Wednesday, November 30, 2022

So many people are sick

This is a replay of 2020 here. My sister in law and her husband have Covid. My son and granddaughter are both sick. She has the flu and is really sick and my son is going to MedCheck or Dr. today. My friend, Sharon is also coughing and going to Dr. to see what's going on. I am staying in after having my regular Dr. visit yesterday. I am coughing more lately which is what I always do with COPD but just more lately. I got a shot and a drug to help me thorough this. Stay well, everyone. There is so much going around.

I finally finished my second card with the metallic paint. I don't know why my pictures are so blurry but after the software challenge finding them, I'm just happy to have pictures.

Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose a shoe at midnight - you're probably drunk.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Metallic paint on black

I hope you all had wonderful family time over the holiday. Ours was a whirlwind of a weekend but I did manage to get started and made a few Christmas cards. Hope to add a few more today.

I finally found out where the new software sent my pictures. I have to move them manually to where I want them even though I told the software where to put them. No one ever listens to me! In a recent zoom we did painting with metallics on black watercolor c/s. Everyone's cards look so beautiful and here is one of the ones I made.

I used a Simon Says stamp and embossed it in gold. Then I used a very old set of metallic watercolors by Yasutomo. This is the first time I've used those paints and I do the love results I got. It is an inexpensive set of 21 colors I think I got at a craft store long ago. I splattered in gold and white paint.
I'll post the second one when I get it made into a card.

Well, to be Frank, I'd have to change my name.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to pop in and tell you all to have a wonderful day whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not. I'm so grateful to all of you who come by and comment. My blog friends mean the world to me and sometimes keep me going.

Right now I'm not all that grateful for computer software. It will not load my pictures, so no cards today. I will have to call and get help but probably won't be until Monday. 

I'm going to my sons today and taking noodles, dressing and pink stuff. My daughter in law is making the rest of the meal and she is a good cook. I'm looking forward to seeing the grands, especially my grandson. He is leaving Sunday for Marine boot camp and I will miss him so much. It is a dream of his so I am happy for him but sad for me.

May all of you have a great day no matter how you spend it.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

It's so cold

I hope you are warm as this cold front has taken over a large part of the US. The huge snowfall in western New York is amazing and I feel bad for those who are experiencing it. That being said, I haven't been out of the house for many days. I can't do this cold.

Can you stand another card made with this Acorn embossing folder! I embossed it on black cardstock and rubbed metallic gold and copper on the leaves. The large leaf was punched and variegated  red and gold gilding flakes added. The sentiment is gold embossed and popped up. 

Anything unrelated to elephants is irrelephant.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


I am using this embossing folder again to make another card. This is inked all over and the acorns are inked in brown. I am in love with these 3-D embossing folders. They make such an impact with the raised images. They can be inked from the inside, outside or not at all. It seems like making a card with them would be easy and sometimes it is, but I have issues occasionally while trying something new.

When my cell phone battery died I was so angry and needed to find an outlet.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Some more leaves

While I'm finishing my fall cards it is snowing outside. We were supposed to get a dusting on roofs and a bit on the grass. We actually got 2.7 inches with a temp. of 32 degrees and a wind chill of 22 degrees! 

I used my Tim Holtz leaf fragments for this card.  They are cut from pattern paper and I also used pattern paper for the background. 

Procrastinators Unite: Tomorrow

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

While I'm at it

I decided to make two cards with the same paper. I had cut off a piece to make Sunday's card so I decided to go ahead and make another card using the cut off piece. I never think to make two cards while I have stuff out, so this is unlike me! I turned the cardstock this time and added a leaf from my stash. It's not wood but more like heavy cardboard, so a bit delicate. Not much to do to make this one.

To me, drink responsibly means don't spill it.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Fall made itself known

with great fan fare yesterday. The winds were horrendous all day long. I felt bad for the football players as the ball kept blowing off the tee when they were ready to kickoff!

Using a Gina K. leaf die cut from gold mirror cardstock I made this card. The sentiment is cut several times and glued together and the fall paper is from Ink 'n Splatter. Simple but it's so hard to get a good picture of mirror cardstock.

They said your high school senior year would fly by. They just didn't realize it would zoom.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

It can't be November!

But it is. I've moved on from Thankful cards and made a couple but need to get busy with Christmas cards so I'm doing that now. This is a card I made with a generic stamp set since it is out of it's package. I embossed the wreath and sentiment in gold and added a bit of color on the wreath with Copics. I added a strip of pattern paper at the top and ribbon at the bottom.

The pros and cons about making food:

Pros: Food
Cons: Making

Be kind to one another.