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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Birthday #63

Yesterday was my birthday...and I'm not aging gracefully...
I received a lot of nice things, but favorites were the flowers from my 7 year old granddaughter and 8 year old grandson (they picked out all by themselves), the beautiful pearl bracelet from my oldest daughter, and my JoAnn's gift card from my youngest daughter! My husband - well, he always gets me very nice things!

Aging is something I totally disdain, but family and friends make it bearable!:)

Monday, May 24, 2010


Scrapbooking is so much fun - especially when I am scrapbooking one of my grandkids! This is Paytan, the newest grandchild, our miracle baby! She is my son-in-law's first (and only) child, so I wanted to do this page for him. (My daughter has a 13 year old daughter and 15 year old son from her first marriage.) Chad is a wonderful son-in-law, a great father to the older kids, and a good husband to my daughter. A mom just couldn't ask for any thing more :)
I could not photograph this page very well - has a lot of shiny stuff on it and the lighting isn't very good. But you can see her "crazy" hair. She has the craziest hair I've ever seen on a new baby. She's 3 months old in the photos (4 months at this posting).

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

RU - This one's for you!!!

The inspiration for this card is my wonderful friend Ru - she's such a Darling! I cut the scallop shape from Mini Monograms, the butterflies from Indie Art, and the sentiment from - well, I forget that one...
I cut the scallop out of cardstock and one out of some beautiful, sparkly, heavy weight vellum that I have had for a while. (Click on the photo to see a larger one with more detail.) The gems and flowers are from my stash. I edged the base scallop in a couple of different tints of purple ink, and dotted the "i" in friends and life with Tiara Stickles. Photo 1 is a shot of the entire card. Photo 2 is a close shot of the top. Photo 3 is a close up shot of the bottom. If you would like the cut file, just email me:!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Coffee Cup Invitation Set

We are in the process of designing a class called "Mom's Time Out" and this is the model of the invitation I am going to use. I used the cartridge "Joys of the Season" for the coffee cup and steam coming out of cup. I used Bazzill String-of-Pearls card stock for all four pieces. On the "steam" I applied white Perfect Pearls to give it a shimmer. I used pearl bling on the handle of the cup, and edged the white pieces with Versa Magic Spring Pansy ink.  The glimmer on the lip and bottom of the cup was created with Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I used Ashlyn's Alphabet for the "you are invited" on the front of the cup, but I have decided to change to another font. Click on photo to see a more detailed view. If you would like the cut file just email me.
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Serenade Birdcage

I used the SERENADE cartridge to create this birdcage votive holder (battery-operated candle, of course). 
Using DesignStudio, I placed four birdcages side by side, each at 2.75" wide, and welded them together. After cutting on my Cricut E, I formed the cage by folding at each corner spot, and used a small piece of tape at the top and bottom to hold cage together. Bending the tops of the bird cage, I attached them together with a brad, forming an enclosed cage. I adhered 1/2" lace around top, and 1/4" ribbon around bottom. (I used double-sided adhesive to attach the lace and ribbon.) I added a small craft rose in the top middle (all four sides), and a flourish cut from the Cricut on the bottom of all four sides. I also glued a blue gem in the middle of the bottom on all four sides. The cardstock is blue metallic, but I can't remember the vendor. The color of the cardstock is more accurately represented in the photo with the candle turned on.
I had seen a very similar birdcage created by an extremely talented guy, but I can't remember his name. He was the creative inspiration for this project. If anyone knows of who I am speaking, please let me know.
If you would like the cut file, just email me at . Thanks for looking and God bless!

Monday, May 10, 2010 is one of my most favorite retailers on the Internet. I LUV the Cats Eye Fluid Chalk ink pads - they are so perfect for edging and getting in small places. Scrapbookpal sells them for $1.65 each, have EVERY color (regular and metallic), and FREE shipping with a minimum $25 order!
My daughter recently ordered the flocking assortment for me, and I have been trying it out. I used it on the butterfly on the front of this card.
I stamped the butterfly image with black ink on Bazzill white cardstock. I filled in the small shapes with my Zig glue pen, and sprinkled blue flocking over the glue. Next I traced the outline of the image with my Zig pen and sprinkled purple flocking over the outline. I used Tiara Stickles (from Scrapbookpal) on the butterfly's antennae. After the Stickles dried, I applied Zig glue to the white areas of the butterfly's wings and misted with white Perfect Pearls. I used an art brush to lightly dust the Pearls over the flocking, resulting in a beautiful, soft effect. I tried to photograph how pretty the finished butterfly is in real life, but I just couldn't capture it. One thing I will do differently next time I use Flock and Perfect Pearls together - I will apply the Perfect Pearls first, the flocking next, then a very light dusting of the Perfect Pearls over the entire image as a last, finishing touch.