Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother's day card

Hello and WELCOME.

Can you all believe Mother's day is right around the corner?  So, I know I wanted to show her how much I care with a handmade card so I made this a top priority in my craft room.   I flipped the sketch and did some other details here like the flower, butterfly, ribbon and silver pearls and swirls.    The flower swag is heat embossed with the color 'enchanted gold', the stamp just so happens to be a stamp out of a set of SU. 

As always thank you so much for stopping in.  Have a blessed day or night.  Please leave a comment so I can return your gesture.  Jane

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar 3D
Color Throwdown Colors
Cute Card Thursday Make your own
Double Dutch Mum's day (gift wrap = envelope)
Handful of stamps Look what I got (new items)
One stitch at a time Flowers
Midnight Madness Sketch
Our Creative CornerBlossoms
Pile it OneMake it Sweet {Mother is sweet}
S2G Papercrafting All about Mother
Stampin B Mother's Day Card
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Mother's Day Card
Tellensplace Mother/Large Flowers
StampTacular Sunday Someone Special/Sewing

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My seasonal FIRST

 Garage Sale . . . . . . . .

And a matter of fact, I was a major contributor to the sale. LOL, NO, I did not buy my own stuff back! One of my sisters is moving and really cleaned house!!!! I did also, I had around 20 good sized boxes myself plus an area rug and other items that do not fit into boxes well. My sister had AT LEAST 5 times what I had and these were, the key word here is WERE her items. The chair is kinda wild, LOL but I like it, it is a mid size chair, not a child but not a full size, I like to sit in it and so far I have not broken it (ha, ha, that is a joke).  I also got the white tablecloth to use as a ... well table cloth and a back drop to photo shoot my cards. The Irises are very pretty for not being "real", I can see those grace my table at some point, put in a clear totally round vase and lined with DP, Ahhh, I will show you if I do that in the future. Course the reserved sign I am not sure where that was 'lifted' from, did I say lifted? Surely NOT, procured from I am sure is the correct term. I love my new treasures.
I tell you the sale was tons of WORK, cleaning out the house was tons of work, wrestling items from the family - tons of work. Spending time with my sister, priceless. I can't wait to see her new house.
Have a wonderful day!!  Blessings, Jane

Saturday, April 17, 2010

For the Birthday girl - one Cupcake coming up!

Happy weekend and it is wonderful outside, I am just blogging this today, I made this card several days ago when it was rainingAnnoying computer problems, we ended up getting a new one now we have two that are both new.  Still trying to get the newest one tuned into our family, LOL.   No small feat but thank goodness my husband can do all this stuff, if left up to me, I would be calling Best Buy Geek squad every few days.

Now on to my blog  post:
The card set...  
The envelope for Midnight Madness sketch Challenge.
This is for one of my sister's birthday coming up in May
The inside.  I think she will like it, either way she is getting it, LOL.  I noticed I just put two blue and brown colored cards together on the blog, Oops, well the next one is purple so ... 

I have entered this into the following Challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch
Allsorts challenges Stitching (both inside and out) 
Corrosive Challenge Texture
Creative Card Crew Happy Birthday 
KLstampin Bling it on. 
My time to craft" Pearls
Other Lovelies Embellishments
Pennys Challenges Anything goes
 Practical Scrappers Glitter/Bling
Stamp Something Layering
Your Next Stamp Stitching
aifactory Birthday 
Sweet Stampin Stitching

Monday, April 12, 2010

Garden Workbench

Hello and Welcome,

If I may share this with you today ~  I have had this stamp in my collection for many years and one I treasure.  Since I love to garden myself and enjoy the outdoors, you can understand why it has been with me a long time.
I did this one up, first I stamped and the embossed the image with EP and then used some chalks on the image itself, along with a few markers.  I do love chalks, I love the way they look but they do not do small details well as to why I did markers on some of the smaller details.  At the end of this post I showed you my stamp, the Ep I used as I also showed you my embossing pad and Chalks, which also I have had a long time.  I use eye shadow applicators to apply my chalk and boy, they have been used well too.
     This is the inside of the card and another stamp set I used but a clear set.  The circle and the word is also embossed.  Did you notice the half circle on the front of the card off to the right hand side?  The theme is being carried onto the inside as well as the envelope but omitted the word bloom on that so that you can write the persons name on the card that will be receiving it.  I do like how this turned out but can't say I love the photos I have taken.  Cameras are funny things or frustrating things. LOL. One card photo shot is fabulous and the next, NOT!
The card and envelope and the next, some of my 'well loved' supplies that I used to create it.

 Thank you for your visit.  I appreciate your comments otherwise I start to think I am talking to myself!  Blessings, Jane

I have entered this card in the following Challenges:
Allsorts Petals and Pearls
Crafty Angels Favorite Things
 Crazy4Challenges 1 ribbon, 2 brads, 3 punches (1 butterfly, 2 scalloped circles, large and small)
Cute Card Thursday Mono Mania/Blue
  Gingersnap Creations The Good Earth

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Update

I owe you an update on my Easter dinner, if nothing else, I mentioned I may try my hand at a Easter cake and YES, the sorry cake is in this blog post, LOL.  So, let's start out with the Easter Ham..

The was a Honey Baked Spiral Ham.  Dear Hubby told me he was going to go shopping for it and he did and then he cooked it to.  Guess he did not trust me for the ham selection.  Probably best, I am not a the best of cooks. 

The cake!!  I layered the cake for a larger quantity.  I don't recommend this, the bunny is now lopsided.  Also thinkin' the rabbit looks like a snowman with his mouth.  Plus I think he needed whiskers.   But, the cake was a lemon, I mean the favor was lemon and very good so happy about that and it was served with vanilla Ice Cream.  Viewing these photos makes me wish I was sitting down for dinner again.
Part of our Easter Egg hunt, this was was found fairly easily.  It is in my laundry room.

Also in my laundry room.  Next year.. hahaha.  I am making the hunt so much harder!  I already picked up some new Easter eggs.  The ones I got are the mini ones you would hang on an Easter Egg tree, they are about only an inch or so big and I am going to use those to hide.  I need to make it much more challenging!!

One of the place settings!! 
A look down one of  the tables, Notice my place settings are all different.  I have about 60 plates that do not match, I like the way it looks.

A view of some of the Guests.  That's all I have for you today.  I hope your Easter was enjoyable as well.  I will be back soon to post something else but until then, blessings~my friends.  Jane

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Company

We are getting ready for our Easter Company at our home.  This was my chosen Holiday this year, we pick at Thanksgiving who will host which one.   SO, I have been getting ready for some time, first it was the handmade card/invites and then the shopping of the Easter egg hunt gifts and the wrapping.  Next was the little Easter place card cups, the purchase of the flowers and ribbon for the rolled linen napkins.  Tomorrow we are going to dye our Easter eggs to put in our little cups and boy of boy, I am going to try and make a molded Easter cake.   I will be back next week with some other pictures, I hope of the cake (LOLOLO) and our Easter dinner.  My husband will do the cooking so that should be just fine!!  
We will be having 14 people for dinner, 15 if you want to come.   Our rolled linen napkins with the flowers and ribbon.  I FINALLY bought enough of this style of napkin for a very large group.  I have been known to have more than one style of napkin on the table,   ** nothing wrong with that  **, just wanted to have/do something different each holiday hosting I do to keep them guessing!
Our Easter egg hunt gifts.  Our family is kinda in the middle, we no longer have the small children for our hunt and no grandchildren yet so I thought instead of candy we will be doing little adult gifts (not that adult, this is Easter, you know!)   Shhh, all a secret yet!!
Our little Easter nameplate cups.  Tomorrow is Easter egg Dying and those will be going into those little cups and those little birdies that I cut off from the picture I will glue dot to the egg.   Alas, the chicken or the egg?

Okay, got some musing today too.  I went to the dentist today.  I broke my tooth several weeks ago and I needed a crown, my first really major dental work I have ever needed done and I tell you, those shots of novicane , at least 4, I kid you not are very painful but after that I did not feel a thing and that was for about a good six hours.  This not not my usual dentist, now don't these doctors/dentists seem younger all the time, a sure sign that I am getting older.  Anyways she looks at me, says, have I treated you before?,  then said, No, I don't think I have.  I say, no, I do believe you are right and what I am really thinking is NO, how could you, you just graduated from dental school, OMG!!  Anyways, other than the shots, she was very nice so I get to see her in two weeks to finish up my treatment.  One thing I always do is make sure I look in the mirror before I leave that building, fool me once, I tell you.  Because once I walked out with polish on my mouth/cheek and was on there the rest of the day until I got home!!!  My dentist/HMO clinic is by the the house I lived in before this one, not that far away but still enough.  I thought I would finish up my Easter grocery shopping at a store by there to save time and let me time you, you do not save time shopping in a store where you do not know where anything is!!  It was pouring rain after my shopping and a store employee was walking the customers out under their umbrellas, was that the sweetest you have ever heard of.  I did decline, I felt badly for her so  I got all wet anyways.  Phew, what a day. 

Please leave a note about  your Easter celebrations (or your dentist).  I am always delighted to hear from my readers.   Blessings, Jane

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