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Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Gift for Youngest Daughter

Our newest daughter (youngest son's wife) is a very crafty girl, she designs and makes jewelry.  She goes to a lot of craft fairs to sell her wares. And she has even been making her own stands. I wanted to help her a little bit and found a "Great" template Here Pretty cool huh!

 I made it out of heavy glossy card or poster board. (Not sure what it is I got a big bundle of it at Goodwill for a couple of dollars.) Cut the template out covered with felt, then cut the template out again only 1/4 inch smaller all around and glued to the back to cover the felt. I punched holes for the ribbon and attached that before putting the backing on. Here is a picture of the front. Don't have any of the back yet. The ribbon is tied in the back to make it bend and stand. I used a hot pink and white Diva ribbon.
Not the best photographer but you get the idea. Hope she likes them and can use them. The great thing is I can untie them and they will lay almost flat for shipping them to her. Well better get. 
Have a wonderful weekend. 
xo Nana

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Card 2 for Meljen's Hot Chocolate Challenge

This is card 2 for Meljen's challenge. I had some fun time today playing both in the craft room and kitchen. And I love my aprons so this digi is close to my heart in things I like. Brown & white chevron pattern paper edges inked in chocolate, white card die cut with coordinating die and colored with ink to match the ribbon and chevron paper. Pink die cut Thank you to finish the card. Placed an a blank pink card.
The fun in the kitchen today was a cheese cake for mom. She has been so patiently waiting for me to get myself motivated. Glad I did it, it's yummy. ;-)
Love you!
xo Nana

MMmmm Hot Chocolate...

He he he... The new challenge at Meljen's this week is "Hot Chocolate"
(Use brown on your project)  Well I thought of a few ideas and came up with this

Isn't he a cutie. He is from Meljens shop you can find him here I think I got him when he was offered as a freebie. Have to check her out she has a different one each week. Printed on craft and die cut. Layered on a couple of pieces of scrap paper (given to me by my Sis- Thank you Carla!!) Matching thank you cut from same scraps. All edges are inked with chocolate brown ink. And I didn't wait until the last day to try and make a card. LOL
Have a great rest of the week. Oh TGIF is almost here... Have a good weekend too. Off to see if I can make some more cards. I know I'm off my rocker.. ;-)
xoxo Till later, Nana

PS: Sorry forgot to put mark on card.  Now fixed.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time for another challenge at Meljen's

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A Lovely Autumn Brights challenge.
This was last Fridays freebie I used. Saw a card made like this, but can't remember where on line I saw it. But it is a pocket card. I used the scarecrow from Meljen's  He is a cutie. The paper is just odds and ends that I had. The leaves are just white paper that I sponged different colors on then punched the leaves out. Love the hay and bailing twine. Around here they use a florescent orange twine. First up is a close up of the scare crow. He is 3D and sitting on the hay.

 Punched a star to pull the string through to match
Hope you like him, I do. lol
Have a great week! 
xoxo Nana

Thursday, November 6, 2014

About back to normal

Hey all you Lovelies... Sorry been down.

Last Thursday I was the lucky receiver of a fever blister on my bottom lip, (a bit of sarcasm)  Friday turned into a whole lot of pain on the right side of my face. Dr said I have shingles. He put me on anti-viral medication and antibiotic ointment for my eye. I felt like I had been beaten and left. Talk about hurt... so have spent the better part of the last week in bed. Tuesday saw the eye specialist and she said my eye is fine, but she wants to recheck it just to make sure in 4-6 weeks.

Today I finely feel half way normal. But the amazing thing is I only have 1 lesion from the shingles. The Dr was hoping I wouldn't get any catching it so fast and getting on the medication. But after seeing what it usually does to people I won't complain.

I have been itching to make some cards so hopefully I will be up to that soon. Hope all are well with you and yours. Looking forward to better times ahead.
xo Nana

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A gift for someone I love

I saw this idea on Wings of Whimsy  Isn't it just the neatest way to re-purpose a book? I thought so.
Here is my take on it. I used glue and washi tape instead of sewing it.

I made a few cards and filled them into the book as a card keeper for a very dear friend. ;-)
She liked it too. (I'm so glad!) My mom said if she didn't she would keep it. LOL So I guess I need to make a few more of these. I love how the color of the papers went so well the original book binding. 

Well Talk to you soon. Working on a little project for my youngest Daughter. 
I like that with raising the 3 boys I missed having a daughter. Well I now have 3 wonderful Daughters. Not the same as raising them, but I'm happy to have them.
xoxo Nana

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Latest goings on...

Well it has been a busy week so far. P had major surgery on his back last Friday, they released him from hospital on Saturday and I went home with them. His wife was running a fever and bad cough. So stayed confined to her room so not to share.

Sunday I pulled the drain as the discharge Nurse had said to from P's back, DD was at Dr's with her mom as she developed Strep throat. Felix has a bad cough and not sure about much more.

Monday P slept most of the day then started running a fever and pain was going up so headed back to Eugene for the ER. Spent from about 9 PM to 2:15 AM in the emergency room. Had hubby meet us there and he brought us home. P is here at our place with us until he gets lots better. If he starts running a fever again he goes right back to the ER. From our house it is a 15 minute drive, from his it is over an hour.

Just found out some friends were in a bad car accident. Not sure about details just know it is bad. Our Prayers are with them and their families.

Well we are getting lots of liquid sunshine, as we call rain here in Oregon. lol  Got to have the rain to be green, too much though and it will be muddy. Ha! And my boys loved the mud when they were little.

Hope the rest of your week is well and check out my card on the previous post, Bee Happy! ;-)

xo Nana