Thursday, January 19, 2012

Birthday Cards

Hi guys!!!

Been busy working on my birthday cards for January and February, so I can get ready for Valentine's Day.
Will be making Valentine's cards with the Seniors at the Center and I have a lot of cutting to do. They were so proud of the cards that they made in their first cardmaking class -- and we had sooooo much fun!!!!  I will get their permission to post some of their cards here later.

The following are some of the Jan. and Feb. birthday cards.

Hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for stopping...bye!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Card Class

Am taking a two-week cardmaking class to improve my cardmaking abilities.  Here is a card from Day 1.

Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for stopping...bye.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Two Thank You Cards on the Cricut

I told you guys earlier that I have challenged myself to make more cards using the Cricut.  Today, I made two thank you cards using two cartridges - Everyday Pop-Up Cards and Art Philosophy.

Each card was made using components from each cartridge.

Hope you enjoyed!!!

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Completed Anniversary Card

Wanted to let you guys know that on yesterday, I did an introductory cardmaking class at our Center with some elders.  That is the most energetic group!!!!  It was a riot, and we did not make any cards -- it was just an introduction.  I really can't wait until next week, when we get to make cards.  Hopefully, they will allow me to post some of their creations.

Now, here are the pics of the completed anniversary card.

This is the paper layout for the card base and numbers

This is the paper layout for the heart mats, roses, and vine.

Everything all cut out.

Inside of the card.

Card front.  Just added some pearls to the numbers.


Good morning, guys.  Since this is the start of a new year, like most, I'm making myself a new promise.  I promise myself that I will try to post more often with the things that I make - getting a picture before the items get out of the door.

I am also challenging myself to bring my cardmaking to a new level this year -- by learning new techniques and playing more with the tools I have.

I am not the greatest with the pics and videos (working on that, too), but I am trying.

Today, I am working on an anniversary card for a special couple.  They are celebrating 55 years of marriage.  WOW!! You don't hear THAT too often these days.

I challenged myself to design the card on the Gypsy and cut it on the Cricut.

Here's the design on the Gypsy.

I will cut it and upload a pic when done.

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hello, everyone!!! Welcome to 2012!!

Just wanted to share with you some projects that were completed the end of the year and one that was completed today.

This is the box that was completed for the mini album.

If you watched the video of this album, you will note that this is a different box.  I did not like the way the black box fitted, so I made another one.  I think this one is just as nice, with the fleur-de-lis medallion and tag.

The video also shows the card that was made to go with the box -- as usual, did not get a picture of it.

A pic of the album with the handmade roses.

Side view of the album.

Pic of the fleur-de-lis tags in the front pocket; also has some of these tags in a back pocket.

One of the tags in the album.

These are pics of my other babies that were taken at the end of December 2011.

These tea roses were cut back (to just below the windowsill) at the end of October  2011 and have shot back up again. This pic was also taken at the end of December - along with the next one.

This is a pic of the box that was made for our granddaughter's 18th.  This one was completed today.

Below is the video of the book.

Lastly, here is a pic of my azalea bush in the backyard, which was taken yesterday.  Isn't she as beautiful as the roses!!!

Hope it wasn't too much at one time, and I hope you enjoyed the trip.

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!!