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Hi! I am a "middle aged" wife of over 40 years, mother to 2, mother-in-law to 2, and grandmother to 4. I love hanging out with these people!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sketch 9

sketch 9
A little pink and wild paper - and I have sketch 9

Mid Week Throwdown

Here is my submission for the Operation Write Home mid-week throwdown.  This week's challenge is to include a Bugaboo digi stamp.  I chose the princess/queen - and colored it with Copics.  the paper is 110 lb watercolor - but it worked!  I used a folded top note die from Stampin Up - and under the flap is a sentiment that has a crown and says "Queen for a Day" - I thought that could work for a mom or a wife.

Busy cranking out those sketch cards

sketch 10

Sketch 11

sketch 12
Here are sketches 10 - 12 for Operation Write Home - - - - I don't know what happened to #9 - I guess I will work backwards on the next card!  AND great news - I am done with my yellow - black - and posie phase!  Even though I have some posie paper left!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sketch #9 - AND last for today

I really wanted to use this pretty paper - putting patterns together is so very difficult for me - but the paper was so pretty - I had to!  The crystals look at bit out of place to me - I may exchange them for black pearls - opinions?

Three sketch cards for OWH

Sketch #6

Sketch #7

Sketch #8
Here are sketch cards for #6 - sketch #8. I am discovering how much easier it is to make cards with a specific goal in mind!  

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch #110

I just amused myself (it's easy -really!) when  looked up at my title and realized my fingers had been on the wrong keys!  I believe I was typing in the made up language my granddaughter Niah and I speak sometimes!  I spent time making a card this morning - which although that may not seem GREAT - it is - my mojo staged a walk-out!  Guess it is union!  While that was going on - I organized a little (ribbons) - and colored - I used my Stampin Up markers on heavy watercolor paper - and I liked it! 

I am thinking of making Mother's Day cards for Operation Write Home - I raised two boys - so no girly time for me -hehe!  And I broke off all communication with my mother over a year and a 1/2 ago - with a BIG whew!  Now - remembering last mother's day - I am giggling!  I went to meet my youngest son and his family at his church.  I was sitting outside -at a table (they serve Krispy Kreme donuts and beverages) waiting for them - when this man came up and asked if he could sit down.  I acknowledged him with a smile and said sure (I think that is how you should behave at church!) And he introduced himself and said, "Do you come here often?"  Big sigh!  I am not going this mother's day - I don't remember where my darling hubby was - but this year - he will be taking me out to breakfast!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

One Our Daily Bread Challenge and 3 for OWH


Jungle Animal

Rainforest and Sketch #108

Our Daily Bread Card - Challenge = Use great Ribbon!
I am hoping I get this right!  I have one card for Our Daily Bread challenge - One for Rainforest challenge - (green and a splash of color)-which is also a sketch challenge -#108 -One Embossing challenge - and one for Jungle Animals - I had some great monkey paper!  I am done with challenges for today - although - today seems like a challenge in and of itself!

I don't think my camera is happy - I got a new battery - reset it to factory settings - but I still get blur - I am not ruling out it is my poor photography - but... it is a point and click camera!

Just a quick note of THANKS!

I just want to say a great big THANKS to everyone that looks at my blog.  When I look at it and I see another "follower" I get as excited as a kid on Christmas morning! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Die Cuts and Punches - Oh MY!

Here is a card for another OWH challenge - this week has sure been busy with them - this is a card I made at a Stampin Up workshop I went to in January.  I like the punch so much - I bought it - and the matching stamp set!

A CAS Card for an OWH Challenge

I made this card at a January Stampin Up workshop - I just love the sentiment!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Few Virtual Card Making Party Cards for OWH

A word of apology for my blurry photos - my camera is unhappy - that is the word!  It is scheduled to be "happy" again soon - or replaced!  Here are my submissions for Blue & Beige - Easter - and Beach cards

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's A Party!

What is better at a party than CUPCAKES!  All different flavors of cupcakes - with wonderful chocolate frosting..And don't forget OWHers - it's not about how many candles on your birthday cupcake - it's about the number of cupcakes you get!  Here is my idea of a FUN cupcake party - with a little taste of Andy Warhol thrown in!  Play along - What do you want at your party?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hot Tropics Card

Here is my submission for the Hot Tropics challenge on OWH.  It uses hot pink, green and blue and is also made as Sketch #5

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mid Week Throwdown at OWH -

Mid week throw down submission

Greetings - this midweek throw down is to use die cuts and punches - I went to town with this!  I am loving "fussy cutting" paper - that's a quilting expression!  Here is my submission and an extra (cuz I had so many extra die cuts!  The window is stamped and then colored with a few Stampin Up markers!