Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Sandra Sue!

Gerry Morse is my humor muse so decided to CASE her today for my dear friend Sandy’s Birthday.  She also used a Bugaboo image and it’s JJ, so it was meant to be.  Here is Gerry’s card JJ Cooking with Wine. And here is my take on Gerry’s card.  Since my image isn’t really about wine, I kept the cardstock white but for detail I used a new Spellbinders detail emboss die set for interest.  Now for the rest of the story…

I had a little time today, so got a birthday card made and off to a dear friend who has her birthday on Ground Hogs day.  Sandy has a very good sense of humor, so thought this would be a good fit.  This very humorous image is from Bugaboo called JJ Tequila and Shoes instant fun and the character is JJ.  JJ reminds me of “me” with the reading glasses perched on her nose and silver hair, like mine.  Colored her in pretty grays and reds and created the sentiment using Photoshop Elements 9 from a funny joke in the newspaper that I filed away.  Thought it would work well with JJ here.  The birthday sentiment is from GinaK Designs Framed Greetings stamp set.  So Happy Birthday dear Sandy, I hope you like it.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Five O'clock Wine!


Well here I sit, with wine in hand...yes, Dave climbed those stairs once again with glass in hand.  Thinking back on my day, I retook command of the entry way closet and as it happened it really did need retaking!  Found our Son-in-Law's winter coat that he's been looking for and donated coats and jackets to our local charity of choice.  And now after finishing another big job, I opened the email to see wonderful, encouraging comments from some of the most amazing and talented ladies, I have known.  I appreciate all your comments, they are full of positive anecdotes from your lives and how you all got through similar situations.

So I lift my glass to you (hic) as I sip (hic), to say thank you (hic).  Humm...maybe I've had more sips than I thought...

I may be a little tired, but always remember, I remain..."Happy as a clam in white wine butter sauce"!

PS: above image is Chef Pierre from Bugaboo

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Lori

I have been a very busy little bee of late, busy sorting, cleaning and generally readying the house for sale this spring and making some good progress.  Just finished cleaning and sorting the pantry...lets just say I found a couple of expired items back in the deep recesses, tucked away and out of site...but I got them!

I decided to reward my hard work and get a birthday card off to a dear friend.  Thought she would like this style and the sentiment.

The image is a digi from TLC and is called Sunday Afternoon Fashion.  Love this one.  Added just a little color in her favorite shade.  The sentiment is also from TLC, I love this one and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it.  The card didn't need much embellishment.  I colored the pearls with the same Copic marker that I used for her hat and umbrella.  I traced around her dress, hat and umbrella with a Sakura glitter pen and that was it.  I hope you like it.  And, now off to watch a little football with Dave and plan the next project for tomorrow.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Preparing for a big move!

A big hello to all my blog friends and followers.  Thought I should let you know why I haven't been posting cards for awhile...Dave and are at a time in our lives where we do not need a big old house anymore, so decided after living here for 25 years it was time to put it on the market and move closer to family.

Really looking forward to a house with no stairs, everything on one level.  So with that said I have lots of cleaning out to do to ready this place.  Storage and closet space is all full of happy memories, but not sure I need to keep them all, so the purging has begun.

As soon as I have things a little more organized, you'll hear from me again, in the meantime didn't want you to think I had fallen off the face of the earth.

Thank you all for visiting me here and I want you to know that I really am "Happy as a clam in white wine butter sauce!"  Cheers!