Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The newest love in my life

This is my great granddaughter, Seleha Grace.  She weighed in at 5 lbs 11 oz and is 18 inches long (size of a baby doll) and she is such a blessing.  We have been so worried about her during this pregnancy and my granddaughter has had to go for ultrasounds two times a week because they did not thing the baby was growing as she should and the Friday before being born they told us she only weighed 4 lbs 8 ounces, so she surprised everyone. Her Mom had a rough delivery, or a scary one for us, about 5 minutes after the epidural was put in she started having problems with her blood pressure dropping dangerously low and had to be given Epinephrine and Seleha's heart rate going up to 214 and was rushed for an emergency c-section. The only reason she had the epidural was because her doctor convinced her to do it in case they had to do a c-section because of the baby but we never thought it would be because of her! Mom and little one are both doing great now even though Seleha has lost down to 4 lbs 1 oz when she was 5 days old.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

My first and second easel cards based on Darsie Bruno's tutorial


I made two easel cards loosely based on the card Darsie Bruno made.  I have posted a link to her blog and she also has a youtube video on how to create this card.  I have never made an easel card and this one is not exactly like hers but I like the way it turned out.
 Open view of first easel card.
 Closed view of first card.

Second and last (so far) easel card.  This is the link for Darsie's gorgeous creation and I hope she won't mind my very loose interpretation of her tutorial.
http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/2016/02/justrite-papercraft-tutorial-tuesday.html

Monday, February 15, 2016

Marc's valentine card 2016


This is the card I made for Marc this year using "fall squirrel" and "nuts for you" files from Miss Kate's Cuttables site.  The squirrel originally had acorns and leaves at the bottom and one he was holding but I imported the acorns with hearts on them from the "nuts for you" file and then just popped up two extra layers of the hearts on the bottom to stand out.  I just printed the leaves out for the corners and cut them with scissors.  On the inside I just printed the sentiment and did not cut it out.  Just a little glitter on some of the hearts and all done. I used crystal effects for his nose and eyes, one of the eyes shows up glossy and the other one doesn't. The links for these two files are - http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/fall-squirrel.php and http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/im-nuts-for-you-title.php.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas cards using Silhouette Store files and glitter paper






This is a file from the Silhouette Store that I cut mirror cardstock with and glued down to glitter paper and then attached to a 5.5x5.5 heavy card base.  The aqua one is one I did for Amiti and it is the only one I made from this cut file which is also a Silhouette store file.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Finally - a Christmas card!

This is a card made from a free cut file from Bird's Cards at this post http://www.birdscards.com/snowflake-card-cover/.  The words are Chopin script font from my computer.  Also thank you to Glenda Brooks for the advice on adhesive. The glitter cardstock is a pain to both cut and glue down.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Melba's BD Card from a CUP file

This is a 3D image I got from CraftsUPrint.  It was printed on my printer and cut out with scissors and then the layers were popped with pop dots.  I added sparkle on the background and on the roses.  I haven't posted in a while and really haven't made many cards, this one was made in June.  I had planned on having most of my Christmas cards made by now but I have not even made one!  Definitely running behind.