Sunday, September 25, 2011

This is a picture of my latest craft project a Halloween Wreath.

I made this wreath using the metal type wreath form and 8 yards of tulle, I added the ribbon, skulls and letters (I painted them)all purchased from Joann's. I love doing something new once and a while. It helps me break a streak of non crafting... Keeping my fingers crossed! Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bugaboo Brat Witch

What a crazy summer it has been, and now it seems it is drawing to a close. I am very sad that it is, I love Fall but knowing what it brings doesn't excite me any. We are planning to go to AZ in the next few weeks to find a home. No we aren't moving again, just buying a retirement home while the pricing is still so good. So I maybe spending a little more time there this winter so I guess that helps.

Anyway on to my card, today I colored up the little Bugaboo Brat Witch, she was so much fun. Of course if you are ever around you know about me and Halloween. I used Nesties for the cuts, the designer paper is K & Co.. I put a cute little poem on the front also if you can't read it, it says "When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween." The inside is decorated also with another yellow moon the says "Witching you a Happy Halloween!" I hope this finds everyone healthy and happy and enjoying the last days of summer. Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bugaboo Boy

Wow what a long time I was MIA, I got a quick chance today (while the kids went into town) to finish a card that I started weeks ago. I had the image colored and ready to go but hadn't done anything with it. We are getting closer to them moving into our little guest house it should be any day now. I will then get the honor of going thru all my things and rearranging them since there will be no bed in the room anymore either. Yay! Except to the going thru the things part... :)I love to craft, I love things organized I just don't do so well on it. If I do get it to organized then I don't want to dirty it up by doing a card. Crazy I know it is like having a spotlessly clean kitchen, I don't want to cook in it. If only we had that option right?

Any way here is today's card, the stamp is a digital from Bugaboo stamps. Paper is from SU and the sentiment stamp is also SU. Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by now and again to check up on me!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kenny K's JessiJane

Hello everyone, I am hoping your week is going well! I have been busy working in my yard trying to get all the flowers I purchased months ago in their beds for the summer. The property we purchased last year had been neglected for several months before we moved in so we have had to replace the grass and we are trying to get all of it spruced up. Maybe one day it could look good enough to put on have any of you ever checked out this site? They have numerous categories you can post pictures in, I have put some of my latest cards there. They do have an area for gardening which is great, it is always nice to see what everyone does. Magazines are great but I don't know about you but I probably will never get that exact look! Haha I dream of it though...
Anyway to the card, this is a Kenny K's digital she is called JessiJane. I thought she was a great card for a 26 year old guys birthday. Hopefully he will too!

This is a easel card, I really love doing these they are fun and easy to do.
Another site you should check out if you haven't already is one called Pinterest, this site is cool because as you are roaming the internet and find a great picture of anything you like or would like to save you can pin it and keep it for later. It is like adding to your favorites only just one picture at a time rather than the whole site. Plus you can get back to the site you found it on too! You can set up your own boards and pin the stuff you like such as Cards, Scrapbook pages, pictures, furniture, DIY etc. This is my boards page and you can follow people who have the same interests as yourself.

Thank you all for stopping by and if you have a blog please let me know, I would love to come by and check out yours. Have a great week, I will be gone for a few days starting Sunday, off to AZ.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Meljen's Sick Little Bear

I made this card for Nate a 3rd cousin of ours who is having surgery on Monday, Nate is a special needs child that is going to be 5 in September and is going to have a colostomy. I hope this little guy gets well real soon and our prayers go out to him and his family. Hopefully this will put a smile on his sweet face when he receives it.

This image is from Meljen's Designs and it is called Sick Little Bear, isn't he a sweet image, just makes you want to hug him.

Have a beary great weekend and thanks for dropping in!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wha What?? She's Crafty...

Crafty Secrets
that is... I know crazy huh? Posting a Halloween card in June? I love Halloween and the lady at the PO here in town leaves Halloween items up all year round, her Mother collects witches she told me. So I told her I would make her Mom a Halloween card. I got these stamps a couple months ago now and really wanted to play with them.

I love the vintage style of them, I have some vintage Valentine's cards given to my Dear Grandmother when she was a child in school and I cherish them. I love to take them out and look at them, they have a charm that you don't see much anymore.

Anyway I hope Susan's Mother enjoys the card as much as I enjoyed making it, I may have to join a Halloween swap...

Have a spectacular Friday Ladies and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fishing Teddy Bo

Quick post today to show you all this darling Teddy Bo image that I got the other day, fun to color and play with. I purchased the swinging Teddy Bea too, I will try to get a card with her posted soon. My new Big Shot came in on Friday, I had one of the first Sizzix machines and it doesn't fit the new flower die that I purchased from SU a few months back. Finally I will be able to use it. Yay!

Inside says "To One Spectacu-lure Father!" My Dear Father-in-law was a fisherman, he doesn't do much of it anymore I don't think. He probably gets tired of all the fishing cards I give him. LOL Now I need to figure out something for my Husband...

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bugaboo Digital

My post today is the Brat w/balloon digital from Bugaboo. They really have loads of darling images. I also used the cupcake trio from Meljen's Designs on the inside. I used my copic airbrush on the clouds, for a little different look.
How do you all keep track of your digitals? I have been printing them on copy paper and keeping each company I buy on a different page. I also am saving them all to a thumb drive for safety. (After all these can really add up after a little while. Hehe) I'd like to know other options that may work better so give me your input please!

I found some really nice stuff today at The Cutting Cafe. I haven't purchased any yet, but they have some backgrounds digital which I really haven't seen before now.

What type of image just really grabs you? I would love to know what makes you think "I just can't live without buying/checking out this". Mine is always Halloween items, anywhere I go whether your blog or a stamp company etc. I always check out the Halloween section if there is one.

So of course I purchased a Halloween stamp from here, already bought some rubber from Crafty Secrets too. I buy to many and forget what I have come Halloween then have to buy more of course! LOL The paper I used is from SU an older set that I had not cracked open until now and I am trying to get out of the comfort zone on the colors I am using with my copics. Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for dropping by!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wee Suzy

I purchased this digital a few weeks ago from Wee Stamps and finally got around to playing with it, she is so much fun to color and isn't she adorable? She just has the sweetest look. The papers I used are from Walmart, I loved the softer colors and just had to pick them up. I swore to myself I would buy only 6 x 6's from now on but they don't sell them, and they didn't have any in the 8 1/2 x 11 size either. So with my left overs today I am going to make another one similar to this. I may use my new Bugaboo image for that one.

Here are some other shots of the card laying down.I took these shots on my back deck the top one was in a shaded area because the one I took in the sun had speckles on it. What is that from I wonder?

It looks like we are going to have a nice day here today, for a change... We had frost here last night. I am happy to see some sun but more thankful that we are not having problems that many other areas are experiencing with flooding, tornadoes, mud slides etc.. My heart goes out to all that are experiencing these.

Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know I would love to come by your blog and leave a comment!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Graduation Girl

My dear Niece graduated last weekend, I made this card from a Sassy Cheryl's digital that I found. Here is a picture of it laying down, for some reason these seem to be better pictures... LOL (Less shake)

Here is the complete card. As you can see I kept this on the simple side not a lot of fluff if you will. This is generally more my style, I try to go past my simple style and some days have a very hard time with it. I believe these are the days I feel I have lost my "mojo". Is it because I am trying to go outside the box? I like challenges for this reason but do they help or just take us away from our comfort zone for a short while? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

I haven't had as much of a chance to create anything with my studio being used as a guest room, DH is still building our "tiny house" that our son and his girlfriend will be living in when it is completed. I will try to remember to post some pictures of this as it is quite the little house. For anyone interested in knowing more about these you can check some out at Tumbleweed Tiny House. Ours is a little larger than the ones that you will see at Tumbleweed, Hubby built it so we could have a bedroom on the main floor also. We originally were going to live in this ourselves but our move prompted us to buy something right away, so since we own a half acre, it will be our guest house instead. We really thought our guests would love to stay in a space just for them. Who knows I could possibly use it as a studio down the road too! :-O

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sympathy Card

I made this card a few weeks back and it wasn't my favorite, I haven't posted for a little over a week and it was sitting in my drafts so here it is... It maybe a little feminine for a sympathy card? Would love to hear feed back on how to make this one right. So give it to me ladies! LOL Anyway I am leaving on a short vacation to Colorado for my niece's graduation and knew I wouldn't be posting anything for another week or so. Hope you all have a wonderful week and terrific weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wee Stamps Birds on a Swing

Hello, so sorry I haven't posted in a little while, I had company come and spend a few days with us. Our Son and his girlfriend are moving to our little town! We are so excited to have at least one child very close to us. Eric got a job offer and will be here on Thursday this week to start. He will be staying in my craft room for a while however... I am not sure how it will work but I am hoping it will still give me a chance to craft when he is at work at least. Anyway this card was so fun to make, I coordinated the envelope, bookmark, card and the inside of the card all with matching digi's from Wee Stamps. This little stamp was so cute, I had to buy it! Of course while you are there you don't buy just one you silly... I bought only 2, which is pretty good for me.
These little bookmarks are very quick and easy to make, I wanted to give my recipient a little something extra.

So here is the finished card, just a simple little card. I did however just get my Elegant Edges cartridge for my Cricut and I used it to cut both the card front and the bookmark front (image area) and also got to play with my new copic airbrush! (I didn't use it on the bookmark and you can tell!) This was a fun little tool to use, if you have one of the Stampin' Up type you would love this one. You won't have one arm with a lot more muscle than the other. LOL Maybe mine just doesn't work as good but I really have to put out to get a little spray on my page. Anyway I have had a great week at the Post Office :) I love getting new items, I am still waiting to receive my first set of Magnolia's from the Club. I don't know when they will come but I am hoping the summer ones will be soon.
I don't usually finish the envelope as I did this one, but it really gives it a nice polished look don't you think? Copics do bleed on the envelope but it wasn't to bad. I put a piece of paper in the envie while coloring so not to bleed thru to the other side. I hope you all have a fantastic week and I hope to get a few more items done soon.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Meljen's Topsy Turvy Cake

Oh my I see more of these in my future, I love these Easel cards. They are so easy to make for a different type of card. If you haven't tried one I really recommend these. For this card I used Meljen's Topsy Turvy digital image it can be found at Whimsy Stamps. I printed it a total of three times, twice real small for the inside of the card. I loaded it with stickles as you can see, I left the main body of the cake white as this is my sister's favorite! I used some paper I have had for sometime, the DP on the front of the card says Sisters are Forever.

My sister and I are very close, we lived in the same town for the last 5 years until I moved back to Nevada recently. She worked for me in WY so we spent a lot of time together. I hope she enjoys her card that I have made for her, it's not like being there for her birthday but she knows I love her and miss her.
Have a blessed day and thanks for dropping by to see me! {{Hugs}}

Tips for an Exceptional, Superb and Powerful Life

I haven't got a card uploaded lately but ran across this very good post and wanted to share it with you all.

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Buy a DVR. Tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to__________ _ today."

5. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.

6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2010.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie (not you guys.) Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give it time, time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

34. The best is yet to come.

35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36. Do the right thing!

37. Call your family often.

38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for __________." Today I accomplished _________.

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more. And may nothing but happiness come through your door!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

FS219 Coffeestamper

Today's Featured Stamper is Sue aka Perk aka coffeestamper over at SCS. Sue has a fabulous gallery to peruse and I love her work. She is always wonderful about commenting on a person's gallery. I try to emulate her with that, I know that comments make a person's day. This is the card I chose to case. This image is from Whipper Snapper and she is just the cutest little thing with her dust bunnies. On the inside of the card I decorated and it says "i'd rather be stampin'"
I know it is a little bizarre I was stamping... LOL This was my first completed project in a whole week, I have lots started and none finished. Kind of lost my mojo in there somewhere this week, have images all colored up, card stock laid out for the cards (4 actually) and just didn't seem right... I can't stand days like that. Sometimes the featured stamper brings out the best in me. I started one for the QFTD too but haven't gotten that one completed yet... Yikes it will be there CarrollAnn (Mrs. Boz)I just have to get on it.

I really wanted to use these bright and fun colors, I do find if I decide on my paper first I am much better off. Picking paper after coloring the image can be very hard at least for me... :) Maybe I just need a class or two? Anyone know where I can go?
Today is our daughter Danielle's birthday, she is 29! Goodness time flies doesn't it? Happy Birthday to her and my wonderful Sister-in-Law Linda! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to have more cards out maybe even today. Have a great Sunday!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Cherry

This very cute digital is from Mo's Digital Pencil Too, she has some of the cutest images! This is a little bit newer one I believe. I also grabbed the little cook and have that card almost done. Anyway back to Cherry here, I don't know if you can see she has a sparkle in her eye's...
I felt she needed that touch of bright green to her sweet little outfit, Oh if I only had a Granddaughter, this outfit is so so cute.
These papers are from Graphic 45 and SU. I colored her with Copic markers. The bow here in the pics looks orange but is Real Red from SU.
My picture taking gets worse everyday, I take them over and over and most come out blurry... Sad I must have the shakes! LOL So what I do to fix this little problem since I don't have a tripod is set my camera on something hard so that it won't shake,(unfortunately sometimes still does) maybe I drink to much coffee? It could be after all I had my own shop for a year and a half and I do love the stuff.

Copics used were E0000, 00, 02, 33, 25, 27 and 53 YG03, 11 and 25, Y11 and 21, R29 and 46.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

FS218 Becky

A card for the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast this week. Congrats to Becky Spinks for being the FS today! Here is Becky's card that I chose to case.
Here is my story and I am sticking to it... I tried and tried to merge this stamp with the stamp called Garden Fence (both Meljen Design stamps) on my PSE last night, uurrggg! I can not use that program, so I looked up tutorials on youtube, one had no sounds and the lady whipped thru there so fast there was no way to follow her! When you are older like me and the screen is not as large as your computer screen, well let me just say that was a worthless waste of time. I am aging and need a magnifing glass to see... LMBO Oh well, so this morning after attempting again and did get two layers on the screen they just didn't blend together and mask the way the should I finally gave up and used just the bird house image. It took me longer to try to figure all that out than to make the whole card!

So I would love love love to hear from anyone that can point me in the direction that I should go to, to find help on this very perplexing problem that I have with PSE. (I am running an older version 7.0 and until I can run it partially don't really want to spend money to get newer version.)

Copics used for this project were: E33, 25, C3, 5, Y11, 19, 21, BV00, 02, V04, B0000, 21, 34,and YG03

As always thanks for stopping by and have a spectacular day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Magnolia (my version)

I believe this is really Ladybug Tilda (not sure if that is her real name there are two that have ladybugs) I just left off the ladybug and covered her hand with the egg. I am entering this in the Just Magnolia Challenge using a Magnolia stamp, Fussy and Fancy Challenge requiring a kids card, and the Stampin for the Weekend requiring an Easter theme. I layed the circle part of the card out as a Easter Egg shape. I have never done three five challenges in one so it was interesting... (Have now added it to 2 more challenges!)
This card was a challenge alright! LOL My Martha Stewart punch that I used messed up 3 pieces of card stock, I cut my egg shape what seemed like 6 times trying to get the right size and even then didn't get it the exact size I would have really liked. Right now I am just thankful that I managed to get it done in a day. I used Daisie Company Digital Papers, my cricut which is a first for me (had it for years never worked the way I liked until now, it helps when you find out how to run it!) The Copics used in creating this card were: E27, 25, 33, 02,00 and 0000, RV02, YG11, B21 and B000. I also used Stickles glitter on her dress and egg, the flowers were some I purchase at a Big Lots years ago that I had not used. I am trying to use items I have rather than buying lots of new embellishments. Is it me or do these things change like we change our clothes daily? I feel funny using old ones, but then some of the old ones are coming back again. I sold lots of them in 2 yard sales that I had last summer but still have more than 1 person should. I was beginning to feel like a hoarder I had so much!

Thank you for stopping by and looking around, hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kenny K's Strong Island

This is my submission for the Colour Create Challenge
that is for a pink and black card. I thought of my daughter Danielle, she has pink boxing gloves tatooed on her wrist and she loves the colors black, white and Red. When I found this image at Kenny K's I immediately had to get it obviously. I am getting hooked on buying these digital stamps bought two more today from Mo's Digital Pencil... Oh my who knew stamping would be so easy one day? And no storage of stamps... Now I really need a good printer though. I ruined two of these images yesterday even after heat setting and time lapse. Finally made it though!

My flower was a free digital from Jak Heath, and my polka dot papers are from and they too are free. One thing about digital stuff is you can't beat free! Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out my postings and as always I love to hear from you so I can pop by your blog and check out your stuff.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kenny K's Teen Idol Digital

This is a Kenny K's Digital called Teen Idol, I bought this for a nephew (Derek Gage) who has a birthday coming up. There are some great ones for teens, adults and a few pretty risque ones for adults too.
This guy just resonates cool don't ya think? Here is the finished card. It says "you know what your birthday means?" Inside it reads "you're even cooler than last year!" I found the saying just by typing in kids cool birthday sayings in Google. It is amazing what you can find out there.

Finally got my boxes up and working!

Oh it has been such a struggle to get those boxes at the bottom of each post going but I finally got them working today, I know sometimes people don't want to take the time to comment so a box to check may come in handy for them. I do appreciate hearing your comments and hope it won't stop anyone from commenting when they have the time. If anyone else has had problems getting these things on their blog feel free to write and let me know, I may be able to help you out. New card coming soon!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

You say it's your Birthday?

This is my submission for the Saturday sketch challenge and the FS217 Irene, she has some really great cards so I chose this one to case I changed a few things and it becomes a Saturday Sketch Challenge also. You will find a link to Saturday sketch challenge below and on the right (purple box). I hope I did Irene justice, her card is fantastic! These are both Meljen's Digital Designs.
A closer look at the card laying down, you can see I added some stickles to the frosting on the cupcakes. These fold flowers can be a challenge in themselves! LOL

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Another Sunflower for the Queen for the Day at SCS

Another sunflower card that I cased for the Queen for the Day Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The Queen this week is Lois Bak, Lois is so good about taking the time to comment on so many cards. She is a true jewel! Anyway this is the card that I chose to case. I changed the Sunflower to one I already own (and if you check in alot just used a few days ago) changed the corner stamp to the words bloom different dp and ribbon but same basic layout overall. This is the first QFTD challenge I have done since returning to the stamping world and hope to do many many more.
Copics used were YR07, YR04, Y19,YG25,G24, E25, E33 and to outline B21.

Thanks so much for dropping by and I would love to stop by and see your blog also!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring has sprung in our little town!

Just a few quick cards today, we are clearly having our spring. One of our climbing rose bushes has leaves coming out on it and our orchard trees are starting to show signs of life. We were very concerned because when we bought our place here in August it had been empty since last January and the grass was dry and weeds were growing everywhere. But worst of all many of the trees looked like they wouldn't make it. We have approx. 75 trees and none of them are less than 10 - 12 ft. tall. Needless to say we are very excited to see them budded out and living. Trees evidently will save themselves by shutting themselves down. Our grass however is not looking as promising. So we have some work ahead of us...
Anyway these cards were made for the local Senior Center, they sell them to the locals since our town is so very small and has no where else to purchase them. I joined in with 4 other ladies yesterday (finally getting out of the house and meeting people) and I had a wonderful time. They meet every week for 2 to 3 hrs to make cards. We chat so much we don't get lots done, that is why I chose to work on them at home.
Here is a Birthday card.

Here are some of the Mother's Day Cards.

Have a spectacular weekend and thanks for stopping by!