Saturday, November 29, 2008

Crazy Days and many cards!!

Here is a card I did last week. I have been working one 32 Christmas cards-don't ask how I got 32 I was only making 30!!) I will soon have pictures to post of the cards. I took over the coffee table in the living room on Wed. evening and it has stayed covered with these cards until about 10 minutes ago (It was about 9:45 pm) My family will be happy and so will the poor dog. I won't let her up on the couch or near the table!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Splitcoast Triangle Fold Medallion 11/17/08

Splitcoast had a Technique Challenge last week that I did. It was hard to figure out until I realized they don't fit into each other they just glue together.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Give Thanks Card

Here is one of my Thanksgiving cards. I used a very old SU set that I have had for years!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Stamp Somethings - Thanksgiving Somethings Challenge

Over at Stamp Something the challenge today was to make something for the season- Thanksgiving- so since my girls actually finished their cards (mine is not done!!0 I thought I would put theirs into the challenge. Once a month we get together at my sisters and have a craft night. It is my sister, Julie, sil Darlene, niece Dawn, great niece Amanda, me, my girls (sometimes!!) and this last Tuesday, my sister Roxi, great niece Jamie Sue and my newest (and only) great-great niece Kayla all came. Dawn and I got our punches and nestabilities and she had the pattern to make these turkey's!! Caties card is the middle one and Cissy made the other two. They had so much fun, so here are their cards.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge using Silhouette stamps

Our Creative Corner had a challenge to use silhouette stamps, so I thought I would share this card I made last weekend. It uses pots that I cut out from my cricut to make a bird bath.


Stamp: Close to My Heart bird from Free Spirit and flower from Treasure Life
Inks: CTMH Chocolate, Olive and Barn Red
Paper: misc
Accessories: Cricut cartridge Walk in My Garden

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Green Christmas Ornament

Here is the second of my ornaments. This one is the green one. They both found new homes last night - my sister Julie got this one and my sil Darlene got the blue one. This one was harder to do as it is a smaller square to roll into the cones. lol

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stamp Something Sketch Challenge

This weeks sketch challenge at Stamp Something was fun and challenging to make them fit on a card without making a huge card!! lol I used a glue pad for the circles stamping a snowflake with the glue pad, heating it up and then adding the glitter. Well, next time I will put the whole card together before I add the glitter because by the time I got done most of the glitter was barely there! I have such a terrible time using the glue pad. But I do like how this turned out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge

A week ago Our Creative Corner had a challenge to be inspired by a cupcake. So, here are mine. I found this on Tinkerin-in-ink a while back and wanted to do them, so I finally did.

Christmas is Coming!!!

It is very scary that Christmas is only 38 days away and I have two presents!! And when your friends decide to make ornaments you can't let them be one up on ya!! lol So, I cased my friend Stamp Katie and here is one ornament with the box to go with it. I actually made the card a while back!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Limelight Papercrafts Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #8

Limelight Papercrafts Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #8 was posted yesterday, so I thought I would play. I got to use my new Shimmerz in pink that Mandy sent me for winning the What Makes you smile question!! I put the shimmerz at the top of the card and on the cupcake frosting and around the edge of the frame.

Stamp: Lockhart Stamp Co.
Inks: India Ink
Paper: Gypsy by Basic Grey
Accessories:Shimmerz Pink, Rhinestone pearls, watercolor pencils

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not much to post!!

I haven't got much to post, I have been making some ornaments and working on my family history this week. I have lots of notebooks full of family history and have been working on it off and on for about 7 years. Still trying to find my g-g- grandparents on the Russell side!!! I need to go to Brasher Falls, New York and search for my g-grandparents marriage license, I guess. I know when, where and the minister but can't find it online!!

I have also been researching where my dh Keith's dad was held when he was a POW during WWII. Keith's dad passed away in 1976 when Keith was 8 and his mom in 1992 before we were married and I didn't know before that I would want to know!! On Sunday, we went to his Aunt and Uncle's 66th wedding anniversary and she had more family pictures for me. And in with the pictures was a postcard that Keith's dad sent to her in 1945 from the Prison camp - Stalag 1X B Bad Orb- written right on it. Oh my goodness, I about cried. So I went into the POW archives and found his name. Now I know exactly where he was. I spent hours and lots of postage in 2003 tracing down the men in his unit and corresponded with a few - but they did not know where he was held because they went different places. He was held by the Germans from Dec. 18, 1944 until Bad Orb was liberated in April of 1945 by an American unit. I am still alive, just working on different things.

(This is what it says-

Camp de prisonniers
M.-Stamm_ger 1X B Bad Ord* Date 1-9-45*

Dear Pearl + Family
I am fine and in a P.W. camp
now. You can send me a box
if you will please of peanuts
ca and kraft cheese. I
hope to see you soon.
Tell everybody hellow.
Your bub Roy*
* Written in pencil by Roy Sorensen

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stamp Something's Challenge

A few weeks back Stamp Something's challenge was For the Birds and I won a stamp set from There She Goes called Home Is Where the Heart Is. So, for this weeks challenge at Stamp Something, I used the set I won.

It was fun to color in and make it look like my house!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Lori's Sketch!!

Lori WIlson at Clearly Delightful blog has a sketch up with some blog candy. She designs stamps for Clear Dollar Stamps.

I used my Charlie Horse stamp - which I love!! and CTMH Sarsparilla papers.

P.S. It took me three different times to upload this - the reason is that little Calvie guy - he likes buttons and 'accidentally' pulled the plug on the computer!! lol

My Calvie!!

This is Calvie - the little one. This is how he is today, full of piss and vinegar for his NeeNee.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My newest Niece- Kayla

Ok, here is her picture, this is Miss Kayla born Oct. 30 - she is so precious. She and her great-great aunt will be great friends.

Did you vote?

Today is election day in the US, so I hope everyone who could, went out and voted!! To see an awesome card in honor of today, run over to my friend Katie (actually she is stamp Katie at our house) and check out her card.

More Crop Stop Fun

One of the Grand Opening Challenges was A Pocketful of Posies at Crop Stop was to make a Pocket card with tags, so I did.

If you want to see what all the challenges were, go to Crop Stop and check out their message board. It was a fun weekend and luckily some of the challenges are not due until the 9th so I can work on them more.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cropstop's Grand Opening

This past weekend Crop Stop had a Grand Opening Crop party. While I was in and out all weekend, had my CTMH stamp club here at my house, had to make homemade bean soup for the dh (requested on Sunday morning about 10 am so I had none of the stuff so a trip to the store for dinner by 5 pm) I actually got to play. So here is a challenge called Plant 3 Seeds.