Saturday, March 26, 2011

AJ's stamps

I thought it might be helpful, if I scanned the stamps AJ gave me to make cards a few weeks ago.
If you wanted any, you could order them all at the same time and save on postage or ask questions at the same time. Just e-mail AJ. I'm not sure why they don't show up in real size, unless they will, after I post this. . .

these are Sympathy sayings:

this could be used for sympathy or encouragement:

these are misc:

these are encouragement:

first column is birthday and the second column is birthday or encouragement

I will be posting cards soon.

Friday, March 25, 2011

100% back. . .yippee

I am so happy, to say, that my computer is up and running and all is working great AND I found my software program CD's and did not have to buy a new printer! Yes, I am a very happy camper. Now, I need to play catch-up on the oodles of e-mails that I received in the last week and a half. Most likely, I will not got through all of them, just way to many, but I will do my best.

I hope you didn't get the blizzard (officially a snowstorm) that we did here in NE Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday evening. I have no idea at how much snow we got, but I would guess at least 12 inches if not more! It was so wet and heavy, with strong blowing winds. It wouldn't have been too bad, except I had to drive into Green Bay Wednesday to pick up Mr. Inky at the airport, for his flight was to come in at 7:25 pm. Well, my neighbor cleaned out my drive way, so I could get out, but since I wasn't sure how long I would be able to get out, I decided to leave home at 2 pm. It normally takes 20 minutes to get to the outskirts of Green Bay and it took me 60 minutes plus! It was absolutely the worst and it was only by the grace of God that I made it to town and not getting caught in a rut and taken off the road. Hind sight is always better and I should have let Mr. Inky know I couldn't make it and for him to get a hotel room, when he got to the airport. Well, since I went in soooo early, I thought I would go shopping/looking. Half the stores I was going to go into, closed early, due to the weather! Oh My! I did find a couple of places, one was Michael's and I spent about an hour in there and did find a couple of things. I did stop and get something to eat and I went to the airport so I was there at 7 o'clock. Then the wait began, I can't tell you how many times the flight was changed by a few minutes and then a few minutes more and on and on. Finally by 10 o'clock the flight was in and the weather had changed 100% and the roads had really been cleaned, though still had to go slow, due to the ice build up. You see, we got freezing rain with the blowing snow. Say, have you ever heard of "Thunder snow"?!? I hadn't, but I have experienced it! We had thunder and lightening during the storm. . .in fact, I woke up Tuesday night to the light and noise and got up thinking it was pouring down rain. It wasn't, it was snowing. Any way, yesterday was a bright and beautiful day and it looks like today will too and the snow will hopefully soon be gone. It looks like it is the middle of winter again. And, to think last week-end, we had crocus blooming and daffodils and tulips coming up! Okay, guess, I shared enough on that!

Here is a no stamping birthday card. I hope the recipient likes it!
This is the front. . .The papers are ages old, from a stamp store that closed in 2003 and where under the heading of Red Hat Ladies. I bought the ladybug at Micheal's and the wording is a label sticker!

Here is the inside. . .
Thanks for taking a look. Have a great week-end and don't forget to take a few minutes to get ink on your fingers or paint or glue. . .just have fun.
Till next time,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm half back!!!

Wow, what a week it has been, without a computer. It is strange not having a computer to check my e-mail and reply to people. . .it is odd not having the Internet. Finally, my computer is back up and running correctly, after a week of not working and having to take it in and in again!!! And, thankfully, it didn't cost me an arm and a leg. Ed, who worked on my computer, has made me a very happy customer. I think he might have gone beyond what others would have done and for very reasonable rates -- extremely reasonable. I do have to get a new printer, as I don't have my installation CD and I am not able to download what I need from the Internet. Well, once again, I am taught a lesson! Keep all your program CD's and put them all in the same place. I will do some more searching this morning, but if I can't find it and since I had been having issues with my printer, I will most likely go printer shopping or looking this afternoon. That is IF I can get out of the driveway! We got hit with a snowstorm last night. We only got about 5 to 6 inches, however it is VERY wet and heavy and mixed with the snow, we received sleet or freezing rain. I don't think the temperature will be warm enough to melt it today, so I'll give my neighbor a call later and see if he will clear my drive, by late this afternoon, as I do need to get to Green Bay early this evening. Mr. Inky will be flying in and I will be at the airport!!! He had to go to St. Louis for a few days, related to work.

I have been making cards and hope to show you a couple of them sooner rather than later.

Hope all is well with you and you have been able to get some ink on your fingers.
Till next time!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Pat's Day

I haven't posted, for the last several days, as I was having computer issues! Thankfully, that has been fixed! I wanted to show you of card that I made a couple of days ago.

This first picture is of the inside of the card.
This is the front of the card. Since this birthday is near St. Pat's day, I thought I would do it in that theme. And, too, I didn't get any St. Patrick's Day cards made this year! I had good intentions, but time got away from me. . .
Thanks for taking a look and I will upload other cards later today or tomorrow, as I made 8 cards yesterday. I guess, one can say, that is one good thing for not having a computer!!! I was a bit lost without being able to check my e-mails and to scan cards and, well you must know how it is, when you can use one of your toys that is part of your everyday life! right?!?
Till next time, have a great one!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring is coming right???

Hello. . .Yes Spring is really coming. Yesterday here is NE Wisconsin, we had a very very wet and heavy snowfall. We got about 5 inches and oh my was it heavy. I only shoveled enough to be able to get the van out at the end of the driveway. And, thankfully, the snow ended in plenty of time for our company to be able to come over for dinner. I fixed turkey, will some of the fixings!

Okay, onto the cards! For me, this card is really out of my comfort zone aka out of the box! I say this layout somewhere on the next and thought okay, I'll give it a try. I think it turned out okay. What do you think?

I'm trying to remember to do faux stitching sometimes and using embellishments I have, but seldom use. And, though I do layer, I haven't done this much before.

Here is another card, using the same layout AND as you might be able to tell I did the wax paper resist technique on the greenish paper. I first took the wax paper and ran in through my Big Shot in the argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder.

You can see, I used a small strip of the wax paper resist on the inside of the card, to kind of pull in together.

All the stamps/sayings are by AJ. If you like any of them and would like to buy them, just email AJ. At the moment she does not have a website.

Thank you, for looking and may you have a wonderful day.

Monday, March 7, 2011

couple more cards

Hey, can you believe, it's Monday and I'm posting again!!! Only two days have past since I have shared with you. I thought I would share two cards I made today, all the stamps are by AJ and if you would like any of them, please give her a shout.

I like this saying and OH how true it is. . .
I am also very partial to this tree, too. . .

As AJ was sharing with my when she heard this saying, I thought wow, this is so appropriate for any time and any one. I stamped the saying on some Basic Gray paper, I bought years ago and of course, can't find it anymore. Maybe it isn't make any longer, as I know Basic Gray has so many others. I then layered it on some brown paper and then I layered it on a piece of background paper, I'd had again for a l-o-n-g time and in one of my many piles. It's a little thicker than tissue paper and has thread like pieces of different colors and then I put that on the card front. At the bottom, I use some buttons I have and in real life you can see the buttons pick up some of the colors in the background paper.
I was able to make another one of this one since I really like it and want to send it to someone, yet had to have one for AJ.
Guess, that's it for today, but I do want to thank each of you who have left a comment. Hope you had a great week-end and may the week ahead be full of blessings.
Till next time,

Saturday, March 5, 2011

AJ's stamps

Happy Saturday. . .have you done any stamping? Gotten any ink on those fingers?!?!? Thought I would show you the card, I have made today. Both stamps are by AJ. If you would like to purchase stamps from her, just let her know.
I'd like to do some more stamping or playing, but then I wonder if I shouldn't do some more straightening up. I looked around this morning and said. Oooohhh, why does it seem when I begin to make some progress and then move a piece of furniture, I think I've gone 10 steps backwards?!? Oh well, it will get down one of these days, right????

Happy Week-end,

Friday, March 4, 2011

a Get Well Card

Hello friends. . .here is a card, I recently put together. I had all the pieces, you know in one of my many piles and since I was sorting and organizing my piles. . .I knew what I wanted to do, when I heard someone was in the need of a get-well card. This is going to an 80 some year old gentlemen. He goes to my church, but also is the Uncle of a friend on mine. I'm not sure if you can tell, but I added a piece of real tissue to the box and not just leave the tissue space white! The image, I got s-o-m-e time ago and I made quilt look like paper!
Yesterday, AJ and I got together and we had a very good time! Of course, we did lots of talking and we are slowly getting better at getting a little more accomplished, but I did not get a card done. I did come home with several stamps that are new, by AJ and will be getting a few cards done this coming week. When I get them done, I'll post them here and give them to AJ. She needs some new cards, for the convention she will be going to in May. I hope I will help her sales!

We had rain this morning and the roads were slush and ice covered. Thankfully, only had to drive a couple of miles to take Mr. Inky to work. The salt trucks have been out, so that is very good.

May you all have a wonderful week-end and some time to get a little ink on those fingers!
Till the next time.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a new cabinet

On Saturday, Mr. Inky and I had to go to town and we came across this cart AND it was on sale. As I looked at it, I had a light bulb moment. . .perfect for border punches! When we got home, hubby put it together, almost as soon as we walked in the house. This is only a picture that was on the box. I do not have a basket of flowers on my. I have spent a few hours re-arranging and organizing AND one of these days, I will be finished, but for me, it is really good to be going through everything and I mean everything and every drawer! Tomorrow, I will do a little more and I would like to get a couple of cards made
and I need to get a few things together as on Thursday, AJ and I are having a get together. I have things planned to do and hope to get at least a few things accomplished. We'll see what all we get done, other than talking. But, hey, talking is okay, too!

May you have a great tomorrow!