24 March 2018

Christmas cards for 2018

If it's not for a specific person, my cards are normally in groups of 6.

 These 2 were for a workshop, I couldn't decide which would be better so I flipped a coin... The white one won! Ended up selling a few of that bundle!! Yay!
 These were also for a workshop. Hated the one one the right. Lol I saw it on Pinterest, had to try it. I failed.
 Another for a workshop...copied from  Pinterest...loved this one so much I made 6 for personal use. And sold several of the bundle for this set also.

 Lovely as a Tree, Stampin Up! Set and I used Dies by Dave.....had to have them!

05 February 2018

Valentine's from hubby

He was just sitting around being goofy. They turned out pretty good.

Double Z Cards

 This one I made for my nephew. Just to send him mail.
I put a note in that told him not to let his mom take it apart to get measurements. LOL
I sent her a togetherness she had to come to my next workshop to get the instructions.

These i made for my grandchildren.

01 February 2018


Using up more Mint Macaron and some Black Berry Bliss.
In my opinion, this image from Birthday Blooms gets neglected......at least I haven't seen it on Pinterest.
The card I CASE'd was a layout off Pinterest, but  they used Vintage Leaves.

31 January 2018

Happiest wishes Roxanne

Diamond plate texture embossing folder, lots of labels frameless and birthday  thinlit and an old stamp set found at a hard sale...Born to Ride.

Used up so old cardstock, Mint Macaron,  I have so much  cardstock that needs to get used up so I can make room for new stuff.

Basic Grey ink and Smokey Slate cardstock on and of  course Whisper White.

Butterfly Birthday

I'm trying to use up some of the retired cardstock to make room for the cardstock that will retire in June.I

I do miss Watermelon Wonder. I was hoarding it...I know bad bad bad.

I realized the "Retired Cardstock" bin is too full to add more. I told myself I'd only allow ONE for retired cardstock, but I have 4 of PHD's.....projects half done. Lol

 i haven't even bought the new in colors for 2017-2018 so 😢

Basic Butterfly stamp set has a beautiful fern leaf..💘 it! But it also has a few pieces I just haven't uninked so I used one here.

16 January 2018

Dragonflies on lemon lime

Found a card on Pinterest, but hers had butterflies.
Used up some in color...Lemon Lime Twist.

13 November 2017

Mural from hotel

This mural was nailed to the wall in the basement of the hotel in Hinckley, MN. 
Many years ago it was a part of (connected by an under ground tunnel) Cassidy's Restaurant. 

This canvas is 4 feet tall, and over 20 feet long. 
I have no use for it and want to sell it.
If I am unable to sell it, I think I will cut out certain areas and mount them for myself.

 Can you see the deer on the left? One is near the waters edge.

This painting represents either the St Croix River or Grindstone.
 I can't find an island on the Grindstone though

Here's a close up of the Indian village and deer.

Painted by J. Ahibom in 1965
I can not find anything on this person.

30 July 2017

Carols Of Christmas

This stamp set and coordinating Thinlits, Card Front builder is brand new.....I Love it!


Don't look too closely at my deer....

I can not seem to stamp him out and cut it without chopping him off somewhere! LOL

A little piece of Gold Foil behind the starry cutt outs...so pretty and I used a leaf from Vintage Leaves Thinlits to cut snow using the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper

I just love the Card Front Builder, it is so pretty!

05 June 2016

For the alphabet Challenge

 I combined the letters O and T.

For O I used Old Olive and printed out the music to O Christmas Tree. 
For the letter T I used Perfect Pine TREE, Dani double challenged us to do something time related so I put a print inside the story or meaning of the Christmas Tree and how they ended up coming indoors for Christmas

Perhaps the most beloved of all Christmas traditions is the custom of the Christmas tree.  
Christmas trees have been a part of celebrations worldwide for thousands of years. 
Ancient Romans viewed the trees as a sign of life in the midst of Winter.  In Great Britain in 
Victorian times, trees were decorated with candles to represent stars.  In Germany, the first 
Christmas Trees were decorated with edible things, such as gingerbread and gold covered 
The first person to bring a Christmas Tree into a house, in the way we know it today, may have
 been the 16th century German preacher Martin Luther. A story is told that, one night before 
Christmas, he was walking through the forest and looked up to see the stars shining through 
the tree branches. It was so beautiful!  He went home and told his children that it reminded 
him of Jesus, who left the stars of heaven to come to earth at Christmas.
One thing is for certain.  Whether big or small, wide or tall, Christmas trees bring the magic
 of Christmas into our hearts and our homes.

For the Alphabet Challenge

I combined, P which the challenge was to PAINT, so I used my Aqua Painters. 
Q a card some one could recreate QUICKLY. 
R you must use things that start with R, Rose &, Real Red 
and for S CASE someone from SCS whose user name starts with S 
so I picked my friend Kelly ScrappinCEO, 
and I used Stipple Rose. 2 S's LOL

ScrappinCEO Sympathy (click to see her card)

 And I also CASED

Shoe Girl Thank You Roses (click to see her card)

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!

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