by Cathy Hanes, January 18, 2015
Here's a card we made with Stampin' Ups new Butterfly Basics Bundle!!
Our inspiration came from two YouTube tutorials by Deb Valder.  She IS amazing!!  


by Cathy Hanes, January 13, 2015

Here is a Card-In-A-Box filled with Congrats for my nephew Dakota!!  Used my Cricut to cut all these cute exploding ways to say "Congrats!'

The Stampin Up Owl Punch is a real HOOT!

I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to add character filled with TIME!!  Along with a Tim Holtz sentiment!  I love how the card folds flat for easy mailing!!

by Cathy Hanes, January 09, 2015

On the other side of the spectrum... are my OLDER granddaughters!!  I had NEVER even watched a Harry Potter movie so I was STUMPED when the request came in!!

But I learned A LOT very quickly... so comes this adorable Owl Invite.

The base is a suitcase that opens up with a ribbon pull latch!  The ticket is tucked safely away in a cute little pocket.  The Owl was created using a Owl Silhouette die from Spellbinders.

The scroll opens up to say 'I solemnly swear I am up to no good!

Inside is a personalized invitation from Hogwarts School to each of her friends!

I heard it was a HIT!!

by Cathy Hanes, January 09, 2015

Here are some Barbie Party invitations I made for TWO very sweet little granddaughters!!

I created Barbie by cutting the head off a full bodied girl on the Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge... Looks pretty similar don't you agree???

The ribbon wrap was made using a retired Stampin Up ribbon I had on hand.

I really enjoyed making these cute little invites!!

by Cathy Hanes, January 08, 2015

Welcome to 2015!!!

Be the CHANGE you want to SEE in the WORLD!! GHANDI

My 'changes' this year include making sure to take the time to do what makes me HAPPY!!  
At my age, I can resign myself to the fact that 'the house is NEVER going to be SPOTLESS.. unless NO ONE stops by... it's a rule.
So why NOT use that valuable time to CREATE something to make someone SMILE?

I hope to get 'BLOG SAVVY' this year.  I love all the CREATIVE blogs I've been so lucky to browse through so far this year... WHY not ADD to MINE???

Hope you enjoy my creations this year!!  

For now..  here's a few of my favorite cards from previous years....

Here's a Carnival Party invitation I made for my Grandson!!  I used the Peachy Keen July Stamp Kit of the Month, and the Cricut Carousel Cartridge.  I colored the ADORABLE clown with Copics and used Crystal Effects in the glasses to make them look REAL!

Will add the picture of the inside... as SOON as I find it!!

I loved this cute Military Soldier Gift Card Holder... I actually made it as G.I. Joe Party invitation for one of my OTHER Grandsons... and thought it would make a good gift card holder to!!  What do you think?

This card was one of the first I put on my blog... It's my 'Recycled Soda Can' card... made with the Tim Holtz Birdcage Die using a recycled soda can and Ranger Alcohol Inks... I used a Kaleidoscope Pad with glossy paper and a brayer for the background, with a Emboss Resist using another Tim Holtz clock stamp...  

This card was FUN.. kind of like dressing up a Barbie again!!  This was created using white chipboard and a Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die.  I had fun being a dress designer for a day!!

I'm a big fan of Halloween... and I just DON'T know WHY... it' just FUN!!
This Scary Night card was made using  Quickutz Die and I think the fence was Spellbinders?... a Kaleidoscope Pad brayered on glossy paper with the masking technique... using the Center Step Card fold.

Thanks for stopping by!!