Thursday, August 29, 2013


Hello everyone! This month at training day with Close To My Heart we worked on the masking technique. I have seen so many cards in blog land with this technique, and have been wanting to try it. Oh course, it was a little challenging with a cast on my hand, but I got the job done and I think the finished cards turned out pretty well. I did all the masking and inking at our training session and finished them up at home. On the first one I knew exactly the stamp I wanted to use once I got the background done. I did have to cover up a boo, boo on this one. Can you see it? The second one took me a little longer to complete because I couldn't make up my mind on the layout, and then I couldn't decide which stamps to use and etc., etc., etc. When all was said and done, I went with my first original idea! Anyhoo, I had fun with this technique and I hope you enjoy! Thanks for peeking!

Supplies- First card: CTMH- Stamp "A True Thank You", All cardstock and ink, Shimmer Trim silver and black. Studio 112: Tree stamp, Bling from stash.
Second card: CTMH- "Moonlight" WOTG, paper, lamp post, spider and inside sentiment, Martha Stewart: Stamp "Elegant Witch", Bats and cauldron. EK Success: Bats border punch on inside frame.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The good and the bad!

Hey ya'll! Winner, winner, chicken dinner! I won the Magazine Monday's week 16 challenge from my last post! On top of that, I also won a giveaway from Papercrafter's corner of some of the new Tim Holtz product!!!! Yay!!! I'm so excited! I can't wait for my package to arrive! Whew! Now I will calm down enough to give you the bad news.
A couple of weeks ago I went to the orthopedic to see about my neck. He told me that there is a lot of arthritis in there and degeneration of the spine. To make a long story short, I can either have a nerve block done or have surgery to correct it, or continue to see the "chiroprackter doctor"( as my husband calls him) if it was helping me, which it is not! So nerve block it is! The other bad news is I had a small accident the weekend before I saw him, and I ended up 2 days later and a "doc in the box" visit with a hyper extension of my right thumb! Now I have a splint(cast) on my right dominant hand, and will most likely have to get another one for at least 2 more weeks! The ligament is torn away from the bone, and although it doesn't hurt anymore, I have not been able to make very many cards! I do have these two cards to show you that I made a couple of days prior to the thumb accident. They are short and sweet, clean and simple. I'm really getting into the "clean and simple" look lately! Not sure why. Ummmm. Halloween and Christmas card making are about to commence, so look out! Oh! I have figured out how to fussy cut with a cast on my hand! You just never know about small blessings!
 If you are still reading this, bless you! I have decided to give the cat card to my uncle who is turning 80 this Wednesday! I think he will get a kick out of it. Thanks for listening to me ramble and have a great weekend! 

supplies-Stampin' Up: cat and cake, "Giggle Greetings", Spellbinders: Label behind cat, "Labels One"

Friday, August 2, 2013

Be Strong

Hello everyone! I have a card for you today that was inspired by the Magazine Mondays challenge over at  I had already started this card when I saw the post for week 16, so I thought I would play along. I used Coredinations Black Magic for my card base with an embossing folder frame and it just kind of went from there. The saying was stamped on a piece of Chalkstock ATC with white chalk pigment ink. Turned out pretty good for a first try, don't you think?! I hope everyone has beautiful weekend! I'm looking forward to some much needed fun in the sun here this weekend. It has rained every day for a solid month! Although the rain is needed, I am sick to death of it now! Have a happy weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies- Sentiment: Stampabilities "Be Strong", Striped mat: Scenic Route "Cape Town", Embossing folder: Paper Studio "Doodle Frame", Coredinations: Color Core "Black Magic".