Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm a Blog candy winner!

You cannot imagine how surprised I was to learn that I had won blog candy on Hetty's blog! All I had to do was leave a comment and WOW!  I am so pleased.

I received my blog candy and promptly sat down to play.  Here is my creation:

I made this easel card with it.  Sorry, not showing the inside just yet as it is going to someone very special and I do not want her to see the sentiment yet.

Hetty sent me some lovely flowers along with ribbons, and gems.  I also won the card that she had made here.  Hetty has some beautiful art.  You really need to check out her blog! This one has a great tutorial on how to attach these flowers to your cards.

I hope everyone is having a great day!  I am off to play with more goodies...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Getting ready for Mother's Day

I have started making some cards for Mother's day.  Some of my friends have requested some so I am making them.

Here is one of them:

I used my Martha Stewart punches to make the background layers.  My Cuttle bug with Curls and Swirls Alphabet dies made the letters.  And of course a tea bag medallion to top it off.  A little bling in the corners to set it off.

I made a few in the same style.  I have various colors made like this too, and if you are interested in purchasing one, contact me and let me know.

I have also been making other cards too.  Just have not time taken to show them.
I made this one for my granddaughter's baptism.  I used a digi stamp from Create with TLC.  She has the most beautiful sayings and quotations for cards.  You really need to sign up to be a Follower.  Paulette is very generous with her creations.  The fold is from a dear friend of mine - The Leo Fold. 

And this one also made with a digi from Create with TLC.  This saying is so appropriate.  I love it.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut it out and shaded it in with Distress Ink in Broken China.

I hope you are all having a great day.  We hit 76 here today - totally unheard of here in northern Wisconsin in March.  I am not complaining about it.  I have seen my first robins of the year and the sand hill cranes are back with their noisy calls.  Someone told me today that they saw a flock of bluebirds yesterday.  Could it be?  Is spring really here?

We have had issues with a bear for the past 3 weeks.  It likes our deck.  This photo was taken on March 5 - see we did have some snow:
This bear has burdock's stuck to the fur on her back and face.  It has no fear of us.  I took this photo through a closed back door as she was less than 8 feet from the door.  I say "her" but do not know for sure.  When it stood up on it's hind legs and looked at me, I didn't think to look at the down side to determine gender!  I did notice that there were no "nursing" marks on it, so it does not have cubs.  Whatever - but it came out of the den early and decided to stay up.  It has been paying us regular visits so we are very aware of our surroundings when we leave for work in the dark and any other time as well.  In this photo, it was 4:30 in the afternoon!