Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy 17th Birthday Benjamin!

My youngest son turns 17 today!  Where have the years gone?  Seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital hoping the doctor would hurry up and release us so we could go home for Christmas.
Ben sold his dirt bike he spent hours and hours painting and fixing up only to turn around and buy a 4 wheeler.  And guess what?   He has spent hours and hours fixing that up as well.  The boy loves to tinker!
Anyway, this is his birthday card.
The inside sentiment is just perfect for him.  During the extreme drought we experienced this year he still managed to find mud!

Here is a pic of Ben on his 4 wheeler.  Not sure what color his shirt was when he started but he was wearing blue jeans.  He was covered in dirt from head to toe and lovin it!!

Entered in following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room:  Anything Goes
365 Cards:  Card for a teenage boy

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Love

It is time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme for this challenge is Any Sentiment.  Remember, you must use a sentiment on your card to be considered for the prize.
The challenge is sponsored by My Heart Pieces

For my dt project, I used the image Sweet Jesus from My Heart Pieces.  It is always interesting to see Christmas images from around the world.  This is a super sweet image and baby Jesus looks so peaceful in his manger (or his haybasket as my daycare kids call it)
I hope you join us for the last challenge in 2012.  You can enter your project here
Card Details:
Image:  Sweet Jesus from My Heart Pieces
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, e35, E37, E43, E50, E53, E52, B000, R29, R46, G20, Y24, YR09
Love:  Inspired Heart Cricut cartridge

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Angel

This little angel Tilda is just so pretty in gold and blue.  Slowly my pile of Christmas cards to send out is getting bigger.  I may end up sending some people New Year's cards instead.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Wishes

One more card using Santa Edwin.  Again for this card I used a Sketch from Merry Monday.

Prayer Is The Key

I made this frame as a Christmas gift.  All of the letters and shapes were cut out of vinyl using the Cricut.  I left the cardboard backing in so that the frame will be easier to ship but is will hang on the wall with just the glass in the frame.
Sorry, for the poor picture.  The red reflecting in the glass is my shirt.
Project Details:
Key:  Sentimentals Cricut cartridge
Heaven: Country Life Cricut cartridge
Faith: Home Accents Cricut cartridge
all other words:  Jasmine Cricut cartridge.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Isn't Edwin cute as Santa?  I just love this stamp.  I colored this one up about a month ago but finally got around to making a card with him. 
I used one of the sketches from Merry Monday and rotated it.

Christmas Ornaments

I made this set of ornaments for my Sorority Secret Sister.  Her husband and children have uniquely spelled names so I figured it is hard for them to find personalized items.
I glittered the inside of the ornaments by first coating the inside with pledge floor cleaner that has future in it.  The future is key to this project working.  I then added the glitter. 
Here is a pic of the back side of the ornaments.  I used the cricut to cut out the names and images out of vinyl.

Project Details:
Names:  Jasmine Cricut cartridge
Ornaments:  Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge
Tree: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge
Snowflakes: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I am slowly getting my Christmas cards completed.  Hopefully, I will have them all in the mail by Saturday.  Woohoo!
For this card, I used one of the mini Magnolia angels.  Wasn't too sure I would like the minis but she is pretty cute and super easy to color.
For this card I used the sketch from Seems A Little Sketchy

Stockings are Hung

It is time for another fun challenge at Creative Craft Challenges.  This time we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and the theme is Humurous.  Easy peasy with all of the fun and wacky images at Bugaboo. 
For my card, I couldn't resist using this fun image of Stella and her stocking.  I decked her all out in red and added some white flower soft for the trim on her hat and dress.  Makes her look festive, don't ya think?
Here is the inside of the card:

I used the sketch from Stella Says Sketch at Catch A Bug challenge blog.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Family Memories Frame

I altered a wooden frame for a Christmas gift.  I found the frame at Michaels in their woodcrafts section and loved that it is 12x12 and just perfect for a scrapbook layout.

Project Details:
Family:  Home Accents Cricut cartridge
Memories:Home Decor Cricut cartridge
Corner flourishes: French Manor Cricut cartridge
Circle accent: French Manor Cricut cartridge
Frame:  Songbird Cricut cartridge

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ho Ho Ho and DT Call

I am a little late getting this card posted.  It's been hectic around here with all the cleaning, cooking, decorating and crafting for the holidays.
This card is for the Aud Sentiments challenge.  The theme is "Anything For The Holidays"  You must include a sentiment but it can be anything you want for the holidays.
We are sponsored this time by Birdie Brown

If you would like to be part of a fun and relaxed Design Team, then please go throw your hat in the ring for Aud Sentiments.  We are looking for 7  new designers of all skill levels.  Only experience required is a love of crafting!!!