Saturday, July 30, 2011

Girl with Watering Can

I like making cards with little girls or boys on them.  This card is for the CDAC Midnight Madness sketch challenge #114.  The images are from Whoopsiedaisy ( the girl and the arbor).  I colored the image with copics.  The scalloped circle is a card front from I-craft.  The flowers are from Walmart, and come with a tiny pearl in the center.I cut the little girl out and popped her up with pop dots in front of the arbor.

Went golfing with my husband this morning, but the heat was a little too much for him to-day.  Next time we go together he will have to take a cart if it is at all warm.  Otherwise we had a good day, went to Dairy Queen for a treat after dinner.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dance Party

This is another Kenny K Digi.  His designs are such fun this card is for another one of my grandsons.  Hope he likes it, I know he likes to get together with his friends for a party often.  It is colored with copics and I have again used DP from Teresa Collins - On The Edge.

Last night I planted some flowers in my garden, we moved two years ago next month, every time I dig I try to add some new topsoil, but whats underneath is clay combined with gravel, and pieces of cement.  Eventually,
maybe I will be able to have a nice garden, but in the meantime lots of hard work.  This is a great time of the year to add to a perennial garden as they are all on sale right now.  Trying to get a nice variety like I had in my old garden, but this area is about 1/4 of the size I had before, there is no way I can get that much variety in this garden, but I keep trying.

Rock On

What a fun card this was to make for my grandsons 16th birthday he does play the drums.  It is a digi from Kenny K.  I colored it with copics.  The DP is Teresa Collins - On The Edge.  I hope that he enjoys the card as much as I did making it.

I golfed Monday and to-day scores nothing to rave about.  But on Monday on the course which is in town - we saw a deer first, then a coyote wandered across the 8th fairway (rather large and mangy looking) and before we finished we got to watch a hawk.  It was as good as going on a nature walk. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Merry Christmas in July

What a sweet image to work with.  I entered this  Christmas Card in the CDAC Sketch Challenge28.  I think this is the earliest I have ever made a Christmas card.  This is a Bugaboo Image, colored with copics and Gelly Roll Pens.  Stampendous crystal snow on leaves from Martha Stewart Punch.  Anna Griffin DP and Ofray Ribbon.  Flower soft on the hat.  The sentiment is a small sticker from Suzy's Zoo.

Seem to spend every morning watering the lawn and garden it is so dry here, the rains just seem to keep by-passing us.  This afternoon took my hubby to the dentist.  His appointment lasted two hours and kind of backed up all the other afternoon patients.  A tooth that was in sideways had fused itself to the jawbone.
The dentist said he had never seen that happen before.  Anyway he came through it looking pretty good. But because he can only eat soft foods for a couple of days I feel a little guilty when I eat something he can't have right now.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Birds Nest

I entered this sweet digi from Pattie G in last weeks CDAC Sketch Challenge.  I used all bright colors and paper pieced the image.  The flowers, leaves and sentiment were punched from cardstock.  The flower punch and circle punches were from stamping up and the leaves were from a Martha Stewart punch.  I do like the results, even though I forgot to put the ribbon across the bottom and it was too late after I had it all glued.

When you have visitors, sometimes, it is hard to get everything done, that is why I am just getting around to adding it to my blog now. 

The Happy Cow

This digi image is from Marg Kieser, I think it is a happy fun image.  I am entering this card in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC112.   I have colored it with copics, and added 3 different colors of denim dp as the background.  I have the chosen the Keep it simple version of the sketch.
I have not been very active on the CDAC site this week, I have just popped in several times to see what is going on. 

I have had company all week.  My daughter and her three children have all been here for the week.  My daughter has been working all week from my house, sending her work to the office via her computer.  Her eldest was going to computer camp every morning, and I got to drive him.  Her daughter was going to gymnastics and they went on their bikes, as it was very close to where we live.  Baby got to stay at home with whoever was still there.  It was a very busy week, but it was so nice to have them here and keep in touch with events in their lives.  I must add some pictures of  Colton to my blog, he is now 10 weeks old. 
They both enjoyed their camps, and may return again over the summer for another session.  ( I hope so!)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Butterflies and Flowers

Time for another Midnight Madness Challenge CDAC MMSC110.   I chose the fancy version this time, a very busy card.  The background is a cuttle bug folder which I applied Ranger Mustard Seed Distress Ink to, then ran it through my Wizard.  The leaves are a die cut from Marianne Design.  The butterflies were a stamp colored with markers onto glossy card stock, and then cut out.  The background papers and ribbon are from my stash.  The border punch is from Ek Success.  Small blue geo shape sparklers applied to the ends of the ribbon.  My purple ribbon might be a little too dark, but I like it.

Golfed this morning, great day, just enough breeze so that it was not too hot.  Sure could use some rain,  we seem to get too much rain all at once, or none at all.  Had a nice visit with my nephew, his wife and two little ones ages two and four over the weekend,  They are staying at his parents for 12 days, they are from BC so they were glad to see our sunny weather as they have had nothing but rain for quite some time.  They keep lots of umberellas & rain coats near the front door.  Seemed that last week was very busy, did not get too much done in the way of cardmaking - will have to see what this week brings.