Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday!

Last week Cindy Adkins suggested that I link something for "Pink Saturday." Beverly was kind enough to visit my blog and invited me to her 3rd Birthday Party!  I took this picture this morning of one of my favorite roses.  Happy Pink Saturday Birthday, Beverly!
And speaking of birthdays, I had one this month and a couple of blogging friends caught wind of that and surprised me. Since this is Pink Saturday and this amazing card and hand dyed ribbon arrived today from Lynne of Adorn, I just had to share.  Lynne, Thank you so much.  I wish you all could see this, because a picture does not do justice to this beautiful creation!  Love this! 
Lynn of Trash To Treasure sent me a wonderful surprise which arrived on my birthday.  Another incredible card, which I really wish you could see in person.  So love this card and can't wait to play with the goodies.  Thank you again, Lynn!  As most of you may know, Lynn is recovering from neck surgery and has to be taking it easy.  I know I am not alone with wanting a speedy and complete recovery for this lady!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by. Oh and I noticed that Blogger still has not fixed the commenting issue, but added a new problem with some of us not having a following!  Now you still can follow a blog, by clicking on the follow link on the very top left of the blogger page.  Such fun!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Altered Alice - Time!

Blogger is still having problems with commenting and sign in for some users, so please if I don't comment, that is why.  I have added Firefox, but not sure how I like that.  It is not my computer or programs, it is Blogger, so that is good!

Now to the fun stuff!  I had a blast creating this card for The Altered Alice and the "Time" challenge.  Even more fun, because I got to play with one of my new Tim Holtz dies and used one of his techniques from "A Compendium of Curiosities."  If you don't have this book, run and get it.  Even if you are not a grunging fool, the techniques are amazing.  I used grunge paper for the die cut and stamped clock.  The smaller clock was cut with the Pinking Circle die from Spellbinders.  Way back, I saw my friend, Connie Paxman, use this for a clock piece and just thought how brilliant.  It works so well for clocks and gears!  All stamps are from Artistic Outpost's Wonderland Collage and I am linking this for the May referral on Artistic Outposts Blog.  Love this set!  The background paper is from G-45's "Halloween in Wonderland."  I embossed this with a Cuttlebug folder and then highlighted using Stampin Up White Craft ink.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend and for those celebrating Memorial Weekend, be safe!  Really appreciate your comments!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bad Blogger!!

Some of us are experiencing blogger commenting problems and this has been going on since yesterday.  Today I have been able to comment on some blogs, but it really is hit and miss.  Now it appears as if Blogger does not recognize my password, so please know I will stop by your blogs as soon as I can.  This is really irritating, because I do have arm pain and to have to type over and over, is not fun! 

I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to comment and know that if I am not hearing from some of you, well I know why!  Oh I can visit and check out all the beautiful creations, so know that I have been there.

Enjoy your day and hopefully this will be fixed shortly, like blogger tells us!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grungy Monday #8 and Gingersnap Creations 101

"Save a horse ride a cowboy" is what this card brings to my mind!  We are challenged to use Cowboys and Cowgirls at Gingersnap Creations, so I went with the Cowboy theme!  For Grungy Monday, Linda has us playing and splattering with inks using Tim's September Technique Challenge.  Now Mr. Holtz used Adirondack Dye Ink Pads, but since I only had a couple of colors, I went with Distress Inks!  I did distress my image backgrounds after the splattering and stamping.  The blue background paper, I added to the puddle to give it kind of a leather type look.  Of course, I covered most of it up.  We used Tim's Typeset Alphabet die and corners from the ATC die.  I was going to make a tag, but then decided this would be a birthday card or Father's Day card for my DH, who is a far cry from a "Cowboy."
Inks used, Archival Black, Distress Inks, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo.
My friend, Tracy is having a blog candy offering.  Now if you don't know Tracy, you really should take the time.  She is a riot and a really cool person, not to mention she is guest designer for the "Altered Alice" this week, which reminds me to get creating something!

I also received a consolation prize from another Blogger friend, Lisa, over at LoveLee Notes!  She had a blog giveaway and even though I did not win, she wanted to thank me!  Lisa sent me the sweetest little box of tea conversation cards and a precious card.  Was that lovelee or what?  Lisa offers some interesting tips from time to time, so take a visit!  Thank you, Lisa!
Wishing you all a wonderful week.  Your visits and comments are always appreciated!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bloggers Challenge, Grungy Monday and Pink Saturday!

Wow!  It has been three weeks since my last post and I do apologize if I have not been around as much.  Kind of in a slump and having some problems with too much typing or holding my arm at a certain height.  So when I do post and comment, it may be a little shorter than usual.
We are entering this at Grungy Monday - Distress Ink Color Blocking, using techniques from the one and only Lord Holtz and Lisa's Bloggers Challenge - Sketch Challenge.  We are also linking this for the first time with Pink Saturday.  The flower I had made some time back, just playing around with a scalloped Martha Stewart Rotary Cutter and when I saw Lisa's sketch challenge, I decided to use this flower!  For the color blocked background, I used Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar and Dusty Concord and then embossed it using one of the new Textured Fades.  I also embossed the strip behind the flower.  The border punch is trim is from Stampin Up and I used Elegant Eggplant ribbon.  Papers are Stampin Up and Tim Holtz.  After all was said and done, I wish I had made the background larger as to me the flower was too big.

Hope you all are enjoying some better weather!  To say the least, it has been weird all over!  Thank you for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

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