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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 352

I was asked how the plaques on my last post were made. The plaques are a porcelain plaque that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. They are small, about 4x6. I scanned the plaque, saved it, and then imported it into KNK Studio. I then used it as a template so that I was sure that the text would fit. I cut the text from vinyl, weeded it, and transferred it to the plaque using transfer tape. You need to find a font that is bold because otherwise the weeding is difficult with such tiny letters.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 351

Sometimes I think we forget how hard it is when someone miscarries. My niece lost a baby a year ago and my daughter's best friend just lost her little guy. My niece wasn't far enough along to have picked out a name and to know the sex of the baby. My daughter's friend was about half way through her pregnancy and had a name all picked out. She went for a normal prenatal check up only to learn there was no longer a heart beat.
When my niece lost her baby she had this on her Facebook page...
Sometimes miracles arrive so tiny
that we cannot feel the weight of them-
And yet we are still changed,
and we are blessed none the less...
I made them each a plaque so that they would have something to commemorate their little ones.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 350

My sister called and asked me to make her a card. Her neighbor's dog, Tiny, was in kidney and liver failure and would not survive much longer. Tiny was the last "child" left at home.So this is the card that I made. The dog was a GSD file, not sure where I got it. The "So Sorry" is cut from vinyl. And the paper , which I got from Tuesday Morning, says Best Friends on it.
Today we had a joint Birthday Party for my Grandson and 2 great nephews and a great niece. It was held at Bay Beach, which is an amusement Park that still has rides for 25 cents. Being right on the water it was cold even though it was suppose to be 80. All 11 of my mom's great grandkids were there ranging in age from 13 to 2 months! And 6 out of 7 of my siblings were there. This doesn't happen real often so it was extra nice.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 349

My great nephew was born one year and one day after my grandson, so he will be 3 in 2 weeks. These are the gift bags I made for his Birthday Party. He loves baseball and his mom wanted red, white, & blue and stars. The yellow and blue is for the Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin's professional baseball team.
The play ball on the white is a freebie file from, the play ball on the red bag is from Carrie at, the All Star was designed by me in KNK Studio, and the Milwaukee Brewer's logo is a free vector file from You just download the file and then import it into KNK. It is then ready to cut. All of the bags are made with a combination of vinyl and coredinations paper. The bags themselves were 2/$1 at the dollar tree.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 348

I made this card for my niece and her husband who are celebrating their 4th Anniversary. I don't usually do cards for 4th anniversarys but I got this new Cuttlebug embossing border file and wanted to try it. The itsy bitsy letters are cut from vinyl.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 347

I love this bunny. She is from My Scrap Chick and cut from Coredinations paper using my KNK. The letters are cut from vinyl and the red background is embossed with the Cuttlebug. The card was made for a RAK hosted by Shirley Clark. Check out her blog at                        She hosts a monthly RAK and she also designs some great files for sale at

Sunday, June 20, 2010

DaY 346

Happy Father's Day!                                                     This is a tile that I made recently. The heart is from Mamaw's Legacy I think and the wording was done in KNK studio. It was cut from vinyl using my KNK Maxx!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

DaY 345

I made this card for my great niece Kaylie who just turned 4. She was born just a couple of weeks before my grandson Gavin. The robot is from My Scrap Chick, the sentiment is cut from vinyl. Happy Birthday Kaylie Jo!   We spent the day today working on the inside of the garage. We needed to get the ceiling up where the garage door is going to go and that is all that we managed to get done.                                         

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 344

Isn't he the cutest little guy? I cut him from vinyl for a card and decided to cut another to put above the window in my room. He just cheers me up!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 343

I saw a card similar to this in the Papercrafts Magazine. I used my black leather look contact paper for the letters. I applied it to cardstock and then cut it, just to give it a bit of depth. The ribbon and rhinestones were just added touches.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 342

My Grandson will be 4 in less than a hard to believe! With in 2 weeks of his birthday 3 cousins also have birthdays so the mom's decided to do a joint birthday party for the family and I got to make the gift bags. They are having a garden them and wanted bugs and such. Here is what I came up with, all bags used My Scrap Chick files. I thought they turned out cute. :O_

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 341

Another card using the black leather look Contact paper for the background. I attached a ribbon and a purchased Daisy. The daisy is from K&Company and was on sale at WalMart.This is a card you could make with out any equipment other than a scissors and glue.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 340

This card was made using a GSD file from PollyCrafts and imported into KNK.. I cut the cake from Coredinations paper and embossed it with a Quickutz folder. I used my paper punch to punch the white circles from Gemstone paper and used that same paper for the plate. The frosting is pink gemstone embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder..The black background is the black leather look contact paper. I used organdy pink ribbon for the bow on the top. Sweet!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 339

This card was made using the Stampin Up Sizzix Rose embossing folder and Coredinations paper. I embossed it and sanded the embossing. The " With Sympathy" is white vinyl. The picture doesn't do the card justice.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 338

This card was made using the free file from My Scrap Chick. I think it is available until Monday. I cut the card using coredinations paper that was textured black on one side and white on the other. I used white Gemstones paper for the pockets and handkerchief. The buttons are white vinyl. What a sweet, simple card just in time for Father's Day.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day 337

Today my husband and the carpenters put the steel on the roof. My husband wants to do as much as he can by himself but with the roof being 20 feet high I didn't want him doing it. The few times I looked out and saw the carpenters standing on the roof I wanted to yell at them "You get down from there right now." :O)
The card is the Anniversary card I made for my husband. On Monday we celebrated our 36th anniversary. Celebrated might be too strong, we stayed home and had tuna sandwiches. :O) The card is just vinyl letters on scrapbook paper.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 336

Three different cards from the same file. Judy, from our KNK group is famous for her cupcake holders. But she now has made files using the Cuttlebug Borders. All 3 cards are using Judy's Tall flower file. The first is just the card cut from yellow coredinations and embossed with the Cuttlebug tall flower folder. I sanded the flowers, cut Happy Birthday from white vinyl, and added a ribbon. The pink card was cut with the KNK, embossed with the tall flowers and divine swirl, and then I used my cutter bug piercing bugs to make the dotted line next to the flowers. I looked all over for the cutterbee piercing bugs and couldn't find them. My friend Colleen surprised me and sent me a set. WooHoo, thanks Colleen!! The third card was cut from the same paper as the first and then I cut just the flower part of Judy's file and embossed it on Gemstones White paper.The flowers are gorgeous! The Happy Birthday is again vinyl.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 335

This card was made using the Quikutz vine lable embossing folder. I used white textured paper and printed the With Smpathy. I then cut it to size and embossed it. There are hearts on the embossed part, it would make a nice wedding card with the couples name in the label area.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 334

This is a top fold card that I made. When I first got my scallop files I cut a hundred or so scalloped ovals and then did a cut and print on ovals using Happy Birthday and With Symapathy. I was so thrilled with the ability to do it that I went overboard and will have scalloped ovals for years to come. :O)
We have had rain the past week or so and should have warm weather at the end of the week. The garden is doing so well. In WI we talk about the corn being knee high by the fourth of July. This year it was knee high by the 4th of June in some areas.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Day 333

This is the same embossing folder that I used yesterday, just different words. My mom is 86 and seems to go through Sympathy cards like water so I am working on another batch for her.                         Update on the barn/garage. The steel came for the barn so hopefully next week it will be applied to the building. We have a contractor to do the roof. It is 20 feet tall and I really don't want my husband climbing up that high carrying things. I will post pictures when there is something to show!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 332

So here is card #3 that I made for my niece Katie who graduated from high school this week. I ordered some new embossing folders and they finally arrived, this is one of them. It is the Cuttlebug Scrollwork folder. I measured the card to determine word placement and then used Microsoft Word to make the Congrats Katie. I printed it, trimmed it to size, and embossed it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 331

Such a fun card! This is the butterfly card from My Scrap Chick. I used a double sided paper which always make it easier for me to coordinate the  colors. The butterflies were cut from a sparkly card stock and I used small gems for their bodies. The Happy Birthday is cut from vinyl.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 330

This card was pretty simple. I used a cuttlebug border folder for the strip across the card. The Happy Birthday was computer generated and I just cut a rectangle and rounded the corners.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 329

This card was made using a Martha Stewart border punch and a My Scrap Chick flower file. I initially was just going to use the border punch but it looked too plain so I added the flower. The stem is ribbon.