Color Blog Hop Feb. 22, 2017

88875307bHow did we get so far into February already??  For today’s project we are to use our favorite technique.  My favorite ‘new’ technique involves using a new paper called yupo paper.  It is plastic and therefore does not absorb the ink.  I fell in love with cards made by Loll {check out Stampin With Loll} using the yupo paper and alcohol ink [tutorial here] . . . now before you go crazy because it’s not available from su – I used everything else from su [framelits, cardstock, stamps for the inside with a greeting etc.].  See what you think:  16790703_806325625448_793094936_n-1As usual, you should have just been to Joni’s Blog and please continue on over to my friend Sandy’s Blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Color Blog Hop Feb. 8, 2017

15133057bToday our challenge is to use something from the new Occasions Catalog – honestly there are so many pretty and fun things in it that it is not really a challenge at all.  OK – so I did make it my own personal challenge because I wanted to accomplish two things at once – the challenge AND my daughter’s 30th birthday card.  She has been celebrating all weekend – her high school and college friends as well as some new friends  all went to a pottery class together – she planned her own party – provided the room, food etc. but all had a marvelous time.  Then we all had a fancy tea on Sunday.  SOOO – I wanted her card to be extra special – she really loves succulents, so I went with the Succulent dsp, balloons, the Number of Years Stamp set and the Large Number framelits and to top it off I added the new Lace Doilies.  I hope you will like my card.  You should have arrived from Joni’s and up next is Sandy.  Have a great week – maybe we will get some snow??? Hard to believe as we broke records today with temps in the 60’s.


Color Blog Hop Feb. 1, 2017

Sooo . . . I got a new laptop . . . I’m struggling getting used to some aspects of it.  Of course I love that it is faster and that it doesn’t shut down because it is over heating – but the pictures seem like there is a filter over them – and much of the print is in gray-scale!  BUT – I can post on my blog and I was a bit worried about how hard that would be for me to do.  Window’s 10 is another issue, but so far, I’m hanging in there.  It’s been 8 years since I’ve updated, and  yes, I’m still stuck on my trusty old Dell Inspiron.img_0822  My son got me an HP ENVY Notebook.  He spent a lot of time helping me select the best one for my needs and I pretty much drove him crazy with the resolution needs.  I’m still not happy with the way Pinterest shows up on the new screen – it seems grainy/blurry.   He has spent hours trying to make me happy with adjustments and also explaining to his non-techy mom why the higher resolution = a picture I’m not content with.   We even went over to Costco where I nice manager made an exception and got me connected to the internet so I could see what a 4K screen would look like on Pinterest – no better!  I  do really appreciate that they keyboard is exactly the same 😉 . . . and the touch screen is interesting to remember to use.

You should have arrived from Joni’s blog and up next is my good friend Sandy.  I enjoyed sharing a new technique with her this weekend – I’m offering a hint as a ‘cliff-hanger’ – you’ll have to wait until later this month [Feb. 22nd] when we share our favorite technique with you.  This little treat bag was a cinch to whip up with the right framelits!


Color Blog Hop Jan. 18, 2017

32347171b Howdy hoppers!  You should have come via Joni’s blog and up next is Sandy.  I am very curious to see what everyone has come up with this week.  Although I like my card, I don’t think it’s very Valentiny! Oh my, spellcheck does not like that one.  Thanks for stopping in – next week is no hearts – I’m still pondering that one!  img_0821

Color Blog Hop Jan. 11, 2017

Hi Hoppers – it’s very late [I forgot I had parent-teacher conferences tonight – how could I possibly do that???] then my school system, in their infinite wisdom, thought it was a good idea to go ahead with them – even though there was a freezing rain advisory . . . so I got to leave school at 8 pm and drive home 25 miles on the interstate in freezing rain – just peachy right???  Anyway, my card has been made since Sunday – it’s a bit unusual, and may not have photographed extremely well, but here it is.  You should have arrived from Joni’s blog and please pop over to see what Sandy whipped up.  Thanks for stopping in.img_0820

Color Blog Hop Jan. 4, 2017

36070694bHappy New Year to all!  You should have arrived via Joni’s blog and Sandy is up next.  This project was an enormous challenge for me – I don’t have any current snow type stamps.  Being a ‘snow bunny’ it was hard for me resisting pulling out some of my favorite retired snow friends but I kept thinking of how I could use what I have.  I hope you like my creation.  I am pleased with the outcome and this will serve as a masculine birthday card for my son.  Maybe we will see some of the white stuff later this week 😉img_0819