Friday, December 28, 2012

Emboss Resist

The challenge today was twofold, and involved using a technique I don't often do.  I love the look of emboss resist, but it always makes a mess.

I cased a card of Wanda Cullen's (cullenwr) from SCS, as we were asked to find someone whose birthday was close to our own. Ours are two days apart.

Wanda makes beautiful cards, and I kept her layout, changing only the colors and ef.

Christmas is behind us, New Year's ahead.  The days sure fly by.  Hope you are looking forward to the New Year.  I'm pretty good at remembering the new number for the month of January, but after that I really slip up!

Have a great day, all!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sparkle Background

Back to Winter.  the card, not the weather (yet).  the challenge was to make a card with sparkle, and this is sure it.  I must tell you that the brad in the middle of the flake is white and sparkly.  It was very hard to take the photo today.

My sweet Son-in-law is coming today to pick up all the gifts my DD had delivered here.  YAY!  I get my sunporch back!  He's bringinig two gift cards my DD picked up for me, so that finishes up the shopping for this year.  DOUBLE YAY!

We are having a very low-key Christmas.  I've done none of my Swedish baking or cooking.  My hands are just not up to the task (and confidentially I had no enthusiasm to do it), so it will be regular food.  Some will care, but food is food, and we are all good eaters.

Have a safe and happy holiday.  Much love to you all from our house.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Spring!

I know it's not Spring, but I am tired of the same old colors.  Also, today is full of sunshine, and it doesn't look like December at all.

This card is for the Sketch Challenge at SCS.  I altered it a bit to accommodate the chevrons...they were supposed to be a strip.

I added some clouds in the bg, and used my brand new nestie labels (and also the new chevrons).  What fun to have new stuff.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CHF16 - Winter

This week I am your Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge hostess.  The theme is Winter.

I used Thomas Kinkade's "Graceland Christmas" (TK - 124T) from CHF.

The image is inked in nave on blue papre, backed with navy.  There's a snowflake with the sentiment on the white ribbon.

Please join us adding your card HERE, and maybe you will win some fabulous stamps!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!  Today I am basking in the beautiful sunshine, although the temperature will not go above 35 degrees today.  Snow tomorrow.  Enjoy what you have today......the moral of the story.

Mom and I made this floral card this morning for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS.  It was quick and easy (we like that!), and will work for just about anything we want to send a card for. (This is my 2nd preposition ending sentence of the morning.  Please don't tell my English teacher son!)

Here's hoping that, in the light of the news from CT, you will find time to hug your children. Love to you all.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CCEE1250 Santa......

Welcome back to the CCEE Challenge!  This is our last for 2012.  Wow.  Where did the time go?

Our hostess Frances challenged us to make something using Santa, as the theme is "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".

My card uses a Rubbernecker (209-07 Winter Holiday #4 - Santa) image, and I just LOVE his sweet face.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.  Have a wonderful Holiday, and come see us in the New Year!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

An Extra

I made a card yesterday, and was so busy I didn't have time to post.  It was made for the Inspiration Challenge, and I was really pleased with the way it came out.  Feels good to be done with Christmas cards!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

CCEE1249 Favorite New Die

Welcome back to another CCEE Challenge.  This week, Cindy Haffner told us she wanted to see our Favorite New Die.

I had to use the new bird and birdhouse I got from Quikutz.  I think it's just adorable..especially with my old fave, the fence punch, and the Quikutz branch.

The sentiment is only one line from a Rubbernecker sentiment (508 - garden Phrase Set).  I just love that their images are so great, and the sayings are so multi-purpose!

Be sure to join us, and link your card HERE.  We'll see you again next Thursday!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CHF15 - Christmas Box or Bag

Our hostess this week is Frances, who challenged the Cornish Heritage Farms DT to make a Christmas Box or Bag.

I made my box out of Heidi Grace double sided designer paper.  The first picture shows that it REALLY is a box, and the second shows better the view from the top.

The cardinal image is, of course, from CHF (Cardinal 300M- Digi), and it's painted with watercolors.  It's done with a technique called "out of the box", and mounted on a circle atop the box. 

I added some punched greens and flowers, and rolled a rose.  There is a big pearl in the rose, and liquid pearls in the small flowers.

Please join us this week, linking your card HERE, and maybe you will win some imiages!!

See you in two weeks with another challenge!

Friday, November 30, 2012

CHF Winter Village

My card today is a case of one by Julia, our QFTD at SCS.  Her card has a BEE, mine is certainly a different theme.

This is a digi stamp by Cornish Heritage farms called Winter Village (1083K), and using Gimp, I changed the black to purple for this card.

It's also for the Free 4 All challenge...fruits and veggies.  One of the options was to use a color for the theme, so I chose grape.  I just couldn't get my act together for a fruit or veg card.  Christmas is still on the table top!

Have a great day.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

CCEE1248 Ribbon Lacing

Our last CCEE challenge of the month for our hostess Vicky Gould is Ribbon Lacing.  We were told we could lace through a bracket, piece of lattice work, cardstock......whatever.

I laced the RED ribbon through holes made with a punch, then tied a bow.  The snowman is a Sizzix die cut, and I think he is just the cutest!

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and we'll see you in December!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas in Saffron

I love to make Christmas cards in non-traditional colors.  This one uses Saffron, a pale shade of yellow.

The center is cut out with an oval floral nestability.  The image is from SU - Lovely as a Tree, one of my all-time favorites, and sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I made this specifically for the Featured Stamper (thecircleguru) at SCS today, changing a number of things she did to make it my own.  I hope she likes it(and you too!).

Have a great day.......we'll be joined by #2 son and family today for some food and football.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Glitter for Sue

Our Queen for the Day, Sue, will be enjoying a lot of cards made in her honor.  I hope she likes this one I cased from her wonderful gallery.

I hope you can see the powdery glitter on the panel with the ornament.  IRL it's very pretty.

We had a fab Thanksgiving...good food, even if I do say so myself (the cook), and fun being with the family.  I hope yours was as good as ours.  To top it off, our Pats won BIG!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

CCEE1247 Challenge

Welcome to another CCEE challenge.  Our hostess for the month of November is Vicky Gould.

She challenged us to make a card using Brown,, Yellow, and Orange, along with designer paper (any size or shape). 

I made a very simple card using the A2 size, with some wonderful Fall paper.  I used a leaf stamp and a Thanksgiving sentiment to go with my ribbon and acorn charm.

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and come back again next Thursday for CCEE1248.

I would like also to wish my daughter Amy the happiest birthday ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Irish Dancer

For those of you that had the interest to come here, this is our beautiful granddaughter, Erin, in her solo dress.  I couldn't resist a little bragging!!  And I have to tell you, that as gorgeous as she is, she is just that nice, sweet, and pleasant too.  (Her brothers may not agree, but EVERYONE else does!!)


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CHF14 Trees!

Our Hostess Kristine Reynolds challenged us to make a card with trees............Fall trees, Christmas trees, snowy trees, etc.

I embossed this tree using only part of the folder.  With a dark green background, and white cardstock, I added a RED bow, and sentiments (NEW! from Night Before Christmas - CHF) in green and RED.

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you! AND - if you do, you could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

Once you have created your card/project come here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF14. We can't wait to see what you create! Good luck, and see you in two weeks!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Few Posts

This is the card I made today for the Inspiration Challenge.  The site Stef picked had wonderful RED bowls.  I used the solid as the bg for my new Tim Holtz reindeer die cut, and the trees which I haven't used before either.  I added some snowflakes with pearls and a ribbon.  Kinda okay I think.
This card I made for Gabby, our Queen For The Day yesterday.  I cased a Halloween card she made, and used the same layout, but changed the theme, as I'm sure I didn't need to tell you.

Today my two youngest grandsons, Tommy and John, are arriving.  They are at a Boy Scout overnight, and have an empty house, since my DD, DGD, and DS-in-law are away.  What a treat to have these boys.......11, and 12, but still little boys.  They are excited to come because they know that I will craft with them.

Have a great day, wherever you are.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Falling Snowflakes

The challenges today were......use newsprint RED, white, and black, and Gabby (gabalot) is Queen for the day.  I cased a wonderful card of hers called "The Colors of Fall", using her layout, but changing the colors and theme.  I loved having my favorite color combo chosen today!!!

The sentiment is from Rubbernecker Stamps:

209-07 Winter Holiday #4.

I'm off to the chiropractor again at noon today.  My neck is still not good, and I'm throwing the rest of myself off by holding it wrong.  A few more trips and I'll be right as rain again.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

CCEE1246 Fall/Thanksgiving

Welcome back to another CCEE challenge.  This week Vicky has chosen  a Fall or Harvest theme.

My images are from new rubber sets at Cornish Heritage Farms, and the set is called Fall Harvest.

Please join us, and link your card HERE, and remember we have a new challenge every Thursday!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Spirit Of Love

One of the neatest things is being able to cut sentiments apart to use just what fits!  I used Rubbernecker 508- Garden Phrase Set, and cut only Spirit of Love to ink up in RED.

This card is for the combined challenges at SCS this morning - the Technique Lover's Challenge (trees), and the Clean And Simple (a sketch with four thingies hanging down.  I flipped the sketch, obviously)

Another Christmas card for my stash.  Thannks for visiting me again!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

CHF Night Before Christmas

Here's the card I made this morning, using one of the beautiful sentiments from CHF.  It's in a set called "Night Before Christmas".  Be sure to check out Cornish Heritage Farms for wonderful new rubber stamps!!

The paper I used in addition to the layered white (embossed with a winter motif folder) is from Momenta, and is called The Story Of Us.  It's shiny and textural, and I've been hoarding it long enough!

The snow is gone, and the sun is out.  We're expecting a few days in excess of 60 degrees.  Guess Fall isn't over yet!

Enjoy your weekend.  Hugs to you all.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Bee For Angie!

I made this card for Angella Crockett, the QFTD at SCS.  Her cards are always beautiful, and so well laid out.  I changed a few things, but essentially it's very like hers.  I hope she likes it, and that you do too.

I used the following Rubbernecker sets:

sentiment: 508 garden Phrase Set
bee: 512 Create a Garden Set 1

The two challenges today are combined in this card.  I love to do that.

Have a fabulous day!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

CCEE1245 Portion of EF

Our Hostess, Vicky Gould, challenged us to use only a portion of an embossing folder.

I used half of the snowflake ef.  Additionally, I embossed a little snowguy.

Please join us again this week, linking your card HERE.

See you next week!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


What a perfect day for a snowman.  We are awaiting snow....and I have to say we are not looking forward to it!

Winter comes too soon, and Fall doesn't last long enough.

Friday is the day for the closing on Mom's house, and DD is the attorney handling it.  She will have to drive an hour and a half to get to the registry for us.  We would like the snow to hold off, but she is intrepid......that won't bother her a bit!  How nice to have her do this for us, so we can sit and wait for the check to arrive!!

Hope you are safe and sound, and enjoying your day!  Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CHF13 Thomas Kincade

Our challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms is presented by Dawn Bennett.  She asked us to make a card using a stamp by Thomas Kincade.

I used  "Graceland Christmas" (TK124) for my card. The sentiment  comes from the new set "Night Before Christmas".  The image is stamped in Olive, and all I added was a pair of flowers.

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you! AND - if you do, you could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

Once you have created your card/project come  here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF13. We can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

CCEE1244 Faux Pressed Flowers

Vicky Gould is our hostess for the month of November.  For her first challenge, she requested Faux Pressed Flowers.

I punched out flowers to match the dp, then after I added the dp at the bottom, I ran it through the cb, using the lattice folder.  The sentiment comes from Rubbernecker Stamps (600 Phrase Set - Best Wishes), which I stamped in Lagoon and sponged.  It's mounted on a circle, and added to ribbon.

We hope you will join us, linking  your card HERE, and that you will check in with us again next (and every) Thursday!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Two-Fer on Monday

Here's the card I made for the Technique Lover's Challenge today..........the theme was WOVEN RIBBON.

Of course I chose to use RED, and since I am on to making Christmas cards, the olive background was a MUST.

I love this adorable snowman holding the bird.  If you click on the card, you can see the bg embossing of the Holiday EF.
Here's the collage card I made for the Clean and Simple Challenge today at SCS. 

The images are all from Rubbernecker Stamps:

500 - Garden Phrase Set
615 - Grunge BG - Paint Splattered Screen
645-01 - Collage Floral Set 1
534-03 - Music, Time, Bikes - Watch Set 3
644-01 - Collage Pattern BG 1

I used the wonderful colors of Autumn - marigold, pumpkin, rust, and thyme.

Have a safe day!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms and RED!

There are new stamps (both digi and rubber) at CHF!  This card was  made with one of each:

Skiing Snowman (430 K)
Night Before Christmas Set

It's a case of a card made by Janine at SCS (nines) who is our Featured Stamper today.

Be sure to check out the new stuff at CHF HERE!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

I'll Have a Pink Christmas

No blue Christmas for me!!

I really like Christmas cards in non-traditional colors, like PINK and BROWN.
I had a visit from a friend yesterday, and we were talking about how we would like to be remembered.  She said she wanted to be remembered as "admirable".  Not bad.  I had a tough time with this idea, but I guess "crazily spontaneous" would fit.  No one EVER knows what to expect of me (and that's the way I like it!).  Add an idea for yourself if you comment today.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

CCEE1243 Challenge - Tag

Our hostess Brenda (Benzi) made her last October Challenge - a card or project with a tag.

I made a tag out of black cs, punching the end with a web.  The tag has ribbons through the hole, and the ghost (Sizzix) holds a spider on a single web.

Please join us every Thursday, linking your card HERE.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Merry Snowman

WOW.  The sketch today was pretty involved.  Mom and I had to decide whether we wanted to do this or go food shopping.  We really didn't want to go, so here is our entry for today.

We like the way it came out, but will probably not do this design again!!

Had a SUPER day yesterday with Uncle and Cousin.  He was celebrating his 82nd birthday, and Julie came up from AZ to be with him.  We gabbed for four hours, slipped in a little lunch and cake, and sang to him in our fashion.

Enjoy your day.  Thanks for joining me here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CHF12 Challenge

Today our hostess is Steph Ackerman.  She has challenged us to make a Fall card, or one using Halloween colors.

Not only did I use the colors, but went with the theme as well.

The Cornish Heritage Farms image is:
        owl 1074 - Digi

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you! AND - if you do, you could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

Once you have created your card/project come  here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF12. We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Challenges

  We went to visit our grandson Nate at college yesterday.  We took him to brunch, saw his dorm and room (complete with asleep roommate Eddie!), messy of course (the room, that is), and had a wonderful time with him.  I guess that visit prompted this card today.  It would be perfect for him.

Then, in the afternoon, we camped out in front of the TV to watch football (Pat's won, but it wasn't pretty), then baseball (got tired and found out the Giants kept the NLCS alive this AM).

That's all we did.  We are a bunch of boring, boring people! (But it worked for us!) We did have snacks and wine, so it wasn't a total loss.

Thanks for checking in today.

Friday, October 19, 2012

NEW from Cornish Heritage Farms!

CHF has just come out with some wonderful new red rubber stamps!  One of them is a grouping of fun Christmas images and sentiments.  Check them out HERE!

This is a very simple shaped card that was made in honor of Claudia (cjzim), who is our Queen for the Day at SCS.

I still have that migraine, so that's all from me.......I was able to just do so much and no more. Seeya.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

CCEE1242 Challenge

Brenda (Benzi), our hostess for this month, LOVES snowmen.  Her challenge to us this week is to make a winter or Christmas card, being sure to use a snowman.

I happen to love non-traditional Christmas colors........ and especially like blue (and RED, of course).  I really think the blue goes with snow, snowguys, and flakes.  I have even been known to make a RED gingham snow person a time or two!

Anyway, this is an offer to have you join us in the challenge this week, remembering to let us see your creation by linking it to our Blog here.  See you again next Thursday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

RED ......... Finally!

Have you been missing my RED cards???  This one should make you happy if you thought I was forgetting!

This was made for the Sketch Challenge at SCS.  The image is from Rubbernecker (496-08, Wildflowers).  I love inking this stamp in one color!!

Have a great day, and thanks for looking.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Harvest CAS

Today I combined the challenges into one Clean and Simple card.

The images are from Rubbernecker Fall Trilogy Set.  The colors of ink are pumpkin, rust, and durango.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Here's a close look at the card I made today.  the Inspiration Challenge led us to Pier 1 Imports, where they have LOTS of Santas.

I used a Rubbernecker Stamp(209-07 Winter Holiday #4 Santa) for my image and sentiment.

The only thing you can't see well is the glaze on his glasses.  Trust me, it's there.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Hooray For Shirt!

Today, the Queen For The Day is Shirley McQuarry, also know as Shirt!

I was delighted to case one of her most recent cards, keeping the Christmas theme, but changing the colors.

Congratulations you deserve this honor.  Enjoy!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

CCEE1241 Fall Leaves

Welcome back to another CCEE!  Our challenge from our Hostess Brenda (Benzi) is to use Fall colors, leaves and a border punch.

I used my border punch on the panel and added a silk leaf.  The only stamping is the owrd "Fall" from SU's set Happy Fall Y'All.

Please join us again this week, linking your card HERE.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CHF11 Give Thanks

Welcome back to the Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge!

This week our hostess, Jacqueline Smith, challenged us to make - In time for Canada's Thanksgiving - a give thanks card in RED and White.

I used CHF's digital image Daisy Trio (810-D), using the marker to rubber technique.  The bg is the Thanks EF from Cuttlebug.  I used a new nestie in RED, my old fence punch and an oval nestie.  Just had to add a RED ribbon too!

Please join us, linking your card HERE.  You just might win a $10.00 gift certificate for playing along, using your CHF stamps.

See you in two weeks with another fun challenge!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mr. Stix

I love this snowman!

Rubbernecker Stamps (36-03 Winter Holiday #4),
Mr. Stix!

The challenges today were to use plaid, and to use dimension.  The panel is popped up, and the ribbon and bg dp are plaid.

This image is also cut out of the box, which I love to do.
Have a great day!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Humor

This is a card for our son who always has music with him..........I hope it gets a laugh!

The inside says "wrap".

It's also for the IC challenge today. Our site is called Magpie, and I took inspiration from a mug that had white, orange and gray circles.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Birthday and Halloween

Here's the card I made for today.........a rosette for the Free 4 All Challenge, and a case for our Queen for the Day, Denise (resqbarbie).

I learned something important.  When a rosette is very small, it's also very hard to turn.

I hope Denise likes the changes I made in her honor.
This is the card I posted yesterday.

It's a birthday card for our very good friend in PA, Elaine.  She loves dragons and cats.  She has two cats (Bill and Joel), and lots of dragon figurines that her cats leave alone!

I used a Rubbernecker image and sentiment from the set "Halloween Cats", and combined them with my favorite colors, of course.

I'll be glad when making Halloween cards is over....I sure miss making cards with LOTS of RED!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

CCEE1240 Chipboard

Our Hostess for the month of October is Brenda, aka Benzi.  Her challenge for the CCEE is to use chipboard.

I used chipboard letters colored with a gold pen.  The bg is the Spider Web ef, and the ghost is a die from Sizzix.  All I did was pop up the ghosst and tie some ribbon on the "O".

Please join us this week, and every Thursday, linking your card HERE so we can see what you have done too.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's Officially Fall! and NEWS!

Today is the last day of Red Sox baseball.  That makes it Fall in my book.  The leaves are changing color, and football has replaced baseball in this house.

My card is for the Sketch Challenge at SCS today.  I love this sentiment, and Kaleidacolor Pumpkin has the most fabulous Autumn hues!

Now to the news.............

I was asked to accept a position at CHF for the next year.  They chose seven of the original 20 to continue, and I was one! I accepted right away.

You'll be seeing more Cornish Heritage Farms images from me in a little while.  Please come back and check often!