Sunday, April 20, 2008

St. Jude Cards for Kids

I am a member of a message board for people who have purchased a Cricut machine by Provo Craft. I love visiting there and seeing all the creations that everyone comes up with. A few weeks ago, a nice lady from Washington decided that she wanted to do something for some families at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, TN. Marcia thought it would be a great idea to create cards to donate to the familes there....these could be thank you cards, birthday cards, any kind of cards that a family might need but not be able to get out and purchase. She's coming here in July to visit her daughter, and she and I plan to tour St. Jude to visit some children there and to distribute the cards. I don't have a number, but I know that there are A LOT of ladies who've signed up to make cards and send to us to give these familes.

Here are the first few that I made:

paper ~ Bazzil; Creative Memories white cardstock; Provo Craft Rob & Bob red paper & patterned paper
tools ~ Cricut Expression; CM mini-square punch; eyelets; Cuttlebug w/birthday embossing folder

paper ~ Creative Memories white cardstock; Provo Craft Rob & Bob patterned paper
embellishments ~ Provo Craft stickers; Studio G birthday stamps
tools ~ Cricut Expression

paper ~ Creative Memories white cardstock; Bazzil green; DCDW glitter stack
embellishments ~ Prima flower; rhinestone flower from Archiver's; Studio G stamp

paper ~ Creative Memories white cardstock; DCDW glitter stack; Bazzil blue & green
embellishments ~ Studio G stamp
tools ~ Cricut Expression

I hope to get many more cards done next week! I hope you'll check back soon. :)
A couple of Fridays ago, my friend, Sharon, came over, and together we came up with a couple of luggage tags for Sharon's boss and his wife. He is a big Memphis Tigers fan, so we definately wanted to use that for his. And for his wife's, anything girly was great.

paper ~ Creative Memories Blush Blooms; Creative Memories white and royal blue cardstock; Bazzil cardstock for the basketball
tools ~ Cricut Expression; Design Studio; Xyron 510 w/laminating cartridge
embellishments ~ ribbon from Michaels; Prima flower; rhinestone flower from Archiver's

These were so fun to make! One of these days, I think I'll make some for my family. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Long time no see....

Well, it has been months since I've posted. I haven't been completely idle, though, just lazy about posting on my blog. I'll upload several pictures to show what I've been up to since Christmas. I'll admit I was reminded that I needed to get back to posting by a fellow blogger, Enfys (Check out the wonderful work of Enfys .) Thank you, Enfys.

First, I'm going to go back to February and post some Valentines cards I made for my husband and daughter.

paper ~ all Creative Memories card stock
tools ~ Cricut Expression; Cuttlebug w/Heart embossing folder, ribbon from Wal-Mart

Here is the card I made for my daughter:
paper ~ pink and white Creative Memories card stock
tools ~ Cricut Expression to cut house shape; eyelet; pink ribbon; mini-ABC's by Creative Memories; candy cane Stickles

Next, I'm going to show off something my daughter made for school. Everyone in her class had the project of decorating a shoebox to take to school as thier Valentine mailbox. Here's her creation:

paper ~ Creative Memories Shades of Pink
stamps ~ Autumn Leaves
ribbon ~ garland I got at the dollar store before Chistmas

Next is a birthday card made for me by a dear friend, Sharon. I love the colors!!

Next up are some cards that my mom ordered......
First, she wanted a Tinkerbell card for my niece. KB loves Tink, and I had so much fun creating this card for her.
Paper ~ Creative Memories Blush Blooms
Embellishments ~ Tinkerbell sticker from Michael's; Ribbon---rak from a friend; Rain Dots; Ric-Rak; Stickles
Tools Used ~ Cricut Expression; Design Studio; Scor-pal

Here is the envelope for the Tink card:
Paper ~ green & pink---Creative Memories Blush Blooms; white ---Creative Memories card stock
Stamps ~ Studio G Happy Birthday; swirl stamp by Rhonda Farrar
Ink ~ black pigment ink from Michael's; pink ink on "KB" from Stampin' Up
Tools ~ Cricut Expression; Design Studio; Martha Stewart lace border punch; Scor-Pal to create envelope

For my uncle, a big racing fan:

paper ~ Creative Memories white, red, black, yellow, orange, purple, and blue card stock
embellishments ~ Creative Memories racing stickers
tools ~ Cricut Expression; Design Studio; Scor-Pal
Here is the birthday card I made for my husband & I to give to my niece:
paper ~ Creative Memories black, white, and green cardstock; Basic Gray Two Scoops
stamps ~ Studio G "Happy Birthday"
tools ~ Cricut Expression; Design Studio; watercolor pencils
And, of course, I am going to share the cards my daughter made! She made one for my niece and one for my nephew....
paper ~ DCDW Glitter stack; CM cardstock in pink, yellow and red
tools ~ Cricut Expression; Cuttlebug w/Birthday folder; stamp-Stampin' Up Little Birdie Told Me; baseball stickers from Michael's; Sigmo white pen
Thanks for looking! More to come....