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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Fall Y'all

I am going to visit our daughter for a week and thought I would make a card before I leave. I am in the Splitcoast WRAK forum and wished for Lockhart images and got this cute pumpkin cart so I colored it with prisma colored pencils and gamsol and then mounted it by using my perfect layers tool (first time I used it). I used the corner punch. The cardstock is a mixture of SU, CM, and just some I had around. The ribbon came from Jody Morrow. The words came from the Karen Foster snap stamps and Papertrey "papertray." I punched them out with the word window punch. I sponged around the sentiment and the image with SU Pumpkin pie. I think I will send this out to my mom as she likes the cards I make and says she saves them. I didn't copy this from anyone as this is my own design (not that it is that great but I usually have to copy someone).
I don't know if I will be posting while I am gone, but I am taking my laptop and my camera so may if there is something good to share.
Thanks for checking in on me today.
Cheryl

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tagged by Janiana (2 Worlds)

I got tagged by Janiana http://2worldswings.blogspot.com and I see a couple numbers got left off but that is ok. Here are my answers and I need to tag 3 more bloggers.


1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My mom got my name from a character in a book.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Just last week when we spent so much money on this new toybox camper.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Hate.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I don't usually eat lunch meat, but if I am going to have a sandwich I like to have chicken breast that I cooked.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes, 2, a son who is going to be 37 this year and a daughter who is 34. Our lovely daughter has blessed us with 2 great grandkids--a grandson, Luke, who is 7 and a granddaughter, Helen, who is 2.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I like me, so yes!!
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? No
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
No9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? I am not that brave
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I like Oatmeal allot but eat Fiber one for the fiber content.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? yes
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yes, in personality not in physical strength.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? I love Breyers vanilla but have tried to give it up.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? If they have a smile on their face.
15. RED OR PINK? Pink
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My legs as I have Milroy's disease and they are not pretty
.17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? This is the easiest question as I miss my Nana. She was the best grandmother and I spent lots of time with her. I miss her as much today as I did 22 years ago when she passed.
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Khakis and white sneakers.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Sausage and egg and 1 piece of lt. toast for breakfast.(we eat a nice breakfast on Sat. and Sunday and then cereal every other morning.)
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Nothing
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? pinkish
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? My friend sells essential oils and I have one called "Magic Mist" that is wonderful. It is eucalyptus (however you spell it) and it is so pleasant.
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Our daughter
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? You bet, she is a great stamper and I am honored that she tagged me.
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Auto racing because my husband works in that industry
27. HAIR COLOR? reddish brown (colored)
28. EYE COLOR? Hazel
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Spaghetti
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy of course
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? In Her Shoes (it was all I had and was ok)
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? green
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? summer
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Ice cream
38. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? A beach read--The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky
39. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Nothing (I have a Lap Top)
40. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? One versus 100
41. FAVORITE SOUND? I love listening to the mockingbirds in our yard and all the different bird sounds that they can make. My husband and I sat out on our front porch just this morning listening. Sometimes they make us laugh as they go thu their repertoire.
42. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles.
43. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Tahiti
44. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I have no talent and that is why I CASE cards.
45. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? In a small town in PA

Now I need to tag 3 people. This one is different so I will tag Kathy (because she is such a great friend)from Kathyskreationshttp://kathyskreations-kathy.blogspot.com, Betty (because she is a new friend from Splitcoast and loves camping too)from stamping and scrapinghttp://ladybugscraps.blogspot.com, and Rhonda from http://rveverywhere.blogspot.com (because I love reading her blog and her adventures as she is such a neat person).

I hope these folks respond. It was fun. Thanks Jan.

New projects

I finally did some stamping in between doing all the camper work. This card is done with Lizzie Ann Designs stamps Shore Thoughts. I love this set and this card is done for Jerry's sister. I CASED it from a blog (I think from Lynn from St. Louis-Stamperosity, but not sure. I need to write these things down, but anyhow, I didn't come up with this design myself). It is quite sparkly as I added some crystal stickles (love those things). I hope Connie will like this card. It was fun to make. The ribbon is some that I got from Wish RAK.
This is another CASED card and most likely from Lynn again. I used the fairy image that I got from Wish RAK. Isn't it adorable. I put the background thu the cuttlebug and used the giga scalloped oval for the fairy. I put a pretty crystal on the end of the wand and used a glitter glue pen on the angel. The make a wish was punched out with the word window punch from SU. The stamp was from Ginas Make a Wish stamp set and was the "mistake" stamp, which I love. This card is for our friend's daughter's 18th birthday today. I think it is very pretty.

And last but not least are the 2,5,7,10 boxes I made for our grandkids to give them for Halloween. I am not a big Halloween lover but do like to do something for our precious grands, so this is it. I put M and M's in it plus some candy corn. These are adorable boxes and quite easy to make. I need to make one more to give to my Chiropractors sec'y. I used the set "tag time" by SU and also used some of the stamps that I won from Dawn in my very first blog candy win. Dawn is responsible for my blogging and my stamping. Thank you sweet Dawn!!!!!
I will be back as I got tagged by Janaina Oliveira and I will do that when I find out what I need to answer.
Thanks for checking in with me.
Cheryl


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Our new toybox

I can't believe it has so long since I posted but as you can see, I have been busy. We ended up trading campers within a week of deciding to do it. I had to empty out the old one and clean it and then we picked up the new one and loaded it back up and went on a 4 day trip to Shalotte, NC to try it out. It is a Weekend Warrior and has a 12 foot garage in the back that will hold Jerry's jeep in it. He is in heaven with this as he has always wanted to drive his jeep in Myrtle Beach and he got to do that last weekend. We went to see the Lettermen at Alabama Theater and it was a fabulous show. The camper performed flawlessly even tho we need to do some work to get our satellite dish to work. This camper is BIG. It is 42 foot long and will sleep 10 people. The garage has 2 queen beds that will electrically lower from the ceiling. The bottom one will form into a couch also and there is a screen at the back of the garage and the ramp can be held up flat. I would love to take this to Willowtree Resort and park by the lake and sit in the back with the screen. Talk about heaven!!! Anyhow, that is why I was missing in action, but I have a few cards to post as I had some to make for birthdays.
Thanks for checking in with me.
Cheryl

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Birthday card from Jen

Isn't this just the cutest card ever? I am in JT's birthday RAK club and Jen (http://expressivelyme.blogspot.com) sent me this beauty. Jen is an expert in watercoloring. She used to be a SU demo and now is a TAC demo, but I think Jen could do magic with any stamp she puts to an ink pad. I love reading her blog daily, am in her birthday RAK club (go right now and sign up for it!!!) and also her monthly RAK club. What a sweetheart Jen is. Thank you Jen for this adorable card. I love, love, love it. Also thank you for coordinating all of this fun for us!
Cheryl

Monday, September 3, 2007

Birthday cards

I feel so spoiled as I got so many beautiful birthday cards from my friends. The first one is from Kathy. It didn't photograph well as the color is a beautiful blue/grey with the flowers done with future floor wax and pearlex. It is beautiful. I must try this technique. Kathy gave me the biggest Dunkin' Donuts coffee mug cause she knows how much I like my DD coffee. Thank you Kathy!!!
This prettiness is from Charly. She didn't say if it was from splitcoast blogger rak or just the birthday rak club. It is very pretty with stamped velum on the front. Inside she had a little baggie of blings for me!! Thank you Charly

This card is a real beauty too but my photo ability doesn't show it. It is from Julie www.stampinwithjulie.blogspot.com Go check her great work out. I love this stamp set that she used for this card. Thanks Julie. I love it.


Doesn't this card just make you feel happy? It is from Pat Sergeant and JT's Birthday RAK club. I love this little club. Jen from Hawaii has compiled a birthday list and you can send cards to those on the list if you wish and I got one!!! I love the pink brad on this card with the pink primas. So cute and made my day. Also the detail of the scalloped edge is so pfetty. Thanks Pat.




Yep, this is my first Fluffle and it is from Sara Pascal. I can see now why these little kitties are so addictive. Sara did a fantastic job coloring this card and I love the colors she used. I guess I love the brown with the celery and pink anytime. She even used a couple punches. Very, very cute. Sara, you are an amazing stamper. Thanks.



This card sure doesn't show the beautiful colors. It has the appearance of flocking (but isn't) and looks so soft. The ribbon is beautiful. Ginger @williams-creations sent this beauty to me. Thanks Ginger. I love it.





Toni Newman from stamptherapy2 sent me this little beauty. As usual it is using my favorite colors. How people know this is beyond me. I can't tell you how special it makes you feel to get these cards. Love the bling on it. Thank you Toni.







I love splitcoast and this is the reason. Stephanie Sebren sent me this card for the birthday bloggers and I adore it. The bling on the flower doesn't show up good but it is blue crystals. She did such a great job on this card. Stephs splitcoast name is stephstamps1982. I appreciate you sending me this card Steph. Thank you.






What a beauty this card is. It is from Lorrie Brewer (splitcoast name brewerlr). Lorrie did every type of technique on this card. She stamped ,punched, tore, tied, distressed, has paperclip, button and tied on ribbon. That's alot in a small package. The colors are beutiful. Lorrie told me that she had never done a rak card before and was afraid it wasn't good enough. Yeah, right Lorrie!!! It is beautiful. Thanks so much.








Last but certainly not least was this fantastic card from Pat Gasko. Pat is my Weight Watchers leader and was the person who introduced me to stamping. I don't know what stamp set she used, but it sure is pretty. Pat has a way of knowing just what colors to use and the design elements. She is a true graphic artist. She even did the polished stone technique (I think) on the piece of cardstock on the left. So pretty. She even enclosed a Starbucks cash card. I will sure enjoy that. I never have had one. Such a pretty card, Pat. It is very special. Thanks.
So, if you have read this far, you have seen how spoiled I was. Thank you to all. It was a good birthday.
And now I hope to get back to my cardmaking and blogging now that fall is here. We have a couple camping trips planned and the fall was fly by. I don't like winter so not looking forward to that. I hate cold--love it hot. And hot is what we have had here in NC.
Thanks for checking in with me.
Cheryl









Myrtle Beach

We went for a short weekend camping trip to Willowtree Resort which is outside of Myrtle Beach. This is a photo from our camper overlooking the lake. It is a beautiful campground and quite convenient. We made the trip because we went to see the Ricky Mokel comedy show at Alabama Theater. Have any of you ever seen him? He is soooooo... funny. He is the comedian for One--The Show there at the theater and when I saw him this summer found out that he was doing a one man show in Aug. so we got tickets. It was fantastic. We bought tickets for the Christmas show also. I love going to the beach. There is so much to do and if we want to relax, we can. Anyone else been there?
Cheryl

My gosh, it has been so long

First things first--I had said I would show a photo of Bill with his Harley and here it is. Here he is with Donna and his new bike on the way home from their first bike trip to Myrtle Beach. They rode the bike from PA and stopped in at our house in NC. It was record heat and they scorched, but had fun. The bike is very pretty.
Here is Bill showing off his bike. He loves riding and I pray he will be safe.
Thanks for looking in.
Cheryl