Archive | September, 2012

Masculine Cards….

28 Sep


I have some Masculine cards to share with you today.  I will be teaching a class on these in the near future at The Cutting Garden.  I always struggle with coming up with something decent for masculine cards…..

I’m really not sure about these but I got Tony’s vote on them so that’s good enough for me!!!

I hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Okay… I definitely have an issue with Butterflies….

27 Sep

Good Morning!

Don’t you just love it when you create something that you truly think is fantastic!  This card is going right up there on my list of all time favorites.  Believe it or not…. my list of favorites isn’t very long but this one is in the top five 🙂

My friend Carol gave me this beautiful piece of butterfly paper and I cut into it to make a little gift for another friend Sue, who was having a birthday this week.  I made this promise to my self a while back that once I cut into a piece of paper I would use it up, so I made three of these cards to use up the rest of my piece of paper.  I really think I need to hunt down this paper pad… It is beyond beautiful and I wish I could tell you what company makes it but I just don’t know!  Did you notice the lovely label I used to stamp my sentiment?  It is called Decorative Labels Eight and it is the smallest of the dies in this set.  Yes… no surprise…. I picked up this beauty at The Cutting Garden!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Thinking of you….

26 Sep

Happy Wednesday All!

I made these cards several weeks ago at an all day crop at The Cutting Garden and I am just getting around to posting them now.  In truth, I have a whole box of cards that I have made sitting in my craft room waiting to be posted but I tend to only make one post a day so that I don’t end up sending too many emails to my followers 🙂  When I get on a run of creating I can end up making 6 or 7 cards a day… I guess when the moods strikes I just go with it.

I have to be honest…. I totally cased this card from a card on Pintrest….  I really liked it and I needed to get my craft juices flowing so I decided to make this really easy card to get myself started….

Check out that fun new ribbon Kim brought in to the store…. WoW!  It is so nice!  I love the color of it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Sending Smiles….

25 Sep

Good Morning!  I have another pretty purple card to share with you this morning, this time using one of my favorite Martha Stewart Punch all over the page punches called Caning Pattern….

I have made cards like this before but I keep going back to this layout, I really think it is a very pretty card and I will continue to make the for my stash.  Each time I make them they are a little different but I think they always turn out lovely.

I hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Have a great day…

24 Sep

Happy Monday All!

I had a great weekend, hanging out with friends and crafting up a storm!  I managed get some cooking done on Sunday, I made a big lasagna and a quiche.  I can really tell that fall is here because I get into nesting mode and that’s when I hang out at home cooking.  During the summer Tony tends to take over and he looks after cooking so I guess it’s my turn now!

I love this advance posting option on my blog, I can set up all my posts on the weekend and then throughout the week they just happen for me!  It’s great because I tend to get lazy during the week and I don’t always log on to the computer to post pics of my crafty efforts.  I am probably busy getting ready to head off to work as this post appears on my blog 🙂

So okay…. I will stop rambling and show you the card I have to share with you today…..

This is a really simple yet pretty card that was easy to put together 🙂

I hope you all have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!

More Pretty Purple Cards….

23 Sep

I really neglect the color purple but when I got out shopping for design paper, purple is always at the top of my list but I find it is hard to find paper that I really like.   This is just a simple little card that I made up using a pretty piece of purple card stock I picked up from The Cutting Garden….

I totally love this Cuttlebug embossing folder, use it often….. I think I’ve got a bit of a butterfly obsession going on right now! LOL!!  Donna…. are you seeing this?  I think every card I posted this week was butterfly related! LOL!!

Anyway….  I hope you all have a great day!!

Shaped Cards….

22 Sep

Hello Again!

Here’s another sweet set of cards that I have made up for a class at The Cutting Garden….

These were super fun to put together and I really like how they turned out 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

I’ve been busy!….

22 Sep

Hello Blog Friends!…

I have been busy crafting up a storm in preparation for some fun classes at The Cutting Garden!  Here a look at what I have come up with so far….

Fun Right?  I really like these darker colors although my camera doesn’t seem to much but they are a cute as can be in real life.  Well I am making the most I can out of my Saturday in my craft room.  It’s very rainy here today so It is the perfect opportunity to get creating!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!!


20 Sep

Happy Thursday Everyone!  Friday is almost here thank goodness!  This has been a long week!  I needed some thank you cards for my stash so I whipped up a couple last weekend but I haven’t had a chance to post them until now….

I am going to have to go on another hunt for beads for my pins, my collection is getting low and I think they make such a pretty addition to the cards.  Today is another work day for me so I am off to get ready!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Birthday to ME!

18 Sep

I had a fantastic day today…. My lovely co-workers decorated my desk at work and took me out to lunch…. I received Birthday Wishes from about 1000 people it seemed!!!  I worked today and my Blackberry kept going off indicating I got a new notification on my Facebook page as well as The Cutting Garden Facebook page!  WHOA!  Do I Feel Popular!!!!  A girl could get used to all of this wonderful treatment!!!!

So I get in the door from work and my friend Carol is on the phone saying she is coming over with my cake!!!!  OMG!  Look at this sinful piece of heaven!!!!….

Strawberry Supreme Cheese Cake!  Carol knows me so well because I dislike regular cake… especially the icing… I DETEST icing *shudder*  She had it all pre-sliced for me and I couldn’t wait to dive in.  I laughed at the look on Tony’s face when I gave him a small piece of it….. he said…. “Lisa this cake is going to last too long!!! It has 16 slices!!!  No worries…. he can have as many pieces as he wants.  OMG it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!    THANK YOU CAROL!!!! *HUGS*  Wow what a lovely treat!  And to top it off, I got a big fat gift certificate to The Cutting Garden!!!  I can’t wait to hit the Die isle and snag me a few more of the new ones Kim has in!!!

*Happy Sigh*  It’s great to be 30…… again 😉  WoooooHoooooo!!

I Hope everyone has a great evening!!!