Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Season Begins

Tomorrow craft show season begins for us.  We will be in Kissimmee at a cat show.  Jim has made a variety of cat suncatchers and panels and will be featuring them along with his usual items.  We only have a small space so I will not have my cards at this show.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Tea Time

Lots of rain makes me want a cup of hot tea instead of my usual iced tea.  Either way, tea is my beverage of choice.  I am not a coffee drinker, never drink it.  This stamp is one I bought recently from Technique Junkies.  I have many tea drinking friends, so I am sure I will use it a lot.  These cards are helping me along the path of using up my huge stash of designer paper.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Seeing Double

Are you wondering what you are seeing in this picture?  Does it look like you are seeing two cats and a bunch of other stuff?  The reason you are seeing all the other stuff is because this is a mirror.  All the stuff is the other side of the room from where the mirror is hanging.  The left side of the mirror is a regular stained glass piece that is supposed to be a cat looking in the mirror seeing her reflection.  The right half is a mirror for you to use and see your reflection.
Our first show of the craft season will be in Kissimmee at a cat show.  This piece will be coming with us.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Beautiful You

I have seen other cards made with the Beautiful You stamp set where the stamp has been altered.  I finally decided to give it a try.  If it doesn't work, it's only paper and can be tossed.  I don't think these are the best I can do, but I don't think they need to be trashed.

I only inked up the top part of the stamp, up to the waistline.  For the blue dress, I drew a long skirt on a scrap piece of cardstock.  Using a blue Stampin' Up! watercolor pencil, I traced the pattern on to the card.  I then used the blue pencil and a blender pen to make the dress.

For the pink dress, I also used Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils, but I did not use a pattern.  I just made some squiggly lines to make the dress.  Once again, I used a blender pen to fill in between the squigglies.

To dress it up a little, I used Wink of Stella on the top of the dress.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Canadian Rockies

Jim took this picture on our recent trip to the Canadian Rockies. When he got home, he re-created it in glass. What you can’t tell in this picture is the glass on the bottom is fuzzy making the reflection lighter than the top.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Spinning Wheel

Many of our friends and family  posted a picture on Facebook of a bike wheel with glass in it a few weeks ago.  Those of you who know Jim well know he accepted that as a challenge. Here is his version of the wheel.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Beach Thoughts

I really wanted to go to the beach this month. Yes it is hot, but we have a beach tent, bring lots of water and sunscreen, and love the water. We decided to go a little south to a beach we hadn't been to before. Before we started making our final plans I remembered something that ended our trip. There's red tide where we wanted to go. So instead we have been spending our time at home in the pool. So here is a card that makes me think I am at the beach.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy July 4

We plan to stay home for the July 4 holiday. We have friends coming over to swim, play games, and eat. Whatever your plans include, have a safe and happy holiday.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More Canadian Memories

The last time I posted, I displayed one of Jim's glass panels that reminded me of our recent trip to Canada.  This time I have a card that I made that also shows a scene similar to some of the pictures that we took on our trip.  The card was made using all rubber stamps from the Stampin' Up! Waterfront set.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Memories of Canada

This glass piece reminds me of the trip we took about a month ago in Western Canada.  We saw many scenes like this one with mountains, partially frozen lakes, and even snow.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June is for Dads

Now that we've talked about mother's day and June brides, it is time for the dads.  Father's Day will be coming up soon so I made a few cards for the occasion. I like the colors in this paper so that is what I used on most of the Father's Day cards I made.

Friday, May 25, 2018

June Brides

Is June still the month that is known for weddings?  I'm not sure that I would pick June for my wedding where I live.  I  posted a card very similar to this one before.  If you look back, you will see that on this one I used a border die on the side and ran some sparkly silver ribbon in the openings.  I think this card would make a good 25th wedding anniversary card too.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Zero Birthday

Yesterday was our sister's birthday and it was one of those zero years. So that kind of a birthday needs a metallic look. The technique used to make this card is called faux stainless steel. The greeting and bee are cut from copper foil paper. Happy Birthday Judy.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Belated Mother's Day

I always try to post a card for any holidays and you may have noticed that I missed Mother's Day.  I didn't have access to my pictures for the week prior and I didn't want to just post words.  The picture of a card or a piece of stained glass is the reason why I keep the blog going.  Nobody wants to read all the words that go along with the post.  So I hope all my friends and family members had a good day Sunday.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Soda or Pop?

With the great weather we’ve been having, it’s time to go to the beach and enjoy a nice cold drink. I remember going to the soda shop when I was young. There were so many flavors available. 

So do you say soda or pop?  When I was young I said pop, but I don't anymore.  I will tell you what I say in the next post when I will feature another soda/pop card.

I used paper and stamps from Stampin’ Up to make this card. I also borrowed a fantastic MFT greeting set from my friend Midge.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fun Fold

I have made cards with this type fold before but for some reason I have never had the card turned this direction.  I am not sure why I decided to turn it this way, but it is different. It sort of looks like the birthday wish should fit down into a slot and hold the card closed.  It doesn't work that way though.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Cute Little Ducks

A few posts ago, I used this die with a pair of boots.  I thought the little duckies would like to play in the rain also.  I added a few reeds from another die set, sponged a little color on them, and added the greeting.  Very quick and easy to make.  I love using dies on my cards.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St Patrick's Day

So many people have corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick's Day.  My family had ham instead of corned beef.  My husband's family had it and they all now call it the curse.  I guess they didn't like it.  We do not have corned beef and cabbage because I don't eat the beef and he doesn't eat cabbage.  Since he cooks, it is not happening.  We are having soup made with butternut squash, an apple, and carrots.  When we were in Ireland, we ate a lot of soup.  Every place had soup and it was good.  The truth is I don't think we ever saw corned beef with cabbage anywhere we ate in Ireland.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Boots

March 4 is coming soon.  It would have been Jim's father's 99th birthday.  It is hard to believe he has been gone 30 years. The sentiment on this card is his sense of humor.  It is also appropriate for marching in boots on March 4th (forth).

Sunday, February 4, 2018

February Already????

I know everyone says the older you get, the quicker time passes.  Now I know that isn't really true but it sure seems like it does.  It seems like just a few days ago we celebrated the new year.  In 10 days we will celebrate Valentine's Day.