Monday, October 29, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 10-25-12

Happy Monday. Today's card is for a challenge at Joan's Garden. To see her products and other challenge cards go to: This week the card is to have a Fall theme, a window or door and finally to use a border.
My feet are better after the surgery almost a week and a month ago. In two weeks I get to wear shoes! I just can't wait... My daughter who had mono has also went back to college. We were a kinda sad house here for awhile with two sick people laying around!!!
The card:

The Maple leaves stamped around the edges of the base card in brown and also the smaller Maple leaves on the door are from Impression Obsession. The Tapestry 2 behind the top part of the door is also from Impression Obsession. The Door is from Heartfelt Creations. The Apple Basket is from Hero Arts. The Cat is from Picture Show and the Pumpkin is from Lasting Impressions.  I used a Maple punch for the door wreath and the Heart Chain is from Memory Box.  Hope you enjoyed the card.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 10/18/12

Good Monday and today I have a card for Joan's Garden Challenge. This week we are to create a card showing a winter pastime, use black embossing powder, use a frame and make something dimensional. Let me be clear (where have I heard that before?)  I understand a winter pastime is probably supposed to be something outdoors. So, that's why I stuck my Lab doggie in there as I do go out and walk them in the winter. Just not now, as I recently had foot surgery and I am doing much better and everything seems to be healing nicely. I go back to the doctor this week but will still have to wear my funny shoes for another month-I think...I also put some books in there as a pastime as I have been reading lots because of the surgery. Winter is a good time to read. The card:

The checked background, the winter barn scene and the greenery around the top right are all from Impression Obsession. The books are from Sunday International. The dog is from Bizzaro and Enjoy the Moment is from PSX. The frame is from Sizzex. The two bows hidden behind the top corners are from Memory Box and the Tag is from Spellbinders.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 10-11-12

This weeks challenge over at Joan's Garden is to create a card using three narrow strips, use a square, make the card black and white, use polka dots and finally use some flowers.

All of the stamps except the saying are from Impression Obsession. The saying is from a Muse Stamps. The flowers and leaf dies I got from Joan's and the Tag die is also from Impression Obsession. To see the other challenge cards and also to see Joan's products go to:

See you next time.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 10-4-12

Hello and time for another Joan's Garden Challenge. This week its a card with a winter scene, use a die, use a stamp and also use a tree. That's doable.
I am slowly recovering from foot surgery. The doctor thought I might have an infection but turns out I do not and my feet are healing nicely. I still have to stay off my feet as much as possible so dear friends and family have been shopping for me and bringing me to the doctor-I hate to be needy-not good at it. I suspect I will be like this for a couple more weeks. I'm on my 6th book! Anyway, here's the card.


The cabin stamp is from Impression Obsession and the Winter Wishes is from Savvy Stamps. The Tree die is from Sizzix, the Twig and Berry die from Memory Box and the Tag die also from IO. The snowflakes were punched out with a punch.
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day!

Today is World Cardmaking Day. I've made a card for Joan's Garden. And here's the card.

I used several dies from Joan's Garden. They are the door and window die and also the house die. Both are from Obsession Impression. Go to Joan's and see the other cards:


Monday, October 1, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 9-27-12

Hello and Happy Fall to all. It's another beautiful day here. They just do not seem to end this year. Kinda makes you wonder if we may pay for all this beautiful weather with lots of snow this winter.
I had foot surgery last week on Thursday. I had bunions removed from both feet. My right foot was far worse than my left and I had this great idea to get them both done at once! So far it's ok. The meds really help.... I wear these really cool sandle like shoes with velcro straps. They must be kept on your feet whenever you are up. I thought I'd cheat but I haven't yet. I surprised myself! And, I have to keep my feet up (raised) whenever I am not up. So, I am sitting here with my feet up (day 4) and eating cheetos and typing. It just can't get any better!
On to my card. This weeks challenge at Joan's Garden is to create a card using designer paper, a flower, a flourish and a sentiment. Here's what I came up with.

               The Poinsettia is from Spellbinders and the flourish is from Sizzix. I used a corner notch punch on all corners of the desinger paper. The Celebrate! is from A Muse and punched out with a word punch. I also added some stick on red jewels. Easy card to make and I managed to not get any orange cheetos on the card too!