Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Took a bus to Chinatown


I have found myself making a few more male cards than usual.  I know they never win challenges, but they are my favorite to make.

This week
has this sketch ...

I did it upside down, and here is my card ...

Although football season is over, I thought this could be just about for any occasion.  Birthday, graduation, congrats or ??

Hope you like it !

And just for fun and for my British readers, a pic of a mighty good lookin' guy ...

Tom Hiddleston


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cut my teeth


Here is a vintage card going out to a couple of challenges ...

Vintage/Shabby Chic with fiber



Here is my card ...

Hope you like it !!




Another beautiful day here in Oregon.  Except for that pollen count, of course.  The pollen lays thick on our cars, and porches.  Never had an allergy until I moved here.  The last time I was tested I was positive on 14 of 16 items, all but dogs and cats.  What I didn't know is that you can increase your allergies as you age.  Yikes.

Worked on my Oregon taxes last night, nothing like the last minute, huh ?  Then I read in the paper this morning if you don't owe, you cannot be penalized for a late entry.  That is, on the federal, but I would guess it would apply to state taxes too, if you don't owe they can't take a percentage of 0.

So that is the kind of stuff I learn every day ...

has this amazing sketch

and they are celebrating their 5 year anniversary, so pop by and head out on their blog hop !!

Also, this one is going to

who are having a black & white with splash of color challenge ...

Here is my card, it was really fun to make ...

The outdoor light hit the two angles differently.

Hope you like it !!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Holding hands 2x2


Thanks to Pinterest,  I found a new challenge !

and here is their sketch this week ...

What I generally do is add a sketch to my book, make my card referring to that, and never look at the real sketch until I post again.  Sometimes I am pretty close, sometimes not so much.  Looks like today I really enjoyed branching off somewhat, lol.

I never have much cared about Spring, since I am not a warm weather kinda person.
But this year, whew, I am so glad that nasty unexpected snow is gone gone gone.

Hope you like the card !!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sleight of my hand


Here is a card that going over to

Their sketch ?

The twist this week is bunnies or chicks ...

So here are some bunnies !!
and lots of pink ...

I haven't made a pink card for awhile !

Hope you like it.

Have a great day ~ the weekend is nearly here !!


A nice white dress


 Thanks to the ladies at Just Us Girls
who named this card
Chic of the Week !!
Very unexpected !!

I made this a couple of days ago, and debated about posting it at all.

It is really plain.

Anyway, at
Just Us Girls
 is a sketch ...

and here is my plain little card ...

Tried to get the scoring photoed as best I could !

Hope you like it.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pick Up Your Feet ....

Here is this week's sketch from
Here is my card for this challenge ....
I don't often go quite this simple, but the sketch seemed right for it.
Hope you like it.  Have a great day !!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sometimes it all comes together

is using this great sketch this week ....
My card ...
and inside ...
I thought this was a pretty versatile sketch !
Just returned from a wonderful week in Reno, NV.  Dom and I rented a little red sports card for the drive, listened to the audio versions of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire coming and going.  We always have such a great time on our Reno trips ! 
This time we were up on the 21st floor of the El Dorado, with windows to the west and the south.  No other buildings could view us from there, so we got a little lax with the windows, leaving the curtains open all the time.  What a shock to see three window washers one morning !!  But, although we waved, they apparently couldn't see in, whew.  Well, now we know ! 
We did miss our little Spencer though.  Got an extra long sweet sweet hug and kiss.  He had a terrible deep cough, and told us that just as he was arriving at our house his "midsection" began to hurt.
His words are always so precise !  He didn't win Monopoly this week, but was still bargaining right down to the very end.  If this is was a 6 year old boy is like, I cannot wait until he turns 7 !
Have a wonderful day, and great week !!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Feel it in your Heart

This week
has a measurement challenge.
Tall and skinny !
Here is my blue card ...
I was even inspired by the logo, lol.
Hope your weekend is lovely !!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Double your fun


Many thanks to Stampin' Royalty
for including this card in their top three ! 
Happy Friday !!
My card today is going to
I really really loved this sketch !

Here is my card ...

Good for a birthday, graduation, or well, just about anything !
Hope you like it !!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Monkey Wrench


Today's card is going to

Here is their sketch this week !

The really fun part (for me !) is that the twist is masculine.

I don't see manly challenges enough !!

Here is my card ...

A great sketch !!

Hope you like it.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Pink Cadillac



I may be retired, but I still love the weekends.

Dom still has a couple more years before retirement, so weekends are always important, breakfast out, shopping, other fun things we do together.

Today I have a guy card, heading over to 

As I grow more and more experienced with my card making, I am finding I really enjoy making cards for guys, either to give or to receive.  Hope you like this one !!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Better in every way ...


Today's card is going over to 
for their Spring in the Garden theme this week.

my card ...

The flowers at our grocers are so inexpensive right now !

Dom brought me home a dozen white roses, $6.95, can you imagine.
And I picked up a dozen daffodils for $1.99.  So cheerful !!!

My best friend Rufina just retired, and I am sure loving that.  We went out for breakfast this morning, and a long long talk.  So fun !!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Send up a signal


has a group of very different colors this week !

This was truly a challenge for me !

Hope you like it !

Have a great day !


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Passing my way ...


Today's card is heading over to a couple of great challenges !


and my happy little card ...

Today is so sunny and cheerful !  The radio keeps reminding us it is still winter, but my daffodils are already gone, so I am thinking it is spring !!