Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blog candy giveaway

Stacy at Scrap with Stacy has some first blogversary candy she wants to give away. Click the link and go check it out!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WOYWW #103

It is Wednesday again and I am so happy to be home so I can play along on WOYWW. I hadn't realized how addicted I have become to the group until I couldn't play along one week and had to use trip pictures last week to post. If you want to play along visit Stamping Ground the home of Julia Dunnit and blog hop around with the rest of us! It is lots of fun and I will warn you...very addictive!

I came home last Saturday from helping my daughter and her husband bury his mother. Rainey had been ill with all sorts of medical problems not the least of which was abdominal cancer. Rainey turned out to be a dark horse and had a history most of her family didn't know about. Oh nothing bad or horrible just that she was a scrapbooker, did altered art, knitted, crocheted, painted and even took classes to learn how to do some of it. We found notebooks filled with notes she had taken in the classes and drawings that she had made from pictures out of magazines. Rainey loved her cats and we were surprised at finding no less than 6 scrapbooks filled with pictures of them, scrapbooks of trips she had taken over the years, pictures of her son filled a book...and no one knew she knew how to do it. Her house and yard were filled with all sorts of flowers and she loved roses in all forms. I wish I could have known her a little better, we were kindred spirits.

Okay on to my project I started last night! I brought this little house home from Iowa with me because my daughter was going to toss it out. The minute I saw it I knew that I wanted to alter it Tim Holtz style!

Here is a picture of my desk and the house in progress. I am not for sure exactly what it will turn out to be but I think I will use it to store buttons or sewing supplies on the shelf in my craft room.

Hopefully I will get it done by the weekend and I will post a finished picture so come back next week and see it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WOYWW #102

Sorry I don't have a picture to show you of my work desk this week but I am not at home in Oklahoma but in Iowa helping my daughter and son-in-law. Micheal's mother passed away last week and I drove up here with my daughter to help them get some things sorted out. Rainy's services were on Saturday and now we are working on getting her house and contents sorted.

Hopefully I will be home by next Wednesday and will be able to post as usual! Everyone have a great week! If you are wondering what I am talking about drop by Julia Dunnits blog, Stamping Ground and check out all the other wonderful desks and have a snoop around at what is going on in blog land.

Thought that I would leave you with a couple pictures I took this past year on a cruise with my daughter. It just doesn't seem right not to post something. We had an awesome week together on the Carnival Ship Ecstasy. This pic was taken in Progresso. Fun place if you ever get the chance to go there!

The smaller ship is the Ecstasy the ship we were on. The larger is the Glory and I have cruised on her also.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Red White and Blue Swap

Here is a card I made for the Red, White, and Blue swap on Splitcoast Stampers. This wasn't a patriot swap just one using these colors. I decided to use a scrap of paper I had in the bin from Stampin Up! that was off white with red diamonds, clubs, etc. as the base of the card. I then added a strip of Real Red card stock and dark blue ribbon. The King card is made using a tag and the Tim Holtz embossing folder. I then distressed it with denim ink. There is also a challenge, Drunken Stampers Challenge #66 ~ playing cards that I think I will enter this in.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WOYWW #100

What's on my work desk today? Well had to cover it up cause I have started to work on a swap over at the creativeblock-stampersanonymous Stampers Anonymous blog on Yahoo. The swap is an Artist Choice 6x6 Page Swap where you can make all alike or all different it is up to the artist what they want to make and do. There are 13 people signed up for the swap so there is a lot of creating to be done here. I will post the pages when I get them done.

I have not been doing a lot of creating this week. I have not been feeling real well again so have been taking it easy for the most part. I promise to get in there and do something good to share this next week. I have another blog Okienurse's Fibromyalgia Blog where I have been documenting my health care trials and tribulations on in a rather erratic fashion but I wanted to thank people who have emailed me for sent well wishes to me and have shared their experiences with me. It means a lot when you feel unwell to know that you aren't the only one in this boat. I have never been much of a whiner but this disorder has caused me lots of grief personally, health wise, and now I am unemployed cause I can't hold down a job. Once again thanks for the well wishes.

Okay now you are really wondering what is going on cause I am thanking people and all. Well Ms. Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground is the cause of it all so much so that some people even call her the Queen of Snoop. WOYWW is group of creative people that get together to share their desks and support one anothers endeavors. Check it out here.