Welcome to my Blog!!!

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.




Sharing this on

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Linky Party and Merry Christmas

Sunny Day Crafting  - Anything Goes  

 Crafty our Passion    Always Anything Goes






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! 



 Entered In-

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It off Saturday Linky Party and Merry Christmas 

jos scrap shack - Fun Day Friday Challenge Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting - Always anything Goes 

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.

 Challenge- 
Cardz-Tv -Anything Goes Designer Challenge 

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Pumpkins or the color Orange







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. 




 Thought I would enter this into a few challenges-

Through The Purple Haze - Birthday

Cardz tv.- Anything Goes Designer Challenge

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It off Saturday Linky Party

Craft Your Passion - Always anything Goes

 

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.










Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Camoflauge Owl Card

 Yeah, I'm finally getting a chance to post again. Just seems that I've been to busy, to tired or to sick to get one In. So I'm taking some time to get this posted.

I think my last post was in June. Yikes! 

This summer has been so hot, I have been miserable. Seems like that's what everyone around here Is talking about. I can not wait for Fall. 
I do want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Louisiana. There are so many effected by the flooding. 

This past Saturday we had a College Graduation/ Going away party for my niece Amber and wanted to share the card that I made for her.





Amber Is joining the Air Force.So I wanted my Card to be part Graduation and part about the Military and I know that she loves owls like me.

I used the Stampin Up Owl Punch to make this little Owl Soldier in her Camouflage. 
Other things I used to make this card

Flag- Independence Day Cricut Cartridge
Graduation Hat- Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge
Congrats-Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartidge
2016- A Childs Year Cricut Cartridge
Stars Embossing Folder
Scallop PunchSquare Punch to make Banners
Dragon Fly Punch- to make sides of glasses.
 

Amber Loved the Card, We are so proud of her. I won't lie when I say I'm a little worried about her. Takes a lot to join the Military. She will be learning to fly fighter jets. 

But she's a smart girl and I know God will be by her side In everything that she does. (Would Love for you all to say a prayer for her).

Thought I might add this picture from her party, showing the Congrats Amber letters and few stars that I cut out. Her party turned out so nice.






Thanks so much for stopping by, Happy Day to you all!!!





 









Monday, June 13, 2016

Wild about Flowers!


Hey Crafter's, glad you could stop by. It's hot outside and I seriously don't like hot weather. Not even a little bit. (Well maybe a little when I'm In the pool). O.k and I do enjoy cold Ice cream when It's hot.

So what Is a crafter to do when It's hot out and you have the day off from work??? Ahh, play In your craft room of course. 

Well actually I am cleaning my craft room. (What a mess)! Seriously a lot of the problem would be solved If I had a larger craft room. 

I am so bad about making a card and then just shuffling everything to the side and start making something else. I have got to start cleaning up before I start another project. 

I would like to share with you all the card that I made for one of my Sisters.










My Sister's favorite color is Purple, so Is mine. So I decided to do her card in the new Stampin Up Ink color Blackberry Bliss. It's pretty dark, so for the flowers I stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and then Stamped the Image to get a lighter color. For the stems I used Old Olive. I also used one of my newest stamp sets called Wild About Flowers from Stampin Up. I had wanted this set for awhile. So glad to get It. 

Other supplies used-
Close to My Heart Stamp Set called- Family Is Forever
Tim Holtz Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Scallop Border Punch
Sequins 


That's It for today. Hope you enjoyed seeing the card I made. Hope you all are staying cool. Hope you all have a great week!!!




 Challenge entered-
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It off Saturday Linky Party
Addicted-to-Stamps - Flowers 

Through the Purple Haze - Use Die and or Punch