Monday, August 24, 2009

Fall. Finally!

I found some time to get my final card completed for the Fall card class on October 20th. I was really dragging my feet on this card. The original card I designed look much better on paper as a sketch than the final product. I'm not sure what went wrong, but sometimes I have a hard time letting go and this was one of those times. I knew I wanted the colors and the "thankful" on the front but I couldn't get it to look right. I searched some of my inspiration photos and found a napkin holder with a felt leaf and button and decided that it would work just fine.
What do you think?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Birthday Tri-fold

Today I am posting a birthday card I have made my friend in her favorite Hawaiian colors. I think it turned out better than expected and it looks quite grand. I hope she likes it! Unfortunately the birthday present I had planned on making her was a bit problematic and while it worked out in the end, it didn't turn out the way I had envisioned and so I am a little disheartened. Don'tcha just hate when those plans just don't work out the way you, uh..planned? I sure do. It must be my inner-control freak fighting the good fight. So I'll decide later if I'm posting the picture of her gift. We'll see how well that last glimmer of pride holds on. ;)
Let me know if you like the card!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I made this halloween card over the weekend. This card is the 2nd in the Fall class on October 20th. It has a cute 3-D bat on the front that is outlined in a white gel-pen.
I think it's cuteness makes up for the fact that I DID NOT WIN any of the stamp prizes on the blog-hop. Oh, well. Looks like there is another on the 17th, so I'll look into hopping along with that one and maybe I'll get lucky.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thoughts of Fall

I spent Friday & Saturday leaving numerous comments on the blog-hop held over at Our Craft Lounge. So now I am waiting to see if I won any of those really neat stamps OCL just released. While waiting this afternoon I made this card for my Oct 20th class.
Take a peek and tell me what you think...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

More Blog Candy

Here I am on the injured list having pulled my back and while I recuperate I offer you this:
I stumbled upon this site that has a FANTASTIC blog hop with some very crafty projects made by some talented ladies. It lasts through Sunday, Good Luck to ALL of you.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Winner on Wednesday!

Oh, yay we have a winner! picked number 3 and that comment is: "Nature's"
Whoo! e-mail me and we can discuss details. Thanks to everyone who entered, left comments and forwarded the blog information to friends. I appreciate it!

And since I spent almost 4 hours on Sunday sorting through old craft projects and cleaning my craft space, I don't have interesting photos of my work or even the results. I am posting this funny e-mail sent to me this morning. It cracked me up because it reminds me of how my grandfather "Pops" would joke around about rules. I can imagine him saying these rules and I can imagine as an eight year-old, not knowing if he was joking or not, what with the "fancy" way this is written. I especially like Laws Pertaining to Dessert. It reminds me of our house, when the negotiations begin.
Enjoy your day and I'll have more to post in the next few days

Old Testament Parenting
'Lamentations of the Father'
by Ian Frazier

Laws of Forbidden Places
Of the beasts of the field, and of the fishes of the sea, and of all foods that are acceptable in my sight you may eat, but not in the living room. Of the hoofed animals, broiled or ground into burgers, you may eat, but not in the living room. Of the cloven-hoofed animal, plain or with cheese, you may eat, but not in the living room. Of the cereal grains, of the corn and of the wheat and of the oats, and of all the cereals that are of bright color and unknown provenance you may eat, but not in the living room. Of quiescently frozen dessert and of all frozen after-meal treats you may eat, but absolutely not in the living room.

Of the juices and other beverages, yea, even of those in sippy-cups, you may drink, but not in the living room, neither may you carry such therein. Indeed, when you reach the place where the living room carpet begins, of any food or beverage there you may not eat, neither may you drink. But if you are sick, and are lying down and watching something, then may you eat in the living room.

Laws When at Table
And if you are seated in your high chair, or in a chair such as a greater person might use, keep your legs and feet below you as it were. Neither raise up your knees, nor place your feet upon the table, for that is an abomination unto me. Yea, even when you have an interesting bandage to show, your feet upon the table are an abomination, and worthy of rebuke.
Drink your milk as it is given you, neither use on it any utensils, nor fork, nor knife, nor spoon, for that is not what they are for; if you will dip your blocks in the milk, and lick it off, you shall be sent away.

When you have drunk, let the empty cup then remain upon the table, and do not bite it upon its edge and by your teeth hold it to your face in order to make noises in it sounding like a duck: for you shall be sent away.

When you chew your food, keep your mouth closed until you have swallowed, and do not open it to show your brother or your sister what is within; I say to you, do not so, even if your brother or your sister hath done the same to you.

Eat your food only; do not eat that which is not food; neither seize the table between your jaws, nor use the raiment of the table to wipe your lips. I say again to you, do not touch it, but leave it as it is.

And though your stick of carrot does indeed resemble a marker, draw not with it upon the table, even in pretend, for we do not do that, that is why. And though the pieces of broccoli are very like small trees, do not stand them upright to make a forest, because we do not do that, that is why.

Sit just as I have told you, and do not lean to one side or the other, nor slide down until you are nearly slid away. Heed me; for if you sit like that, your hair will go into the syrup. And now behold, even as I have said, it has come to pass

Laws Pertaining to Dessert
For we judge between the plate that is unclean and the plate that is clean, saying first, if the plate is clean, then you shall have dessert.

But of the unclean plate, the laws are these: If you have eaten most of your meat, and two bites of your peas with each bite consisting of not less than three peas each, or in total six peas, eaten where I can see, and you have also eaten enough of your potatoes to fill two forks, both forkfuls eaten where I can see, then you shall have dessert.

But if you eat a lesser number of peas, and yet you eat the potatoes, still you shall not have dessert; and if you eat the peas, yet leave the potatoes uneaten, you shall not have dessert, no, not even a small portion thereof.

And if you try to deceive by moving the potatoes or peas around with a fork, that it may appear you have eaten what you have not, you will fall into iniquity. And I will know, and you shall have no dessert.

On Screaming
Do not scream; for it is as if you scream all the time. If you are given a plate on which two foods you do not wish to touch each other are touching each other, your voice rises up even to the ceiling, while you point to the offense with the finger of your right hand; but I say to you, scream not, only remonstrate gently with the server, that the server may correct the fault.

Likewise if you receive a portion of fish from which every piece of herbal seasoning has not been scraped off, and the herbal seasoning is loathsome to you and steeped in vileness, again I say, refrain from screaming. Though the vileness overwhelm you, and cause you a faint unto death, make not that sound from within your throat, neither cover your face, nor press your fingers to your nose. For even I have made the fish as it should be; behold, I eat it myself, yet shall not surely die.

Concerning Face and Hands
Cast your countenance upward to the light, and lift your eyes to the hills, that I may more easily wash you off. For the stains are upon you; even to the very back of your head, there is rice thereon.
And in the breast pocket of your garment, and upon the tie of your shoe, rice and other fragments are distributed in a manner wonderful to see.

Only hold yourself still; hold still, I say. Give each finger in its turn for my examination thereof, and also each thumb. Lo, how iniquitous they appear.. What I do is as it must be; and you shall not go hence until I have done.

Various Other Laws, Statutes, and Ordinances
Bite not, lest you be also bitten again. Neither drink of your own bath water, nor of the bath water of any kind; nor rub your feet on bread, even if it be in the package; nor rub yourself against cars, not against any building; nor eat sand.

Leave the cat alone, for what has the cat done, that you should so afflict it with tape? And hum not the humming in your nose as I read, nor stand between the light and the book. Indeed, you shall drive me to madness. Nor forget what I said about the tape.