Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Miss You.....

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone! WHAT? 2 post in 1 week....
What the heck is wrong with me??? LOL I know that's what
some of you are thinking... Right? Well I had a nice long weekend
break, so I took that time to try and get some projects done....
One of those was 30 Thank You Notes for my son Juston to mail
out to friends and family for all the wonderful Graduation Gifts...
Then I decided to get 2 months worth of Card Swap Cards done...
I'm never this early with them.... Usually I'm crafting them right
before our card swap.... Sooo I'm happy to have 2 months worth done!
And I made my mom some Birthday cards since her birthday
was yesterday and I made a couple of just because I wanted to cards too!
Today I'm posting 1 of the just because I wanted to cards! :o)
The Silhouette blog has a weekly Shape challenge.....
Silhouette America
 So today's card has that in mind....
Here ya go:
Soooo Stinkin' CUTE!!!
I've wanted to cut out this
adorable Bear for awhile now.... I'm so glad I
finally did! I Love it!
How I made this card....
Card stock, Button, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Digital Echo Park Hello Summer
Bo Bunny Double Dot
Silhouette Store - (Border) by Sweet Afton
(Scallop Badges) by Sophie Gallo
(Adorable Bear w/ Watermelon)  PPBN Designs
Jute Twine - Papertrey Ink
Punch - Ek Success
Stamp - My Craft Spot
Action Wobble
So if you own a Silhouette and love a challenge - which I know
most of you do! Come on and join in the Fun! :o)
I'm also adding this into the
Silhouette Challenges - Anything Goes
(You can post up to 3 Creations)
This is #2 for me! :o)
Thanks for taking a peek at mine!
Have an AWESOME Day!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

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Happy Memorial Day!

Hello and Happy Monday Morning Everyone! I hope all of you are
enjoying a nice long weekend celebrating
our Men & Women and the first Official Weekend of SUMMER!!!!
Yes... SUMMER!!! Warm weather... Lots of  people taking vacations and
"Shopping" at my Thrift Store!!! Gotta LOVE Summer! LOL
I know I always tell ya I'm busy at the store... but trust me when
I say... I'm really, really, busy at the store this time of year...
Everyone is having yard sales and what doesn't sell comes
to me... And I took a nice long weekend break and popped
in the store the last couple of days... and boy do I have my work
cut out for me when I go back tomorrow... UGH! Oh well that's
OK... It keeps me in business! Right! LOL
Today is my Mom's Birthday, so I'm gonna show you several
cards I made using my Silhouette... They have 99 cent card
designs in their store which I LOVE... Especially when I'm in
a Hurry to get something made for someone... I made 4 of them....
One is from me, and the other 3 I made for my boys to give to her...
Here you go:
Stampin' Up Card Stock
Bazzill White Card stock for Printing
Silhouette Store - Card Shape
Echo Park Digital Summer Paper flood filled
in the Silhouette Shape
Miss Kate Cuttable (Cake)
Sentiment is Computer Generated on a
Banner shape from Silhouette
Coffee & Yellow Stickles
This is the card I'm giving my Mom...
I think it turned out cute and fun! :o)

Brown Card Stock - The Paper Company
Bazzill White Card stock for Printing
Card Design - Silhouette Store
All the Pattern Paper is Digital Echo Park Summer
The Sentiment is Computer Generated
My Middle Son Juston, will be giving this to my Mom...

Card Stock - The Paper Company
Bazzill White Card stock for Printing
Card Shape/Design - Silhouette Store
Designer Paper - Digital Paper from Samantha Walker Designs
Flowers I created a long time ago... I believe I made a Video for them.
My Oldest boy Mathew, will give this one to my Mom....

Card Stock - The Paper Company
Card Shape/Design - Silhouette Store
Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye (Montagu) Paper Stack
Bo Bunny Double Dot
Very Vanilla - Stampin' Up
Gems - Prima Marketing
Sentiment is Computer Generated.....
My Youngest boy Hunter, will give this to her...
They were all fairly easy to make (which I Love)
Especially when your in a hurry... All my boys like
the cards they're giving to my mom... Now let's hope
my Mom likes them too! LOL
Thanks for letting me share my cards with you....

I've decided to put these in the Challenge over at:
Silhouette Challenges - Anything Goes
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pretty Flower Pot......

Hello and Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Mine involved a personal emergency and cleaning... My Son Juston who
actually graduated HS early, is going to do his Graduation Ceremony on
Wednesday, and I really needed to get my house cleaned cuz we have some
family coming in for his special day. So super excited for him! :o)
The personal emergency involved my mom... She's OK.... But she
woke up in severe pain Saturday morning. So I had to rush her to
the hospital. They ran lots of tests and we spent a very long
day there, but they found what the problem was thank goodness,
and it wasn't life threatening... She's resting and taking the meds the
Doctor prescribe, so all is right with the world again! :o)
Here's a card I made to share with you this week.....
I made this card for my Mom for Mother's Day...
I've always wanted to make a Flower pot card....
And Thanks to my Silhouette I Can!!!

I designed the inside shape, cuz the card didn't
have that available, so I created my own... Printed the sentiment
then Cut it out with my Silhouette...
I used: My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Bo Bunny Double Dots
Doodlebug Designs Gems
Baker's Twine
Button, Stamp, & Ink from Stampin' Up
My Mom LOVED her card! So did I! LOL
Thanks for stopping by! Have a Fabulous week
and an AWESOME DAY!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day card Doily....

Happy Monday Morning everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous
Mother's day weekend! I know I sure did! We closed the store on Saturday
and I took my mom out to lunch in Cahone, CO. It's a lovely little restaurant
that most people might overlook in that tiny town... But I happen to meet the
owner one day... She came into my store and bought some items and saw
my cards there and said they were amazing, the she asked
me if she could  sell some of my cards in her gift shop/restaurant...
I was honored she asked me and so I decided to go check out her place....
It's really cute and she has a country farm theme going on....
The food was yummy! She makes homemade ice cream and deserts
which we all had! LOL It's got a nice "down home" feel and my mom enjoyed it.
Which, is really all that matters.... right?  Then my hubby surprised me
by ordering pizza for dinner that night.... YUMMY again! My oldest son
surprised me with some BEAUTIFUL Flowers and Balloons.... Then
on Sunday morning (I always make breakfast) my middle son Made
me my favorite breakfast (French Toast & Bacon) Yummy! :o)
My youngest son baked me a cake and my oldest made us
Spaghetti for dinner.... So it was a wonderful weekend where I
didn't cook anything at all! That's a first! LOL But it was really
sweet and nice of them to do! I was planning on crafting but
didn't do any.... But I did shop online! That's always fun IMO! :o)
Now that I've rambled on about my weekend... let me share a
cards I made that was inspired by a Stampin' Up card kit....
I used my wonderful cutting machine (Silhouette) to create it....
I sent this card to my Mother in Law....
I used Stampin' Up's digital paper that I 
added it to my Silhouette library....
I made a 4 x 5 1/4 rectangle & 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 shape
then filled it with the SU digi paper....
Then I got a BEAUTIFUL (Samantha Walker) Doily &
a Dress form from the Silhouette store and filled
them both with SU digi paper....
Got a tag from the Silhouette store too and typed
out Happy Mother's Day....
I let my printer print out all the images on a 12x12 piece of
white card stock, then put it in my Silhouette,
where everything cut out so beautifully....
I added the crochet ribbon, cut out a flower from my SU flower ribbon,
used some twine to tie the tag... and inked a little here and there...
and BAM! I made a lovely card for my MIL... Which she LOVED! :o)
Well, that's all I have for today! I hope you all have a
wonderful week and have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's me..... MARIO!!!

Good Morning Everyone! I hope your weekend was great and
that your week is off to an AWESOME start! My weekend
was busy! MY oldest turned 20 on Tuesday last week then my
youngest turn 10 on Saturday. I threw him a sleep over Birthday
Party on Friday night with 8 of his closest friends! I can tell ya
that after the night was over.... I was EXHAUSTED! Boy....
a house full of little boys can wear a person down! LOL
All the boys had a BLAST! and the theme was MARIO!
So they got to play Wii games all night long and I had lots
of sugary goodies for the occasion...
So I thought today I would post the picture of the CUTE
banner I made for his party....

First off.... This is the very first banner I've EVER MADE!
Seriously! I've never made a banner before....

And I did it in 1 hours time! SERIOUSLY! 1 hour is all
it took me to make this!

I looked online for Mario Pictures and saved
them to my computer.... Then I imported them into my Silhouette
I used a couple different banner parts from
different banners I have in my Silhouette Library.....

I used Echo Parks Boy Digi Paper to fill in the
Banner pieces and let my printer and Machine
do all the work! Once it was done I just
put all the pieces together, then strung it up
using Baker's Twine! And BAM!
A CUTE Banner with my sons name on it, with
some of his favorite Characters!

I also created these Rosettes using my Silhouette and the
same images I got from the Internet....

There really wasn't mush around for "Mario" stuff...
At least where I live, and since I work all the time,
I really didn't have a lot of time to plan his party...
Soooo I improvised by using my Silhouette and images off
the Internet to create a simple, yet fun set up for my sons
Birthday party! Hunter LOVED everything I made for him...
Which is really ALL that matters! :o)

Thanks for letting me share my son's birthday
elements with you! Enjoy the rest of the week
and have an AWESOME DAY!!!!