Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunflower "Happy Day'" card

Hello again, I know this is unlike me to post so many cards in a row but I have been on a roll, I am sure it won't and can't last so I am enjoying it while I can.  Today I bring you this card.  I think it would be great for many occasions, even a Get Well card.  Those Sunflowers are sure to brighten anyone's day.  The Sunflower Digital image is at Priscilla's Store if you are looking for something like this.
I always try to do the insides of my cards at the same time I do the front while the supplies are still in front of me.  Thank you for stopping by,  Jane

I have entered this in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness" Sketch

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pretty Easel, "Thanks" , Prima Vines card.

The front view of the Easel card.  I used some Prima Flower vines and notice the two 'thanks' metal charms I also used.  Those are a blog candy win from a fellow card maker and blogging friend, Denise, here is where Denise plays  Thanks, Denise and am enjoying all the other goodies as well!

I close-up view of the front.  Lots of feminine touchs and embellishments here.

I have entered this in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch
Crafty Creations Butterflies
Creatalicious Challenge Vintage
Fab n Funky Flowers
Flutter by Wednesday Recipe
If the shoe fits Diecuts

Monday, August 16, 2010

Rich Fall Colors - Especially for YOU

Hello bloggers, last weekend I made some cards.  Sometimes I go into my craft room and the ideas come and sometimes, well I think I can say that they are less than steller!  I like to think that past weekend, the mojo flowed well.  The first card was the Anya card I posted recently and now this one.  I love the rich jewel tones on this and was thinking of Fall and Thanksgiving.  background I used my leaf stamp 4 times and wet embossed those with Metallic Copper EP.  I also embossed the main image with the same EP.  The ribbon on the bottom reads "Made Especially for YOU" and then repeats.  It is much prettier in person, for some reason, every time I photo an embossed card, it does not show well.  Thanks for stopping in, hope you are all well.   Blessings and  Made Especially for you, Jane

I have entered this in the following Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Leaves
Double Dutch" Make own patterned paper {embossed leaves on solid rust paper}
Our Daily Bread Design Stamp again and again {Leaf background}
Penny's Challenge Anything goes
Polly Craft In stitches {zigzaged}
Scrappy Frogs Stitches {zigzaged}
Practical Scrappers Stitches {zigzaged}
Sweet Stampin Favorite stamp
Paper Pretties Ribbon
The Pink Elephant Ribbon and Sparkle {embossing}
By the cute and girly Animal Antics
Crafty Catz Animal

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My girl Anya; Wish

Hi all, I promise not to 'talk' too much today.  I have had this stamp for a while now and this is the first time I have used it.  I colored her with COPICS, yes I can finally say that, I made a small purchase, I do like them and may try and expand my color base.  I will need to learn how to do some blending but all in good time.

I have entered this card in the following Challenges:  
Whoopsidaisy Blue and Green 
Penny's Challenge Anything goes 
Fab n Funky Favorite Color(s) 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Music in the Garden


I'm having and planning a Garden Party here, A Celebration of Celebrations.   So... there are so many details I have got to say and what is a dinner and evening party without Music?  The Celebration will begin at 3:30 and go on till the wee hours.  The DJ will be starting at 7:00pm but will need some music to play during the social hour, dinner hour and after the DJ packs up and leaves.    Umm, have I mentioned I am musically challenged along with everything else I am challenged with?  I am.  SO.. to pick out music when we don't have much, I mean my husband has some which is a little too hard rock and rock for easy listening so I am passing on that.  I did however ordered some CD's from the 1960's and 1970's that I saw on TV late one night I quick jotted down the number and called.  But, I have wonderful friends who know I am challenged musically, technically and directionally.  My friend said come on over and pick your music, I have tons.  Well, she has quite an eclectic collection.  I wanted to snatch and run but she had other ideas, LOL.  We spent hours listening and singing together, we laughed  and we cried and yes, she made fun of me not knowing the artists well.  I said, hey, I'm a white girl, {Grin}.
I'll tell you what I walked away with, I am well aware that this music 'dates' me but then all my siblings and most of my friends are also the same age so I am hoping that they will enjoy the selection.  I got R&B, POP, Easy listening, Country, Lite Rock, Jazz, Sole and a few Disco.  I got John Denver, Johnny Cash {not John Deere}, Anne Murry, Chicago, KC and the sunshine band, Three Dog Night, The Judds, CCR {Have you ever seen the rain?} Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon {you all know how much I love her as when I did have a play list on my blog, it opened up with "Your so Vain", in reflection maybe not the best song to open a blog with LOL}, James Taylor.
Now, thanks to my hubby, we have ITunes software on our computer so in goes the CD, then it lists the songs on the CD, open a file and drag the song you want into a folder.  You can also listen to the song if you want.  Then you are done, upload to your IPOD and with cables and such, will be hooked up to speakers that will be out in the garden so we will have hours and hours of wonderful music that will not need {I hope} any attention from us during the day and into the evening.  We will be shuffling the music so the different types of music will be mixed together.   Did I tell you I get by with a little help from my Friends?   Thank you, this one's for you.

Challenges:  I decided to play along with these 5 challenges, this card is fairly simple plus one of the challenges allows to to enter in 5 challenges total which today works for me.  I went to the eye doctor for my annual exam, an annual only because I am so lucky to be blessed with an eye disease that thankfully has not changes within the last 15 years but still not pleasant to undergo the eye photos, flashing lights and press the button and the eye dilations and other drops, sigh BUT happy to be done for yet another year.  Not to mention eye focusing and on the computer, my mind is not focusing on your challenge blogs, I was too busy looking at the cards to then I would have to go back and read what the challenge was about!!!

 Blessings to my blogging friends, Jane

2 sistersStitching
Cute Card ThursdayWhateva {grin}
Dutchdare Anything goes
FabnFunky Favorite Colors
Paper Sundaes Metal (pin and heart)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New tools and toys.

I have been thinking of getting a Circut ... Oh, on and off for about a year (takes me a while, doesn't it?).  I just was not sure if I would use it enough to buy it and take up space in my craft room and have yet 'MORE STUFF'. I think you know what I finally decided. Regardless of how much I will use it, I decided to just purchase it and welcome it into my craft space. To do that, I needed someplace to put it so I found this cabinet at the Goodwill, I believe it was at one time a Microwave cart.
In the drawer I put my Wizzard die cuts and embossing folders. Inside the cabinet you see that I have more room to buy yet "More Stuff", huh.   At the same time I purchased my Circut I picked up four cartridges.
 Of course, this "new to me" cabinet and other purchases made it clear to me that I needed to clean my craft room.  What started as a fairly quick project now was not.  The day started out rainy which is a great day for the craft room and it now sunny out so I am off to enjoy the outside.  Hope your day is nice and sunny too, Jane

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My little helpers

Happy Wednesday, looks like a nice day today in Minnesota. I took these photos of my two "lovely" kitties a while back, I'm feeling a little lazy on with posting to my blog and card making the last few days but getting some other things done, it's all a trade off, ya know? So.. I thought I would show you something from me and in just so happens to be cats in the dog days of summer they want a little love too.

Nothing like bringing the outside in.  I clipped a few of these branches to place in a vase in the house, I knew I would be seeing my little helpers on this project.  Yep, sure enough, here they come, they are very predictable!!  This is Charlie, she is the gray one and next comes the black one Joey.  I think Charlie enjoyed the flowers more, sigh! 
 Hope you all have a nice day and don't forget to smell the flowers.  Hugs, Jane

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