My grandsons and me

My grandsons and me
Grandsons are wonderful


Monday, September 19, 2011

Hello Out there,  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I sure did.  It was my birthday on friday and we had our kids over for dinner and a quiet family celebration.  Then on saturday I went out with my friends for breakfast celebration.  We seen a garage sale on the way so we stopped and then we had breakfast at a small cafe called Henry's which is just down the street from where we live.  They have fabulous french toast.  I invited the girls over to see the beautiful photographs that the kids presented me with on my birthday but when we arrived the garage door opened and a surprise party was going on.  Well I have to say at 60 partying can really wear a person down.  Then on saturday night we watched our 3 grandsons.  Sunday evening we walked across the street for a neighborhood meeting that turned into another party.  I tell you us folks on Lancaster Lane really know how to party.    I realized late last night that I needed to upload my creations for the week.  So I did and here they are.  Hope you like them.
Holiday card with non-traditional colors

Holiday card with 4 colors, 3 embellishments and 2 die cuts

Color block Card

I really like the colors on the color block card.  It always amazes me that I can go into my stash of goodies and find embellishments that add so much to a card.  The ribbon is felt and is something that was from Stampin Up and who knows how long ago.  Stamps on all the cards are from Gina K designs.  I really like the stamps from Gina K designs. 

Today a friend from Germany, Christina Franz, came to visit.  Chrissy was here 15 years ago as an exchange student.   It was a mini exchange program so she only stayed with us for 1 month but we have kept in touch over the years and now we are friends on facebook.  Well my birthday continued because she gave me a beautiful santa claus figure and for those of you that don't know I love santa's. Well I have to say this was one wonderful birthday.  Hooray.

Well who knows what I will create this week but stay tuned because I definitely will be creating something.

Love you Brandon, Blake and Cohen

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday

Oh my, here I am making cards and having tons that I have yet to use but not one of them is for a belated birthday.  I totally screwed up and missed my sister-in-law, Donna's, birthday.  Sorry Donna I for some reason thought it was in September.  So Belated Happy Birthday to you.  Some day I will get it right.

Hi Again

It has been a few weeks for me.  Lots of things have been going on in my life so Ihave neglected my blog.  I guess I have just been doing minimal creating.  I am trying to get ready for a visitor from Germany and that will end the use of my craft room for a couple of weeks.  That is okay though I am looking forward to her visit. 

I started a class today at My Creative Classroom,com.  It is a class using Spellbinder Nestibilities.  I have to say I am impressed.  The more I look at the card I made, the more I think it should be framed but then where to hang it.  Will you take a look at this card.  It is 3 dimensional so it wouldn't go in an envelope very well.  It also is not the typical size card I make.  I also am somewhat copying the instructors design, Catherine Scanlon.  Want to give credit where it is due. 

I do like to add bling so there are crystals on the flowers and the tinybufferfly holding the ribbon.  I added pearl accents to the two other butterflies.  The image was a free download from the class that I just printed on cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers.  I used Tim Holz distress ink in Spun Sugar to make my pink paper on the lower portion of the card and around the focal image.  I also used distress ink in Linen to antique the ribbon, butterflies and the pink scalloped paper. It was a lot of fun making this project and learning how to use the Nestibilities better.