Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Birthday Crazy! - Anything Goes - Brown, Green, White and a hint of Lavender/Purple -Anything Goes

Can we say Birthdays!!! My friend's birthday is on May 14th, My hubby's niece is on the 17th, my niece is on the 18th, my friend's son is on the 21st, My wonderful hubby, Michael, is on the 25th, my friend's daughter is on the 29th and mine is onJune 2nd!!! Now put Mother's Day in the mix and my head is ready to explode. I used to have my birthday all to myself and loved being the cracked Gemini that I am but now there are others and Taurus in the mix...I really need to find stamps with astrology as a theme. Make It Monday is always Anything Goes and I love it. They have such a great site and so many beautiful creations. Now I love Simon Says because it also has so many neat creations and I always loved playing that game but I always lost...I didn't use twine so I hope you do not hold that against me. So many did a great job. Colour Create Challenge is just that..a Challenge. I think I have more than a hint of Lavender/Purple but I hope it still fits the bill. I used some great paper with glitter. I stamped the daisy image in Apricot Brown ans I used my Prisma Pencils for the lavender effect. I have the basic white cardstock with the peel off in Gold and some remnants from my cuddlebug that seemed to work and it is in Lavender. Thank you to all the beautiful works I see when i venture to these sites and to all the others-what a great way to view such wonderful works. Thanks!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

One Layer, Framed - Case-use a design team's card as an inspiration - Frame It!

Hello one and all! I actually made this card 2 weeks ago as I  will be helping a craft class at a long term care home where my mom is now living. At DreamValley Challanges, one could use a number of design team's beautiful cards as an inspiration and use their card to make one of your own. I was inspired by this One layer card that says "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" It had a heart and flourishes on the card. This is a card that I will be using for the elderly to make. It is one layer andthe flower is coloured with pastel chalks. I used a brown dye pad for the flourishes to frame the flower in and then I sponged the card with pink, lavender and a blue. It just seemed to fit this challenge and the Frame It challenge at Crafty Creations. . When I visit my mom and I see the elderly there, many do not talk and can not walk and I think of their lives and what they must have been in youth and that saying Live, Laugh, Love just seemed to hit me as I am hoping the people whom I will help next Saturday will have a little fun. Enjoy the day and every never know...  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Male Cards a Go-Go - Anything Goes -Your Favourite technique -Torn or distressed edges

I have missed a few challenges and these were made with them in mind. 2 had a male themed challenge but it so happened that I wanted to use my favourite technique that I haven't used in a while which works out! The top card I used my brayer and rolled the colour on which is called Autumn. I stamped in black dye the image. I used the cuddlebug which I also love for the green paper and mounted it on the nice brown paper and finished it off with gold trim. When I took the picture the flash just seemed to hit the right spot eh?? The 2nd card I used my cuddlebug to cut out the nestibilities design. I then used my stencil with grapes and covered it with paste which creates a 3d layer. I coloured it with pastel chalks. I used, as almost always, the trim on the edges. Oh yeah I also distressed the inner card  for an aged look. It makes me think of wine..let me dream.....I entered these challenges for the anything goes challenge for Make It Monday and My Favourite Technique for the Stampman Challenge and Craft Your Passion which I hope you do see the distressed look, or I shall be distressed:). There are so many techniques I love.... hard to choose

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rant...and why not!

I have not been on this great site for a while and I am doing a little rant today. To the public at large..please bathe! or at least use something so my nostrils are not attacked by the foul stench emanating from your personhood. I work with the public. So many are great and have so much to deal with...and then there are others who come in and feel entitled to be given money for back rent even though they just told me they won $5,000 on a scratch ticket ...but they can not make their rent. To top things off they then swear and the kicker-my eyes begin to water and my stomach convulses ready to puke out alien because the man never heard of soap. When I noticed the paint peeling I knew this was a winner. I have had others who never believe in soap or lysol or anything of that note and then feel compelled to come closer to me and start talking. I beg to all people out there who are soap deprived-please go to any dollar store and buy some soap. There was one woman who came in-she still gives me nightmares.....To say she was ugly would be mean to warthogs out there everywhere. Now if she was physically deprived but the heart of an angel I would not even think of writng this but she was just mean. I mean...mean!!! She would walk in, she was a large short woman with missing teeth(I kid you not), who had large bahama mama's and would never wear a bra..yup they were lopsided and she would usually wear a white shirt. Her hair-was so greasy you just had to wipe her hair on a pan and you could cook veggies without adding any oil....again not kidding. The smell emanating from every pore of her nasty soul would make me gasp for breath as I had to take her money every month for payments. One poor lass came walking down the stairs whistling a happy tune when  the sewer pits of hell was in, the poor girl took a couple of whiffs and literally ran down the hall dry-heaving. I wish I was exagerrating but, alas, I am not. Sewer Pits would never say hello or thank you and would often grunt. Ughh I would have rather taken money from Satan. I wish I could give a care package out to people which would always guessed it! Soap!!! To people who design buildings without the ability to open windows...tell me why do you do that??