Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Purple Rose

It's so nice to get back to making cards again. Here's one I made last night, the rose is actually a deep purple even though it's showing as more blue. I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday - color challenge
The ABC challenge - G is for glitter

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome Fall

here's the other card I made last night. I'm entering this one in the Cuttlebug Spot to welcome fall

Sweet Tooth

I haven't made a card or entered a challenge in what seems like ages, I know it's only been a few weeks but I'm glad I was able to make a couple last night. I'm entering this card at Cupcake Craft for the sweet tooth challenge.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Recent Cards

I've been trying my hand at making paper roses
here's the lid of a box I made to show how the flower would look
pretty pink flower card using the Flourish Frame
here's one in blue
Hattitude, one of our challenges at my card group
a birthday card for grandson Colton who just turned 11
a birthday card for my brother
a recycled Christmass card

a card for my sister

My oldrer sister celebrated a milestone just recently so I made her this card. Her favorite colors are purple and green, the flower is one I bought at my local scrapbook store. I used the Flourish Frame folder to emboss it upside down? I just recently saw a card with it the other way so now I'm not sure, LOL! Is there a right way? I made her a matching box too. I found the georgous paper at our local dollar store and fell in love with it.

Celebrating Madison's 2nd Birthday

Madison has turned 2! Where have the last 2 years gone? They've gone by too fast for me. We had a family gathering to celebrate her birthday. At first she didn’t really know what was going on! Everyone was picking her up and saying Happy Birthday and how old are you now, LOL! But once she started opening her presents.....well she thought that was pretty neat. And when her Barbie Doll birthday cake came out she knew it was all about her, LOL! Here are just a few photos I took.
Princess Madison, not too sure what's going on, LOL!
Barbie Doll cake
blowing out her candles
wearing one of her ballerina skirts
giving me a sweet hug
a hug for Papa Ted too!
having a chat with us
Madison and Kassandra
opening her gifts
all for Madison!
giving Uncle Matt her blankie

Our Thanksgiving

Well is been a while since I last posted, lots of things happening. We celebrated our Thanksgiving quietly. Son Matt, daughter Tracey, daughter in law Rachel and 3 of her youngest ones Madison almost 2, Kassandra 7 and Jesse 10 joined us for dinner. We had turkey with all the trimmings. Ted made yummy apple pies for our dessert. Here are some great photos :

Tracey and her dad
Rachel with Kassandra & Jesse
Matt, Madison Rachel and Kassanda

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge

My friend Donna was telling me about the Cuttlebug Spot Challenge. Their challenge is to make a card for Breast Cance Awareness. This is my card. The embossing folder I used was devine swirl. I was surfng the web the other night and found a blog Having An Art Attack that had the instructions for making the rose. The rose was pretty easy to make, I've made mine smaller to fit my card. I used stickles to give it some glitter. The white swirls I cut with my Cricut using the Wedding Solution cartridge. The stamp ($1.50) is from Michaels as is the ribbon. The breast cancer symbol I bought at Michaels too.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Latest Cards

Below are cards I've made last month. I haven't made as many as I usually do as I had Madison for a week and it takes me a few days to recuperate, LOL! And I'm in the midst of starting a scrapbook my card time is limited for a while. Thanks for stopping by!
this is my first shaker card, not sure if I like how it turned out so may do it over...
I saw a card like this on the web while browsing one night and fell in love with the style of it so thought I'd give it a try
I made this one for my friend Rita who is our Woman of the Year
this one is for our Chapter Sweetheart, Linda
this is for our friend Bruce
here's a pizza box I made
we had a swap in our group to make a bookmark card
I also made a separate bookmark

Celebrating Thomas turning 8

Thomas playing his new guitar
here he is blowing out his candles
and serving us cake
reading his card from gramma & Papa
here's a goofy pic of brother Alex, Papa and Thomas
here is the card I made him

Celebrating Rachel's birthday

We celebrated Rachel’s birthday (Madison’s mommy) on Sept 26 in their new home. It was a lovely day, my son Mark (Madison’s daddy) did most of the cooking and it was all so yummy. Below are some great photos I’d like to share. Thanks for stopping by!
a great pic of Rachel with her flowers & butterfly
Rachel & Madison blowing out the candles
this is great gramma Nellie (Mark's gramma), Rachel holding Madisonn and great uncle Joe
a great close up of Madison
Madison loves butterflies like her gramma!
too cute
Madison riding the butterfly, LOL!
this is the card I made for Rachel, it's a bookmark card
when you remove the bookmark this is what you see