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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Just a Note or a soap...

Hi All! 
Thanks for stopping by, just a quick note to let those that know my family that mom took a bad fall Wednesday.
 After coming home and unloading the car from our shopping, it was on the floor she caught her foot in a shopping bag and planted her face to the floor. With her hands full. She had 2 coffee cups and a spoon. 1 cup shattered and the spoon ended up in an odd place , but it didn't do any damage. It was under her chin and between the girls ;-)
 Anyway I said to her to be still I'm calling for help. She said No just let me be a minute, hubby covered her with a blanket and I called 911. She was in shock. Said her arm hurt. I looked her over a bit and put a towel under her head which had a big goose egg on it. She now is sporting 2 black eyes and black and blue forehead and her nose is swollen. Her glasses cut the bridge of her nose too. She was released from the hospital last night and she is up at Elma's being very well taken care of by her and her hubby.
 I've never seen her in such pain... and I've seen her go through a lot! Em is so good with mama, I'm so glad she was able to take her home with her. I know mom misses her dogs and they miss her. But she doesn't need them jumping on her.
 Anyway her arm is broken about 2 inches down her arm from her shoulder. They inserted a catheter to administer her medicines into her arm on a slow drip to help with the pain. I miss her so much and she looked so bad.. Just makes me want to cry. I'm trying to rearrange things here so she can have a bed downstairs as she isn't able to go up and down right now. She really buggered her knee too. If you want to call her I'm sure she would love to hear from you. She has her cell phone with her and she or Em will answer it I'm sure.
 Love to all and I will be back as soon as I can.
XO Nana

PS we lost #6 chick to the Hawk. I love all things but am so stinking tired of this guy and I can't do anything about him as he is Federally protected. So we scream and wave our arms at him. He looks at us like Oh get a grip You can't hurt me... and he knows to stay just far enough away from you. lol Smart little pook. I've never seen one run on the ground after the chickens, it is usually a swoop and fly. This guy is un-experienced. I guess as he will run the ground and chase them trying to catch one. He caught one of the hens and couldn't get over 3 feet off the ground so he dropped her. She is ok, a bit beat up but still laying eggs everyday. Oh boy.... life...
Night everyone!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Second card is for A Day for Daisies

Card #2. I wanted to join in ADFD  Challenge
 It is add a feather challenge. I love feathers... I have boxes of feathers... ;-)
Anyway  I chose this image because I think she is pretty and thought the feather would accent her hat nicely. What do you think? Feel free to let me know.
The sentiment again is from Paulette over at Create with TLC 
She has a lovely ArtsFire Store And she is very reasonable and she also has lots of freebies if you are a crafting buddy. Check her out I know you won't be disappointed. Well when in doubt wear RED
Have a wonderful rest of the week, it's all down hill from here right?.. lol
XO Nana

The Paper Shelter Challenge #214 - Lace and/or ribbon

Don't faint... I made 2 cards woot woot!! and it only took me 5 days. (roll eyes) I made this card for The Paper Shelter challenge. I used a pre made blue square card blank. Picked out the digi I wanted to play with and the sentiment is from Paulette over at Create with TLC.
They go together pretty well in my mind.
Hand colored and used OMS to blend the colors, used gold confetti stars, 3 roses and ribbon and lace from my stash. To get the lace all the way around I pleated the corner and hot glued it to the corner and went to the next corner, until I got all the way around. Hope you like it as much as I did making it.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A few flowers from around here

Thought I'd brighten your day and share some pictures of flowers I have taken. I'm not a good photographer, but I like some of them. First is a field of poppies, I just couldn't get close enough.
  White Peony
 White and Pink Peony
 Red Peony
Pink Roses
 Not sure what kind of rose these are, mom said it isn't what was planted so must have froze to the original root stock.
 Bleeding Heart
 Another Columbine
 Another rose that died back to root stock. I like them.
 White and purple Iris

 Not sure of the tree some kind of weeping I think, with all the lovely forget-me-not.
And the Rooster is Hopper I met him the other day and he is stunning. 
When his little girl gets home from school, he meets her at the bus stop and walks her home.
 Well that's all from me today. Hope you like the flowers, I have more I need to take of rich burgundy iris and pure white iris. And the moss rose and other roses are starting to flourish. I'll try and remember to get some of them too. Have a great weekend!
XO Nana

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monthly Challenge over at Gerda Stiners

 I first saw her new digi, Stinking Cute on Instagram. I fell in love immediately. And low and behold it turned up being the freebie for the challenge. YEAH!!!! Then I ruined 2 printouts and quit for a while. I don't know what is wrong with my paper or ink or??? Probably just me ha ha ha.  I don't give up easy, so I gave it one more try and this is what I made.
It is a Thank you card, inside says "Aww, you scent me flowers. How sweet of you,."
I hope you like it, feel free to leave me a comment on what you think, good or bad. The best way a person can learn is from others. Thanks and have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow.
XO Nana

A Day for Daisies

Challenge over at ADFD  Oh boy where to begin.. I took some ME time today and I made 2 cards. Woo Hoo.. lol  Anyway, I did a Day for Daisies first and then I will post the second on it's own.
The Challenge is Fairy Princess Love (color board) I forgot and should have used more pinks. I hope this works for their challenge I love her digis and had a very enjoyable time making this card.

You can't tell by the picture but it is 3D. The head and arms. This is the digi I did a few days ago and the face bled all over :-(  I had to quit after ruining 3 digis. So I reprinted her and  finished her off. I like it. A bit plane and simple, but I do like it.. Anyone want to leave me feedback on how to do better, Please I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by..
XO Nana