Flourishes and we are asked to make a Christmas card here in July. If you're in the same boat as most of the country we are all wishing for some cool down weather so it's fun to think snow and Christmas. Wish I could bring this image to life as he looks so warm and fuzzy and I'll bet his disposition would match that beautiful smile and happy twinkle in his eyes. He's the kind of guy any gal would be happy to latch on to. This sweet image is from the set I Believe and it is my favorite Christmas set...why you ask??? Well it's so easy to create with,which is just great when you want to mass produce cards for the mailing list. I stamped the image with distress ink and just added a touch of color to it and then some glitter to the fur on his cap.Used a punch for my holly leaf and added a bright red blinger for the berry look.Now how easy is that! Hope you're all off to a good week. Things here are good other then it's too darn hot for us old folks. I'm going to the beach tomorrow with my DGD who wants to first go to K-Mart and get a couple noodles.You know those styrofoam long stick thingys you just throw your arms over and attempt to float on? Well they do work and it's an easy way to get around in the water so I guess we'll call that a plan. Happy week and talk soon.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Flourishes, Silke is asking us to get inspired by her picture from Crate & Barrell. The colors are bright and cheerful...magenta/fushia which makes me think of a raincoat I once owned. Yes, it was the exact color of my card believe it or not but I suggest you believe it. I was at the University of Detroit at the time and walked into the cafeteria one rainy evening wearing my snazzy coat and the cutest guy I ever saw ( well maybe not the very cutest, but to me he was) gave me a huge smile and said..."Nice coat". Well, that was the beginning of a very beautiful and meaningful realationship with the darling who ended up being my Mr. Only...my husband. Soooo, this is an awesome color as far as I'm concerned. So glad to make a card out of this color and chose to use some dotted swiss on the bottom to make it kind of dainty. This is a new set from Flourishes and I love it so much that I stamped off some of the images that DD's set. It's called Be my Honey I think, and done up with my favy colored pencils. Just used my Spellbinders circle cuts and slapped it all together and added a bit of glitter, as in here a glitter, there a glitter, everywhere I feel like glitter. My picture is not the best and I do so apologize but the lighting was crappy so I used my kitchen counter and that's not too cool.
Anyway DD is at the CHA which I think stands for Crafty Hoarders Assembly or something like that and I'm sure she is having a blast with all the other Hoarders. Hope your week is good fellow bloggers. It's hot here almost 100 today and tomorrow I'm hitting a only beach in the area as I need to soak my feet in some mountain cool water. See you all soon.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Nice border of tulips and so now you need to take off your shoes and smelly or not bare your feet so you can tip toe through the tulips with me. I'm playing my uke and if you listen really closely you can probably hear Tiny Tim singing in his off key voice. Crazy old guy and crazy old gal but so much fun to do a little dance..sing a little song, get down tonight. Hey, where the heck am I ??? I'm in a whole new era now but let's blame it on the hot weather. Easy peasy card with just using my folder and a Spellbinder's die for my red background cut and then for the white I just corner punched a little decorative edge. Added a little bling which turned my fingers red with permanent red marker cause the blingers were more pink then red. Used one of the tulips from Flourishes thank-you set. Colored pencils as I just don't know how to be copicsetic. Too hard for me. Hope you're all off ( I don't mean mentally off) to a great week. See you again soon.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Flourishes and today we are to make a card that has "friend" on it. Well now that's an easy one as I have some fabbie friends that I love to send cards to. This one will go to my BFF Lindy, who is back in Michigan where so many days, so is my heart. This "wild and wooly West" is a tough place for this "mild, mellow & musty old lady" at times. Anyway tell you more about that a bit later. This Zinnia set is just becoming one of my favorite sets as it's just perfect for any kind of card. I used it along with Butterflies and Blossoms or Blossoms & Butterflies ( not sure of all the names) where I got the little phrase. I chose soft pink for my base and added just a bit of patterned paper I picked out of my scrap bin along with an ivory bit which I tore the edge of and then rubbed a bit of pink chalk on. Tied a pink bit of ribbon and well let's face it I'm finished here. It's a pale card but every now and then that's Ok with me...don't always have to be bright and perky. So let me tell you about my wild time, it was so fun and different. First of all we started the night with a great meal out and then headed out to the pig races...yep you read right, the PIG races. Little Porky, Shakin Bacon, and so many more little piglets were running there hearts out in a sizzling race. Let's face it,you'd run like blue blazes too if you didn't want to become some body's pork roast. Go little piggy was the shout for the night.You can bet on the races but the money goes to the high school for a fund for schlorships. It was pretty crowded but so much fun and since we wanted to take a different route home because that's where the ice-cream was ...we headed into a little village called Red Lodge. Well the rodeo was in town and everywhere you looked we saw Cowboys! I didn't have my camera but I've been told seeing all the cowboys is not all that unusual so maybe next time I can get some pictures of these cute guys in there hats, boots, and even spurs. Wahoo!!! So off to a good week after the wonderful 4th. with fireworks and all. See you soon.