Saturday, March 26, 2011

Anniversary Card

I love the design of this card. It's not my design, I found it on Tracy's blog at Craft Junkie Too. She does a wonderful job and I appreciate the inspiration she shares. My card is very similar to hers. But I did change a few things.

I changed the patterned, added some bling and changed the year for the couple I'm sending it to. This is the card that I'll send to everyone with an anniversary this year so the year changes for each couple. I made this card last year, but it was much larger because it needed to hold a specific gift certificate. I had added ribbon to the top of the card that was from the couples wedding. This time I left the ribbon off the top of card because I need to send it thru the mail so it needs to be as flat as possible.

It's a regular A2 size card and the heart (pg. 35) was cut from the Sweethearts cartridge at 4". The heart is cut in a silver shimmer paper but it didn't photograph well.
The numbers were cut from Storybook at 2" and the letters were cut at 1". They don't have a shadow so I cut the same size in black and just slightly overlapped them so their was a shadow on one side.

The inside is a silver glimmer paper from Target. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge. The sentiment is from CTMH and the "Happy Anniversary" is a wood stamp. Not sure where it's from.
Thanks again to Tracy at Craft Junkie Too for the inspiration.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blogger Award

One of my new followers gave me a wonderful blog award.The Versatile Blogger Award. How sweet is she! Please visit Maquel at PaperManiac. She has a wonderful blog also.

The Versatile Blogger Award requirements:
1. Thank the person who sent it to you
2. Tell 7 things about yourself
3. Send this to 15 bloggers

Seven things about me- I always hate this part. There's nothing to exciting here.
1. I have 2 adult children that are really just the neatest people that you would ever want to
spend time with.
2. My Dad's blind and I take care of him.
3. I use to sell scrapbook supplies and now I clean houses. Uggg
4. I'm a night owl and love to scrapbook late at night.
5. My scrap room is pink and black. LOVE IT!
6. I was never a big animal lover but now we have a black lab that is our biggest baby. She's
spoiled rotten and we love her!
7. My favorite spot in the whole world is a beach. We've been to many many beaches and still my
favorite beach is Litchfield beach in South Carolina.

And now I have to give this award to other bloggers.
1. Karlee Crafts
2. Pink Cricut
3. Made by Momo
4. Craft Junkie
5. Crafting Cricut Mom
6. Monique Griffith Design
7. Kricut Krazy

Monday, March 14, 2011


Thanks to everyone that visited my blog and left a comment and became a follower. I truly enjoyed reading all of your comments. I can't wait to have another give away. I already have the cartridge ready. Keep checking back and when followers have reached 100 I'll give away a Cindy Loo cartridge.
Now on to our winner. Congratulations to SherriB ! You are the winner of the Street Sign retired cartridge. I've sent you an email. Please respond to that email with your mailing address and I will get that out to you. I've been working on a few cards and very few layouts. Hope to post more this week. I also have several Thank You's I need to post on here for blog candy I have won. It's a sunny day here in Iowa so I need to get outside and take pictures of cards, layouts and blog candy. Hope you enjoy your day.
After I posted this I see that didn't post the winning number. SherriB is still the winner- her number just didn't show up below. I did use so it was a random winner. Guess I need to figure out how to post with the winning number. Sorry girls, I'm still learning.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

1000 Hit Giveaway

When I started this blog it was to keep family and friends up to date with happenings in our little corner of the world. I decided to add a few projects I made but didn't put to much thought into the blog itself. Now it seems to be more of a papercrafting blog with a few family updates for good measure.

I'm not a big numbers person but it seems everyone is celebrating their "hits and followers" lately. Today I realized my blog had 1000 hits. So to celebrate 1000 hits I'm giving away a Street Sign cartridge.

All you have to do is leave a comment with an email address for me to contact you and become a follower. I will draw a winner Monday March 14.

Soliders Birthday card

This is a card I made for my husbands cousin. He's serving in Egypt and he was deployed over his birthday. His mom and wife asked everyone to make a card and they sent them as a surprise to him.
I used my Cricut but I don't remember what cartridge I used. I would feel terrible that my memory is that bad but I made it in October and didn't write down any of the details. It was a quick last minute card so their isn't alot of detail.
I've been saving my Cricut rewards points so I can get the Stand & Salute cartridge to make him another card. So many wonderful cuts on that cartridge.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A very long over due THANK YOU!!!

I was a very lucky winner at Popsicle Toes . Donna had wonderful blog candy during World Card Making day. Wow, that tells you how behind I am in thanking her. She gave away a $30 gift certificate to Custom Crops. You have to check them out, their one of my favorite places to buy Cricut cartridges and My Pink Stamper stamps. And that is exactly what I "bought" with my GC. I had the "Faithful Sayings" stamp set on my wish list and the Cricut cartridge "Summer in Paris". I've used the stamps many times and I wish I could say I've used the cartridge but I haven't. It's on my list of must use carts and I'm sure with summer fast approaching it will be used soon. Thank You, Thank You Donna for a wonderful gift. And I'm so very sorry for being so late on this. Make sure you visit Popsicle Toes and Custom Crops.