Time in Madison, Alabama

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Action Wobbles....

If you've been living on another planet for a few months, maybe you haven't seen the new action wobbles!! I missed the deadline for the samples, but can't wait until they are on the market! But as I was looking for some inspiration on youtube the other day, I found this wonderful idea
and wanted to share it--here are three cards I made with it--I know--the sheep is too big--I'm going to put WILD AND WOOLY on the inside!!!

This little owl was missing something--so I made 'faux feathers' with some gold stickles--trust me--looks soooo much better!!!

This little guy is so cute and I used some silver sparklie paper and some need snow-flakes I got in the sale bin at Archivers last summer!1

Had to make this cute little mouse--I think it came out really cute.

Sorry it's been a few days--misplaced my camera--was sweating it for awhile!!!

Hugs ladies!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

If you've been following me....

You know I am making assorted cards for my mother-in-law for a Christmas present. She is basically a 'shut-in' and gets upset when things are late. I think she will like them. I was going through the box I've done, and what I have posted on the blog and found a few I think I missed posting--soo--here they are.....

The rooster is from Just Because cartridge and I love the way the rooster came out--but I think it's too small. I'll make another one a little bigger sometime soon.

The sentiment that goes with it is 'something to crow about'! Love it!

This is from the Christmas Card solutions cartridge and I love the way it came out. It probably will be sent by me to someone. I added the ribbon and used a boarder punch on the bottom to make it 'MINE'. I added a little stickles to the wing and then some to the red berries.

I got the bowl of stawberries from Simply Charmed, along with the sentiment. I put the white 'dashes' on the strawberries to make them match the paper--I think it works!

The last one is ME! I love the attitude that goes with it! I got it from a website with verses for cards which helps me when I'm blocked. I think I made the turtle (from Paisley cartridge) just a tad too big...but she is so cute decked out with a ruffle and cherries!!

Well, I think that completes the unposted for now.

Hope you enjoy--and God Bless!


Two cards I made yesterday...

This one is for a very very dear niece, who was born one year and two days after my wedding, and is having a birthday this month. I live in Alabama and she lives in Va Beach.....so I haven't seen her or her twins in a very long time! I have a cupcake punch that makes a small--very small cupcake that I will probably add to the inside corner--0h yeah--and a gift card from Target--I love Taget!!! I used the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge--I just love that cartridge--and have a Happy Birthday stamp for the inside! I just love pink and brown together--going to have to go back to Hobby Lobby and get some more of that pokadot paper--I just love pokadots too!

This picture just doesn't do this card right! It is beautiful--even if I do say so myself!!

This one is for the best husband on this earth! And he's been my hubby for almost (4 Dec) 39 wonderful years. I used the Cindy Loo cartridge for the flower and the Lacy Labels Lite cartridge for the two scallops. The 'perals' are from my I-rock (love that tool!) I used red stickles on the flower part. I got this idea from a card that I saw on Tammy E.'s blog, Paper Pastimes of a Scrapbooking Mimi. If you've never gone to her site, you have a wonderful experience waiting for you! Thanks again Tammy, as I 'borrow' one of your ideas again. Just click on her website name to go to her blog--you won't be sorry. I hope Terry likes his card, and it is true, without him I would be very boring!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

This is for anyone that wants to make fast cards..

and I think they could be Christmas--or anything. A great way to get rid of scraps and this is a pix I promised to send--here it is Shelly!!!!

Well, I think these are the last of the cards I've got made...six new posts!!!!!

Made these two almost opposites--love the browns and pinks.

These are from the Pagoda cartridge page 52. I didn't realize how pretty this would turn out. I always like to have a few Sympathy cards on hand and just realized I had a 'With Sympathy' stamp.

Well, that's my last set of cards I've done recently. I'll try and keep up now. Going to do somemore Christmas card--have a birthday card I need to do for a niece and of coarse my hubby of almost 39 years anniversay card (Dec 4th!) He is a special person to put up with me that long!!!

I have missed posting, but making cards and keeping up a blog is a lot of work!

Hugs to all!!!

I love this snowman...

with the hat down over his eyes. It's from the solutions cartridge Christmas Cards. I love making those cards!!!

Made two of these....

I just loved the saying--next time I think I'll use a print on the little birdie's body! I loved the saying. Used the Tags, bags, boxes and more cartridge for the 'holder' of the saying on the front. Put some Stickles on the rain drops and used the shadow and a very little dimentional to pop them up. Printed the sayings out on the computer. The cartridge was '3 Birds on Parade'--one of my new favorites. Used the bird on page 30. Used larges pop dots on the bird.

I sent one to a friend that had to have her chest (ribs) wired back together are they came apart from surgery of a bi-pass last year. Hope she liked it!!!

Just made this one....

in case I hear of a friend getting sick. You always need one around.

This is from the Doodlecharm cartridge. The jar and 'stick' are on page 95. The 'bug' is from the same cartridge on page 92. I printed the sayings off on the computer.

I made one similar before.....

but it was for a Navy guy. This one is for a retired Army guy that's a good friend of Terry's. He's got a birthday coming up, and has had a hard year, so Terry wanted to give him a card.

I used the Stand and Salute cartridge. Terry had come up with the sayings--he's old infintry, told me to trust him. So I do. I have to get going on an Anniversary card for him--we got 39 coming up on the 4th of Dec.

I have been busy.....

guess I'll start posting some of my pix.

A lady that Terry worked with years ago in St. Louis, before they closed the base and most of us moved to the Huntsville, Alabama area, is going to retire. So I made her this card.

I got a new Martha Stewart punch that makes the 'lacey look'. I love it and have been punching all different colors so I would have them ready. I love her punches, they are easy to punch. I have arthritis and have trouble with some of them.

I used the butterflies on the Paisley cartridge on page 48. I think I cut the flower at 3" and the butterflies at 1" on the front and 3/4" on the inside. I used the flower on page 53 on the Pagoda cartridge.

I had a Celebrate stamp that I used on the front and finished it with a sentiment I printed off on the computer.

I love the pink and brown together.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A simple eisle Christmas Card.

A birthday card of the Smiley Card download on the Gypsy.

A Happy Birthday Card for one of my daughters friends.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Birthday cards....

I bought a set of Justrite stamps and here is a sample on two birthday cards. Was going to try and use the center point on the Cricut Expression--but way too hard. I bought two punches--on 1 3/4 inch and one 2 1/4 inch. These are much better. I have two boards--one reg and one large.

for a wonderful father-in-law and one for a wonderful brother-in-law!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Two more for my mother-in-law.

I don't know if I explained it or not, but my mother & father-in-law are basically home bound. He can't drive anymore and she never has. So she sent Terry and my birthday cards late and apologized that they where late, because she couldn't get to the store in a timely manner to get cards. I sent her a birthday card and made one for Laura to send to her, and she just went on and on about they where the most beautiful cards she had ever seen, I do believe she might have been crying on the phone. So the 'ol light came on and I thought--who else better for me to make an assortment of card for the year. We have a new Big Lots opening up in our town and they had a perfect box for A2 card with a snowman on it! I know it's the right thing to do, because as my daughter said many years ago, 'I know it's making God happy--I can feel God smile in my heart!' (She's so sweet--even at 18!!!)

So this beautiful bird card is from the Straight from the Nest cartridge. I really have to use it more. It's the one I had to buy at full price--an HSN exclusive. The sentiment is a stamp I bought. It's a Justrite stamp with changeable sayings and changeable boarders. I bought a 1 3/4" circle punch and made scallops on the Cricut. I tried center point on the Expression, but I couldn't get it to look perfect! I have a 2 in boarder I bought too (I think there are about 6 or 8 of them) so I need a 2 1/4" punch too, but I don't think there's one in this town--so I have to order one--you can use nestabilities (?) to--but I don't have any and I think the punch is easier than dragging out the cuttlebug! Just me!

The other card is from Pagoda cart and I just love the way it turned out. I think the paper choices can make or break the card (and alot of it is just personal preferance) and I think I hit this one! Again, I used the template on the Gypsy and sized everything so I don't waste time or paper.

Well, still have lots to do--and the ideas are spinning in my head!!!

Until next time--Be blessed and stay blessed!


Remember, I love comments!

I've been busy and my internet was down!!!

I have a niece that has twins, one of each. Brianna's Birthday is Oct 30 and Bradley's is Oct 31--so he got the halloween birthday card.

This is from the Rock Princess cartridge--perfect for a 14 year old girl!!!

This is a similar card I made before, but I added flying bats and 'dripping blood' (Martha Stewart 'drippy goo' ?? punch) to the card. Inside I added a spider web and spider. I was going to make a holder for the card, but it came on a cardboard thing that you write down their name and the amount and who it is from, so I just added some adheisive and there you go! This came from the Paperdoll dress up.

Hope they like these! They were really fun to make. I used my Gypsy, and I have a template I use on the A2 cards--one tall--one wide, it really helps me size them before I cut. I have the Expression, but also have the bug and use it most of the time (unless I need a bigger size or need to use the center point.) All the other stuff I can add with the Gypsy--I also have the Design Studio on my computer--but use the Gypsy more now.

I'll post the other cards later.

Hope everyone is well!


Be Bless and Stay Blessed!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I love the doily card on Wild Card....

and recently made these as sympathy cards for sisters that lost their mother. Dolores Smith was a wonderful woman, treated my daughter like her own grandaughter and touched our lives with her wonderful spirit.

Her one of her favorite songs: I'll fly away--that the butterflies and word fly.
One of her favorite verses: 1 Thesolonian 5:16-17
She loved flowers and makes me smile when I think of her.

Her battle is over with cancer and her reward is great. Not goodbye my sweet Dolores--just see ya later!

Hugs to all,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I needed a thank you card....

for Laura to send to her grandma for a B-day present. She LOVES cats and I thought the 'Purrfect' would be good for thank you for the cute blouses she got. The cat is from the Cindy Loo cartridge and the Purrfect is from the Create a critter cartridge.

And the sewing machine is for me to write a note to my mom. She is a retired alterations woman for a wonderful boutique for over 30 years! The sewing machine came from the Heritage cartridge and the buttons are from a punch I got at the Archivers in St. Louis.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'm back....

I need to take some pictures, but wanted to touch base. Dolores has made heaven a better place to go. She lost her battle with cancer on 10/1/10. I will miss her and her smile on her face when she would see me around town.

I had made some sympathy cards for her daughters (one is my dau's boyfriends mother) but after the 'celebration of her life' (not funeral) I made it personal, including one of her favorite verses, butterflies, flowers and one of her favorite songs "I'll fly away'. I'm very please with end product. It is a statement of who she is in my heart.

I also have had a bout with what I think was food poisoning. Feeling better, but a rough week.

I will get them posted later this week.

Hugs to all,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I had to wait to post this until after Laura's B-day.

but her Birthday was Sunday. Eighteen! How did that happen? We have set-up some guidelines, but are giving her much more freedom with her choices.

Now for her cards. One from Dad and one from moma. The scalloped cards are cut at 5 1/2" from the Paisley cartridge, page 48. It is a perfect A2 fold. (4.25x5.5 card)
The large hearts are a Martha Stewart punch and Birthday Girl from Storybook with the shadow.

Dad's card was a copy of a card on Cardz TV with Mary--thank you Mary--this was PERFECT for my Laura--from her dad--a history there! The shoes are from Paisley cartridge--so easy to layer. The saying I got from Mary. The saying is: 'Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world'. I love it! Dad wrote he's given her what he could, the rest is up to God. or something like that! He's been one of the world's best!

My girl is her own person--loves to dress up.....and down! She loves cupcakes and we have a new cupcake shop here in Madison. Gigi's--and she picked out here own assortment for her Birthday Celebration. VERY GOOD!

Her card had 'Birthday Girl' from Storybook. And a cupcake and girl skull (with pink bow) from another new cartridge, Rock Princess. The surprise is the University of Alabama color scheme. Bear Bryant black houndstooth and Crimson red. Roll Tide!!!

Thanks for looking. Leave those comments--love them!