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!


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 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.