Thursday, May 31, 2012

Another card today!!

  I made two of these to give to my awesome long distance friends. I am going through a bit of  a rough patch and they are truly carrying me through. I do not have any friends in my town that understand so not only do they listen but they hold me accountable and tell when it is time for the "pity party" to be over. I wanted to send them a card to let them know how special they are.
  I picked this sketch for a challenge at Michelle  my Belle's Creations the challenge was to use a past Mojo Monday sketch to create a card. This is the sketch I chose.

 This is my take on it. I am also go to enter it in the 365 cards Day 90 layered challenge. the challenge was to have 4 layers on the card. The base of the card with the digis is 4 layers and the scalloped tag also has 4 layers.

I used a couple of google images to create the digi stamps in MTC. I LOVE MTC!!!!! I am having so much fun with the Zing. I just can't get enough. The doily circle is a svg file from Bird's Cards.
 I hope my friends enjoy the cards half as much as I enjoyed making them.

Have a blessed day,

Live the Life you Imagined.

Fussy cutting

  Fussy cutting  was the challenge at 365 Cards for Day 89. I never do fussy cutting at all so this was a true challenge for me. (aren't most things? LOL) I have had this paper forever and never really knew what to do with it.....I am somewhat pleased with the results. I popped up the butterflies to try and add a bit of dimension.

Thanks for stopping by,

Live the life you Imagined.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Super Sketchy Sunday

  While I was actively looking for a challenge or two I found the 365 Cards site. Wow, what fun. I have seen other crafters refer to this site but never made it there. So I loved the super simple sketch for Super Sketchy Sunday so decided to give it a shot. I am having so much fun with Print and cut on my Zing with MTC. I had found this free digi stamp at Birds Cards but was never able to do anything with it. This cutter just makes it so EASY!!  I could not find my pencils(I know they are in this new space just not sure where???)  and my coloring with markers stinks, but the poor little turtle with  just have to do. I have decided that  for awhile every card has to take at least one thing from the ridiculously large scrap pile on this card the striped paper fills that bill. So here is my very simple take on this sketch.
 It is hard to see in this picture but the sentiment is "hope you get back on your feet again soon"

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Today you are the star!

Still trying to get through the long lonely week end. Went searching for challenges. It has been so long since I have been crafting had to actually google to know where to find one LOL. Anyway this is for Lily Pad Cards star challenge. I am still learning how to get the most out of my Zing. So not totally thrilled with the outcome but am going to use for a church members birthday. I am absolutely enthralled with this machines ability to accurately print and cut, I have to use it on every project!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog.

Have a blessed day.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


 It has  been so long since I have done a layout that I scarcely remember how. I have joined a group on yahoo Scrap-With-Friends. They had a layout challenge this month. I have never done a challenge like this so there are definitely some things I will do differently next time!! I am just so excited to have a page done. You chose 3 paper collections and then someone picked the one you would work with and a sketch for you to follow. I will definitely spend more time trying to visualize my pictures with the papers instead of just picking ones I like next time.....

 They chose a layout with 4 pictures and this was challenging for me. But I am pleased with the final product.I used MTC and my Zing to print and cut the tag and the journaling. Oh my goodness this is the first time I have gotten to use this feature and it is AMAZING!! I am going to use this over and over. It was so easy (took me a little while to read the manual but once I got through that it is so super easy definitely not the frustration that I had with my "other cutter."
   Thank you for taking the time to visit today!!


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Simple Thank you

My daughter's wedding had a very homespun feel to it, so I felt like the Thank you cards should be handmade. I came up with this simple but very cute design. Her colors were yellow and blue with you guessed it daisies as her main flower. I made up a couple and then a very gracious friend of hers volunteered to make them up for me. Can you believe it between the 2 of us we made over 200!!!
We were truly blessed with lots of help to pull off this wedding!

 Thanks for stopping by and spending a minute with me!!


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wow, it has been soooo long.

  I can not believe how long it has been since I shared. Actually it has been that long since I have created anything! My last post references my daughter going to Mexico for a mission trip to help in her healing process. God had plans to do more than work on the healing process.... he gave her the man on her dreams!!! And what an AMAZING man he is!!  Saturday May 12th they became man and wife. Wow!! What a ride the last 6 months have been!! I am proud to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thames.

  She and her 2 boys are moving out....sniff sniff..... They will be returning from the honeymoon and then the process of reclaiming my house will begin. I am trying really hard not to fall into a funk and I think that paper and ribbon are just what the doctor ordered! So look out hoping to post often.

 I took pictures of a few things that I have done recently so will start there.Here are 2 of the cards that I  made for her showers.

 This card was inspired from pinterest and was super simple! Think this will be a go to for wedding showers. (my other daughter is getting married in November.......)

  This was a lot of fun and a really big hit. I
imported a shape into MTC   and
made this fun card.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I look forward to sharing lots more in the near future. Got to do something when I am missing those boys.

Live the life you imagined.