This is the side image of the card! Told you it is simple! But I have lots of ideas for more and if you want inspiration, just go look at the almost 300 photos on SCS at the link above!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
This is the side image of the card! Told you it is simple! But I have lots of ideas for more and if you want inspiration, just go look at the almost 300 photos on SCS at the link above!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly, And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I just had to share this with you! Last week hubby sold my beautiful non running Buick Park Avenue and down..er upgraded me to a Nissan Pathfinder 4 wheel drive that does run. I went from total luxury to a 5 speed. Even though I miss my Buick, I have no problem with driving a stick. This is not the end of it though! As if that is not enough new exercise between clutching, shifting and almost no power compared to the Buick, he thought I needed more exercise! LOL! A few days later he came home with this......
I was absolutely thrilled! This is a 1962 Huffy Bicycle! One of the reasons I am so thrilled, is that I had one when I was about 9 years old. It was stolen from the side of our house and my mother swore she would never buy me another bike because I left it on the side of the house to be stolen. I felt horrible and my mother never bought me another bicycle! I loved that bike so much too! Hubby did not know this and the funny part is this bike looks exactly like the one that was stolen! How great, huh! Now I just have to get my 51 year old body out and get the nerve to ride it! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs Lori
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Remember the other day, I said I would sharemy convention make n takes! Well I am finally getting a round to it! So sorry it has taken so long!
This first picture is not my making! It is an ATC from my friend Debbie who is in our stamp club! Isn't this stunning! I just had to share and don't know if you can see it in the picture, but she did this on artists canvas! Sorry for the bit of glare. Took these in a hurry, so I would not forget! Teehee!
The card below was so much fun to make, but I messed up
the glitter glue, trying to get it home. I think I can repair it
though. You know what really bugs me, is that I can't for the
life of me remember what company I did this with. The paper
behind the image (Green), is called Black Magic, if that helps
This one I remember well, because they were
the only other paper company there, besides Marco's!
I did this one at The paper Cut . Isn't it sooo cute!
My picture is not straight though! If you look at
the black layer at the top...see where it is flat...
that is the top of the card and also the hinge!
Am I making sense? The card opens from the
black layer, not the pink!
A couple of hours later they changed Venues
and I went back and made this tag card! So fun
and they had another one that I missed early in
the day with an acetate frame! Shucks!
I did not make this tag, but love it and wanted
to share it. It was made as a Demo at Rubbernecker,
where I bought my Nestibilities (that is how I
remembered this one). The reason I like this
so much, was that the background area was
made with a tool (similar to the one you use
for the felt on alcohol inks), that holds a pad to
add ink to your c/s. Unfortuneatly funds ran out
before I could buy some, but they are defineately
on my list (wishing that is!)
Another reason for this post is when I lost my
pc a few weeks ago, apparently I lost my signature
here too, so I am attempting to add it back! Lets
hope it shows up! LOL!
Maybe I will post again later.....no promises
though! Busy day ahead! Have a great day and
thanks for stopping by!
Monday, September 8, 2008
I just had to share this fabulous video that Crystal shared on CCB group last night! You really must go and watch it......I promise you won't be sorry!
This video is made by Becca at Amazing Paper Grace blog. You can see her amazing cards that she has made on her blog!She uses Nestibilities and corner punches to make the most beautiful design and shows you how to do it too!
You can go to see the video here. This is such a sweet treat and I am so happy to share it with the world. Thank you Crystal for sharing it and thank you Becca for your great Video!
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Happy Monday & Happy Stamping! I will hopefully try to post again later.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Here is what I have wanted for a whole year (at least)! Yea!!! Now I have 2 sets of Nestibilities!!
Marco's Paper had a wonderful selection of both Nestibilities and Cuttlebug Folders. They didn't have any of the New Nesties, but they did have some of the Newer CB folders and if you know me, you know that I love my CuttleBug! They had some great paper too! Teehee!
Anyway, I could not resist...I bought 1 of the already known folders and 1 of the newer ones (which is actually 5 in 1) at Marco's!
I will post later with the Make N Takes that I made and hopefully (If time allows) get some cards made to show you with my new goodies! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sunday!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
One of my group members, who is also a blogger Jovi from Inky Impressions sent me this Video this morning and after watching it, I feel that I need to share it with as many people, (especially women ) as possible.
Please, I am begging you to go watch it! It could save your life!
Please share it with all of your friends and loved ones too!
Love & Hugs Lori
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I am so far behind on my swaps!
I made these 2 cards for our shades of Green swap, although I only need one! LOL! Green is my favorite color in all the world. I love all colors but Green signifies Peace, tranquility and new birth. It just relaxes me!
The top card is of course a House Mouse Design Gruffie Bear called Party Preparations VR1005
on Lime Green cs. The background behind the image is a Glossy green cs made with Gold Pearl-Ex powder & PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive).
Both of these cards are my very first attempt at using my Prisma Pencils with Gamsol (Oderless Mineral Spirits). I think they came out pretty good, except for the balloon. It was harder to get the color to blend well on that one. Just means I need more practice in larger areas. I was also thinking of stamping something in the balloon, like Happy Birthday or Celebrate!
Then just under the image is this gorgeous Background paper, which you can't see how shimmery it is in the photo. I don't know who makes it, as it was gifted to me in a swap. If you know, I would love to know. The Happy Birthday Stamp is from an old Hero Arts set called "Calligraphy Message Stamps". They may have been discontinued by now, as I bought them in the early 1990's.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sue sent it to her and she has honored me with it and her kind words brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Carolyn for this great honor and all the nice things you said about me. I am so glad that I have had such a great influence on you Sweetheart. I can't take all of the credit though! You are a fantastic artist and I am so proud to know you and that you have taken on the House Mouse Monday blog Challenge and become one of the Design Team, as well. And thank you Sue for sending this to Carolyn. She truly deserves it!
Now for the fun part! This was also so challenging, because there are so many bloggers out there that I would just love to give this to, but alas I can only pick 7 and know of soooo many more.
Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
So Here goes:
1). Judy at Judy's Crazy for Cards Judy is an amazing artist and has been the most wonderful friend. Although we have never met in person, she has been my rock and has given me soooo much encouragement both physically and mentally! Thank you Judy for being such a great friend!
2). Kimberly at Kimberly's Creative Corner Kimberly is amazing! I think...does she sleep? She is not only a great artist, but she teaches classes, sells crafts, has recently started blogging (and does a fantastic job...go look), has her own stamp club (which someday I hope to check out), is a very active member on my House Mouse group and is a Mother & Wife! When life trys to kick her, she gets right back up and goes on! Her stamping life is her full time job and she goes at it with gusto! Kim...please send me some of your energy!
3). Jovita at Inky Impressions Jovi, as I nicknamed her long ago has been such an inspiration for so long. Her cards are fabulous and I am always so excited to receive them. I have actually made an album to hold just her cards. I also love reading about her Harley riding adventures in Colorado! Her blog has also added quite a few new members to my House Mouse group. She also loves Penny Black, as you will see if you go take a looksy at her blog.
4). Terry at Terry's Krazy Place Terry is a new blogger and has done a wonderful job of setting it up! I really want to encourage her to keep up the good work! I know she is out shopping for more mice today! Go Terry!
5). Dawn at Dawns Stamping Thoughts Dawn is Fabulous! Her blog has been so inspirational and I believe I have tried more of her projects than any others! She has fantastic videos to go see and just when you think she should be running out of projects, she comes up with something new! Thank you Dawn for all of your inspiration!
6). Mel at Mel Stampz Mel has some amazing Tutorials and if you look down her sidebar, her blog could keep you busy for days! She does such a great job at explaining everything. My favorite is her Cuttlebug tutorials, which is the link I have added here! You must go see it, if you haven't already.
7). Kim at Clearly Inspired Kim is obviously Inspired and shares her great talent with the blogging world, also through some wonderful videos and tutorials! I love her blog! Thank you Kim for being so generous in sharing your projects!
Whew! That was hard! While doing this I came up with so many more I would love to share! Hmmm! I wonder if I could create my own blog award to share the others with? LOL! Or maybe, I will do a post with some great blog links in the near future! Would you like to see that?
Carolyn, thank you so much for sharing this honor with me!
Thank you all for stopping by and sharing my excitement! Please leave a comment! I just love your input! Hugs Lori
Here is the tip I shared:
How often do you come up with a great tip, totally by accident?
I did this week and it was just a matter of remembering to send it. LOL! I was working on a swap card relating to chocolate and had this great background paper. Sometimes when your cutting blade is a little worn, they don't cut regular paper stock to well. I only had 1 sheet of this precious paper and it has chocolate on it. When I cut the edges, they came out frayed.....Ugh! What could I do to fix this? A lightbulb went off in my head......I have a Cuttlebug and a Sizzix Scalloped frame! I put the panel on and ran it through my CB! Viola! From this, I now had a nice rectangle piece and a frame piece, both very nicely cut. I got 2 cards out of 1 1/4 sheet panel from this. You don't even have to use this to rescue your cuts, but I was sure glad I had the option!
I am so happy that my tip was appreciated, as I almost didn't send it. I hope it helps you in your projects too! Thanks for stopping by! Oh! By the way, this tip is for the 2 cookie cards I posted yesterday!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
So, I spent most of last week and yesterday on the phone with Microsoft Technicians. After taking hours each time trying to download this very important update (pc won't run well without these updates being done), I was getting so frustrated. Finally last night we found the problem! Want to know what it was?
It was McAfee Antivirus Program!!! Even though I disabled it, it still would not allow the service pack from MICROSOFT to download!!! I have been telling Mark for years that I hated McAfee and they always caused problems with my pc's. I knew it..I knew it!!!! I tried to uninstall it after I had cleaned my hard drive, but it refused to uninstall. I had to give the Microsoft Tech "Narendran" permission to access my computer, so he could remove it for me. Let me tell you, it is very interesting to watch movement from somewhere else on you pc while you are not doing anything! So Wierd!
Anyway all in all, I dealt with 3 different Microsoft Technicians over the last week and I can't say enough about how wonderful they are. They were so helpful and patient, especially that I am going deaf made it a bit harder. Besides the great feeling of finally getting it loaded Narendran, The Tech thanked ME for being so patient while we resolved the issue. How great is that!
Now my machine is clean and has my good antivirus program installed that McAfee fought against tooth and nail. I am a happy blogger today! Thanks for stopping by and listening to my pc woes! I will try to post some cards later today!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I am going to go work on some projects now. I hopw you all have a great evening.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Hi everyone! Happy Monday!
What do you think of this card? Pretty bad coloring huh! I did this image before I got my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I didn't want to waste it, so I went ahead and made a card. I used a glitter Gel pen on the stars on the flag and the image is called "Show your colors" #HMLR1006 from Stampabilities. The "Freedom" stamp is from the Studio g clear stamps. I also used some star ribbon that I found at Hobby Lobby. Thanks for stopping by...hopefully my coloring will show a definite improvement on my next cards.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Then the clock went off at 6:00 so I could get up, shower and get ready for appt. with Audiologist, so he could tell me that my hearing is much worse than it was the last time I saw him. He really was no help and I feel that it cost $65.00 out of pocket for nothing.
Anyway, when we left there Mark drug me around for awhile shopping and looking at cars (He is trying to find me a new (used) car). We also went to Good Will, where Mark bought me 2 chairs for my stamp room, as the 2 I have are really bad. No I have a new problem...can't get the seats raised up and they are way to low. I feel like I am sitting on the floor trying to type this. We then stopped off at the Humane Society to get Flea & Tick meds for babies. By the time we got home I was starving and exhausted. Ate something and went and napped for a couple of hours.
Now for the highlight of my day...the mail!!!! It was so great to receive 2 great cards, from StampersUnite & The Best of House Mouse members. The funny part is they are also good friends with each other and my very dear friends too! The first card was a Birthday card from Judy, who is also on the Design Team for Firecracker Designs By Pamela. She made a Birthday card on Technique Junkies and said now she needed someone to send it to. It had 50 on it and I teased her and told her that if she changed the zero to a one, she could send it to me! Well, she did! Here is her great card I'm sorry about cutting the top off..I was lucky to get the picture as my other fur baby (Lucy Twos) wanted to sit on the card and then my batteries on the camera were getting low. I took 6 pictures before I gave up.
She also included these cute little Metal Dots. I don't have any of these and can't wait to play with them.
Thank you so much my sweet Darlin Parlin! You are so sweet and this fantastic card really brought some cheer to a crummy day!
The other card I received was from Kathay for our SUGMS (StampersUnite Monthly swap) and the theme was to concentrate on a technique and send instructions with your card made with this technique.........I am in love with this card!
Kathay's instructions say she used Alcohol Inks in water for the background here. What a fabulous look, huh! It is so realistic! The Koi is by Stamp Zia and the words at the top "Be the Change you wish to see in the world -Ghandi" are from Impression Obsession. Kathay also used Bubbles! I must find out where these are from. What a great effect.Thank you so much Kathay....i can't wait to go try this technique! I just love alcohol inks and now I have another way to use them. Thank you for sending so much information on this card.
Now the whole time I have been trying to do this post, I have had a horrible headache, so I am going to go back to bed. Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. I would love your feedback on how I am doing, since I have not been blogging long. I am trying to post more often too!
Have a good evening.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This one gave me a hard time. The image has wallpaper on top normally and I had a horrible time coloring it. I did not have the patience to color all the leaves and flowers, so I finally gave up and chopped the top off and then it was easy peasy! If you enlarge the photo, you will see that the little tag in the right corner says mischief maker. I still have this one to send for one of my swaps.
I just love this image. Do you remember collecting these dolls and playing with their hair when you were a kid? I guess this kind of dates me, doesn't it. This one is also waiting to go to a new home.
This next one is also one that I had a hard time with and sat on my desk looking at me for weeks until one night it jumped up and said here is what you do. LOL! It is already at its new home with Darlene.
Do you ever make a card and like it so much, that you don't want to give it away? This is the one I wanna keep (but know that I won't). I had so much fun with this one and it looks like fun, doesn't it! I used a piece of plastic that something came in and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. Then the question was, how to attach it and I found these cute little flower brads and it worked perfectly. Sorry that the picture is a little blurry.
This last one is stamped on glossy paper, then covered with a post it note. I then took a compressed sponge and inked it with a re-inker and pulled the ink from the post-it note out to the edge of the c/s for the bright pink design.
Well I finally figured out what to do so that I have my pictures where I want them here in the blog....Just set it for no layout. This way I can type what I want with my pictures! Still on a learning curve!
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment and tell me what you think of my cards. Lori
I have been working on Altering a clipboard for hubby's birthday present and it has been a task.....not because of the actual physical work, but coming up with a theme, an idea. I wanted to do something that would portray his intelligence, as well as his interests. I started this project months ago and put it away hoping to think of an idea. I painted a clipboard (not the one I gave him) in Olive Green & Pearl Blue Lumiere Metallic Acrylic paints. I then printed out a bunch of Dover clip art in black only (printer color cartridges are empty) and colored the images with chalk
then sprayed with fixative so the black printer ink would not run if wet. I then used Mod Podge to adhere them to the clipboard.....to make a long story short....hated it....this is the one!
Soooooo, I started over with a clean clipboard. No Paint this time! I used Mod Podge to adhere 2 12" x 12" sheets of designer paper, front & back....then a new problem arose...what to do with the empty top part and the ugly clip. I took out my alcohol inks (Adirondak) and dabbed them all over the clips and the little initial pieces, then adhered the little initials with Scor-Tape, from the makers
of Scor-Pal (Link below Right). Now I still had the problem with the blank top and it looked really ugly with nothing there. I know...I Know....Mulberry Paper! Well, I couldn't find it in this mess...oh where could it be. After looking for an hour, I finally found it...mod podged it on and used my water color pen to tear the excess around the back to make it fit, almost perfectly. I think it makes a nice topper, what do you think? Here is the final result of the one I gave him last night.
This is the back and the photo to the far right is the front. Had a little trouble getting the html code to cooperation on the positioning of the photos! LOL! I will learn!
I am really pleased with the final result. You know how it is when you sort of have an idea in your head but can't quite get it out in to a realistic project? Well I do this all the time and most of the time, it turns out totally different than I thought it would.
I have a harder time with men's projects and cards than with other subjects. I would love to hear what you think of this clipboard project. Please post a comment and tell me what you think. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs Lori
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This card looks much better in person...much more vibrant. I had so much fun doing this fun slider card. I got the information from a video on Where the Rubber hits the Road Blog months ago by Linda Heller! I believe this is one from her A-Z tutorials and it is call the Hi-Lo card.
I was not into doing slider cards until I found this one and I had just bought my Crop-O-Dile, so adding the eylets was really easier for me.
I have had these stamps forever, but I just love them, especially the Mustang! My very first car was a 1965 Mustang and I had a few since then.
Stamp Credits: Mustang - Classic Status Stamp Co. (May be out of business), Dad - That's all she stamped, Sparkplug - Gumbo Graphics Stamp works. I am not sure if any of these companies are still in business.
Anyway, the red fur behind the photo is my Cat Lucy! She decided she wanted to be my backdrop and the best light I could find without glare was outside natural light.
Hopefully I will be posting again sooner, as I just loaded 56 pictures to pc (my work and others, along with furbabies). Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fathers Day!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I know I am a terrible blogger! Sorry I haven't been here as much as we both would like, but do you ever just feel like you have this huge list of things to do and they kind of overwhelm you! Well, that's me! I will try to do better, especially as I have lots to share with you! Stay tuned for the next post where I will introduce my new baby! LOL! Actually my new toy....Oh, but I am so excited! Be back in a bit! Yup! Gonna make you wait!! Hugs Lori
Monday, May 19, 2008
I made this card and I am so pleased with the way it came out. It is a bit Out-Of-My-Box, because I am so ribbon challenged and through my blogging experience I learned how to tie the
knot. It only took me watching a video over and over again to get er done, though! Another thing that is really Out-Of-My-Box is layouts and I am working on changing my style and actually doing
some layouts on my cards.
So, I would love to hear what you think of this card. The scan is not the greatest, but I am hoping that before the week is out, I will have a brand new digital camera! Eeeek! I am so Jazzed about it and can't wait to get my hot little hands on it!
At the moment, since we are having electrical problems in the house (only half having electricity), I have to unplug this very heavy duty extension chord to plug in my old PC to use my scanner (not compatible with Vista). Then I have to save the scans to my Flash drive and transfer here, Shut-down and Unplug old pc, so I can have power back in my bedroom! Ugh! Lotsa work!
Happy Stampin and if I get time I will post again later or tomorrow! Hugs Lori
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Do you ever have moments where things like this just pop into your head? Would love to hear your comments on this.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
10/04/1923 TO 04/05/2008
This is not the normal type of post that I would send to the group, but do you ever feel like you have a personal connection with a celebrity? I believe this is the only actor in my life that was a true lover of God & Jesus. He was (in my eyes) a good man and true Christian.
Charlton Heston passed away last night. Being my one & only favorite actor, this has had a deep affect on me this morning. I was so shocked when I turned on my pc to see this.
Charlton my prayers are with you as you sit at the right hand of Jesus and your family who loved you and grieves for you. For those who loved him and are interested in reading about him here is the link to a news article about his life and passing. Hugs Lori
Saturday, April 5, 2008
This card that I made for the MAR swap was a real challenge and I don't think it will ever be repeated by me at least. I used seam binding up each side of the image and it was not easy adhering it to the panel. Is it too much with the background plaid panel? I sort of like it. Do you ever have a card that you have done and you like it, but are unsure of what your recipient will like it?
I would love to hear your comments on it. Thanks for stopping by. Lori
Thursday, April 3, 2008
So, what do you think of my lay-out? I would love to hear your comments.
Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
I received this card from a member of my group Karyn, for the Getting to know you swap. Isn't it adorable! I just love the Happy Hoppers and frogs too! It was the perfect card to send me. Karyn is so talented! Thank you so much Karyn!
Well thanks for stopping by and I will probably come back later and show some more of my cards. Happy Stampin! Hugs Lori