Sunday, November 19, 2023

Quilt and card

 Has it really been that long since I posted???  

I am having knee replacement surgery December 5 - (don't want to but "have" to).  My sweet friend Ruth made me a beautiful lap quilt - which I know I will be using a lot during my recovery.  

I made her a thank you card going with a "quilt" theme.  I have had this die for ages - and use it mostly for Christmas cards but I thought it was perfect for a thank you card.  I went through my "stash of DP" and found this cherry paper - not the same color but I think it works.  I also used black tiny gingham and red tiny polka dot.  Die cut the word Thanks.  Not only was this card fun to make - it was made with appreciation for such a good friend and her talents. 

 A personal note of appreciate and thanks on the inside.  

Monday, September 25, 2023

Fractured Card

 This technique seems to be taking Pinterest as well the internet by storm.  It is called Fractured Card Technique - or Faux Shutter Technique.  It is fun - easy - all you really have to do is figure what Designer Paper and Image you are going to use.  

We made this one at our Cuppa and a Card get together two weeks ago - and I am thinking it will make some fun fall and winter cards.  Our image in the middle was on a 2" white square.  The strips are 1/4 inch.  You can use about any white base - as long as it has straight edges.  I am going to have fun this weekend trying different punches and dies that I have with straight edges.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Christmas Stamp a Stack

 A couple of weeks ago we had a "Christmas Stamp a Stack" at a dear friend, and fellow SU demonstrator.  She has this every year - usually in July but this year it was in August.  There were 12 crafty, fun, and great, girls present.  Ruth made 2 different soups and the rest of us brought all kinds of goodies from sausage bites to homemade cheese cake to Cowboy Caviar. Besides 12 cards we all went home with a full tummy.  Didn't eat much supper that night.  

We made 3 cards of 4 different designs - Ruth had everything cut, ink and stamps, embellishments on the table - we just had to really stamp and put together.  

Her cute dog Heidi was allowed to stay in the room and keep us company - and Ruth said Heidi she was worn out when everyone left.  

The dove was my favorite - and probably the easiest, stamp with versamark and gold heat embossed.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Early Christmas Cards

 Went to one of Diane Lanfer's classes a couple of week ago - and we made 3 beautiful Christmas cards.  Plus I got to see some familiar faces and meet new ones as well.  Donna T. lets me share her mom with her and she was there - so happy to get to see her.  What a sweet lady.  

Three beautiful Christmas cards ready to go.  Next week I will share the Christmas cards we made at a dear friends annual Christmas stamp camp.  

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Final Fun Cards

 Below are the additional cards we made during my extended birthday week. There are three I can't share as I am in a swap and we haven't had the swap yet. 

  The Hello blue card - was my technique which I did before I read the instructions so we did another one after watching a short u-tube and I have already mailed it out in the morning mail.  The technique is called fractured card or faux shutter - fun and easy peasy to make.  I am sure I will make more and I will be putting them on my blog.  

Have a great week - I'm off to finish my chemo letters.   

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Fun cards

 What a fun birthday "week" I had this year.  One of the best.  Started off with Cup and a Card here in town - got so many beautiful birthday cards.  Dinner at Texas Roadhouse.  Wednesday was our 32nd anniversary - late lunch at Mary Janes in Perryville MO.  Great food.  Thursday off to St. Louis to stay all night with a dear friend and fellow crafter - here below are two of the cards we made at her house.  Friday Cup and a Kraft at a Paneras in St. Peters with more friends, more birthday cards and seeing friends that I had not seen for a while.  Whew - quite a week.  

The Hello card was made using a Simon Says die (thank you Donna for a great gift), I really like it.  The Nature card Donna already had things laid out for me to make this box card - Pink and Main Die - decorated with pine trees and deer.  This will be perfect for my chemo man that lives in CO.  

I will be sharing more cards that we made plus the cards we made at Panera's this past week.  

Monday, August 07, 2023

Back to School

 Yes, I have been MIA - no real reason except I haven't had much mojo and had a lot going on here for the past few weeks.  Our kids from Portugal came and stayed for a week - what a nice visit - we really miss them.  My son came for a week.  Then we have moved my son, and well the rest of the time it simply gets away from me.  I don't think I manage my time wisely.  LOL

I made a card for my chemo boy and his siblings - a Back to School card and I made a box full of back to school supplies including snacks.  He has 3 siblings so the box was packed full.  Headed to the post office this morning to mail - can't imagine how much the postage will be.  But it was fun getting everything together.  

Fun card to make - I used a really OLD set from TAC - "Back to School", Lawn Fawn, stickers, and some cute Echo Park Back to School paper that was 1/2 price at my favorite brick and mortar Stamp Pad.