Friday, October 30, 2009

Accordian/Squeeze Box fold

Well today's challenge at notimetostamp is to do an accordian fold. Now you know I don't want to put the "squeeze" on you, but if you're interested you can see it's not all that hard. Did you know the patron saint of accordianist's or is it accordian players??? anyway the patron saint is...ready? are you sure?? silly it's Lady of Spain of course. Or if you are a topless female accordian player it's probably Lady of Pain...Ouch that one hurt! My card ( have to get down to business) is done with the beautiful leaf stamp put out by Flourishes and done of course with my favorite water colored pencils and my blender. I started out by embossing in gold and then went to work like in school and started having my fun. Added a few little dots with a stamp by Judith and a phrase I think by Flourishes but not really sure anymore cause my area is such a piggy stye. Easy card that was done with brown and sort of orangish cs. Put a little bling in the opposite corners and I'm done.
Well my big weekend plan is tonight's party at the church to raise money for the Poverty Program that I work with. We are having a spaghetti dinner with all proceeds going directly to our cause which is to feed the hungry and homeless. Big job as the numbers keep climbing. Hope it's a big success. We are having a raffle and the dinner so wish us luck. Have a great weekend to one and all. See you next week.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Timeless Tuesday on Weds. as usual

Well I'm back to my old bad habits of being late for Timeless Tuesday for Flourishes.However; since I just got home from DD's place you need to cut me a little slack. I really love this angel image but did not do it justice and I am well aware of it. This card lacks something and I personally don't like the plain top and bottom of the image panel. Sometimes I use the excuse of getting old when things don't go my way and this is one of those times, so deal with it. I used my faithful colored pencils and a blender to color the heavenly broad who thinks she's Louie Armstrong playing the horn. Got news for her...nobody can play it like Louie! This is a Flourishes image I bought last Christmas time and would you believe it's my first stamping of it? Used my "new " Martha doiley punch for the border and I have to tell you these dang punches do NOT cut through card stock. They sent me one for free but it sucks just like the first one I bought and returned. Used a corner punch and added a few blingies but you already know that. Happy day to you all and I will return on Friday.

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's Hip to be Square

Well today's challenge at notimetostamp is to be don't be square, have a square shaped card and I mean all the way square. No ovals, no circles...just squares. Well I made my square card which is a 6"x6" out of a brocaded type paper that cost $3 a sheet and was just sitting there for I don't know how long, so I decided is the hour. No name on it because I think I bought it over a year or so ago at a stamp store going out of business sale so I can't even check to get any info but do you need to know??? Some things are better off not knowing and this is going to be one of those things deal with it. Lovely cardstock quality. All I did was layer a couple of squares using the brocade then gold etc. On my final gold square I embossed the word Rejoice from a Flourishes Christmas set, in gold and then added some blingers and a bow tied with the handy Bow Easy. Very simple card because as you know I am on vacation and don't have time to fool around. I'm here for fun and my time is running out so I have to get all my square work done in the form of square dancing not stamping. When next we speak I will be back in Michigan. So...have a happy weekend and a big Howdy from Montana.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gimme your candy... or else!

Well I decided to join in Penny's challenge which is a simple task to make a Halloween themed card. Since I love being a bit of a character I used this little Stampendous Halloween set my little darlin Ellie bought on a family trip to Denver. She was a bit miffed that the Nana used it before her but she loved the card so I guess she's not ready to play an Edward role and suck the living blood out of me. This little guy is Mini Edward from the "Twilight" series and he's getting ready to take your goodies rather then hitting on your jugular vein. Just done with my stand by colored pencils (which in this case belong to DD), a couple of circle punches, a bit of glitter and you're pretty set to fly into the night in search of victims...I mean candy.
Happy day to you all. Ellie has a part in today's children's mass at school so we are off to church...need to repent for all my bad ways...yep, I know it!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Timeless Tuesday...Christmas in Water Color

Well it's time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge which is to do a Christmas themed card in water color.

Well bring me some friggin....oops! I mean figgy pudding and bring it right now! This may not truly be a Christmas themed card but let's face it ...I am an artiste and we do get temperamental and go a little figgy every now and then. This branch of figs is from Flourishes ( of course as this is their challenge) and since I am away from home and living off the goodness of DD I had to use what I could to create with. Poor girl only has a thousand or more stamps for me to choose from but I never used this figgy branch before so I said to go girl and I did. I think it is a lovely set and I didn't do too badly on doing it justice. It's simply done with my good old water colored pencils and a blender....well I just lied because they are DD's pencils and blender. Simple card with a bit of corner punches, a Nestie fancy shmansy die, a bit of glitter glue, and a bit of matching ribbon and voila...fini, that's French for there you have it and I'm done.

Update on my hoe down. It was a grand time with a special band (some old Dudes) that played some country Western music. Our chairs were bales of hay and we had a dinner of aligator stew and differnt types of soups with corn bread. Talk about Western ...Hee Haw and it was FUN! There was a cute old dude who played the fiddle and he even had a Western name ... Clay, but he also had on a wedding ring....dang! I'll just keep on looking. See you back here on Friday if not sooner.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Challenge > Gatefold

Outside naturally....

and the inside ....

Today's challenge at notimetostamp is #109 gatefold...can be one that meets in the middle or off center which just like me, mine is. Hey...I'm not always willing to meet somewhere in the middle unless, I'm in a really good mood . This little image is from Crafty Secrets cotton scraps and isn't she adorable? I sure think so. I have a niece who is in her 50's now and still to this day is called Punkin by everyone and I think she would love this little cutie. She's not like a Jack O Latern though, you know scary looking with no guts...heck no she's fiesty and fun. Guess that's why we get along so well. So this is an easy peasy card because I took the Nestie's out and one two three, a couple of cuts, some gluing , add a bit of DP by K & Company, a few blingers, and done. My phrase is from Inkadinkado. My card has a fold score at 4 1/2 " and again at 4 1/2"and the whole measurement is 10 1/2" across which leaves my little fold over at 1 1/2". I attached my Nestied image on the small flap and it's attached with a pop dot because I couldn't find my velcro stuff. Bad me...yep I know it. I love Halloween and the fun the little kiddo's bring to my front door.

Hey I'm in Big Sky now and ready for a hoe down...just gotta find the right cowboy and I'm in business. I feel a 10 gallon hat is definetly in order and perhaps some real authentic cowboy boots! I'm ready to ride the range, and do a bit of square dancing. Hope you have a great Wahoo weekend too.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Timeless Tuesday @ Flourishes

Well wasn't sure if I would be able to find time, but managed to squeeze in for the TT challenge over at Flourishes. You had a choice of several sketches to choose from and I chose Sketch A. Since this is a Flourish challenge I decided to be a very good girl and use their stamps. I chose the poinsettia set which gave me my beautiful flower and little bit of Joy. I challenged myself a bit too as I really hate cutting but gave it a go and did a bit of the old ( like me) fashioned paper tole...that means layering for all you younger chicks in the coop. I had this wonderful background paper I bought in Billings Mt. last year and so I used it for the background, and the border which has the name has been removed. I will scold Lovely who works that shop when I see her. Anyway it's an easy card...used my circle Nestie a bit of ribbon and some glitter glue that you really can't see too well but it's lovely ( not my friend in Montana, Lovely) IRL ...that means in real life.
So I leave here in Michigan on Thursday bright and early and arrive at DD's at noonish time. Guess what??? The kiddos are off school at noon so they get to come to the airport and pick the Nana up. How fun is that! Can you tell I'm excited to get to where the deer and the animals roam? I really am!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Kraft paper /Black ssnotime challenge

Today's challenge at notimetostamp is to use kraft & black. Many of us don't use kraft much but give it a try.
Bet you didn't know this tidbit of info so I'm going to enlighten you with some very important knowledge. Mr. Webster told me about kraft's a tough wrapping paper made of sulfate wood pulp. You're probably thinking right now ...who gives a kraft??? Well, I do and thought you might like that to store away in case you're ever on Alex Trabeck's Jeoprady show. Hey, buzz the buzzer like quick... I know the answer Alex ," what is kraft paper ?" So keep that in mind now betcha! ( that you betcha comes from Sarah Palin ). Anyway back to the plan here. Use kraft paper and you must use black also. Well I think those 2 colors were made for each other so I had no problem following the rules. My card has my wonderful Nestie's label # 4 and my flowers are done with a SU stamp by embossing in white and then just cutting them out ( hate cutting) and adding a bit of bling in black. The top little curly que( or is that curly-q) is from a Scrappy Cat set as is the little phrase. Now the ribbon is super as it's like kraft & black stripped and it's of course May Art's ribbon from Sharon's store.
That's it people and I hope you all have a blessed and crazy weekend. Hey guys guess what??? I've only got until the 15th. and then I leave for Billings to see my DD and family. counting the days until we get together and bust a gut with laughter and fun. Hee Haw...( that's Western talk)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Timeless Tuesday...Late again

Well Timeless Tuesday @ Flourishes Calls for the use of pink because October is breast cancer awareness month. I took my Flourishes coffee time set and used it to create my simple card. Having coffee with a friends really does make it taste better so this expression is very true. Used one of my Spellbinder's fancy die cuts, added a bit of ribbon and a small bling and done. Sorry, I can't ramble today as I have a splitting headache for two days now which is very unusual for me. I'll be back for Friday's challenge but for now I'm closing the blinds and having a nap. Sounds lazy I know ,but seriously not.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sketch Challenge from Susan Roberts

Well being as today is World Card Making Day I decided to get in a challenge over at The
Classroom where Susan aka Rainy is showing a neat sketch to follow. Thanks Rainy for all the measurements ( not as if mine are all perfect ) it did really help. I chose to do a Halloween card as you plainly or even not so plainly can see. I found this cute set at my boyfriend Mike's place and it is put out by very cheap when you use a 40% off coupon you only pay $3.50. Now that's a real deal. 11 stamps in the set....gosh I sound like I'm getting a commission from this company which trust me I am not. Anyway I just used my faithful Nestie
scalloped circle and stamped and colored some green stripes, put on a few little rhinie buttons on witchy pooh's booties, added some cute orange and white polka dotted ribbon and added my Happy Halloween by Hero Arts. Ain't that easy and so cute! Get in on the action and have a little fun.

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

We ARE the world and we share moments of laughter, worry, sadness, and everything else in between, but today we are going to share this special day with all of you out there. So I would like to say Buonasera ( Italian) Guter Tag ( German) Bon Jour ( French) God morgon (Swedish) Buenas Dias ( Spanish) and of course Good Morning Eh!! ( Canadian), and I didn't mean to leave out any of the other languages but a girl can only process so much. Love you all out there as you make my day when you stop by and say Hey. So quit clicking away on your sight and get out there and wish all your friends....all over the world a Happy Day.

Friday, October 2, 2009

ABC...easy as 1 2 3...Friday Challenge

Today's challenge at notimetostamp#107 is use letters or numbers on your card . That title reminds me of the Jackson Five's song ABC...easy as 1 2 3, bet that will run through my nutty head all day long but anyway in order to do this challenge I thought well I could wish a Happy 25th. anniversary to Sharon & her husband Steve just a few days in advance. Their actual date is the 6th. ( I heard it through the grapevine). 25 years is the silver celebration and I'm sure it adds some silver in all our hairs being with the same person for 25 years. Let's think now love him BUT you hate the dirty socks and undies just left discarded on the floor. You love him BUT why doesn't he help around the house instead of sitting in front of the boob tube watching football, baseball, basketball and did I mentionhe loves his sports?? Then you beg him to cut the grass because it's now 6" tall but he thinks it looks just fine. Well I think you get the picture and you all know what I'm talking about BUT would you give up all the great things about him? Heck no. He's a good provider, a good father, a great partner during the good and bad so now after 25 years you say...he's a keeper. Happy anniversary to Sharon & Steve and many many more.

My card was easy as I used stickers today from Mike's place and they are Mary English Bright or what ever her name is. Just stick them on some nesties and you are good to go.

Hey guys it's the weekend and I sure hope it is a happy one for all of you. My big plans...well I'm going in on Sunday to see my sweet pea Joe. He's a special guy who I've been seeing now for many many years, sounds good doesn't it ! Well truth be told and I always tell the truth Joe's my hair dresser. Bet you thought I had a boyfriend huh? No such luck but I love spending time with Joe as we discuss his love life, the lack of my love life and everything else that we feel like talking about. So have fun and keep a smile on your beautiful faces. See you'll next week.