Tuesday, September 27, 2016

My Big Shot came today so I'm back in business!  I was gone most of the day but I did make a quick Halloween card, very simple. This is Doodlebug paper, a Prickley Pear stamp, Homer the Raven, and Impression Obession pumpkin die.  The Happy Halloween sentiment is DeNami. Be kind to one another.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

I marbled! Oh my gosh, it was so much fun and I love the results. I did that for the challenge at http://casmixup.blogspot.ca/. It seemed like it would be a messy technique but it wasn't and so easy to wipe up when you are done.  I die cut the frame and sentiment, punched the leaf  and used sequins. Sequins weren't on the list but etc. was so that's what I used. I need to hurry and enter this card because this is the last day! Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A little snafu. On the same day my Cuttlebug and Big Kick both died. How could that happen? I have had them both for as long as I can remember and different things happened to them. The Cuttlebug handle will only make two revolutions and stops. The Big Kick groans and crackles and does not want to move forward. I am so sad as I have been in a cardmaking frenzy. I have ordered a new big shot and it should come within the week. I will be fussy cutting for a while but that is so hard on my arthritic fingers. I hate that because I was really on a roll.

Here's the thing. I can't read and comment on blogs and make cards. It takes me a long time to make a card and it takes me a long time to read through the blogs I love. If I haven't commented on your blog in a while that is why. Don't give up on me. I'll catch up soon.

This is the last card that I was able to make using the big kick.  The witch die is Impression Obsession, the background was sponged with Distress ink and the sentiment is Waltzing Mouse. Black stickles was used on the sentiment bat. The little bats are a Hero Arts stamp and the purple grass is Grassland Border by Poppy stamps. They say things come in threes so I'm hoping the stabbing incident and the two deaths of cutting machines are my three. Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I ran around with my SIL yesterday and didn't finish a card I had started or come back to the blog.
I had a great time with Greta. She is just as sweet as can be and is so lovely in person. We had a delicious lunch (and dessert) and got to visit for several hours. Her cousin suggested a terrific little place to eat and she was so right about that. Now to get back in my craft room and get busy. Be kind to one another.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Today is a very special day! I am having lunch with Greta http://ggnursecreations.blogspot.com/ and I can't wait. I have recovered from my vicious attack and went to a craft garage sale at a stamp store here in town. Oh my, so many things for sale at such reasonable prices. I only spent $7 and got a few things I needed! Also tailgated with the family before the football game at my granddaughters college. Lots of good food and so much fun.

This card was not so successful. I can't get the hang of making flower soft stick. I had this idea in my head about falling leaves. So I mixed about five colors of flower soft to look fall ish, made the scene (Darnell was right, I do have a few more scenes in me) and glued it on. It looks okay but if you pick up the card the stuff falls off. I have the glue that comes with it but I just can't make it work. I'm afraid if I mailed the card it would come out of the envelope bare and all the flower soft would be inside the envelope! Oh well, you don't know unless you try. The cats are an Impression Obession die and the tree is Memory Box. Be kind to one another.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Several days ago I had my first crafting attack. Fortunately my life is not in danger. This is an amazing tool that I use to punch bits out of die cuts. Looks so innocent doesn't it?

I was in my craft room minding my own business running a die through the Big Kick and punching out the little unnecessary unwanted bits. Out of nowhere and with no provocation whatsoever this little handy tool leaped  rolled off my craft island and attacked stabbed me in the foot. Of course the little plastic protector cap was off and I immediately sustained blood loss from an open wound requiring 300 no stitches . It really did swell up quite a bit and was red around the wound for several days. It was actually painful up to the middle part of my leg. .The redness has subsided and the swelling is down so it is on the mend. Who knew crafting could be hazardous to your health. Be kind to one another and to your craft tools. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lots of heat and humidity today. What can you do but stay inside and make cards! I made this card this morning and love how it came out. Just like I pictured, which doesn't always happen. I used the cornucopia and greeting from Lawn Fawn and also the background paper. The cart wheels are Poppy Stamps Rustic Cart and texture is Magic Mesh for the cart. I am entering this card in http://naughtyornicechallenge.blogspot.com/ whose challenge is food or drink. Also in http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/ for their challenge word harvest. I've never entered three at one time but I'm also entering http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/ for texture using the Magic Mesh.  Be kind to one another.