Saturday, November 20, 2010

Attitude Blog Award

Thank you Cecilia at The Gift of Creativity for passing this blog award to me! Cecilia is a very kind and talented person and if you have not visited her blog, please give her a visit. She does beautiful work!

This is my first blog award so I am quite surprised and I appreciate this! In accepting the award I understand that I am to list 3 things that make my blog or myself unique and pass it on to 5 other people.

Let's see - My profile actually tells you a lot about me!!
1. I have not been blogging very long and was apprehensive about starting a blog! Loving it now!! I am very appreciative of several people who encouraged me to start a blog. Thanks for all their help whenever I had a question!
2. I love making new friends! Through blogging many doors of  friendships have opened. I am so encouraged by visits and comments on my blog! Appreciate each of you!
3. I enjoy many crafts including cross-stitch, ribbon embroidery, scrapbooking. Now it is card making! Thankful for all my God given talents!

Now to pass along the award to 5 other people. Thanks to these ladies for all their encouragement!!

Sherri at Love, Laughter, and Creations
Sheri at My Sheri Cards
SueVan911 at Lifes Great When Bugged
Raquel at RAQ Creations
Carolyn at The Scrapping Cat

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Teddy Bear

I would like to say Welcome to my new followers and to all my followers Thank You for your support!!

Who does not like teddy bears? Sunday was National American Teddy Bear Day. Sheri at My Sheri Crafts asked us to add a teddy bear to our project this week.

Using RAQ'S Inspirational Challenge 11/17-11/23 sketch 3, I started with a 5 x 6 1/2 white cardstock card.
Recently I received a gift certificate to Paper Wishes from Fantabulous Cricut for the winning barn card entry in the challenge. I am using some of the pretty Hot Off The Press Floral Backsground paper pad that I chose. Thanks again Fantabulous Cricut and Paper Wishes! The paper is so pretty that I hesitated to cut it, but I am pleased with the results! Are you like me and have beautiful paper that you can not cut!!

My little pink bear is cut from Cricut Cartridge Christmas Noel at 2 3/4 inches. Ovals are cut from Lacey Labels. I used Martha Stewart Swirling Lace punch on bottom of the designer paper. I was delighted to find this punch on clearance last weekend!! To continue the dot theme, I embossed the white background with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.

My Sheri Crafts - #31 Teddy Bears

Hope you enjoy my Teddy Bear!! Thanks for your comments!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Turkey Talk!!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my new followers!
This week at Jitterbuggin', Sketch 24, Let's Talk Turkey, the feature is the turkey! We are to follow the sketch, add a Cricut turkey, and add a button or two or three---
For my turkey, I used the Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter cutting it at 3 inches. To add dimension, I embossed the turkey with the Cuttlebug folders Swiss Dots and Houndstooth. Added a bow and eyes from my stash. Hmm, maybe this dressed up turkey does not realize what is for lunch!!
For the sentiment, I used Lacy Labels for Thanks and the scallop backgrounds.
Reminded of words to a beautiful Thanksgiving song we sing at church, I used the Script cuttlebug folder to emboss the background mat. May we all be reminded daily of our many blessings!!

I recently bought the pretty paper at HL...thought it would be perfect for this card, but almost covered it! Cannot see the cute turkey that is also printed on the paper!!

Jitterbuggin' - Turkey, buttons
BBTB2       - Give Thanks / Thanks
Frosted Designs - Thanks / Thankful
Paper Cutz -   Thanksgiving project--using buttons and bows
Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI - Fall/Harvest theme

Hope you enjoy! Thank you for your comments!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Red Hat Treasures

Ooh La La !!

After winning a gift certificate to Ladybird Designs during a recent blog hop, I asked Sharon to make some Red Hat items for me.

I was so excited opening the box and was thrilled to see all my Red Hat treasures!

Look at this gorgeous card! Love the cat sitting in the Red Hat! SU Iridescent ice was used for the sparkles!! I must get some of that!!You know us Red Hatters love sparkles!!

The ornament is so pretty with all the red hats inside it!  I will enjoy using it on my Christmas tree!
The scrapbook pages are just darling! Love the little ladies and Sharon included the poem "When I Am An Old Woman". 

Oh, the little hat cookies were so cute and so yummy...shared with a Red Hat friend! Don't you love the little purse!! It is so cute!!
If you are a Red Hatter or know someone who is, be sure to visit LadyBird

Thank you Sharon for all my beautiful Red Hat treasures. Hope you soon receive my Thank You card!