Friday, July 16, 2010

Grape Time

Well, maybe ......maybe I did 3 posts. I am jumping the gun but we shall see. First off, for Flutter by Wednesday we had to use a minimum of 3 layers and at Simon Says, one had to be fruity. Well I made a manly card as it is my Michael's uncle's birthday. I have my grape stamp (which I love using and i got it on sale...I love that even more). I stamped and embossed in black. I used chalks for the background and the grapes. I stamped the image twice and then cut out the grapes and, using pop ups, I have the grapes, well, up:) I created a little butterfly from a punch and coloured it quickly with tombow markers. I then hammered those eyelets in(what are they called again??) the 4 corners and then i layered it on leathered brown cardstock followed by dark purple, green and then a shimmering brown. I used stickers that I coloured purple to finish off the look. Now i shall see what 365 day cards has today. I am a busy gal this day. I have to clean(yuck), do the laundry(yuck, yuck), get banking done (blah blah), take care of my Wallace my freak boy dog who hates walks and rather pees in the house than go outside because he has been so traumatized(we got him as a rescue dog last Aug and he is still shaking like a leaf to go outside...any suggestions would be mighty helpful). We love him so though and he deserves love more than anything. My other dog, my Katie girl has been throwing up so I fear I need to take her to the vet today too. She is 11 and she is my peaches and cream! My mom seems to be forgetting time more and repeates quite a bit and that is hard seeing her disappear before my eyes. My friend Vancouver Jeff (as opposed to my ex-Jeff) is coming down this weekend. He is MY brother in all cents of the word and he even said he would come down for a weekend (yup from Vancouver-he is on his ex-partners' plane pass still.....maybe I should give the fruity card to him...ok I am sorry I can't help myself, please do not hate my political incorrectness as I can actually say that to him quite freely since VJ loves tossing me into fountains and generally getting my goat:))to stay with my mom so Michael and I can get away...amazing isn't it. We are picking him up at the airport today. I plan on doing something I have not done yet with him---bucket list time....Maybe we will go on the rapids(there is a boat) on the Niagara River. Now i don't mean above the falls and I don't me the Maid of The Mist (I laugh now as Mist in German means Manure) but they have a boat in the gorge to tackle the rapids and it holds about 50 people or so so it is safe. Anyway Look at me just talk..I can do that naturally.,... Have a fab day to all fo you. Happy Card making


  1. 'Tis a gorgeous card!!!! I love how you popped those grapes! (Maybe next time you can squish 'em for WINE!)

    Wish I had some tips for you, re: your fraidy cat dog. Do you ever watch "The Dog Whisperer" with Cesar Milan? Fantastic show. He has some books out, too....he may have a tip or two!

    Sorry to hear your mom is slipping. That's always tough. :(

    Have fun with your fruity friend! :)

  2. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  3. This is really gorgeous! I like those grapes a lot :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  4. What a fabulous card. love the grapes. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man Challenge blog.

  5. fabulous card :-) i love the image and the colours you used ,, gorgeous :-)

    as for your dog, a friend of mine has rescued his brother !!!very traumatised poor thing. What she did ,, and it worked ,, was to take him out when the neighbourhood was quiet, not many people or cars around and took him on the exact same route at the same time every day, this really worked as he knew what to expect ,, familiar surroundings all the time. Maybe you could try that ,,, hope it works for you too. George is still a nervous dog,,, but much better than he was.

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  6. Fabulous card Birgit, love those beautiful grapes and fabulous design. Hope you soon sort out your poor doggies - can't suggest anything other than what Lols has already suggested. Slowly, slowly, not too far, then a little bit further etc.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather xx

  7. Wonderful fab card, love the image.