Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy Birthday

Today is Jim's birthday.  So I guess you can pretend this is the two of us sitting on a park bench.  But we don't have a dog so ignore the dog.  We are going out for breakfast today but it has nothing to do with his birthday.  It is our regular breakfast out day with our fellow math teacher buddies.  One of the other members has a birthday today also.  Maybe there will be a surprise cake.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Cards for Cat Lovers

Most of the members of our family are cat fans, although a few dog lovers are in there too.  Here are some cat cards that I made for various occasions.  I know many of them will be used this year so if you are a family member, don't look too close or you may spoil your birthday card surprise.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Monday, December 25, 2017

Have Yourself a Beachy Little Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of our family and friends.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

We were a bit late getting our trees up this year, but they are up and trimmed. We did cut back a little on the amount of stuff we put on them, but they still look nice.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sweater Weather

The past few days and mainly evenings have been a bit chilly.  I don't have any Christmas sweaters but I do have a vest, some T-shirts, and a Santa sweatshirt.  The vest and sweatshirt came out this past weekend.  My vest isn't a pull over like the one on the card.  It zips but I leave it open.  I do think I would wear the one of this card too if I had it.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Nature Coast Cat Show

This weekend we will we attending a cat show in Crystal River.  Here is one of the panels we will be bringing to display.  It will be our last show until next year.  It is hard to believe that we are near the end of our crafting season.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas at the Beach

When I saw this stamp set, I knew it was perfect for where I live.  I never use snowmen or anything else related to snow on my cards because it just isn't appropriate.  I would like to string lights on my palm tree but the person who puts up the lights would not want to do that.  Don't even think about me doing it myself because that would be a big disaster.  I just may go to the beach on Christmas Day.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Time for Some Thanksgiving Cards

This is one of the cards my group recently made for our fall card class.  I had a variety of stamps they could use for the sentiment.  Some of them even change it to a birthday card for fall birthdays.  My next class will be on Monday November 20 when we will make Christmas cards.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day

Today we remember and thank every veteran.  We especially thank our parents for their service, Bob Alexander USAF, Jim Gilroy Sr. US Army, and May Gilroy US Coast Guard.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving Retiform

I have been seeing a lot of cards made with the retiform or grid  technique.  I finally gave it a try.  I used several different stamp sets to make it.  For a first try, I am happy with how they turned out.  If I did these again I would use a lighter shade of brown.

Tomorrow we will be at St Timothy's Craft Show in Lutz and Christmas Under the Oaks in Clearwater on Sunday.  Monday I will be sleeping late.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cards with the Flute Choir

Today the flute section and members of the flute choir from the community band I am in came over to make some Christmas cards.  This is one of the cards they made.  The picture doesn't show the nice sparkle to the rhinestones or the Wink of Stella on the center of the poinsettias in the background.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Coneflowers

Yes I know I said I like daisies and sunflowers and these are coneflowers.  I like them too since they have that same look.  This would be another one that I would be glad to add to one of my windows.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sunset in the Woods

This piece is suppose to look like it has a wood frame but it actually is brown glass.  If you look in the sky, there is the beginning of a pretty sunset.  Our show this weekend will be in Cedar Key at the Seafood Festival.  Maybe we will see some nice sunsets there.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pretty Sunflowers

I have been working on daisy and sunflower cards the past few days.  I guess Jim decided to try some sunflowers also.  Of course I like this one because it goes right along with my daisy and sunflower obsession.  Maybe I can sneak this one out of his stash and make it mine.  It has such an interesting border too.

This Saturday we will be at Keystone United Methodist Church for their annual craft show.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Daisy Punch

I can't believe I haven't posted much showing the daisy punch.  I had to wait to get it because it was on backordered.  When I finally got it, I went crazy making cards with it.  I love daisies and sunflowers so it was perfect for me.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Mom

Today would have been my mom's 96th birthday.  This is the type of card that I would send her.  She would love the lacy look and the pearls.  Unlike me in my blue jeans and Crocs, she always liked to dress up with heels and hats.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tranquil Tulips

Tulips are one of the flowers that don't grow where I live.  You can plant them but if you want them to come back the next year, the bulbs have to be dug up, put in the frig, and re-planted.  too much work for me.  I loved the colors on both these cards so I decided to put them in the same picture.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Today would have been my parents 71st wedding anniversary.  Thinking of them today.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day Weekend

Traditionally school started the day after Labor Day.  Boy am I showing my age.  The truth is as a teacher I always started back before Labor Day, one year as early as July 31.  Now I am enjoying a constant summer vacation in retirement.  I love this new die from Stampin' Up!.  Thanks to Lyssa for the inspiration for this card.