Tuesday, November 17, 2020

TSOT #484 Merry

Hello and welcome, I'm so glad you stopped by.  I can hardly believe that it is the middle of November already and that Thanksgiving will be in a little over a week.  We are keeping things small this year for my families get together.  So far my Father is still getting to leave his nursing home and come be with us but I know that all may change.   How about you and yours, hope you will get to spend time with some of your loved ones.
I used an old stampin up set for this card, it just seemed to jump out at me ;)   This is one activity that I used to enjoy when younger but alas no longer.  I always thought it was such a merry fun activity so that is my "merry" theme😊.  How about you, what do you think of when you see this theme and sketch?  Sure do hope you have a bit of time to "play" with us.  Thanks once again for stopping, have a blessed day.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Joy of Sets Blog Hop - Thankfulness

 Thankful for so many things this year.  Some are happy thanks and some are sad.  Have you ever been thankful for a sad event?  My sister-in-law fought a battle with cancer the first of the year. We’ve all moved on since her “Home Going” on February 26th. This thanksgiving season will be so different! Since I now care for my mother-in-law in our home our celebration will be at a different location for my husbands family.  

Then my father went into a nursing home this past February and that has been a challenge.. If you don’t have a loved one in that type of facility  it’s like pulling teeth to even get to see them. Since all the Covid scare has been in this world I believe I’ve seen my father twice, wearing a mask not being able to touch him staying 6 feet apart-- traveling 2 hours for their allowed 15 minutes!!  He has the beginnings of dementia and this is not helping him at all! Hopefully if the facility doesn't change their stipulations we will be Seeing him for Thanksgiving!

 I have always hosted Thanksgiving(past 30 years) and love decorating my home for that season. This year we will be having Thanksgiving at my brothers house and my Father will be there,  yes he'll have to quarantine for 14 days after returning but he wants to come.

Goodness Vicki you say get on with the blog post! Well I just had to make a wall hanging for my home even though we're not hosting.  I bought the wooden Gather with Grateful Hearts wall hanging,  It's so easy to take something nice yet a little plain and spruce it up with a little stamping, coloring, and cutting  fun. What do you think? 

If your hopping around there is a list of all who are participating at the bottom of this post, next in line is       Pia Gerhardt    just click on her name and you'll go to her page :0)                                    

Thank you for stopping by and I would be so grateful to know what you think of my wall plaque.  I'd love to see yours if I've inspired you to get creative and add to something bought.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all that you are able to be with.  I know some places are still in lock down and are really having a hard time.  God will be with us in these troublesome times, just look to Him for peace and comfort.  He never changes even though this world does - He's the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  We can be thankful for that!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

TSOT #482 Happy Fall/Autumn

 Hello and happy fall/Autumn . This is the time of year in Ohio when we have cooler weather, that means leaves changing, bonfires, and jackets to ward off the colder temperatures, I enjoy this time of year.  

I decided to get out my art impressions stamps. Made this scene, it was the first time I had done one like it. I should have tried to get some colored leaves on the ground under the trees guess they haven't started loosing their leaves yet.  I was using a bigger tree and only inking up part of it to stamp, that made it a little bit more difficult, I need to do more like this to practice. Thought it would work for the sketch and theme of Autumn this week, what do you think?

thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join us in this theme/sketch have a wonderful day.

Optional Theme: Autumn

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

TSOT # 479 Oct.12 Foxy Friend

I decided to make a shaped insert for a regular card base---

Not sure I finished my posting in time for Tuesdays page launch.  I had a bit of time to work on my Foxy itty ball pop up earlier in the day then finished the blog post after 11pm.  I used products from a few different company's so if your interested just let me know what your interested in in the comments below.  I didn't get a belly band made for the card, that's how I'm having it stay closed until the recipient receives it.   Thanks for stopping by lots of the others made really great rocking cards.

                                                Foxy popped up

                                                      here foxy is flattened

well I thought I'd try to add a video of the foxy pop up in action.  I've tried to add video's before and it never worked so this may not either. If not I'm sorry I may need some guidance  :0


Mix Up Challenge - Schommelkaart/Rocking Card/Shaped Card

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Joy of Sets Blog Hop - Harvest

 I was so glad to be able to Eek out some time to take part in this months Blog Hop with the theme Harvest.  That is exactly what I have been doing with my garden for the last few months, Canning and Freezing all that is in the garden.

  My husband and I were able to go on a mini vacation last month  to Holmes County, while there  we saw a few corn shocks in the Amish fields.  It was a nice time and we enjoyed the time away from all our responsibilities.  I had good help staying with my mother-in-law and just left all the chores that didn't get done before we left -at home, You know for some reason  they were waiting for us when we got home 3 days later!! 

I made a "note pad" holder for someone.  There is a post it note pad inside and I used to have pens that fit in these mini tins, but I couldn't find any so must have used them all.  I sold these at a craft fair years ago, they were well liked.

There are 16 of us participating, a good number. Jumping around won't take you to long so go grab a cup of coffee or tea or soda.... and enjoy!!!

When you leave here you will go to Susan Webster- either click her name here or down below - sorry I can't figure out how to get her blog connected with this next button 😑

Next Blog Graphic for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop | March 2020


Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Narelle Fasulo

Lisa Mackey

                                                                     Fiona Whitehead

Mo Rootes

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

JoAnn Pollock

Libby Fens

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Vicki Milyard - YOU ARE HERE

Susan Webster

Jill Chapman

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Brenda Nelson

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

TSOT #477 Thankful

Hey hello, It's been awhile since I've put a card up.  Life happens sometimes and we just don't have time to stamp, craft .....  My husband and I took a mini vacation, gardening before and when we returned really took a bunch of time, health, helping others it all takes up our(my) creative time!!  I was glad to be able to get in my room even if it was out of necessity - I had a stamp camp and the day before worked up a card.  
    My card sort of matches the sketch, I used a panel for under my focal point that is from a 6x6 piece of DSP, oh how I love these plaids!  I found a tutorial that showed how to cut a 6x6 piece to make 4 pieces all the same size like what's under my focal image.  I thought is was rather interesting so I've use it here and two more at the bottom.  Our theme-coloring is always optional and I did color my wreath.                                
                             Thanks for stopping!  Have a great day---stamping or not!

Optional Theme: Coloring

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

TSOT #473 Merry Christmas

Hello if you’re here I’m so glad. Do you know one of the things that’s really irritating is... computers, Internet connections, and the like when they don’t work! I have been having trouble with mine so right now I’m on my sons and I am getting this done fast. We were supposed to do something with regal colors this week.  I had been looking through my stamps trying to decide if I wanted to get the new stampin up poinsettia stamp set and realized I have three different poinsettia stamp sets so I don’t believe I will buy another one. I was coloring some and used cherry cobbler and old olive. To me those are regal colors even though this is a Christmas card.  I hope you have time to join us with this one. It’s a pretty easy sketch to follow, my poinsettia is in the place of the circle and then the strip with my sentiment on it and some red rhinestones beside it. 
My husband and I are actually going to be able to get away for a little bit beginning of September so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post for the next week or two. Guess that just depends on if I Can get into my craft room or not and my internet issues. The garden is producing well, I have fruit that I am canning.  We’re trying to work at cleaning out a house over at my mother-in-law’s so that’s taking up some of my time also.
    Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day, hope you can relax and stamp!!for our challenge.

Optional Theme: Regal Colors (Jewel Tones/ Royal Colors)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

TSOT #472 Coffee and chocolate

πŸ˜‰  So what is your favorite beverage, Hot or cold? That's our optional theme -  I really like a good cup of black coffee later in the day with a piece of Dark chocolate that would be wonderful!!  I haven't been able to participate for a couple months, family and internet problems came up.  All is better and I finally got in my craft room, yea!!!!  Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll join us and use either the sketch, the theme or maybe like I did both.

Optional Theme: Beverages either warm or cold

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Happy birthday Gwen!!

 My granddaughter turned 4 Monday the 17th. She is such a blessing!!  Used my Magic Iris Dies to make this interactive card, it was fun. I did find out though that the layer that has the moving pieces connected to it (some call a balloon or sausage) need to be heavyweight card stock-no skimping or it starts to buckle and won’t move very easily!!

We’re celebrating on Sunday if everyone is well - they have head coldsπŸ₯΄.  

TSOT #471 Aug 17

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

TSOT #470 Aug.10

Optional Theme: Texture

This is a Throwback Challenge but had to recreate the graphic since it was missing so this is designed from a participants card submission.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

TSOT #468 Christmas in July

Well today I decided to sort my dies. I have many dies from different companies and they were all in two boxes.   I bought some Pages to go in a small notebook. They have different numbers of pockets with a flap closure. There are pages that have 2, 3, and 4 pockets also one big zippered pocket in a few.  I received the pages but not the notebook, so I’m Anxiously waiting to get it.  I believe this will make finding the dies  that I want so much easier. While doing this I  put all my  Impression Obsession dies in one place. Remembering that this theme was coming up -Christmas in July I decided to use some of them. I’m not sure which one of these two cards I like the best.  What’s your favorite?😊 white on white or the colored one?

PS my notebooks arrived and yea I had ordered 2 so I’ve put all my sentiment dies in one and the other is miscellanies.  I love them!
Christmas in July

Optional Theme: Christmas In July

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

TSOT # 467 Summer fun!!

Worked on this card and when I finished it I realized I probably should’ve made my pull up blue so that it looked like the sky. Oh well there’s always another time to make one that might look correct. Create a scene what does that mean to you, I thought of this lawn fawn set that I got recently called hi5 I thought the little animals are so cute and the trampoline, So that’s my scene.
Have a nice day and I do hope you’ll join us with this sketch and theme!

                                                                                            Optional Theme: Create a Scene
                                                                                       This is a Throwback to Challenge #70

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bonus Days

Just thought I'd add this since I'm a Stampin' Up demonstrator.   It is always nice to receive something "free"  and that's what this is all about.  If you spend (yep that's the fine print πŸ˜‰  )  $50.00 in July you'll receive a $ 5.00 coupon to use in Aug. from Stampin’ Up.   The more you spend in increments of $50.00 the more you’ll have to use in the new holiday catalog that’s coming out in August!

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sunflower not citrus!! TSOT # 466

I received some new stamps and had to play. I really like sunflowers they are so big and cheery. I guess they’re not all big -  when we went to visit my husband’s brother in Colorado there was a bunch of small sunflowers growing along the roads where he had some ranch land, and they sure were cute. I’m not sure why I didn’t get this with my first order but I have it now! I colored the flower  and the leaves with blenders, used the new color midnight madness for the base and DSP, the ribbon is also Moonlight madness.
Followed the sketch
 I suppose you can tell that I did not follow the picture other than the yellow color. I also turned the card base and used a sunflower for the circle. When you get a new stamp set do you just feel like you need to make something with it?  I have a couple other new ones that I’m going to be working on next, thought I’d try making a card with each new thing that I received. Hopefully I’ll be able to show them here sometime so don’t forget to stop back by even if it’s not Tuesday😊 !! have a great day, and  it would be an absolutely fabulous day if you would join us and make a card so we could see what this  Challenge  inspires you to make.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Joy of Sets Blog Hop-Christmas in July

WHAT  christmas???? Yep We're having fun with a Christmas in July event.

Nothing like making Christmas related projects while it is in the 90's.  😊. Snowflakes and holly not sure it’s making me feel any cooler but it’s been fun creating these. I’ve had the small cork boards around for ages and decided to do something with them.  Sorta designed with two sisters in mind, time will tell if that's who they end up going to.  Snowflakes for the Florida girl so she has a bit of the north and a reminder of the cold that the rest of the family lives with..  My other sister will like this other one I believe.  thinking I'd like to find some push pins that coordinate with the two boards to add to this gift. 

WOW!!! there are 19 of us in this hop - I do hope you'll make it around to see what everyone has done and maybe you'll get some inspiration for a homemade gift or a winter/ Christmas card to make for this  December.
          Thanks for stopping by and now the next in line is Rochelle Laird-Smith get ready to take a BIG 'hop' she's located in Australia and that's a good distance from here in the little berg of Brookville, Ohio USA just click on her name below and you'll be taken there. 

July 2020 Blog Roll

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Jar of flowers

 I made this card for one of my classes that has not been able to meet since the country has shut everything down. This group is in an elderly  apartment complex, They are a joy to be with just wish I could get back to see them. So until that happens I’ve been making card kits and sending them with the daughter of one of the ladies that lives there. I sent this card with all the directions and  everything They will need to complete it.  I included two other flowers so they can pick what they wanted to use and have two more for other cards that they designed. I really like this  soft seafoam card stock it’s such a nice soft  color for a background. And this new embossing folder dainty diamonds 3-D is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

TSOT 464 A Vintage Birthday

 I decided to pull out my new stamp set let’s see,  I don’t always have their name right at my fingertips so I’m looking for the stamp set so I can tell you what the name of it is oh Prized Peony. I haven’t played with it yet and decided I wanted to use it. So I made a panel and stamped a bunch of peonies on it masking as I went along and then colored them in some.
 I have to tell you vintage style cards are hard for me. I’m never sure what to do with them other than distressing the edge of the paper.  After I made my panel I decided it probably needed to be toned down a little so I used some splatters of the new in color Cinnamon Cider and scrunched it up then I thought -I don’t like that!  So I stamped another Peony cut it out to pop it up on the card what do you think? Used some of the new InColor 6 x 6 designer series paper in Cinnamon Cider and distressed that, punched the edge with an old stampin’ up edge punch that I really do like. Then added a little cream strip of Card stock behind it so you could see the design. I used some fine gold ribbon wrapped three times not sure you can see it very good. The sentiment is from Label Me Bold which was in the spring mini catalog and is now retired.  There you have it I think I followed the theme and the sketch this time pretty well. At least I think it looks sort of vintage but like I said I’m not a big vintage person when it comes to making cards so if you think I could’ve done something different to make it more vintage let me know! There’s a place below or you can leave comments it sure is nice to see what other people think! Have a wonderful day don’t let this one scare you off I sure didn’t! Check everybody else out and remember we’ve got a open spot on the designer team.

Optional Theme: Vintage

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

TSOT 463 Splish splash

When I made this card I knew I wanted to do it as a double duty. For this challenge, and for my card class that’s meeting -yes!!!  It’s late on Monday evening and I just realized I hadn’t done this blog yet. So this will be short and sweet. He’s the new stamp set called well done stampin’ up and their new embossing folder seaside something I believe. Join us with this one it should be fun Splish flash is our theme. Down below I’m going to put another card that I did for a blog heart that I’m a part of and their theme was Splish splash also.

Optional Theme: Make a Splash

Monday, June 15, 2020

TSOT 462 Patterns

OK our theme is patterns. What does that mean to you ? It can mean lots of things to many different people. I guess my patterns are different styles of Stamping thus creating different patterns....I have a sponged cloud pattern, I have a DSP pattern, I have a watercolor pattern, and I used a die cut pattern. Oh yes I also have a pattern  on the Sun made by tapping markers on the rubber to give it a little bit of a textured look.  What do you think?

Optional Theme: Patterns

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Splish Splash - The Joy Of Sets June blog hop

Hello and I hope you’re having a wonderful day it’s a lovely day here in Ohio.   I think these little ducks are are having a grand time splish splashing in this pond !! I enjoyed using them to create this card,  I’ve had the stamp set for a while and I’ve never used it, it immediately came to my mind when I saw our theme. Are you going to be doing any Splish splashing this summer?  The grandchildren have been enjoying their little pool at my sons house.
 Quite a few products and different companies were used to make this card, so if anyone’s interested in a particular technique they see or item just leave me a comment and I’ll try to get back with you on what it is that I used or how I did it. Hasn’t everyone in the hop done a superb job? Oh you haven’t seen them all? Better get to hopping, no splashing allowed computers and phone wouldn’t appreciate the water. πŸ˜€. we all love to know what you’re thinking about what we’ve done. Maybe you could try making a card with the theme Splish splash. Now it’s time to hop on over to Brenda Nelson s’ blog to see what she’s created!                    click her name   Brenda Nelson    (can't get button below to work)
                                                              Next Blog Graphic for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop | March 2020                                   

TSOT 591. Fun panel card

 Our technique this time is layering. I decided to not follow the sketch and just do some layering. I’m not sure this is what they really me...