Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween to all. I hope you have lovely little trick or treaters and everyone is safe. We are having upper 50's and dry weather for them. I don't get any that come here and I miss that.

Oh my gosh, it seems like forever since I posted. The roof is fixed with a new boot and caulking around the chimney.  It was a busy week for me. Bingo for my SIL's sorority, a trip to Nashville, IN to the stamp stores, we had exceptional 75 degree weather for our tailgate and baseball and football on Sunday. Plus I am a serious reader and since I've been making cards and visiting blogs I don't read until bedtime. I had five books all come in at once at the library so I have been reading like mad. Harlan Coben - Home, Preston & Child - The Obsidian Chamber, Janet Evanovic - Curious Minds, Debbie Macomber - Sweet Tommorrows and Elin Hilderbrand - Winter Storms. I know, it's a strange assortment but I read everything! I also have two more in but I don't have to pick them up until 11/3. That's what I've been up to instead of making cards this past week.

This card is the last one from the class I took and it is different. It has a pocket on the front with a tag. Then the fold is unusual as it opens kind of sideways and is a easel card. It is also a bigger card than usual. Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chilly nights and warm days, perfect fall weather. Haven't got the leak fixed yet, no one came on Monday. Today I am hoping they come as rain is predicted for Thursday. In that spirit, I am going out today to look for a raincoat type garment. That is something I don't have and this is the kind of weather you need something to keep you dry. With the winds an umbrella doesn't help much.

This card is simple with mostly coloring. I love Halloween colors and this is a card where you can use a lot of color! Have a great day and be kind to one another.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

No one ever called me back out of three companies I called! I called my insurance company and they gave me two names to call. I reached the first one and he came out yesterday morning and can fix the leak. He said it's not too bad, only two places it could be coming in and he thinks he can get me on the schedule Monday. It won't be very much to fix. Who knew it would be so hard to find someone!

I was inspired by Darnell of to use brushos. I watched the video by Loll of and put the stencil on the paper, sprinkled the brushos on and spritzed with water and lifted the stencil. Then blot with paper towel. I wanted to make a Halloween card and this is the only stencil I have for Halloween. Don't ask me why I stuck those pumpkins on. I forgot less is more. I'm posting this card to show I tried the technique. Please disregard the pumpkins. Be kind to one another. I'm off to tailgate with family.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Plink, plink, plink is not a good sound at 2:15 am. It has been raining since last night and my roof is leaking. I couldn't place that sound so I got up and turned on the light and low and behold, there is water dripping over my bedroom door onto the carpet. I found a 24 hour company online and called at 2:30 am. She said she would give my number to the oncall person and they would call me back. That was eight hours ago and no call yet. I called another company at 7:30 am, same thing - no call yet. Called another one at 9 and no call yet. It continues to rain. I have folded towels under the drip and keep putting them in the dryer. The ceiling is starting to pouch out where the drip is. So far it is just a drip. I don't like being a single homeowner with no clue what to do.

SO, I will post a card. This is another fall card made in the class I took. I love the bright shiny colors of the leaves and fall paper. Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My girlfriend Nancy is on spring break from the college and came and took me to lunch yesterday. It was so nice to just sit and visit with her. I am so thankful for all my girlfriends. I think women need their girlfriends to be able to just chat with and support each other. Your husband is always there for you but your gals just listen and don't try to fix everything.

Todays card was made in the class I took. The colors aren't coming through very bright in the picture. The little strip of paper at the bottom of the front just makes me laugh. Be kind to one another.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I had a little time today to pop in my craft room and try ghosting. This is my third attempt and I'm still not real pleased with the card but I'm going to post it. I used a ghost stamp by Judith and a sentiment by Poppy Stamps. I used Wow glow in the dark embossing powder on the white ghost and will give this card to my grandson. He will like that extra little touch.  The sentiment is clear embossed so it is shiny.  I am entering this card at for the ghosting technique.  I stamped the ghost and embossed. Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I get to have the younger grands for a few days today. They are on fall break and will be here soon. Todays card is one I made at a card class at my local scrapbook/stamp store. It is Bo Bunny paper with a vellum window. The other products were from the teacher so I don't know what company they are from.  There is a battery operated tealight behind the window. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Yesterday turned out to be a perfect day. It started in the 40's but by three it was beautiful. We tailgated at my granddaughters house and there must have been 50 people come through during the afternoon. We had plenty of food and got to meet a lot of her and her room mates friends. Her room mate's mother and male friend came down so we were able to meet them and they are so nice. Our whole family was there except for my oldest grandson, who is in New Orleans for fall break. My oldest son and his wife left this morning for Florida. My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by Matthew. It was a very destructive storm with loss of life and property. I am watching the airlifts in Pinetops, North Carolina on TV and my heart goes out to all those people. 

This is an easy card today made with a sheet of Memory Box paper, a die from Poppy Stamps and a few sequins. The paper is several years old. I am trying to use up my stash but I have gotten some new dies. Be kind to one another.

Friday, October 7, 2016

I want to thank you all for the wonderful birthday cards and birthday wishes. I received some lovely cards and have them all displayed so I can enjoy them. I need to get a pork roast cooking for our tailgate tomorrow but I wanted to share another Halloween card I made inspired by I didn't have any of the same things she used but I did improvise and I'm happy the way it turned out. I used Memory Box Tall birch tree die and Poppy Stamps grass die. The black trees are from October Afternoon stamps and the ghosts are Poppy Stamps dies. The background is Distress Ink and the eyes are white enamel accents. There is WOS on the ghosts. Be kind to one another.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

My computer was blocked by some outside source but I was able to shut it down. I waited all evening and thought I would have to take it in to be unlocked. Low and behold, I was able to log back on the next day. I don't know if it got infected so I hold my breath everytime I turn it on. We'll see.  This is a fun little card today that is bright and cheerful. Lawn Fawn plaid paper and an EK leaf punch in glitter paper for the turquoise and orange leaves. I didn't have any gold glitter paper to match the plaid and no yellow embossing powder that matched so I just added stickles to the yellow leaf.

I hope no one is in the path of Matthew. I hope you have moved to a safer place if it is near you. Everyone be safe. This appears to be a nasty hurricane. Be kind to one another.

Monday, October 3, 2016

I have been having some health issues and laying low this week. I hope to have it taken care of by the end of the month. I wanted to enter the /this week so I made this card. It is Lawn Fawn stamps and a Memory Box tree die. Background is Distress Inks. Be kind to one another.