Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thanks a Latte!


Is there anything better than coffee? I mean, really! I get out of bed just so I can have a cup of coffee. I drink it all day. My favorite ice cream is coffee flavored and my favorite dessert is Tiramisu! Everything is better with coffee.
So, what better way to say thanks than with coffee! This card would be great for a gift of Kona beans.

The most expensive coffee is Kopi Luwak, where the beans are processed through the intestines of the Asian Palm Civet and can be purchased in Samatra, Java, and Bali, in Indonesia for around $160.00 per pound. Yes, truth really is stranger than fiction!
I made this card for the Unique Crafters Challenge #3, "Ribbons and Fibers". Check out all the fabulous creations done this month by the DT and start working on your best crafty achievement!

Supplies used:
Colorbok: white cardstock
Bazzill Basics: parakeet, espresso cardstock
Michael's: all ribbon
Hancock Fabrics: burlap
Starbuck's: Verona coffee beans (it's what I had)
MTC: lattice funtion for rectangle, shadow frame
Cuttlebug: machine and argyle embossing folder
Cricut: expression machine and A Child's Year cartridge (cup)
Fiskars: paper trimmer
Scotch ATG 700: tape gun
Zig 2 way glue
Aleene's tacky glue
Garton font for sentiment

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Unique Crafters Challenge #3 - "Ribbons and Fibers"
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge #83 - "Off Centre"
The Paper Shelter Challenge #63 - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Creations Challenge #169 - "Frame It"
For Your Inspiration Challenge #29 - photo inspiration
Freshly Brewed Challenge #95 - "Thank You /Appreciation"
It took 8 minutes to type this post. Perfect timing. The coffee in the french press is ready!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

National Nurses Day


Florence Nightingale 12 May 1820 - 13 August 1910

Today is National Nurses Day and the first day of National Nurses Week, May 6th - 12th. May 12th is Florence Nightingale's birthday. I didn't make a card, but wanted to share some old family pics with you.
My mother: Isla Hall Shutes, RN
My aunt: Bobbie Hall Weathers, RN
Cousin: Marsha Hall Morris, RN
Me: 26 years ago. Still going strong in the ER!

Cousin: Stephanie Hall Bryan, RN, MS, PhD Nursing Research (not pictured)
Cousin: Kassanrdra Pack, RN (not pictured)

I am blessed to come from a family fully immersed in nursing. What a priviledge to have such a rewarding career!
Happy Nurses Day to all nurses!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Free SVG!


Wow! This was not the easiest thing to do, but I'm persistant! Google Blooger does not support SVG downloading to your blog!!! I've been creating some really cool SVGs with my Make The Cut and I wanted to share them with you. When I tried to download it to a post last night, I got no where. But, that's okay. My younger brother, Rick is an IT genius and he made it so easy for me! Yay Rick!!
I found a template for an envelope, but wanted to scallop the flap. I used MTC to create the scallop for the flap and...Voila! Just click on the "dowload" below. It will take you to 4shared.com ( a sharing computer thingy) where my account will appear with the download for this template. It only takes a few seconds and you're done. Wow! I feel so smart right now!

Scalloped Tag Envelope

Let me know what you think and if there are other SVGs you'd like to see.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Beautiful day!


There are few things more beautiful than a bride on her wedding day! I have so many wedding cards to make for June that I thought I better get started now. I just love white on white- especially for wedding cards. So, here's the first of several for all those June brides!
Supplies used:
Colorbok: white cardstock
Michael's: white ribbon, pearls, pearl spray, pop-up dots
Wild Orchid: small white roses
Make The Cut: fancy frame from gallery, lattice cut
Cuttlebug: Swiss dots embossing folder
Fiskars: paper trimmer
Cricut: Expression cutting machine
Scotch ATG 700: tape gun
Zig 2 way glue
Sentiment: computer generated using Gaarton and Edwardian fonts

This card will be entered in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #78 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #117 - Add Some Dimension
PaperPlay Challenges week 18 - Monochrome and Ribbon
Craft Your Passion Challenge #108 - Lots of Texture
Papertake Weekly Challenge #68 - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge #73 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Challenge PWC204 - Flowers (paper flowers, die cuts, embellishments)
The Cutie Pie Challenge #17 - Monochromatic
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #44 - Special Occasion
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge Cards with Flowers
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #11 Bingo (Emboss,Flowers, Ribbon)