Sunday, April 28, 2024

Elegant Writer

This month our Group of Seven Cardmakers are using an Elegant Writer pen on our cards. It gives amazing results and I want to try other colors than just black later on. Please check out all the cards the ladies made this month. I think you will enjoy them.

I used a Penny Black tree stamp for my first card and just outlined some of the wider parts of the stamp, then touched the places I outlined with a wet paintbrush. I should have outlined a few more places to get more color to spread. I added a small die cut bird in red cardstock.

The second card uses a Woodware stamp with a bit more outlining. Then I used the Elegant Writer to color in the stamp.  I did use a touch of red on the berries and lightly touched it with the wet paintbrush. My first Christmas card and I haven't put sentiments on the cards yet. 

I hope you'll join us and add your cards too.

The farmer lets walkers cross the field for free. The bull charges.

I am so sorry about not adding my cards to my post! With everything going on around here I just spaced it. I wanted to make sure I got the cards made and on the group of seven blog. I haven't spent much time online lately. Thanks for all who emailed and mentioned it to me. Love you all.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Anything Goes

This is the title of  Darnell's Ideas motivational for the fourth week. I made this card 
 for a sweet friend by using pattern paper and a Kat Scrappiness cover plate. The greeting is Simon Says embossed in SU copper embossing powder. The flowers on the paper are copper, I don't know why they look so gold in the picture.

My housekeeping style can best be described by "there appears to have been a struggle in here".

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Quick update

Hi friends,

I just wanted to tell you what's been going on lately. It was a wonderful Easter with a huge surprise. I went to my son's house and after I got inside they said there was something they wanted to show me. We went to the back door and out popped out my grandson. He got leave to fly home for four days and it was so great to see him.

Things went downhill from then. First, I found out several of the Easter cards I sent didn't get there and that makes me sad.. Postage is going up again but they can't deliver a few letters! Then I have been researching how to cut the cable since they raised my monthly bill $38. However, life intervened and I haven't had to chance to do it but I did call and they lowered the monthly fee. That sounds so simple but I had to call so many times to get a real person to talk to to get that done. 

I'll recap quickly - I have had ants in the kitchen and had to go get spray. Toilet handle broke and had to go back to home improvement store and get a new one. Garbage disposal backed up and that was nasty. These are things I never wanted to know how to do. Spent several days cleaning up that mess. Yesterday after I ate lunch I went to rinse off my plate and heard dripping. Opened cabinet under sink and had three inches of standing water and a covering of black "stuff". I called a plumber immediately and he was here within an hour. Disposal was leaking and I don't know how long. He replaced it and called a mold remediator and he was here within thirty minutes! He took scrapings and will let me know if it's sludge or mold. Cabinet will be rebuilt either way and that will take several days. It caused me to miss my monthly zoom with dear friends.  He came back this morning to take air samples and the machine wouldn't work so he will be back this afternoon to try again. We did not sleep well last night because of storms and one of us is afraid of storms and has to be held.

I have made no cards and may not make one today. I have decided NOT to get out of bed tomorrow.

Sweet old lady? More like a battle tested warrior queen!

Be kind to one another.