Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Storm damage

Last night we had a bad storm go through our area and we lost a huge limb out of our tree, just missing my shop/craft room.  We were very blessed that we had no damage to our house or buildings.  I feel bad though as this branch held the kids swing.  Jon thinks he can lower it on the broken off branch though, or we will have to find another tree to hang it on,  The kids  play on it all the time when they are visiting.

This certainly is minor compare to what so many have gone through with all the storms and fires throughout our nation.  We praise God that this is all we had.

 Can you see the swing?  Jon thinks he can lower it so the kids can still use it.  I sure hope so!!

There is a broken branch still wedged in the next tree .  We will have to get it down so that it doesn't come down and hurt someone.

And the winner is~~~~

This week's winner was chosen by a random drawing and

Priss is this week's winner.  

Congratulations Priss!!!!!

 Thanks to those of you who joined us for last week's challenge.  I know it was a different kind of challenge, but I love trying to teach you something new.

I will be sending Priss a badge for her web site and Terri will be sending a gift from Joan's Gardens.

 You can see Priss's beautiful card by clicking here!   Notice how she shadowed the balloons and how much more important they seem doing so,   If you haven't left Priss a comment yet, please do so. It is always nice to read how others enjoy our cards.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Challenge #14

This past week, starting on Wednesday my group of friends from Illinois , Michigan, Ohio and Indiana got together to "play".  On Friday we went to Diane's beautiful home on a creek and then on Saturday we got together at our home.  Left to right is Linda (Diane's sister who joined us on Friday), Gretchen (IN) Darlene (Ohio...I had to insert her as she took the picture), Judy (IN), Diane (MI), Bette (IL) and myself.  We had the best time and I will be sharing projects with you that we made.  We each took turns doing a project and below is the project that I shared.  I took this wonderful class in Florida at the Owl and the Pussy Cat and I do believe this is my all time favorite card. Judy was a huge help in figuring out how to do this.   It fits in a A2 envelope and folds flat when mailed.  I am showing 2 different styles of it.

A badge will be sent to the winner and Terri at Joan's Gardens will 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 a die an outline would be great but not required
  • Use black on the card
  • add embellishments
  • 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:

You will have until next Monday, May 26 morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #14 and the winner of the challenge will be announced May 27