Time in Madison, Alabama

Monday, March 28, 2011

Just a note....

In the last few days (today in Monday, March 28th) I've posted several (over 20) posts that I had uploaded the pictures and not posted----so just keep scrolling because there are lots of new cards.


{Hugs} Storylady--Linda

3 Sympathy cards

Terry called me today to tell me that one of his fellow worker's wife died over the weekend. Fortunately, I had planned on making cards today, so I made 3 sympathy cards, so I could have a few backups. The paper I used was a DCWV Luxury Stack. They are elegant and suttle. The bird is from the Straight from the Nest cartridge. I put a jewel from my I-rock for the eye and popped them up with dimensionals.

Hope you like them.



I had cut this out months ago and didn't know what to do with it. This is what I came up with.


We're a pear!

The sentiment came from the Just Because cartridge on page 36 but I don't remember where I found this cute pear. Update--It's on the Serenade Solutions cartridge. This is an amazing little cartridge. If your wondering wether to buy it or not---buy it!

This is a simply cute card.

Thanks for looking.


Laura goes to her senior prom.....

Thinking of You bird card

I saw a video on this card this weekend and loved it. It is a bird on Home Decor Solutions cartridge (very old cartridge). I used a pack of papers I got from Hobby Lobby. I love the background papers because they all blend together with different designs.

I used my nestibilites to cut our the scallop circle and the Justrite stamp sentiment.

Hope you like!



These are from the Pagoda cartridge. There are so many cool cuts on this cartridge.

Hope you Like.

{Hugs} Storylady--Linda

LOVE cards

I used the DCWV Naturals papers and the Love cut from the Home Accents Solution Cartridge (another old cartridge).

Hope you like it.


Some Birthday cards

Just Because plant.....

I think this is from Freshly Picked cartridge but I love the colors on this. The pix doesn't do it justice.

Thanks for stopping by.


Who wants a hug?

This is from the Mini Monster cartridge. I liked the idea! Hey, I'm weird!


True Love forever.....

This paper is from the DCWV paper stack of Immortal Love--like the Twilight series. I just added forever to the saying already printed--didn't come out good in the picture--True Love. The 'forever' came from the Home Decor Solutions cartridge.

I think I'm caught up on all the pix.


Hangin' with my peeps....

I love PEEPS! How about you? One of these was on 3 Birds on Parade and I think the other was Create a Critter. I gotta start writing this stuff down!

{Hugs} Storylady--Linda

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Loved this....

I actually saw this one made on youtube, and of coarse when I went back to find it, I couldn't--so if you made this and posted it--let me know and I will give credit where credit is due!

This is not one I would have done--but it was fun finding the papers and putting it together!

The Mushroom and sentiment came off the Paisley cartridge (haven't used it for awhile) the mushroom on pg 39 and just the sentiment with no shadow on pg 52 (w/shoes).

I think it came out cute and will be another good card to send to Operations Write Home.

Kinda masculine colors!

{Hugs} Storylady

Thanks for stopping by!

I love beautiful fans!

These are cut from the Pagoda cartridge. One I used DCWV flowered paper from the Latte Matstack and the other I used a embossing folder (Mandarin Screen)

Simple but I like them.

{Hugs) Storylady--Linda

April showers--bring May flowers!

This is from Paisley cartridge but I made a flower to replace the butterfly that was suppose to be on the umbrella.

So simple but elegant! Loving it!


A great message for graduates!

Just added Fly to a very busy butterfly paper from DCWV Mariposa Matstack. I also added a couple of my own butterflies from the Martha Stewart butterfly punch with 3 butterflies on it.

Thanks for looking.


Hey, some-bunny took a bite out of my ear!

This is from last years Easter cartridge.

Thought it was so cute.

Hugs, Storylady--Linda


I just love this gazebo. I cut the clouds from a different cartridge.(and of coarse I don't remember which one.

The little butterflies are from the Martha Stewart punch with 3 butterflies.



The tea pot and cup are from the Pagoda cartridge, but I got some new acrylic stamps at Michaels (?-not sure that's where I got them--but that's where I get most of them) and they have to do with coffee and tea! Didn't leave enough space for sentiment, so I stamped it on the tea-pot--but I like it there.



This is from the Pagoda cartridge. I love this cartridge.

{Hugs} Storylady--Linda

Two cards from Mother's Day Bouquet..

I just love this Solutions cartridge and use it alot to accessorize my cards, but it makes beautiful card on it's own.

I used embossing folders on the background mats--divine swirl a Cuttlebug folder and Starry Night a Sizix folder--and I used my most used folder on the flowers--Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug.

The papers where just mixtures of pieces I had left over. I think I started cutting at 3 1/2" and went down by 1/2" to about 1 1/2 and used brads to hold them together in the middle. I think they turned out cute and could be used with so many different colors and papers that they would never look the same.

These will be leaving to go to our troops soon to Operation Write Home, if you find some time on your hands or extra cards, please consider sending cards to them. As one of them stated, there are no Hallmarks around the corner here!

Hug to you all!

Don't forget--I thrive on comments!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bunny Week Challenge.....

Thanks you Mary, it's been awhile since I've done a challenge, but loved your bunny idea. So here is mine.

I haven't used it much, but there was a cute bunny with 'swirlies' on her on the free 'Gypsy Wanderings' that comes free on the Gypsy when you purchase it.

There is now a virtual 'booklet' form of this virtual 'cartridge' on the Cricut Cartridge Library. It makes it easier for me to use!

I used a 'springy' pastel plaid from the new DCWV 'the dots, stripes, & plaids matstack' that I just got in the mail yesterday. I get the 6.5" x 4.5" size because I only make cards and I can buy more kinds of papers because they are cheaper, and they have coordinating cardstock books that I love using as mats and accessories.

I used the computer to print out the 'some bunny loves you!' and an ek boarder punch to snap up the bottom of the sentiment.

And now for my card. I love it. If I was to make another one, which is VERY likely, I'd use my 'swiss dot' embossing folder on the pink mat--which is 5 x 3 3/4" and the green mat is 5 1/4 x 4" and I used Martha Stewarts Opaque Marker/blue to make dots on boarder and some blue ribbon with a fake bow and some blue chalking around the white card to tie it into the 'blues' in the plaid paper.

Thanks for looking!

I have lots to post, but my camera went dead, so I dug out my old one that uses batteries.

I'll be adding them soon.

Love you all!

{Hugs} Storylady--{Linda}

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Again, my lighting is bad, but oh

this is I think my favorite....just because of the color and paper choices.

This was an idea from CardzTV by Mary. The doily and scallop where used from the Lacy Label Lite cartridge from Walmart and one of the 'holes' doesn't completely cut out (because it is partialy hidden when used with the set of cutouts) but you can use a hole punch to complete it. I used the outside part smaller for the mat of the pitcher and the inside at a larger size for the outside. Used a gel pen for dots.

Used my Irock to afix bling on the inside of the flowers and my EK 2 small flower set for the inside. Used tiny white dots on red paper for flowers.


Be blessed and stay blessed!

Friday, March 4, 2011

I'm so embaressed...

I can't find the cartridge I used to make this. The color is so pretty and the picture I took is so bad. I used the DCWV Black Currant paper and an stamp I think I got from Pink Stamper

I used some of the cut out pieces for the corners on the inside.

Love this whale card from Create a critter cartridge. This is a card for the sick little boy listed on Mary's site, CARDZ TV. Please pray about this and send a card if you are moved to, and thank God if your kids are well!

The inside Get Well is from a new die cut I got--so much easier than cutting little words with the cricut (did I say that?--I love my Cricut!)

Thanks for looking.


Leave comments--I luv them!!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

and somemore!!!!!

I think my favorite part of this card is the colors! the pink and blues are really bright. This is a Cotton Blossom from Picturesque cartridge.

I just love this pitcher. It's on page 60 of Country Life Cartridge--one of the main reasons I bought this cartridge. The back bat is from Storybook cartridge and the sentiment is from a new die cut I got from Overstock.com.

Easy-Peasy cutting the sentiment--som much easier that cutting it with the cricut--did I really say that--I love my Cricut!!!

Yup--been busy!