Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This is my swap card that I finally got in the mail yesterday. I wanted a "jar" stamp for a long time. Now I need to find some sayings to go with it. I spend Monday making some cards and I think my mojo is back. I made two I really like. I need to get some made for the gift shop.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I needed a graduation card and I made this one. Not at all happy with it but I have to get it in the mail. The staamp is StampinUp.

Monday, July 29, 2013

I made this card yesterday for an Auxiliary birthday. I need to make my swap card for Aug. 1. I got out my box of "card parts" so hopefully that will motivate me. I am determined to get my second swap card done before it is due in August. I have not had much interest in stamping lately. I can't seem to make anything I like. Hopefully that will change soon.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hooray, I have found my pictures! Or Joe found them for me.  Now I must get some stamping done!

I had to make a door prize for an event @ the Elks last night.  I could not decide what to do so I made a Amaretto Chocolate pound cake.  Here's the tag I put on it.  Well, I hope this looks like a door!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Still no luck in finding my pictures.  I need to get Word installed and I can then get going again.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The hard drive on my new computer crashed.  We bought it on July 7 and it crashed on July 19th.  Office Max would not take it back because their return policy is 14 days.  Now we have to reload everything again so it may be days before we get all the information back.  Pretty frustrating!! My pictures are on here somewhere so I will search once again for them.  I would have preferred to have gotten the bill and paid it before it crashed.  Now $200 more $$ and another who knows how much more $$ I will have to spend  before I can find my documents and pictures.

The grands are here and maybe our son can help  get it all up and running again.  They are in Houston right now.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Here's my second purple card.  .Doesn't show up too well here but I really like this one.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Here's one of my shoe box cards.  The theme   was purple.  I hate themes!  I'll show my other card tomorrow.  At least I like it a little more than this one.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Here is another red, white & blue card I made for the VA birthdays.   I made a similar one last month in browns & blues.I liked it better.  I could not get the proportions the  same on this card.  Lots to do this week & our son and the grands will be here on Sunday and we are hosting the summer interns on Sunday as well.  Brats and wings and salads and of course chocolate so that will be easy.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This is a birthday card I made for a woman @ the VA.  That has only happened a few times in the 7 years I have been doing cards for the VA patients. I colored the stamp with markers and then used chalk to color the rose, leafs and stems.  Now I see the flower is mounted crooked.  Too bad, it is already in the mail.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Here's a birthday card I did for an Auxiliary member.  I sponged the edges with ink.  Simple card.  I can't make cards without using an embossing folder.  This birthday saying is one of my favorites.  Guess you already know that since I use it so much.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I am finally able to post.  Another red, white and blue VA card.
I have not forgotten about you all.  I still can't get to my pictures and I am very frustrated.  Our grand daughter is here but she doesn't know anything about windows 8 either.  There are some really nice features on 8 but does me no good if I can't get to the things I want.  I will keep trying!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My computer fried its self on Sat. so I have been without until late yesterday afternoon.  I will be posting pictures again as soon as I can find them.  Everything has been transferred  but things  did not appear as before.  Somehow Joe found the blog info so as soon as I find my card pictures I will be posting again.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tims birthday card

I tried posting this earlier but could not get it to post.  Here's a card I made for Tim.  I worked on VA birthday cards yesterday.  Decided to make them red, white & blue.  That was a challenge.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Swap card

Here's my swap card for June.  I love this saying.  I had trouble coming up with something for this swap & am struggling with something for this month too.  We picked up the VA birthday list yesterday so I need to get started on those cards as well.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Shoe box card

Here's another shoe box card that I did.  The folder is an Anna Griffin.  They sure are pretty, not that I need any more embossing folders.  I need to get my swap card done
.  Can't believe it is July already.  I have two failed attempts but have another idea so hopefully I can get it done and mailed today.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Here is a birthday card I made for an Auxiliary member.  I was playing around with paper scraps.  Not sure if I like the combo but it has been mailed. I stamped the background in pink.  It is a Hero Arts cling stamp.  I punched the flower with a StampinUp punch and ran it through an  Anna Griffin embossing folder to give it some texture. Instead of my usual banner I cut the ends at an angle for something different.  I survived the brunch which was a hugh success.  One woman said to me that this is the nicest display of food she has ever seen.  Could barely fit my big head into the car to come home.  It's back to normal now.