Friday, November 30, 2012

Silver card with mountain cabin

This card is made using Spellbinders die for the ornament.  The stamp is from the Heartfelt Creations Cozy Winter Days set. The silver cardstock is brushed silver from Your Scrapbook Superstore in Pigeon Forge and I am not sure of the company who makes it.  The blue sparkle paper is from Best Creations jewel cardstock but I also have some which is made by American Crafts which is a little thicker but has the same sparkle.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and used snow writer on the roof and when it was dry I went over it with Stardust stickles.  The blue ribbon is just a little cheapy from Dollar General.

Pink card with praying girl

This is a card I made and sent to a lady at Tennessee Stampers group.  It is a Sarah Kay stamp and the oval is a Sizzix Birds and Bloom embossing folder.

Ornament for Janice 2012

This is an ornament I made for my niece Janice.  I got the original plan from Tosha L. at stamptalkwithtosh web site last year.  She has a lot of beautiful creations on there and her design looks a lot better than mine does.  She dry embossed her paper.  Janice loved this and thinks it is "da bomb", so I guess that is what is important!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hope everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!  I cooked my desserts Wednesday and cooked my ham, turkey, and dressing Thursday.  Most of my family were here and I had such a wonderful day!  I am so very, very thankful for my family and the fact that we are all healthy and able to enjoy time together.  My oldest granddaughter, Amiti, had to work yesterday afternoon, or I should say last night, she had to be at work at 8:00 p.m. and got off at 5:00 a.m. today!!  She works at Rue21 at Tanger Mall in Pigeon Forge and last night on the 11:00 news they showed Tanger Mall and all the people who were shopping.  The reporter said that people were having to park approximately two miles away to go shopping at the mall because all the parking spaces were full - that is true shopping dedication!!  I am not going shopping during all the madness and I haven't gotten to talk to Amiti this morning, hopefully she is sleeping, but I bet she got a real shopping education last night about how a lot of people act when trying to get a bargain.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

blog candy from Nicole

This is such a cute site and is offering Promarkers as blog candy, if you would like to check her site out.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Today was just a beautiful and peaceful day.  The weather was perfect and around 1:00 this afternoon Marc and I decided to get out and enjoy the weather so we had no plans on where we were going or what we were going to do - just get out for a while.  We stopped by the Lodge store and looked at all the skillets and dutch ovens and then onto The Kitchen Collection shop and Coleman.  From there we drove by my brother's near Sugarloaf but he wasn't home so we drove around to come home but turned right at the end of his road and went toward Bluff mountain.  When we came to Walden's Creek we turned right and went all the way through Walland and it was so pretty especially when you get to the almost one lane road which has been paved but not widened very much through the years.  My first time through this way was many years ago when my Dad was still alive and I would get him out and just drive wherever the mood struck just to have him out of the house for a little bit.  At that time the paved road suddenly ended and turned into a gravel  road with only tire tracks to follow.  The trees through there today were gorgeous!  They were still golden and a rust color with some evergreens tucked in for good measure.  The sky on the way home was a glorious pink and gray wisp mixture and it was so perfect!  A perfect ending to a perfect day which makes me think of the saying "God's in his heaven and all's right with the world"!!  That is how I felt today, just very relaxed and no worries.  It was such a good feeling and I feel so blessed and I know that God is always with me and I know all we have to do is give Him a chance and he will show us all his beauty in the world and everything happens for a reason and we just have to trust Him and he will take care of us! He will hold onto us if we will only trust in Him.  Even though we may have hard times God will bring us through them and appreciate the good times even more if we trust in God and know that He has plans for us.  Thank you God for everything you have so richly blessed me with - my loving family, a beautiful area to live, and all my other blessings.  (This is a message for me to read and remember because there are times when I get so downhearted, and even though I KNOW God is with me, I just need a reminder at times that things are going to get better and life will be easier - so I need to read this over and remember my own thoughts and message typed here!)

It is almost a new day and the beginning of a new week so I better get to bed so I can get some sleep.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Elizabeth Dulemba's Santa mouse

This is a card I made using Elizabeth Dulemba's cute little mouse.  I used Flower Soft ultra fine white for the fur on the hat and coat.  The greeting is computer generated and I used my Cricut to cut the frame around the Merry Christmas.  The circle and scalloped circle are cut with Nestabilities.  He was colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Royal blue and silver dove

This is a card made using Zing silver embossing powder and the Top Boss embossing ink and heat set.  The silver foil frame is from The Scrapbook Store in Pigeon Forge and I can't remember the manufacturer.  I used a silver brad in the lower corner and silver ribbon I bought at Joann's in the sewing section.  The stamp set is from Stampin' Up called Gifts of Christmas.

Janice's Christmas card 2012

This is Janice's Christmas card for 2012.  She always decorates with white and silver and I wanted to make her something sparkly and white and silver.  This card was made with Georgia Pacific cardstock from Walmart and I embossed the silver frames with Top Boss clear embossing ink and used Ranger silver tinsel embossing powder and heat set for the sparkly frames.  The dove was also embossed the same way.  The corners are from Paper Studios peel and stick and the embossing around the outside is done with a Darice scroll folder.  I could not get the sparkle to show up as well as it does in real life, but I think Janice will be happy with this one.