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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Happy Birthday Cow Card

 Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for a friend of mine for her birthday.  She has cows and I always hope she likes the cows because I like making cow cards for her. LOL. 


This cow is a digital file from the Silhouette Store.  It had other flowers with the original file but they didn't cut well for me. (Who knows-my blade could be sort of dull.  I will say it's user error.  LOL) So I used some little flowers from a Tim Holtz die cut set.  They remind me of little sunflowers here.  I used distress oxide to color them. The paper was in my stash.  And the sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp.  


Here's a close up. 

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #34 Anything Goes



Thank you for stopping by! Until next time my friends! 

Edited: Happy Day! I won the Watercooler Rock Star this week! Thank you :)





Sunday, October 4, 2020

Cinderella Bridal Shower

Hello Everybody!

Six months or so ago a friend of mine asked if I could help with a mutual friend's daughter's bridal shower.  (LOL that sounds crazier then it is-I promise!) I said sure :) So the theme was Cinderella.  

The biggest challenge was to not make it look like a party for a 5 year old princess.  Planning the shower was me and two other friends.  After establishing what the games and things would be I went to Pinterest.  

I also went to Kellybell Designs and purchased the Midnight Princess Kit.   This kit was so awesome.  Everything in frames was used with this kit and various fonts in my Photoshop Elements program.  There were a few things I cut or print and cut from my Silhouette machine.  We also knew we had to have a photo booth (SO FUN!) so I bought a Cinderella set from the Etsy store JoJo Digital Store.

Here are the pictures with photo credits to my friend Victoria R. Her pictures are the professional looking photos.  It will be hard to tell (it won't be LOL-you'll know.) :)

Let's start with the invitations:


All Kellybell papers and elements except for the font is from Photoshop Elements. I even learned how to use a drop shadow. :)  I made this digitally so that I could print them and cut them down to size for the cards.  

We had 2 games on this table.  Guess how many Hershey Kisses and the other was a Ring Game where if certain words were said you could take the other person's ring. Whoever had the most rings at the end of the time won a prize.


I had post card papers-a whole box that my dad gave me years ago.  They were perfect for printing the guessing cards on.  This is the Kisses guessing card.  I created this using the Midnight Princess Kit from Kellybell and a font from Photoshop Elements.


This is the Date Night table.  This is where guests could give date night suggestions for the soon to be newlyweds.


My friend had an awesome patio area, and we were fortunate enough that the weather was nice (meaning hot but not raining! LOL)

This game is to guess how much all of the items cost all together.



Here's the answer card for this game.


Photo Booth! My friend put up this awesome grass wall.  


Here are all of the photo booth props.  I also had cut a few personalized ones for the Bride.


How we missed a picture of the Mimosa Bar...I'll never know LOL.  Here is the sign which had a frame.  I had printed up little labels for the juices and the fruits too.  This was an absolute hit!  We had orange juice, peach and mango nectar juice, and grapefruit juice.  One of our friends had brought these cool jar pitchers to pour the juice out of.  There was fruit too-but tricky to get out without making a mess. (at least for me LOL).


We gave out liquid soap from Bath and Body Works.  I glued little veils on them and created the tags.


The centerpiece for the food table was beautiful.  The mom of the bride spray painted this carriage and put the flowers in it.  Here are the dishes before the food was plated. And we sprinkled these glitter hearts around.


I found this idea on Pinterest. I bought the charms from Amazon.  And small doilies are a little harder to find than one might think.  I found these at a 2nd Hobby Lobby.  LOL.  The silverware I bought at Party City along with the disposable champagne flutes for the Mimosa Bar.  I love any excuse to go into Party City.  :)


This game was out on the patio too.  A different friend of our drank some wine for our cause.  And one of the friends helping with the shower drank some beer for our cause.  LOL. The crate came from Hobby Lobby.  I cut the vinyl on the silhouette. And I glittered bottles for days with mod podge and a spray sealant. 


Here is the sign.  Somehow we missed taking a picture of this outside so I am very happy to have these.  


The 3 of us giving the shower also put together a basket for the bride to be.  I made her these fun wine glasses.  Totally inspired by Pinterest. :)


Thank you for stopping today! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Happy October!

 Hello Everybody!

Happy October! It just so happens that I love the month of October.  There's Fall and Halloween-it's all so fun! :)

So over at The Rainbow Card Challenge we have a new color challenge.  I hope you like it! It's slate:


I used various greys for my card.  I had dark and light grey paper.  I used some black soot distress ink around the edges of the dark grey panel.  

Everything here is Tim Holtz! Except the paper-it's craft smart from Michaels.  The bat embossing folder, the two monsters and bats die cuts, the sentiment, and I used weathered wood, pumice stone, and black soot distress inks. 

I did use pop dots on Dracula.  He levitates right?  LOL. :)


Making this card really has gotten me in the Halloween Spirit.  I am so excited! Although it will be the 2020 version of Halloween-that's ok :)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:





I hope you will join our Slate challenge.  Until next time my friends trick or treat! :)


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Fall Leaves Thank You Card

 Hello Friends!

Here is my 2nd card of the evening.


I used a recollections embossed paper for the back panel.  And I used a gold marker for the center panel. The leaves-let me tell you I bought those at Hobby Lobby last year for like 80 or 90% off.  And I didn't loose them! LOL So here they are on this card.  The sentiment is a sticker from hobby lobby also.  Sometimes I don't feel like stamping. Do you ever feel that way? And then I glued a square rinestone from Making Memories (talk about way back!) in front of the sentiment to give it a little pizzazz.

I am submitting this into the following challenges:




Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time my friends keep craftin! :)



Autumn Thanks

 Hello Friends!

I had a little time this evening and was able to make 2 thank you cards.  Here is the first:


I had this plaid scrap and decided it was time for it to be made into a card.  I outlined it with a gold marker.  I used an old queen and co. die cut for the sentiment and used glitter paper.  The pumpkins are a foil stamp from Hobby Lobby.  I try not to buy stickers because I have like a million of them--but when Hobby Lobby tells you you need it-you buy it.  ;) LOL

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:



Thank you for stopping by! Until next time my friends-it's time to enjoy fall! :)


California Slider Card

 Hello Everybody!





I made this card for some friends moving to California.  I realized that I filmed it since it was a slider card but I didn't take regular pictures of it.  LOL.  So I took a picture during the video.  


This is the first slider card I have made.  I used my silhouette machine to make the little RV and slider and the state of California.  I used gold glitter paper for Cali since it's the Golden State.  I used map paper for the background.  The Bon Voyage is a Stampers Anonymous Brett Weldele stamp.

Here is the video:


Bye Bye Friends! :)




Thank you for stopping by! Until next time my friends...safe travels! :)

**Edited This card won a Princess award. :)


Saturday, September 26, 2020

New Home Card

 Hello Friends!

Today I am happy to share with you a card a made for a friend's mom and dad who recently moved.  


This is an older stamp set called Around the Block by Close to My Heart.  I love this stamp set.  It gives you a couple of options for doors and windows and even bricks.  I tried to put bricks but liked the house plain so I had to redo the house. LOL. I used my prisma color markers.  I also used the grass die cut from Lawn Fawn-what I like to call Lawn Fawn grass as if you could to home depot and ask for it by name. (seriously though how cool would that be?)

I love the whimsy this house has. :) So Fun!

I am entering this into the following challenges:



A friend of mine gave me these stamps about 3 years ago. They have a 25 year sticker and right now CTMH is celebrating 35 years so I believe these stamps came out in 2010. 

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate you! Until next time my friends good luck with the grass ;) lol