Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Acrylic Card

I have seen some gorgeous acrylic cards made by some very talented people. This one is very simple as it's my first and I needed to figure of the logistics of how to do one. I'm sending it to my sister for her birthday. Hope she likes it.

Baby Card

Our family has been blessed with a new baby. My nephew and his wife welcomed a new baby girl into the world a few weeks ago, and I just got around to making a card. The little girl outfit is from the Cricut New Arrival cartridge. Thanks for looking.

Masculine Birthday Card

The ole' guy card challenge....I needed to make a birthday card for my brother and real quick. No cricut on this, just a little tease about him being older. The sentiment on the outside says


When we were kids..You were always reminding me that you were older than me..


Now it's my turn to remind you that you were right.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful creative day.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Glass block light

I wanted to make some glass blocks forChristmas gifts. I found some vintage Christmas graphics to use and used it on the front of the block and the frost spray paint on the back. The frost helps redirect the light towards the front. Thanks for looking and I would love for you to leave a comment. If you have made glass block lights leave a link so I can peek at yours.

Christmas Card

Wow, I've been gone a long time. I was so far behind this Christmas, but I did manage to get 1, that's one, yes uno cards made. I am hanging my head in shame but will get a New Year letter out to my friends and try to redeem myself.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Gift Tags

Oh my, what fun creating these gift tags, can't wait to have a few hours free time to make a bunch of them. The tags were purchased at an office supply store and thanks to Anne's idea(madebyanne) on the cricut MB, I coffee stained them with vanilla added for fragrance, heavily distressed some sheet music added a little embellishment and ribbon and...done!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Nugget Box

I'm so excited to be getting company this week. A friend from west Texas and another from Colorado are coming for 5 days. We are going to the International Quilt show. It has become a tradition for my friend Pat and I to attend this awesome event and we are thrilled that this year Sally will join us. I wanted to leave a little something in the quest room to welcome them, so I made each of them one of these boxes filled with chocolates. The Texas stamp is something that I happened across at a garage sale. A box of stamps for $2. I was thrilled when I got home and found this stamp amoung them.

Here is the link to the directions to make this.

And here is the link to make them in different sizes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's about time

I made this card for a friend who shared some exciting news with me. I just love good news!! I hope she likes it. The cut is from Graphically Speaking @ 3" and backed with a 3" circle from George. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sweet sixteen

I made this card for my daughter to give my grandaughter for her sixteenth birthday. This newspaper clipping generator has been a round for awhile, but here's the link for anyone who hasn't seen it before. http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

You have to play with it and get just the right amount of words for them all to show. For an A7 card I ususally print it out in the 3.5 X 5 size through my picture program.

Making your own background paper

DeeDee from the cricut message board shared a site with us that she found. You type in words and it creates a design for you that you can print out on paper. Here is the link http://wordle.net/create. Now go play and have some fun with it. I made this one for my Grandaughters birthday.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Another coaster

You can stamp your image right on the tile, but since the surface was not very smoothe I thought it would be best if I stamped on tissue paper then decopouged it on.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A tile coaster

yesterday I was glancing through some of the Splitcoast tutorials and found the directions to make this photo coaster, so I had to give it a try. This is my 17 month old grandson Bobby. You print the picture on tissue paper then decopouge it on to the tile. Next time I will try to use a picture without a dark background. I think it would work much better. Here's a link to the directions.http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/photo_tiles/

A birthday card

I made this for a co-worker. I used walk in my garden for the wheelbarrow and the flower pots, but don't know at what size since I pulled it out of my previous cut mistakes. Flowers are primas and the sentiment is computer generated. The little birds are hand cut from a piece of paper. I added some rain dots and the corners are Jasmine.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A thank you for my daughter

The other night my dear daughter decided she wanted to buy me a bicycle. She even equipped it with a headlight and taillight for night riding. We got back home around 11:00 after riding around the neighborhood and I waited for her to go to bed so I could make her a thank you card. Well, here it is but next time I won't try to make a card when it's way past my bedtime. Looks kinda bland to me and I can look at it and tell myself I should have done this or that. But bottom line I wanted it to be there for her when she got up in the morning.

Blue awning

I had gone into Michael's last week to look for the awesome Martha Stewart butterfly punch and happened upon this K&Company Blue Awning paper. I loved it and justified getting it since I had a coupon. I've only made these 3 cards with it so far.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lana has awarded me with the Wylde Woman Award!

Thanks Lana, that was so sweet. Please go visit Lana's blog, there is a link on the left. She does amazing work!

Okay, Iwould like to pass this award on to ,

Shelly, Sharon, Carole, Michelle and DeeDee. Links to all their blogs are also in my favorite places to visit and they all make the most wonderful creations. Please go visit them.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Moo'd swings

A while back Sharon made a card with the cow from PDDU, I loved it and decided to try to cut it. Well, it was more of an undertaking than I had imagined but I was happy with the results

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Blog Candy Time

Last week I stopped by Michael's because I had a 50% off coupon that was burning a hole in my pocket. I've been looking for the Fiskers treading water punch and had not been able to find it. Well, bingo, I found it and they had more than one. I decided to pick up an extra and put on here for someone to win.
Okay, here's the catch. Before you leave a comment, do something nice for someone,
something that you normally wouldn't do. Maybe say a cheery good morning to someone on the elevator, tell someone at work who you rarely speak to that they look nice today. That guy that just let you cut in front of him at the toll booth, go ahead and pay the $1 for his toll. That little kid in the store that is 5 cents short of being able to buy the candy bar, go ahead give it to him. You get the idea. Just do domething to make this world a nicer place and put a smile on someone's face if even for a split second. You don't need to tell me what you did. Just leave a comment and I will draw for a winner Sunday afternoon. Good luck everyone!

TO kcaloway@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Altered CD Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for a very special lady who has a birthday coming up later this month.I used 3 cd's. The circles were all cut from the george cartridge. The flower was cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cut in white at 2 1/2" mirror image ane embossed just the front flower with the cuttlebug swiss dot folder and then cut the printed paper @ 2" regular. The flower opens up and I wrote a message on it. The flourish which I used for the flower stem was cut from Accent Essentials at 1 1/2". The green scallop was cut with a Marvy punch and then embossed with cuttlebug. The scalloped frame on the cover was cut from stretch your imagination @ 2", I cut it 3 times to make it thicker and cut the layer 1 time in white and embossed with the cuttlebug. Dream and you inspire me were chip board from my stash as were the ribbons flowers and buttons. I bound it with the bind it all after I had covered the CD's with paper, but before embellishing. THE PICTURES ARE POSTED IN THE WRONG ORDER, THE BOTTOM ONE IS THE COVER AND THEN WORK YOUR WAY UP. Thanks for looking

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Wow! I just received my first award, what an honor to be recognized by Carole of http://www.crayola58a.blogspot.com. Please go visit Caroles blog, her work is amazing!

The rules of this award
1. The winner can put the logo on her/his blog
2.Link the person you received the award from.
3.Nominate at least 7 other blogs to win this award.
4.Put links of those blogs on yours.
5.Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated to receive this award.

I would like to pass this great award onto these following blogs


Thursday, July 3, 2008

My Grandson Ryder

I want to wish everyone a very happy
Safe 4th of July!
I will be leaving work early today
To drive 3 hours to meet my
son halfway between his house
and mine to pick up
my 19 month old grandson, and than drive
3 hours back home to keep him
for the weekend.
Then Sunday will make the trip again to
return the little one to Mom and Dad.
Since my youngest child is almost 30,
you can imagine that I am starting to get
a little nervous.
Since my scraproom
is my dining room, (and kitchen and living room)
I had to pack everything up and
Put it all out of reach of little fingers.
I was actually finding it
comical that I am so nervous. I raised 5 children,
They all survived. Anyway, I wrote this little poem
to explain what has been happening
At my house.

Oh dear, there’s so much stuff I say.
Way too much to put away, but choking and cutting things
Must go out of sight, dangers to babies cause
Such a fright.
So, I fill all my closets with
All of my treasures, The tools, embellies and papers that bring
Me such pleasure.
And now I feel lost, but it’s so
worth the cost
as snuggles and hugs
are far better than my bugs.
But when will I shower,
When will I sleep.
Oh dear, in apprehension
I am knee deep.
But I know in the end
When it’s all said and done,
it will be a wonderous time
spent with my
precious grandson

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July 4th bucket

I made this as part of the Hallmark challenge for last week and to take to my daughters house this weekend. My son in law's birthday is July 5th and my daughter's birthday is July 7th, so I decided to combine all 3 celebrations into one item. I hope they like it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

For the expectant parents

I made this for my nephew and his wife who are expecting a child. I know they are very excited!

Friday, June 13, 2008

My first Hallmarkscrapbook Challenge

This is the card I made for my first challenge at Hallmarkscrapbook.com. I was really nervous about doing this, and then I thought what the heck. I want to learn from the best and these ladies are the best!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fathers Day Card

The verse inside this card was written by Dawn Babilon, the daughter of some very dear friends of mine. She wrote this for her dad and gave it to him for fathers day some years back. If you use the verse please give Dawn credit. The outside was just Dad cut at 2 1/2" and I added some rain dots, the stamp is SU.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A gift of cards

I made another gift set of thank you cards. They come out much better when you're not throwing them together as I did in the previous one. I love working with black and white and Imaginisce makes this wonderful paper collection called black tie optional. It was just what I needed for this project. The scallop cirle was made with nestabilities, and stamped with coffe house alphabet. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the strip of white card stock. Inside of the folder I included 8 thank you cards.

A birthday card for my sister

I think these double pocket cards have become a life saver for me. When I want a special card and the creative juices are not flowing, this is the perfect solution. I think they are so pretty I hope my sister likes it.

Same paper and theme, 2 cards

I have a very large box of scraps that somehow once they go in there they don't get used much. So I have decided that when I am working with paper I like I will try to get as many cards out of it as possible. Here are a couple I made with walk in my garden cartridge.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Altered Notebook

I needed a $5 Chinese Auction gift so decided to alter a composition book. The paper is fancy pants. On the inside of the front cover I added a pocket to hold notes. I did add Jasmine corners to the top right and bottom right corners but didn't get another picture of it.These are so easy to do and have so many uses.

Just a little hostess gift

Made this for a hostess gift. I made 8 note cards, 4 thanks you and 4 just a note. I thought about just tying them together with a ribbon, but decided to try to make a folder for them. I used a 12 X 12 piece of card stock, scored it at 6" and 4" in the other direction. Folded up the 4" piece sewed the outer edges to form pockets and then folded in half. Embellished the front and added eyelets to the edge of the opening to add ribbon to tie it shut.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Anniversary Card

I hope everyone had a great Memorial day weekend. Those 3 day weekends just fly by. Life keeps getting in the way of my card making but I have posted a few I have managed to get done.
This is an anniversary card I made. I totally scraplifted this and wish I knew from who. I had printed out a picture last year of a card someone made and came across it recently. If it was you leave a comment and I'll make sure you get the credit.

Cards for St. Jude's

Here are some of the cards I have made for the cards for kids drive.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Altered pop top can

I finally got around to making the altered poptop can with a matching card. This one was made with one of the small vegetable cans. What fun! Here's the link with the directions.