Thursday, July 24, 2014

Front porch lights


I see it has been a few days since I have posted.

I stopped by Michael's on Monday, and what a mistake !  They had big grab bags for $2, and I hauled off eight of them.  Now it has been a few days and I am still sorting all the goodies, and putting them away.  Of course I really needed every single thing in them .....  not ....

Today I am featuring a card I did for

with this sketch ....

Always the best sketches, in my opinion !

and my card ....

On Sunday Spencer told me a story about a mouse and her family, or maybe it was a rat and her family, he used the terms interchangeably.  When I asked him

Was it a rat, or a mouse ?

he said
I can't tell the difference

and I said
but you were the smartest boy in your class last year !

and he said
That is because we never had any questions about rats or mice.

ok, lucky for him, huh !  whew.

Hope your week has been wonderful !!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Send lawyers, guns and money


Love Fridays !

Today we have a sketch from

My card ...

All blues and greens.

Hope you like it !!


Thursday, July 17, 2014



Trying to get back into the card making mode - it has been so hot, and so many things always seem to need to be done.  At least I have managed two cards so far this week, lol.

Here is a conversation with Spencer on Sunday, as we were watching
Thor: The Dark World

Me:  Now how do you suppose Loki and Thor can speak English when they come from Asgard ?

Spencer:  Grandma, you pushed the "English" button when you started the DVD ...

Today is a sketch from

Here is what I came up with ...

Hope you like it !!


Monday, July 14, 2014

All night long


Happy Monday  !

Hot and sunny here, a beautiful day !

Spent the morning at a golf course, watching Spencer in his first golf competition, the Drive, Chip and Putt contest.  Sure felt like the old days, when I spent every single day at a golf course somewhere, officiating, watching, or just driving Brie out to practice.  The parents haven't changed much, many friendly, many worried.  Had a wonderful Caesar salad for lunch.  It did take me back so many years !

Today's card is heading over to
one of my favorite challenges,
and their challenge this week is
Wood Grain !

I confess I never use the wood grain papers I have, 
but why, I dunno, lol.

My card ...

Very simple, but fun to make !!

Hope you like it.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

When things get lonely


It has been a really crazy week.  Spencer has been here every day, and today is a much needed rest, on my part.  He told me

I don't need a break - I love coming to your house !

6 year olds just don't understand elderly needs, do they !

Brie spent all week in Lewiston, Idaho, playing in the Pacific Northwest Mid-Am.  It is a match play format - stroke play the first two days, for seeding, (which she won medalist, which made her  No. 1 seed) and then match play until the final match, unless you lose.  She did lose, but not until the finals, so she did quite well !  Her goal in playing this tournament was to accumulate points so she could snag one of two ladies' spots on the coed Oregon team.  It looks as if she has done that now, which made her very happy.  Brie was able to reconnect with some old friends from around the northwest, and meet some new ones !  Golf is just about the only sport I can think of where you can actually carry on long conversations with your competitors, or opponents - and it does make for some great friendships !!

Well, on to today's post which is heading over to

with this sketch ...

This is one I will definitely use over and over !

And, my card ...

Hope you like it !!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Into my car


Hope you all had a happy 4th of July !  Nice to have a long weekend.  Dom and I shopped, and he planted some new flowers.  No Spencer, as his mom is in Idaho playing a golf tournament, so he will come for the rest of the week.  I missed him yesterday !

Today's card is heading over to
who are using a word challenge this week...

Birds !

and here is my card ...

Hope you like it !!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Skate around town


Hi !

I have a sewing tip today.  It is so easy I am surprised that only a few of us use it.
If you are sewing on your card, especially around a circle or rectangle, be sure to start and stop in a space that will be covered by something else.  That way no over stitches are visible.

On my card below I began the stitching where I knew it would not be visible, on the lower left side, below the banners.

Today's card is visiting a sketch challenge at

and here is their sketch ....

my card ....

Hope you like it !


Monday, June 30, 2014

Caught me in its spotlight


Hope you are beginning a wonderful week !

My first card this week is going to

and here is their sketch ....

here is my card ...

Hope you like it !


Friday, June 27, 2014

A moment behind


A very special thank you, once again, to the ladies at
Try Stampin' on Tuesday who named this card
in their top three !!

An unexpected visit from Spencer today, as his babysitter forgot she was taking care of him while his mom played golf.

We always have such good fun !  He is busy writing a Scooby Doo book, which I am apparently, illustrating, with plans to turn it into a movie.  He told me today he needs scenery, costumes, and oh yes, some actors !!  He did offer me the Scooby Doo part, but I don't make those Scooby noises all that well.

When we were making caramels the other day he told me he could open the can of condensed milk.  I couldn't even imagine a 6 year old could manage an old fashioned can opener, but he did it quicker than I ever could, and then said

Nailed IT !

but after a moment's thought he said, 

I guess I CANNED it, huh ....


Today's card is heading to
and here is their sketch !

and my card ...

Hope you like it !


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Life's a roller ball


It has been so dull around here this week that the most exciting thing was the clock stopping in the media room.  I have decided not to replace the battery for another few hours, just to prolong the festivities.      Yawn ...

My card today is heading in a few directions !

everything is old
plus Favorite color(s) light blue and kraft

Ribbons plus sewing

and finally
Kraft Challenge

here is my card ...

Have a happy day !!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Winners of the human race


A big shout out to the ladies at 
Just Us Girls
who named this card
Chic of the Week !!

Hope today is finding you healthy, happy, and energetic !

Ever had the feeling you really screwed something up in a royal way, and after fretting for weeks, find that you did exactly the right thing ?  I awoke this morning finally knowing I had worried for absolutely nothing.  As Tom Petty says, 

most of the things I worry about never happen anyway

Today I made a card that is going to the challenge at 

and here is their color challenge this week !

odd colors for me, but I tried !

Hope you like it !


Monday, June 23, 2014

Walk along with me


We had one of those "faux" weekends here, with Dom working on Saturday.  Spencer spent the weekend with us, as his mom and dad were off to a golf tournament, as they are so often during the summer.  

We spent a lot of time playing all sorts of games, watching Scooby Doo, making caramels, going to the park, and eating.  He always seems to love coming here, and we are taking advantage of that, as we know he won't be so keen on it once he gets to be about 12 or so.

My post today goes over to 

and here is their sketch !

my card ...

Hope you like it !


Friday, June 20, 2014

Let's go back, way back when


Enjoying a relaxing Friday morning today.  A little misty outside, but it will probably shape up to be a great day !

Thinking today of an old old friend, since I had a dream about her last night.  We have only seen each other twice in the 40+ years since our high school days.  But both times, we fell right back into our old comfortable friendship, as if we see each other often.  I only have a couple of really old friends, but I cherish them.

Anyway, today's post is heading over to 

who have a black/white, and one other color challenge.

I chose a graduation card, and handmade the little book.

It is so hard for me to pass up a black and white challenge !

Hope you like the card !


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Me and Julio


Hello !  Hope your week is going well.

Today's post is heading to 

and they have a sketch challenge ...

and here is my card ....

We are already busy planning another Disney World trip in January, only a few months after we had our last trip !  One thing we will be including is a visit with a chef at one of the fancy restaurants for Spencer.  He is such a huge fan of "Chopped", and talks about presentations and recipes A LOT.  He named one of his dishes "Duck on a river" which is "duck in yellow sauce", lol.  He has made up three recipes, which he has also tried, his favorite one being an apple/cheese sandwich.  The chef visit will be a surprise for him, and we are hoping will include a peek in the kitchen.

Tried to talk him into a character meal with some princesses, but he says NO.  

Very excited about going once again !!

Have a great week, hope you liked the card.


Friday, June 13, 2014

I hope you heard this song


A special thank you to the ladies at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, 
who named this card in their Top 3  !
And also to the ladies at Alphabet Challenge who
also placed it in their Top 3!!

Here it is, Friday once again.  Hope you all have some great weekend plans, with lots of room for creation, and inspiration !

Today's non-traditional baby card is going to ...

with a baby challenge,

with this sketch ...

with these Inspirational colors


 Here is my interpretation of it all !

 Hope you like it !  Have a great weekend, enjoy the beginnings of summer !