Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Finally I have some cards to post. These were the ones we did in my last class. Some of the samples are kind of beaten up so just ignore where they are bent a little,etc...
I love the background die on the last card. The whole thing is flowers but on my card I covered up the middle row with a strip of cardstock & ribbon. I thought this card could be used for almost any occasion. A good one to have in my stash.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                                                       Merry Christmas!
                                          Blessings to you!
                   As expected, this year is a little rough for me but I know in time the memories will outweigh the sadness. I'm looking forward to cleaning my craft area and getting crafty! I've only done stuff for my classes or gifts. Didn't even send out cards this year....I really want to work on my trip scrapbook. That makes me  smile. So many wonderful memories I can't wait to scrap. I'm just thankful I wrote stuff down or I would have forgotten by now.
 I still have a lot of cleaning at my Dads to get ready to sell his house but I'm gonna take a break until after New Years.

       Hug your loved ones, Life is short.
   Enjoy your holiday and I will see you soon! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

 Bet you are wondering where I've been...
 I have lost one of the loves of my Dad. He became sick and passed away approx 6 weeks later. He and I were very close. We spoke several times a day. The void in my life is tremendous. I thought when my Mom passed away that was bad but I still had my Dad. Now my life feels empty. No grandparents, no parents...I miss him so much!... I know it will take time to adjust and I am a strong person so I know I will get through all of this.
 I have to clean out his house and all the things that come with a death. Hasn't left me in the mood to do much crafting for sure! I have had 2 classes recently and I hope to post those cards in the next day or two. Hang in there with me if you are still around....

Friday, August 29, 2014

Quick post of a few cards I made recently. I love the Memory Box flower die! I am sure I will use it quite a bit. I added pearls to the center. I think the all white one would make a beautiful sympathy card. The other card has a pocket on the front that I put a tag in with my sentiment.
  I have been working on my scrapbook so haven't made very many cards lately. Its fun reliving all the memories of my special trip. Other than that not much happening around here. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Monday, August 4, 2014

I cant believe how fast time goes by... haven't done much card wise this past month Been working on my scrapbook a little from my trip last fall. Its been nice reliving those memories as I scrap. Its been a difficult month and I am just focusing on one day at a time.
I just LOVE these little chickies from Denami Designs. They have so many to choose from!
I have some clear glaze on their beaks that why the flash made it look a little funny.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer so far and I hope to visit with you again real soon.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday, Monday...
Boy it's a hot one today! So blessed to have air conditioning! My little dog has refused to sleep upstairs the last few nights. I admit it is quite warm & stuffy up there even with the air. So...
she won! we went and slept in the bedroom on the main level. what a difference. Guess where I will be tonight!
 I was thinking of summer when I made this card. I have had these straws for quite awhile. The lemons have Wink of Stella around  the edges so even though you can't see it, the card has some sparkle to it! I popped up some of the lemons for a little dimension.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Quick post..heading out for a birthday party. He is into monster trucks so I made this card using my Silhouette. Hope he likes it. He's only 5 so I don't expect much!
The butterfly card was just something I made using scraps from my desk. I love the colors. I think the black really added to it!
Have a great day. Hoping to craft when I get home. I have some ideas swimming in my head.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hope you had a great holiday weekend. I did. Only downfall was one of my kids wasn't feeling good and I had to go to the ER with them. Still not feeling good so I hope they get better soon!
 During a very bad storm, my ceiling above my computer sprung 2 leaks. Long story short, we need a new roof. computer and desk are under plastic for the time being. I will be glad when everything is fixed. But, I cant complain! So many people in our town had severe flooding that filled up their basements with sewage water. Mine is not so bad compared to that!
 These are a few of the cards I have made lately. The top stamp is by Stampendous and I used Gelatos on parts of it.I also used Flower soft in the center of the flowers. The little doggie stamp is from Simon says Stamp. Love his little accessories that come with him. I used the little boots this time. Next time I'm going to put him in a Hawaiian shirt and sun glasses. The next card was made with all die cuts. And finally the owl in the tree was a very simple card because I was trying to do something with the glass owl.
Thanks for dropping in and I hope to see you soon!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy "Hump" Day!
It's a dreary day outside today. Looks like rain is coming. Thought I would post a few pictures before my nap. I finally got results from my testing and they have determined its all caused by my chronic condition and there really is no treatment. Just need to pace myself better I guess.
  I was in a springy mood so I made these cards as colorful as I could. The top card uses dies from Paper Smooches. The bowl of flowers is a Stampedous stamp & the elephant stamp is from Wild RoseStudio
Thanks for visiting me today.
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's Wednesday and all I can think of is the camel commercial...Do you know what day it is? HUMP DAY! I love that commercial! Here's another one of him in the movie theater that makes me smile too!

                       These are 2 of the cards we did in class last week

I'm ready for a nap! I got up real early for a class and found out it was cancelled right before it was time to leave. I have the rest of the day FREE!  so..after my nap I am gonna get started on one of my projects. Thanks for dropping in. I know I haven't been posting much. Haven't been feeling myself for quite awhile. Hoping to get answers soon.
Take care

Saturday, April 5, 2014

I haven't been crafting much. How about you? I have good intentions but...
I did have to make a sympathy card for one of my friends. She lost her mom. I know what that's like and it is a difficult one to get through for sure.
 I have also been working on a card kit and it is done except for the directions and I am doing those today. I hope everyone likes it. It was a lot of fun to do!
Have a great rest of your weekend and happy crafting!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I have 2 cards to share today. The stamps are digital and by Bugaboo stamps. We have had more snow and everyone is ready for spring!! So I made these springy! I cut out the butterfly's body and popped it up a little for dimension. Same with the cats head and paw. Added a little clear glaze and a touch of Wink of Stella clear glitter. LOVE that stuff!
 I have been under the weather for a week and a half so not much crafting going on. I am gonna go out today and print some of my pictures from the cruise. I want to get started on my scrapbook. I have a feeling I will be at the photo machine a long time...
Have a great day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

I have tried to photograph this several times and just can't get a good picture due to the glass. I am thrilled at how this project turned out. I feel bad that it will make my step sister cry more but I wanted to do something for her as this dog was very very important to her. No one expects a 3 yr old dog to die so soon. My heart aches for her! The tag adds a lot of dimension but you really cant see that...sorry!
 The sun is shining today and some of the snow is melting. The birds have been singing a lot this week. Hopefully spring is on its way. Hope you have a fabulous rest of the day!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Oh Wow...Has it really been that long since my last post? I swear I don't know where the time goes!
I've been quite busy making things for my stepsisters baby shower that was last weekend. Her theme was all about puppies. She's is a dog lover! I feel so bad for her though. She just lost her 3 yr. old Great Dane who was the love of her life. Long story but after 17 days the dog had surgery, survived the surgery but when she went to go see her after, she died before she got there. She is devastated. And she is 8 months pregnant. I hope she doesn't go into premature labor from all this! I'm working on a frame today to give her. I will post pictures when its done. So sad...
 Onto my Julie Nutting stamp card. This is one of her paper doll stamps but it is smaller than the others. Great size for cards. I have so much fun making them with all their little details.

These are the puppies I made for the shower to put on the Thank you for coming gifts. I made 50 of them. They turned out really cute! I also made props for the photo booth but forgot to get pictures of those. I couldn't believe when she opened her presents, how much puppy themed baby stuff is out there! Plus so many new kinds of things they didn't have when my kids were born.
Have a great day and I will post pictures of the frame when I get it done.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday, monday....
Hello! Staying warm? The snow has been so pretty but I am ready for it to leave now..LOL! But its only February so I think we still have more to come....
This weekend I had my "grand kitty" here since she just got spayed and my daughter wouldn't be home. She's a cutie but I am glad she went home today. My cat spent the whole weekend hissing at me. The kitty was locked in a bedroom but I guess my cat could "smell" her on me and she was NOT happy! Plus my dogs camped outside the door whining to get in. Made me decide I will not be getting another cat in the near future. It upset the whole house!!  I like my peace :)
This is a mini album I have been working on. It started out as a kit that I bought but I only did 1 page like the instructions said then I did my own thing. I doubled the pages since I had matching papers in my stash. Most of the Papers are from the London collection by Pink Paislee.. On the cover's right hand corner I am going to add some black lettering. Might put Memories but not sure yet. I really like how it turned out! Haven't decided if I will give it as a gift or keep it for myself.
Hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello! Happy Thursday! It's cold here with a little bit of snow. I am so thankful to have a warm roof over my head! I LOVE this stamp! I've had it for awhile but just now used it. Its from Stampavie. I cut out an extra kitty and popped it up for a little dimension. Added some Wink of Stella clear glitter on her wings and clear glaze on the flowers. Hope your day is great whatever you do.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday, Monday....
You know me and my owls. I found this image online. It was so fun to color! I hoping to craft a little later tonight when I get home. Just got done making a pot of Broccoli cheese soup. Cant wait for it to be ready to eat. I love soup in the winter! and warm French bread..yum!
Hope you have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Finally finished this project! It looks better in person though. She wanted it in reds & blacks and lots of SPARKLE! The letter B is sparkly and the silver "curly Q's are real sparkly. There is also some white ribbon with sparkly silver edges. I found a cardboard fire truck sticker to use on it. They live in an apartment so it wont be hanging in the elements. I sure hope she likes it! I'm being too picky and just want to get it out of here so I quit fussing with it!
 The temperature is much better around here. Still cold but not unbearable. I am sooo thankful that I was able to unfreeze the pipes. I know several peoples that froze and then exploded and they sure have quite a mess on there hands...
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday we had record cold temps (worst in 20 years!) I woke up to a cold house..furnace was working but couldn't keep up. The warmest it got in here was 60 degrees. Then I discovered our pipes were frozen. Got out the hairdryer and finally got that fixed. And my tire on my car has a big bubble so no car since Sunday. Fun,fun,fun!! But...I am thankful they were (are) all curable problems! And I am thankful I HAVE a house and running water and all the stuff we take for granted. I cant imagine being homeless or in such dire straits to not have money to pay the utilities. Sad to think about.
 Worked a little yesterday on some valentines cards. Have 2 more started but didn't finish them. Heading down there today to craft. Have a little space heater to keep my tootsies warm so all is good!
Hope wherever you are, you are warm.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hello! Quick card for you today. This cute little dog is a dollar stamp from Michaels. He reminds me of my little dog. She has a mind of her own and sometimes I can just picture her doing this when I call her! We are expecting terrible low temps today. Supposed to be the worst in two decades. I've been grocery shopping, have gas in my car and plan to stay home! I Should clean but I'm going to craft instead! Cleaning will wait until tomorrow....
Stay warm & Happy crafting!