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

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

Here is the mini cards I made for my co-workers. I love the way they turned out. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Flamingo Card

Here is a "Pink Flamingo" card that I have made for a friend at work. I was not real happy with this card. When i gave it to my friend she loved it. That made me feel much better about the card. :-)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy - Design Team Layout Project!!

Over at Inking it up Crazy with Kassidy our Design Team all made Layouts and there is a layout challenge if you would like to participate click here.  This was a challenge for me since I have not done many layouts lately.  

For my layout I used:
Plantin SchoolBook and Handy Man Cartridges
Ribbon from Michaels
Silver Pen

If you would like to visit the other designers and/or the challenge please go on over to inkingitupcrazy. Thank you!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Marvin Martian

Here is a card that I made for a lady at work. She loves Marvin! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy - Design Team Home Decor Project!!

Over at Inking it up Crazy with Kassidy our Design Team was asked to make a Home Decor Project. For my project I made this Glass Etched Mirror.
For my project I used:
a Mirror
Armour Etch
 theFont is FleurCornerCaps

 I hope you enjoy my project as much as I enjoyed making it. If you would like to visit the other designers projects please go on over to inkingitupcrazy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Frog Card

This is a card I made for a very good friend at work that Loves Frogs. I hope you like the card as much as I enjoyed making it.. Thanks!

Hello Kitty Valentine Card

I made this valentine card for a friend at work.  I hope you enjoy!

Happy Valentines Day!!

Over at Inking it up Crazy with Kassidy our Design Team was asked to make something using the colors Red & Pink. For my project I made this easel Cupid Valentine Card.

For this project I used:
Stampin Up and K&C Co paper
Love Struck Cartridge
Red & pearl rhinestones 
Button, ribbon and stamp all from Michaels 
Stamps by Judith - Dots stamp

Thank you for stopping by and seeing my project. If you would like you can go over to Inking it up Crazy with Kassidy and see all our Design Team projects. :-)

Mini Valentine Cards

I made these mini Valentines for my co-workers. I used the PKS Princess Faces. I just love these stamps! I think these are the cutest little valentines! Enjoy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy - Design Team First Project!!

Good Morning Everyone!! I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. The winter weather has kept me indoors and I have been able to do some crafting!!

I want to give thanks to Kassidy over at for choosing me to be a part of this awesome design team! I am very excited to be a part of this team. Thanks Kassidy!!

For our first project we were asked to make something that has to do with "LOVE".
    Here is my first project!!

 I used a wickless candle from Walmart. For the image I used Red Cricut Vinyl and some heart Rhinestones from Michaels. I cut the image using the software Make the Cut. The file I used was from The word "Love" is a font called Elephants in Cherry Trees.

I hope you all enjoy my first project as a Designer for Inking it Up Crazy. If you would like please leave a comment and head on over to and check out the rest of the designers projects. They are all awesome!!

Valentine Tux Card

I am so excited about this card!! This is my first design that I made with MTC and it actually all turned out so good and cut well. Enjoy!!

I gave this card to my Husband for Valentines Day.. I had it in my craft room sitting on my desk and he never knew it was his card. hehehe!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #45 Support the Cause

I made this card for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #45 Support the Cause.  The challenge is to make a project in honor of a cause that is near and dear to you.  I used the Pink Journey cartridge for the card shape and the  ribbon. I used Storybook for the word "HOPE". I made the heart with the lattice and rhinestone features in MTC. I drew the lines around the card and the dots on the word hope with a white gel pen. In each corner I put a pink heart rhinestones.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Martini - Birthday Card

I apologize for the poor quality of the picture. My camera is not working so well. The middle of the card is a Lilac purple. This is an other birthday card for a lady that loves "Martini's". I pulled this image and cut it with MTC. I used dome 3D Crystal Laquer and glitter to the glass to give it the look like a drink... I am very happy with the way the card came out. Enjoy!

Minnie Mouse - Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card that I made for a Baby's "1st" birthday. Her theme is Minnie Mouse so I used the Mickey and Friends cartridge. Then for the 1st and Birthday I used a font called "Elephants in Cherry Tree". I cut the font using MTC. I used Stickles to glitter her shoes, gloves, 1st and Birthday. I used clear rhinestones and I chose to use different sizes to embelish the background. I also used my white pen to draw a stitch line around the pink part of the card. Then I used a pink marker to draw polka dots around the white part of the card. The paper I used is from Michaels some of it was the K&C company Valentine paper and the other is the Recollection Butterfly Wings. I hope you enjoy the card.. Minnie is just so cute!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Will You be My Valentine - Card

Here is a card that I made today for a FB Challenge with Inking it Up Crazy. The challenge was to make something using new stuff. I used my Peachy Keen Princess Face Stamps that I received in the mail today. I also used my new Martha Stewart border punch. The paper is new it is K&C Company valentine paper that I bought at Michaels. The heart image is a cut file that I cut using MTC.. Enjoy!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dallas Cowboy Birthday Card

I made this card today using my new Gazelle and Make the Cut software. I am very pleased with the outcome. This is a birthday for a Dallas Cowboy fan.  The star paper I designed myself using make the cut. The helmet was pulled from Google and I also cut it using MTC software. The font I used for the Dallas Cowboy is called Cowboy. Enjoy!! Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sweet 16 - Birthday Card

Here is the only card I was able to make this weekend. I got really busy and just did not have time for my craft room like I had planned. I cut the cupcake using the new Print and Cut using make the cut. The first time I tried it and it worked.. YAY!!  Then I decided the cupcake needed some bling. I added stickles to the cupcake wrapper. I  used my I-rock to add the rhinestones on the cupcake frosting and the bottom of the card. I used gold rhinestones to embellish the background of the card. The card is embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I used my gold pen and drew the stitch marks around the cupcake. The yellow paper behind the cupcake was embossed with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder. The "16" I used a black glitter pen to draw polka-dots on it. I am happy the way it turned out considering I threw it together in a hour right before the party.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!

I have made this card using MTC. The white heart I made by using the Rhinestone feature on Make the Cut. Then I layered a glitter heart on top of it. The paper is all Stampin up. The stamp is from Michaels. Then I embellished it with white ribbon and silver rhinestones. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine Card

This was the first valentine card that I have made this year. There are more to come. This is one of my favorite days!! . Enjoy!

Tootsie's Birthday Card

I made this card for a friend a work. She wanted a card that looked like a Tootsie Roll since the lady's name is Tootsie. This is the image that I designed using MTC. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Butterfly - Birthday Card

A friend at work asked me to make a birthday card. All she wanted on the front was a big butterfly. Here is what I came up with. I like the card but I don't feel it is my best. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!

The inside of the card.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Birthday Card

I made this card this week for a friend at work. She loves to shop and she loves bling. It was so nice to see her smile when she saw the card!! What makes this hobby so much fun is when you can put a smile on someones face.

Saints - Happy Birthday Card

A friend at work is a Saints fan. I was asked to make this card for her birthday. I hope you enjoy it!!

Congratulations - Hairdresser Card

I made this card for a friend at work. I was asked to make a card using bling and hair stuff for a friend of hers that just graduated from Cosmetology school. I was very pleased the way that this card turned out. Enjoy!!

A&M Christmas card

I made them this card for Christmas for my father and mother in law. If you can imagine they are huge Aggie fans. They loved this card.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to all! Here is what I got for Christmas from my hubby!! I am so excited to learn all about it and to make some really neat stuff. I have wanted this machine since I started using Make the Cut. I was looking for a machine that would cut small and intricate cuts. I can not say enough about the Gazelle.. It is just AWESOME!! He bought it for me from Srap-Savvy. I have some new stuff that I have made and I will be posting the pictures as soon as I can. All I want to do is be in my craft room... and cut..cut..cut!!