Monday, July 30, 2012

My Simplest Card Ever

I mentioned earlier my friends, Dennis & Wanda, were visiting.  Dennis always wants to do something to be a blessing.  This visit he installed ceiling fans in my spare bedrooms.  That was totally a blessing.  I made this card to send him.  Of course, Wanda was his assistant.

I found a picture of the fan on Lowe'  I printed it on cardstock with plans to cut it out.  It just happened to print in the right place for an A2 card.  So I shaded it with gold chalk to represent light.  The Thank You is from a Close To My Heart stamp set.  Then I cut "You're The Best" from the Cricut Sampler Cartridge and place it on the inside and shaded it with the same gold chalk.  Like my title says this was the simplest card I think I have ever made.  I think Dennis will like it though.

Thank you for visiting with us today. We appreciate all of you.

Before I go, I'm sure you have heard of the new exclusive Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge, Artiste.  It is a must have.  Below is a picture of it.  You get the cartridge with 700 images, 3coordinating stamps sets and 3 sheets of chipboard shapes to use with the cartridge and stamps.  You will love it.  If you want to get one, just let me know.  I get a 10% discount and I will gladly give it to you.
This is a value of $125 for only $99.  That's before the discount.  So send me a message at if you're interested in getting this package.  You will love it.  God Bless You!!! Peggy


Hi Everyone! 

I hope you all had a good weekend!  Mine was productive.  I don't know if any of you have visited "Pinterest" or not but I've gotten so many ideas from that sight.  Mom says I've been "Pinterestized!"  I've organized my junk drawer, my medicine cabinet, and my next project is my spice cabinet.  I'll send before and after pictures of that one.  Mom was amazed at my medicine cabinet today - I thought she was going to pass out!!

Well, anyway, one of my bestest BFF's, Kelley, had a birthday.  This is the card that I made for her.  This digi is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  Don't you just love her - my mom said she looked like Kelley. 

I covered the card with patterned paper from the DCWV Love Nest paper pad and colored the digi with Promarkers.  The stamps are from Close To My Heart - the front says, "Age is just a number...." and the inside says, "yours will remain unlisted!"  Teehee - I'm actually older than Kelley by three months so she'll get a laugh out of that. 

Thank you all for stopping by!  We appreciate your visits and comments.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Friday, July 27, 2012

Wanda's Class Bulletin Board

My dear friends, Dennis & Wanda, are visiting from Charlotte, NC.  Wanda teaches 3 year olds in Preschool.  She had a great idea for her bulletin board and asked me if I would help her.  She knew what she wanted to say.  All I did was use my Imagine and cut out the items.

The ice cream cones came from the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge cut at 6 inches.  I had Sweet Treats and the Yummy Imagine Cartridge inserted in my Imagine.  I used the Yummy colors to color the Ice Cream Cone elements.  

I used Cricut Craft Room to weld letters from Mickey Font together to form the words.  Then we used patterns from the Imagine cartridge All Wrapped Up to decorate them.  The welcome is from All Wrapped Up.

Wanda is going to write the children's names on the ice cream cones.  I'm sure they will love them.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Friday, July 20, 2012

Close to My Heart Note Card Set

I have so many thank you cards to send, I was thinking how am I going to get all this done.  I decided to make a set of Thank You Note Cards.  This set was made using Close To My Heart Roxie Paper Collection.

I chose one sheet and cut all cards from it, strategically cutting to get the prettiest parts of the paper and added off white lace.  The labels are embellishments that came with my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  I covered them with some of the Roxie Paper.  I cut  the covers from the Art Philosophy cartridge at 1.5" and 1.2".  All edges were inked in CTMH Olive Ink.  The Thank Yous were stamped with the Olive Ink also.  Here are closeups of the cards.  You can purchase these CTMH products by clicking on the links.  Thanks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  We appreciate your comments and suggestions.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS, Michele!! Wild Card 2


My friend, Michele, is expecting another grandchild.  She's so excited because this one is going to be a girl.  Michele's son and wife are going to name the little girl, Claire! 

I wanted to make a card but I didn't have a lot of time.  Well, if you don't have Wild Card 2, you might want to buy it because I made this little card in less than an hour - envelope and all.  I simply cut all the layers at 4.5" and glued them all together. 

Now, I must admit that I don't think this baby is the cutest in the world, but it was easy!!  The only thing that the baby was missing was a hairbow for it's hair so I just cut one out of a piece of purple paper. 

Like I said - Wild Card 2 has a lot of cute cards that are easy to make in a hurry!  Thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll come back tomorrow!!  Thanks for your comments - until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Monday, July 16, 2012

WISHING YOU A SUNSHINY DAY!! - Paper Lace 2, George, Flower Shoppe

Hi Everyone!

Last week, Mom called me to say that she had made the ugliest card she had ever made that day!  Well, Mom says that a lot and it never turns out to be true.  So I went over to her house to pick up Jacob and sorry to say, I had to agree with her!!  I think she must have been suffering from "card block!!"  She told me that I had to try and make a card using Paper Lace 2 to make up for the one that she had made. 

Well, my best friend, Stacy, had a birthday yesterday and this is my experience using Paper Lace 2!  As you will see, I had my struggles too!!  "Card Block" must be catching!!

Using Cricut Craftroom and my Jukebox, I used the square on George to form a card base sized 10.25" x 6.75.  From the Paper Lace 2 cartridge, I chose to use the Sunflower to form a die cut on the front of the card. 

One problem though - I forgot to remove the outline on the outside of the flowers.  Here's what happens when you do that!!

When you forget to do that, you don't get a card!!  So I put this aside for future use and removed the outline around the flowers. 

I was on the right track then!!

I folded the card in half and inserted blue cardstock for the inside of the card.  I cut out a border of sunflowers for the inside of the card.  I placed a blue border across the center front of the card and made a sunflower at 2 3/4" using the Flower Shoppe cartridge.   

Above is the finished product - all in all I think it turned out pretty good in spite of all my problems at the start. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Mom and I appreciate your visits and your comments!  I hope you have a stress free Monday.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Evolution of A Disastrous Project

My brain was going this morning with an idea for a card.  The problem, my brilliant ideas did not transfer to my project.  My idea was to create the card along with pictures.  So I was snapping away during the process, thus documenting this disaster.  Okay let's begin.

My idea was to create a couple of cards using images from Paper Lace 2 welded to a rectangle (my card) from George and Basic Shapes.  So far, so good.

I took the butterfly image (Lace 2), placed it on my mat and hid the outside lines, otherwise I would have ended up with a card with a hole cut out of it.  

Next I moved it to my George 5.5X8.5 rectangles.  I hid the circles on the second one so it only has butterfly cutouts.

This is how they looked cutout.  See I told you I was snapping away.  Still so far, so good.

I decided to work on the one with the circles along the outside.  I laced ribbon through the circles.  Still so far, not toooo bad.  I added yellow paper under the butterflies.  My next idea is when the project started going downhill.  I decided since the yellow ribbon was outlined in brown, I would outline the butterflies with dark brown.  Bad idea.

Then I thought that maybe to add yellow stickles would perk it up.  Still not a good idea.  
So I decided to lay it aside and work on the second card. I added blue paper under these butterflies.  I then covered them with Close To My Heart Liquid Glass.  I think this one looks better but I don't have the heart to finish it today.  I'm laying it aside until I feel inspired.  Right now I don't think I will.

Thanks for taking this little journey with me today.  As you can see none of us are perfect.  I'm hoping Donna will take Paper Lace 2 and create a masterpiece with it.  It is a beautiful cartridge. 

I hope you'll come back tomorrow.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Hi Everyone!!

I've said it many times and I'll have to say it again!  "I have the BEST boss in the world!"  She's not only good to me but she's also good to my family.  My son recently graduated from the 5th grade.  Well, Jean knows that Jacob LOVES Krispy Kreme donuts.  So, in honor of his graduation, she gave him a gift card to Krispy Kreme for donuts!!

You should have seen the smile that spread over his face when he opened the card.  He couldn't wait to go spend it.  On the way home from the store, he had a donut in both hands alternately taking bites from each. 

I'm trying to teach Jacob proper etiquette and make sure that he sends thank you notes when people give him gifts.  So with that in mind, I made the card below:

Card Recipe:

Now here's another shocker for you - I NEVERRRRRR use my Gypsy - truth be told - I'm intimidated by it!  Well, the only cartridgesthat I could find that I have that had a donut on it was included when I purchased my Gypsy - Smiley Cards.  So I dragged out my Gypsy, blew the dust off it, and actually found it was quite easy to cut out the donut at 3.5".

I found the sketch for the card on the Feline Playful website. 

I covered the card with plaid paper from the DCWV Sweet paper pad and cut four 1" squares of yellow cardstock for the corners of the card.

I covered the middle of the card with blue shimmer paper and then covered the blue paper with hot pink paper.  I punched the edges of the pink paper using a Martha Stewart punch.
Then I popped the donut on top and added bling as the sprinkles!!! 

Using Word, I typed "I "donut" know how to thank you enough..... and popped on the front of the card.  For the inside, I typed, ....for all your kindness!  You are the BEST!!

Jacob wrote on the inside and gave it to Jean this morning.  She loved it almost as much as Jacob loved those donuts!!!

Well, thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all are getting some relief from this heat!  Please pray for rain and for our Nation - we definitely need it!!  Thanks for your comments and we hope you'll come back tomorrow!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna


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  • Sunday, July 8, 2012


    The winner of our Thanksgiving Cricut Cartridge is Donna C.

    Donna said...
    So happy to help celebrate your 2 year anniversary for your blog. Wonderful that you and Mom can spend lots of time together.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo (Cricle Sister)

    If you will let us know your address we will get it out to you right away.  I hope you enjoy this cartridge and think of us when you use it.

    Thank you to everyone who participated.  I love doing give aways. I wish we could afford to do it more often.  We'll be back tomorrow with a fun card.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

    Saturday, July 7, 2012


     Today's the last day to leave us a comment.  Thanks.

    Hi Everyone!!

    Can you believe it?  Mom and I started our blog two years ago today!!  Now that's just hard to believe.  We started the blog a few months after my daddy died because he had always wanted us to start one.  He was our biggest fan!!

    Now I know that Mom and I have taken the past several months off basically because I've been lazy (HA) and Mom's been moving!!  Well, we're trying to get back in the swing of things and to kick off our second year, we thought we would have a giveaway!

    We are giving away the "Thanksgiving" cartridge.  I know what you might be thinking - Thanksgiving in July?  Well, I was in Hobby Lobby the other day, and they already had Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations on the shelves.  Mom and I (yes, mom and I were in there shopping again) thought Oh My Word!  But it'll be here before we know it!!

    All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment and make sure we have a way to contact you.  We would love for you to become a follower if you're not already but it's not required.  We'll announce the winner on Sunday, July 8th.

    Thank you so much for visiting us for the past two years and we hope that you'll continue to come back for visits.  We so appreciate it when you come to call and leave comments.  Here's to the year ahead and many more!  Thanks for everything!  Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna

    Friday, July 6, 2012

    Thank You to My Builder

    The builder who built my townhouse was such a pleasure to work with.  When he started, he told me he would do his best to have it ready by the end of May.  I actually closed on June 1.  I want to express my appreciation so I made this card.

    Card Recipe:
    5X7 card base
    Cricut Cartridge "Just Because Cards" for the house on the front of the card.
    Thank you is from the Close To My Heart Stamp Set "4 My Friend"
    The labels inside are cut from Just Because Cards
    The tools are from the Cricut Lite Cartridge "Handy Man"

    Thank you for stopping by today.  Remember we're giving away the Thanksgiving cartridge in celebration of our 2nd Blogaversary.  Click here to leave a message on that post.  We love to read your comments.  God Bless You !!! Peggy

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS, MADISON - Everyday Pop Up Cards

    Hi Everyone!!

    I hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th of July holiday!!  I sure did - we went over to Mom's house (I love that I'm able to say that now) and grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and ate ice cream!  That's what families are supposed to do on holidays - spend it together!  Craig's mom came over too - she lives about five miles from my mom's townhome!  Then we watched a movie but I must say that Mom and I did NOT like it - it was John Carter - it's a man movie!!  Wouldn't recommend it for the ladies and most men for that matter!

    Anyway, I made this card today on my day off for a friend's daughter that has graduated.  I used a cartridge that I've had for a while and never used.  I could say that about a lot of my cartridges - HAAAA!!


    Using Everyday Pop Up Cards:

    I cut the card base at 6" out of black cardstock
    I covered the card with blue shimmer paper embossed with a Cuttlebug folder then cut the cap shadow, cap, and tassel at 3 1/2".  I pop dotted them all on top of each other.

    I printed "For the Grad" using Word and popped them on the front of the card.

    For the inside of the card, I cut Congratulations and adhered it to the inside of the card so that it would pop up when the card is opened.

    Now I must say that it took me several times to figure out how to adhere it to the inside of the card.  It's not explained in the book so it was trial and error - mostly error - teehee!!

    All in all, I think it turned out rather cute!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you haven't commented on our Blog-A-Versary post from Tuesday, please do so before Sunday so you'll be entered in our giveaway!!  We love to read your comments!  Have a happy day after the 4th today!  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Happy Independence Day, America !!!!!

    First of all,  I want to express my gratitude that I live in America.  We have our problems as a nation but I feel we still have the greatest nation in the world.  Thank you to all the troops who have fought in all our wars to assure us of our freedom.  We appreciate your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your families.

    I was invited to one of my new neighbors' house Monday night for tea and scones.  She invited some other ladies from the neighborhood. It was so good to get to meet other ladies.  I had a delightful time.  So in appreciation, I made her this card.
     Card Recipe:
    A2 card base
    Paper - DCWV French Country
    Image - Tea Party from Clearly Vintage.  It was pre-colored so I did no coloring.
    Doily folded in half
    I used Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to make a label for the inside sentiment.

    Don't forget to leave a comment on our next post to have a chance to win the "Thanksgiving"  cartridge in celebration of 2nd Blogaversary.  Thanks for stopping by today.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Monday, July 2, 2012

    Uncle Johnny, Please Come See Me!!

    Max and I are finally are settled in our new home.  We love our home.  Jacob stays with us 3 days a week.  I have my very own craft room.  Of course, there's a tv in it so we chill out in it.  I'll include a picture of it.  I put pictures of my place on Facebook.

    Today, we were relaxing after our Sunday nap when Max told me he wanted to send a card to Uncle Johnny (my brother who rescued him).  He wanted to let Uncle Johnny he wanted him to come see him.  Max appreciates Johnny for taking him out of a bad situation and bringing him to me.  He let me know how he wanted it to look so I tried to please him.  This is what we came up with.

    Card Recipe:
    A2 Card Base
    Paper - DCWV Textures and Finishes
    Labels - Image on the Imagine Machine
    Puppy & Other Images - Close To MY Heart A Bowwow Stamp Set 
    Puppy colored with Promarkers - Red, Cool Gray 1

    Here is a picture of my Craft Room.  I was so embarrassed as I was moving to have so much paper and supplies.  If I made cards from now until I die, I will never use it all up.  Why am this way????

    Thank you for stopping by today.  This transition has taken some time but hopefully we will find the purpose God has for us here.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy