Friday, November 19, 2010

A Happy Card



Today was one of those really really gray November days.  In the middle of the afternoon it was so dark that you needed light in every room. 

I used paper from CTMH’s Olivia paper pack.  The frog is from Penny Black’s Toadily set.  Sentiment is Inkadinkado.  I stamped the frog and saying with Pear.  I colored the flower with PrismaColor Pencils.  The ribbon is CTMH.  The striped is from the Sunset Collection and the sheer is from Autumn Terracotta Ribbon Rounds.  Button is also from the Sunset Collection.  They are adhered with a glue dot.  Originally when I made the bow I was just going to have the width of the Colonial White, but I liked it long and thought it would be a waste of ribbon to cut it off.  I popped up the rectangle piece with foam tape.  I got the idea for this layout last Saturday when a friend and I went to some craft shows and a CTMH consultant had this layout.  Her ribbon was tied in a knot and she used a flower for the image.  She was selling the cards for $1 and I bought one for a guide.  I am going to put this card in a padded envelope and send it to Leola.

This has been quite a week.  Monday Jim and I got our yearly physicals.  After which we went to town and did our errands and had a chat with Sam.  The dr is 30 miles south and town is 20 miles north from our house.  Wednesday the dr.’s office called and said Jim needed a thyroid scan and set it up for next Monday and Tuesday.  That appointment is 75 miles south of here.  I figured I was doing okay and since they had said any thing about my test results.  Thursday they called and said I had bacteria in my urine and needed an antibiotic.  That solved the mystery as to why I was so tired but thought it odd that I didn’t have any other symptoms like fever or going to the bathroom all the time.  The arthritis in Jim’s hands have been getting really bad so the dr changed his medication and gave him a prescription for a pain pill to take occasionally.  And guess what that pill (Darvoset) was on the news tonight as not safe to take.  

I hope that I feel better tomorrow  as there are a couple of craft shows that I want to go to. 

Kathi, I should have gone to the ones you and your Mom and sister went to as I was looking for jewelry and didn’t find anything.  Only saw one jewelry vendor and it wasn’t what I was looking for. 

I have been reading the new Father Tim (from the Mitford series) series.  I have finished the first one, Home to Holly Springs and have started the second one,  In the Company of Others.  I never could get into the Mitford series but I couldn’t put down Home to Holly Springs.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010



Paper used for this card was from Passages.  Stamps were Inkadinkado.  All the emellishments are from CTMH.  I just love the new Mocha Pearls.   Turkey and saying were stamped in Pepperwood (retired).  I am going to be sad when my ink pad finally gives up the ghost. 

Today was another nice day.  It was a little more cloudy but still nice enough to go out and do some yard work.  I think I have finished cutting back my perennials.  We modified  my bird feeder outside my craft room window as it was too low.  We got a taller pole and Jim put a squirrel baffle on it.  The squirrels are fun to watch also I just don’t want them eating my bird seed out of the feeder. 

Talked to Leola today and got a Christmas wish list from her.  Kambrie is progressing well in every way.  She will  sit in the corner of the davenport and watch what is going on around her.  When PJ plays his drums Leola says her little legs go a mile an hour keeping time. 

Kathi, how is Miranda doing?  When is her due date?

Time to do a few things before supper.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Archiver’s and Michael’s

100_2681The deer on this card did not photograph well at all and I don’t feel like messing with it.  I spied this card at Archiver’s along with a sign that said if you bought $30 worth of merchandise you could get a free 7”x9” album from Shutterfly.  It wasn’t hard to spend $30.  This is an 81/2 X11 piece of cardstock cut in half lengthwise.  The materials are Bazzil Basics Herbal Garden,  Paper Garden Natural CS and My Minds Eye Holly Jolly.  The deer is a gold vinyl sticker from Stampendous.  The ribbon is from American Crafts. 

Trying to upload my pictures to Shutterfly is some undertaking.  I think there is a software glitch somewhere.  I thought I would put pics from our 6 trips to Colorado.  I have until the end of Nov to put them all in. 

Now on to Michael’s.  I bought a twelve inch Martha Stewart Cutter ( I had given my 12 inch swing arm cutter to Leola for her scrapbooking.  She is just starting to get into it doing pics of Kambrie and doesn’t have many supplies.) and a Martha Stewart Scoring cutter.  When I checked out the gal gave me a 40% off “coupon for my next visit.  I replied “ I wish I had known that before as we live 300 miles away.” Bless her little heart she said “Return one and buy it back at 40% off.” So that is what I did.

We have been having some nice weather.  Tomorrow I hope to get some leaves out of my back flower bed.  They were all out once then we had terrific winds and they all blew back. 

Yesterday I was sitting at my desk in my craft room looking out the window and lots of birds were flying around.  I found a bird feeder we hadn’t used in awhile and hung it on a pole that in the summer holds a hanging plant.  It didn’t take the birds long to find it.  So far I have chickadees, red breasted nuthatches, white breasted nuthatches, downy woodpeckers and hairy  woodpeckers.  

I feel a nap coming on and since I am fighting some kind of upper respiratory  bug I am going to go find my bed.