Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mr Hedgehog

We were watching the movie Sing with some of the nieces and nephews this past week.  When the porcupines showed up I had to ask if they were porcupines or hedgehogs.  Not that I don't know the differences but for some reason I couldn't really tell.  So that made me think of this little hedgehog guy.  I checked and I haven't posted him before so I thought it was time for him to make an appearance.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Christmas and Cats

We do not have a cat but my family did have one when I was growing up.  All those hanging ornaments are so much temptation for the poor kitties.  I know several people who own cats and have been to their houses when the Christmas tree is up.  Most of them have unbreakables near the bottom so the cat can enjoy the tree too.  We are doing a cat show this year so I am starting to work on various cat cards.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Treble Clef

Does this picture bother you?  It bothers me and it should bother you also.  If you look at a piece of music you will see that the treble clef does not look quite like this.  But no worries it's ok.  When he took the picture he was looking at the back.  So when it is hung correctly, the clef will be right.  I know I can rotate pictures but I don't think there is a way to flip something.

My community band will be performing a patriotic concert this Thursday in Sun City Center.  Then we get the month of July off for a little break.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Father's Day

I know the card says Happy Birthday and the title is Father's Day.  I usually don't make Father's Day cards but if I did this would be a good one to make.  I got a new die and wanted to give it a try.  I remembered I had the tool stamps as part of one of my masculine sets and thought they would go together well.  It turns out it is my sister in law's birthday and Father's Day but this is not her card.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Glass Flowers

This is one of those hard to photograph pieces since the glass is all clear.  The blue you see in the background is our pool.  If you click on the picture it will look a little better.  The flowers and vase are all glass dishes.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Seagulls Having Fun

One of the things I like about going to craft shows is meeting new people.  About two years ago, I met a lady at a show who also is a card maker.  She and I recently met at a sandwich shop and traded napkins.  I know that sounds strange, but if you've followed my blog for a while you know I make some of my cards from napkins.  This napkin was one of my favorites that she gave me.  When I saw it I thought immediately about my pansy stamp and punch.  The napkins are a bit two short so I always need to put something along the edge to cover up the end of the napkin.

Monday, May 15, 2017

April and the Baby

Did you get hooked on watching the live feed of April?  I did check in each day but didn't spend a lot of time watching.  The day she had the baby I was at a friend's house and we missed it.  There were lots of re-runs to watch so no big deal.  So of course we have to get in on the giraffe trend too so here is Jim's giraffe.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

One Last Dragonfly

I still have a few more cards with dragonflies, but I decided this will be the last one.  I saw the layout on pinterest and thought this paper with butterflies would be a good panel.  If you look at the embossed piece of card stock, it also has a butterfly pattern of sorts.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Dragonfly Sympathy Card

Here is another one of the dragonfly cards  I made with all the extras I had.  I never have enough sympathy or thinking of you cards to send.  When I have extra parts I usually try to get a few of this type of card made.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

So Many Dragonflies

I got carried away with cutting dragonflies for my last class.  I wasn't going to toss them, especially the large ones made from gold foil paper.  I could have saved them to use in the future but decided they would get bent.  So I checked out Pinterest and came up with a bunch of ideas to CASE.  So the next few posts will be cards made using the extra dragonflies.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Another Succulent

This is the other card I made using the succulent designer paper and punches.  The paper is on sale right now so I bought some more of it.  I plan to use it on my teabag holders when I get back to making them.

Tomorrow we are doing a craft show.  Normally we don't do anything after January but this one is sponsored by the craft guild we are in so we thought we should participate.  I don't have enough made so we will only have glass and not that much of it either.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Succulents have become real popular the past few months.  I could have bought a die to cut out all the pieces of the succulent, but instead I used what I already have.  So many of the punches I have look very similar to the pieces that are in the die set.  I did buy the designer paper though.  I have one more card with this theme that I will post in a few days.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

I decided for this post I would show two different Easter projects.  This Celtic cross is my favorite of the crosses Jim has made.  He made it using iridized glass that looks like a rainbow when light hits it.   The second picture is a little tiny bunny rabbit.  I sure hope that rabbit brought some peanut butter cups to our sister who gave up peanut butter for Lent.  If not that bunny is going to be in trouble.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Orchid Oval Dish

I haven't posted much glass recently because I didn't have any new pictures to show.  So we took a few pictures of glass this week.  Jim found this oval dish at one of the thrift stores.  He goes about once a month looking for things to add to his glass panels.  He hadn't used any dishes with this much depth before but decided to give it a try.  He didn't want to put too much around it because he wanted the flower to be the focus.  The border is a cranberry colored English muffle.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fresh Pineapple

I love fresh pineapple.  We have discovered that quite often Aldi's has pineapples for half the price of our local well known grocery store.  This card features a pineapple die from Gina Marie and two other dies from Stampin' Up called Swirly Birds and Botanical Gardens. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lighthouse of Hope

I have a friend who is going through chemo for the second time.  I have been sending her cards because it really is all I can do to help her get through this.  She lives clear on the other side of the country.  This is one of the cards I will be sending her.

Friday, March 17, 2017

St Patrick's Day

I no longer make St Patrick's Day cards. It is too close to Easter and I like to spread out my card sending.  So I make Easter because I have a lot more Easter stamps and ideas than St Patrick.  This is one of the last cards I made for St Patrick's Day and it was made several years ago. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Birthday Boxer

Today is my youngest brother's birthday.  He has been having some health problems recently but hopefully he is on the mend. He had back surgery so I know that hurt.  It is also our niece's birthday today.  So Happy Birthday to both of you.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Blues Clues?

Do you remember the children's TV show called Blues Clues  It was probably in the early to mid-nineties.  My nephew used to like it and watched it while he was staying with my mom and dad while his parents worked.  My mom faithfully let him watch it but she really didn't like the show.  So when I saw a card like this on Pinterest, I immediately thought of my mom.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Ready for Spring

Here is another card made using the Stampin' Up! Beautiful You. She is ready for Spring.  We have been having beautiful weather here.