Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last day of 2009, THANK YOU FRIENDS & FAMILY

Hey, hello all. I hope everyone is keeping warm and such.
I have been traveling for the past several days, so I have not been on the internet. I just returned on tuesday, and it looks like in the nick of time (see below).
I woke up to a little more snow today. It is the very last day of the year already....2009 wasn't much of a year for me, so I am not unhappy to say goodbye to it. Although it was just another in a long line of bad years lately.
Hey, we're starting a new decade, so I know it's gonna be great! I look forward to seeing 2010. I look forward to making it a better year. The first in a continuing line of better years for my son and I. I don't think I will post any photos today unless I do it much later. Yesterday my water heater broke, and I had lots of water in the basement. Today I am still cleaning it up. Not to mention the price quotes made me feel ill. But you have to have hot water, right? I was lucky to be able to get it replaced last night.
I just wanted to leave a note of thanks to those old friends and family members and any new friends I have encountered recently in my blog travels. I really appreciate you visiting my blog, and especially appreciate it when you leave a comment (Helen, Bethann).
Thanks for all your support in my cardmaking endeavors.
You all are the best!
Come back and see me in 2010!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

I wasn't dreaming of a white Christmas, but none-the-less...

Yes, It looks like it's gonna be A WHITE CHRISTMAS!
Obviously this was shortly after the snow stopped falling...close to 2 feet.

This is a couple more of those cards I told you I did a few days ago. These cards are two more I need to send out as the acknowledgement committee for AFIS Internet, Inc....

Supplies: American Paper Co., fingerprint image (unknown)/Cardstock; AC Moore/ribbon; cuttlebug folder; sentiment/JoAnn Essentials Crafts, Stamping Up Ink, Brayer

Supplies: American Paper Co., Cardstock; AC Moore/white satin ribbon; Recollections/ lime green decorative border; cuttlebug folder; sentiment/JoAnn Essentials; checkered Brads/AC Moore; Stampin Up/ ink; Brayer

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sympathy card for Ada

This is a sympathy card for my next door neighbor. She just lost her grandmother recently.

This is a technique I learned from my very patient friend Helen! Thank you so much Helen. I have many more of these cards coming to my blog one day soon. : ) I made some in every single color ink pad I own from Stampin Up. About 25-30 different colors. I LOVE how they turned out!

Supplies: Cardstock-The Paper Company; Satin ribbon from AC Moore; Computer generated sentiment; cuttlebug folder, Stampin Up ink, glitter from AC Moore, Ruler to tear paper, corner punch

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Embellish.Com Magazine Challenge and FTL71

Hiya! Well, I decided to try a couple challenges today. Even though I really need to finish (start) my Christmas Thank you cards. Plus my sister told me it is time to get all those handmade cards I've been photographing in the mail to folks. Humph! I don't normally get them in the mail until Dec. 23 or so. But I guess I will get them out this week. I hope I have all the addresses I need... : ) I guess that is why I usually also make New Year's cards, but I didn't make any this year.

Anyway....the challenges I chose to do are (1) Embellish Magazine.Com Color Challenge and (2) from Clean and Simple the sketch challenge FTL71.

I actually thought it would be easier than it was, but I probably complicated it for myself. This is my first foray back into the challenge world since my computer collapsed back in July. I liked both the color choices and the layout. I tried...What do you think?

Embellish Color Challenge: Rust, Brown and Green

Clean and Simple FTL71

My take on the combination...

Supplies: paper/ The Paper Company; Glitter leaves from Walmart, Ribbon from AC Moore, the fall ribbon was leftover from my nieces wedding last fall (how about that Bethann?); cuttlebug embossing folder, gold acrylic paint; folk art glass finish

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 273 4 365 Cards, No Christmas cards this post... : )

Happy Thursday! I checked out 365 cards and the paper I wanted to use for this card was being used for the challenge. How lucky for me. Now maybe I can get back in the swing at 365...

I made these quick cards for a coworker who needed them for Sympathy Thank you's. The inside reads: It is difficult to express all that your kindness and thoughtfulness has meant. We greatly appreciated all that was done in our time of need.

Supplies: paper/making memories flocked brocadestripe mocha andflocked brocade poolside paperie, The Paper Company cardstock, DCWV blue metallic; words/computer generated (inside and out); satin ribbon/AC Moore; cuttlebug folder
(I tried to keep these simple because they have to go through the mail)
I think I was inspired by some of the artists I saw at one of the card conventions I attended
(with my friend Karen), when I sat down and made these cards. I really like how they turned out. Maybe one day I will submit them.

Supplies: (Unfortunately some of my supplies were not labeled, I'm getting better about keeping on top of what I am using these days, but these cards were made months ago)
paper/DCWV notecards, The paper company cardstock and notecards, vintage paper is unknown (possibly DCWV), rubber stamps/ unknown- I ordered them from the internet and they are not stamped on the back. Once they were removed from the packaging, that was it and that was so long ago...; flowers and leaves/AC Moore, brads/ AC Moore, flower sequins/dollar days, marker (on the lips), and folk art glass finish on the lips over the marker; glitter pen-stardust roll on
This is another card that is not my usual style. I was trying something different. Also inspired after a visit to a craft convention. This is a stenciled card.

Supplies: paper/metallic DCWV, animal print (unk), and cardstock (mat) The Paper Company; stencil/Dreamweaver; embossing paste/ bronze and gold by Dreamweaver, rhinestones/ Oriental Trading Co.

Thanks for visiting! R