Tuesday, May 17, 2011

And the Week Rolls on!!

Hi All,
Well the week is progressing and trying to get ready for taking a trip to see my Brother, so there is always something to do. The card I am posting today I did a few days ago, as a favor for our local Stamp store, it is a Penny Black stamp, love their stamps. And I had seen this stamp used and a card made over at Lily Pad Cards and just fell in love with it, so I changed it around a little bit and added a few Hero Arts little stamps to it, and made it my own version!! Enjoy and if you get time, hop on over to my friends blog here, Dana and give her some love as she helped me figure out a few of my dear Computer and Blogger issues!! Hopefully now I can post without issues.
See you soon,

Monday, May 16, 2011

Latest Endeavors

Just thought I would add two of my latest creations, I made the Hydrangea card just as an experiment, I had done this one previously and colored it with my copics, this one I used my colored pencils and I thought I would like the copic colored one better but I actually like the colored pencil one better, the small flowers on the big flower are more brilliant looking. And I can't show you the copic one as I had made that and given it to someone and forgot to photo it. OH well, such is life.

My other card is one that I made for our lovely local Stamp and craft Store The Cove, in Milltown, NJ, and we are going to the Expo in Somerset NJ this weekend and they had asked me to make some cards showing some of their products they sell and this one was showing Tim Holtz's Pen Nibs, and this was the best I could come up with, what else do you use an old fashioned ink pen tip for other than writing a letter?

Well, hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by.


Glorious Day for ME!!!

Well folks, lousy weather here in Old NJ, but has been a good day for me, a dear friend and co crafter went on a cruise recently and she is big into the Cricut machine, and this was a Gypsy cruise to better learn how to use her Gypsy. Well my dear husband had built a stand for our dryers for embossing so we could emboss hands free, so he built a few and they are for sale in our local store. Pat bought one and has a different dryer than what the stand was built for and we have been going back and forth trying to do adjustments to her stand so she can use her old dryer until it dies and then she will buy the correct one, anyway, while she was on this cruise my husband had her dryer and stand and came up with an easy fix (second one) and she came to pick it up and she had a little gift bag with her, and she said it was for me,f or all we have done for her, well I almost fell over when I opened it, inside was a brand new with two cartridges installed on it already GYPSY.!! She had won it on the cruise and obviously they all have one already, so Pat thought kindly of me, so glad she did, I am tickled pink!!
Totally made my day!!! Now I have another thing to learn how to use!!! But will enjoy it none the less!! Thank YOU PAT.

Then my dear Flickr friend Dana has helped me finally figure out how to put the gadgets on my side bar and how to post links in my postings, something I have been trying to SELF learn by myself for months now and got so frustrated that I did not want to Blog anymore, so now hopefully that I can do these things I will be posting more.

But first off, I am going aways for a week to upper New York state to visit with my dear brother Skip, we will be staying in a house on Lake Keuhka NY, and it is gorgeous up there, so will pick up my blogging upon my return and will start it off with some beautiful pictures (I hope).

Thanks for stopping by and see you all soon!!!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Here is one more Penny Black Card, Made this for my dear Mother in law for Mothers day. I don't have my Mom around any more, and my Mother in Law is great, so I hope she does not mind being my Mom now!!!

And wishing all of you Mothers out the very Best of a Happy Mothers Day.

Sunny Days

Hope everyone is enjoying a glorious Saturday am. It is sunny and gorgeous here in New Jersey, and is forecast to be that way for the next week, HOORAY!! This is my time of the year, with my health issues I don't do well in the heat or cold so this is perfect for me, I personally hate when we go from winter right into 80 degree weather and humid, I love my SPRING.
Any way, I have been very busy stamping away, our local SS is having a booth at our local Trade show in two weeks, and they have asked me to make demo cards using some of their products to promote sales, and gee they asked me to a make a bunch using Penny Black stamps, one of my many favorites, so I will put up some of the cards I have made for them. I had to keep them simple which is hard for me, they wanted the people at the trade show, not to be overwhelmed, thinking that it would be too hard for them to do. So no fancy cards, just some CAS cards. I have made 15 so far and now have to do some using some alcohol inks, time to get messy.

If you like stamping you have to check out the Lily Pad Cards, their Blinkie is on my side bar, stupid me, (Blog challenged) can not figure out how to add links into these posts, have tried and get so annoyed when it does not work!.) Their Blog is GREAT, lots to learn, do and get inspired by.
Another great site is The Penny Black Blog, and The Daily Marker. Both wonderful Blogs.
Oh well, back to crafting.
Hugs to all.
The first picture is Penny Black stamp, and the second card is using some Hero Arts stamps and mixed with some Gina K. stamps. I am not commited to just one stamp line, I am addicted and love most that I come across, my house would be filled if I could afford it!!! God forbid I ever win the lottery! I would buy a house and use it just for crafting, fill it with supplies and invite anyone to come by any time and just have fun, no charge, and that house would be filled with stamps, EVERYTWHERE!! A true Crafting retreat!! One can DREAM, where would be without our DREAMS.

Thanks for stopping by!!