Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day!!!

I couldn't miss out on playing today, so I worked on a simple card for my great nephew. He is turning 1 on the 17th. The main head part is on a wobbler and then I added google eyes so it is fun to play with. His mom will watch him close with those google eyes!!! I had a great time playing again! Of course, I *HAD* to mess up someplace, so here it goes- I had my cutter set to cut vinyl and failed to check before cutting!!! I could not figure out why the pieces were only partially cut out, then it hit me- DUH, check your settings always before you cut girl! You would think I would learn with the many times I have done this in the past, LOL Hope this finds everyone well! *Hugs*

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It must be snowing in S. Carolina...

...As I am finally getting around to playing again! It has been SO long since I even turned my poorly neglected Cricut on, but I got some files from Bird's Cards yesterday and just had to cut them out for a card for my brother! As most of you know, he is in prison so the cards have to be fairly simple without any added ribbon or other decorative options (learned quickly not to use embossing powder as they sent all the cards back I did in the beginning, LOL). This was a simple card, just cut out the files and used my sticker maker to put them on the card after applying a front layer. It was fun to play again and I might even do it again before 6 months pass, LOL I do have a blip on it as the curly Q folded up on me when I was applying it so now it has a crimp in it and one corner didn't cut fully so I just put a rounded edge on it as I didn't realize it was a fancy edge, LOL *Hugs*

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013

I am finally getting around to uploading my Christmas Decoration Pictures and thought I would share them here so I can easier find them next year, LOL Believe it or not, I didn't put out all of my decorations this year as I really didn't want to decorate at all but I was talked into it via family. I didn't decorate the Paper Playground at all this year and that is just pure laziness! I pray everyone had a wonderful holiday season and only the best in 2014! *Hugs*

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Still alive and kicking in North Augusta!

I am still alive and kicking but have not been able to create a thing successfully to share here lately! So, I will share the newest love of my life. His name is Snickers and he is a terrdle (Terrier and Poodle mix). He's 4 1/2 months old and a total character. He gets along well with the other dogs except my son's dog who despises him, LOL I think he's a bit hyper for Axel to handle. I am thrilled having him in my life though as he brings so much joy and love to anyone he comes in contact with. *Hugs*

Sunday, September 1, 2013


That loveable, most famous mouse of all! My great-nephew, Skyler (at 6 months old) just LOVES MM so when I saw this mini paint can (left over from a gift pack of bubblegum) I knew it was just for him! It took me forever to find a headshot that would cut small enough to fit on the lid but I hung in there and finally got it completed! It will look so cute in his new bedroom holding cotton balls or anything else they need it for! *Hugs*

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Where Have the Days Gone???

Wow, it doesn't seem like it has been "THAT" long since I posted, but umm, yeah, it has, LOL I, do finally, have something to share. I have seen all these cups people are making and am in awe of them, so I tried one myself. This is for my Great Niece, Faith. I set up the name on Scal, doubled it and set the second one as blackout rounded at about 3 inches. Then I weeded out the unnecessary pieces and layered by eyeballing it. I cut the tiny butterflies (purple), 3/4" white dots and 1" light pink dots (some look darker in the picture but they are all light pink) with punches (warning, they are a bear to get removed off the backing) and just placed them here and there. I am tickled pink with how it came out and can't wait to give it to her next weekend! I'm sorry the picture isn't much easier to see but the bottle is rounded so hard to get it all in one shot! *Hugs*

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blowing in the Wind

That is what I was thinking of when I created this card! The "flower" is one my best buddy has the die for so she cut me a bunch out of different color papers. I used a pre-made card base and just cut out a piece of paper to go on the front, cut my "grass" with my grass making scissors (can't for the life of me recall what they are actually called, LOL), ran my ribbon through my Xyron to make it sticky and just stuck it all together. I stamped the "with love" and used a nestie to cut it out with. My inspiration came from a card I found on Google while searching for "Handmade" or "Homemade Cards". I enjoy looking at other's cards while I sit and watch tv at night so I am either on Pinterest or Google, LOL *Hugs*

Wedding Card 3

My great nephew finally came home from the hospital today :) I haven't seen him yet but hope to later! This is the final wedding card I needed to make for my niece- it took me two days to complete due to sinus issues kicking me down! I cut the main base at 12X6 as some tuts called for 12X5 and others 12X7 so I took the middle road, LOL I scored it at 3" and 9". I found the image of the butterfly bride online and it is perfect as her theme is butterflies and rainbows! I just printed it off SCAL (only reason is I can get the exact size I want easier there) and then fussy cut around the edges of both the bride and groom. I used my nesties to cut the outside stamped image and printed the inside saying and used a nestie to cut it out as well. I forgot to ink the edges of the outside stamped image but she will never know, LOL I am happy to have all three done and no major mishaps along the way! *Hugs*