Friday, May 13, 2011

Pop Up Graduation Owl Cake & Pop Up Flower Pot Card

I am really excited I made 2 Pop Up Cards!
One is for a Graduation and the other for a Birthday!
Above is the cake with the graduation owl with his cap and diploma.
Here is the box I hand made with
the bow also hand made.

The inside of the box is the card.

Now for the Birthday Card
The boxThe inside
I love this one.

My husband said I looked silly taking pictures of these cards.

To get directions for these cards
Pop on over to
She has a great video explaining how to do these wonderful cards.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Wow! What a beautiful warm Sunny Day! Except we forgot to take pictures. My husband made a great breakfast of Egg Omelets and Hash Browns. Then he made me, my mother and my MIL BBQ Chicken on the grill. It was tasty. He bought me a Gorgeous Calla Lilly for the Garden. I really need to take a picture. I have never seen anything like it. Wow! And a gift card to have my nails done with my Darling Daughter.

Darling Daughter made me 2 cards and a bookmark and then bought me a card from Hallmark. WoW! Three cards from one child!

I am blessed!

Here is the card I made for my mother. It is a pocket card. I did not intend to irritate but it was kind of fun watching her try to open it. ;-) You would still think I was a teenager with a little bit of rebellion going on. But she enjoyed it the card. There was not much room to write. So it was short and sweet and the Gift Card was behind the flowers.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

For The LOVE of Paper Flowers

Paper Creation Magazine the Spring 2011
Featuring a Flower Topiary on Page 15
I was enamored with it right off and knew I
had to make one for myself. After making one
I decided I needed another one.

Here is a list of what I used
Flower Paper Punch
Pattern Card Stock
Glitter Card Stock
Buttons (center of flowers)
Straight Pins about 300 of them
Wooden Dowel
Acrylic Paint in Green
Flower Pot 4" (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
Peat Moss

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Milk Carton

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!
One of the days that I feel most under pressure!
Even though I am married and have been for over 17 years!

When I was a kid it was fun holiday.
You go to school and every kid in the class room gives you a Valentine.
You get to eat Cupcakes and Chocolate.
Yum my favorite.

Tonight I made two milk carton's out of card stock
and put Hershey Kisses in them for my Daughter's teachers.
I have made these milk cartons several times over the last year and half.
This is the first time I have taken a photo to share.

Here is where I got the directions for the cartons.
Here is the tutorial I found on Cristina's blog Getting Crafty on the flower using the scallop punch. Here is the direct link to her video on

And here is the cartons that I made. Both took me under a hour to make.
The flowers I made yesterday.

The card attached is 2.5 x2.5 and yes that is a quilled heart on the the punched heart.
In the center of the flower is a button that looks like a quilled heart. ;-D

And this is the other one I made.
I took several pictures just could not get the picture to show the details.
It is exactly like the other one.
But the flower and the heart is pink and the quilled heart is in white.
The button in the center of the flower is pink.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Finally a bright and sunny day to take pictures.
I am waiting for the weekend! It will finally be warm enough
to melt the ice. I can't wait!

Anyway! Stuck inside doing one of my favorite things and that is quilling!!

Here are some of my work.This is work in progress here
I love trees and owls. I plan to add some flowers.

This is a 2.5 inches card by 2.5 inches.
I thought this would be a great gift tag for a birthday present.

Working out

I have been working out daily on my Stair Master.
I have not lost a pound:-(
But at least I am trying! ;-)

I workout listening to my iPod.
It helps to listen to music, it keeps me motivated.
My dilemma was how to hook my iPod onto my clothing.
I looked every where for a clip.

My brother bought me a money clip and used heavy duty velcro
to attach the clip.

Here is a photo of my little nano now with a Harley Davidson Money Clip on the back of my iPod. I can not even pull it apart. Oh and I am in no way a Harley Chick. This was the only money clip I could find. Money clips seem to be a relic. LOL!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy New Year!

I have not updated my blog in long time due to health issues. I am better now and I hope to finally start updating this and get some followers.

I have been crafting. Mostly card and my new found love of Quilling. Who would have ever thought Quilling. I really like it. But before I share my quilled items. I am going to share the Gift Card Holders I made for Christmas. My pictures are horrible. But I made them on Christmas Eve and did not really have good lighting and I was tired after I made these. They were a lot of work but they turned out beautiful. I thought anyway. So here they are.

They were all cut from Bazzill Card Stock and the Christmas Paper I found at Hobby Lobby. And the Paper Piecing were all hand done by me. My personal favorite is the Reindeer. But I am partial to Rudolph.