Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Another thank you card.

Good morning!  I have been busy making these thank you cards. Well I should say my son has been busy going away on mini vacations with this friends and their families, so I am busy making the Thank you cards.  Here is another one I whipped up.
I again used the Close to my heart Miracle collection for everything on this card except of course the Thank You Stamp.  I believe it is from StampinUP!

Hope everyone is having a great week and thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thank you card....Challenge

Hello bloggers - a big congrats to Jessica over at http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/ for winning our little challenge we had last week. If you haven't been to Jessica's blog you have to go over and check our her work, amazing!!!

I am entering my card over  over at Docerla's Creations, http://blog.docerelashop.com/.  The challenge is to follow the sketch.  I am happy with the way it turned out.

I also challenged myself to use a paper stack that I had to have and I haven't used.  I have had it for at least a year.

Here is my recipe:

American Alphabet (on the Cricut Impression 2) Circle and doily cut at 3.50"
Close to My Heart Miracle Paper Set (all the papers including the Kraft strip going down the card.  This set has it all!!
Flowers from my stash 
Pearl Pen
Thankful stamp from my stash

Have a great Monday!!

We have a winner!!!

Good morning Bloggers!

We just wanted to throw up a quick post and announce our Graduation Week Winner.  Please join us in congratulating Jessica from http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/!! Congrats Jessica.  Please email me at lbaires@verizon.net with your address so we can mail you out your prize. Thanks everyone for joining in a fun, fun week!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Here is a cute little card I did for one of the teachers that is leaving the school I work at.  The cartridge used is Create a Critter.  The papers are from my stash.  I will enter this in CARDZTV challenge.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Graduation Week - Day Three

Good morning Everyone one!! Its Wednesday, I can see Friday from here!  Welcome to day three of graduation week!! Remember make a comment every day and you will be eligible for a fun prize!!  Dawn made this awesome graduation card for Kel's daughter. It is so adorable. See the deets below.

   Cut with my Cameo; embellished with Jolees stickers that I found on clearance and a charm that I have had in my stash forever! Oh, and don't forget the Stickles on the tassle! 

Silhouette file: www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/v2/viewShape.aspx?id=7924

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Graduation Week - Page 2

Good morning and welcome back to graduation week!  Like we said yesterday we have fun projects all week we did for Kel's daughter's party. Don't forget to leave your comment everyday to be eligible for a prize!  Here is a card I did for Kel's daughter (going with the Owl theme).
Here is my recipe:
Create a Critter for the Owl - Page 25  - cut at 3", using layer one and two as well as the branch
StampinUP Close to Cocoa for the base of the card.
The Green paper and the patterned paper was from DCWV Doodlin' Around Stack
Fiber was from my stash
The stamp and die cuts where from my Creative Time Stamp Set Teeny Tags, I am getting soo much use out of these stamps.
Cutttle Bug Forest Branch folder for the little wings!!

Thanks again for stopping by!!!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Welcome to Graduation week.......Day One

Good Morning Blogging friends!!  This past Saturday Kel had a graduation party for her daughter. Well you all know how crafting minds think, we all went into overdrive and had great fun with banners, decorations, cards and even a present!! We will showcase our work all week.  Hope you enjoy it!!!  Also, if you comment everyday you will be eligible for a fun little prize!!!

Here is the present (and bag it went in) I made for Kelly's daughter. She loves, loves owls.

I started out with a plain white frame from Michael's in the clearance section for $4.99 plus a 25% off coupon. Plus the plain white bag.  Kel told me Amanda's room was teal and zebra, so I went with the teal.

I used the following:

Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Ink, Blue Hawaiian to ink up the white frame and the owl.
Create a Critter for the Owl and all her cute little parts cut at 5" the branch was cut at 2.50".
WR Memory Keepers White Out Collection - the polka dot paper
Twine was free, yes free!!! I order some other colors from Anniespaperboutique.com and they threw in the teal and white twine with my order.  It worked so perfect!!
Locker Talk Cartridge for the Graduation cap, cut at 3.25"
Letters and numbers came from Don Juan cut at 3"
Cuttlebug Forest Branch folder for the owl and the branch.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by and comment each day this week to be eligible for a fun prize.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Puppies

Here is a fun page I did of our dogs. I still call them puppies!  Our Golden is almost 11 and the German Shepherd is 2 (so technically he is still a puppy, although he doesn't look like one)

I have to say I used nothing but my stash for this page.  Kel was over a few weeks ago when I did this page and she was sitting next to a set of draws that I keep some of my embellishment in and I ask her to hand be the pet draw, well if you could have seen her face, priceless.  I pulled what I had left in that draw and got busy. I had the brown circles punch for something else and just threw then on.

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thank you card

Hello again!   I hope the week is going well.  I bought a new Cricut Cartridge, Pretty Pennants for $25.00 at Michael's and I have been dying to use it.  I came up with this pretty thank you card, I need to start adding to my stash of cards to have on hand, it is really is running low.

Pretty Pennants Cartridge- Cut at 2.50 and layered
Recollections Paper
My Minds Eye - Lost and Found Stack - the pretty blue, pink and brown polka dot paper (6x6 stack was 1.50 at Michael's)
Teeny Tags Greetings from My Creative Time

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sweet Friends

Good morning everyone.  Boy is it hot here in New England!!  This is my last day of vacation, so sad!!  I made this sweet card and will enter it in two challenges:
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/  where you have to follow the sketch and
http://www.creativecutterroom.com/ where you have to have a chick or chicken on the card.

Here is the recipe for this card:
Card Base - Tim Holtz Core'dinations - Adirondack Collection
All other papers are DCWV Cotton Blossom Stack
Just Because Cricut Cartridge - Page 30 - Shadowed and flipped
Buttercup Crinkle Ribbon from http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/
Making Memories Twine
My Creative Time Teeny Tags Greetings, http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder - I used this for the wings because the cart didnt' have any layering.  It wasn't easy to do such a little spot, lol!

Hope the week ahead a good one!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tropical Thank You

It has been feeling so tropical here in New England lately that when I had to make a thank you card, all I could think of was a nice sunny beach and this is what I came up with!

The sand dollar was cut with the Silhouette Cameo
The palm trees were stamped with Versamark and then I added embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun
The adorable brads and ric rac were in my stash from a long ago swap

We will be entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge over at http://blog.docerelashop.com/. Please go check out her very cool stamps! (Thanks, Carri!)

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Baptism Card

A friend at work just had a christening for her grand-daughter. When I saw this file in the Silhouette online store, I knew I wanted to use it to make a card for the baby. It was so easy! 

I cut the first layer out of some off white, textured card stock, then I cut the base layer out of SU! Whisper White. I used my Xyron 510 to adhere the two layers together. Unfortunately, this left a lot of glue residue on the edges of the top cut out layer. I brilliantly decided to use this to my advantage and sprinkled the entire card with a fine glitter! All the places where the glue was showing was now all sparkly! I added some iRock bling to the card, stamped "Congratulations" on the inside and it was done! A sparkly, girly card for a beautiful baby girl. :)  We are going to enter this card in a challenge we found out about from our blogger friend Jessica of http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/  (her work is amazing) the challenge is at http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


 We post the children's birthdays up on the wall and have fun doing them each month or so based  on the season or theme we are discussing. Here are some yummy ice cream cones!  I cuttlebugged them with divine swirls to give them a yummy look!  the cones are cuttlebugged with a waffle type pattern, I forget the folder name.  The bright colors make them fun too!

Monday, July 9, 2012


I finally got a scrap day!  WOOHOO.  I pulled out some old pics of my families camping days and decided to do a collage page

 I cut the trees from the CAMP OUT cricut cartridge at 2" by 6"
 The inspiration for the layout came from the CREATIVE MEMORIES Page Planner book. I LOVE THIS SET.. it comes with the book and the templates. 
It gives you step by step directions on 5 different templates.  It even gives you the sizes to cut your pictures which is a plus I have lots of boxes of old pics to go through and lots of collages to do, and with this system, it'll be a cinch!

Friday, July 6, 2012

RAK - Day 4

Woohoo - It's Friday!  My favorite day of the week!!  Here is my last card that I made from Kel's RAK card.  This card was for my son't teacher.  He LOVES sharks, so my son asked me to make  shark card.  I put my thinking cap on and came up with this card.

Life a Beach Cartridge for the Shark and Shark border
Locker Talk for the Graduation Cap
Kraft paper
DCWV Tahiti Stack for the patterned paper

Andrew said his teacher loved the card!!  Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

RAK - Day three

Hello again!  I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!!   Here is ANOTHER thank you card I had to make.  This one is for my son's friend's Mom.  She is also a photographer and took pictures are her house of all of the kids on Prom night, then put the pics on CD"s for all of us, so sweet!!  

Dawn's card had more a vintage feel, withe the colors I chose. I wanted a more modern feel for this one.

I use all the same cartridges and Stamp set - just different colors and you have a totally different feel.

Heritage and Accent Essential Cricut Carts
Swiss Dots Cuttle Bug Folder
Recollections paper for the car itself.
My Creative Time Stamp Set - Teen Tiny Greetings

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th!!! Enjoy the day!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

RAK -Take Two

Welcome back for day two.  I figured I would leave Kel's card at the top of the page, so you can see what I scraplifted.

I made this card for Dawn, and she is our "official" photographer.  She came over the night of my son's Junior Prom and took awesome pictures for us.

I used:

Heritage Cart- Page 46 cut at 3.25" and then shadowed for the camera
DCWV - Tattered Time
Kraft Paper
Accent Essentials for the scallop  - page 77 cut at 3.50"
StampinUP - Not Quite Navy Card Stock
I used a flowery Cuttlebug Folder to cuttle bug the scallop
Fiskar scallop punch
My Creative Time Teeny Tiny Greetings Stamp Set

Thanks for the comments, they really do mean  a lot!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

It all started with a Random Act of Kindness.......

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  The weather was perfect here in Massachusetts!!  I wanted to share a bunch of cards I made that all came from the card I received from Kelly.  I received the top card from Kelly just because, and I just loved it. I had it sitting on my scrap table, and I thought, I have a ton of Thank you cards I need to make, I am going to scraplift her idea (with her permission of course).

So throughout the week I will show all the different ways I made this card.

This one was pretty simple, I used:

StampinUP Not Quite Navy cardstock
Divine Swirls Folder
StampinUP Tag Punch Set (I love this set)
StampinUp Ribbon
Fiskar's punch along the bottom of the card, hard to see because I wrote the card out before I took the picture.

Have a great day!!!