Friday, April 18, 2008

Another Playdate with Penny.....

She has had her first set of shots and it's only 11 days till we can bring her home.

Isn't she cute....

Here's a photo of her playing tug of war with her brother. They found one of the girls headbands and had a great time playing with it (for hours).

Here's a photo of Penny napping with her brother.

We haven't even brought her home yet but we have over 140 photo's of her....she's not too spoiled.

Enjoy the photo's of our little girl....

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

With Sympathy...

Here is another sympathy card.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Two and a half weeks until.....

we bring Penny home. Kerry and I spent an hour and a half playing with her and her brothers and sisters. They are now seven lively, playful, funny puppies. They were so much fun. She's still not quite 3 lbs. She plays enthusiastically with toys and jumps and plays with the other puppies. She is not the smallest pup but is one of the smaller puppies and does a great job of holding her own with her bigger brothers and sisters.

Look how cute!!!

Cards will be coming soon...just picked up a new cupcake set...very cute.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thank You To Karen

My cousin Karen has been searching Local Craft Stores in Tennessee for Cuttlebug Embossing Folders for me. She found two of the folders I was looking for. I sent her this little thank you for her trouble. Having said that, Karen is a lot like me and being asked to look in local craft stores is hardly trouble...more of a delight. Anyway, THANK YOU Karen!

Here is a photo of some monogrammed notecards. (Karie - - oh no, here we go again! more monograms). This set uses the paisley embossing folder which Karen found for me. Karen should have these by now so that's why I posted the photo today.

BTW, I did finally find the Swiss Dots I have been looking for thanks to an ink-stains friend who helped me find a web site who still had them in stock....Thanks Sharon!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Gift Card Holder

Here is a quick & easy gift card holder. No need to buy one in the stores, make it yourself! This one took about 10 minutes to make. Simply cut a piece of cardstock to 4 1/4" X 11". Then score 3" on both sides and right down the middle at 5 1/2". Fold the cardstock so that it forms a "W" shape. It will be easy to see where to put the adhesive. You will need to punch in the middle of card holder (where you put the actual gift card) and open up the rest of the way with a small scissor or craft knife. I used a 1 1/4" circle punch (half way). This one was pretty simple. As an afterthought I used my cuttlebug birthday embossing folder on the inside. Since that was an afterthought and I did it after the rest of the card was finished I thought I would ruin it but it came out perfect and added just the touch I needed.

Here is the finished card

Here is the card opened


Sunday, April 6, 2008

All together now....

say AH!!!!

Isn't she adorable. Penny is now weighing in at a big 2 lbs. and 5 ozs. She is now so playful! We spent over an hour with her on Saturday and had a great time.

Here's the whole litter at feeding time.

Here she is again.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Last one...

from this "series" of items I made. This is a package of 3X3 cards with envelopes, again using Berry Bliss Designer Paper and the Elzybells.

Here is the entire package I sent which includes everything I showed her plus some monogrammed notecards, a large Bridgewater Chocolate candy bar and assorted craft items (brads, primas, hardware, stickles, glue stick, ribbon glue, vellum envelopes etc.).

Hopefully, we will visit Penny today and have more photos.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Here we go again.....

Only one more after this and then I will move on to something else. In the swap I did we had to include a decorated tin. This tin uses Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Berry Bliss Designer Paper and the Ellzybell images. Inside are Hershey chocolate sticks.

TGIF! Have a nice weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Yet Another Elzybell project...

Here is a card. It is the first card I ever made using a challenge (meaning the layout was pre-designed).

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Another Elzybell project

Here is another gum holder using the Elzybell image that was sent to me. Very cute images. The paper is Berry Bliss.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


This week I am going to post some of the items that I made for a coordinator swap over at SCS DSS. We were suppose to use Bella or Elzybell stamps. I do not own any Elzybells so two nice coordinators sent me some images to use. I wasn't sure how that would work out but I really like the Elzybells images and I liked the items I made. The first one is a treat holder. In a tutorial I posted on this blog in January I used a scallop punch and inserted a heart candy. In this example I used a square punch (twice) and inserted a large trident gum.

Here is a photo of the gum holder open.

I'll post more of the items I created for this swap during the week. The receiver of the items seemed to like them (I'm glad)! I used Pretty in Pink card stock and Berry Bliss designer paper.