Saturday, October 3, 2015

Menu for the week and a Christmas card

whew!  I got my cooking for the week done!  This week we are having

hamburgers, baked potato fries
meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas
salmon patties, roasted carrots
ham and cheese grilled in oven with side salad
eggs, sausage, biscuits
thai curry coconut shrimp served over jasmine rice
saucy meatballs, rice, green beans
The Thai curry coconut shrimp is a meal we had from Plated a few weeks ago.  Brock loved it, so I decided to try to re-create it.  The only thing I couldn't find at the grocery store was bamboo rice, so I subbed Jasmine rice instead.

Here is a Christmas card I found time to make too

 I colored the image with some metallic pens and used a large background die of holly leaves.  I REALLY need to make more Christmas cards!  I hope you are all having a great weekend!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Texture at Paper Ala Mode

Hi everyone.  The Paper Ala Mode challenge at the Outlawz is in full swing, and our challenge this week is texture!  You can add texture to your project in so many different ways,  My card uses a beautiful angel from Morgan's Art World called Angel Wings.  

I added texture to my card in several ways,  The most obvious way is the large die cut I used for the background.  There are a couple more ways I added texture though - if you look closely at the background behind the angel you can see the little white dots and the little glittered dots.  These dots are dimensional and have texture if you were able to feel it.  I also added some glittered tinsel thread around the the image which I think qualifies as texture.  And lastly, the wings are raised and glittered.
I got the sentiment as a freebie somewhere, but I can't for the life of me remember where!  I really need to get better about labeling the images I have.

This weekend I am happily playing with my little grandson Jacob.  He has grown so much since I last saw him, and is sweet as ever!  I can't believe he is already 9 months old.  Maybe I will have pictures to share with you next week.  Happy weekend everyone!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

It's A Banner Day

Today's Paper Ala Mode challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and the challenge is to use Banners on your card.  I used this cute Pin Up Photographer Portrait to make a birthday card

Come play with us - you have a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Frame It at Paper Ala Mode

The Paper Ala Mode challenge at the Outlawz is in full swing!  This week we want you to frame your image.  I used this cute Banner Smoochie from The Stamping Boutique and doodled a frame

Monday, August 24, 2015


What a fun weekend I had visiting Jacob.  He is one sweet boy!  I got lots of cuddles and smiles.  

I absolutely hated leaving yesterday.  I will get to see him again in about a month.  He is almost 8 months old, and his upper front teeth are coming in.  He is such a good boy.  

Today I've got some dragonfly cards to share with you.  I made these for a swap I joined where you make two cards using several of your "favorites".  One - this image from Diana Garrison called Dragonfly Garden is one of my all time favorite images.    I colored the images with my favorite medium - Copic markers and colored pencils, and I used my favorite embellishment - glitter.  

Here they are individually:

The weather looks to be great this week!  I hope ya'll have a fantastic day!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Paper Ala Mode Is Just Around The Corner

Hi everyone!  As you are reading this I am traveling to Memphis to see my sweet little grandson.  I can't wait to see him.  He has two bottom teeth and a top tooth coming in now!  I expect to do lots of cuddling and laughing the next couple of days!  

Today is Paper Ala Mode's challenge, and we have a fun challenge called Just Around The Corner.  the idea is to draw attention to the corners of your card in some way.  It can be done by folding over a corner revealing a sentiment or some pretty patterned paper, or maybe use one of the pretty corner dies or punches that out, or just pierce a design!  Whatever suits your fancy!  

The sponsor this week is Morgan's Art World, and I used the very beautiful image called Mystical Mermaid.  

I have to admit that I got so engrossed in coloring the image that by the time I started putting the card together I forgot all about the corner part of the challenge!  I ended up using a couple of photo corner punches to draw attention to the sentiment.

the image is colored with Copic markers, and I used a variety of ink pads to sponge color onto the background.  I also dotted some white dots around here and there and used some acrylic bubbles as embellishments.  If you look really closely you may be able to see some glitter on the mermaid's tail.

I hope you will come by and play along.  There's a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

cracked roses

On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I picked up some crackle by Tim Holtz.  It's supposed to give you a crackle effect in one step rather than the usual painting on a base layer and then later a crackle layer.  I used it on this image from Bugaboo Stamps called Beautiful Blocks - Faith

The effect is a crackle, but it's also got a dimpled look that is very different from the other two-step crackle.  It's also shinier.  I like it, but I think I prefer the two-step better.  Here's a closer look.  It kind of looks like elephant skin, doesn't it?