Friday, February 27, 2009

Fun Friday

Here is the last card that I cased using Jackie's blog format. I just love the colors and the saying! We all could use a good hug somedays.
I used Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Baha Breeze and Basic Gray with Whisper White. Stamps were Big Deal Letters, Wonderful Words and Love You Much. Heart to heart punch for the hearts.
I just want to thank Jackie for bringing this great format to share! I will make more of these for sure!
Have a magical day!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

No Disney tip day

It will be back next week for the final two Disney Top 5 lists! Check back then!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

Today's card following the same format from Jackie's blog can be used for a wedding card or an anniversary card. I really love this color palette and the Green Tea paper which is retired - so bummed! I used Baha Breeze, Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. I used the Green Tea Designer Paper that has those great small flowers in all the colors. Again using Big Deal Letters and Wonderful Words stamp sets. As well as the Heart to heart punch. I did use the Eastern Blooms stamp for the inside of the card in Baha Breeze and the Congrats senitment is from Hugs and Wishes. You could leave inside blank and use it for your own anniversary card.
Have a magical day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Made for Monday

After a great week off with my girls, this week is going to be EXTREMELY busy as I have end of month commissions, inventory, MIDDLE school orientation (can you believe it?) , Ash Wednesday and getting 50 baby shower invites out in the mail! I am exhausted all ready. So I am doing Mon, Wed, Fri posts and skipping Disney Tip days this week. They will return the following week! I saw this on Jackie's blog and just loved the idea of the four letter words and the script across it. The possibilities are endless! I posted before the Valentine's LOVE card already and so this week I will show you my other creations using the same format. And Jackie was right, it is addictive to make these cards! Today is celebrate baby ! I used Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, and Pumpkin Pie paper and inks. Big Deal letters and retired Wonderful Words are the stamp sets used. I punched out the heart to heart punch in close to cocoa. And here is the baby girl Abigail that I celebrate today! She is over 10lbs, one month old and has changed so much! We got to see her for a birthday celebration for her Daddy and Papa! Do you not love the outfit she is wearing? Come on, I had to buy that!
Have a magical day!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fun Friday

Here is my last 4 x 4 card that I created. It is soooooo yummy! Again cased from Heather's blog, I had to make this cutie! Following the 4 x 4 template from Monday and changing again to suit the stamp in the center that I wanted to use. I used Kraft, Real Red and retired Summer Picnic DS paper. The stamp is from a hostess level 3 set called Goody-Goody Gumdrops. Inside the card reads a stamped "happy birthday...with a cherry on top!" I colored in the ice cream bowl in Old Olive to match the old olive in the paper and colored the cherry in real red. I thought it would be cute for all ages!
Just had to share this cute pic of my baby girl! I was stamping one night last weekend and she just wanted to be in my office with me to watch TV. Suddenly it got quiet and I looked down and this is what I saw. Sound asleep under my desk.... Have a magical day! Cindy

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Disney Tip Thursday

The TOP 5 Dinners in DisneyWorld! Menu links are provided to view and remember to book your reservations at 90 days out! #5 Artist Point at the Wilderness Lodge Resort - This great place is located in the Wilderness Lodge. I had heard that it had an outstanding wine selection and we selected to eat their one night during the big family Christmas trip of 2005. The food and wine were good but the server was slow and dinner took extremely longer then we thought. But if you are paying $42.00 for steak, I guess you would want to make that steak last. #4 Fulton Crab House in Downtown Disney - I remember when Howard took me to this back in 1989 for a character breakfast and it was called the Empress Lilly then. It is the grand ferry boat docked in the Downtown Disney area. They have several eating areas from quiet top floor, busy beautful views middle section and the bar area. The food is very good and we made it our tradition to be our first dinner of the night of our arrival to DisneyWorld. #3 Coral Reef in Epcot's Living in the Seas with Nemo and Friends - One of the most unique Disney Dining experiences, the Coral Reef restaurant allows you to dine with the fishes. That in itself makes it amazing! The food is very good there. The kids meal is not for the picky eater so check out menu. #2 LeCellier in Epcot's Canada - This is the place to go for a really good steak! And the grilled asparagus is so good too! Located in Epsot's Canada Pavillion and is always packed during peak times so be sure to make reservations 90 days out. #1 Narcoosee's at The Grand Floridian - About three trips ago, this became our favorite place to eat for all of us! Howard loves the food and wine, I love the atmosphere and that you get to see the fireworks show Wishes at MK and the girls love the dessert...Make your own Smores! We always get the crabcakes and split them as a starter. Howard gets to splurge and get the Surf and Turf Entree. Our waiters Harvey and Janice always are so helpful and friendly. We book a 8pm meal so that we can eat our meal then go watch the fireworks and back to our table for dessert. It is our treat to us as a family and love to make it our last meal/evening in DisneyWorld. Thanks for checking out our Disney Top 5 today! Next up is Top 5 Snacks in Disneyworld! Have a magical day! Cindy

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

Here is my next 4 x 4 card of the week! I used River Rock and Chocolate Chip for this card. The River Rock and DS paper are retired but I love them. The stamp set is Baroque Motifs and one of my favs! Sticking to the 4 x 4 template that was given Monday but changed the center of the card. I stamped the motifs and than cut them out to layer on the card with a brad to hold together. Quick post today! Just wanted to give my brother a shout out...his birthday is tomorrow! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUD! Have a magical day! Cindy

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Disney Tip Tuesday

The TOP 5 Lunch spots in DisneyWorld! Menu links for each are shown too! As always, be sure to make advance reservations prior to your trip within 90 days! #5 Beaches and Cream - This very cute and SMALL place is located at the Beach Club Resort. We went back in 2003 and loved it but it is so busy and hard to get into for a seating. They do have hamburgers, etc but they are known for their ice cream! The one you would have to try is the Kitchen Sink - Eight Scoops of Ice Cream served with all the Toppings in the house and a whole can of Whipped Cream $21.99 and can be shared if you like! #4 ESPN Club - This is a great last minute place to go eat at if you do not mind a little wait. It is your average sports bar with wings, beer, fries and large flat screen TV showing all kinds of sports and sports news. It is located at the end of the Boardwalk near Epcot. #3 Whispering Canyon Cafe - This great dining place is located in the Wilderness Lodge. We loved it so much, we ate there TWICE in one week! The girls loved it because it is kid friendly and fun! You get bandanas and your server makes them into something special for you. Watch out, those servers are quite the jokers! The food is par but the friendly family fun is outstanding! #2 The Grand Floridian Cafe - This was a new adventure for us on our last trip and is so great! Not crowded at all for lunch (I think there was maybe 10 other people in there besides our group of 10) Food was very good and good variety for all. Waiters were excellent! We went to MK that day and left the park to go there for lunch and back to MK after. Monorail made it so easy! #1 Sci - Fi Diner - This super place is located in Disney's Hollywood Studios Park. I love the atmosphere of this classic drive in theater but done indoors. You are seated in cars! (Warning: you will be facing the large movie screen and not each other) The movies are those old sci fi movie clips from the 50-60s. I highly recommend the Beef and Blue Salad. It is so yummy! Thanks for checking out our Disney Top 5 today! Next up is Top 5 Dinners in Disneyworld! Have a magical day! Cindy

Monday, February 16, 2009

Made for Monday

This week I wanted to try something different for me in creating my cards. I usually do a standard 4.25 x 5.5 card. But when I saw Heather's 4 x 4 cards on her blog, I knew I wanted to try them. This card is cased from Heather's. I used Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive. The snowman stamp is from the retired Merry and Bright set. So sad cause I love that set! I also used the slit punch and a silver brad. Here are the measurements if you would like to create this card template yourself... Blue base card - 4 x 8 and score/folded at 4" Old Olive DS paper square - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" Blue square - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Tango square - 2 x 2 Circle punch - 1 1/4" This card is super easy to make and you could change it up in many ways! Now if I had just used them to send as thank you's after the holidays. Oy! Be sure to check back this week because you will be seeing the other two 4 x 4 cards that I made and back to our Disney Top 5 too! Have a magical day! Cindy

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day Surprise!

Here is the card I made for my hubby to give him today. I wrote some lovely things about him and what he means to me. I again cased this from Jill's Card Creations. I love the colors - Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Rose Red and Chocolate Chip. It is a great simple card which is my style. This 3-D frame I made for him to hold this really good picture of us from a friend's wedding last year. It is in Real Red and Pretty in Pink with the Love You Much stamp set (I have overused that set - oy!) and so easy to make. Remember my Halloween workshop? Same thing we made then. I hope your Valentine's Day is filled with love! Hug the ones you love today! With Love, Cindy

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Special Day #5

It is Festive Friday the 13th! I wanted to show you what I made for each of my daughters tomorrow. I saw this on and knew I want to make it for them cause I had two metal pill boxes left over from my Advent calendar. I used the Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip paper and inks, Love You Much stamp set, scallop circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch, Red Taffeta and chocolate chip ribbon. Letters were printed on Word and printed on Very Vanilla cardstock. Super easy! Here is the box closed. Cute huh? Then here it is opened. Getting cuter? Here is when you pull the message tag out! VERY CUTE! I hope the girls love it! Of course, I will put a chocolate heart and $5 at the bottom of it for extra punch! I have a surprise for you! I have an extra Saturday post for you! So check back in tomorrow to see what I made my hubby for Valentine's Day. Have a magical day! Cindy

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine Special Day #4

Here is a little square chocolate Valentine treat holder that I made. It is the Big Shot Petal Die cut into Real Red Cardstock. I stamped the hearts on it from the Love You Much stamp set. Add some brown satin ribbon to close the petals over the chocolate and add a punched heart in Real Red and word window punch out with friend to friend sentiment in Kraft. I used Linen thread to attach to ribbon. I did attach the ribbon to the bottom with glue dots, so that way when they open it the ribbon is still attached to the box for reuse. Below is it is shown open.
Here is a card that I cased from another blog. I used Real Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I stamped in Craft White ink using the Love You Much stamp set again. The hearts are punched out with the heart to heart punch. I used the scallop edge punch and add white gel dots.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a magical day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine Special Day # 3

L O... L O... L O... L O...V. E. Do you feel it in the air? It is just around the corner. I saw this card on Jackie's blog and just fell in "LOVE" with the big deal letters of a four letter word and then stamping the sentiment over them. This is just one style of several that I did. I will show more on a post in the future. I used Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, and Chocolate Chip inks for the letters. Then Kraft, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White cardstock. I used 5/8" chocolate chip ribbon for the center divide. Punched Pink Pirouette hearts from the NEW heart to heart punch and Love You Much stamp set. Last was the Designer Paper from Candy Lane for the background. Have a magical day! With LOVE, Cindy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine Special Day # 2

Today I want to share with you this great little project that I did on UStamp online class. (Which I am having so much fun with!) The project was for wine charms in a longer box but I saw it as a chance to make earrings in a smaller box! The box measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" and 1" high. The earrings are lever back and very lightweight. They look so pretty on and great for this Hallmark holiday! I will be giving some of these as gifts to friends! I will be doing a similar gift box for Mother's Day too! So I will post that early enough for all to see.
Have a magical day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Valentine Special Day #1

Sorry for the late posting, this weekend was extremely busy with sick daughter then cleaning/birthday dinner and finally our Senior Youth Sweetheart Dinner at church. It was great and we raised a good amount of money as well as had a good time! I hope to post pictures later to this post. So be sure to check back.
Today's card is so cute! A little time consuming to put those hearts on the tree but so worth the effort I think. I cased this from another blogger cause I had just got the stamp set " Season of Friendship" and had to make something with it. The tiny hearts are from the Heart to Heart punch and used dimensionals to pop them off the paper/tree. Colors used are Kraft, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Whisper White. I did the double stamped technique the leaves on the tree. I also cut the old olive strip to make it look like grass.
Hug the ones you love today!
Have a magical day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Festive Friday

Here is a Valentine's Day card for you. I used Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette cardstock and ink. The stamped images are from A Happy Heart set. I used the wonderful red taffeta ribbon and Bella Rose paper. All next week I will be taking a break on the Disney Top 5 to show you special Valentine's treats and cards each day before the big LOVE celebration! Disney Top 5 returns Feb 17th! Have a magical day! Cindy

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Disney Tip Thursday

The TOP 5 Breakfast meals in DisneyWorld!
#5 Donald's Safari Breakfast - The Animal Kingdom features a character breakfast, called Donald's Safari Breakfast located at the Tusker House in Africa. Characters include Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Mickey. All you can eat buffet from 8:00am - 10:30am.
#4 Princess Storybook Breakfast - A family style American breakfast is served at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot and features Disney Princesses and Friends. Hours are: 8:30am to 10:10am Most likely characters: Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins. They also have lunch and dinner there.
#3 Cinderella's Royal Table - Located on the second floor of Cinderella Castle this restaurant serves the Once Upon A Breakfast character breakfast every morning. Characters vary, but almost always include Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother and may include Belle, Jasmine and Snow White. Advance Reservation is a must. This is the hardest Character Meal to get a Reservation for! Call at 90 days to the day you want to go and at 7:01 am to book it!
#2 Ohana's in the Polynesian Resort - Characters include Lilo and Stitch, Pluto and Mickey. The meal is served family-style and features eggs, waffles, meats, breads, fruit and more. Advance Reservations are strongly recommended.
#1 Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort - Serves breakfast and dinner with Chef Mickey, Chip, Dale and Chef Goofy. The breakfast buffet offers the usual items - eggs, breads, meats, fresh fruit, etc. At dinner there is a salad bar, peel and eat shrimp, soups, hot entrees, breads, carved meats, vegetables, desserts and an ice cream bar with a great variety of toppings. Advance Reservations strongly recommended.
Thanks for checking out our Disney Top 5 today!
Next up is Top 5 Lunch spots in Disneyworld!
Have a magical day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wacky Birthday Wednesday

It took me forever to figure out how I wanted to make my Create-a-Calendar 2009 kit. I found this blog post: Krystal's Cards and More: Create-A-Calendar 2009 and right away knew I had to make this! I love the dotted brown paper. Unfortunately, this kit is no longer available. :o(

This is May and June calendar pages. I stamped seasonal images on the pages and filled in special dates to remember. This is July and December calendar pages. I have this on my kitchen counter bar next to similar dotted and color organizer that holds our address book, pen, pencils, scissors, etc. I then took the dotted brown paper and cover two plastic jars that hold batteries and coins. Looks great all together! Yes, it is my birthday today! Another year older! OY! Closer to 40. Very close. Too close. LOL No plans except getting a haircut. I might go to a shorter length. I think I might try to go to Archiver's (scrapbook store) and soak up the creative juices and buy a few things too. Have a magical day! Cindy

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Disney Tip Tuesday

The TOP 5 Things to do at Hollywood Studios in DisneyWorld! #5 Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure - Hubby is such a big kid when he get around this one! It is a larger then life experience on the creative playset where you can run around and cool down, too. Some examples: Large, chattering ants that you can ride on Convoluted anthills and mazes to explore and hide in A spider web/maze with climbing ropes A slide made to look like a canister of Kodak film A giant sniffing dog nose that sprays mist #4 Muppet Vision 3-D - A 25 minute show in a hilarious 3-d film starring the Muppets. Including those old farts Statlor and Waldorf who complain about everything! It also has a cute entrance and funny 12 minute intro before you go into the theater. And yes, you wear yellow 3-D glasses to see the show. #3 Playhouse Disney Live on Stage - This 22 min show brings the stars of the Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney television shows, geared to preschoolers, together to entertain Walt Disney World guests with music, songs and stories of friendship. You see Handy Manny, Pooh, Little Einsteins and Mickey and his gang! Very awesome show for younger kids! But I miss Bear in the Big Blue House who was in the original show. #2 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith! - This ride ROCKS! It includes a high-speed launch that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. It blows you away! Then your in the dark, twisting and turning over with Aerosmith music screaming in your ears. AWESOME!!!!! You must be 48" to ride this and Megan absolutely loves this ride! Allison is not tall enough and she would not like it right now at her age. So we get the parent swap which works well in Megan favor as she gets to ride it twice! #1 Toy Story Midway Mania! - Our top would have been Rock'n'Roller Coaster but this new ride has taken over our #1 spot. Think of Buzz Lightyear ride in 4-D! You can read more about the ride here: Toy Story Midway Mania - Disney's Hollywood Studios and be sure to read the Touring Tips! It is only a 5 min ride so you will want to ride it over and over again. It is a blast! Thanks for checking out our Disney Top 5 today! Next up is Top 5 Breakfast meals at Disneyworld! Have a magical day! Cindy

Monday, February 2, 2009

Made for Monday

Last Monday was our neighbor Tim's birthday which gave me a challenge to create a masculine birthday card besides a Steelers or Georgia card. (BTW - YEAH STEELERS - SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!) I found this card on Splitcoaststampers and had to case it. The picture below shows how I did the watercolor ink on the tree. I used the aqua painter and choco chip/old olive ink. I just LOVE doing watercolor! Colors are Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black. I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and sentiment from Upsy Daisy stamp set. I used the paper crimper to texture the choco chip and flatten it back out then added depth by swiping the black ink pad over it.
Here is the card that Megan and Allison made for Mr Tim. ADORABLE! Allison punched it and Megan put it together and wrote it. Inside read in big letters "TIM!"
Have a magical day!