Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Coloring Down The Lines -- Garden Green

Hi crafters.  It is another Coloring Down the Lines blog hop Wednesday, and you should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  Love her card, did you?   Her site is always interesting.  Our challenge this week is another 2 color duo.  The colors are Garden Green and Wild Wasabi.  Real Irish colors they are, however St. Patrick's Day is over, so we are just a teeny bit late.

I used both the colors in cardstock and my Papaya Collage stamps.  Since one of the few colors of embossing powder that Stampin'Up! has is Wild Wasabi, I just had to use it.  That is Wild Wasabi on Wild Wasabi even though they look a little different.  I tried several things with that frame but the other choices did not work.  I tried to make a glassy frame with Glossy Accents, but it looked like one big mistake.  That try went in the trash.  Then I tried embossing with clear powder, and didn't like that either, another in the trash.  Usually I salvage the mistakes and make something or other, but this time my trash can has green paper it in.  Oh well.  Hope you like my take on the two colors for this week.

Now we can go to Teri's blogsite and see what wonderful creation she has for us.

Have a great day.

Crafty Hugs,

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shadow Boxes

I've been working on a birthday present for my son.  He asked me about a month or so ago if he could have 2 more shadow boxes to add to the 2 he already has on his wall.   A few weeks ago I showed you the one I did of his son (my grandson, J.T.), and the other day I finished the one I have been working on of his daughter (my granddaughter, Hannah).  I'm happy with how they turned out.  Although I didn't use all Stampin'Up! products, I started with SU cardstock and inks.  I used a few other things like Gesso and butterflies and even a little Lego man.  I hope my son likes these. 

Short entry today because I am sidetracked with weekend activities.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  We're expecting snow again, but hopefully not too much.  I am so ready for spring and warmer weather.

Until next time.......................

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Coloring Down The Lines -- So Saffron

Happy Wednesday.  It's that time again.  Time for our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  She has been missing in action for a while, but wasn't what she brought us beautiful.  Awesome. 

Our challenge was to use So Saffrom with More Mustard.  For a while now we have been challenged with a two color combination each week rather than three.  Sometimes it is difficult to use only two colors  I didn't have much trouble this week because I love So Saffrom and More Mustard.  I don't think I've used More Mustard in a long time, so it was nice to get that color out again.

I've been doing more plain or simple styles lately.  This card has only the Field Flower stamps with the sentiment from Bloomin Beautiful (A free Sale-a-bration set, you need to get that versatile set before it goes away).  I added the Needlepoint Border embossing folder from the Spring catalog and a little sponging.  Hope you like it.

Now let's hop over to Teri's blogsite.  Teri has some beautiful creations, and today is no defferent.  I love visiting her every day to see what she might have there.

Until next time...............................

Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Whether or Not We Had Weather

We're going to do something a little different today.  Yesterday in our chat, several of us were talking about how the snowstorm was affecting us and what it looked like at each of our houses.  So we decided to do a blog hop today showing our yards and/or houses with the weather pictures.   By the way, if you haven't joined us yet on chat, you should come and have fun with us.  We really do have fun.  10:00 a.m. Eastern, weekdays here.  

You may have arrived here by way of Marilyn's blogsite.  Marilyn lives in Tewksbury, Massachusettes near Boston.  You can check out her blogsite and see all about her take on the weather. 

Ok, so my house is in what was the bullseye in West Virginia.  I live at Ice Mountain in Slanesville, WV, which is way up North almost to  Pennsylvania.  We ended up with 11 inches on my back deck around noon.  But by 5:00 p.m. lots had melted and the temps continue to go up.  (Probably in the next day or two I'll show you flood pictures)   Since our forecast was for around 18 inches, I think we got off easy.

The snow was really pretty at 10:00 in the morning, but by 5:00 in the afternoon things had changed.  There was a lot of melting.  See my before and after (10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) pictures below.......

 This is roughly the same picture around 5:00 in the afternoon.

 This is around 10:00 in the morning.
And the above picture was roughly 5:00 in the afternoon.  Below is just one more picture of my wonderful hubby trying to get some of that heavy stuff off our hot tub so that the weight would not crack the  insulating top. 
Hee hee, I got several more candid pics of him.  He didn't know I was there.  Shhhhhh.....
Well, those are my weather pictures.  I was last on the list, but I will send you back to the beginning to Robbie for what happened to her.  She lives in Hollywood, Maryland SouthEast of Washington, DC.  In the morning she was getting mostly rain, but lots and lots of wind.  I didn't get any wind, but lots of snow.  Wonder what her blogsite will show for her pictures.  You can hop on over to her blogsite here.  
Come back to visit again soon.
Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Coloring Down The Lines -- Old Olive

Here we are again with another Wednesday blog hop.  You should have arrived today from Joni's blogsite.   Love, love, her creation. 

Our coloring down the lines color combination for this week is Old Olive with Certainly Celery.  We are doing the duos now rather than a trio of colors.  With these 2 greens, the first thing that came to mind, of course, was St. Patrick's Day.  So I made a shamrock from the Hearts Framelits.  I love that I have been able to use these hearts for both Valentine's Day and now St. Patrick's Day.  And of course, for any other lovey type day. 

I used an Old Olive base with Whisper White.  On the white I scored the right side and bottom just to break up the white a little.  Then I embossed some Certainly Celery and some Old Olive and cut the hearts.  That is all there was to it.  I hope you like my take on the color combination.

I wonder what I will find when I get up tomorrow morning.  I'm in the West Virginia mountains, and am supposed to be right in the bullseye of the snow storm this time.  This afternoon they started by saying we could have 12-18" but later in the day they upped it to perhaps 18" or more, and possibly in some areas 2 feet.   Yikes, my daffodils are up and will be buried.  What crazy weather!  I can't complain, however, because we were missed during the last 2 East Coast storms, and this is the first significant snow we have had this winter.  I think we can handle it.  We have wood on the porch, along with a broom and shovel, we have food in the pantry, and we have plenty of books to read if the power goes off.  And those of you who have seen some of the pictures of our river when it floods, know that when this snow melts -- and it is supposed to melt fast with 50 degrees on Thursday -- we will be flooded yet again.  What fun we have in our very special mountains -- but we love it.  Wherever you are, stay safe, and stay warm.

Now let's go over to see Teri's creation.  I'm always excited to see what she is doing for us.  She certainly has talent.

Crafty Hugs,

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fishy Love

Here's just a quick little post today that I had to put in, because I have been remiss in my posting.  I just remembered that I didn't post the Valentines I did for our grandchildren.  This is one we did for the littler ones.  I love how you can use the ornament punch to make fishes.  My son and 2 of the grands really, really, like fish.  I'm not talking about fish to eat, I'm talking about fish in an aquarium.

So simple, and so cute.   This paper is some of the FREE Sycamore Street DSP from theSale-a-bration folder.  You have only 17 more days to get your FREE product from the SAB folder.  Just a $50 purchase and you have it.  Let me know, I can help you get it.  The stamp set is Cross My Heart, which you'll find in the Spring catalog.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for our Wednesday blog hop.

Until next time....................

Crafty Hugs,