Monday, April 28, 2008
Had a wonderful fun week end. My friend Ivanka who lives near Toronto came to Wisconsin to visit. Our friend Annie came from the Twin Cities and we shopped until we dropped. We stayed in Madison and paper crafters who live in this area are very lucky to have such wonderful stores to visit. We have several locally owned scrapbook stores, Archievers, a super JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby - and a visit to the Gina K stamp store in McFarland, WI. The 3 of us made her cards with some of the stamps I had - and we were lucky - she popped into the store while we were there so we could give her the cards. Of course, we should have had our picture taken with her. We all came away with a new set of stamps. Ivanka had lots of fun - and then on Sunday on the way back to the airport - we stopped at the outlet mall in Johnson Creek - Bass was having an "excellent" sale and we both helped out the economy. Sure hope she comes back to visit again.
I made this card last week - it is made with paper from Bo Bunny - some die cut flowers - the bling flowers were from the Dollar Bin at Target. The rub ons are from October Afternoon. I think this will be a Mother's Day card.
Everyone have a wonderful evening - I want to go play with some new paper and stuff.
Monday, April 21, 2008
It is Bo Bunny Paper, Bazzill Cardstock, flower from the table decorations at a wedding, rub on is probably De Ja View.
Bo Bunny paper is always so bright and cheerful.
Dig out that old paper - I am sure it still would make a gorgeous card today.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I am loving to cut the scalloped paper by Bazzill into 4.5 x 6 inch strips to make cards - you only have the scallops on two sides - but I like the different dimension it brings to the card. The patterned paper is from Provo Craft - I am loving those little stacks for cardmaking. Just great for cardmakers - nice assortment of paper, right size for cards. Plus I got it for half price at Hobby Lobby. I used my gel pen around the frame on the stamped image. Added some primas and the center of the flowers - is from the dollar bin at Target.
Go check out all the other designs using this stamped image - everyone is different but so beautiful.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
This card is based on the weekly sketch at Card Positioning Systems .
The paper is Bo Bunny - the rick rack is from Wrights - rub on De Ja Views. The flowers are some Prima, some taken off a cheap bush from Michaels or Walmart and some flowers I received at CHA. Love to do that layering.
Going to send this card off to my Mom on Saturday so she has a pretty card to start her week.
Thanks for looking.
OK - I thought I was alive or atleast feeling alive - back home today and on antibiotics. I do hate being ill.
The paper is from the Hot Off the Press Vintage book - computer generated sentiment - ribbon may be May Art - bought it special so I don't remember who made it. None of my burgundy's matched or were too skinny for what I wanted to achieve. I also made a sympathy card and offset the sentiment and strip at the top of the card.
It is warmer here in Wisconsin and so I have my doors open - it is suppose to cool down and rain so I know this won't last but it sure is nice to let the winter smells out and let in the spring fresh air.
Have a wonderful day.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Dug into the very large collection of Basic Grey to make a couple get well cards. Sent one to my mom and one for the box. Punched out the frog from the patterned paper. I mixed up some acrylic paint - red and orange to get the right shade to distress the paper. I brushed the paint on the edges of all the paper. I created the sentiment on the computer - inside reads - and get well.
Got out the stickles and added it to the frog image and also to the center of all the flowers and to the top of the brads which were painted with the perfect shade of acrylic paint.
Dig into those old supplies and see what you can come up with.
Everyone have a wonderful evening.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
I returned to work and made it through the day - I am very tired but hopefully each day will get easier.
The paper for this card is not that moldie - I think I have only had it less than a year. It is from one of Hot Off the Press books - this one is pastels - great groups of papers where everything coordinates. Prima flowers. The stamp is a new one I got a Hobby Lobby at half price - it is by Stampabilities. Seafoam white embossing powder by Ranger. I found two purple envelopes in my stash of envelopes that started me down the road to this creation - two of the cards were made to fit the envelopes. The other two cards are A2 sized - and will go in my box of cards for sale. Had a request for some Get Well cards.
Everyone have a wonderful evening. Dancing With the Stars is on tonight - do you watch - who do you think will win??
Sunday, April 6, 2008
This is a favorite recipe for Apple Cake - it is so yummy. I have had this recipe for over 30 years - and always think of Marge and her family and the mark they left on our family. When I saw this great patterned paper by K&Co. - I knew my recipe page was going to be very non traditional colors. It is not very fancy - but I don't do my best work when I am sick and when you have put it off - GET RR DONE - was the matra for this project. My neighbor hasn't started hers yet - but I did do all her shopping for her - she is doing Texas Cavier - I could have designed her page for her. A 6 inch square is not very big.
Here is the recipe so you don't have to read it off the page -
Topping - Mix ½ cup each: White sugar, brown sugar, nuts
Dice 2 cups apples
Cake - Cream together:1 cup each white sugar & brown sugar
½ c. margarine/shortening
Add 2 eggs and 1 c. sour milk or buttermilk
Add2 ½ cups flour, 2 tsp soda1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp salt
Stir in diced apples,
Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
Sprinkle sugar/nut mixture on top.
Bake 350 degrees 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Keep running -don't let this crap catch you.