Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Encouraging Display Card Using Cricut New Testament Cartridge

I wanted to make a card for a friend
going through breast cancer that she could
display and read on those difficult days.

I used the new Cricut Cartridge New Testament
for the Scripture.

Display Card Size:  7 " Square
Scripture cut at 4 1/2"
Frame cut from Storybook Cartridge

I love using leftover flowers & vines to add some interest.
I even had a butterfly left over so added it as well.

I hope this verse will be a reminder to her that
with God all things are possible and He will
give the strength needed for each day ahead!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Baby Shower Cards

Cute as a Button
 I adapted this idea from the March 2012 CardMaker Magazine
where Designer Rosemary Dennis used frame & sentiment stamps
and a whale cut out with the layout above.

 Card Size:  4 1/4" Square
Larger Pink Mat:  4"
Larger White Mat: 3 1/2"
Small Pink Mat:  3"
Small White Mat:  2 3/4"

16  Buttons similar color
Duck cut from Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year 1 1/2"
Small black bead for eye
Sentiment printed on computer then cut to size
Foam tape used to attach larger white mat
These can be made in any color!
I have a friend who is not finding out what the baby is
so she is getting a yellow card!

Hope you have a blessed week!
Thanks for coming by to visit!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Z Fold Flower Card

One of my Favorite Cards
Bright & Cheerful Z Fold Card

Card Size:  11" x 6"
Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" from left edge
Fold in half then fold small part to the left

Cricut Cartridge:  Twinkle Toes
Card Stock:  Die Cuts with a View & Basic Black Card Stock
Extras:  Prima Flowers, Ribbons & a Button

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for Spring!  
When I sat down at my craft table, I just wanted to make something cheery & bright!

It has been raining here for days. I chose yellow (definitely a Spring color) 
and the black seemed to make a nice contrast, making it even brighter!

Looking forward to Spring!  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Spring Birds in Winter

I opened the door to an unusual sound.
Greeted by beautiful singing.
A Winter day full of surprises.
Bright, sunny and cheerful.
The birds in my tree didn't know
it wasn't Spring.
They sang with joy at the beautiful day.

Winter can fall in our lives too.
But we can sing like the birds
by seeing the beauty in each day
whether it's Winter or Spring!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thank You

Thank you for brightening
my life by following
Mud Pie Reality!

I've enjoyed visiting your blogs
and being inspired by your
stories, life and creative crafts!
I'm looking forward to being
more creative in the New Year
and hope to share some encouragement
with you from the many blessings
God gives me daily!

Thanking God for the past year
with a helpful surgery, relief from
some of the pain, delieverance
through two difficult tests/complications.

He has guided each step and given me 
joy and strength along the way!

I'm so thankful to be alive today
to praise Him, enjoy my family
and share encouragement and 
creative inspiration with
all my blogging friends!

Thank You!  Happy New Year!