Showing posts with label Leaflets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leaflets. Show all posts

Monday, September 30, 2019

Happy Harvest

I thought if I made some fall cards, we'd have some fall weather.  So far .... no.  It got to 91 degrees today.  We have broken a lot of records with our 90 degree days this month.

This card uses a lot retired items.  The leaves are from Vintage Leaves and the matching dies, Leaflets.  If you don't have these items, there is a great set in the current Holiday Catalog - Gather Together that would work great.  I stamped the leaves on Melon Mango cardstock with Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie ink.  After die cutting the leaves, I used the dauber and sponged the edges.  The banner and sentiment is from Country Home.

We went to visit Ashley this weekend and took my mom and Sammie, my cat.  When we took Sammie to Ashley's last month, she tolerated the drive.  This time ..... not so much!  She bit Sonny once - tried for a second time but get him.  Needless to say, he was ready to throw her out the window!  I think she was like that this time because she didn't have much room in the back seat with mom back there.  Plus, the traffic was horrendous (as usual) and it took us 8 hours!  As soon as we got to Ashley's, it was on to dinner.  Ashley had reservations for 6:30 at an Ethiopian restaurant with two of her friends.  Sonny did not go - which was a good thing.  Mom usually will eat anything but not so with Ethiopian food!  It wasn't my favorite either but I tried everything.  We stayed around the house this time.  With mom and her walker, that makes it much easier.  I did some yard work and Sonny did a few "fix it" projects.  Mom loved sitting on Ashley's porch in the rocking chair or on the swing in the back yard.

On Friday, we noticed some things going on with Sammie.  She threw up a couple of times and started peeing in mom's bed and Ashley's bed.  There was blood in her pee so we took her to see the vet on Saturday.  Sammie is like a wild cat at the vet's so they had a hard time examining her.   The vet feels like whatever is going on with her is caused by stress so I think this is the last time she goes on a trip with us!  She got a antibiotic shot and the vet gave me some Gabapentin to give her when we were ready to drive back to NC.  It took Ashley and I a while to get it in her but it did help with the drive back.  She was mellowed out!!

When we got home last night I had a call from a neighbor who told me there had been a shooting on my cul-de-sac.  There are only 3 houses on our street!  We missed all the action.  We think someone was attempting to break into the home.  When the wife and child arrived home, she thought something wasn't right and called her husband and 911.  Her husband arrived first and I am assuming he is the one who shot the burglar in the leg.

Well, it's almost time for some Steeler football.  My team has been terrible this year so far - haven't won a game!  I am hoping for a win tonight.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fall Leaves

This post was written for the NC Blog Hop for this month.  But the gal in charge did not get my link to join so I won't be participating in the hop.  But I've already made the projects so I will be sharing them with you.

I am ready for fall!  Leaves are starting to fall off our trees but it is still in the 80s here so not sweater weather yet!   I even made a new blog header for fall - how do you like it??

This card was an experiment.  I'm not so sure about it and would like to hear your responses.  I used the Pretty Petals embossing folder and inked it up (the side that has Sizzix on it and the background is raised).  Next I put a piece of card stock inside and ran it through the Big Shot.  (I should have run the Embossing Buddy over the card first.)  Next I sprinkled Copper Embossing Powder over the whole piece. Some of it stuck to the petals where I didn't want it so I used a dry paint brush to clean them off (this is where the emb. buddy may have helped.)  After using the Heat Gun on the piece, I used my daubers and rubbed Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie over the petals.  I cut out some leaves with the Leaflets Framelits - one in Razzleberry and 2 in white that I sponged with ink.  The next step was to run the leaves through the crimper and attach them to the card.  I die cut "hope" from Sunshine Sayings and adhered it to the large leaf.

 I forgot to share that I reached my Weight Watcher goal the week after I returned from Hawaii!  So happy.  But I am having a hard time maintaining!!  Especially since it is football season and we go to a local bar to watch the game and I usually have a couple of beers.  It is hard to find any healthy food on the bar menu - everything seems to be fried!!