Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall 2011

Oh my goodness, where has the time gone!  I have not posted since spring!  However, I did warn you I was not a summer post person.  There are too many great things to be doing outside, places to go and people to see.  I had a great summer.  We celebrated my mother's 90th birthday in May.  It was a wonderful gathering and I got to see several cousins I had not seen in several years.  My golf game seems to have gone down the tubes but I played as much as I wanted to.  Several tournaments (fortunately I had good partners), and a trip to Myrtle Beach in August with the girls.  School is back in session now, and I am substituting again about 3 days a week.  The weather here has been great.  We've had beautiful fall days, trees are turning, leaves are falling. I will get to posting more cards soon, I hope.  I took several pics of cards I have found time to make over the last several months, and mom's 90th card that I want to make sure and post.  Be looking for them soon.  Maybe it will rain, and I will be forced to stay indoors. :)

Happy Fall, everyone

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 2011 Embossed quilt blocks

Ok, here we are March 26, in Mid-Missouri, and it is still snowing!  We're supposed to get up to 5 inches today!  I'm ready for spring, so I thought a card in pastel colors was needed!

I feel really bad, because I cannot remember where I saw the directions for this card.  I know there are several on SCS, but this one was done with the tiny squares, embossed, and then put on an embossed card front.  I also looked through TJ Newsletter, but couldn't find it there, either.  Whoever you are, I love this technique!  I can even see the example in my mind!  The little beaded thingy on the ribbon was bought at Hobby Lobby in the bridal section.  Thought it was cute.  This is the perfect card for a friend of mine who is having knee replacement surgery on Friday, and her mother is quite the quilter!  It was a little tedious cutting out the squares, as I didn't have a punch the size I wanted, so I had to cut them on the paper cutter.  If I find the artist who shared this technique, I will come back and edit this post.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011 Embossed Triple Cuts

Today's card is taken from TJ CD "Emboss or Die"  I've only had it a week or two, and really love it.  Remember how much I have used the TJ CD "Fancy Folds and Motion Paper"?  Well I think I will love this new one just as much.  As I start to collect these CD's I've noticed something.  Some of the techniques I've seen before, but can I ever find the directions when I need them?  No way!  Now everything is in one place and I know exactly where to look.

As you can see the technique gives you panels for two cards.  I learned how to do the flower on the left card
from Lynne-Reminisce A Colorful Life.  The flowers are made from circles!  I love the way the flower turned out. Her blog is great.  Thanks, Lynne, for the inspiration.

The flower on the right card is just nestablities scalloped circles.  I cut several, snipped to the center and stacked with pop dots, then "fluffed" (technical term) the petals. Nice little simple cards that can useful for any occasion.

Happy Blogging.  TFL

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011 Hidden Surprise

Hello fellow bloggers.  There has been so much going on lately.  I have not even been on the computer.  I've only had time to check my e-mail from my phone.  I really want to do a few more postings before March is over! 

My husband just went to the Dr. and he has walking pneumonia.  He has barely slept for several nights.  Doc gave him some antibiotics, cough syrup and an inhaler, so hopefully he will be able to get some rest now.

The weather here has finally turned warm.  We've had our share of rain at night, but I will take the warm sunshine during the day--anytime I can get it.

On today's post:  This technique is called Hidden Surprise.  All the little tags tuck into an "envelope on the card.  It was posted in the Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 TJ Newsletter as a bonus on line technique.  I love it.  One of my golfing gals will be receiving this.  Two of the small stamps were from SU On The Green. Misc. cardstock from my stash, and distressed the edges of the little insert pieces.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 22, 2011 Distressed Colorblock 1

Today I was with some VERY challenging 5th graders.  Fortunately, I was substituting in a classroom that had a student teacher.  The regular teacher was sick, so I really just observed and helped with classroom management.  They were a handfull!  So glad to get home to my stamp room!  (Which is a total mess, by the way)                                                      

Today's card is a technique called Distressed Colorblocking from the TJ Newsletter Feb/March 2011.  I love the bird stamp.  The background paper is from a Christmas pack, but it had great colors to go with the Tim Holtz distress inks, worn lipstick and fired brick.  The ribbon is from my stash, as well as the HB clear sticker.  I feel like it needs something...oh, I know, I didn't put any bling on this one!  Must re-think this card!


Friday, February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011 Vertical Accordian Golf

Hello fellow bloggers!  I can't believe it has been 11 days since my last post.  I did admit in my intial post that I do tend to work in spurts!  Well, I had a "spurt" today and made some headway in some new creations. 

I hosted Girl's Night Out at my house last night along with co-host Bonnie.  We had a great time.  It is a group of ladies who get together once a month without children, husbands, etc....We also celebrate anyone having a birthday that month.  We had one February birthday and this is the card I made for Carolyn.  Happy Birthday, Carolyn.  It was a significant birthday, but I won't say which one...I will only say it starts with a six and ends with a five (giggle).  This is the card I gave to her.

The technique is the Vertical Accordion fold from the TJ Fancy Folds CD.  Love that golfing paper, but it has been in my stash for a long time, so I don't remember the manufacturer.  Stamp is a dollar stamp (I think).  I've also had it a long time.  Birthday clear sticker on the front of the card was also from my stash.  There was another stamp on the inside--a vintage of a girl and on the side it says "GO GIRL" but I didn't photograph the inside before I gave it to the birthday girl.

Hope to post again tomorrow.  TFL


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 7, 2011

Today is hair day!  So happy to get it cut and colored.  Really looking pretty shabby.  Didn't blog yesterday...Dr. appointments.  Life is good....

On a cooking note, we are having guests the first weekend in March, so I've been scouring the internet and my cookbooks for new and interesting things to cook.  I found one this morning called Snickerdoodle Bread from  Sounds yummy and can't wait to try it.  Love cinnamon! Put together an egg casserole and fruit salad and one breakfast is ready!

Today's post is a technique called "Hip to be Square".  Again it is from the TJ Fancy Folds CD.  Can you tell I have gotten a lot of good use out of that CD?  The paper is from Making Memories Whimsy collection.  The flower was some mullberry paper scraps I had and cut out with Sizzex Die Flower Layers #3.  The stamp is from the Flourishes set.  This card was made for a friend's BD, but she fell last week and broke her wrist while shoveling snow, so I better get busy on a feel better soon type of card.  Feel better Colleen!

That's it for today....have to go get worked on...(my hair, remember?)