Saturday, February 26, 2011

Simple Cricut Circus Birthday Card

Happy Saturday Morning!!
I needed a "fast" birthday card last night.....that's how I operate my the seat of my have cards made, but somehow rarely seem to use them or they aren't what I have in mind at the of my Granddaughters turned five and she was a having a Circus themed party......thank goodness for my Cricut....I cut out a quick tent, quick Ellie and I had my card!!!  Terrible Grandma aren't I...hahaha...but I "have to" get more organized...geez!  Whoops gotta "run" to my grandson's basketball game "in a few", and guess what...yep...not even dressed yet!!!!!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

I decided for the first time to join in the Papertrey blog hop.........this month you are to use any kind of a "scallop"...I used my new Button Boutique and Bitty Background stamp sets......I also purchased the dies and have to say I have cut and stamped dozens of these little goodies, so you will be seeing alot of these "show up" here and them!!  Can you find the "scallops" on my first card??  I cut the little envie on my how I can cut almost any size and style of envie on that.....sigh....for the first card I used SU Poppy that beautiful color...and Daffodil Delight for the cardstock........the blue color is a chalk ink from Dew Drop VersaMagic  called Sea Breeze...yum!!
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Will Work For "Sunshine"

Where oh where is that Mr Sunshine????  It's snowing...of course...what else is new...right?  To  add a bit of "sunshine" to my day, I was messing around with a few mini cupcake liners to make flowers....I have several made and only one finished to share....a bright and rather large card.....I used 3 liners to make the flower...hard to tell in the picture, but it is rather "fluffly" in real life!!  the background paper had a date on it of 2007....oh my.....I really need to use up some of what I have!!!
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011


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Thinking of You ~ And "Think Spring"

A clean and simple card...very quick too using punched circles......the inside has smaller punched circles.....the next picture is of my lilacs from last year....can't you just "smell" them...I can hardly wait!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Frame and Tag

This little tag was made for the Papertrey Challenge to make a tag with a frame on it.....I stamped my bird on the frame and used some Papertrey Satin ribbon...again....tags are one of my favorite things to make........a quick post today...I need to get busy on the house for a change, though I would rather be paper crafting!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Old Friends Button Wall Hanging

I saw a new challenge on Papertrey Ink this morning using buttons.......I have been wanting to do one of these "hooped" wall hangings for my creative room...I chose to use my wonderful old Golden Retreiver "Nick"...Nick passed away several years ago after being bitten by a snake and fighting the battle for about a year....she is with her "friend" Andy...Andy is still around...he is a neighborhood dog and roams free....Nick and Andy used to "hang out" alot.....Andy still comes...but no Nick...sigh!

I used some of new Papertrey ribbons and buttons for was fun to make and I hope to make a few more for my room if I ever get it done!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Much Love

I made this card for the PTI Make It Monday series.....I used my PTI Chartruese Buttons and satin ribbon I received for Christmas...kind of like the color combinations of the cream~pink and green!!

Tuesday Trigger ~ Decadently Yours ~ at Moxie Fab World

I decided to play along for the first time at Moxie Fab Worlds "Tuesday Trigger".......the embossing folder I used reminded me of sprinkles on the candy's......I added Stickles to all my little candies, you will have to click on the card to see it.........the stamp was a $1 find......I used So Saffron paper, Chocolate Chip (of course) ink and ribbon......see ya!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Birthday ~ Happy Birthday

It's Monday morning...I have a TON to do...and here I am doing yet another card...but this one sounded like such a great idea...I just "had to"....if you go to PTI HERE, you can watch the video and do one, too...go know you want to!!

I used SU cardstock Pretty In Pink and Chocolate Chip, various birthday stamps...and made my flower from my own dyed seam binding.....I received Tattered Angels Cosmo spray mist for Christmas...itsn't it a yummy color??
PS:  I added a picture of 2 of my granddaughters...just "cuz" they are so "cute"!!

~ PTI Number 9 ~

Woowho...this is my last card for the PTI challenge..I made all I have to admit that some of them aren't my usual "work"......but it was a push for me to finish 9 cards that fast...I usually do 1 or 2 a day at the my mind drew a blank.....however, I did use up some already stamped, cut or embossed that was great!!!  You can see all the entries HERE ... go take a peek!!

~ PTI #8 ~ It's All Black & White

This is my number 8 entry for the PTI challenge...and this is my least favorite I did...Love the saying...just not in love with my card......but it was a push for me to do all 9 challenges....a first for can see all the other entries HERE

~ PTI #7 ~ Happy Birthday Vintage Style

This is my number 7 entry for PTI challenge.....this is one of those cards that you hear "looks better in real life" camera just doesn't pick up the prettieness of the ribbon....the button is an old mother of pearl...I stitched this one on my machine...I just love the look of stitching on a card!   You can visit all the other entries HERE ......go take a look...there are over 500 entries and some really beautiful ones!

~ PTI #6 ~ Plain and Simple

This is my number 6 entry for PTI...I kept it plain and simple...the background paper is a very fine and pretty can see all the entries HERE...there are over 500 so ends in a few hours....wonder if I will get my next 2 done!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

~ Celebrate You ~

This is number 5 for me in the Papertrey am running out of will take a bit of a break and hopefully get to post my other 4 before 7am tomorrow.....this one was fun...I got to use my new little banner dies I received for Christmas...I used the tag image created by Maile Belles........see you all later...but go and look at all the creativeness on the link!!

~ Valentine Treat Pouch ~

My 4th entry in the Papertrey Ink Challenge is this cute little Valentine "treat pouch"......I used of the big Sizzix scallop circles to make this....easy peasy!!  For my tag image I used Lisa Johnson's image and added glitter to really give it some sparkle........

~ A Little Rainbow To Brighten Your Day ~

I have card number three done for the Papertrey Ink should go and take a look at all the beautiful cards already posted...these girls are good!!!
For my card I chose Melissa Bicford's cute little sunshiney sweet!!!  I rubbed Taken With Teal SU ink over my swiss dots folder and it seemed to just cry out for some bright ribbons.....I cut a red circle to put behind the little tag .....I am loving this...hope I get them all done...I am sure some will be posted late tonight as it will be super bowl time.....sigh.

My Heart Smiles

Here is my second entry for the Papertrey Challenge...this "tag" was designed by Dawn McVey.....I liked how this one turned out, too...only 7 more to go...wonder if I will make it...check out my post below for some blog info and to see my other card....back later!!!

Thinking of You

It's a snowy day here today at the cabin...I am so ready for some "nice" seems like Spring and Summer fly by and then winter is around forever.....oh well....what better way to pass the time then a good challenge!!  Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 4th anniversary....they are giving us 9 digital round tags to create can do 1 or all 9...I am going to try for the nine...all by tomorrow morning you "might" see several posts today....I chose this one by Heather Nichols for my first one....I know its "simple".....but I really like it...the ribbon is from Papertrey...Simply Chartreuse Twill...I love twill ribbon...I received mine as a Christmas present from my hubby.
I also want to mention my "blogging friend" Teri at White Sheep Farm and I are getting our heads together for a wonderful bit of goodies for our blogging visitors.....we are working on keep visiting our blogs so as not to miss out...this is a good one!!!  Now go and visit Teri...the link is above...tell her Diane from Nellies Nest sent you!  I also want to thank all my followers and my "new" followers...I appreciate it!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

For You With Love ~ Raining Hearts

Embellish Magazine is having a challenge to use the yummy colors and hearts as shown below ~ I made this card with "raining hearts" have to look close to see my bits of green in the hearts...I used the tiny heart punch from Stampin Up for the hearts...I just love this "little guy"...the size of the hearts are perfect!  The umbrella stamp is from Unity.....the tag stamp is a retired SU...the birdie is a SU punch.
A quick post for me today.....working on a Valentine tag, trying to finish my mini's and need to make a card for my hubby for V'Day...and want to send a card to a friend that isn't that all fired up about "heart day"!!

Thank you...and nice comments are always welcome :>)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stitching A "Scrappy Card"

Here I am again with yet another challenge card...just a fun one using scraps and stitching them down...this is for "The Tuesday Throwdown"....the challenge being "stitching"!!  The 3 flowers were cut on my Cricut and  I stamped the dots on with SU Real Red ink.....the little owl is from the new SU sale-a-bration catty (free).......another simple sentiment...I thought it had enough on it the way it is...not even a ribbon...that was hard for me...LOL.....thanks!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

~ My Third Post Today~ I Love You With All My Heart

I made this card for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge~a Valentine......I am fianlly getting a start on my Valentines.....for this card I drew a heart with a white pencil on white cardstock and them cut out all my butterflies using a Sizzix SU embosslits die called Beautiful Wings....the embossing folder is also a SU exclusive called Elegant Bouquet........this was rather "picky" to do, as it seems I was all thumbs trying to position all those tiny butterflies...but I do like the outcome.....take a scroll down and look at my other "posts" today...thanks!!!!
TIP:  I also wanted to mention the little heart "charm" that is tied on the ribbon....look for old earrings at garage sales, they make great little "add ons" just by clipping off the parts you unique and reasonable, too!

My Second Post Today ~ Valentine Owl and Queen

I received my first Stampin Up sale-a-bration set yesterday (bless that UPS man) and had to use the little owl stamp right away......the heart banner he is sitting on is a long ago retired SU set called "Loving Hearts"...I stamped the owl in Taken With Teal and then punched him with my SU owl punch...I think I like the two colors red and teal together!  This little card is for the Simon Says Challenge Show Love

I made this simple Valentine Queen of Hearts using an embossing folder I purchased on HSN last year.....simple...but it works!!!

The Appearance of Cameos In The Moxie Fab World

Good morning,
I have been in such a creative "slump" lately.....I sit at my desk and draw a blank...cannot seem to even come close to creating I decided to maybe do a few challenges this week to get me I have my card for the Appearance of Cameos  Challenge In The Moxie Fab World ...using a actually spent quite a bit of time making a cameo...and while letting it dry, I popped open a drawer and right on top was a cameo button...well forget the one I made, this one is perfect!!  I made another flower with my new Cricut Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge...I can't leave that cartridge alone!  The little mini vintage "love song" I purchased on Etsy......thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

~ More Inspired "LOVE" ~

I have needed inspiration to get's been so long since I have had time to "create" get me moving I visited The Shabby Tea Room for inspiration....what could be better then a challenge.....the challenge is to NOT use designer paper, but to use a stamped image and a handmade embellishment......while cleaning out my creative room I found some very vintage seam binding.....I spritzed it with with glimmer mist ..this was the really old 3 fold kind of seam took the color well.....I just purchased the paper doilies yesterday...added glitter coated chipboard letters....I also used confetti cardstock for a change....I love how it turned second post today...woowho...I am on a creative  roll!!

Love Vintage Flower Card CC Challenge & Deer Crossing

I still don't have my mini albums finished to show, but I did manage to make a card with my new Cricut cartridge Mother's Day Bouquet...this cartridge is all can cut an entire page like I did of so many mix and match designs....I bought mine from Cricut Machine ...go check out this site if you have a Cricut, the savings are fantastic and the shipping is fast! 
I am entering this card in the City Crafters Challenge use the word "LOVE"......
I used a bit of old lace and a vintage button to finish off my flower, the edges of the flower were inked with Stampin Up's Soft Suede.......I have yet to make a Valentines card, so maybe this one qualifies for that!

Next is a picture of a herd of deer that I saw crossing our bridge over the creek...there were 14 in all and I shot the photos from my picture window...what a site to see.....they just kept coming out of the woods.....I thought they were headed for my garden, but luckily they just kept going......thats it for today...thanks for visiting!