Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Birthday MawMa

Does it seem like I have a lot of family birthdays lately?  Well I do!  Today is my step-grandmother's birthday.  I didn't want to use the Teddy Bear cartridge for both her's and my step-mother's cards so this is what  I came up with:
This owl is from Create a Critter one of my very favorite cartridges.  I have used it more than any of the others that I own.
Not sure why, but I have been forgetting to take a picture of the inside of the cards lately , but they are decorated too.

Happy birthday MawMa!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Wanda!

Today is my step-mother's birthday.  Since she gave me the Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge for Christmas, I decided to use it for her birthday card:
This is only the second card that I have made using this new cartridge, but I love it and am so excited to start using it.  I took a friend's advice and have made quite a few of the bears to have ready so all I need to do is make their outfit when I need one.
I still haven't bought the coordinating stamp set yet, so I printed the sentiment out on the computer.

Happy Birthday Wanda!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentines Day card #4

I may have mentioned a time or two about getting lots of great ideas from Mary at CARDZ TV.  Seriously, I read her site everyday.   Another of her super cute cards made me want to make one:

I didn't have a ribbon punch so I went looking for one.  The Martha Stewart ribbon punch didn't get really great reviews, so I thought I would try the We R Memory Keepers one.  Well it was so much bigger than most of my ribbon I didn't like the way it looked at all.  Fortunately Hobby Lobby has a great return policy so I returned it and bought the Martha Stewart punch and it works great.  I had read that if the holes were too small you could turn it over and re-punch them so I gave it a try.  Then I found that you don't actually have to turn it over, just pull it down a little bit and punch again following the guides.  Here is my version of the card:

I like the Peachy Keen face that Mary used better, but I don't have that set so this is one from their Wide eyed kids set.
This is the inside of the card:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine's Day card #3

While looking for inspiration for Valentine's Day cards, I found this super cute card:

at, of  course, CARDZ TV.  Mary has given me so many great ideas!
Anyway, I didn't have the exact paper that Mary used, but this is my version of it:

And the inside:

This is an A2 size card and the paper is from Hobby Lobby.  After seeing this Martha Stewart heart punch, I had to order it! I inked around the edges of the hearts to make them pop a little and on the outside the bear and hearts are on pop dots.
This card turned out so well that several family members will be receiving it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine's Day card #2

The second Valentine's Day card that I made was for our 4 year old grandson Ryan.  He loves super heroes and his Granna loves her new Teddy Bear Parade cartridge, so of course he is getting a super hero bear!
This is also an A2 size card and I cut the heart from the Sweet heart cartridge.
I didn't have a "Beary" sentiment in mind for this so just "you are my hero" seemed to work.  He likes cards a little more than his 8 months old sister, but he will defiantly be more interested in the candy that comes with it I'm sure.

Our super hero grandson Ryan and his dad (our son ) Brett.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Happy mail for Grayson Card Drive

While looking at some craft sites, I came across the story of a little 2 year old boy who has a brain tumor and a card drive for him because he loves to receive mail.  The info is here if you would like to send he and his brother a card.  This card drive is being sponsored by Danielle at Neat and Tangled.   Here is his address, it includes his 4 year old brother's name since he loves mail also:

Grayson Savery and/or Aydan Savery
c/o Danielle Walls

P.O. Box 5808

Wilmington, DE 19808

This is the card that I am sending Grayson:
The card drive runs through the end of February so let's send these sweet kids some Happy Mail!

A Sympathy card idea

Coming up with ideas for a sympathy card is very hard for me so as I looked through online images I saw one that looked very nice here.  I really wanted to use brown instead of black so I took my color coordinator (AKA my daughter Nikki) with me to Hobby Lobby and we came  up with this:

This is an A2 size card so I worried the flower might be too large but it looks really nice.  It does fit in the envelope but I will probably have to add extra postage. 
I also put some coordinating paper on the inside:
This morning I saw an announcement on CARDZ TV, which is one of my favorite craft sites, about a challenge on Paper Playtime called Use Some Brown, I wanted to enter this card.  

I still am having trouble taking pictures of my cards and getting the lighting right.  I currently try several rooms in our house to see which comes out the best and several backdrops also.  This shot came out the closest to the way it really looks.
Have a happy Tuesday everyone!

Valentines card #1

Starting to work on my Valentine's cards for the family.
This one is for our baby granddaughter who is 8 months old.  She probably won't even care that she has a card but her Granna is making everyone else one and won't leave precious little Riley out.

Once again I used my current favorite cartridge the Teddy Bear Parade.  This is an A2 size card so the teddy bear is cut at 3 1/2.
Happy Valentine's Day Riley Ann!
                                       Sweet Riley Ann:

And with her big brother Ryan:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thanks DCWV

Just a quick post to show the beautiful paper packs I won from DCWV.  This was from a contest they held on Facebook.
I can't wait to start using these.
Thanks DCWV!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

Happy New Year everyone!  Sorry I have been gone for a while but my husband had knee replacement surgery and I have been taking care of him and taking him to his PT a lot.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  After turning my calendar to January this morning I realized one of my friends had a birthday in 3 days so I made her this card using my new  Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge that I got for Christmas. I made the card 8.5 x 5.5 and the bear is at 4".
Since I don't have the bear stamp set yet that I plan to order, I typed out the words on my computer. 
Happy Birthday Cindy!