Monday, September 28, 2009

romantic card in black and creme

I think this could possibly be one of my favorite romantic cards that I have made. I am really proud of how this one turned out. First of all I absolutely love this paper, OMG, it is so pretty....and it is all Donna's M's fault that I bought it too. This is from the DCWV creme stack. this particular piece that I used on this card is flocked. I really do wish you could see it in person, it is the greatest paper. I actually bought the stack to do pages in my wedding scrapbook but I had to do a card with it first. Now I may have to buy another pack for my scrapbook and use all of this pack for cards. I wish also that you could see the center heart. It just sparkles The heart is from the wedding cart cut on 4", both on shift and regular cut. I really like the look of the center of the heart, it was super easy but the final look is really great. I went around the entire piece of white paper with stickles then I took white glitter and sprinkled it all over the heart. The stickles dry raised so the heart looks like it has a raised glitter center. It really is pretty in person. Then I used the jasmine corners and added black stickles to those, the love is from Beyond Birthdays and the butterflies were MS, and they are layered and then I added white stickles. Even Todd said this is one of my prettiest, which is a lot coming from him. Usually I get that is real pretty sweetheart. This one he actually did a good bit of commenting on. Made me feel good. I hope you like it too and please leave me a comment, I love to read them.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blog Hop, this is going to be so much fun

Well as many of you know I am on the design team for Whimsical Scraps and Bugs. We are having a blog hop that starts today, September 25th. This is going to be so much fun.

You will start at scrapsketch. You will then be directed to each blog participating in the blog hop. Each challenge blog will have its own special challenge for you and a chance to win prizes if you participate! The blog hop will last until midnight, October 1st.

Have fun blog hoping.....

You can find more information about the blog hop at the Whimsical Scraps and Bugs website-here is a link

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

floating ghost halloween card

OH OH OH, I am so excited for you to see this card! Oh I am just so proud of this card. I have had this card pictured in my head for days now, I just wasn't sure that I could make it all come together the way I wanted it to. I am so proud that it turned out right. I am also glad that it worked out that this could be and Jeannie/Vicki challenge card. Jeannie and I decided that it had been too long since we did a challenge card together so here is what we came up with. I picked the ghost from PDDU but didn't realize that there were two ghost on that cart so I made sure that I used them both on this card. I knew that I wanted my ghost to be suspended in mid air like it was flying but I wasn't sure how to pull this off. Well I actually worked with my wedding card idea and came up with the idea to hang the ghost from invisible thread and hang him from the center of cut out on the card. I hope the pictures really show how he is just floating in the air. I added layers of the zooballo grass behind of the ghost. I hope you can see that there are several layers of the grass. I inked around the edges to make it look better and of course I used lots and lots of pop up glue dots. I also added a spider to the grass area because what kind of card would a halloween card be without a spider. I also added two of the pumkins from PDDU and layered them and popped them up too and then I cut out ivy and inked and glued it around the pumkins. Added a moon and the word BOO to the left side and bats and stars to the right side. This obviously is a card that does better being left open. Go figure, a card that looks better on the inside than on the outside. On the outside of the card I added the cat, tombstone and other ghost from PDDU. I also put a lot of the inked ivy around the cat on this part as well. This card was way too much fun to make. I love it when I make a card that I am really excited about seeing it when it is done. I hope you like it and please be sure and leave me a comment. They mean so much to me....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Susan's birthday card

OK, you guys know that my daughter is the worlds largest Alice in Wonderland fan. I made her the one Alice card a few weeks ago as a thank you for giving me away at the wedding and so I thought I would use the rest of the Alice stuff that I have and make her a birthday card. She will be 20 on the 18th. Wow, it is so hard to believe that she is still not the same little girl that we used to have Alice in Wonderland "unbirthday" tea parties when she was little. Anyway, there is not much cricut on this card, just the greass at the bottom of the card from zooballoo. I hope you enjoy. I am not sure if you can read the verse of the inside of the card or not because of the glare of the paper but it is an Alice quote from the movie and it goes

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't.
And, contrary wise, what is, wouldn't be. And what wouldn't be, it would. You see?"
I think she will love it! hope you do too

You mess with the bull...

OK, I admit it....I am a child of the 80's and one of my all time favorite movies is the breakfast club. There are so many great lines from this movie but this one is one of my favorites and it just happened to work perfect with this card. Anna, a lady I work with, has a son that rides bulls for a living. Well, he fell off a bull a few weeks ago and got pretty bruised up. I wanted to make him a funny get well card so this is what I came up with. If you are a fan of The Breakfast Club you will remember this line. Bender who is played by Judd Nelson keeps calling the "self absorbed" principal whose first name is Richard by his nickname ( which is the nickname for Richard) well the principal keeps taking it and taking and finally looks at Bender and says "You mess with the bull youngman and you're gonna get the horns....and lengthens his detention. If you have never seen this movie then I highly recommend watching it for a good laugh. Anyway, I hope he likes the card and I hope it puts a smile on his face.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

sympathy card for best friend

This is a sympathy card that I never wanted to make. I tried to make it the biggest card I could make because I want her to know how very very sorry I am. My best friends husband decided at the last minute that he was going to go ride his harley instead of coming to the wedding because it was such a beautiful day. When she told me that he wasn't coming I was ok with it because weddings aren't mens favorite thing to do. Oh man, how I wish he would have come to the wedding. He was leaving his dads house because he wanted to get home about the time that Sandy came home from the wedding. He was hit by a very young driver and both he and the driver were flown by helicopter to different hospitals. Sandy had the very difficult decision to make of taking David off of life support on Sunday. When she called and left a message on my voicemail I was just shocked. Words just can't describe the feelings that I had going through me. Here I was so elated from my wedding and she was going through such pain. I honestly don't know what to say to her. She told me to never let a second go by without letting Todd know exactly how much I love him because you never know when it will all end. Then she said "You are beginning your life with your husband and my life with mine is ending." What can I say to that. I love her so much, she has been there for me through everything in my life. My divorce, my father passing away, my new marriage....I have to tell you that I cried the whole time I was making this card. This is truly to hardest card that I have ever had to make. I don't want to make anymore cards for this reason at all...... I can't take all the credit for this card either. I just couldn't get my mind on a sympathy card so I looked at some of my favorite card makers out there and fell in love with Lillies sympathy card using the Lords prayer so that is what I went with. thank you Lillie for the inspiration. You have no idea how bad I needed it for this card. Please say an extra prayer for Sandy to help her get through this horrible time. She is going through so much right now. Her oldest son is in Iraq and won't be able to make it home for the funeral so please say a prayer for him as well. I have to tell you, my heart is breaking making this card.....