Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn, Falling Leaves

Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays challenge this week is Harvest.......................................

I used all stuff from my stash to make this card

I made one of my homemade stick pins with some fall embellies on it

this card is also entered in Crafty Creations challenge #86
Stamptacular Sundays challenge #78

Versatile Blogger Award

Kirsty from Handmade Little Things awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award

To accept this award I have to:  *reveal 7 truths about myself

                                                 *select 7 blogs that I would like to share the award with
                                                 Here are the 7 truths -

1.  I am a neat freak
2.  I don't like things dis-organized
3.  I am a people pleaser
4.  I love to give to others
5.  I baby my dog {and its not even mine, it belongs to my son}
6.  I don't like to cook because of the messes
7.  I love to visit people {even on line as I'm sure a lot of you know}

Thank You Kirsty for this award {Kirsty was one of my first blog buddies and I am so proud of all she has accomplished.  Good job Kirsty}

Stella  Schaenkel        A little bit of things I enjoy
Susan Wanat              Sue's crafty mess
Heather Jensen            Simply Handmade
Mona Pendleton          Cupcakes Creation
Ros Crawford              Mikey's mom
Marion Wybranietz       Tante Kathe
Cheryl Nelson              Cheryl june girl
Linda Robinson            My Happy Place

OOPS I did eight, but they all deserve it

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Card Patterns, flutterby Wednesdays

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge

Here is my take on this sketch

I added a ribbon, a handmade ribbon rose, and a butterfly charm

Pearls and Pastels, Things with wings

This week I am using this card for five challenges,  they are:

Pearls and Pastels

Friday, September 24, 2010

Holiday pins

Holiday pins.........

I made up some holiday pins with a few embellishments that I had.

If you would like some e-mail me HERE
[Please just send to my regular e-mail, I never get the hotmail]

Oh yea the price is right.  FREE............. I want to do something nice for my blog buddies, I am limited on quantities, colors and beads will vary.

Hope you enjoy them

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

'School Days'

I was just visiting The Shabby Tea Room and  thier challenge this week was 'School Days'  thought I might give it a try

Inspiration Picture

Here is what I came up with

The background paper is just a piece of notebook paper cut to size
The butterfly alphabet is stamed and embossed with black embossing powder
the books, crayons, and chalkboard are some clipart I had printed and cut to fit
the apple is a brad from my stash
the ribbon is seam binding with a tag and a small black safety pin

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge

This is the first time I have entered the Waltzing Mouse challenge

I used some designer paper that a friend Stella sent me, I used a musical note charm and of course I used Musical Backgrounds from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
I ran the piano keyboard thru the crimper to give it texture.

Card Patterns sketch 82

sketch design

Here is my take on it

Monday, September 20, 2010

PINCH ME............

Today started out being one of those iffy days........not sure what direction it was going to take.  I have a doctors appointment today and although they said I would  be on IV's for at least two weeks I thought I feel pretty good maybe they will say I don't need to continue it.  Keep your fingers crossed my appointment isn't until 3:00.  Anyway I figured I still have to get the mail, all the people that send me bills don't care what kind of day I am haveing they just keep sending them. 

When I opened the mailbox I saw a package, I had ordered some stamps from waltzing mouse and thought oh good thier here, then after taking out the box I took out a big brown envelope, and again I thought oh maybe this is my stamps.....................................Sadly neither one was the stamps, but I wasn't sad for long.

I opened the envelope first because it was easiest to get opened and I'm not very patient.  My mouth dropped, my eyes teared [and I don't cry anymore, after all my losses I am cried out} I stood there and thougnt I don't deserve this and I still think its not that I deserve it but there are such nice people out there in blog land that they are just the greatest.  This is what was in the envelope.

This is what I found from my friend Kirsty she was one of my first blog buddies.  I was on the design team when she started CCCB, which I had to step down from and know I am going to miss.  Thank you Kirsty if I had not been on CCCB I would not have met and made such wonderful blog buddies, which brings me to the box.

Same numbness, same jaw dropping teary eyed look..................................

This is from my design team member Ros she makes the most beautiful roses ever.
Everything they both sent was all hand made.  It was all beautiful and I will probably not use it because I don't want to part with it but the most special gift they gave me was not only the beautiful hand made cards but they were thinking of me.  They both turned a day of not knowing what was going to happen into a day that changed my way of thinking.  I promised myself that everyday regardless of how I feel I will go out of my way if necessary to give that unbelievable feeling to someone else. 

Thank You both so much for being there and thinking of me.  I must say the beautiful handmade gifts didn't hurt either..........................thanks again

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fresh Living

This weeks challenge is Fresh Living

My take on this card

I made a paper rose out of the same DP that I used on the card, added two pearl pins I made

 I punched the bottom edge and put a piece of designer paper on the inside to show thru the puncned part

Stitching and a couple of buttons finishes it off

Saturday, September 18, 2010

As if her Friendship wasn't enough

As some of you might know I got out of the hospital one week ago today, I came home with a picc line in my arm because I have to have IV antibiotic everyday.  Feeling sorry for myself I decided to go get the mail thought I might as well get the bills and be even more depressed, but there was one lonely item in my mailbox.  What an item it was......................................this adorable, sweet lady that I was partnered up with in the CCCB jar swap Stella Schenkel, that I have been good friends with since we first met online had sent me a package.  She sent me some of the most beautiful embellishments and paper I had ever seen, but one thing she sent me was so special she sent me a handmade card.  It is gorgous check out the beautiful handwriting on the inside.  Thank you Stella I love it all but most of all I cherish your friendship, this lady has checked on me since I have been out of the hospital and is truely sincere about it.  I can't express how thankful I am that we were paired up and became friends.     LOOK::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Thanks Stella, my friend

Friday, September 17, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz

This month Claire is challenging us all to create a project based on a Halloween theme

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friendly Blog Award

Recently  since the CCCB had thier jar swap I have met so many really nice people.  They have turned out to be true sincere people, so since I'm not really that good at stuff I decided to make a  "Friendly Blog Award to hand out. I will start out by sending it to some of the people I have dealt with and really feel they deserve it.

Please feel free to take it and pass it on.  Please mention my name and blog and leave me a message to let me know what you think.

Monday, September 6, 2010

One for the Boys

City Crafter Challenge Blog

One for the Boys

Hope everyone had a great holiday.  Are you ready for this weeks challenge?  Our host this week is Ros and she has come up with a great challenge..............One for the Boys.  She challenges to come up with a boy or masculine card.  {kind of hard for me I'm used to doing more frills}  but I gave it a shot.

Play Ball

Have fun and good luck to all