Monday, September 29, 2014

Nature's Leaves - Hostess Post (ME!)

Today I was hostess at SCS for the Technique Lover's Challenge.  It was the second time, and I was still so nervous about posting it correctly.  My friend in Texas, Joan, held my hand as she led me through it again!

The challenge came out okay, and lots of people have made fabulous and interesting cards, using what I called "Punched strips".  You'll have to go to my gallery to get the directions.

Here is the card I made showing the punched strips.  I hope you like it too.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CCEE1439 Dog Card

For Lois' last challenge, she challenged us to make a card with a dog in honor of National Dog Week (Sept. 21-27).


I love the dog in this Penny Black stamp!  He's all paper pieced, and looking forward to Halloween.  I added a strip punched from a Martha Stewart oldie but goodie, and some orange pearls.

Please join us this week, and come back again next Thursday!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CCEE1438 Wordplay Challenge

From our hostess Lois - "In honor of "Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day", include on your card something that starts with each of the following letters - H U G."

H = herd (of cows)
U = udders (of course)
G = grass

I stamped and colored some cute SU cows, punched the grass, and die cut the sun and clouds.  The bg is embossed with an old folder, and everything is popped up.  I didn't have the letters, except in some tiny wooden ones, so I rubberbanded them, and it worked.  Not that I'll do that again.  I think I like the look of computer generated words better.  At any rate, here are my HUGs.

Please join us in this fun challenge, and come back in a week for another!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lots of Butterflies

Our Featured Stamper this morning (Jennifer - Mother'sDaughter) made a beautiful card with some butterflies on it.  I used that card as a basis for my own, adding more to it (stencil via lightbox), and a big die cut elegant flutterer.  Here it is:

I thought I would share it because I just love how lacy and elegant it is!!  Have a great day, and GO Patriots!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CCEE1437 Odd Day

Our hostess this month, Lois, challenged us to use an odd number of the same embellishment.  I added five brads to this birthday card.


Please join us for this easy peasy challenge, and be sure to post your card to our blog HERE.

See you next week!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary to US!

Today is our 51st Anniversary....the beginning of the 52nd year!  Wow.  Went by fast, and I'm still in love with the big guy.  Last night we went out to eat, just the two of us, while middle son and family stayed and cooked for Mom.  Nice treat.  On we go to the next milestone, I guess.  I don't often share, but wanted to let you know we have decided to reinvest in each other. LOL.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hot off the press - Oliver

Our Great grandson Oliver will be a year old on the 19th of this month.  I made a card for him this morning:

It was a challenge at SCS, and was inspired by the title, "Puppy Dog Tails".  Here are some pictures of Oliver that came this morning, all the way from Las Vegas!

Look at the dimples!


Messy Face
This boy is the image of his Daddy, our grandson Justin!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

CCEE1436 Newspaper

Lois Bak is our hostess for the month of September.  Since she told us today is Newspaper Carrier Day, she challenged us to use newsprint on our cards.

We stopped subscribing to a delivered paper in favor of receiving the news on line.  Our landfill doesn't need any more!!  So.....I printed up something and used it as my newsprint.  I hope I don't hear the stamping police!  Here's what I made:

Please join us HERE, and join us again next week for another challenge.