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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Card for Aidan

A request went out on the Cricut Circle board for cards to be sent to a 2 year old named Aidan who has been diagnosed with T Cell Leukemia.  My heart breaks for his family as I cannot imagine the fear and anxiety they must have.  They have a deep faith and I know they would appreciate prayers so - Please add Aidan and his family to your prayers. 

Below is the card I came up with for Aidan.

I used: 
Stampin Up Paper from Barb of http://snowmanlover.blogspot.com/
Cricut New Arrival Cartridge for the train (have had this cart for 2 years and finally used it)
Cricut Base Camp Cartridge for Aidan's name
Buttons and stickers for the wheels
and a lot of heart

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Birthday Card for My Aunt

This card took me 5 hours to make.  I kept starting over - and over - and over and it never turned out the way I hoped it would.  I finally ended up using items I have purchased and tried to use colors she loves.  The title was cut using Elegant Cakes cartridge and the background was cut using the Just Because cartridge. Seems like today for some reason the harder I tried, the harder it became.  Ever have one of those crafting days?  Geez! I so hope she likes it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Daisy Layout

I wanted to enter the Cricut Circle Blog contest for the month of February and needed to create something using a banner. I'm not sure whether a layout is OK for the contest, but I decided to do a layout of our spoiled rotten Bichon, Daisy.  I am so far behind this year in completing my layouts that these pics were from July.  Daisy has such a cute little personality that she tends to own us. 

The dog in the layout was computer drawn by me to look like Daisy. I then imported it into my Pazzles machine and altered to be how I wanted it. I used Provo Craft white paper for the dog and chalked it with light blue.  I think it looks a lot like her. The Rosette was also created using my Pazzles and was cut using scrap paper.  I used the Country Life cartridge to create the banner using Co-erdinations paper. The Letters are from the Elegant Cake cartridge welded into the banner.  The large daisy in the backgound was cut from Elegant  Cakes using the DCWV Pet Stack.

Thanks for visiting and please, stop in again.  Happy Day!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine Cards 2011

I made a few Valentine cards and wanted to share with you all.  I have so enjoyed crafting again and it was so much fun doing this card.  The easel card ended up being 6 x 8 inches.

I also learned a bit more about some of the stuff that goes with Breast Cancer removal while making this card.  I got a small paper cut in my left arm which is where they removed some of my lymph nodes.  My under arm area ended up swelling a bit from that.  I will now certainly remember to take the advice they gave me to be careful with my left arm and hand seriously when scrapping.  Who would have thought something so minor would make a difference.  Over time this may not even happen, but as I am still healing I will listen.  I have a cute little bracelet (NOT) that I wear now that has a medical emblem on it and says No Pin Pricks or PB - Left Arm. How is that for some fancy jewelry!!! 

O-well, when I think of how it could have ended up... I am totally Blessed and thank God every second of every day.  These little bumps in the road certainly make us stronger and maybe even a bit wiser.

Anyway... Here is the Valentine Card I came up with.

Solid and Patterned Paper - The Paper Company
Hearts - American Crafts Christmas Foil Paper
Cartridges used -
  Easel Card - George
  Hearts - George
  Bicycle - Heritage

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Zoo Crew..

This layout was made using cuts that were computer drawn and then imported into my Pazzles machine. I made this layout with a lot of heart for a very special crafting sister.  I so hope she likes it.  There was also a lot of pop dots and chalking in this layout.

Lucy Rules...

This layout was done using by me computer drawing the designs and using my Pazzles machine to cut and piece.  It was made with heart for a dear friend and I hope she likes it.  Lots of pop dots and chalking were done for each piece. 

Looking for Food... Poor Thing

Here in Michigan we have had a Blizzard Warning posted and this poor little fella is feeling the results.  We have gotten about a foot of snow - but mostly the drifts are what seem to be causing problems for everyone. We have some 3 ft drifts around our yard but mostly where we don't have to walk so not too worried about them.  I did have to shovel snow before daylight as our little dog needed out and she couldn't get through the snow.  This little guy could sure show her how to do it...  Poor little fella.

I have been scrapping a bit lately and will be adding pics of my cards and layouts sometime today.  Hugs to you all and I hope everyone stays safe and warm.