Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Be Jolly", Christmas in July.

Phew, I barely was able to eek this card out in July.  I wanted to post this as this card is featured in "Raise the Bar" challenge this week, the theme of the Challenge is Stickers.  YES, that is a sticker in the center of the Tim Holtz ornament, it would be great to pop on over and see what they are brewing up this week at Raise the Bar.    I do like this card, I think it is classy, understated and elegant.  The pictures are not the best, I think the batteries are getting low on the camera, I have noticed at least in this camera that it does make a difference in the quality of the photo.  But on to give you an idea of how the "Be Jolly" card turned out. 
There is the sticker pack I used on this card, I hope to use more of these stickers on future Holiday cards.  There are some beautiful ones out right now, and stickers have vastly improved in style the past several years.  I had hoped to hook up of some card challenges with this card but I am afraid I am SO tired that it just is not going to be happening today/night but hopefully tomorrow.  Hope all is well with you, Jane

Challenges I was able to enter once I woke up:
Aud's Sentiments Christmas Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday TEXT
Stamp-n-Doodle Anything goes
Creative Cottage Touchy Feely
Stampin' Royalty Keep it simple
Tuesday Throwdown Christmas
Tuesday Taggers Christmas
2 sisters Challenge Christmas

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Christmas in July, "Peace on Earth"

Christmas in July.  A very hot day in Minnesota.  I was just thinking how nice it would be if we could mix the weather up to suit us, today I wouldn't mind some snow and cold weather.  We were blessed with a marvelous weekend and my husband and I were able to get out of town at a friend's Cabin.  Thank you for that!  On  our drive up and across the border to Wisconsin, you go through many small towns.  I have to tell you that many of the residents love to sell things along side of the road.  Strange stuff I have to say and really, you all know I love Vintage but at some point some items are just trash.  Old rusted tractors, trucks,  and you name it and we even saw half of a house 'For Sale', yes, half of a house.  I don't know where the other half went too, it's not like it walked away.  My Husband and I were commenting on all the stuff we saw and I asked, who buys that stuff?  Then he said, remember when your dad bought ...   HA!  Husbands always recall what you don't want them to remember and forget what they should remember.
Here is the "Peace on Earth" card.   I would tell you all about it but I think you already know.  You folks know stuff.   Okay, let's see, the gold snow flake which is underneath the main image is a Christmas Ornament from last year on clearance, umm.  Otherwise, you know the rest.  I do have another Christmas  card made but the photos need to be done, let's see if I can post this Christmas card and still be in July.

I have hooked this card up to the following Challenges:
ABC Challenge ZigZag (stitching and rickrack)
Creatalicious 3-D
Friday Sketchers Sketch
Fussy and Fancy Stitches/Scallops/Sparkle
Pennys Challenge Recipe/1,2,3
Polkadoodle Christmas in July
Practical Scrappers Use 7different Items or more
TuesdayTaggers Christmas in July
2sisterschallenge Christmas in July
Christmas cards all year round Anything goes
ABC Christmas O for ornaments

Thank you for stopping by, have a great week.  Jane

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My blue Doily on a card front.

On my last post I did mention that I picked this doily up for a song, the price I paid did not reflex it's true value.  I did try and avoid making this card for at least several days but even that pledge did not last and this has been finished almost a week ago, just have not been able to blog and link until now but I'll going to show you what I did with it.
There you have it, in all her glory.  

On a personal note, I am having a large party in September so if this blog seems a bit quiet know that I am going crazy getting it organized.   It's all in the details.  I would love to show you what I have done so far but some of my viewers are guests so Shhhhhhh, I want them to be surprised!  

I have hooked this card up to the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge L is for Lace
Crafty Angels Shabby Chic
Fussy and Fancy Stitches and Scallops
Incy Wincy Alter Something {Doily}
 Raise the Bar Recipe
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Build using plans {Doily using pattern}
The Wildflower Patch Lace and Sparkle

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tea Time Easel Card

I have a card for you today. I know I have been missing, LOL. Enjoying the summer and then not enjoying the summer. I have been taking a break from crafting and then our AC went out and took us a few days to figure that out, LOL and then getting someone out to look at it and in the end, we replaced the unit. A bit of a disappointment since it was only installed 7 years ago but this new one will last FOREVER or at least the warranty will. Nothing worse then a cranky crafter plus dear daughter and husband, well that is worse then a cranky crafter!
If you enjoyed the Tea Cup image, although this is a stamped image, I know of another lovely set that is digital that has a Tea Cup and Tea Pot, it is over at Priscillastyles Store.  I have entered the envelope in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge using the simple sketch and then by flipping it.  The rest of the challenges are for the Easel Card front.

 The last picture is my latest garage sale find.  I bought the wooden stamp and the doily which still has the sale price ticket on it. The Doily measures about 5 by 5 and I plan on using it on a card in the near future.  Hope you are all well and staying cool during the lazy crazy days of summer.   Blessings, Jane

ABC Challenge 2 images on card
Flutterby Wednesday Butterfly
Dutch Dare Flowers
Crazy Challenge Hip to be Square
Lexi's Creations Stitching
My time to Craft Butterfly
Paper Sundaes Layers
Penney's Challenges 7 of something, I have 7 half pearls in the upper right hand corner.
Rosie Dees Colors
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Brings you rest
Sweet Stamping Wings
Artful Inkables Stitching
Your Next Stamp Flowers
Midnight Madness Sketch

My Paper Creations