back in time stretch

Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Camera for Halloween

Before my old, old camera bit the dust, my husband and I had looked at cameras and I showed him the Kodak EasyShare Max. After my old, old camera bit the dust, I borrowed a friends camera, which led to my husband sneaking out to buy me the camera I wanted. He told me he was going to drop some things off a Goodwill. I was thinking it was taking him a loooong time. The sweet man came back with the camera that I wanted.

This is a card I made using Creepy Halloween scraps.


Boo Card

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What does 50 cards look like?

A Great BIG Thank You to all my friends who came and made cards on World Card Making Day! 
 Thank You everyone for the  great comments!!!
We made 50 Christmas cards for Operation Write Home and15 that were not Christmasy.
Here is a look at some of the Christmas cards we made.

I had a great day! Friends and Card Making!!!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Several members of my family have served in the Marines and I admire the strength it takes to protect the freedom of others while being away from your loved ones. This is just one very small way to show my appreciation to those who serve our country!
Pictures will be posted next week of the card making event for OWH and all of the cards we make. Here you will find a sampling of 2 cards we are making. Enjoy all of the bogs participating today!!

Santa’s Mailbox svg (   thank you Heather) cut with my new Gazelle using paper from my stash.
S-Fold Snowman Card
Cut with Cricut using Doodle Charms Cartridge and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge. Idea came from Mary’s (  video

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Operation Write Home and World Card Making Day

October 1 is World Card Making Day. I am gathering my friends to make cards to send to Operation Write Home. Operation Write Home is an organization that sends handcrafted/homemade cards to the men and women serving in our Armed Forces to use to write home to family and friends. I will also be participating in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop, which will not only feature individual bloggers (some may have prizes), but also corporate bloggers with prizes to give away. Check back on October 1 to Blog Hop!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

August Card Swap

Thank You Terri!
Terri has made a video of the cards from our August Card Swap at Scrapper Creations Yahoo Group .

Here is a look at my cards.






Phone Card





Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm hearing voices

The photo and sentiment on the card front are both from Create with TLC This was a freebie a couple of weeks ago.
I have a friend who I call the 'Purse Girl'. She loves handbags. This is similar to the card (her card had pink instead of blue) I made for her birthday:

Coming Soon: Photos of the cards I made for the August Card Swap.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

July Card Swap

I participated in the July Card Swap with a Yahoo group I belong to called Scrapper Creations ( ). It was great fun and I am looking forward to this months card swap. Terri over at Ramblings of a Texas Craft Room ( ) has made a video featuring all of the cards that were hand crafted by the swap participants. You can watch the video at her blog or at You Tube ( ). Thanks Terri!!

Here is a look at my cards. Click on the photo for a larger version.

Card 1

Card inside


Card Recipe

Card 2


Card Recipe

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bucket Book

One of my friends has been talking about things to put on a 'Bucket List' for a long time. I think her list must be quite long so I made her a simple 'Bucket Book', which I am sure she will easily fill with her lists.


Inside cover with Very Important  phone numbers (of course Morgan Freeman's number is made up).

6 double sided pages like this.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Attitude is Everything

My friend Peg's birthday is the first week end in August. This is the card I made for her. Click on the photos for a larger picture.

I'm sorry but I do not remember where the graphic image came from. I gray scaled the image for the inside of the card and the envelope liner.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

How Much Does a Smart Ass Weigh?


The digi stamp” Retro Woman Eating On Scale”  from . If you sign up for the newsletter (on the left side of the page) you will receive email updates with freebies.

The sentiment is something that has been going around in emails for a long time and I don’t know where it originated. And I do resemble it!!

Happy Father's Day Mr. Fix It!

                                                                       card inside

                                                                   card and envelope

The svg file for this card came from . If you sign up for the news letter (scroll down a little and look on the left side of the page) you will receive a free svg weekly.

I scored the card (from the Mr. fix it side) at 2” and 4 ¾”.
Cards that are for men are hard for me so I made several of these to have on hand.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Horse Apples

The birthday card I made for my dad last year is the best card he ever received or so he says. My dad belongs to a horse club called Horse'n Around. The club goes on camping trips/trail rides.

I believe this photo was taken in the Badlands. He didn't know he was being photographed.
Here is the now famous birthday card (he took it everywhere and showed everyone)!

I don't know what can do this year to top this.
Any Ideas??

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's Day

I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day. Whenever I make cards for my parents, it takes me back to elementary school. It brings back those feelings of anxious anticipation. As an adult I know that my parents love everything I do, but I still have those same childlike feeling.

The card elements came from Crafty Mice ($5.99) svg collection from . Crafty Mice has lots of crafty svgs for knitting, crocheting, photography,painting, gluing, and sewing, plus some mice.
I'm sorry, I don't know where the sentiment came from.  I wish I sknew so I could give credit where it's due.
I made the same card for my husband to send to my mother-in-law.
I hope both Moms like their cards.

Monday, April 18, 2011

What's Your Phone Number?

This was a fun card to make. I love humorous cards. Since I never use the phone book any more, I thought I would find some ways to use parts of it. As I was making these, I happened to notice some familiar names and then it struck me that I could really personalize some of these cards. I found a co-workers name, made her an Un-Birthday card (didn't know when her birthday was). I used the page with her phone number on the inside of the card and circled it in red. Maybe all my friends will be getting something similar.

Here is another card I made for my oldest son. He often loses his phone (he is over 30 years old). I had sent a text message to both my son that read 'Since neither of my children can take the time to call their mother, I am changing my will and leaving everything the the neighbor girl.' My youngest called me within two minutes. I didn't hear from my oldest for another couple of weeks so I sent the card below. The whited out part of the arrow was our home phone number. He did call when he received the card.