Wednesday, September 30, 2009
My card on the right continues the Autumn theme, but with some changes. Rather than keep the tile-like background, I used a soft dp and burlap. I liked the branch and abstract designs, so I put those in mine too. My single tree is sponged to give it the same look as the painting. Couldn't resist adding an organdy ribbon, could I? I hope you like it.
Please be sure to check out the blogs and galleries of the design team, to see their cards and projects inspired by this fabulous art (located on the left side of my blog), by highlighting their names.
If you would like to use this art piece as inspiration for a card or project of your own, Please upload it to SCS with the keyword DDIC.
Join me here again for the next DDIC in two weeks, on October 15th.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The purple bg is done in stripes with the cb folder, and the main panel and the dp stripes(DCWV) were cut with a Nestability. The image is colored with markers, and she is holding a tag in her hand with a spider (which I find yucky!). I finished it up with a couple of bat brads, and a variety of ribbons to match the colors.
If you would like to join us, make a card with what you have on hand - just be sure it's Halloween themed with bling! Be sure to put CBC75 in your keyword when you upload to SCS. Also, link it to our blog so we don't miss it.
Don't forget to check out the other cards made by the Belli Team. You'll find links to their blogs on the left side of mine.
Right after I posted my first card today (which is below), I saw that our Doubledog Dare Challenge had been posted too. I like to combine the challenges when I can, so I went back to creating.
Out Hostess for the DDC today is Beverly (beestamper), who dared us to use a sketch she uploaded to the SCS forum. If you would like to join us,please put DDCin your keyword.
Hope you like this one.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I decided to also do the CAS today as it was a color challenge. I thought this Make An Impression stamp of butterflies was just right. Maybe I should have used a lighter pink marker? I was afraid it would be washed out, but maybe I was wrong.
Anyway, it was fun to do while we are waiting. Great things happening here today! The guys are coming to pump out our septic system (STINKY!), and a guy is coming to measure to replace the glass in one of our sliding glass doors (we have 3 sets, and one part is cloudy). Isn't that fabulous? As a result (and because we have lost weight - 10# for me, 20# for DH) we are celebrating by blowing the diet entirely with lunch out, and dinner at DS's. Back to the diet tomorrow.
If you are still reading along, please take a look at the funny card I made earlier this morning below.
Have a great day. hugs to you all.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I was so happy to see that Nancyruth Levine was the SCS Featured Stamper today! She was the first person whose card I commented on, and she sent it to me!! that's how I knew SCS was a wonderful place. How fitting that she be honored today, and with a purple card for the purple one she sent me, so long ago.
I changed the main color and image, the tie to a bow, the butterfly in place of a button, and left off the sentiment. The layout was so pretty I kept it, along with the punched edge.
I spent a busy day yesterday with DH, watched some of the RedSox before company came for dinner, and we all played cards until bedtime. Being retired is exhausting stuff!!!
Have a great day. Hugs to you all, and thank you for all your nice comments and responses to my cards. I love to hear from you!!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Today I combined the SC with the Doubledog Dare Challenge. The hostess for this week is Itsapassion (the Other Anne), who challenged us to make a card using the reverse punch technique. In case you don't know, that's to punch out shape(s), and use the bg. In this instance, I used both the reverse and the punched out snowflakes. If you would like to join us, put DDC in your keyword.
I also put this in the RedDivas Gallery since this card is just about all RED. And of course, I'm sure you're so surprised I would use my favorite color again!!!
The snowman on this card is a cutout I saved from a card I received last year. How green is that???
Have a great day, hugs to you all.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Yesterday's FS, Heather, had a lot of cards I wanted to case. I decided to combine one of them with the color challenge for today. I really loved her layout, but of course I had to change some things, notably the colors! DUH!! I love the new Rich Razzleberry, and used a bunch of my punches......not much stamping involved. I hope you like it. I think it's a great guy card.
We spent the morning doing errands, and then DS and DDIL came for a quick visit, so I am only now getting to upload. The diet continues to go well, but I am starting to think about candy. Life is hard!! Have a great day, all!! Hugs!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Today the pool is closing, *sigh* and grass seed is being put down where we had some stumps removed, so I'll be outside most of the day. DH and sons will allow me to watch, and that's my favorite thing!! Have a great day!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
My cold is better, and I am still keeping a low profile. Friends we see every Saturday are going to be coming tonight for dinner as usual.......he has a bad cold too. What the heck, we can share our germs. WAIT!! Maybe that's where I got the cold in the first place. Hmmmmm.......
We (the Royal WE) are closing the pool tomorrow. DS #1 and #2 are coming to help. Summer really is over. DARN! Have a great weekend!!
Friday, September 18, 2009
I was sent these blog awards from my partner in crime at DDC, Joan Ervin. Aren't they beautiful!!! My job is to share them with five others, and list five things I love to do. Here they are:
1. Eat brownies and chips for lunch (that's why I'm on a diet!)
2. Sit in my hot tub and pool with a glass of wine at the end of the day
3. Spend time with my grands
4. Talk to my DH and laugh (we do that a lot!)
5. Send and receive cards!
Now I pass this along to: Anne Harada, Beverly Cole, Julia Aston, Kristin Moore, and Stef Hughes. I love all your blogs and galleries!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The WT challenge at SCS today is to make a card using numbers. My sweet SIL, Tom, is having a birthday the end of this month. He is a fisherman, when he gets the chance. He is about to be 45, and not terribly thrilled over the number. This card will go to him, and I am going through the GREAT DEBATE about what to put inside. I am tempted to put "45 is not OVER the hill, it's at the lake and OVER THE FALLS!" Do you think he will laugh? Do you think it's funny or insensitive? Let me know what you think.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The SC today uses a layout by my GF jojot (Joanne!), and since her fav colors are RED, black, and white, I also did this for her. Hi Joanne!!
Now there is a story with this card............ My DH has a cousin who couldn't pronounce pussywillow. Of course he can now, but not when he was little. I just had to have this stamp set when I saw the flowers because I had no pussywillows. In our house we call them POCK-A-LULUs and think of Bobby every time!! (As an Attorney in Washington DC, I'm sure he wouldn't want to reminded, but we think it's very funny/cute). That's my story. I'm going to spend this dark and dreary day with a cup of tea, continue my diet, and read. I NEED to feel better!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Do you think it was hard for me because today DH and I started our diet? We went to the grocery store first thing this morning.......there was literally NOTHING we could eat in the pantry or fridge. We really need to do this, especially after the binge we went on during the reunion!!! Back to reality.......this AM I weighed 142. YUCK!!! I'll keep you posted. Have a great day.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We're off to the Reunion weekend. Be back on Sunday. Have a great rest of the week/weekend. See you soon!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Today is our 46th Anniversary! Woo-Hoo........it sure goes fast!
The only thing wrong with making cards early in the morning is taking photos of them! Anyway...........The Doubledog Dare Challenge today is hosted by Francie G. who dared us to make a card with a button. Easy Peasy! Join us, and put DDC in your keyword.
If your card should be RED, don't forget to add RedDivas to your keyword.
The MMTPT Tea Party is being held in NY this week. We are going there to help a ladybug who is being threatened by a bug thug. This Queen ladybug has gotten together the bravest and strongest of her buddies to fly to a friend in need. They hope that by sheer numbers they can prevent an all-out battle! They will probably all arrive after we have had tea and dessert, and then I'll be skedaddling! The idea of a bug war just isn't my cup of tea!!
Monday, September 7, 2009
I tried the TLC this morning, which was to press fun foam to make your own stamp. It was to be done with a cb bg, but no matter how much I piled into my 'sandwich' it wouldn't take on much of an impression. In desperation, I heated the foam, and pressed in a new stamp, and used that. I think that may be considered more than a tweak, but that's my story.
I used my pressed piece to make my CAS, and that seemed to go okay. Maybe I will like what I have done more as the day goes on. I would be happy to have some fresh ideas on what to do with this....then again, maybe I should just scrap it and forget it. They are not all winners, right??
Have a wonderful day. Tomorrow is our 46th anniversary, so I guess I'd better get to making a card for DH. Maybe I'll drink my coffee and eat first. TTFN.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Jake went home this morning. He came into our room at 7......what fun to snuggle up with a grandchild!! It's almost 11:00. I think I should eat and shower before the day is gone!! DH is out weeding in the yard. Do you think I should offer to help? Or eat and shower, and clean up my addicti.....um.....craft room???????? It's a hard choice.
Have a great day, and a safe weekend. Hugs to you all.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
We are at home for the whole weekend........we have our DGS Jake (whose picture you have seen here before) tonight for a "sleep-over", but no other plans. Maybe some grilling, but that's all. I hope you are having a safe and fun Labor Day too!! TTFN.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I just got back from Mom's.......stayed longer than I planned. She really wanted me to stay and play a little more! We had a great time shopping and stamping. I went there to take her to the eye doctor since she wouldn't be able to drive. Since I was so close, I made plans to finally get together with my SCS friend, Julia (artystamper), for dinner. She lives only one town away from Mom. How cool is that????????? When we were seated, this is what she gave me!!! Not only is it RED, it was full of RED and white peppermint candy!!!
Here is a picture of the two of us, taken by a waitress while I am having a lovely HOT FLASH! Don't I look great???!!!!!!!! I really did wear RED so Julia would find me, by I took off that jacket while I was flashing.........I seem to be RED enough, don't I?????? By the way, Julia ia wearing her Anne Boleyn pin she got in England!!