Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bookendz Book Club Challenge!

This card is for the Bookendz Book Club Challenge to make a card about the book we read each month. This month we read The Language of Flowers. It was a great book about a young girl with anger problems and her love of flowers. I couldn't tear myself away and finished it in 2 days so won't remember any of it for the book discussion. Pink roses has several different definitions, one is Friendship another says Grace. If you like to read come over and join us at Bookendz.

I am entering this in a few challenges:

4 Crazy Chicks: Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches Challenges: Pearls & Swirls
Papercrafting Journey: die cuts or punches
Hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This is supposed to be sepia! I colored it before I went to Kansas City and I see some things wrong with it but don't have time to color another for the CMC challenge to do either all B&W or Sepia with a touch of color. I am also entering it in the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TTCRD Challenge

This is my card for the challenge over at Through The Craft Room Door. I had already finished this card for this challenge before I left for Kansas City on Friday. I just didn't have time to post it. I used my new poinsettia die on this one for the flowers and I like it just needed to make more leaves I think. Come join us over at TTCRD. ? Below is the inspiration photo for the challenge.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Copic Class With Suzanne!

I am upset that we didn't get a photo with Tracie at our Copic Class. We almost didn't get this one, just thought of it as we were leaving. It was so much fun and we all learned so much, the class was AWESOME! We learned so much and Suzanne is such a fun person and we felt like we had known her forever. If you get a chance you should take the class. It is so informative.

Here are the 3 Musketeers! We had a blast together. I felt like I've known Tracie forever and she was just a great person to get to hang out with. We have to do it again sometime! Maybe next Spring we can come here again and shop, shop, shop and talk, talk, talk. Thanks Tracie, for everything. She brought cupcakes for my birthday which isn't until next month but all the ladies in the class were so thankful to have them and I was too. They were delicious and they were red velvet and lemon and both were yummy. The photo that is coming up next is of Debra and Tracie doing some serious listening to Suzanne.

I'm worn out! We were in class from 9:00AM to 7:15PM. After class another friend (Keri) from Kansas City met us and we went out for dinner and caught up on each other's lives as we hadn't seen each other for about 5 years. This was such a fun weekend. Now I am thinking of turning in as we have to leave for home in the morning.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Cards for The Troops!

Here are some more of the cards I did for the Troops. I've already mailed them to the lady that sends the bundles off to Operation Write Home and they forwards them on to the Troops in Afganistan and Iraq. I only sent 12 cards but I still feel good about it.

It is a beautiful fall day here and I am going to get outside and enjoy it. Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Corrosive Challenge #133

This card is for the Corrosive Challenge for our new bi-monthly challenges. You now have two weeks to get your cards in for the challenges. This week our challenge is to use punches or dies. We are sponsored by Paper Makeup and Dude Time Doodles. The silhouette image I used is from Paper Makeup. I love using this kind of image(silhouette).

I am getting off my computer. We are watching Oklahoma football and now the weather just interupted and said we are under a tornado warning for the next 2 hours.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

This card is for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge to use a song for inspiration. I got this stamp last November while I was visiting my daughter in Oregon and just now inking it up. It was a fun image to color.

I am happy to report it has been raining lightly off and on since yesterday. We really needed it after all the heat we had this summer. We are way below normal for our rain so this should help the grass and maybe those brown spots will go away. Have a great weekend everyone.

I am entering this in:
Outlawz Greeting Challenge: Song Inspiration

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two Cards To Share!

This Magnolia card is for a couple of Magnolia challenges going on. Since I retired I am finding it is better to have fun than to clean house. I have decided a spotless house is not so important to me anymore, enjoying life is more important. My husbands health is not always good, so we just take it a day at a time and do what we enjoy doing. For him that is watching TV, for me it is coloring and making cards, reading and spending time with the Grandkids. My home isn't dirty or cluttered (except for my craft room) but it is not perfect either. I don't like to cook anymore, did it for a lifetime it seems so when I do cook, I cook enough for several meals, that way I don't have to cook a big meal everyday. I am trying to explain to some of my friends why I have time to make so many cards, that and the fact that I need them for 5 children, 17 Grandkids and their spouces and 17 Great Grandkids. Hope you like these two I made today.

Entering this one in these challenges:
Magnolia-licious highlites: Fall or Back To School
Simply Magnolia :Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Things with Wings
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Fall Colors
Magnoloia-licious Challenge Blog: Teal, Orange & Brown

And this card is for the Designed 2 Delight challenge: use their free image

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back to School

This back to school card is for the Outlawz Challenge Blog, fridays Copic markers or Promarker Challenge. Thanks Cheri for sending me a Promarker to try. I like it and think when they are refillable they will be fun to use with our Copics for different color choices.
I am entering this card in these challenges:

Party Time tuesday: ribbon
Outlawz Friday Challenge Copic: Back to School

This is another card for the Falling Leaves Cards for the Troops Challenges.

This card was for challenge #4. We were to make a fall card for an Anniversary or one that says I Love You. I used Flower soft for the leaves and really liked how it turned out.

Hope you have a great day. I have to go grocery shopping which I hate to do.

Monday, September 12, 2011

CMC Challenge Card!

This is my card for the CMC Challenge blog. The challenge this time is either Fall inspired or Halloween inspired and must use copic markers. I have made a few fall cards lately so thought I would enter this card. I love this Just Rite image.

I am entering this in a few challenges:
Craft Your Passion: using the F word, I used fall
Crafty Boots Challenge: Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations: Autumn

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cards for the Troops!

This was the first challenge on the WRAK Falling Leaves Cards for The Troops. It was to make a child's birthday card that they could send home to their child. They can't go out and buy cards in Afganistan or Iraq so they need all we can send them. It's great fun to do this for them.

Today is a day to Remember our fallen heroes in PA, Washington D.C. and NYC. I'm off to church for a special prayer service for the families. I'm hearing fireworks all over town right now. I didn't know they would be doing this. It doesn't seem like 10 years has passed.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pearls and Lace Challenge!

This card is for the Greetings Challenge over at the Outlawz. It has both pearls and lace as that is the requirement. A friend sent me this image and I love it so think I am going to have to go buy her. I love Jonquils, one of my favorite flowers.

Hope we have a quiet weekend so I can get some things finished. Last weekend was so busy and fun but ready for a quiet one. I am counting the days until the 24th when I get to take a copic class from Suzanne Dean in KS City, KS.

I have 12 cards to upload to my Splitcoast gallery that I did as a cheerleader for the FALLING LEAVES CARDS FOR THE TROOPS CHALLENGE. I hope to get those done in the morning.

Have a great weekend everyone!

I am entering this in these challenges:
Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge: Pearls and Lace

Crafty Purple Frogs Challenge Blog: Birthday
Crafting For All Season's: Birthday
Creative Card Crew Blog: Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!

I just saw where I won a prize on The Outlaws Greeting Card Challenge! I am excited because I was almost out of cryogen paper. Thanks so much to the Outlawz group.

I love this scarecrow Tilda. My friend Charlene sent this image to me and loved having it to color. I colored her with my copic markers and used some beautiful PTI and Paper Studio papers on it. I used some 3 felt leaves for texture on this card, two are brown by the carnation and one is orange. I love Wild Orchid Crafts new Carnations.

I am entering this in a few challenges.
Through the Craftroom Door. Texture
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Lexies Creations: Autumn

Monday, September 5, 2011

Daughter's Anniversary card

My youngest daughter and her husband celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary yesterday evening with a party for family and friends. Mike is a farmer and has always farmed on the side even tho he worked at construction jobs. Sherrill works in a loan office. Mike is 45 and has had parkinson's disease for several years and it is progressing pretty fast and he struggles dailey with trying to do things for himself. They have always had a hay hauling business on the side and Sherrill may only weigh 95 lbs, she is a size 1, but she loads those 80 lb bales with the best of them. They had the party because they were not sure if Mike would be able to enjoy their 25th. It was fun and a little sad at the same time.

I'm entering this in a few challenges:

Craft Your Passion: flowers
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Primary colors
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Anything but a birthday card

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Challenge #132 Funny or Punny

I used a Dude Time Doodles on my card. I didn't really do anything funny or punny and I am sorry about that but just didn't have the right kind of sentiment and wanted to use this image. I always need lots of Halloween cards so that is partly why I chose this image to work with. Come join us this week and have some fun with us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

See you all tomorrow and hope you are having a fun Labor Day weekend.