Thursday, August 17, 2017

It turned out to be a busy week instead of the calm that I expected. That's a good thing though and keeps me busy. I did get another birthday card finished and went ahead and made two of them since everything was already out on my table. It is a card I learned from Jennifer McGuire and one of my favorites. It is made with tulle for the shaker window and a Simon Says Stamp flower. The sentiment is SU. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

I have one more card to enter in JUGS challenge for this week. I watercolored in black then added silver and gold pearl paint from Gansai Tambi to create the sky. The sentiment is from Altenew and embossed in white on vellum. I believe the silver stars are from Tim Holtz but they were in a clear zip bag so I'm not sure. The black stars are from my stash. I am also entering

Molly has been fine so I think she is over whatever she had. She is playful and eating and has finished her book. Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I may have got ahead of myself as Molly vomited again yesterday afternoon. She's back on rice for now.

My friend Darnell is guest hosting at Just Us Girls this week and I wanted to join in the challenge. It is Shower and I used this MFT stamp called My Umbrella. I colored her with Copics and added black polka dots to her raincoat and umbrella. The umbrella, raincoat and boots are covered with Glossy Accents. The sentiment is from MFT too. Be kind to one another.

Edited:  I couldn't figure out how to resize the picture.  I tried four times and it didn't work. Sorry, Darnell. I've never seen a link up like that and I am still computer challenged. I am so frustrated about this since I don't enter many challenges. I just make a card for whatever I need it for and I made this card just to enter the challenge Shower.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Molly has turned the corner but it took all week. Late Friday she started feeling better. No more vomiting and she got half rice and half dog food on  Saturday. It really had me worried because she was so listless.  I haven't kept you updated on her reading lately either. She likes Danielle Steel and loved her latest book, The Duchess. Be kind to one another.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Molly is very sick and so far we haven't found out what's wrong. She started vomiting Mon. and Tues. We went to the vet Tues. and she got anti-inflammatory meds. and anti-nausea meds. Also did blood work. She has only had boiled rice since Tues. night. Yesterday she only vomited once and it was not much.  I am calling agin today to see if we should be doing more. Mostly she just sleeps but it's hard to tell if that's bad because that's all she usually does! The blood work came back okay.

This is the card that has the cut out letters from my backgrounds. Altenew letters, Lawn Fawn puppy and  paper. I chose that plaid since it matches my background. I colored the puppy with Copics. Very simple and I'm using some backgrounds I made. Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My next door neighbor's birthday is today so I used one of my backgrounds to cut letters from Altenew's inline alpha dies. I used the Hero Arts flower die and used some DI to splatter the c/s. The pattern paper is from a 6 x 6 pack from MME. I added some gold bling for the flower center. Be kind to one another.

It is my next door neighbor's birthday and I did use everything I told you above, BUT I used one of my backgrounds and cut Altenew's letters on a different card! When it is finished I will post it. Please forgive my "senior moment". This happy birthday is an Avery Elle stamp.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rainy overcast day perfect for crafting today. Just to show you I have actually been doing something besides complaining about cling wrap, here are my backgrounds from things I've done lately.

The middle green one has a cling line right down the middle and so far that is it for cling wrap! The other backgrounds of color had wrap on them but it didn't work. I have purchased spray starch and have three backgrounds drying with cling on them. We'll see. The blue and white one on the right is a Richard Garay embossing folder that is real hard plastic and I don't know how to emboss with it. I just stuck the paper in the folder and rubbed it with my hands.

The second picture of backgrounds are brushos and color burst and the ones on the right are made with inka gold. The two top ones and the botton yellow and orange are shaving cream backgrounds. So those will be made into cards either as backgrounds or die cuts. I do really like them but they aren't what I set out to do. The last picture is a goof up. I white embossed a flower and didn't realize it wasn't a filled in bloom but I added brushos anyway. Of course it didn't show up like it would have if it had been a solid image. Some days I work so hard and come up with so little. It is discouraging when that happens. BUT, when you make a fantastic card that you love it is all worth it. Be kind to one another.