altered paperclip tin

an before shot of an empty paperclip tin. that i chose to alter for an SS Mardi Gras swap because it was already painted gold... (Paint takes forever to dry in December) ;)
after. the requirement was to use the Mardi Gras Colors in any shades of green, gold and Purple that you wanted to...
So this is some shimmery lavender PP i picked up in a scrapbook store in MN years and years ago... the top piece was die cut with an nestibilities die and the side piece is just one inch wide and was run through an Xyron Machine. the top is Prima Flowers.
a Peek inside, my secret jester's favorite color is Blue... so this is just a fun little blue trinket valued Ring i found at Michael's last week...


a few from this afternoon

this is an Elisabeth Bell designed image called Melinda blowing Kisses (don't ask me which co. she made this one for could be sugar nellies, or whiff of joy or something else) anyways its an WRAK image that came to me from Heavensent (thanks so much Collette!!)She's colored with prisma pencils with some tattered rose distress ink colordusted along the edges and then die cut with the curvy rectangle dies. the brown and floral pp's are from Basic Grey the cardbase is opal stardream (shimmery cardstock)used an SU slot punch for the hole for The ribbons (which is unknown) and the pink heart Mini brad is from MM. The sentiments from SU and was colored with an tombo marker. this one is 4 1/2 X6 in real life.
hee hee this is actually 2 different Penny Black stamps (oops) the dog with the uprooted plant and the sentiments called (bad dog) :) this was die cut with the largest nestibilities scalloped circle and it has some antique linen distress ink along the edges. the wide swiss dots ribbon is from MM. the handmade pp is Provocraft and the cardbase is Bazzill. this ones 5 1/2" Sq.
Another one just for Fun. Bee with the huge glasses is from Peddlers pack. this ones 4 1/2" X 6" in real life. the sentiments from A Muse. the orange mat is from PTI (an wishrak piece)It's up on pop dots and the grey textured cs is from Bazzill.
This potted Orchid is from Gina K (colored with copic, bic and sharpie markers shaded with prisma pencils and the dots are gellyroll glaze penwork. the sentiments from Hero Arts. the forest foliage cs was spray painted with gold krylon webbing spray. the mat under the image is purely pomegranate and the cardbase is bazzill.
The trip to Portland and back for the 15 minute chat with the surgeon was as usual LONG. lol we left at 6 am and arrived home about 6 pm Saturday evening, then had to go round up the dogs and kid so lots of driving. feel ready to hit the hay already.
the gist of it at the moment is the surgeon agrees with the audiologist that the surgery will be a benefit for me, the risk for having the second implant is in some adults inserting a second one makes them dizzy... (well the Wii fit already asks me if i trip when i walk...) So, the benefits to me seem to out weigh that one risk so tomorrow i will contact the lady who is the keeper of the surgeon's schedule and pick a day from his openings... ( he thinks he has some two, three and four weeks away) So i will know more in a day or two i guess. The thing of it is even though its winter and the roads can go to yuck at any time I want to just get it over with and be on the re-learning sounds on the other side part of the equation and not the anticipating the surgery and recovery from that part so will probably pick the soon as possible date and get it over with...


probably safe to post now...

My Mother has been bitten by the jewelry making bug. so the first time i seen this House Mouse image I knew i wanted to use it for her birthday card... This is an PIF image that came to me from BasketBrains, (Thanks Stuffy!) its colored with prisma pencils, the other cardstocks are bazzill, the polkado pp is from My Minds Eye, the netting type ribbon is vintage, the sentiments from the GinaK make a wish set and this is 5X7 in real life. tfl.

flat and simple

Sunnyside up house mouse. (colored with prisma pencils) this ones 5X7 in real life. Bazzill cardstocks.
think this ones called Bouquet Hedgie (penny black) was an PIF image from Bev (Thanks!) this ones 5 1/2 X6 inches in real life.
Penny Black dog colored with prisma pencils, sentiments from Great Impressions (ive had it for years and years and every time i stamp it i notice its badly (crooked) mounted and intend to fix it... (maybe this time it will really happen) lol this ones 4 1/2 X 6 inches in real life.
Penny Black toad and sentiment, the pink is unknown and the textured green is Bazzill. this ones A-2 in real life. I intended to have many more simple (kid) Valentines cards done for that gal whose collecting them for kids in the hospital but, i have probably started too late and may only be sending a few...
we started gutting our Laundry room last weekend. YAY! ( an 13 X 13 laundry room in an 1100 sq house is kinda dumb) so, its going to become smaller (laundry room size) and when we get to our room it will gain a few feet. :)
so, the cards will probably be coming in few and far between for the next little while...


WishRak Cards for the Troops Challenge cards

These are cards completed for the on-going (have a few weeks to finish the challenges i missed and get them sent off still) Wish-Rak Cards for the troops challenges that were held over the New Years long weekend. This is an for a child version sample of the challenge i hosted which was to use texture and to use SC162 (splitcoastsketch) texture is from the vintage trim and cuttlebugged cardstock. this card is 5X7 in real life. Penny Black "Love Note" and SU (sentiment)
Sample card for Upcoming wishrak cards for the troops challenge. (general miss you for an adult) these cards use a piece of texture and sketch 162.the texture on this particular card is vintage lace & cuttlebugged cardstock run through the "zig zag" border and cut out. This card is also 5X7 in real life. Sentiments from SU and the mega huge teacup is from Unity Stamps.
This was for Dody's challenge to make a romantic love card with an Heart, and the color combo of Brown, Pink and green, this is stamped on Papertrey ink (spring moss and sweet blush cardstocks that came to me via wishrak) the sentiments from SU and the Lacier Heart is from Inkadinkado. this is almost 5 X6 something ish (not quite square in real life. and thanks to Dody for this Challenge!
this one is intended for an happy anniversary for a spouse challenge. now i think this could go either or to a man or to a woman but thats just me... this is 5X7 in real life, i think this hedgies called "glad to catch you" (or something like that and probably came to me from AJITZI (thanks Mimi!) its colored with prisma pencils, the sentiments from Hero Arts. the Purely pomegranate has the Soft swirls background heat embossed with seafoam white (ranger) powder. the other color is River Rock. Thanks for this challenge Kris!
This was supposed to be an anniversary card FOR a couple... ah the only parts that jumped out at me when i started this one was use a couple and a pair of embellishments...this pair of lions is from HighHopes and came to me the other day all the way from downunder thanks to Photoholic, Thanks Shannah!! its colored with prisma pencils. the paired embellishments are orange-ish mini brads with MM photo turns. the ribbons from an Basic Grey baby pack. thanks for this challenge Cathy!
an extra "humor" for a guy card... could end up for a birthday or any occassion. is also inside my WRAk cards for the troops challenges box. Its 4 1/2 X6" in real life, the fishing vest and sentiment are from Karen Lockhart stamps.The hemp string's from walmart. the image panel was die cut with an Large Labels die and then I clipped the corners of the mat with the su ticket corner punch. the pp is from Basic Grey and the blue and yellow textured cardstocks are from Bazzill. the cardbase is barely banana.
I really did find this humorous, then thought they would have to write happy birthday you party animal or something along those lines on the inside to make it a birthday card so i never uploaded it before the deadline. Its still in my box but, it will just have to be a humorous card. the Olive a Party mice were colored with prisma pencils. this is 5X7 in real life. and thanks for this challenge to Tackertwosome! :)
The birthday for a mom card challenge needed the color combo of teal a certain purple and a certain yellow (from su) and had to be an image your mother would enjoy...
lol this would crack up my mom... (and have you let your mil drive you somewhere lately?!?!) ;)
I had to guess on the colors ( I don't have the teal or the purple and i decided to match the yellow cardbase to the yellow undertones in the teal pp) this was fun. don't remember this images name but, think its from Gina K is best guess. thanks for looking and thanks for this challenge Janet! This was supposed to be intended for a boys birthday, not sure i am happy with it and will work on another one. this brad is from SU and came to me in my WRAK ss package from ArtsyLori this year, it kind of looked like a snowflake to me, the sentiments from the Gina K. Make a wish set. tfl! and thanks to Kathy for this Challenge.
I have been hoarding this whippersnapper image for a long time because it came in one of those assortment packs of wishes and i only have one of it... and then i nearly ruined it when i had it layered to another yellow mat i cut the mat so badly crooked that when i tried to remove the mouse and put it on a new mat i tore away the back of the cardstock and it became see-thru so, it had to get cut out.. dotted organdy is unknown, as is the yellow pp scrap. the blue textured cardstock is bazzill, the sentiments been cut out with petite oval nestibilitie dies and is up on pop dots. this is 4 1/2 X6 inches in real life. tfl and thanks for this challenge Sandy!
This is my submission of a for a wife Birthday card (it had to follow this sketch & not have Flowers), i guess when i see this rubber romance gal to me it looks like pure bliss... ( I guess what most people would like to have on their birthday) the green textured cardstock is bazzill and the purple shimmery is from stardream ( i think have to check on that) the ribbons offray from walmart from years ago. ( I pulled the wires out of it) The main image is cut out with petite ovals nestability dies and up on pop dots. the sentiments from the Gina K Make a wish set. this is 6 inches square in real life. tfl & Thanks for this Challenge Alison!
This was my "April fools" tech needed card for Patty's challenge. i was going for an crackled glass look over the trumpet vine. (and i ended up adding more glue to the top after the first cracking because it just didn't look right to me) so this one took forever to dry...its 5X7 in real life. the trumpet vine was stamped twice with India Ink Black, the first was on GP110 where i colored just the blooms and cut them out, then layered them (paper pieced) to the hammermill110 layer. then the cracked glass is just dried Diamond Glaze glue. sentiments from SU. tfl. and thanks for this challenge Patty!
crop view of the "cracked glass"
This one is for the Easter for a Child Challenge. now, i don't have much in the way of for kids style but i have received this bunny from several ladies in wishrak and i happened to have one colored... the sentiments from Stampa Rosa, the Mulberry papers unknown. there is a bit of stickles on the scallops of the diecut mat. tfl and thanks for this Challenge Pia!
This one is for the Thinking of you and use your favorite "thing" you have received from wishrak challenge card...I have to admit that when you get past the friendships i have been making with ladies playing in wish rak my most favorite thing after that is my collection of house mouse images i have (hoarded) so, here is one of the newest favorites from my stash, that ribbon was also raked to me inside my birthday card this year from mountainmom. Thanks for this Challenge Debi!
All of the Wishrak challenge's always start with an Featured stamper, and you case one of their cards from their gallery (changing 2 things on your own card)
I chose this card of Cork1035'shttp://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/925077?cat=500&ppuser=447first because the color caught my attention and then because i really liked the design. then i knew i had to change some things so then i was opening yesterdays mail i found this image from Sparkplug17 and thought ohhh you could make this work for FS card... and so here it is, the other change i made is i did not have green tone on tone pp so i ran a piece of mellow moss through a swiss dots folder for a dotted mat look. this is 4 1/2 X6 inches in real life. tfl! And thanks for this Challenge Audrey.
This was done for an "just because" challenge that needed to be winter themed or contain snow images... This snow crystals image is from Penny Black and stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia on Soft sky cs. then cut out with friskars mini pinking shears deco scissors, then matted with some textured brown bazzill. the Just Because is stamped same ink on slightly darker cardstock. (maybe blue bayou not sure now) this is 6 Inches square in real life and has some stickles glitter glue on points of the snowflakes. tfl. and Thanks Misti for this challenge.
I get when there are so many of them to do i start to mix them up in my mind... this was intended to be for the get well patriotic challenge hosted by Purpleflowers and i messed it up at the end by making it a thank-you card... *sigh* such is life, it will go into the box but, not going to add a keyword to this one either... :) tfl. I (think) this Eagle came to me from 1oftheLuvs, (Thanks Ellen!)