Thursday, February 25, 2010
Hang In There...
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunflowers and Dragonflies Sketch Challenge
Lucky Bear seems to be distressed....
It is Nilla's week as challenge hostess at There's Magic in the Air. The challenge uses Nina's adorable image "Lucky Bear". Nilla asks that we use any technique for distressing, roughing up your paper with your scissors, distressing with inks, sanding, scraping, pounding (would work well if you are mad at someone) - any technique that you consider a method of distressing.
I chose to rough up my edges just a bit, and mostly distress with ink. I printed out Lucky Bear four times so that I could pop him up a bit, and gain some extra four leaf clover balloons! I need all the luck I can get - lol...
All coloring is done with Koh-I-Noor pencils, and the distressing is done with Color Box Chalk Ink, Chestnut Roan. The sentiment is hand written.
I hope that you like Lucky - he is definitely one of my favorites! Nina has just posted about 25 new images - be sure to run over to her store, Paper Cupcakes, and check out the new goodies! You won't be disappointed!
We have been SO busy this weekend! We decided last weekend that we really needed some new family room furniture. We were nearly sitting on the floor, our sofa was so dilapidated! So, we drove into the city, found some that we liked, but just couldn't make ourselves pay for it. We came home, sat on the old stuff again, and decided to look locally. Voila! The same Lazy Boy sofa and chairs were in the showroom about 5 minutes from home. So...we ordered a new sofa with dual recliners, a fabric recliner chair to match, and a leather recliner chair to match. These are to be delivered Tues. morning. Well, Thursday afternoon, DH calls, and says - go buy carpeting. No sense putting new furniture down on old rugs. Well, I never dreamed that the carpet could be measured for and put down by Monday, but guess what, it can!!! So then, he says, well, before we put new carpeting down, don't you think we (you) should paint the woodwork? Then, walking across the old flooring revealed some squeaks, so we ended up pulling up all the old carpeting ourselves so we could screw the dickens out of the floor boards and kill the squeaks! Anyway, point is, this girl has had NO - NADA - ZERO - ZILCH time in her girl cave!
Oh, and did I mention that while we were at Lowe's buying drywall screws, we picked out new tile and paint for the kitchen? And that when I start that job, all 47 drawers and doors, and bases will all have to be sanded and repainted? Sigh.... oh, well...it will be SO worth it when it's finished! We've made very few changes in the past 20 some odd years, and it's time! At our ages, this will probably be our last big remodel that we do ourselves, so it's actually a lot of fun!
Gotta get back to it!
Have a great week, and forgive me for not doing much blog hopping this week!
Big hugs - Patti J.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Pink, Purple, Gray, Get Well...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The image and sentiment are from TAC's new sets: Brighten Your Day & Wonder and Joy. Coloring was all done with Koh-I-Noor Pencils and LOMS.
Monday, February 15, 2010
A Fancy Surprise...
Sunday, February 14, 2010
A CAS Card (really!)
I sponged with Tim Hotz Antique Linen distress ink, then stamped with Color Box Chalk Ink, Olive. The sentiment is a Verve, Plain Jane.
Since CAS is not my thing, I would love some feedback! Feel free to 'moral support' me to pieces! lol...
Hugs and blessings...
Food for thought: Sign at a laundromat: "Anyone leaving garments here for more than 30 days will be disposed of.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Thinking of You
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Magical Monday in Flight...
And thanks to my DT sistah, Kim, I am being inspired to finish the inside of my cards as well!!!
It was very ironic to me when the image Nina gave me for this challenge was this beautiful dove carrying the Fuschia sprig. I cannot remember a time that my dear mom wasn't growing these lovely plants. She loved them with a passion. When mom passed away in Dec. 1999, the Hospice group brought me a gorgeous china figurine that was doves and fuschia plants. It still sits front and center on our fireplace mantle. This time of year is when I miss mom the most. We have all of the fall and winter holidays, and then her birthday was Jan. 18. The day that I opened my email from Nina with this attachment, I'd actually been having a quiet cry while thinking of mom - thus the irony! Thanks Nina, for unknowingly bringing me some peace that day!
Okay, enough of that!!! I hope that your Monday is magical, indeed! With good luck, we will NOT get the additional 5-7" of snow predicted for Mon. and Tues!
Have a great day! Can't wait to see what you all do with the Flight of the Fuschia!!!
Friday, February 5, 2010
No Pink, No Red!!!???
The challenge at Frosted Designs is to make a Valentine's project, but to use no red, and no pink. Yippee! What a fabulous excuse to drag out the old standby - black and white! The white is from my stash, the black is DCWV, and the beautiful teal is Stampin' Up's Bermuda Bay. The print is a FREE downloadable DP from TAC. Be sure to check out their free downloads!
I am also entering this card at:
Scrap, Stamp, and Doodle - (no red)
Charisma Cards - (Love...)
Creative Belli Challenge - (use ribbon(s)
Hope you like it, and that you are having a great weekend. It's snowed here all day off and on. No 'real' accumulation yet (we probably have an inch or so), but it's supposed to continue for several hours, so who knows what morning will bring!
A very special young woman in our community passed away this week.
She was an incredible mother to 7 children. I worked with her, and know that she will be
greatly missed by all who knew her.
Life is short - hug your kids, tell your DH or significant other just how special they are to you, and cherish each precious day.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This is the inside of the card...
I am also entering this card at:
Pile It On: Use non-winter colors
Artful Inkables: Think Spring
Cute Card Thursday: Blooming Gorgeous (flowers!)
Scrap, Stamp, & Doodle: Open Challenge
Saturday Spotlight: Bigger is Better (my huge flower)
Thank you for stopping by!