Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Timeless Tuesday....3D it.

Today's challenge at Timeless Tuesday is to 3D it. Well I went to a SU ( that's Stampin Up) camp on Sunday and this was one of the cuties we made. Just noticed I didn't cut my twine so it looks pretty weird. Anyway this is a little bag which I did not put the ribbon handle on cause I just didn't want to be tied up doing it. The scalloped square is a die that the SU ladies had to run through the Big whatever it's called die cutting machine . Easy peasy with very minimal work involved but it would be a cute little gift for someone you don't have to spend a lot of money on. Cheap butt in other words. Not done with Flourishes supplies but still wanted to share.
Hey guess what??? My move in date is now scheduled for between Jan.3rd and 7th. Wahoo! I will go in tomorrow and take some updated pictures now that it's all painted inside. Do you like sage green? Well that's what I chose for my livingroom and carried it through the dinningroom and kitchen. Just wait until you see it before you start shaking your heads. It's a cool and relaxing shade and I know I'll love it. So I'll see you soon with updated pictures..happy week.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Timeless Tuesday ...use doilie

Holy crapola...I had to go to the dollar store to buy a doilie ( not sure how to spell it) but being the gentle soul I am I decided what's a buck when you want to join in on TT for Flourishes. I used the angel from the set Rejoice which I bought last year and still love to use it. I used some
cranberry colored ink and just did a bit of matting and added a matching velvet ribbon cause let's face it doilies are fancy schamcy so you need classy type ribbon. Don't forget to dippity do down below if you want to see my abode's progress. See you later friends and bloggers.

Update on pictures of my house...Yipee it's almost done!

This is the livingroom which as you can see has a fireplace...COZY!
This shot was taken from the upstairs loft which is open and totally awesome.

This is the upstairs loft and as you can see it's a huge room that overlooks the downstairs. Love it!

The openess is really beautiful and once the railings are in ...well just gorgeous.

My sweet fireplace which I plan to get tons of use out of as it is a gas one this go round and I will have a fire each cold wintery night..now where is that cowboy???
So there you have it for the time being. SWEET home sweet home.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Card for kids card....to Bela's

Well my buddy Bela who lives in Canada asked me if I would contribute to her program for the Children's Hospital there in Canada...Toronto I think. How can you turn down such a request???
You can't, so I whipped up some cards to forward to her and this is one of them. Easy card with a bit of coloring which I love to do anyway. She has a drive going to get some cards for the Christmas season so visit her site and jump in and help. Hope your Thanksgiving was a real humdinger. Lots of turkey and pumpkin pie with tons of whipped cream. We did like the pilgrims did and "gobbled" it down with such a sense of WOW! See you soon and visit Bela's place by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Timeless Tuesday...Sketch Challenge

Well, I love sketch challenges and Miss Cindy ( our sweet Canadian Friend) is challenging with a pretty nifty sketch. Easy peasy when someone does the lay out for you. I say ...you go girl ! So I chose the little sweetie mound of snow called a snowman from Flourishes set Warm Winter Wishes and followed the sketch. I love using blue for holiday cards so I decided to be blue or I should say go blue and do a mono type card. Just used my water colored pencils and a bit of ribbon, bling, and some glitter glue. Today was only zero out...yep I did say zero and tonight is supposed to be minus 6-10 degrees. Hey Baby it's cold outside and on Saturday we got about 4-6 inches of snow and since they don't plow here or salt I felt like Sonja Hennie on ice but in my car. If you don't know who Sonja Hennie is well that's Ok cause she goes way back and was
a wonderful ice skater in the 30's and 40's. A kind of Dorothy Hammil of my day and age. So anyhow I hope you all have a great week and I'll see you later.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Timeless Tuesday...Do Christmas

Hey it's Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes and the ever so sweet Miss Dee is asking us to show our holiday spirit and do a Christmas card. Would I not play??? Of course I have to play cause this little birdie told me to along with I'm sure Miss Dee. This stamp is from the set Christmas Classics and it seemed simple enough for me to do in a production line and use for my very first ever "Montanian " Christmas. I used a embossing folder for my background ( which doesn't show up very well on the picture but does IRL) which hopefully brings out the sweet image. I also matted it ( not the bird but the image) it with my Spellbinder die cut. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here. The little mountain town of Red Lodge got 8 " of snow yesterday and we are looking pretty black today so we may be next. Well happy week fellow stampers and I'll catch you later.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cards 4 Kids Update

Well as some of you know I have left the Michigan area but my heart is still holding on strongly to my Cards 4 Kids program. This is a program I started over 2 years ago for the children at
Children's Hospital of Michigan and a program that not only did I hold dear to my heart but one many of you out there also did. In the past you have sent me cards to gather and then take down into Detroit to be delivered to the hospital. I guess now that I'm gone you think ...so is the program. Not true. If there is anyone out there that lives in the Detroit area that would be willing and able to take on this project I guess I'd have to say..you are an angel and I would be so indebted to you as would the hospital and all the kids. I am presently making cards and altering journals to mail and will continue to do so and so can you. The director in charge is willing to have you mail your cards and or journals directly to her so the program still continues. So until someone is found to take over this program I would ask you to mail cards to...
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Attn: Deanna Scanlon
Child Life Project Specialist
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI. 48201
We can all make a difference in a sick child's life by sending them these cards for birthdays, holidays, etc. Remember do not send get well soon cards as some of these children will not be getting well at all. The hospital also needs sympathy cards, thank you cards and thinking of you cards. If you decide to do Christmas cards they must be non religious cards but rather a cute card of Santa Claus or a snowman etc. There are all types of religious kids in the hospital so we do not make them as Christian cards. Thanks for all your help in the past and I hope someone out there is willing to take on this job. The first Valentine's Day drive I collected over 6,000 cards so I know you all care. Please keep up on this and thank you for your participation in the past and in the future to come.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Timeless Tuesday ...Wednesday

Well I cheated on this one but I said to my self...who cares really??? Flourishes challenge this week was to use some glitter be it glitter glue, glittery ribbon, paper or something that just shines like Lady Gaga. So I have been doing some cards for the hospital and since I had this one done I just took out the glitter glue and squeezed out some on the water part of the card. Actually it did add something to a plain card and I know kids love glitter so it's a win win situation. This is from the set Kids at Play by none other then Flourishes. Great little sillouette set and so easy to use. Just stamp and use a Spellbinders fancy die cut to mount it on and before you know it ....you're done. Sometimes a bit of glitter can really make a card stand out and sometimes it can make you stand out too. I have been using glitter while making cards and then had to run out to the grocery or whatever and when I arrive home I realize I looked like a glitter
queen with the dang glitter on my eyelashes, eyebrows etc. That is why I limit myself to glitter use. Well stampers I hope your week will be just wonderful and I have a favor to ask of you all, please read my post tomorrow about my Cards 4 Kids program as some changes had to be made. See you then and happy stamping.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Timeless Thursday

Well now I'm doing Timeless Tuesday on Thursday and I'm seeing a pattern of total neglect on my part when it comes to getting things done. What's a girl to do??? Anyhow the challenge called for you to go to a website and pick a print of some fancy schmancy paper which is French and make a card. I chose the one above and tried to imitate it somewhat. Don't even know the Flourishes sets these stamps came from other then they are from Flourishes.. so there! I think my card will make a good sympathy card to send on to the hospital when I get myself in gear and get some cards done. All I had to do was stamp and do a small bit of coloring and a bit of slapping down with some glue glidder and I was done. I used a Spellbinder die for the shape and don't know what number or name it has because DD puts them on some clippy things and just hangs them on hooks in her craft closet and I just grab and go.
Kiddos have off school for a few days so I took them out to do a bit of bowling. They loved it but I especailly loved our little trip afterwards to BBY ( which stands for Billings Best Yogurt) to fill our bellies with some real yum yum. Love that stuff and haven't had it in a good month or more.
Have to be bad once in awhile. Happy week fellow stampers. See you soon.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Windows are in....Yeah !

Well the windows are in and it's really progressing nicely. Do you see the slope of the roof?? It looks like a challet and I'm going to look into having a tow rope installed so I can run my own ski lodge. The loft will serve as a warming spot where you can stop for a mug of mulled wine. So do you think cowboys wear high heeled ski boots??? That makes me really wonder if they do or not. I suppose I'll have to ask permission to run a ski resort in the neighborhood but hey it never hurts to try something new now does it! Just kidding but it would be a neat idea for an old broad to run her own business out of her house now wouldn't it! The contractors started another house around the same time as mine and tonight we saw it all lit up with the lights in and everything so hey maybe I'm next. I'll be in before you know it and you are all invited to come and see it in person and of course be sure to be hospitable and bring a dish to pass and your own drink. How fun that will be for all of us. Talk soon.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Timeless Tuesday Wednesday

Yep, I know I did it again with the lousy photography BUT I'm still trying to find the right lighting and DD is busy with her magazine work so I don't want to bother her. The challenge this week is to do a card with no buttons and bows which is not a big problem for me cause I'm not really big on buttons and I can do or not do with the bows. I had this Martha punch of a spider web and decided I'd better get it in use or forget about it as you know Halloween is this Sunday.
Are you going trick or treating??? I bought so much candy to pass out I'm sure before Sunday roles in I will have gained a few pounds and forget getting dressed up to try and fool the neighbors into thinking I'm just an oversized kid yelling for candy etc. Anyway this is a Halloween set that Flourishes put out new this year and I stole a few of the stamps from the
DD to use and make a card. Easy as all get out as I just stamped, colored, blended a bit, used some glitter and a bit of chalk and done.

Going to the home site tonight to take some up to date pictures as they have installed my windows. My darling G-son told me once the home was closed up I could move on in....I think he was just kidding but with teens you just never know. Hope your week is going well and I'll be back with my new photos sometime tomorrow.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A house is not a home ....just yet!

Well it's starting to look like a real house. This is the front of my "cottage" style home.

A peek from the side of the little place.

Love all the wooden frame work so had to take a picture.

This was the way it looked on Tuesday and the top picture was how they had progressed today on
Weds. The guys are really slow as they take a couple hour break for lunch and I guess tea time or just pass the gas time ....who knows BUT the electrician came out today and was not happy with their tooting around and so they got a bit more work done. Have a few issues I need to get straightened out such as my master bathroom shower area but I will get on it and see that it is done right. It's coming....Yeah!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Timeless Tuesday for Flourishes

Well today is Timeless Tuesday and the adorable Maki from the DT is challenging us to use a phrase as our focal point. I took a short cut ( mainly because I was in that kind of mood today) had my hair cut and although I think I look like Peppermint Patty, DD and SIL like it. My little Granddaughter 's comment was ...why the poofy look? Crapola, I guess I just can't win in the cutting department. Anyway I did a short cut with this card as it was so easy. Grab a nice phrase from Flourishes, stamp it down and do a bit of a punch out ( maybe I'll punch out anyone who makes fun of my haircut), do a oval scallop to glue it to, add some sweet lavender blingers, a strip of purple along with some white and then my SU edge punch to make a scalloped piece in the green and voila... I'm done. The BG is from Paper Studio and my buddy Mike had it on sale at a cheap price so I grabbed it up.

My house is in slow progress but I'm walking down tonight and grab some photos to share. Have a fun week fellow stampers.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time for Timeless Tuesday

Yes I am still trying to use my new camera to take good pictures and with no great success as yet. DD has a light she uses and I have tried it but without doing a good job. I get shadows etc. so I guess for now I'll just deal with it. This is a phrase from one of the Flourishes sets I think it's called Lines. Many nice phrases but this one is really me....don't you agree? After all I am of nature in a sense ( well maybe not too much sense) and I am something of the marvelous so there you see, it's me! The paper from my old friend Mike's place and I can't tell you the company who made it because...it's not a secret but I apparently cut the piece I used and the rest of the sheet has no name so I'm thinking it's glued down on the card. Pretty BG so if you want some check with Mike and he may be able to clue you in. I used some rust colored ink for my phrase and have to admit I did a lousy job on my distressing...quite distressing to me but I really did try. Added some matching ribbon and a few blingers and I felt exhausted and decided to quit. Hope your week is off to a good start. Mine is better then last week when I ended up in the ER with DD sitting next to my bed for almost 5 hours. I think it was food poisoning but the doctor really didn't know so he hooked me up to an IV for pain and the puking and after some time of being out of it he unhooked me and sent me home to bed with pills. I was not up to par for a few days but am much improved. See you soon fellow bloggers.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Timeless Tuesday

Well the sweet Canadian Cindy is doing Flourishes challenge today and it's a sketch one and I love those kind. Personally I have a lot of difficulty deciding when it comes to card making just how to set it up so this is my cup of tea...or in this case, apple cider. I used Flourishes new apple set to make this one and it was a simple card thanks to Cindy's sketch. Made my circles with my Spellbinder's circle and scalloped circle, made up some dotted swiss BG with my Cuttlebug folder and some scallops for the bottom from DD's stash of Flourishes scallops. Used my water colored pencils and just easily slapped it all together and added some twine and a matching button. Done! Hope your week is off to a good start.
I got myself a personal trainer at the gym...his name is Rory and he's a super beefed up dude. He's going to work on me...well not on me but with me starting this Friday. My body is in agony from the workout I did yesterday on all those crazy machines but I will keep at it so it learns to take it like a man. I lost another 5lbs. and am determined to get myself in good shape. Still no cowboy but what the heck life is what it is and I really can't complain. Talk soon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Home Update...floors are poured and drying

The floors are poured and will be dry by tomorrow ( Monday) and they are going to start the framing on Tuesday. The plumbing pipes are in place and so the next step is the gyprock and framing. Not sure if that's gyprock or jip ( which I hope I'm not being jipped) rock. It is moving right along and I still haven't found my cowboy. Well dang I guess I'm on my own on this one.
Have to tell you we had a fun weekend starting with my grandson Cal winning his football game and WOW his team is 4-0...pretty dang good team I'd say. Partied into the evening as DD's in-laws are leaving to winter in Arizona and we all had to say good bye. Today was a SU camp and everything was Halloween and it was fun. So I'll talk to you next week.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Better late then never...

Timeless Tuesday on Thursday but I made it anyway. Simple card to cover the colors required and made it's kind of fall like. I don't know the name of this fern set but I thought it was kind of lovely. Used some of DD's stamps and inks and added a bit of blingers and was good to go. It is of course a Flourishes set so I stayed in the boundries of good taste.
Been busy doing pretty much nothing as I am trying to find myself. Did have a really fun time last week when DD and I went to a gold party...no we did not pan for gold but instead took our old gold out of wherever and I did not take my crowns off my teeth but instead searched my jewelry box and found some old stuff that brought in $155. I convinced DD to have a party at her abode and that is scheduled for sometime in October. Hope you are all well and tomorrow or soon I will post my new house pictures. I now have a garage floor and also a basement floor. They are due to start the framing on Tuesday and then it will look like a house. YES!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Timeless Tuesday....Celebration

Well Miss Dee is hostessing the challenge and she says to celebrate and you can celebrate anyway you want so....I love Halloween so I am celebrating it today a bit in advance. This is from Flourishes Halloween set and as the phrase says " I'm witching you a Happy Halloween". I think someone stole my boots and made a stamp out of them cause these are just my cup of brew when in comes to Halloween celebrating. And hey, speaking of brew I guess before you know it the time will come to make some of my favorite "Witches Brew". Care to join me in a cup or two or three or four? Wow that made my head spin just thinking of that brew. If you want it to be spooky brew just add a little food coloring...I like purple as it's dark and dreary for a night of fright and fun. Ooops I degressed a bit so back to the card. All I did was stamp, color, add a bit of matching ribbon by Paper Studio which is a copied thier matching DP. A bit busy but I loved the paper and ribbon and decided to use it. I'm not happy with my picture but it's a new camera and I'm trying to get used to it. Probably doesn't work as well as it would if it were red hot red like my new computer and car. Oh, well can't win them all. Happy week bloggers and I'll talk again soon.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Hole in the Ground

Here's my update on the hole in the ground. As you can see the foundation is now poured and dried and come Monday they will be working to fill in for the basement walls. You're probably thinking...big deal, it's just a bunch of nothing but hey, be kind as it's my future home. It's the first time in my lifetime that I will be building ( well Ok, not me personally but you know what I mean) a brand spanking new home. Wish my hubby were here but I know he is in spirit. Are you as excited as I am in seeing the progress??? Well stayed tuned and I will be back with more photos. Peachy keen isn't it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TT You're in the Spotlight!!

Well it's Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes and the challenge is to bring your image or part of it into the spotlight. I love being in the spotlight don't you??? Well not really, but there are times it's fun to have the spotlight put on you and so I decided to join the fun. For this one I used Flourishes Apple blossoms set which I had to borrow from DD as my stuff is still in storage. Reminds me of that song from the 40's ...I'll be with you in apple blossom time"..I know most of you are saying "what the heck is this old lady nuts" I never heard of such a song. Well it's an oldie but goodie. I tried something a bit different on this one by stamping in a soft pink ink for my card and then of course some black for the spotlight part. Used 2 circle punches to get the "in the spotlight" effect.

Stamp, color with your favorite source of coloring which of course for me are my water color pencils and then using a blender. Just added a bit of bling and some glitter on my spotlighted flowers. Easy peasy and oh so pleasy.

Fill in on the house building...the foundation was poured and is dry and today some cowboy was driving his back hoe up and down putting in gravel which I guess is the base before the concrete. Note I said " I guess" because I'm no expert when it comes to these things so I am just guessing, and besides I'm more interested in the dudes in the cowboy hats. I think for safety they sould make a cowboy hard hat...what do you think? Hopefully by tomorrow there will be some basement walls up. I will take some pictures and post so you can see the progress.