Thursday, June 18, 2015


I'm back with another post this week.  I needed to make 2 graduation cards and I was searching u-tube for ideas and came across Debra from had made a graduation cap and tassle.
I liked the way the card looked so I decided to make two. 

The cards are 5x5   The tassles are made from embroidery yarn.  The stamp that I used if from CardzTV.    

This is the inside of the cards.  

I decided to make a card for the inside also.   I used the cart called RECESS for the cap and diploma.

I had a lot of fun making these.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week

Sunday, June 14, 2015

My New Great-granddaughter

Its been awhile since I last posted.  I haven't really been crafting much.  I have lots of projects that I want to do and I have all the materials that I need for all the projects, now I just need to start on them.

First off I want to introduce you to my new great-granddaughter. She arrived at 12:36Am June 13th
weighing in at 6lb 13oz 18" long.  the picture below was taken about 15 minutes after she was born.

                                          This is Pheonix Rain Riley  She looks like her older brother.

Next is my baby card that I made watching a video.  Sorry I can't remember you I was watching to learn how to do this style of a card, but I want to thank her and give her credit.  It was easy once you get the cuts right.  Its called a Block Stair Step card.

I used my Explore for cutting the stork,   and the print and cut feature for the scalloped baby circle.
I used a CARDZTV stamp CONGRADULATIONS ON YOUR BABY.  I used some stickers also that I had in my stash.   This one is for a boy.
I really like the way it turned out.  I plan on making more of these as soon as I find the video of this type of cards.

Thanks for looking and have a great week.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mini Frame shadow box

I received an email from Michaels for the Door buster sale that they will be running ( didn't read all of it so I can't remember what day) and on the site they had a mini Frame shadow box  and the  directions on how to make it.

 I didn't have any of the materials to make one, so I made my own from a Graphic45  Mixed Media Box.  It measures 5x5x2".   I covered the box with pattern paper.  Its a K&Company Specialty paper stack.  the top was cut out, so I placed my pp and trace around so I would be able to cut my pp  in the right spot that I needed for the opening.

My Rose is  from the cricut cart Flower Shoppe cut at 9" and then rolled.  I made a stand for my rose to sit on to bring it closer to the opening.  I put a glue dot on the bottom of my rose to hold it in place.
I used some bling that I had in my stash on the front also.   I put a piece of wire on the back to be able to hang it up on my wall.

Thanks  for looking and please leave a comment on what you think.

Sorry  I forgot to load the picture.   thanks Brenda for letting me know.  DUH  I knew we were related.  LOL 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Up Date and Cards.

Prayers were answered today for My Son-N-Law Mike.  The doctor said that he has gotten all the cancer when he did Mike's Surgery.  The tested or what ever they do with the lymph nodes and they are were clear, all 67 of them.  They removed some of the staples but there was a leakage when they did an exray of his throat.   The Doctor said that with this type of surgery that Mike had it usually happens.  So another week with the feeding tube and next Wednesday when he has to go back they will try a sip of water to see how he does.  So still asking for prayers, but so far everything is good.  He will have to have 6 weeks of radiation, but he's ready.

I have been watching my youngest grandson, but I'm still crafting when ever he lets me of course.  He turned 2 last Friday and he is a VERY busy little boy.  Loves to be outside and I have a very big yard for him to play in.      


Also here is an up-date on my baby birds that are in a planter hanging on my front porch.

 This is the momma and she squawks every time I walk past them.  In fact she swoops down and of course I duck.  You would think by now she would know that I'm not going to hurt them.

And here are the babies.  They are almost to big for the nest. They are growing.

Now for my crafting, here is what I'm doing.  I love to watch videos and to craft right along with the person that is doing the video.  I found this u-tube channel with Schell Fabian (babytweetums).  She does this Mickey & Minnie card series and I wanted to follow along and make the cards.  I will post the pictures then explain what I did in DS with my Explore.

This a gate fold card.  I took circle and made it 1" and the ears a little smaller and welded them together to make my Mickey and Minnie face.  The sentiments are written using the write feature. I used the artiste cart for one of the sentiment  and the other one is from Elegant Edges cart.  I like the way they came out and also my Mickey and Minnie heads.  the bow for Minnie was in my stash.
Thanks for stopping by and looking  and I know this was a long blog, but had a lot to say.  Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and a great weekend.  Happy Mother's Day to all my blogger friends. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mini Album and New Great-grandson Skylar

A lot has happened since my last post.  My S-N-L  had  a mass removed from his throat on the 18th of April.  This was done at Norton's Hospital down town in Louisville, Ky. He was diagnoised with stage 3 Sqaoumas Cell Carcinoma. They are not spelled right but you get the idea.  They did get all of the mass out and will get results on the 6th.  They had to remove his vocal chords and his voice box and lympnoids.  So far so good he is doing good.  He got to come home last  Friday, 6 days after his surgery. My Daughter is taking excellent care and giving him his meds and of course he still has a feeding tube until they do the swallowing test on the 6th also.  So proud of her.  So please keep Michael in your prayers that he will be able to swallow.  He will still have to have radiation after he heals and also a tract.

Now on to some happy news. My great-grandson was born on April 22nd at 4:59 in the morning. Skylar weighed 8lb 10 oz.  and was 20" long.
 This is Skylar

The second picture didn't come very clear, but that is Kylar hugging his baby brother.

Now on the my mini album. This is not my idea but Ginger( My Sisters Scrapper)  She makes the most amazing mini albums.
The papers are all from Graphic45 Botanical Tea.  I love this paper.   This mini album is called
a Water Fall Folio.  So easy to make.  If you can, go check out Ginger's u-tube channel.

I still have to add the ribbon to the tags that fit in the side pockets.  This was an easy folio to put together.  It took my longer to figure out what to do with the front than it did to put it together. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Zoo Train

Hope every one had a great weekend. and was able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather if you had it.  And for those that didn't and couldn't be outside I hope you had a day full of crafting. Yesterday I was outside all day mowing and when you have almost 3 acreas that has too be mowed it can take all day. 
My oldest granddaughter is having her second baby due April 22 and she is having another boy.  The church that she and her husband go to are giving her a baby shower tomorrow night.

 I wasn't sure what to give her so I started searching U-tube, because I new I wanted to make something for her that she can keep for a long time.  I came across this one u-tube channel where this Lady was making a Train.  Her name is Victoria Bunn.  Now what I'm going to post is strictly her creation and I only added the bakers twine to be able to pull it.
                              This is the front of my Train.  The wheels are buttons that I had in my stash

                                                     This is the back of my  Train

The things in side the cars are not what I will be putting in them, but to be able to post I needed to put something in them. I'm planning on putting baby powder, shampoo, and what ever I can get to fit.
I also used the print and cut feature for the lion, bird, elephant,  horse, and giraffe.  I didn't write down the names of the different carts that I used.  I also used some stickers that I had in my stash.

Here is the card that I made also.  I did every thing on my explore and used the print and cut feature.
Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a great week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I can't believe that it is already April 1st and Easter is only 4 days away.  I'm just about done with my Easter bunny boxes for my grandsons and great-grandsons.  My oldest Daughter is going to have the Easter Egg hunt here at my house, because I have 4 acres that she can hide the eggs in.  She will probably only use the front yard so the little ones can find them.

I finished up my Easter cards that I will be mailing out today and hope they get them before Easter.
I used Anna Griffin THE GARDEN WINDOW card making kit that I had purchases last year for my cards.  I thought this kit would be perfect for Easter cards.

Thanks for looking and have a great Wednesday  I'm entering this in the FCCB challenge this week,  I used the Easter 2010 cart for the basket on the last card.  Happy Easter was cut from two different carts on my cricut Explore.