Friday, July 21, 2017

"What's In My Stash...Friday"

Hello friends, followers, viewers and visitors.
What's on your agenda for today and for the weekend?
Today is my busiest day of the week.  So much to do and then an added bonus from one of our church friends...he decided to drop off fresh corn for me to try to put in the freezer.  As if I didn't have enough to do already...I'm thankful. 
Who doesn't enjoy fresh, sweet, white corn in the summer.
When my mother was living, I never stood around to learn the method of canning or freezing vegetables...so, today I'll have to watch YouTube or Google the information to find out what I'm suppose to do with this corn.  Pray for me dear friends.  I want to enjoy eating today and also around December (lol).
This is a quick card...
 


The pink focal layer was in my stash.  It was already cut down to an A2 size.  I first used the circle die to cut out the circle.  Next, I embossed the top part to give it more depth and dimension.  I pulled out the floral branch sticker from my stash and looked for a sentiment that didn't need to be stamped.  This was where Vicki Boutin watercolor stickers came into play.  I pulled out more cardstock from my stash for the layering and used a piece of Neenah white cardstock for the card base.
I like the way this came out.  Clean And Simple for a Friday card.
From left to right: Recollection Mixed Media paper pad; Our Daily Bread Design (ODBD) stitched circle dies; Sizzix tiny dot embossing folder; Martha Stewart Pearl Garden Branches stickers.

"Today Is The Day" to _______________
  • celebrate a birthday
  • start a new job
  • buy a new car
  • put your best foot forward
  • get rid of the "junk in your trunk"
Have a blessed day and don't forget to come again.  I enjoy your company and your comments.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Thursday, July 20, 2017

"Sharing Two Because I Couldn't Decide"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Welcome to this blog on Thursday, July 20, 2017. 
I'm still helping "Sunshine" to count down her days before July 26th when she celebrate her ninth birthday.
I'm trying to imagine being nine again.  There is a saying..."look back but don't go back".  But, what if I could with all the knowledge and experiences I have accumulated over the years.  At nine and with what I know, I would probably be a "genius"....stop and have a good laugh at this reading...I did.

A good laugh every now and then is good for the soul and helps to put other things far from your mind.

Getting down to the real issue for my crafting today...
I'm participating in a share on another blog.  It is not a challenge for any prizes but a sketch  to help your brain to work along with your papers, dies and images to come up with a card or canvas.
To be honest with you, I started after dinner last night trying to get my papers together as well as my idea for the sketch.  I did finish the card before going to bed.  However,  I wanted to do another one this morning and to have my DH to vote on which one I should enter.  He said both of them.  Could I post both of them....sure I replied, I can put both on my page but only one on the other blog.
So here they are.  The first one which I did this morning will be posted on another blog and the bottom one will be posted at my usual challenge blog... the one I did last evening.



Items used are: Bella Blvd "illustrated faith" paper; Teresa Collins "Candy Cane Lane" paper; DCWV "Brooklyn Stack"; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text; Spellbinders Standard Circle die; Darice "Picket Fence Border
Challenge #292-#293 Anything Goes
Items used the following items: DCWV Brooklyn Stack; g.c.d. Botanique pad; Sizzix cityscape skyline die; Hero Arts Operation Write Home stamp set.

Thanks for viewing.  Hope you will come back again to see what I'm doing.
Leave a comment so I can know you were here.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois