Thursday, May 3, 2012

In my back yard

I had some extra papers on my desk from my last post so decided to make another card from the same collection. Did I mention I LOVE these digi papers !! I printed an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet & a 6 x 6 of the same pattern & love the different look of them … I showed them both so you can see the difference in print. Thank you once again Paula & Sharon for telling me how to do that … There are so many different papers in these digi sets it’s hard to choose which ones to use.

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I took my cards out on the deck to photograph them & noticed a couple of squirrels in the yard & a pair of ducks in our little pond. Thought I would share them with you … The squirrel is at the top on the right side of the pond & one duck is hiding in the cattails we planted a few years ago. As soon as we get some sunshine everything will start growing & blooming … You can click on the little pictures to see them close up.

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A pair of Mallard ducks & one of our MANY squirrels on the feeder I made with a little help from my daughter & the boss. With their own private diner the squirrels now leave the bird feeders alone.

On to my card !!!

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I just love this simple card. It was so easy to put together just using some of the embellished pieces from the Nitwits Time For Tea & a few hand made flowers  …

I’m entering this in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge “Flowers”

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Don’t think I should have shown this close-up cuz it shows all my crooked mistakes … The flower is made from a rolled flower die & the “leaves” under it is a Marianne Poinsettia die. Little Miss mini Tilda is colored with Copics to match & she chose to sit on that fun little Anastaseia border from Cheery Lynn. The tiny teapot & cup charm is another treasure from that wonderful lady Gloria.  These cards just wouldn’t be complete with this cute embellishment …

Best be getting to bed so I can work on some designer card samples for Dutch Paper Crafts tomorrow & get them sent off to her. Darlene is a wonderful lady to work for & I must get busy on them before I get any thing else done. She offers a nice discount & her shipping is super fast..

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Time for Tea

Just want to thank all of you for being patient with me for not posting in so long & to especially thank some of my “special friends” who continue to help me make this “addiction” so fun. I made a link to their blogs so you can pop by when you have a minute & see the wonderful things they post.
I made a little display rack so thought it was time to finally make a card to sit on it … At my job I sometimes have the opportunity to do a little wood working. I must say I am NOT a builder of any kind but with my daughter & my “Boss’s” help I have made this cute little rack made out of scrap wood. It’s not perfect but good enough for me …

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I was inspired by using some of the new Nitwit’s digi papers to start my card. They had a sale on the papers recently & I bought a “few” new collections including this wonderful “Time For Tea” that I used here. I LOVE the digi papers after having a couple of sweet friends, Sharon & Paula help me figure out how to resize & print them. Thanks ladies, you are GREAT !!!

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It's funny as many Tildas as I have that this image is the one I chose to put on this card as it's the same one my good friend Ruth Ann used for my Tilda bag she made me. I guess I must REALLY like it ! It's also one my Granddaughter Amber colored awhile back so thought I share how much fun she had using my Copics.

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I got a little carried away with embellishments & pretty much covered up my beautiful paper. (shame on me) … I used some Wild Orchid Craft flowers & the one with the little button on it is made from felt which is wonderful to play with. I cut it with my Vagabond machine (which I LOOOVE) & it cut like butter. I think it was Amanda who told me about it & of course I had to go try some … I love trying new things !!! The teapot charm was sent to me along with a few others from Gloria who always made the cutest cards but is now making dolls among her many other talents.

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WHY does it take so much to make a simple card !!!  I start with the basics & pretty soon my craft room is totally all on my desk. Anyone else have that problem !!! I decided I had all this pretty stuff out so I started making another card for a little different look … So I’ll have another card to post soon …
Hugs, Janie