Thursday, May 31, 2012

I have a High School graduation party this weekend.  I wanted to incorporate the school emblem some how onto the card so using the front and inside flap of the graduation announcement I created this card.
This is the graduation announcement we received for the graduation.

I cut out the "Class of 2012" using a die cut, added the  hat, diploma,
ribbon and stars.  Stamped "The Tassels is worth the Hassle" 
Inside of the card

Using a circle punch I punch the Roswell emblem and added black and silver paper.

I took the inside fold of the announcement and stamped "Congratulations" on the top.
I inserted the cash where the name card of the graduate was.
The "Centennial Graduates" was part of the announcement .

Behind the money I added a Scripture. 
You have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Wedding shower for my niece on Sunday was so wonderful! My sister-in-law's out did themselves.  The presentation was gorgeous, flowers everywhere, beautiful center pieces and delicious food.  Fun was had by all!!  Here are a few things I made for the shower.  

When I saw this cross at Hobby Lobby I just loved it.  I felt it needed
something, like pearls but when I saw the charms I knew that was it. So
I added the charms, pearls, flowers and ribbon.

These charms are just adorable!

This is the basket I decorated for her Wedding Wishes cards .

These are the utensils I shared back on May 23rd.  I arranged them
in a crystal basket with ribbon

Here is the card I made for Rachel.  I used a stamp set from SU for
the dress and saying.The green flowers with pearls are a punch.
The purple flowers in the corner are rub ons.

Inside the card. I used more rub ons.

Close up of the rub ons.  They are glitter rub ons and I added the pearls.
I will share pictures of the shower and the wedding pictures sometime at the end of July or August.  I don't want to take the excitement away from the bride and groom by sharing pictures before they do.  Hope your day is filled with sunshine!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Can you believe it's the last week of May already.  May is filled with blooming flowers, sunshine, Mother's day, birthdays, graduations, first communions and baptisms. Wow I need a vacation....LOL.  Here are a couple of Graduation cards I made.

The stamp is Paper Inspirations from Hobby Lobby.
The diploma is a sticker, I added ribbon and some black stars. 

The owl is a SU punch, the wings are made using the SU
scallop punch, The hat is a die cut and the paper was stacked in
my loose section so not sure where I got it.  

Inside of the card.
I saw this style of card on a blog and thought it was so cute.
Can't remember which blog it was, Sorry!
Happy Memorial Day to you.  Don't forget to say THANK YOU to a veteran today.  Keep our soldiers and their families in your daily prayers.  Have a great week!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My niece is getting married in June and ask if I would help her make her wedding
 invitations. Here are some of the samples  I made for her to choose from.    

Her colors are purple and green.

Here is the finished invitation.
The purple CS was punched with a Martha Steward punch.
Ribbon and pearls were added.
  A cream and green flower attached to the bottom.
She printed the wording in purple on her computer.
Here is the base of the invitations
100 invites were made.

I added pearls to the flowers.

Together with my niece and sister-in-law
we  added all the final touches.
I was very honored to be able to make these for her.  Her wedding is in June so I will post a few pictures after the wedding.   Have a good weekend!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I did make it to my craft room on Monday. Yeah!  My niece is getting married in June and her wedding shower is this weekend.  I made some note cards for her guests to write words of advice and wedding wishes during the shower.  I also put together the utensils with a wedding gown attached. 

The CS is dark purple with the cream CS stamped with "Wedding Wishes",
I punched the mini hearts at the bottom and added the green flower with bling.

I used purple napkins and attached the wedding gown with green ribbon.

Tomorrow I will share  the wedding invitations I made for her.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

I have been MIA. A lot has been going on. Life sometimes gives us a challenge and we have to stand up look it straight in the eye and say "I Can Do This"!!!  That is what my brother-in-law is doing now.  Thank you for all your prayers for Tyson.  He is doing remarkable better.  He is home now and doing out patient therapy twice a day.  He can take a few steps on his own but he has no balance as of yet. The therapist have him working in a swimming pool so if he falls he won't hurt himself.  He has a long road ahead of him but he is young, strong and has a very strong well to beat this!!  Please keep him in your prayers.

Over the weekend I hit the big mile stone in life by turning 50!! Since I have not been in my craft room for over a week I wanted to share the birthday card I received from Heather and a couple of pictures.  My husband and kids gave me a surprise birthday party.  It was wonderful!!  They BBQ on the grill, we had birthday cake and gifts it was a great night.  Turning 50 is not so bad after all........
My husband showing I have turned 50.

My children.
James, Stephanie and Robert

My birthday cake with candles in the shape of 50.

Heather's card

Inside her card.
I hope to be in my craft room today but God may have other plans for me today. During the summer months I will only be posting 3 times a week.   It's much to nice outside to be crafting inside.  Maybe I should craft on my patio???  That's a thought...  Have a wonderful week!!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I didn't make it to Ladies Card night.  Here is the card I would have taken two Wednesday's ago.  I owe the Ladies two weeks of cards now.... 

The stamp is the SU set I got at a garage sale.  The frog is just adorable.

Sending you a Hoppy day........

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I always make a little something for all the Mothers in my family. This year I used the Hershey's miniature candies.  I decorated them with paper and put them in plastic zip bags. 

Have a wonderful day and tell your family how much you love them!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day to you all!!!  God Bless you all for being such special Mothers!!! God has chosen this day to celebrate how special  Mothers truly are !!

 He created Mothers with special talents.....

Loving arms and hands to hold and hug you to let you know everything is going to be okay.  Those same hands to swat you when you tested her last nerve and probably deserved it.

Having eyes  that looked at you with so much love and care. Then there was the look you got when you knew you were in trouble.....LOL  Mothers have that extra pair of eyes on the back of their head to just see everything...

Her Heart filled with LOVE, PRIDE, JOY, HAPPINESS....

The ability to say "NO" when we needed it the most... Of course we just thought she was being unfair and mean but it was her way of saying I LOVE YOU and I CARE!!

Thank you Mom for having a shoulder to cry on, for saying "NO", for loving me during my rebellion stage, for not telling Dad all the bad things I did when I was young. Thank you for creating a home not just a house.  Thank you for teaching me to be a good wife and Mother. Thank you for your prayers and all you do!!!

I Love you Mom!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day filled with all the loving childhood memories of your Mother.  Pamper yourself and enjoy your day.  God Bless!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tyson, my brother-in-law was moved from ICU to the VA hospital. He is doing so much better.  He has a long way to go but he will get there!! Thank you for all your prayers.  He has such a strong will  and such determination.  He told my sister I am here to take care of you and the baby and I am not going anywhere!  Not once has he ask "Why Me?" or had any kind of a pity party!!  Please keep them in your prayers.  Thank you so much!!
                              Behold, I am with you and I will protect you wherever you go, and bring you back to this land.  I will never leave you until I have done what I promised you.
             Genesis 28:15

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I was not able to make Ladies Card night last night.  My brother-in-law (37 years old) had an aneurysm on his brain stem and had surgery on Tuesday.  The surgery it self was a success but yesterday he had a stroke.  When I left the hospital last night he had gotten back some of his mobility and speech, we will know more today.  Please keep him and my sister in your prayers!!

On the brighter side I want to wish each of you a Happy Mother's Day.  As Mother's day approaches it's nice to remember how special our Mother's, Grandmother's, Mother-in-Laws and all the wonderful women in our lives are.  Don't forget to pamper yourself because YOU are SPECIAL!!  God Bless you all!!!
Thanks for the prayers!!
   I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.
                                                                                            Philippians 4:13

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I covered some Hershey's chocolate bars using the Lucy's paper packet. These were part of the Thank you gifts I gave the ladies on Saturday at the Lucy's workshop. 

The bird, butterfly and felt flowers are from the discount
 bin at Micheal's.
The pink flowers with added bling are from CTMH.

Hope your having a week filled with smiles and hugs!!  Stop by and check out our Wednesday Ladies Card night....

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Today's card is made using a Rubbernecker saying and a SU stamp set.  A friend of mine was out garage sale shopping and came across a bag of stamp sets for $5.00. What a bargain!! Three of the sets were SU and had never been used.  It's a cute set from 2007 called "Very Punny".  It has a pig, bird, frog etc.  So I will be making some cards this week with my new/old stamps set.

Wishing you a day without wind and lots of crafting...

Monday, May 7, 2012

On Saturday I had a workshop using the Lucy's Workshop Package. The ladies did a wonderful job on their cards and of course we ate, we crafted and we ate again.  It was just a wonderful day of crafting fun. I wanted to let the ladies know how much I appreciation them coming each month so I dug into my recycle box and pulled out some of the plastic fruit containers.  I decorated them with paper, ribbon and add some goodies inside.   (to view the cards made on Saturday see my April 23rd blog posting) 

The fruit containers.

These are decorated using the Lucy Workshop paper.

Inside the container.
  I added a stamp set, ink dot & stickles.
All by Studio G.

This was made using scrape paper and a CTMH stamp set.

The flower was made using the EK Success punch. 
These boxes are a fun quick way to package a small gift or goodies for that someone special.   Happy crafting this week!!!!  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Friday to you!!  Yesterday I was looking through my paper and came across this beautiful paper. It has just a hint of peach color to it so I added the peach boarder and button.  I used two different stamp sets.  The saying is from rubbernecker and the house from Auntie Amy. The saying is:  Home is were love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, laughter never ends.  The Hen House is now selling rubbernecker stamps.  Go check them out!

This would made a great card for new home owner.
 Have a good weekend and Happy Cinio de Mayo!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's just amazing how fast time flies when your having fun.  Ladies Card night was a blast last night.  We had root beer floats, show-n- tell and just crafted the night away.  Okay so we were done by 8:15pm but anything past 8:30pm and we turn into pumpkins...hee hee   Enjoy the cards...

Debbie's card
It's a cute anniversary or wedding card.
We used Copic markers, chalk and glitter. 

Heather's card.
We used acetate paper to stamp the images. Pretty cool huh?
Very clean and elegant card. 

Renee's Card.
This stamp is just adorable. She is ready for Cinco de Mayo!!
The card has bling and lots of glitter.

Denita's Card
We built the tulip by using the Stampin Up Owl punch
and the oval punch. 

Dee's Card
This is a slider card.  It looked complicated at first but
she had wonderful instructions.  It was a fun and easy card to make.
The stamp is from Memory Box. 

Here is what the card looks like sled out.
It's a Great Card!!

Thank you ladies for a wonderful fun night.  I want to credit the blog site that I saw the tulip video on.  Check out her web site she is VERY talented!!  Have a wonderful day!  Marti we missed you!!!