This by far is the simplest card I have made! I am very happy with the way it turned out and Austin was too! His birthday party theme was of course CARS and he was pleasantly surprised when he opened his card. I used Mickey Mouse Font for the wording. I love that font!

I was in a hurry when I made this card so I chose the simplest Lightning McQueen that was in the book! LOL. I will definitely do this one again! I used a few shortcuts such as using just scraps of white cardstock instead of the cut out portions. They were just too small to use them!

I love card making and I know I still have a long way to go but I know that if I keep working at it that I can only go up from here!

I want to apologize for not posting in several weeks. I honestly don't know where the time went. I have been so busy over the last few weeks doing a bunch of different things. I was under the weather with a nasty cold the weekend that I made this outfit and blanket and for some reason it is taking quite a while to get over it. I still have that little tickle in the back of my throat but it is certainly much better than it was.

I also went to my first crop. It was a lot of fun. I only spent the day but I would have loved to have been there for the weekend. It is a local spot in a nearby town and I'm sure I will be doing it again. I was traveling for a couple of days for work and I've been working a lot of overtime the last couple of weeks.

Below is another Martha Pullen Jon Jon. We have a sweet young couple in our church who is having their first child. It is also the grandparents first grandchild so it's a double happy time in their lives. I made this outfit a couple of weeks ago and took it to the church just in time for the shower on Sunday afternoon and the following Sunday, Sommer went into labor a month early and gave birth to Nathan Butler Hughey. He is a beautiful 5lb baby boy with lots of black hair. Everyone is doing fine and the grandparents are over the moon.

I'm finally out of this green ghingham so I won't be making any more in this fabric. My neighbor also has a baby boy due soon so I will be off to the fabric store this week to find something suitable for him!

This was a great surprise tonight to find this award. I received this from one of my first followers, Audrey at Cute and Some. I'm supposed to give 6 truths or vice-versas about myself. Let's see if anyone can guess what is a truth or a vice-versa!

1. I am an identical twin! My mother actually had 2 sets of twins! My older twin sisters were born 10 years before me and my twin Kelley.

2. I have 6 grand-daughters and no grand sons.

3. I have NEVER been to a crop or a swarm!

4. In the last week I increased my Cricut cartridge library from 12 to 25 and I'm buying one more tonight....Tags, Bags, Boxes and More! It's retired and I don't have it. Found a great deal at

5. My first husband was on a plane that was highjacked to Cuba in 1983. Luckily no one was hurt. It was the only Cuban highjacking by an American.

6. I've worked in the Telecom industry since 1989.

Believe it or not it was hard for me to come up with 6 facts about me that I thought might be interesting! LOL

It was fun though! Thank you Audrey for thinking of me!

This is a Martha Pullen Jon Jon that I have cut down to a smaller size (3 mos.) for my husbands Dr. and his wife. We are traveling to Atlanta, GA tomorrow for a Dr.'s visit so I rushed through this one because I spent almost the whole day yesterday on the CARD! LOL.
I'm not excited about the card but I am ok with it, enough to give anyway. I used Once Upon a Princess for the word "dream" and Summer in Paris for the baloon.
My neighbor is having a boy in the next few weeks and another young couple from our church is having a baby shower for their baby boy next Sunday so you will be seeing another suit or two coming up in the next few weeks.

These are some nice linen handtowels I have embroidered/monogrammed for a girl on my team at work that is getting married next month. We are having a surprise shower for her this week.

Below that is the card I made for her. I have really struggled with cards but I must say this is my best card so far. I didn't over do it or under do it. I know that if I keep trying I can only get better.

I used Gypsy Wandersing for the "FOREVER FLOWER" and Once Upon a Princess for the background tags. I used my own shadow for the tag again and I had to tweak the "FOREVER FLOWER" to get it to line up the way I wanted it to and I am so happy with the results over all.

I did make a little mistake on the card though. It might be tough to see in the photos, but leave me a comment and let me know if you can guess what the mistake is!

If you take a close up look at this photo you will notice that one of the heart embossed layers is upside down! I could have kicked myself when I noticed it but it was too late to change it. Fortunately the bride to be did not notice!

Below are my first tags. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the tag shape and created my own shadow so that it would be even around all of the edges. I'm very pleased with the way they turned out. It is my first tag that I have cut out with my Gypsy. I don't know what I ever did without that little gem!