Time in Madison, Alabama

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Posting this for one reason only--I'm a crafting stuff junkie! LOL!!!

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Who's ready for some sweet treats?


Oh my....

I got an award.

To tell you the truth...it's a great honor to be judged by your peers and to recieve an award. Thank you Dina from Crazy for Cricut I love the way you walk someone through it without video. Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm on youtube all the time, but I don't video and it is great to see a successful cricut blogger that doesn't video! Thank you sooooo much.

This is the hard part--passing it on.

1. http://cardztv.blogspot.com/Anyone who has been doing this and lerking in the background and learning from others has surely hooked up with Mary. A wonderful teacher, and a great Christian lady that loves to share and has an unreal amount of creativity! I put her first because she was my first site when I started over a year ago. Thanks Mary for your great work and your wonderful help to all who ask!

2. http://ncscrapaddict.blogspot.com/Tammy E. is one of my newest jewels I found, and as you surf her blog 'Paper Pastimes of a scrapbooking Mimi', you will develop a picture of a wonderful Christian lady that uses her creative talent to reach out with God's love in times of celebrations and times of sorrow. I have many times 'borrowed' some of her creative projects (the easy ones--sometimes I'm not even in the same ballpark with her talents) and I always try to give credit to the original artist--sometime I get the picture in my head and forget who gives it to me--it is never on purpose! Thanks Tammy E. for your wonderful inspirations.

3. http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/Carri from DoubleClick Connection is a lady that probably doesn't know I lurk in the background, but follower her blog all the time. So many talented ladies--I feel so dumb--like a black crayon in a room with people that have a whole big box of all the colors in the rainbow.

3. http://www.creationswithchristina.com/Christina with creations with Christina amazes me. She makes 'series' on Cricut Cartridges. Ever see some of those things in the book and not have a clue on how to use them? Ask Christina--she'll figure it out! And her video on the Gypsy! I've had mine for about 8 or 9 months and love it...but just recently watched her video series on it and wow--I've probably tripled how much I use it. She's another one that probably doesn't know I exist--but I want to publicly thank her now for all she does to promote this great crafting tool (the CRICUT!)

4. http://www.cricutcritters.com/Another Tammy at Creative Critters Cricut Club. I love her style and again, I'm a lurker! Check out her site.

5. http://cricutcrazylisa.blogspot.com/This is a sister in Christ and another Alabamian! She was MIA for awhile--but you know life does sometimes interfere with our crafting. Lisa is very creative, you should check out her site!

6. http://cutecardsandcraftsbyjamie.blogspot.com/Another site I recently came across. I love her creativity and great ideas. Jamie again, probably doesn't know I'm here! LOL!

7. http://binkyblossoms.blogspot.com/Theresa at Binky Blossoms is another wonderful site. I'm going to HAVE to try that Traditional Kissing Ball! Thanks for letting your creative juices overflow onto your blog! Thanks!

8. http://kreations-by-kim.blogspot.com/I think eight was the hardest to pick--but another new one to me is Kim at Kreations by Kim. She has delightful items! Thanks for sharing!

I want to thank everyone who blogs their craft--of coarse I appreciate the Cricut crafters the most.

I would most of the time rather be making cards rather than taking pictures, uploading them and then posting them and blogging about them.

I am guilty of not commenting enough, but that is really the only thing that keeps me blogging my cards. I feel it is unfair to take and not give back, even though I think everyone elses talents far outweigh mine.

Now to list some thing you probably don't know--or care to know about me--but it's part of the accepting of the award!

1. I am a follower of Jesus, my savior.
2. I have been married to my best friend for 39 years.
3. I have the most awesome 18 year old daughter in the world!
4. I lost many babies before God gave me my gift of a baby!
5. I am a recovering alcoholic--almost 22 years of sobriety--Praise God!
6. I had two of the greatest parents in the world! Mom is 90 and has alzheimers.
My dad waits for us in heaven--died 14 years ago with alzheimers--an evil
7. I am partial handicapped with dibilitating arthritis.
8. I am bless with the best friend in the world--thank you Shelly!

This took a long time to write, but wanted all the special ladies above and the ones that I didn't list, that their time is appreciated.

Thank you all who share!

Be blessed and Stay blessed!


Oh-my nickname--Storylady--my maiden name was Story--I've had this nickname for over 45 years!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

A pretty Birthday card....

for a beautiful friend!

The doily card has to be my favorite. I have never been disappointed in any card I have made with this cut. Love putting ribbon throught the holes!

Thanks for looking. Hope my friend likes her card.

I used 'The basics' paper pack from Hobby Lobby. Cut at 4 1/2 inches--because I used an 8 1/2 x 11 pc of paper to make envelope at fit to page.

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A card for OWH

Just wanted to use my new paper from our new JoAnn's Store. Our Michael's, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's are all about a mile apart. I love this town!!!

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals Page 46 (row 3 #3)
Papers:DCWV (Die Cuts with a view)
12 x 12 The Black Currant Stack (on sale @ JoAnns $9.99)

BUTTERFLY (with Action Wobble)-main cut @ 2 3/4" Black 2/small wht dots
Main-shift @ 2 3/4" Mauve w/small foil pink dots
Func (Layer #1) @ 3/4" Blck/wht/Mauve foil design paper

PHRASE(popped up)(Func#2)-@ 1 1/2" Blck w/wht dots
(Func #2) shift-@ 1 1/2" Mauve w/small foil prink dots

White card (round corners) 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Soft pink Mat 5 1/4" x 4"
Black design Mat 5" x 3 3/4"

Martha Stewart Butterfly's (3 on 1 punch--only used smallest ones)

Inside mats Black w/dots 5 1/4" x 4"
Mauve w/dots 5" x 3 3/4"
Off white 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you have time!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Okay, here's the last 2 post-it note covers....

One for the forensic science teacher,

and one for the french teacher.

I'm thinkin' you could of figured out which was which on your own! These were Laura's idea!

I like these but am really glad I can move on to something else.


Remember I LOVE comments!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine cards and stuff...

I love this truck and of coarse love my 90 year old mother 'Tons'!!! (and of coarse the truck has an action wobble as it rolls down the road and hits all the bumps!)

My daughter is giving her boyfriend and his family chocolate--and I decorated them (of coarse the boys had to have 'Bama chocolate!)

If anyone wants details--leave me a comment.

Must finish my Valentines stuff--running out of time!!!!

Love & {Hugs} Storylady

My sisters--little and big--got matching 'Hello Kitty' cards--thought they came out cute! (It's says 'sending you happy everything'--I love that!)

I'm making post-it note pads for her teachers--two teacher ones--one flowery one--not shown (I'll post later) one for her forensic science teacher and one for her French teacher! Hope they like them!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A sympathy card and Valentines card

A genealogy friend and cousin lost his wife last week. They had a rare, close and loving relationship and he is going to need lots of prayers to deal with his loss. I made this card for him.

My inspiration was a card by Tammy E. with a few tweeks of my own. She is such a wonderful Christian example of how cards can be used to pass on the love of Jesus Christ. Thanks again Tammy for your beautiful work and your loving soul!

I used paper from a pack that my friend Shelly had given me a while back
the card base was cut from A Childs Year (card function 3rd row-7th button over-3.7)--cut at 5 1/4 in.
I printed the words off the computer and used the center cut on the expression (sorry--I forgot what I cut it at) with the scalloped oval from Forever Young

I got a new butterfly punch from Martha Stewart (at Michaels) and used a 40% off coupon so it was under $6! It has one small butterfly and two smaller ones--I love it.

I used my Irock and was having trouble--then realized the batteries where going dead-dah!
I used the Mother's Day Bouquet to make the little flowers.

I couldn't sleep last night so I designed this card on my Gypsy (love that little tool and just got the 6 foot cord that connects to the Cricut--nice!

Here is the card I designed about 3am! Love the pop-up

Here is the card I designed about 3am! Love the pop-up

The front I used the two backgrounds from Storybook and the Hugs & Kisses from Wild Card. I used the lips and the "Smack" from Indie Art.

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you have the time.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ok, you Alabama Fans...

here's the heart!

This one is AL design and colors with I <3 U for Valentines day (for daughters boyfriend--Roll Tide!)

I'm designing one with a A and Roll Tide on the back--might make an Elephant to (Big Al--our mascot!)

Hope you all like it!

Got lots of ideas for these. Thanks again Christina!