Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pop-up Card

Here is the card I made last night around midnight (hee hee). My dear sister sent me a site on Utube that showed videos on cardmaking. Thanks Kat. Anyway, after I saw that video, I just had to make it. So here it is. Of course I didn't have the exact same papers and stamps, but it works for me. I made it a little smaller than what she had made hers. I used plain white cardstock for the card and blue from my stash of CM cardstock. The stamps I chose for this card are from CTMH With Love and Follow Your Dreams. The wire is from my jewelry stash.
I really had fun with this technique. I am going to use some products from MW (I have very little of that in my inventory. Working on it.) to make another card using this technique. When I have finished I will post that one. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Halloween Poem

Ok, by request, I am posting my Halloween poem, which I wrote for my Halloween card I made for a swap on the Cricut Messageboard. This is how it goes. Don't laugh please.

Creepy, crawlies in the night,
Out to give us all a fright.

Halloween is here again,
Could put us all in the loony bin.

I won't let them take you away,
I want you to have a spooktacular day.

So when this day has gone away,
I want you to remember these words I say.

When the sky is dark, and you feel a fright,
Just remember it is only Halloween night.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Halloween Card

This is the front of the card and the envelope I made myself. Thank you Belinda for your help on the envelope.

This is the inside of my card. I wrote the poem myself.

I am having sooooo much fun today! I have been playing with my new Cricut Expressions. I have made a card for a swap I am in, so actually I made eight of the same card, which is posted here. I used Stretch your Imagination cart., Plantin Schoolbook cart. and Paper Pups.

The main card was created with the Streach your Imagination cart. The words were created using the outher cartriges. It was a lot of work, but worth it. I like the way they came out. I can't wait to see what the others have come up with in my swap group. Well that is it for tonight. I need to get off this computer and make the envelopes. Then they will be ready for mailing. thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


This is the card I made the other day between loads of laundry and other house work.

This is what it looks like when you pull it out. You can put a pic on it or a saying of your choice. The saying on the bottom is "memorible moments". The picture does not do it justice. Thanks for looking.
This is Ophelia and River already for the water. They look like sea monsters don't they. They swim like little fishies. They loved the water. I went in it with them for about an hour or so. Then we had lunch. I stayed out after lunch but, they went back in for a long time. I hope they remember this for a long time. I remember the times Kathy and I spent with our grandparents doing special things.
River put his little boat in the water but it just kept coming back to shore LOL.

He finally just said "here it come Grammy." and then they both went out to play somemore. I am glad they liked the water. It was wavy and warm.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A New Card Style for Me

Hello. I had a "stay home day" today. I actually stayed home ha ha. Ya sounds nuts doesn't it. I don't stay home often. So today I felt creative. I was inspired by the tutorials at Because I don't have the exact stamp shone on the tutorials I improvised. of course lol.

Here is the first one I created. This card opens like a gate. The smaller oval is also the latch. I used basic white cs to stamp on. The congratulations stamp is CTMH. The flower pot stamp is Stampin up. The small paper flowers and brads are from MemoryWorks.

This is the inside of the card. It is left blank so that a note can be hand written.

This card is also from the splitcoaststampers site. It is called the flap card. The paper is from Creative memories, White cs and neutral are from a local craft store or department store. The stickers are from CTMH My Stickease and the paper flower is from MW. The sticker "It's a Beautiful Day" is also the latch to keep the card closed.

The inside of the flap card. Again blank to personalize with a note.

This is also a flap card. Paper from CM, flower's from MW, and the stickers are from CTMH. The sticker is the latch for this card.

This is the inside of the flap card. Again it is blank for that personal note.

Well, I had fun today just playing with my craft stuff , working on these cards. How fun!! I need more days like this one. Mmmmm but, then I wouldn't get any house work done. I guess I couldn't do this everyday. Ya, it will be a while before I will have this kind of day again. This weekend I will have my grandchildren over. We are going to the beach on Saturday, if the weather is good. Can't wait! Gonna bring my camera and take lots of pics. Ok well it is really late and I need to go to bed. Got some things to do tomorrow before the kids come over on Friday. Like getting groceries, stuff like that. Good night.

Have you made a memory today?