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Friday, April 20, 2012

April Showers - Bring the Flowers and a challenge @ SOUS!

Hi everyone, long time no post (so sorry) but been busy, busy, busy! McCade was off last week for Easter break and then Ken took the week off to do some home improvements around the house and I had so many things that I wanted to get done also but can you believe it, I started a new job! I'm still at Hallmark since it's only part time but I had to do some training last week and needed to be focused since I seem to go in to many directions so I needed to concentrate so I put everything on the back burner. I'll fill you in on the new job in another post since I need to get this done quick and get to work again but as you know over at Stuck On U Sketches we have another challenge for you!
This week is "April Showers" and when I hear that I always think of Flowers and Umbrellas so that's what I gave you! I had a heck of a time on this Easel card (started it 3 times, can you believe that, lol) and I'm still not liking it but here it is! I used the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge on this and cut my Umbrella @ 6" and the wording is cut @ 3 1/2". My little flowers are a punch and added some Bead in a Bottle for the centers and also used my Spellbinders dies for the cut out die with the "Bring The Flowers"! Now I know the saying is April Showers Bring May Flowers but when I was little I always used to say April Showers Bring The Flowers!

Now make sure you check out the Gals over at The SOUS Blog (amazing projects, as always) so I hope you join us for the April Showers challenge!
Thank Goodness it's Friday and I have Saturday off so I hope I get a chance to get some gardening done (wish me luck, lol!)
Have a Great Weekend!  

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Is In The Air with SOUS!

Hi everyone and Boy Oh Boy, Spring sure is in the Air and all of us over at Stuck On U Sketches are Celebrating Spring with some really Fun Springy projects to share with you all! 
Well I don't know about you all but here in Kentucky there are so many flowers that just grow wild all over out here and I don't know about you but what says Spring better then Wildflowers (or flowers in general, lol)! Well McCade loves to pick me some wildflowers and we always put them in a old Vintage Yellow Pitcher and this image from the Country Life Cartridge reminded me of that! Now I know this looks like and Easel card, and it is, but it has a little surprise on it too...........................  
The Pitcher actually opens for another little card, so it's a card on a card! Now I cut the image at 6" so it's a nice size card so the actual card is about a 6" x 7", so its a nice size! And with it being an Easel card it has it's own frame! The Paper is from Quick Quotes along with the Chalk Mocha Mama Ink and I also used a Spellbinders die for the stamped image and the stamp is from Whimsical Designs Stamps. A Martha Stewart punch, some Vintage Seam Binding and of course some Bling.

Now I sure hope you join us over at the SOUS Blog for the challenge. You have two weeks to enter and it just has to be a NEW project and please add a link back to SOUS, that's it! Oh and I almost forgot, there's some REALLY Awesome candy to be won! Nanne made some Beautiful Handmade Roses to be won! Boy I sure wish I could enter! (Maybe I'll try sneaking an entry in there, do you think anyone will notice, lol!) Just Kidding, I'm just going to have to try and make me some! See You all there!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Monday, April 2, 2012

I Have A Winner!

Okay I know I'm kinda late but I'm here now and I have a winner from the SOUS "Get To Know Me" Blog Hop and my winner is:

Theresa ~ sounds like the country life is agreeing with you! I love this beautiful layout of you and your daughter! The cuts are awesome and the colors just perfect! I use my Cricut Expression 99% of the time and have a Spellbinders Grand Calibur that I use for the little tags, etc. The Cricut has unlimited possibilities for the perfect addition to any project! I love that you can make boxes and cards too....not just flat pieces. Thanks for sharing your story! Follower #588

Drop me an e-mail Michele at mccadesmom@gmail.com so I can get your cartridge out to you. Thank You all for the Wonderful comments everyone left me and I have to say I Really enjoyed getting to know the Design Team. 

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Princess Challenge with BBTB2!

Another Monday and another Fun challenge over at BBTB2 and today my Lovely, Talented Design Team Sister Mona has chose "Princess" from any cartridge of your choosing! Well my first thought was "Once Upon A Princess" so that is where my project came from. What Princess doesn't have a Crown and I cut mine @ 3 1/2" and welded it in Design Studio to make a card. Then I used the Word "Princess" with a few layers cut it @ 2". Now this is a pretty simple card for me but you know me, I had to add some dimension, so lots of pop dots, lol! Added a few pretty flowers from Recollections and just a few touchs of the bling in a little crown and a star from some I had (and sorry I don't remember where I got them from) and then on the little princess hat I added some Iridescent streamers (actually it's some shiny iridescent string, lol) but thought it was perfect and I just made a little tassel and glued it on and added a touch more bling. Then I added some Bead In A Bottle for some more texture (actually I wish I would have used some purple bling) but it does look better in person. 

Well that's it, I sure hope you join us over at BBTB2 for the Princess challenge. Just remember, it has to be a NEW Project and you need to add our blog link to your post. Pretty easy and you could be the proud recipient of our POW (Pick of the Week) Blinkie to add to your blog, along with bragging rights of course, lol! See you over at Bitten By The Bug 2 and have a great week!

((Hugs)) and Take Care!