Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What the hack happened?

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Welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you stopped by today. I finally got a card done for I Brake For Stamps.  The stamp I choose to use for my card is call Rose Adorned Letter and if you would like to check this beautiful stamp just click here. All of the sentiments I used are also from I Brake for Stamps, Della has so many sentiments you need to you need to take some time and check them all out. The Happy Birthday one was here and so is the one I used inside the card. Just thought I would say, just incase you do not know I Brake for stamps has digital images and if you would like to see the one they have here is the link.

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The card is a 5” by 7” size. The papers I used are from my scraps and so is the ribbon. I used out the Happy Birthday with one of Stampin up punch. Added some pink pearls.

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I hope you like all the views.

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Here is the inside of my card. These are the copic markers used to color the image and I also used gelly roll pens copper star and pink star. Wink of Stella colors glitter gold and glitter dark pink.

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Here is the close up of the image.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week. I wanted to share some pictures I have taken of a Lilac bush I have in the back yard and a Crab Apple Tree and they are blooming so beautiful. I love flower and this year they are coming out a little late but that is fine because we still get to enjoy the beauty of God creating's.

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Crab Apple tree

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Tulips almost all done by the time I got home.

Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful week. 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Golf anyone?

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The Color Me Creative challenge #93 and the theme for the challenge is Father Day/Boys Stuff.

Our Fabulous Sponsor this challenge is



2 DIGIS of your choice from Dr. Digi

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The image I used is called Hole in one, Hal and you can fine him here. They have some of the best guy images if you are looking for something to make a masculine card.

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I’m still not back to myself yet. I remember other artist talking about loosing their MOJO, I sure can understand what they where talking about.  My sentiment is from PSX (out of business) and I made my  card for my brother as our father has passed away awhile ago. The 2 die cut I used are from Memory Box, they are called debutante Frame and Twinkling vine frame. Add some tiny cotton balls, trying to make them look like golf balls, but that did not turn out.

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I’m going to write something on the inside. I found this golf bag sticker so added it to the inside.

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These are the copic markers I used to color the image. Here is the close up of the image.

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As I’m looking at the image, I think that ring in front of his face is part of his hat. I kept looking at it and wondering why that was their, now I know. Does that ever happen to you? Thanks all my friends for stopping by, have a wonderful week. It is beautiful here in Wisconsin 82 degrees and the sun is beautiful. So where you are stay warm or stay cool and I send you my best.



Monday, May 26, 2014

Stand by our Men and Woman, Happy Memorial Day

We need to remember the men who have fought for our freedom.

As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open.

The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet away.

I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him.

I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade. He then turned back to the old                      man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying:

'You shouldn't even be allowed to drive a car at your age.' And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot.

I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he went back to his car and again looked at the engine.

He then went to his wife and spoke with her; he appeared to tell her it would be okay. I had seen enough, and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood straight and, as I got near him I said, 'Looks like you're having a problem.'

He smiled sheepishly, and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the hood myself and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me. Looking around, I saw a gas station up the road, and I told the old man that I would be right back. I drove to the station and went inside. I saw three attendants working on cars. I approached one of them, and related the problem the old man had with his car. I offered to pay them if they could follow me back down and help him.

The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and appeared to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem (overheated engine), I spoke with the old gentleman.

When I shook hands with him earlier, he had noticed my Marine Corps ring and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I nodded and asked the usual question, 'What outfit did you serve with?'

He said that he served with the First Marine Division at Guadalcanal Pelieliu, and Okinawa.

He had hit three of the worst ones, and retired from the Corps after the war was over. As we talked we heard the car engine come on and saw the mechanics lower the hood. They came over to us as the old man reached for his wallet, but was stopped by me. I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.

He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had his name and address on it, and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook hands all around again and I said my goodbye's to his wife.

I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the station. Once at the station, I told them that they had interrupted their own jobs to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to pay for the help, but they refused to charge me.

One of them pulled out a card from his pocket, looking exactly like the card the old man had given to me. Both of the men told me then that they were Marine Corps Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was leaving, one of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given me. I said I would and drove off.

For some reason I had gone about two blocks when I pulled over and took the card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long time. The name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his name was written: 'Congressional Medal of Honor Society.'

I sat there motionless, looking at the card and reading it over and over. I looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled that on this day, four Marines had all come together because one of us needed help. He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood next to greatness and courage, and an honor to have been in his presence.

Remember, as we approach another Memorial Day, OLD men like him gave you, and all of us, FREEDOM for America.

Thanks to those who served and still serve, and to all of those who supported them, and who continue to support them.

America is not at war. The U.S.Military is at war. America is at the Mall.

If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!

Remember, Freedom isn't Free. Thousands have paid the price, so that you can enjoy what you have today.



Thursday, May 22, 2014

Create with Metal

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I’m really happy to be able to post The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge on time. The challenge is always Anything goes but if you do the Twist you get double chances to win the prize and the Twist for this week is all about Tin Foil/Metals, add some to your card or do a project.  I do want to share with you the the past cards I have made but had no time to put them on my blog.  I love working with metals and foils there are all kinds. I do have many of the tools, they help you make all kinds of different textures and that make working with the metals a lot easier.

Our awesome sponsors this month are:

Stitchy Bear Design

and Paper Temptress

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I started a journal a long time ago. None of the pages are finish. I still want to add different embellishments. You can follow any kind of patterns, used stencils and stamps. One important thing is after you have finished your project you need to add a filler paste to the back of the metal piece you made. Like the butterfly is puffy (not sure if that is the right word) you need to fill in all areas so the metal will not flatten.

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The class was done by the artist name Magdalena Muldoon and she has an awesome book out called Metal Embossing workshop. If this is something you would like to look into here are the ISBN-13:978-1-4027-2444-2 and there is another number ISBM-10: 1-4027-2444-6. The publishing company is Sterling.

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I started to add some colors to the foils. My copic markers work perfect for adding colors on the different metals.

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Here are a couple videos first one is working with Tin Foil

This one is adding colors, but I used my copic.

This one below I worked on when I was in Austin,Texas. My SIL Georgianna has all the tools and metals. Several years ago Georgianna and myself took an  8 hour day classes for 2 day. The cowboy boot is a stamp and so is the horse. Used the tools to make all the other textures. I did not do so good on the words Texas Hugs.

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So happy to be home and posting to my blog. I have missed everyone. Little about Georgianna, she is doing much better. She was in a wheel chair when I went down and with working with her she is now in a motor chair and can get around the house much better, still can’t get in the kitchen. She has therapy 2 times a week and she is really pushing herself. Her core of her body is getting stronger and they are working on leg movement. My brother Bill has gotten a lot of things done so he has more time to be with her. I stayed longer then I had planed but I had to stay as long as they needed me. Thanks so much for stopping by and be thankful for every step you take.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Scream for Ice Cream

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I’m so excited to be here today to share with you SCACD digital stamps. SCACD has released 15 NEW Digital Images designed by Carmen Medlin for SCACD. There is a bit of something for everyone in this release. Some fantasy, steampunk, wonderland, curiosities and animals to love. You can find just the right image for that creative spark of yours and let your inner artist out to play. This is an exclusive stamp line for SCACD by Carmen Medline, the artist. My darling little guy is called I scream for ice cream and if you would like to see more of him just  go here.  Wait…. there is much more if you would like to see more of the fantastic stamps go here, and if you would like to even see more just click here and you well find so much more candy to your eyes. What did you think? There are some fantastic images and at a great price.

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The card I made is called POP UP BOX CARD here is the link to make it from Splitcoast stampers, if you would like to try.  If you look to the back panel I used MS Happy Birthday punch, ice cream punch. My corner rounder for the ends. From Punch n Bunch mega rock fern.

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Most of the other things I add came from my stash. The paper is from DCWV summer stack.

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This is how I finish off the back. The copic marker I used are V0000, V000,V01 AND Zig wink of stella brush marker glitter violet, R85, R83,R81, Zig wink of stella sharp tip glitter dark pink, and E33. Here is the close up of my image. It was so much fun to work with.

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I’m home now and have been so busy, trying to get life back to normal and of course my arthritis is acting up so trying to take thing slow. I will be back in the swing of things. Have missed everyone and so glad to be back to Wisconsin.