Thursday, July 30, 2015

CCEE1531 Honoring Harry Potter

Tomorrow is Harry Potter's birthday.  The challenge from Lynn is to create a card of some kind that honors this amazing literary character.  Here's mine:

These are Harry's glasses and his books......he learned how to cast spells.  He also wears glasses.  The bg is purple.........and everything is versamarked and I used white embossing powder.  I hope you like it.  Please join us here:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

CCEE1530 Watercolor Bokeh

This week Lynn has given us a technique challenge - Watercolor Bokeh.  there is a great tutorial oon SCS that let us know how it is done.

Here's mine:

My card was made with cocoa, sand and crumb cake inks on watercolor paper.  Then I added white craft ink using different sized circles.  That was the background.  Then I stamped my favorite SU image from Lovely as a Tree.  I think this makes a great guy card.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jake is 16!

Jake came home from fishing in Maine to celebrate his birthday.  His mother baked a cake, and brought it along with them.  Dad was at home taking some meds for a bad back, so there was more cake for Mimi, Buppa, and Great Gram.

 Here is Jake trying to light a match for the candles.  (We KNOW he will never be an arsonist!)
 Mom took over.
 Jake getting ready to blow out the candles..........but
 ...we faked him out by singing to him again.  His actual birthday was the 16th, so we called him and sang loudly and off key into the phone.  He thought that would be the last of it.....but oh no!!
 Here is the first present he asked for................
 ....and the second.  He can always count on his Mimi to get what he wants.
This is from  from Nickleback for his guitar.

We enjoyed out cake, visiting, and off they went.  We can't believe he is already 16, and learning to drive!  WOW!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CCEE1529 Under the Sea

Things are hot this time of year in Texas.  What better place to cool off than underwater.  Lynn challenged us to create an underwater scene.

Here's mine.....please join us!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CCEE1528 Card of Friendship

This week our challenge from Lynn says...This Friday is Cheer Up the Lonely Day.  Make a card of friendship and send it someone you know who lives alone.

My BFF is in FL, and loves flowers.  This will go to her.

Please feel free to join us!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

CCEE1527 - Celebrate the 4th!

Lynn is our hostess for the month of July.  Her challenge to us is to make a card showing how we will celebrate the 4th of July.

For the past 35 years, we have had family and friends come here for a cookout, and to enjoy the pool, hot tub, games, and conversation.    I do all the work, and when it's over, I'm exhausted.  Not only that, there are so many people, I don't get to enjoy being with any of them. This year, we have decided enough is enough.  No plans.

I intend to sit in my bathing suit (no, it's not RED) by the pool, in the hot tub, and enjoy some peace and quiet.......also a margarita or two.  Here's my card: