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Friday, February 26, 2010

Top O' The Mornin' To Ya!

Good Morning Everyone...It's that time again, finally FRIDAY! Are you ready for the weekend? It seems the older I get, the faster time goes. Here is a little card I made this morning for my father in law for St Patrick's Day. When I seen this Stampendous Image on Sue Nelson's Heartprints site, I knew I just had to have it, so I went looking for it last Saturday only to come home empty handed. Sue has card making classes at Arnie's Arts and Craft in Greenville, Michigan. Everything she uses on her site can be purchased through them. I have ordered from them a number of times and decided that I would give them a call. Since I want all of my St Patrick's Day cards done by March 1st, I told the young lady that answered the phone that I had to have it by today so it had to be mailed by Monday, or Tuesday at THE latest. She promised me it would be and low and be hold it was in my mail box on Wednesday. How is that for customer Service for you? As I said, I have ordered from them before and their customer service is impeccable. They are always friendly and very helpful and the best part they have very fast shipping. I could has gotten the stamp on eBay but I didn't want to leave it to chance that I would not have it in time for this years St. Patrick's Day cards. The set has 3 different Changito images, several shamrocks and 3 or 4 different sentiments, so there is no doubt with several more card that need to be made, I will be using him again before the week is over.Anyhoo, here is today's card---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
MCPT: Prismacolor/OMS
Stamp/Image: Stampendous
Nestibilities: Oval/Scallop
Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Clover Buttons, Craft Yarn, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today...thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and have a great weekend. I hope to see you again on Monday!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

May Love And Laughter Light Your Days

Good Morning...Happy Hump Day! I hope you are having a great week! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit. If this is your first time here, I'd love to hear from you and if you've been here before, welcome back, I'd love to hear from you too. For those of you who leave comments faithfully, thank you so much, I really appreciate it, your comments are such an inspiration to me. Here is a really quick and easy St Patrick's Day card. Don't you just love cards that are quick and easy but don't look like it? I found the main sentiment on the Internet (sorry, I can't remember where so I'm not able to give credit) but it really said everything I wanted it to say, I will be making several of these to send to the adult family members and friends for St. Patrick's Day. If you are not able to read the print on the card, here is what it says---
May Love and Laughter Light Your Days,
and Warm Your Heart and Home.
May Good and Faithful Friends be Yours,
Wherever You May Roam.
May Peace and Plenty Bless Your World
With Joy That Long Endures.
May All Life's Passing Seasons
Bring the Best to You and Yours!
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Main Image: Found On Internet-Computer Generated
Stamps: Michael's Dollar Bin St. Patrick's Day (stamped with Versamark on kraft paper background on main image and sentiment)
Nestibilities: Petite Oval/Scallop, Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Textile Texture Embossing Folder
Sizzix: Dots and Flowers Embossing Folder
Punch: EK Mountain Fern, Martha Stewart Branch
Font: Computer Generated-Monotype Corsiva
Accessories: Ribbon, Versamark (used as ink on edges), Mulberry Roses, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by...I won't be posting anything tomorrow so I hope to see you back on Friday. Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hello Friend

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and as always...comments are welcomed! I was so excited to receive the "goodie box" Doreen sent...I just couldn't wait to use something from it. I didn't have a card in mind but I knew I wanted to use one of the Forever Friends images she had sent. I just love those cute little bears. In fact so much so that I am seriously considering ordering from overseas. I really should be working on my St. Patrick's Day cards but that can wait until tomorrow...LOL! Without further ado...here is today's card---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25x4.25 Note Card
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMS
Stamps/Image: Forever Friends
Nestibilities: Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Friends Forever Card Making Combo Die
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Flat Back Pearls, Heart Buttons, Craft Yarn, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today...I may not get a chance to visit all of my favorite blogs this morning, if I don't visit you, I'll be sure to stop by tonight to see what you've been up to. Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you tomorrow! Have a GREAT day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Looky What I Got In The Mail Today!

Look what the mailman brought me today...from my good blogger friend, Doreen all the way from Malta! In my "goodie box" I received 5 sheets of the most beautiful blue and white flowered vellum, 3 sheets of butterfly vellum (you know how I LOVE butterflies), a package of Rub-ons from Imaginisce, a package of chipboard dimensional, 8 pieces of GORGEOUS white ribbon, , a chain of yellow felt daisies, heart and high heel die cuts, pearl hearts and a bunch...and I do mean a bunch of stamped imaged including my FAVORITE images from Friends Forever and Popcorn Bear. I am SO excited because I LOVE the Friends Forever stamps but can't seem find them without going overseas. She also sent a Quick Cards magazine that one of her cards were featured in, and if that wasn't enough, she made this beautiful card that she had posted to her blog last week. Let me tell you, the picture of the card does not do it justice. The card is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Thank you SO much Doreen, you are SO Sweet! If you get a chance, check out her blog, she is a newbie to the blog world but not to card making, she really does some AWESOME work and is an inspiration to all!

An Irish Blessing

Good Morning...Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit. Here is a really quick and easy St. Patrick's Day card that uses an Irish Blessing that I found on the Internet along with the tag from The Cutting Cafe's Holiday Tag Set. The background is the 4 Leaf Clover background stamp also from The Cutting Cafe. You know how I love those background stamps---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: 4.25x4.25 Square
Stamps/Image: Cutting Cafe Holiday Tag Set
Background: Cutting Cafe 4 Leaf Clover Background
Punch: Stampin Up Scallop Trim Border Punch
Font: Computer Generated-Batang
Accessories: Ribbon, Clover Buttons, Craft Yarn, Gold Flat Back Pearls, Brad, Foam Pop Dots

It just doesn't get much easier than that! That's it for today...thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again tomorrow! Have a great day!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thank You Kaye For Spreading Some Sunshine!

Good Evening Everyone! Much to my suprise look what Kaye left for me...a Sunshine Award! Gosh we really need it here is Florida! I think we have had the heat on for 2 straight months now. Kaye has always been such an inspiration to me...stop by her blog, you'll be glad you did. She does such awesome work! And so the rules are as follows:
*Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
*Pass the award onto 6 bloggers who are followers of your blog.
*Link the nominees within your post.
*Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
*Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Now here comes the tough part...I have to pass the award to 6 of my followers that are encouraging, loyal and inspiring blog friends. If I could, I would pass it along to ALL of you but since I have to choose 6 here they are...on no special order---
Doreen
Diane
Kris
Margie
Migdalia
Rachel

Jean From Orrville, Ohio...

I'm trying to reach you! You signed my guestbook asking for help, I tried to reply but there is a problem with the email address you left. My email to you was returned 3 times. If you still need help, please email me at knmic1012@aol.com
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, February 19, 2010

You Bee Our Pot Of Gold

Good Morning and Happy Friday! It has been a busy week for me...I am SO ready for the weekend! I had first seen this Stampendous Lucky Bee Friends stamp on Sue Nelson's Heartprints site (many of you know her as Suzie B from the Cricut Messageboard) last year and I just had to have it. I thought it was SO cute the way she had colored the bees green! This is the first chance I've had to use it. Even though I ordered it in plenty of time, I didn't get it until after St Patrick's Day. This little card is for my 3 year old grandson. How he loves to get mail from grandma and grandpa and how my son hates cards with glitter..hee hee---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMS
Stamps/Image: Stampendous-Lucky Bee Friends
Nestibilities: Rectangle, Spellbinder Double Ended Tag, Tags Five
Font: Computer Generated-Batang
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Clover Buttons, Craft Yarn, Gold Flat Back Pearls, Brad, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by...I hope to see you back on Monday. Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kiss Me...I'm Irish/Happy St Partick's Day

Good Morning Everyone! Here's a couple of really quick St. Patrick's Day cards I did this morning for my granddaughters Kayli and Chloe. I used clip art from Art 4 Crafts . I was (and still am) at a total loss for ideas for St Patrick's Day but with a name like Corcoran, I feel compelled to make and send them something. Maybe next year I'll buy them cards...lol! Anyway for the good or bad of it here they are---
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:4.25 Square
Image: Art4Crafts Clip Art
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Heart (with the hearts covered)
Sentiment: Michaels Dollar Bin Stamp-heat embossed
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Clover Buttons, Craft Yarn, Gold Embossing Powder, Foam Pop Dots
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:4.25 Square
Nestibilities: Oval/Scallop
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Heart (with the hearts covered)
Sentiment: Michaels Dollar Bin Stamp-heat embossed
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Clover Buttons, Craft Yarn, Gold Embossing Powder, Foam Pop Dots
That's all I've got today. I won't be posting anything tomorrow so I'll see you Friday. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day-2nd Birthday!

Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit! No holiday would be complete without Boo On His Bums by Go Kreate and St Patrick's Day is no exception. St Patrick's Day just happens to fall on my granddaughters Bella's birthday. She will be turning 2 and is such a sweetie. She wasn't always like that, she was one miserable baby...fussing all the time! Here is today's card---
Here's the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Image: Go Kreate-Boo On His Bums Die
Nestibilities: Circle, Spellbinder Tag
Background: Cutting Cafe-Happy Birthday Background
Circle Word Font: Felix Titling
Accessories: Ribbon, Craft Yarn, Clover, Alpha Beads, Flat Back Gems,Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today...I'm so glad to be back! Again, thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again tomorrow! For those of you who leave comments faithfully, thank you so much, I really appreciate it, your comments are such an inspiration to me. Enjoy your day!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I've Been A Bad Blogger...

Hello Everyone...I know I have been a bad blogger...I went missing without telling anyone! For those of you that have wondered where I've been...well...I have been out of town. I've have had very little Internet access but did have a chance to post a few comments to my favorite blogs this morning. Our trip was spur of the moment but I will be back late Monday evening. I hope to be back crafting Tuesday morning. I hope you had a great weekend and hope to see you when I get back. Til then...Happy Crafting...I will see you when I see you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sending A Ton Of ValentineWishes

Good Morning everyone...I hope you are having a great week. It's been a busy one for me so far! Here's a quick posting of a Valentine's Day card we sent to our friends Kathi and Bob, the Disney enthusiasts. I used the out of frame Nestibility technique and although you can't tell because it didn't photograph well, I used lots of glitter ---
Here's the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Stamps/Image: Disney Clip Art
Nestibilities: Heart/Scallop, Spellbinder Tag
Font: Computer Generated-Waltograph UI
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Heart Brad, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. I'm going to be on the run today so I won't be able to visit my favorite blogs this morning but I'll be sure to check back to see what y'all have been up to this evening. Til then Happy Crafting...I'll see you next time! Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sticking Our Neck Out To Say Happy Birthday

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! It was cold in Orlando this weekend and I'm sure I speak for most of the nation when I say...enough already, I'm ready for Spring! Here's a card I made for my youngest son, he will be turning 33 next week and although he will roll his eyes and say I have too much time on my hands, I'm sure he will love it. He has had a passion for giraffes for as long as I can remember and with my new found crafting technique, I thought this would be perfect---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2-Topper
Technique: Paper Piecing-Mulberry Tear Animals
Nestabilities: Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Birthday Wishes Card Making Combo, Babyface Alphabet (tag)
Punches: Marvy Flora (for eyes outlined with gel pen)
Background: Cutting Cafe-Happy Bithday Background
Font: Computer Generated-Batang (for tag)
Accessories: Ribbon, Gel Pen, Foam Pop Dots, Flat Back Gems

That's it for today! If you haven't already, make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe before midnight tonight for your FREE Printable Stamp Backgrounds...see Saturday's posting for details. Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you so please take a moment to leave me a comment. I'll see you next time...enjoy your day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cutting Cafe Freebie...

Yeah you heard right...Regina at the Cutting Cafe is giving away some awesome printable background stamps as a way to say thank you to all of her customers. She is offering 2 sets, a colored mini polka dot background set that features 12 different colors..the backgrounds are approx. 8 by 5 inches and works well with the Stampin' Up line of cardstock, AND this colored flowered set that I used here in my card that also features 12 different colors that work well with the Stampin' Up color lines. This set also come with 3 sizes of flowers (small, medium and large). But you have to hurry, the offer for the free printable stamp sets is only good through midnight Feb 8th. Click here to get your free polka dot set and click here to get the flowered set. In addition to the freebie, she is having a contest using one or both of the background stamps for a prize of 4 sets of your choice...how cool is that? After you pick up the free sets, create ANY project using the sets (you can use one or both of the sets). Then leave a link to your project on the Cutting Cafe site before Feb 13th. Everyone is welcome to enter but only 2 entries per person. There will be 2 winners and will be judged by none other than the Design Team! Click here for details.

Here is a REALLY quick and SIMPLE card I did using the Flowered Background set---
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
Background: Cutting Cafe-Colored Flowered Set, Cutting Cafe-Everyday Greetings
Punches: EK Diamond Lace Border, Martha Stewart 3 Butterfly
Accessories: Ribbon, Ribbon, Flower Buttons

Now, I'm off to visit my favorite blogs since I didn't get a chance to yesterday. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again on Monday! Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hugs

Happy Friday! Here is a quick posting of a quick card I made for my good friend Gigi to give her son for Valentine's Day. He loves mice so I thought this was perfect for him. It is without a doubt my all time favorite House Mouse stamp---
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMS
Stamp/Image: House Mouse
Nestibilities: Heart/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love Language Card Making Combo, Babyface Tag
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Valentine Family and Friends
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Rain Hearts, Foam Pop Dots

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! As for me...I'll be finishing up the inside of the Valentines that need to be sent out---UGH! I'll be back this afternoon or this evening to catch up on all my favorite blogs, til then Happy crafting!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Few More Valentine's Day Cards

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a good week! Here's a couple Valentine's Day cards I did yesterday but I didn't have a chance to post them. I'm just about done with this years Valentine collection. All I have to do is finish off the inside and they will be ready to mailed. How I wish I could be more like my good blogger friend Lillie. She finishes the inside as she is making the card, but no matter how hard I try, I just can't do it! This first one is for my father in law and yeah, I know I got a little carried away with the rain dots but he loves them so if you scraplift this card, you may want to consider using less...lol! I used The Cutting Cafe Valentine Family and Friends printable stamp for the sentiment and the monkey is from Bugaboo Stamps that I added Dad We Love You to the heart using Cupid de Locke font---
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMSStamps
Image: Bugaboo Stamps-Monkey Love-Big Heart
Nestibilities: Heart/Scallop, Oval/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love Language Card Making Combo, Hearts 2x2 Die Set
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Hearts Border (with the hearts covered)
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Valentine Family and Friends,
Font: Computer Generated-Cupid de Locke (inside the heart)
Accessories: Ribbon, Rain Hearts, Rain Dots, Foam Pop Dots


This next one is for my son and daughter in law that lives in Tennessee and is quite simple, it doesn't need a lot of explaining---Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
Nestibilities: Heart/Scallop
Punch: Stampin Up Scallop Punch
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-All About Valentine's Day
Font: Computer Generated-Cupid de Locke (inside the heart)
Accessories: Craft Yarn, Metal Hearts,Foam Pop Dots


And the last one is for my youngest granddaughter Bella and it's pretty much the same as I made for my other granddaughters except I used a different image and punch---Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMS
Stamps Image: Michael's Dollar Bin Stamp
Nestibilities: Circle/Scallop
Cuttlebug: Love Language Card Making Combo
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Hearts Border, Fiskars Small Tag
Font: Computer Generated-Peggy Font
Accessories: Glitter, Heart Brad, Foam Pop Dots


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you so please take a moment to leave me a comment. I'll see you next time...enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

To My Special Friend

Good Morning...Happy Groundhog Day! I'm sure most of the nation is ready for spring! Here is a card I made for my good friend Gigi for Valentine's Day, using The Cutting Cafe Happy Valentine's Huge Word Circle printable stamp set (To My Special Friend) and the All About Valentine's Day set (Happy Valentine's Day) for the sentiments. This is my second attempt at a tear bear and while I still have a long way to go, I'm OK with the way it turned out.
Here is the recipe---
Card Size: A2
Paper Piecing: Mulberry Torn Paper
Nestabilities: Heart/Scallop, Tag
Cuttlebug: Love Language Card Making Combo
Punches: Marvy Small Paw (eyes and pads of feet), Fiskars Heart Corner Punch (nose and feet)
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe-Happy Valentine's Huge Word Circle, All About Valentine's Day
Accessories: Ribbon, Chalk, Gel Pen, Foam Pop Dots, Charm, Flat Back Pearls

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wishing You A Speedy Recovery

Good Morning Everyone. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I know I was suppose to finish up my Valentine cards today but my sister in law will be having surgery on her knee on Wednesday, here is the card I will send her. I'm not sure what is wrong with my camera, it's a bit darker than what it is in real life. The image is from Dustin Pike which I got awhile ago but when I went to get the link, I wasn't able to find the image. Several month ago he retired many of his images and this must have been one of them. You can still have fun by visiting his site, his images are so whimsical and has many freebies.
Here's the recipe---
Card Size:A2
MCPT-Prismacolor/OMS
Stamp/Image: Dustin Pike
Nestibilities: Circle Scallop
Cuttlebug: With Gratitude Card Making Combo
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Hearts Border Punch (yellow lacy edging-hearts are covered)
Sentiment: Computer Generated-Juice ITC Font
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter, Heart Buttons, Craft Yarn, Foam Pop Dots

Thanks for taking the time to visit with me today, I hope to finish up the last few Valentine cards in the next few days, so be sure to check back. Enjoy your day!