Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday Mornings ...

Ugh! It's Monday and another week is here.

I have never been a morning person, just ask my siblings. When I was younger I hated to get up in the morning. My Mom would come in my room several times before I knew by "that tone" in her voice that it was time or else!

Fast forward 40+ years and "BAM", I'm a morning person. Not only does my body, or aches, wake me up but then I have this cat that head butts me 'cause it's time for his treats. Jasper, the cat, was a Valentine's gift from my husband Duke. When Duke was serving a weekend with the Army reserves down at Joint Base Lewis McChord there was a gal who rescued all the animals who were left when their owners deployed for the desert.

Duke came home with a picture of this cat on his phone. He said "Let's just go down and look at the cat." Yeah, right. I see an animal and I want to take it home with me. So we set off the next weekend to "see" the cat.

This long hair, 15 lbs, orange with an attitude cat came out. He had been left when his owners separated and then the man was deployed to Iraq. He lived outside for several months until it got too cold then the gal felt sorry for him and took him inside. She had 4 dogs and 6 cats....several too many for the rules on post.

So Jasper came home with us. He rode on my lap all the way home. No scratching, no hissing, just alot of shedding. That's when I realized that Jasper was a dog in a cat's body!

4 years later I still have Jasper. He is the easiest thing to have around except for the hair and his desire for his wet food in the morning. He will head butt me while I lay in bed if I don't get up to get him his food. If it wasn't so irritating it would be funny...okay, it's alittle funny!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

made by Cheryl Tingley
Happy Thoughts (C1536) added to Chantilly paper makes me.....happy!
Did you notice  the zipper lace (Z1826)? Love, love, love this new ribbon available in the Spring/Summer Idea book. Want some for yourself??? Push the Shop with Me button to your right and you can order it from my website. While you are there, shop around & get in on some great deals.
New Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807) add some bling to the center of the flower.
Enjoy your day!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Made by Cheryl Tingley
How cute is this bunny?
Hoppy Easter (B1423) is used to make the front of this card wonderful.
Enjoy your day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thinking of You For Always

Created with Kristine Tanase 

                                      BAM!! Doesn't this card just do it for you? I LOVE it!

The Art Philosphy Cricut cartridge is used to cut out the Lagoon card stock flower. Then For Always Textiles (Z1820) is used next to make a fabric medallion. Top with a Button (Z1372) green then a Black Glitter Brad with Black Waxy Flax.

A Blossom (A1121) is used too.

                                                                  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chantilly Happy Thoughts

Made by Cheryl Tingley

I love everything about this card. And when you look closely at it you can see how using the Cricut Artiste makes this card very doable.

The layers on the leaves and the bird give the card a nice dimensional look. Added onto the card with mounting tape just gives the card a litte "umph". A simple sentiment from Happy Thoughts (C1536) is perfect.

The scallops are cut on the Cricut at 1". Don't you just love how they help soften the B/T paper? Me too!

                                                                  Enjoy your day!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Chantilly Swing Card

Created by Cheryl Tingley

The card swung open

The inside of the card
How stinkin' cute is this? Can you believe that the Cricut Artiste cartridge will cut out this card for you? and the bow too!!

Chantilly paper packet screams spring and Easter to me. Are you looking for some great paper for your layouts & cards? Try Chantilly.....

                                                              Enjoy your day!

Friday, March 8, 2013

For Always Layout


Did you notice the Textiles used on this layout? Yes, they come from the new Spring/Summer Idea book. A little gathering topped with some Rose Ribbon and you have a great layout for your pictures.

                                                             Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

For Always Tag

Made by Kristine Tanase

Paper heart using the Quilling Tool

The use of the Quilling tool to make the paper heart adds a wonderful touch to this tag. The heart shows how easy it is to use the tool to curl the paper. Think of the possibilities!

                                                               Enjoy your day!

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Friend Is...

Created by Kristine Tanase
Close up of paper rose with Licorce Opaque in center
Close up of Black Shimmer Trim
This card uses a darling stamp set called Focus on a Friend (A1138). Including 2 stamps for only $6.95. Also a favorite of mine is Universal Backgrounds (D1477) which adds great texture to the background of the card.
Art Philosophy Cartridge cuts out the paper flower from Creme Brulee cardstock. Cut at 2 1/2" then rolled up from the outside in. The cartride also cut the tag that the Focus on a Friend is stamped onto. Cut out of Daisy White cardstock at 5 1/4" then stamped with Whisper ink
Enjoy your day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

For Always Thanks


A close up of the edging & butterflies.
I LOVE this paper packet! For Always is from the Spring/Summer Idea book 2013.
This card is made by Kristine Tanase, which I received in the National Swap I participated in. This swap is alot of work but yields tons of beautiful examples of all the paper packets, new stamp sets and accessories. Plus I receive ideas that I would have never thought of or tried myself.
This card uses the stamp sets; A Friend Like You (B1410), For Every Occasion (D1187)
Accessories are: Epoxy Bubbles (Z1806) Green/Blue, Flutter Paper Shapes (Z1463)
Enjoy your day!