That's Me

Monday, September 28, 2009

Magic in the Air or Love in Bloom

I haven't entered in a challenge for a long time. I saw where Nilla over at Live it - Scrap it and Curt, over at Curt's World had made cards with this digital image and thought I would give it a try. I went with a more rustic color than the pinks and reds that I was seeing on the Magical Monday There's Magic in the Air.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Herd of punkins

Here it is, my little herd of punkins. These get easier to make the more I make of them. First I would put the scallops together and then try to add the leaves and vines but this time I laid the leaves and vines on as I put the scallops together. I will take them to work in the morning and see if they stay put this time. The last herd ran off with the boss's wife. I am running out of orange card stock and need to order some more. I don't know how many more herds I will be selling off before Thanksgiving. I am thinking about a forest of trees. How can I do those?
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Better Than Anything Cake

I was sitting in the waiting room at the eye doctor this morning waiting for my husband and went through the Idea Book 3 times. While looking through it I found that there is an actual cake recipe in it. It sounded quite easy so I thought I would give it a try. German Chocolate cake. After it is cooked you cover it with caramel sauce, sweetened condensed milk, cool whip and toffee bits. Not all at the same time though. Check it out for your self. It is on page 33.
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Does this meet the requirement

I was commissioned to make a card for my friend. She wants to send her sister a thinking of you/thank you card. The one requirement is that the card be spectacular. Please! I don't know how to do spectacular, I am just hoping it is good enough. She wanted to be able to write on the "inside". I guess this could pass for the inside. My friend's sister takes care of their mother who has Alzheimer's. They live up north and my friend goes up there every couple months and her sister takes that time to travel or take short trips to get away and rest. I thought the angels were a good touch as her sister is an angel of mercy. The amethyst card stock seemed a little on the light weight side but once I got the col. white cs on the back and started putting the front together, whoa, it is quite heavy now. I just realized that I didn't use any fibers. Oh well, some things can't be helped.

Check back later as I am going to show you what I cooked up, from the latest idea book - literally. I wonder how many of you even realize that there is an actual recipe in the book.
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What do you do with your rejects?

I thought this card would be so pretty, but it kind of lost something in the translation from thought to paper. I am not happy with my bow, cuz I cut the ends too short, I love the poinsettias, but not happy with the presentation on the vanilla cream card stock. Anyway, since I hadn't posted in a few days I wanted to show you that I have visited my scrap room a few times. Actually, I have made a "herd" of punkins, all different sizes, but didn't take any photos. Then yesterday I took them to work and set them on the corner of my desk and when the boss's wife came in she bought the entire "herd" as she called them. I attempted an ear of corn, but that didn't work. I will spare you that photo. I have one little bitty fella on my scrap desk that I may make some mates for and show you later. I may have to run out and get some more orange card stock before the fall season is too far gone. In case you are concerned that I have fallen off my rocker and can't get up, I prefer punkins, to pumpkins.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Pay it Forward goodies from Dawn

See what you get when you play Pay it Forward, all these wonderful goodies.
, over at Dawn's Craft Place, and I played back in August. Check out her blog, she does really fine quality work.
You actually have a year from the date you play to send out your goodies, but she and I both got them done and out in the mail within a month. Too much gets in the way and you forget or what ever. Dawn was good, she didn't post her goodies that she was making at all. I posted mine as I made them. Only because I like posting them because then I usually get a comment or two. You know how comments make you feel and I need lots of strokes these days. I am still looking for full time employment with benefits. It has been 8 months and I am no closer now than I was then. I wish I knew the Lord's plan for me. I wouldn't worry so much. Like worrying is going to make a difference.
I have class tonight so I am going to leave this running because it will take two hours to upload these photos. Ha ha I fooled Blogger, I went to fix a bowl of cereal and when I came back my photos were loaded.
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can you guess what this is?

I am a most lucky girl. My friend, Dawn, over at Dawn's Craft Place sent this to me.

Do you know what it is? Check the next post. I will have another photo of it and from that photo you will be able to tell what it is. I just think it is so clever. I had to run right out and get some ribbon so I could make one or maybe several.
I have several other photos to show you, but you will just have to wait until I post them next.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Go to Laurel's Place for some great blog candy

Great Blog Candy at Laurel's Place. While you are there check out her beautiful artwork. She is so very creative.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

altered album front

Please excuse the poor quality of the photo. I took what I thought were decent photos and when I uploaded them I realized they were blurry. That doesn't usually happen and I already had the photo tucked inside the album cover so I took this photo inside the plastic. Thank you for all the helpful suggestions. As you can see I made a few alterations. I added some fake brads to the top right some flowers to the top left and bottom right, some brown punched cs and some B&T to the sentiment on the upper right and an oval sentiment on the lower left. I think I must have confused you in my last post because several people asked if this was going to be inside or on the cover. It is on the cover under the plastic. Hope you like the additions I made to the first one. Thanks again for all the suggestions. I have a much harder time with layouts than I do with cards, at least I think so.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Album front

I purchase the linen albums to put my layouts in and then I put the plastic covers over them so they stay clean and fingerprint free.
I set out today to do a layout of some photos my husband had taken about 23 years ago. When I picked up my daughters album I noticed that this photo was inside the plastic cover and was upside down. I thought I would do a layout for this photo and then do the other layout I originally intended to work on. I only just got this one finished so the other layout will have to wait for another day. This was just a one page layout and I don't feel as though it is complete.
I have to admit I am a very proud mother. My girls are so very precious and my son. . . I pray that one day he will be the person I know he can be.
Back to this layout. I used as my inspiration the layout on the front of the Spring 2009 Idea. The photo is my oldest daughter's graduation/year book photo. When I graduated from high school the photographer came to the school, we all put on the velvet drapes and we all looked the same in the year book. When this photo was taken, we spent several hours at the hairdresser having hair straightened (you may recall from wedding photos that my daughter's hair is seriously curly and she hates it) and make up applied and then headed for the photographers studio where he took probably 20 photos in silk or satin drapes, leather jacket, feather boas. This was the photo my daughter liked the most so this is the one we bought. Although I believe we purchased all the proofs so I have a variety of photos, but this is the one in a frame on the wall and now on the front of her album.
If you can think of anything that would set this off or should I say finish it, leave me a message.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

CTMH TV - Art & Soul new episode

Woo Hoo. There is a new episode of Art & Soul on CTMH TV today. To view the episode, just click on the big shiny button to your left that says CTMH Button. then click on the link on the left of the CTMH Website that says CTMH TV. You get to see LOTS and LOTS of neat ideas, cool products and even the opportunity to purchase the products featured at a discounted price. To order any products from Art & Soul you must do so from a MyCTMH website. I don't have one, but you can go to: and purchase the featured products from her website. Faye is my upline .
While you are checking out the latest Art & Soul you can check out any of the previous episodes that you might have missed.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sympathy Card post #2

Needed a sympathy card and this is what came up. I had seen a card using similar colors the other day and wanted to try to duplicate it. I don't feel as though I even came close, but that just means I have another opportunity.
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Dragon Slayer

My oldest daughter has a real dislike, fear or hatred for spiders. Her husband, takes care of them for her so she calls him her dragon slayer. She was telling me about one dropping down by her card door as she was trying to get into it the other night as she was leaving a restaurant. She was standing there looking at it with terror in her eyes when her husband came around the corner in his car. He could tell just by looking at her that there was a spider in the vicinity so he found it and got it away from her car. I remembered that I had just downloaded this image from Dustin Pike's website. I thought I would make him a card, thanking him for being our little girl's dragon slayer. Any excuse to make a card, right? I really need to get some different green copics.
Hope your weekend has been all that you wanted it to be. Have a great week.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trying to fill up some space

Here are some cards I just finished. I have this gift I made and am trying to fill it with cards before I put it in the mail and these are some that I have done. 4 wasn't enough, 6 wasn't either, I hope 8 does it. The Bear card is from the stamp set Beary Best and the paper is Back Country. I used both Copic and CTMH markers.
Harry Needs a Hand is a digi image. Shucky darns, I need to do a better job of documenting where my digis come from. I used mostly Copics on this one and the paper is called Holly Days. I may have told you it was something different, like Deck the Halls, but it really is Holly Days. The sentiment is from Magical Season stamp set.
Surprise is two stamp sets. The elf is from Merry Pursuits, the sentiment is from the stamp set, Surprise, and the paper is also Holly Days. I colored this one in using both copic and CTMH markers.
I have to run to the store and pick up some more yarn for a scarf I am making for a friend. I may stop by my LSS and see if they have any other Copics in stock that I can use. They are seriously depleted and I hope if I keep going in there they will get on the stick and get that order shipped.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Digi birthday card

My friend, Jeannine, has a birthday on Friday, yes 9/11. I have been invited to her office for a birthday lunch and I cannot go empty handed, right? I don't think Jeannine checks out my blog, but if she does, she better act surprised on Friday - grins - .
The gift is an acrylic 5x7 picture frame with a pack of sticky notes attached to the front of it and a card designed and slipped into the back of it. I thought it would make a nice write on/wipe off board, but the marker wipes off, but leaves an image behind so that doesn't work. Yes, I stamped each piece of paper with a J.
As I mentioned in the subject, this is a digital image by S2G - That stands for Shirley's 2 girls. I really do not remember where I got this image, I do know it was a freebie. I am amassing a file of free digital images. I colored this same image 3 times before I came up with the one I settled on.
I love this paper from CTMH called That's Amore'. I think I must have ordered two or three packs of it so I have tons of it. It is a very elegant paper and even though Jeannine is a blue jeans type girl her home is very beautiful and elegant. I used Copic markers to color the image and the yarn is some that I bought to make a scarf with.
I haven't gotten around to making the scarf yet. I crochet these scarves and then hang them over my bedpost, they are very colorful, but you can't really wear scarves in Florida much. It is just something fun to do on a winter night while watching tv. Can't really think of too much more to say about any of it. Oh yeah, I was told I should put my mark on my artwork, so I did using picassa.
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I just remembered after I posted this that Katie Renz gave me the idea for the acrylic frame with the post it notes on it. Don't like to leave out credits, it's not nice. Sorry Katie.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Another digital image by DZ Doodles

I cannot believe that I am using digital images. With a room full of stamps I am pulling down digital images off the Internet. Go figure.

Yes, Cibele, I take complete responsibility for your downfall. I have very big shoulders, no wait that's stomach, oh well, what ever it is I can take it. - grins -

This is another image from DZ Doodles. Oh my gosh, coloring is so fun. You know as a child I spent many an hour and many a day coloring, why not do it as an adult, maybe I am reverting to my childhood and don't realize it yet. Hmmmmmmm something to think about. I used Copic and CTMH markers, the brads are white bitty brads colored with Copics, the paper is retired CTMH Days to Cherish. Get this, the sign is actually white daisy cs that I cut, tore and colored and wrote out all by myself, with my itty bitty hands. Do I sound proud of myself? You'd be right. I am quite impressed. Does my scarecrow look as though she is standing in front of a field of wheat. You think I am so clever don't you? Come on, you can admit it. I must be tired, I am getting goofy.
Got to run to the store for some potatoes to go with the steaks that were on sale last week.
Enjoy what is left of the holiday. Catch you on the flip side.
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DZ Doodles digital image

I have found several digital image websites that offer freebies or a free image. DZ Doodles is one that has a free image right now. I really like the quality of the image. It is crisp and clean looking when you print it.

I printed out this image, colored it in with my Copics and CTMH markers. This little guy is precious.
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

A couple more for a pizza box

I took some time to play this morning. I had to upsize the pizza box recipe to hold the 4.5 x 4.5 size envelopes and ended up having to cut two 7.25 x 7.25 inch pieces and then gluing the back panels together. I wasn't sure how it would come out so I experimented with white daisy cs and then when it came out alright I didn't see any reason to make another in a different color. It is the snowman on the white that says, "Baby, it's cold outside." I used a lot of prisma glitter on these. You can probably see it if you double click and do a zoom in. I used pearl dew drops on the punched snow flakes. The snowman & the penguin stamp sets are fun to play with.
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