Friday, May 31, 2013

Some fun new products

I had chemo on Tuesday and was feeling pretty good yesterday, so hubby took me to JoAnns, and Hobby Lobby. I found some fun new products that I can't wait to play with. There's nothing like new craft supplies to put me in a happy mood! I see a lot of people using the project life system. They were doing daily pics and weekly pages, and I thought that wasn't for me because my grandkids pics are mostly on my kids computers. I had a 'duh' moment when HSN had the kits on a craft day. I don't have to do it weekly, I can just use the pages and insert cards for any kind of page. I have been collecting project life products and am going to give it a whirl. I think (if my anal personality will let me) I will mix regular 12x12 pages with project life pages. I won't post my scrapbooking on my blog because I am not a scrapbooker and they will probably be pretty simple. I don't want to stop making cards, but, since I am stage 4 cancer, I need to think about what I am leaving behind for my kids. I always told myself (these past 9 years of cancer battling) if I go and don't have scrapbooking done, I will be really mad at myself, and here it is 9 years later and I only have a few pages done. It's time to kick it in gear and get these photos in albums so my grandkids will be able to look at them and know how much I love them. So, now it will be a mix of cards and scrapbooking. I have so many photos and am so behind! Have a great day and please comment on any ways you know, to get scrapbooking done quickly!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Hang in there video

Hang in there cards

These cards were made with a stamp from Tiddly Inks and an embossing folder from Darice. I chalked the cloud background and also inked around the edges of the cards. Added some ribbon with a colored staple and popped the images up with mounting tape. I colored the image with my Copics. I'm still learning with them, but, I love using them. tfl......d

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sizzix camera die card

This card was made with a Sizzix camera die. It's one of the new thin, wafer type. I think this camera die can be pretty versatile. It comes in a plastic envelope type package, and takes up a lot less space than the steel ruled dies do. I think I'm going to like this new concept. tfl......d

Sizzix camera die card video

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

No video

I made a video of the two Just Swingin cards but there is a problem loading it here on my blog. It's on You Tube under mickeydee1.

Just Swingin cards

These two cards were made with the Spellbinders die named Just Swingin. I made one as a Sympathy card and the other is an everyday card. I have always wanted to make a stash of extra cards and never seem to accomplish it. Hopefully, this is just a start to my extra card stash! tfl.....dianne

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

Out of the mouths of babes. I love it!


Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?

1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.

2. Mostly to clean the house.

3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?

1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.

2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.

3. God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?

1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?

1. We're related.

2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.

What kind of a little girl was your mom?

1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.

2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.

3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?

1. His last name.

2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?

3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?

1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot..

2. She got too old to do anything else with him.

3. My grandma says that mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?

1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.

2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.

3. I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms and dads?

1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work..

2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.

3. Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friends.

4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?

1. Mothers don't do spare time.

2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?

1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.

2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?

1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.

2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.

3 I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

MFT Peeps girl video

MFT Favorite Peeps girl

This liitle girl is a Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things. The fence is also a die from MFT. The branch is from Impression Obsession, and the grass and butterfly punches are from Martha Stewart. This card may look familiar. I made a card similiar to this one for Easter. I was waiting for the branch die to come in the mail. Once it arrived, I knew I wanted to play with this card again. There are so many variations you could make with this stamp. Just cut the little peep and add something else.   tfl....dianne