Friday, August 10, 2012

Three Gifts for Your Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What a busy week it has been. I had to head back for training earlier this week for three days, so my crafting was neglected. That was a bummer! I have been working on preparing for a new school year in a new grade level, with new materials, and new standards. Yikes...not feeling a little pressure to perform! I am also reading a book by Ron Clark called The End of Molasses Classes. It is definitely a fun read.

I do want to say thank you for all the Cricut/Provo Craft comments. I haven't had the opportunity to say I appreciate the feedback. It seems most of the problems stem from the newer machines (I still have the original Expression) and the policies to monopolize the industry. Thank you again! It sure helped me understand.

Since I haven't been crafting much this past week, that also means I haven't had the opportuntity to enter any challenges. Well, that just had to change! I made time and stayed up late to combine a few challenges.

Here is my project...

My Mind's eye paper ~ Darling Dear stack
white card stock
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge ~ gifts (p. 43) cut at 2 3/4"
Elegant Edges ~ scallops (p. 48) cut at 3 1/4"
Swiss Dots embossing folder
buttons (yellow, red, and blue)
white embroidery floss
yellow liquid pearls
happy birthday (wood mount) stamp
black ink


Today I plan on staying busy with crafting (and cleaning house in between projects). I have three different card orders to work on, so I have plenty to do! Plus, I have a bunch more challenges to enter still!

Thanks for stopping by. I will be hopping on over shortly to see what you have been working on too. I don't want to miss out on anything!

I sure hope there is enough time in the day to do EVERYTHING!

Hope you have a great day and enjoy your weekend,
Stay Creative,


  1. Great card. I like the bright festive colours you used.

  2. Georgiana ~ Yet another PRETTY card! LOVING the gray!! Such a GREAT color combination too! Good luck on ALL you cleaning and projects ~ sound like me! Have a GREAT weekend!

  3. This card is FABULOUS Georgiana!!! I'm lovin' the polka dot presents :)

  4. Another beautiful card. I love all the polka dots and layering.

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  5. This turned out really cute! I love all the dots :)

  6. Very pretty, I love the paper you used.
    I saw your question about Provo craft, I have all their machines, I seem to have more problems with the imagine and my gypsy , BUT I still love all of them, I have always had good customer service, sometimes I have do to wait awhile to get through, but I have had to wait to get through to lot of other places. I did buy a cameo probably 6 months ago, love it, but LOVE my circuit machines..
    Wondering if you got my email?

  7. Lovely card. Love your combinations of pattern papers. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

  8. Wonderful card...I love the colors and papers!

  9. Sounds like you have a lot going on right now! Glad to see that you were able to sneak in some crafting time. Your card is just super cute, I LOVE the polka dots!

  10. Fun card, I love the polka dot presents and the buttons, too cute!!


  11. Georgiana: So glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your card is so pretty.

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  12. Geogianna! Beautiful card; love all the cute little polka dots and the buttons!!!

  13. What a fun birthday card!!! I love the paper you chose for the presents!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!!

  14. Good luck with all the changes for your school year!

    I love your card!! The polka dot presents are so fun :)

    Hope you get more free time to create soon!

  15. Very nice card. I love the combination of colours. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us on Come and Get It this week.

  16. oh no I don't want you to be under any pressue! What you to create card after card as wonderful as this one! Love the presents the polka dots are adorable...thanks for joining my challenge this week. Karen

  17. What a wonderful card!!!Love the Color Combo and the Polka dots cardstock....Love it!

  18. Fun card-GREAT papers! Love it! Have a great wknd!
    Sherrie K

  19. Cute card! I love the fun Pattern paper :)

    Hugs, Sheena

  20. Great birthday card. Love the papers and design.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. Pat K.x

  21. Sounds like you have been very busy. I love this bright and cheerful card. I hope you get a lot of crafting and some housework done. I am at my sons soccer tournaments the next few weekends.

  22. Cute card! I'm crazy for polka dots, so this is right up my alley! :) Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

  23. Very pretty the presents as focal point.Great job with sketch.Good luck with a new school year and teaching a different grade.

  24. I'm loving all the polka dots! Cool how you emphasized the sentiment banner with them - and the colours are so perfect together! thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week :)

  25. Great card Georgina. I love how you have co-ordinated the papers on the presents. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Come and Get it. Regards Meighan

  26. Fantastic! Love all those polka dots. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  27. Great card! Love the design and the fun papers! Carri ~abusybee

  28. Very cute card Georgiana.
    DIANA L.

  29. Love your design of your card. So much detail. Great idea! :) Thanks for participating in the Simply Crafts challenge!

  30. Georgianna, this card makes me so happy, i love the paper you used on your card and paper piecing/diecuts. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  31. What a fun and cheerful birthday card - so colourful! Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week!

  32. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  33. So all the dots! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  34. Fabulous Card! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge#19 DT AJ~

  35. Great card. I really love the dotted paper you used on the presents.


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