Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
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?
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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?
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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
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
Saturday, October 10, 2020
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 😡
HERE'S THE LIST OF PARTICIPANTS; October 2020 Blog Roll
Vicki Milyard - YOU ARE HERE
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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 colds🥴.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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
Have a nice day and I do hope you’ll join us with this sketch and theme!
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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 😉 ) $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!
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
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.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
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. 😀. 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)
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