Sunday, May 13, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

It has been a long time since I have posted to my blog. I have several items that I am going to post. :-)

Last week was Teacher Appreciation. Justin and I a few things for his teacher. Monday he brought her a card but I forgot to take a picture of it. On Tuesday he brought her favorite snack. We made this purse out of her favorite colors and filled it with her favorite snack which is chocolate chip cookies.
Friday he was to bring his teacher her favorite flowers and she likes fake flowers. These are the flowers that we made for her. Enjoy! 


Friday, July 29, 2011

Inking It Up Design Team - Birthday Card

I hope everyone is enjoying thier summer. It is too HOT here in Texas. I am ready for some cooler weather. :-).  I have been so busy with my family this summer that I feel like it has just past by so quickly!!
This is our last design team project over at I am blessed to have met such incredible ladies.  I want to give special thanks to "Kassidy" for all her hard work organizing the team and the projects. This was my first design team and I have enjoyed being on this team.  The last few months I have not gotten to participate too much but I highly suggest trying out for a Design Team. It is a perfect way to meet other crafters and learn lots of new ideas and techniques. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope you all have enjoyed all of our projects.

For this Birthday Card I used:
Yellow stickles
Cake Basics Cartridge
Gold, Brown and Yellow glitter pens
Lace Ribbon from StampnUp
Brown ribbon from Joanns
Yellow Flower Button 
Yellow and Pink rhinestones
Yellow, Brown and Kraft paper is from Stamp in Up 
Background cupcake paper is from The Paper Studio 

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Good Luck Card

I wanted to write a note here to explain where I have been and why I have not participated in the crafting world for awhile. I have not made anything in a while. My craft room has been packed and my machines have been put up due to some really bad storms we had here in the spring. We had hail so bad that it broke a lot of windows out of houses in the neighborhood and also damaged a lot of houses. I think just about everyone has had to replace their roofs, some windows and fences. I have not participated with my design team. That makes me sad but we all do get busy and don't realize how much time has passed. I have been so busy with my home, family and my job. I am hoping that I can get back in the groove and start making things. The holidays are creeping up on us and I really hope to get some cards and other things made. 
Things have changed for me at work. I had worked in the bankruptcy dept for 5+ yrs. I have actually been in the bankruptcy field for 15 yrs. I was getting very bored with my job or just plum burned out. I had decided to start looking for something new. A lady at work retired after being with the company 25 years. She worked in our commercial accounting department. They posted her position for internal employees to apply. We only have 10 days and of course I waited until the 10th day and the post was gone. I had to wait and apply with our HR dept. Then I got very lucky. They had re posted the position for another 10 days. I thought about it and thought about and finally just said the heck with it the worst they can say is no. If I don't get it then it was not meant to be. It was hard to tell if the interviews went well or not. Then I was offered the position so I I accepted it. (I was so excited)!! Then I started on June 30th. When I first started this new role I realized how much I did not have to think about my previous job. (LOL) I wanted to start something new and this has been very interesting. I am learning new stuff everyday and I have learned new things about the company. I am enjoying my new position but I miss my friends that I use to work with. I still get to see everyone but I don't have much time to talk. After being in the position for about a week or so the lady that was training me told me that she was going to be leaving the company. She had accepted a new position at another company. Of course my first reaction was "PANIC". She was so helpful and knew her job well so that really helped as she trained me. She trained me up until the day she left. She has been missed. She had been with the company for 5+ yrs. 
We gave her a good-bye (GOOD-LUCK) party. I was asked to make a card and of course I did not hesitate. The card below is the one that I had made for her. Her and I both love the color pink. This card was easy to make only because I love the colors and I knew she would love it.  This was the first card I had made since March. I hope you all enjoy this card. 

For this card I used:
Stamp in Up punch
Black Glitter Pen and a White pen
Glitter stickers from Hobby Lobby
Pink & Black Stamp in Up paper
1/2' punch for circles to make polka dots 
Black and white thread

To continue my story.. Then in July we went down to Corpus Christie for my husbands "40th". We had a great time. We were both so tired and ready for a vacation. I have posted some of the pictures on my Facebook page. I am so glad that you had stopped by and visited my blog. I sure hope that I will have more things to post sooner than later. I hope everyone is having a Wonderful Weekend! :-)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy Design Team Day - Favorite Cartridge Project

This week over at Inking it up Crazy with Kassidy we were to make a project using our favorite cartridges. I am sure everyone has a few favorites. I know I do! I chose to use "Life is a Beach". I chose to use this cartridge so that I could work on a scrapbook page of our family vacation last year. I just love these pictures my boys were having so much fun together at the beach. I hope you like the page that I created with this cartridge.

For my project I used:
Life is a Beach cartridge
Recollections paper
Gartner Scrapbook Pad (background paper)
white gel pen

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baby Shower card

This is a card that I made for a Baby Shower. The soon to be mom and dad are decorating the baby room with a Safari theme. I think this card came out ok but I know I could have done a better job. :-)
For this card I used: Create a Critter cartridge, Stamp in up Kraft Paper, Recollections paper, Martha Stewart brown pen, brown and black rhinestones and brown satin ribbon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Harley-Davidson Card

I was asked to make a card for a lady at work that will be retiring. She has worked for Harley for 28 years. It is very unusual these days to hear someone working for a company for so many years. I had alot of fun putting this card together. I hope you enjoy this card too!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Inking it Up Crazy - Polka Dot Blog Hop

Welcome to The Polka Dot Blog Hop. If you have just stopped by and want to be a part of the Polka Dot Blog Hop then start over at Kassidy at Inking it up Crazy. If you just came from Holly over at then you are at the right place. I hope you are all enjoying the hop. I like to use with Polka Dots. Here is my project. 

My Recipe:
White Gel pen
Cake Basic Cartridge
Black ribbon from Joanns
Silver and clear Rhinestones 
paper from Hobby Lobby and Stamp in Up

I hope you have enjoyed my project. I hope you all will be able to see all our designers blogs. Everyone did such an awesome job. Next you will need to go to Tracy . Happy hoping!! 

Here is a list of the blogs incase you get lost along the way. 


Sandee - You are Here
Tracy - Next