Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bloom with Happiness

 Welcome to my blog and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I also want to wish you a Happy and Health NEW YEAR and hope that 2016 brings all kinds of good things your way. I just could not bring myself to do another holiday card. I need some flowers. Our challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is starting and the twist for this week is ANYTHING GOES. We would love to see what your cards/projects you are working so come and share them with us.
 Two sizes of Spellbinders elegant ovals. Suze Weinberg's crocked corn for the center of the flowers. The flowers are from Martha Steward hydrangea punch and the greens are from her branch punch. The papers used are from my scraps. Some ribbon on the right side. The image is from Sandi Hugarrt.
These are the copic markers used to color the image.
 Hope you like my card? Nice and simple for this time. Sure have to get my craft room cleaned up, I have real mess from all the Christmas stuff, got to put it all away. How about you? Have a wonderful new year eve be safe and stay well.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Update from Google to my follower!

This is an update from Google and if you are a follower of my blog this will affect you.

An update on Google Friend Connect

Posted: December 21, 2015  In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.
Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer

Once you create a Google account, you will need to become a Follower again because all previous Followers who did not have an account will be permanently removed from our Follower lists.  If you choose not to open a Google account, you can still follow my blog using Bloglovin' or via email.  You will need to check each blog that you currently follow to see what options they have for you.
I wanted to let you know what is going on Effective January 11th, 2016 anyone that does not have a Google account will no longer be able to follow blogs with blogger unless they sign-up for a Google account. In addition, blogger will also remove any followers without a Google account from the blogs they are following.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Me and Mr. Snowman

Merry Christmas everyone!
We are starting our challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the twist for this week is to add a snowman to your card. The sponsor for this month is The Besties. Challenge blog Sherri Baldy designers blog store.
Sorry I’m posting late. My grandson came in from SD last night and the other grand kids had to spend the night. So it was crazy around here. The way I love it to be!!! Nothing like having the kids around. Does not happen enough.
The image I choose to use from Besties for my card is image #100010. I did cut her out. The paper I used is from Hot off the press and it perfect for a scrapbook page but I just love this sheet so I used the bottom half on the outside and on the inside.
This is what the inside look like. I did not want to cover anything. I’m going to write my sentiment with white ink.
I sprayed some silver sparkle and added some white dots for some snowflakes. A little star dust sticklers on the tree. The Cardinals are from a die cut.
Red gems for the trim on the little tree and a gold snowflake. With some sparkles.
Copic makers used to color the image.
Aleene’s true snow with some sparkles as the moon light is so nice and the snow would sparkle beautifully at night with the moon shinning.
Want to thank everyone for stopping at my blog though out the year. Be safe and have a wonderful holiday.
Sherri Baldy's My Besties Challenge Christmas

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's someone's Birthday somewhere.

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge
is about to start and the twist for this week is to make a girly, girly card/project. Our sponsor for the month of December is Besties and the image I choose to use is called Miss May she is one of the Briothstone images Img 717. Sheri has a darling image done for every month of the year.                 
 The Besties Sherri Baldy designers blog
 Cut out the image with spellbinder lacy square die. The sentiment was punched out with stampin out their word label.  Colored the wings with gelly roll pens colors sky star and silver star.

Add some pearl pen color turquoise. Ribbon is from Michael's. Stampin up paper called Beau Chateau. Add an gem Emerald to her hand May’s birthday stone and May’s flower is Lily of the Valley, just thought you might want to know.  

 Now for all the tiny flowers the punches are Punch a Bunch mini sunflower, 8/flower, corner decoration 3D/5flower, corner decoration 3D/3, 8/tri leaf and the tiny butterfly is square picture 50/butterfly. Martha Steward Butterfly border and classic butterfly. Add the tiniest pearls to all the flowers.
Here is how the inside turned out.

These are the copic marker used to color the image. Used my corner rounder on all sides of the card.
                                                         Here is a close up of the image.
 We have two more challenge this year, so hope to see you back again. Thanks for all you support thought out the year. I’m so glad you stop by because why would I do this if you did not. God Bless you all. Thank you for your wonderful comments.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Kids Christmas gift

Last one for Scrapy Land challenge #32 for this year but you will see us back in 2016! So come join us again in 2015 and finish the year off right! Our theme for this challenge is all about the Holidays! I wanted to make a picture frame for the kids so they could put a new picture in it each year. Now let me tell you about this picture it is old, it was the only one I could fine right now. Emma (granddaughter) was 3 year and now she is 10 years old and Aiden my (grandson) was 7 years old and now he is 14 years old. One thing you need to remember is you need to use Scrapy Land dies, ones they sell at the store, they sell over 40 different brands and it would be a good idea if you would tell us what die you used. Scrapy Land is a Bi-Weekly challenge and you have a chance to win a gift card to Scrapy Land

Used white foam board. cut it with a rotary cutter to the size of 12” by 8 1/2”. I found a musical sheet of designer paper (wish I could of found more) and it worked out fine, the paper was 12” by 12”. I used Mod Podge matte to glue everything together.  I cut out a piece of scrap paper about the size I want the picture to be and that was 3 3/4” by 6” and I used that to decided where I wanted the picture to go. I traced around the scrap paper and the cut the piece out. 

I did color the card stock with distress inks for the flowers used was mustard seed, festive berries, barn door and aged mahogany, for the leaves crushed olive and mowed lawn. Have several pictures of the poinsettias. It is Tim Holtz’s tattered poinsettia #658261. Cut several of them out. 
I did color the card stock with distress inks for the flowers used was mustard seed, festive berries, barn door and aged mahogany, for the leaves crushed olive and mowed lawn. Have several pictures of the poinsettias. It is Tim Holtz’s tattered poinsettia #658261. Cut several of them out. 

This is the poinsettia that is on the right side.

Spellbinder shapeabilities foliage and Impression Obsession Pine Pairs DIE215-E After shaping the flowers sprayed them wit Krylon shimmering silver. Added a few touches of Aleenes snow to the tips of the flowers. Used stickles gold glitter glue for the centers of the poinsettias. You can see here there are several red gems for the berries.
Not sure if you can tell here but added ribbon to the lift and right side to give this a finish look.

Here you can see the pine cones added. A little story about those. This summer The kids and I went to Door Country, it is a scenic area in the thumb area if you look at the state of Wisconsin and we took a boat over to some of the islands and spent the night and had a great time. While we where their we seen all these tiny pine cones so we stared picking some of them up a little reminder of our trip so I wanted to add a few on the frame.

Cherry lynn design Merry Christmas set B186.
One part of my beautiful family

This how I did the back. Cut a 12” by 12” heavy card stock to the size of 12” by 8 1/2”. I cut a black mat and a white mat so they will have what ever they need.  Traced where the picture would go

and cut the opening. So each year they can change the picture with out any problems. Maybe you can see the ribbon on the edges now, it is a neutral color.

I know I will be back with one more posing. I hope you enjoyed my picture frame. Thanks for stopping. Sorry I guess I’m talking too much.
 I sure hope this posting turns out... I never use blogger but I could not get my Windows Live Writer to work right. Does anyone know how to get the black lines that around the pictures to go away?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ornament 2015

Ornament 2015
We are going for a record today our temp right now are 58 degrees and in Wisconsin this does not happen so far this has been the warmest December on record. Welcome everyone it is time for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge and the twist for this week is to make a Christmas card/project. I decided to make my ornament as I make one every year for the grandkids and I have never made them a shaker ornament. I do have to tell you I had more glitter on me and all over my craft room but everything sparkled. Our Sponsor for this month is Besties and the image I choose to use is Holiday Fun  Image 029. Challenge blog Sherri Baldy designers blog store
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Spellbinder 2011 Heirloom ornament is what I used as the base for the pattern. I cut out several scrap sample to work with.
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I used Suze Weinberg’s Beadazzles Disco Ball (silver) and the Christmas mix for the ornament area.
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This is Impression Obsession Holly die DIE098-A and I added size 11 red seed beads for the berries.
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Adding the snow, stampendous fan-tage crushed glass silver and gold. Then putting on the transparency.  I had this Christmas trim in my stash and thought it would make a nice frame.
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Cut out the shape of the ornament using a strong designer paper to give it a strong backing. I traced the shape of the ornament on flat Styrofoam and cut it out with an craft knife and the left about 1/4” edge around the ornament to make the frame.
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Here is a side view. I added some snow to the edges with glue so you could not see the Styrofoam. I also did that on the inside by adding glue and them adding some snow. The snow I used was from the Christmas department at Michaels.
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These are the copic markers I used to color my image. Here is the close up of the Holiday Fun  Image 029.
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