Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blogger is at it again!

This morning when I opened my web site, everything that is normally on the right hand side, is now at the bottom on the left side. When I go into the layout, it is correct. Nothing I do is correcting it, so I do believe it is a problem with blogger. Please bare with me until they get it fixed. Thanks!!!

And the Winner is~~~

  You can see all last weeks challenge entries by clicking here!
This week's winner was chosen by a random drawing and
Ginny is this week's winner.  
Congratulations Ginny!!!!!
A big thanks to those of you who created a card for the challenge.
I will be sending Ginny a badge for her web site and Terri will be sending a gift from Joan's Gardens.
 You can see Ginny's adorable card here!   Ginny was very clever using a recycled doily from a restaurant.   If you haven't left Ginny a comment yet, please do so. It is always nice to read how others enjoy our cards.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Challenge #10


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Yesterday was a picture perfect day in Indiana.  It was in the 70's, slightly breezy, sunny and a fantastic celebration of Easter.  We spent the afternoon/evening in Michigan at our daughters new home.
Since Lori's kitchen is not completely outfitted with all the essentials yet, we had a great non-traditional dinner of Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, corn and garlic bread.  If course some yummy deserts too.
It was fabulous and much easier especially since Philip (Lori's hubby) is an Italian and cooked
the Spaghetti and Meatballs with his fabulous sauce.
It was a day of much thanksgiving and blessings.  I will try and share some pictures tomorrow.
I have discovered several European card makers work and I just love their style.
First I started with a new paper pack I recently purchased called Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basic.
This paper is manufactured in Sweden and it very strong and easy to work with.
The card is a 6x6 and after distressing the layers of the 2nd layer, I sewed it on to the base, added tulle by again stitching it to the paper.  The round circle was cut from another piece of the paper line and popped up. 
Several flowers of  Spellbinder's Rose Creation die were cut, conditioned with the Tool kit, crumbled, opened and baked in the oven for a few minutes to set the crumbles.  After cooling, I assembled the flowers.
Several layers of  Magnolia Summer Foliage leaves were cut and conditioned.  Then I put some white Gesso on them and went over the entire leaf with "Pickle" by Art Anthology.  I loved how this turned out.
You can't really tell, but the little bird nest is inside the lantern and the door is open.  In the background are Peacock Feathers by Magnolia.
I really wanted to add a bird in the top left corner, but I did not have any that I thought looked good.  Once I added the Small Lace Faerie Queen Butterfly I was pleased with the results.  I still do want to find a lacy kind of bird for my die collection.
All the products below are available at www.atjoansgardens.com
Products Used:
Small Lace Faerie Queen Butterfly  DL 161 - Cheery Lynn
Summer Foliage - M40229  - Magnolia
Lace Coaster - M43763 - Magnolia
Peacock Feathers - M43732 - Magnolia
Rose Creations Dies - S5050 - Spellbinders
Lantern Die - MLR0190 - Marianne
Gesso - Ranger
Best Glue Ever
Neenah Paper
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!
You can make 3 cards this week
Below is what you need to do for this week's challenge
  • Use something from Nature
  • Purple and white
  • distressed edges
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.  Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Touch Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post: www.joanstouch.com
You will have until next Monday, April 28 morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #10 and the winner of the challenge will be announced April 29.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter to you and your family.  I hope this is a joyful day for all of you.
                 He is risen! Praise God for His plan of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord!!!!
       Oh glorious victory! Jesus is risen from the dead. Freedom is mine! Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Joan Fricker's photo.
Lily and Mazelee (Great Granddaughters) came to visit Thursday after school for the weekend. We had our nightly Tea Party (just like I did for their Mom and Aunt Kelsey)..candles, Ice Cream, Vanilla Pirouette Rolled Wavers. So much fun. LOVE these girls and they are growing up so fast. 
We took them shopping for new Easter clothes and 3 hours later we found just the perfect things.
They looked beautiful for church this morning.  Will post their pictures
later in their new outfits.