Friday, May 27, 2011

Sis-in-Law Birthday

Howdy friends!  Happy Friday to you!  I am getting ready to spend a nice weekend with just my hottie hubs!  The kids are off to spend time with the Grands and some friends.  Just popping in to share my newest card, which also happens to be for my Sis-in-Law who is having a birthday this weekend.  It is based on a challenge at My Creative Time with Emma - use any 'older' Cricut Cartridge AND yellow and green.

Here is what I made for my SIL:

Fun, huh?

Hope all of you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! 

TTFN - Jenn

Die Cut - ProvoCraft  (Forever Young Cricut Cartridge)
Cardstock - DCWV
Patterned Paper - my stash, Cosmo Cricket (UpCycle)
Gemstones, Brads - The Paper Studio
Pen - Gelly Roll (White)
Stamp Sentiments
Ink - Papertrey Ink (Black)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

With Sympathy....

Howdy friends!  I just wanted to stop by and share a Sympathy card with ya'll.  I always have a hard time making Sympathy cards - but with some simple techniques, it can be a quick and easy process.  Check it out here on Nichole's blog from Papertrey Ink.

Sadly, a sweet gal from my Church (our pianist for 9:00 service) lost her father last week very suddenly.  I will be sending her this card. 

I then found out that a Scoutmaster of a nearby troop suddenly died last week as well.  This same Troop also lost a Scoutmaster about 2 years ago, also suddenly.

If you are a believer in prayer, please pray for these families and scouters as they deal with their losses.  Also, pray for the victims of Joplin, MO - my parents lived there for 4 years and still know a few folks up that way.

Cardstock (Spring Rain) - Papertrey Ink
Ink (Spring Rain) - Papertrey Ink
Stamp (Mod Squad) - Papertrey Ink
Stamp (July Sentiments) - The ScrapRoom
Die Cut (Limitless Layers) - Papertrey Ink
Gemstones - The Paper Studio
Twill Tape - Wrights
Marker (B41) - Copic
Adhesive - Scor-Tape, Pop Dots

Friday, May 20, 2011

Birthday Cheer

Howdy friends!  It is Friday and rainy here this afternoon.  I thought we could use a little cheery birthday card today.  I made it for a sweet little girl in our Small Church Group who is having a birthday in a few weeks.  I love sending birthday cards to my family and friends!

This card was made based on the challenge I saw at My Creative Time with Emma for her Throwback Thursday challenge.  We had to use Doodlecharms cartridge (or the oldest one you have if you don't own Doodlecharms) and the color blue.  This is what I came up with:

I'm thrilled with how it turned out and I can't wait to send a smile to our friend in a couple of weeks!!  Have a great weekend!

Cricut Cartridge (Doodlecharms) - ProvoCraft
Cardstock (Stash)
Patterned Paper (Stash)
Button (Stash)
Baker's Twine - Jillibean Soup
Perfect Pearls (Perfect Pearl) - Ranger
Shimmers (Pixie Dust)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Happy Birthday) - ProvoCraft
Gelly Roll Pen (White)
Stamp (Hello Friend) - Papertrey Ink
Ink (Dark Chocolate) - Papertrey Ink
Adhesive (ATG) - Scotch

Monday, May 16, 2011

Trying New Things - And A Challenge

Howdy friends!!  I'm just popping in quickly for a short post.  I wanted to try out the Center Point button on my Cricut - and after a year and a half of owning the Expression, I've finally decided to give it a whirl.  I made a card for the Challenge Me Monday: Try This Angle Challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.  The butterfly on the inside of the card was made using the Center Point Button on patterned paper from Glitz.  Pretty close for the first time - OK, I admit that it was my 2nd try because I had the paper upside down the first time!!

 Inside the card:

Ok - enough playing around for me.  I gotta get busy on my Sis-in-law's baby shower party this Saturday - cookies, cake balls, and decorations - oh my!!

Basic Cake Cricut Cartridge - ProvoCraft
Cardstock (Gecko) - Bazzill
Patterned Paper (Polka, Butterlies, Plaid) - Glitz
Butterfly Clear sticker - Pink Paislee
Ribbon - Target
Ink (Amaretto) - Quick Quotes
Adhesive - Scotch

Friday, May 13, 2011

Yummy Strawberries

Howdy friends!  Its a beautiful Friday afternoon - girly girl has a friend over in the pool, and I'm outside enjoying the weather! 

Once again, I've been very busy doing stuff - we had our last Field Day at the school today - I've been to 12 in a row between both kids and I'm kinda sad.  I brightened myself up though by decorating these yummy strawberries that I baked yesterday.  Mmmmmm.....

Have a great weekend!!