Friday, May 30, 2008

Black White & One other Color

This is for the Friday challenge on Sharon's No Time to Stamp. Use black and white and one other color. This stamp is a very old one by Paper Inspirations out of Montana. Very simply stamped in black permanent dye based ink and then colored just the rose with red water colored pencil. Added a little corner punch and some bling in red. Hope you all have a great weekend. We here in Michigan are supposed to have rain and we really need it. Take care all.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sorry no post...too busy

I really can't post a card because my old body is tired from all the gardening I am doing. It's time for the cedar mulch and what I did last year I just can't seem to do this year. Takes me twice as long to accomplish what needs to be done. Promise a card for tomorrow.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Friday Challenge...Bugs

This is for Sharon's No Time to Stamp Friday challenge.Do a bug card.Mine is a lady bug from Hero Arts as is the word . Just a simple red card with water colored pencils for my bug. Very easy, used Stamps by Judith for the dot effect, and done.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Be Kind

This is an old card but I think a great one to say thanks to someone for an act of kindness. My next door neighbor just dropped off a belated birthday gift of an absolutely beautiful Hibiscus plant. I will put it out on my back deck and bring it in over the winter and just keep loving it. These stamps are Endless Creations.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Challenge

This is for Sharon's Friday challenge which is to have a 3 paneled card. I did this on an idea that popped in my head because I had some birthday stamps from my DD and wanted to use them. Like the combo of yellow, white, and black. Stamped and embossed in white and matted, added some little pearls for some bling and I'm good to go.
Stamps are from Paper Trey ink, which is new to me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yes it's my Birthday

Well my DD's blog may have directed you here because it is my birthday. She wouldn't disclose my age but well that won't change any facts so I will tell you that today I turn 71 years young. I don't feel any older so why hide the number. I plan to have a fun filled day and hope all of you do too. The Birthday Girl.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Challenge

This is for the Friday challenge on No Time to Stamp. You have to have stitches on the card. I used pretend or "faux" because I'm not that great on striaght stitching. This stamp is a very old one from Embossing Arts and it's just stamped in perm. black so I could use my water colored pencils. The expression is from DeNaime. The background sea shell is from JRL design.Reminds me of sitting on a beach in North Carolina. Peaceful and calm. Hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Here today Gone Soon

Since I have a virus and don't feel like stamping I had my son take some pictures of the flowering trees in the back yard. They are all just beautiful, there is redbud, dogwood, crabapple and in the way back there is trillium.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Another Penny Black Sticker

This is another Penny Black sticker card that is a two min. card. Stick it on a mat, add some ribbon and you are done. This sticker sheet is called Pen & Ink #10-195. I used another one of these on my Friday challenge card. Love these stickers, I think they are stunning.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

It's in the Genes !!

I received this wonderful card and letter from my DD Julie's sweet darlin Elizabeth better known as Ellie. She sent me ( her Nana) the letter in the background . What a great surprise to see at 4 years old, she too is starting the craft that Julie and I both love so much. Look out stampers we have good compition.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Spring time in Michigan

This is one of my Redbud trees that are in full bloom at this time. You can see the forsythia in the way back. I love the flowering trees and soon all my crab apple trees and Japanese cherry trees will be in bloom. Beautiful and cheery on this dark and dreary May 3rd. day. Have a great weekend friends.

Friday, May 2, 2008

No Time to Stamp's Friday Challenge

This is for the Friday challenge on Sharon Johnson's No Time to Stamp sight. The challenge was to use pink, green, and flowers. I used a Penny Black sticker along with some paper flowers, a few dew drops, pink ribbon and added a bit of glitter pen to my sticker. Easy and to the point.
Happy Friday and hope your weekend is great!