Thursday, November 17, 2011

In Sympathy

I seem to be making too many of these cards lately. Not much to this one either! I made this a few weeks ago and just never got it posted. I don't remember whose paper this is and I have too many pads to go through to find it and not enough time for that. I think if you need to know you can check back on my blog and find another card made with it too and it may be listed there. The sentiment is by My Sentiments Exactly.
Well, ours winds got up to 115 mph last weekend when the trampoline came and hit my house 2 times. It moved another 30 feet that night but no damage. The neighbors said they would be getting another one in the spring. Guess they haven't learned! The first two blew away and you would think they would figure it out after that. We are expecting 90 mph winds this weekend! I'm truly NOT looking forward to it!
Have a great Friday!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Anniversary

This is a card I made for my sister-in-law. She is in the nursing home and has been there since August. I'm trying to send a card each week to her. I just can't imagine myself in a nursing home for that long and she is just a few years older than me. She will have her hip put back in whenever her infection heals. It's not healing very fast at all either.
This card was made with a black embossed card stock which you can barely see in the picture. The black and gold DP is also embossed and very beautiful paper. I embossed the sentiment in a metallic gold as well. It seems cards with any shine on them do not photograph well and I'm not a pro at photography so this will have to do!!!
Hope you have a great weekend. I just had a trampoline hit my house in 2 different spots so I'm a bit shaky. The winds are over 40 mph. I will never understand why people don't bolt those things down. The last house we lived in we had the same thing happen. It costs US $2000 because their insurance company said it was and act of God so they wouldn't pay. We had to pay the deductible on our insurance and have them cover the damages. And the redneck neighbors stood over their fence and watched US clean up THEIR mess in our yard. They never offered to come help. SO...we took all the pieces to the trampoline and set them in THEIR front yard. Why should we have to worry with their trash! I have emailed these neighbors and of course they are not home and probably gone for the weekend. I will be on pins and needles all night for fear that thing will blow back up at my house. My hubby is gone so I have nobody to get it away from our house. I did go out and SLASH it. I was pretty angry and I figured that might prevent it from coming back at our house again. It's pretty windy outside and it is just teetering on the fence, tree and my driveway. It will just take one wind to come up underneath it to blow it against my house. UGH...

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Birthdays are sneaking up on me again! I almost forgot this one! My son-in-law is a big Star Wars fan and I found some scrap book paper that was perfect for him. I cut out one of the squares and mounted it on the silver metallic paper and then popped it up. I then embossed HB on black paper and popped it up on top of that. The Star Wars DP has lots of metallic silver on it which is very hard to see here. It's really an awesome card but my photography skills are not the best! He will love it.
Thanksgiving will be here before I know it and I have SO much to do! I will have a house full.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let it Snow

I hope your day is going well! Today I have another xmas card that is very simple. I found these felt reindeer in packages at Michael's and decided to put them on cards. They already have the gold/bronze embellishments on them too! The paper is BoBunny and has lots of snowflake designs on it. I took my Memory Box die and cut some additional snowflakes to put on the paper. The sentiment is also Memory Box. The edging is a punch on metallic gold paper.
Have a wonderful crafting day!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Bells

This card was made from some papers in my stash and I love how it turned out. Another gold embossed bell image that ties in so well with the bells on the DP. I love my silk ribbon - it makes such gorgeous bows! The cream colored cardstock is pearlized so it's a very elegant touch!
Hope you enjoy your weekend! Another chance of snow here - we are at much higher elevation here in Black Forest so we tend to get all the snows that seem to miss Colorado Springs. I went down there today and it was like it never snowed there (but it did!). Came back home and once I hit Black Forest....everything was white! I love it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Birthday

Wow...what a difference a day makes. We were outside on Tuesday enjoying the warm temps and putting xmas lights around all our xmas trees outdoors (since it was so warm and we knew those days were getting limited!!) and today we had a blizzard blow through. The drifts are up to 5 feet deep and we finally got to try out our snowblower and Subaru in the snow. It's very cold - 21 degrees and yesterday it was in the 60's!!!
Here is a card for I made using some of those "Dazzles" that are metallic gold and you peel them off the gold paper and stick them on cardstock. I layered 3 different sizes for the flower on different shades of pink. They are popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is also embossed in gold to tie it all together.
Hope your day is a warm one!