Friday, September 21, 2012

Challenge 34 At Joans Gardens! And we are HOME!!!

Well, here we are back to reality!! Have been away on a wonderfully relaxing vacation, went to NY state to visit with my Brother, in a house on Lake Keyuka, Hammondsport NY. Weather was gorgeous, fishing was not the best, a cold spell moved in while we are there, which I enjoyed that after this un godly hot and humid summer, but evidently the fish did not!!

Anyway, I am posting about my card that I did for Joan's Challenge #34, enjoyed making my card, I love making Christmas cards, I never make all one kind to send out, I send a whole bunch of different ones out. So this is my first attempt of the season, and there will be many more, I HOPE.

So if you love a fun challenge, head on over to Joan's Gardens and check it out HERE.
You can read all about the requirements there. And if you would like to see the sample card made by Joan's one woman design team, Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, check it out HERE, she does fantastic work.

Well, my card will follow, and if you have any questions, just post them and I will answer you promptly. All products I have used can be purchased through Joan.
Bazzil card stock
Marianne Createable Tree Die
Memory Box Snowflake die
Fiskars snow flake border punch
Memory Box Shinning Star
Rubbernecker Snowman Stamp
White Chalk Ink
Memory Box Snowflake corner die
Glue and that is about it. All this old brain can remember at this point anyway!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall Challenge #32 at Joans Gardens

Well, now this is my kind of weather, (almost anyway) it is still a bit warm and humid here, but the old temps are going in the right direction for me, DOWN!!

Anyway back to the subject, I may get one more challenge in before we head out for vacation next week, as we are off to the mountains of New York State.
We will be staying at a wonderful place in Hammondsport NY, called Lake Keyuka, which our house is  right on the lake, great views and some GREAT fishing right out the back door! I can't wait. The sunrises and sunsets over the mountain and lake are just breathtaking.

And the weather is much cooler up there already, so I have started to do some of our packing now, as we have to take a lot, I hate running around at the last minute and then you end up forgetting stuff,  and bad enough with all the stuff I need and take, we do most of our grocery shopping here, as food is much cheaper, and I prepare a few of the meals in advance so it is just defrost, heat and eat.
Then, we will also eat out a few nights, and lunches are also mostly eaten out when we are out running around and doing some sight seeing and antiquing, our breakfasts are all mostly at the lake house as well, you know the nice leisurely lazy watching the sun rise type breakfast. And we all take turns cooking and cleaning. Most of the time it is just the 4 of us, me and hubby, and my brother and his wife, with time and distance I only get to see my brother once or twice a year, and as we get older those times are so very precious!!.

Anyway, I will be taking my laptop, to check in on things and to be able to keep up on my emails, TV is very limited there, that is OK, taking some DVD'S, and we play a lot of board games and cards, but unfortunately I will not be taking any of my crafting stuff, the old car is going to be full enough so don't want to overload my husband. With my health issues we have to take so much stuff, amazing what we, (I) need!!!

Then fishing gear of course is a must, my husband and I both love to fish, in fact a good friend of my brothers is a professional bass fisherman and he takes my husband out on his wonderful boat a few times for the day fishing, and he is all smiles for that, and we can't leave our dog home so packing for a 100 pound dog, her toys and blankets and stuff also take up space as well, for her she needs, THE WHOLE BACK SEAT, she sleeps most of the way, and is so well behaved. WE have to stop  for me to pee more than the dog!!! I am forbidden any beverage the morning we leave, so that we can get at least an hour away before our first potty stop!!! :)   We have someone staying at the house, but Mirage (dog) loves to travel with us, and loves laying on the dock while I fish, and you should see her when I catch them!!!  So why not, she is family!!

Oh well, have bored you all enough with my excitement, the following are the guidelines for this weeks challenge, I love Joan's challenges, always different and always fun. So take a gander over to Joan's HERE, and if you would like to see Selma's wonderful example card, that  is HERE. All supplies used can be gotten at Joan's, she has such a great variety of goodies and she ships out very quickly and if she does not have what you want, ask as she sure will try to help you get what you are looking for!!!
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #32

  • Fall card (possibly with a pumpkin)
  • Tree
  • Polka Dot back Ground
  • Grass

  • you will have until next Thursday (September 6) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #32 The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday September 7. This winner will win an Embossing Folder. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

Below are the guidelines:
1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.
2. Post your challenge card to your blog.
3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is joansgardens, JG830 and needs to be posted with the challenge. Please enter both on the same line with a comma between as I have shown.
4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.
If you have any questions, ask away, otherwise I do not list my items used anymore, it is time consuming to look some of it up and I have so few followers, it just is not worth it for me to do. I would gladly answer any ones questions, I just can not see doing something for no reason.

See you all maybe for next weeks challenge if I have the time in between packing, if not in a few weeks when I get back I will return to entering the fun time at Joan's, God willing.!!

Love ya all, and Big hugs and Thanks for stopping by.


PS, my pumpkins are layered 3d with pop dots, and there is glossy accents on the pumpkins stems. I also used 3 different colors of grass and layered them as well. It just does not show up well in the picture