Monday, December 25, 2017

Merriest of Christmas to everyone. I hope you have a wonderful day and lots of stamping goodies. Let's give thanks for our Savior, the reason for the season. If you are traveling, be safe and I hope you are all in good health. Thank you for all your support during this last year and your great comments on this blog. I appreciate all of you so very much and hope to see you all in the coming year. Be kind to one another.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Today is my free day before I start cooking. I'm going out to get a new battery for my flashlight and Mason jars . I know this is a strange opening but I'll tell you why. Doesn't have a thing to do with cards so you can skip this paragraph.  When I take Molly out before bedtime I use a flashlight to scan the common area behind our house and the fence that encloses the field to the right of me. We have coyotes in that field and they come out mostly at night although twice I've seen them in the daytime. I scanned and everything was fine so she went out. I had just closed the storm door and she was right by our fence when a coyote came between mine and the house next door and was right along side of her. When I shined the light on it, it slowly walked out in the common area and across the backyard, then turned to watch us. I could see those red eyes shining in my flashlight. Molly walked all the way across the backyard and was totally unconcerned. As I went across the yard to get her (because of course she didn't come when I called her) another coyote ran across the common area on it's way to the fence. My heart was beating so hard and I was so scared. I drug Molly inside and I guess they went on about their way. The part I hate is that it came from between the houses and I didn't see it until it was right on us. I'm so thankful it didn't get in the yard. Don't know what I would have done. So I want to at least get a brighter flashlight. The jars are for my crock pot apple butter for the neighbors that I will make tomorrow. This is long I know but I didn't know how to shorten it and still tell you what happened. I will be teaching Molly to use the toilet after the first of the year!

This is an easy card we made in the Stampin Up class. I do like the unconventional colors and the big sentiment. It kind of explains itself. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

We are getting down to the nitty gritty this week. Everything is done except wrapping and cooking. The wrapping is getting started or hopefully done today and the cooking will be next weekend.  It is nice not to be running around at the last minute.

This card is made with paper and the wood reindeer from the Scrapping For Less kit. I punched a scalloped oval out for the mat for the reindeer and added a bit of red bling to his nose. Be kind to one another and to yourself this week,

Thursday, December 14, 2017

My granddaughter came yesterday and made five cards. She is much better at it than I am. She will be back next week if she can to make a few more and I will take pictures of the ones she made. She puts things together that I never thought of and I'm so impressed.  While she did that I finished addressing the last of my Christmas cards and got them in the mail. Now it's on to wrapping everything and shopping next week for food for our meal. I got the tree up and the decorations around the house Monday so that is finished.

This card was so easy. I don't know about the snowflake pattern paper but the sentiment came from my SFL kit and the sequins I had in my stash. That's it. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Yesterday was the anniversary of hubby's passing two years ago. It's hard to believe it has been two years. You think you won't be able to  go on with your life but you do. You always love and miss your loved one but I have wonderful memories and fun stories that the boys and I share with the grands. I truly believe that crafting helped me through some of those dark days. It gave me something to do and the support from my blogging friends helped so very much. It made me realize that sometimes when I just make a card for my stash, that card will be so uplifting to someone who is sick or going through a really sad or bad time in their lives. Never, ever underestimate what you do.

This card today was such a fun one to make. I have had this paper with the words to Deck the Halls for a long time and can't tell you anything about it. When I saw the falalalala die from Lawn Fawn I knew exactly why I needed it. I die cut several and layered them together. I intended to cover it with Glossy Accents but my bottle is almost empty. Hard to believe but I haven't had a craft order or been out to the stores all month so I couldn't do that. It is just plain ole, plain ole cardstock. Still, I love this card. Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Comcast came yesterday and got the TV issues fixed. So one by one I am getting the electronic things in order. Wow, I am so dependent on the computer and TV and you don't realize until they aren't working. Today I hope to get to the PO and pick up my package.

This card was inspired by Angie from She makes the cutest cards and since I had this die and thought her card was so cute, I decided to make a Christmas card with it.  The die is from Poppy Stamps called Gentle Leaf Collage and the sentiment is from my SFL kit. I added pattern paper that I thought looked like snow behind the die and added some snowflake sequins also from the kit. Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I would like to welcome a new follower to my blog. She also has candy that you can see on the right. I hope you can go visit and welcome Pauline of I know you will enjoy seeing her cards.

After one hour, 39 minutes and 15 seconds on the phone with support some of my issues are fixed. Some are not. He transferred info from my old computer to the new one. Not everything transferred so I lost a lot of my stuff. The old computer has not completely bit the dust so I'm hoping to still get everything. In the meantime, Comcast is on the way to see why one, just one, channel keeps fracturing and the sound is dropping out. I am also unhappy with the post office but they don't know it yet. I got a card in the mail yesterday that they are sorry they missed me. If the postperson had gotten out of the truck and actually walked up to the house and used the doorbell they would not have missed me since I was here all day. That is so frustrating. Enough ranting for now. Tomorrow might bring new rants! 

This card is all Lawn Fawn except the mantel. I used a Poppy Stamps fireplace die for it and cut a circle for the rug the dog stands on. Be kind to one another.

Monday, December 4, 2017

I spent all day yesterday configuring the new computer with what I know (ha). Today I have my list of things to ask when I call HP support. I'd better eat lunch first! There is something called Bing that won't let me search for anything. It keeps saying it can't find the page or it can't share. The easiest thing was loading the pictures. I plugged in the camera cord and it did it's magic. So I am able to share a card today. I used American Craft pattern paper, Stampin Up Bethlehem edgelits dies and a Memory Box Star of Wonder cut from DCWV metallic pack. The bottom layer of the die is popped up. Be kind to one another and be patient with me. I could not comment on some of the blogs this morning because they were grayed out. Don't know why yet. Ain't nobody got time for this, I need to finish my Christmas cards!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Just got a new computer. Windows 10. So different from my old one. It is taking me forever to get used to everything and to find everything. I haven't had to call them yet but it will be coming. I haven't gotten any pictures downloaded yet. I hope to do that today. Please check back, I'll get the hang of it. I hate to break in a new computer. Or is it breaking me in? Or is it just breaking me period? I will win. Be kind to one another and do not throw computer out the window.