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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New idea tried

I saw a post the other day of someone who did a gorgeous card on black paper. Well poo I thought I saved it but I can't find it... Anyway if the blogger that I saw reads this and lets me know I will give proper credit where due. She had black card and blew white ink on it then stamped. Very pretty card. Now the card I made isn't even close, but I kind of like it.
Ta for now...
XO Nana

Got a little accomplished and a review..

  Only being able to use one hand is killing my craft time. But I was able to get a few cards finished, thanks to my new Hampton Arts Stamp Perfect tool. I love it. I am also in love with a few stamp suppliers... but am not able to afford them. Again I want to Thank Hampton Arts for being there with some very nice sets.

  Altenew has the most gorgeous layered stamp sets and some with dies, Love the coffee set ☕☕ and some of the floral are just so pretty!

  The Ton- OMG.. their Poppies are so Gorgeous! and they have so many beautiful Stamp sets to chose from. Like the Macarons, they are so cute and pretty done up.

Check out these blogs, they have challenges and prizes too. I have to say I was in love with the MISTI, but knew I couldn't afford it no matter what reviews were. But I have to say I love Hampton Arts. They have some beautiful layered stamp sets and ink sets that are affordable to crafters on a budget. I got the Stamp Perfect and the stamp sets Flower Amaze, Roses and the 4 pack of inks in pinks. for less than the least expensive MISTI. 

  I'm posting this as my own opinion... It is like the nose 👃 on my face, my own... everyone has
one. lol  I am not getting any compensation for my comments. I just wanted to share. I love the top end of stamping and crafting. But when you can't afford it --- you find something almost as nice if not nicer and go with it.

 Now if you have your own opinion and would like to share with us please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Here are a couple of the cards I made.




On the bottom one I didn't have the stamp stuck to the Stamp Perfect and it fell on my paper. I was just finishing this card when that happened so I splotched ink all over and I kind of like it. lol So even mistakes can turn out pretty.
Have a great rest of your week!
XO Nana

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Day late and a dollar short...

  I know old saying but it fits... I was able to join in viewing the Ton's Blogversary.  And I was, as my youngest sister would say when she was little - a fortunate cookie. I was going to take pictures and forgot... (slap hand to forehead) The beautiful Vera Yates Here drew my name for a wonderful surprise!! Oh my! And she lovingly added a beautiful hand made and signed card. I will try to get pictures up soon.

   I am still one handed as I tore the ligaments from my thumb when I fell 4 months ago. Got the cast off but am in a very tight brace and am not to use my left hand especially my thumb, not to move it at all for another 4 weeks.  I want to craft so bad... With all the lovely goodies Vera sent and all the new things I'm learning form all the wonderful people doing the blog hops... Goodness I had no idea how many ways I could learn to use ink and papers☺

    Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! xx
XO Nana

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

And life goes on...

Well it has been a while since I have made a post. A short update for the last few months.

My sister had a stroke in August. Have had her daughter and bird every since.

My cousin is back and living with us all here at the funny farm ;-) Her little Lucy dog had to be let go a couple of weeks ago. Now Baxter is lonely, even though there is 2 other dogs in the house.

Mom is getting a total knee replacement in a couple of weeks.

Good news on Bug, her knee isn't broken after her fall at school. And I need and MRI to see if I need surgery on my thumb after my fall 2 moths ago.

The trailer is half demolished... I can't due anything due to my hand and I am so sick of looking at the mess! 

And tomorrow is my paternal Dad's funeral. And I can't go.. I feel so bad for my step Sister as she is having to deal with all of this on her own. And I hope family (down there) is supporting her and not causing problems. I truly appreciate all she has done for our dad over the years.

I was so tickled when she told me dad gave her the house, as my sister (DP) and I don't want to live in California. She deserves it for all the help she gave dad & Bet all her life. Granted we all need help at times and it is nice to have parents who care and can help. But... and this is a BIG one, just because one sibling is given something doesn't mean the other(s) aren't loved or cared for. Each is given by their need and ability.
I know there is always 2 sides to every story. Deb told me her side. And I know Rob has his. But I will say this for Rob, he has always come across as self righteous and arrogant, but he can be a love at times too. (can't we all) I know he has worked hard to get where he is and for what he has. But to complain about his sister getting something because he didn't. Come on, grow up and put the big boy pants on. You said everything you have is better than what dad has or had. So why should you get anything extra just so you can sell it??? I don't understand.

Dad inherited you both when he married your mom and he treated you both fairly. He loved you as he did my sister and me. And it was his right to give Deb the house. And to demand part of the land or you wouldn't go see your dying mother... shame on you! That is something between you and your god. I know I wouldn't want to be in your shoes.

Well I need to get off my soapbox and see to the family. Maybe things will take a turn soon. And for that big turn- I am awaiting with excitement and hope.
XO Nana

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Looking forward to some crafting time soon.
XO Nana

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