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Simple Salutations made with Jinger Adams Collection

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Hi all and happy Tuesday!

Today I have a fun card up over at Jinger’s blog!  Be sure to pop over and say I have check out how E-A-S-Y and fun a card made with her All-Occasion card kit can be!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “keeping it real and simple” pie with me.

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The Five Minute Card

OK, so most of you that follow me know that I tend to make things that take some time, but TIME IS NOT ALWAYS MY FRIEND . . . so I am finding as my kids’ schedule is starting to kick into high gear with school, activities and just life.

I love making cards for people, and the thought of running out and buying a card because time is running out is just plain sacrilegious! I find myself breaking out into cold sweats when I am holding a “manufactured” card at the checkout counter.

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Well, I just found some pretty amazing products at Michales the other day that changed my world in the scope of being able to make a card that is cute, trendy and heartfelt totally on the fly!  GOODBYE over priced Hallmark cards and Hello to Mambi Cards, by Me & My Big Ideas!

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I seriously made this card in about FIVE minutes! All I did was pick a pre-cut and scored card from the Mambi card stack, cut down a piece of paper scrap for a layer and wrapped a piece of ribbon around the middle and set it with my ATG.

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I then punched out a circle on another piece of scrap I had on hand and inked the edges and secured it with my ATG.

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Finally I added the pre-made embellishments from Recollections I found on clearance and called it done!

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I have a feeling you may be seeing more of these fun and quick cards!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “cards on the fly” pie with me.

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

April Showers Bring Rainbow Smiles!

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Happy Monday all!  Today over at Fantabulous Cricut, we have a new challenge on deck!  April showers using an umbrella.   Sadly, I don’t see much rain since I live in the ever sunny Southern California, but when we do see rain we normally see rainbows, which always make me smile!  That was my inspiration for this week’s challenge.

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This card was super fun to make! It is a 6×6.5 inch card. The base card stock is from Stampin’ Up and the inked edges is from Close to My Heart Slate stamp ink.  I had both my Circut and Silhouette sharing duties.  I found the cloud cut over at the Silhouette store by Lori Whitlock.  I cut it twice, inked the edges and stamped the sentiment using Scrappy Moms Kids Incorporated stamp set. I used Pop Dots to add height to the layers.

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For the umbrellas I cut each from Cricut cartridge, Everyday Pop-Up Cards at 1.5 inches using Recollection Bright card stock.  I then ran them through the Cuttlebug using Cuttlebug embossing boarders.  I added different heights using Pop Dots.  Using mini Glue Dots, I added Dew Drops, from Robin’s Nest and Skittles.

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This is going to be a hard card to let go, since it truly makes me smile.  Now be sure to head over to FCCB and see the other amazing inspirations that the rest of the design team has cookn’ and link up your April Showers and umbrella project using at least ONE Cricut cut.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “who does not smile when they see rainbows” pie with me.

MPS- Card Donation/Service Project

My Pink Stamper just placed a call for card donations for an amazing cause.  Today while my little ones were sleeping I made a fun card to send along as well.  This card donation comes close to home since I have a friend that is my age and has a 2-year-old little girl and a 3-year-old little boy who was diagnosed with breast cancer so advanced it moved into her liver a few months ago. It was a miscarriage that brought the finding of her cancer.  The diagnosis is very grim, but she is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.  She was handed back-to-back heartbreak, yet she is fighting for her life in a manner  not many would think any person could.  The level of grace, self-sacrifice,  dignity and strength she has floors me and all those around her.   She has an amazing strength in the Lord and He is there delivering blessings of joy every day.  It is one of the most astonishing things I have ever seen.  

I decided to do an Ice Cream theme since it brings smiles to everyone AND from my understanding, most that under go treatment have a fondness for the treat since it is a soothing blessing to an upset stomach and a mouth full of sores that goes with that process. 

While making this card, I thought of my friend greatly and thought that there will be a woman receiving this very card that more than likely is just like my friend.  Those that battle breast cancer are the most amazing women I have ever met and I was honored to be able to participate in this service project. 

Thank you for coming by and having a piece of more of the serious slice of life’s pie with me today.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge – Potpourri Bonus sheet with the Ice Cream Cone setting at 3.75 inches for both shadow and image.  I cut out the image twice for different paper for the cone and the scoop of ice cream.

Paper: Brazzil Very Berry Swiss Dots, Brazzil Pinkini, Brazzil Chocolate, Die Cuts with a View Summer Stacker, an old piece of scrap (pink and white checker paper have no idea who manufactured it.)

Ribbon Celebrations Michael’s Brand, Strawberry Cupcake Pink  Baker’s Twin from My Craft Spot.

Button – Random button I had in my stash (acrylic clear flower)

Cuttlebug Folder -Flower Blossoms 

Glossy Enamel – White

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper

Ink – Stampin’ Up- Early Espresso

A Quick Get Well Card for A Blog Buddy

I have another blog (that is greaed towards my writing) where I have formed really great blogger relationships with. One of my dear blog buddies, The Idiot Speaketh, just had cancer removed from his head and then on Monday had to have his wisdom teeth pulled. He has a nickname recently pinned by his readership, “The Chipmunk Whisperer” due to the fact that while on his last vacation he had the real Alvin and the Chipmunks become very friendly with him.  Since he and his new friends now have “chipmunk cheeks” in common, I thought this would be a fun card to make.

I had to use the beaver image from Creat A Critter since I could not find a chipmunk image. 

Thanks for coming by and if you want a good laugh, check out The Idiot Speaketh’s Blog.

Recipe

Cricut cartridge : Create A Critter Set at 4 inches

Card Base: iCraft plain brown circle

Paper: Die Cuts with a View: Animal Crackers

Ribbon: ABC catalogue special from 4 years ago

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper  “Get Well Wishes” (on the inside)

Ink: Stampin’ Up Early espresso  and white gel uni ball pen

Thank You Berry Much!

I had to make a slew of cards the other night and I came up with an easy yet cute card that went super quick.  I may add this to my Christmas gift packs.  I got the original idea from My Pink Stamper in one of her tutorial videos making a cherry card and I have run with it since.  Thank you MPS!   If you have not had a chance to check out her videos, they are worth pouring yourself a cup of joe, adding a little “rat poison” (that is what I call my favorite creamers I tell my hubby that I am just taking off the bad years while I pour that into my cup of joe) and sit a spell and enjoy getting some neat ideas and tips. 

Recipe

Cricut Cartridge: Storybook  (scallop set at 2.5)

Cricut Cartridge: Mini Monogram (dot circle set at 1 3/4)

Paper: Fruit paper pack from Michael’s

Michael’s Textured open stock lime green and white paper

Card Base: iCraft blank cards from Michael’s Dollar Bin

Ribbon: Celebrations – Michael’s dollar bin

Stamp: Stampin’ Up Tart and Tangy

Ink: Martha Stewart’s Craft markers: Flamingo Pink and Lime Green

Stickles: Bubble Gum and Diamonds ( I used these to mark the seed marks on the berries and fill in the dots on the circle)

Punch: Fiskers Water wave

 

 

A Spin on a Going Away Card

We just had friends come and visit us before they head to plant their life in Oregon.  I wanted to send them off with a little something that they could remember all of their close friends they are leaving behind.  I made this for everyone to sign and then we added gift cards and other gifts.  I framed it in a white frame that was matted for 8×10 pictures so they could hang it in their new home office.