Monday, January 5, 2015
Yep it's that time again to start the Valentine drive for Children's Hospital of Michigan. Remember you can do small ATC size cards which are the size of a playing card and the kids are delighted to get those to send to one another. Make your cards and remember you are not the one giving them so don't sign them but just make them and let me know how many you make. I'll put you on a list for a drawing of some blog candy. Cards are sent directly to the hospital and will be given to the kids by doctors, nurses, parents and the kids have a place to go and get some to send one another. So join in the fun. Send to
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Deanna Scanlon Child Life Project. Spec.
Cards 4 Kids
Detroit, Michigan 48201
If you want to include other then cards like pencils, stickers, or any other article for Valentine's Day you can but remember...no food items. A big thank you in advance for any help you give. No envelopes are necessary and don't add any choking type hazards like buttons etc.
Total to date 628
Friday, September 26, 2014
I fell in love with this wisteria flower image and decided to put it to use. Card is purple with some pretty bg paper in loverly purple tones and on the bottom is a small dotted ivory with sage green dots. Used my oval die and then the small circle to add the sweet thinking of you phrase. Easy card and it will find it's way to the hospital soon. Have a great weekend and see you in the next couple weeks...months or whenever I feel like blogging again.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Well it's been awhile since I posted and to put to rest any rumors that I expired
( fancy word for kicked the bucket) I am still alive and kicking. Thought I'd share a cute card technique that I got at a SU class. Using a rippled square punch and some variations of 3 colors it's just punch and place...run through a dotted Swiss folder, add an image you have colored on some circle dies and voila you are through. Easy?? Well a bit time consuming but fun. Hope all of you bloggers are fine and enjoying the start to summer type weather. Nice to see the sun shine here as we had some black and stormy days. Can't wait for the pool to open or maybe I can wait since the winter was nasty and put some weight on these old bones. Maybe some laps in the pool and oh yes...putting the fork down will help me to lose the ugly fat I just happened to pick up.
Have a good week fellow bloggers and who knows maybe I'll see you again soon.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Flourishes is to choose one of the two sketches and do your card with that layout. Love that, as it makes it so easy peasy to just stamp, color, slap together and you are done. So I chose the sketch on the right and followed it to a T as in "Timeless Tuesday."I used a stamp from Christmas Classic set which is an oldie but goodie one. Made my card with kraft color cs and my strip of white was embossed with a snowflake patterned Cuttlebug folder. Doesn't show up too well but it makes a nice touch. My patterned papers are from SU. Took my photo at 4 p.m. and what the Hail...does "daylight" savings time actually mean??? It was already dark outside and that makes it hard for old toots like me to rationalize it all. Anyway, hope you are all off to a good week. I'm busy making some Christmas cards for the kids at the hospital so it keeps me out of trouble.
Sat. afternoon my dear GS Cal is playing his 2nd. game with the varsity football team in their quest for the state championship. 1 down and 2 to go. I say GO RAMS!!!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
TT at Flourishes ask us to use checks or houndstooth.....what the heck is houndstooth you ask??
Well I think that's a mighty strange name for a check BUT that's what it's called so I decided to go with it. It was a wool patterned material used for "peg skirts" back in the day ( like the 50's and 60's) the tight hip hugging type that came below the knee and had a slit up the back about 2-3 inches. We thought they were mighty sexy back then. Anyway I used this Mae West image from Glamour Girls and my bg is the hounds tooth pattern. She's a bit smudged because my cardstock didn't want to co-operate when I went to blend but I said oh well and just went with it. As we get older that's more the way of life...we accept what happens and move on.
Cold here only in the 20's this a.m. and we just finished up with snow. Hope it's better tomorrow for the Halloween tricksters. Happy Halloween fellow witchy poos.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Well over at TT we are to use dots. Dot dot dash sorta like the Morris code isn't it? But of course I digress as usual and instead I will tell you about dots.. I love the kind you get for the movie theater you know those little gummy mounds in different colors ? They are so fun to chew and try to get out of your teeth after the fact. Bet this cute "Glamour Girl" wouldn't even consider eating them just because of that but she is a doll face image and I love her sweet look. Just stamped, colored with the good old pencils, used some dotted bg paper, added a bit of ribbon and a stick it to em little posy and I'm done. This will have a sentiment added to the inside and it will be sent to the hospital for a teen birthday or whatever. Easy card using the set from Flourishes called Glamour Girls. Cute set with lots of fun phrases.
Rainy and cold here today, only in the high 40's and to the west of the state it's supposed to snow. Yikes! Guess that means summer is over and it's time for the long johns. Have a great week and see you soon.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Well today's challenge at TT for Flourishes is to dry emboss. I don't know about you but my skin is dry embossed from the sun tanning I did at the pool. Dry and certainly has valleys of wrinkles. BUT was it worth it?? Yes it was as it provided some coolness with all the horrible heat we had. Miss that pool and all the fun I had with my sweet GD Ellie. So anyway back to the dry embossing card. I used a fall set that's called...hmmm I don't know but it's a beauty with the fall elements of Indian corn, dry gourds, etc. Just stamped and colored with my faithful water colored pencils and used one of those embossing folders that is two sided ( neat little buggers) . Chose some design paper that would go with the rust ribbon because I think fall says..rust. So there you have it. Easy Peasy and hopefully pleasing.
Hope you are all enjoying some nice weather and some last minute barbecues before the weather gets cold and the white stuff flies. Take care and see you next time.
If any of you are interested in doing some Cards 4 Kids I will love you for life. If I could get some takers I can run a bit of a contest and give out a prize. So are you in ???
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Well Flourishes TT this week is to use a doily on your card. Just happen to have a pack so it was not a pressure added to my weary life...just kidding , life is good. Easy peasy card when you pick out some cute background paper and match it up with your cardstock and then just as usual...slap it all together to make a card. I used as you can see the Zinnia set and just cut my scalloped circle, stamped and colored with my fabby colored pencils, added a strip of matching ribbon with a small bow and I'm done.
Hope your week is going well for all of you. We have a little break in the weather as it's not 99 as it was on Monday. I spent that day with my cute little GD Ellie and we spent about 3 hours in the water. Too hot to sit and sun . Today is only in the high 80's and that's a good relief for us. Pool time is just about over and I will miss the fun summer I had with Ellie but school starts next Monday and once again I'm on the prowl for some company. Cowboy anyone???
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Timeless Tuesday we are to look for Autumn. So when I think about this time of the year....fall or autumn, I think about the mums that appear at the nurseries and how the colors go from the summer bright yellows etc. to a more subdued choice which includes more orange, rust, and deeper colors of rosy wines etc. I used the old mum set and just did a bit of coloring on a cut out bunch of mums with some smaller flowers and some Queen Anne's lace. Simple card .
Hope you are all well and enjoying the last roses of summer because let's face it before we know it the weather will cool and the white stuff will once again fly...so enjoy while you can. Found a hummingbird moth in my flower box this a.m. while watering and was so disappointed as last night while it was flitting there I thought for sure it was a real sweet humming bird. Still waiting to spot one this year but so far no luck. See you next time.