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Friday, January 20, 2012

Been Sick & Also Busy


Well, I came back from Christmas with a sinus infection & as soon as I got over that I went out with my DH & hurt my leg.  Do any of the rest of you have to take big steps to keep up with your husbands?  Mine walks so fast.  I was in bed 2 weeks with an aching leg.  Then we got a 3 month old puppy.  We will have had him a week tomorrow.  He is so sweet & adorable.  I plan to write a lot on this blog about him.  We never wanted a boy dog.  We have two females & wanted another female but I sure am glad that I have him.  I hope he stays sweet like this forever!   Then I'm hoping to get back on here real soon so I can post an ATC that I did & some of the Bugaboo stamps I have done.  I love Bugaboo stamps.  The 1st picture is your introduction to Jax.  He is a ShihPoo.  His Mom was a Shih-Tzu & his Dad was a Toy Poodle.  The 2nd picture is of Lucy reading the paper.  LOL  I had to take that picture.  When I got on here tonight I found out that Blogger & IE don't work together anymore so I will try to post more tomorrow so I can get the rest of what I want to get posted on here.  I have lots to say to help catch up what is going on in my life.  I miss it here & I am having so much fun doing digital stamps & making new friends.  Until the next time.  Ciao.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Card for New Challenge

I have just completed my new card for The Shabby Tea Room's Week #92 new all about stockings.  I loved the Victorian style they had as an example so I tried to keep my card as close to that as possible.  Here is my card:

I chose background paper from K&Co. Christmas Cheer Specialty pack.  Then I used my copics to color two of Tiddly Inks, http://www.tiddlyinks.com/categories/Digital-Stamps/ 
,beautiful digital stamps.  I used pop dots to make Ms. Santa stand out in front.  Thanks for visiting my blog & looking at my card.

Challenge for:  http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/Week #92

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Card I Created For The Shabby Tea Room

This is the first time I have tried creating for another blog & entering into a contest.  Here is my card:





The digital image was from http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.com/.  I fussy cut the tree after I colored it.  My background paper is Christmas Cheer Santa by K&Co.  The lines were red originally so I used pink pearls to go over them.  I added Recollections rhinestones, Martha Stewart flowers & a bow, & then some snowflakes that a friend had given to me.  I had some gold cording that I used to finish my tree. 
This is being entered in http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/.  Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

First I want to say a big thank you to all the Veterans & Veterans families.  I appreciate their service to our country.  And I know that the families serve as well both when their loved ones are gone & when they come home.



I have some new projects that I have completed.  The problem is I don't know how to turn the two cards around so you can see them right side up.  UGH!  The "Nest Egg List" was a challenge at TallyScrappers to take something from Pinterest & use it as your inspiration for a layout.  I took someone's Bucket List & came up with this.  After all, who wants to think about "kicking the bucket?"  I had the perfect paper for it.  It was a LOT of fussy cutting!  Now on this last card, I was finally able to successfully wet emboss.  I am so excited about that b/c I have been trying for a long time.  I have got to get a better camera & I have got to learn to take my own pictures or teach my husband to take better pictures.  I've tried to tell him how important it is to have a great picture in scrapbooking.  Well, thanks for visiting today & I hope you have a great weekend & hope you have time to craft & that something here has inspired you!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I had better get started on my blog today before it gets away from me & I don't get anything posted.  I did 2 cards yesterday & 1 layout.  I want to get those on here.  The 1st card was supposed to have 2 pps, a ribbon & a bird.  The result is above.  The 2nd card was supposed to have stickers on it.  I tried a different approach this time.  I took shaving cream & then took some Tim Holtz inks & dropped them on the shaving cream.  (I needed some popsicle sticks but didn't have them.)  I used my bone folder to stir.  Then I put the cardstock on top of the result.  After I took a Kleenex & wiped off the excess I still had some white spots & I tried to take more of the color & fill in those spots with the Kleenex.  I really think I like the result.  It is unusual to say the least.  The layout was to have 3 pps, 3 flowers & to be in fall colors.  I used pictures of our family at Fiddlesticks Farms.  I loved the outcome so much it is already framed & up on our wall.  Thanks for dropping by.  I hope to get more done today. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time To Begin Again



A lot has happened since I have posted. We bought a house in Texas. We moved to Texas. We have moved a couple of times. We are now getting settled in. I have a scraproom & it will be my sewing room too but I still have a lot of work to do on it. The holiday season is upon us & I have no idea when I will have time to work on this room between keeping up with the challenges at Tallyscrappers & grandchildren & our new papillons. I just did a Christmas card as today was the beginning of a month of Christmas card challenges at Tallyscrappers & I finished a layout of my rescue papillons too that I want to share as part of Survivor challenges at Tallyscrappers. I hope that this is the beginning of my keeping up with the blogging. I need a place to put the lovely things that I am using on my cards from places like The Graphics Fairy & the free digital stamps I have been getting. I want to acknowledge those that share their gifts with others & what better place to do it than here & on the sites I show my cards which would be Tallyscrappers. Thanks for looking & I hope you enjoy what you see.