A space to display my handmade cards and crafts!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just when I was getting my groove back...

...my boyfriend has to go and shatter his ankle.  How dare he??  LOL!!  Sorry, I shouldn't laugh.  The poor guy was playing ice hockey in his league on Sunday, and he text'd me that he was in an ambulance with a broken ankle.  Well, that was putting it mildly - his ankle should be two pieces (the medial and lateral malleolus, for those in the medical field), and instead he has about 10 pieces now.  YIKES!  So I have been taking care of his every need, and have had NO time to even look at my craft stuff.  Surgery is next Tuesday, so if anyone wants to say a little prayer for him (and me too!), that would be great.  I also made him aware of how supremely lucky he is to have a girlfriend who makes a career out of sports medicine!!  I guess I will be crafting during his percoset naps over the next couple of weeks.  Wish us both luck!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Another birthday card

Again, for my 20 year old niece, lol.  This one is from the Life's a Party cart, and I used some loose double sided paper from AC Moore.  The "flames" on the candles are SU! So Saffron, and the stamps are both SU!  I did the cake "layers" in a coordinating pink and brown flowered print and added a borwn ribbon at the top.

I felt like doing a brown and pink theme today, so that's what I did for this one!  It's really simple, since all of the work was done by the cartridge, so there isn't much to say here!  Thanks for visiting. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Berry happy birthday

This card is for my niece's 20th birthday tomorrow.  I am loving this Lettering Delights dollar sale, and these are two sets I got last week.  I alos need to thank Jin at Under a Cherry Tree.  Disclaimer:  she also used strawberries and the pun "berry" on hers, but I SWEAR I had this idea before I saw that!!  But yes, it is a scraplift technically, so thanks Jin!! The card base is from the Sweet Nothings SVG set, and the strawberries are from a graphic set called Love is Sweet.  I did print and cut with the berries and lettering (with a free font from Urbanfonts.com),  and I did the layers in MTC so I could align them with the windows in the card - yay me!  I added some ribbon to each of the tabs/windows, a couple of color coordinated mats for the inside, an SU! stamp.  This card was so easy, it's unreal.  I feel like the front is still a little plain, but with the tabs, I'm not sure what else I can do.  Thoughts???  The third picture is the front with the wondows all opened up.  Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Finally - a card!

This is for my niece's birthday Friday, and all cuts are from Simply Charmed.  I thought it turned out kind of cute.  I used DCWV Glitter stack for the card base, and a Recollections pack from Michaels for all of the cuts.  The "frosting" is DCWV glitter cardstock, and it had to be cut twice to go through.

I must say, I got the Roland blades in the mail yesterday and used them for these cuts and they are MUCH better than the Cricut blades.  They cut through the varnish on the cardstock perfectly, whereas the Cricut blades always have had a hard time doing that, so I'm happy with my new blades!  But I digress....I used SU! stamps and ink on the inside, and a white gel pen to add some dimension and a little pop.  This card has to go to Miami, so I didn;t want to make it 3D and have it get messed up in the mail.  I always keep snail mail cards simple and flat, boring as that is.  If you're interested in the blades, go here.  The 45 degree blades are equivalent to the standard blades and the 60 degree blades are equivalent to the deep cut.  Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

OK, well, I'm not Irish, but I was going to make a card for all of YOU, my blogger friends and follwers last night.  BUT....I forgot my flash drive at work, and it is still sitting in my work computer from yesterday afternoon.  Therefore, all of my good intentions went for nothing, LOL!!  However, since Lettering Delights is so wonderful and allows you access to your purchased files any time through their website, I was able to retrieve one of the files I planned to use, so here is how I feel about all of you:

I am very appreciative of all of you and your comments.  I know I haven't been doing much lately, but my head just hasn't been into crafting much these days.  However, I am coming up on many, many family birthdays and occasions, so I will be back at it regularly very soon.  Thank you for your patience and your friendship.  Enjoy your day, everyone!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring facelift and a blog award!

It's been a crazy week, but I finally got to sit at the computer for a minute or two, and do some spring cleaning and sprucing!!  So, what do you think of the new look???  I was definitely ready, and I hope it's easy on everyone's eyes.
Second, Stacy over at Love that Bug (love her!!!) bestowed upon me this awesome blog award a couple of weeks back, but I am just getting around to posting it (sorry, Stacy!!).  BTW, she has an AMAZING Create a Critter series going on over on her blog, so please stop by and give her some much deserved love over there!!  I really need to get out that cart again, she is so inspiring!  I'm not sure that there are 8 new things I could tell you about me, but here are a few:
1.  I tried ice skating for the first time ever last month.  It did NOT go well, lol.
2.  I love adult cartoons - Archer, South Park, The Simpsons.
3.  I got 4 carats of diamonds from my boyfriend for Christmas after 3 years of being together.  None of them were in ring form.  LOL!!!
4.  I get choked up when that stupid commercial with Sarah McLaughlin comes on with all of the abused animals.   : (

That's all I could come up with, sorry!!!  OK, now to pass it along to 8 deserving blogs:
1.  Jin at Under a Cherry Tree
2.  Barb at Snowmanlover's Paperie
3.  Melissa at Melissa's Scrappen Place
4.  Kristie at 2 Ducky Designs
5.  Amber at Staying Crafty
6.  Tanya at Nonna's Craft Corner
7.  Lorraine at Card Creations By Lorraine
8.  Elizabeth at 217 Creations

Thank you again Stacy for this award!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Probably my favorite card yet!!

I LOVE the way this card turned out, but I can't take any credit for the design of it, lol!!!  This is one of the waterfall cards from the SVG Cuts set, and I am SO glad that I went ahead and got this!!  It took a while to put together all of the pieces, and the part that took the most time was picking out all of the different colors and patterns!!  This is a birthday card for a good friend of mine, and I really can't wait to hear from her about how she likes it!  I even included a video this time so you can see it in action, because it is awesome!!

OK, here are the specifics: all papers and stamps are Stampin' Up, which made it really easy to coordinate.  I wish I could remember all of the colors and patterns I used, but unfortunately, I cannot.  However, Barb over at Snowmanlover will probably be able to tell you, if you want to head on over and ask her!  I also used the Divine Swirls on the icing cuts, added some pale green MS gems to the tops of the cupcakes, and the ribbons and brads are from Michael's.  There were a lot of components and details to this card, but I think it is well worth it, don't you??  OK, and finally, here is the video showing the waterfall card in action.  Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Major panic attack!!

Wow....it's been a crazy week!  I have not gotten ANY crafting done for two big reasons.  First, I have been working late nights with my basketball team in the playoffs.  Most important, and definitely most SCARY, was the fact that I LOST my flash drive with ALL of my thousands of SVG, MTC, JPG files, etc.  WHAAAAAA?? 

This flash drive had not only free files that I downloaded, but many, many that I had purchased from my fave SVG websites.  I searched everywhere for this thing the last two days, when I actually had projects to do and a little time to do them.  Finally, this morning, after scouring the house, I looked out in my car, and there it was, lying on the seat where I had my computer bag when I left my boyfriend's Monday.  Apparently there is a huge hole in the small pocket where I put the thing when I left his place Monday, and thank God it fell out in my car!!  I am going to Best Buy TODAY to get a new one and copy everything on to a new one for a back-up.

So, has anyone else ever had this panic, and thought they lost all of their files???  UGH!!  Anyway, I hope to be making something tonight because I have lots of birthdays coming up in the next week or two.  Hope everyone has had a great week!!