Sunday, March 26, 2017

A perfect rainy day today to stay in and craft.  I've been watching the basketball playoffs and all of our state teams are out of it. I did get a quick card made for Easter. This is a Spellbinder bunny die, Lawn Fawn greeeting and grass and a really old Sizzix die for the eggs. This is a die that has green plastic case and was used in one of those heavy red platforms where you raised the handle up and down rather than being cranked through. Anyone remember those? Be kind to one another.

Greta reminded me I could enter in both the  Layer It Up and challenge Use more than one punch or die at Simon Says.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Just a reminder that Mary of has a second drawing for blog candy that ends 3/26.

This card today uses a 2002 SU  lilly stamp colored with Copics, a SB die oval and a sentiment from DeNami. Those little gold circles are from Hero Arts, I'm pretty sure. They, too, are older. A little WOS in the flower centers. We are back to cold today after a Sunday in the 60's. I need to start working at cleaning out the garage but I need a long stretch of time to drag everything out and really reorganize and purge. Hopefully that will happen soon. It's getting me down having all that stuff in the garage. Be kind to one another.

Edited to add: I forgot to mention the paper and Greta asked about it. I did not make it, it is a sheet from a 6x6 pack made by Glitz called Vintage Blue. The pack is a mix of blue and yellows and it is lovely. I've had it a long time too and I'm going to start using up my papers. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Top Of The Morning To You. Or Happy St. Patrick's Day. It's raining today and our downtown canal is green. Since there is so much going on this weekend in town a lot of people will see it this year. The Mayor does that every year as it is traditional for Indy.

I'm officially into making my Easter cards now. Today I am sharing a card that came out so cute. The "old" stuff is the paper and button. The paper is a DCWV called Nana's Nursery Baby Boy from the scrapbooking days. It is shiny, sparkly and raised. There is a pack for girls too. The papers are decorated with animals, stripes and words. The plain ones are soft colors of blue, green, yellow and lavender. Some of the plain ones are usable for anything. You will see more of these to come. The little chick is SU and the greeting is Lawn Fawn. Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I want to give a shout out for some new blog candy from our fellow bloggers. Mary of has candy to offer to celebrate her fifth blogaversary and also candy from to celebrate her 6th anniversary of blogging.  Both ladies are wonderful cardmakers and fun to get to know. I hope you will stop by their blogs and say hello. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

I'm bringing back "old stuff". As I was going through my supplies to find Easter things I came across items stored in the other room. When I started this wonderful journey of scrapping and stamping I was working and felt like I had to buy things so when I retired I would have things to work with. So I did! At that time QVC had a wonderful craft day every few months and had terrific kits. Okay, to my point. I have things I purchased for scrapbooking that I don't use. I have epoxy stickers, eyelets and brads in every color, buttons, ribbons and now 84 million sequins. I also have sheets of things that look like snaps that I have never used.  Along  with stickles in every color I now have Nuvo drops in matt and sparkle. I have markers from every company that makes them and tapes and glue and refills. I forgot to mention stickers and letter stickers. My point being, I have to use these things old and new. Don't be alarmed when you see these things on my cards as I don't scrapbook anymore. I bought everything because I loved it so I want to showcase these products on my cards even if they are old. I did just that recently on a birthday card I made for a cherished friend and also used stamping and I loved the card. So I'm showing you this card today. I used an epoxy sticker frame and an old SU stamp. I hope this post makes you think of what you have put away and need to use too. Darnell's NBUS will be here soon and maybe this will prompt you to hunt up "stuff". I hope I am not alone. Be kind to one another and to those in the snow areas, be safe.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Taxes are done and I'm so happy. I liked my new guy very much and he was very good. Plus I had taken everything I needed. He is pretty far north of here so I'm glad I had everything. The kitchen sink was very heavy but I took it just in case! (just kidding).

My card today is the second one for my tax lady, Carolyn. I forgot to take a picture of the first one! I am entering this card for and also  The challenge is Mainly Teal at LIM and Stamping, smooshing and your choice at CAS MixUp.  I'm just getting in on time at LIM as getting the tax stuff together was taking a lot of time. I smooshed Inka Gold on cardstock and cut out a rectangle with Lil' Inkers die. The dragonflys are SU covered with Stickles. I used Taken with Teal SU ink to stamp the Wplus9 sentiment and added several Pretty Pink Posh sequins. So I used teal, stamped the sentiment and used die cuts to complete the challenges. Be kind to one another.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tax day today. I finally got my act together and am going to the tax man. I found that my tax lady had a stroke last year and is not able to do them anymore. She is such a great person and not doing well as her cancer is back too. I will be sending her cards as she goes through this.

This is my last St. Patricks day card and I made two of these. It is based on the sketch  from LIM last week.  Quick and easy and using the same Lawn Fawn set and some metallic paper I picked up  from Endless Designs at the Heirloom Show many, many years ago. Be kind to one another and don't blow away in these winds.