17 April 2016

CASing myself

In a challenge on SCS... ABC's we are on the letter M.

Easy enough, but she added a twist, go to the first card I'd ever uploaded and remake it adding the M.

I thought I'd do it in Mint Macron, or Melon Mambo, but that seemed too simple.

So I change the Peace to Memories.

Here's my original from 2006


And here's my redo



The cross stamp is from Inkadinkadoo

Ink is Early Espresso, the sentiment I did on the computer but printed it in Early Espresso. I also sponged all edges with Early Espresso

I did a mask around the cross and stamped Kinda Eclectic with Daffodil Delightful 

Using a Dove Blender I colored the floral parts Rose Red, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizazz

Base is Thick Whisper White (love that stuff)
Retired, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp C antelope and Lullaby DSP

I used Diamond Plate CB Folder ont eh Brown Sugar strip


Thank you for looking

15 April 2016

Inspired by Lisa



I found this card on Pinterest.  Here's its origin...


Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set
Crumb Cake card stock for the base and matt
White Embossing Powder
Pacific Point Ink with Clear Embossing Powder
Rich Razzleberry  Ink with Clear Embossing Powder
For the leaves I used the retired Wild Wasbi Embossing Powder
The Butterfly is on Tangerine Tango card stock with Tangerine Tango Ink
 and punched it out. I put a Rhinestone in his middle
The DSP is SAB Wildflower Fields 

I sure hope this set is not on the retired list coming out on Monday.


Thanks for looking!


14 April 2016

Just for something to do


I rearranged again.

Well a few changes in my room this year...first we tore out the carpet.

Last Fall a friend living in town called and said someone had dumped off a pregnant cat at her place. she was feeding her, but neighbors hate cats so much she worried about her.
Well she had the babies...
We made a plan to capture her and the babies and let them live in our shed.
I have 15 acres 3 miles from town, I don't have 'neighbors' to worry about.
When we started noticing the babies eating from the dish with momma we put the plan in motion.
Well I am only home Saturday night till Tuesday morning.
We made our plan to do this on Saturday night. momma got killed by a neighbor on Thursday. OMG I hate people!

She was such a sweet heart too, very friendly. Very petite little girl too. Calico. Well there is now 4 little orphans that a so feral I didn't think this was going to work.
We caught one, a little tiger striped guy, but he went nuts! We finally caught another one, he was half the size, white with blue eyes. When we put him in the kennel Stripes got out. UGH
It was getting pretty dark so we put out some food and called it quits. i said we get all 4 or none so we let the white one go.

It took us 3 weeks to finally catch them we ended up doing 2 one weekend then the other 2 had gone missing until another week later.

They were under 1 pound each... and covered in fleas. Being less then 12 weeks treating was not easy.

Anyhow,,,, we lost one. The plan to put them in the shed wasn't going to work with them being so so and orphans. Thought we'd find homes or even maybe a shelter. Well, Clint got too attached and he says he doesn't like cats HA

Gizmo, the tiny white one is his baby. Litterally. He sleeps under the covers snuggled up almost under him! He was so sick,  we weren't sure he;d make it. DOing great now.

Missy is pure black with gold eyes, she's so pretty! Not to sure about people. I can capture her and pet her head to toe a few times, then she'll calm down and let me pet her. She won't come to you to be petted though.

Strip got a new name...he is now Trouble. He is twice the size of the other 2.

They all play outside.

this is Gizmo sleeping between my knees  I had  a pillow on my lap, he was under it. That's how close he thinks he MUST be to us.  He refused to look at me let alone wake up.



I got these guys to look at me and I am very happy looks can't kill! They weren't happy about getting woke up for a picture ha ha



So back to tearing up my carpet. To keep these little tings safe, we kept them in my craft room  Where I keep my plants during the winter. They got so bored one day they destroyed my room..
SO I decided I wanted tile in there instead.

So we put down a pretty blue tile Then I decided my feet got too chilly while making cards so i put a piece of simple flat carpet in the center.

Then my mom gave me a tapestry rug so i put it on top of that . Just because I have no where to put it. haha

I left the one side of the room tile exposed where my plants are.

I got the cabinet on the left at a yard sale. It's  a gun cabinet the lady lost the keys for it. So I put shelves inside and it is now a stamp cabinet.

I put shelves up floor to ceiling, but removed  the bottom ones to put those plastic drawer things there.

My room changes a lot, if something doesn't seem convenient I change it! I keep my card stock and Big Shot on  the other side of the room so I'm not just sitting on my butt in there


Thanks for stopping by.....a whole story later ! haha

15 March 2016

How I spent my one day weekend

 
My SCS friend Annsforte3 send me a birthday card with some little Easter cuts in it! 
I used some to make this for my nephew.  


This one is for my Grandson
I need to go to Micheal's and find something tiny to do more to the front before I mail it. 




Girls are so much easier to embellish cards for. This is for my Granddaughter


On Saturday just before I left work I posted on Face Book 
"I get to go home in 15 minutes. YAY 
But I have to come back again Monday morning. 
Thinking I should start planning a card on my way home 
so all I gotta do is take everything out and do it. smile emoticon
Anyone wanna throw a color combo, sketch or stamp set idea my way?"



My daughter said "Black Teal & Fushia"
Melon Mambo, Basic Black and  Bermuda Bay
I finally inked up my Botanicals For You stamp. 


My friend Grace suggested Red, teal, black.
I used the Rose Garden Thinlits. 
Real Red, Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise
I did the leaves in Pear Pizzazz
This is also a SCS Sketch but I will have to go back in to find the number. 



My friend Todd was trying to be funny and suggested Christmas Cards.
I am in a SCS Challenge for Christmas cards and I haven't made a one yet this year. 
Well now I have 6 done.
January's Inspiration is Music.
 I cut one sheet of pretty paper that has been sitting around for years. 
2 are a bit different from the others. I was going to do just 4 then decided I might as well use the last 2 pieces of paper somehow.
Stampin' Up! Peaceful Wishes stamp set to dress up the insides.

Thanks for looking!

09 February 2016

Classic Pickups

Had to dust off an oldie! Classic Pickups retired right after I bought it, but I will not part with it.



SAB this year has a DSP called Perfectly Artisic, I cut one of the sheets up into a OSW.

It says it coordinates with Bermuda Bay so that is what I used, it seems a bit off to me.

Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay 
Diamond Plate Embossing Folding 

12 January 2016

New OSW for 2016


I was so excited when I received my copy of the 2016 Occasions Catalog.

I struggle with Birthday cards......I think someone at Stampin' Up! must of heard that. 

It's my Party DSP 140552 $26 
There is 48 sheets in there, can you imagine how many OSW I can do? I planned a Class around that thought. That way I won't have so much left over, so I can't hoard it later. I'm terrible about using my DSP, I use a sheet or two from a pack then it just sits. :( 
So I decided NO MORE DSP...yeah right!

It's My Party Cardstock Pack 140553 $7
I absolutely love it that Stampin' Up! now has the coordinating colors as a pack...so convenient
I did buy more Basic Black, Whisper White and Sahara Sand.

Confetti TIEF 140593 $7.50
I wasn't going to buy anymore TIEF, none, no way! 
Well I had to get this one, it goes with the whole project!

Bundle; Party With Cake Stamp set and Party Pop Up Thinlit Dies 140814 $42.50
I love the new Pop Up dies,  they work so well, no fussy poking.
 My only issue is the Happy Birthday Cake doesn't want to stay put even on my magnetic plate. 
But it's still good!

Things I forgot when I ordered.....but I will dress up my cards a bit when they get here.
Baker's Twine Combo Pack 140555 $6.50
It's My Party Designer Washi Tape 140556 $8.
I was planning to use this on the insides, but since I forogt to order it, i just used strips of the matching DSP 
It's My Party Enamel Dots 140554 $4. 


for the pattern.....

Okay, now before you look at my cards and say "that's not a OSW"
I cut one of each of the pages from the pack, and put the cuts in baggies for each card. I plan to pass a baggy around the table and let the ladies pick the piece they want for each card, so they have a sample of each sheet in the pack. I cut the bases and I'll let them pick which bases they want too. so they won't all be the same.









 

I did learn, that if you want to put colored pieces behind the words on this cut out...you must do it before adhering to the card base. I ripped one,












05 January 2016

18 for Teresa

DSP is Stampin' Up! Venetian Romance. 
SU Four Feathers, Natures Nest, Eagle from In Wilderness
Brads, Edglits, Framelits and TIEFs are all Stampin' Up!
Bear is something I found on ebay back in 2005
The Dream Catcher stamp is from Fun Journey Stampers.
Cardstock is Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla,
Island Indigo, and Calypso Coral




















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