Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy 50th Anniversary/Mojo Monday

Hello again.  I have not been on the computer much the last couple days.  I have gone back to work and I am trying to figure out how my card making and blog visiting will all fit in together with work.  I made this card for my MIL.  She called and asked me to make a special card for her aunt's 50th wedding anniversary.  The 50th anniversary is the Golden Anniversary so I tried to work those colors into the card.  It needed to be pretty simple so I could mail it to her and so she can put it in an envelope.  A lot of my cards are so embellished they just about don't fit in an envelope.  Either I hand deliver or I have some bigger envelopes that are 4x6 and that helps with more room for some of the embellishments.
I used my new set from PTI called Embellishments.  This is a beautiful set and I can see myself using it a lot.  I also played along this week at Mojo Monday.  They always have the cutest sketches.
I also wanted to share an award I received from two wonderful ladies I call my friends.  Stella and Ros both gave this sweet award to me.  You must stop by and check their blogs out if you haven't already.  Both are very talented ladies with big hearts.  Thank you so much for thinking of me.

The rules for accepting this award are:
1: To thank the person who gave you the award so I'd like to say "Thank you so much" to Ros and Stella who choose my blog for this award.
2: Copy the award to your blog.
3: List 3 things you love about yourself

1.) I love that I have a wonderful family who I can count on always being there for me.
2.) I love that I am a very strong willed person and if I set my mind to it I can usually accomplish it.
3.) I love that I have the BEST blog friends a girl can possibly have.  If it weren't for you I would be lost in this world.  You have all been so kind and caring to me when I have needed it the most.

4: Choose a favorite photo:

Many of you see this photo every time you visit my blog.  What you don't see is the other half.  This is my best friend Gina.  When I lived in Iowa, it was her family that we spent every holiday together with.  We spent almost every Friday together shopping at Archivers, eating dinner, and shopping at the mall or JoAnn's.  Now that I have moved to Alabama, I am lost without her.  Our kids played together, our husbands went to High School together(which we didn't know until we met, neither one of us are from Iowa but our husbands are).  I miss you Gina! 

5. Is to pick 5 people to pass this award to. 
Well, as you all know I have way to many wonderful blog freinds to pass this to.  It is for each and every one of you.  So please feel free to take it.  Post this and tell me all about you.  I want to see them all! 

Cardstock: PIT/Rustic Cream
DP: DCWV Linen Closet
Stamps: PTI/Embellishments
Ink: Versa Magic/Oasis Green, Memento/Tuxedo Black, PTI/Chamomile&Chai distress ink
Seam Binding: Blue Bird Lane Etsy
Doily: Wilton

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 79

Hello.  It is Saturday again and I am here to share my card for this weeks sketch at Card Patterns.  We are sponsored by D R S Designs.  I got these cute little marshmallow stamps to work with.
I made a little more clean and simple card than I usually do.  Sometimes I like that.  Isn't the button in the middle too cute?  I think it looks like a snowflake, which matches the paper.

I will be back to post the supplies.  :)

Thaks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Witches and Goblins

Hello.  I am back again to share the other card I made using my Halloween vintage images.  Isn't this the cutest image?  I think this skull key charm fits perfectly.  I can imagine that she is the keeper of the key to the cage that houses the Goblins.  I was so excited when the cute new frame I found at Michaels fit right over the Happy Halloween.  I had to do some playing around to figure out how I was going to work that out.  The frame is from Making Memories.  They have some great new metal embellishments. 
What do you think?  Witches, Goblins, and a doily.  LOL
I also used black tread in my sewing machine and did a little zig zag stitch.

Cardstock: PTI/Ripe Avacado
DP: Basic Grey & K and Company
Vintage Image:  Internet
Frame: Making Memories
Key charm:  from my mom's beeding stash
Seam Binding: Bluebird Lane Etsy
Doily: Wilton
Twine: PTI

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Halloween Tricks

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I have been seeing so many cute Halloween cards lately.  I have bunches of vintage images saved and was dying to use them.  I get most of my images from Hub Pages.  Pretty much if you search for vintage images you can find them for free.  I also have a couple links on my side bar with vintage images. 
So this is the one I have to share today.
I took these photos in my sons room this morning.  It think this is better light.  A little warmer and not so much grey.  The walls are the same color in the whole house.  Russian White.  Which is an almost cream color.  So I guess it just makes a difference in the amount of sun coming in the room.  In his room in the morning is full sun.  I angled the blinds so I didn't get direct light but plenty of light.  What do you think?  Better?
I thought this little girl looked so cute with this Basic Grey paper that looks like old wall paper.  I am totally addicted to vintage images.  But!  I like my stamps too.  I am completely torn.  What do you like seeing here the most?  Please be honest.
I dug through and pulled out all my Halloween embellishments.  I went through all my Basic Grey pads of paper and pulled out any sheets that I thought could possibly work and pre printed my images at 3.75 inches tall which seems to be the best size that I like to work with.  I pull them up in Microsoft Word.  I put as many images on that page as would possibly fit and printed at one time.  Then cut them up.  I lay the images out on papers that I think goes with the image I want to work with.  Then I just create away.  Wait until I show you the other one I made.  :)  I will share it tomorrow.

DP: Basic Grey
Image: Card Cow
Lace: Making Memories
Twine: PTI
Seam Binding: Fabric Store
Buttons: from stash
Flower: Prima
Tag: Making Memories

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Our Anniversary

Hello.  I was going to post this yesterday and it ended up a day later.  I will tell you why.  It was mine and my husband's anniversary on Saturday.  We had planned on going to dinner that night and do some shopping.  Well...that didn't go as planned.  I have been having problems with my eyes lately and it all hit home on Saturday afternoon.  We were in the grocery store and I started to get an aura like I use to get when I would get my severe migraines.  So we rushed home and I drugged my self up with Benadryl.  Which actually works along with Ibuprofen for my migraines.  I got to thinking that this didn't hurt like I had a migraine, just my eyes were bothering me.  I had a lot of pressure behind my right eye.  So I go to thinking that it might be sinus pressure, so I took meclazine which I take when I get a dizzy head.  Sure enough, that is what it was.  So we had to put off dinner on Saturday for lunch on Sunday.  We ended up just going to Five Guys for a burger because I was still so groggy, I didn't feel much like getting ready for a nice lunch.  Oh well, what do you do? 
This is the card I made for my husband.  I always have the hardest time making a "man" card.  I ordered the PTI set Background Basics: Woodgrain.  I do not have very many options in my stash for making a masculine card so I decided to order this set.  I have seen the DT girls at Papertrey makes the best cards using this set.  SOLD!  I even did up the inside.  What do ya think?
Masculine enough?  I asked my husband and he said " but you put flowers on it!'  I told him it was leaves, not flowers,  I thought it was pretty good.  My best at a man card if I do say so myself.
I used Versamark for the wood grain.  I like how it just gave the faint grain appearance.

Cardstock:PTI/Rustic Cream, Enchanted Evening, Kraft
DP: Basic Grey/Boxer, PTI/Bitty Dot Basics 2009
Stamps: PTI/Background Basics:Woodgrain, All About You, Turning A New Leaf
Twine: PTI
Boarder Punch: EK Success

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Card Patterns #77

Hello everyone.  I am back to share my card for this weeks sketch at Card Patterns.  This week is sponsor free so I got to use from my own stash.  I decided to use one of my favorite vintage images.  I just love Poppies.  They grow along the interstate here.  As you drive by you see miles of beautiful Poppies.  I guess they planted them there.  I just moved here so I am not quite sure.  So any who..on to the card.
I think I am going to break down and just get a light tent.  Usually I have decent light, but it is best mid afternoon in the room where I take my pictures.  This was taken in the morning.
I will be back to morrow to share the card I made for my husband.  It is our 11 year anniversary today.  We are going to go to dinner and maybe some shopping.  It is still pretty darn hot here.  The good thing...it cools down as soon as the sun goes down.  It is lower humidity and that makes a huge difference.

Cardstock: PTI/ Rustic Cream
DP:Basic Grey & October Afternoon
Image: off the internet
Seam Binding: Blue Bird Lane Etsy
Sentiment: PTI/Beautiful Friend

Thanks so much for stopping by
Have a wonderful weekend,


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fill This Day With Joy / Mojo Monday

Hello again.  I am on a roll now.  I loved the sketch this week at Mojo Monday.  I decided to use my PTI Year of the flowers/Sweet Pea set.  I love using my Copics on this image.  I had Sweet Peas growing in my yard in Iowa last year.  They were beautiful.  I have wanted to make a card using the color purple for some time now.  A color I don't see much of in patterned paper. 

Cardstock: PTI/ Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/Euphoria & My Minds Eye Home
Copics: BV00,BV02,V12,C1,G21,G24
Seam Binding: Blue Bird Lane Etsy
Spellbinders: Classics Ovals, Scalloped Ovals
Fkower: Prima

Thanks again for stopping by.  I appreciate all of your sweet comments


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just Because/ Waltzingmouse Challenge 10

Hello every one.  I decided to make a card for this weeks challenge at Waltzingmouse Challenge.  I found some Girls Paperie embellishment's at Hobby Lobby.  Not the paper of course.  I decided to make a card with no stamps except the sentiment.  What do you think?  It was a little weird at first.
Don't you just love this stick pin?  I sure do.  I found it in my stash.  I have had it for a couple years now.  I got a couple packages of them at Archivers in the $1.99 bin.  Man I sure do miss Archives.  I have sent then a couple emails begging for the to put one in here.  Very depressing!
I got his award from the sweet Elena.  I am to pass it on to 10 women but there is no way I can pick just 10.  So this is for all of you.  All of my blog friends inspire me and make my day every day when I read my sweet comments.  Thank you Elena and thanks to all my wonderful blog friends.

Cardstock: PTI/ Rustic Cream
Paper: My Minds eye Home & K and Comany
Cardstock die cuts: Girls Paperie
Seam Binding: Bluebird Lane
Leaves: Reccolections
Pin: Nostalgiques by EK Success

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Card Patterns

Hello!  I am so glad it is Saturday.  It has been a pretty long week.  My son woke up Sunday morning telling me his throat hurt and school starts the next day.  Oh my!  So I took him to the walk in clinic.  Which took 3 hours. He went to school on Monday but come Tuesday he felt worse.  He stayed home Tuesday and Wednesday.  Nothing like missing the first days of school.  Especially when you are new to the school.
My mom also started back her chemo and radiation on Monday which I take her to.  So that was my week.  How did yours go?
This week the Design Team got to work with digital images from Black Leaf Studios.  Wonderful images.  You should go check them out.  The one I used here is Vintage Chic Elements.  You know me and my vintage.
I did not put a sentiment on this one.  I liked it so much I decided to leave it blank.  That way I can put whatever I want on it as needed.

Notice that I used my wood grain stamp from PTI for the chair to give it a little more pop.  Wondering if I should have done a darker color.

Cardstock: PTI/Rustic Cream
DP: My Minds eye/Home,K and Company, October Afternoon
Stamps: PTI/Wood Grain
Other: Doily(sprayed with Glimmer Mist), Ribbon, heart charm, twine

Thanks so much for stopping by
Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Live Laugh Love

Hello!  I am so glad to be back with something to share with you all.  I fell in LOVE with the inspiration photo over at Embellish Magazine Challenge.  So pretty!  I have been putting it off because it has been so hot here and to have my curtains open to create is miserable.  I bake sitting in front of the window.  Well, it was cloudy today so here you go.  I also used this weeks sketch from Card Patterns, always an awesome sketch!
I was very pleased with how this turned out.  It came together super fast.  I love it when that happens. 
See!  Look at this amazing inspiration photo.  Beautiful.

****So what do you think about my new blog makeover?  I love it.  Lynn from Millers Ink has been a blog friend of mine pretty much since I started.  She was so kind to do this for me.  I am totally computer challenged when it comes to this kind of stuff.  She is the sweetest!  Thanks hun.  :)****

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
DP: Basic Grey Off Beat & Cosmo Cricket Delovely
Stamps: Inkadinkado, bird & Autum Leaves, Journal
Ink: PTI Rasperry Fizz & Memento Rich Cocoa
Seam Binding: Blue Bird Lane Etsy
Lace: Fabric Store
Other: button, unknown 
Leaves: Mulberry paper from Recollections(Micheals brand)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wishing You Sunshine/Card Patterns

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I have a card to share with you for this weeks sketch challenge at Card Patterns.  We are sponsored by Meljen's Designs.  They have some very sweet digi images.

I haven't got into my craft room at all this week.  It has been over 100 F for over a week now.  I have to keep the blinds closed and the curtains drawn to keep the heat out.  The air conditioner can't even keep up.  A dark room is not very conducive for card making or any crafting for that matter.

Someone please tell me what I have done.  My croped pictures are blurry.  It just happend the last few posts.  I don't think I did anything to my camera.  I use picassa to edit my photos and I did change my blog template.  This is going to drive me crazy until I figure it out.  H E L P!  :)

I told you last week I was going to post a picture of the card my son had made me for my birthday.  Well I finally got a picture taken of it to post now.
Here is a picture of my sweet boy.  This was taken last year on his first day of school.  He is like me and doesn't care for his picture to be taken.  I guess I need to sneak more in. 
Well that is all I have for today.  This week is not supposed to be as hot.  So I plan on getting in my room to make more cards.  My son starts school on Monday as well.

***If anyone got an extra Four of a Kind from PTI at CHA, I am would love to buy one.  Let me know.  Thanks***

Cardstock: PTI/ Ripe Avacado
DP:Basic Grey
Stamps: Digi/Meljen's
Spelbinders: Standar Circles and scallop circles
Copics, ribbon, Ek Success border punch

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Monday, August 2, 2010

Color Combos Galore # 153 / Friend...I miss you!

I can't begin to tell you how hot it is here.  I was out school shopping for my son yesterday and I looked at the car thermometer it showed  it was 102 F!  It is going to be 110 heat index today.  I am ready for fall.  This is too hot for me.  My friends in Iowa told me it has been hot there also.  I guess we all just have to suffer. 
Speaking of friends in Iowa.  I made this card for my best friend.  We use to go out almost every Friday night and have dinner then we would go to Archiver's, JoAnn's and we would usually be home by 10:00 pm.  I enjoyed her company dearly.  I am totally bummed and missing her a ton lately.
I colored this sweet little butterfly with my Copics and used Prisma glitter on the inside of the wings.  Then hand cut the butterfly.  They didn't make a die for this butterfly.  hehe
This is the inside of the card.

Here is the fabulous inspiration photo for Color Combos Galore.
Cardstock: PTI/White
DP: Basic Grey, PTI/ Bitty Dot Basics 2009/ October Afternoon
Stamps: PTI/Flutterby Friend
Ribbon: Twill
Glitter: Prisma

Thanks so much for stopping by,



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