Friday, October 29, 2010

Whooooo Wants Some Candy - Lacy Labels

Happy Halloween Eve, Eve Everyone!! A friend of mine gave me a little Halloween treat this week and I asked her permission to scraplift it!! So I have to give Sonia Moss all the credit for this creation. I scraplifted this so that Jacob could give it to his teacher for Halloween.
I used the Lacy Labels and Design Studio to make this.

I cut the base of the owl by using the "All Girl" frame at 4 1/2 x 3 1/2. I cut the scalloped circle with the "Scallop3" image on this cartridge at 1 3/4" . I cut the cream circle at 1 1/4" and the green circle at 1" using the "Home" image. I used a 1/2" punch to cut out the brown circle for the center of the eyes. I cut another orange scalloped circle at 1" to use for the mouth. For the nose, I cut a triangle out of an orange circle. I then used the Flourish Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to add texture to the body of the owl. I then put candy in a clear cello bag and stapled it closed. I used Tacky Tape to attached the owl body to the bag.

I hope his teacher will like it. Speaking of candy, please keep checking back to our blog because we are going to be giving away some "blog candy" in the VERY near future. Thanks for visiting and we hope you'll come back!! Until another day, God Bless!! Donna


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Watch the Leaves Turn

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year.  On our way home from Virginia Monday, the trees were in glorious array.  The golds, reds, oranges were so pretty.  I was so glad to have the privilege to see God's handiwork.  I think some times we miss a lot of blessings by not slowing down and enjoying the beauty of nature.
This card was inspired by a photo in Cards magazines.  I lifted the message from it.  I used Lacy Labels(a favorite of mine) for all the label cuts.  The paper is My Mind's Eye Out and About.  I
added some pen stitching for interest.

For the inside I inked around the white paper with turquoise ink. I cut around some flowers from the paper stack mentioned above and added them to message area.

Thank you for your support.  We love your visits and messages.  God Bless Each of YOU!!!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Elegant Cakes Card

I guess I am officially home from the wedding since I found time to make a card.  While in Virginia, Donna and I took some time to visit a scrapbook store and Michael's.  Michael's had the Cricut Cake Machine and cartridges on sale.  We both had been wanting the Elegant Cakes cartridge so we each bought one.

I made this card using the Elegant Cakes cartridge.  I used the shape on page 46 of the handbook.  My card is 4 5/8"X4 5/8".  I cut the shapes at 4.5" but as you can see it fills almost the entire card.  I hope you can see my stamped "hello" on the front. 
Thanks for visiting us today.  Please tell your friends about our blog.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm so proud of you, Mom!!

CONGRATULATIONS, MOM!!!! Hi Everyone, I just have to take this moment to brag on my mom just a little!! She won't brag on herself - being the Southern lady that she is, she says that you aren't supposed to brag on yourself - that it's bad manners!! So I'll do it for her!! My mom was the winner of the Project of the Week at BBTB2 for the card she submitted using the sewing machine on the Heritage cartridge. YIPPPEEEEE!! I know my Daddy is looking down from Heaven with a big smile on his face!! He was our biggest fan and it was his encouragement that made us start this blog!! Mom has worked really hard on her creations and this recognition (along with being highlighted in the Cricut Chirp) are confirmation of her talent!! Way to go, Mom!! I love you!!

Thanks everyone for visiting our blog!! Please congratulate my mom along with me!! Until another day, God Bless! Donna

The Wedding

Good Tuesday morning.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We are back home after the wedding of my grandson, Christopher, and his lovely Stephanie.  It was a beautiful wedding.  In the South, our weddings seem to be quite formal and sometimes stuffy.  Stephanie is from Michigan and their weddings,or maybe I should say the reception, is quite the opposite.  We had quite the celebration. 

I had requests that we post a picture of the couple.  This is one of my favorites of all.  It was taken immediately after the "You may kiss your bride" kiss.  He really laid one on her.

Thank you for bearing with us during our trip.  We'll be back to our normal postings, hopefully tomorrow.  God Bless You.  Peggy 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Little Birdie Told Me That....

I made this card using scraps and a digi stamp from Nana Vic's Blogspot that I won in a recent blog hop. The background paper is from the DCWV Songbird stack and was cut using the Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge. I've always loved to color and I colored the digi stamp with Marvy markers bought at Michael's.

Thanks for visiting our blog! Until another day, God Bless! Donna

Friday, October 22, 2010

Another Wedding Card

I posted a card last week I made for the wedding couple but I did not like it.  I just can't give a card I'm not happy with.  So Sunday afternoon, I pulled out my green and brown (Stephanie and Christopher's colors) papers again.
This is the card I created for them.  I like it a lot better.  The background paper is My Mind's Eye Fall In Love paper stack.  The brown doily is cut at 4.25 inches using the Storybook cartridge.  The pleated flower is made from the background paper. I attached it to the doily and glued a Prima flower to the top of the pleated flower.  I attached ruffled lace behind the doily.  The "Mr & Mrs" was cut at 1" using the Tie The Knot cartridge.

The message section was created by layering more of the background paper and cream colored cardstock.  The "Just Married" from Tie The Knot was cut at 1 1/2". 

Thank you for visiting.  We love your comments and suggestions.  If there's anything you would like to see us try, please let us know.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thank You - Digi Stamp and Tie The Knot Cartridge

A friend of mine recently got married and she had ribbon tied everywhere at the wedding and reception. Her aunt is my best friend and she saw me looking at the ribbon. I must confess that I do have a ribbon fetish. Well, Sherry asked me if I would want to have some of the ribbon if Taylor didn't want to keep it. Of course I said, YES!! So I made this card to thank her!

I used a sketch from the Mojomonday Blog to make this card. The ribbon on this card is some of the ribbon that Sherry brought me last week!! I cut the scalloped pieces with the Tie The Knot cartridge and the digi stamp was a free stamp that I downloaded and colored from the Meljen's Digital Blogspot.

Thanks for visiting and come back soon! Until another day, God Bless! Donna

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Asian Screen Card

Have you tried the card feature of the Picturesque cartridge yet.  This feature is not your typical card.  The ones I've tried are tri-fold with cutouts.
This card is featured on Page 74 of the handbook.  I cut it at 15"X7" using a 24" mat.  Once it's folded it measures 5X7.  This card looks like an Asian Screen.  I put green vellum behind the front of the card.  I added a rose digital stamp.
This cartridge also has a corner feature.  The second page is covered with Anna Griffin Carolina Collection paper.  I added corners cut from page 74.  They were cut at 1 1/4". 

The inside of the card is covered with a coordinating paper from the above collection.  The sentiment is self-explanatory, "Sometimes you've got to stop and admire the beauty of flowers."  I added another rose to the interior colored with Promarkers. 

We love having you visit.  Thanks for dropping by.  God Bless You.  Peggy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Congratulations Christopher and Stephanie!!

As Mom mentioned in an earlier post, her grandson therefore my nephew, Christopher, is getting married on Saturday. He proposed to Stephanie on Thanksgiving Day 2009 at my parents' house. Christopher wanted to do it there so that Papaw (my Dad) could see him propose to Stephanie. He's a thoughtful young man. Since my Dad passed away in March, Christopher asked Mamaw if he could wear Papaw's wedding ring during the ceremony so that part of Papaw would be there with him. Now doesn't that just bring tears to your eyes?? Sure does to mine!! I know Daddy will be looking down from Heaven with a BIG smile on his face on Saturday.

I made this card for Christopher and Stephanie using the Tie the Knot cartridge. Using Design Studio I cut a 5 x 7 card base and removed the cuts of the dove and the holes in the scallops. I then cut another card base at 4.5 x 6.5 with all the cuts. I then cut out a "T" monogram and pop dotted it on the front. I used a ribbon punch in order to tie the ribbon at the top.

Thanks so much for visiting our blog. We hope you'll find some inspiration here!! Until another day, God Bless! Donna

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bereavement Card

I'm like the rest of you.  I don't like to make cards of condolence.  However, we all end up making them at some time or another.  One of my late husband's cousins passed away Friday night after a hard battle with pancreatic cancer.  He and my "Gentle Ben"  had the same surgery in 2008.  We will miss you, Michael.
I chose this digistamp from Fred She Said and colored it with Promarkers.  The little butterflies are made using a Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch Stamp Set.  The background paper is DCWV Rustic Paper Stack. 
I cut the inside papers from the same paper stack and punched with a MS corner punch.  The butterflies and little flowers were made with an EK Success punch called Butterfly Chain. 

Thank you for visiting our blog today.  Please keep Michael's family in your prayers.  I know how much they need it.  God Bless You.  Peggy

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thinking Of You Card

Donna and I are going to be away for a few days this next week.  We are working hard to try and have something to post most days.  The reason for our absence is my grandson is marrying his beautiful Stephanie.  They will be wed Sat., Oct.23 in Winchester, VA.  They make such a cute couple.

And of course, that has nothing to do with card making.  We're just happy for them.

This card I made using Paper Studio's Enchanted Garden Paper Stack.  The flourish, frame on the front and border inside came from the Cindy Loo cartridge.  This was a quick and easy card.  I feel you need a few "Thinking of You" cards around.  You can use them for so many occasions.

I hope you find some inspiration to create something lovely today.  Thank you for visiting our blog.  We love your comments.  God Bless YOU!!!! Peggy

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Boss' Day, Jean!!

I've said it before that I have the "best" boss in the world!! Today is officially Boss' Day - so let this post serve as your reminder if you have forgotten to honor your boss this week. I gave my boss a combination gift of different things that she likes and put them in a metal basket that I bought at Michael's. I tried to decorate the gift bag to match the basket by using Tags, Bags, and Boxes to cut the daisies at 2 3/4" and 2 1/2". I cut the green background paper at 5 x 5 and used the Martha Stewart Double Loop punch around the border. I then cut a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4" piece of felt paper and embossed it with the Daisy Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I cut tags for the gift bag and one of the metal daisy's at 2 1/4".

My boss loved and appreciated it. She said it made her day!! Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you'll come back again soon!! Have a good weekend and until another day, God Bless!! Donna

Friday, October 15, 2010

Unscripted Sketches Challenge

Well, I had been thinking about making a Halloween card for Jacob to send to someone that he loves greatly so I thought I would make the card for the Challenge at Unscripted Sketches. So Mamaw you can't look at this card so you'll be surprised when it comes in the mail.

I used a 5 x 7 cardbase and decorated it with paper from the K & Company Halloween Specialty Paper Pad. I used Cricut Design Studio to cut the bat from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge at 3". I attached the bat to the card with pop dots and added bling for the eyes. The sentiment is a $1.00 stamp that I purchased at Michael's. The bling at the bottom of the card is also K & Company.

Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you'll come back soon. Until another day, God Bless! Donna


Since I can't look at Donna's card, I'm adding mine for this challenge.  I used Kay and Co. Black And Ivory Fusion paper.  I cut the first layer at 3.25X5 and used Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch around the page punch.  I then added some webbing as my second layer.  The 3 layer is a black & white piece from the same stack.  I added a Turquoise glitter butterfly and 3 bling flowers as my embellishment.

Thank you for your visit to our blog.  God Bless You!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cricut Couple Blog Entry

Our friends, Jill and Bobby, the Cricut Couple, are celebrating their anniversary.  To celebrate they are offering some wonderful blog candy.  They ask everyone to submit a card made for someone you love.  This is my card.  I didn't know if I would ever post it.

This was the last card I made for my husband.  When it comes to love, there was never anyone I loved more.  I made this for our 50th anniversary in February, 2010, which was one month to the day before he went home to be with our Lord.
I purchased some special paper with Gold in it.  I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page for the label.  The 50 is cut from the Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge.  It's a simple card but the part he loved most was the message I had inside.  He cried when he read it.

Thanks for allowing me to share this and for visiting our blog.  God Bless you.  Peggy

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TESC #131 - Peggy's Entry

This is my entry for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #131.  Donna and I have decided we were going to start entering some of the challenges.  We showed you her entry on Monday so I decided to post mine.
I chose to make mine as a wedding card (although it's not your typical wedding card).  My grandson, Christopher is marrying his love, Stephanie on October 23rd.  I decided to use their colors.  Their main colors are green and brown.  I layered the various  papers; brown as the base, a copper shimmer paper, the green faux skin and a strip of vellum.  I cut the brown heart at 3 in. and the green one at 2.75 using the George cartridge.  The bride and groom were cut at 1.5 in. using the Sweetheart cartridge.  Then I added 3 jewels to the vellum strip.  Oh yes, I used a Martha Stewart punch on the faux skin.  This is not my favorite card I've ever made but it meets the criteria for the challenge.   

Thanks for stopping by our blog.  Happy Wednesday.  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heritage Card

I have always loved cameos and victorian looking jewelry.  The Heritage cartridge is the perfect cartridge for creating a card to showcase this.  The Cuttlebug Heritage Folders are great as well.
For this card I used Coredinations Black Magic Paper.  The outside is black and this particular piece has a blue core.  I cut the card at 5.5"X4.25".  I embossed it with one of the Heritage Cuttlebug folders.  They can be used with so many other ideas.After embossing, I sanded the design to bring out the blue.  I then cut an oval of blue and one of the silhouettes from the Heritage cartidge.  I did not add a sentiment.  I'll add that later when I use it.  I think it would make a great "Just A Note" card.  I cut an ink & quill and put it on the inside.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  I hope you have a great day.  God Bless YOU!!!!  Peggy

Sunday, October 10, 2010

For You - Nana Vic's Digitals/Cricut

Do you remember that I told you that my mom was teaching me to color my digi stamps? Well, I downloaded the digi stamp on this card from Nana Vic's Digitals for free. Nana Vic has lots a beautiful digi stamps that she created herself. I decided I would enter a Sketch Challenge over at Taylored Expressions using this digi.

I used Design Studio to cut the scalloped green background paper. I used the square on Plantin and the Scalloped Rectangle on Lacey Labels and welded them together so that only one edge of the rectangle was scalloped. I colored the digi stamp using Marvy Markers (wish they were Promarkers but have to use what I have). I think my coloring has improved since Mom came to visit. She's a great teacher and Mom!!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and we hope you'll come back soon!! Until another day, God Bless You! Donna

Giving Thanks

Today has been a day of trying to catch up after my trip.  However, this afternoon, I had a chance to make a couple of cards.   

 Personally I don't think we give enough recognition to Thanksgiving.  We're all so blessed we should take time to give thanks.  
This card was made using Celebrate With Flourishes Lite Cartridge.  The background paper is DCWV Rustic paper stack.  I cut the Cornucopia at 2".  The Giving thanks was cut at 1 1/2".  I layered both cutouts to give dimension to them.

Thank you for visiting our blog.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy   

Friday, October 8, 2010

Donna Made The "Chirp"

I just want to congratulate Donna on making the Cricut Chirp.  She works so hard helping Jacob's teachers with projects they have that sometimes she doesn't have time for a life of her own.  Of course, her family is her life.

For the past 4 years she has made decorations for the classroom doors.  This year is no exception.  We posted her September and October undertakings on the blog and Cricut Message Board.  When I got the Chirp today, I was so delighted to see that her September posting was featured.  I'm including the picture here.
I'm so proud of her.  She is such a special daughter.  A mother could not ask for a more loving daughter.  Congratulations, Donna.  Dad is smiling.

Thanks for sharing this special time with us.  God Bless You. Peggy

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!!!!!

Today I head home to SC.  I've enjoyed my visit with Donna and her family but there are always things to do at home.  Jacob is not happy about it.  We've gone to Karate, done homework, watch Star Wars Clone Wars, etc.  He's a very smart young man and he knows how to wrap you around his little finger.

Last night was our last chance to make cards together.  I made this  one since it won't be long until Christmas.  I used a digistamp from Doodle Pantry.  I'm sorry I don't know the name of the paper stack I used for the background.  I cut a frame from the Stamping Solutions cartridge, placed it over my image and cut around it. The Stamping cartridge has a number of frames on it.  I had forgotten how many until I looked at it again.  After I put the frame on my card, I felt like the paper the image was on was too white so I shaded it with green chalk.  I liked how it toned it down.

I hope you begin to feel a little of the Christmas Spirit start to burn in your heart.  I'm thankful for the Special Gift of God's Son to us.
Thanks for visiting.  God Bless You.  Peggy

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quack! Quack!

Hi Everyone!!  Well as you all know, Mom has been here visiting with me!!  She has tried to teach me how to color my digi stamps after my disaster of coloring the lady bug.  As you can see with the card below, she's a pretty good teacher.  On this card, I used a digi stamp from Doodle Pantry - I love that website.  I used my mom's Promarkers to color him.  I think that with Mom's help I did a pretty good job!!  Gonna have to have some Promarkers for sure.
I hope you have a good day and hope you'll visit again soon.  Until another day, God Bless!!  Donna

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Scalloped Gate Card

I was inspired to make this card by a picture in the Cards magazine.  I must admit though, it became a bit of a problem.  I created my file in Design Studio but somehow my top cut did not match up the way I wanted it to.  I guess that means I just need to keep practicing.  I really need to get my Gypsy out and stop letting it intimidate me.  Another challenge.
I used George and and Lacy Labels to create the card base and the top layer.  The flourish is from Cindy Loo.  I don't know what I would do without George and Cindy Loo is one of my all time favorites.  I tied it together with white ribbon.

The card opens to reveal a digistamp of one of my favorite characters.  This little bird makes me smile everytime I see him.  He is always so cheerful, no matter what situation he is in.  I colored him with Promarkers.  The sentiment reads "I wish you this kind of happy."  

I wish the same thing for all of you.  Thanks for visiting our blog and hope you have a wonderful day.  God Bless each of you.  Peggy 

Monday, October 4, 2010

You're Too Kind

I am enjoying my visit with Donna and her family.  She has to go to a seminar for a couple of days.  I'm here to pick Jacob up at school and take care of him while she's away since her husband works second shift.  Jacob and I always have a good time.

We made a few cards today.  The two I'm going to show you, we used Papercraft Inspirations downloadable paper to make them.  I made this one using a butterfly background.  I cut the big butterfly at 1 3/4' using Indie Art Cricut Cartridge.  I cut the shadow and the regular features, then ran them through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.  I added pearls and ribbon to perk it up.

Donna made this one using a cute apple speckled paper and an embellishment that came with the Papercraft Inspirations paper.  She added brads to the sentiment. 

If you like printing your own cardstock you will enjoy Papercraft Inspirations website.  If you click on the link above, it will take you there.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  It is our desire that you will find inspiration in something we do.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Don't Go Bananas

Happy Sunday Everyone!!  I made this card using the Create A Critter Cartridge for a friend of mine.  It was part of a set of four cards.  The banana was cut at 2". 

I thought the sentiment was cute because sometimes I feel this way about my birthday.  Well, I'm keeping this short and sweet today because my Mom is here visiting and we're off to play in the "Happy Space".  Hopefully, we'll have some pretty creations to share with you this week.  Have a good day and we hope you'll visit again soon!!  Until another day, God Bless!  Donna

Friday, October 1, 2010

October 4th Grade Classroom Door

Hi Everyone!!  Well, I told you before that I would be decorating my son's teacher's door each month.  Well, his school is having a contest this month.  The doors had to be decorated in a football theme and the winning classroom will get an ice cream party.  I sure hope they win!!  The entry in the contest is below:

I used the following cartridges on this door:

Plantin Schoolbook - Words
Sports Mania - everything else

I must say his teacher was thrilled with the results.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that their classroom will win.  Thank you for coming to visit - we love visitors!!  Until another day, God Bless!  Donna
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