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Monday, April 4, 2011
I've gotta say that I'm so thrilled that you all enjoyed yesterday's Toy Story layout.  In case it isn't obvious by now, I LOOOOOVE doing layouts!  I'd love to do one every single day - wouldn't that be fun?  But alas, life pops up and says "Too bad! You have other responsibilities!"  I am going to try to do one more this week, though, so wish me luck.

For today, we have a very special Guest Designer - Lucy Griffith!  Lucy is my mom-in-law, and she lives here with us and is a very dear member of our family.  And did you know that the three of us ladies (my mom and Lucy and me) all share one big craft room?  We spend a good chunk of our day sitting around our scrap tables pretending to be busy.  And once in a while we even make something!  Lucy mostly makes cards, and she is quite good at it.  So I want to show off one that she made just recently - I think it's adorable!  Don't forget to leave a comment for Lucy - this is her first time as a Guest Designer.  Oh, plus it enters you for this weeks blog candy, which is 5 sets of directions.


The patterned paper is from Pebbles Tree House Collection, and the cardstock is from Stampin' Up.  Lucy used The Straight from the Nest cartridge to cut the bird at 2" (pg 28 in booklet), and the grass at 1/2".  She inked and popped up the bird with pop dots.  The "A little bird told me" phrase is from Just Because Cards cart, cut at 2 1/4", as is the circle which was also cut at 2 1/4".

The folded card is 4 3/4" x 6 3/4".  The white mat is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Red mat is 4 1/4" x 6 1/4", and the printed mat is 4" x 6".  She also added Diamond Stickles and used her white Signo gel pen to add some extra details.


Lucy always dresses up the insides of her cards.  I don't know where she gets the patience.  I'm always exhausted after I do the outside, so I ignore the insides - I'm bad!!   She used the Birthday Bash cart to cut "It's your Birthday" with Real Dial Size on at 2 1/4", and she cut off the bow.  She also used the Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots folder to emboss the yellow piece, and of course inked the edges to add more depth. 

With energy to spare, Lucy even created a matching envelope liner - yowza!  I'm lucky if my cards even get an envelope, let alone one this fancy! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you're having a wonderful week!!

145 comments:

Nati Tristan said...

I would love to have my mom-in-law, mom and me in a little scrapteam like that! That's awesome! You are one lucky gal! God Bless! And let her know her card is fab!!! As well as the cute envelope she dressed up!

Aman said...

Great job Lucy! I would love to see more of your work! The Griffith house sounds like a lot of fun. I can't imagine all the attention your daughter gets!

Kathy and Ed said...

Very cute cards. Glad all is going well.

My name is Suzanne said...

I just have to chime in and say "Love your card Nana Lucy"!!! (Nana Susan will behead me for calling you just Lucy cuz' I still call her "Mrs. Rees")

carolakriboo said...

Love the inside and the matching envelope.Hope to see more of her cards.Thanks for sharing.

Sabina said...

Hello,
great job, the papers are so wunderful!
Greets Sabina

Parcha said...

Cute card !!! Lucy, you did great. Love the colors and of course the little bird.

Patricia said...

I love the card and your layouts, just beautiful, and thanks for the giveaways----------- catagal@aol.com

Kim said...

Beautiful card Lucy! I love it from the inside to the outside. I love how you decorated the inside of the envelope and love the paper that you used. Thanks for sharing with us!
toojoyous@bellsouth.net

Scattychick said...

It is gorgeous I love the colours please share with us again x

Linda Peterson said...

Absolutely wonderful card!! Sounds like you have a lot of fun!

Leonnie said...

Love Lucy's card, the colors are great. Sounds as though you guys have a lot fun together, I know what it is like to have family who share the same interest, I have two sisters who also enjoy papercraft and we have great times together.Thanks for all the inspiration your blog provides.

craftymom205 said...

Love Lucy's card and matching envelope.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

SiskiyouSue said...

Lucy, your card is great. I have a piece of cardstock with birdhouses on it that I had forgotten about. Guess I'll have to get it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa said...

I love it Lucy! Fantastic idea on the envelope as well!

Monique...I remember all the excitement when you guys were first all moving in together in your beautiful home and I remember thinking how lucky Emily was going to be to have all of her family surrounding her on a daily basis. Little did any of us know what a blessing it was going to be for you during your difficult time. How wonderful it must be for all of you to have this common bond of crafting to share on a daily basis.

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

First off I think it is great that you ladies all live together and share a craftroom!!! What an awesome family unit! How lucky you all are!! I love, love the card and love all the extra finishing touches!!! I need to start putting more effort in finishing the insides of my cards and making my envies more special. All that talent in one house, so awesome!

VA said...

WOW!! Great team effort! Very cute cards! Love how the envelope is totally coordinated.

Anonymous said...

Great card. What talent you have in your household!
Angel

Anonymous said...

That's so darn cute!

Renee

pepper4716 at aol dot com

Cook It For-Award said...

I have this paper! Now I know what I will do with it, nice job, Lucy!

Jennifer H said...

Awesome card! Love all the coordinating paper. Great job!

monica said...

Beautiful card, Lucy!!! I loved it all the outside, inside and the envelope.
Monica
mmapplegate@sbcglobal.net

Christy said...

Lucy this card is awesome! I used to not dress up the inside of my cards but recently realized it adds that extra touch. The inside of your card is so pretty it looks like the outside! So cute!

Donna Lee said...

What a terrific card! I really like the colors that you used. And I am impressed that you used several different cartridges to create the design. I want to see more of your work!!

gshrader said...

Very adorable card!!!

surfnfroggie said...

Wow you family is full of talent. Love your little birdie card. I would also like to see more of your work Lucy!
surfnfroggie

Caitlin said...

You did a wonderful job on the card and it is nice to see the inside done as well. Thanks for sharing, hope to see more.

wtate11@sbcglobal.net

Evelyn said...

Cute card! I appreciate the inspiration - thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Wow!! Superb card!! :) I love that not only the inside is finished, but there's an envelope to match!! Wonderful!! :) That background paper is divine... TFS!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Beverly said...

What an adorable card, Lucy! That is certain to brighten someone's birthday!

toptinmanswife said...

Great Cards Lucy. Thanks for sharing!

Katy

Cheryl Winget said...

How very special that you 3 get to work on crafts together. And I love this "little birdie" card. I think the papers, colors and design are perfect! May have to case this one - the highest flattery I can offer! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

silly_girl_823 said...

How neat that you all scrap together! Great job Lucy!! That is a very cute card and I like how you decorated the envelope to match!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Jan said...

Monique, I am with you~I could do LO all day! Cards on the other hard are more suited to my daughter :) The inside of the envelope...I am SO impressed. Great card!

Julia said...

This a very cute card. Good job Lucy! I love it.

juliayoder@hotmail.com

IRW Dana said...

Such a sweet card. And I LOVE LOVE the decorated envelope. I need to remember to do that more often. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

Anonymous said...

Hi, Aunt Lucy! How fun to see some of your work here! And I feel like I'm really cool because I've actually received some of your cards. :-)
Very cute card!
Carol Blunier

4kids4 said...

Such a pretty card! Love that you dressed up the inside of the card and the envelope...just wonderful! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Craftina said...

Very cute card, love that paper!

belinda said...

It is so much fun to scrap & create with friends and family. It seems the best way to bounce ideas around.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I so agree, Lucy does a very good job making awesome cards...

Cathy said...

From the card to the envelope, you did a wonderful job. The card is sooo cute. It sounds like you your mom and mom in law might have a great time together crafting.

JenJackScrap said...

SOOOOOOOO CUTE! It's great to see you here, designing such DARLING cards! We'd love to see more from you!
Thank you so much for sharing your great talent with us!

Heather said...

Such a cute card! Love the envelope too!

sleigh said...

Oh how cute is this card, the inside and the envelope! I think it's great all 3 of you can do something you all like together! TFS :)

Cynthia B. said...

Now I've seen others decorate the insides of their handmade cards...but the inside of the envelope too? So cute! TFS your card, Lucy!

Anonymous said...

Lucy, your card it very nice...love the bird house papers...it is so springy! We'll be watching for more of your creations. You girls must have tons of fun in your scraproom. I'm jealous...its like you're always at a crop...enjoy!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

sprice said...

Cute,cute,cute!!! How wonderful to make great crafts and great memories all at the same time!!!!

sprice said...

Cute,cute,cute!!! How wonderful to make great crafts and great memories all at the same time!!!!

Red Monkey Scrapper said...

Lucy, this card is so adorable! I love all things house related right now (you should see how many stamps I've bought lately-yowza!), and this is right up my alley! Keep 'em comin'!
TFS! Jessica :)
jessica-and-eric at hotmail dot com

Angela said...

What a cute card! Your family is amazing. I love the idea of dressing up the envelope. I get lazy when it comes to making the envelopes on the cartridges after all the work to make the card.

Grammy GG said...

Lucy, what an adorable card. The colors are wonderful and so is the matching envelope. Hope to see more of your work here. (((Hugs))) from another Grammy. Grammy GG

CathyinMN said...

Such a cute and colorful card! Thanks for sharing it with us, Lucy! I would love to have a crafting buddy or two living so close so we could share the same scraproom.

Cindy said...

Beautiful card. Oh and I love the name Lucy. Would love to see more from this special guest designer in the future even though I am partial to layouts and would love to see a new one everyday (hint, hint). Hey, you put it in my head first! LOL

Wendy said...

Your card is adorable, Lucy! And I really like how you matched the envelope to the card with more of the paper.

Wendy T.

Beth Anne in PA said...

Wow, What a fun card! I love all of it...paper, cuts, outside, inside and envelope! I wish I had a smidge of the talent you gals are bouncing around in that room. :) Please keep sharing and we'll keep enjoying! :)

Beth Anne in PA
woody42997ataoldotcom

Megan said...

Fabulous card! What a wonderful and creative family! Keep sharing the awesome work.

meggiemeg at comcast dot net

Windy said...

Such a cute card and envelope! She needs to be the guest designer more often!

Gwen said...

Love the card Lucy! It is so springy and fun.

Amber said...

What a cute card. I love the birdhouse paper. I can't wait to see what else the 3 of you create.

blueskygirl said...

Love the card and the paper you used. The grass cut is too cute also. So creative to make a matching envelope. What fun it would be to have others to craft with in your craft room- loads of inspiration!

Beth said...

beautiful card!! I love all the little extras she adds to the inside & to the envelope!!
bethlorr@hotmail.com

BethAnn said...

Wow! The card is great, and I love the matching envelope!. Way to go, Lucy, and keep up the great work. BethAnn M.

Debbie said...

Lucy you are great, love the card. Tell them you more time to show your work, such detail
upnurse at aol dot com

Kristie Maynard said...

Very cute card. I love the inside of the card and the envelope being 'dressed up' it adds so much!
TFS!

Faye J said...

This card is absolutely wonderful from the front to the inside as well as the envelope liner. A family that crafts together stays together...

Julie said...

what a great card. Perfect for spring!

quiltnsuzn said...

Another pretty card from you Grammy Lucy. I know you don't sit at the craft area much because you are also cooking, washing clothes and a million other things. We do have fun together in between all the work and fun with Emily.

Love ya,
Nana Susan

Ami M. said...

Such a cute card and envelope.

Julie said...

Lucy that is one ADORABLE card!! I also love what you did to the envelope. I wish I had someone who lived with me to craft with. That would be and I'm sure it is, absolutely fun.:) You do great work and I'm sure you will do fine as Monique's guest designer. Can't wait to see some of your other creations!!:)

Luria said...

Super Cute Card.TFS

Luria

cema1cema said...

super cute! I love what you did with the envelope! I added you to my blog, love your ideas! christina ccapps35@gmail.com

Travel Bug said...

Oh, this is perfect for a card I need to make for this week-end! Love it!

kim said...

Its a beautiful card. I would love to have family close that could come and crop with me. thanks for sharing.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Regina said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest card!I love birds and bird houses. They are adorable. Good job!
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

cgreer said...

i love how you did the inside of the envelope. it adds so much!

Debbie J said...

You are so lucky to have your mom and mom-in-law crafting with you. I love Lucy's card-I never thought to decorate the inside of the envelope-thanks for the idea!!

kristyscraps said...

Fantastic card. Even better family!
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Charlene said...

Very pretty card. Great job, Lucy!
Sounds like you ladies have lots of fun in your craftroom together.
SouthernMrs
at verizon
dot net

Geri said...

awesome card and I totally love the liner for the envie!

Linda said...

Love the card! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie Harbst said...

This is a very cute card, Lucy! Thank you for sharing.

Leslie Harbst said...

This is a very cute card, Lucy! Thank you for sharing.

9isfine said...

She even does the inside of her envelopes?? I'd love to get a card like that in the mail! She rocks! Go Lucy!

JANLYNN said...

Wow! This is really a card in a card. And I love the matching envelope. Such detail. jls@eplus.net

Mary said...

I love the bird card, I especially love the detail inside the envelope. It gives it that extra something.

Jen Muller said...

There is SO much talent in your home!! Love this card :)

lanejoy1 said...

Love this card. Great job!!!

lanejoy1@windstream.net

trishalily said...

Lucy, I love the card's clean lines. I wish I could do cards like this!

cardchick's world said...

tooo cute!!!! what fun it is to have a family member in the home to play with.....the Griffith household is a very talented grp

Kim said...

Great card! How fun to be able to scrap and design cards together!

Sherrie K. said...

I love your card and your layout is amazing!! I just love how it is out together. Great job! TFS
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Such a cute card, Lucy. I love how you also decorated the inside of the envelope too!! TFS - hope you are a guest designer again sometime. You Rock just like your daughter-in-law and the rest of the design team.

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Shawnee said...

Wonderful job!! Very nice card!!

Nana Jo said...

Enjoyed your card Lucy - thank you for sharing.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Donna said...

You are blessed indeed with your team. You are all so talented. Love the little birdie card. And, I love your 2 page layouts as much as you love designing them! Photos of mine will be coming to you tomorrow.

Hope you are doing well after your treatment.

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Scraprelief said...

How fun to scrap with mom in law. What a great job. Julie. Luniegirls@yahoo.com

dwilkinson said...

AMAZING card!! WOW!!!! Your mother-in-law is very talented!!!

Jennifer said...

Lucy,

I love, love, love your cute card and fancy envelope!!! :) I'm surprised that this is your first time as a Guest Designer! You're a pro!

Thanks so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Fran said...

Lucy rocks! You are right--really cute card! Very detailed. I love it. I too never do anything with the envelope. She is very talented. Good luck with the layout--I can't wait to see it.

Milly D said...

Just an amazing job Lucy! What an dorable card. I also like to embelish the inside of my cards.
The envelope seams easy to do, great touch. TFS

Milyy D

Corrine said...

Lucy, That is a wonderful card! I love the extra detail that you put on the envelope. I am definitely going to try that. Monique, your family is so blessed to all be together. What fun! And what a wonderful support system. I too adore my mother-inlaw as well as my sweet mother and would love to have them live with me and my family. Sadly, one lives in NY and one lives in Florida and I am here in Virginia but when we get together we have a blast. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas- I love your blog!

dgroovy said...

Love,Love, Love it. That is so fun. We used to use that saying with our children,Thank you, Lucy for sharing it with us.

Betsy said...

Really cute card, Lucy!! Looks like you've learned a lot from your daughter-in-law! You three must have SO much fun sitting around scrapping together!

jordanbev5 said...

Welcome, Lucy. Love your card and will LOVE to scraplift it!! That's the best compliment I know...Loved your attention to detail! Great to meet you!
Beverly
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

Debby said...

Lucy what a wonderful job you have done and everything is just so. It must be so much fun to have others to scrap with.
Debby

Shelley said...

Hey there! Tell the M-I-L Lucy that this is awwwwesome! She did a great job! Love it!I too often decorate the insides of my cards and it does take patience!! But I seem to think that the inside is as important as the outside. :) Love the detail on the envelope too! P.S. I received my Paisley cart too! Thanks so much!

Shelley
shelleymace21@gmail.com
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com

bskt4holly said...

Cutest little bird EVER! They are so hot this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

owlbescrappin said...

Wow she even decorated the enveloped. Definately an over achiever.

Paula
quiltofhope at aol dot com

Aleda Haynes said...

You are so fortunate to have your family with you. WOW. Hey Lucy, way to go. Your card is great. Makes me know you are one talented and creative lady.

Lakshmi said...

Very cute card. I love how she lined the envelope.

chandale_berry said...

Great job Lucy!! Would love to see more of your work. Thanks for the giveaway.

Chan
chandale_berry@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Excellent job LUcy! I am starting to finish off the inside of my cards as well. It makes such a huge difference!

Melissa said...

Adorable card Lucy! I love it! I want to come join you guys in your craft room. What a blessing to be able to be together doing something you love!!

AShu93 said...

That is a gorgeous card & the envie & inside look as beautiful as the card itself.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Oh what fun to scrapbook with your family at all, not to mention daily. Lucky you!

Love the card and how you dress up everything. So neat! Thanks for sharing the idea!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Maquel said...

I love the card and envelope, lucy! Great work!! I would just love to be able to scrap daily with others!! how fun! I get lonely sometimes in my own crafty world!

Northwoodszoo said...

Great first post, Lucy! And to imagine the fun you ladies have in your craft room. Thanks for sharing.

Phyllis C said...

Love the card--it's awesome--all the little additions make it great.

Dawn, RI said...

Id like to have my daughter in law interested in what I do... My grand daughter (4) has her own tinkerbell table and her own drawer in my scrap caddy and all her own supplies. Some days she says Mum Mum, we need to craft... and we do. Shes a little upset right now shes out of gluesticks "Oh My"
Love that she likes to create.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Coley said...

Wow, Lucy, that's an amazing card! Very inspiring! I love the envelope liner to top it off, that is really showing a lot of love when into that :D

lovestowearhats said...

Lucy! Your card is fabulous! I adore the little touches like the stickles, the white pen work, the inking and cuttlebug work too! This card inspires me, thank you so much, I needed that little kick start today! What great memories you all are making having a craft room to share with family, what a dream!

Lisa said...

Love your beautiful card Lucy!! I am the only one in our family who crafts and it gets really lonely sometimes. What a blessing it is to be able to share that with your family!! Can't wait to see more creations from you!!

Karen said...

Great card and I love the envelope liner...I am going to give the envelope a try.
Happy Crafting!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

jen's mom said...

MAMA LUCY - WHAT AN ADORABLE CARD YOU DID AS YOUR FIRST FOR GUEST DESIGNER. I SIMPLY LOVE IT AND I'M USUALLY NOT A CARD PERSON. JUST MIGHT HAVE TO TRY MY HAND AT THIS ONE THANKS FOR SHARING

Harriet said...

Darling card - I believe I have that cartridge so will try the card or a similar design. You ladies are all terrific at this cricut stuff.

**Treefrog** said...

Such a Cute card, love the birdies, we have a mama bird that decided to make a nest and lay 6 eggs in our BBQ so now we won't be able to use it for awhile, lol! Love this one tho, TFS!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Leanna said...

Great job Lucy, hope you come back
again as guest designer. 3 women in one craft room sounds like fun to me. Love birds, I even have that
paper and Just Because Cards cart, will have to try it.

Cathy said...

Wow Lucy nice work! Next think you will need to get your own blog! : )

pameladixon said...

I love the card, both outside & inside, and the envelope also! I know I would have never thought to do the inside of an envelope. What a creative team you all make.

Patrona said...

You have a great style of card making Lucy! Nice work, and thanks for being willing to show us this project! :) ~*PD :)

Brenda said...

I love this card. I can't wait to make it myself. Please share more of your designs with us.

Peg Toth said...

I guess it's appropriate to say, "I love Lucy" Great card!

Barbara said...

Adorable card! Love the papers you chose to use.

barbara614@insightbb.com

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so adorable!

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

Queenie said...

I absolutely love this card.

mimikat33 said...

I usually finish the inside of my cards too but have never featured them, what a great idea. Thanks for the great layout

Kat
www.cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com

Monty said...

Lucy, What a beautiful card!!!!!!

Vickie said...

Lucy I love your card. TFS her talent with us Monique.

Jill K. said...

This card is just so cute, cute, cute and the details make it extra special.
Lucy, Thank you for sharing your creation with us.
OKScrapGal13@yahoo.com

Sandra Joy, my2pets@comcast.net said...

Lucy...I just got my Straight From The Nest Cartridge and I love the phrase...."A Little Birdie Told Me." Good choice and a great card! Sandra Joy

Gwen said...

Cute card, the paper really adds to this card, love it!

DonnaGravel said...

Unfortunately I'm the only papercrafter in our family, so I'm missing out! Lucy your card is beautiful and I love how you even decorate the envelope. It's the little touches that make all the difference!

cathy holt said...

Great job Lucy! Adorable :)

Judie Lawrence AKA ScrapinNamaw said...

I just love your cards Lucy, now if we can just get you scrapbooking...LOL! Miss you and hope to see you soon.

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The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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