Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy 4th Of July Cards

Anyone that really knows me, knows that I just LOVE certain holidays, and Independence day is one of them. I love what it stands for...FREEDOM, STRENGTH and PRIDE! I am SO proud to be an American, and loved making these cards. The card on the right was inspired by fellow consultant, Kandi Gallegos-Garcia. She has so much talent! I wish you ALL a super and SAFE 4th of July! I plan to eat great food and float in my pool with my hubby, dog and some really great friends!

Dallas...only 12 more days!

I couldn't be more excited to be attending the Close To My Heart annual convention in just 12 more days! This year it will be held in Dallas, and I have my cowboy hat layed out by my suitcase! I like to participate in "SWAPS", where other consultants swap hand made cards. This year I made 75. I get bored making more than about 10 of the same card, so I made several. I started with the western theme with a retired paper pack and stamp set, and moved on to others. I had so much fun with these!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Let's Party!

I saw a video online on how to make this simple CONE card, and did this one with paper from the Dotty pack and simply stamped circles for background paper. The ribbon is CLose To My Heart color ready ribbon, which is fun to do with a few different colors to add a dimensional element.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I have spent quite a bit of my day checking out lots of different blogs and adding some of my favorites here on my blog as a link to share with you all. I saw LOADS of talented ladies out there with wonderful postings of layouts, cards and projects. I also noted a wonderful quote that was on France Pelletier's blog. It has so much meaning in such a simple phrase:

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” 
― Dr. Seuss

Isn't that the way we should all live our lives? It sure is easier on the heart when we think this way. I am so blessed in my life, and love the lessons we learn from each person we encounter, and experience we have.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rainbow Card

I love rainbow colors- and decided to make a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" card using the LOVE LIFE stamp sets (D1482) for this simple one.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Born To Ride Card

I LOVE this stamp set- Born to Ride (C1483)! Makes for a great guy card.


I saw this card ( not my original ) in Paper Crafts magazine, and HAD to make it. I used the Cricut AP cartridge to cut each part of the crab. The body is the oval card at 5 3/4", and you will need 4 small ovals ( 2 for each claw and another 2 for the other spikey claws). I cut black eyes at 1/2" and the white parts of the eyes are 1 1/2". I also cut a white liner for the inside of the card at 3 1/2".

Sunday, June 3, 2012

JULY 4th layout!

I am already getting ready for a fun day by the pool with this layout. I really enjoy holidays (can you tell?), and this paper is perfect for Independence Day. It's the SUPERHERO paper X7152B.