Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What you don't confess


This card made TOP 3 at Cardz 4 Guyz !  Thank you ladies, so much !

Well tomorrow we will be having weather in the mid 80s.  I think we deserve this !!

Today's post is heading over to

With this fabulous sketch ...

I turned it upside down, as the gentleman looked uncomfortable otherwise, lol.

it is also going to
whose theme this week is TIME

as my readers know, I love making guy cards just about the very most !!

Here is today's card ....

Hope you are having a wonderful week !!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

I think you do ...


This card took Top 3 at
Try Stampin' on Tuesday
Thank you, ladies !!

It's the weekend !!

sketch challenge this week ....

Here is a card that doesn't really look much like my usual.  I will have to try more symmetrical sketches in the future !

The stars are a light turquoise, but I just couldn't get that color to show in the photo.

Have a happy weekend !!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just one more time again


Ah, spring.


Today's sketch comes from

I think I may have landed reasonably close !

Dom bought me one of those fancy gel foam pillows, with a cool side.  I put it on the bed, and lay  down yesterday for about three minutes, just to see what it was like.  When I got up, I had two (migraine) auras, one a beautiful turquoise splatter, one a brilliant orange splatter.  Could not even see for about 10 minutes.   Still feeling the effects today, an excuse for a nap maybe ??

I think he will enjoy that pillow though.

The weekend is nearly here !!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Just the Basic Facts


Wow, lots of posting and updates for me today.

First, thank you to the ladies at Unscripted Sketches,
who named my card top 3 last week !!

I haven't had a moment's rest as I had Spencer here for three days last week, so I haven't replied to all the kind comments, but be assured, I am tickled !

This week
has this one !

Well I turned this on its side, as it looked just like an envelope to me !
I rarely make envelopes, but I couldn't pass up this sketch.
Here it is, inside and out ...

Daughter Brie had her first golf tournament of the season over the weekend, which is why we had three days (or I guess, I did) with that crazy little boy.

We were reading something, and I asked him if he knew what "plains" were ...

I was completely flabbergasted when he said,

There are three things that make plains ...

1 - There has to be a little rain
2 - (I can't remember)
3 - There must be grazing

I think he is watching the right television shows, cause I guess I really didn't know a definition of "plains" myself.  6 years old that boy is.  
Perfect report card too.
His teacher says he has completed all the kindergarten skills early.

Have a wonderful day, week, April !!


Oh My My


A rainy Tuesday, and we have a whole week forecast the same ! 

Here is a BLUE and ORANGE card heading over to 
any shade of blue
any shade of orange

Don't see that kind of color challenge very often, do we !

My card ...

and then I end up using nearly the same colors !!

Isn't that just the way, lol.


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


This card finished top 5 at 
Love to Create
Thank you Ladies !!

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 !!




This card was included in the top three at Unscripted Sketches, 
and was a winner at Come & Get it Challenges !!  Thank you, ladies !!

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


This card placed in the top 3 at
Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  Thank you Ladies !!!

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 !!