Friday, September 15, 2017

Today's card is another inked tissue technique. It had an embossing folder background and the green is the inked tissue paper used as a mat. I love using the tissue paper and it is able to be used in any color you choose.

This time of year is so busy for our family from Sept. first till New Years. Birthdays and holidays along with tailgates and football. I love fall. The colors, the events and all the family get togethers. It is so fun decorating and getting ready for the holidays. I'm working on making more Halloween cards. Fall will be over before I get to those cards! I should have started with those - duh. Be kind to one another.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The scope of Irma is almost incomprehensible covering the islands and whole state of Florida. Harvey was terrible and this is just so damaging as well. I hope and pray everyone is safe from the winds and water.

I'm trying my hand at a diaorama card today. It's not very deep but I'm pleased for my first time. The background is doodlebug paper from a 6x6 pack. It has little eyes on it and I thought it would be spooky.  The haunted house is an Impression Obession die and the frame is from .Memory Box The gravestones in front are a Martha Stewart punch. It was pretty easy to do. I saw some on youtube that were really gorgeous and layered but looked beyond my capabilities! Be kind to one another.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

I wish I could share our low temps with those in the west experiencing such high heat. It has been in the mid to high 40's in the morning and highs in the 60's during the day. I feel so terrible for those in the fires and hurricanes. This is an awful time for the U.S. right now.

I made this card at a SU class. My next door neighbor hauls my empty trash can up my driveway every week and I used this card to enclose a gift card for him. He is in his 80's and lost his wife last year and is at such loose ends. It seems to be harder for men to lose their wives first as some are so helpless. He doesn't cook or clean and can't drive any longer and depends on his son in law to take him to Dr. and grocery. He is such a nice person with a big family but only one daughter lives here and works full time. One of his grandsons is in a sit-com in California. I'm so lucky to have my sons here in town.  Well, did I ramble or what! Be kind to one another.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Please do not pass out. I rarely do two posts in one day but since I didn't get my card made last month in time for Loll and Bonnies challenge, I wanted to make sure I got this one in in time.  I did post my salt card the other day but not in time.

This card is for It is watercolor and silhouette for this month. Since I knew right away what I wanted to do, so I got right on it. The trick or treaters are an Obession Impression die in black c/s. I watercolored TH watercolor paper with Color Burst in Orchid, Fuchsia, Yellow Ochre and Sepia. The gate is a stamp by Judi Kins called Parisian Gates stamped in black and embossed with clear e/p and the treat or trick stamp is Lawn Fawn.  The trick or treaters are popped up with EK Success black 3D dots. Be kind to one another.

My DIL had a great 50th for my son Friday night. It was at a restaurant and outside so we didn't disturb anyone. It was a great turnout and the weather was perfect. The first picture is my 50 year old son. They provided his sombrero and his gifts included Depends, Prep. H, a walker and so on. It was a hoot. The second picture is my granddaughter, grandson and my younger son. The last picture is the guys Saturday night outside Lucas Oil Stadium before the Purdue game. My two sons are on the left and my two grandsons are on the right. Be kind to one another.

Friday, September 1, 2017

You may not remember where you were 50 years ago today but I know where I was. Giving birth to my first child! He turns 50 today and it is hard to believe that time has gone so fast. He has a son out of college and a daughter that is a junior in college. Truthfully in my mind I don't seem to feel any different than I did when I had him but body wise I can tell there is a big difference.

This card today is one I made for the salt challenge with Loll and Bonnie but I didn't get it ready in time to enter. I was going to try again but I ran out of time. I don't think I used enough salt but it did take some of the color out. The background was done in blues and one piece in yellow and oranges that I used for leaves. I made it for my friend with bile duct cancer. One hospital told him they couldn't do anything, then he was transferred to another hospital and they are removing the diseased part and the liver will regenerate. Amazing what the human body can do to heal itself. I cut the leaves with Lawn Fawn dies and used the Memory Box Grove Branch die. The sentiment is also Lawn Fawn.  It is a guy card so I didn't add bling. Be kind to one another and keep the people in the way of Harvey in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I watched a video by and made a simple practice card, then a quick, easy one. I've also been trying my hand at shadow and diaorama cards. They aren't hard and really look so cool. I did make a card using salt but didn't get terrific results with those and didn't get mine assembled in time for Loll and Bonnie's challenge. So today I'm sharing my bridge cards. The first one is the practice one and the second is my simple one.

I have put away all the supplies used for my other cards that aren't posted yet. I can never remember all the brands I used after I put things away and  I can't start another card unless I finish one and clean up before I do another one. Anal I know but I can't work when things are messy, plus I lose things if I don't put them back. The reason for this little story is I'm thinking I won't list all the products I used on cards. I think most of us use or have seen the same products and know what they are so if I use something you would like to know about just email or comment and I will let you know. Is that okay?
Be kind to one another.