Monday, February 22, 2010
Hi there blog fans!Big apology here...I am sorry not to have been posting for what ...5 months!? I have started a new job, and as most can confess to ; life gets in the way of having fun sometimes. I like the job (even though it takes me away from my most favorite craft) and I enjoy the idea of being out among people, if only I could craft at the same time. But be that as it may...I hope to stay online with my blog and not be gone for so long. So catching up: Happy Halloween,Thanksgiving,Christmas,Kwanzaa. Hannuhkah, New Year's, MLK Jr. Day, Ground Hog Day, Presidents' Day, and Valentine's Day. (I don't think I missed any...sorry if I did). I have been up in the lab creating a few more items and plan to take a picture of them here today. That's providing my camera cooperates. I had the photo store guy reset it for me, so we'll see.Meanwhile, since the *##$!! ground hog saw his shadow...it looks as though spring will be a liitle later getting here which gives me more cause to bring you some sunny creations. To that end...I bid you Happy Spring and warm smiles!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Hi there Blog Fans! Long time, no blog...Yikes! Sorry about the lapse...but the out of town trips took a toll on my blogging. Not to mention my card making.I hope you enjoy the 2 cards in today''s post...One is a Halloween card...something I've been playing with. The "cracked glass" technique. I learned a lesson on this one...DO NOT emboss the image with black embossing powder if you plan to use Ultra Thick Embossing Powder to make the crackle. Why? you ask...well...the black embossing starts to filter out into the clear stuff and looks blurry. I left it alone on this card 'cuz to me it gives it an eerie look. But what can I say...I like eerie! The sweet little baby girl card is a really sweet (did I mention that already?) Whipper Snapper design. I made this for a friend who just had another sweet little baby girl. No special techniques...just added some sparkle with some glitter glue. But the image is one of my all time faves. Hope they like it!So I hope all of you are having a nice weekend...this being one of the last "summer"party times.As for me...I plan to keep up with the blog...no more out of town trips for a while (I HOPE!) So get out there and enjoy this beeutiful weather...till next blog....TTFN,
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Hi there blog fans! I have been very M.I.A.and I DO apologize!Unfortunately I had to go back up to the land of OH for a funeral for my Aunt. And although this was a very sad gathering of family and friends, it did give me the opportunity to see some folks I haven't seen in quite a while. But the long car trips are starting to wear me down.(Not to mention the DH, who drove the entire way!!) We have another one this weekend to New Jersey. A dear friend's son is tying the knot and we are heading up for some power celebrating! Which brings me to today's card..it is a recessed frame card and my absolute first try at this technique, so it could probably be tweaked and tugged into better shape, but all in all not a bad first try (my opinion only, of course!) I hope you like! And so anyways...a funny thing happened yesterday at my friend Monica's. I was going on and on about my recent road trip and petting her sweet Sadee( Monica's BEEutiful Boxer) when she asked Sadee to stop pestering me (she wasn''t...I love dogs...and Monica was just being polite!). I told her that it was okay since Sadee and I were having a little tete-a-tete. Just as I said that, we both heard an all too familiar noise letting us know that Miss Sadee was passing wind! With that, Monica informs me that it was not a tete-a-tete, but rather a toot-a-toot! What can I say...I bring out the best in people and the wind out in dogs!!! Yikes! Have a great Tuesday.....TTFN, Edee
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Hi there Blog fans! I know! I've been gone for like a week!!! I know! No Excuses! Things have been really busy here AND I am STILL trying to figure out my camera and all it's little idiosyncrises (sp?) Without the instruction book...it's like flying blind! And I am a white knuckle-flier, for sure! But the good news is that I am learning and I am getting some photos together here soon! Lots of things have been transpiring since,last we blabbed (well me anyway). My friends, Charles and Linda celebrated their 40th anniversary and a mutual Birthday!!CONGRATS! you two! My nephew in Ohio is celebrating his high school graduation (Go RY!) and I have been asked to make a flip-flop cake for a bridal shower next week. DEFINITELY posting pictures! I am hoping that my friend Monica will collaborate on the cake with me. She has the coolest ideas and great creative vision! Thanks Monica! My brother has invited us to stay with him this weekend when we go up to my nephew's party. I can't wait to spend some time with him and the family, and if there are any cool photos to share..you know I will! The one drwaback with traveling up to the land of OH, is that it is an 8 hour car ride (in good traffic). So...patience being a virtue...I will try to be virtuous! And I hope my DH doesn't have any probs with the bluetooth in the car (who's idea was it it call it that, anyway?). Last time he tried to call our son from the car's tooth, it misunderstood him and started speaking French, to which my DH responded with some blue language (touche! Mazda). He had me laughing to the point of tears...which rubbed off on him and made it harder for him to stay on the road! Yikes! So Blog fans...Beware the Blue Tooth! TTFN!Edee :)
Monday, August 3, 2009
Hello out there,blog fans! I thought I would share with you a card that I made for my nephew's Birthday. He is a really fun(ny) guy and is turning 15 this Wednesday. The image is from an image swap we did among our craft/coffee clatch group of terrific ladies. This is from Hambo and it comes with 2 sentiments...To a real fungi, and To a real fun-gal. I popped up the little mushroom and the bee. They were colored with colored pencils and OMS.Then layered with CS and placed over some Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip ribbon. I added some brads and some Crystal Effects (and just a little bit of stickles on the bee's wings.)The BG paper is Basic Grey. And the inside sentiment simply says...Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy! So, okay.... I have a question to ponder for anyone who has encountered this: Why is it that when you are at the Gym and are clearly exercising hard, breathing hard, sweating and are unable to speak, that someone comes along and strikes up a converstion when you cannot comfortably answer them? Do they really not notice that this is a bad time for idle chit-chat?Or is it that they are done trying to work off that bowl of Chubby Hubby ice cream and are now just dying to torture someone who is working off everything they have eaten for the last 5 years?! If anyone out there has encountered this strange phenomenon...please let me know your thoughts on this. Otherwise, I'm chalking it up to me being a torture magnet.Have a good one! I have to run and eat a healthy lunch now! (*#%%!)
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Hello bloggers! It's the weekend and here we go again with the weather!!Is it going to be partly sunny or partly cloudy today? What does that really mean? I think it means that the meteorologists can say pretty much anything weather-wise and not be wrong! But since the weather isn't the bestest, I thought it would be a good time to get over here and tell you about the pic for today. I am very lucky in that I have some really awesome friends. And these really awesome friends are always doing awesomely nice things, For instance...inviting me and the DH for dinner(which was mucho yummy BTW!).Anywho...so I needed a nice little somethin', somethin' and thought, HMMM, what about some pretty posies? So...out to the store I go, finding some really pretty posies and I get them nestled in their new home...but they needed a little jazzing up. HMM...what to do,what to do...that's when I remembered the hostess set from Stampin up: Best Yet. I used some nestabilities(Labels One) some Sam's Club CS, some ribbon, some gem stones and some die cut flowers (sissix) some dimensionals, a little black stazon and Bang! There it is! I think it works...whattaya think? But the Best thing Yet is that my friends really enjoyed them and that makes me Happy! So....Happy weekend to all and to all a Good Saturday! Cheers!