Friday, December 28, 2012

I am alive still believe it or not!

I have been so busy with life that I just haven't had a chance to sit and post anything as I haven't really made anything TO post! I did make a couple cards for Christmas and am going to share those. The Poinsettia is from Wanda's Crafts and Santa Hat from Bird's Cards. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to only the best in 2013! *Hugs*

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Get Well Wishes

I have a good friend who is suffering through some major pain issues, so I decided to make this card in hopes of cheering her up just a bit. The gems are actually a light pink but they look clear. I just hope she likes it and it puts a smile on her face if only for a second (she is having jaw pain so too much of a smile is not a good thing right now). *Hugs*

Monday, May 21, 2012

Congrats Class of 2012

Well, it is official, My son has now graduated high school! I am SO proud of him, as well as my niece who will graduate on Saturday Night. I am throwing them a party June 9th as they have grown up together being the best of buds so they will get a party together. I worked for hours tonight making this centerpiece but I am quite tickled with how it came out! I bought the cake pattern from Lyndsey's Stamp Stuff and the 2012 Rocks came from Shirley at, along with the tiny 2012 designs that are on the tags. Everything cut like butter and the only thing I wish were different is that I wish the cake pieces had the score lines already included, as it took more time than anything just doing the scoring! Either way I am pleased with the final result and glad I decided to attempt it! *Hugs* and Congrats to all of the Class of 2012 everywhere!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

RIP Jonathan Hartman!!!

My youngest son's close friend passed away yesterday in an auto accident. Jonathan was a wonderfully happy, always smiling young man (18). He was due to graduate from high school in less than 2 weeks, but The Lord called him home. He will be sadly missed by many. I wanted to send a sympathy card to the family, but wanted something simple, yet held the message I wanted to convey from myself and my son. As simple as this card is, it gave me all kinds of fits, but I hung in there and finally got it finished. I did straighten out the ribbon prior to putting it in the mail box this morning! *Hugs*

Mother's Day Card

I found this amazing free set of images and paper from Shirley's Cards ( ) and I created my Mom's Mother's Day Card from it. I am just loving the colors and the bling! The butterfly is one I made from a stamped embossed image and colored with my water color pen and perfect pearls. I just LOVE the look it gives! I hope mom enjoys it as must as I enjoyed making it! *Hugs* and Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Graduation Finals

I am SO happy to have my graduation cards completed ahead of schedule! These last two are for my mom to give my son and niece! I am going to HL, J's and M's today with my mom and had planned on picking up some grad paper for the upper back ground, but decided to just stamp it myself with some clear stamps I already had! They live in two different states but both have the same school colors and all, LOL I am only showing one as they are both identical this time around. Now if I can just motivate myself to fire up the embroidery machine and get their graduation announcements made I would be a very happy camper! *Hugs*

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Graduation Time

Is upon us again! My youngest son and youngest niece are both graduating this year, so I have to do two of everything, LOL The first two cards (SVG are for my grandmother to give to them and the second two are from me! I did the lettering with my Cri-Kits Set and my Jelly bug or slug bug (can't recall which is for the pens and which for the marker). *Hugs*

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Latest Card for My Brother

My mom told my brother about my painting and he wrote and asked me to describe it from top to bottom via email, but I decided it was easier to just take a picture, make it into a card and send it to him, LOL This is my finished result and I am quite tickled with how it turned out! *Hugs*

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Van Gogh I'm not...

But, I am hoping to learn more about the art of oil painting! My son gave me a Bob Ross Master Paint Kit the other day and I finally felt well enough to try it out. I have never painted anything but a wall so I was pretty impressed that you could tell what it was supposed to even be, LOL *Hugs*

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mishaps Abound

I thought I would share my latest mishap, since I am so famous for them! I have totally forgotten who so graciously shared the cut file with me, so if you know... The butterfly part was supposed to have the butterflies cut out of each corner, but on the last corner my mat decided to lose its stickiness and the paper moved on me. When I looked at it, I said "Woah, HOW cool is this?" This was a total accidental mishap but I am loving the results! I am, however, not liking the way the green color in the back ground dried as it was originally the perfect color! I am going to save it as a card for my mom! *Hugs*

Pine Cone Flower

What the heck is going on with my blog? They have changed the entire look on where I post- WOW nice of them to ask me if they could change it, huh? OK, well I guess I just don't rank high enough for them to ask my opinion! Well, I wanted to share my newest flower!!! I slapped this bad boy together in a matter of seconds from a tiny pine cone I picked up in the woods! I removed the "petals" from the pine cone, cut out a circle from a punch, slobbered the circle with glue and started adding my petals. I started on the outside edges and just placed one down, the next and so on until I was back at the beginning, the went to layer two and staggered them between the petals from layer one. I kept this up for 3 rows and glued the center part of the pine cone as my stamens. This is such a simple process and even the children could get in on making some. My pine cone was fresh but not too fresh as they hurt like the dickens when they are really fresh, so please keep this in mind if you have smaller ones trying it out! I finished it off with some Glossy Accents to give it some shine and extra durability (which is a good thing as I carried it home from my Mom's House in my pocket and forgot about it, after vacuuming, sweeping and mopping I found it- good as new thankfully, LOL The pine cone is not pink, it is a light brown, it just appears pink in my photo for some reason! *Hugs*

Friday, April 13, 2012

TLC Does it Again

Paulette, over at TLC Creations, is always giving away beautiful digi stamps and she has done it again! When this one came in my email, I KNEW it was for me! I took it into Paint Shop Pro and added the frames, printed it out and framed it! How easy is that for a simple, yet awesome piece of ART for my wall? I just love it! *Hugs*

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Masters 2012!

Way to Go Bubba!!!! My younger brother is SO thrilled over a "Bubba" winning the Master's in Georgia as everyone is called "Bubba" around here! I had to make him a card to help him relive the excitement. I bought the file of the golf cart from Treasure Box Designs and it cut like butter on my Cricut E! I found the picture of Bubba Watson online and it was as close as I could get to one of him appearing to be in a golf cart (unless I wanted him on top of it planking, LOL), so I cut a small slit in the card to allow the rest of his body to slide through to hold him. I think it turned out quite cute, LOL *Hugs*

Friday, April 6, 2012

2012 Easter Eggs

Well, Last year I made eggs from silk ties, but this year I used Alcohol Ink and just pounced the color on. The front three are my favorites as the back ones did NOT turn out as I had planned, nothing new for me though, LOL I did use wooden eggs this year instead of blowing them out as I did last year! *Hugs* and have a Happy Easter! I am also entering these into a contest at Cutters Creek!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter!

I wanted to make an Easter Card for my therapist, so I started off with a fancy cross from Jani at Paper Compulsions. It cut like butter on my Pink Cricut! I had a total different plan when I started out with this, but as usual, my mishaps determine my direction, LOL The cross was supposed to be just edged in purple and I was going to hang a piece of purple ribbon around it, but I just can NOT ink the edges of something without making a total mess and make that mess I did! I smudged it so badly that I ended up just inking the entire cross in purple, LOL I am sure he will not complain a bit about the card and will probably never know it was a total accident, LOL *Hugs* and Happy Easter to all!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


It has been brought to my attention that the other Calla Lily File is from Jani Lewis at Paper Compulsions Blog! I have loved that file for ages so I am thrilled to finally find out where I got it from again! Do check out her blog as her files and ART are awesome!!! *Hugs* Alicia

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sympathy Cards Abound

This has been a rough week for my friends in Arthaven Creations and my family as well. My dad's very close friend was found to have a tumor in his brain. They went in and performed laser surgery to remove it but he is not doing so well at the present time. My mom wanted a card to take to him tomorrow when they go to Charleston to visit, so here is the card I created for her:
Over in Arthaven Creations, we had 3 of my ARTSisters with deaths in the family as well. My best friend and I tag team the cards (take turns making them and signing for both as we make SO many cards each month) so here are the cards I made and sent out this week to hopefully bring a bit of comfort to those suffering such a tragic loss.

I am so hoping this ends the sad/bad luck in our group and home lives and we can go on to helping our loved ones heal. *Hugs*

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two Posts in one day has to be a miracle!

I am just sharing the most recent card I made for my brother! I found the image on Godvine on FaceBook. *Hugs*

Sadness all around AHC and Friendships

I am a member of the Yahoo Group ArthavenCreations_Friendships (or something similar to that, LOL) and two of my ART Sisters lost family members this week. It is such a sad time and I feel so badly for both of them, so I made up some sympathy cards to send out. These are what I sent- the first two, one is a stencil I made from a book of stencils and the second one I can NOT recall where I got it from, but if you know, PLEASE let me know as I love the file but have lost it someplace in my PC (this one was cut when I knew where it was, LOL) and the third one is from PaperScissorsInk blog spot. *Hugs*

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Over in my Art Haven Creation Group, Diann discussed our sending out cheer cards to members of the group who just may need a perk me up. SO Sandy and I got right into it! I don't have pictures of all my cards, but I do have a few! These were embroidered on my embroidery machine with mylar behind them to add the shine/sparkle- I had never used mylar before, but I love the results it gives! *Hugs*