Friday, May 23, 2014

Welcome Baby Jace

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Baby Jace.  One of my daycare moms is pregnant and all the kids are so excited.  We can't wait to meet the new baby and count all his fingers and toes.
Several of our friends and church family have new babies named Jace this year.  I predict that in five years when they are start Kindergarten that they will meet several more boys named Jace.  Seems to be a very popular name.
Inside of card:

Card Details:
Image: Spit Happens from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, e50, e53, B00, B000, W0, W1, W3, BG13, BG70, R000, R00, R20
Stars: George Cricut Cartridge
JACE: Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
Scalloped circle Spellbinder die
Circle Spellbinders die
Sentiments from Stampin Up
Entered in following challenges:
Bronte and Bellas Challenge: Graduation/New Beginnings
Craft for the Craic: Something for baby

Thursday, May 22, 2014



I don't scrapbook in chronological order so it is unusual for me to have a layout for an event that just happened.  This is my son's senior prom.  The theme for the dance was Footloose and was held in a building on a local farm.  We went to a friend's  house to take pictures with their collection of tractors.
This is my dt project for Scrapbooker PhD.  The challenge this time is to create a project using die cuts (any machine will do)  I chose to use my Cuttlebug and my Cricut Expression to cut my die cuts.
The red paper is Foil paper I found at Michaels. 
Our lovely sponsor
Project Details:
Hearts: Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Letters: Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut cartridge
Numbers: Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Border: Benjamin Border from Memory box
Heart border: Martha Stewart border punch

Christmas Wishes

Today starts another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  It's a Bingo Challenge and we would love to see how creative you can be with our Bingo grid.
I used the first column. Die Cuts, Embossing and 2 Word Sentiment
We are sponsored by Stamp Art Design by Kathryne.  She has adorable digi images and some fabulous sentiments that are perfect for cards.
Card Details:
Image: Alannah from Stamp Art Design
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, E50, E51, E53, E55, R89, R85, R83, R81, G40, G82, G85, E31, E33, E535, E37, BG10, BG70, B000, B00
Spellbinders snow flake dies
Large Snowflake: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge
Snowflake border swirls: Cottage Cutz
White embossing enamel
Entered in following challenges:
Flat Friends Challenge: punches/or die cuts
Artistic Inspirations: Anything goes with punches and/or dies

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Puppy

  My crafting has been temporarily interrupted by the new addition to our family. 
I am so excited to share with you a picture of my new baby, Isabella.
I have been telling my husband for years that I want a small indoor dog when the boys move out.  My youngest will be graduating from high school May 18th.  He has decided to attend a local college and live at home but I went ahead with my adoption plans.
I researched for a couple years to find just the right dog.  I wanted a small dog that loves to snuggle, is good with young children and is hypoallergenic.  After looking at all kinds of dogs from Haveneese to Shih Tzus to Yorkies, I finally settled on this adorable ball of fluff.  She is a Malshi which is a cross between a Malteese and a Shih Tzu.  I checked out several breeders but when I was talking to Isabella's breeder, she was sitting in the pen with the mother and Isabella was born while we were talking.  Not sure if it was fate or just perfect timing but it was definitely mean to be. I was really hoping to adopt during the summer months when life is less hectic but I couldn't be any more thrilled with my new baby. She is sweet, adorable, playful and best of all is that she loves to snuggle.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Paws_itively Adorable!

The Paper Shelter is sponsoring us at Aud Sentiments.  Their images are always so much fun to color.
I made with card for a special young friend of mine.  She is an animal lover and will just love this card.  I think she will also love it because this little puppy looks just like my new puppy!
Inside of card:
Card Details:
Image: Good Girl from The Paper Shelter
Paw print: Cricut
Hearts: Spellbinders
Background shape: Stampin Up
Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Entered in following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Paw Pals
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes
Handmade Harbour: Cute
Hobby Book Designs: Add A Sentiment
Whimsy Stamps:  2 or More Die Cuts

Monday, May 5, 2014

Buzzing By To Say...

 Just a sweet little card for someone special.  I just love this sweet little Bee from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I decided to use some bright pinks and greens for this one. 
Card Details:
Image: Baby Fairy Bee from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, E50, E51, E53, E49, Y000, Y00, Y0000, T9, T7, T4, Y26, Y23, YR31, RV55, RV17, RV19, W0, W1, W3
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Sizzix Swirl die
Sentiment: Computer generated by me
Endered in following contests:
Crafting from the Heart: Anything goes
Crafty Card Makers: Insect as main focal point (hope this counts)
Paper Makeup: Anything goes with a digi
Imagination Crafts: Things with wings

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Graduation Projects

I decorated these buckets for my son's graduation reception.  His school colors are Black and Gold.  When I found these gold buckets at a store in Kansas City last fall, I knew I had to find a way to use them for his reception.  They will be sitting on the dessert table filled with his favorite candies.   I used Cricut Craft Room to design and cut the vinyl.

Project Details:
Dream Big:  Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge
Class Of 2014: Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
School's Out: Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge
Grad Hats: Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge

Friday, May 2, 2014

Reach For The Stars

I am trying to be a little more creative with my graduation cards this year.  That means I am staying away from the typcial cap and gown or school items digi images.
Instead, I chose this beautiful image from Tiddly Inks.
Project Details:
Image: Fairy Fae Catches A Star from Tiddly Inks
Spellbinders dies
Copics:  E00, E13, e21, e50, e51, e53, e49, W0, W1, w3, E43, E42, E41
Extreme glitter paint on the winds and stars

Thursday, May 1, 2014

4 Truth, Justice and the Pursuit of Cake!

This is the 2nd week of Aud Sentiments 4th Birthday Bash.  This week I have made a card using Sassy Studio Designs Captain Americana.  We would love to have you join us for this challenge. All you need to do is create a project with a Happy Birthday sentiment or to use the number 4 on your project.  You can link up your entries HERE.  We have two wonderful sponsors Sassy Studio Designs and Lacy Sunshine Stamps.
Here is the inside of the card.