Thursday, April 30, 2009
This 'gaudy' card was my answer to two challenges today! Challenge #59 at My Time to Craft, was to use black, white, and one other color. The Resq Challenge #6 was to use black, white, and pink. Being the avid researcher that I am, I raced right over to their blogs and looked at what was being posted so far. There are so many beautiful cards! Beautiful being the key word! All are so pretty, and clean, and neat, with shades of red, and teal, and blue... Well, the 'paper-devil' in me decided that this card would not be neat and tidy and elegant! (although, my pink flamingo probably thinks she is extremely elegant!)
Hope she makes you smile! If you have time, why don't you help me name her? She's so fancy that she deserves a name!
Have a great night!
Look for opportunity. You can't wait for it to knock on the door. . . . you might not be home. ~Jinger Heath
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Have a nice night - it's off to bed for this tired gal! (Is tomorrow REALLY only Thursday?)
~Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day. (really!)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I've been a tad under the weather today. BP is up, so I stayed home today. Have just stayed quiet.
I did finish a Father's Day card this morning. I thought I'd post it. It features The Angel Company's downloadable FREE designer paper. You just have only to download and print! Amazing! There are four other black and white patterns. (Between TAC and Gina K, a person would not have to buy any more paper for a long time)! The stamp is TAC Ship Collage (on TAC's list of 'to be discontinued' stamps) (sad face), and the sentiment is TAC Trendy Greetings. The ink is "Black Soot", a Tim Holtz distressed ink.
~ DAD: someone who hopes his son will turn out just like him,and who is afraid his daughters will meet someone who did.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Anyway, I found a challenge from Steph C.'s blog, over at Sparkle's blog that I am recycling a card for. The challenge was to use a snowman/snowwoman on a card! I have one that I made a couple of months ago that looks like s spring-themed snowperson card, so I am going to revive it! All stamps are TAC, and I used my Zutter Bind it All to cut the cute little pink piece on the front. Also used on the black c.s. was my Cuttlebug which I cannot live without!
Have a great day - cya later!
~Star light, star bright, please don’t let it snow tonight!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I don't have anything to post today - I just wanted to let you know I've not fallen off the face of the earth. This has been a very busy and tiring and trying week for me! Am working on a swap project right now, that I hope to be able to share tonight or tomorrow!
For today, I hope that you are all blessed with sunshine and happy thoughts!
~By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right,he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
AND she will make "Inchies" - lol!
We had SO much fun! Our heads are just reeling with ideas. We had both 'piddled' with Inchie type things before, but had never been shown exactly what to do.
Well...Karin Braxton is a wonderful teacher, and had some beautiful projects for us to do. The 16 square black card could honestly be framed and hung on the wall. The photo's simply don't do it justice! There is one additional card that we didn't have time to do, so it was sent home with us for 'homework'!
And, as for O'Dear's, I certainly enjoy an 'excuse' to go there and shop! (I now have TWO sets of Spellbinder's!)...
Hope you have all enjoyed your Saturday so far! DD and DH left for St. Louis this a.m. about 5:30. She ran in a 5k race that was sponsored by the YMCA. She finished up just a few minutes before the rain began! Stan went on to get the oil changed in our little fun-mobile, and I went to my class. All is well with our world so far today!
Have a great night -
~We are the people our parents warned us about.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The Cardstock is a downloadable stock from Gina K Designs, and the sentiment is from The Angel Company. All stamping and distressing was done with Chestnut Roan Color Box Chalk Ink. (You have probably guessed by now that this is one of my favorites!)
Hope it brings a smile to a special young lady tomorrow!
Have a good night!
~Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
(Top of the 5th - St. Louis winning 3-0) - Go Cards!
Believe you can and you are halfway there.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
No photo's today - I just wanted to take a minute to bring up a bothersome blogger issue. One of the things that really bothers me about blogging, is that there is not a really easy and quick way to respond to your many wonderful comments. It's such a blessing to read the nice things that you are posting, and I would love to just be able to hit a 'reply' button like we do on our e-mail, and say Thank you!
So...this morning is my simple Thank You for reading my blog, making such nice comments on what I have posted, and for being such good friends.
I am so very blessed!
Happy Easter to you all!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The challenge was to actually weave the main section using paper, ribbon, etc. I chose to use papers from Gina K's downloadable paper pack, Floral Fantasy. I edged it with some silver tape. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado, the flower stamps are from Hero Arts, and the Butterfly Stamp is from The Angel Company. It was fun to do something a bit different. Not my favorite card, by a long stretch, but fun!
Hugs to all,
~If God had intended for us to touch our toes, He'd have put them on our knees.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
My post for tonight is for the Mojo Monday Challenge. All stamps are Verve Stamps, again from the Abundant Blessings set, and one of the Verve Plain Jane's. All card stock is DCWV, and all ink for stamping and distressing is Color Box Chalk (Chestnut Roan).
I tried to stay true to the sketch, but I wavied up the inside strips a bit with the EK Success Wave Border Punch. The brads and bible were just in my 'everything' boxes, so I'm not sure which company produces them.
Hope you like it!
I'm off to relax a bit! Take care!
~Sorry, but my karma just ran over your dogma.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Pittsburgh wasn't very nice to them the first game, but we came back last night with a winner. I couldn't find the game televised, so was forced to flip between American Idol and Biggest Loser. I could, however, imagine how cute Yadier Molina looked when he hit his home run. He is so expressive - it's great fun to watch his face when he does something good!!!
Have a good Wednesday night!
~Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit. ~Gordon Parks
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I am finding that I really enjoy the card challenges. It gives me an excuse to make something, and a sketch or main idea to work with. Sometimes, when I just sit and stare at paper and stamps, nothing happens!
This being said, the card I'm posting today is for The Corrosive Challenge #6 (Spring has Sprung) in which we were to use an Easter or Spring theme, AND for the Card Patterns challenge, which was to follow the given sketch (posted below also!). This was fun, trying to combine the two. I'm not crazy about the outcome, but I guess I'm not supposed to like them all!
The stamp sets are Fleur Birdies and Tag Tidbits, both by The Angel Company. The punches are by Marvy Uchida. The beautiful paper is Garden Party Green Floral Flat Glitter Paper, by K & Company. I picked it up on my last visit to O'Dear's. I can't wait until the 18th of April - am going down for a morning class, and will more than likely come back with a bag FULL of goodies!
Have a blessed Sunday - hope you get some rest, and some quality family time today.
~Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. - Job 37:14
Saturday, April 4, 2009
A few days ago, fellow stamper/blogger/Angel friend, Melisa W., of Paperlicous Designs, http://paperliciousdesigns.blogspot.com/ wrote to tell me that I had won a free set of stamps for leaving the most comments on her blog. While I was totally thrilled, the give-a-way was originally meant for the week's challenge, which was to stamp on something other than paper.
So, I am sending Melisa this card, a full week+ too late! Hopefully, it will make me feel like I've earned my stamps! I had originally thought to stamp on a piece of tumbled tile, but thought I'd try stamping on miscellaneous ribbon scraps (here we are Windy City Stamper, using our scraps again!) which I adhered to a piece of card stock.
The stamps are from the Angel Company's new magalogue, Serendipity. The edging is from a set called "Edge Designs", and the sentiment and swirl are from a set called "Playful Parenthesis". Hope you all like it!
I'm working on some challenges for this week. Hopefully, I'll post some tomorrow.
On to yesterday! We went to Jefferson City and got all of my retirement (manley Stanley keeps calling it "unemployment") squared away. We had a wonderful day. The weather was beautiful for a 3 hour drive up. We left home about 8:00 for our meeting. After we got things in order there, we went by the Longhorn and had a delicious birthday dinner. Stan needed a nap, and I needed to work off a scrumptious Parmesan Chicken dinner, so we headed up Missouri Avenue, to lo and behold, a HOBBY LOBBY, where I truly shopped till I nearly dropped. This was the cleanest, largest, and nicest HL I've ever been to! I got a couple of magazines, and a set of NESTIES!!! Wahoo! I have Nesties!!! Anyway, we came home, and stopped off at the YMCA Trout Lodge, where our daughter's gone to work, and took a tour. The facilities are beautiful. The lake is about 500 acres, I think, and the whole facility sits on about 5,000 acres. It is all rustic and wonderful - we felt like we were in Coloroda, not Missouri!
Enough rambling - hope you all have had a delightful Saturday! Except for a trip to Wal-Mart and a trip to the accountant, our day's been fabulous so far!
Peace out dudes and dudettes! More later...
~If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle
Thursday, April 2, 2009
After working and working out tonight, I stopped by our local craft store "The Red Rooster", and picked up a few spring colors of cardstock. I was just about to leave when I noticed that there were some cute new Inkadinkado stamps in the basket. Amazingly, I couldn't resist!
When I got home, I realized that I just didn't have much time to spare, so I grabbed a Kaleidacolor Inkpad, stamped two of my three new stamps, ran a square through the Cuttlebug, and put it all together. No coloring, no glittering, just stamp and stick!
On another note, I feel so lucky! I received a comment from Melisa, a fellow blogger, who gave away some unexpected prizes today. I got a stamp set of my choice from the Angel Company! What a nice surprise! Tomorrow is my birthday, so this is like a present early!!! Melisa has an amazing blog! Please go visit her!
The link is: http://www:paperliciousdesigns.blogspot.com and she loves to have visitors!
HELP!!!!! Did ANYONE out there record last night's ER episode? I tried umteen dozen DVD's we had here, and could NOT get it recorded. DH, the world's biggest ER fan was on his way home from Branson, and didn't get here in time to see it. Let me know if you have a copy I can borrow, beg, or steal!
DH and I are taking the day tomorrow and traveling to Jefferson City Missouri to meet with the retirement people. We need to finalize my paperwork, and see what is lacking in order for me to be ready to finish up on June 30th. We enjoy spending time together, and are looking forward to the day. There just happens to be a Hobby Lobby in Jefferson City.....hmmmmm.....
Well, I'm headed off to gather some paperwork for tomorrow. Hope you have a great friday!
~Don’t work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
So...before you read any further... I could say that my title is an April Fool's Day joke, or that I did it on purpose to see if anyone is paying attention and really READING this blog, but that would be pretty far from the truth. The real truth is that I thought today was Tuesday, silly me. Our daughter, who is 28, and VERY intelligent, has moved back home just in time to rescue me from the calendar monsters, and set me straight on the date! So...without further ado....