Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why ?

After all of the repairs needed from our flood in the basement were completed, I looked around the house and decided to remove the vintage kitchen wallpaper and instead to paint it after it was done. I haven't tackled something like that alone in ages and I have gotten bogged down in my process. The rummage sale, plus my nanny job responsibilities have delayed my progress but like a turtle ,a slow and steady pace is my motto.
My card making has really on a slow pace recently but I need to pop a thinking of you card into the morning mail, so I took some time to work on it. Here's a new one with a vintage CTMH from a recent swap sale.It was stamped with Mementos Tuxedo Black and water colored. I have collected so many swatches for kitchen paint choices, so I decided to use the excluded items in card making .Just a touch of ribbon and then it was mounted on a green pre-folded card. I hope she likes it!
If you are in the path of the hurricane on the way, please stay safe. Growing up in NY/NJ area, I experienced several hurricanes and they are not fun.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's Over

Our church rummage sale is over and we were so blessed to raise almost $2,000 for our mission projects through the year. I'm tired but we all worked so hard to have a good sale. We even found a group willing to pick up the unsold items today so we could tidy up to get ready for church in the morning.
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hello my Friend!

I found this Unity Itty Bitty Stamp recently and I love the combination of fonts on it. I combined it with a Inque vintage swirl (Monarch),a flower I made using a Nellies die fastened with a brad after being Glimmer Misted. I used the ribbon gathering technique from Niki Estes blog to complete my tag card. I used Distress Inks Antique Linen and Tea Dye to age my tag and some Jilly Bean twine through the hole on the tag. All set for a last minute card to pop into the mail.
Happy Crafting !

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


that is the word for it. I am the co-chair of the church rummage sale and it is coming up on Thursday-Saturday this week. Our group has opened more boxes and trash bags filled with donations than we expected this week.I can get you a good price on lots of t-shirts, jeans and evening gowns. too Each year there seems to be a sort of "donation theme". What I mean is , more and more of certain things. This year, is Christmas ornaments, lights, and yet more lights. Judy, in charge of the holiday item section, even starts to groan when one of says... look what's in this one Judy.We have received so many sets of lights that it fills a 7 foot table completely. We are a great source for bud vases too. We must have gotten in 75 of them . Too bad we aren't holding any wedding showers soon, we could supply centerpieces easily with the mounds of silk flowers up for the sale too. We are raising money for our church food pantry so here's hoping it will be a big success.
I'll be back with some new cards after the rush is over!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Picture time

Our weekend adventure in camping was fun. We had alternating rain-or drizzle then sun, non -stop heat ,and apparently we were visiting in the cicada world area. They sang us to sleep and that was all one could hear at our campsite in the afternoon and during the night. The mosquitoes were not friendly but our DIL came prepared with Burt's Bees insect repellent which help fend them off. Here is a photo of Erik (one of our sons)in his tent.I like the photo of the lily pads in the lake that I took on Sunday during on our walk around more of the park we visited too.When we went swimming in Eagle Lake , the trout were swimming around the people enjoying the lake. I had never experienced swimming with fish before(they were about 10 inches long).
Happy summertime all!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Away time

We are actually going away for the weekend to spend time together with the entire family. We are going camping for the first time since the guys were young . Now to many people that isn't anything special but Bob and I are more B&B people .So we will be off for our adventure soon to Battle Creek to a state park with our 2 sons and DIL. It is just for two days but should be fun. Since the weather is so humid , we are hoping to go to a lake in the area. I promise a photo when we get back.
Happy weekend all!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Garage Sale Finds

I ran errands today and stopped at a local garage sale today and found a Making Memories 27 piece Distressing Kit brand new in the box $2.00( on their website it runs $29.99). I have had that on my wish list forever. I also found some cute sets of SU Furnished with love-unmounted /new but vintage sweet designs and sentiments(-Have a chairful day -$2.00) and Listens with the Heart(another unmounted one but vintage for $1.00).I guess it is time to start to replace all those loved stamps I lost in my basement flood. These are older unused in mint condition things but new to me and inexpensive which makes them fun to try out!
One never know what turns up at a garage sale. Check out the ones in your area too.
Happy crafting!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My soul finds rest

in God alone.This verse from Psalm 62:1-2,is perfect for a thinking of you card. My cousin is having surgery in the morning .I thought this would lift her spirits. The sentiment is from ODBD Scripture Collection 4, while the flourish is an oldie from Inque. Both are stamped with Memories Sepia. The lace border is from my stash of ribbons. The flower is from Spellbinders Flower Creations 3, and after cutting the paper in my Cuttlebug, was Glimmer Misted with Sunflower. The brad is from Making Memories.The design paper is from Sassafras Lass mini pack(Mix and Mend).
Happy Crafting!