My grandsons and me

My grandsons and me
Grandsons are wonderful


Friday, July 29, 2011


I have been playing golf all week or at least trying.  It is a lot of fun but the weather and exercise took everything out of me.  No room for creativity until this morning.  The colors in the above graphic are so beautiful that I just couldn't resist.  Here is the card that I made using those colors. 

Well it is time to get going and off to the golf course.  Holy Moly!  I have golfed everyday this week and this year is the first year I really have tried golfing since my accident 4 years ago.  Oh well sometimes it is best to jump in with both feet.  One of my very dear friends, Jeannie, is golfing today which I am very happy about.  I play with her husband and mine during the week so instead of taking a day off I wish she would retire.  Oh well 1 day is better than none.  Hopefully I will be inspired to do more creative things this evening.
Have a good weekend!

Monday, July 25, 2011

STVMONSJD1 monochromatic card

It is mix it up monday over at StampTV and this is the card I came up with for a monochromatic card.  Lots to say

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Catching Up

Well I have been on vacation.  I am still on vacation however I am now staying alone.  I had my good friend, Roxanne, down to our place in Florida for a week.  The first few days we just relaxed but after that the time went by so quickly.  Of course a trip to Florida would not be complete without including my other good friend Shirley.  Actually, Shirley cooked dinner for us every night and got the house all ready for us to come down.  She is the best.  We all golfed together with the Minnesota Club and then went out to lunch.  It was so nice seeing some of the folks from MN Club and renewing old friendships and making new ones.  We went to the Show Palace in Hudson. Florida and seen the play, Little Shop of Horrors.  WOW it was really good.  I had never seen it before so was really thrilled to go and Roxanne, who has been to Broadway, liked it too.  Shirley really hit the nail on the head with that one.  On Monday, Roxanne and I went riding around in the golf cart and did a little shopping.  I showed her a little more of the villages without the rain.  Well Roxanne went home on Tuesday so now I am here alone although Shirley is still cooking for me.  Yesterday, Shirley, Dave and I played golf and went out to eat at a place called Sweet Tomato.  It is a buffet with tons of salad stuff, soups, a little pasta, and baked goods.  Interesting but pricey.

I didn't know where to start with cleaning up emails but I knew I wanted to go to StampTV and see what was happening there.  I made a card for last Friday's challenge, a kid's birthday, STVFRIEG1

Since it is summer I thought this cute stamp by Great Impressions would make a cute card for a child.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July everyone.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I had a busy one.  Saturday I went to a wedding and as I promised here is a picture of the wedding party:
A very nice wedding indeed. 

Today we hosted a breakfast for some of our neighbors.  Which was just so wonderful.  These are 3
couples that are such wonderful friends.  Our grandson, Cohen, came over while his parents went to the Twins baseball game.  They won 7-0.  Yeah.   While Cohen was napping, I decided to check out a challenge and this is what I came up with for the MOJO198 Challenge.  
I found the circle designer paper first and it reminded me of the spokes on a bike.  The card just came to life.  If you are outside riding a bicycle you are bound to run into a few dragonflies.  Hope you like it. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gina K design June Release Challenge 1

Well it is a busy Saturday already.  My grandson, Cohen, surprised me with a wake up visit.  Totally funny.   I was sleeping and thought oh Cohen is making noise in my dreams and the next thing I know he is sitting on top of me cooing.  I wasn't dreaming. 

Then my youngest sister, Bobbie and her hubby, Kenny stopped by to pick up some things for a silent auction and sale for a women's shelter.  What a wonderful idea for all my cards that I have made over the last year and not used.  I made four holders that look like magazine holders and placed 10 cards in each.  I also gave her an additional 15 cards plus a ton of scrapbooking things that I have had when I used to sell Creative Memories.  Need to purge a little and this was sure a good way to do that, although I still have plenty.  I even have a plastic shoe box full of cards to use. 

Later today we are off to a wedding.  Our neighbors, Jeannie and Darrell's oldest son Cory is getting married today and what a beautiful day it is for a wedding.  Pictures to follow. 

Well I had a little bit of time and thought I would start filling that second plastic shoe box again.  Gina K designs June stamp release was on Thursday night and with a new release their are always contests and extra challenges.  I just love StampTV, it is the very best. The first challenge was to make 4 tags.  I really had a lot of fun doing the tags.  I wanted to create a set so I used the same stamps using different colors.  I used Gina K design stamp set "Vintage Chic" for the image and Gina K design stamp set "Springtime Silhouettes" for the sentiment. I used Stampin Up inks, Cameo Coral, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink and Summer Sun.  I then decided to sponge a little additional color on with Tim Holtz's sponge applicator.  And last but not least, I added a matching ribbon to each tag. Here is my interpretation for the June Release challenge #1:

I really like the bright and cheery feel of these tags and think they will be a nice addition for that silent auction and sale for the women's shelter.  I might just make another set for get well and thanks to add to these four so that the set has a little more substance.  A note can be written on the back of the tag as I made them quite large.  The size I made these are 2 1/2 inches wide X 5 1/2 inches long.