Mae’s Crafty Creations

Happy Monday Afternoon

Today is the start of Nic's spring break plus Steve & I also took the day off.  I love relaxing three day weekends.  I  was able to finish Hell's Corner by David Baldacci, catch up on laundry that had been put aside and play in my craft room.  Our weather has been dry all day so Zoom and I went for a walk around the neighborhood. This morning was sunny with blue skies but the clouds have since rolled back in (bummer)!  You have to take advantage of the sun while you can during this time of year.  I am ready to move out of the 50's and into the 70's and 80's.

I completed New Home by Victoria Case for SCACD.  I am working on my Easter cards and thought this one was perfect.  Such a versatile image.  I just love being able to use my stamps for more than one occasion, don't you?
Such a cutie.  I kept the card clean and simple and pulled out my For Peep's Sake * Hot Chicks DP by Imaginisce and used cardstock by PTI.
Have a wonderful evening & a great Tuesday.  Thanks for stoppin by!


Happy Friday to y'all.  I am looking forward to another three day weekend.  It's a nice change to sleep in one extra day.  Not much planned for the weekend except to catch up on laundry.  Our dryer gave up the ghost and since a new dryer would not match the old washer we now have a brand new matching set.  My hubby is just so picky but I can guarantee you he won't be doing any laundry...hehe.  He just need them to match.  My MIL is the same way so she didn't help my case about buying just a dryer.

Today I am sharing another card I made for the CMC Birthday Bash.  The digi was a freebie from Karen's Doodles.  I happened upon her site and really love her images.  They are really cute and she offers freebies often.  I have already saved her newest and hope to work on it this weekend.

You would never those swirls are placed just so to hide a couple of mistakes would you.  Don't you just loves those faces?  Adorable.

Wednesday Take's the Cake

I am sharing a card I made for a friend's30th birthday wayyy back in December.  I completely forgot to post this to my blog after I made it.  I was happy to make something that wasn't holiday colors or theme.  I love the holidays but I really need to start making my Christmas cards all through out the year.
I picked up this free digi while blog surfing & couldn't resist this super cute image.  I love how luscious this cake looks and that little mouse having a taste...just precious.  I kept the card simple and sweet mainly because I did this one last minute.  I need to plan much better from now on.  It might take me three to four hours right now to make one card but hopefully I will become faster.  I find by scraplifting from others helps a ton.  I use their inspiration and add my own flair.  Always with acknowledgement though.

You Miss Me???

Has it really been since December 23rd since I last posted to my blog?  Hard to believe it has been that long. Also just as hard to believe it has been that long since I enjoyed creating a card.  There are many reasons why but I won't bore you with the details.  I am back in the swing of things and excited to share this fun spring/summer time image from Victoria Case for SCACD.  This stamp is called Lazy Days and I was fortunate enough to win this new release last year.  I realized I had not inked up any of them yet...bad, bad Mae.
The layout is from Suzanne's Color Me Creative Classroom 1st Birthday Bash.  There were two challenges and I tied them together into one card.  The other challenge was to use yellows, purples, creams/whites.  My bases card is white then I used Stampin Up cardstock and BasicGrey Wisteria patterned paper.  I also, for the first time, used my Marianne Design dies and my copics.
Here is a close up of this cutie.  I just love her hat.  I personally don't wear hats (they muss the hair you know) but if I had one this nice I sure would.  I cut the image out and popped it up with foam squares.  Helps it stand out more, don't you think.
I even completed the inside of the card.  I normally don't but I had extra dies and didn't want to waste them.  Now the card is complete...just needs a note or sentiment.  I even used my Martha Stewart edges punch for the first time.  So tell me what you think.  It felt good to get back in the game!!!
Merry Christmas EveEve!  I have the next four days off, how about that.  I am so excited to be able to relax with my family, get caught up on some things in my home office, read, and craft, take naps and just unwind.  What about you?  Ready for Christmas?  I have one more gift card to grab and a few things from the grocery store.

I just love this super cute Hippo from Shirley’s 2 Girls and had to have him.  He is ready to help out Santa and fly on over to your home with gifts galore.

I used my MS punch for the snowflakes and added Bella Baubles to the centers.  I love how the stickles on the ribbon and bow just sparkle.  It is great stuff to work with but needs to dry.  I ended up with sparkley hands the rest of the evening.  J
Have a wonderful Christmas!! 

Santa's lil Helper

It's the 9th of December and only 16 days until Christmas.  Things are starting to get crazy...Christmas to do's; year end and new year prep for work; every day chores and then the unexpected.  Our microwave is broken and today the service tech replaced a major part but it's still broken.  Now another part needs to be ordered.  Thank goodness we had an extra one at work I am able to borrow!!!  Nic's car is in the shop and he isn't interested in driving mom's minivan.  Heaven forbid, but it should be done today and things will be much better as far as he is concerned.

For today's Shirley's 2 Girls project I have the super sweet lil helper.  Santa needed to take a moment to eat his cookies while he double checked his list so this lil guy is doing all he can.  He is filling stockings and making sure the candles are all lit.
The challenge this week is all about glitter and bling.  Well I had a ton of glitter and added it here and there.  I love how the stocking showed up with the camera.  What do ya think???  Stop on over at the challenge blog and show us your glam and glitz.  We would love to see what you have created.


I just love making Christmas cards.  The colors are just so pretty and they bring back wonderful memories.  It also means we are at the end of a year that passed by so fast.  But isn't that the way each year?  Time speeds up faster & faster each and every year and there is nothing we can do to stop it.  It just means we need to treasure each moment, document those special times and start your day with a smile :)!

Today I wanted to share Rudolph with you.  This Shirleys 2 Girls digi is so cute with that wreath around his neck.  Wouldn't it be a wonderful thing to see your own Rudolph with a wreath.  We have deer in our neighborhood and I enjoy them every time I catch that glimpse.  A buck scared the bejueezes out of my husband the other morning.  He was rounding the front of his truck (he backs in) and as he got to his door there was a buck on the other side of a short fence eating our neighbors apples from his tree.  With it so dark when Steve leaves the lights on the side of the garage don't reach that far.  I have never seen a buck in our 11 years here.
Have a wonderful day & remember to smile!

Harvest farwell

Is it the end of November already??!!!  Just one more month left of 2010.  I hope every one had a great and relaxing Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much.  The three of us went out with friends for a special Thanksgiving dinner at The Pacific Grill in Tacoma.  My guys enjoyed prime rib and I had their turkey dinner.  It was a four course meal that wasn't too bad.  We usually have a family meal but decided to do something different this time.  I did cook a Turkey on Sunday though.  Must have those great leftovers for lunches.

I am showcasing a fun digi image from Shirley's 2 Girls called Scarecrow.  It is one of their new Thanksgiving images.
I was able to make this card using scraps from my fall/Thanksgiving pile.  I love being able to use up bits of this and that to make a card.  Just gives me more room for new stuff with out any guilt.  :)  Who is with me???

Here is a close up of the image.  That crow is wonderful but I would go for the corn not the straw.  A much better meal choice to me.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all

It is hard to believe we are beginning the end of the year festivities.  Our area was hit with a winter storm this week and even left more snow last night.  For those who are not familiar with Washington...I live south of Seattle and east of Tacoma in a city called Puyallup.  What some would think of as Western Washington or the Pacific NW.  We get rain.  Lots of ran...snow is not the norm nor is the seven inches of white stuff we received.  Nic went to an abbreviated school day on Monday (late arrival & early release) and then school has been cancelled since then.  One of the extras we received with this storm was freezing cold temps.  One evening it was 12 degrees and today it is 24 at the moment.  So ice has been a big factor in the driving arena.  I even slipped on our drive way and took a nice fall.  Still sore and bruised in places but I have a hard head, and no one saw it happen.

I would like to thank everyone who have been kind enough to visit my blog and leave those wonderful comments.  I really appreciate the time you have taken to visit.  It really means a lot to me.  I hope you all have a great day...enjoy your friends and family...and stay safe.  Eat enough to enjoy but not enough to give you a tummy ache.

I am showing off a Shirleys 2 Girls image today.  The flower says it all!  I colored some white roses to coordinate with the colors I used.  I love being able to alter something to use for different looks.  I am sure many of you are already doing this but for me the light bulb just clicked on.

Have a wonderful day and if you are venturing out tomorrow, stay safe and bring your patience!  Slow and steady wins the race.

So Thankful

Hi y'all and just one more day until Harry Potter is out.  I have our tickets purchased for Friday evening and we will head to the theater once I am off of work.  It will be just Nic & I.  Steve isn't interested in crowds so we will just go again once the masses have seen the movie.  Works for me.

Today my project for Shirley's 2 Girls is from their Thanksgiving digi's and this one is Give Thanks.
I used some rub on leaves (I need to get a few punches to use instead) for our challenge twist.  Head on over to the challenge blog and show us your twist.  Sorry this is so short, I am bushed & need to hit the pillow.