Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Owl Treats

Well we survived Monday and we are almost through Tuesday.  I'm not having the best week health wise, but what ya gonna do?  Just keep plugging along, cause "any day above ground is a good day".  Right?

I have my September stamp class tonight.  I think we are making some nice projects.  Most of them are ones that I've shared right here so hopefully the class attendees will be excited to be able to make them.  Class starts at 6:30 and I'm pretty much ready.  Just have to carry the stuff upstairs, but Brooke will be here shortly so she can help me.

I wanted to share something I made today that I found on Pinterest.  I'm not sure where this originated.  All I found was a picture and I winged it as far as measurements and such.

Aren't they cute?  I will be making some of these to sell at the scrapbooking retreat in mid October.  They are so simple to make with the Owl Builder Punch and the Fringe Scissors.

Have you checked out this weeks Weekly Deals?  Here they are.  Weekly Deals  I will try and post a picture of them as soon as I can.  My upline usually posts one we can share and she hasn't posted it yet.

Well I better get going.  Class time will be here before I know it.  Hey maybe I should go an catch a 5 minute nap.  That sounds like a good idea.

Blessings,
Renee

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lazy Sunday

It's been a lazy Sunday afternoon and I loved it.  Nothing better than a Sunday afternoon nap.  We went to church and then stopped and got hot and ready pizza and came home.  We watched the Tigers, slept and woke up in time to see them lose.  Not happy about that, but we are still in it.  Then I came down to the stamp room to do a couple of business issues and thought I'd get a post in.  I know I don't usually post on Sundays, but I've got a little post for ya.

I used the For All Things stamp set again.  Nothing difficult about this card at all.  I stamped the leaf three times, once in Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.  I cut them out and only put adhesive on the bottom part of the leaves.  When they were applied to the embossed background it made them pop out a little on the top and give more dimension.  I made a several loop bow from the Gold Baker's Twine and attached with a glue dot.  The greeting is popped up on dimensionals.

Well that's it, I guess.  Oh no, I forgot.  I have my September stamp class on Tuesday night at 6:30.  Are you coming?  If you are please RSVP by tomorrow.  Please bring a pair of scissors and your own adhesive.  I will supply everything else for the projects plus snacks.  Cost is $20.  My regular attendees are always talking about what a good time they have so maybe you should come and see for yourself.  I'd love to have you!

Blessings,
Renee

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Grateful for Scraps

Yes, you read that right!  I am grateful for scraps.  Why you ask?  Well I have to say that I think some of my best cards come from my scrap pile.  I periodically as you know, I make myself use the scrap pile to make cards.  I did a series awhile back on them.  I think it was back in May maybe?  Anyway that is where this card came from today.  The stamped piece was from an attempt at something I had in my mind and when it was stamped it just didn't strike my fancy so in the scrap pile it went.  Today I took it and trimmed it down and it became this card.  The fringe on the bottom came from the piece of Burlap Ribbon that I've been unraveling for projects I've already shown you.  Well I couldn't throw that piece that was left away, now could I?  I pulled it out of the scraps and it became fringe.  Don't ya love it?

I attached the Burlap Ribbon and a piece of Mossy Meadow Ribbon using sticky strip.  The bow was attached using glue dots.  A pretty simple card, but I really like how it turned out and I was able to use the scrap box.

We are off shortly to go and meet my uncle and cousin who are here from California.  They came to go fishing so the trip was short and they will leave tomorrow.  My cousin who has never been to Michigan referred to Lake Michigan as the ocean.  LOL!  Now that's funny!

Have a blessed day!
Renee

Friday, September 19, 2014

Freaky Friday

If you've been around here for very long, you know that I share a lot of my life here on my blog.  The good, the bad, the ugly.  Well today probably falls in the category of FREAKY!  I just can't put my finger on it, but I just feel so unsettled the last few days.  Maybe it's the weather (goes from freezing and gloomy to nice temps and sun all in one day) or it is most likely hormones.  I can honestly say that pre-menopause is not my most favorite time of life.  Can anyone else relate?  I think most of the time my family keeps looking at me waiting for my head to start spinning.  Cold, hot, happy, sad, tired, energetic....I seem to run the gamut everyday and honestly it's getting a little on my nerves.  So I guess hence the freaky feeling.  So tying in the freaky part I have a little freaky ghost card for you today.

I used the same layout as the card I made yesterday.  I think it's a great way to spotlight our wonderful DSP and also not have it over power the card.  I love that this set (Fall Fest) has matching Framelits to make it so easy to use.  If you noticed I also used the little banner from For All Things like I did on yesterday's card, but this time I stamped the Boo To You from the Good Greetings set that all hostesses who host a $300 party between now and October 31 will get for FREE!  Yes I said FREE!  That is in addition to the regular hostess benefits.  After I got the card done I felt it needed one more thing and that is when I used the little stars from Be The Star stamp set and stamped them in the metallic Encore Silver ink.  Don't you love the little gogglie eyes?  I had some in my craft stash to finish it off.

Well I hope you all are enjoying your Friday and I'll do my best to keep my head from spinning.  LOL!

Blessings,
Renee

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello Fall....Color Me Autumn

I wasn't feeling the best yesterday, hence the reason for no post yesterday.  It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday and I just felt like I was wasting it, but when you don't feel well there's not much you can do.  So today was spent mostly catching up because I didn't do much yesterday.  Don't you wish there was someone to take over your chores when you didn't feel well?  If you find that person let me know.  I'd like to borrow them.  LOL!

Here is a card for today.  The minute I saw this set (For All Things) I knew I had to have it, but I must admit I've been struggling to make things with it.  I do like how this turned out though.  It just took me awhile.  I love the Color Me Autumn DSP.  Every sheet is just so.........Autumnish. *Ü*  Maybe that has something to do with why they named it that?  Hmmm......

 Speaking of Autumn, when it gets cold out don't you start to crave comfort food?  I know that I do.  I decided to try a recipe that I found on Pinterest.  You can find it HERE.  This recipe was so easy to make and tastes so good, it will definitely become a favorite in this household.  The best part is it's made in the slow cooker and there is very little work to it.  I put it on yesterday morning when I just wasn't feeling well and knew that supper was going to be a challenge if I didn't have a plan in place.  This cooked all day and about an hour and a half before Frank would be home I tossed in the dumplings and it was done when he arrived home.  It's even better the second day.

On Tuesday night Brooke came out for supper as she usually does on Tuesday and we made some fresh salsa.  Our family loves salsa and chips so this will be gone in no time.  We got the tomatoes from my dad since our tomatoes never amounted to much.  Most of our garden didn't this year.  We'll have onions, potatoes and gourds and pumpkins.  Everything else just died off.
 
Well that's about it for today.  If you're hungry, stop over and I'll share my salsa, but I'm not sure about the dumplings. ;)  Thanks for stopping by!
 
Blessings,
Renee

Monday, September 15, 2014

Simply Grateful

I am absolutely freezing in my office today, but I refuse to turn on any kind of heater.  It is way too early for that.  Really what is cold on me is my fingers.  I need some of those fingertipless gloves, that way I could still type.  LOL!  Maybe my knitting/crocheting friends could do that for me?

Anyway I've just got a simple little 3" x 3" card for you today.  After making the cards I posted on Saturday I had some leftover leaves and wanted to do something with them.

 
My dad has built a few more of the Blendie holders.  The last ones went fast and he may not have time to build more before November so if you want one, let me know ASAP.  The price is $38 plus shipping if I have to mail it.  If you are local then it is $38.  They come unfinished as shown and it does NOT include the markers, but I can sell you some if you are in need.  The measurements of this is 12" x 5-1/2" x 5".  It's very sturdy and well made.  It will hold 78 Blendabilitie Markers.
 


 
Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Renee

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Leftovers

Who doesn't like leftovers, especially if it has to do with pumpkin pie?  Oh, there I go again, getting MPP confused.  LOL!  I had some leftover pieces from this past month's MPP and decided I would make some Fall cards.

The smile die cut piece was in the kit and it was just white.  I stamped the Hardwood background over it with Baked Brown Sugar Tarts.  There I go again.  LOL!  Can you tell I'm a sweet eater?  I cut out the leaves using the Fun Fall Framelits and ran them through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  The stars are from the In Color Sequins and are also Baked Brown Sugar.  I tied a little knot with the Gold Baker's Twin and then unraveled the ends.  Sponged a little Hello Honey on the background to give it an aged look.

This one I did pretty much the same thing except that I made a multi loop bow from Linen Thread.
 
Hope you've enjoyed these and thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Renee
 

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