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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Surgery

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

Another update

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

Another Update

Well, now I cannot walk at all. I have had my second spinal tap, but still no diagnosis. I am stuck in bed. I hope to get my legs back and get back into my stamp room, until then, I just wait to figure out what this is.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Update

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.

Friday, August 19, 2011

MIA-for a bit

I have been MIA for a bit. I have some health issues that keep me from sitting at my desk and creating. I hope to create again soon.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


This dress shaped card is a printable from thecuttingcafe.typepad.com
This card is so easy to make. Print it out, cut it out, add some bling....done! I used the Linen and Lace paper stack from DCWV. tfl...d

Dress shaped card

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fluffy frosting cupcake card (The Cutting Cafe')


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

Fluffy frosting cupcake card (The Cutting Cafe')

Monday, July 25, 2011

Butterfly catching


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

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Smiley face


This smiley face background and sentiment set is a printable from,
thecuttingcafe.typepad.com
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

Smiley card from The Cutting Cafe'

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sewing card


I love all of the sewing theme stamps and embellies. I used My Favorite Things stamps and die set, a Memory Box die for the little pocket envy, and printable images from lovecreationgal.etsy.com tfl....d

Sewing card

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cupcake shaped card


This adorable cupcake shaped card is a printable from
thecuttingcafe.typepad.com
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

Cupcake shaped card

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sympathy card

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ice cream cones card


These two stamps are from Printworks. Summer time means, ice cream cones! My fave is chocolate chip. In fact, I think I need some right now! thanks for stopping by today...d

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ice cream cones card

Friday, June 24, 2011

Purple teacup


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~!
tfl...d

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Eat out!


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

An apron or a purse?


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.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sweetheart Birgitta


I just received two of these CC Design stamps of Birgitta. She is so cute! I used my new favorite Cricut cartridge, Elegant Edges. I love this cartridge!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sweetheart Birgitta

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Strawberry card


This little girl is Mikala Ann from the Cutting Cafe'. I LOVE strawberries! This paper pack from Michaels is so fun. I love the colors and patterns in this paper pack. tfl...d

Strawberry card

Mikala Ann from thecuttingcafe.typepad.com
Elisha Jean and friends - Basket just for you set

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Surfboard card


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!

Surfboard card (Cutting Cafe')

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cutting Cafe sets


The sets I used for this project can be found at
http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/
Mini note pad card set, Cruisin by to say Hi car set, and Matchbook box set, regular box lid and bottom. tfl.......d

Mini notepad and box set

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bridal Shower card


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

Bridal Shower card

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Welcome to the world, Ryan! Grandson number 5


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.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Graduation girl!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Graduation girl

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Graduation boy card


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

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Doilie card

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Doilie card


This little doilie card was made with a Whippersnapper stamp. I added paper doilies, Stickles, Viva Pearl Pen, and a Spellbinders die.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thank you background


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

Hot Air Balloon card


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!
ttp://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com

Hot Air Balloon

Little hummingbird


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

Friday, April 15, 2011

Busy flower card


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

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jelly beans!



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:

http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dragonfly


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

Monday, April 11, 2011

Funny little bug card


This funny little bug is a Whippersnapper stamp. The border is a Martha Stewart border punch. The little bug has some Stickles to bling it up! tfl.....d

Funny little bug card

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Organizing-Over the top





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)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friends


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:

http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter cards


These two cards are the cards in the videos below. The images are from Stamping Fools in Upland, California. tfl.....d

Little girl Easter card

Easter boy, egg hunt card

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring time


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:
http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ewe go girl



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

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Strawberries for you


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:

http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/strawberry-shaped-card/

She's going to love it!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Watermelon card


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!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Watermelon card

It's so nice to be making a card again after three weeks of stripping wallpaper and painting!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Buddies

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Time flys video

Time is flying by!


This card is made using the Cutting Cafe' set that I also used on the watch box below. I have a video that will be on here this afternoon on how I made this card and a bit about the box. It is so true.....time sure does fly!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Time


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

http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2011/02/time-2-background-printable-stamp.html
and Clock background set

http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2011/02/clock-background-printable-stamp-set.html

Friday, February 18, 2011

Layering some flowers


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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cricut Imagine paper sample charts

This is how I keep track of the patterned papers and solid colors on my Imagine cartridges.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dress form card


I tried to do a sewing theme with this one. Zig zag stitiching, snaps, and a button. I love using the Lindy's Stamp Gang products.

Dress form card

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hedgehog? hello


I can't decide if this is a hedgehog, mole, groundhog........no idea! I guess it isn't a porcupine because the quills are too short. The banner is made from a MFT die and the stamp is colored with my Copics. tfl...d

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's a giveaway!


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!
http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2011/01/animal-and-bug-mini-colored-circle-setprintable-stamps.html

Happy Belated birthday

Friday, February 4, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Square Valentine candy box


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

Another Valentine candy box

Lessons learned: Do not mess around with your tripod, and don't make a video in a hurry!

Monday, January 24, 2011

My altered ATG


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

Sunday, January 23, 2011

mybutterflykisses12 ATG challenge

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.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You put a song in my heart.


You put a song in my heart is the sentiment inside this card.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Uh....plan B?


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.

Friday, January 14, 2011

It's a shower


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.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Be Mine


This card is made with a Penny Black cling stamp. Products used with this one were, Copic markers, Atou Spica glitter pens, Stickles, Cuttlebug folder, Glossy Accents, I rock, Bo Bunny, EK success punch and Xyron sticker maker. tfl.....d

Be Mine-video

This card was made with a Penny Black cling stamp called, All Mine.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's a lizard!


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

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Valentine treat box


This little box is made with the Sizzix box die #2. The hugs background is from the Cutting Cafe' and the heart border is made with the new Martha Stewart large heart border punch. Of course, I had to fill the box with Hersheys Hugs! tfl....d

Valentine treat box

This is a little Valentine treat box using the Sizzix box#2 die and the hugs from the Cutting Cafe'.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Valentine treat bag


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