Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sympathy Card

So, I made a quick card for a friend who had lost her 15 year old son unexpectedly.  My whole heart went into this card, but not a ton of time, I wanted to get it to her as soon as I could.  But, I think it turned out pretty.

Now I want to find some good sympathy cards to get ideas from.  It seems as I get older and the more people I get to know the more I could use a handful of these types of cards at home.  Do any of you have any 'go to' card sites?

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder with my Big Shot, and the paper ribbon was from CM and the flower and brad were random from Michael's.

For some reason when I scanned this card it looked a little funny, as if it had paper behind it.  It didn't.  Just bear with me as I learn please, I'll get better.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Yesterday was Valentine's Day.  We have so much that goes on on Tuesday's and my hubby usually works late on Tuesday's so we decided to make tonight the night we have a lovely Valentine's Dinner (with the kids of course.)  I just spent hours making the salad and the main course and I had raspberries and these little tartlettes in the  pantry.

I read the instructions on the box and was like, I don't have any of this stuff.  Then my friend Holly came over and said, hey do this...

...so I did!

First I melted white chocolate to coat the bottom of the tartlettes.

I got a little help.

Then my friend Holly said, 'hey, you can make your own lemon curd.'  I had never seen it in a store let alone thought of making it myself.  So, she said,' here, try this one and you can even make it in the microwave!'  So, I did.  Thank you Holly! 

It is just seriously cool that I made this and now have it in my fridge for future use. 

Then I filled the little tartlettes up with the lemon curd and my helper put the raspberries in.  She kinda pushed them a bit harder than necessary, but hey, what can I say, she isn't even 4 yet.

Then, I did another thing I have never done before.  I melted a little bit of jam. 

Coated the raspberries with it.  

Then I was done.

So, this...

Turned into this...

Cute right?

I can't wait to taste them.  I imagine they are pretty yummy.

Now, off to get dinner set up and waiting for my dearest husband, best friend and most awesome Daddy to our children.

Oh, speaking of children, while Lily and I were making these lovely tartlettes,
 Noah was doing this...

This is a rare sight, this little man is usually all over the place like a crazy dude.  
Looks like he needed a snooze.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A little card.

Here is a card I made last week for a friend. It was just a little note for no special reason.  I used the Elegent Edges cart.  Then played with Glitter Glue AND Glitter.  The Glitter Glue was in the dollar bin at Michael's and the Glitter was that giant pack of Martha Stewart's collection.  (Of course I used a coupon.)  I used a paper flower and a simple Brad.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cards - the beginning...

I figured since I'm just starting this Blog, I can show things I have already done.  I REALLY hope to be able to make cards every week or so, and have something new to show.  I love to make cards, but they usually go on the back burner if something else comes up, like a holiday and I just HAVE to make a craft for the kids, or if I actually get around to my regular family scrapbook pages.  Right now, I am way behind on my scrapbook pages for my family.  I haven't scrapped since October, so I am a few months behind.  Once I get back on track, I hope to make a ton of cards.  I'd really like to mass produce cards, like maybe 5 at a time, that are similar but vary a little and put them in a file to have on hand to give when needed, like Birthday's or Thank You's.

So, here are a few cards I have made.  I pretty much just started last year, exploring the making of cards.  I use my Cricut and Michael's paper for most of the cards.I didn't write any of the sizes down at this point and it is only a photo of the cards I have made.  I look forward to being able to provide more information to you as I progress in the making of my cards.  :)

This first card was a card telling our parents we were having another baby.  I now would never have the outside of the card look so plain.  I also think that carriage was a sticker.  (This is BC - Before Cricut.)

This was the inside of the card.

This next one I used the Lollipop alphabet die for the Sizzix to make the letters.  This was a Thank you for my son's teachers at the end of the year.

Love this Film Strip Die from Sizzix.  

The rest of these cards are in no order, I barely remember the order in which they were made.

I made this card using the Birthday Bash Cart.

I used Sweet Treats for this one.

This was my first Pop-up card I made, using the Every Day Pop-Up.

A card for a Baby Shower.

A Baby Shower invitation.  
I used the Sizzix Mac & Cheese Font for the name and Round-a-bout for the title.  

My second Pop-up card.  I am hoping to get better over time.

My daughter wanted to have a 'baby' party.  It wasn't her Birthday or anything, she just wanted to have a party for her baby.  So, I threw one.  We invited 3 little girls over, had lunch and cupcakes and they sat with their babies.  It was very cute.  Here is the invitation.

I used the Once Upon a Princess Cart for this cupcake.  Then I used the Girls are Weird alphabet die from the Sizzix for the letters.  

  I used the Baby Steps Cart.
This was the same party that my friend brought me the gift of Bakerella's Cake Pop Book.

These next 3 cards are only partial cards, either the inside or the outside of the card.  When I first started making cards I would put something on 3 surfaces of the card and then just a stamp on the back.  Now, I am trying to just do more with the front side of the card and not fill every surface of the cards.

I used 3 Birds on Parade for this one.  That cart is so stinking cute.

This is from Freshly Picked

There you go my friends.  The start of my cards.  Like I said, I really hope to get a move on these and make more cards and share them with you.  If you have a favorite blog, let me know.  I love to learn and see everybody's ideas out there.  

Have a lovely and creative day!


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