Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Monday~~~
I was planning on posting a bunch of the ATC's that I've worked on over at SplitcoastStampers, but I haven't uploaded them from my camera yet.  So hopefully later today I can get to that.  For right now, I have to tell you that I submitted a "Topic" for the ATC JAM group that I'm in.  I had no rhyme or reason as to why I submitted it, it just popped into my head.  So, I was kinda worried that no one would sign up for it, so I created my own Limerick. 

Here it is:

To me it fits like a glove.

Many a day

I toil and play,
While my household I’m not proud of.
I'm a little bit proud of it, and can't wait to see what everyone does with it.
Well, I have to go and get some more JAMS done and maybe, just maybe clean my house... a little...we will see... but I'm guessing not.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014

Happy First Day of FALL, ya'll! 
Here in Texas we are getting a taste of cooler temps.  This week is suppose to be in the upper 80's and no one can be more excited than I am!!  AC - OFF, WINDOWS - OPEN, FALL cleaning here we come.  This year I am going to assign each household member a thorough, deep cleaning job to help out. I want no stone unturned, no cobweb left behind and all those pesky cat hair-balls captured!  Since having breast cancer, my stamina is not up to par yet, so I need some serious help.  Two of our boys live home so, like it or not, they are going to do the climbing and lifting!
OK, so that's the plan.  Now on to more fun stuff.  Over at SplitcoastStampers, I belong to a SWAP group called JAMs III.  An ATC swap  (Just Add one More) that consists of 4 players adding one or two things to the ATC card and sending them on to the next player.  I am shamelessly addicted.  I know that you are expecting my Halloween card for this year, but I have to tell you how it came to be.
It stated with the sign-up of the Halloween JAM. I am first in line so it was my duty to make the tracking (address list and who sends to whom) the backer card and the background card. So I was searching the internet for some inspiration, and came across this poem.
Isn't it cute! Then I remembered that I had a witch stamp from SU! That would go perfectly, and an Owl stamp from Paper Smooches that would go well, umm, as well.

Then I realized that the poem took up most of the ATC and I got a little carried away with it. 

So I started adding layers and the Owl stamp
And my Halloween card was born! TA DA!
I really like how it turned out, isn't the witch adorable.  When I bought this set, I wasn't sure if I would ever use it, but I needed some Halloween stamps.  Now I'm glad I did.  I think this is  retired  but they have a new set in the Holiday Catalog.

So here is the Recipe I used:
  1. STAMP SETS - SU! Googly Ghouls, Paper Smooches - Chubby Chums
  2. CARDSTOCK - (ALL SU!) Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Green Galore(ret), Gable Green(ret), More Mustard
  3. DSP - Misc. scraps
  4. INK - Versamark (for  embossing), Su! refills (for "painting the Owl) Only Orange, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Creamy Caramel
  5. MISC. - SU! Black Embossing Powder, SU! Googly Eyes, SU! Deminsionals (to pop up the witch) Ribbon - American Crafts - Gold Glitter, Stickles - Orange, Lime Green, Patina, Spellbinders - Circle Framelit Die (for the "moon" the Owl is stamped on), Verse - internet, Font - "Chiller"
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I am still trying to get used to this blogging thing.  It's going to take me some time to figure out all the bells and whistles. 

I've been making ATC cards and Birthday cards like crazy, this month I sent out 27 Birthday cards.  Whew! I did make more than I needed just in case.  I use white cardstock from WalMart for my card base, it's fairly good quality, a whole lot cheaper than from a SB store and works very well as the base.

This is my version of Lorri Heiling's card, I like taking something that is already done and putting my personal spin on it. Just scroll down the page, you'll get to it.  She has such neat cards on her blog.

Well, Sunday is coming to a close - I hope you all had a great weekend.  We are looking forward to the cooler temperatures coming this week.

My next post will be my Halloween card, I know it's still September.  I was working on a Halloween ATC but realized that my design wouldn't work, so I turned it into a card.  Twenty cards later...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Testing, testing, one two

This is my very first blog post.  .  . 

I'm not sure what to write about.  let's see, hmm.  Well, I've been wanting a blog for quite some time now. My problem was that I couldn't come up with a name for it.  I think this title is so very accurate and describes me perfectly.  Lately I haven't been able to shut my brain off and my hands jump on the bandwagon, and before you know it, it's a party!  My body however, protests profusely and then there's arguing and, well, it's just not pretty, at all.  Like tonight, or should I say this morning, it's 4:32am and I should be sleeping. Ahhh, the ever eluding, sleep.

So, since I'm up and working on a headache, I think I will play around some, and see how much I can learn, and how much of THAT I can retain!