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Thursday, July 9, 2015

"YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME" lot of cards *w/measurements


This card pictured above is one I made a while back. I liked the layout so much, I decided to make a bunch more.  I cut and stamped everything and had put together a card kit that I took to TN, but this was one of the kids that my mom and I wasn't able to get to, so I thought I'd go ahead and assemble it. I used Mini Brads from the Eyelet Outlet on the cards when I made them before, last night while assembling all these cards, I decided to leave the brads off.



Everything is laid out and ready to be put together.. yeah!!



When I started putting these together I didn't realize how many layers there was...  I am running very low on adhesive.. like ONE box left.. yikes!  so I was trying to find creative ways to get these all put together using my ATG tape and Scor-Pal Tape.




Here they all are.. all put together.




*MEASUREMENTS:

card base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

black layer:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
pattern layer:  4"  x 5 1/4"

large panel:

black layer:  3 3/8" x 4 5/8"
pattern layer:  3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

rectangle layer:

black layer: 2 5/8" x 3 3/8"
pattern layer:  2 1/2" x  3 1/4"

banner flag:
black layer;  1 3/4" wide *I cut mine about 1 1/2-2" because it was going to be tucked up under the other layer and you wasn't going to see it. 
pattern layer:  1 5/8" wide.    I laid the pattern on the black layer and then cut the fish tails, then moved up the pattern paper when I adhered them together.

sentiment was stamped on a punched out circle and layered on another punched out circle.

*SUPPLIES:

card stock:  black, cream
pattern paper: WeRMemory Keepers Storytime line: Hansel  and Big Bad Wolf
stamps: Stamps of life Phrases2Say
ink:  Hero Arts Black
accessories: Scor-Pal, Circle Punches and Foam Tape


thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Lot of "I LOVE YOU" red, white and black cards



We recently went on a trip to TN and before leaving I made several "card kits" for my mom and I to put together while we were there.   We had two of the kits that we didn't get to put together, so last night I thought I'd assemble them.  




The heart is die-cut from an MFT Heart die, both heart with circles and solid layer.   I had recently seen where someone used a lint roller to get the tiny pieces out of die cuts so I thought I'd give it a try. WOW!! it really works and it only took me a few minutes to get all the circles removed from each of the hearts.  I will be keeping a lint roller nearby from now on.



Here are all the cards assembled.   Super easy to do since removing the circles from the hearts took no time at all thanks to the lint roller.



thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them


Sunday, July 5, 2015

24 Patriotic cards from Authentique Freedom pad: "THANKS VERY, VERY, VERY MUCH" **w/measurements


What fun these cards were to make.  I love taking a 24 page Authentique paper pad and cutting it all up, to end up with 24 cards.    The sentiment is from a stamp set that I bought while in TN recently.  The paper pad is SOOOOOOOOOO awesome!!!  it's from Authentique and is called Freedom!!!  ~ LOVE IT!!!!! 

Here are all the cards I made using the entire paper pad.



To cut each 6 x 6 piece of paper.   I cut off a piece that will be 5 1/4" x 6", then take that piece and cut off 2" piece from the 6" side, then take the 2" x 5 1/4" piece and cut off 3/4" off the end of it making it 2" x 4 1/2".   Hope that all makes sense.  I added this photo to show how I did it.




MEASUREMENTS:

card base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

navy layer:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
pattern layer:  4" x 5 1/4"

rectangle navy layer:  2 1/8" x 4 5/8"
pattern layer:    2" x 4 1/2"

sentiment navy layer:  2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
white layer:     2 3/4" x 3 3/4"



SUPPLIES:

card stock:  white, navy, red
pattern paper: Authentique Freedom
stamps: Technique Tuesday "Hi There"
ink: Hero Arts Black
accessories: Scor-Pal, Star Punch, Mini Brads from Eyelet Outlet, foam dimensionals and a hole punch




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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Embossed Butterfly "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" cards




I am extremely behind on sending out birthday cards..  in the card making world, I have on a hiatus so to speak and I say that because saying I have been "lazy" didn't sound too good. haha

Yesterday I wanted to use a new embossing folder that I purchased ohhh, maybe a month ago and I just now opened it.  The butterflies are so pretty.    I decided to emboss some pieces and make some birthday cards.   They were super easy to make.

I used black, white and yellow card stock, a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, the Happy Birthday stamp is from a Hero Arts stamp set, black ink and the embossing folder is from We R Memory Keepers and called Butterfly.





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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

"I MISS YOU" United States embossed cards



I whipped up these two cards a couple of nights ago.   It was late when I was making them.. and I didn't notice at the time, but the next morning my husband pointed out that the embossing was missing something.. "THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN!!!"..  what the heck.  I live a ways away from the store I bought the folder at, so I am going to try and figure out a way to emboss it in on future cards or see if Sizzix has a non-defective folder that includes the U.P.    

The cards were super duper easy to make.  I used Red, White and Blue card stock. The I Miss You stamp is from a Hero Arts Operation Write Home stamp set and I used black ink.



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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

OWH Sketch #256 Assorted cards I made today using sketch.

I made a few cards today using this week's Operation Write Home Sketch #256. 

I haven't been in my stamp room a lot lately.. trying to relax a little after a very busy golf season, daughter's high school graduation and then a long drive out of state for her Freshman Orientation at the college she will be attending this fall.   It feels good to get back in the swing of things, crafting wise!


On this card I used some My Mind's Eye Sunny Side papers and an Avery Elle Stamp set called Bright Days.




On this card I also used some My Mind's Eye Sunny Side papers and a stamp from The Stamps of Life called Phrases2Say.


On this card I used some papers that I believe are from American Crafts (bought at Tuesday Morning years ago), a Stampin' UP! Sizzix cut/emboss thingy for the heart and the sentiment is from a Paper Smooches set.



Here is the sketch I used on the cards:  OWH SKETCH #256



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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Some cards I made recently using products from Eyeletoutlet.com




Hi All ~it's been a busy time here in our household.  My son's golf season has come to a close. He went all the way to the Missouri State Championship and finished 42nd. We are so proud of all he has done.   ~AND ~ our youngest daughter graduated High School ..  yeah T.N.T!!! so proud of her and all the other grads in the Class of 2015.

My parents are visiting and I had mentioned to my mom that I needed to make some card samples, so I made all of these cards last night using some products from the EyeletOutlet.com, what fun brads to use.

Tonight I am working on uploading the hundreds of



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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Saturday, May 2, 2015

SSSC266 "I only have EYES for you" card




What a fun sketch this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #266 is.   I knew right away what I was going to do when I started this card last night.  I used some fun Glasses Brads from the Eyelet Outlet
The sentiment is one I typed up in Word and printed out.

Here is the sketch I used:  SSSC266


SUPPLIES:

card stock:  White, MFT Snow Cone, Black
ink: LaserJet printer for Sentiment typed in Word
accessories:  Scor-Pal,  MFT Pinked Circles, MFT Circle Stax, WeRMemory Keepers Embossing Folder, Glasses Brads from Eyelet Outlet and Foam Tape




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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Congrats to Kristie, Nancy M and dianne8587.. winners of the Magnolia Tila stamp giveaway.





I looked through the container of stamps and found that there were three extras of the Magnolia Tilda Loves Flowers stamps, so after drawing one name.. then finding the extras, I had my 16 year old son draw two more names.

Congrats to the winners:

KRISTIE ETZEL

NANCY M

DIANNE8587

I will send out emails here in a few minutes.  Thanks to everyone that commented.  I found some other stamps in my stamp room last week that I will giveaway in some more drawings soon.



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have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mojo Monday #391 "YOU'RE A HOOT" card for a friend



A few weeks ago I was in desperate need of some new Scor-Tools for my Scor-Buddy, so I texted a dear friend of mine who owns a scrapbook store in Dover, TN and she mailed me some.  In the package along with the Scor-tools, was an adorable set of stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions called "Hoot Hoot Horray".. tooooo stinkin' cute!!   she also sent me a set by Lawn Fawn called "Scripty Sayings", I haven't had a chance to use it yet.     

When I seen this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I knew I wanted to use the Owl stamp set to make a card to send to my friend as a thank you.  What fun it was to make this to send to her.. on the inside I am going to write..   "that's why I love you!"   She really is a "hoot" and we laugh so much whenever I get to TN and go to her shop, which I could spent hours at.. just hanging out, laughing and cutting up.. and crafting sometimes as well.


Here's the sketch I used:  MOJO391

*SUPPLIES:

card stock:  brown, white
pattern paper:  American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go
stamps: Taylored Expressions Hoot Hoot Horray stamps and matching dies
ink: Memento black ink, asst. copic markers
accessories:  Scor-Buddy, MFT Circle Stax dies, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches


thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them