This is my place to share with family and friends. You might find handmade cards, digital scrapbook pages, photos or a little chatter because those are the things I love. My blog is a work in progress, so be patient with me. Most of the time I think I will be talking to myself, but hey, I'm used to that!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Finally a card to post.....

Sorry I have been a slacker lately in the creative area. I am so behind on housework and paper work and (insert more whining here)! Anyway, I have wanted to try one of the neat Trifold Shutter cards that I've been seeing out there and my sister Chris and I sat down and worked on them Tuesday. Here is my first attempt. I used paper from my scrapbooking stash for it in case I messed up. I am stingy with my SU designer paper since I need it for my classes and I need to use up some of this other printed paper any way.

Long list of supplies:
Textured green Bazzil cardstock, SU Perfect Plum and Whisper White cs. SU Fifth Avenure Floral, On A Pedestal, It's Your Birthday, and Itty Bitty Buds Stamps set
Stampin Up's Mat Pack and piercer. Stampin' Pastels. Anna Griffin printed stripe and floral papers. Nestibilities. Happy Birthday on front of card from My Sentiments Exactly. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I'm addicted.........

to Farm Town at Facebook! That is why I don't have anything new crafty thing to post yet. I will have to come up with something by Monday or Tuesday because my sister Chris is coming to stamp with me. Until then, if you are on Facebook and play Farm Town please ask me to be your neighbor. My farm name is CathyRose and my Facebook name is Cathy Richardson. See you is so much fun!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ring Ring....... hello?

I have more Bling for you! Here are the last two cards from the "Bring On The Bling" classes. I still have a few specks of glitter turning up and I made them a week ago!

Supplies: Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Old Olive CS. Cottage Vine designer paper, Old Olive Classic Ink, Heart to Heart punch, Scallop Edge punch. Dazzling Diamonds glitter, white gel pen, Stampin' Dimensionals,

Supplies: Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace cardstock. Stamps SU Simple Sketches (retired) Itty Bitty Buds, and Teeny Tiny Wishes. Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace and Basic Black ink. Lavender satin ribbon. Glitter effect made with Versamark ink and SU Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Wow, 10 days went by in a blur.......

At least it sure seems that way. I had some surgery on my leg and the discomfort is distracting me from my crafting and computer time, lol. I want to post a card that I made using things from my stash of scrapbooking and card making supplies. I love digging through the boxes and storage cart drawers and finding things I forgot I had. I have vowed to use up some of the older stuff! Here is the card. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Stamps: Butterfly- Hero Arts, Friendship Background stamp from Inkadinkado

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another glitzy card.....

I think this one is my favorite. In spite of having some bling, it still is clean and simple. I am also going to make this one without the glitter too.

SU Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry cardstock; Sincere Salutations stamp, Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink; Nestibilities oval and scalloped oval dies; SU Dazzling Diamond glitter; Two Way glue pen SU; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Big Shot die cut machine

Bring on the Bling...

Here is one of the blingy cards I had my Grace Stampers make last Monday. Our class was about having fun glitzing up your cards with glitter and embossing powder. Our first card uses Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The glitter is held on with clear packing tape applies behind the punched out shapes. Easy, fun and not so much mess! The whole card front is elevated with Dimensionals to give it some definition.

Stampin' Up! Heart to Heart punch, Real Red ink, Regal Rose card stock, Heard From The Heart stamp, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, White get pen, and strip of DSP- Raspberry Tart (retired).

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I've been busy creating....

food, not cards, lol! I having been canning. I never have before. My DD got me interested and I started to research and became intrigued. The first thing I attempted was grape jelly. It is so easy and DH likes peanut butter and grape jelly.

Then I made some homemade salsa and processed that. I like that I can adjust thespices to our taste. Here is the salsa.

Friday I went to my daughter's house and we shopped at the Amish farmer's market for fresh fruits and vegetables. She is very lucky that the market is just a couple of miles from her. I am hoping she will decide to have her own garden next year. She certainly has the room and she also has forced labor, ahem, I mean two helpful children to share the work.
I got these peaches from the market and made some peach preserves. They are so good this time of year.I wound up eating two of the peaches. I just couldn't resist them. Because of that, I didn't have quite enough for the recipe so I had to send Don out to the farm stand to get a few extra peaches, lol.

I also made a big pot of beef vegetable soup and put it up in quart jars for us. I don't like canned soups so it will be nice to have these on hand. One more photo, the vegetable soup.

My next project is to put up some potatoes, peeled and cubed, ready to cook. I have about 25 lbs of red potatoes sitting in the kitchen waiting for me. If you are still reading, thanks for indulging my enthusiasm and looking at the photos. I'll keep you posted on my adventures in canning and I'll have some cards to post tomorrow.