Saturday, March 31, 2012

Back in California

This is a card I made before I left for California.  It is one of the Sylvia Zet images that I bought from SCACD.  I love her images and this one was colored with copic markers.

 Nickei, Jasper, Me and Denise at the cabin.
Mo's in Florence, Or. where they make the best clam chowder ever!
 rough ocean
bridge in Coos Bay,Or
I'm off to do some blog hopping to see what all I have missed.

Friday, March 30, 2012

April Showers!

Today is our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz!  Mine is always my calendar and this is for April.  Come join us for some fun.

I am still in Oregon.  We spent today in Florence, OR.  It has rained the entire time we've been here so we are going home a day earlier than planned.  The cabin has to be heated with a wood stove so it is kinda bad on my dry eyes.  I love it here though.  We are going to go to Coos Bay tomorrow and shop and then the Jelly Factory at Bandon and a scrapbook store and then head home a day early.   I am in a Safeway grocery store in the Starbucks section using their internet to post this.  No internet at the cabin this year.

Annamarie and Jasper!

I have not got to go visit any blogs and am missing seeing all of your creations.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

With Sympathy!

This is a card I made for a friend when she lost a Grandchild.  I'm not doing much creating so finding cards I haven't shared on my blog before now.

We are driving North tomorrow up the coast to Oregon.  Going to stay at the Cabin at Winchester Bay and go up to Florence to Mo's for some of the best Clam Chowder I've ever eaten.    I'm sharing a few more photos.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hanglar Center Step Card!

This is my first Center step card.  It was so easy but sounded like it would be hard to make.  I used one of my Hanglar images and my copic markers.  I used some Wild Orchid Craft Flowers to embellish it and a spellbinder die for the sentiment.

Yesterday we went to Woodley Island to eat lunch at the Marina.  I had some really good  fresh fish & chips.  The fishing boats were right outside the Marina.

This is my Granddaughter Annabelle and her baby sister Annamarie.
Annabelle is in her pajamas.  She is going to be 13 yrs. old on April 18th.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Outlawz Easter Bunnie or Chocolate Challenge

Today is the Outlawz CPC to make a project with Bunnies, Chocolate or Easter theme.  I hope you join us because we have a lot of fun and great prizes.

I am in California visiting my DD and her 3 kids and 8 Great Grandkids.  The two new babies are so cute, and I've already held both of them.    I'm including one photo of me holding the two babies.

You can tell I was tired.  After this picture was taken I slept ll hours.  Between the plane ride and sitting in such a confined area and then a 6 hr drive to Eureka I was exhausted but am feeling good today other than my RA is acting up in the damp air.  Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Tilda!

I am all packed and ready to leave for California tomorrow.  I wanted to get my blog changed before I left and enter in a few challenges.  I can't wait to hold those two new babies and spoil them for their mama's.
My plane does not leave until 2:30 in the afternoon but I want to be there by 1:00.  It is a long walk to the Loading gates.  I dread the walks and the lines but it will all be worth it.

Challenges I am entering:
Totally Tilda:  Easter
Simply Magnolia:  Anything Goes
Just Magnolia:  Green
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog:  Color Challenge

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Corrosivce Challenge #145

Things Are Looking Grimm!   That is the challenge for this fortnight at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.
We hope you will join us with your ideas for the challenge.  Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs and the winner will receive 4 digi's of their choice.  Winner will be announced at the end of the month.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

I have been busy today packing.  It is very hot here so I packed  spring clothes.  My daughter called me and told me it was in the 50's and rainy there so to pack warm clothes, so I spent the day repacking.  I am so excited to see all of the California members of our family.

I am entering this in a few challenges:
Shelly's Images Challenge:  Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up!  Your favorite color and mine is RED
Crafty Creations Challenges:  Mother Goose or Fairy Tale character  (Red Riding Hood)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Outlawz Challenge: Humour

 This is  my DT card for the Outlawz challenge today which is Humour!  I think Changito is fun anytime.  My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the paper is from Nitwits.   Of course it was colored with Copic Markers.  I hope you join us this week at the Outlawz for a fun challenge.  Get those copics out and join us with your humerous cards.

This is our monthly challenge image from Angela.  Thanks so much Angela for a darling image.  I love Changito and had fun with this card.  I made it pretty bright and made it for a friend so hope she likes bright cards.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

From a Dear Friend!

This darling image was sent to me from a dear friend.  I loved this image so much I had to color her right away so this card has been made for over a week but I am just now getting it posted.  I intend to order some of these darling Lulu stamps when I get back from California.  They are from Kraftin Kimmie.

We are going to be 83 today which is unheard of here in Oklahoma in March.  It was 80 yesterday.  I saw lots of people out working in their yards and that is where I will be for the rest of the afternoon.
Entering in a few Challenges:
Paper Creations Ink:  Spring is in the air

Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge:  Anything Goes with a greeting

The Craft Place:  Anything Goes

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy Easter!

I am getting in the mood for Easter Cards.  I'd better get busy if the Grandkids are going to get any this year.  I am way behind.  I hope to get some finished today since it is raining outside.  It is a good day to play in the craftroom.  I'm trying to get some DT jobs done as I am leaving to go to California in a little over a week and I will be gone 2 1/2 weeks.  DH will be holding down the fort here.  He decided he didn't want to go anywhere, just wanted to stay home.
The flowers on this and all my cards are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I am wishing you all a beautiful Sunday.

I am entering this in a few challenges:

Just Magnolia:  Blue & White
Wild Orchid Crafts:  Get In Shape
Midweek Magnolias:  Hello

Friday, March 9, 2012

Outlawz Copic/Pro Marker Challenge Blog! ST. Patty’s/Irish/Green

Today at the Outlawz the challenge is to use some green for St. Patrick;s Day.   Mine is finally posted.  I got up kinda lazy today not wanting to get in a hurry to get things done.  I  love these calendar pages and at the end of the month I'll finally be caught up.  Come join us for some fabulous prizes.

I am babysitting Jevin this evening early so his Mom and Dad can take his big 4 yr. old brother and his friend tothe movies.   I am excited as I love taking care of Jevin.  He just started walking a couple of weeks ago so he will definitely wake me up and keep me on my toes for a couple of hours.

Entering in a few challenges:
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog:  anything but a card
Delightful Challenges:  St. Patrick's day

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Spring!

Hello everyone!  I got a new Great Grandson today.  He weighed 6lbs. 2 oz.  He is number 21 for the Greats.  His name is Jasper Ian Derick and I am told the first two names mean Treasure Holder of God's Grace.  I'm still not too sure if I like the name but wasn't my choice to make.  He is a little doll though.

Our crazy weather changed again.  We went from 76 to rain and the 40's.  How do we  ever get our bodies used to these drastic changes every week?  The high temps were not normal and we did need the rain but my RA doesn;t understand all this back and forth.

This card is for a few challenges.
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog:  photo inspiration
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge:  Punches
Just Magnolia:  Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thoughts of Spring!

We had some beautiful weather today.  It got up to 70 and we are supposed to be 76 tomorrow.  That is so unusual for March.  It was pretty windy today and that I can do without.  We have high fire warnings and can't burn or use our grills.

My card today is a Hanglar Stanglar image that is one of my favorites.  It made me think of Spring so wanted to use some yellow.   I hope to be back tomorrow evening with a card to enter some challenges. I have started it but not completed it so far.  I hope to have some mojo tomorrow.

Green Blog Award!


This award was created by Beckie of Just B Creative Crazy
The "Green" portion represents how we should be kind to one another and help one another...such as being "Green" and helping our environment. Re-issue the kindness that someone once gave to you as an infant blogger. Recycle the ideas you have learned or invented to pass along to up and coming crafters. Reduce the frustrations of wanting to be a blogger with magnitude."
   Here are the terms under which this "Green Blend Award" are to be given:
1. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped you develop your blog in any and all ways.
2. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.
3. This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your post.
4. This award is to be given to 3 to 5 friends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.
5. Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of choice.
6. Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs. 7. Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing the award to keep the circle forever growing. 
   I would like to pass this on to those that continue to inspire me and are there for me.
This is my way of saying "Thank you."

Thank you so much Cindy for this award.  I appreciate your friendship and being so kind to me in your comments on my blog.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Give Piece A Chance!

Welcome to another Sunday at  The Corrosive Challenge.  Today our challenge is to paper piece something on your card and for an extra entry use some green.    I love paper piecing  Sassy Studio Design images. They are our sponsors this month so come join us and maybe win 4 digital images of your choice.  Check them out!  They have beautiful images.

Hope everyone is safe from all the horrid storms that went through this weekend.     I heard on the news that there were 101 tornadoes on the ground Friday.  They are part of our spring every year.  Most people have a safe place they can go but you don't always get a warning in time.

Have a great Sunday.  The weather here is supposed to be beautiful and 70 degrees.

Friday, March 2, 2012

For Men Only!

Our challenge at the Outlawz this week is "For Men Only!"  We were given this car image from Dawn's DH to use however we wanted.  I decided on a used car and a salesman.  This Hanglar Stanglar image is so cute and he is showing off the car.  Come play along with us.  We have great prizes and lots of fun and the car is yours to make a card to enter in the challenge.

Have a great Friday everyone.