Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The weekend is almost here.

This has been the longest week, so I am really looking forward to the weekend. It may even rain, but that is ok, that way I don't feel guilty about not working out in the yard.

This week Pat's challenge was to make a two thirds card. I cased her card basically, just using different paper, and embellishments. The papers and sentiment were done digitally, the stitching that compliments where the two different papers join, is some MS faux stitches. The butterfly I cut out of vellum added a little color and a couple of little shiny blings. I did put the butterfly on a dimensional dot so it would stand out. On the inside I used the same pink patterned paper. Thanks for visiting. I have not posted much lately, seems like summer leads us in too many directions.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Meet BONDO the newest member of our family. He belongs to my sons. He is 8 weeks old.

Now doesn't that make you smile.

Friday, July 17, 2009

What fun

What fun I've had tonight. For the first time since Christmas, I had all three of my granddaughters together. Amber 20, Madison 10, and Natalie 3. Since Amber has grown up and works two jobs and goes to college, it is hard to get everyone together at the same time. I feel very blessed.

Pat's challenge this week was "freestyle" but had to use glitter someway on the project. I did not put but a little glitter on the card, but made 4 of them, so I used enough of the glitter to get all over me and my desk. I always end up with it on my face or somewhere. The DP I used is K&Company. The rest is just generic card stock. I just put a little glitter in the centers of the poppies and on the butterfly and dragonfly. Then topped it off with some satin ribbon. I love the wider satin like this. Everyone have a wonderful weekend. Remember to tell the ones you care about, you love them.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Card

I hope every one survived Monday. It actually went pretty fast for me today, I had a lot of work to do, and that's the way I like it. Here is a little card, I made last week. Hope it will bring a smile to your faces.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Christmas in July

Christmas in July was the theme of Pat's Saturday Night challenge. And let me remind you that it was 95 degrees and humidity at 68 percent the day I made these cards. I kept singing Jingle Bells trying to convince myself it was 30 degrees outside but it just didn't work. Maybe that is the reason that I wasn't too pleased with my first attempt, and then the second didn't turn out like I envisioned it would. I think it was just one of those weeks, when there was no creativity running through my veins. But here are pictures of both of my attempts. Thanks Pat, for having the challenge to look forward to each week.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Emily's Birthday

Today would have been my friend Emily's Birthday. But to family and friends it IS still her birthday. We keep her alive through memories and always in our hearts. Last year I showed you her memory garden that can be seen here. All the same flowers are blooming, so please go visit again. There is one exception, I have a new flower added, because of a special friend Janet, that contacted her friend, Dick Henley, that owns and operates Poplar Creek Perennials. He graciously gave to me a day Lily named Rose Emily.

I petted and talked to the bulbs, and could not wait for her to bloom. She finally did. Here she is in all her beauty. See the yellow center, to me it symbolizes the light that Emily walked into. Thank you Dick, Janet, and thank you Emily for allowing me to know and love you. And to God who has blessed me with all the special friends I have in my life.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Birthday Card

This past week was full of friend's birthdays. Here is HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all my special friends:






Pam T.

This coming week, has even more.

Here is a picture of just one of the many Birthday Cards, I made last week.

Friday, July 3, 2009

4th of July Challenge

It is time to post my entry for Southern Breezes, Sat. night challenge. This week it was to make something patriotic. Remember when we were growing up our Mothers would take Queen Annes lace, and put them in colored water, and we thought she was a magician to be able to do this. Well I tried making red, white, and blue for a holiday bouquet. The blue soaked it up almost instantly. But the red still has a lot more color to absorb. While blogging last week, I came across a post where someone had taken Life Savors, covered the wrappers with patriotic papers and made firecrackers out of them. Can you believe I could not find a roll of Life Savors in any of the stores. I settled for these big and small rolls of Smarties. They worked out better, because they had the end twisted, so I did not have to make a fuse to put on it. The boxes I found on someones blog too. I am sorry I cannot give the credit to the right people. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July.