Time in Madison, Alabama

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I saw one similar on Youtube...

but as always, I had to bling it up a little....
Next time I'll edge around the butterflies with ink.....

and I'll use a little bit darker paper for the "fly"....

but I just love the doily card on the Wild Card cartridge!

I even love the way the inside came out--these were actually an afterthough. I was going to use another word on the front 'Merci', and found the fly and it just 'took off' so I didn't need the little swirly thingie (I normal discard them right away) and change the sizes of the butterfly colors (I'm so anal!!!) and thought they would look good on the inside. I might add a mini one on the 'writing' side next time! It might look good with the print on the front instead of embossed--love the embossing on the butterflies.

I leave the recipe later.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I love black & white cards with a splash of color.....

This just came to me....

I was actually thinking about how my daughter stands out in a crowd.

So this is how I converted it into a card (she is actually much prettier than the card--inside & out!)


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Friday, July 23, 2010

Christmas in July #4

For some reason I couldn't get into this one. But I really like the Christmas Tree. And I found a "Merry Christmas" stamp in my stash. Shelly and I were just talking about check out Christmas Stamps. I really like this one. But I'm going to have to get some more stamp pads. Mine are in bad shape.

The tree came from the Christmas solutions cartridge. I cut the tree at 2 3/4". It's really delicate--next time I'm going to have to cut it larger.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cardz TV Challenge #3...

I loved your Paisley card so much....I copied it.

I to had not used this much, so it was fun. My daughter, Laura, actually got a set of these that stack when she was a little girl. She loved them.

I used 2 ribboins and two buttons--didn't have lace!

Thanks for looking!

Linda H.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A new Sympathy card for my stash.....

The card stock is K&Company Designer Paper Black & Ivory Fusion

You have to be carefull lining up the sentiment on the inside, so you don't see it from the outside of the card--and remember to only tape 1/2 of the front sentiment.

My friend, Shelly and I, decided to slow on the soldier cards, for just the moment, and build a supply of cards we may need for misc needs in our personal lives.

So here is a Z fold sympathy card I came up with.

And I hope these instructions make since.

Recipe for Sympathy Card (Z Fold):

Front: With Sympathy
Printed on Microsoft Word
Font:BixAntiqueScriptHmkBold (also with Bold turned on.)
Font Size:22
Inside: Death leaves a heartache
Only God can heal;
Love leaves memories
No one can steal.
Font:BixAntiqueScriptHmk (with Bold turned one.)
Font Size:16

Cut card base from 8 ½ x 11 card stock (can make 2 cards)
**Cut size 11 x 4 ¼

*Cut 2 mats (from pattern paper) (front & left inside)
2 ½ x 4
*Cut 1 mat (from pattern paper) (right inside)
5 ¼ x 4

Score card base @ 2 ¾ and 5 ½

With Stretch your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
Cut Shadow on page 78 (5.7)

**2 black (card base color) @ 3 ¼
*2 pattern paper @ 3
2 around sentiment (using center on Cricut Expression) @ 2 ¾

(I always cut a plain one and check the placement and centering
of the sentiment – luckily this cartridge has a frame the same size
make it easy to check the placement.)

I used ink to shadow all edges. I did not use any pop dots—since it
Will most likely be mailed.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh this is so non-traditional.......

and I'm so traditional! (Stop laughing Shelly!)

I need you beauties to tell me if I should use this as our "Offical" Christmas card this year. I'm thinking of a message on the inside that says something like, "May you feel the Joy that comes from God's love, now and throughout the year."

The pink paper I got several months ago at Big Lots. It has bunches of mistletoe with ribbons and the big one says, 'I saw Mommy kissing....' and the smaller one says, 'underneath the mistletoe' I got a pack of 25 for $1--yes one dollar--and it's double side with solid pink on the back--a nice thick paper! I love bargins!

I have 5 more cut out and shaded, but I'm not sure it says Merry Christmas to me!

Now I want a vote--PLEASE--leave me some comments and let me know--would you love to get this card for Christmas? I guess If I know eveyone else is sending red & green, or even blue & white--this might be nice as a change!

Let me know--

By the way, I took this from a 'simple card Monday' video on youtube. I changed it some--beside the color.

I'll leave the recipe later.

Thanks for your HONEST comments!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Have you seen the new post on Cardz TV......

with the post-it note holders? Oh, I sent hubby out yesterday and he came back with 4----ONLY four!!!

Here is the link!

I said earlier that I would post pix when I got these done...so here they are--I don't have the Monogram program--but found some on 'A Child's Year' cartridge that I think might work--what do you think?

I haven't used my Bid-It-All much--this is a great project to use it!

I used some heavy card stock instead of chipboard.

Laura, my 17 yr old dau, is in Panama City, Fla with her boyfriend and his mom, dad and sister. Sister and boyfriend are college student and both parent work at desks. I use the initial of there last name and made these post-it note holders as a small thank you for the trip.

I hope they like them--


Sunday, July 11, 2010

After the surgery...

---my bro-in-law had surgery on one of his feet and I made this card to take to St. Louis, on my last trip....but forgot to glue down the inside sentiment.

So I brought it back to AL and now will mail it. The inside sentiment says....'I'll ask God to relieve your pain and speed your healing'. Hope he likes it.

I think it's a little busy...if I make another one like this, I'll change up the paper.

Thanks for stopping by....


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Snowman & woman card

I used my hardly used Winter Woodland Cartridge.
Snowman & woman cut from Page 46 & 47 at 2 1/4" & 2--respectively.
The trees are from page 36 and I cut one at 2 1/2" and 2 at 2 1/4".

Use some beautiful tree paper 'woodland trees' from DCWV I just got on my St. Louis trip to Archivers! Good thing I don't live closer to one of those!

Hope you enjoy my snowpeople!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

A dear friend lost her pet.....

so I thought I would send her a card. Her daughter just got married, and her other child, a son, just graduated from high school and will be leaving soon for college. I've lost dogs and know how much it hurts, but with all the other going on, I know she is going to miss her puppy a lot.

I say a card on the cricut discussion board an thought it would be perfect for my friend.

I used the Paper Pups and the Walk in my Garden with the boarder function. I like the way it came out.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I've got a friend....

that loves me enough to make me a card---yup....it's Shelly! Thanks you sweet heart--I love & pray for you too--have a great (and safe) vacation!

This is a card I saw on the discussion board--Loved it--will change some of the sizes next time, but for the first one--I like it. I'm going to at some glossy accents to the flowers and maybe to the 'with sympathy'.

I'm loving that new 'contour' method--that's how I made the frame on the card above.

I've got a friend....

that loves me enough to make me a card---yup....it's Shelly! Thanks you sweet heart--I love & pray for you too--have a great (and safe) vacation!

This is a card I saw on

A challenge from CARDZ TV.....

to make a Christmas Card in July using only Pink, Green, Red, White and Black! Okay---I can do this!!!

I used the Mother's Day cartridge and the new contour method to make the black around the white mat--which I embossed with the Swiss Dots. I used the Home Decor cartridge for the black bird. I used the Joy of the Season for the Christmas branch (cutting a few leaves off to make room for the bird and the hanging ornament. I added bling to the ribbon and the berries on the tree branch and the birds eye.

I saw a similar card used for a sympathy card in just black and white.

I like the way the card came together.

Well, this is my card for Mary's challenge--I really want that cute snowman cartridge!