Sunday, June 14, 2009

2 new blog awards!

Yay! - I got another blog award - from Sheryl and from Jo. Thank you very much I am very blessed! I love coming around to the blogs for inspiration and to be one as well! I have to define 7 things about myself
1 I am 1 of 26 grandkids
2 I have three dogs, a cat & fishes!
3 I love my husband who supports my crafting addiction (although gets a little annoyed when I don't finish them right away! ha)
4 My family is from Texas - but we are Steelers fans!
5 Love suspense/thrillers
6 Love my Cricut and addicted to card making
7 Enjoy weekly challenges - especially challenges that make me use my scraps!! haha

I would like to pass this on to Atencio!!

House Mouse 4th of July

Made another 4th of July card for the other recipient! This was another stamped image from Aprile's monthly MCPT challenge! I used the CB distressed stripes & swiss dots. Ribbon is $1 bins at Target, stamp is $1 bins at Michales! Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday Aunt Mary

Many of ya know by now that we are leaving in a few days for 2 week vacation in Pennsylvania. My DHs Aunt Mary's birthday is July 3rd. I used the one of the stamped images from Aprile's monthly MCPT challenges. I don't know what this little fella is called, but he's adorable! The card is a double slider card (when you pull on the ribbon, a panel pops up from the top & a panel slides down from the bottom at the same time!) It's too cool! I followed a Dawn video for this one too!

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hedgies Fishing

This adorable stamp is for the June MCPT challenge (click link)
I used Animal Kingdom for the fishies & popped
MS branch punch for the seawead
An old bag from some cheese (great idea!)
And the tiny bubbles folder on my background - the paper was 2 sided with white core. So after I embossed it, I just sanded it!
I haven't done anything with the inside, because I have no idea what I'm going to use it for!

Thanks for looking!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wedding Card

A good friend of mine is getting married soon (but in the Caribbean...wish I could go). So at work, we are having a "wedding" party for her!
Of course we are all going to bring Mexican food! Mmmmm!!

So, I'm really proud of this card & don't wanna let it go! But I know she will love it! She is a fellow scrapper & will understand the time spent! I just need to convince her she really needs a Cricut!!

I plan to use my glue dots & put a gift card on the inside right flap.

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UPDATE!! Lexi absolutely loved it! She said that she was going to put it on the shelf above all her craft stuff for inspiration! :) Go me!

4th of July - Joy Fold

Here's another Joy fold!! I've had this idea stuck in my head for a while!!

I used Wild Card (the star card - but I welded the 2 together flipped so I didn't get the "square half." On the front star, I inked with my sparkle gel pen in blue. On the inside, I cut another star & cut off the other side. Stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly. Then embossed with spots & dots.
The white stripes on the front are around 1/4" thick (a little more)
Added the doily punch to the bottom.
Inking & doodling here & there
A little brad to hold down the star

It was really fun! Since we will be out of town for the 4th, I plan to give this to my MIL or his Aunt.

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One Year Anniversary

June 20 will be our 1st wedding anniversary! As you may know, our wedding color was Jade.
I made this card for my husband.
I used Paper Pups, distressed stripes CB emboss, a border emboss (with stickles on the dots & inked the edges)
On the inside I used Plantin with & without the shadow (using the same colors as on the front)
I'm also very excited because I used up some more scraps! I need to get rid of my scrap pile!! :)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Father's Day - Joy Fold

This is my first joy fold card! I didn't know what I was going to make, but I wanted to use up some of my scraps! Fortunately I had enough scraps from the same paper stack (Best Occasions) to make this neato Father's Day Card. I know it's posting late, but since my daddy looks at my blog, I couldn't post it when I made it! Thanks for looking!
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