Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Hope everyone is having a Happy Halloween. Our partying won't start until later this afternoon. As you know we have our grandson, so we're doing a kids party at the Eagles with him. He's going as the Wolverine with a Batman cape.

Today's card share is not a Halloween one but a Fall one. I in a swap to do a card in Brown tones. The paper is all from my stash. The stamp set is Four Seasons from CTMH. On the tree and under it I added Liquid Glass with Prisma Glitters to look like frost.
Hope you have a wonderful day. Come back soon.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fingernail Polish Technique

Good Evening,

Can't believe I missed yesterday. Must have been tired. The card I'm sharing tonight is done with the Fingernail Polish Technique. Not sure how I feel about this technique, had never done it before so wasn't sure what the results were suppose to be. For those that have done it hope I didn't blow it to bad. Anyway here's my take on it. I put 2 inches of water in a pan, then dropped 3 to 4 drops of blue, green, blue metallic and pink polish on top. I had to use a toothpick to get the polish to spread. Then I laid the cardstock on top to pick up the nail polish. Pulled up the paper and set it aside to let it dry. I then stamped White Daisy cardstock with a Treasures stamp, CTMH Stamp of the Month for September, in Sweet Leaf. Mounted it on a blue metallic paper from my stash. Used a Sweet Leaf ribbon from Ophray. I think it turned out pretty good.

Hope you all enjoy it. Come back again when you can.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Opps! Missed yesterday

Had a busy day yesterday. My first day teaching children in 3 years. Had a lot fun. Made shave cream background papers. They had a great time and didn't make a mess. On Wed. we'll do a layout with them. Hope to share one then.

Today's share is very simple and everything is CTMH. The background is ink distressing done with Outdoor Denim, Honey, Twilight and Bamboo inks on White Daisy cardstock. The stamp set used is Frosty Friends. Background paper is from Aspen Paper pack Level 2 and Twilight cardstock. Markers used were, Twilight, Honey, Cranberry and Sunny Yellow. The brads are punched from Twilight and covered with Liquid Glass. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for visiting, come back soon,

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Yesterday was a fun day. My husband and cooked Prime Rib at the Eagles for a friend's birthday. It was a wonderful surprise for her. All her children were there. Was sure hard to keep it a surprise.

Came home to a wonderful gift of my own. My youngest grandson is here to spend two weeks with us. He's 4 and full of energy. He's also totally into the X-Man thing. I now have a toy living room of X-Men.

Now for todays share. This is also from my Christmas Card workshop. I random stamped the base of the card in honey using a 2005 retired Hostess set called Winter Magic, then stamped the saying in twilight. I ran a piece of twilight cardstock through the cuddlebug using the snowflake folder. The snowman is stamped from the Magical Season set. It was then colored with orange, black and honey. I added liquid glass and sprinkled on some prisma glittter. It is layed on outdoor denium and a piece of aspen background paper. All products are CTMH.

Hope you enjoy the card and come back for a visit again.
Till next time,

Friday, October 23, 2009

Is it me or is my life Crazy?

Here's how my day started, at 4:30 a.m. no less with leg cramps. Made coffee and decide to catch up on my Sketchbooks that I've gotten, did four. About 6 decided I might make cards for a swap. Looked at the stamped images and could only decided what to do for one. I have six to do. I'll get it figured out, sooner or later. Decided since I have things happening today, maybe should do some laundry and dishes. You know those things that no one likes to do. Ok, I started both, boy did the drain system make all kinds of noises. Not sure if I need to pour stuff in the septic or what. Maybe I'll do it before I leave tomorrow.

Had a TIPS class at 1, expected 7 and 3 showed up. Oh well! maybe next time they'll show or not be working. Some should have been here monthes ago. This time it's on when I can and will cost them more. Had to be at school at 3 was alittle late as class got over at 3:30. Had to pick up a P.O. for supplies and get some medicine. Got there at four. Did get one more signed up.

Came home to a In-law family reunion planning party. We are the hosts, that's right it in our back yard. Decided the menu, about how many to expect and what we're doing. Was kinda fun, think the youngest sister-in-law and I are doing most of the stuff, which is ok, cause the rest just agree on things. There should be 65 to a 100. Good thing we have 2 acres of grass to park and camp on.

Now to my card for today. It's done on White Daisy cardstock, stamped with Gray Wool and Crystal Blue ink ( CTMH). The stamp set is Frosty Friend, cardstock is Gray wool and Crystal Blue. Ribbon is Crystal Blue. Everything is Close to My Heart. Image is colored with Honey, Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Bamboo, Sunny Yellow, Orange and Topiary markers.

Hope you enjoy the card.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Maybe I'm getting it

Here goes todays post. It's been a wild day. I had to put together a poster for the class I'm teaching at school. Took me 3 hours. I ended up painting the sign board caused it looked blah. Then put my posting up of why they should take the class. I thought it looked pretty good. Then took it to school for the sign ups. Did anyone look at it, NO. Had 2 sign up for the class. Come to find out it wasn't advertized, just a after school program. Get to try again tomorrow.

Besides doing that I finished my 2 doggie blankets. Here they are. These are 36" X 36", haven't decided on a price, but I'm thinking about $15. What you think?
Both are backed with denim, with batting, then quilted. Have 2 more to make, not sure when they'll get done.
I do remember I still have 4 more Christmas cards to post. Will try and do some tomorrow. Who know what will happen then. Have a TIPS class, then off to school. Not sure after that. Love this retirement stuff.
See ya tomorrow,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2nd Day of Learning to Post

Ok, yesterday I screwed up by not listing the company the stamps, paper and ink were from. Most all of the stamps, papers and inks I use are Close to My Heart. I have a few stamps from other companies and some ink and things. I'll let you know from now on what I'm using unless I have a gray moment, I seem to have alot of these.

Today, I'm showing a card I did in a swap last month. I really like how it turned out. It's called Spotlight Technique and is from the Technique Junkies Newsletter, sorry can't remember which one. The stamp is Autumn Harvest a retired CTMH stamp. You'll find I don't get rid of my stamps sets. I love them all and use them alot.
I'm very excited tonight. I attended my first afterschool program meeting this afternoon. I haven't worked in over 4 years at the school. My friend, Racie asked if I would teach a scrapbooking class to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. My first class is Monday afternoon. Not sure what I'm going to do. Maybe start with what tools we'll be using. Tomorrow is sign ups for the classes. I'm alittle nervous, but it'll be fine. Going to do 8 1/2" X 11" pages. This is new to me, but I'll get it figured out. I only do 12" X 12" for my books. Wish me luck.
Hope to be able to post more tomorrow. Till then enjoy your evening.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This is my first try of posting a card, so I hope it works. This is one from my Christmas Card workshop, I'll share 5 in all but not today. This was made on Outdoor Denim card stock run through the cuttlebug with the snowflake folder. I sanded the snowflake on the card stock, then layed it on White Daisy cardstock. I cut the background paper behind the santa from the Aspen level 2 paper. The Santa is from Magical Season ( I love this set) stamped in black and colored with cranberry, sunny yellow and baby pink. I add liquid glass and put fine glitter on. The saying is also from the Magical Season set, stamped in twilight. Very simple card, easy to mail.
Hope you enjoy this.
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