Friday, October 28, 2011

Flowers for Katie

Last Sunday my 22 yr old niece, Katie, had a Brain Aneurysm that burst,  by the grace of God, she was saved, and is still with us.  She will be in ICU for at least 2weeks and is expected to make a full recovery....God is Good!    In the ICU they are not allowed to have real flowers so I thought i would make some up for her.  I'm going down to visit her today so last night I whipped this bouquet up to take down to her.
 Red is her favorite color so I made sure there was alot of red.   I used the Flower Shoppe, Forever Young, and Enjoy the Seasons cartridges.    I hope she likes!

Please keep Katie in your prayers, she's got a long road ahead of her.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Male Bday card- CTO challenge #35

It's time once again for a new challenge at Celebrate the Occasion.    We are being challenged this week to make a male B-day card and it must contain  metal.  I wanted to try something different so here is what I came up with.
I've heard of people embossing pop cans so that is what did.  I cut up a can and used a 3.75x 3.25 piece of it and put it though the cuttlebug with a Robotz CB folder.  I gotta say, I really love the result!
The products I used for this card:
  StoryBook Cartridge
  DCWV Cardstock
  Stampin'UP-  Black & Whispering White cardstock
  Stampin'Up - "Perfect Words" stamp set
  Stampin'Up - black ink
  Fiskars "Happy birthday" stamp
  Robotz  CB folder
  Viva Decor silver liner
  Diet Mountain Dew can from my recycling bin
  The metal screw brads, wire and orange paper are from my stash

Cards for men are always such a challenge,  so are you up for it??  First,  head on over to CTO and get inspired by all the super talented designers, and then start creating. You have til Sun. the 23th to post your project.  We would love to be inspired by you :)

Thanks for stopping  and have an awesome day!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fight Like a Girl!! CTO challenge #33

Hello and welcome to another great challenge at Celebrate the Occasion.    Our challenge this week was to create a project for Breast Cancer Awareness month. 
This is the card that I came up with.
The products I used:
  Everyday PaperDolls Cartridge -  3.25in
  Blossoms Imagine Cartridge  -  pink paper
  Stand & Salute Cartridge - .50in pink ribbon
  Gypsy Font Cartridge-  .75 in
  Spellbinders Nestibilities-  scallop oval
  Cuttlebug Folder
  Viva DecorPearl Pens
  We R Memory Keepers Pink Floss
  Stampin'Up Whispering White cardstock
  Stampin'Up Dimensionals
  Peach keen EveryDay Character Faces

Thanks for stopping!  Make sure you head back to CTO's blog and  check out the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.
I'm also entering this in a few other challenges:
   Link Up for Pink Linking party
   My Sheri Crafts - Think Pink

And remember ladies... Do your monthly breast self-exams and get in for your yearly Mammograms!!!

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fiskateers Orange Blog hop!

                                     For the trick or Treat Blog Hop go HERE

Good Morning and Welcome!
  This is a stop on the Orange Blog Hop where members of Fiskateers, a community sponsored by Fiskars, is sharing their passion for crafting."  I am Fiskateer #6811 and am  proud to be a part of this wonderful community.
If  you have come from Marianne's (6701) blog , then you are  in the right spot.  If not, and you want to start at the beginning, go to  Debby's (2852) blog. and start from there.  There will be some awesome  projects and some candy along the way, so you will not  want to miss a thing.
 For my project today I made a petal card.  I found this at Splitcoasterstampers and they had a great tutorial on how to make it.

 I really love how this card turned. I wanted to have something pop out when it opened and I actually made it work....  I LOVE it when that happens LOL!
Recipe for card:
StoryBook Cricut cartridge-  4- 5in. scallop circles
   George & Basic Shapes    -   2- 4in circles
   Happy Hauntings  -  2 - 2in ghosts,  1.5 in. Boo
   K&Company Halloween cardstock
   Stampin'Up black cardstock
   Stampin'Up My Digital  Studio-  Happy Halloween sentiment
   Spellbinders Nestibilities-   2 scallop ovals
   Martha Stewart purple glitter
   Martha Stewart Scoreboard
   Peachy Keen Monster face stamps
   Fiskars paper trimmer
   My very own hand-crafted spring made from wire I found in the jewelry dept at my  LSS.           
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you liked my project and have been inspired so far.  Now it's time to head on over to the talented   Shannon (6394)  and see what she has created.

 But wait...  before you move on we have to have some blog candy, but I have a slight problem.  I was going to go pick up some goodies yesterday  but a Dr.'s visit in the afternoon ended up being an evening in the ER with my hubby, Kidney stones got the best of him but is doing better  So  the blog candy will be a surprise, we all like surprises, right??!!  Just leave me a comment and a way to get a hold of you ,   I'll pick a winner on Monday evening.

Have a great day!

Trick or Treat blog hop

Good Morning and Welcome to the Trick or Treat blog hop. I just love Halloween, as a child it was fun getting all dressed up , going out and getting all the candy lol. Now, as an adult I love giving out the candy and seeing all that excitement in the eyes of the little people.
For this hop we're making Halloween projects that pertain to those holiday treats.  If you just hopped from Elaine's then you are on the right track,if not, you'll want to head back to Angie's and start at the beginning.
I found my treat holder idea  at Splitcoaststampers. I just love this site, I get so many ideas and inspiration there and the tutorials they give are amazing.
 I actually made 10 treat holders  and each one is decorated a little different.  What's nice about these are you could decorate for different occasions.
Some of the products used are:
   Happy Haunting Cartridge
   Stampin Up cardstock
   Stampin Up "My Digital Studio"
   Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" border punch
   Viva decor Red pen liner
   Test Tubes from my LSS
   Ribbon is from my stash

There are 3 great prizes being offered up and will be drawn Monday evening. You must leave a comment on each blog  to be entered into the drawing.

Thanks for stopping by,  now head on over to the super talented Wendy and see what she has created. 
Have a great day!