Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Easter or Sympathy card----not sure

Here is another card that I made the other day. I haven't decided whether this will be an Easter card or a sympathy card. I really believe it could work for either or. I may just leave the inside blank until it is Easter or I need a sympathy card....which ever comes first.....lets hope it will turn out to be an Easter card. I like to keep one or two sympathy cards on hand because when I do need them they are so hard to make. I have to admit, it is nice to be back making cards. Thank you all for your comments. They really are encouraging.....

Valentines cards

Surprise everyone, I am back....I am so glad to be back making cards. I have made several cards over the last few months but I just haven't posted any of them. Wow, what a huge turn my life has given me...It is very true that God never gives you anything that you can't handle. And if the ol saying about what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger is true, then I am telling you that I am the strongest person alive. lol..... Anyway, hopefully I will be back posting on a regular basis now. These are a few of the cards that I worked on last week. I needed to make several Valentine's cards so these are what I cam up with. Some are not complete yet. I just have to decide whether I am going to put Love or Happy Valentine's Day across the front of them. I also wanted to take this time to thank all of my friends that have sent me emails wanting to know where I was. I don't know how I would have made it through this last year without you.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

wedding cards

A really sweet girl that I work with is getting married for the first time in a few weeks and we are having her a wedding shower at work. I couldn't really decide what kind of card to make her so I made both of these. The one with the ring and heart on it is a total scraplift of Donna Mundingers wedding card that she sent me and Todd when we got married last September. Only hers is much prettier. I tried to use her wedding colors in this one. I wasn't real pleased with how it turned out so I made what I call a traditional wedding card in cream and black. Now that I have them both made and I have them side by side I am having a hard time deciding which one to give to her. I think I may just end up giving her both of them. Anyway, I would love to hear which one you like best and if you think I should give her both cards.....

Monday, June 7, 2010

I am a Cricut Demonstrator- YEAH

OK, I wanted to share some really great news with all of you. I would have shared it last week but I was so afraid that I would end up jinxing something and it would not happen. I have been asked to be the Cricut Demonstrator for the Michael's store in my area. I was so excited when I got the email. One I love Michael's but most of all I absolutely love love love my cricut. Anyway, this past Sunday (yesterday) was my first day. I was demonstrating the E and I have to admit, although the E is what I have I was a little nervous about being in front of a lot of people talking about it. I didn't fall asleep until 4am Sunday morning worrying about whether I had everything that I needed and what exactly I was going to do and then I was up at 8:30am. After I got to Michael's and got everything set up and people started coming by and asking me questions, I started to realize, oh wait a minute I know all of these answers, anyway, it didn't take long before I was getting into it.I had taken some of my cards to set up as samples and I got so many positive compliments on my cards, it really made my heart smile. They are sending me a Cricut Cake machine this week that I get to demonstrate on Sunday. I am so excited about that. I have had my eye on that cake machine since day 1 I just haven't convinced myself to go and buy one. Now I will have one in my house to play with. I am really excited. The Sunday after that I am demonstrating the Yudu and I have to admit I am a little anxious about that. I have never played with one so if any of you out there have one or can give me some pointers on it that would be great. Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement with you. Poor Jeannie, I have talked her ears off over the excitement of doing this. I absolutely love the cricut and now I get an opportunity to show others. Plus the fact that I get paid to hang out at Michaels and play with my cricut, how exciting is that.....Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement with you, my friends.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

birthday card- the story behind the card is so funny

Tomorrow is Todd's birthday so I wanted to make him a birthday card. OK, so you may be asking yourself why I would have chosen a raccoon to put on his card. Well, that leads to a very funny story. Apparently he grew up in a town where there was not much wildlife. We live in town but it is so amazing how we can sit on our back porch and almost every evening see 7-9 deer walk right up in our backyard. I sure you remember the horror stories that I told you about the deer eating our flowers. Anyway, the deer and the flowers are another post and another story, this story is about the raccoon. Well, like I said, we live right smack in the middle of town so you don't really expect much wildlife in town. Well, apparently any other town but our town. Well, for about the last three weeks we kept having something getting in our trash. It would actually lift the lid off of our trashcan and set it to the side. I kept thinking we had a raccoon but then I also kept thinking, nah, not in town. Well, the other night while I was talking to my sister on the phone, while sitting on the back porch joking about the fact that there were 7 deer in the back yard paying no attention to me on the phone when I saw what appeared to be a very large cat. Well, I start walking closer as this thing climbs the tree, at closer look I realize that it is a raccoon so I just kinda back away because I was a little leary of it, not scared, just leary...... I came in the house and told Todd about what I had seen outside. Well a few hours passed and we were sitting in the family room watching tv when I heard the lid knock off of the trash can. I told Todd, there is the raccoon, I jump up to go outside to scare him off. Well, I look behind of me and there is Todd with the flashlight in hand. He shined it on the trashcan and there was the raccoon just staring at us. He dropped the flashlight and was in the house faster than I have ever seen him move. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. I kept telling him that we needed to scare the raccoon away because he would rip that trash bag to shreads. No sirry Bob, he wasn't going nowhere near anything that was outside. "You know those things carry rabies don't ya". Anyway, After I threw a water bottle at the raccoon and scared him off , I put the lid back on the trashcan. Still, Todd was going no where near the trashcan until he got in the vehicle and drove it as close to the trashcans as he could get it to make sure the raccoon was in fact gone....After closer inspection of the trashcans (from the vehicle) he did go and get a heavy brick to put on top of the trash can so Mr Raccoon couldn't get back in the trashcan that night. And yes, he would just "love" it if he knew I was telling this story, but I am sure you will all keep my secret. lol..... Anyway, after all of that excitement I knew that he had to get a very "special" birthday card. I knew it had to have a raccoon somewhere on it. I was actually thinking about going to the store and buying a stuffed raccoon and putting it down inside the trashcan and asking him to take the trash out for me but I really was afraid that might make me a widow....lol...I will save that trick until he really makes me mad over something...lol...too funny...wish all of you could have seen just how fast he can run.....anyway, hope you enjoyed the story and I hope it gave you a chuckle...I will be laughing my tail off til the end of time over this one.....Thanks for your comments, they really make my day!

Monday, May 31, 2010

My new Craft Area

OK, so I know it is small but that is alright....I am so excited to share pictures with all of you, my friends. I love my new craft "studio". It has everything right where I want it. I just don't know why I didn't think to do this sooner. I work for a company that manufactures slatwall. I got two pieces and some shelves from work and came home and went to work. I was so excited with how it started to come together. It is funny....I have joked and joked for months now that I have more paper than Michaels. After sorting through all my paper I realized that I truly do have more paper than Michaels. I have realized that I have a huge paper addiction. "hello, my name is Vicki and I am addicted to paper". The plastic containers underneath my tables, wow, what a bargin they were. I was in Wal-mart and went down their clearance isle and found these on clearance for $7. I got both of them, too bad they didn't have more. I guess they were on clearance because they were green. The black cabinets that you see that I have all my brads and buttons and other embellishments, these are in the hardware dept at Wal-mart. They are supposed to be used for screws and bolts and things but they work perfect for your embellishments. The one thing I will have to do tomorrow at work is see if I can get another piece of MDF board to put over top of my little table. This was a steal that I found at CVS, the table top is a little thin and I guess during moving everything around I put too much weight on it because it is now warped, so I am going to get a piece of MDF board tomorrow and put on top of the table. I am actually going to get a piece that is a little bigger than the table is so I can have more room....There is still so much more that I want to do. I have two more walls in my little room and I can see shelves going up on them already. Anyway, thanks for taking a peak at my little room away from everything. Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions please let me know. Thank you all!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Friends thru thick and thin

This was going to be my original Jeannie/Vicki raindrop challenge card. I actually had this one made and everything until I was laying in bed the night before we were going to post and the Gene Kelly, singing in the rain card hit me like a ton of bricks. I new then that I had to make that card. Of course, I really wish these ideas would come to me some other time except 11pm at night....Especially when I get up at 5:30am every morning...anyway, the sacrafices we make for our cards...lol...I hope you enjoy this card. I really did have a lot of fun making it. I was going for a friends thru thick and thin together theme. I know that most times you and your best friend are as different as cat and mice but the combination really works. I hope you enjoy it and thank you so much for your comments. They sure make my heart smile.....