Sunday, September 14, 2014

Taylored Expressions Selfie/Share

The challenge ends tonight but I was able to get it finished in time.

Taylor had a challenge to make a card using a sketch she provided, take a selfie of you with it and then give it to someone.  Well let's just say I don't like taking selfies, I can't ever get it right or maybe it is the subject I am taking a picture of I don't know.  But I do know this will be going to my Nephew, who will be turning 30 this year.

Now I will have to say I like the picture I took of it by itself much better :)

Taylored Expression -- From my window stamp set
                                      Many mini occasions sentiment stamp set
                                      Designer mini tags dies
Spellbinders -- Large Deckled Rectangles dies
Teresa Collins -- he said she said papers
Basic Grey -- Brad
Distress ink -- Vintage photo

I will be back tomorrow with my inspiration card, but not sure when, on the way home from church this morning my husbands brakes quit working, thank goodness at the intersection that is right by our house and there were no other cars around, so we will be working on getting that fixed or making arrangements to take it in.

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by,


Friday, September 12, 2014

ODBDSLC213 Stitch it

We were able to meet up with our friend a few days after the funeral service of his wife and this is the card we gave him, when I saw this challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs , I got the idea for this card.  I used my sew easy to make the marks and sewed the vine by hand with floss.

Our Daily Bread designs -- Scripture collection 2
Spellbinders -- Cross Collection, curved rectangles dies (sponging while cardstock was still in the die)
My mind's eye -- Signature life by Jen Wilson paper
DCWV -- Metallic papers (cross and corners)
Fiskars-- Corner tab punch
Sew Easy -- Vine (large stitch)
Queen & co. -- Chocolate Delight pearls

We have such chilly temps today, I actually had to wear a coat for our walk, it is hard to believe just last week we were dealing with heat index in the 100's.  But it is alot more enjoyable when I am not over heated while walking.

Hope you all have a nice weekend ahead of you,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall Birthday

It is that time again, in the months of September and October I have the most masculine cards to make, I have a Brother in law, Nephews and Great Nephews birthdays all crammed in these two months so you will be seeing quite a few here, but hopefully I will have time to make some Girly cards to add in every now and then :)

This Inky Antics wood block stamp does not have a name on it, sorry.

Inky Antics -- stamp colored w/ pencils
Spellbinders -- Classic Lg Square, Marvelous Squares and Fall Foliage dies
g.c.d, -- Loverly papers
Martha Stewart --Cherish border punch, punched on both sides of the paper
Hero Arts -- Birthday messages stamp set
Distress ink -- Wild Honey on the leaves dies

Another real Hot one today but this afternoon we are suppose to get some storms that will be blowing cooler temps our way... fall is on it's way :)

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Monday, September 8, 2014


Can I just say that masculine cards are hard but Teen guy cards are even harder.  I thought there were some stamps in this Papertrey ink set that might work neat for a teen card, after it was all finished I realized I stamped the long arrow die the wrong way, I wanted it to go in a circle from the sentiments around.

Papertrey Ink -- Live, love, life stamp set, chalk inks
Spellbinders -- Classic rectangles and A2 matting basics B dies
Taylored Expressions -- Hexagon stacklets dies
Crate paper -- Party day paper
Ki -- metal adhesives

I took a little turn for the worse, Our church is having the carpets cleaned this week, so after evening service we decided to clear out the rooms being cleaned while we had alot of people there, well while moving chairs I did something wrong and hurt my toe quite bad, I have pain right at the joint of the toe.  I have a follow appointment next Thursday so we will see what the Doctor thinks I did.  I had to skip my walking today, hoping it will heal pretty soon, we are finally getting lovely walking weather so I don't want to miss out on it.

Hope your week has started out a bit better than mine,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Saturday, September 6, 2014


My nephew has a 9 month old boy now, so I don't know how much relaxing he will be doing today but this is what I came up for his day.

Stampabilities -- Hammock Hibernation stamp, colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics B and A2 Distressed edges dies
Recollecions -- Garden Harvest papers
DCWV -- card base
Hot off the press -- 130 tiny words and phrases stickers, sentiment in bottom left corner

I know it is hard to see the sentiment in the bottom left corner but I didn't want to add a big tag or something to put the sentiment on so I went with this way

A couple of days after making my nephews birthday card his best friend died after having a crate of tiles fall on his head at Menards in the Detroit area, I wanted to send him a card so I made the following card, it measured 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.

Memory Box -- Vespertine blossoms
Elizabeth crafts -- With sympathy die
DCWV -- Earthprints paper and cardstock

I know today will be a sad day, missing his best friend but I hope he can take the time to celebrate the blessings of his life.

Wishing you all a great weekend, I know I am enjoying the cooler temps!

Thanks so much for stopping by,