Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I always want to play along with the sweet gals over at CR84FN but with my little whipper snappers  the opportunity does not come often.  When I saw the colors for this go around I had to figure out some "ME" time at my craft table and today opportunity knocked and I answered the door.

Here is inspiration photo over at CR84FN for this challenge and I have to say 
I LOVE these colors together.

I made this card for my niece Stephanie, 
she has just graduated from 8th grade and had a very successful year!!!  
Way to go Steph~~

I used an impression plate from PTI to give them a bit of texture ....... 
I cannot remember the name of it but I am sure you all know :)

This is the sentiment that is inside the mini envelope.
I must say it was nice to create something today.

Women's World Cup is taking place in Germany right now and the Germans play again tomorrow.  I am cheering for America and Germany and if they meet in the quarter finals, I will be hiding in my closet because I cannot watch games like that.
When Germany plays my nice Bavarian husband Curt likes
 to have a nice Bavarian breakfast to put us in a festive mood .........
here is a photo of breakfast beverage to go along with the German cold cuts and butter bread.   



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Make it Monday 20/Yankees BDAY

We have a birthday party for a little boy coming up and tis the season for baseball so I thought this would be a perfect fit especially since he is a Yankees fan.  I was looking at the Label Baisics, I knew I wanted to use it but it was feeling kinda blah but when I masked off the outer part and turned my notebook paper stamp on the side to make YANKEE PINSTRIPES, I was not blah anymore.
  Spencer is going to be 7, Mickey Mantel's number, so that is the perfect number to create an UBER fun birthday card for a Yankees fan. 

 I generated my wording on my Mac using the Team Spirit font.
  My coloring needs help but the glove does kinda look like it has seen some fun days in the ballpark.  

This is close up of the masking but also of a baseball that Joe DiMaggio sent me
when I worked for American Airlines.  
I walked him on the aircraft and sat beside him ...... tough work ya know!!
He was such a sweetheart.  He asked me for my address and I thought maybe he would send me an
autographed photo or something.
I took it out of the case for this fun backdrop.


Sue Ann

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hula Girl

I do not take my cricut out as much as I should but I did for this birthday card since we were attending a Luau, yes I did attempt to do the hula with the girls but being a left handed blonde sometimes does not serve me well........ but now I have to learn because I will not let that grass skirt beat me :)  I made this right before the party and when I showed Curt he told me that I had to take a photo and put it on my blog because it was his favorite, anything that is about the beach is our favorite.  So here I am posting this cute little card I made for the party.  

The center of the flowers for the lei were Raspberry rhinestones.  Recently when I was on my friend Amy's blog I saw this card and it kinda pushed me to do a "scene" card which I do not do often.  The skirt and the seashells both have a very fine glitter on them to bring it up a notch.

That is all today. 
 Off to the gym, library,
 home for lunch and then back to the pool.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Make it Monday #17

Hey there.  I needed a couple of teacher thank you cards so I thought  why not join in on the fun with Make it Monday over on Nicole Heady's Blog.  The challenge this week was cracked glass.

Here is my take on the challenge

This is for Mrs. Barnes, she loves The ECU Pirates and purple and gold are the colors.
I am in total love with the new Wildflower Garden set from Heather.

That is all for me today. 
 I have been up since about 3 am when Ava decided that was the moment
 she was going to give up her pacifier and she wanted to have a debrief.  
She has been one chatty girl this morning.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Sue Ann