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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A little bit of crafting time

Wish it was for fun and not a necessity. I was informed last week my real fathers only sister died. I feel kind of bad as she had no other family to speak of. Dad has dementia and doesn't even know who we are anymore. Life...
Then got another call and hubby wonderful Uncle Jack died. I feel bad there too as I am not able to make the trip either way. One is in California and the other in Idaho. Hubby will be going, he will pick up our youngest son to go with him. As he is at the halfway make to going he will stay the night with him and his wife and then go on to Idaho.
I used a new file from Card Making Paradise. I love Sara's files... And she is such a sweetie too.
 This one is a rubber stamp with a new idea for me anyway. It is stamped with Versa mark and heat embossed with white powder then water colored. Set on double frames and set on card. Not too bad for first try. Just wish it was for a different reason!
Still am waiting for better pictures of the wedding cake I did as soon as I get them I will post about it. At least it is a happier occasion.
XO Nana

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I made a card, well 2 actually

One for hubby's sister that fell and sprained one foot and broke the other.. Poor lady had to have surgery to fix the broken one. So now that she doesn't have a leg to stand on and knowing hubby's sense of humor. I chose a cute digi by Bird I have had it for some time and knew it would be used someday. Hope she likes it.
 

Well have another to post but it is in Thanks to Gerda Steiner Designs  March challenge. These ladies are so talented and so gracious with their designs. And so encouraging to all artist and crafters who no matter what level they craft on get all the encouragement they need. Check out Gerda's monthly challenge it can be so much fun. Come join us wont you? Love to see everyone's projects when they share. Get lots of good ideas and new techniques to try. Let me know what you think, won't you?...
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It even has a fluffy flocked tail. I had a little bit of fun  with these and I hope to be making some more fun cards soon. Hope you all have a great rest of the week.
XO Nana
 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Create with TLC: Blog Hop comming soon...

Hey everyone come look and see what is soon to be in store for those who love to blog hops! Paulette over at TLC Creations is going to be having a Spring Garden Blog Hop 3-19-16. Come join in the fun! Paulette has some wonderful freebies that she so lovingly shares. And her Design Team... WOW!
Mark your calender's! Come join the fun and and see what talent you have been missing out on.
       


 See you on the Hop, and remember don't forget to leave some love in the way of comments for these lovely Lady's, for their time and talents they share with all of us.
See you soon!!
XO Nana




Monday, January 25, 2016

Well I finely did it...

Well the fun of having chickens has it's ups and downs... We had a young roo that was hurting the girls. So he is no longer among the flock. I had no idea a home raised chicken would taste so much better than store bought. From this----
 To this----
And he browned up so nice I forgot to take a picture after it was done as we were hungry and it smelled so good. I think free range and organic feed is paying off. We still have one roo left and he is very protective of the girls. His name is Rudy2 lol

 His long tail feathers are gone due to a hawk. I can't do anything about the hawk, but Rudy2 can. And he does he calls out a certain scream when the hawk is around. So we can wave our arms and scream at him and that seams to make him go away for a while.

XO Nana

My First Diaper Cake

We have a friend that is having a baby boy soon. So mom and I went in together and this is what I made.


 This is a bag of folded clothes and one of the Onsies is rolled and tied into a puppy, his ears are baby socks, with a button nose and googly eyes.
Thanks for stopping by...
xo Nana

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sick & Tired of being sick and tired

I love the definition of Tired =
tired
ˈtī(ə)rd/
adjective
adjective: tired
in need of sleep or rest; weary.
"Fisher rubbed his tired eyes"
synonyms:exhausted, worn out, weary, fatigued, dog-tired, dead beat, bone-tired, ready to drop, drained, zonked, wasted, enervated, jaded; More
informaldone in, bushed, whipped, bagged, knocked out, wiped out, pooped, tuckered out
"you're just tired from traveling"
antonyms:energetic, wide awake, fresh
bored with.
"I have to look after these animals when you get tired of them"
synonyms:fed up with, weary of, bored with/by, sick (to death) of;
informalup to here with
"are you tired of having him here?"

I've been so down haven't even wanted to craft. Dr said it should pass soon.. I hope so! I did have a little play yesterday, I sat in the recliner and colored some beautiful new Besties  otherwise known as the Big Eyed Girls, by Sherri Baldy. Took all day to color 6 little girls. Done with colored pencil and blended with OMS. (Odder-less Mineral Spirits)
 I thought the first one would be sweet for a baby card.


And the second would be good for any occasion that calls for dressing warm.  I heard friends across the state shoveled 25 inches of snow out of their driveways... YUK! that is the only thing I don't miss from there.  




 I know some people don't care for fantasy pictures but I thought Sherri did such a cute job on this little Mermaid, I had fun adding color to her. Oh and sparkles and pearls.
 The last one is a brand new release I had to have her for someone special. It made me think of her immediately. And I owe her a card too. Sorry the pictures didn't turn out real well.









Hope you've enjoyed your stop by... Thanks for looking and see you all soon I hope.
XO Nana

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Not all Goodbye's are sad...

We had a lovely time today my nice and I. We were invited to a fifties sock hop as a goodbye party for Bob & Jules. I just found out they are moving to Ecuador where the need is great. They are both regular Pioneers and they will be missed. But how exciting to be able to expand your ministry and do so much in Jehovah's service. I found the perfect card pattern and I will link to her site below.
We look forward to news from Ecuador after the move next month. So exciting for them to be retired and have the ability to do something some of us can only dream of due to health and other things. I wish I had a third of Jules energy and spunk. She is such a cutie. So full of love and friendship. Wish I could have gotten to know her sooner. lol Bob I have known for many years and he has a real treasure in his wife. Her name fits her perfectly- she is a Jewel! (I know it isn't spelled the same, but it is said the same, and she really is a Jewel!)

This double bow is so pretty. I can't wait to make it some more.  Sandra's Scrapshop   I think it is going to make some gorgeous Anniversary cards. The only thing is I have to make a box to put it in. I forgot to take a picture of that. But it does make a lovely gift.
Thank you Sandra for letting me make this beautiful card.
XO Nana