Sunday, September 30, 2012

Still here but lots happening....

I'm still here after all these weeks....had vacation time with hubby...9 days to be exact and some life changing decisions to make. Purging out the negative in my life and that included some people I considered friends but realized NOT! 
My life is too precious to wast!!
I've had to make some other decisions and that news will be coming shortly.
My life has had some twists and turns the past 20 months. Some great and some not so great but we take the good with the bad...that's how we grow and learn. 
With that positive attitude I guess there's only one thing to do and that's to move ahead and look for wonderful blessings!
Thanks for listening♥

Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's been way toooooo long since I last posted.....needless to say it's been a very busy summer and lots has happened. I won't bore you with the details but I will say I have fashioned some time here and there to create. I will post pics as soon as I get my camera working.
Hope you all had a great summer. Not tooo hot and not tooo wet!
Have a blessed day!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Simple FD card

This is the Father's Day card I made for hubby. 

I used kraft card stock from Hobby Lobby, layered with black card stock. I took a  piece of cream card stock and embossed it with the Tim Holtz "Patchwork" embossing folder, sprayed it with my homemade gold and copper glimmer mist and cut just this portion out for the side. I then glued 2 of the "Umbrella Man" dies offsetting them a bit. The black border on the right is from my EK success "Scalloped Circle Chain" punch. I used two different label makers for the "Happy Father's Day".
For the inside, I used Spellbinders Label 22 to layer the black and kraft card stock. The letters are all punched out of a cuttlebug die called "Love Language". 
Simple but special!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Early Father's Day gift!

An early Father's Day gift.......it turned out just the way I hoped it would.
 It's a metal framed art piece I made. This is his favorite praise and worship song "It Is Well With My Soul"
 I cut two pieces of matt board and glued them together to fit inside the frame. I them glued the different size and shape chipboard letters to the board...staggering them to fit and give it character. I then randomly glued down some plastic webbing not quite sure what the technical name for it is.  After that, I used metal flashing tape that I purchased at Walmart to cover the entire board.
Once all the tape is down I used the end of some paint brushes to detail all the letters and the webbing. I don't have the larger ball stylus at this time so I improvised and used what I had on hand.
Once all the tape is secure and detailed I painted the entire board with black acrylic paint...then used baby wipes to remove much of the paint but left enough to accent here and there.  
The frame I purchased at a tag sale for $1.00 and sprayed it with grey primer...then I accented it here and there with silver rub in buff. I then let it sit over night to dry and then sprayed both pieces with gloss sealer.

I couldn't wait till Sunday so I had to give it to him last night....he was so surprised!
I thank God for my crafty talent and consider myself so blessed to have a hubby who loves whatever I create for him....but this one is at the top of his list....heehee!
Happy Father's Day to my wonderful hubby♥♥

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pleasant surprise!

My wonderful hubby thought of me on Wednesday while working at Joann's.....he brought me home this pile of free goodness!
 I'm all set for chipboard and different weight cardboard for awhile....;-D
Thank you sweetie♥♥

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I'm so exicted.....

I can't believe I finally got this stamp set. I know, I know it's an old one but I've been looking for over a year for this at a great deal...I wasn't going to pay $20.00+ for it....no way. I knew if I just had patience I would find it at a price I couldn't pass up and I did....yippeee!
 For those that don't know this is an old stamp set from Stampology by Autumn Leaves. Michael's carried it for a long time and I just kept putting it off and then poof they were no more.
You can't believe how much I paid....ok I'll spill the beans....$8.11 including tax and free shipping....score!!
I wanted this in time for scrubby's Father's Day card and it's here....now I'm off to play. 
Have a wonderful sunshine, bird singing, wind chiming kind of day♥♥
 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The package has arrived....

I couldn't post before the pics of my mini album swap piece because my partner hadn't received hers yet...it took almost 2 weeks for it to arrive....but I'm glad it did and here are the pics of what I created......remember I have the pirate camera with the black spot!!!
 The whole album is made from one piece of 12x12...score and folded into a 4 pocket mini. This was my first time making I messed up in the folding part so I created a separate cover using the same paper.
The layered flower on the front is from a stamp line called "Outlines" rubber stamps....they were pretty popular awhile back and they make the most beautiful layers & layers.
 Each pocket holds tags different tags for the partner to use any way they like.
 The paper flower is from the Tim Holtz rosette die.
 The last pocket you can see one of my ribbon top clips...I enjoy making these and they are everywhere in my house....no more plain paper clips here...lol!
 
 Here is the card I sent along with a few other goodies I could cram in the package.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Star Card

I had a little play time last night so I made this card....finished it up this morning!
I love everything about it....the shape and the simplicity of creating it.
 The paper I used is from an old K & Co. stack...I don't have the name off hand...it was one of my first paper stacks that I purchased and I only have a few sheets left.
 The inside had plenty of room for stamping too. 
This card has so many possibilities to it....you can use a plain sheet of paper and add layers using other D.P.

Happy Wednesday♥
Noel

PS I forgot to mention that the stamp I used was from Verve Stamps....they are one of the best line of stamps.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Altered Caddy

This is a wood caddy I picked up at a thrift sale last weekend.
It's small enough to sit on my desk without taking up so much room.

 I like the division inside...this way everything isn't falling all over and clumped together.
 The paper I used is from DCWV "The Garden Tea Party" stack....great papers in this group.
I kept the embellishments simple on the larger side so I wouldn't destroy them when I turn it.
 The smaller sides are some what receded so they don't stick out so much. I kept them simple also, I used a piece of Recollections bling in one corner, two brown skeleton leaves behind a satin beaded flower from my wedding veil.
What's old is new again.♥
I then glues flat back pearls all around the edges and the top handle.
One side holds some of my scissors I use often.
 
The other side holds my tools that I use often too!
It measures 7"x6" and 6" tall.
Not bad for a $1.00!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Swap Mini Album

 Thought I'd share the mini album I received from a swap that I was in on FaceBook.
Sorry for the black dot on the left but I'm still using my pirate camera...lol!
This camera still takes the best pictures!
 The mini is created using only one sheet of 12x12 double sided paper.
 The way you score, cut and fold is how you make the four pocket mini.
 It's quite simple...but as always it's the embellishing that takes the most time. 
My partner Deb, did a great job on the mini and all the wonderful tags inside.
 
I'll post pics of the one I made as soon as she receives hers. We mailed them the same day but she hasn't received hers yet. I stuffed the envelope full of goodies so I hope she receives.....probably shouldn't have done that seeing it was going to British Columbia....I just hate to think that someone would take the package but I hear it all the time when I go to the post office of packages being lost for no apparent reason even when there's tracking on it. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Our last stop!

Our last stop on Mother's Day was an an outlet mall north of Temecula....I had to take some shots of these great wall murals...takes you back in time!



 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Amazing Artist...

This guy played the whole time we were there...we thought it was a recording coming from inside the stadium but until we were going to leave and decided to go down this last row of vendors did we realize it was live music....
video
 

Crusin the neighborhood

Hubby and I went for a ride in Pasadena after the Flea Market and came across this house....check out the windows. Looks like they may have some unwanted guests or are they...:-D


We also came across this fab restaurant our friends told us about but we had just eaten that huge burrito.....definitely next time we'll hit this place!

 

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Mother's Day

Hubby and I spent the day at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena CA....we had so much fun it was our first time going.....we've lived here 14 years and we never went before....better late than never and it won't be our last I can say that.
 It started as an overcast day but it didn't last once the sun came out I sure got burnt1
 Hubby found an new friend!
 This would be nice in my living room as a foot rest/coffee table...love the Paris fabric!
 There were sooooo many great cloths booths but this one just caught my eye...these dresses and hats would look beautiful on my three granddaughters.
 This one gave us an idea for a porch bench.
 I like this banner...."Junk Gypsyz"
 Purple is my favorite color and on a chandelier, well that's just a bonus...this quaint little light would be perfect for my art room or my bathroom!
 The smell from these spices and teas were so intoxicating...I had to walk by a couple of times.
Here's hubby enjoying his breakfast burrito in his new stylin hat....thank you sweetie for a perfect day.♥♥♥

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New card

Here is a card I made for a friend but using my old pirate camera...the one with the black spot! This camera is still my favorite digital and still takes the best pictures...beats the new Nikon Coolpix one that stinks!
Too bad the camera operator can't keep her hands still while taking the picture....lol!
Anyways this card went in a swap that went out on Friday and I'll post those pictures as soon as my partner receives her package.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lots of commotion.....

Ok, so I'm sitting relaxing after dinner last night when all of a sudden I hear this big crash and a thud....it made me jump out of my seat...I'm looking out the kitchen window then the craft room window and then I hear another loud commotion....so I go to the front door and hear all this thud, thud....I go outside and what do I see on the roof.........


These two....he was following her around the whole time trying to keep his distance all the while she is squawking and walking all over. 
They kept going from our roof to the neighbors roof and finally just flew away.


 

Days gone by....

Hubby's on a new schedule supposedly for a month....it's nice that he'll be on a set schedule for that period of time but I have to adjust my routine to fit this schedule......lol!
It's nice I get to have dinner with him more often but that means I have to COOK more...lucky hubby likes what ever I make so that's a good thing. 
We've been busy getting things done in the house and in the yard so we can enjoy summer freedom.
Life is GOOD!!!
 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quick stop at the beach,,,,,

We made a quick stop at the beach...it was very windy but so beautiful....I hope you enjoy a moment of peace!
video

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Shayla...


I just found the cord to my old camera and I uploaded the pics from it and this was in there.....this has to be one of that last pictures I took of my little Shayla....we had to find a new home for her when we moved and even tho she is happy with her new family, with children....we still miss her a lot!
What a girl!!