Friday, April 18, 2014

Cold Weather and a One Eyed Cat


Just wanted to post a few pictures. 

This one was taken on the 16th of April.

That's right April!

We had snow on the 15th and a few days of cold

temps in the 30's. I took the picture of the icicle hanging 

from the sliding glass door. 


This is a picture of the next door neighbor's cat. 

They have four of them and they are all outside cats. 

When our cat Burbank died last year the other cats took over our yard. 

If you click on this photo you can see that this cat has only one eye. 

It scares me some mornings as it will be looking through the sliding glass

door with that one large yellow eye he has. 

Well bad news on the window install. Part of the new windows was the trim,

that we contracted to have installed around each new window. Well that wasn't written in

the contract (bad us for not catching it)

So the installers called the company and they spoke to the salesman.

After all was said and done they are going to honor what we were told.

Now for the bad news....because of the oversight we now have to wait till

May 6th to start the install. I'm happy we are going to get what was agreed to,

but bummed out about the longer wait time. Plus we had to move things around

to clear the windows and had to put things back due to family coming for Easter dinner.

Its always something! I spoke to my nephew Eric today. He said his new motto..."it is what it is".

So true.

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Karen
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Punch Art Birdhouses with Take Care Stamp Set


The stamp set used is Take Care.

I made the birdhouses using the extra large oval punch.

I just trimmed off some of the bottom. 

Roof was made with the window punch. 

Designer paper Watercolor Wonder. 

Color Palette: Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Chocolate Chip, 

and Gumball Green. 

Linen Thread attached to the tree branch and the houses. 

Both birdhouses were popped on the card. 

New Windows being put in today. 

I'll take pictures and post them on the blog. 

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Karen
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge Splotchy Card


I'm calling this card "splotchy" 

I used Gorgeous Grunge, for the background,

and Timeless Talk for the greeting. 

Color Palette: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight,

Old Olive, and Pacific Point. 

Used little heart punch with the same color cardstock as the ink,

then just added a rhinestone to the center of each heart. 

Hearts were also popped. 

New Windows are coming tomorrow!!!!!!
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Take a Tip Tuesday #9


I just love how this card turned out. 

Did you know you can make eggs using White Simply Pressed Clay?

I used a small amount for each egg and rolled them into

oval shapes. Then let them dry. 


To get the spots on the eggs I inked up the dots stamp from Gorgeous Grunge

and placed it ink side up on my desk.

Then I simply rolled the eggs over the stamp. 

They look like little bird eggs with the Pacific Point ink. 

I also used Bird Builder punch, Artisan punch and Take Care stamp set.

Color Palette: Pacific Point, Wild Wasbi, Chocolate Chip, White, and Early Espresso. 

Happy birthday to my nephew Corbet. He is 26 today, and a Tax baby as my brother Tony

use to call him since he was born on the day taxes are due. 

Well after having a beautiful weekend the temperature dropped down into the 30's and we got a

little bit of snow. Good Grief!!!! 

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Karen
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Mailable Monday # 57


This is a bold clean card for today's Mailable Monday post.

Base card vanilla, Layer Rose Red.

Stamped vanilla layer was done with Gorgeous Grunge, and Rose Red ink. 

Greeting from Feel Goods. 

We've had some warmer temps and I've been finding myself

being hit with the Spring Cleaning bug. 

Its going to be an exciting week as the new windows will be installed 

on Thursday. Can't wait! 

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Karen
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mixed up Cactus


Okay...remember my Christmas cactus that thinks

its a Halloween/Thanksgiving cactus and blooms at the end of 

October?

Well that same cactus is really mixed up this time. 

Look what I found on it while I was giving it a drink......

a single bud that is going to bloom. 

Hmmm.....maybe it wants to be an Easter cactus now.

Or maybe it is jealous of all the crocus that was blooming in the yard....

or maybe the tulips coming up. 

I'm puzzled as it has never done this before. 

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Karen
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Cards from Friends.


Just wanted to share some cards I received last earlier this week. 

The cute little chicken card is from Kathy. She used

the Owl Builder punch. 


This egg card was made by Lisa. 

Both of the cards are just wonderful Ladies! 

Thanks for thinking of me. 

So which came first.....the chicken or the egg? 

Well seeing how both the cards came in on the same day and I opened 

Kathy's chicken card first....I'll say the chicken came first. 

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Karen
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