Monday, April 30, 2012

The last day of April and the flowers are blooming the grass is green and the sun is shining. Today I am sending you some sunshine....

This is a water bottle cover.  I make a lot of bottle covers
for my craft fairs.  

These are great for kids parties or sports functions. 
As I was writing about the water bottle covers I remembered the
covers I made for my son Robert's high school soccer team.
They are just darling!!
I made those soccer team water covers over 10 years ago.  I used a plastic template for scrapbooking and traced them onto construction paper.  I cut out each part by hand, (That was before I owned any die cuts and machines.) assembled each piece together and added each one of the teams faces.   Crazy looking back now how long that took me to make them. LOL  What's even crazier is I knew exactly were to find it after all these years.... Yesterday I couldn't find my eye glasses and I just had them on....  ha ha.  (I am showing my age) hee hee Thanks for stopping by and you have a SUPER GREAT week filled with lots of fun and Sunshine....

Friday, April 27, 2012

I don't know about you but I just don't have enough masculine cards.  For me they are just not as much fun to make. (sorry guys)  I got this stamp set from CTMH in hopes I would create more manly cards.  
Here is one I created so far....
The paper has a look of leather and it came in a paper packet
 from  Costco  many moons ago.  The Stamp Set is CTMH  "Born to Ride".

Inside of the card.
This can be a birthday or Father's Day card.

Here is what the set looks like.  You can find it on page 60 of the catalog.
If you have a biker in the family this is a great stamp set.
Enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Here is my experiment with the alcohol inks.  I took a gold picture frame and added the inks to create a different color.  After removing the glass from the frame I put a fragranced sachet in its place.  I added the large purple butterfly along with a few extra little ones I made using a die cut.  Now I have a beautiful fragrance framed  picture I can put in my bathroom or bedroom dresser.  It would make a wonderful Mother's day gift. 

The gold frame before I used the alcohol inks. 

The finished project.  It smells wonderful.
Hope you have a wonderful day filled with butterflies and spring flowers and no *Moths.
*Albuquerque has been invaded with tons of moths. Yuck!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I have a baby shower this weekend so I worked on a couple of baby cards so here is one of them.  

The bears are cheaters. (they are so cute!). The stamp is from
Rubbernecker.  The paper is from my scrap pile and the Ricrac
is from CTMH. 

inside the card. 
Our Wednesday Ladies Card Night has been cancelled tonight.  It seems as life is happening so fast and we just can't keep up.  So tomorrow I will be showing you my experiment with alcohol inks and a picture frame. Make sure you stop by to see what I did.  Thanks for spending time with me today.  God Bless!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In March The Hen House had a Memory Box truck show and by the time I showed up all the good stuff was gone.  So I placed an order for one of the die cuts and it has arrived!!  Yeah!!  So today's card is a wedding card using the die cut.  

The die cut is a very beautiful and delicate flower frame.  I added
the heart, flowers and pearls.  The cake stamp is from Stampin'up.
 I used a shimmer spray to add sparkle to the
front and inside of the card. 

close up of the flowers and heart. 
Sending you Smiles and Hugs today!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's the last full week in April.  May is just around the corner and before you know it the kids will all be out of school.  My Daughter will be home from college and I can't wait!! 
Unfortunately, I got the stomach bug and was unable to give my class on Saturday.  Sorry ladies!!!  I am sharing the cards we would have done had I felt better.  As soon as I have the make up class I will share with you what they create.  
This is a look of the packet for the Lucy workshop/class.
You get C.S, Pattern paper, Stamp set, Rub-on's and Bitty
sparkles (bling).  You can find this on page 31 of the catalog.

Close up of the stamp set. 

  For all the cards I used the  card stock and  pattern paper from
 the Lucy packet. The flower is stamped with CTMH ink Cotton Candy
 then outlined  in CTMH gray wool.

A Close up of the flower made with the Lucy stamp set and the
CTMH  brads Filgree Charms on page 127 of the catalog. I stamped
the  flower twice, cut them out and then used the bone folder to
 roll the  flower stems to give them the 3-D look.  

Here I used the rub-on's that came with the packet.  They
match the paper perfect! 

Same card as above with "Happy Mother's day" and
less rub-on's. 
Close up of the rub on's.  They are beautiful.  They look
like they are chalked. 

This last card I used the small flower from the Lucy packet stamp
set and the Stamp of the Month set "You are..." on page 141
You have an AMAZING week!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Here is one of the cards from Wednesday Ladies Card night.  You can go over to Dee's blog and see the rest of the great cards the ladies made:

The card Dee made

Monday I will be sharing the cards from Saturday's workshop so make sure you stop by.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Unfortunately I was unable to attend our Ladies Card night.  I am sure they made some dynamite cards.  This is the card I had designed to take last night.  I will try to get my hands on the cards they made last night and feature them on Tuesday of next week. 

The paper is from Memory Box and the stamp set is CTMH stamp of the month.

Here is a close up of the flower.  It's from the Lucy Workshop on the Go
Today made sure you hug your family members and tell them you love them.  Life is to short to not let people know you care. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saturday is my Workshop on the Go class.  Those that know me well know that I love flowers. I was so excited when the ladies choose the Lucy workshop on the go kit for their next kit.  Today's card has a flower made using the stamp set from Lucy's kit. 

close up of the flower

This is the Workshop on the Go Lucy Kit.

A close up of the stamp set.
God has shown his love for me by blessing my life with you.  Thank you for letting me share my projects and for being my blessing!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I have been a very busy bee lately.  Haven't had much time for crafting.  Today I get to spent most of my day in  my craft room. Yeah!!  Last Wednesday Heather brought show and tell.  She brought lots of goodies from Memory Box and a couple of background stamps.  I am so proud of Heather that she bought background stamps. She says  "Why make your own paper when there is so much beautiful paper out there to buy".   So here is the two background stamps she has.

On white C.S. we stamped the clouds, then the trees.  It's Great!
Doesn't it look real?  I haven't had time to finish the card but
when I do I will post it again. 
I don't remember who makes the stamps but I will find out and let you know.  Have a super great day!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wow where did the weekend go? It must have been all that wind.  I have (had) tulips in my front and back yard but all that is left is a green stick.  It happens every year with the wind.  Oh well they were beautiful while they lasted.  Today I am sharing a baby food jar that I decorated for some CTMH crocheted  flowers I have. 

I painted the lid with acrylic paint, added the pattern paper and ribbon.

I have about 30 more jars to go......LOL

Hope your week is filled with the beauty of colorful tulips and not sticks.....Thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 13, 2012

 Happy Friday to you!!  Did you have a good week?  Sure hope so.  Here is a candle I decorated and gave my Mom for Easter.
The paper is from Memory Box and the flower is a punch with
added glitter and a brad.

Close up of the flower.
These are hankies I found at Hobby Lobby.  I added the ribbon
and gave them to my sisters.  I just thought they were
 perfect for Easter.  "He is Risen!"
You all have a fun and restful weekend!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I have so many pictures to share with you today. We celebrated Debbie's birthday at our Ladies Card Night with  birthday cake, chips & dips and presents. Her birthday is next Thursday but we surprised her with an early party. Of course I have all the cards we made too so sit back and relax and enjoy. 

Debbie blowing out her birthday candles. 

Opening her gifts

This is the Birthday crown all the ladies have to wear on their birthday.
She looks just like a Beautiful Queen!!
Happy Birthday Wishes!

Marti's card
The girl and umbrella are cut from the Cricut .
It's a beautiful card.

Inside the card

She decorated the inside of the envelope too.  

Marti's second card.
  I just love this card!
The shoes are from the Cricut.
She is really making all the girls want to use their Cricut more.

Inside the card

Heather's card
This is Doddlebug design card set which comes pre-cut.
We added the "thanks" and the flower.
These cards sets are really nice.
As Heather would say "easy breezy"
Great card Heather.

close up of the flower

Renee's card
We used the alcohol Inks on glossy paper then add the stamp.
The paper was embossed with a cuttlebug folder.
It's a gorgeous card. 

Debbie's card
Oh how precious is this little duck.  We colored him with markers
then added fun flock.  The embossed frame was popped.
Wonderful card Debbie.

Close up of the duck with fun flock.

Inside the card

Denita's card made by Marti
I had already featured this card last Thursday when our card
night was cancelled at the last minute.  So I had my cuttings
ready to go for  the ladies last night.  Using the alcohol inks
the ladies made each bird unique. 

Marti's bird

Debbie's bird

Renee's bird

Heather's bird
 This is one of the cards that Marti  made and gave
 to Debbie for her birthday.  It's so cute. 

This is the second card she made and gave her. The card
is all 3-D and has glitter.  It's so beautiful. 
Finally you made it to the end!!  Hope you enjoyed them.  Thanks for stopping by!