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 !


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When I'm losing again


A shout out to the ladies at 
Try Stampin' on Tuesday
for including this card in their top 3 !!!

Another gorgeous Oregon day !

Still suffering the grass pollen though.  

Last week Eugene hosted the Prefontaine Classic, the most prestigious track meet in the country.  The 100 m sprint included 8 of the top 10 sprinters in the US.

This week Eugene is hosting the NCAA Track and Field Championships, and we have the Junior World Championships coming up around the corner.  Isn't it so odd that Eugene (also known as Track Town USA) has so many fabulous track meets here when we have the pollen count of, say, hell.

Nike Shoes originated right here, with running shoes made from waffle irons sold out of the trunk of a car.  Can you even imagine.

Well, today I am showcasing a card I made for 
a challenge that has been so generous to me.

Here is the sketch ...

and here is my card...

The other day Dom was watching me move shapes around on a card and said

I had no idea you drew out the card ahead of time !

I was using a sketch, as usual, and as he watched further he said

I haven't ever seen you stamp on a card.  So that's how you do it.

Yup, I know, I am amazing, lol.

Here is another Spencer story ...

He wanted a new game for the IPad, but it cost 99 cents, so his mom had to pay for it.  He asked 

How do you put money into an IPad - it's not even human !!

With that, have a wonderful day !!


Monday, June 9, 2014

Always a good time


A beautiful sunny day outside !  Unfortunately, our pollen level is so high everyone is miserable !  Grass is 574, and Saturday was over 700 yikes...  And of course, our major field plant is grass.  No escaping allergies if you live in this valley.

Anyway, today I am highlighting

with this sketch ...

I turned it on its side, and came up with this ...

This is a color combo I don't often use, but I do like it.

On Friday the newspaper announced we were finally getting a Hobby Lobby in our town !!
Yippee !!

Hope you like the card...


Friday, June 6, 2014

Doing the right thing


Thank you to the ladies at Stampin' Royalty
who included this card in their top three !!

Today, the last of the man cards for me this week.

Challenges are :

Father's Day / The guy in your life !
Fathers Day / Male
Father's Day / The man in your life
Have a great weekend !!


Living in the past


Hullo my readers !!

Today I have another manly card, since this is the season !!

Very simple !  Now if Spencer was older, I might pass this one along to him
since he such a France fan !!

Off these go to the challenges I mentioned yesterday ...

Father's Day / The guy in your life !
Fathers Day / Male
Father's Day / The man in your life
Happy Friday - it's the weekend !!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Closer behind


Today's post is heading to all male challenges !

Most of my friends and I no longer have dads to celebrate on Father's Day, but we may give a card to our spouse, son or son-in-law.  I am leaving out grandsons, since I am not THAT old !  Spencer seems to think that his son will come and spend Sundays with me and Pop, just like he does, yikes.

Challenges are:

Father's Day / The guy in your life !

Fathers Day / Male

Father's Day / The man in your life


I enjoy making manly cards so darned much, I think I may have another one or two in my future for these same challenges ....

Have a great day !!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Never ask why


Thank you to the ladies at
Try Stampin' on Tuesday
for including this card in their top 3 of the week !!

Today's post is heading to

With a Shabby Chic/Vintage/Pink challenge

and to 

one of my most favorite challenges,
with this sketch

guess I got carried away with the Shabby, lol.

We were talking about Walt Disney World with Spencer on Sunday.  He said the first thing he wants to do is head to Animal Kingdom, and the Kilimanjaro Safari Ride, and I think we can manage that !
He told us that rhinos weigh about 2,000 pounds, but walruses weigh twice as much.  I learn something new from him all day long.  

The one character he wants to meet is Pluto.  Why, we cannot figure.  But, he must take after his mom, who didn't know who Gumby was, but Pokey she knew.  

Have a great Wednesday, hope you all are creating something to make your heart happy.  !!