Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Golf Cart Blessing

For those who know me, know that I absolutely love meeting people!! This is the one thing that I had most looked forward to when we decided to come to Florida.  Sometimes, that is hard to do in a place where everyone has been together for several years (know what I mean?)  But, I am very determine and try to find ways to accomplish this.  Jon is also very, very good at this, so we both are pretty out going and neither of us usually know a stranger.
Many people in this park drive around in a golf cart as it is 2 miles around the park.  We really wanted to rent one for the month, but when we found out the price we decided to pass on it for this year.  Jon was extremely disappointed.
When we first arrived here, the neighbors across the street (whom we had not met yet) had a big party with live music.  We really enjoyed sitting outside listening and told them so the next morning.  They said they hoped it didn't keep us awake which it did not.  From that time we talked with them and Jon visited with Kent several times.  Well to make a long story short, they were going up to Georgia for a week and asked us if we would like to use their Golf Cart while they were gone.  We have really enjoyed it and you can see that Mr. Whiskers also love riding around.
God is good and we certainly felt His blessings from these nice people.  
Lori (our daughter) texted me after I told her about our blessing and said "hey Mom, that Banana Nut Bread sure worked didn't it?"  It pays to be nice to our neighbors and I get such joy out of it!!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

And the winner is~~~~

This week's winner was chosen by a random drawing and
Olga is this week's winner.  
Congratulations Olga!!! 

A big thanks to those of you who created a card for the challenge.

I will be sending Olga a badge for her web site and Terri will be sending a butterfly die..

 You can see Olga's beautiful card here!   Don't miss it. If you haven't left Olga a comment yet, please do so. It is always nice to read how others enjoy our cards.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Challenge #5

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Larger Image Nellie and Marianne has some beautiful prints that are like magazine pictures.  So, I did the following steps to transfer the picture to cardstock. 
1.  Cut out the picture
2.  Cut out the same size from Elizabeth Craft Transfer Sheet
3.  Lay this on top and burnish it with your finger. 
4.  Spritz water onto the back of the Vintage image. Let it soak a bit and then start carefully rubbing with your finger to remove the paper.  Be very careful not to dig into the picture.    Make sure all the paper is remove before moving to the next step.
5.  Lay the picture down onto cardstock and burnish. Make sure it is totally adhered to the card stock before removing the transfer sheet.  Cut the card stock larger than the picture so it can be cut with a die. 
6.  Cut with a decorative die that is the shape you want for the card.

You can purchase the following products from Terri at

Products I used on this card:
Transfer Sheets  - Elizabeth Craft  - EC600
Victorian Romance Flourish - DL151 - Cheery Lynn
Floral Flourish #1 -  6002/0156  - Joy Die
Floral Flourish  #4 -  60020159  -  Joy Die
Flourish Branch #2 - 60020264 -   Joy Die
Floral Branch #1 - 60020263  - Joy Die
Build A Flower #1 - B181 - Cheery Lynn
Garden Branch - LR0151 - Marianne
Flower and Leaves - LR0156 - Marianne
Decorative Elegance - LR0157 - Marianne
Labels 8 - S5-119 - Spellbinders
Floral Frenzy Embossing Folder - EF6 FLOR - Crafters Companion
Brown Pollen for centers of flowers
Susan Cockburn tool kit
Best Glue Ever, Crafters Pic Glue, Glue Glider

The challenge for this week is the following:

You can make 3 cards this week. 
 The winner will be chosen by a Random Drawing.

A badge will be sent to the winner and Terri at Joan's Gardens will be be sending a prize to the winner.

Here is what you need to do for this week's challenge!

  • Colors:  Neutral
  • Use a picture(any kind)
  • Add a fancy corner or flourish
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.