Monday, January 26, 2015

Birthday Flowers

I really liked the flowers that were in this birthday sentiment I cut on my Silhoutte.


Silhoutte -- sentiment w/flowers
Sew pretty designer paper collection
Spellbinders -- classic Sq lg die cut
Distress inks -- spun sugar
Forever in time -- pearls
Prima flowers-- two outside
White flower and lace -- given by Sabrina

We had a misty rainy day yesterday, we were above freezing so no snow once again, now today is below freezing and cloudy but don't know if we will see any snow or not.  Well I was finally hit with the cold that has been going around, I was shocked I hadn't caught it yet, so I didn't feel bad about curling up on the sofa yesterday with my furbabies and nursing my cold.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and letting me know you did :)

Connie


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Garden delight

My great niece turned 18, so I wanted to do something young but yet sophisticated.  My scrap pile is getting big again so I decided to use some for my background. I did a little inking around the panels. Stamped the flowers using ink directly to the stamp, using a bit lighter inks on the outside flowers and darker for the center,


Sorry I don't have the makers of any of these papers.
Inkadinkado -- Garden Delight stamp set, using chalk inks
Craftaroo -- Rhinestones, colored w/markers
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp set

Beautiful blue skies here with lot's of sunshine, I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine and fun!
Thanks again to all of you that have been so reassuring about my upcoming cataract surgery and for your prayers, it means so much.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Connie

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Our Friendship

My two little great nieces are so cute together and the one who is getting this card for her birthday has blonde hair and her sister has red, so that is why I went with these colors for their hair :)


After I colored them, I fussy cut them and added foam adhesive to pop them up a bit.

Hot off the press --Janie's girlfriends, Our Friendship stamp colored w/markers
Basic Grey -- Lilykate papers
Spellbinders -- Classic circle lg and Lattice rectangle dies
Paper smooches -- Happy Birthday sentiment stamp
Sequins

I want to thank all of you that said prayers for me and let me know your surgeries were just fine, I really appreciate that.  My Dad had both his eyes done and it is times like this that I really miss being able to talk to him.  The appointment went really well, I like the doctor.  He said there are types of Cataracts that take over 10 years to go bad but mine is a fast moving one, this has all happened over a span of 16 months.  I don't have a surgery date yet, I guess they want to check with my doctor that I am well enough to go through surgery, I am ready to have this done and able to see well again.  Thanks again for all the positive comments :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Beautiful....

This card went to my the friend I have had the longest, we grew up next door to each other, I am 9 months older.

These words were on a separate piece of paper in the same paper pack, so I just cut them all out and added it to this paper that I liked for the background to the bird. Hope it let her know how special I feel she is to me and others around her.



 Silhoutte -- cut
Me & my big ideas -- gems
My mind's eye -- sweetest thing papers & sentiments

I know it is winter but sometimes you just need a touch of spring in the winter, am I right :)

Hope your week is going well, I have an appointment today to see if my eye is bad enough for cataract surgery.  My eye doctor seems to think so, so he is sending me to the surgeon,  it sure will be nice not to have this cloudy look anymore, it is like always having something in your eye.  How sad it must have been for people years ago before surgery, they would just slowly go blind.  Many things to be thankful for isn't there.

I am linking this post to Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link up .  If you get a chance head over and see all the different types of blogs that link up, it isn't just cards and crafts.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your comments,

Connie

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thank you

I really liked this stamp but didn't use it on anything for Christmas so I thought I would use it for a thank you card for a Christmas gift I received.


Stampin up -- Seasonal birds, colored w/markers
Silhoutte cut file -- thank you tag
DCWV -- Earth prints mat stacks papers
Spellbinders -- classic sq. lg and classic scalloped squares dies
Wink of Stella pen -- on berries
Ribbon and DMC thread

We have been enjoying such beautiful weather, I am so enjoying getting out and walking so much more, need to enjoy it before mid week when we get back to normal winter temps.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie