Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween! The day is here but our fun was cancelled because of weather. Trick or treat in our area will be tomorrow night. We are under storm and tornado watches so the city and county decided to postpone the kids' fun. But I have a couple of Halloween projects that I did before I got sick and never showed on my blog so I decided this would be the perfect time.
I made a number of Halloween cards but never sent them out so I think I'll be sending them over the weekend a little belatedly. This is a really CAS card. A little designer paper, a cute little sentiment and a bit of ribbon. Pretty fast and easy.
I'm entering these challenges:

My other project was the little gifts that I gave my co-workers today. 
I made 16 of these little owls for my co-workers. I used scrap paper from my stash and edged it with a scalloped punch for the feathers. Punched the eye balls and added the little beak. Inside was a Ghirdelli candy because everyone likes chocolate. I'm entering these challenges:
Hope your Halloween was frightfully fun! Thanks for stopping by and checking in with me today! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Happy Hump Day! I am so glad to be on the down side of the week. I wish I had a bunch of time off work and I would stay at home in bed for a while. But I don't, so I keep trying to make it through the days. By the time I get home my head is swimming. I'm not sure I am feeling any better and I am certainly more dizzy than I was before. Still no hearing in my left ear. My ENT appointment isn't until November 8th.

But God is so good! Today we found out that Steve, my youngest, has a job in Pensacola, FL, starting in a few short weeks. So we'll have to pack him up and move him down there. He's really excited! And that means we'll suddenly be empty nesters. I'm not sure how I'll feel about that.

Over the last few nights I managed to make a card for my BIL's birthday this weekend. I've missed several birthday's over the last few weeks so I'm going to have to do some belated cards this weekend. This isn't my typical card. Maybe it reflects my mood or how I am feeling. I usually like colorful cards but this is what I came up with.

My BIL is a golfer and Create with TLC had this sentiment for free the other day. So I knew I had to use it for his card. I haven't a clue why I went with black and white. I found the golfer image on the web as clip art. I used my Scor-Pal to make the background embossing and swiped it with a black ink pad. I cut the image with Spellbinders circle die and the sentiment is punched with an ek Success punch. I backed them both with black. I used faux stitching around the image and part of the sentiment and then used black Stickles to embellish the sentiment.
I'm entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your week is going well! 


Thursday, October 24, 2013


I am amazed that it's been 10 days since I've posted. It's been quite a week and then some. Last Thursday I went to the doctor to have wax removed from my ear because I couldn't hear well. They removed it but my hearing didn't return. I returned on Friday and they said I had an ear and sinus infection and started antibiotics. It's been a week and I'm certainly not any better and maybe worse. So off to the doctor I went again tonight. They can't see my ear drum because of the infection so I need to see an ENT next week and in the meantime I'm on more powerful antibiotics along with 3 other meds. Not my idea of fun. And the reason for the ENT is that he was afraid there was a hole in my eardrum but he couldn't be sure. So for the last week I've had no motivation and just sat when I got home from work. And I've been going to bed about 9pm; several hours earlier than usual.

So that's my problem for the week. Hope your week has been lots better and I'm hoping this medication kicks in soon so I can get back to something creative. Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Season's Greetings

Happy Tuesday! Tonight I wanted to work on the Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas Challenge that I play along with. If you play each month you get  free digis to play with the next month. This month we are playing with digital stamps from DigiStamps4Joy.

I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder called Honeycomb and sponged lightly over the top with red ink.I adhered two sections of ribbon to the honeycomb background. Using Spellbinders to cut out the image and sponged with Dandelion ink. I attached a cute little metal embellishment that I found at Target. I am entering these challenges:
Outlawz Saturday challenge: primary color begins with first letter of your first name (Mine was kind of tough. I had to search the Internet to find a color that began with D and I came up with Dandelion and even had Dandelion ink to use. LOL!)
So this is a bit different than I normally make as a Christmas card but it's kind of cute. I do like those metal embellishments I found at Target. I'll have to use them more often. We are getting a little rain today. Not much but the weather is supposed to be cooler the rest of the week. It may be cool enough to turn the heat on. But I have to convince my hubby of that first. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll leave me a comment and come back again soon.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Time for a Birthday

Happy Monday night! I am trying to cheer on the Colts as I write this post. They need some help tonight. But they aren't out of the game. I'd rather they play on Sunday because it's tough to work the next day after staying up too late. And I am usually to wound up after the game to sleep. What's a girl to do! My card tonight is another birthday card for a nephew. I always have to think about masculine cards.

The image and sentiment is from Doodle Pantry set called Old Watch. I used several Spellbinders dies: standard circles, scalloped ovals and standard ovals. The border was punched with an ek Success punch and then cut in half. I did some faux stitching on the oval and circle. I am entering these challanges:

Seize the Birthday: fall colors

Hope you had a great start to your week. Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Little Girl Birthday

Happy Sunday evening! We had a nice visit with Tom's parents this weekend and got some of their job list accomplished. I am behind getting me family birthday cards out. My card today is for my nephew's little girl. I was looking for a princess but I found this little girl instead and thought she was cute!

The little girl image was a freebie from Color Ink. I colored her with a mixture of Copic and Bic markers and fussy cut and popped her up. The Spellbinder Pendant is called Fair Isle. I added some pink self-adhesive rhinestones. The background was embossed with my Scor Pal. Because the size is 6X6 I didn't have an embossing folder that would work well. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and punched with an EK Success punch. I added the rhinestones there also. The paper is all scraps from my stash. I hope little Mallory likes this card. I am entering this card into these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you've had an awesome weekend and looking forward to a productive week!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Colors

Welcome to all my friends and followers!Or you may be both! And I am thankful for that. One more day to the weekend. I am thankful for that too. I am looking forward to the weekend. We are going to make a quick trip to Cincinnati to visit my hubby's parents and do some jobs and then back home so I am hoping to get a little crafty time in. My card tonight reflect the season. My first card I was practicing with my Copics again.

The background stamp is from Penny Black. I added a little designer paper and some Copic colored pumpkins with a sentiment and there's an easy peasy card! Oops I forgot that I added the little twine behind the pumpkin to simulate a little vine. There you have it. I am entering this card into
Kaboodle Doodles challenge which is pumpkins. 

My second card tonight is a Halloween card.
Isn't this "sweet"? I love the candy corn. The card stock is textured so it has a very fun look to it. Another easy card. I am entering these challenges with this card:

That's all I have for tonight. Hope the beginning of your weekend is awesome. Relax and craft. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's Fall!

Our temperatures have really taken a dip lately. I've had to close the windows and many of my co-workers are talking about turning on their heat. We haven't done that yet. My hubby will wait until the very last second for that one but we have had a fire in the fireplace on several occasions. I like the toastiness of a fire. So I went with a fall theme tonight on my card.

I was practicing with my Copic markers. The jacket is paper pieced but I colored the rest of the cute little girl from MFT. I used walnut distress ink on all the edges and on the top of the corn stalks. I'm not sure where the patterned paper is from. The corn stalks were die cut but I hand cut the girl and the banner. The added twine was for a little embellishment. I am entering these challenges:

Simon Says challenge: use a rubber or clear stamp

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card tonight. Hope your week is going well and you are ready to relax on the weekend.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sharing in your Grief

I needed another sympathy card. I do need to start making these ahead of time so I'm not in such a hurry making them. Here's my card:

The images are from Doodle Pantry called Buttercup, The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations. I used the embossing folder Dots from Cuttlebug. I used several colors of card stock and cut out each of the buttercups and popped them up on each piece. I distressed the edges with the same color of ink. And add a black layer to pop the yellow layer. I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your weather is great! Ours has turned chilly but the days should be nice for the rest of the week. Stay warm!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thoughts of You

Another Happy Sunday post. It finally stopped raining with more than 4 inches of rain. We are a bit soggy around here. We are hoping for sun tomorrow. I had a chance to play for a bit this evening. A friend and I are making dinner for another friend who has lung cancer. I wanted to make a card to go with the dinner and here's what I came up with.

This card is 6in x 6in which is an unusual size for me but since I don't have to mail it I thought the bigger size would be okay. The image is from Doodle Pantry called Quirky Scarecrow. I won the sentiment stamp in a blog candy and there was no indication as to what company the stamp was from. I cut the sentiment with a labels 13 from Spellbinders. The image was cut from Spellbinders rectangles. I used the sketch from Here Comes the Boys. I need some practice in my doodling but I tried doodling around the image and the sentiment. I also added some Baby Blue Stickles on the sentiment shape. The background panel was embossed with the Victoria embossing folder and then inked over with darker blue ink. I backed each shape with a darker color of blue so there are lots of layers. I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that you enjoyed my card. I hope your week is off to a good start! See you soon!


Winner of Beccy's Place Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! In less that 12 hours we've had more than 3 inches of rain. We are a bit waterlogged here today. Hope your weather is full of sunshine. Beccy announced the winners of the Snow One Like You blog hop:
Congratulations to our three random winners!
Anita Meijer
Brenda Trimmer
Shelly Schmidt
Please contact Beccy at for details on how to claim your prize.
I am hoping to get some crafting time in later today so I may be back with something to show you. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

OWH Blog Hop

 The winner for this blog hop is Jen R. Thanks for your comments and your support for OWH! Sorry it took me so long to get this posted.

Welcome to the OWH Blog hop. Our theme is thank you.

Besides using the theme of thank you I also used the #23 OWH sketch. I tried to post the sketch but wasn't able to figure out how to get it out of the pdf format. So here's a link to the sketches.

For all the service men and women do to keep all of us free and safe at home, I wanted to say thank you. So here's my card for the hop today.

The background paper is from K and Company called Citronella. I embossed the background with the Victoria embossing folder. I used my punch and Spellbinders circle die to cut out the sentiment that's embossed with black embossing powder. I added some twine to follow the sketch.
If you'd like to win a prize, leave me a comment and a way to get in contact with you. Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Giving Thanks for you

Happy Thursday to you all. I am doing the happy dance that tomorrow is Friday. I am hoping tomorrow will go quickly and my favorite time of the week will be here soon: Friday at 5pm! Tonight I felt like stamping. I received my October Simon Says Stamp Kit and decided to try it out.
I really liked the tree in the set. It has a canopy of leaves but then also a set of one, two and three leaves too for adding colors. I added a silhouetted bird on a branch. The clouds are cut from patterned paper. The sentiment is also in the set. A pretty easy card. I layered red behind the white layer and then mounted it on kraft card stock.

I am entering these challenges:
Pile it On challenge: leaves
Clear it Out challenge: Thanksgiving
Outlawz Monday challenge: anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door challenge: anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to stop back this weekend for the OWH blog hop! Lots of inspiration for everyone!



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Birthday

I can hardly believe that we're into October already and fall is here. The last several days here has been very fall like; maybe a wee bit warmer than fall but we haven't seen the sun in about 5 days and it's not predicted to come back out until next week. I am sun deprived! So I used yellow on my card tonight to remind me that the sun is still out there somewhere. Today is my daughter's birthday. Tricia, wishing you the happiest of birthdays! This card is not for Tricia but for a special friends whose birthday is coming up.

I don't often use gray but I wanted to use this Dearie Dolls image that I had printed off and I found this fall colored plaid paper from TLC Creations. I think the plaid makes it looked textured. Lots of layers on this card. I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and punched it with a 1 1/4 inch punch and embellished with a couple self-adhesive rhinestones and used some gray twine. I am really like this one and I hope my friend likes it too.

I'm entering these challenges:

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