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Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 302

This is National Sister's Week according to Facebook. I have 3 sisters, we all get along and have a good relationship with each other. So this is the card that I made...3 times. :O) The daisy is a My Scrap Chick file, The white of the daisy is a silver lustre from the Paper Temptress.The paper for the card is Coredinations, and the lettering is a font called PC Dazzle cut from vinyl. It is really a sweet font! Klo from the CutterVenting group posted a yahoo group which sends out free font. There is a trial pack which is where I found PCDazzle
or you can get on his list by sending a blank email to and he will send free fonts each week. With the trial pack there were maybe 30 fonts and I deleted all but a handful. I have so many fonts that I only download something very different.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 301

Just a sweet little flower card. The file is from MyScrapChick. The eyes and hearts were cut from vinyl, the rest from paper.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 300

This card is another one of my paper pad cards. The Flowers were cut with the KNK.Not sure how much I like it but I think it is cheerful.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 299

A long time ago I had bought a pad that had 20 A2 cards, of course they were on sale. Now my mission is to use them. I actually bought 4 of them, each with a different variety of patterns. For this card all I did was cut the Happy Birthday from vinyl and apply it to the front of the card. When I cut words from Vinyl I will usually cut a half dozen and that way I have some on hand rather than havving to cut each time I make a card.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 298

Two more bear cards from MyScrapChick.The one on the left I may add some words with vinyl. The one on the right I used the sweet little flower again and the love was something I purchased. There were 20 rhinestone "loves" in the package on sale for $2.99!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 297

Sorry for the photo quality! Another MSC file. The bear is from baby animal peepers folder, I think. The flower is also a MSC file. The window was handcut although it would have been easier to do on the KNK. And the Thinking of you was printed by hand.The eyes and nose on the bear are vinyl. There are 11 pieces to the bear but he goes together fast.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 296

Another file from MyScrapChick. This is a flower card. The only thing that I wasn't too happy about is that the hinge part of the card is about 1/4 inch which makes it really flimsy. But it is a cute card!
Both were cut with Coredinations paper and the one on the right has the edges sanded.
The next week will be mostly cards made using MSC files, there are some pretty cute things coming up!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 295

Both of these cards were made from a free file from Mary has some great free files but also has files for sale. The card on the left was embossed with the Cuttlebug swiss dot folder and the one on the right is from CraftsToo and if the Butterfly folder. With both cards I used vinyl for the Happy Birthday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 294

This card was made using a file from Ginny's Happy Cuts. Her files are for sale at
The file had you cut a full card from white and a full card from a colored paper. I didn't like the bulk at the fold so I cut it down so that I only cut the card front from the white. On the yellow card I stamped Thank You. As usual, I smudged it. With the pink I cut Happy Birthday from vinyl and applied it. And the other 3 I left plain , I think they are elegant enough to be plain.This file has been around a while but I love the way it looks.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 293

This is a pinwheel card I did a long time ago. The first picture is how it looks folded, the second picture is the inside of the card.
It was cut with my KNK and the Thinking of You is a stamp.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 292

This card was made using a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the Congrats and the Scallop was cut with my KNK. Another simple card!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 291

These were  both made from the same stained glass file by
Ileana  from I Scrap Designs, (see link on right).The Happy Birthday card is a 6x6 card. It was cut on my KNK and the Happy Birthday was done by using the pen tool in the KNK. The picture on the right is a 12x12 scrapbook page . I used the same file and just enlarged it. The colors in the pictures are off. The blue is actually a turquoise, the yellow a dark yellow, and the red is a deep pink. They were fun and easy to make. Ileana has many stained glass designs so check them out.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 290

The pictures are my beautiful spring flowers in bloom and out concrete! How exciting!
It has been one of those weeks.
Monday and Tuesday I watched my 2 grandkids. They have 2 dogs, Sierra, a mellow black lab, and Milo an adorable Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier mix. Milo is the sweetest guy and Hailey and Gavin can do anything to him and he just looks at them. But Milo has started getting aggressive with anyone who is not a family member. I think he is trying to protect them. They have a huge fenced in backyard so Milo has room to romp but he gets very upset with the neighbors, many of them children. A few weeks ago when I was watching them, Gavin, the 3 year old went out the front door and Milo followed. A neighbor was walking past and Milo went after him like he wanted to kill him. Luckily Milo did not bite him, just scared him half to death. Jodie and Dan talked to their vet, the Wheaton rescue where the originally got Milo 5 years ago, and even had a "dog whisperer" come to the house. After a lot of  discussion a decision was made to return Milo to the Wheaton rescue. They found out that Milo's sister was returned to the rescue 2 weeks ago because she also has become increasingly aggressive.They are a non kill and the dogs stay in foster homes not kennels. So when I left Tuesday I knew it would be the last time I would see Milo. If I was in a better place emotionally I would have taken Milo, I love that dog. But it would have meant convincing my husband that it was the right thing, and a lot of work getting Milo to get along with our Weim Amy as they are both alpha dogs, and also to make sure Milo did not kill CAT. I just didn't feel like I had it in me at this point but feel so guilty. Wed., Thursday and Friday were spent getting my eldest son Jim ready for a colonoscopy. He was great drinking 2 gallons of "prep" over 2 days but I couldn't leave him for a minute because he was not able to eat and he is very sneaky. The good news is they didn't find anything unexpected with the colonoscopy. They also did a CT scan but we did not get the results yet. Friday, Jodie and Dan drove from WI to Minnesota to take Milo to his foster home. So when Jim and I got back from his tests we had Gavin and Hailey waiting for us. They spent the night and went home this afternoon. 
And to end the week, 26 years ago today our son Josh was born. He has been gone 17 months. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 289

This card was made with the leather look contact paper and a Cricut file "thanks" which I cut from vinyl using my KNK. You could use any font and type Thanks and not have to use a cutting file. I really like this card but then I am so partial to black and white.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 288

The first picture is our newest project. We are building a "barn" garage. It will look like a little barn and there will be a down stairs for cars and an upstairs for ???  We are hoping to do most of the work ourselves and it already has been a big job. This weekend was putting in electrical and water pipes so that everything is in place for the concrete  this week. It involved digging a trench about 4 feet deep up to the building site which muct be about 300 feet away. The electrical wires had to be run through conduit, plastic pipe, before it could be buried. Easier said then done.
The next picture is a card that I made using a cricut file to cut the daisy type flower. I cut 4 flowers for each flower and layered them. The stems are just paper hand cut with my paper cutter. The card is sweeter than it looks in the picture.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 287

Another flower pot card. This was a combination of something old and something new. I had made the flower pot and the flower long ago. I can't remember the name of the flower designer but she called it her stitched flower. I had cut out a bunch of them so I would have them on hand. The something new is actually old also, but new to me. It is a thanks from Cricut. I converted it to a KNK file and cut out a bunch of them from vinyl. I especially like to do this with words like thanks and Happy Birthday. It is much easier to cut a half a dozen at a time from vinyl and then you have them as you need them. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the edge of the flower pot.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 286

Spring in Wisconsin. We went from having temps in the 70's to 6 inches of snow yesterday!
And my card making abilities have been much like the weather. When I actually have time to sit down it seems like any creativity has gone else where. Yesterday I made 3 cards, each from My Scrap Chick patterns which are usually pretty fool proof.
The flower pot card is such a cute idea but I never seem to make a cute end result. Maybe because I didn't use the flower that came with the pattern. The Sunny Face was also from My Scrap Chick and once again not so great. The eyebrows and smile are freehand and somehow I managed to make them look evil. The Thanks card is a bit "friendlier" than the Happy Birthday. The Thanks is a Cricut pattern cut from vinyl and the Happy Birthday was also cut from vinyl.I did make a few tiles which turned out great, but then you just cut it out and stick it on, it doesn't require one ounce of creativity.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 285

This is a tree and some flowers, birds, butterflies, and lady bugs that I cut for my great niece Lilly's room. It looks pretty sweet! Her mom, Emily did all of the application.Still waiting for picutres of the tree that I cut for my other great niece!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 284

Sorry about the tiny picture , I swiped it from my nieces Facebook page. Here is my great nephew with his new sister, Annah Marie. She looks like  a toy doll in the picture.
She was 8 pounds and 20 inches and has a head full of dark hair. We are so thrilled to have her in the family!
Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 283

This the season of baby showers. A friend asked me to make her baby shower invites for her sister's baby shower. This was my first attempt, a diaper. It is made to fit into an A2 envelope. I cut it on the KNK and used the cuttlebug to emboss it.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 282

This little cutie is from My Scrap Chick. It is from the same file as the baby card I made a while back, I just enlarged it.                  Speaking of babies, my niece Amanda and her husband Andy welcome little Annah Marie to their family March 31st. She is just precious. Big Brother Drew has been waiting for her, hopefully he enjoys her. He is almost 3. I had cut a tree from vinyl for the nursey and now that they know the sex of the baby they will put the finishing touches on and I will have a picture to share!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 281

It is so hard taking a picture of anything with glass.I am not sure how much I like this end result but I do like the idea behind it. :O) I purchased the gold frame at the dollar store. I would almost bet if I looked I have one just like it that I bought and never used. I cut the blessed from gold vinyl and applied it to the glass. I was going to leave it like that, just the frame and the glass with no backing. But when I put it against the wall there was a shadow on the wall from the letters and it didn't look right. So I put a piece of black cardstock in the frame.