Saturday, May 30, 2009

5-27 Okie's Challenge Cards

This is our challenge for this week on Okie's challenge over on the Cricut message board:
Here is my take on sketch 1 and the challenge card
I used 2+ colors of paper (pink and multi), 1-2 Cricut elements (the cupcake and cherry and tag), created the Birthday Wishes sentiment paper in Word and printed and cut for the card, used a Bradletz metal flower at the bottom of the tag and then stamped Happy Birthday on the inside and also on the front stamped "It's your day ... ... spoil yourself silly!". I then stickled and chalked and this is the finished card.

Let's Go Digital!

Here are two recent digital layouts that I made with my Creative Memories Storybook Plus software:
This one I call vacation memories ...
This one I call football fun ...

I love digital scrapbooking! I can also set these as my desktop wallpaper so I can enjoy the memories everytime I look at my computer! TFL!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Celebrate ...

This card is so much prettier in person ... the photograph doesn't do it justice. I left the inside blank as it could be used for a multitude of occasions. I hope you like it!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More challenge cards!

We had three sketches this week for the challenge. Here are the three sketches ...

And, here is my take on each one ...
Sketch 1:

Sketch 2:
... you can never have too many!
Sketch 3:

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Granddaughter's 2nd Birthday Card

I used New Arrival to make this card for my granddaughter's second birthday. Her Mom and Dad are taking her to the Zoo to celebrate so I made the card to go along with that theme.
Front of card ...
Inside of card.
The sentiment on front and inside is computer generated and the lion and monkey on the inside are from Life's a Jungle - CTMH stamp set. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Another challenge from the Cricut board

This Wednesday started another challenge on the message board. We have three sketches this week. Here is my take on sketch #1:

I've been wanting to try using rick rack on cards for a while since I see others using it often and really like the way it looks so I thought this was the perfect time to do so.

I want to thank everyone for the kinds thoughts and sympathy shown to us over the loss of our beloved Harley. We really appreciate all the love we received.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We've lost a good friend and companion

Monday was a very sad day here in the Forrest home. We lost our longtime friend and companion, Harley. Harley was 1/2 Chow-Chow and 1/2 German Shepherd. He was a true, loyal friend and companion for nearly 15 years. His health declined so rapidly over the past two weeks that we took him to the vet and it was determined that he was in a lot of pain (even though he never showed signs of that to us) and we made the very hard decision to end all the pain for him. He was too good of a friend to let him continue to suffer. We miss him terribly. Time will heal the wound and we will meet up with him again at The Rainbow Bridge. He is survived by his two buddies, Quiksilver and Stormy Jeanne (the cats).

In loving memory of Harley Forrest ... July 6, 1994 - May 18, 2009
Forever in our hearts

Monday, May 18, 2009

Rockin' Girl Blogger Award

My friend Lynn (Beautiful Delights) gave me this award. I have decided to pass it along to Dyanna at A Single Season! Please check out her beautiful blog!

Here is your award!

Some new things I've been working on ...

Here are my two challenge cards for this week on Okie's 5-13 challenge from the cricut board:

This one is for Father's Day ...
This one is "Just Because"

I also altered my ATG this weekend! What fun! In case you don't know what an ATG is, it is a tape gun (runner) that holds A LOT of tape! They are big, but not bulky and very easy to use. I get tired of refilling my tape runners all the time so ... if you want more information on where to get an ATG or how to alter it, send me a message and I'll get the info to you. Here is my ATG pre and post altering ~ Here is what it looks like prior to altering:
This is one side of the ATG after altering with paint and embellishing:

This is the other side of the ATG after a little paint and embellishing. I kept this side pretty much clear so I can see how much tape is left in the gun without opening it.
A lot of people also embellish the handle but I didn't because my skin is very acidic and it would just eat right through anything I put there so I left it just painted. I used Krylon Fusion paint for plastic which means no primer needed! Considering this was a bright red when I started ... i only used one good coat of white on it and it covered perfectly! TFL!

Oh My Gosh! I was given a blog award!

My dear friend Lynn at Beautiful Delights gave me the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award! Wow! My first one! Coming from Lynn this means a lot because her site is loaded with awards, and I might add, very well deserved awards! Now my mission is to find someone to pass the award along to also. My search is on!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yet another challenge card

This is Sketch #1 from the 5/06 Okies Challenge for this week. The cards that have been posted so far are simply amazing! I am so impressed by the abilities of the board members! Here is my take:
The inside reads: "When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you, and I will be there.

What a great sentiment for a Best Friend card! TFL!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Father's Day

Ok, so I know it is a bit early for this, but the challenge on the Cricut board this week gave me an idea for a Father's Day card. I found these really cute "soft spoken" chipboard embellishments at Michael's on sale so I couldn't resist. I always have a tough time with guy cards, but i really like this one. I've been wanting to try using brackets for a while and this was the perfect opportunity! Here is my card:

Thanks for looking and reading my blog. I'm not great at this blogging stuff, but if I keep trying maybe one day it can be as interesting as Beautiful Delights ... which, by the way, if you have not already checked out, please do so. You are really missing out if you don't!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Cards ...

Here are a couple of Mother's Day cards that I made for a friend. I saw on the message board that the QuickKutz A2 folders fit in the cuttlebug so I decided to get some and give it a whirl. Below are two different folders. I really love these folders! I wish I had known about them sooner. I do have to add just two extra pieces of paper in my cuttlebug sandwich to get them to emboss a bit deeper, but that is ok. Just being able to use these folders is great! I wish the colors had come out better in the photos, but they didn't. Since the photos I've also added stickles to "perk" them up a bit and now they are wonderful (at least I think they are!). TFL!
The inside of the card has a personalized message from Cora's sister, Glenda.
Same on this one.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Challenge Card 4/29/09 - Sketch 2?

This is either Sketch 1 or 2 from the Cricut Board challenge (Okieladybug's 4/29/09 challenge) ... I really like this one!