Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Good Morning to all
I was just checking out some blogs ...when I saw
my SIL Nina card challenge
and I just had to try using this neat little tree for
the challenge from
so here is my card
 I had made one in my last entry..
so I thought lets make a new card for the challenge
the little tree is made from K & Company paper
wording used on the card were stamps given to me 
the rest of the card is mostly things bought at the dollar store..
if you are interested in trying
check out the youtube site on how to make the tree
 I listed in my last entry...
Have a great day and please check out this challenge
and family and friends
they all have something to share.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ok another card this week
my SIL Nina had sent me some card making books
back a while ago ...
and I have to admit the last challenge I struggled with
cause I was trying to copy the video card ...
and did not have the stamps to do it that way...
so I decide to go through some of the books Nina had sent me
I saw this card and just had to try it ..
what do you think???
the paper use are mostly scraps
because I was not sure if I could do it ..
if you would like to try it
I found this that helped me out with making the tree
they call it an Origami Tree
Now I did get the challenge done and I have to thanks
she encourage me to step outside the box to do the last challenge
and I think my Snowman card is cute.
Hope some of you will try the tree
it is fun.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ok another challenge
from SIL Nina
this challenge was awesome to try
I did struggle for a bit ...but think I got it here for the challenge
Paper Piece ..
my paper pieces were the wand, his shoes, and the 3 Christmas balls
his boots I embossed with black
the wand I raised and painted and add a gold little star
the Christmas Balls cut out of scrap piece of Christmas paper
then raised them above the stamp patterns on the card

now this card is watercolors ..painted by me...
yes I tried watercolors again ...but this time I tried to follow
what I had been shown by SIL Barb..
Thanks for the lesson Barb ...
I flocked the fur on the hat and tried flocking the snowman face..
the stamp I used Inky Antics
Decorating Snowman
color paper Brazzill's
Stop by Barb's and Nina's
I know they will have some awesome cards to show you
Have a great Wednesday

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I know it has been awhile
but November and December are one
of the most busy of times for cards...

Here are a few of what I have done and sent out..
this last card was cut by my Silhouette Cameo
it is really neat what you can create with this machine.
Well off to do a challenge Nina has picked a really neat one...
please make sure you stop by
Family and Friends
on my side bar ...they all have some neat things to share...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ok the challenge this week is from
SIL Nina ....
it is a window card
here is one of the links she shared with us...
worth watching...
ok first try
I cut the candy cane out to pop it off the card and inside the window
on the inside I had done a black shadow of the candy cane..
Paper used was from what my daughter Sam .. she had just bought
while she was at the coast for Thanksgiving weekend
I believe it is from We Are Memory Keepers
Candy cane Stamp from Inkadinkado
The window from Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles ..
Now this card was another site Nina had posted for us

thought I would give it a try ...sorry not the best picture
need to change my lighting ...
so this is what I ended up with ..
yes I know need to learn how to paint ..
the bear is a bit rough looking 
paper used here from the dollar store
the cutout for frame it was spellbinders Labels Nineteen
the bear from a stamp Popcorn the Bear
would like to try that card again ...
but do better next time around...
Now this next card ..
I had made a while back 
thought I would show this window card idea
blinds closed
blinds open
Well I hope you enjoyed the look and
I know that the SIL 's
Barb and Nina
will have some great cards
to share
check them out ...
Thanks Nina for the challenge can't wait for the next challenge...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

another hotspot connections
and some awesome picture of tonight
on the lake
it is so peaceful here tonight
wanted to share this moment ...
Make sure you stop by the
family and friends in my list
they all have some awesome stuff to share.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This is my first time ever using a hotspot connection
I only have one bar on my iphone but here I am
blogging way up in the bush ...
on my laptop ...
These were taken today ...this was my morning view at
7:00 am
how it changes as the minutes went on

so beautiful but cool out ....
 ok and I have to show off my fish ..this caught the other day
and it has been windy ...but there is not another soul camped in this area
did get to watch the cowboys and girls bring the cattle into the lower grasslands
so neat to see that they still do it by horses and not 4 wheelers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ok another challenge ...
I was looking around for a new challenge ...
so this is the challenge I sent out to my SIL's
Barb and Nina
Soot Stamping..
check it out kind of neat ...
ok this pic was me not waiting for thing to it was
fingerprints and smudges all over the place.
ok waited for the Fixative to dry this time
for this card below

the stamp used to do this layout was
Fall Whimsy by StampinUp
ribbon the dollar store
back paper from Bo Bunny Fall collection
I wanted to try one more stamp
Drift Flowers by Memory box
paper  used  Recollection by Micheal's
the verse Autumn Flower stamp by Stampendous..
Make the candle product the soot to make these cards
\was kind of neat ...I did burn a few sheets of glossy paper.
Fixative is what you spray on the soot stamping ...
You can get this product at Micheal's
Would like to try and do another card  this way.
Now I know my SIL's cards are going to be awesome so
and check them out
Barb and Nina
and thanks for trying this challenge out with me ...

Saturday, September 14, 2013

ok here we go ...
I am so sorry ...I put up a card on Thursday ..
but failed to include what I used to make the card with ..
I am so bad for that ...
So at the end of this entry I will add that info..
so this challenge is from Merry Monday( Always Playing with Paper
 and Mojo Monday  
my SIL Nina made a beautiful card for the Merry Monday challenge
so I thought I would give it a try and also include Mojo Mondays challenge
this is the layout for Mojo
and Merry Monday challenge
so this is my end result ...
hope you like it ..
Paper used K& Company
Tree ...Taylor Expressions Die cutting
words ...dollar store cut out words...
Make sure you stop by my SIL Barb
she is always sharing free files and ideas..
Now for what was used in my card challenge on Thursday ...
paper was Micheal's Recollection paper
Stampin Up roller for the swirls and flower
Inks used were Memento
Hugs and Kisses stamp Micheal's $1.50 bin
Butterfly ...Dollar store special
ribbon ...thrift store ...
Have a great weekend ...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ok a challenge from me to my SIL's Barb and Nina
ok this challenge is probably and easy one for them these girls are talented...
Here is where you can watch the video
it is the month pick

Stamping Tutorial - Technique of the Month Sample

so here are my attempts ..
this was my second card
this card below was my first try ...

has you can see the flower just did not come through
so that is why the second card ..
Make sure you stop by
Barb and Nina's
I just know they will have some awesome cards ...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Wow does time fly...sorry it has been so long...
Bare and I have been in the midst of renos ....ugh renos...
But they are starting to come to an end ...
just one more side on the outside to be done ...
then a rest then winter projects can start when the snow flies ..
Here is one spot that got me excited ..
my craft area
the start 
the end look is not big
but I tried to use every bit of space I had...
so below is the first card I made in my new little area ...
sorry I did not realized I had the dater on in the camera
it says
Welcome Little One ..
yes we have a new grand baby boy ...
well have a great week
and please stop by family and friends
I just know they have some neat sharing 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

   What where does the time go here we are
half way through the summer
today is a special day
for Bare and I
Happy Anniversary to my hubby....
it was a time of family and friends
thanks to all who shared in our day...
Now I know it has been a while since I did a card
my aunt and uncle and cousin from Alberta came for a visit ..
my uncle has been diagnose with the dementia.. so sad.
My aunt is so upset so I made her this card ..
they have been married for over 59 years
the card is a neverending card  
she loved it 

this is the last turn then you go back to the front of the card.
well I hope you all are having a great summer

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ok SIL Barb put out a really interesting challenge
for us can watch the video here
my first attempt ...the insides of the flower..
Stamp used ..was Stampin Up Friends Flower
now this card below my second attempt

this is using Taylor Impressions stamp
Discover Your Wings
it is hard to tell but the butterfly is done in a sparkle
hope this show it better..
I bleached out the wings and a bit of the edge..
I then added a bit of color to the inside of the wings with the blue ..
Thank you Barb for this awesome challenge ..
I do know I will try it again...
this hat my son in law gave me ..
his sister and husband have a home in Australia
you wear this hat to keep the flies off you
 the little cork things swing and keep the flies away
a neighbour asked if I could make her
a boy card ...
this was the inside of the card ...
the paper used  was Micheal's Recollection
Precious Moments boy and bear
and odds and ends of little buttons and stuff
the stamp used a gift so I am not sure who makes it
the baby feet  Stampin Up I'm Here
well I hope you enjoy the cards
Please make sure you stop by
Nina's and Barb's
I just know there are going to be some awesome cards 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

                                          Well another great challenge from my SIL Nina
ghost printing....
please watch the video ...
and make sure you stop by Nina's and SIL Barb
I just know they will have some awesome cards done..
now for the very first time ...I just could not a found a stamp like they used in the video
I had this smaller flower so I gave it a try is from Stampin Up
I used Stampin Up White
then over top Memento Rhubarb ...Desert Sand....Potter's Clay
top the flowers up with a pearl in the middle and a few down the sides.
Used an Ek punch around the card ...
sentiment is from Hero stamp.
This flower below is from our garden ...
well I hope you like the card ...I am going to give this challenge another try ...
Have a great week ...