Sunday, February 27, 2011

Birthday Card for a Friend

March has a lot of birthdays in it for me so got started today making cards. This one is for a special friend whose birthday is on the first of March. Those birthdays in the first few days of the month always seem to sneak up on me, I seem to think I have more time to make the card and get it sent off.

I used my Imagine and the Best Friends cart for most of this card. I LOVE LOVE being able to match my paper with my die cut and the best thing about the imagine is that it resizes the design in the paper to fit the size of the paper as you can see in the 2x2 squares. The plain cardstock is from Core'dinations and the sentiments are stickers *I'm using up the stickers I bought when I first got into scrapping* called stickeroos from Penny Black. This is a waterfall card that I got the instructions on how to make it here.....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cadence Doing Her Valentines

This is my Great-Niece Cadence *my regular visitors know she is the love of my life*...she was working on her Valentines for her friends. She was "signing" her name to them.

The background paper is Bazzil cardstock in a pale pink. The pattern paper is from Me& M Big Ideas, the Modern Malin collection. The  middle heart is cut from the stock image on the Cricut Imagine and filled in with a pattern from Nursery Tails Cartridge. The Valentines are her actual Valentines. The small hearts on the left side are stickers from her Valentines and the circles that have the princesses on them are magnets that came with her Valentines. The LO was done from a sketch from Sketch Inspiration #208. I have been using sketches from them lately to jump start my LOs.

M&M's For Mrs. Wirth

My Niece just got married and her husband was deployed a few days after they got married. For their first Valentine's Day as husband and wife he sent her custom M&M's. Betty from over at Betty Bee's Buzz sent me some of these little 1x8" plastic I thought I would play around with them and use one to do this LO. The LO is done from a sketch from Sketch Inspiration. I've been using their sketches lately, they seem to get me jump started on a LO. The plain background paper is Core'dinations it is a pale yellow. The pattern paper is Me&My Big Ideas, Modern Milan. The heart is cut at 4"& 5" from the stock shapes on the Cricut Imagine. The Be My Valentine is from "Wild Card" cartridge and then filled with a pattern from the "Nursery Tails" Imagine cartridge.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Best Friends

This is my Niece Rebecca and her BFF Rox. They were in a wedding this last weekend. From this picture you would almost think that they were sisters. My Niece is the one on the left. The plain cardstock is Bazzill, the printed paper is from Kay& Co. The "Best Friends and rose embellishments are cut on the Iagine with the Imagine and More Cart. The lace is some from my stash. The LO is done from a sketch from Sketch Inspirations it is sketch #206.
Rebecca and Rox

Monday, February 7, 2011

Blog Award!

I received this blog award from my Aussie Friend Alli! Go Check out her blog to see her awesome work and also learn about her. I "met' Alli through the Cricut Message board. I started out by checking out Layouts that were posted in their weekly online newsletter "The Cricut Chirp". In August of 2006 I signed into their community, I had never been on ANY type of message board before and found some awesome friends. I have had the opportunity, mainly because I live near a famous mouse, to meet many of these friends. Although I have never met Alli face to face I can say she is one of my dear friends.

So now to "qualify" to receive this award I was told I need to post 8 things about me and then also post 8 blogs for you to check out.

Here are the 8 things about me.
1. I am a mom to 3 wonderful "grown" sons. My youngest will turn 21 next month, where did the time go? My oldest Matthew is getting married next month, Jonathan is a recent graduate from UF and now works for Pepsi, my youngest Benjamin is in his 3rd year at UCF and also works at BabiesR Us.
2. I have been crafting as long as I can remember. I sew, crochet, scrapbook and many others. My favorite by far is my scrapbooking. I'm the family scrapbooker and I love to preserve the memories for my sons, my many Nieces and Nephews and now my Great-Niece.
3. I have lived in the Central Florida area since 1969,before that my father was in the Navy and we lived in Hawaii, Spain, Charleston and I was born in Oregon.
4. I am the oldest daughter, I have an older brother, 2 younger brothers and a younger sister.
5. I have a milestone :) birthday this year, AGAIN where has the time gone?????
6. I used to work for 7-Eleven as a manager for 12 years, until my inner ear canal ruptured causing me to have ongoing uncontrolled vertigo. I am no longer able to drive due to this. BIG life change but you learn to live life with a new normal.
7. I guess you can say I'm an Internet "junkie". I love keeping up with my friends and family through face book, their blogs, and emails.

Here are 6 blogs that I follow:

 to claim your award click on it and save it to your desktop then post 8 things about yourself and 8 blogs.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


That is what I think this picture SCREAMS! Another LO of my Great-Niece Cadence. I used a sketch from Sketch Inspiration for this LO. The Background cardstock is Bazzill, the pattern paper is Kay & Co. The Flowers are Primas, the hearts brads are Recollections, the the crystal accents are Prima, the bottom border is tulle that I sewed then gathered, the tin heart embellishment is something I had in my stash.

I Hope You Dance

This LO is one that I have been wanting to do for a while..I LOVE this picture of my Great-Niece Cadence and when I saw it I thought of the words from LeeAnn Womack's song "I Hope You Dance" ...I Hope you still feel small when you stand beside the Ocean.... Cadence LOVES the beach and LOVES to run in and out of the sister took this picture of her as she was running back out one day...I think it just shows her joy...I LOVE how her hair is blowing in the wind as she was running....

I used Photoshop Eelements to add the words to the photo and then "wave" them....

The pink background paper is Bazzill Cardstock, the blue water paper that is the mat behind the 8X10 picture is from Paper House Productions the pink beach paper i have no idea who makes it. The  glitter wire and flower embellishments are from  Recollections. The metal flower embellishments are from Adorn-It and the gemstone brads are just some I have had forever.

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This is my Great-Niece Cadence. She found a these glasses that a friend of her mommy had left at their house. This picture was taken 1 month before she turns 3. She is such a ham and loves to make faces when she is getting her picture taken.

All the paper and embellishments are from Adorn-it. They were in the May "Busy Women" Scrapbook kit. The red print paper is from the Love Bug Collection, the Stripes and Daisy is from the Whoopys Daisy Collection. The Flowers are cut from the paper and pop-dotted. The background paper is really a light yellow that is bazzill cardstock.

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