Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Happy Birthday, Layout Page...

Hi, there!

I've been wanting to post this birthday card that I made for my husband and am now getting the chance to do it.  His birthday was on the 12th.  We visited our son and had a nice dinner out at a favorite restaurant.  I made him an Ohio State card for he loves watching Ohio State football.  The hexagon die is from Jillian Vance Designs.  

Next up, I promised a scrapbook page.  I have tons of Yellowstone photos from when we made the trip a couple years ago.  We saw a lot of buffalo and one was making his way closer and closer to the building and parking lot.  We got a quick pic and several people got even closer than us before the park ranger yelled to back away.

I'm not sure what the white area is in front of my hubby's shorts.  Reflection of light maybe, I don't know.  Some more on the last photo, too.  It shouldn't be there, oh well.  

A very windy day here.  We had rain this morning.  At least no rain on Easter.  We plan to go to a favorite family restaurant for lunch after church service.  The food is always so delicious!  I'm wishing you all a wonderful blessed Easter!  Thanks so much for dropping by, take care!


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!

Just popping in quick to share with you a card I made for a friend.  The flower image is from SSS and the sentiments are from Honey Bee.  Gold gems to finish the card.  

We're just keeping busy around here with more painting.  I painted the trim in the bathroom for the past several days.  It took me longer since I didn't like the first color that I painted.  Paint is expensive these days just like everything else and I didn't want to buy new paint, but I knew I wouldn't be happy if I didn't.  Safe to say I'm very happy with the second choice.  Sweet hubby will finish painting with a roller tomorrow.  

Other than cardmaking lately I started to scrapbook our Yellowstone trip that we took a couple years ago.  I don't scrapbook every vacation, but thought it would be great to do that trip.  You just might see some photos of some of those pages here on my blog.

That's about all for now.  I hope you all are doing well!  Take care and have a great rest of the week!


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Happy Easter!

Hi, there!

Popping in to share with you a few Easter cards that I made recently.  The above card was made using the window die from Sweet 'n Sassy.  I used my neglected alcohol inks to make a stained glass window.  The pretty daffodils are from Waffle Flower and I did the cross free hand.  Gems to finish the card.

Next up...

A cute bunny image from Scrapbook.com.  The basket was given to me by my friend, Nancy.  I think it may be from Lawn Fawn.  The oval stitched die cut is from Newton's Nook.  The lovely paper is from Close to My Heart, which sadly is going out of business soon.  

And, my last card...

I used distress inks to make the sky.  The sentiments are from Honey Bee.  And, the butterflies are from Close to My Heart.

I wanted to post one more card, but I'm having trouble with my computer.  I need to have my son come to my rescue.  Isn't baffling at times when the computer doesn't work how you want it to?!  Oh, well, I'm sure my son will get it to working right.  

It's a lovely sunny day here.  I saw a female cardinal this morning and yesterday saw the male cardinal.  It makes my heart happy to see them for it reminds me of my Mom who loved cardinals.  

Well, that's all for now.  I hope all is well your way.  Thanks so much for dropping by today!


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

St. Patrick's Day and Painting...

Hello, Friends!

It's been awhile since I've posted anything on my blog.  We have been busy around here with doing some home remodeling.  We painted the fireplace a light cream color.  I want to paint the walls, but my son and husband don't think it's a good idea.  They want to tear down the paneling and put up dry wall.  In the mean time until things actually do happen I'd like to paint, but we'll see what happens.  New carpet comes some time soon.  It has been ordered for the bedrooms.  Our dryer isn't working quite right and the washer is old, too, so a new washer and dryer are coming tomorrow.  We had to rearrange things in the laundry room for it is a storage room, also.  

For my St. Pat's day card that I made for my friend, Nancy, I used Sunny Studio and Lawn Fawn dies.  The images were colored with copics.

Last week I was very busy at a craft retreat with some friends.  I made a lot of Easter cards.  Last Friday I went to an acrylic painting class and Saturday I went to another crop.  My hubby was beginning to think when will I be staying home, lol!  Anyways, I had tons of fun at the crops and at the painting class.

Here is my painting...

I'm not sure I got the windows quite right and I could have done better with the shading on the pots, but overall I think I didn't do too bad for my first painting class.  I already have ideas to paint a few things for Christmas.

Ok, that's all for now.  I'll post some Easter cards later.  And, I'll be making my way over to your blogs to see what you've been creating.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care!