For her last, Frances challenged us to include fairies on our cards (Saturday the 24th was Fairy Day).
Isn't this just the sweetest image? I've been saving it for quite a while, and so finally it's on the cover (with all the mushrooms) as an anniversary card for my dear husband. This year it's our 54th!!!
I hope you like what I did, and that you will join us with a card of your own. Please post your card HERE so we can enjoy it too!
Frances tells us yesterday was World Music Day - Music Day and Make Music Day. So let's include something music related on our cards this week.
I stamped a music bg, distressed it and added it to my cardstock. Then I glued a doily onto the top, adding a punched strip. I printed off a decoupage of a candy box, and it has three layers. I took the photo of it on an angle so you could see the layers. Finished it off with a saying from Stampin' Up.
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According to the Days of the Year web site, Friday the 16th of June is Flip-Flop Day. So for our card this week, Frances challenges us to make Flip-Flop cards. That can be the flip-flops that are shoes, or Flip Flop cards, or you may have another flip flop idea. Whatever works for you.
This is the outside.......and here's the flip side:
I love the soft green as a bg, and hope you do too.
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Today is World Oceans Day. Frances has challenged us to create something that reminds us of the ocean.
This little girl from Rubbernecker Stamps has picked some beach plum flowers growing by the side of the path leading to the beach. They are pretty blooms, and the jelly made from the beach plums is delicious. When I think of the Atlantic Ocean, which is where I grew up, I think of those flowers and jellies!! There is also a sailboat in the distance, and I've always loved seeing the sails!!
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Frances is our hostess for the month of June. Here is her challenge:
"The 2nd of June is Doughnut Day so for our challenge today create something that has some type of "hole" in it. It could be a doughnut, cheese, a fancy fold card with a hole....anything."
My Hole is actually three holes........A large one for the ball, and the finger holes as well. This is what the card looks like closed, and here it is open with white behind it so you can see it really is cut out.
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Saturday morning, our youngest grandson, John, was confirmed. The Bishop presented a fairly good sized Confirmation class, and the service was wonderful.
Here's John, wearing his new glasses.
And after, with the family.
Last Confirmand, and Amy says........."PHEW!"
Tommy and Sophia went to the Junior Prom, with a whole group of friends in a limo.
Erin just had to have a pic with her younger, but taller, brother.
Here are Tommy and Sophia Colletta:
Just heard from DD, and Tommy said they danced all night, the food was edible (chicken something), and they were all exhausted by the time they got to the Norum's to sleep. I guess he woke up when someone stepped on him, but it was morning anyway. Amy and Erin provided breakfast, and the newly licensed guy drove home. I'm so glad they all had such a good time!! (And didn't he look fab in his new tux???)
Jake came to spend a few hours with us, play cards, and eat. I offered him this little mini album to take to college with him, and he was delighted. He is one of six cousins, and there are pictures of them, him, and two of the whole family!!
Joanne says: "When I think of April I also think of flowers....spring is here and flowers are blooming. That is probably why April is National Garden Month". She has challenged us to make a card that includes floral or garden images.
Dry embossing a beautiful folder, then sponging makes such a pretty card. Don't you agree?
April is also Global Astronomy Month. Joanne asks us to create a card having to do with astronomy, such as moons and stars, but not limited to that. We could also fantasize about alien creatures and space travel....we are to use our imaginations and DAZZLE!!
Who could resist using this big bright and happy sun....Dazzling, right???
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Joanne tells us that April is National Humor Month. There are many occasions when a funny image or sentiment can make the day of someone facing some type of a challenge (or an "aged" birthday). Our challenge is to make a humorous card.
I thought this cat walking away was hysterical. We have great friends who have MANY cats, so this goes to them.
Our hostess for the month of April is Joanne. Her first challenge is to take a scenic road trip on our cards in some way, as the first week of April is called READ A ROAD MAP WEEK.
This old roadster has been around the world, and has said bye-bye to friends and family to go on a trip again. If I had a car like this I'd be in it all the time!! I think this makes a great card for a guy who is retiring, don't you?
Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen, They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now
Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand
These are the lyrics of an old favorite song Lynn asked us to use for inspiration...........Today is Vincent Van Gogh's 164th birthday.
I kept the colors blue and gray, and was inspired by the line ...
"Sketch the trees and the daffodils"
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How can it be possible that Tommy is visiting colleges??? Our grandson, who wants to be a Doctor, has been deluged by college pamphlets after seeing his PSAT scores. I think he will end up going to a school where he feels comfortable. My DD and DSIL are smart to take him as soon as possible. He's involved with Driver's Ed, and doing his Eagle Project for Boy Scouts, so his time is at a premium. Here he is in Connecticut, at Univ. of New Haven with the mascot.
I'll keep posting as he goes on his journey. (We heard that there was an excellent presentation and tour, and that the food was good. All important features!)
More good news......while Tommy was in CT, big sister Erin was here. She is on break from Culinary School where she is a Senior. Her GPA is 3.97. How sweet is that!!! What fab grands we have!
According to Lynn, this is National Bubble Week. Our challenge is to make a bubble card. This might include making use of a technique like painting with bubbles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVOCt5b1sPM) or bubble wrap on a brayer, or a bubble stamp or image of children blowing bubbles. She says to use our imagination for whatever it brings to mind.
I used an AI image...these gals are using large balls for exercise, but they reminded me so much of bubbles that I couldn't resist using them with the cute saying,
"May your day bubble over with happiness"
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In honor of "old stuff" day, Lynn, our hostess for March has challenged us to:
"make a card or project making use of some of your earliest stamps of your collection, or make use of old supplies in your stash, or a Vintage image of something from the past.
I guess this fits the criteria of something from the past. When I was little, my grandparents took me to a place in NH for a week that only had a "privy". I got a kick out of it, but was glad to come back to civilization!
For our challenge this week, Liz has asked us to show a little love by making a handmade Valentine. It's a color challenge.....RED, black, and white, and for the bonus, add a glimmer of silver.
My Valentine kitty is wearing Valentine boxer shorts that are fussy cut and popped. The image is pasted over RED mirror paper, and there are silver heart brads scattered about. The fun sentiment is from Joanne Woodward - Paul Newman must have been a fab guy, but not as fab as my DH who will get this card from me!
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We have three family birthdays within 15 days.........John, our youngest grandson on Jan. 30, David, our son on Jan. 31, and DH, Jay, on Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day). We get the family together to celebrate them with a cake with three candles.
This year, Amy has the flu, so all of the Chisholm's stayed home. We didn't get John. We had the rest of the guys, and only two candles, but we managed to sing really loud, so maybe John heard us! Here are the birthday boys. Happy Day, guys!!
Our new hostess for the month of February is Liz Williams. In honor of Library Lovers month, she challenged us to a reading or a book theme for our cards.
I used Fairy Tales as my theme......
Inside it has a humorous comment:
"Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk!"
I send cards to my DD at her Law Office every week. She has a difficult job, lots of hours, etc. As a result, the cards I send to her are always fun. Her legal secretary, Annie, and Dori, her office manager, also get a card occasionally, and the cards are left beside the coffee machine for them and the other lawyers to enjoy. I think this card will bring smiles, and maybe a laugh or two.
Our grandson John was missing from the evening. We had spent the afternoon with him, celebrating a separate and wonderful occasion.........his 16th birthday.
It's hard to believe that our youngest grandchild is so old!! Now he will be learning to drive, and taking his first steps to being his own person. He's wearing his gummy bear socks, and opening presents. He chose some peace and quiet after we sang to him (loud and off key), and skipped an evening back at the school. You get all your own choices on your birthday!!
Happy, happy birthday to John, his Celtics shirts, his Walking Dead book, socks and sweatshirt, and new basketball sneakers. Really growing up!!! We love you so much!!!