Thursday, October 2, 2014

Card for New Challenge

First of all just call me a dingaling......All year I have done the challenges on Monday and the winner was announced on Tuesday.  So this Tuesday I announced the winner. (Priss)  Priss wrote to me to tell me the challenge doesn't end until tomorrow. duh.... So, you still have one more day for that challenge to enter more cards. 
I am announcing this challenge today, as I would like to start doing the challenges on Thursday with the winner announced on Friday.  I am not promising there will be one every week, but I will do them as often as possible.
First, I stenciled a 5x 5 piece of paper using Tim Holtz Honey Comb Stencil. I didn't cover the entire card stock, but left some space on the bottom right corner.  Then I started playing with ink.  I used several colors, spritzing with water and drying in between.  I inked the base card edges in many of the same colors and after it dried I stamped it in several place with Tim' textured stamp.  It is still one of my favorite stamps.  I repeated this on 2 or 3 different pieces of paper, stamped one with some text and on the honeycomb bottom I stamped some music. The lady was cut from Graphic 45 paper, that was inked to make it more vintage.  All the papers were distressed with my Zutter machine.  Cheesecloth was inked and butterflies die cut.  Then I started assembling the card, popping up some of the layers.  The Memory Box Flower was already cut and lying in my drawer, so it was inked and attached with Glue and Seal.  Earth Glitter was added to the lady's hat and also at the base of the flower for texture.
Products I used on this card are:
Distressed Inks by Tim Holtz - Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy
Earth Elements by Art Glitter
Ranger Texture Paint
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink - Potting Soil
Tim Holtz Slight Alteration  Stamp - CMS060
Tim's Seasonal Reflection - CMS112
Winter Collage G1830 by Memory Box
Delightful Peony Outline - 98742 - Memory Box
Butterflies - DL113 - Cheery Lynn

Below is what you need to do for this week's challenge
  • Use a vintage picture. Can be stamped or a picture
  • Mix colors of ink together
  • Do some stenciling
  • Use a product that can be purchased at Joan's Gardens (
You will have until Thursday October 9th  6:00 AM EST to link your project.

A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #24 and the winner of the challenge will be announced October 10th


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Things that make me happy today!

  •  Whisker 5 turned 4 months old.  He has been such a fun puppy (most of the time).He is "almost" trained.  Some days (like yesterday) he was like a "wild" thing".  I thinkhe resented the change from beautiful 80 degree weather to 50 degrees.  (I didn't like it either).
  • I have a card ready to post tomorrow and working on 2 more today. 
  • Jon is in Michigan helping our daughter and grandson with their building projects. 
  •  My outside work is pretty much done.  I thinned out my gardens to about 1/2 of what they were.  It will be so nice next spring.  I ordered 75 tulip bulbs this week, so will need to get those in the ground when they arrive.  I still would like to move a couple of things, but if that doesn't get done I can do it in the spring.
I am getting apples today to make applesauce and then doing some fall cleaning.  I wonder how I ever worked. (don't most retired people say that).
After the applesauce, my canning will be done!  Yipeeeeee!!

This rose is "The Doctor"  It was given to my Mom when my Dad died.
It has bloomed non stop this summer and is almost 6 feet high.  From what I have been told you can't buy them any more.  I moved it from Mom's and cherish every bloom.  Makes me think of her all the time as she so loved it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

And the winner is~~~

This week's winner was chosen by a random drawing and
Priss is the winner.    
Congratulations Priss!!!
 Thanks to those of you who joined us for last week's challenge. We had some beautiful cards
made for this challenge.  Be sure to check them out by clicking here!
Priss, please email me at so I can send you the badge for your web site.
 You can see Priss's beautiful quilling card by clicking here!  Be sure to leave her a comment.  She did a great job learning how to do quilling and gives us lots of wonderful information about it.  Great job Priss.
Thanks again for joining us for this challenge.

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