Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sorry guys, I am really late posting this week. My Sister-In-Law Janet is visiting from Wisconsin and has taken over my workspace. She made her very own first card. Isn't it fabulous. Her only son Larry and his bride Caiti are celebrating their second wedding anniversary and she wanted to make them a special card. Larry proposed to his Caiti right in front of Cinderella's castle in Disney World. The romantic got down on his knees and everything. Everyone was applauding and congratulating them. They even got married on Sweetest Day. Aren't they just the sappiest little lovebirds?
We printed this digi off of a Disney program I have and she just built the card from there. All I did was show her my supplies and she did the rest. Isn't she talented. I think she has a real good eye for card design. I am going to miss her so much when she goes back to the cold state of Wisconsin. Please leave her a little Bloggy love with your comments of encouragement. Happy Wednesday!
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Monday, September 27, 2010
This week the Sassy Girls have challenged us to use a sketch. This sketch went real easy for me util I realized I built the whole card and left off the sentiment. I went back and added the required sentiment. But..... I think I liked the card before I added the sentiment. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
I had fun using these papers. I found them at Michaels on sale for $.29 a piece. They are My Minds Eye, The Spider Web collection. My fence is a MS punch. The image is one I bought from Sassy Cheryl and Cheryl had already colored it for me.
Can't get much easier than this.!
Click the Hey Hey Pumpkin title above and it will pop you over the the challenge site and you can see what everyone else has done this week.
Hope to see your work soon. Hugs, Linda
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Well it is that time of the week again to snoope and see what all my fellow crafters are doing all around the world. This week you won't see any dishes. We are getting ready for my brother and sister-in-law to come in from Wisconsin and I am trying hard to get my crafting done before they get here.
Now let's see what we can find on my workspace. The plastic tote is still there filled with all the goodies for the card kits I will be teaching. I am trying to get all the cutting punching and embossing done by Friday, but I have a lot to do.
I have the wonderful card Jan taught the Inky Digits tonight on my table. I didn't finish it at class, so I finished it up at home. We sewed YoYo flowers out of fabric. Aren't they the cutest things?
I see my paper for my latest Sassy Cheryls challenge. I guess you can guess what theme I will be using. Have a couple of punches, stamps and a new package of envelopes I purchased at Michaels. Oh yeah there's my cherished 40% off coupon for next week at Michaels. Gotta coupon, gotta go back and gotta buy. (It's the law! ha ha)
If you would like to join the fun of WOYWW, click on the WOYWW title above and it will pop you right where you need to begin. Enjoy your snoopin'. I'm off for some snoopin' of my own. Please leave a comment, I love reading everyones thoughts.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week was to use a spellbinders die. I used my scallop rectangle large for this challenge. I had a couple of other spellbinders cuts on the card, but they didn't survive the many redos of this card. I played with it off and on all day today. Not sure if I am satisfied with the final result, but have decided enough is enough. Here it is.
I used this little guy again. I love magic and fairy tales and I just know this little guy will be able to procrate a new snowman! Look at that proud smile on his face. He will succeed, I just know it.
Click on the Merry Christmas title above and it will pop you right over to the challenge for this week. Why don't you join us this week. You will never get bored with the Sassy Cheryl digis. There are soooooooo mannnnnny to work with. Come on give us a try, you will like it. I promise you.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Happy Wednesday Everyone
Well my dishes are done and it is time for some fun time just for me. Last week everyone wanted to know what we had for dinner, well last week we had a beef stir-fry over pasta. This week we had a chicken with red, green and yellow peppers and Vidalia onions in a gravy and served over rice. My hubby aka The Kahuna is an awesome chef and he cooks for us during the week. Aren't I the spoiled little princess? I know you are going to see the recipe books on the table.
My Granddaughter Caroline wants a chocolate cheesecake for her birthday celebration. The two of us were going over recipes. She was on the phone and I had to read her the ingredients. I think she has decided on a yummy one. I'll let you know how it turns out.
The project I am working on is a Halloween Card I will be teaching my Inky Digits how to make on October 1st. We are doing a crayon resist project. I guess it won't be much of a surprise after this post, but I hope they will still enjoy it. I have to get the kits ready now because we are getting company and I will be taking some vacation time in a week or so.
Hope you enjoy my post and I am looking forward to snooping into the lives of all of my WOYWW friends. Come snoop with me. If you click on the WOYWW title above, it will pop you right over to Julia's Blog. You will be amazed what everyone is doing. Happy Snooping.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
A couple of friends lost relatives this week so I made Sympathy Cards this week.
The first card is SU "Pendant Park" for a friend who lost her Grandma this week. They were very close and I hope she will gather strength from all the people who care about her and her family.
The second one is SU "Inspired By Nature"for our Regional Exec at work. He lost his Dad this week and our office wanted a special card to let him know how much we think of him.
Although Sympathy cards are made in sad times,I think they are one of the most important homemade cards you can send. Just think, you are sending a lot of love wrapped up in that envelope.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sassy Cherly's Sassy DT came up with a Snowman challenge this week. We had to use a snowman, buttons, ribbons and sparkle. Well that is a perfect combination for papercrafters. They just gave us a license for FUN.
I knew I was going to use SC newest freebie, because he/she is so cute and looked like he was having the time of his life. The first thing I did was choose my background paper - purple with polka dots which I absolutely love. Then I chose my color scheme. Well I colored my little gal and started playing with her. Up popped that dreaded creators block so I called in my creative partner-hubby and he suggested using ribbon as snow banks. I played with it and this is the result. In pops my second creative partner-son and he says, "Mom you need to cover up all those polka-dots with buttons. You need to get out of your comfort zone." So being the wise obedient person that I have learned to be in my 60+ years I promptly did as I was told. You be the judge for yourself. Were my creative partners right? Gotta love these guys, I do.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I have been following this BLOG for sometime now, but never participated. Jeni and I were talking one night and she tried to convince me to post a picture of my workspace. I told her if I took a picture right that moment it would be of my dirty supper dishes on the table. Well she thought that was a hoot and that I should do it. Tonight I was at my Inky Digit Card Club with some of my other Enabler Friends and they convinced me that you all would find this amusing. You see my son and his children have claimed the extra rooms in my home so I found my own little corner of paradise in my kitchen. It is the Hub of our home anyway so I made it my own. I can't hang all my goodies up on the wall or out on display because I don't want them to get greasy (Oh yes, we fry a lot in this Southern Household) so I keep everything in plastic drawers.
On my workspace, you will find the things I just brought home from Club. To the left is a pink bag of different projects I took to show the other Inky Digits and my beloved IPOD. My sewing machine (41 years old) is behind my laptop. My copics, gamasol and a a couple of cards are on the table. The blue and green one with the yellow balloons is something I made for a special little girl in my life. The pink and aqua one in front is one we made at Club tonight.
Hope you get a good laugh out of my posting. Everyone needs a good laugh. You can see what is most important to me - Food and Paper Crafting. Now click on the WOYWW title and you can pop on over to Julia's Blog to see what everyone else is up to this week. Happy crafting!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I found this little sweetie on Phindy's Place. It is a freebie if you join her group on Paper Craft Planet. I usually don't make such sweet cards, but there is a naughty side to Patty that I detected. Look at those eyes. She is so enjoying tormenting that precious little bumble bee. She knows when he dives in for those pretty flowers he is gona feel some pain. So don't let the sweetness of this card or Patty fool you. There is a real mischief hidden in her heart.
This is my first time participating in Phindy's Place challenge, but I don't think it will be my last. I saw some really great digis over there. Click on the title of this post and you can pop over there and check it out for yourself.
The challenge was to do paper piecing and I pieced her jumper, vest and petticoats. Totally a fast fun card to do on a long Labor Day weekend.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I had a lot of fun with this Fall/Halloween challenge from the Sassy Girls over at Sassy Cheryls. I colored my image with a combination of Prisma pencils, copic markers and gel pens. I wanted to shine it up a bit, so I painted the circle with Modge Podge. It looks real good in person, but boy was it hard to photograph. I kept ending up with white orbs (maybe there were ghosts hiding on the card) all over. So I had to angle to camera which really distorted the size of the card which is really a square card.
I used my MS punch to make the wrought iron fence, isn't it simply divine! The little crow is a embellishment I picked up at Michael's. I attached the button with black wire and curled the ends. The Boo is a Stampin Up sentiment from the little tags. Threw in a little maize colored tulle' to soften up the spooky scene and it all came together.
Hope you like my finished project. I would love for you to leave a comment below. I always try to return the "bloggy love", as Marlene calls it.
I decided to enter this in the Looby Lou Challenge this week. I have seen several of the blogs I follow use their sketches and decided to check them out. They have some real cute digis. Check them out here.http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/