Tuesday, July 26, 2011

You're Berry Sweet!

I had made some extra cherries when I had some time last week, and they came in handy this week. This card is a Z-fold. I like to make this style. And  it fits an A2 envelope, so you don't need a special size envelope to mail it.  The cherries are from Country Life.  The sun is from Doodlecharms, and the scallop and plain circles behind the cherries were cut from Mini Monograms. I used Swiss dots on the yellow one with my Cuttlebug.   The face on the sun is a PK stamp. The inside orange scallop is to write on, but you knew that! On the inside mat behind the cherries, I sometimes put a little pocket that holds a gift card, or cash.

Thank you for coming by my blog, and looking at my card. I appreciate every one of you so much:) When you comment or follow me I do not take it for granted.  You are all so special to me. Hugs, Pam

I will be putting this card in the following challenges:

My Craft Spot Ch. #18: Emboss It!
Paper Playtime Ch. #51: Digi Monday or Summer
Fantabulous Cricut Ch. #70: Melon Time or Any Fruit
Party Time Tuesday Ch. #26: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant  #109: Fun in the Sun
Whimsical Wednesday #16: Fun with Folds
Amber's Crafts and Stuff Ch. #20: Patterned Paper
Craft us Crazy  Ch. #13: Anything Goes
Scrapbookaholic By Abby  Ch. #10: Anything Summer
Die Cuttin Divas Ch. #25: Sweet Treats

Blog awards!!

I received some blog awards from a couple very talented, creative, and sweet blog friends. Karen @ Kaleidoscopic Sparkles, is just the sweetest person, and a very gifted crafter. Every thing she creates she leaves a little of her soul stamped on it. You will be doing yourself an injustice if you don't visit her blog.  The other awards are from Shen @ My Curious Crafts. Shen is one of the most prolific crafters I know. Shen does not just post once a day, but usually several times a day! Each card is better than the one before. Her creations are very inspiring. Please go to her blog and be prepared to be wowed!

 There are different rules for these which I have done before, and I do not think anyone wants to hear it all again. I am not that interesting:)) So I will spare you that.

I am just going to say to these two wonderful ladies how much I appreciate their support they give me almost everyday! Even days I do not feel well I always try to go to their blogs and a few others. I will pass these on to a list of talented people in no particular order, below. Thank you again, Karen and Shen  my very sweet friends.

 This will be my list of talented crafters I wish to pass these awards on to, in no particular order. They are all just such wonderful crafters. Each of them different in style, but equally gifted! Please visit them and become a follower of their blogs.

If any of you ladies stop by just grab your awards, Hugs, Pam

  1. Amy  @ Amy's Crafting Space
  2. Amy  @ Redheaded Crafter
  3. Lisa  @  A Mermaid's Crafts
  4. Cheryl @My Cardmaking Haven
  5. Julie  @ Julie Makes Cards
  6. Susie @ Crafty Bug Susie
  7. Diane@ DL. ART
  8. Jenni@ My Lollipop Garden

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Happy Happy Hippo" Birthday Card

 Update: I won with this card Ch.# 101 at Paper Cutz Challenge. WOO WOO!!

(((( If some of my friends are looking for the awards I have for them go to July 19th)))).

This is a fun card to do. It is also my first shaped card. I used Birthday Bash, to get the shape for the card, and also for the ice cream eating "Happy Happy Hippo"!

The Circle is a die and I ran it through my cuttlebug with the tiny bubbles folder. Added some white yarn and green twine, colored brads, and google eyes. I am going to make another one and put it on a wobble, I should have this one.  No biggie I'll just add it to the next one. I always do at least 2 of each card I make anyway.

I will be putting it in some challenges, that I will list at the end of the post. Don't know which ones yet!  I hope you guys like it, Hugs, Pam

These are the challenges I am putting this card in:

Paper Playtime Ch. #50: Summer
Fantabulous Cricut Ch.#69: I Scream for Ice Cream
Die cut Dreams Ch. #94: Animal Antics(4 legged animals)
Scrapalicious USA Ch. #12: Anything Summer
Die Cuttin Divas Ch, #24: Shaped Die-Cut Cards
Craft Us Crazy Ch. #13: Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Ch. 101: Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A New Award from Amy & Maribel :)) Yet another Award from Lori and Kelly:))

I was so surprised that  the amazing and wonderful Amy @ redheaded crafter has shared a blog award with me, yeah!! Amy is an awesome crafter. She does some marvelous cards and projects. You will do yourself a favor by going to her blog and seeing the great things she creates.  Thank you so much for this Amy. Then another wonderful crafter gave me this award too!!!  Maribel @ i love scrapping is a new friend of mine and just a sweetheart. She is so talented and gifted! Please go over and visit her, she's awesome. The award from Lori @  Lori's Artsy Obsession and Kelly @ Kelly's Crafty Life is posted below this one!!  I am so blessed!

The rules for this award are as follows:

*Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic!
*Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog. Share it with friends!  Since Cricut is 5 years old and they have an E2 out, share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs!
*You also have to tell 5 Cricut related things about yourself.

So here goes, lets see... the 5 things are:

1) I have an expression, and an E2, and a gypsy.
2) I do not know how to use the gypsy (sad, I know).
3) Because I have a handicap making cards is my therapy.
4) I have cartridges I have never used, but I had to have them:))) and still want more!
5) I love paper, I have stacks of it! I order most of my supplies on line, with coupons.

Now to pass this award on to other crafters. My list will be in no particular order. Be sure to visit these blogs you will not be disappointed. They are all awesome crafters, I promise:))

1)   Amy  @ Love to Crop
2)   Shen  @ My Curious Crafts
3)   Lisa  @ A Mermaid's Crafts
4)   Amy  @ Amy's Crafting Space
5)   Sabrina@Scrappin' with Sabrina
6)   Shelly@My Paper Love
7)   Jamie@Stellar Designz
8)   Chris @Get Inspired with ChatterScene
9)   Ally   @Rock Paper Cricut
10) Kelly @Kelly's Crafty Life

Thank you again Amy and Maribel for thinking of me, You both are a wonderful bloggie friends:))

Now the award that Lori @ Lori's Artsy Obsession and Kelly @ Kelly's Crafty Life  shared with me is:   A Thing of Beauty Award.

Lori is a new friend in my blog world. She is a gifted and wonderfully talented crafter.   Please go and see her blog. You will love the creations she makes. She will not disappoint you. Kelly I have known awhile longer. Kelly does awesome projects. She is very inspiring to me, her creations are just lovely.

To accept this award you are to give 5 facts about yourself, and then pass it on to five(7) friends.
The five facts I will use are the  facts I gave under the Cricut-tastic award above. That way I don't bore you, and I am not interesting enough to think of all these facts about myself. It kinda makes my head hurt:)).

I will add some friends to pass this on to.  I am going to try to pass this to some blog buddies I have not sent something to before, and are all "new friends" of mine. This will be in no particular order. And there are 7 not 5. All of them are great too!!  Once again Thank you so much Lori and Kelly :) Don't forget to visit them too.

1)  Diane  @ Diane's Place
2)  Gina   @ Gina's Creative Place
3) Peggy Sue@I Crea8 Cards
4) Susie  @Crafty Bug Susie
5)Kristan@ Baby Cakes
6)Lolis @ My Creative Corner
7)Susan @Cricut and Grasshopper

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gingham makes me happy! And a Award too!!

One of the challenges this week was for a "Joy fold" card. I happen to really like this technique. So I made this birthday card with a new Emerson, stamp I just got. I love these stamps. I am not an artist, not even close. So with these stamps you can do very little coloring, or a bit more, whatever you want and the images are cute either way. I didn't use my cricut at all, but I did use  an EK punch. I'll list the challenges at the end of my post as I usually do.  The paper was DCWV and Bazzill.

See isn't this a cute stamp?? I actually colored it more than I usually do. I like this punch too. It looks like lace to me.  The next picture will be the inside of the card.

The butterflies I cut from a piece of pattern paper that I had in my stash. I have no idea where it came from. 
I added the red mat to have a place to write a message. I hope you like it:)))

The put this card in the following challenges:

Frosted Designs: Quote That!
Paper Cutz Challenge #100: "The Skies the Limit" (butterflies inside)
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C 96: Joy Fold Card
Gimme A Break Stamp Challenge #24: Stamp or product you've never used or rarely use(new stamp)
Birthday Sundaes Challenge # 18: Anything Goes

More Than Favors-Wacky Wednesday #45: Cricutless Challenge

I was also given a Best Friend Blogger Award from a sweet crafty friend named LaKesha @ Scrappin Diva.

She is a very special young woman. Not only is she very talented, she has a beautiful spirit!! Please go over to her site and give her some love. Be sure to leave her a comment and tell her I sent you, follower her too, she would love that. I am going to consolidate this with the other award I received. You can go here to see that if you wish to. Thank you again my sweet LaKesha. You are a blessing to me. Hugs, Pam

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Flowers

I made a card that was kinda fun to do. The cuts all come from the Country Life cartridge. I really liked the background paper. It was a piece in my stash so I don't remember where it came from, probably DCWV, but I'm not sure. I found some challenges for it,  that I will list at the bottom of the post.

I cut the clouds 3 times at 1.25" and 1 at 1.50" then I layered them with pop dots to give dimension to them. I inked the clouds with blue ink. The Happy Birthday is a little stamp I had. I don't know where I got it. The grass was cut twice and layered with pop dots in between the layers. The flowers and grass were cut at 3".  Very simple card. I hope you like it. 
I am putting this card in the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge #139: Summer Time
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C95: Summer Themed 
Scrappy Frogs Challenge: Summer Flowers
Paper Playtime Challenge # 50: Summer
Woodware USA #34: Paper Piecing
Die Cutting Divas #23: Summer Fun
My Craft Spot Challenge #16 Ink It Up

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Thing of Beauty Award!!! Thanks Veronica:))

I opened my web page up and I found that a sweetheart named Veronica @ Mommy's Crafty Creations  has passed me 2 awards.  The first one is called... A Thing of Beauty Award! I am so grateful that Veronica even thought to pass this on to me. She is a new blogger. She is so talented and creative, you must go and see her creations. When you do please, please comment, and follow her. Thank you so much Veronica.

Here are the rules for the A Thing of Beauty Award:

I must share 5 things about myself ( 1 of the listed items must be something about crafting) and then pass the award to 5 other blogs.

The second award is:  The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Again thank you so much Veronica, she is just such a sweetheart.  

Here are the rules for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award:
1. Send a thank you to the one that nominated you include their link.
2. To accept this award, answer 7 random questions about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

I 'm going to consolidate my answers to fulfill both awards rules.
1) Thank you Veronica @ Mommy's Crafty Creations please visit her, she's awesome.

2) 1. I enjoy baking, but not cooking!
    2. I love making cards, and I love my E2.
    3. I have only made 1 layout ever, how sad is that.
    4. My new favorite jewelry is Stainless Steel.
    5. I shop a lot at HSN and QVC.
    6. I don't like pizza.
    7. I have never been drunk.
    8. I'm half Spanish yet my daughters are both blue eyed blondes, but my grand kiddos all have black hair, and brown eyes.

3) I wish to pass this on to the following blog friends in no particular order.
    1. Stacey @ Stacey's Creative Corner
    2. Darlene@ Simple Southern blessings
    3. Norma @ Pink Bling Crafter
    4. Maribel@ I Love Scrapping
    5. Julie  @ Julie Makes Cards
    6.Charlotte@A Little Bit of Detail
    7.Crystal@Crystal's Creative Escape
    8.Cindy@Card Crazee Me53

I could have added so many more. I have some very loyal followers that I have already passed awards to. To all of them, and you know who you are:)) Just assume I have passed any and all awards I may ever receive on to all of you as well.  Thank you again Veronica for this honor, I appreciate your kindness so much, Hugs, Pam

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stinkin' Cute and BFF Awards from Lisa, Shen, & LaKesha !!

Wow, a sweet blogger sister sent me  "2" awards. Lisa @  A Mermaid's Crafts  has thought of me for these two awards. The Stinkin Cute Blog Award  and  The Best Friend Blogger Award.  Lisa  is a wonderful crafter that if you haven't been to her blog you really need to visit her. She does amazing things with paper. I try to go every day, and she never has disappointed me.

The rules for the  Stinkin Cute Blog Award is, there are no rules. Just pass it on to at least 5 friends.

The Best Friend Blogger Award asks you to tell something about yourself, thank the friends who gave it to you.  And then pass it on to at least 5 friends.

Thank you so much Lisa you are so sweet. I just received this award from two other fabulous crafters too, Shen at My Curious Crafts. Shen is a prolific card maker. She does beautiful creations, and wonderful things with ribbon. Go over and see her cards, they are all so pretty. Thank you Shen for thinking of me. Also from LaKesha at Scrappin Diva. LaKesha is a lovely young woman who is very talented and gifted. She does beautiful work. Please go over and visit LaKesha, you will not be disappointed you did.

Something about myself is that I have been an Elvis Presley fan since about the age of 8. I own 65 or so DVD's. Music, concert, and movies. I still see the prettiest man I have ever seen every time I watch one. Which is often! I also share this obsession with my 12 yr. old granddaughter, who loves him too:) 

I am passing both of these to the following incredible paper crafters. Be sure to visit each of them you will love their blogs, and their creative projects. Each has different styles, all of them are brilliant!! These ladies are not the only ladies I could put on my list, but I am trying to pass around the love. My list is in no particular order. They are all equally wonderful!!

Ally   @  Ally Rose Designs

Please visit each of these very gifted ladies. And thank you again my sweet friends Lisa and Shen, and LaKesha :)))  Hugs, Pam

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Robotz " Maid" I wish

This is a little card I made yesterday. I thought I would love this cartridge but geez there are a million little pieces to this  robot. I think this is a really cute idea, but the next time I make a robot I am going to leave off unnecessary pieces I think.

This is from the Robotz Cartridge. She was cut at 3" along with her "many" parts. I added google eyes so she could see the dust better! The Paper is all DCWV.  I also inked the edges of all the papers. This is not my favorite card. It is the first I have made with this cartridge, so I hope I get better at it. So sorry the picture is not better.  Thank you for looking anyway. I think I really dislike this card!!!!!!!! I think I inked to much. Help, you guys tell me where my boo boo is. I didn't feel good yesterday, I'm afraid it shows. Hugs to all of you, I adore my followers. Hugs, Pam

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Best Friend Blogger Award!

I received a new award from a wonderful blog friend. Sonia at Cards, Crafts and Kids Projects. Sonia is absolutely amazing. Your jaw will drop when you see the things she does. Stroll around her blog and be amazed.

To except the award I am supposed to tell you something about myself.  Share with you who gave it to me, and provide a link to her blog.  Then pass it on to at least 5 friends. If you follow my blog you know I have an amazing husband. For Christmas he wrote me a book of prose. He has also composed a couple of CD's  of beautiful music, which he wrote, played, and sang entirely himself. Now this is what you need to know about me... I picked him!!!!!!!!   If you still want to know more about me go here.

Here is what this sweet award looks like.

Now I would love to pass this on to some of my  friends in this big blog world. The list is in no special order.  Every one of these beautiful ladies have very special blogs. They are all so gifted and creative. Please go over and see them all, leave them a comment, and maybe even follow them. Don't forget to go see Sonia too. Hugs to you all,  Pam

Sarah  @ Crafting with Sarah
Amy   @ Redheaded Crafter
Amber@ My 3 E Scrapbooking
Jenni   @My Lollipop Garden
Tammy@The Purple Muse

A Fruity Day Today

I was looking at some challenges and found a couple that I decided to make a card for. This one was really fun to do. Most of it comes from the Just because Cards cartridge.

The card base was cut at 5.50". The green layer I cut at 5.25" and then hand drew the scallops. I can hear you guys all yelling at me, your gypsy can do that for you!!  Yes if  only I knew how to work it. I really must do that soon too. The lemon is from the same cartridge, and cut at 3". The ovals were cut with my Spellbinder dies. The red oval I ran through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. Buttons from my stash. Ribbon from JoAnns. Solid paper is Bazzill, the plaid paper is DCWV.

I will enter the card in the following challenges:

My Creative TimeThrowback Thursday #209: Use the Wild card or Just Because Cartridge
PaperPlay Challenge # 27: Fruity
Flourishes Boutique:  Farm Fresh Challenge
Cooking With Cricut Challenge #41: Anything Goes Cricut

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stinkin' Cute Blog Award

I had a wonderful thing happen this week  Amy from Amy's Crafting Space, gave me this Stinkin' Cute Blog Award!!! She is a wonderful blog friend. If you have never seen her blog, go over she is a gifted crafter. You will love all of her projects. She is a beautiful person too! Then I found out LaKesha at Scrappin Diva also gave me this award!! LaKesha is a lovely crafter and is a gifted crafter. Please visit her and see for yourself.  She also passed along  The Sweet Blog Award , too!! You can see my post on this award by clicking here:
The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.  I am so blessed to have met all these lovely ladies. Please go to LaKesha's blog, she is very gifted and just the sweetest little thing :)  I also received this award from Shen, her blog is My Curious Crafts. Shen is a wonderfully talented crafter. She is just awesome, and her blog is beautiful. Please go over and visit her. Here is the award, it's Stinkin' Cute!!!

There are not any rules for this, except to pass it on to some wonderful bloggers. Amy's list would also be some of the same I would choose, so I will try to pass it to a few different ones from her. although there may be some overlap:)  My list is not in any particular order. Thank you again Amy! You are so Stinkin' sweet.

Amy   @ Amy's Crafting Space ( Just had to give the love back:)!!
Amy   @ Love To Crop
Karen @ Kaleidoscopic Sparkles
LaKesha@ Scrappin Diva ( returning love to her too)!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Birthday Card For a Friend

I needed to do a birthday card for a friend of mine who's big day is a couple weeks away. I was feeling pretty good, so when that happens I try to craft some. This is the card I made for her. I also found a few challenges that I could put it in. I will list them at the bottom of the post, as I usually do.

This card was really simple but it took a little time. I don't know if you can tell that the background is individual strips of various papers, that I glued on at a angle. The lady is a Emerson stamp, love these stamps. The Happy Birthday stamp is one from my stamp drawer:) MS butterfly punch, EK Success border punch, and a oval I did by hand using a pattern. I layered the gold butterflies on top of a black one, and then put a really small piece of a pop up in-between so the wings would stand up a little. I don't know that you can tell that. The sentiment on the  stamp is something my friend says all the time. She's going to love this!! 

The challenges I am going to put the card in are the following:
Birthday Sundaes Challenge #16: Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #62: Anything Goes

My Grandson actually rode one!!

I found this cut on A Child's Year and it brought back so many memories. My Grandson had a fire engine car when he was young that he rode all around the yard. He is 17 now, riding toys are way over. Now he drives motorcycles and cars. I kinda wish he was 3 again! Here's my card.  I found a few challenges still using red,white,and blue, or summer fun. Listed below.

This a A2 card. The solid papers are all American crafts.  The checked paper is DCWV.  The little flowers are a EK Success punch, and the little pearl in the center I made with a Viva Decor pearl pen in cream. If you haven't tried this stuff it's pretty cool.

I will be putting this card in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #117: Red, white, and blue
Paper Playtime #49: Red,white, and blue
The Pink Elephant Color Challenge #106: Red,white,and blue
Getting Cricky Challenge: Summer-Time Fun
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #15: Sunny Days

Monday, July 4, 2011

Thank You all!!

I want everyone of my followers to know how grateful I am for all of their comforting words while I was sent to my bed. I am up a little now. I even worked on a card today. I will post it tonight or tomorrow. I found this quote and it says what I felt in my heart for all of you. Thank you, thank you, you'll never really know what your words meant to me. Hugs, Pam

Friday, July 1, 2011


To all my lovely followers that are always encouraging me, and  helping me get through my days. Some of which are very troublesome. I am in the middle of one of those times that my disease is winning. But it wins only battles. I will not allow it to win the war!!! I need to go to my bed for a couple days. This will get better and I will be back. I did  check in on some of you tonight, I'll catch the rest of you in a few days. Hugs to you all, Pam