Birthday Card

I made this card for my dear, sweet friend Mary over at CardzTV.  She is so super sweet and a great artist. I wanted to make a feminine card that had nothing to do with the Holiday season.  I put roses, gems, glittery sheer ribbon, a cameo, and a beautiful butterfly (my friend June sent me) to try and make it as special as Mary is.  I hope she likes it.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY.


A Note of Thanks

I used the blackout cut  of the musical note from Gypsy Wandering as an accent on this thank you card.  The card started with a 4.25 by 11 inch piece of white card stock folded to make a portrait A2 card.  I covered the front with a 4 by 5.25 inch piece of purple designer paper after I inked the edges with a cocoa stamp pad.  I took a piece of ivory card stock and ran it through the Cuttlebug folder Allegro.  I used ink pads to  to color the cream card stock all over - one lavender and two shades of pink were used.  I then went back over the raised embossing with lavender to make it more predominate. I inked around it with the cocoa ink.  I trimmed this piece to 4 by 3.75 inches and attached it to the upper center of the purple paper.  The musical note was cut at 3.48 inches.  I inked it with cocoa ink, tied a white ribbon to one of the note stems and added three gems then pop dotted it onto the top.  I then add a gem to each corner.  The wording was printed on the computer and tucked it under the bottom of the embossed layer.
Thanks for stopping by.  Sue


Christmas Card #9

This is another card made from the Smiley Cards Cartridge.  It is using the star card which is found on the top row under the apple.  I cut the star card at 5 inches in green for the base.  I then cut a single 5 inch star in red for Santa's suit and hat, and one in black for his boots.  I used the Santa from Doodlecharms (pg. 68) for the face.  I cut one more star from designer paper that is covered with HO HO HO for the inside.  I will print a sentiment out on  white to put on that paper.  This is a little flimsy since the card is only connected at the top point of the star, but I think all the layers of paper will help hold it together. I added some texture with white ricrac, White Lace and Platinum Stickles, and white Liquid Applique for the beard. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Sue

Christmas Card #8

Wow am I behind in posting.  Sorry.  I've been working on scout and school projects.   Here's Christmas Card #8.  Not a Santa this time...LOL.  But a snowman.  When I updated my Gypsy last week, I received the free cartridges including Smiley Cards.  This is a card from that cartridge.  I really cheated on this one because Mr. Snowman is actually a design on the DCWV Christmas Paper.  I used the frame card on the Smiley Cards that's for the flower on the third row second image from the left next to the mushroom.  I cut it at 11 by 4.25 inches as the frame card, then I hide the window and cut another as the support card.  If you had thicker card stock and weren't using a sheet of designer paper as the window, you could probably skip the support card.  The frame is quite large, so the card base seemed rather flimsy to me, so I add the support layer as the inside.  I cut the square of designer paper at 4 by 5 inches and sandwiched it in between.  Then added the bling.  I really like these snowflake buttons.  I purchased a bag of 100 different sized ones, and they are really nice accents.  On these I used a gem, but I like to tie a floss bow in them also.  The silver flower is from a Christmas pick.
Thanks for stopping by.  Sue


Some turkey suprises

I wanted to share a couple of turkeys we had at Thanksgiving.  The first turkey was made by my grandson, Paul, at his Webelos meeting.
He made it with an Oreo, candy corn, and a few M&Ms.

The other turkey my DIL purchased from a lady where she works.  It was just beautiful and yummy!  Here are a few pics.

The turkey's body was a ball of the most delicious chocolate "hollow" thank goodness or we would have all been sick.  The feathers, wings, head and breast were sugar cookies with either colored icing and sugar crystals or chocolate icing.  Even the feet were cookies.  My grand children loved the cookies on sticks.  It was a fun decoration and nice dessert treat.

The nutcrackers on either side of the turkey are my granddaughter Beth's.  She collections them and this year her mom found some that were for Thanksgiving. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas & Muppets at MSI

Happy Monday everyone.  I hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend.  On Saturday we headed into Chicago to visit the Museum of Science and Industry.  The Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibit is now open which is a favorite in our house.  To add to the excitement Jim Henson's Fantastic World was still open.  No pictures were allowed in the Jim Hensen exhibit, but I have some of the White House Gingerbread exhibit that featured the Muppets this year.


You can see pictures of the Jim Henson exhibit by following this link JH
You can learn about the Christmas Trees by following this link CAW

Thanks for stopping by.