Saturday, December 3, 2011
I am having sugery this Friday, December 9th. The surgery is risky, but, there really isn't an option. I can possibly be paralyzed from the surgery, but, if I don't do it, the tumor will grow and I will be paralyzed anyway. I want to thank everyone for their sweet thoughts and their prayers. It means the world to me.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Well, I finally have a diagnosis. I have a tumor in my spinal cord. Not good. My hubby cleared out half of my stamp room and put it all into another room, so, now my wheelchair fits into my stamp room. I hope to get it organized and get back to stamping before the surgery. The surgery is risky, so, I hope to get a few things made before then.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I can't get into my stamp room to create. I am dying to get in there and have some fun. I had a spinal tap on Friday and am worse. I am having problems walking and since it has been over four months, I am SO ready to get a diagnosis and fix this! I can't wait to make cards and start posting again.
Posted by mickeydee at 12:33 PM
Friday, August 19, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
This cupcake card was made using the Cupcake Invitation set from thecuttingcafe.typepad.com
This set has so many fun images on it. Perfect for parties and birthdays. I used small gardenia curly petals from iamroses for the fluffy frosting. Check out the Cutting Cafe' blog.....I will post a link above this post. tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 6:45 PM
Monday, July 25, 2011
Have you ever had one of those cards that would just not coooperate? This was one of them! This gatefold card was going along ok, until I inked the edges with purple....whoa....way too much purple. Now what to do? I was too lazy to stamp and color the image all over again, so, I just added bling on top of it. Oh well, moving on to the next card (and keeping the purple ink away from it!). This little girl stamp is from My Favorite Things, and butterflies are a punch from Martha Stewart. The inside of this card looks better than the outside, I should have taken the pic of the inside instead!....tfl...d
Posted by mickeydee at 4:30 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2011
This smiley face background and sentiment set is a printable from,
You just have to smile when you see these little faces! The set is called, Smiley Faces. The background is, Smiley Face Background mini, and the sentiment is from, You make me smile sentiments. I think we all could use some smiles every day! tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 3:44 PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
This adorable cupcake shaped card is a printable from
I love this shaped card! The little girl is a CC Design image called cupcake Birgitta. She looks so comfy sitting in the frosting! The swirls in the frosting are made with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder. tfl.......d
Posted by mickeydee at 3:06 PM
Friday, July 1, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
This tea cup stamp is an Alesa Baker Designs stamp. The card looks bluish, but it is purple. I dug out my radiant pearls from years ago and painted the tea cup, after it was embossed in silver. I did some paper piecing on the front of the tea cup. One more stamp from the bag done.........a few more to go~!
Posted by mickeydee at 5:43 PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The next sample is a pocket card using the eat out stamp. I added an Applebees gift card and a tag with Happy Birthday on it. I got the directions for the pocket card on Splitcoast Stampers. Now.........back to choose another of these sample stamps. They are definitely testing me! tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 11:57 AM
My local stamp store gave me a bag of stamps to make samples with. I must say, it is an intersting assortment, not exactly my style. This stamp looked like an apron, but, it is a purse. I masked off that extra flower that is swirling up from the top, and it helped me to like it a bit better. I added some Stickles to jazz it up. This batch of stamps is going to be a challenge for me! So, here is the first sample card.
Posted by mickeydee at 11:52 AM
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
This surfboard is a printable available at thecuttingcafe.typepad.com
The surfboard is actually a shaped card. It comes with the layers, background and sentiment. Such a cute set and has so many fun images included. I added some muddpuddles sand, and some seashells. Surfs up!
Posted by mickeydee at 5:31 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This bride stamp is made by Impression Obsession and the sentiment is from Printworks. Stickles, Viva Decor pens, are added. I cut out the dresses, and added them on top of the original image, with some lace added to the bottom of the dress. Tfl.......d
Posted by mickeydee at 6:24 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
We just got home from meeting our newest grandson! Ryan was born last Wednesday, weighing in at 6lbs. 12 oz. He is so small and so sweet. His big brothers are so proud. I could not wait to get there and hold that little one.
Posted by mickeydee at 8:56 AM
Sunday, May 1, 2011
This little guy was made with a stamp from Stamping Fools. I cut the letter U from the Cricut Base Camp cartridge with chipboard and patterned paper. The cap, diploma, collar and shoes are popped up. I added some embroidery floss for the tassle and some silver Viva Decor Pear pen for the button on top of the cap. (I didn't have a brad anywhere near small enough, so the Pearl pen worked out so much easier). I added some chalk to the word...grad.... to make it stand out a bit more. On the inside, I added some white cardstock with a border punched bottom edge and I cut out another of the grad caps and adhered it to the top corner. I tried to keep it "boyish" without ribbon or bling, which is hard to do because I LOVE my ribbon! tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 4:47 PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This thank you background is a Hero Arts, diagonal background definition stamp. I cut a heart on my Cricut and used the negative space and popped it up in front of the thank you background. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, punched twice and spritzed with Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Spray. tfl........d
Sunday, April 17, 2011
This easy card was made with printables from the Cutting Cafe'. I used the cloud shaped card, the cloud background in baby blue, and the Up Up and Away Wishes. I printed these out in color, so, all I had to do is cut them out and assemble. Easy peasy!
We have had so many hummingbirds in our yard lately (or maybe it is just one who keeps coming back! ). They are so amazing to watch. This little one is a Whippersnaper stamp. I used this hummingbird on the card below this post, and added it on top of the flowers. For this card, I simply colored it with my Copics. I used a Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the little pearl dots on the photo corners. Flower Soft is in the center of the flowers to add a little dimension. I hope you are all having a wonderful day. tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 2:03 PM
Friday, April 15, 2011
This card is made with an Outlines stamp. It is so busy, but, large enough to fill an entire card. I think I used most of my supplies on this one! I used a brad with Stickles on top, Flower Soft, paper piecing, colored pencils, chalk, Copics, Viva Pearl pen, Atyou Spica pens, Glossy Accents, corner punch and a button! The hummingbird and the sentiment are Whippersnapper stamps. Whew! Now to clean all of that mess off of my desk! tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 9:12 PM
Thursday, April 14, 2011
These two projects were made with two adorable sets from the Cutting Cafe'. I used the Jelly Bean background sets in two different sizes, and also the Jelly Bean goody bag holder. These are so fun, and easy to work with and make really cute gifts for family and friends! I just love this jelly bean background paper. You can print it out already colored, so, the work is already done for you! You can find these sets, here:
Posted by mickeydee at 4:33 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This dragonfly is stamped on Vellum and then painted with Twinkling H2O's. I am trying to use product and supplies that haven't been played with for awhile. I used an old Sizzix die for the scalloped frame, and an old Savvy stamp for the sentiment. Just need to get out these old supplies and let them see the light of day! tfl.....d
Posted by mickeydee at 8:45 AM
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
So, my idea to keep track of my paper stacks is probably a bit over the top. It is all stacked on top of each other and I forget what I have. I put similar themes together, and then punched a square of white cardstock, scored it in half, ran it through my Xyron, and labled it (with a label maker because I don't like my handwriting) and attached it to the corner of each stack. Now I can see the maker and the name of the stack. Maybe a bit over the top, but, that's how I roll!!! I really should spend more time creating and less time trying to organize (grin)
Posted by mickeydee at 6:36 PM
Friday, April 8, 2011
These sweet little girls are printable images from the Cutting Cafe'. Aren't they sweet? I think Regina has outdone herself on these images. They are just so darn adorable!
I used a Sizzix Bigz die for the scalloped shaped card. The dresses on these little girls are paper pieced. I used, Everyday Elisha Jean and Everyday Mikala Ann. You can find these little girls here:
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend :)
Posted by mickeydee at 9:28 PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
This Spring card was made with three different sets from the Cutting Cafe'. The word, Spring, was already colored in (how easy is that?). It also comes without the pre-coloring, so, that you can color it yourself, but, it was so easy to just print it and assemble the card. The word, Spring, is from the...Spring Title set. The Spring time tag is from the One Spring day set, and the tiny tag is from the Spring Time Words set. There are so many fun things on each of these three sets, it is hard to choose which ones to use! You can find all of these printable sets, here:
Posted by mickeydee at 3:29 PM
Thursday, March 31, 2011
This dome card was made with a Whippersnapper stamp and a dome card chipboard kit from Globecraft Memories. You get the dome and the chipboard ovals in the kit and then you paint them or cover them in paper. I painted the backs black and covered the fronts with patterned paper. You could put so many fun things in this easel dome card. The back is a chipboard easel piece so this will stand up. I found a little cow bell in my stash and added it to the bow. tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 5:01 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
My daughter always asks for chocolate covered strawberries for her birthday instead of a birthday cake. I made her this strawberry card from the Cutting Cafe'. The sentiment sais, Strawberries just for you. This sentiment is part of the strawberry card set. It is so perfect for her, for her birthday! You can find this adorable set here:
She's going to love it!
Posted by mickeydee at 4:08 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This card was made using two sets from the Cutting Cafe'. http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/
I used One Spring Day and also, Ribbon Sentiment Banners. Aren't they fun? Love them! The watermelon is from the Cricut, Simply Charmed cartridge. It is so fun to be making cards again!
Posted by mickeydee at 2:23 PM
Friday, March 25, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
I bought this little balsa wood box at Michaels in the dollar bin. When Regina released her new time sets at the Cutting Cafe', I knew just what I wanted to do with it. I made this little box to keep my watches in. The set I used was
Time 2 background set
and Clock background set
Friday, February 18, 2011
Just a bit of layering of flowers, and one sentiment stamp. The flower stamps are made by Outlines and the sentiment is Whippersnapper. My local stamp store had several of these flower stamps in the clearance bin. I thought they would be a fun stamp to cut out and layer, so, I had to take both sizes! tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 9:39 PM
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Our sweet Regina is giving away printable sets at her site, http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/
Each designer is choosing a set to play with and you can win the set they used by leaving a comment on their blogs. I used the set titled, Animal and Bug mini colored circle set, on this card. Leave a comment here by February 18th and I will draw a name on the 19th. The winner will win this Animal and Bug Sentiment printable set from Regina. I made a video using this set (posted below) and you can see how the set prints out. It is so adorable!
Good luck everyone. You will love this set!
Posted by mickeydee at 2:21 PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
This box was made with Cricut cartridge, Tags Bags Boxes and more, a Sizzix envelope die, Martha Stewart Punch all over the page die, and sets from the Cutting Cafe (cuttingcafe.typepad.com). The sets I used are Fun with Valentines Day, and Valentines Day Mini Words tfl....d
Posted by mickeydee at 10:33 PM
Monday, January 24, 2011
This is my altered ATG for Arlene's challenge. I went back and added some pink bling around the word....Remember....and a bit more clear bling around the left side. This pic is with the black w/polka dot insert, the video has the pink insert, minus the bling I just added. tfl...d
Posted by mickeydee at 2:28 PM
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Arlene at mybutterflykisses12 (Youtube) issued a challenge to alter and "bling" up our ATG guns. I have always wanted to do this, but, wasn't sure how I wanted it to look. I'm so glad she issued this challenge, because it made me get it done! She is offering a $25.00 donation to Susan G Komen........so incredibly sweet and generous of her.
Posted by mickeydee at 12:27 PM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I planned on making a boy/girl card with this onesie and the little overalls. The onesie was going to be pink and the overalls were going to be blue. But then, I saw this cute, denim, embossed paper. To get the three squares, I had to make a long, legal sized card. Then, I needed to add the Tim Holtz rosette die, and suddenly, it became a boy card with patriotic looking paper. Not sure how it happened, but it just sort of took on a life of its own and became a totally different card than the original plan.
Posted by mickeydee at 11:15 PM
Friday, January 14, 2011
This little Whippersnapper stamp reminds me of a baby shower invitation. I used a PapertreyInk ric rac border die to match the little ric rac border on the umbrella and for the purple ric rac border on the side, I used an EK Success border punch.
A bit of Stickles and some buttons.
Posted by mickeydee at 9:07 PM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I chose this Whippersnapper lizard stamp to play with..............have no idea why! I really could not decide what to do with it. Should I make it for a male, or bling it up and try to make it for a friend, or try to keep it generic? I decided to make it a bit more generic, but, did add a bow. This is acutally a tent card, but, that doesn't show in the pic. I ran the solid green cardstock through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder that looks like it could be for a reptile. A bit of Glossy Accents on the spots and Spica glitter pen for the purple eyelids. This one was a challenge! tfl.....d
Posted by mickeydee at 9:15 PM
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
This Valentine treat bag was made with the Sizzix scallop card die. The stamp is from My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence collection. The hugs background is from the Cutting Cafe' site. You have to use Hershey Hugs with that background paper, right? They go together so well! tfl..........d
Posted by mickeydee at 9:44 PM