Saturday, November 29, 2008

My New TOY!!!

So I guess good things come to thoughts that wait is true!! My family truly didn’t really forget about my birthday due to the unfortunate events that happened on my birthday. Friday I received my Birthday check form work Finally and then today I went to my mother in laws house there 2 other birthday items where waiting for me. They were in small envelopes. So when I opened them there was Money inside. Know I didn’t know that my husband had been spreading the roomer around that I wanted a Cricut the amount of money that I received from the gifts I was able to get the Cricut Expression for $199.00 at Wal-Mart!! I was so excited, although we did have to go to one Walmart to the next to find it but I have to say that a Nice lady at the Michael’s tipped me off to the savings at Wal-Mart. I was just about to get the Cricut Create Machine when she told me to go to Wal-Mart!! Thanks so much if you ever read this!! I just need to learn how to use this thing know.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Snowman Ornaments

Here is a snowman that I made to go along with the trees. I was going to use the glue dots to make him stay upright on the tables and then let our guest take them home to hang on their trees. I found these cute little guys at Michaels, 4 for 3.99 not too bad.

Bearbucks Christmas Card

This is a card for my Mother in law, she LOVES Starbucks so much she goes there every day. I used the embellishment of the bearbucks from she has other items that are very cute you may want to check out her web site. Most of the other items are from my cuttlebug but I can't be for sure what the bear is because I purchased the die off e-bay and the seller would not reveal to me what brand it was. The green flower was also a gift with the purchase of the bearbucks from I also used a rub-on for the "Happy Holiday's."

Friday, November 21, 2008

Today is my birthday!!

So today is my birthday and what a wild ride life has through to me today!!! It so has been one of the most scariest day’s of my life I think, and not because I’m getting older either. I hope that when I get the opportunity to kick back and chill out I can and maybe make something fun with these cool little stickers. I love the pop up flower stickers that she got for me and I think they will work really pretty with that paper I found. I hope that maybe I will be lucky again to find another page of that same paper. Anyway if your reading this Vicky THANK YOU I SO LOVE MY GIFT!!!

ABC Books

Here are some pages that my sister in law made for the ABC books that the Yahoo Masonic Craft Group is working on. These books are going to be donated to new moms. I think her pages look so fun and I think the kids will enjoy looking at them with all the colors she has used on the pages. If you would like to help with this project all is welcomed. All you have to do is contacted me by either responding to this posting with a comment or maybe trying to email me for the groups e-mail and I will be glade to send you the paper and the other letters that need to be made. I will also provide you with what I can on die cutes that I have available. This can be a really fun project if you have one of thought really nicer die cutting machines it was be very fast and simple for you to do. You could cut the letters and some of the other things that begin with that letter and get it accomplished really fast.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Suzanne & Jeff's Anniversary Card

This is a card for my mother and father in law’s anniversary. I think it is there 27th year, not real sure about that. Anyway, I made the card with this really pretty shinny paper that did not work well with stamps. They smeared really badly but I did try one of my pins and that did work a little better. I cut the rings out of one of my jewelry magazines that I got in the mail form one of the stores here in town. I used rub-ones for the rest of the words. Toughs worked really well much better then the stamps. I will have to keep that in mind the next time I use this paper.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More Christmas Trees

So I had to take a brake form all the cards I have been making. Instead I have been making these trees using my cuttlebug die cutter and the flower cuts. They are coming out so neat, I have finally figured out how I will get them to stand on their own. My husband and I drink lots of watter and he drinks Coca Cola. So we had all these bottle caps and bottles and we got to thinking what if I use them by putting holes in the tops and sticking the sticks in to help them stand. I know the caps have writing on them but I everyone here in town is talking about going "Green" and recycling things. I just recycled it into nice trash I guess. I don't think it really matters what the caps say what do you think? I still have not come up with anything else to put with them just yet. I wanted to sprinkle some glitter but my husband said that might be a little messy to clean up, he's probably right. I have been trying to find maybe some Reindeer or a cute Santa that can stand on it's own but not having much lock on that right now. Maybe as the holiday gets closer.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees
Originally uploaded by rebeccalevan81
I was trying to get inspiration for another Christmas card and I sow this Christmas tree that looked similar to this in the Scrapbooks ect. Magazine. I started thinking what if I try this using my Cuttlebug Flower dies. They came out kind of cute I have an idea on how to get them to stand on their own but I forget to pick up a few other items at Michael’s today. The Masonic Craft Group that I am a member of is going to have a Christmas party for a Lutheran orphanage here in San Antonio, TX and I thinking these would make really cute and simple table decorations for our Christmas Dinner.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Jeff's Birthday Card

Jeff's Birthday Card
Originally uploaded by rebeccalevan81
Here is my father in law's birthday card. He loves playing and collected guitars. I think the card looks kind of plain but my husband said to leave it that way because his dad will like it just like that. I was thinking about putting some Music Notes on it but since Dustin told me not to I left it alone. I used the Cuttlebug to cut out the letters on the "Happy Birthday." The texture of the letters are from one of my pictures of my little girl that the ink in the printer was running out of when I started printing the page. I thought the colors in the picture would look good on the card. So I guess you could say I went "Green" and recycled on this one.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Scrap Card Making Flickr Group!

Do you like making cards? Do you make cards for friends, family, birthdays, anniversaries, ect. Then this group is one that you can join. We post our pictures of cards that we have made on to one photostream. The group was created to help give each other inspiration and ideas. Sometimes you need that to get your brain moving. Hope you will join and participate in the discussions and take part in the challenges. We would love to have more members come in.

Please click on title of this posting or see Flickr Groups on the link to the left.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Silent Night Holy Night Christmas Card

This is another Christmas card that I made. I used the Cuttlebug die snowflake cutes and the embossing folder. I also used rub-ons. The idea for this card did come from card magazine but I did change it up and make it a little different. This is what the Magazine card looked like.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Noel Card

Noel Card
Originally uploaded by rebeccalevan81
Ok this card was so easy to make and since I have to make so many of them I like fast and easy. I thought that the paper complemented the rub-on very nicely. This was my first attempted to try rub-on’s and wow I can understand why so many people like to use them.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Card 2

My Husband has a big family so I have to make quite a bit of these Christmas Cards. So when we went to Wal-Mart this weekend I tock a pick in one of the Card Craft Magazines to get some inspiration. This card I made so that it would when you open it would have some of the colorful paper on the inside like I did for the Snowman card. I tock on my artistic license to make the card more like the way I liked it. If I think about it I will post a picture of what the one in the Magazine looked like so that you’ll could compare the differences.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Snowman Christmas Mine Card

Christmas Card
Originally uploaded by rebeccalevan81
This card was not planed; I was just playing with what I had at the time. I was hoping that the circles in the back ground would represent snow falling and then there to me was too many. I used the cuttlebug dies and I tried to emboss the tress on my own with my hand press holly embosser. I thought that came out rather interesting and I will probably try that again. The snowman also was a cuttlebug die but I thought the face was too hard to see so I used my stamp to embellish the face. I cut the snowman from that paper that you can make stickers from. I think this card came out ok but I want to try some other things and techniques.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Friends Birthday Card

Ok this is a Mimi Card that I made for my sister-in-law’s birthday. She is a little young I think maybe turning 11 years old. Anyway, my husband and I are trying to same money this year and we have started the Dave Ramsey savings plain way before the elections had even finished. This is one of my contributing to helping to save money by making the cards for family birthdays and extra. It takes a little time but I think the hand made cards have more character to them I hope they mean more to the receiver. This will be our gift this year for our many birthdays this month and Christmas presents. Maybe a picture of Penelope enclosed. So what do you think about the card?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Penelope's First Halloween2

Penelope's First Halloween2
Originally uploaded by rebeccalevan81

So I tried my hand in digital Scrapbooking. This project was not to bad and it actually seams cheaper. I probably will not do this for Penelope really Halloween page since I have already got all of the stuff to make her pages. But I did enjoy making the page on the computer because I like making Graphic Designs for my costumer’s registers.