Blog Award

I’ve Been Given an Award!

I am so excited to receive the Versatile Blogger Award from Patti @ http://callahancountrybugs.blogspot.com Check out Patti’s blog if you haven’t been there before. THANKS A BUNCH PATTI! :0)

I am new at receiving blogs and there are some rules. The rules for receiving the Versatile Blogger award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who awarded The Versatile Blogger Award to you.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to 15 bloggers.

Now the 7 things about me.

1. I am God’s Child….thank you Jesus!
2. I’ve been married 20 years in July
3. I have one fabulous daughter Sheanice
4. I am a Country Girl
5. I lived in Saudi Arabia for 6 1/2 years
6. I have attended the same church for 21 years
7. I love my Copics…….:0)

I have awarded the following 15 blogs the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. My Cards My Therapy mycardz.wordpress.com
2. Cardz with Mary cardztv.blogspot.com
3. Kris’s Craft Coop scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com
4. Above Rubies Studio aboverubiesstudio.com
5. Running with scissors melissawithscissors.blogspot.com
6. The Cricut Bug thecricutbug.blogspot.com
7. Gloria’s Crafts glorascrafts.blogspot.com
8. Scrappin Navy Wife scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com
9. Getting Cricky with K Andrew gettingcricky.com
10. Fancy Frame work http://www.fancyframework.com
11. Scrappin with Cricuit http://www.scrappinwithcricut.com
12. Creative Cutter creativecutter.org
13. We will always have Paris elisabethstudios.blogspot.com
14. Just Get Scrap Happy justgetscraphappy.blogspot.com
15. Tammy Tutterow tammytutterow.typepad.com

Please visit their blogs. :0)

Birthday Sprinkled in Fun!


I have an extra post today. It’s an Easel Card. Though they have been around for a while, I have never made one….so here it is.
1. Cut cardstock 4 1/4 x 11
2. Score at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
3. Cut an additional piece of cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 this will be the front of your card. Attach this additional piece to the tab that measures 2 3/4 x 4 1/4

Please refer to the photo that shows how the card folds flat. Hope you enjoy making these. Have a great holiday weekend. :0)

For a full tutorial on how to make an Easel Card please visit the following link.

http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2011/03/bunny-week-card-5.html

Exit Only


Exit it only. I was so glad this was the last flight I had to make home from Saudi Arabia, After 6 1/2 years I was ready.

I cut a large X in the center of the page and tore out the edges to the size of my photo, and the back ground color that I wanted to show. I smeared Gesso in various places, after it dried I applied Tim Holtz Distressing ink on torn edges and over Gesso, and onto cardstock mats.

I distressed the edges of the cardstock mats with the scissor technique. To do this place the scissors onto the edge of the paper like you are going to cut it, but instead rub the blades against edges gently. This will distress and tear the paper. You can take a round tool such as a paper punch and curl the torn edges if you like.

Bunnies Every Where……..

I’ve been practicing some new techniques with my Copics, so I made these Bunny paper lollipops for my Scrapping buddies. Great thing is they have 0 Calories. :0)
The base is cut from the Labels die from Spellbinders, a bunny that was stamped with Memento ink, and colored with Copics. I used a tutorial from http://mycardz.wordpress.com she has some great tutorials using copics.
here is the link http://mycardz.wordpress.com/

Challenge #2

This is my Challenge #2 for the Callahan Country Bugs. The challenge was to create a project with a Monochromatic color scheme.

I used the Core’dinations Momochromatic cardstock. I cut the photo mats from the Spellbinders Label set, and the Remember word from the Cricut Cart Gypsy Wanderings.

5th Birthday

I wanted to share just a few samples of my daughters 5th Birthday pages. I drew the McDonald’s characters and colored them with my copics. Did I say I love my copics?? I do love them they are one of my favorite things to play around with. I added the characters on the page with foam dots.

Stair Step Tutorial

**Please note I made some adjustments to the directions. Please let me know if something doesn’t work for you. Thanks.

This size card fits into a greeting card envelope. You can purchase them at Walmart

1) Cut card stock to 8 1/2″ x 11 1/2″
2) Draw a pencil line down the page from the top to bottom of the 11 1/2″ side, the measurement is 4 3/4″ to the inside.
3) On 4 3/4″ (Left)side Score at these marks to the pencil line. 1″ & 2″ & 4 1/4″ & **5 3/4″ *(this score goes all the way across the page) & 8 1/4″.

4) Cut on the pencil line between scoring lines, the red line on the template. Erase the pencil line
5) Turn the paper over, Fold the 5 3/5 scored line. Then starting with the 1 ” scored line fold stairs. The scored lines and stairs should be on the right.

Get Well Stair Step Card

I tried another Stair Step Card. I think I like the way it came out. I will post a tutorial on how to make one this size soon. For this project I used the Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink and blending tool to ink the edges. The sticker is a Jolee’s bouquet sticker that I have had forever.:0)

On the Move


This is what the girls came up with for table decorations for the Alliance Women’s meeting this weekend. The flower is made from tissue paper. This large flower uses eight sheets of tissue paper. There is a tutorial at Martha Stewart.com on how to do them. The shoes were cut from the Cricuit Cart Gypsy Wanderings. Maybe you can use this idea next time you need a table decoration. They are easy, quick and inexpensive to make.

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Sherry Holton Nodine
"To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven"
-Ecclesiastes 3:1

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