Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Still not doing much

You'd think the funky feelings would be gone by now, but no, not yet. I get so little done and take so long to do it. I did finally make a card that I saw online and will make several more and send to the grands. They will get a kick out of it.

I used Purdue paper but after folding it the pattern isn't very clear. Since the boys are so Purdue they will like it. I'll do the girls cards in something girly. This came from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC1IqryClU-61lE1exUP0pA/videos. I loved it so much and it's perfect for our time.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Last one

My son invited me to a Zoom last week and it was the highlight of this lock down. I took a shower and spent quite a while doing my hair (or, as I am affectionately calling it, the haystack on my head), put on makeup and even added a bracelet. You would have thought I was meeting the Queen! He was practicing setting up the Zoom for his meetings but it was so good to see him. During our visit he was trying different screens and all of a sudden he disappeared into a small picture at the top. When he got it back to full screen it was so dark and I said "You aren't very bright" - of course meaning the picture - but it came out wrong.  I couldn't stop laughing and he was too. He said "thanks, mom, I've been told that before but never by my mom".  I couldn't help but share that!

And if you aren't tired of me by now I have one last Easter card to share. This is a Gerda Steiner bunny that I just love. The embossing folder is Memory Box and I covered the flat side with ink and put the paper on the raised side, then closed it and ran it through the Big Shot. Using a heart die I made a panel for the bunny and sponged on some pink ink. I shaded the bunny with Copics and added glossy accents to his glasses. Okay, I'm done.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

In sympathy

I've had a need for more sympathy cards than usual this month. This card was done with a Spellbinders die and variegated red gilding flakes called Mona Lisa by Houston Art. I used the outline of the window to make a stencil and added it to double sided tape, then cut around the outline. That required cleaning the sticky off the scissors! Then I cut both pieces of the window in black cardstock and adhered them to the sticky side of the stencil. Using my finger I smooshed the gilding flakes all over the window to make the stain glass. That worked even better than using a sponge or brush for me. The sentiment is Hero Arts. I am sharing this in the CAS stencil challenge this month.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Freeze warning

We are under a freeze warning with possible snow showers today. I am not amused. I don't like to have winter intervene when I'm trying to celebrate spring.

I'm thrilled to enter the Twofercardchallenge today and you'll see why. I used a Stampin' Up stamp for my rain in both cards. I don't know the cloud die name since it is not in it's packaging.  The weather sentiment is My Favorite Things and the background paper is from a pad called Mrs. Sparkle & Co. from JoAnn's.  The bunny card is all Lawn Fawn colored with Copics.  The bunny card is because I'm going to be a great-gramma!!! I found out on Easter Day and I couldn't be more excited.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Day 835

Oh wait, that's day 35 but who's counting. And probably many more to come. First we didn't have fresh water for two days, then the wind storm came through and the power was out for six hours. And I was lucky. The tornadoes did such terrible damage in the south, it breaks my heart to see that in the midst of everything else going on. Six hours without power at night is scary for me since my oxygen works off of electricity but I did fine. I worry for those when that happens in a catastrophe.  The wind did blow over the table on my patio and bent the umbrella pole. The umbrella base is cast iron and the table is a very heavy metal. I can't take the umbrella out by myself and the wind just blew it over like it was plastic.

I have another Easter card that I haven't posted yet, so even though it's late I'm sharing. It is another
Newton's Nook bunny colored with Copics and a Spellbinders die. The sentiment is My Favorite Things.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter

I want everyone to have a blessed day today even if you aren't able to go to church or spend it with family and friends. Staying home is the best thing to do no matter how much we miss our loved ones. I wish all of you a safe and healthy day.

Be kind to one another.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Another Easter card

I have washed my hands so many times singing happy birthday twice each time that I feel I have sung to every person on the planet.  I finally out smarted the computer after trying several more times to load these cards. I tried a different way and it finally worked so I have a card for you today.

This is another image in the same Newton's Nook set from my last card. I masked off the corners and using a blending brush added Peeled Paint DOX . I colored the bunny and flower with Copics and fussy cut it out and popped it up. The Happy Easter is from a Sunny Studio set. It didn't lay exactly flat, that's why it looks a bit wider than it is.

Thanks for all the fun comments from my last post. I laughed and enjoyed reading them all. We are truly all in this together and I'm so glad I have you all to keep in touch with. Consider every one of you hugged today from me. I love everyone of you and I'm so happy to have you in my life.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Yes, slug is what I've become. You would think with all this at home time I would be getting so much done. This is day 29 of my incarceration and I've done nothing. I'm rarely on the computer, didn't realize Easter was coming up since there is no church or gathering for Easter dinner with the family, and had to make some cards in a frenzy. Thought I had plenty of time and I slacked off making cards for a while.  I have watched movies on Netflix and Hulu and I'm almost out of reading material. The library is closed and I need to learn how to download an E book.  I'm doing my best to flatten the curve but since I'm not social distancing from the fridge, my curves are getting bigger. I know we're all in the same situation and I'm so glad it is getting warmer and we can be outside. That sure helps. We have driveway parties with the neighbors where we  gather six feet apart in someones driveway and visit. It breaks up the monotony. So I'm doing nothing and the time is still flying by. Today I am sharing an Easter card I made but I've tried three times now and my computer won't load the pictures of the others I've made. I will turn it off and wait a while and try again later. That is so frustrating but it happened once before then came back on it's own. I wish they weren't so finicky with minds of their own. Sorry, I have rambled.

I used a Newton's Nook stamp colored with Copics. The image is stamped on a panel die cut with a Gina Marie die and mounted on Lawn Fawn paper. The sentiment is also Newton's Nook.

Stay in and be safe and keep six feet from the fridge.

Be kind to one another.