Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bells Will Be Ringing


Good golly Miss Molly, it's been over a month since I've posted!!! Hi my crafty friends, did you miss me? lol It's been crazy around here, lots of rain, lots of mowing and other chores. Drove 2 1/2 hours up to my son's college on May 5th, left a little after 8 am with Savannah in tow driving in pouring down rain. Got up there and then got to work. I had no idea how many clothes my son had or how many shoes! Let me just say he doesn't need any clothes!!!! And shoes, he is worse than a woman. He had 40 pairs of shoes!!! Yes, you read that right! The kid was shopping all year I guess cause he didn't leave with that many. lol So I packed all his clothing and a huge long tub and it couldn't hold all his clothing. I'm serious! Had to put the rest in his big duffel bag and that was stuffed. That wasn't including his dress button up shirts, they went in another tub with his suit! He and a friend took some stuff to storage, took a couple of trips. While they were doing that, I was cleaning upstairs-vacuuming, dusting blinds, sills and baseboards. It was bitter sweet cleaning his late roommate's room. I cried a little and talked to him a little. Next I did Bret's room.Then got started down stairs. Cleaned in the kitchen-the stove, fridge, washer, dryer, cabinets, etc. Then washed up the floor. Bret came back and cleaned the bathroom and washed that floor. All was left to clean was the living room. So while he loaded stuff up in my car and his truck, I dusted blinds, sills and baseboards and then vacuumed. 8:30 pm we were out of there and boy were we tired!!! Another 2 1/2 hour drive home, no rain on the way home thankfully and we finally got home. We just brought the cold and frozen food in and threw in the basement fridge and freezer and hit the bed! Savannah did really well, that was her longest trip away, so I was happy that she did so well. Not in any routine yet, as so much as been going on here. Had to buy a new mower. Bret and my step father got it yesterday early evening, so Bret mowed til dark on a high setting-and it was a hay field too!!! Then he turned around and mowed again tonight. I did a little bit. I have to learn this new mower as it is a zero turn mower. It's gonna take me a while, but I did ok, not great, but not bad either. Of course my son was laughing at me. lol

Ok enough chatter, I do have a card. Last month, I wanted to play along with Rudolph Day, but my editing program-a free one-wasn't working. New computer remember. lol So I couldn't edit my photos. So had Bret look at it finally and all I had to do was sign in. Duh to me!!! Now it is completely different and I don't know how to add my watermark. Sigh Anyway, I did make my cards but didn't post. But I did do them! Not much card making going on right now as I am working on a recipe mini album for a gift. So here is my card and sorry I don't have the names of the supplies I used with me at this time to do the recipe. Just ask if you want to know anything and I will let you know what I used. I made three of these, need more practice with the bells, so might make more of them. Need some different grey's too so need to work on that as well. The stamp company was Sunny Skies or something to that effect. 

And that's it. All I have for now. Not much, but still have so much outside work to do now that Bret is home. Poor kid hasn't even unpacked yet, so he will be doing that the rest of this week in the evening after work. I also have a ton of curtains to hem for my other son and DIL for their house. So got to get on that as well! Not sure how I got so busy so fast! lol 

As always your comments bring sunshine to my day and I appreciate you all so very much! Thanks for stopping by and visiting a spell with me. The rain has stopped and this week has been beautiful. I don't want to go for 6 weekends in a row of rain! Will need to get the pool open soon, to bad it wasn't already open as the rain could have raised the level for me. lol Until next time.....


Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:


Monday, April 10, 2017

NBUS Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been making some cards though. Just haven't been in the mood to post and I've been trying to catch up with my commenting, or catching up as best I can. Mowing has begun and that will keep me very busy as well as keeping after the weeds. You know how it goes. I'm hoping Bret will be able to help me out some with it this year. At least the spraying part of it. I really don't mind mowing when I'm up to it. Anyway, I guess I'm saying the posting might be sporadic at best. Ok, I know I haven't posted regularly since Dwayne passed. I'm trying to get there, honest! Plus I've torn my room apart even more, so it is getting harder to get at my supplies. I do have my stamps and a few supplies in the guest bedroom, so that is helping so I can do some cards. I really want to get at my scrapbooking though, but until my room is done, that isn't going to happen! And yes, I've been really slow working on it!!! Sad I know! Savannah has spring fever and insists on going out to play or for a walk, so she is still keeping me busy as well. lol I guess you can tell who is the boss! My elderly lady is doing well and I enjoy her company. She is such a sweetie!! So that is what is going on in my neck of the woods. 

Ok, I wanted to enter Darnell's NBUS and Boo Boo Challenge. I don't have any boo boo's, not because I don't make them but because I forget and don't take pictures of them! I've got to try and remember her April 1st challenge in the future. But I have been slowly chipping away at my mountain of NBUS! I believe I used 7 NBUS's!!! So before the door closes on her challenge, which I believe is tomorrow, I am entering my card(s). As always the recipe will be at the bottom of post and if you want links let me know. I tend to be lazy and don't always put them in. As always thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me, your comments sure do make my day especially when I am feeling extra lonely. Ok here we go!

an encouragement card


 Made several of these for the younger grands.Just thought these bunnies were to cute! Used the same design as I used on my Snowman card. Love these peeking stamps from MayMay Made It!



 Inside of the bunny cards.


 This panel was in the UFO box for a few years, so got it out and stuck it on a card base.


 This stamp was sent to me from Brenda over at Inkspired to Stamp. Thanks Brenda!!! I love it!


 Using the negative from the border from the card above. Oval dies from Momma Mary. Thanks Momma Mary, I am so loving the x stitching on these dies!!!


 Don't these little chicks make you smile?!!! The mat dies came from Momma Mary over at  Carolina Cards. Thanks Momma Mary, I just love these dies!!! 


Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Card One:
Altenew Spring Daisy-NBUS!
My Creative Time for the sentiment
Misc. inks and sequins

Card Two and Three:
Maymay Made It Hare Peeking stamp set-NBUS!
My Creative Time Stitched Postage Dies-NBUS!
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Bristol Watercolor Paper

Card Four:
Negative Die Cut from Cricut, can't remember the Cartridge
Cardz TV Easter Blessings for the sentiment
My  Creative Time Stitched Butterflies
Bow-not sure

Card Five and Six:
Stamplorations Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp set-didn't see a name per say on it. From Brenda-NBUS!
Cardz TV Easter Blessings for the sentiment
Gina Marie Scallop Dies
Die-namics X Stitched Oval Dies-NBUS!
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Bristol Watercolor Paper

Card Seven:
Die-namics Rectangular Zig Zag Dies- From Momma Mary, NBUS!
My Creative Time Hello Spring stamps
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Bristol Watercolor Paper





Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rudolph Day

Hello crafty friends, the 25th of the month has come and gone already! What is so special about the 25th of the month you asked?? Well that is when Maureen over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo has the Rudolph challenge start every month! My goal is to play along each month to have a good stash of Christmas cards made by Christmas. So why not join in?!! It goes from the 25th to the last day of the month, closing at midnight PST. Now I gotta get my card linked up for the challenge!

So here is my little card that I made to enter into the challenge. Isn't this little snowman cute?!! I was inspired by Sheila over at LaLaCrafts to use my Spectrum Noir markers and color as she has been using her's to do the 30 day coloring challenge that is going on in blogland. Thanks Sheila!!! I haven't used them in a long while because some of mine have dried out and I haven't gotten the refills for them all yet. So I picked some colors that weren't dry and did me some coloring and boy did I enjoy it! I'm not real good with coloring but know enough to get me by with some simple coloring and shading. 

As always I thank you for taking time out of your day to visit little ole me! Your comments always bring much needed sunshine to my day and I appreciate them so much! I will be around to see you too soon!!! Any questions about  my supplies, feel free to email me and I will answer them. My email is in the all about me section. 

 And as Auntie (Darnell) says, here's my twofer! lol A very simple CAS card. I used my Zigs to color this little peeping snowman in with. I love my Zigs but I think I really love coloring with my Spectrum Noir's the most. 

Crafty hugs,






Card Recipe:
Snowmen: Maymay Made It stamps
Stitched squares, rectangles and postage dies: My Creative Time
Sentiments: First card-My Creative Time and second card: SU set


Saturday, March 25, 2017

May You Weather This Storm

Hello my crafty peeps! I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit or even posting. Life has been a bit busy as I have been volunteering some, getting together with friends, shoveling snow, elderly sitting and many other things as well. So I'm way behind! Of course not getting my notifications either still. Some are coming in now and I am very happy about that!!! Because out of sight is out of mind for me-sad but true. It's been two weeks since I've posted!!!! OMGosh, where does time go??? 

Anyway, I am Guest Designer over at the Snippet's Playground, how exciting is that?!!! Thank you Di for having me today!! I hope I do not disappoint. So to play at the playground all you have to do is use snippets (scraps) on your project and it doesn't have to be a paper project either! I have a few people I'm trying to encourage as they are going through very hard times with their health, so my card is an encouragement card. I used a window die and made the front of my card look like the inside of a room. Or at least I hope it does! I die cut the window into the card base, using all snippets, I put "wallpaper" above and below the "chair rail" and for my curtains. I stamped and colored two potted plants as well for the front of the card. I also have acetate in the window. That was a snippet too! Then I proceeded to stamp my scene inside my card base. I colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers, images were small so not much shading I'm afraid. But I still like the way it turned out. After I got my inside scene and sentiment done, I worked on the other side of the window-the outside part that will be seen from the inside. Clear as mud???? I embossed a brick pattern on another snippet after I cut the window out. Stamped and colored my flowers for the window box you can't see. And that is it! A simple to make card but busy one! lol 


The inside scene that you see through the window

Inside the card, but the outside of the window- confused yet??

Savannah saying we are out of here! lol Recipe at the bottom of this post As always I appreciate you stopping by and visiting with me a spell and I promise I will be around soon to visit you too!!!!



Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Window, flowers-My Creative Time
Sentiments, rain, clouds, girl-Hero Art's Feb. kit

Friday, March 10, 2017

My Apologies

Hello crafty peeps, I wanted to pop in and tell you all why I haven't been around to visit. First off I'm still not getting my notifications by email on the blogs I follow by email, which is most of them! Secondly my computer went. So had to order a computer. Good news is that it came last night and Bret got me all set up with it. Thank God he was home for spring break and could help me with it. And thank God that I had backed everything up last Sunday before it went. When I downloaded Window's 10, it corrupted my computer and Bret wanted to try and fix it for me by taking off the corrupt W10 and then reinstalling it. Well, no could do. The whole computer went. So I'm thankful we did it that way instead of it going out on me before I backed up everything. Bret was after me about getting a new computer at Christmas, I guess I should have just did it then, but didn't want to spend the money. Didn't want to spend it now either but I can't go without a computer. Doesn't that sound funny?!! Because we used to go without computers! Times sure have changed haven't they. Plus I wanted to keep my other computer as long as I could since that was the last one Dwayne bought for me and it wasn't that old. I know in the whole of technology it was old, but to me it wasn't. lol So now I'm back up and running and will be around soon to try and catch up with what all you all have been doing.  After having a nice week, we have snow today. Boo And snow for Sunday as well. Just keep repeating, spring is coming, spring is coming, spring is coming!!! lol  My other news is that I will be elderly sitting for a new lady two times a week. I'm a little nervous about it, but it should go well. I'm just always a nervous Nellie when starting something new. Hope you all are having a fabulous day!!

Crafty Hugs,





Card Recipe:


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wish Big

Happy Saturday my crafty friends! I hope your weekend is going well. I went to lunch on Friday with my retired teacher buddies and then we went to see The Shack. The book was very good and I highly recommend it if you've never read it. But you don't have to read the book to see the movie although the movie goes by the book very well. The movie was very well done too, I loved it. Cried and laughed throughout the movie! A must see!!

Ok, enough chatter, I have 5 birthday this month, I did one birthday yesterday. Now getting the rest ready to go. I made this birthday shaker card for my brother. He is 10 years younger than me. I used craft foam for my lift up for the sequins. Not much to say about this card as it is self explanatory. Hard to see the balloon shape in this picture, but I assure you it is a balloon. The items I used are down in the card recipe section. The pattern paper is a snippet, so if the Snippet Playground is open tomorrow, I will play along there. 










Card Recipe:
My Creative Time Balloon dies-NBUS, Banner dies and stamp set for the "wish big".
Twine from my stash for the balloon string
mix of sequins from who know's where

Monday, February 27, 2017

More Stacking Layer Cards

Hello crafty friends, I have the last of my stacking layer cards to share with you. But first I wanted to post an updated picture of myself. Not that I like looking at myself but because I love to see pictures of the people I visit at their blogs. You know, you like to "see" who you are talking too, right?!! lol Please be kind, I'm not photogenic and didn't put any make up on and my 57 years are showing!!!! And I'm not good at taking selfies at all, but it is what it is! Ok, now that you know who you are talking to, let's move on shall we?


So I made a birthday card, a thank you card and a thinking of you card. I love the birthday card, the papers just glitter so in real life. Isn't that Martini glass, pick and olive so cute?! I have no clue what color a Martini is or what one tastes like. Just saying! lol 

My hot air balloon I colored with my Prisma colored pencils. Wish now I would have did every other stripe. sigh Once again, some plainer (older) glitter paper behind the layers. 

Colored my plane and banner with my Prisma Pencils as well. Gold glitter paper behind the layers again. And that is it from me! I hope you have enjoyed these cards. I am thankful that you stop by and visited with me a spell. You know how much I love your visits and I will be around to visit you too. I am having problems once again getting my email notifications on the blogs that I follow by email, so don't worry if I haven't been around in a while. I will be by as soon as I can. Your comments bring me much joy and sunshine to this new life of mine and is so appreciated!!!

Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Lori Whitlock-stacking layers SVG's
My Creative Time stamps and dies

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rudolph Day for Feb. & Snippet's Playground Challenges

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!! We are having a bright sunny day here, but it is chilly willy again and windy. Savannah doesn't know what to think now that I won't go out to play or walk. Hopefully the warm temps will make a come back soon even though for this time of year, we shouldn't have had those warm temps. 

I have another stacking layer card for you today that I made for Rudolph Day. Rudolph Day is held the 25th of each month until the midnight on the last day of said month, each month but Dec. but don't quote me on the month of Dec. It's all about Christmas cards/projects and getting them done before Christmas so you can spend quality time with your family and friends at a very busy time of year. I turned this stacking layer card into a Christmas card, or at least I hope it kinda' looks like a Christmas card. I used foil cardstock or mirror paper snippets behind the cutouts. I used green, blue and a copper color. Loved how they looked! But what to do next? I went through my Christmas die's and decided on this wreath with some holly and berries. I kinda' wished I would have used a stag now, but there you have it. It is what it is. I cut the wreath from the cooper paper even though it looks gold in the photo, it isn't! The holly I cut using the same green foil paper snippets and cut the holly leaves. I didn't have any red mirror cardstock and my red glitter paper snippets where more on the pink side, so didn't really want to use them. So I went with plain old red cardstock snippet to cut the berries. No sentiment on the outside as I just don't think it lends itself to one, so it will be on the inside. I'm not quite sure I like the wreath on this card but it is done so the way it will stay. What do you think?? Should have used a stag right???? I didn't make 4 of this card, but intend to make some more here, maybe even today, but will use the stag I think. lol 

As always I want to thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. Your sweet comments always bring lots of joy and sunshine to my other wise dull days. So thank you!!

Since I used snippets on this card, I'm joining in over at the Snippet's Playground this week. Haven't been over and played in a while now and I miss everyone. Lots of fun at the playground and maybe you might want to join in too! All you have to do is use snippets (scraps) on your project!

I am leaving you with a photo of Savannah and Bret while he was home last weekend. And a sunset photo that was just beautiful. I was surprise that my phone got such a great photo of the sunset and accurate one as well. And the last picture was of the storm that came through yesterday bringing the cold front in. Yep, that is hail and I was thankful that I had a garage to house my car! Lots of damage around Central PA and they are even investigating to make sure there was a tornado that went through an area. Glad it wasn't here!







Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Gina Marie Wreath die set
Lori Whitlock SVG cutting files for the stacking layers

Monday, February 20, 2017

Misc. Cards

Hello my crafty peeps, I hope you are having a great Monday and your week is off to an amazing start! 

Here are the last of the cards I made. I'm up to 20 or 21 cards now. So not bad! Actually it is very good for me as I never sit and make that many cards at a time! So I'm kinda proud of myself, but don't ask me what got into me or inspired me. I just sat down and started making. Don't know where it came from. lol I have some stacked layers to finish out into cards yet, so will get them done and show them when I'm done. 

These cards care just simple. The third one, I wanted to put a strip of paper down the pattern paper on both side, but forgot and glued down my "enjoy" sentiment before putting the other one down. Dang it, and it wasn't coming up without messing up the card, so I just went with it. Nothing to really explain as what you see is what you get. lol 

As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting with me for a spell, I know how hard it is to get around to all the blogs, so knowing your took time to stop at mine, well it is heartwarming for me! You bring me so much joy and brightness to my day! 






Crafty hugs, 





Card Recipe:
My Creative Time

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello my crafty friends, I hope your Sunday weather is as beautiful as ours! We have had two days of beautiful, sunny, warm weather. And by warm I mean temps in the 60's. Now I know for some of you, the 60's aren't warm. But for us for this time of year, it is spring and warm! lol I know old man winter will show his face again soon, but right now I am soaking it all in. Play outside with Savannah, what a wild dog she is outside playing! I swear she is going to take me out! But really re-enforcing her training and stopping when she jumps up on me. No play if she is gonna knock me over and break my legs, arms, ribs!

The doors will soon be closing over CAS Mix Up and I wanted to join in before it did. I wasn't very creative using the corrugated cardboard as the warm weather was calling me outside. I manage to keep my card CAS enough to be eligible to play along after double checking with Loll. So for my CAS mix up, I used the required corrugated cardboard and stamping, I added die cuts and I tore my cardboard. I didn't color my image because I thought it looked better as a black and white image. I think this card will make a good masculine card as it doesn't have any frufru on it. lol Sorry I didn't get my photo edited, I was having issues and didn't have time to figure out what I was doing wrong and I know it was an error on my part!

As always I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell and enjoying the beautiful weather with me. Your sweet comments always adds extra joy and sunshine to my day and I thank you for that!



Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
SU stamp set-Edited to say this set was sent to me by Momma Mary and is a NBUS.  Thank you Momma Mary!!!
My Creative Time for the stitched ovals
Paper Trey Ink for the "happy birthday" sentiment


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ouch!

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you are having a wonderful week! One more day before the weekend starts, hope you have a fabulous one!

I have two cards for your today, get well cards. I made three, but....mailed one off before I got a picture of it. Here, I was just using the die cut scallop frame from Gina Marie and use the negative part on the second card. I love that ban aid, don't you?! The hearts also are in the stamp and die band-aid set. Well I think I'm up to 19 cards now. Can you believe it?!!

As always I thank you for stopping by and visiting a spell. Your visits and comments always bring such sunshine and joy to my life. I will be by and visit you too soon! Any questions, please just ask in the comments or email me. 




Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
My Creative Time for the band-aid and hearts and sentiment "ouch"
Gina Marie scallop frame
Can't remember where my "thinking of you" came from, sorry. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Happy Love Day

Hello my fabulous friends, I hope this Thursday finds you well and looking forward to maybe a delayed Valentine get-a-way or celebration. If not, then I hope you are able to snuggle down with your honey and enjoy a great weekend together!

These cards that I made were given to me as pre-made card bases with the "xoxo" and "heart" cut outs in them. I just jazzed them up a bit. I don't like them, but don't hate them either. Anyway they will do. I used washi tape once again to help dress them up. Wish I would have kept them more CAS but it is what it is now. sigh Well it is these first two that I don't like very well, the third card I made two of and I do love those two. I think this brings me up to 16 Valentines now.  

Thanks for coming by and visiting little ole' me for a spell. I so do love visitors! Your comments really do bring me so much joy and sunshine, especially this time of year when I can be melancholy. 

Edited this post cause I'm crazy and didn't know what day of the week it was! lol I was a day ahead, so I have fixed this post. Thanks Carol for letting me know! Yes, having only the dog to talk to has made me a little crazy I guess. lol Have a great Thursday!!!!





Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
washi tape from my stash
My Creative Time stamps and dies
Embossing powder


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Favor

Hello my crafty friends, I have a favor to ask of you all. My sweet friend, Sharon of Calligraphy Cards is trying to reach 310 followers and she is at 305. She is having blog candy celebrating her 6th year blogging as well. So would you all be so kind as to go over and follow her to help her get to 310 followers? I would so love it if you could!!! Sharon makes the most beautiful cards with inspiring scriptures on them. You will love her and her blog!! Thanks for much everyone, it is just a simple thing to do to make someone's day more brighter and a bonus for you too! 



Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

You Are Loved So Very Much!

Hello everyone Happy Valentine's Day to all!!! I hope that this hump day finds you well and looking forward to some Valentine Day goodness with your honey. Not much happening around here. Still trying to get the crafty space done. Dragging my feet a good bit. Yesterday would have been Dwayne's and my 24th anniversary, so feeling a bit gloomy, but this shall pass. Dwayne wanted to get married on Valentine's Day, but it fell on a Sunday in 1993, so we chose the day before. Sure wish I could turn back time, but we can't so let's move forward. 

On to today's cards. They were Pinterest inspired too, well ok, not exactly inspired but I completely CASed (again) it with a few changes or add on's. You can find the original card HERE. I think that brings me up to 12 Valentine's now. Supplies listed below in the recipe area. 

As always I thank you so much for visiting with me for a spell! I love you all and your comments keep joy and sunshine in my heart!




Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
My Creative Time-circles, hearts, sentiments and stitched heart impression
Waffle Flower for the polka dots
gold washi