Saturday, December 28, 2019

Meet Jerome

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We had a terrific day after our scare the day before and it was wonderful to have everyone together. My next door neighbor, who is so talented, created Jerome, the Gnome on one of the trees between our houses. Not wanting Jerome to be ignored we decided to have our family Christmas picture taken with him. The neighbor took the picture and it is a bit blurry but you can see him. My granddaughter, the one the deer hit, is on the far left with her boyfriend on the end. My two grandsons are behind me. The gal in red is my grandson's fiancee and behind her is my younger son and his wife. In the middle is my granddaughter and behind her, her boyfriend. The far right is my oldest son and his wife. We had a beautiful day with a temp. of 62 degrees.

I hope you enjoyed "meeting" my family and significant others. They are all so much fun and we have such a good time.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A Christmas Blessing for our family

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate and to everyone have a wonderful day. Our family got a wonderful blessing yesterday and we are so thankful. My youngest granddaughter was on her way here with her boyfriend when a deer ran right into her car. It crushed the side of the car then bounced off onto another car driven by an off duty police officer. The deer ended up deceased under his car. The kids were shaken up but not hurt but insurance may decide the car is totaled. The front and side are mangled with fluid leaking out. Everyone but the deer was so lucky and I am so grateful no one else was hurt.

This card is for all my lovely internet friends that I don't get to spend the holidays with. I didn't make it at SU class but it is made with all SU products. I wish we all could be together and celebrate but I can't think of anyplace that would hold us all. Blessings to all of you.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

One more sleep

It's Christmas Eve and my family will be here soon. Such an exciting time for the little ones and a wonderful time to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Here is a card we made at class with all SU products. I love this globe and this card. The vellum globe part is hard to see in the photo.

I hope you all have a nice Christmas Eve  and good weather to get together. We have gone from six inches of snow to 50+ degree weather!

Be kind to one another.

Monday, December 23, 2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

However, our snow is melting and it is warming up. That's not right for Christmas! But it makes travel in our state much easier.

This is one of my first scene cards. I stamped the little Lawn Fawn mouse and masked him, then added the pond. Whoo hoo for me.  The panel is embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and the greeting stamped in red ink. I'm thrilled with it and how it turned out.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

A sparkly tree

This is an easy card made with the packing tape technique. I used rock candy glitter on the tape and red gems to decorate the tree. The die is a Hero Arts tree. We make this at Stampin' Up class and I have made several more at home. We used a glitter at class that was SU. I added a gold star from a sequin pack.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

An embossed tree

I'm going to lunch with my son today so I need to get ready but I wanted to share this card with you. The panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder of dots for snow and the little tree is Hero Arts and embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. One of my favorite cards this year. I didn't get a very good picture of it because of the shine.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A bit more

Yep, we had more snow yesterday and into the night. I went out this morning and stuck my ruler in it. Looks like an even six inches. Usually when we get snow it is three to four inches, so this is a biggie for us.  It is so cold and windy so we will have this for a while.

My card today is a Stampin' Up stamp and greeting embossed in white e/p and snowflakes added with a white painters pen. I think it lives up to the greeting of Silent Night.



Be kind to one another.

Monday, December 16, 2019

A snowy day

Below is what my patio looks like this morning. We are to get two to four more inches today! This isn't much compared to what many parts of the country are getting and we haven't had ice so I'm grateful. Please be safe if you have this weather.

I forgot to say on yesterday's card that it is called a flip card. When you pull on the tab each little page opens up.

This card is made from something I found in my unused "stuff". It was already layered with frames so I added WOS and glitter and called it a card. Simple and I used up "stuff".

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Gift card holder

This sweet die set was given to me for my birthday by my sweet crafting friend. She made the cutest Halloween card with it and just reminded me it could be used for a gift card holder too. I needed one more so this was perfect. All dies and stamps are Lawn Fawn and colored with Copics. It is so fun and so easy. Kara demonstrated this on our recent retreat and we all got to make one. Hope you enjoy it. You can slide a gift card into the last page.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A twofer today

I made these two cards with a Poppy Stamps die and buffalo wrapping paper. Just very simple and very easy. I love them deerly. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Some are mailed

And some are not as yet. I'm feverishly working on getting my cards in the mail. Still have some to make too. For those of you that may have some arthritis in your fingers or hands will know what I mean here, I can't write for to long at a time so I have to pace myself doing a little each day.

This card is made with more pattern paper and a stamp set from Stampin' Up. I shaded the milk can and added a topper of Christmas on it. Copics were used to color.  My pattern paper stash doesn't look like it has been touched!

Got to get busy!

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Oh, Christmas Tree

Today's card is made with a Hero Arts die for the white panel that I adhered to a green card base. The tree is from Stampin' Up and popped up.  I added a bit of stickles to give it some shine. I have done a bit of Christmas shopping and now need to decorate. I intended to do that yesterday but my granddaughter came for lunch and we hung out so, of course, I didn't get that done!

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Another quick card

This is another card using pattern paper. I have so much and it isn't being used so I am really trying to incorporate it into my cards this year. I used a piece of silver mirror c/s and ran it through the SU subtle embossing folder. Lots of shine!

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Happy December

Where, oh where did the last eleven months go? I've always heard time goes so fast when you get old and, boy, is that true. Along with many other true statements made for older people! Everything was closed so I won't know the outcome of the siding until tomorrow.  I did not go out on Friday or Saturday to shop, just can't bring myself to do that anymore.

Here is a very easy Christmas card using pattern paper and a white frame. It is a Stampin' Up sentiment. I just had to use that paper when I saw it with all those different snowflakes.  I wish they were all that easy and I guess I could use all my pattern paper and make them all the same way but that wouldn't be that much fun. Since it's already December I'd better not make them to hard though.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, my wonderful friends. I am so thankful that I started stamping, started a blog and met all of you. And to all those who may just read occasionally, please take a minute and say hello so I can get to know you too.

This is a card I tried with the technique from Jay Soriano on the the re-inker just wiped right off so I used the gold mirror c/s to make another card instead. The acorn is Tim Holtz and the sentiment is gold embossed My Favorite Things.  Cassie Kitty wanted that acorn!

Have a wonderful day with your loved ones and friends. So far the ham didn't fit in the crockpot for the recipe I am going to use and the first thing I did was fill Molly's bowl with food and drop it on the floor. All those little brown nuggets went everywhere. The tea is made and one of the pies is in the oven. Yesterday the wind tore siding off my house so I need to get in the shower now because a guy is coming to see if he can repair it before the rain comes tomorrow!

So love to all of you and see you tomorrow.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Still Fall

This is a card we did in SU class. We were to color each leaf a different color but I used several different markers to color on the same leaf. I thought it made them look more like changing colors for fall. It looked kind of bland so my friend, Audrey, said it should be sprayed with Glitter Dust. That gave it a shine and added a bit of pizazz. It doesn't show up that well in the picture but it does shine.

Be kind to one another.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Then back to fall cards

I seem to be going back and forth from fall to Christmas. I always finish one holiday before I start another but this year I'm doing both at once. This panel was embossed with a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. The little red birds are a die cut and the leaves are cut in gold with a  Gina K. die.  I added dots to the bird eyes with enamel accents.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Two Christmas cards for Twofer

This month we get to make two cards for the same occasion in the  https://twofercardchallenge using holiday greenery. I used a die from Stampin' Up for my greenery. The first card uses handmade paper that reminded me of snow and pine cone dies from SU. I stamped them on brown c/s then went over them with gold paint to show the ridges on the pine cones, then used a SU die to cut them out. Tucked under the greenery and added a green bow.

The second card is an Elizabeth Craft die gifted to me by my friend, Mary. The same greenery is used and also a flower from the same EC die set. It didn't show up against the candle so I added Stickles to it so it could shine too.

I ate those donuts!

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

A good thing, a bad thing and a strange thing

The good thing is the card I made and am entering  for the challenge this month called oxidized metal. I used copper mirror c/s and added silver, then gold embossing powder over it one at a time and drying in between. The embossing folder is from Darice.

We have a new bakery and I stopped there when I was out yesterday. I got three different kinds of donuts and sat the bag on the seat next to me. When I backed up the bag flew off the seat and landed on the floor, throwing all three donuts on the floor. I said a very unladylike word and picked them back up. That was the bad thing.

I went to my next errand and when I came out a large black truck was parked facing me in the lane in front of me. The second picture is the strange thing I saw inside. Very interesting day and now I know why I stay home a lot!

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Great crafting weather

We are having the best stamping weather ever here! Even Molly is ready to stamp instead of going outside. I'm finished with the few fall cards I've made and ready to move on to Christmas now. I did make some to take to the retreat but still need more.

This cute card was made at Stampin' Up this past week. I had missed several classes and I really missed the gals so I was so happy to be back and glad I didn't miss this cute card.

Be kind to one another.