Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CTMH- May gathering

We had our monthly stamping gathering for our local club last week at Sandra's home. These are the cards I made up for them and they all go
t to make the You Inspire Me card. I used a lot of Juniper and blush cardstock and inks for them. I used two of the Artbooking overlays as well as the Ariana paper for the background on one and then many scraps for the other as well as some of our gorgeous glitter cardstock! Love that stuff! The girls all really liked them and had a good time as we always do getting together and creating! Also featured the may Stamp of the Month.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

CCC3- number 3

Well, I never did get my project finished for the second challenge, but here is what I made for the Faux Tea Roses, found on page 65 of Tim's book, volume 3. This one is sponsored by our friends at Inspiration Emporium. You can find all the goodies you need to make anything from Tim's books! They have a great shop.i had a good time making this and used Wendy's embossing paste colored with Fired Brick Distress re-inker for my bricks through her stencil. Wow, what fun that is! And what results! I die cut some greenery from a couple of my favorite leaf dies I have had forever and used some chocolate leaf ribbon I bought a couple years ago and have been hoarding. I am determined to start using some of my stash or giving some away or both! You can join in on this challenge and all of them here on Lnda's blog.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III

Once again the wonderful and talented Linda Ledbetter has challenged us to work our way through the king of art himself, Tim Holtz's third book. The first challenge is found on page 43, Paint Marbling. Sorry, I can't tell you how to do the technique, you have to buy your own copy of the book to play along. If you order it from Tim's blog, he will sign it for you! Sweeeeeet! This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. You can buy all the latest and greatest art supplies there. Go have a look. To join in the challenge, go to Linda's blog here. i have been feeding and watching my feathered friends return from the horrible long Wisconsin winter we endured this year. I kept my tag very simple so as not to cover up the technique too much and had to use the bird and nest on it. I used a fw of Wendy's Archival colors also along with my distress.

Monday, May 5, 2014

May Day

We had so much fun creating these little door-hangers at the gathering, that I got busy and made a bunch of them for the grandkids to go and hang on doors and run. They had a blast! Three houses caught us in the act, but we got away with the rest of them. LOL

April's gathering

I am so behind all the time! Here are the cards I made up for Jacki's gathering in April. For the make and take, we made a May basket to hang on a door with a seed packet in it. I got the idea from a fellow CTMH blogger. (Susan, I think, but can't remember for sure) Used the SOTM Bubble Talk and lots of scraps to make the card. i love the feather stamp set so this one was a lot of fun.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mini album share

Just wanted to share the mini albums I made up for each of us four sisters using the pictures from last year's Annual Barney Sisters Trip. I waited until a week before we were going this year to start them, of course! Why do I pressure myself so!!! They were a fun project to make. On each of them I used pictures of all of us but more focus on whichever girl they were for. After I finished the covers wouldn't stay closed so I had to make a couple changes and add the little frame to the front to cover the adhesive tore my paper and added the sun die-cut to the inside to cover it. i used papers from the Surf's Up collection. Check out who we met in the hot tub the first night! World famous fighters Luke Newman and Bola! They felt pretty safe haging oput with us American grandmas who didn't recognize them. LOL

March meeting cards

I am just now getting around to posting the cards from last month's gathering at Nancy's house. She loved the unicorn hostess set so I had to use that and of course the stamp of the month set was used on the make and take. I used another hostess set as well.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Monday, February 17, 2014

President's Day playdate

We met again today for our holiday play-date except we were in the midst of a blizzard here in Wisconsin, so four of the gals who planned on attending couldn't chance the roads. I hosted today's event and fed them pastromi, turkey, and honey ham, provolone cheese, cojack cheese, and muenster cheese, and chicken salad and lettuce to make wonderful sandwiches on crescents and hoagie rolls. I also whipped up and eclair torte for dessert and we had Chex mix and trail mix to nibble on. Diana, Deb, Judy, and Babs were sadly missed as they couldn't venture out, but we had Nancy, Jacki, Erika (Jacki's daughter who is visiting here from Norway), Victoria, my grand-daughter, and myself in attendance. We had a fun and laughter-filled morning and afternoon while we created some fabulous cards. Even Victoria taught a card. We try to each come up with a card idea and make one up for a sample and cut for all the people attending and then teach it. Today, Nancy shared two great cards, Victoria had one to share as did both Jacki and Erika, and I shared three of them. Here they are in no particular order but it looks like we are wanting spring badly! A lot of butterflies appeared on today's cards!

Martin Luther King, JR. playdate

On several of the postal holidays each year, a few of my friends and I get together and spend the day making cards. Here are the ones we did on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jacki, who is new to our group was our hostess and we spent the day in her amazing studio! It is enormous and so well organized. I wanted to move in! She made us spinach quiche and a delightful sweet salad and baked a delicious pie and Nancy also brought a wonderful pie as well. Great food, great company, and great time making cards. Jacki, Nancy, Diana, Deb, and I were able to attend. Here are the cards we created that day.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Christmas stockings

I just noticed that I didn't add pics of the two stockings I made for Christmas this year on here. I was blessed with a new baby grandson July 28th entering the world a month early was Reese Patrick Knight. I also made one up for my niece Erin Holt's husband because he was the onkly one who didn't have one at their house. My great-aunt made them for all of us when we had our first Christmas and then my Mom kept the tradition going with all of her grands and then I seem to have made them for each of my grandchildren but seem to have been handed the baton to do the great nieces and nephews as well somehow! They take a lot of time and patience hand stitching all of the sequined details but they are such an heirloom.

Happy Birthday

Two of my sisters celebrate birthdays this week, so here are the identical cards I mailed off to them yesterday. Sue's birthday is Tuesday, the 11th and Patty's is Friday, the 14th. We are leaving on Friday the 28th along with the 4th sister, Barb, to fly to Cocoa Beach for a week of fun in the sun and relaxing on the beach. Can't wait to go and get away from all of this terrible cold weather and snow we have had the last several weeks here in Wisconsin!