Sunday, November 24, 2013


It didn't work out to go the the parade....shoot!  It really was too cold and I had some cards I wanted to make.  I got a Silhouette a few months ago and today I wanted to make some Thanksgiving cards to send to family in Oklahoma.  Had fun with it!  I love how it cuts!  It amazes me every time!!  I cut a few things that were really delicate....and they turned out beautifully! I get excited every time!  :-)  Here are some pictures of what I did today:

 Tried out the cut slider cards....used for Thanksgiving Theme, love the way it turned out!

 I used a Cuttlebug folder on the Pumpkin

This is another Silhouette card cut, it cut on the machine like butter!  Love it!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

What a week!!!

What a LONG week!  I felt like I had worked a week by half day on Tuesday!!  The year is winding down and everyone is trying to get everything done in the next 5 weeks to meet goals, customer needs and it means extra hard work.  I finally got some fall decorations up around the house and have a couple of pictures of the mantel to show you.  I got the Indians for my birthday one year....LOVE THEM!  The other things I've accumulated over the years.  It has been mild weather this week, but Sunday will be a high of 38....AND that is the day for the Christmas Parade down town.  We are going to bundle up and should be fun!  

The picture in the background is a picture of a painting from a little town where my mother was born and raised.  Her uncle was the clerk of court and she went with him to this house as a girl in the late 1910's....she ate apple pie with the lady of the house while her uncle conducted business.  Then my dad worked with the son of the owner and went there from time to time to visit his friend.  So it has a special meaning to me.  I bought it for them many years ago, and after my dad died and my mom was moving she gave it back to me.  I love this picture, it reminds me of the wonderful people that first loved me unconditionally and showed me what that meant.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Cards

Boy!!  I can't believe how time has flown by!  Lots of neat stuff going on and a few bumps in the road, too!  Today was a day off work so I decided to let it be a day to try some new things.  I recently traded cars and I've been wanting to try to cut vinyl with my initials for the back glass.  I played around with some fonts and found something I liked and set it up in Silhouette, watched a couple of You Tube videos on how to cut, burnish and then apply the vinyl.  I took a deep breath and made a go of it!  I was so excited with the way it cut, the ease of getting the process going....and wa-la I now have a monogram that I did myself on my back window!!  I was so excited!!!  Then I had found a couple of quotes and wanted to use it to make a couple of Thanksgiving cards...found it on Kates this site!  Here is the first one:
I had a chance to go to an Archiver's store my birthday weekend and found the flower stamp and die cut package that I used on the front,  I colored some clear "bling" with brown and added to the 3 corners and used Brown Wink of Stella on the brown words to make it pop!  And on the center of the Sunflower.  Now for the second one front and inside:
I found the leaves and acorn in the Silhouette store and decided to add leaves to the inside, too.  Also used the Brown Wink of Stella and the clear on the words inside and out.  I like how they both turned out, will be adding them to the CardsTV challenge and hope for a set of stamps!!  Yay Mary for her stamps!!  I would love to own all of them....maybe someday!
I hope you enjoyed your Monday and that you remembered the wonderful men and women that have faithfully served our country!  Thanks to all of them!!

God Bless!