Monday, August 15, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge August 15, 2022!(Summer)


Hi, Friends!

For the second challenge of the month, the theme continues as Summer!  We ask that you use at least one die on your project for the challenge that Dies R Us sells!  Please come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate at the Dies R Us Challenge!  



I have another summer card for DRU this month, but with a darling flamingo pair from Lawn Fawn.  The frame and trees were die cut using  dies from Lawn Fawn, also.  The tropical leaves are from Cheery Lynn Designs.

For my card, I started with a white card base and added the frame.  The background sky was made using several distress inks of kitsch flamingo, wilted violet, spiced marmalade, mustard, and broken china.  The images were colored with copics.  White gel ink and hand drawn birds for interest.


 
The links for the dies are listed below...

Cheery Lynn Designs-Tropical Leaves(OOS)


Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts



It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!



My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Kathy
Maria—that’s me!
Diane
Laurie


  Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today! Have a great day, hugs!!








Thursday, August 11, 2022

Happy Birthday!


Hi, there!

It's been awhile since I posted.  It's been a busy week, but a good one!  And, tomorrow my sisters and I will get together for another birthday party.  My sister, Cecilia, had a birthday on July 1st, but with summer schedules and all we are finally getting together tomorrow.  I wanted to take a photo of the card and post it before I give it to her.  She loves hummingbirds and the stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh was perfect for my sis.  Also, I used my hot foil plate to make the frame and sentiment, which is from Spellbinder's.  I don't remember the company for the flower images.  They could be from PTI.






For my card, I started with a white card base.  The frame and sentiment is hot foiled.  The hummingbird images were colored with copics.  I hope my sis likes the card.  It was a very easy card to make.  

I'm at the beginning stages of cleaning and purging my craft room.  We want to paint and redesign the room.  It may take awhile, since our son is helping with new trim and staining it.  We may lay new carpet, too.  I already moved everything off the desk and took it to the family room.   I'm not sure where I'm going to put everything, ha!  Anyways, it's a process and I'm sure the results will be great once it's all done.  

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!  
Take care, hugs!








Monday, August 1, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge August 1, 2022!(Summer)


Hi, Friends!

For the challenge this month the theme is Summer!  We ask that you use at least one die on your project for the challenge that Dies R Us sells!  Please come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate at the Dies R Us Challenge!  




Today I am sharing a summer card with a beach scene.  I think a lot of people are trying to cool off this summer.  No beach vacation for me this year.  We really enjoyed the crisp cool mornings out west in WY until we got to SD, which was hot!  But, taking a dip in a pool does sound refreshing.  Below you will see a couple pool photos of my sisters when my sis had a pool birthday party at her house in June.


Christina, the bday gal enjoying her birthday!
My sis, Donna, making sure she got on the flamingo raft, ok!


Donna, Cecilia, and Lucretia enjoying summer fun!


Six candles for 60!
I can't believe my little sis turned 60!
We had lots of fun celebrating Christina's birthday!
(I posted her card last month with the parrot card)

My card is self-explanatory with coloring the dies with copics and adding gold glitter gel.  The hello summer die is from Tutti Designs and the shells on the sand are from Lawn Fawn.


The links for the dies are listed below...

Tutti Designs Dies-Hello Summer
Distress Oxide Ink-Broken China


Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts



It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!



My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Kathy
Maria—that’s me!
Diane
Laurie


  Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today! Have a great day, hugs!!








Saturday, July 23, 2022

Happy Birthday!



Hi, friends!

It's been nearly a couple weeks since we returned from vacation.  I went through all the photos and printed them out.  My husband loves taking photos of anything and everything, but that's ok, because getting that one photo certainly can be worth it!  So, after the card I have to share with you today, I'll include a few more animal photos from our vacation at the end of my post.


For my card, I started with a purple card base and paired it with paper that was die cut using a new torn edge die from PI.  The text background was made using a stencil from PI, also.  The flower image is new and is from Pretty Pink Posh.  I colored the flowers with copics.  The sentiment is an older sentiment from PI.  A bow of pearl cotton tied for interest.  And, gems to finish the birthday card for a friend.  I'm entering this card over at NBUS.

Moose story...

The moose photo that my husband got was done with persistence.  And, we are happy that all turned out well.  The first day when he went to walk back to the moose pond in Grand Tetons at Jenny Lake was unsuccessful and he lost his phone.  I didn't do the walk back with him for my sciatica was acting up and I stayed back in the car.  I took my copics to color images and kept busy.  When my husband came back to the car, he said that he has good news and bad news.  He told me that he lost his phone, but someone turned it into the visitor center.  That was his good and bad news.  I said, ok, but did you get a moose photo?  By this time, we had gotten several large animal photos and wanted to get a moose one. He was upset that I wasn't more happy about him finding his phone.  He said I was more concerned about the moose.  I had to apologize and tell him that we will try again tomorrow.  Anyways, sorry about the long story, but he did get an amazing moose photo the next day!:)

Moose

 
Elk


Marmot
(Large ground squirrel)


I hope you are keeping cool!  It's been very hot all over the world.  Take care and thanks so much for dropping by today!

Hugs,








Friday, July 15, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge July 15, 2022 (Anything Goes!)


Hi, Friends!

For the second challenge of the month, the theme continues as Anything Goes!  We ask that you use at least one die on your project for the challenge that Dies R Us sells!  Please come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate at the Dies R Us Challenge!  




Today, I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for a friend.  The sweet daisy die is from Lawn Fawn.  And, it can be used for so many different occasions.  I used distress inks for the background.  The sentiment and tag are from PTI.  The cross stitch panel was made using a die from Tutti Designs.  White ink spray and gems were added for the final touch. 

 
The links for the dies are listed below...




Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts


It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!



My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Kathy
Maria—that’s me!
Diane
Laurie


  Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today! Have a great day, hugs!!








Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Vacation 2022!



Hi, Friends!

We just returned from vacation last night.  We were gone for about two weeks on an adventure that we've been wanting to take for quite awhile.  We walked and drove many a mile.  It took us three days to reach our destination to Yellowstone.  We stayed there for a few days and continued on to Grand Tetons, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, and Sturgis.  My SIL and her husband flew in from Phoenix area and met us at our hotel in South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, and Sturgis.  What an adventure!  We saw God's majestic beauty with Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons!

The above photo with my husband was taken near Old Faithful.  We were too close to the buffalo according to the ranger who blew her whistle and telling people to get away.  The buffalo did continue to move on and went as far as the parking lot.  We always had to be aware of animals.  We had buffalo and a bear that went out in front of us while driving.

                                                                           
Old Faithful

Old Faithful is active about every ninety minutes.  It gets very crowded and I don't know who the two men are in my photo, lol!  Anyways, it is fun to watch when it sprays up into the air.  


Jenny Lake (Grand Tetons)

This was one of my favorite areas with the Grand Tetons in the background.  Such a gorgeous view!


Mt. Rushmore

You have to see it to believe it on the grand size of Mt. Rushmore.  It's a beautiful walk up to get photos amongst the pines.  Such beautiful scenery and a great smell of the pines.


Husband and I

It's interesting seeing all the state flags lined up on each side.  There are beautiful plaques telling when each state became a state.


Crazy Horse

There is a memorial of Crazy Horse who fought bravely against Custard in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.  We rode up in a bus where we could take closer photos.  They are still working on the memorial and plan to expand. In 1877, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded by a guard while he was resisting.  He was honored by the U.S. Postal Service in 1982 with a 13 cent Great Americans series postage stamp.

I have hundreds of photos, but I won't post them all here.  I may post some more.  I had trouble downloading them off of our camera for some reason.  The ones I posted are from my phone.  

I've been trying to keep up with commenting, but if I've missed some I do apologize.  I hope you have a great rest of the week!  And, thanks so much for taking the time to drop by my blog!  Take care!

Hugs!
 







Friday, July 1, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge July 1, 2022 (Anything Goes!)


Hi, Friends!

For the challenge this month the theme is Anything Goes!  We ask that you use at least one die on your project for the challenge that Dies R Us sells!  Please come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate at the Dies R Us Challenge!  




Today I am sharing a card I made for my sister's birthday.  I love the sentiment along with the cute parrots!  She doesn't have any plans for a tropical vacation, but one can always dream!

For my mini slimline card, I started with a white card base.  I ink blended the background with distress inks and added waves using dies from IO.  The palm trees, parrots, sentiments, and crab are from Lawn Fawn.  

The links for the dies are listed below...

Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts



It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!



My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Kathy
Maria—that’s me!
Diane
Laurie


  Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today! Have a great day, hugs!!








Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Happy Anniversary!

  







Hi, Friends!

How are you all doing?  I hope you are staying cool.  It will be another hot day here in NW Ohio in the 90's.  I'm looking forward to a pool party at my sister's to celebrate her 60th birthday this Friday.  I do have a birthday card made for her, but it will be posted for next month for a DT assignment.  Anyways, today I'd like to share with you a card I made for a friend who is celebrating their 60th anniversary on 6-30.  

I jumped on the hot foil band wagon.  I told myself I wasn't gonna do it, but I saw a good sale on the hot foil system.  I had to experiment a couple of times to get it just right, but I just love the results!  The frame and sentiment is new from Spellbinder's.  The flowers and numbers are from TE.  I added a couple strips of glitter paper to finish the card.  I'm entering this card over at  NBUS.

I just want to share with you a photo of my great nephew, Ethan.  We are so proud of him and all his hard work with his ballet training.  He has been accepted into the Royal Ballet Summer Program in London to perform and to train.  How exciting for this young man!




Thank you so much for dropping by today!  Take care and stay cool!

Hugs!








Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge-June 15, 2022 (Dad/Masculine)!


Hi, Friends!

For the second challenge of the month, the theme continues as Dad/Masculine!  We ask that you use at least one die on your project for the challenge that Dies R Us sells!  Please come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate at the Dies R Us Challenge!  




Today I am sharing an anniversary card that I made for my husband.  I started with a white card base and used a Lawn Fawn die for the frame.  The puffy clouds, boat, anchor, and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn, also.  Our anniversary date is June 22nd and we will be married for 43 years.  Oh, where have the years gone?  I have a silly joke that I always say to him when he is frustrated with me...I say, "Am I driving you crazy?"  He says, "Yes, you are."  " I say, Ok, I must be doing my job well then, lol!"  All kidding aside, he's my sweetheart!!






The links for the dies are listed below...

Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts


It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!



My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Kathy
Maria—that’s me!
Diane
Laurie


  Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today! Have a great day, hugs!!








Friday, June 10, 2022

Happy Birthday and Nature!




Hi, there!

How's everything in your part of the world?  I've been busy with trying to work ahead on assignments and cards before we leave on vacation.  We plan to visit Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore soon.  We also bought a new camper to get back into camping.  We introduced the camper to our dog, Sheila, last night and she wasn't sure what to think about it.  I do hope that she will like camping.  It would be great to have our little buddy along with us on camping trips.  We weren't sure when the camper would be in and hubby didn't want to take a long trip with the camper out west since we haven't camped in many years.  And, of course, the gas prices are out of this world, right?!  That's another story for another day, lol!  But, we do plan to do a short camping trip near here before vacation.

The above card was made for a friend's birthday.  The die cut panel was sent to me by a friend.  The flower/vase image is from PPP and the sentiment is from PI.  

Here is a photo of our camper...



Nature...

The Magee Marsh opened up once again, so we took a relaxing drive after some ice cream to view some wonderful nature.  It was unfortunate that several eagle's nests were damaged due to severe weather last year, but we did see one nest with an eagle in it.


It's difficult to see, but it's head is popping out from the middle of the nest.  Also, another 
eagle is sitting on a limb below.


Geese family


Egret

Ok, well that's all for now.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Have a great weekend!  Take care!

Hugs,