Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Let's Go Masculine"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Hope you're having a great day so far.    For the pollen lovers, you can have all you want and some more.  I wish you could keep it to yourself and not to share it with me and all the other allergy sufferers.

Today is AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY
National American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March.  This day is a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourages all to take the diabetes risk test and learn about your family’s history of diabetes.
Along with allergy problems, I'm  also  a diabetic.  I'm not proud of either one.   I work on keeping both at a level where I can continue to enjoy life.

We all can agree that masculine cards are not that easy to make.  Not many men like flowers or butterflies.  So, what can we put on those cards other than cars, tools and other men?
I saw this pattern on Pinterest and decided to CASE it and use my arsenal of paper to make one similar to it.
I picked paper from the brown-ish family and put a little red in it to give it some "pop".  The paper is from a Recollections paper pad.  The design is simple, just squares and rectangles of paper with a layer of black cardstock.  Arrange the paper in different directions, add a piece of hemp cord or string and a tag and sentiment....voila', you're finish



My brother celebrates his birthday Thursday and my son-in-law's birthday is the first one for April. among all the men in our family....hubby, and nephews are in April also.   It is so amazing that not any of the girls or women in my family have birthdays in April...it is all about the men.  So, I'll come up with other designs or keep making this one for all the other men.

Thanks again for visiting...I always enjoy your company and your comments.  Leave a little dust so I'll know you were here!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Monday, March 27, 2017

"HEARTFELT"

Monday, March 27, 2017 / 3-27-17

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Happy Monday to you.  If you are "Joe, Jo, Joette, Joey, Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie or any variant of the name Joe then this is a great National day on the calendar for you.
Question:
What comes to mind if you hear or read the word "heartfelt"?
Do you think about sympathy?  Do you think about thoughtfulness?  Do you think about being in love?  Do you think about being sincere?  Do you think about creating?

Today, I'm sharing a card that I made using images from the Heartfelt Creation "Botanic Orchid Collection".  (The inspiration came from our outing on Saturday).  While we were out and about on Saturday, I looked at a collection of orchids  (I love these flowers and wanted to add more to the ones I already have).   I'm very interested in the blue orchid but  I don't want to spend $$ on getting one at the price I saw on Saturday.
Most of my family members will not attempt to try orchids because they can't get them to bloom again after bringing them home...so far, I haven't had this problem.  I have about five orchids and just like clockwork, they bloom once a year and the flowers stay on the plant for about two months.

I also used a corner die from Our Daily Bread Design to give this card some extra "lift":
This card will be entered @ www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

side view of card

 

"You Are So Thoughtful"!  It is heartfelt and I'm being sincere!
I do love having you to view my creations as well as leaving a comment.
Please come again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois