Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Weekend!

My family and I don't celebrate Halloween.  I have two daughters and they did go to a candy hunt at church but it is to let them have some candy on a day other than Halloween.  The month of October is hard for them.  The whole school curriculum is built to support skeletons, witches, ghosts, and goblins so my kids feel out of place.  We want to do as God commands to "Worship the Lord and serve him only."  We don't want one moment of our lives to be taken away from that goal if possible. Standing out is part of our worship.  Also we believe that worship is anything you spend your time obsessively thinking about and kids do get pretty obsessive when it comes to Halloween.

I continuously wonder why can't kids learn about harvest during this time with Halloween not being the focut of October.  How can we say we want healthy children if their whole focus is how much candy they are going to get and what costume they are going to wear all month long.  Kids also need to know where their food really comes from and why we should be thankful for the work of farmers.  Thus we don't celebrate Halloween but we do want to show the love of God to everyone and we do not judge those who believe in God but choose to celebrate Halloween anyway.  That is their choice.  It is amazing how our choice not to celebrate Halloween becomes misconstrued by a sometimes well-meaning but misguided world.  I begin to feel like the world believes I'm not a good mother because I "take Halloween away" from my children. Well I hope you enjoy the card today and don't mind my banter.  Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.

Here is an extra picture of a makeover card I did for my coworker.  She liked the previous Feliz Cumpleanos card for her friend Lidia but her coworkers didn't like it a lot.  They are a little younger so I can understand.  I made this card for them, she took the first card and gave it from her alone.  Hope you enjoy.

Friday, October 30, 2009

For His Glory

Blessings Everyone

My primary purpose for card making is to provide love, comfort, joy, the knowledge of God, etc. to people.  If I couldn't do cards for God, I wouldn't want to do them at all.  And even if the card doesn't say a scripture, in my opinion, it can still minister to the needs of God's people.  And in my opinion everyone on this planet whether they believe it or not is a person of God. So here are some cards which help others (and myself) to spread his love through a small piece of beauty.  The "For God So Loved" stamp is a 3 dollar stamp from and the "Thanks for Being a Friend" is from a set by Our Daily Bread Images I experimented with Gypsy welding with the Praying4U image and I'm still trying to tweak it and see what I can put behind it to make it show up best.  There is a small piece of the black, white and gray glitter paper from yesterday behind the one with the purple flowers on it.  Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend. If you celebrate Halloween remember God during your celebrations. 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pink and Black Birthday Card

Blessings Everyone

Here is another birthday card post.  I love the background glitter paper on this one.  Every since I bought the Glitter Stack by DCWV I have been using the black, white, and gray papers a lot.  It is actually my favorite paper from the pack.  People love their look when paired with black cardstock.  The cardstock is a pack from AC Moore I think.  It is the American Crafts brand.  It has nice weight, texture, and cuts pretty well with the Cricut.  Just make sure your blade is sharp and you are using the right blade depth with your Cricut.  I also feel that this is an elegant card especially since it uses pink and black.  I am still considering adding an extra element to the bottom right hand corner but the embossed white cardstock in the background and the balloons say it all.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  I hope you have a wonderful day today. 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birthday Card

Hello Everyone.

I am calling this an elegant/simple birthday card but elegance can be in the eye of the beholder.  They are simple cuts from the Celebration cartridge and green and yellow take center stage here.  I cut the happy birthday, starbursts, and balloons out of the Celebration and mat paper, although hard to is pale yellow with an extra white embossed mat on top of it.  I embossed it with with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing folder.  I hope you enjoy it.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stamped Christmas Card

Hello Everyone.

Here is one of my favorite Christmas cards.  It is fairly simple but I just loved the message.  The stamp is from  I cut the gold frame and red frame using Winter Woodland I think.  I embossed the gold paper with dots and the red paper with my music embossing folder.  I liked that the Papertreyink set had a star separate so I could make stars all around.  I didn't mean for the white border to be as wide as it was but took advantage of the space for a few more stamped images.  I love it for it's beauty and simplicity. 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Busy Weekend

Hello Everyone.

I have had a busy weekend and I have been working on some Christian cards.  This one isn't for Christmas but it is nice for encouragement.  I have been playing with Gypsy Wanderings and Don Juan.  I haven't had DJ for a long time but I like it alot.  It makes nice welded words including the dots at the top as well.  Hope you are having a wonderfully blessed day.

Christmas Cards

I love Winter Woodland and although I am going to make more Christian cards I want to share some cards I made using Winter Woodland and Core'dinations cardstock this week.  I hope you enjoy them.  I also used some of my Verve, Papertreyink, and Our Daily Bread stamps on some of them.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Card

Hi Everyone.  I have been making cards but not posting a lot lately.  I do want to share a new masculine card with you.  It is for a fishing fan and it is from his grandchildren to him.  I used Going Places, PDDU, Base Camp, Alphalicious, and Don Juan.  I hope you like it.  I colored the fishing background with chalks so it is a little pale but it is darker and sparkles in real time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cricut, Cuttlebug, and Cutting Cafe

Hi Everyone.  These are some cards I created with images from Cricut but also the Cutting Cafe.  Regina has some great images.  You can go visit her site at  From there you can go to the Cutting Cafe and get the Happy Birthday greetings. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Feliz Cumpleanos

Hi Everyone.

I am making a birthday card today. It is a Spanish one.  I was inspired by a blogger Details by Sandy at  She is so talented and I love how her pages have lots of detail and layers.  I am not the happiest about this card but I think it was a good first attempt.  Hopefully I will get better at the details as I make more cards and explore more.  I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Be blessed. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas and Thinking of You

Hello Everyone.  I hope you are having a blessed day.  I want to share a Christmas card and a Thinking of You.  I stamped the Christmas card using a set I got from Papertrey Ink.  I really like their stamps and began using them because of Robyn the Pink Stamper at  Keep her in your prayers because she has been sick with H1N1.

I like Papertreyink because the stamps make beautiful images.  The font for Christ is from Opposites Attract  I want to make more Christmas cards focused on the reason for the season and I think this one does it.  I hope you like it. 

Also I made another felt card with my favorite felt leaves.  I also experimented with chalk this weekend.  I think it is so much more forgiving than ink.  Again, have a wonderful day and please come back for more cards later this week.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wedding and Pastor's Birthday Cards

These are more cards that I have created. The first was a special order birthday card for a couple who had their wedding at a baseball game. The second was a special request for a pastor celebrating his 30th birthday. I forgot to post these but they could go for any season. I hope you like them. God bless.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall themed Thinking of You card

Yesterday my Sizzix machine fell in love with felt.  I learned that I could make Sizzix die cuts out of felt and add them to my cards.  I have seen a lot of expensive felt designed stickers out in the market and it makes me excited to make my own felt die cuts for pennies.  Also Joanns has some awesome felt on sale for $2.49 per yard.  So here is a card not using Cricut but felt and my Sizzix machine.  I like the soft texture it gives to cards.  Thanks for looking

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Scrapping/Cardmaking on a Budget

Hi Everyone.  I have been busy today.  I visited my local Big Lots which has become one of my favorite places to pick up close out embellishments.  I found Heidi Swap Chipboard sets that would normally be 5-6 dollars at Michaels, AC Moore, or Joanns for 1 buck.  Yes you heard right, 1 DOLLAR.  I also get closed out Martha Stewart projects from there as well.  Sometimes the puppet kits that are sold for $10 in the regular craft stores are $2 at Big Lots.  I even picked up some wedding favor boxes from there a few months back for 2.  I have also found charms, flowers, rub-ons, and stickers all usually around 1-2 dollars each pack.  I hope this helps all of you who would like to expand your scrapbooking supply without breaking the bank.  I hope to be able to post something later today or tomorrow and I hope you are having a wonderful day.  God bless.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hello Card

Okay I really loved my Noah card but it had to go to its owner today.  I must make another one though soon.  For now, please accept a sincere Hi.  I am probably going to redo the Hi on this card so it will show up a little better.  I used a left over bird from the previous card and some flowers that I saved on my Gypsy from the Happy Birthday card from last week.  I love saving files and just printing them out again directly from my Gypsy.  It is the best.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another Baby Post

Hello Everyone.

My coworker, I love her so much, needs another card.  She wanted a Noah's Ark card.  There aren't any arks in Cricut so I created one out of the bath tub from EDPD and the house from Don Juan.  I am very happy with it but regret not giving it more texture before putting Welcome Noah on it.  The animals are from Animal Kingdom.  Hope you like it.  Actually I've called it a New Arrival card after the Cricut Cart but it doesn't have any actual new arrival cuts in it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Baby

Hello All.

Here is a personalized baby card using New Arrival.  My Gypsy made it incredibly easy to do because all I had to do was to cut out the diaper bag inside three times with different papers then trim off the parts I didn't want to show.  I cut out the mouth and tummy of the bear to make it look more used and like the older stiched bears.  I used some pop dots to bring it out a little and this is an 8x6 card rather than the 5x7s and 5x5s I normally do.  I used Alphalicious for the font.  Hope you like it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thanks and More Cards

Hi Everyone.  I hope you are having a blessed and productive week.  I thank you so much for looking at my cards.  It is nice to have views and encouragement.  Here are some new cards.  I have a variety from bible quotes, get well, and sympathy cards.  I just joined the card ministry at my church so I am getting busier.  I need to get some of these out by the morning.  I pray that they are a blessing to you. 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall and Flower Cards

I was busy yesterday trying to catch up with some card making.  I am making some cards for a dear friend who loves cards and sends them all of the time.  I decided to try the standing card technique I saw on the Christmas with the Cricut Web site.  It worked very well.  I hope you enjoy these.

This is one of my fall cards I did with the Wild Card and A Child's Year.  The tree is from WC and the bird is from ACY.  I am still feeling it needs something extra so it is stil in production.  If you have any ideas please leave me a comment below this posting.

Here is a pretty simple Thinking of You card.  The leaves are from A Child's Year (the maple leaves). I think the other leaves are from Mickey and Friends and Doodle Charms.

The apples above are from a Jolee's punch surprisingly.  I found it in the jewels and charm section of my local Michaels.  You use the punch to punch out pictures of charms they sell.  The basket is from Doodlecharms and the leaves are the same as the one above.

The thanks comes from Don Juan and the butterflies are from the Hannah Montana set.  The background paper is from DCWV Butterflies and Posies pack.

The flowers are from Walk in My Garden and the grass is from Plantin Schoolbook.



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