Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Timeless Tuesday....it's fall/Autumn

Well this week's challenge at TT is since it's now fall ...show it. So instead of falling into a pile of leaves and having that wonderful smell about me I used fake leaves for my picture. ( Took them off my wreath I have on my dining room table. I went to the Calender set # 3 again and chose the mums ( not like mother moms but flower mums. Did a bit of water colored pencil work and used my Spellbinder deckled edge rectangles and a bit of golden organish yellowish cs to create this card. Wow did you notice my ribbon matches the card so well? That was a chance meeting for the two items and they fell in love immediately. Added a panel of dotted swiss punched out bg paper ( doesn't show very well in photo) , used the bow easy with a little blinger and I'm done for the day. This was an easy peasy card and I'll just add a sentiment on the inside and it's good to go to somebody.
Weather has cooled somewhat and it's just awesome to open the windows each a.m. and feel the coolness. I'm so proud of myself as I went back to my old haunt...the gym. Only stayed for about 45 mins. but it's my start for a healthy plan of action. Also joined WW ( weight watchers)
and so between the two things I hope I get back to a good and healthy me. Keep sweating is my new motto. Have a good week fellow bloggers. Talk soon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...get sketchy with Ally

Today's TT is a sketch challenge...my favorite as someone else does the layout for me. I chose the Aster little bouquet from the calender set # 3...autumn flowers. It's a wonderful time for me as I love the crispness in the air when the sun goes down and before it comes up all the way. Have a story at the end of this post about the sun so hold your horses and I'll get back to you. In the meantime as I said I opted for some fall like flowers and since they are commonly purplish tones I did a purple toned card all the way. Followed the stekch to a T as it's easier that way. Used the Spellbinder deckled edge die and  a edge punch for the scalloped edge. Nothing much to it just stamp, color, and spit glue it all together..Fini.
So we are at a night time football game for my darling GS on Sat. night and it's getting dark ..so I lied, it was dark and I look off into the distance and I see this glorious sun just sitting in the sky. It's the most beautiful orange red and I am in awe. I turn to DD and say..OMGoodness isn't that the most beautiful sun set you ever saw?? She looks at me and says
Mother you're ready for the home...that's the top of the First Bank Building. She then mega phones it to the crowd. I tell the man next to me...no worry I'm not a native Montanian so no disgrace. He just laughs and says , You're Ok.  Talk about stupid.
Well have a fun week fellow stampers and see you next time. The Crazy lady.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...Pintrest inspiration

Well  TT challenge at Flourishes this week is to get a Christmas picture from Pinterest for inspiration and make a card or project. First of all I said to myself...what the heck is Pinterest??? Well after I scoped it out on the net I discovered how fun it is; however, I did not see any pictures of lonely cowboys waiting to take a spot under my Christmas tree and I thought ...DANG! Anyway I did find this candle picture and thought it's a cute idea to make a kitchen tool your holder for a Christmas deco. I used two sets to create my card the first is
Poinsettia & Pine ( the new release) and the second part from Christmas Candles. I took the pine sprig and stamped then masked it ( not like the Lone Ranger mask) then stamped my glass covered candle...yes I know there's a name for it but the brain's not warmed up yet this a.m. Used my water colored pencils, my Spellbinder's dies, and my bow easy to add the finishing touch. Voila ( French for well whatever ) I'm done for this one.
Happy week fellow stampers. My son's visit was great and I got my DIL Cali started with a lesson in stamping. I think I created a monster but I did send her home with tons of supplies so she's set for fun. See you next time partners.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Timeless Tuesday..make it small

Well today at TT over at Flourishes Broni is asking us to make a card that is 4x3. Tiny wheenie
yellow polka dot bikini...yep that's pretty small. So I took the humming bird set and created this small little card. I can't decide if I like the flower in the mono effect or with it being pink.What's your opinion? In either case there's no coloring as I used shadow inks which create a very soft card. Easy peasy and I'm done.
 Want to see my flower box flowers?? Of course you do so here they are. They will probably keep blooming until November if the weather stays hot. They are so lovely.

Deep purple ...sun cut the color somewhat but they are very deep purple. 
The trailing flowers are lavender...I think it's called bocupa or something like that.
Have a good week fellow bloggers. I'm excited as my son & his wife are arriving on Thursday for a visit. Haven't seen them in a year...Wahoo ..can't wait till Thursday.