Sunday, October 31, 2010

QFTD33 - Second Card - Whimsy Teddy Bear

Happy Halloween!

I did a second card for the QFTD33 gallery (for Hilda, a/k/a Broom).  I chose her card which was done in pink and I kept her layout and came up with the above.  He is suppose to look fluffy and well used and a bit worse for wear, but still sweet. 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Meljens/Whimsy Digi
Paper:  SU DP and SUCS
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Prima flowers and SU gemstone brads

Jim is feeling better today and will go back to work tomorrow. 

It was another typical Fall day - a little cook - high of about 55 degrees, but sunny and breezy. 

The Halloweeners should be heading this way soon - ringing the doorbell for some goodies, so I better sign off - because if you don't get to the door within 2 seconds of the doorbell ring, they ring it again!

Later Gator!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

QFTD33 - Hilda a/k/a Broom on SCS

Firstly, Hi to my sweet and pretty Sis!  Hi to my handsome and charming son, his pretty wife and my very cute grandson!

This card is for Hilda, a/k/a Broom on SCS - she is the QFTD33.  Hilda has a large variety of awesome cards contained within her gallery. I made this card CASEd from her card, which is identical - except for the colors and bow, otherwise, the layout, image and sentiment are identical.  I also CASEd another card from her gallery, which I will upload tomorrow and it is really my favorite of the two.  Since I don't have a light box, I usually try to take my pictures in the daylight hours - the results are always better.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  SU Thoughts and Prayers
Paper:  SU Perfect Plum and Concord Crush
Ink:  SU Markers
Accessories:  SU Concord Crush ribbon

Well, today was kind of a dumpy day - my husband was sick last night and all day today.  I was suppose to have my grandson today, but I didn't think he needed to be around my hubby.  So, I was kind of bummed all day.  My grandson had a costume party/Halloween party to go to early this evening, so I wouldn't have had all day anyway.  He is at that age now when he likes spending time with his friends - he is 14.

I don't know about you, but I am so tired of all the political ads [or should I say dirt flying between the candidates].  After Tuesday the 2nd, they will be off the air - and I know the hallelujah chorus will be playing!  I mean, geez, you just want to take the two running for each office and bang their heads together and say "play nice or neither one of you will get the toy."

It was fairly nice today - about 65 degrees and sunny - but breezy.  I think the weather person on the radio said it is suppose to be about the same tomorrow.  I need to go out and cut some plants back for the season.

Well, that's it for tonight.  Later Gator!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Baby Card for Twin Girls

This card is for my doctor and his wife - they just had twin baby girls.  It's always fun to make baby cards - just because the images are so very sweet.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: SU Fox & Friends
Paper:  SU Pink and EK - Disney glitter paper
Ink:  Pretty in Pink
Accessories: SU punches; misc. ribbon and SU pop dots

This is the first day I actually used a heavier jacket - wasn't just a little breezy - it was cold!  The temperature right now is 44 degrees.  And, they said there would be some sun today - well - it didn't shine anywhere in my vicinity!  I tell ya - if they'd just look out the windows when they give the weather - it would be more accurate.  Geez!

Later Gator!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This card I'm really not happy with, but I'm too tired to mess with it anymore.  This is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 77 over at Priscilla's blog.  Because of the sketch I chose, I had to have one panel fairly large and I probably should have made it green instead of red and then left the leaves off the poinsettia - hindsight is perfect.  

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  SU Wreath; Fred, She Said - Poinsettia
Paper:  SU Real Red CS; Green CS - Michael's; DP Creating Keepsakes
Ink:  SU Hunter Green and Real Red
Accessories:  Nesties; Red Pearl and bead stick pin from Mark's Finest

So, it's late, just wanted to get this posted here, so I could put the link over at Priscilla's.  Later Gator.

Flutter By 128

The challenge today at Danni's Flutter By (FB128) site is to use purple, orange and black.  (Also, it must be an angel, butterfly or fairy).  This little fairy is from the Inkadinkadoo line and she has the sweetest little face.  I put a few stickles on her wings and in her hair, but they are a bit hard to see.  Everyone needs a little sparkle or glitz - don't ya think!  I know some of you may have already read this before, but Danni (who operates this site) was so very helpful to me in the beginning when I was setting up my blog.  I had lots of questions and she was always there with an answer for me or some guidance in the right direction.  She's a very, very nice lady!  You should go check out the site, there are some fantastic cards.

Card Recipe:
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Ink:  Copics
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket DP - Matilda; SU Whisper White and Lilac
Accessories:  Prima flower; Misc. sparkle ribbon from Michael's; Ranger Stickles

We thought my husband lost his glasses yesterday when it was so windy and gusty - we couldn't find them anywhere.  He had them hooked over his shirt when he went to get the mail at the end of the drive and the wind caught them and took them away (but he didn't realize it at that time.  We looked everywhere and couldn't find them.  Well, this morning he walked down the drive to retrieve the newspaper and they were in the grass in front of Ms. Lilly (my lilac bush) - perfect condition - no dents or scratches.  Go figure!

Today is 66 degrees, but windy again (not like the last 2 days, but still pretty gusty) and it is nice and sunny.  Tomorrow, the temperature is only suppose to reach in the lower 50's - so, maybe a jacket or sweater in the morning!

Okay, well gee, that's all my exciting news.  So, later gator!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card

Here are a couple of more cards I did today - guess I'm catching up for the last few days of not really doing any cards at all.  The top card is a masculine birthday card - just to have on hand.  The second card is for the CC294 challenge on SCS (the challenge was to use SU Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake on a card and to add pearl and/or lace. 

Card Recipes:
Top Card:
Stamp:  Staci's Stamps
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip CS, Misc. cream CS and Baja Breeze DP
Ink:  Soft Suede and Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Misc. brown ribbon

Second Card:

Stamp:  SU Scandinavian Season
Paper:  SU Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Kraft (didn't have Crumb Cake cs) and Whisper White; Baja Breeze DP also used
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  SU lace and misc. pearls

Well, no chatter tonight - I do believe I am done tonight.  Oops, I know you want to know what the weather is here - right? right!  Well, it's 52 degrees and just a little breezy now - since the wind has calmed down from today.  But we sure did get much needed rain last night - all my trees and plants needed a big drink!

Well, not much blurb on the blog tonight - so Later Gator!!


This card is for a young man, Jess, who was mauled by a dog and faces several rounds of plastic surgeon on his face - he has a long tough road ahead.  So, I mailed off this car to Jess today.  His step-mom, Carolyn (Lilluvsstampin) is one of the ladies on SCS and a teapotter.  Even though Jess doesn't know any of us - don't  you think it's fun to receive snail mail cards with get well wishes.  I love snail mail cards - even though e-mail is fast and quick - just to hold a card in your hands is the fun thing!

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Incredible Stamps
Ink:  SU Markers
Paper:  SU Not Quite Navy and Whisper White; Basic Gray - Oliver DP
Accessories:  Buttons, green twine for the buttons, SU pop-up dots for the cars

Well, if you walk outside - don't wear a hat - because it will be blown to Milwaukee or parts far north!  It's 60 degrees right now, but the wind gusts are up to 40-50 mph or more at times.  Stand outside very long and you'll know how Dorothy and Toto felt ending up in Kansas.  Our cat, Chewey, the eldest, is sitting at the front storm door (its all glass) and he's chirping and the leaves and cornstalks whizzing by - in fact, he is chirping at anything going by.  OMG - is that a cow that just went by - hee hee - just kidding. Well, at least Chewey is laughing!

Okay - Later Gator!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

This is my Christmas card for this year (or at least the second batch of cards for this year).  At least several 20 of them are made from this sample.  I kind of like it - not to busy.  I used smaller note cards and stamped the greeting on the bottom.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and did 20 of the wreaths and punched those out with a big circle punch.  I also punched 20 large red circles to go behind each wreath for just a little color.  I colored the holly berries and ribbon on this one.  Although, I don't know if I'll just do the holly berries and/or the ribbon on the rest - decisions, decisions!  So, then I glued down the red circle and used pop-up dots between the red circle and the wreath - to give it a little substance.

Card recipe:

Paper:  SU note cards; SU Real Red CS
Ink:  Real Red
Stamp:  SU Heard from the Heart sentiments
Accessories:  Cuttlebug embossing folder wreath and SU large circle punch

I haven't been posting too much this last week - because I haven't been doing many cards.  It seems like I was just drawing blanks and, finally, yesterday I made up a few cards - which I can't post yet because they are for challenges this week.  Well, maybe one of those later tonight - depending on whether or not the challenge opens up late Monday as it usually does and then I can upload another card.

Yesterday was sort of humid and about 75 degrees or so and brought in with the warm temperature a couple of storms last night.  I DO NOT LIKE STORMS!  It's almost the first part of November and we are still having rain/thunder/lightning!  They say there is a possibility of another storm tonight and high winds tonight and tomorrow all day.  Yuk!

I can't seem to get into the Christmas spirit yet - last year I didn't even put up a Christmas tree - just a few decorations around the house and a wreath on the front door.  Hope this year is better - well, at least most of my Christmas cards are done!  I had a batch done before I opened my blog and then this last batch, so I'm good on cards now.

Well, that's it for the blurb on the blog.  Later Gator!

Friday, October 22, 2010

QFTD32 - Linda (Morningsun47)

First of all, let me say Happy Birthday to my handsome and charming (just like his Daddy) grandson, Taylor, who turned 14 years old yesterday!  Happy Birthday, Pally!  Can you hear me singing Happy Birthday to you?!  Love you!  

I made 2 cards for the Queen for the Day Challenge 32.  The new queen is Linda (morningsun47) from SCS.  Linda has a great gallery full of wonderful cards.  Also, Linda always leaves wonderful comments on cards in the gallery.  The first card above I CASEd from Linda - I kept the layout exactly the same, but changed the color, different punches and added an image instead of a sentiment.  The second card I CASEd from Linda had the exact same layout, but I changed the theme, colors and added flowers.  If you get a chance, check out Linda's gallery and all the cards honoring her in the QFTD32 gallery.

Card Recipes:

1st card:
Stamp:  SU Flowers in Silhouette
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  SU Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  MS punch, misc.ribbon

2nd card:
Stamp:  Whimsy/Meljens Digi/Worm in Apple
Ink:  SU Real Red, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizazz, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron
Paper:  SU Whisper White and Real Red; Michael's DP red gingham
Accessories:  Prima flowers, Ranger Stickles (various); computer generated sentiment

I didn't make any cards yesterday or post anything - just had no desire to play with my inks.  For some reason - I had a total block about making cards.  I did, however, straighten up my desk. 

I had lunch today with my sweet son - we went to Steak 'N Shake and I had a chocolate milkshake - yummers! 

Almost forgot my weather report - today it was sunny, breezy and the temperature reached the high 60's - a perfect Fall day! 

Well, that's it for the blurb on the blog tonight.  Later Gator!

P.S.  Hi Sis - love ya!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 76

Back - quicker than I anticipated.  I should have just loaded both of them at once, but I noticed something a bit crooked on this card and had to make a quick fix.  This card is for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge 76.  I cut out 3 different sizes of poinsettias and used 1 for more leaves and 2 for the actual flower.  There are always 2 options on the Midnight Madness challenge - one is more ornate and one is fairly plain.  I went with the second choice this time - a bit less embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Fred, She Said (Digi) poinsettias
Ink:  Copics
Paper:  SU Whisper White, Real Red and Green CS from Michael's; DP SU Candy Cane
Accessories:  Misc. ribbon and Ranger Stickles

Short blurb tonight - gotta run - see ya tomorrow.  Later Gator!

Flutter By Wednesdays 127

This card is for Danni's Flutter By Wednesday 127 challenge.  For the challenge, you must use an angel, butterfly or fairy.  This week it is open - no definite theme (except to use one of the winged creatures mentioned).  I found this little guy, colored him, cut him out and popped him up amongst the wild fairy flowers!  The paper is Prima Fairy Flora and each sheet is really pretty!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  A Little Friend (Digi) Prairie Fairy
Paper:  Prima - Fairy Flora; SU Kraft, Gina K Luxury
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  SU rhinestones; Prima flowers; Ranger Stickles (various); SU pop dots; SU label punch

I've accomplished quite a bit today - got 3 cards made: 1 for my grandson (I can't show it until after his birthday tomorrow); 1 for FB 127 and 1for MMSC 76.  I'll post the MMSC 76 shortly.

Be back in a few - have to finish a few little odds and ends.  Later Gator.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Priscilla's Digi Fan

This card's digi image is from Priscilla's (the home of the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge).  Fans have always reminded me of elegance and mystery.  Why you say - I don't have a clue.  But in all the old southern belle movies, the ladies always had fans and handkerchiefs.  Of course, the lack of central AC would make me use a fan and a handkerchief!  Also, the Asian fans are especially gorgeous - hand painted with ornate symbols.  If I were over the wall rich, I would collect fans - especially from Asia.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Priscilla's Digi Fan
Paper: SU Baja Breeze, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip; 7 Gypsies DP
Ink: SU markers
Accessories:  Sizzlet Architectural corner; Prima flowers; SU brads

Well, today I didn't accomplish a single thing.  I spent part of the  day on the computer and the other part of the day working on some cards.  But, the thing is, I didn't finish one card - I have several images done, but no card completed.  I feel like everything just didn't flow together today, but oh well, I can finish them up tomorrow - right? Right!

Short blur on the blog tonight.  Later gator.

Monday, October 18, 2010


This week, the destination station for Mothermark's Teapotters is Hobe Sound, FL.  Lynette will be the recipient of all the happy Disney cards.  Lynette works and takes care of her husband, who has Parkinson's.  Lynette found out she had cancer of the hand, next they found it in her colon and now her lungs.  Everything is a bit overwhelming right now for Lynette.  We were told she loves Disney World and all of its characters - so, the teapotters' cards are all going to Lynette - in the hope that she will get some smiles from all the fun cards.  Cindy (Mothermark) finds someone each week in need of some smiles and usually prayers - but I've got to say it makes me feel good to send a card to someone that can use a bit of cheer.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse - EK Success
Ink:  SU markers and some Copics
Paper:  SU CS Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, DP Prima Fairy Floral
Accessories:  Prima flower; SU pearl and SU punch and pop dots

We had fun at stamp club tonight.  We made a witch's hat (which holds some candy); a Christmas card and a Thanksgiving card.  The Thanksgiving card was fun - we used a fall leaf set - stamping the leaves with versamark; next we used the mini sticky notes and covered up parts of the card and brayered 1 color; removed 2 sticky notes and brayered another color; removed the remainder of the sticky notes and brayered a third color.  Then we took 2 more small leaf stamps and stamped some more images with a regular stamp pad.  The end result was very, very cool!  I think I will make a few more cards for Thanksgiving using this technique - whatever it might be called!

Well, that's it for the blurb on the blog.  Oops - short weather report - it's currently 46 degrees and a bit breezy!  Later Gator!

Whimsy - Meljen's Apron

I saw this image on one of the Queen for the Day's cards (Crystalklk) on SCS, so I went over to Whimsy (Meljens Designs) and bought the digi.  Not that I am a cook at all, but I do remember my Mom had some aprons and my Grandma too.  I don't have a cooking gene in my body, but I do love aprons.  Now if anyone can explain that puzzle - I'd appreciate it! 

I did the paper piecing technique on the apron.  I'm not sure I actually did it the right way, but it came out all the same.  I just made a photocopy of my digi image on paper and cut out the top and bottom piece of the apron and then put them on the DP and cut around the 2 pattern pieces and, voila, a patterned apron! 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Digi / Whimsy /Meljen's Designs - Apron
Ink:  Pacific Point - SU Marker
Paper:  SU Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise; DP Cosmo Cricket
Accessories:  SU gemstone brad; Prima flower; Pink Hedgehog ribbon

I'm not sure I would do the paper piecing on an elaborate image, but it is sort of fun to match the image to the DP on the card.  I have seen some very difficult images and it had to have taken an extremely long time to complete the cutting part.  I don't have the patience to cut and cut and cut . . . .

Well, looking out the office window - it is very sunny, but a bit chilly - 61 degrees.  We had a few drops of rain earlier (and I mean a few drops - like 2-1/2 drops)!

Ooh, I hear my load of laundry calling me to put it in the dryer - not really, I deactivated it when I got the new set this Spring - but it should be about time to switch loads.  So, that's it for the blurb on the blog today.  Later Gator!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Napping Paradise

Don't you wish you could just curl up whenever the need for a nap arises?  That's the cool thing about cats!  I've noticed over the years that no matter where they are in the house, it's like lightning strikes and they just lay down and nap, i.e., the floor, the desk, the desk chair, keyboard, bathroom sink - it doesn't matter.  I can see it on their little faces, "OMG, I need a nap" and flump - they fall down and sleep!  There are times I'd like to take a nap, but I wake up so crabby and cranky that I'm just not fit to be around.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Sleeping Cat - Digi Doodle Shop
Paper:  DP- Cosmo Cricket Togetherness; SU Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy and Whisper White
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Ribbon - Pink Hedgehog; SU rhinestone brad; Prima flower

I missed posting yesterday, as I was not not feeling too perky - feeling a bit better today. I've got card club tomorrow night and that's always a fun night with my sis and the club gals.  We usually make 3 projects that Julie designs and she brings the materials for us and we put them together per her instructions.

I put a turkey breast in the oven about an hour ago for dinner tonight.  Tomorrow night, we'll have turkey and noodles - which is my favorite - yummers!!

So, today, it's really nice out - sunny and about 70 degrees with a bit of a breeze - enough that the flag in my front yard is waving!

I've seen a new (well, new to me) technique on SCS lately - paper piecing.  I have a little apron digi stamp and I am going to try it over the next few days and I'll let you know how it turns out.  From what I understand, you just get your image ready and make a copy of it and then cut out the pieces you want to piece from the copy (using the copied stamp pieces as a pattern to cut out the DP) and then you just adhere them to your main image.  It reminds me of making clothes for paper dolls!

Well, that's it for the blurb on the blog this afternoon.  Later Gator!

Friday, October 15, 2010


This card is for the Queen for the Day 31 on SCS (Crystal).  I hadn't seen Crystal's gallery before today and there are some gorgeous cards contained within the 35 pages of her gallery!  I CASEd one of her cards (the information is on SCS in my gallery if you are interested).  Anne Ryan, who selects the queens, mentioned that Crystal is on many design teams for various companies and has not been able to upload to SCS as much as she once did, because of time constraints. 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  SU Dream Gardens
Paper:  DCWV Metallic Gold; Asian glitter DP (unknown); SU Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder; gold metallic cord

I know - you are anxiously awaiting my weather report!  Well, today in Mt. Pulaski, it was sunny with mild winds (not really enough to mess up the hairdo though) and the temperature reached into the high 60's.  Right now, it's 47 degrees and clear outside! 

I worked for a few hours this morning and ran by my son and daughter-in-law's house to drop off sweet Jen's birthday card and then zipped to Lincoln to get my hair trimmed, got back to Mt. Pulaski at about 3:45 and left to go back to Lincoln at 4:30 with my husband to go to the Mexican restaurant, came home, watched a bit of TV and here I am!  So, today zoomed by so quickly and now it's 9:40 p.m. 

So, that's it for the blurb on my blog.  Later Gator!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Woo Hoo - I got a Blog Award

My friend from Australia, Clare, just sent me a blog award - but the thing about the award is that you have to pay it forward and award it to five other blogs that inspire you by their work.  Oh, almost forgot, the recipient of the blog award must also tell three things about herself:  (1)  There are only 2 things in life that make me experience fear (spiders and really bad storms); (2) I am a sci fi/fantasy/horror book/movie addict; and (3) I have 2 heroes in my life - my son and my husband!  So, now I have to pass this forward to five blogs that have inspired me and those are:

Mothermark (Cindy) inspired me to start uploading my cards to Splitcoast and to start my blog (she brought me out of my shell); Danni helped me with several blog-type problems and her beautiful cards always inspire me to do better; Julie is my SU demonstrator and has always been an inspiration; Diana has wonderful cards on her blogs and always manages to make me smile and/or laugh with her stories and antics; and Susan inspires me, not just by her pretty cards, but by her love for animals.

So, the recipients receiving the award must pass it on to five blogs that inspire them and tell 3 fun details about themselves!  Congratulations!

MMSC75 - Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 75

This sketch gave me a run for the money - as the saying goes.  For some reason, I just couldn't come up with anything that was a go.  Finally, I was moving around the Prima flower jars and the bottle of silver and silver glitter flowers just caused everything into click into place.  I ended up liking the final direction that the card took - so it's getting submitted for the MMSC75.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  SU Flowers in Silhouette (embossed with silver)
Paper:  DCWV Silver Metallic; Black CS - Michael's; Black DP - unknown; and SU White
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Prima silver glitter flower; SU rhinestones; Pink Hedgehog ribbon; silver embossing powder

So, I met one of my friends, Debbie, at Panera Bread for lunch today.  Can you say very long waiting line!  It actually moved pretty fast and we got our food and sat down.  Have you ever just stopped and listed to parts of conversations around you?  It's actually amazing what people will talk about out in public.  My friend got up and went to the restroom - so I am eating and since there are people all around me - you just can't help but hear what they're saying - it's not intentional eavesdropping.  I'm pretty sure you could write a best selling book on just the lunch conversations - even though you'd have to change the names to protect the not so innocent.  It's hard to sit there and not laugh and turn around to people and say, "get a clue - what do you mean you don't know why your husband is leaving you - you just told your friend you've been messing around with 2 of your husband's "alleged" friends.  Give me a break!!  I didn't turn around because I didn't know them and because it's none of my business - but I sure did want to tell her to get a clue!!  Heck, if I knew her husband, I'd give him the name of the best divorce lawyer in the area!  Okay, getting off my soap box now.

So, I feel better now that I've ranted a little bit!  That's it for the blurb on the blog - so, later gator!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flutter By Wednesday 126 - Amended

Okay, I did mention I might post again today.  Well, I reread Danni's blog and had to change my card - because she mentioned Fall in the challenge - mine was totally winter.  So, now it has Fall colors - going into Winter with the Lilybean Clover Snowflake Fairy.  In the words of the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, "If I only had a brain."  Well, at least it has Fall colors now.

FB126 - Lilybean Clover Snowflake Kisses

Today is my pretty and sweet daughter-in-law's birthday today - Happy Birthday Jen - love you!!!!!

This sweet little fairy is a Lilybean Clover Snowflake Fairy.  I have tried 3 versions of this card and finally settled for this one.  For some reason, I just couldn't get the right feel for it - and I'm not sure I still feel right about it - but this is what is going on Danni's Flutterby site.  I love this little image, but just couldn't decide what background was right.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Digi - Lilybean Clover Snowflake Fairy
Paper:  Prima Fairy Flora and Seven Gypsies; SU Whisper White and Night of Navy
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Sizzix set of 5 snowflake dies; SU rhinestones and Hero Arts tiny snowflakes

Well, we had some needed rain this morning, but just not enough - will be dragging out the hose and setting a soaker hose on the white pines for 15-20 minutes each (after my Honeypie puts a rubber gasket in one of the hose heads).  We had a lot of thunder and lightning this morning and then it just blew itself out -leaving really gusty winds.  You know, I think anyone could be a weather person on radio or tv - just look outside before you do your broadcast and you got it made!   Then if you need the forecast projections - heck, just check Weatherbug!

Ms. Ruby, my Redbud tree, is losing some of her leaves now - just like a big girl tree!  Fortunately, her little leaves just blow away - no raking involved.  Some of the large trees in the cemetery across the road are dropping leaves by the bags full - and blowing on down the road with the wind today.
Well, that's it for the blurb on the blog this afternoon - I may have another card to upload later - just haven't decided yet.  If not, later gator!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MMTPT115 - for Jacob

This card is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday 115 challenge on SCS.  This week the cards are going to a 5 year old little boy by the name of Jacob in Wisconsin.  Jacob has been diagnosed with cancer - so all the teapotters are sending cards to the little boy to make him smile and maybe giggle.  Jacob went in the hospital to have his tonsils out and the doctor found a lump.  I guess when they biopsied the lump and found it was cancerous - when they went back in to remove it - found that the cancer had spread to other organs.  Jacob is undergoing chemo treatments currently.  However, maybe he'll get a few smiles from all the cards being sent to him by Mothermark's teapotters!  Please keep the little boy in your prayers!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Aliens - unknown
Ink:  Copics
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket DP; SU Whisper White
Accessories:  SU Top Note die and SU pop dots for the aliens

Well, aren't you lucky today - I have some errands to run - so no blurb or ranting on the blog this afternoon.  Later Gator.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jingles the Snowman

Meet Jingles the Snowman and his little friend, Happy.  This is a digital image from Designs by Louby Lou.  This was fun to work with and, as you can see, very little coloring.  So, I was thinking this might be a good choice for a Christmas card - they could be cranked out pretty fast.  I have made a few Christmas cards, but just not sure which one I really want to use.  Oh well, as Scarlet says, "I'll think about it tomorrow."

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Jingles the Snowman, Digital Delights by Louby Lou
Paper:  Basic Gray DP; SU Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Night of Navy
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Misc. ribbon; SU punch and Ranger Stickles

I had to water my bushes and flowers last night since we haven't had any rain.  My white pines need water too, but I will just soak each one for about 15 minutes and then move the hose to the next one, etc.  I power washed my porch again today- it stays clean about 2 days and then it gets dusty again.  I would never put a white vinyl porch or deck up again - it just says "please dust me up and make me dirty."

My poor car is just dusty and dirty, but I have to wait a few more days to wash her - per the body shop.  She got a little scratch on her recently and had to be touched up and they told me to wait about 10 days or so to wash it and not to have it hand waxed for a few months.  So, tomorrow or Wednesday she can get a shower at the car wash.  I hate driving a dirty car!!

Okay, done blurbing on the blog for tonight.  Later Gator!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

HYCCT09 - Mothermark's SCS Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge

This card was made for Cindy (Mothermark's) Challenge on SCS for Breast Cancer Awareness.  The cards will be going to The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. 

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  SU Pocket Silhouettes
Ink:  Pretty in Pink
Paper:  SU Pretty in Pink and Whisper White CS
Accessories:  SU pearls and punches

The Pocket Silhouettes set has had more ink put to it than any other set I own.  I have used it for every type of occasion - or even just used parts of the set - it is so versatile and can be used for male or female cards.

Today was yet another nice day here in Mt. Pulaski, IL - breezy, sunny and low 80's.  I even saw one tree today from which all leaves had already fallen!  This week, many more colors are popping out on the trees - sure sign that Autumn is progressing.

Well, this is a short blurb on the blog tonight.  So, later gator!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sidewalk Cafe Table

First of all, Hi to my sweet son - who reads my blog and to his pretty wife, Jen!  Hello, to my sis - who always read the blog and leaves fun comments for me after each post!!  Love you guys!!

I was driving in downtown Springfield, IL the other day and saw the cutest little sidewalk cafe table and chair outside of a restaurant.  It was pink and burgundy and a lady was sitting there eating her lunch.  I remembered I had this digital stamp and had not yet used it.  So, I thought today would be a good day to try it out. 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  TLC Creations - Digi
Paper:  SU DP, Whisper White, Pretty in  Pink
Ink:  Pink Pirouette and Bravo Burgundy
Accessories:  SU punch, misc. ribbon and pink rhinestones

Well, I spent the morning and afternoon cleaning.  I have a new Hoover Linx Cordless vacuum I bought for the wood floors.  I was using a swifter, and it did pretty good, but just didn't get in the grooves of the floor.  So, this little jewel has one speed for floors - no beaters or brushes; on the second speed, she lets down her brushes and beaters for the area rugs.  She has a large capacity battery and she ran through the whole house and didn't run down - still had one whole bar left when I finished.  It really doesn't take much to amuse me - does it?!  Well, this way I don't have to drag out the mack daddy vacuum for the area rugs!

Another very nice day today - I believe it got up to around 85 degrees or so here in scenic Mt. Pulaski, IL.

Well, that's it for the blurb on the blog tonight.  Later Gator!