Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sketch Challenge

I made this card for Marie's Card Sketch Challenge . I had fun making this card although I always seem to be on the late side.

This card also doubles as one of the RAKs to be sent out (this one is for my mother).

The inside says " I could walk forever in my garden".

Stamp - Penny Black.

Paper - K&Company. SU whisper white. SU cardstock.

Ink - SU creamy caramel, close to cocoa and classic black.

Colored with Prismacolor pencils and oderless mineral spirits.

Accessories - may arts ribbon, stickles, stitching and computer for sentiments.

Thanks Marie for a Great Sketch!

I hope everyone is having a Great Day! Thanks for looking!!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Tagged!! Bumper Card (RAK)

I have recently been tagged by Domenica and Charlene in a 'pay it forward' type of tag. I need to send out an RAK (Random Act of Kindness) to a friend, family or fellow blogger and then tag 5 others to do the same. I will send mine out in the next few days.
I am tagging...
Have a Great Day!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Hedgie Anniversary!

Tonight I am getting company. Trina, my daughter from Beinfait is coming down tonight. Yay!! She is actually going to stay here overnight and go to the lake tomorrow. We have lots of catching up to do (and stamp talk)....it will be fun!

I have an Anniversary card today. I participated in the Tent Topper Sketch Challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271904

My husband's parents will be celebrating their 52nd Anniversary soon...so this card is for them.

Stamps - SU Hedgehog Happiness

Paper - Whisper white, DCWV glitter stack and textured CS.

Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and oderless mineral spirits. Sentiments are done with the computer. Scallops are done with the coluzzle.

Accessories - Flowers, cord, ribbon, brad, eyelets, stitching, embossing glitter.

Have a Super Great Weekend everyone! Thank you for looking and all your kind comments.

Friday, July 20, 2007

I Thee Wed

Oh my Gosh!! It is hot..hot..hot here! We have a wedding to go to tomorrow and it is fore casted to be even hotter!!! I understand that the hall it is in has air conditioning..that will certainly be a help...although with over 300+ quests...I'm not so sure it will manage to keep everyone comfortable. Oh well...I'm sure it will be a beautiful wedding anyway.

This is my first wedding card. It is for my husbands young cousin...Lol..all his cousins are young...cause hubby is the oldest son of the oldest son that got married very young.....Wow..what a mouthful...anyone get that?

Anyway this card has NO stamping on it!! ....but hey..it does have ink....

The image is a copy write free image from flikr. I printed it out, adding the sentiment, onto semi gloss photo paper. I also printed out the, "i thee wed" sentiment onto Costco paper.

Paper - Costco celebrations, DCWV textured card stock, metallic paper and semi gloss photo paper.

Ink - SU olive green and close to cocoa.

Accessories - Maya arts ribbon, SU silver cord, bling, cuttlebug photo corners and stitching.

Thanks for looking......and I hope everyone has a Lovely weekend!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Rockin' Girl Blogger!

Yay!! Karen nominated me for the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award!

What an honor! Thank you so much Karen!

I now need to nominate 5 other Wonderful Bloggers. I have a ton of favorites so this shouldn't be too hard.....here goes...

Trina's Timeless Treasures - Trina

Mutch to Stamp - Julie

Charly's Crazy Corner - Charly

Paper and Glue - Laura

Simply Elegant Paper Crafts - June

Enjoy checking out these Fabulous Blogs!!...and....Have a Wonderful Day!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Happy 50th Birthday

I have a card today that I made for my girlfriend. We have been best buds since childhood. She was the youngest of our little group......and we use to tease her a little about her age. As we all got older she then got to gloat over the fact that she was younger...lol.

For a gift I had a little fun giving her some age related items. I make and label my own home made soap...so.. I gave her three bars of soap replacing the original labels to say; "Achy Pain Soap"..."Over the Hill Soap" and "Anti Wrinkle Dimple Soap". They all state in brackets under each name (for 50 and over)...Of course I also included a few nice little gifts...(a couple of hanging ornies for her deck). I'm not all mean...lol....all in fun. She has a great sense of humor and is an Awesome person and friend.....

Here is the card I made for her. I hope she likes it:

Stamps - Penny Black, Hampton Art, SU amazing to zany, Inkadinkado.

Paper - SU whisper white, always artichoke. K&C Mckenna, Basic Grey Phoebe.

Image is water colored with H20's.

Ink - SU close to cocoa, creamy caramel, basic black, Versafine black.

Accessories - Stitching, flowers, brad, Maya arts ribbon, stardust black pen, glitter, scribbles, coluzzle, oval scallop punch.

Have a wonderful day every one!.....and....

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Another Wonderful Surprise!

While I was on holidays I also won Blog Candy from Julie. Check out her Awesome blog at Mutch to Stamp. Besides all these wonderful goodies, Julie also included a lovely card.

Thank You so very much Julie.....You made my day!!

The weather here this weekend is suppose to be hot, hot, hot...so tonight a few of our kids are coming home and we are going to have a backyard wienie roast......It will be fun!!

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Surprise Card!

When I came home from holidays ... there was a very nice surprise waiting for me in the mail.

I received a beautiful card from my friend Vikki. She does not have a scanner or a blog and I hope she doesn't mind me posting her card...but I had to show it off. The envelope this card came in was very unique as well. Vikki used a calender page to make the envelope....it was lovely.

Thank you so much Vikki. Your card really made my day!!

Have a Great Day! everyone and Thank you all so much for your lovely comments.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Babies and Bottles

The weather here has been beautiful. It is softly raining today...which is all right...gives me a little time on computer without guilt (I'm hiding from the weeds in my garden..lol).

We've had company over the weekend. My brother and his wife came down from Edmonton for a night so we had a barbecue. We had a great time...lots of catching up to do (all made easier by a little home made wine). It was a beautiful evening and after supper we all went for a long walk (needed to walk off the food and wine). They have recently become grandparents so I have a card to show you that I made for their son and wife.

This is the first tent card I've ever made. It was so easy and fun to make...I'm sure I will make more. I used Michelle's easy directions. I love the fact that it could be made to fit in an ordinary envelope....

Stamps - SU "A New Little Someone"

Paper - water color paper for image, SU certainly celery, confetti cream, DCWV Nana's kids paper.

Embellies- ribbon (maya arts), button brads, stardust pen, markers, embossing and a little sewing.

Image was colored with Twinkling H2o's. Scallops were made with a scissors. Rattle was stamped on DP, embossed, cut out and popped up for dimension.

Thanks for looking ...Have a Great Day!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Back from holidays and Tagged

We are back from holidays and hubby is back at work. Holidays were great but it is nice to be back. I am amazed at how much I missed stamping. More about holidays later and maybe even a few pics.....

I was Tagged by Charlene (be sure to check her blog....it's Wonderful!! Charly's Crazy Corner) I have to list 7 unknown facts about myself and then tag 7 other people, leaving a comment on their blog to let them know that they too, have been tagged.

1. Although I enjoy watching good movies...I am not a regular T.V watcher. I would rather be doing something ...like stamping or creating something.....or being on the computer. In our previous house we had the computer in our living room...I loved that cause while hubby was watching T.V. I would check and read my mail etc...but still kind of felt like we were doing something together.

2. I love taking pictures ...(my family can attest to that) and lots of them ...of everything and anything ..birds..gardens...animals..barns....while were driving. I think the digital camera is the greatest invention ever. I also like taking little movie clips. When I was young..like 10 yrs old...my brother gave me his old 110 camera. I took a photo of an Elvis Presley poster pic from a record album ....(outside very close up) had the photo developed..took it to school and told all my friends I met Elvis and he let me take his pic. (I know...I know...what some kids will do for attention right?) Anyway everyone believed me...the photo really wasn't very good..but we were all kids and it was fun.

3. Wild flower gardening is sort of a passion for me. I have 2 gardens, one sort of wild and a more designed one. The wild one is always full of birds, bees, butterflies and this year a few wild rabbits. The designed one is oriental.

4. I love the water....I miss when my kids were all small and we took them to family swimming to practice what they learned at their swimming lessons.

5. I took piano lessons when I was 12-14. I actually did quite well but my interest changed to boys....that was it for the piano lessons.

6. I use to love to bake....and unfortunately..eat it too. I have to watch my sugar now so I only bake when company is coming..if that. Even putting it in the freezer doesn't help.... if its around ....I will eat it!

7. I have 5 fabulous children.....Trina 32, James 31, Crystal and Kimberley 27 (yes twins) and Darren 25. Now I hope I got all their ages right.

Okay...that is it..now to tag 7 others. I am a little late in the game with this so if you've already been tagged feel free to count that.







I am going to leave it at this....as so many have been tagged already.....Have a Great Day Everyone!!