Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Too windy

Well, I wanted to get some raking done today....but it was just too windy.  I work tomorrow so I'm hoping to get to it later in the week.  I did manage to sneak downstairs and put together one Christmas card.  I used liquid pearls on the border punch which are raised to count as the Pop Up Challenge for Scrap Creations.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Hero Art Stamps
Ink:  Distress Weathered Wood
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Snowflake:  Cherry Lynn
Bling:  Close to My Heart
Liquid Pearl
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Merry Monday - Sketch #39  http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca/2012/10/merry-monday-39-laughter-and-cheer.html
Scrap Creations - Pop It Up    http://www.scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/
Paper Pretties - PPMC63 - Bling
CR84FN66  http://cr84fncolorchallenge.blogspot.com/

backyard full of leaves needing to be raked...argh

Count your blessings

Today we have to take my Mother-in-law to the doctor since she no longer drives so I need to get my cards posted so I get some sleep.  For my first card I used an image from "Designed to Delight" and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I love sunflowers so I like working with the yellows and golds this time of year.  My next card, I made using this weeks Mojo sketch and another stamp from TLC, Create.  My final card is a simple design for Christmas with some die cuts.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sunshine on a Stem
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Designed to Delight - Fall Mailbox
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Large Circle, Large Scalloped Circle, Pennant
Ribbon:  Offray

Sweet Stop - Sketch 182
Dynamic Duos - Monochromatic http://thedynamicduoschallenge.blogspot.com/

Patterned Paper:  Recollection, TLC, Create, Cloud 9
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create (from club)
Flower:  Prima
Dress it Up: Corn
Spellbinders:  Small and large circle, small scalloped circle, Grand Circle, Grand scalloped circle, Picot circle

Mojo  - Sketch 265

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil
Spellbinders:  Heart, Scalloped Heart
Lifestyles:  Santa & Mrs.

VLVOct2012 week 5
Play Date Cafe #155

Sunday, October 28, 2012

File a cat

It has been a week so now I can laugh about it.  Last week, my daughter, Amanda and my Mom came to visit and we did some shopping.  At the end of the visit, Amanda was packing up stuff to take back with her and my Mom and I were settling on some shopping bills.  I have this new plastic file bin for my receipts and while I went to get one, I didn't notice that our smallest Siamese cat Jasmine slid in and got into the middle drawer.  After my daughter left, we searched for Jasmine for four hours before we found her.  Our cats do not go outside, but we were afraid that by chance maybe she did during one of my Amanda's trips to load her belongings in the car.  Amanda was even searching her bags back at the dorm to make sure she didn't sneak in one of them.  We don't normally lose our cats and Jazzy is usually the first out for a treat so we were shocked when we couldn't find her.  So my Mother now teases me, "Have you filed any cats lately?"

I made this card using the Sweet Wednesday Sketch and an image from Bugaboo.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create from one of the clubs.  Paulette has the Winter, Hanukkah and Christmas Club which is going to start on November 10th for more information see TLC, Create.  It is a great deal and a lot of fun to receive the emails with LOTS of wonderful images and sentiments.

Patterned Paper:  Cloud 9
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow Pumpkin String
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinders:  Circle Small, Scalloped Circle Small, Petite Oval Large, Grand Circle
Dress It Up:  Pumpkins & Pumpkin Patch
Ribbon:  Michael's
Border Punch:  EK Success

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - Sketch 177

Jaz in file drawer

Jasmine looking innocent

Friday, October 26, 2012

No worry

Paulette had a wonderful freebie yesterday, "Choose faith over worry."  So it worked out, the dishwasher fit, and it all worked out well.  I managed to do a quick card today using the Tiddly Ink Wryn Halloween witch and a sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - All Hallows Eve, Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Stampin' Up
Stamp:  Tiddly Ink - Witchy Wryn
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flowers: Prima & Recollection
Button:  Stash
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Spellbinders:  Large Circle

Splitcoast - Sketch SC408
Tiddly Ink - Challenge #96 Halloween
Colour Q - 160

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hope it fits

After the ordeal we (my husband and I) had the other week with the refrigerator, we now ordered a new dishwasher.  We have been having problems with ours so Friday we did it.  All of the dishwashers were 24 inches wide so I just hope it fits, I didn't even ask for dimensions because I thought my husband likes to wait to make sure it doesn't fit anyway.  This time, we did buy the unit that I wanted with the adjustable shelves, stainless steal inside and auto shutoff if it leaks.  Yesterday, my Daughter and Mother came to visit for the day.  My Daughter went through my cards and picked a whole bunch to take back with her.  She took all of my "thank you"cards so I made one using this weeks Mojo sketch and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  My second card I made for my husband who is having issues with the pain from the radiation.  Hopefully the swelling with go down this week so that will get better for him.  He is taking high dose steroids which has side effects also.  The image is from Saturated Canary of the nurse and the sentiment if from TLC, Create.  My final card is a Christmas card using this weeks Merry Monday sketch with a digital image and a the papers are from TLC , Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Buttercup
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Flower:  Prima & Recollection
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Border Punch:  Fiskar

Mojo-  Sketch 264

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye- Lush; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Sparkle Nurse
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Brads:  Recollection
Button:  stash
Flower:  Prima
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 230

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations
Stamp:  free digital download  http://grands9creations.blogspot.com/
Button:  stash
Twine:  Divine twine
Snowflakes:  Petaloo
Ribbon:  Offray
Die Cut:  Lifestyles Nesting Doiley Circles


Saturday, October 20, 2012


Halloween is a few weeks away, but I'm getting tired of the working on the typical black and orange Halloween card.  Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week is just that for Black and Orange so I decided to use the image of "Sassy Sally and Bella wash tub bath" and I used glossy accents on the water and bubbles which just doesn't show up well on the photo.  I used pop dots to stick the sentiment up with is from TLC, Create which is called Play with Bubbles.  I also used two clear buttons from my stash.
My second card is using a new image from Bugaboo and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made this card for my cousin who will be having her daughter baptized.
My final card is using an image from Saturated Canary for the color challenge.  I just love her images and used "Ragdoll Witch" and another sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Glass Tiles Orange; Sweet Shoppe - Lots of Love
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - Sassy Sally and Bella wash tub bath
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Black Lace:  May Arts
Buttons:  Stash
Crystal Effects
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Pop dots

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - Sketch #176
Sassy Cheryl - Orange & Black
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Dynamic Duos    http://thedynamicduoschallenge.blogspot.com/

Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Rose bud tag
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Die Cut:  Tim Holtz
Spellbinder:  Label #10
Ribbon:  Offray
Ink:  Versa Mark
Bling:  Darice

SFYTT- October Sketch
Bugaboo - October Bingo (Pink, sentiment, 3 or more papers)

CR84FN65    http://cr84fncolorchallenge.blogspot.com/

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Bloomed
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Stampin' Up, Recollections
Stamp: Saturated Canary - Ragdoll Wtich
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch #168  http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
Saturated Canary

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Best Witches

I actually did some stamping.  I made the background for the Halloween card using stamps from Skipping Stones.  The new image is from Karen's Doodles and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  For my second card I used Christmas Tree from Unity Stamps and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Basic Grey has a challenge for Sparkle so I used the Jovial paper and added gold ribbon, gold star and gold glitter Stickles.

Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Karen's Doodles - Kitty Witch
            Skipping Stone - Pumpkin Seed
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Michael's & Offray
Ink:  Distress - Dusty Concord
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Skipping Stones - Sketch 150

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Jovial
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Unity
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Ink:  Close to My Heart:  New England Ivy
Star:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Beaded Circle
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Stickles- Gold Glitter
Ribbon:  Michael'

Freshly Made Sketch - Sketch #57
Basic Grey - Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - Got Glitter  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Reason to party

One of my best friends is celebrating with her husband that he is still alive!  Not let me explain.  Last year, just after Labor Day, her husband suffered a massive heart attack and was not expected to survive.  Since then, he has controlled his diabetes which was diagnosed at the time of his heart attack, had a pacemaker placed, and now has an ejection fraction of 30%.  He worked for the railroad for many years, and I noticed that he had been losing weight and I thought he "just didn't look right".  I was concerned that he was diabetic since I am a nurse and have had diabetes since the age of 11 so I sent him a train card that I made in February urging him to see a doctor.  When I went to visit him after his heart attack, the first thing he said is, "You were right, I should I gone to the doctor sooner."  The other night he commented that he has now seen the doctor plenty.  I laughed and told him he wasn't suppose to make up for all those missed years in one year.  To celebrate his one year post heart attack anniversary and his upcoming birthday, I made him a card using Mo's image "The engineer" along with the sentiment from TLC, Create.  Mo's Challenge is for "B" so I used a black bow, blue bibs and bitty buttons on my card so it was BB.  I guess there is a bandanna on the engineer also.

For my second card, I used an image from Paulette's latest club from TLC, Create.  She has another club before the Christmas one that will begin October 24 thru October 28th.  It is called the In Between Club and check it out here.  The Christmas Club will start November 3rd and watch for more details.

Patterned Paper:  Simply Stories; Sweet Shoppe - Little Steam Engine & Naturally Merry
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - The Engineer
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Never to old to Party
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Spellbinders:  Label #22
Buttons:  Dress It Up
Ribbon:  Offray

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #229
Mo Manning - B
Do You Stack Up - Challenge 93 Wheels     http://doyoustackup.blogspot.ca/

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Every Day Autumn
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Core-dinations
Stamp:  TLC, Create - It's Turkey Time
Spellbinders:  Small Circle, Eyelet Circle
Die Cuts: My Favorite Things
              Acorn - Quic Kutz
Twine: Stash
Thread: stash

Mojo - Sketch 263
Scrap Creation - leaves  http://www.scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 15, 2012

Scared yet?

Well, we happen to have four cats, three Siamese, and one all black cat.  Nala our black cat really is a scaredy cat so it is funny when it comes to Halloween and you see all these mean black cats.  I found this free digital download and thought it was perfect.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create- Halloween Retro
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil
Stamp:  free download from http://grands9creations.blogspot.com
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Ribbon:  Offray
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Sand paper

Splitcoast - Sketch SC406
Sentimental Sundays - Black + White and one more color (orange) http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ 
Paper Pretties - PPMC61 - Orange, Black, + one more color (apricot)

Nala at my feet tonight while I was doing my post.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Along came a spider....

I can't believe another week has passed.  It has been hectic around our house.  On Sunday night we realized that our refrigerator had died and that everything in the freezer had thawed.  So I had a mess to clean that out.  My husband and I went to look at new refrigerators and naturally we didn't agree on which on should be purchased.  My husband likes to have the newest gadgets such as the i-phone 5, i-pad, computers, etc; however, when it comes to appliances then he believes it is acceptable to take an open item with dents.  I love my husband, but sometimes he makes me so mad.  Then we come to the next issue....the new refrigerator is 1.5 inches taller than our current one which fits into the cabinet.  Do you think we could have someone come and deal with that before the refrigerator arrives? NO  So when the delivery men come they almost don't want to leave the refrigerator because it won't fit in the kitchen.  I told them that we were aware of that and that we would have a carpenter come cut the cabinet.  I worked 3pm - 7pm for a friend the other night so she could attend her son's volleyball game.  While I was driving to work, my husband called me to tell me that the radiation center finally called and that he was to start radiation on Wednesday.  I was scheduled to work so I tried to switch with people which didn't work out so I had to take a family leave day.        So finally on Thursday afternoon, the carpenter cuts the cabinet, and our refrigerator is fit in the kitchen.  Now we can finally go grocery shopping and fill the refrigerator.  The next issue is the dishwasher that has now stopped cleaning the dishes and we have bought several cleaners and it doesn't seem to be helping.  Now I think we are needing to go look for a new dishwasher.  My husband makes the comment that he saw that there was a Boush for around $600 at Best Buy and I just want to cry.  I saw several more which were between $800 - 900 so I just wonder what piece of junk he is looking at now.  I rather go by myself and pick what I want.

I did manage to work on a couple of cards today.  I did this spider card using Martha Stewart stickers and twine with the sentiment from TLC, Create.  The web on the top is a border punch from Martha Stewart.
The second card is an image from Cuddly Buddy and a sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - All Hallows Eve, Spellbound
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Twine:  stash
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Spiders:  Martha Stewart & Recollection

Retro Sketch - Sketch #33  http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/
Paper Pretties - PWC 227 - Halloween

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Cuddly Buddy - Kim McFarlane - Sweet Nativity 
Sentiments:  TLC, Create - Christmas Sentiments - Believe in the Reason
Flowers:  Prima, Recollection, Zva
Spellbinders:  Small circle, small scalloped circle

Merry Monday -  Sketch #36   http://www.alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/