Monday, August 24, 2015

A temporary leave

Hi all my readers ...  or least those who remain, !

Just to let you know I am taking a temporary leave.  My husband moved out, and there is so much to do.  I hope to be back with you again.

If you need to contact me, jandelbone@yahoo.com, or 293 Palomino Drive, Eugene, Oregon 97401.

Thanks for all the years !!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Just like two balloons


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I haven't yet found an INTJ in my readers -
is it possible I don't even have ONE ?

The sketch this week at 


looks like this ...


I turned it on its side to come up with this ...



Last week Spencer told his mom he had to come over here an extra day because 
"Grandma needs my company..."
So he was here both Saturday and Sunday. 
We are learning about Leonardo da Vinci, and so we did some drawing, and, because Leonardo wrote many of his notes backwards, we did some backwards writing.  Spence caught onto that really fast !

While we were doing that I asked Spencer

What do you think Pop is doing outside ?

and he said

Let's not get involved 

and of course that cracked me up completely.

He is in all the Talented and Gifted "clubs" at school, and his science teacher told
Jason that Spencer made a boat that never sank, although all the other boats did, and they actually ran out of room to put on any more weight.  Considering he is only in 1st grade, and the club goes up to 5th grade, we were pretty impressed.

Here is a photo of 
Spencer at Epcot ...


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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Maybe I'm too busy ...


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Thank you once again to the fine ladies at Try Stampin' or not On Tuesday
for including this card in their top three !!

Hey hey !  Any one out there who is an INTJ personality ?  I know female INTJs are less than 1% of the population, so I am hoping I will have found at least one in my readers.

This week's sketch at


looks like this ...


I didn't go too far afield here, just a little bit ...


Nice simple little guy.  Hope you like it !!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Don't let me wait


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Thank you once again to the fine ladies at Try Stampin' or not On Tuesday
for including this card in their top three !!

Today I have a card going to


and instead of a sketch, they have a photo inspiration ...


I love bright colors, but I don't use them very well ...

so here is my card, toned down a little ...


Hope you like it !

Last Sunday Dom and I took Spencer to our local home supply store, looking at plants.  As Spencer and I were walking on the outside walkway he said

You know, we forgot to eat lunch today.

and I said

Oh yes, we did.  Would you like a hotdog ?

and he said

Well, they have EXCELLENT vendors here ...
How about Burrito Amigos ?  They make a bean burrito that is
crisp and delicious.

I just love the way he talks, I could listen to him forever.

Right after he was potty trained, he had to have been 3, he was in the bathroom for a long time, and I asked him if he needed help.  And with a big sigh he said ...

I could use a volunteer ...

Have a fabulous weekend, a holiday for Americans !!

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Like a knife


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Thank you once again to the fine ladies at Try Stampin' or not On Tuesday
for including this card in their top three !!

What a gorgeous day !

Today's card is going to


Here is the sketch ...

My card went a little whimsical this week.



I have been threatening pink for a while now, lol.

I realized I haven't shared a Spencer story for awhile now.  He is so grown up there are much fewer stories to share.

But here is a cute pic from WDW !!


Not sure how a Pluto hat and Captain America jacket go together ...
But you know he would not be caught dead in anything 
LOKI !

Have a great weekend !!

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

My heart as well C4C284


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One more card today ...


is using the theme of vision or eyes this week.

Here is my card ....


Hope you like it !!

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Passing my way


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Thinking today of old friends, as I am listening to the Moody Blues singing
"Lovely to see you again."

I am so looking forward to seeing an old friend from high school later this year.
Hope you have some old old friends who pop up from time to time too !

Today I have a card for


whose theme this week is ....


Twine is something I use for most of my cards, just makes me happy !




Hope you like it !!

and, in honor of The Avengers Age of Ultron
opening this weekend ...

(his appearance ended up on the cutting room floor...)


Can it even be an Avengers movie without Loki ??

Look for me on Pinterest for more Loki pix !

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Your chrome heart


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Thank you once again to the fine ladies at Try Stampin' or not On Tuesday
for including this card in their top three !!

Hi everyone ~

Been out with bronchitis, then allergies, then two migraines in three days.
I am getting pretty sick of sitting on the recliner.

This week at



I swear every card I do starts off pink.  But here is this week's ...


Hope you like it !!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wait wait wait for me


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Thank you once again to the fine ladies at Try Stampin' or not On Tuesday
for including this card in their top three !!


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

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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