Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bonsai Birthday Card for My Son

My son, who grew up with three older sisters and one younger sister, will be celebrating his birthday this week on March 1st. Since he was a teenager he has been interested and influenced by Asian combat, design and furnishings. He even attempted making a Bonsai tree. Recently I purchased the Pagoda cartridge and obtained Asian cuttlebug folders. What would be more fitting than to make him a birthday card with an Asian motif. The 5.25 X 6.25 card was designed using the Gypsy and the pieces were cut using the Cricut Expression.

Card Front

Inside Card

(prosperity, happiness, strength)


Cardstock: A C Cardstock; The Paper Company, Paper: DCWV
Cricut Cartridge: Pagoda
Cuttlebug Folder: Mandarin Screen and Distressed Stripes
Ink: Colorbox
Adhesive: Zig 2 Way; ATG;Terrifically Tacky Tape; Pop Ups(?)
Hemp: Horizon Group
MS Scoreboard

Friday, February 25, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award


Jazmin at has sent me this award. I need to write 8 things about myself. And pass this award onto 8 other bloggers.

1. I am the mother of five, grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 1 born a week ago.

2. I am an avid reader

3. I love to travel and have seen many places and things around the world, I still have China on my list of places to visit.

4.  I love photography

5. I have two twenty month old cats who are brothers.

6. I love snow, as long as I don't have to go out in it.

7. I love a good meal of seafood and Merlot is my favorite wine.

8. I kept a scrapbook when I was in high school a long time ago. Than one of my daughters introduced me to the new style of scrapbooking about eight years ago.

The 8 blogging sites I have found interesting in the last couple of weeks.

Rochelle at


Anna at

Cassie at

Netta at


Sassy Lady at

Pam at

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birthday Cards for Daughters Born in January

Two of my daughters were born in January six years apart. This year their sisters and I were able to help them celebrate their birthdays together in Sedona at the beautiful Enchantment Spa and Resort . A side tour to the Grand Canyon was also taken during our wonderful long weekend in the middle of January.

The first card was made for my oldest child who celebrated her 50th birthday. The card is 5.25 X 6.25.

Cricut Cartridges: Forever Young
                            Alysyn's Alphabet ( Happy Birthday)
                            Lovely Floral
Cuttlebug Folders: Victoria
                             Polka Dots
                             Distressed Stripes
Cardstock: Wausau
                  A C Cardstock
                  K & Company
Tools: Cricut Expression
          MS Scoreboard
Ink: Colorbox, Ribbon: Martha Stewart, Adhesive: Zig 2 Way; Glue Dots; ATG, Stickles

The second card was made for my third daughter, who is six years younger than her oldest sister. The card is 5.25 X 6.25.

Cricut cartridge: Accents Essentials (frame)
                         Home Decor (branch)

Cuttlebug folder: Swiss Dots
                          Floral Fantasy
Cardstock: Wausau
                  A C Cardstock
                  K & Company
Tools:  Cricut Expression
           Fiskars punch
           Sylvia Yu Stamp
           MS Scoreboard
Ink: Colorbox, Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents; ATG; Pop-ups, Stickles