My grandsons and me

My grandsons and me
Grandsons are wonderful


Monday, November 21, 2011

I have been working on holiday cards and actually accomplished quite a bit.  After the first 35 I started to make some individual ones that I will give to specific people.  In doing so, I completed to StampTV challenges so I sort or killed to birds with one stone.  I still have 10 or 15 more to make and I want to have them done so I can mail them on the first of December.

 Awwwwww! December 1 is my oldest grandson, Brandon's, 14th birthday. 

Brandon where did all those years go.  Grandpa and Grandma love you and I better get busy on that special birthday card.  Well I guess you all know what I will be doing the rest of the day. 

I have a sore on my stump so I haven't put on my leg today but it is MN club tonight so I better get a move on.  MN club is a social group of Minnesotans and I do enjoy going.  Until tomorrow because I will be stamping mad then.  Love to all.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Hey everyone, well it has been a busy weekend. Friday Dave and I golfed in the Minnesota Club's annual golf tournament.  Saturday we golfed with our neighbors and on Sunday met up with friends, Ginger and Dwight Gardstrom for lunch and for a model railroad show at Coconut Cove Recreation Center.  I did have some time to work on thank you cards for my 60th birthday party.  They were long over due but turned out nicely.

I also made a card for my wonderful cousin Janet's birthday.  Didn't get a chance to call her today but sent the card out so she knows I was thinking of her.  I liked how it turned out.

I made one card this afternoon for the mother of a StampTV sister who is in the later stages of cancer.  Her favorite color is teal and although the photo doesn't do the colors justice the card turned out fabulously.  I found the ribbon (a gift from another StampTV sister) after I had colors chosen and the paper piecing on the vase completed what a wonderful find.

As for my family, I had a nice chat with my son, Brian the other day.  He is still looking for a job so I will keep my fingers crossed.  Katy and Andy are finishing up the remodeling of their family room.  Cohen is 9 months old and cuter than ever, see what I mean.

It looks like he got caught doing something wrong.  Of course the black and white stripes don't help much.  
I haven't spoken with my two oldest grandsons, but I am sure that Brandon is as excited as can be since his team the Packers kicked the Vikings back to Minnesota tonight.  Blake on the other hand is probably not that happy as his team is the Vikings.  Oh maybe next year Blake.  

Brandon is pretty tired here but he sure loves his cousin and Blake's winning smile is awesome.  I have some very handsome grandson's.  Lucky me.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MOJO 214

Well I have been busy attending theater, card class and of course golfing.  I have also been doing a lot of socializing.  Went to the Ocala Civic Theater on Sunday and seen Steel Magnolia's.  The cast did a terrific job and of course I cried because one of the characters died.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience with two of my friends, Shirley and Linda.  The three of us have quite a few plays scheduled and I do love to go to the theater.  I returned to Stamping Fools, a card making group in the Villages, and made three lovely cards.  One was mailed immediately for my friend in Minnesota, Juliana.  It was her birthday on November 5th and she drinks tea and that was the theme of this card so it was perfect. 

Today my friend, Shirley and I went to one of the recreation centers, Colony Cottage, to a pine needle basket show.  It is truely amazing what these people have produced with pine needles.  I am looking for additional crafts to delve into.  I loved the beautiful pieces that were displayed and for sale but I don't know if this is the craft for me.  I'll just keep looking.

While I keep looking for some new craft for me to try out, I have decided to get going on some of the card challenges that are out there and my first one is MOJO Monday 214.  I used the sketch to make a holiday card.  Hope you enjoy. 

I embossed the red background with a cuttlebug folder and thought it reminded me of a candy cane. I used Nestibilities to cut the squares and oval.   I purchased premade flowers and ribbon (candy cane looking) at Michaels and I used "Wishing You Joy" stamp set from StampTV's latest kit.