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 http://www.letsdishrecipes.blogspot.com/.  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?)


Sunday, February 6, 2011

February 6, 2011 DH Valentine

WOW!  How did it get to be the 6th so soon???  The time has just flown by this week.  Well, we had to cancel our Super Bowl party.   Our street has only been graded with a small path large enough for one car to get through, so there is absolutely no parking available.  Then when I work up Saturday morning and saw MORE snow, I threw in the towel and let Old Man Winter win one.  Which led to what to do with an unthawed 9 pound pork loin roast.  Well, I sliced off a couple of chops for dinner, and cut the rest in to three smaller roasts.  DH smoked one on the Weber--He had to unbury it from the snow first, though.  I cooked one in the crockpot for pulled pork sandwiches and put that in the freezer, then I had one more small roast that I fixed in the oven and will dice it up for something...tacos, stew, etc....  So, I haven't left the kitchen too much in the last day and a half!

On to my post....  This is the card open.  It started out to be a verticle accordian card from the Technique Junkie Newsletter Fancy Folds and Motion Paper CD, but I made a cutting error and it turned out a little different.  I made a different one, and will have to post it later.  It's not quite finished yet.  I'm still happy with the way this one turned out.

This is the front when it is closed.  The paper I printed on my computer.  It was from the Seasonal Sampler collection, but I don't have listed in my saved files which site it came from.  Sorry...wish I could give credit.  Now that I am blogging I will get better of making a note of these things.

Have a great day and TFL.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 3, 2011 Smooshed Ink Flower

Another snowy day here--on the ground, that is.  Thank goodness the sun is shining!  This will be our third day indoors with DH....still can't get out of our driveway.  Our snow removal person has not shown up yet... I'm sure he's "snowed under".  (pardon the pun)  DH has a bum knee and my back goes out if you look at me crooked, so we're at the mercy of someone else to get it cleared this year.

The flower in the above card came from a piece of glossy card stock that I had done the alcohol smoosh technique (I think) and stored it in my "parts" drawer.  I then used the Sizzex Flower Layers to cut out the flower layers.  The pink layer was embossed with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirl.  SU Rainbow ribbon and a little hat from my stash.  I then layered it on green CS and a black card.  Hope you like it. TFL


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011 Red Golfer

Well, here in the midwest we are in the midst of a blizzard.  We will have record levels of snowfall.  Probably 18+ inches.  My DH had a goal of shoveling every hour and a half to keep up with the cover, but his baby snow blower wouldn't keep up.  Well, that means lots of time for card making!  It was so much fun on Facebook this morning keeping up with friends and family around the country, and hearing the different forcasts and weather updates.  I got absolutely nothing done until this afternoon!

The post today was for a golfing friend's birthday.  White cardstock stamped with SU Going Gray as background with a Vap Scrap stamp.  Nestabilities scalloped oval.  The image is a brass stencil.  I pressed Versa Mark Ink on the stencil opening and then used Chinese Red ep from Antiquities.  The ribbon and clear sticker are my stash. 

BTW I just ordered and reserved my copy of the Technique Junkie new CD due out in March called Emboss or Die.  Just think, when I get the CD in March all this snow will be over!--Well, maybe a little spring snow, but they never last long!  I just hope I'm shoveled out by then!  Stay warm, stay inside, especially if your in the midwest of the USA.

Thanks for looking.