Sunday, August 14, 2011

Double Dog Dare!

Happy Sunday - I have a post for a card challenge! Woohoo! It is vintage week at 365 cards  ~ not really my thing but I give it a try when I can.  I pretty much only have a vintage saying on my card - used in one of my favourite movies (A Christmas Story) - the sentiment came from Create with TLC it was part of the August Club (and boy did we get spoiled in that club!)  My card is on natural kraft card stock and the paper is basic grey, max and whiskers.
Sunday is sketch day at 365 Cards - Pam posts a sketch and you are to be inspired and follow along to the best of your ability!
Here is the sketch and here is my card:

So you get the idea - be inspired - do what you can & have fun!
Click on the picture for a better view ~ I double dog dare you to!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Amy

Happy Birthday AMY !  Amy has the most amazing blog Tsuruta Designs!  Today is her birthday - stop by and browse around - you will be totally inspired!

Hope you day is great Amy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Photoshop Skills and Create with TLC

So those of you that know me know that I really like photoshop and have been teaching myself...slowly but surely; trial and error - ctrl Z; ctrl Z and more
ctrl Z!!
I have a big appreciation for all things digital; I appreciate the skill it takes and the time involved.  One of my favourite places for digital is
Create with TLC Paulette is very giving of her hard work! You give her a comment of appreciation and in turn she gives you a free digital image! It is give and take and certainly not take and take! So be sure to visit her blog and be inspired; digital is fun, easy to use, little storage and no one sees you coming home with another bag in your hand! If you don't know how to leave a comment let me know & I will help you!

I recently used an image from Paulette that I brought into photoshop, added a border and put onto a T Shirt! I don't know why but something about this guy on a swing just made me smile!
Second is a card of appreciation that I made for a co worker - I used an image from Paulette.  Now I can't remember if this was a freebie or if I received this from one of her fabby clubs! I die cut the butterfly into the kraft paper, added a few layers, did a bit of sewing and card was finished & mailed!
Be sure to visit Create with TLC - Paulette is fabulous; leave her some love and try your hand at digital!

Thanks for stopping by - hope everyone in Canada had a great long weekend!
Take Care!

A couple of Birthday Cards

Nothing like posting everything all at once!  - well I didn't want anyone to think that I was slacking off!
Here are a few birthday cards that I've made recently: This one is all Cosmo Cricket - I went with a long card finished size is about 4 x 9 - and it is on natural kraft.
This next one is all bling for one of my bloggie friends - she looks at my blog from time to time; I don't think she will see this before her birthday! I used some micro glitter for the green bar, some bling letters that I had and used the cuttlebug for the crown and added some jewels - all on natural kraft card stock:
The last one is nice and pink & blingie - this one is for one of my sisters - my younger sister who is getting older! - and guess what - I got it in the mail on time!!!

Christmas in July....YUCK!

My mom is 84 and lives in a seniors building - she is active in many different things but mostly the craft sale they have for charity in November - she asked me for some cards - I kept them simple, using what I had in my stash and tried to keep them relatively flat for mailing. I made her 5 different types and packaged them up!

All I have to do now is package them up in a box and mail them to her!
Thanks for stopping by!

Feeling OLD? ...think again!

We went for a little drive on Sunday to see this big old rock - and to stop at Dairy Queen!
We were well behaved - we didn't bring any spray paint and we didn't climb it - we obeyed all the rules!
It was big alright and old - you can read more about it here!

"The Big Rock" is the world's largest known glacial erratic--rock transported far from its place of origin by glacial ice. Big Rock, also known as the Okotoks Erratic, is the largest rock in the Foothills Erratics Train, a group of rocks that were carried by ice along the mountain front and dropped as the glacier melted some 10,000 years ago. The erratics lie in a narrow band extending from Jasper National Park to northern Montana. The Okotoks Erratic weighs 16,500 tons. It measures 9 metres high, 41 metres long and 18 metres wide. The rock has been eroded into pieces, but is still a large landmark on the flat prairie.