Monday, March 28, 2011

April Fools Day Blog Hop!!!

Hi Everyone!

I'm sooo excited to be in my 2nd Blog Hop this Friday!!!

Friday is April 1st AND you know what that means.....APRIL FOOLS DAY!!! I don't know about you all, but I LOVE a good April Fools joke, prank, hoax, etc (as long as it's in good fun though).

You won't want to miss out on all the fun AND Blog Candy!!!

It all starts Friday, with your hostess April from

See you Friday!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fabulous at Fifty!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share a card I made for my sister's 50th Birthday! She was actually in Hawaii on her Birthday (soooo jealous), so we celebrated last weekend. She has accomplished quite a bit over the years, she has an excellent carrier, is a great parent, loving wife, fabulous cook/party  hostess AND a she's a WONDERFUL older sister!!! She even finds time in her incredibly busy schedule for yoga, which she loves. So I thought she would appreciate this card AND I was right, she loved it!! :D

This is my first attempt with a Digi Stamp and using Copic (Sketch) Markers...yes I said Copic!!! I'm so excited that I finally own some (Birthday present to myself), I've been wanting them forever forever!!!

I have to say, I'm thrilled with how my card turned out, but that's probably still the high from actually coloring with my new Copics!!! Please let me know what you think, and please be kind, since I am a newbie. :D

Did you notice hear Diamond Earring's? :D

Digi Stamp~Bugaboo Stamps "Dottie Yoga"
Stamps By Judith~Happy Birthday
Sentiment~50 and Fabulous~Architect Bold (Font)
Card Stock~Paper Tray Ink (Green & White), DCWV~Textured (Purple)
Pattern Paper~AC Paper "Tea Party"
Copic Sketch Markers (Can't remember which colors)
Spellbinders Nestabilities~Deckled Rectangles Large (
Irock Gems (Purple & Crystal)

Thank you Kendra and Bev for all your expert advice!

As always, Gilby and I just love your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hello Kitty and MTC

Hi Everyone!

First off, I know that there has been a lot of controversy with PC, MTC and SCAL. So, I apologize in advance if my post bothers anyone. I don't know all the specifics, but from what I know, I get why PC sued both MTC and SCAL. I'm for PC all the way, but it doesn't mean I'm going to quit using MTC. Probably like most of MTC users, I bought it for SVG files that I couldn't find on my cartridges. Enough about all that and on to my project. 

My sister-in-law turned 40 last week, but my hubby told me I couldn't make a card about turning 40. He said she would NOT like it at all, in fact he was having a hard time with his little sis turning 40! LOL He told me she loved Hello Kitty as a little girl, but I didn't have the HK cart because I had boys, sooo wish that I did though!!!

I'm so proud of myself that I was actually able to acomplish this. The image is a coloring page from the Hello Kitty website. I traced it in MTC and separated all the pieces so I could cut them out on my Cricut, it took me forever to figure it out, but I think it was worth it. It turned out soo cute! I was also going to enter it in the Wacky Wednesday Color Challenge, but I wasn't able to load it in time. Oh da well, I'm still happy with it! Please let me know what you think. :D

All cardstock is DCWV Texturned
Sentiment is MPS
Frosted Lace Stickles for the her bow, dress and center of flower
Stash Bling Flower

As always, Gilby and I LOVE comments...his tail just wags away when he see's me smile while reading all your wonderful comments. It really means a lot to me. :D

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gilby Getting His Green On!

Happy St. Patty's Day Everyone!

Thought I would share a couple of pictures I took of Gilby this am.  It's St. Patty's Day and everyone knows you have to wear Green, so my hubby & I didn't want to leave Gilby out.

Since it's my Birthday, I get to spend the day with my 2 boys (can't believe it) and my hubby, so far it's been great. Hubby brought me a Cinnamon Dulce Latte & my boys sang Happy Birthday to me while my oldest played his guitar (soo happy to have him back)!!!
I'll try to post more pictures later.
Looks like he's a girl pup wearing a bonnet! LOL!!!
Now this is the real Gilby!!!
And, yes we still have pictures to hang after being here since Sept. LOL

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A St. Patty's Day Smile~PKS Sew Super Cute Challenge

Hi Everyone!

This is my submission for PKS Let's Face it Friday challenge. The challenge was to make a card or something that used either real sewing or faux sewing. Since I don't sew, I chose the later and since St. Patty's Day was coming up (also my Birthday), I wanted to do something with a shamrock.  I think it turned out pretty cute, please let me know what you all think.

I did the basic faux stitching on the base of the card and for the Shamrock, I used a needle and poked holes all around it, then used my black gel pen and played connect the dots so it looked more like real stitching. Also used some green ink for shading.

Cricut Cart-PDDU for the Shamrocks
PKS~Everyday Character Faces
Sentiment~Pink by Design~Scripted Year
Card Stock~Papertray Ink~New Leaf and Craft Card Stock (I now know why everyone loves it!)
Green and White Twine~Pink by Design
Ink~Craft Smart~Green
       Momento~Tuxedo Black

As always, Gilby and I just love comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Sorry that I have been MIA for a while.  I have been so busy lately with family things and  haven't had a chance to do much (any) crafting in a while.  My oldest son, whom I haven't seen in a year is visiting this month, so it's all about family and then I have to work of course. The only thing I do in my craft room lately is work (LOL), but I'm very fortunate and thankful to be able to work from home!

I just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate my followers & people who visit my blog. I will get back to crafting soon, he has other people he has to visit while he's here so I can't hog up all his time, though I would love to!

Thanks for stopping by,

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