Monday, August 31, 2009
I didn't do much today I'm dealing with some issues here that have me confused and questioning my values or devotion to God. I feel like I'm being pushed to my limits and I know that God will never give me more than we can handle together but he sure is testing me. I might just take a little break from cards and devote myself to finding an answer to my grave question.
God Bless you all.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Yesterday I spent the day with my friend in Chattanooga, we went out for Mexican food then worked on quilt cards. I finished with a few today but wasn't really happy with them so I have to think on them for a while. Tomorrow is a day for playing and the Post Office, I posted my stuff for sale on SCS and sold a few things this weekend. I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and a great Sunday.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This card was done by Michele in Minnesota. She is one of our newest members, she is a SU demo and has a passion for SU. She is amazing and you will find that out when you go to her blog at http://www.atimetostamp.blogspot.com/.
Sandy in West Virginia sent in this cute card with all the beautiful flowers she is such an inspiration to me. Check out her blog at http://www.atimetostamp.blogspot.com/ Sandy also works with Sweet N Sassy Stamps.
Rainy in Georgia sent in this quilt type card and although its simple its so cute anyone would love to get it. She does such nice designs.
This is another card from Rhonda, she has lost a significant amount of weight last check was 75 pounds. She is amazing inspiration to all of us at STTF. The reason she did two is because I sent her two kits and true to form she made two beautiful cards and sent them back. I absolutely love the font on her card 'Thinking of You'.
'Hey there, Mama' is done by Micki in Kansas she is so much fun and busy as can be with designing cards for a website or two. You can see all of her beautiful and zany cards at http://www.artfulexpressions.net/ you will love her stuff as much as I do.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
and the DSP is SU along with the felt flowers. I printed my salutation 'We're moovin on.....' for the inside I used white paper and with the computer I wrote "Our new address is". This felt good to make, I realized I can't just sit around and wait I need to get busy and move on. I want to have a few Garage sales and get rid of as much as I can you know those silly knick knacks and stuff you really didn't want let alone stuff you've saved forever for what? Well I have 4 months till surgery (it looks like) so I'll use my time wisely and be ready to go when I can.
Did you know that CHRISTMAS is 4 that's FOUR months from Today? Well at least I have a couple of presents bought already but geez that's way to soon where did this year go? Well everyone get out there and start your shopping early. Hey I might set up decorations early which means going in the crawl space guess I'll wait on the decorations I hate the crawl space and especially going in there so.....I'll back the train up and celebrate fall first.
Monday, August 24, 2009
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I made this card on and off for the past 2 weeks, I used Copics for the coffee cups and then after playing with the Crafter companion I made the totally cool bow and I just threw it together using SU cardstock and DSP from someone. I used my corner punches and matched the print on the DSP with the card paper and that's it, simple and easy.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
My second card for my brother is because we use to go camping a lot with our families, friends and horses each summer to Stoneman Lake. We sure had some fun times and thanks to my friend Jeanna who sent me all the images of the SU Stamp set I had a blast making this card. I made my own tent with craft card stock and my ropes to hold it back I had in my stash. I used pop dots to push up the top of the tent and to give the bear dimension. I used Copics to color the bear, sleeping bag, smores, skeeter can and skeeter. On the inside you can see I put the stick with the can of beans and then started writing to him with "Smore times than not I think of you and the crazy times we had camping, riding horses and yes even getting thrown off......" I had so much fun making this card and sent it off to him today. He's down in the dumps right now and need some TLC so lil sis will be there.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Now I'm waiting for the Tree man to come out and give me and estimate on trimming trees. Then I have the man coming from the Sleep center to check out my bedroom maybe I can ambush him if he's cute. OK again I'm always giving to much information. Have a great day and I'll catch you tomorrow.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I love this paper I've been saving it for years then I just decided I have probably 2000 pieces of DSP and need to use it so I did by golly. This is K & Company DSP featuring Tim Coffey. I also used white, mellow moss cardstock from SU the flower and butterfly are from Hampton Art and I used Ribbon Mania, Crystal Effects for the butterfly and the salutation is from SU Oval All Stamp set. Isn't it pretty I've been on this stamping fever of Butterflies and using them as quick as I can.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
OK so that's it for today I doubt I'll have half the time I had today in the Studio tomorrow but I'll try, it sure was a productive day today. I just love to pick up paper and put it together for a card. Honestly I love doing this but do you?
This is a circle card that I cut out once when I was up at my friend Becky's house for a day of stamping and crafting. I used the background set from SU Sprinkles and SU Ballet Blue ink. The die cut flower is called Daisy from SU and I just cut out 2 sets then I staggered them and rolling the edges. After I was all done I put a Daisy D Gem in the middle a butterfly with 3 super mini gems and the salutation 'Friend' up on top. I love cards like this with all the 3-D elements.
My next card is Black and White and actually I messed up the Salutation so I wiped it off and it looked good until I took this picture and now it shows. Oh well I used SU Black and Pure White paper, white craft ink, black ink, MM dotted Swiss ribbon, SU Great Friends & Time Well Spent stamp sets and SU Pretties Kit. Can you tell I have way to much SU stuff? If I could just get rid of the 50 retired sets I would be really happy, but their just not moving right now.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and you have many blessings.
P.S. I just realized this wasn't posted last night so here you be.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? According to the Bible the chicken came first: 'And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, 'Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.' Genesis 1:10-20
Now here is some good trivia: White shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and ear loves. Brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. An average hen lays 300 to 325 eggs a year. A hen starts laying eggs at 19 weeks of age (now that's robbing the cradle). A mother hen turns over her egg about 50 times per day (so the yolk won't stick to the sides of the shell). Now don't you feel lucky you checked on my blog today?
Today I spent the day on the computer at SCS or Split Coast Stampers. When I buy a stamp set I go to SCS and look for ideas when I find one I copy and paste to my MS Word. I can get 6 photo's on one page then I cut them out and put them in my stamp set so that if I ever need a idea or quick start my Mojo I will have the ideas right along with the stamps. I have the designers name on the photo and if I really want to I can write the elements used to make the card.
You know I was staring at the computer screen on and off for over 5 hours today along with doing the laundry. My explanation of the computer is like this: your mouth is signing onto the Internet then you just start surfing and you keep going deeper and deeper like down the throat into the lungs, around the heart etc. You get caught up and the next thing you know its 4 hours later and you have to run up two flights of stairs to the potty. Oh is that to much information for you, I'm sorry next time I'll warn you if I think about it. I promise tomorrow I'll be back to normal and have a card or two for you. Big hugs to everyone!!!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This is another card that we made at SU Stamp camp. I loved the idea so much I came home and made like 10 quilts then I realized I didn't have the die cut to make this so I have all these unfinished quilt sheets sitting here. This is a great way to use up your scrap pieces of card stock. The squares are 1 1/4 inch and you put them together on a plain sheet of paper but I don't have the measurements here then you place it on the die cut and make sure its even on all sized then run it through the Big Shot. I have to tell you this card to me is really plain I think I would have to add eyelets a better ribbon a greeting something but the quilt coloring is endless. If your interested in the pattern I'll look up the measurements but its a fun card to make. I have gone through the catalog and cannot come up with the DSP we used sorry.
The second card is made with the Animal Cracker Stamp Set, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango cardstock and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP with the Dusty Durango swiss dot grosgrain. I put the ribbon on the DSP then punched 5 1 inch circles to put behind it then I added the bow and now that's my favorite bow.
Well the day went just as I didn't plan. I had planned to go to see the movie Harry Potter mainly because my grand kids went without me (feel the love?) and grocery shop but that didn't work out. Instead I settled down in my studio about 12:30 to do a card challenge I made up for my girls on Trades & Treasured Friendships Yahoo group. Most of us have been together for 3 years wow that's a long time. Anyway I furnished the cardstock, vellum, DSP, ribbon and they get to make a card with any image they want and any style they want using as little or as much of the paper. Its due on August 17th and when all 10 are here I will post all 11 on my Blog for all to see. I'm really excited to see what each girl will make but I finished mine today. About 2:30 I realized I hadn't gone shopping and I had Mom quieted down watching bowling from 1978 on ESPN classic (she loves bowling she bowled a 289 in 1972 and has a patch to prove it). Well Walmart's shelves were empty and it was my week for all the essentials so I made it home 2 hours later with alot of nothing to eat. But I can wipe my butt and blow my nose and my daughter would be proud I used $14.50 worth of coupons nothing like her but geez she the queen of couponing here in Cleveland. Dinner's done my blog is updated and now I'm gonna catch up on emails.
Bless you all!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Our second card I messed up, Brenda is always saying don't jump ahead and she got me on this one. She used Bermuda Bay as the base card then Melon Mambo we sanded the flowers to pop them off the page and then we mad the cupcake. Well you all know how I love cupcakes and butterflies so she used a stamp set 'On a Pedestal' page 71 she used the one stamp and colored it with the new color pens punched out a dot for the cherry and then ran a small piece of Bermuda Bay through a brayer cut it to size and Brenda used pop dots to set it up off the card, I jumped the gun and glued it down. But its darling and if anyone is ever in the Harrison area the first Saturday of the month Brenda has Stamp Camp and we make 4 cards each time. She's funny, full of energy and bright ideas.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
My first card is done on all SU cardstock the stamp is from Inkadinkado Vernissage. I know you can't see the background stamp on this but I used Versamark with SU Sprinkles BG set on Craft cardstock the image is stamped with Amuse ink then colored with Copics. I used the SU spiral punch, Just Because rub on from SU and Creamy Carmel ribbon. I used CM corner rounder punch cause they the best. Taylored Expressions are super mini rhinestones on the filigree butterfly punch from Martha Stewart.
This next card is a fav of mine again mostly everything is SU the stamp set is Dreams du Jour I stamped with with black Amuse ink and colored it again with Copics, R81, Y21, Y26, YG67. Then I glued on a 5 X 5 piece of vellum, I used the Cuddlebug border pieces to emboss the flowers and a sponge to highlight them. I used Spellbinder Peony die cut and cut the largest out of MM Metal Mesh, then my second layer is pink piroette, then mellow moss and the white image. As an accent I used Martha Stewarts 3 butterfly punch and punched pink and vellum butterflies layers them & accenting them with the Taylored Expressions mini gems.
My third card is super simple K & Company paper sewn together then I used some glossy chocolate paper as a backdrop for the owl image. The little owl is from Inkadinkado dollar collection. I glued two pieces of SU 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon on the card Certainly Celery & Mellow Moss then tied to short pieces on to make it look like a tie.
Well gang that's its for tonight I will be back with the rest of the cards tomorrow oh and since today was play day at Brenda's I'll show you the cards I made there. Have a good night its storming now so bad it knocked out the Direct TV signal. Have a great night!