Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This is a very simple card and looks much better in person. I made this for the for a cause 2010 challenge via the Stars and Stamps home page. I don't expect to win anything, I just wanted to make a card. The card will be sent to Operation Write Home group.
This card is also for the SCS card sketch challenge SC301 for last week. The print paper is a Heidi grace design. Its a real cute print and I cut it up to make several cards. The paper is double sided with the red on the back, the candy strip at the bottom is also from the paper. The green stripped paper is from a DCWV Christmas stack from a year or so ago.

This card is also a Stars and Stamps challenge. It is challenge #39 and can be found here. I used a Sizzix holiday embossing folder, Martha Stewart snowflake punch and Stampabilities stamp. The papers I used are from my stash.
This card is also my SSSD "word - stripe" card. My partner sent me a card using stripped paper, so I had to come up with something different. I think I accomplished that challenge. While this is a very simple card, I really like it.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit and hope you come back soon.  Take care

I love the paper the little house is cut from. Its a Heidi grace design and is double sided. The red used here is the other side of the print. I used the Sizzix swiss dot embossing folder and the Merry Christmas is from Cloud 9. I made this card for the SCS sketch 302. I placed red and green bling on the eve of the house. I like this sketch and will probably use it for some other cards.
Thank you for stopping buy and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I read recipe books. I have all sorts and have never used a recipe out of most of them. The ones I have have no value, except maybe for the Searchlight cookbook. Its older than I am, and that makes it an antique.
Since I should stop buying cookbooks, I am making them. I join a recipe swap and when the pages come, I list the recipes, the contributors and their state in the front of the album. The recipe pages are in the same order that I have listed them.
My daughter loves to cook and I hope that someday she will have and enjoy these books as much as I have enjoyed putting them together.
The recipe on this page is for ginger snaps. It is an old recipe from the Watkins Products, Inc. Any one remember them? They use to come by the house selling their products (spices, personal care, liniments, etc.) much like the Fuller Brush man did.
JR Watkins is still doing business, but they are now online. That is a long way from a salesman going door-to-door. Hmmmm, I'll have to go see if Fuller Brush is still in business.
I'm glad you came buy. Oh, don't forget to check out the Operation Write home web site. The button is to the left.   Take care

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I found a wonderful site. Its called Operation Write Home. They send handmade cards to our deployed heroes to help them keep in touch with their families and friends.
Christmas is coming and they need lots of holiday cards to send. Deadline for mailing the cards to  OWH is October 31. They take cards all year long, but for the Special Day cards they need 5 to 6 weeks in advance. 
I do card swaps and have finally found something to do with all the beautiful cards I get. There is only one real no-no for the cards and that is NO GLITTER. We all know what happens when we use glitter, and that can put our men and women in grave danger.
They also don't want hand written sentiments on the card. The reason for this is in the info they provide.
The OWH link above takes you to the mail room with info for mailing the cards. From there you can get to other areas with more info and even challenges.
As soon as I get my swaps completed and mailed, I'm going to make winter holiday cards to send to OWH. 
Will you join me? 
Take care

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The challenge was to make as many (at least 4) different items using one 12 x 12 piece of printed paper. I also used cardstock for the foundations and embellishments. I made two ATCs, a joy fold card, a top fold card, a tag and a teabag holder.
The flower spray is cut using Cricut Bloom cartridge. The flower centers are buttons and/or bling.
I had never made an ATC and I don't really know what they are for, but it was easy enough. I also had never made a teabag holder, let alone, ever heard of them. I messed up a couple sheets of cardstock before I got the scoring measurements right on the teabag holder. I enjoyed doing this challenge.
Thank you for coming by and take care

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I love that gate and the word "Beware" Everything on these two cards was cut with the October 31 cricut cartridge.

 My assignment was to make a card with a cutout that is popped. In this top card,  the "pumpkin patch" sign is put on with pop dots. The pumpkin outside the gate is also pop dotted. The spiders and that little tiny pumpkin is from a pkg of confetti.

This card is very simple still using the gate. This card is for the SSSD Oct. Mystery item, the item being the tag. I stamped the tag in Coca brown and chalked the entire tag orange. I then glued the two confetti witches and added the "ribbon" of sequins to the tag. I also placed purple gems on the diamonds in the center of the gate grill. I enjoyed making these two cards and there was a third one that is in an earlier post. I really like this cartridge and hope to make better cards in the future using other images.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and thanks for coming by.
Take care

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This is clue 3 for the Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet Along. I tried to put the two squares together in the same post, but this program wouldn't cooperate with me and I got frustrated.
This is a 12 week Crochet Along and the first clue can be found here.
Won't you come join us?
Take care

This is clue 2 for the Bernat Mystery Afghan crochet along.

Monday, October 11, 2010

I am so far behind and it seems that the faster I go, the behinder I get. I haven't posted in nearly two weeks. I haven't visited very many of you either. I don't know what I've been doing, but I've been doing it with great care.
Went to Simi Valley a weekend ago for a Future Stars boys gymnastics evaluation clinic. My grandson needed to place in the top six of his level to go to AZ for a gymnastics camp. He & I will be heading to Phoenix later this month.

While in Simi Valley, we went to LA to spend a day at Six Flags and I went on my second roller coaster. So what, you say. Well, I went on my first roller coaster ride about four years ago. I didn't like it and swore I wouldn't do it again. Never say never. I think I was the oldest person at Six Flags and I'm pretty sure I was the oldest to ride on any of the coasters. The water rides were great. Loved the Rapid Rapids. I came off that one soaked to the skin, took me hours to dry. And willing to go on it again; but the roller coasters...they lasted too long, had too many curves, too many drops and waaaay too fast.  Should have bought me a season ticket.
If you got this far, thanks for reading about my Six Flags day. Take care