Sunday, October 28, 2012

CASES #6 Over The River..Gramma Stuffed The Turkey

yeah been a looong time for a CASES...and i did do the card yesterday (Saturday) but had no time to post...this one has a fall/thanksgiving theme...the lyrics i used are " over the river and through the wood" and "grandma stuffed the turkey"...rather than the hymns on the original can find the details for the original here on SCS

SU has so many lovely card stock colors...but an all time favorite of mine is really rust..and i love it paired with night of navy...since really rust has retired (i have a stash that i hoard) i use cajun craze a lot...for this card i paired it with another favorite...old olive...and let me tell you those leaves were buggers to cut out..

belindaking ~ for the beauty

grandma stuffed the turkey
Paper: cajun craze..old olive..naturals ivory
Ink: printer..cajun craze..old olive
Stamps: country blessings
Accessories: gilttery leaf button

i hope to do another card next week...but you know how flakey i can be...if something else comes a gun show or cleaning a bathroom....til then be safe/be well all!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CAS Holidays Swap

I love CAS!...and so this swap was right up my alley...i signed up to do a card in each category of this swap hosted by LaLatty on SCS...Halloween..Thanksgiving and Christmas...i've been using my simply scored more...i need to get the angle attachment i think...

Halloween ~ witch feet
Paper: elegant eggplant..whisper white
Ink: printer..SU markers
Stamp: Witch feet digi
Accessories: stickles gold..spider web ef/cuttlebug..small plastic spiders (there is a spider on the inside too)
 i used a new embossing folder i found on clearance at Hobby Lobby on the Halloween card... i love a deal too!

Thanksgiving ~ country blessings
Paper: naturals ivory
Ink: more mustard..pumpkin pie..chocolate chip
Stamps: country blessings
Accessories: simply scored

Christmas ~ string of lights
Paper: whisper white
Ink: tuxedo black..SU markers..island indigo
Stamps: string of lights..four the holidays
Accessories: simply scored
i got the string of lights stamp on clearance too...WooHoo!...lucked out on that trip to Hobby Lobby huh?

as always i wish you safe/be well...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Off Their Rockers Swap

this was fun...another "seniors" image card swap...and since it was "Off Their Rockers"...i went with a crazy stella digi...i used a different of my favorite sayings...i even have it on a t-shirt...

thanks for all the encouragement on my new do...everyone here has gotten used to it...though the day after my nephew Q was surprised it hadn't grown back over night...which is funny since his dad has been bald since before Q was born...i guess it's because he (my bro) shaves what little bit grows during the week (week o'clock shadow?)...

well here's my stella...

stella ~ reality check ~ front
Paper: tempting turquoise..whisper white..chocolate chip..dp
Ink: printer..SU & Copic markers..chocolate chip on sentiment
Stamp: stella ~ voices..reality check
Accessories: turquoise ric-rac..small black brads

stella ~ reality check ~ inside

have an awesome week everyone...dh flew out to florida on saturday...USAF i'm going to be getting some deep/fall cleaning done i safe/be well

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Do

so last year around this time i posted about possibly shaving my bff has ovarian cancer and was looking at doing another round of chemo...well she didn't have chemo just radiation so i put it off...this year she is again wait and see...but her new dr. thinks it will be sooner rather than later and is keeping a close eye on her....

september as many of you know is ovarian/gynecological cancer awareness month...some of you may have heard about country singer Kellie Pickler getting a buzz cut in support of her friend dealing with breast cancer (i always knew that "dingy blonde" was actually one smart cookie)...she did this the 1st of this month...i found out about it yesterday...after...well read on...

since it's september and my boss is all for it...despite my dh's reservations...we pulled out the scissors and clippers...dh did the honors...he wears his "high & tight" so i figured i could trust dd's recorded it for me...went thru a few "hairstyles" in bout 15 minutes...let me know what ya think...

yep i need a haircut

mullet is NOT a good look

what's that stooge's name again?

feels abit drafty

dh was surprised that i had a well shaped head...he was worried...i got the big ears from my dad's side of the family...and i was/am/always will be a "daddy's girl"...the grands and i had picked out some bandanas last week and they are enjoying that contribution...

be safe/be well all...remember to send good vibes/thoughts out to the world...they make a difference...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blog Candy @ She Stamps

Cheryl has blog candy on her blog...she on the image right hand column here on my blog...some great goodies...

Saturday, September 1, 2012


ok bear with me this will be a rambling post...i've been awake since 0430...the alarm went off...thunder/lightening started up...i figured the balloon launch we were all going to would be cancelled...(it was) and the "antelope stampede" festivities don't start til noon (could go back to bed?)...but no.. my bro doesn't cancel once he makes plans...nope just changes we went to breakfast...rain quieted down...still no"let's go garage/yard selling!"...btw, there is an app for i look and find one that has SU and all kinds of papercraft stuff for sale...oh boy gotta get to that's just after 0700...HOORAY! she's a military spouse so of course her garage sale starts at 0700...had tons of SU stuff and i picked up a couple of stamp i used them today!

the card i am case-ing is one of mamaxsix's...Medallion Thanks...

Medallion Thanks ~ mamaxsix @SCS

one of the sets i got (for $4) was Medallion...i changed the colors and used a sentiment stamp from the other set i got...Country Blessings (also $4)...and i tried really i did but couldn't get the medallion center...uh centered...oh well

Medallion Blessings
Paper: pumpkin pie..daffodil delight..early espresso
Ink: pumpkin pie..early espresso
Stamps: blessings
Accessories: simply scored

as safe/be well...and blessings to you and your's

Saturday, August 11, 2012


i should probably do these friday nights so i can post them early saturday morning...but then it's not CASES it's CASEF...and that's an abysmal acronym if you ask me...something the military could pull off but not me...remember i like word fun/puns...speaking of which...or is that witch...*cackle*

the card i CASE'd was created by Aucrazy ...with a bugaboo digi that i already will be seeing it again when i post some swap cards i have been working on...the original card is here on SCS

Witch's Feet by Aucrazy

i  added text to the digi in Picasa...(word fun/pun!!)...and to make this BONUS extra FLUFFY!..i had the colored dots and a spiderweb paper in my stash...(ok so i "permanently borrowed" the spiderweb paper from my daughter's stash...sheesh!)

Smell My Witch's Feet
Paper: whisper white..elegant eggplant..pumpkin pie..dp
Ink: printer..SU markers
Stamp: Witch's Feet
Accessories: flowers..pumpkin pie corduroy brad

I really loved doing this CASES...hope you all enjoy safe/be well...

Saturday, July 28, 2012


sorry i've not posted CASES the last 2 weeks...i was ill then too busy playing catch up to even go near my paper cutter...but i got not only one card...but 2 cards done today!...from the same card...yes i liked it that much....the card i CASE'd can be found here ...i hope i did it proud...oh and it is also a card sketch challenge on SCS...keyword SC219...

Dad's Bday card by StampHunter68

SC219 Lovely As A Tree & Father
Paper: #1 - marina mist..wild wasabi..naturals white..dsp ~ #2 - not quite navy..old olive..naturals white..dsp
Ink: #1 - marina mist..wild wasabi..early espresso ~ #2 - early espresso
Stamp: #1 - Lovely As A Tree ~ #2 - Father Calligraphy
Accessories: #1 - wild wasabi buttons..sponges ~ #2 - not quite navy buttons

as always be safe/be well!...have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

CASES #2 & Party Snacks Recipe Swap

I'm Baaack!...i can't believe it but i'm posting my 2nd CASES almost on time...*insert maniacal laugh here*...i have a swap (again) over on SCS for Party Snacks & Goodies recipes...

I have a ton of appetizer type recipes...but decided to go with a recipe that i really like for snacking...Mustard Dill Pretzel Dip...i am NOT a mustard fan...but this recipe is so yummy!!
you can find it here ...

i'm CASEing this recipe card ....

6 x 6 recipe card - Lisa Walsh

Mustard Dill Pretzel Dip 6 x 6 recipe card
Paper: so saffron textured and smooth..wild wasabi..dp
Ink: printer
Accessories: punches..small green brads..shades of yellow paper flowers

i know mine is CAS compared to the original...but you all know "that's how i roll"...

well until next safe/be well all!

Saturday, June 30, 2012


so as some of you know i've been toying with the idea of doing something get the mojo going and to post more often...the idea is simple...CASES..Copy And Share Every might not be weekly at first though...with all the stuff going on right now...i.e. my dd's illness...grands...other family obligations...but i figure i deserve some time right?...i should be one of my obligations! i'm going to give it a whirl...

for the debut CASES card i looked to SCS (did you have any doubt?)...and found a card that i not only liked but that i believed i could copy-ish...

this "little black dress" card by stampingwriter is what i decided on...i was going to paper piece it also...changed my mind...and changed a few other things on the card as well...

feel free to CASE this card too...if you do let me know...i'd love to see...

little black dress by stampingwriter

Paper: whisper white..basic black..cherry cobbler..pattern pack II dp
Ink: tuxedo black..white craft
Stamps: haute couture (SU)..everyday expressions (paper studios)
Accessories: sewing machine/ ribbon..rhinestone..scalloped oval punch..eyelet border punch

(so tell me did i CASE this one right?...i hope i did...)

be safe/be well

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What's Your Poison Card Swap

Another post..Another swap...this swap over on SCS caught my eye because of the hostess and because i like drink/cocktail/wine images...the theme of the swap was to make a card featuring  "your poison"....i had several images i could use...and settled on Heidi by Victoria Case...a saucy wench if there ever was one...

Beer is My Poison
Paper: Cherry Cobbler..Basic Black..Basic Gray..Whisper White..DP
Ink: Printer (various SU Colors/RBG)..versa marker
Stamp: Heidi
Accessories: Simply gem..ticket corner punch..clear embossing powder/heat gun

i used my SU Simply Scored to add texture to the base...colored the image using GIMP..and heat embossed clear on the beer mugs (though it doesn't show in the pic)....and now i think i'll sit on the deck with a "frosty beverage" to watch the sunset (well in a few hours anyway)....

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Blog Candy give-away @ Chris' World

My blog group friend has some blog candy to give away...her blog post is out this talented lady's creations...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Brown Chicken..Brown Cow.."boom chicka wow wow"

i love puns and word driving down the road one morning this spoof of..(hmm.."adult video" shall we say) theme music struck me as a title for a off i went to SCS..(after arriving safely at texting/web browsing/posting while driving)...i posted this swap idea...several wonderful crafty gals signed up...and my daughters and i all made recipe cards using chicken or beef as the main here are our cards...

My Jalapeno Chicken Salad
Paper: textured & smooth garden green..matte photo..wild wasabi
Ink: printer..wild wasibi
Stamp: citrus
accessories: circle punches

Myke's Beef Stir Fry
Paper: wild wasabi..white copy..whisper white
Ink: printer..basic black
Stamp: kanji..digi bamboo background
Accessories: circle punches

Jonni's Chicken a la King Casserole
(a family favorite)
Paper: textured night of navy..naturals ivory..more mustard..dp
Ink: printer
Accessories: buttons

we had fun doing our cards together...bouncing ideas off each other...simple cards for simple (minds?) safe/be well

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rain in The Forest

having discovered Forest Ranger's swaps on SCS i join each one...this group of gals called "forest friends" chat away daily...some's a wonderful group..

this time around the theme was Rain in The Forest...just right for a swap due in the had to relate to rain or the results of rain...i took my usual 2 spots...

rainbows...i think rain is nice...but rainbows are i did a rainbow card...found some clipart online...printed and colored it with copic markers...and i don't do that great a job cutting stuff out...but i think i did pretty good here...

Count your Rainbows
Paper: bermuda caibbean..dp
Ink: printer..bermuda bay..copic markers
Stamp: rainbow clipart
Accessories: glitter ribbon..dimentionals
the sentiment is one i really like...some days it seems easier to focus on the storm and not the blessings of "rainbows" in our see things much simpler and can be wiser for it...

another result of rain i really enjoy are pretty and sweet...i rarely dress up cards with more than paper flowers...but i've had these silk flowers in my stash for ages and this was the perfect card to use them on...

Shades of Purple Flower
Paper: rich razzleberry..early espresso..naturals ivory..dp
Ink: printer
Accessories: shades of purple silk flowers..small purple brad
the sentiment is from a poem i found online (printed in early espresso)...and it "spoke" to me...a very fancy way of saying "stop and smell the roses"...which i really need to do...just soak up the beauty of nature and feel God in my surroundings...

i hope you all take some time to do this safe/be well...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

2nd Annual Women Swap

yeah you read that title and thought...WHAT?...swapping women? this some reality tv show?...

actually it's this swap..2nd annual Pretty Women, Ugly Women, Funny Women Card Swap over on SCS...

surprise!  i only took 1 spot..just to see what it was like to do only 1 set...kind of strange and yet

Hippie Woman
Paper: lucky limeade..whisper white..yo-yo yellow..melon mambo..peace signs DP
Ink: jet black..SU markers
Stamps: Words by Wanda
Accessories: paper flowers with gem centers

i hadn't used this set yet...and thought it would be fun/funny for this swap...i tried to make her shirt look sort of tie-dyed...sorry the pic isn't the best...still learning this new camera...and as i stated before i broke the tripod...

again thanks for safe/be well...and remember laugh lines are the best kind of wrinkles...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pink & Teal Card Swap

FINALLY!!!...i have some time to post...big sigh...been so busy i'm not sure if i was coming or going...going crazy i guess...some days i didn't know the day of the week or the date...i think i lost track of an entire month...i know we have all been there right?

well on to the cards...this swap: Pink & Teal over on SCS was one i really connected with...the color combo represents the ribbon colors for breast (pink) and ovarian/gynecological (teal) cancers...which are cancers that have effected those nearest and dearest to me...

the first card is done with a favorite retired SU set...tickled out-laws live in Florida and send us all kinds of flamingo fun..and the sentiment inside was just right..

Tickled Pink
Paper: Early Espresso..Taken with Teal..Whisper White..DP
Ink: Jet Black..SU markers..pretty in pink
Stamps: Tickled Pink


for the next card i used a digi stamp..ribbon bear...used GIMP (a pic editing program) to color in the ribbon and to "piece" the DP onto the bear...if you look close you can see it matches the DP behind the image..

Ribbon Bear
Paper: Pretty in Pink..Whisper White..DP
Ink: Printer
Stamp: Ribbon Bear Digi

My oldest daughter..Jonni.. also joined this swap...she used the ribbon bunny digi stamp...she is new to coloring with SU give her some leeway..i think her addition of a teal gem bellybutton was cute and fun.. 

Ribbon Bunny
Paper: Taken with Teal..Pretty in Pink..Whisper White
Ink: SU markers
Stamp: Ribbon Bunny Digi
Accessories: teal gem

thanks for hanging in with safe/be well...i have another couple of swaps to get posted...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Busy Signal...

i have been so darn busy i've let this poor blog be neglected...but now i will have some posts because i did get some swaps done...just waiting for the "new" camera's battery to charge...hang in there poor neglected blog..

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sassy/Silly Seniors Swap

I have been having fun with the stamps out there depicting the "older/Wiser" generation...and let's face it us baby boomers are still "spunky" well as i had fun with this swap...
of course i had to use a Bugaboo Stella digi stamp & sentiment...this makes me think of my mother...i filled the desk in with "pine" before printing...then made my own dp with the same pattern...

Stella Hard Drive
Paper: "pine" dp..more mustard..whisper white
Ink: printer..SU markers..copic markers
Stamps: Stella Harddrive
Accessories: black brads..buttons

and i have had this stamp for awhile...but never inked it up...figured it was time though...the sentiment is a quote by Ellen Degeneres...and sums up my exercise philosophy perfectly!...

Exercise Ethel
Paper: textured pink passion..summer sun..whisper white..tie dye dp
Ink: memento black..SU & copic markers..printer
Stamp: Ethel w/leotard

so let me know what you think of these sweet & sassy gals...and as safe/be well...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Cards for Men

I like coming up with ideas for men's cards...sometimes it's for this swap over on SCS...i chose to do a birthday card and an any occasion card...

for the birthday card i chose to do the creative color combo on the SU color coach for More Mustard...

Men's Birthday
Paper: more mustard..cajun craze..natural white..paper studios dsp
Ink: night of navy
Stamps: lexicon of love - celebrate
Accessories: pewter brads

For the any occasion card i created my own sentiment and DP...leaving the inside blank so "she can say" whatever "she" wants!!

Men's Any Occasion
Paper: yo-yo yellow..basic black..? mark dp..whisper white
Ink: memento black..SU markers..printer
Stamp: Art Impressions Norm
Accessories: diamond/clear gems

and the crap room is almost shoveled out and re-re-reorganised...yeah for someone who hates to change things around this is one room i seem to consistently change...go figure..

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hubby loves me...hates the clutter

so the hubby is always on the look out for items that can be repurposed for storage/use in my crap room...and he found something yesterday i am excited about...they are metal cabinets with drawers that have bins inside for fittings/parts...the drawers and the bins are removable so you can take to where you need to use them...they need to be cleaned up and maybe painted...i kinda like the look of them as is....the pic shows the 2 of them stacked together...the drawers also lock and have a handle for cool is that?

if i do paint them it will be a sunny yellow...since the "theme" of my room is sunflowers...have a great day and be safe/be well everyone!

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