Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hmm Sunflower/Magnolia

Hmm do you ever have one of those days where nothing seems to come out right? Today was one of those for me. (Really unfortunate since it was 68 degrees here today) I saw some gorgeous Sunflowers on SCS and thought wow I need to do some of them. They are so cheery with the yellow and golds in them. So I used this very large Rubbernecker stamp I bought a few years back and wanted to add this sitting Magnolia also purchased a few years ago. Just don't feel the love for this one, don't really know why I bought it. But I do that alot... You don't even see this stamp around much. The last time I colored her up, just on the next page over was even worse than this. So I am on the fence about this card, it is okay but its needy of something. If you have feedback on a way to fix this card I would love to hear from you. I am going to try to post the copics that I use in my cards from now on, I hope to not have a senior moment and forget. I do however sometimes use Prismas so I will be sure to let you know when I do.

I am also in search of an answer to adding a Like, Dislike and No Comment box that could just be checked. I have marked it on my design/posts area and saved but it doesn't show up. If anyone can give me info on this I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tips on how to stay young!

1. Try everything twice.
On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
“Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!”

2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever…
Never let the brain get idle. ’An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’
And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,
spend lots and lots of time with Him/Her.

6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever...

Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips...
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county,
to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
I love you, my special friend.

11. Forgive those who made you cry now. You might not get a second chance...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Two cards, one long post!

My very first card of the day is a tiled card, I had not ever tried one of these and wanted to give it a shot. My Alene's clear glaze must be old or something because it left areas that didn't look quite right to me. Any way this was a fun card, the image is a Northwoods Rubber that I got a few years back. It is a very large image to really needs the 6 x 6 size that I used here. This is my Tri-Shutter card, these are a fun card to give a try. I don't like the way mine is when it is closed, it doesn't lay flat. Do any of you have ideas on how to get it to laydown better? If you do I would love to hear from you. I love to hear from everyone anyway! Here is the same card open, I used SU Bloomin' Beautiful stamps and DigiScrap Kits for the papers. I really like buying Digital papers, you can find all the matching ones and don't even have to leave the comforts of your home! She has some really great stuff over there. Pictures of the small snow storm we got last week, it was so pretty. We haven't gotten much snow here in our little town. It will probably make for a dry summer, but I am keeping my fingers crossed we will get some rain this spring. Which by Friday is suppose to get in the 70's, I know don't hate me... I will be out working in the yard for sure that day. This is our newest family member "Rocky" isn't he just the cutest little guy? He is a 10 week old pomeranian, we love this breed of dog. They are loyal and loving little dogs. He has such a sweet dispostion, and he really loves his big sister. She is a year and 3 months old and really needed a little guy to play with. Our oldest one is 15 and doesn't really want to play to much anymore. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my posts, please give feedback or ask questions on anything I may not have covered. Have a really great day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

FS215 Mary Beth/Whipper Snapper

This is a card for the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast stampers, Mary Beth was the FS for the day. I chose to CASE this card. This cute little Lady Bug (colored strangely I know) is from Whipper Snapper stamps. It is such a cute image. Hope you enjoy it!

Maggie's (the mini magnolias)

Wow, I got my new Mini Magnolias the other day, they are so fun. I love them because you can make a regular sized card with them and not use the whole front of the card. I make some 6 x 6 now and then but usually do 4.25 x 5.5. I am not very up to date on all the new embellishments and doing the larger sized cards. I will get in the groove soon hopefully. Just very glad to be back making a few cards now and then. I really don't have any where to purchase the items needed with the exception of the web, and for me that can be very dangerous!! I just can't stop myself... I used digi papers that I bought at Country Artwork/DigiScrap Kits for this card. Trina has a few really cute Digi stamps that I bought also and the prices are GREAT! Check them out. For this card I stamped Tilda, masked and stamped the fence and masked that also then ran my Hollyhock wheel from stampin' up over all of it. Colored with copics. I have some new colors coming soon and I am excited to see the new colors. Pinks are hard to pick out from online stores. Hopefully the ones I have coming are going to work better for me. Well have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

OMGosh I'm back!

Well I finally did it, I made a card. It has been so long and I was very reluctant to get back to it after moving. Everything is in disarray from moving which makes it so hard to find the things you know you have and need for the task. I have some of my room together but no longer have the room that I had before that was totally devoted to my crafts. Where we live is so small we are lucky to have a grocery store and Post Office. Yeah it is small! LOL Anyway here is the card that I made today, hope to get going on it a lot more now.