Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wait wait wait for me


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Every week I do my best to get in a sketch challenge,
my favorite is


and here is their sketch this week ...


I used some distressed tape for the two background rectangles.


This one kinda made itself.

Hope you like it !!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Not for the broken heart


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Friday night, ahhh.  

Today's card is going to the challenge at



and my card,
which surprisingly started off as a pink baby card, lol ...


The lighting is not so great, maybe I will try another photo tomorrow !

Hope you like it !

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My sweetheart


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Thank you once again to the fine ladies at Try Stampin' On Tuesday
for including this card in their top three !!

Today's card is entering two challenges ...


and to 


with a polka dot challenge !

My card ...


Hope you like it !!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Smashing ovens


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Another gorgeous day here, sun and 72 degrees.  Wow.

Today my glass oven door blew.  Thank goodness I wasn't in the kitchen, as it sounded awful and blew glass all over my kitchen.  Yikes.  It wasn't even on, cannot imagine how a glass door can spontaneously combust.  Ok, well maybe it is because it never gets used.  

Anyway, here is my weekly contribution to the challenge at 



and here is my card ...


Hope you like it !!

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Feel it in your soul


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Hope you are all enjoying your Saturday !

We have sun, and flowers everywhere.  Spring is certainly here, and has been for about a month.

Here is this weeks contribution to 



and my card this week uses black, white (ok, cream) and gold !


Hope you like it !

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Under the moon


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Big thank you to the ladies at  Try Stampin' on Tuesday  
who counted this card in their top 3 !!

Hi !

Back again with my weekly contribution to


the sketch looks like this ...

and my card ...


Hope you like it !!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Your dessert


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We sure didn't have much of a winter here in Oregon.  Especially compared to the rest of North America.  No snow, and only a couple days of cold weather.  Even the sun has been out more than it has ever been !  So our spring came in very softly, and I am now enjoying our tulips, and the blooms on our little cherry tree.

Today I am featuring a card for


still one of my favorite challenges after all this time


and my splattery card ...


I just haven't captured how cute this one is, the picture doesn't do it justice.

Oh well, it was made in love and that is what counts !!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Never to Keep


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Big thank you to the ladies at  Try Stampin' on Tuesday  
who counted this card in their top 3 !!

Hi !  Aren't we all so glad it is Friday !!!

Here is my weekly card for


and here is the great sketch this week ...


And my card ...


Aren't the colors so cool for a hero ...

Hope you like it !

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Monday, March 9, 2015

The knights in armor



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Hi !

Here is another fav pic of my Spencer at WDW last month.


oops, one more ....


The other day we were talking and I used the word "decompose"
and he told me he didn't think that was a word.
I gave him an explanation and he said

I think the word you are looking for is "decay"

Well onto my card !!




Here is my card ...


Hope you like it !

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WDW thanks


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Big thank you to the ladies at  Try Stampin' on Tuesday who counted this card in their top 3 !!

Today's card is going to my long suffering travel agent.  Natalie is a Disney expert, once a cast member she really knows all the ins and outs of Walt Disney World.  I would be glad to share her email address if anyone is heading in a Disney direction.

Poor girl, we had so many issues and problems, I am sure she was pretty sick of us by the end of our dream vacation !  She had rigged up a meeting for our Spencer with a chef at Boma restaurant.
I think that was one of the best things about our whole trip - Spencer said

Could this day GET ANY BETTER !!

Here are some pix of Spencer with, in my opinion, the very best character at WDW, Peter Pan.




This happened at a pirate cruise, where we ate all kinds of candy and goodies of all sorts, met Smee and Captain Hook, and then marched down to the dock where we took a "pirate cruise" with jokes and songs, then watched the fireworks over the castle, and came back to Peter Pan.  If you can ever do this, it was completely amazing and wonderful.

Anyway, on with my card !

This sketch is from



and my card ...


Hope you like it !!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

You can fly


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Big thank you to the ladies at  Try Stampin' on Tuesday who counted this card in their top 3 !!

Well, it has been awhile since I posted.  Christmas got in the way this year, for some reason or other, and then planning a trip to Florida, then 12 fabulous days again at Walt Disney World, along with our kids.  Exhausting, but fun of course !!

Today's card is going to


with this sketch ...


and my card ...


Hope you like it !!

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Wrapping

Hi Everyone !

Like me, I am sure you all have read, seen or heard recommendations about wrapping all your Christmas gifts in the same paper. 

When the pretty bags came along, a lot of us were pretty thrilled to have our wrapping dreams come true !  But they just don't look or feel the same as a beautiful package all wrapped in gorgeous paper and tied up with ribbon or string.

I began wrapping my gifts all alike a few years ago, and I must say, it really isn't all that much harder than putting them in a bag.


This is paper I picked up from Costco around $10., and we used it for three years, and still have some left.  I only bought different but similar paper this year as our main tree is black and gold.

I also bought some kraft tags from Target, about $5 or so, which I used for a couple of years, and the ribbon is always wired, maybe three rolls a year for (on sale at Michael's) about $10.  So, you can see it is a pretty cheap project. 

I generally wrap the ribbon around the package just once, and do a double knot on top.  I fishtail the ends of the ribbon, and since it is wired, I can poof it into a little bow look-alike.

The final look, as you can see, is so beautiful.  Funny, but no one thinks they are REAL presents !

Wrapping like this is pretty fast, and so simple my husband always wraps all of my gifts just like these.  Give it a try - it is so festive !!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2 Wall Projects


Hi Everyone !

Today we are going to look at two really easy peasy projects for your wall.


Top:

There are several companies that make cling type sayings that look as if they have been handwritten on your wall.  I have seen these at a number of stores, including JoAnn's, Michael's, and Home Goods.  The prices have sure come down in recent years, and they are easier than ever to adhere.
Just make sure they are level, and that you flatten them down with an edge, such as a credit card.
Less than 5 minutes to do, and sooooooo cute !

Bottom:

All this is, is a white canvas, white letters (and in this case Dream is all one piece), glue, spray adhesive, glitter and a sawtooth hanger.  This one MIGHT take as long as 5 minutes !

1. In the back center, hammer in a sawtooth hanger.

2.  Glue the chosen word on the canvas.

3.  Spray adhesive all over.

4.  Add the glitter.

5. Hang !!

This one too is pretty cute, and so simple.  Both projects will add a lot of interest to your wall, and
make your holiday home so festive.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Red and white tree

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Every year Dom and I put up a few trees, usually 3-6.  This year we have 3 full size, one pencil tree, and one small undecorated (so far) flocked tree in the kitchen.

The more the merrier I think !  Although, it can be pretty exhausting, lol.

This year we chose a red and white theme, a black and gold theme, and a white and silver theme for our full size trees.  Today we are going to have a peek at the red and white tree !

We don't use red much in our holiday decorating, mostly because our house is green inside, and we strove for many years to maintain a monochromatic look.  But this red was such a happy surprise after it was complete !

This is a new tree we bought this year at Walmart, already flocked.  So, not a real expensive one, around $150 on sale I think.




Initially I filled the inside with red silk poinsettias, just to give some depth to the tree.

I added ribbon, berries, a sign, and some balls.  I also popped in a few little squiggley items, a red bird cage filled with red and white balls, and a framed photo of Spencer sitting with Santa.  I will have some close ups of those later.

This tree is in our media room, so we see it more than the others.

Also later, we will be looking at a garland I made for this particular tree !

Have a great day, and there is more coming tomorrow !!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving


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Hi Everyone !

Today kicks off a month of photos and tips on Christmas decorating, and maybe even some recipes.

Thanksgiving comes tomorrow, and I always have a fall tree up to celebrate !

Here is one of our trees from a couple of years ago ....


and this year ....


This is always a simple little tree, so I can strip it quickly and redo it for Christmas.

I think the green tree, now that I see the photos, is the better choice for fall.

I am of the "stuffer" mind set, and stuff silk fall flowers and leaves quickly.  I add some brown balls, and acorn decorations to complete the fall look. 

I will be posting a lot of really easy quick decor ideas, so I hope you will join me !!

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