted to share a Card with you all that I made my Mom for her Birthday.

But before I do I would like to tell you the about where I got the Inspiration for the Card. 

As some of you all know I lost my brother a few months ago. It Is still very hard for me to deal with. 

After he passed away my siblings and I only had ten days to get everything out of his apartment. It was a big job,but some how we got It done. 

He had a lot of antiques, so we had an Antique dealer come In. He was a good friend of my brothers. He bought a truck load of stuff. Was very thankful he bought so much. Because we didn't have long to get everything out. 
 But there was still several things that we thought might make more money If we sold them rather than having the dealer buy them. Any money that we were making was going to use for funeral expenses,  bills and for a tombstone.

So we packed it all up in totes and a lot of it my sister and I brought to my house. While we were starting to take totes out of her car, a Black and purple Butterfly kept going from the trunk, to inside the car and to my porch sitting on the totes. It kept doing it over and over. We felt as though It was our brother letting us know he was o.k. 

So later that night I was talking to my Mom on the phone and was telling her about the butterfly. She loved hearing the story. 

So the next day she called me and told me that she had went out side and a Black and Purple Butterfly wouldn't leave her alone. So we think It was him visiting her to.

So I wanted my Mom's Birthday Card to remind her of that special day and I also wanted it to be more than just a card. So I decided to make an Easel Card.



































I added a piece of light purple vellum so that she can see the butterfly even in the dark.

A lot of Love went Into making this card for my Mom. I wanted It to be extra special for her. I even made the card in my brothers favorite colors Orange and Purple.






Supplies that I used-

Stamp Sets-

Stampin Up- Wild about Flowers

 A Day to Remember- My Creative Time- Cherish this Moment

Stampin Up- Wood Grain Background Stamp

Cardstock-
Blackberry Bliss
Pumpkin Pie
Very Vanilla

Inks-
Pumpkin Pie,Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Going Grey

The Butterfly Is from Stampin Up and was sent to me from a super sweet lady from Splitcoaststampers. 
Thank you so much Aracelli

I also added some purple Seam Binding.



I do want to apologize for such a long post and to many pictures. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.




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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pumpkin Card

 Hello Crafter's, I am trying to come to grips with It already being November and It seems like this month is flying by. 

This Month Is not starting off very good.  Our 18 year old cat is getting close to the end of her life and It Is so upsetting. She has been such a good cat. My daughter found her sitting in the snow all alone when she was about 8 weeks old. There was no houses around.  So she couldn't just leave her there. 
Never had to worry about getting a mouse in the house. She would find it before I even knew it was in the house. Also our furnace stopped working the other day. So will just have to wait and see what else will happen this month.

So on a happier note, I wanted to share a card that I made for my Daughter.







She Loves Fall and Loves Blues and Browns, so I wanted to make her card a card that I knew she would like. 


When I was trying to figure out what kind of card to make her, I seen a video by May May made It. I Love watching her video's and she also has a facebook group called  May May Made It and so did I.   .

She made a pumpkin card from using a coloring page and cutting it into pieces. 

For the Cardbase I used Chocolate Chip Card Stock
Very Vanilla for the Stem and embossed it with a woodgrain Embossing folder.
Cut the leaves from Gold Cardstock and scrunched them 

Papers-  6x6 Paper Stack by Reflections
6x6 Paper Stack (Vintage Finds) Teresa Collins 

Sponged around Pumpkin and paper pieces with Close to Cocoa Ink and added a sheer light yellow bow. I didn't add a sentiment to the front because my Daughter prefers It that way. So she can sit it up as a fall decoration.

Here Is a link to May Mays Blog 
http://www.maymaymadeit.com/

Pumpkin Template- http://goo.gl/GgHvwn  

You can find the video how to make the card on youtube. Just put in Pumpkin Card Tutorial and it will come up under Maymay made it

Let me know If you make one, I would like to see It.

Thank for stopping by. Wishing you a beautiful Fall day! 



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Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Treat Box's and bottles

 Today Is Halloween and the scariest thing so far about today Is that I'm getting ready to go to work. Looking forward to seeing my Grand Children dressed up later this evening and seeing the other Trick or Treaters.

I usually make my Grand Children Cards for Halloween but decided on making them some Halloween Boxes this year to put their treats in.





















 The boxes were made using the Tags Bags Boxes and more Cartridge. Both stamped with Spider Webs.

The Mouse was cut from the  Happy Haunting's Cartridge

The Cat Stamp, I have had for a long time, can't remember who makes It. ( My Grand Daughter specifically wanted me to make her something with that Cat Stamp.)

Both the Cat and Spider was embossed in black embossing powder. But they didn't emboss real well. I think I need some new and better powder. This Is just some cheap brand that I've had for years.

The green strip above the cat is from Martha Stewart. Can't remember what It's called.

I also thought I would show you a few of the water bottles that I fixed for Trick or Treaters.





These were fun to make, My Grand daughter  Scarlett stamped all the little bats and sculls and punched them out and put them on top of all the bottles. She really had a good time doing them.
We only made 16 of them. I have never had more Trick or Treaters than that. They will also be getting a baggie of goodies and a coupon for a free frosty from Wendy's.

Thanks for stopping by and  Happy Halloween to you all.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

A Sword for Walker

 Hello Crafter's, Thank you for stopping by. Not sure If you seen my last post but I had shared a card that I made my brother. My brother passed away recently.

Not long before he passed away he had promised to give my Grandson a big sword that he had. He said that It was somewhere In the back of his closet.

After he passed away I took the sword and wrapped it up for my Grandson and gave It to him for his birthday. 

He Loved It and knew as soon as he seen it that It was from his Uncle Steve. When making his card I wanted to make him something special to always remind him of his 11th birthday.

So of course I had to make him a sword card. Even though It's a very simple card he really liked It. So I would like to share It with you.






 It was a very special time for my Grandson Walker and for myself, and I could feel my brother smiling. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. 




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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Last Card for my Brother


My Crafty friends, I new this post would be hard for me. But I wanted to share my brothers birthday card that I made him. It is my last birthday card that I will get to make him. 

My brother passed away a few weeks ago and I am just heart broken. It has honestly been the hardest thing that I have ever been through. 

What made It worse was me being the one to find him and tried to revive him. It has been so hard on me. 

But I did want to share his card. He Loved the ship. So glad that he got to enjoy his birthday. We had a fun time that day.

Here Is his Card...









  Thank you for stopping by and please pray for my family,especially my Mom. So hard on her. Remember to talk and have fun with your loved ones. Life Is so precious and we never know what tomorrow brings.