Thursday, July 26, 2012

WT385 - Tinkerbell & Pete

Hello Everyone.  Today is my anniversary and I needed a card for my sweetie.  I think this image fit as we are going to a local concert tomorrow in Waukesha and I do believe there will be dancing.  So here we are.  This is for the WT385 challenge on Splitcoast located here.  We were to be inspired by music or use music and I used a Tim Holtz tissue tape.  The image is not us - yet - but we may be heading in that direction.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Church Plant

Some of the reason for being so busy lately is that I am a total social butterfly, but another reason is that Bob and I are involved in a Church Plant right now.  For those of you that have asked "What THAT"? I will explain.

When an Independent church finds that a lot of the people who attend are coming from a different area or areas, then that church may decide to start another church in a different area to make themselves more accessible to the current members who are already travelling further than they really want to.  This is called a Church Plant.  (It's being planted in a different area and expected to grow by finding people who don't attend any church and inviting them).

We have never been involved with something like this before and it's new and exciting.  The first thing that has to happen is "awareness" which is basically advertising.  The people in the area who might be interested need to know that a church is starting, what it's all about and when it will open it's doors to the public.  So our small group of people which I think number about 65-70 including children is getting involved in every community thing going on this summer in the city where the church will be.  We have a pastor and a children's minister who are leading and organizing.

There is a Street Fair every first Friday and we have a spot.  There will be a festival with a parage and we have a float.  There is a city craft fair and I will have the church booth.  I get to sell cards.  Whooie!  We are basically trying to get very involved  in the community as this is the kind of church we will be when the doors open.

I know I'm long winded, but I hope this answers a few questions.

SC395 - Spotted Butterfly

Hello Everyone,  Can you believe this is my second post in one day.  Can you imaging what life would be like making cards if I didn't have to work.  I might even design something that was not rushed!  The problem with hurrying so fast is that I never get time to clean up.  So that's what I do if I can't sleep at night and that has not happened for awhile.  This card is for the Splitcoast SC395 located HERE.  The butterfly is from a Store Bought cared that someone gave me several of a long time ago.  I decided to put it to good use, cut it out and popped it up on the designer paper.  I like it.

TLC387 - Enlightened Ribbon

Hello Friends,   This is the card I made for TLC387 on Splitcoast located here.  The ribbon was supposed to be pleated or ruched.  I can't pleat too straight and what the heck is ruching anyway.  Mine's gathered.  I guess that's half cheating.  I've decided I can't make a decent card when I'm in a rush, and there doesn't seem to be anything but RUSH, RUSH lately.  And I have had the Gas Company AND the Phone Company here this week to check if we are falling apart or what.  We DID get some rain though and I am still very thankful for that.  In about a week I will be complaining about mosquitoes, but right now it's gorgeous here.  My flowers are even blooming again.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

WT386 - Beached

Hello Everyone,
We finally got some rain last night in WI.  A wonderful
downpour that lasted a good long time.  The news never
gives the amount we got, but it was nice and we are
very thankful.  The temperature is down some too and
that feels good.  Our lake is still about as low as this picture though.  :) 

This is my card for the Splitcoast challenge which was to Hit the Beach located here.  My image is Local King Rubber Stamps and is colored with watercolor pencils and blended with a blender pen.  The sentiment is computer generated and is from a Quotable Magnet by Christian D. Larson that I have hanging on the wall.  I don't do well with CAS cards, but I like this one.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

WT383 - Stitches

Good Morning.  Ooops.  It's late afternoon.  It's one of those days today.  I arrived at my sister's house for a card class this morning an hour early - even after I absentmindedly passed the turnoff to her house and suddenly realized things didn't look familiar and had to turn around.
She was very accommodating and suggested we do the WT challenge on located here.  I had a few things packed and she lent me a few more and I had to finish it at home, but this is the card I came up with.

The Background is from a mat stack that my sis just bought.  The next layer is a paint sample that has been running around with me.  I borrowed my sister's new border punch and would you look what it did to that paint chip.  Added some brads and inked the edges and then pierced the chip around the edges with the sewing machine. 

I also borrowed a Nestabilities Scalloped Circle, embossed it and added it to the side.   Then I stamped a flower/weed stamp (also borrowed) When I got home I added the computer generated "Friends", three Primas with brads and a Nestabilities Butterfly.  Since the challenge was stitching, I stitched around the edge.  I think I like it.

Monday, July 9, 2012

QFTD120 - Angela Maine

Emboss Resist
Hello again,

What a day.  I get to make more than one card.  After my busy week of picnics, I needed to just relax and play today and I sure did.  This card is an emboss resist I did for the Queen for the Day challenge on Splitcoast Stampers located here.

I masked off the center and stamped the leaves with VersaMark and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged three colors of Ranger Distress ink over that. (Peeled Paint, Tea Tye and Spiced Marmelade).  I think I could have left off the ribbon, but it seems I always need to fuss.  I will try this again as I really like the look.

CAS178 - Cinderella Moves On

Hello Everyone,
It's a gorgeous day.  The heat and humidity
finally left for awhile and my two big picnics
this week are done.  So today I am having
fun making cards.  Do you ever get so
involved making a card that you forget what
you are doing?  I do.

Today the CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers
is Fairy Tales and I sure did get involved in my
card.  I picked Cinderella, of course and had a
blast, but realized when I was all done that it was
NOT a Clean and Simple card at all.  So I am putting
it here instead.

This is Cinderella as a gramma (people in fairy tales must grow up, don't you think)  with a twinkle in her eye and still sporting that glass slipper.  This was a total blast, but I didn't think it fit the challenge.  I'll be back later with another attempt.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Just Because it's your Birthday...

Hello Everyone,

This is my card for the current Victorine Originals Challenge (Birthdays) found here. And A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:

Victorine Originals has a 40% sale tomorrow - July 4th  on all stamps - including rubber.

Check it out!!