Monday, May 30, 2011

Shirt & Tie Card

I am finally back from my girls weekend in Dallas! We had a blast and the BEST part is that they are coming to see me next weekend... I'm so excited! Having things planned makes the time pass much faster with Tyson being on the rig.

So I have just enjoyed looking at all the lovely Father's Day card inspiration. One of my favorite cards I've seen are the darling shirt and tie cards... they are just so CUTE! I of course had to try one... hope you enjoy!

Card Size - 9" x 5 3/4"
Tan Mat Size - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Shirt Mat Size - 4" x 5 1/4"
Solid Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Cardstock - Colorbok
Stamp - Hobby Lobby
Brads - Making Memories
*For the tie it's just a 4" square that was folded down

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Out of town this weekend... Will be back to crafting on Tuesday. Hope everyone enjoys their Memorial weekend! Take care.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Treat Bags

Evening all my wonderful followers!

This week at work we are having our Master Chef graduation and the kids have been looking forward to it all year long! Within a 9 month time span, these kids had to take 6 tests and pass each one with a 70 or higher. For every test they passed they received a patch and once they have received all their patches they earn a chef's jacket. We had a total of 18 graduates this year in that program, which is very exciting!

Since they all worked so hard this year, I made them some treat bags to go along with their certificates and jackets that they received. The kids absolutely LOVED them!

Cardstock Top Base - 4" x 4" folded in half
Cardstock - Recollections
Decorative Label Punch - Stampin Up!
Congratulations Stamp & Ribbon - Michael's Stamp
Sizzix Square Lattice Embossing Folder - Stampin Up!
ATG gun, Stapler, Pop Dots


Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It's that time of year... graduations, weddings, new arrivals and the start of summer! This is certainly my favorite time of year... I can hear the beach calling already!

I had an order come in for a baby shower card and I was so thrilled! Here's what I came up with:

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
Middle Border - 5 1/4" x 2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cart (Circle cut @ 3 1/2")
Accent Essentials Cart (Scalloped circle cut @ 3 3/4")
Sugar & Spice Lite Cart (Stroller cut @ 2 1/2")
Tan Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Blue & Green Patterned Cardstock - Heidi Grace
Stamp on Front - Michael's
Inside Sentiment - MPS "Fabulous Phrases" Set
SwissDots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
ATG gun, Xyron, Zig 2-Way Glue, Pop Dots

Monday, May 23, 2011

Loads of Love

Evening all!
I have been so busy traveling lately, just in Houston... its too dang big! Tyson is back on the rig... the time just seems to fly by way too quickly. The good news... I will have LOTS more projects for ya'll since I will have nothing BUT time on my hands!

My skydiving adventure didn't happen... it was too overcast for us to jump. I am still planning on jumping, just have to pick a new date now. Will definitely let ya'll know though.

Fantabulous Cricut is having another FANTASTIC challenge this week which is to make a card or projects using the color blue and at least 1 cloud. Just got one of my new stamp sets in that I thought would be perfect for this!

Here's my card:

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
1st Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
2nd Mat Size - 5" x 3 3/4"
Create a Critter Cart (Wagon cut @ 1 1/2")
Craft Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Blue Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Cardstock - Heidi Grace
Stamps on Front - Stampin Up "Loads of Love" Set
Inside Sentiment - MPS "Fabulous Phrases" Set
Cuttlebug Swissdots Embossing Folder
ATG gun, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen

Wish I had some twine to put on the loads of love heart... really need to invest in some of that! Hope ya'll enjoy! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

For you!

Happy Friday all! Waiting for some more rain to come our way, but it doesn't look to promising. We sure need it here in TX!

I might be jumping out of a perfectly good airplane on Saturday... I'm so terrified! If I do I will certainly show ya'll pics and video. This is going to take a lot from me to accomplish, but if I don't do it tomorrow I'm not sure I ever will.

Anyways... here's a card I made for the FCCB Challenge #60. The challenge is to make a project using a rectangle and a triangle on it. Had lots of fun with this challenge as I do with any challenge. Have been slacking a little on them, but am ready to get back into them!

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 11"
Cardstock - Recollections
Accent Essentials Cart (Flower cut @ 2 1/2")
Stamp on Front - Stampin Up "Punch Bunch" Set
Inside Sentiment - MPS "Fabulous Phrases" Set
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Stampin Up!
Ribbon & Eyelets - Michael's
ATG gun, Pop Dots

As always, hope ya'll enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

I have finally found a wholesaler for my business and the best news is that they are local! We are getting there slowly, but surely!

Here's just a quick card for today.This is a card my mom had asked me to make for her.
Hope ya'll enjoy!

Wild Card Cart (Card & Layers cut @ 5 1/2") 
Stamp on Front - MPS "Fabulous Phrases" Set
Inside Sentiment - Stampin Up "Word Play" Set
Decorative Lable Punch - Stampin Up!
Ribbon & Pearl Embellishments - Michael's
ATG gun

Have a wonderful Wednesday all!

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Graduation Time!

Morning all!
Just got back from my second trip to Austin. Went to go see my friend Steph graduate from Texas State University. We've been friends since I can remember...  which would be 6th grade. Our mom's also worked together (and still do)! We've had so much fun through the years!

Here's a couple cards I designed and gave to her. She absolutely LOVED them!

Recipe for Graduation Cap:
Wild Card Cart (Grad. Cap cut @ 7 3/4")
White & Black Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Maroon Paper - Sandy Lion
Stamp on Front -MPS "Happiest Moments" Set
Inside Sentiment - Stampin Up! "Word Play" Set
ATG gun, Stickles, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen

Recipe for Happy Graduation:
Card Size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Gold Mat Size - 4" x 5 1/4"
Maroon Mat Size - 3 3/4" x 5"
Black Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Gold & Maroon Paper - Sandy Lion
Bobcat - Traced out and cut by hand
Decorative Label Punch - Stampin Up!
Stamps - MPS "Happiest Moments" Set
ATG gun, Pop Dots, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen

Hope everyone has a GREAT start to their week!

Friday, May 13, 2011


It's been a few crazy days over here in Texas! Didn't get back from my brother's engagement party until about 1 am so needless to say, I have been just exhausted! Then we had a surprise house guest last night and I'd have to say we were glad to have him! Always nice when you get to hang out with the family!

Anyways... I have a couple of cards for you that I made a while back at a card class. Now this is not my design, but I did have the privilege of making them and getting to share them with ya'll! All props go to the lovely Elizabeth.

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
Cardstock & Patterned Paper - Stampin Up!
Stamp Set - Unfrogettable from Stampin Up!
Lily Pads - Stampin Up! Wheel
Clouds & Heart (Cut from my Cupcake Punch)
Ink - Stampin Up!
Fiskars Crimper (Crimped about 1/3 of the Mat to add texture)
ATG gun, Pop Dots, Zig 2-Way Glue
* The frogs and Lily flowers were all cut by hand... so this is a little time consuming but it just turns out so lovely!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Engagement!

About to be on my way to Austin for my brother's engagement party! How much fun! He asked his girlfriend to marry him about a month or so ago while at the Olive Garden and she of course said YES! So happy for them and their future together!

I've made a couple of cards for them and they turned out so cute!

Since I'm kind of on a tight time schedule to make it to Austin, I will come back and post the recipes for these cards tomorrow! Hope ya'll have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My blog is Cricut-Tastic!

A big thanks goes out to Donya of OKScrappinMama who passed this award onto me! Thank you so much for thinking of me for this lovely award!

Here are the rules:
Wear ths badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

Here are my 5 things:
1) The moment I saw a Cricut Expression in action, I HAD to have it! The possibilities are endless!
2) I always use the Cricut Cutting Guide by Megan at Above Rubies Studios. It is such a GREAT thing to have!
3) I always cut out a few extras and save them for later projects or cards.
4) I usually shop for my Cricut carts on ebay and sometimes in pawn shops... you'd be surprised what good quality carts you can find!
5) And just like every other Cricut lover... I'm dreaming of getting my hands on the lovely Cricut Expression 2!

I would love to pass this award onto these wonderful ladies:
1) Monica -
2) Jenny -
3) Lynda -
4) Stephanie -
5) Ashley -
6) Mistyrose -
7) Kelly -
8) Patty -
9) Jayne -
10) Jordan -

Congrats to ya'll ladies!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Afternoon my wonderful bloggers!

Went and saw the movie Thor today and it was pretty good! Other than that I'm trying to get my craft room back in order... it's a bit of a mess! I also have received a new blog award and will pass it on very soon!

Made some cute and very simple Thank You cards that someone asked for:

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
1st Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
2nd Mat Size - 5" x 3 3/4"
Black & White Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Colored Cardstock - Heidi Grace
CAC Cart (Friend cut @ 2")
Thank you stamp - MPS Fabulous Phrases
Inside Sentiment/Ribbon - Michael's
ATG gun, Glue Dots, Zig 2-Way glue

Hope ya'll are having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another Mother's Day Card

Evening all,

I know I haven't posted in a few days, but its all because I had 10 orders come in that I had to fill! How exciting is that? Way too cool!

And I've been spending lots of time with the wonderful hubby, its so nice to have him home! Will be finally celebrating our anniversary this weekend!

I've been doing lots of Mother's Day cards lately and just wanted to share another one with ya'll! I've also entered this into the Wacky Wednesday Challenge #37 over at More Than Favors. This week the challenge is to make anything that has a Mother's day theme.

Here's what I created:

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Red Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
White Mat Size - 5" x 3 3/4"
CAC Cart (Tree branch cut @ 2 1/2")
Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Bird Stamp - Stampin Up!
Mother's Day Stamp - Michael's
Inside Sentiment - MPS Fabulous Phrases Set
ATG gun, Pop Dots, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hot Mama!

This is another special order Mother's Day card and it turned out so cute! She wanted a Chili themed card so here is what I created!

Card Size - 51/2" x 8 1/2"
Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
Chili Peppers ( The wonderful Patsy cut them out on the Cricut using a Chili Pepper Dingbat Font )
Cream & Lime Green Cardstock - DCWV
All Other Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Sentiment on Front of Card (I typed "One Hot Mama," then printed it out and adhered it to white cardstock)
Ribbon - Michael's
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (around the edges)
Punches - Stampin Up! Scalloped Oval and Regular Oval
ATG gun

Tyson comes home tomorrow and I'm so excited! Here's a little banner I made for him. Since he wasn't home for our anniversary, I thought this would be a nice surprise for him! Then on top of the mantel that its hanging on I'm gonna put his favorite candy and a couple gifts!

Here's the recipe for the banner:
Tie the Knot Cart (Banner cut @ 6")
Classic Cricut Font Cart (Happy 1 Year cut @ 2 1/2")
Green Cardstock - DCWV
Black & Cream Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Ribbon - Michael's
Glue Dots <---used these to adhere it to the mantel
ATG gun, Making Memories Puncher

Have a wonderful evening all!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Last minute entry

Evening all!

Am cutting it close for FCCB Challenge #57, but am so excited to share what I made with all of you!
This is a special order going to a mom of a Texas Country artist and all I knew is that she loves wine!

Here is the lovely card I came up with!

Pulled out my Wild Card Cart for this one and cut the Celebrate card at 5 1/2", as well as the layers. For the cork... I cut a piece of cardstock with my cricut, traced it onto my cork paper and then cut it out by hand.

Then for the foil on the wine bottle I just got a regular piece of tin foil and inked it with some Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink to turn it the gold color!

Card Size - 5 1/2"
Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
Brown & Yellow Cardstock - DCWV
Patterned Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Cork Paper - Hobby Lobby
Stamp - MPS Happiest Moments Set
Ink- Stampin Up! Early Espresso & Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
Punch & Twine - Stampin Up!
Aluminum Foil
ATG gun, Glue Dots

Hope you enjoy!