Monday, October 22, 2012

Time is sure flying by, October is coming to a close and I have yet to get my Halloween cards made.  I am sending out my Christmas cards to OWH (Operation Write Home) this week.  Thank you Lynette for adding to the box, our troops will appreciate the holiday cards.  You can see her blog here

Now for some pictures from last weekend with my niece and her family. Funny thing I don't think I got them into the pictures...... I think I was just as excited to see the animals....

Pictures from the Indianapolis Zoo

Now for a card.  I created this card in response to a post by one of the people I "follow", you can find the post here.  I make many, many cards for the trips and do enjoy it, but sometimes I see something like this and feel I need to take the time to create a card and send.  Trust me, I have TONS of stuff stashed in my "craft room".  So this is what I created

I used the stamp set from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence "Poppy".  The designer paper I found at Michaels and is My Minds Eye 6x6 stack.  My understanding is this is discontinued, but is being re marketed at Michaels.  I have bought multiple of these 6x6 pads with my 40% and 50% off coupon.  I can't resist.   This particular pad was called "Moments". 

The card base is bazzill cardstock, not sure of the color but it is a dark blue.

I used my Copic markers to color her in...... I have to say that coloring with them is something you have to practice, practice... and of course have decent paper.   I have practiced, I think I need to try better paper!

Anyway, I am just going to use the sentiment that came with the set "sending smiles", I hope that is encouraging enough.  I'm really not sure what to say under these circumstances.

So, I have a few new followers!  Wow!   The blogger world is very nice and thanks for the comments..... I need to comment back, I guess eh? 

Monday, October 15, 2012

OWH Sketch #142

Yesterday OWH (Operation Write Home) posted Sketch #142 on their Stars and Stamps blog

This is my card for the sketch , my plain paper is Recollections from Michael's and the DP (designer paper) is Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection.  The sentiment is Hero Arts (CG132) Clings, this set has 3 sentiments, this one another one that says Thank You and the last one You're So Special.  A very nice set for the cards I make for OWH.

It was a beautiful day in Central Indiana, my favorite team (Green Bay Packers) won on Sunday night football.  My niece and her family came from OH for a visit.  We went to the zoo and the Children's Museum.  I'll post some pictures later.

Have a great week....

Sunday, October 07, 2012

The Day after...

Wow, that was fun!  So many nice comments and suggestions for photo editing software.  Thanks everyone for such kinds words and encouragement.
I have to admit seeing it all come together was fun, so I will keep my eye out for another blog hop and participate.

I spent today freezing, well not quite but it was cold, tailgating in downtown Indy for the Packer/Colts.  My beloved Packers did well the 1/2 half, but seem to loose their steam.  Oh well, it was a fun game.

Funny thing, and maybe this happens in every city that has a NFL team, they just "assume" that if you are for the "other" team that you must be from Wisconsin or whatever the opposing team is

One fan came up to our van and wanted us to unroll the window...... his comment was "hey, I think we won the game" (really Mr. Obvious, we were there, we know)..... hey, have a safe trip home it will be a long drive thinking about the loss..... oh, and thanks for spending your money in our town.....  course we replied.... "we live here, in one of the burbs"..... he had that deer in the headlights look.

So it was a loss for the Packers........ and I think a loss for my fantasy football team (I am 0-4 in that)... not sure why I bother, but it is fun.

Again, thanks so much for your comments, I need to figure out the "individual" comment thing too, so I apologize that I may not thank you all individually.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Welcome to the Operation Write Home bloghop for World Card Making Day.  I created this blog for the purpose of participating in this bloghop.  I follow lots of blogs and decided I would try this.  My blog is very simple because I just don't find the time to devote to it like I would like.  Maybe someday it will happen, but I'm sure with practice it will be easier.

First, some housekeeping....... to head back to the Operation Write Home bloghop "starting point" if you click on the image below it "should" send you back.  In theory of course it should work, it doesn't mean that it will!  <wink> 

or if the image doesn't work, here is the link for Operation Write Home  bloghop

For this hop we were to create a card for winter using a sketch from the OWH site.  They have LOTS of sketches and unlike other blogs, this one give you measurements!! I love it cause when I see other cards on blogs, I'm trying to "guess" what the size of all the pieces are.  I usually never get it right, so this is an easy place to start.  Check the sketches out here

I decided to use sketch #119

And using the Four Seasons hostess set (Stampin Up!) here is my card. The sentiment is from a retired set (Happy Winter).  I apologize that I don't have any photo editing software (yet) to be able to do the colors justice.  I will have to play around with my lightening too. But none-the-less, here is my card.

I had time to do another card so here is my 2nd sketch effort, this is based on sketch #2

And here is the card.... a little is changed...

Hey, do you notice the difference in the pictures.... same camera, I just used different lighting.. wow, less than 24  hours of working on this post and I had an improvement.....

This stamp set is from C.C. Designs Suglarplum Snowmen a very cute set than I rarely use.  I have lots of stamps sets like that..... The paper is SU Olive Olive and Rose Red (two of my favorite colors) and the DP (designer paper) is My Mind's Eye  Wonderful Winter glitter  holiday pad.

Thanks for stopping by and please make some cards for OWH.... or donate to this fabulous organization. Don't forget to check out all the other people have decided to join the OWH bloghop for World Card Making Day 2012.

Happy hopping!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Time is ticking away for the World Card Making Day 2012.  I'm hoping to schedule a post early in the a.m.  Since I'm new at this, my guess is that I have a 40/60 shot (40% chance of me getting it to actually post).

I'm admiring the people that post all the time, cause it has to be quite a bit of work.  The cards they make,the pictures and descriptions are amazing. I know they must spend alot of time to have things look so good....... that is something I'd like to strive for.

So, I'm off to post this and then work on a card(s) for Saturday.....

Oh, and then hubby says... hey, there is a pep rally for the Packers/Colts game.... (we are Packer fans), let's go.  I said... Saturday is a BIG day for me..... but I guess I can work both in.....