Friday, May 31, 2013

Anne Fenton Bridesmaid DigiStamp

Anne Fenton of Outlawz Challenges sent me two free digis to be used in the Freebie Challenge.  I colored both of them today but only got one of the cards completed.  I plan to finish the other in the morning as the challenge ends June 1.  There will be another challenge starting June 2.  This is the card I completed.

Card Recipe:
5X6.75" Card Base
Background Paper - Reflections paper from Michael's.  I don't know the name of it.  Donna & I split the pack of paper and she has the cover.
Digital Image - Bridesmaid by Anne Fenton
Punch - Punch Around the Page Double Loop Punches by Martha Stewart.
Doily & Flowers were inked with CTMH ink.
Stickles used on the neckline of the dress and the necklace.
Promarkers used to color image:
Hair - Gold, Mustard, Tulip Yellow, Primrose
Skin - Satin, Ivory, Blush, Baby Pink
Eyes - Tea Green, Grey Green
Lips - Baby Pink
Dress - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg
Flowers/Leaves - Soft Peach, Peach, Leaf Green, Forest Green

This is a close up of the colored image.  Isn't she lovely?

Inside of the card.  I lined the inside of the card with aqua pattern paper so it would show through the punched edges on the front.

Thank you so much for your visits & comments.  I will post my second card tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!!! Peggy

Apple Tags - Doodlecharms

Today's post is a quick little project I did for Donna.  She had purchased Jacob's teachers a little gift in appreciation for the school year.  Her schedule has prevented her from crafting lately so she asked me to make some tags for the gift bags.  What better tag to use for a teacher than an apple?

I chose the charm feature on Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge (this is one of the older cartridges) for these tags.  I cut them at 3.5". I cut the basic cut in green & white and layered them so the little cut out would show up as an accent.  Before I glued them together I colored the back side of the stem with brown.  It bled through to the front so it gave the stem more definition.  Then I adhered the red apple to the front and added twine.  Super simple and easy.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  We love to read your comments.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  God Bless You!!! Peggy


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My First Sherri Baldy Stamp Card

We hope you had a great holiday.  I know one thing I ate too much.  My son-in-law grilled burgers and made baked bbq beans that were totally delicious.  It had been a while since I had a homemade burger and it was a treat but I'm still full today.  LOL

I recently discovered Sherri Baldy Digistamps.  Most all of them have these huge eyes and are totally "froo froo."  Click on her name to look at them.  I think the one I used on this card is a freebie.  I could not find a name for her anywhere.  

Supplies used.
5.5 X 8.5" card base 
Background paper - K & Co. Botanical (love this stack)
Digital Image - Sherri Baldy Digistamp
Frame - Laser cut frame from Michael's - cost $1 - I used an Inssentials Blending Tool to ink the frame.
Flowers - Spare Parts by Paper Studio - Hobby Lobby
Brad - by American Craft Elements
Ribbon & twine - From the $1bin at Michaels
Butterfly - Martha Stewart Punch
Promarkers used to color image:
Face/Skin - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink for blush & lips
Hair - Walnut, Burnt Orange, Orange, Amber.  I have been watching Youtube videos trying to improve my coloring for hair.  I love the way this red hair turned out. 
Eyes - Tea Green, Gray Green
Flowers in Hair -  Tulip Yellow, Mustard, Leaf Green, Forest Green,Orchid & Gold Stickles for the Stament

Here is a close up of the adorable digistamp & frame.
Thank you so very much for stopping by today.  I hope you found something that will peak your interest in paper crafting & cause you to visit again.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Sunday, May 26, 2013


I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.  I am so thankful to all our service men & women who have served and are serving so that we can enjoy this wonderful freedom we have in America.  I hope we won't be so quick to take it for granted.  We are truly blessed.

Our town of Ringgold, GA has a unique way of honoring it's servicemen & veterans.  Several times a year, they line the streets of Ringgold with flags, one for each veteran.  At the base of the flag is a cross that contains the name of the veteran, the branch of service in which they served and the war in which they fought.  Every time I see this display, I am filled with gratitude for the sacrifice the men & women made for me.  

Here are a few pictures of the flags.
 I was working on a card today to post but thought we should pay tribute to our service men & women.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Don't forget to thank a vet.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Hi Everyone - well you know that Mom got a new machine, the Silhouette Cameo.  What you don't know is that if she got one, I had to get one too.  Let me say - I LOVE IT!!!  I'm sure that it will get LOTS of use!!

So I needed a card for our new neighbors that just moved into the neighborhood.  I found this cut file in the Silhouette store.  The Silhouette allows you to take parts of the cut file off the mat and place it to the side of the mat while you cut different parts of card.   I placed the elements on the mat along with different colors of cardstock and pressed enter.

Here is the finished product.  I think the new neighbors will like it along with the cookies I plan to bake.

Thank you for stopping by today - we appreciate your visits and your comments.  Please come back tomorrow.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Monday, May 20, 2013

New Door Wreaths

Donna & I had a crafting afternoon yesterday afternoon.  A while back I bought a couple of grapevine wreaths for us to make a new wreath for our doors.  So Saturday afternoon we made a trip to Hobby Lobby to buy "stuff" to go on them.  This is a finished picture of mine.

Here is how we constructed them.

This is the grapevine wreath before we started.

Next I added deco mesh.  I wanted the wreath to show so I didn't put as much on it as regular deco mesh wreathes.

Then I added the flowers and beads.  I wanted red & white because I have red &white geraniums planted in my yard.  

Here is my wreathe on my door.

This is Donna's wreath.  I love the sunflowers & daisies on it.

Thank you for dropping by today.  We love your visits & comments.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy   

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Paper Lace 2 Birthday Card

I mentioned in my last post about my sister and brother-in-law's visit.  My bil son's birthday is this week and he didn't see a masculine card in my stash.  I don't know why but it is hard for me to make a masculine card.  Maybe because I love flowers, ribbon, lace, etc.  and most men don't.  Anyway, while they were out one night, I made this card for him to send his son.  Very easy to make.

Card Recipe:
5.X6.5" card base
Background Paper - KandCo. Blue Awning.
Cricut Cartridge for the Happy Birthday - Paper Lace 2

Close up of the birthday greeting.

Thank you for visiting our blog today.  Your comments bring joy to our hearts.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.  I did.  I had both my children and their spouses with me and of course Jacob.  My sister and brother in law came the first part of the week and stayed until Saturday.  So I've had a busy week.

When my BIL saw some of my cards, he asked me to make a Mother's day card for my twin aunts.  They are the last of my mother's sister.  I'm thinking they are 85 but such beautiful women in spirit and personality.  This is the card I made them.  

I chose one of the free cuts we could use in CCR to cut them out.  I made one pink & one lavender, then reversed the colors for the backgrounds.

Here is a close up of the flowers I made.  I hope they liked it.

Thank you for stopping by today.  We love your visits & comments.
God Bless You!!! Peggy      

Monday, May 6, 2013

My First Silhouette Cameo Card

A while back I decided to order the Silhouette Cameo I was hearing so much about.  Last week they had a sale of all the images in the store for 50% off.  This is one of the images I bought.  It is a birthday card file by Daniela Angelova.  Donna came over yesterday and we were playing with the Cameo.  This intricate pattern cut flawlessly.  We were impressed.

I took the white card base, pasted a pink background to the front and added pink pearls to the white flowers.  I punched out some tiny flowers with the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch, added them to wider circular strip and added tiny pearls to the center.  The final thing I did was add Crystal Stickles to the Happy Birthday.  It was very simple and easy to make.  I know we could probably make a similar one with the Cricut Expression but I'm not sure it would cut as intricately as this.  I think I'm going to enjoy having the Cameo as part of my arsenal of papercrafting tools.

This is a close up of the flowers.

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