Saturday, June 30, 2012

It continues

It is still in the 90's and humid.  I don't have asthma or any breathing problems, but it does take your breath away going outside in this heat.  I grilled out for dinner last night and it was quite noticeable going in and out, and even the cats wouldn't stay out with me.  They usually enjoy spending evenings in our screened porch, but they ran to come back inside.  Just hope everyone stays safe.
For my cards, I did a Fourth of July card using paper and frame from TLC, Create and the colors for this weeks Colour Q.  In the picture it is hard to tell that the base cardstock is a light gray.  For my next card, I did a pink one for the Tiddly Ink Challenge using Rapunzel and a TLC, Create sentiment.  I chalked the sentiment in pink which is difficult to see and added Stickles to the flowers.  My third card is using the new stamp from Designed to delight in the Play Date Cafe Colors.  My final card is using this weeks new release from A Day for Daisies along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I used the sketch and color scheme for Splitcoast.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Frame:  TLC, Create
Stars:  QuicKutz
Buttons:  Stash
Divine Twine
Ribbon:  Michael's
Ice Stickles

Just Us Girls - Stars and Sparkle
Bugaboo - Seasonal (Fourth of July)
Scrap - Creations - Fourth of July
Cute Card Thursday - Patriatric
Colour Q 143

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine:  Mini Dots, Floral Breeze, Floral Dreams
Cardstock, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Tiddly Ink:  Rapunzel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  Michael's
Lace:  Wright's
Ice Stickles
Versa Magic : Pixie Dust Chalk
Spellbinders:  Label #14

Tiddly Ink - Pink

Patterned Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle - Hello Spring
Cardstock:  DCWV, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Designed to delight - Loving thoughts Bouquet
Sentiment:  Designed to delight
Border punch:  Martha Stewart
Spellbinders:  Large & Small standard circle, small scalloped circle
Divine twine

Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch 58
Play Date Cafe 138

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Mother's Love & Sock it to me
Cardstock:  Recollections & Core-dinations
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - php
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinders:  Small circle, Small scalloped Circle, pennant
Ribbon:  Offray
Buttons:  JoAnn's Basics
Twine:  stash
Embossing folders:  Cutttlebug & Szzix

Splitcoast Sketch - SC391
A Day for Daisies - Texture
Splitcoast color -  CC381
Paper craft Star - Wednesday Challenge embossing

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friends make life bearable

Paulette made this jar of chocolates and matching paper along with the great sentiment which I thought was adorable and I had to make a card for one of my friends.  This will be a great thank you for being there during all the good and bad times.  And chocolate just makes everything even better.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Cheer Up Chocolate, Bearly Mine - Mini Dots & Floral Breeze
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollection
Jar of Chocolates:  TLC, Create - Jar of Candy
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Misc Fun 905
Ribbon:  Ribbon Carousel
Circle Punch:  EK Success

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #41
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Godson's birthday

It's my Godson's birthday who is stationed in Afghanistan.  Peter is scheduled to come home in July so I plan to give it to him at that time since it will be difficult to mail it to him since I put a big button on it.  He is in the reserves so I'm anxious to have him back home again.  I worry about all of our troops abroad even more so since my son who is 16 talks about going into the military.  My other card is a fun one that I made using some paper and sentiments from TLC, Create.  Paulette loves to make creations with M & M's which is great because I have an EK Success punch.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Hook, Line & Sinker; My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Tiddly Ink - Ricky Goes Fishing
Sentiment:  Tiddly Ink
Button & Twine:  stash

Bugaboo- Button, twine & sentiment

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Punch:  EK Success

Merry Monday - Sketch 26

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Internet down

Yesterday it was 95 in WI with the humidity it was around 100.  Today it is to be warmer with the temp around 99.  It is to be like this for the next week so it will be surprising if we have any grass left.  Last night I was going to go post my card, and the internet was down so I don't know if our electric company is trying to save since I'm sure many people are running their air conditioning units this week.  The news is telling people to go to the malls and libraries for the day.  I don't think the libraries have been this busy all year.  My husband and I are taking a rode trip today with some friends to the WI Dells so that will be exciting for the day.  I'm just hoping my husband will be up for this.  This weather, inspired my card.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Under the Boardwalk
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - One Moment Cane
Flower:  Recollection
Divine Twine
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Spellbinders:  Small Pinking Circle
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

CPS 171

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Design Team

I am so excited that I have been accepted to be on the TLC, Create Design Team for July - September.  Paulette has such wonderful images and sentiments.  The wonderful thing is that she has so many FREE ones and the ones for purchase are reasonable.  She also has regular clubs where you can get images for a theme e-mailed to you which is really fun.  On July 8th we will be having a Blog Hop so you can meet the new design team members and also receive some wonderful images.  I'm looking forward to fun summer!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Too Many Hours

I have another nursing friend who has taken time off of work to care for her husband with health issues.  He had a massive heart attack a year ago, and he doesn't have enough viable heart tissue to have open heart surgery.  He just had a pacemaker placed the other month and is doing OK, but she is taking time to spend with him now.  We got together for breakfast yesterday after my night shift which was wonderful to compare notes and support each other.  Afterwards I ran some errands....and then it got late.  I work tonight so I stay up on nights before I work so I sleep during the day so now I have been up for over 36 hours.  I am going to post these cards and then go to bed.  I met our new neighbor last night and took them over a loaf of chocolate chip banana bread which is my specialty.  They are an adorable couple with a six year old son.

All of the cards that I made last night have paper of sentiments from TLC, Create.  I subscribed to the July Club and now just enrolled in the August Club so I'm excited to see what images and word art I will receive. I get so excited when I get the emails, it is like a special present to open them up to see what has arrived.  I have tried to organize things into file folders since I am getting so many wonderful items from Paulette.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Tag Somebody Wedding
Spellbinder: Floral Angle Cut
Lace:  Wild Orchid
Pearls:  Prima
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Papercraft Star - White Wedding

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing, Bearly Mine - Mini-Dots
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections, Paper Company
Stamp:  Just Inklined - King of Siam
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Purr-sonally Speaking
Spellinbinders:  Small petite oval, beaded oval, Verve pendant
Border punch:  Fiskars
Pearls:  Recollections
Chalk:  Color box - Creamy Brown

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #40
Color Throwdown 197

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Tim Holtz, Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Birdie Brown- phone 02 & say hello
Button:  stash
Divine twine
Wrights - ribbing

Bugaboo - Sketch
Die cut divas - Red, orange & yellow
Birdie Brown - Monthly freebie

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's hot

Yesterday it was 93 here in WI with the humidity and the heat index it was like 96 so it was HOT!  Because I work night shift, I sleep during the day, but it was still hot and humid when I went to work for 11 pm.  Today it is still suppose to hit 89 and I hear my neighbor working outside so I hope they hydrate.  My cats like to go out in our screened porch in the morning, but I haven't let them out and they are upset with me.  They are spoiled kitties so they will have to suffer inside today.

For my first card, I used the iced tea saying that I just love from TLC, Create along with the paper.  I used Crystal Effect on the glass and the ice cubes.  My second card I did some paper piecing using the digital image "Adele" from All that Scraps and the inside of the card has a sentiment from TLC, Create.  My final card is this weeks Mojo sketch using the color scheme from the Colour Q.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create; Bearly Mine- Mini Dots
Cardstock:  Tim Holtz, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create- Iced Tea Lemon
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Life is Like Iced Tea
Spellbinders:  Label #11, Small & Large Petite Oval
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders
Crystal Effects

Splitcoast - Sketch 390
Scrap- Creations - Vacation

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - The Brighter Side, Sweet Shoppe - Being Me, Wrinkled Paper
Cardstock:  Paper Company Recollections
Stamp:  All that Scraps - Adele
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Little nutty
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Bling & Pearls - Paper Studio, Pebbles
Spellbinder:  Large Petite Oval, Scalloped Large Petite Oval
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Prima

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 159
Bearly Mine - Flowers

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Ribbon:  JoAnn's
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Mojo - Sketch 246
There She Goes - Winged Things
Colour Q - 142

Stay Cool!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blue cards

I made some cards today that all had some shades of blue.  I guess I was looking for some calming, serene and peace.  Hope that you have a perfect day like that.

Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create
            Free digital download
Bling:  Recollections

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch 39  (too late for this week)

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create; Bearly Mine - Mini-Dots
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Lily wedding
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Sakura glitter jelly pen
Pearls:  Michael's
Lace:  Wright's

Viva LaVerve - Sketch Week 3
A Day for Daisy - Something Old, Borrowed, Blue....

Patterned Paper:  Doodle Pantry
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollection
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - Sea shells
Flourish:  Sizzix
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Splitcoast -Sketch 389

Brother's birthday

I only have one sibling who is a younger brother.  I saw him this past weekend and gave him his present, but his card was not finished.  Unfortunately, life has been a little crazy lately.  My husband has been having a lot of side effects from the cancer treatment and has needed to go to the emergency room a couple of times so he is now on a couple week break from the cancer treatment to try to re-group.  Now we are starting to notice some reverse side effects.  It is interesting and complicated living with the chronic treatments of cancer.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Love from a Far
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Designed to Delight - Loon and cattails
Sentiments:  Happy Birthday - free digital download
                   Brother - computer font - Bavand
Spellbinders: Small standard circle, Picot circle
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Bling:  Recollections

Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch 151

Patterned Paper:  Recollections - Love Letters
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations
Stamp:  Guylou's - Nounour's
Spellbinders:  Heart Circle, Eyelet Circle, Large Circle
Ribbon:  Ribbon Carousel Jute & Twine, JoAnn's Organdy
Bling:  Kaiser
Button: stash

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - Sketch 158
Guylou's - Kraft

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hot dog

Tomorrow I am planning to see my Dad and will give him this card for Father's Day.  My second card is using Kenny K's image of "Hot Diggity" for a birthday card.  I find this a fun image which was perfect for the Cupcake Inspiration.

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Paper Company, Bazzil
Stamp:  Northwoods
Ink:  Memento, Rich cocoa
button: stash
Divine Twine
Spellbinders:  Pennants

Bugaboo - Stella Sketch 112

Patterned Paper:  DCWV, Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Kenny K - Hot Diggity
Sentiment:  Computer font
Spellbinder:  Small petite oval, Scalloped small petite oval
Border punch: Fiskars

Kenny K - Animal
Cupcake Inspirations

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Husband's birthday

Tomorrow will be my husband's 63rd birthday.  I have had such a difficult time deciding what card to make him since when you have so many stamps it is difficult to choose the right one for the occasion.  I finally decided on one from Cuddly Buddy- Pachela "Fergus Macfluff" a 3D dog with presents.  His son is visiting from South Carolina and will be nice to help him celebrate the day.  Unfortunately, I have to work tonight so I will be coming home when everyone is waking up and ready to start the day and the celebrating, so hopefully I will be able to keep up.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Time Flies
Cardstock:  Color Mates, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Cuddly Buddy - Pachela "Fergus Macfluff"
Sentiment:  free digital download
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Standard Circle, Large Scalloped Circle, Pennants
Pop Dots
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Mojo - Sketch 245
Scrap Creations - Celebration
There She Goes - Ch. 160 - Circles

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Life is an adiventure
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Pink Gems - Rollerskate Milly
Sentiment:  free digital download
Flowers:  Recollections & Prima
Button:  Stash
Bling:  Recollections
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Crystal Effects on lollipop

Pink Gems - Sketch