Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mojo Monday #212


I finally got a chance to make my Mojo Monday card for this week.YAY! :) While Jim was watching the cable guy change our DirecTv boxes around etc..I played with this weeks sketch.:)

Credits:

Paper=atd cardstock
Punches=corner : EK Success ... Snowflake punch: No Name on it..just a patent #
Embossing=Snowflake embossing folder from Cuddlebug
Stamp=Reflections
Snowman=atd Under the Tree
Ribbons=Micheal's Craft Store
Gems= Christy's gift bag to me... and Reflections
Snowflakes= Cutouts from my Silhouette SD machine.

Thanks for stopping in and please don't leave without letting me know you were here.:) Thank you!

Hugs,
Valinda

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I got an AWARD:)

My dear friend,Kyra..surprised me with this Beautiful award this morning.!! Thank you so much my friend!!:) How SWEET!

BEAUTI♥LICIOUS AWARD !

This award is for the Beautiful Women

(and Men)
who grace us with their talents
in the Tagger Community.
The intent of this award is to pass it
on...
to the Designer, Tagger, or Artist
who has inspired you with their
endless talent
and who has touched your heart.
There are many out there

Once you have received this award

Please pass it on to five blogs
to show some love
for those who truly are BEAUTIFUL.
Let's see how far we can pass this on !!!

Kyra has become a dear friend to me over the past couple or three years.:) She makes some of the most GORGEOUS kits and gives them away for free. I LOVE reading her blog! She lives in Holland and shows and tells us of her adventures to the many sites in her area. She and Jan..her hubby..take walks and she shows us photos of what they see. Kyra tells of her day to day routine and you feel like a neighbor who has popped in for a visit.:) Thank you so much Kyra for letting me come into your life and share it with you!!

Hugs,
Valinda

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christy's Domino Pendants :)

I asked Christy if I could post her latest project on my blog.She said it would be okay with her.So..here it is.:) She is making Domino Pendants!! This is a box of Domino's that she got from Jim's store the other day.It has a set of thick domino's and is in it's own pretty wooden box. Christy collects boxes ,Jewelry boxes etc and when she saw this one at Jim's store..she couldn't resist it...cause it had the domino's AND the pretty box too.:)

This pendant ..she decorated the flower using a sticker and Sakura Glaze Gel Pens and the background she designed using Ranger Alcohol Inks.

This one she decorated using Stickers, Sakura Glaze Pens, Pigment markers and Slick Writer markers. She covered the top with a crackle medium with black paint and then wiped it off ..leaving the ink in the cracks. There is a glare from the camera on the top part of this one...but in person..it is as pretty as the bottom part.:)

This one she used stickers, Sakura glaze pens and black pigment marker.

This one she used the same products as the above but covered it with the Diamond Glaze to finish it off.:)

A couple of them she used a stamp on it and then painted them. They are the butterfly and the lady bug. ( you can see them in the box ) :)

Aren't these SOOO PRETTY?:) Hope I get at least one of them this Christmas.:)

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment for Christy if you don't mind.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mojo Monday #211




I was able to take some time to do this week's Mojo Monday #211. (My towels are still in the dryer waiting to be folded..but first things first.LOL ) I LOVE the sketch for this week.:) Please be sure to visit my friends blogs to see the GORGEOUS cards they have done...or going to get done.I always get a PLEASANT surprise when visiting them.:) They are listed in the upper right corner ..over there>>>>with links to their blogs!!

Credits:
I used red,purple and yellow card stock and cut out then embossed the flowers on the left side of the card..with a Cuddle bug embossing envelope... and then used a Swirl Vellum paper I had gotten from Hobby Lobby on one of Christy and my shopping trips a few weeks ago. They were on sale so I got about six papers. I used some tape for the center of the vellum and covered it with the ribbon so you couldn't see it.Then in the upper and lower right corners..I used glue and covered that with the corners that Christy cut out for me on the Cuddle bug machine. That effectively covers the glue that would normally show through the vellum. I used a studio G stamp as the sentiment and one of my carnation paper flowers I had made a while back as an accent.I made the leaves with green card stock and decorative scissors. I added a pretty bow with the yellow ribbon and some gems I had gotten from Micheal's.

Thanks for stopping in and please don't leave without saying hi.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another Mojo Monday #210


I really LOVED this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch and decided to make another one.:) I didn't use the string in this one...but I might when I figure out which one I want to use. The colors are really brighter and more colorful in person.:)
Well..Christy is off today and Micheal's has a 20% off sale for just about anything in the store. Guess where we are going?LOL Christy told me the other day that she is a GOLD member there...cause she spends so much time there and buying supplies etc.hehe She asked me if I was one and I had to tell her no.I shop cheap.LOL

Papers=atd Under the Tree.
Gems= Micheal's Dollar bin
Square with Santa= atd Christmas Party kit.

Thanks for stopping in and please let me know you have been here.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christy's Mojo Monday #210


Christy decided to join me again this week in Mojo Monday!! YAY!! The card above is hers and the card below ( previous Post) is mine. It's FUN to do this with someone you love.:) Christy found a GORGEOUS paper stack from.. DCWV named "Four Seasons". The middle paper on her card is all glittery.:) She used CuddleBug embossing folders on the top paper piece and the third(red) one. She used Tim Holtz "Alterations on the Edge" die cut for the ruffled edge. The ribbon is from Micheal's. She used one of my Christmas wooden stamps from Micheal's dollar bin for the sentiment. I just LOVE how this turned out!! She is soo talented!! Even if I do say so myself!!:)
Please take time to leave a sweet comment for Christy. I tried to get her to post this on HER blog..but she said her blog is a mess..and to put it on mine.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Mojo Monday #210




This is my card.:) I used some open stock papers from Micheal's and embossed the top and bottom paper pieces with my snowflakes CuddleBug embossing folder. I then tied the bow string (from Big Lots) around the top on the opposite side from what the sketch shows.(so I could hang a snowflake above the sentiment.) Then I cut some snowflakes out with my Silhouette SD and then glued and sprinkled white glitter on them. I used a wooden backed stamp that I got in the dollar bin at Micheal's and some blue chalk ink from Studio G for the sentiment. I tied a dangling snowflake to the string bow.( I think that was the hardest part of the card.LOL)

Thanks so much for stopping in and please don't leave without letting me know you were here.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How To: Tea for large gatherings.:)

I have had many occasions where I needed to make a large amount of tea. Mostly for my family who come over to visit often and EVERYONE seems to LOVE my tea. I will get asked to make it for family gatherings etc..so I thought I would tell you an easy way you can make LOTS of tea without having to carry gallons and gallons of tea to them. First of all I only use Lipton tea. I have tried several brands..but Lipton is the BEST. Some things I will skimp on and get because they are cheaper..but Lipton tea...Miracle Whip salad dressing and Jif Peanut Butter aren't one of them.:) First I get a small sauce pan ..as seen above and fill it almost to the top with water.Add four tea bags to it and bring it to a boil.

Turn it off after it boils and then let it sit for a few minutes to cool a bit so it doesn't melt my container.:) Remove tea bags and discard.

Put the tea in a closed container..with a lid. These are quart size I think. I got them at the Dollar Tree.(buy one for each gallon of tea you will need.They are a dollar a piece at the Dollar Tree. Add the amount of sugar you use for a gallon of tea to the container.Stir to mix sugar with the tea until it dissolves. You can place these in a box for carrying to your gathering...or place in the refrigerator..according to how many you make. * Make sure you have a one gallon tea pitcher to continue this process. Now..when you get to your gathering..take one of these containers of prepared tea and add it to your gallon pitcher.Then add water to just below the pour spout.Stir and serve tea.When the gallon pitcher is empty ...repeat the process...add a container of the prepared tea..fill pitcher with water ..stir and serve. This makes it soo easy and you don't have to worry about not having enough tea to go around.Plus..even the rest of the family knows what to do when the tea pitcher gets empty.:) Your work has already been done!! They also don't take up as much room in your refrigerator if you are needing three or four gallons of tea.

This works really well for me so I thought those of you with large families or church gatherings..might find this info useful.

Now..onto other things...I missed the last two steps going down the stairs yesterday afternoon.My heel caught the step I was coming off of and tripped me and I went tumbling.Fortunately ..it was only the bottom two steps...otherwise..I may have been confined to the bed for a while.:) I told my friends on Facebook that I now have a new meaning to "Stop..Drop..and Roll.LOL Let's see...I have a kink in my neck..a sore knee..on my left leg....my bad ankle (right leg)is hurting more..I bent my big toe back on that same foot. Hit my shin and bent my bad wrist back when trying to stop my fall.All in all..I am in a lot better shape today than I thought I would be.Just really sore.:( I am moving a bit slower today too...but thanking the Lord that I didn't do more damage.:)
I won't be making a Mojo Monday card today cause Robby called and said he and family are coming over in a little while.Thus..the story of the tea.hehe Had to make some for their visit.:)

Thanks for stopping in and please don't leave without letting me know you were here.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thinking of You card.:)

This is NOT a Mojo Monday card...it's a "just because" card.:) Christy and I were playing around with some new Cuddlebug embossing folders yesterday.Micheal's had 50%off coupons.Gotta love them!:) Christy used my Studio G chalk to highlight the butterflies and I used some to highlight the flowers in the background paper. I put some gems I got from Micheal's in the place of the butterfly heads.:) I added a cute bow and a sentiment and called it finished. As usual..it looks a LOT better in person.:)
We..Jim,Christy and I had a rather busy weekend.Bible study Saturday evening with the kids...then Sunday afternoon..a trip to Micro Center (computer store) ..cause I needed some disks and printer ink..then we stopped at Captain D's for some fish and chips etc.mmmm:) Then we went to Micheal's while Jim went next door to Best Buy..then we went to Walmart to get a few things we were running out of ..then headed home and watched one of the movies Christy picked up from the Red Box at Walmart. After that I worked more on my card until it got late and I was about to fall asleep on my feet. Got up this morning..ate breakfast...got Jim off to work and finished this card.Whew!! Hope today is a little bit slower...cause I am not as young as I use to be.LOL
I am waiting for the Mojo Monday blog to give us the sketch for this week.Last I checked they still had last weeks up. I DO NOT guarantee I will get it done today though.Just saying.LOL

Thanks for stopping in and for letting me know you were here.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Mojo Monday #209




I finally got my Mojo Monday card done this afternoon. It took a while..cause Mama and I had a busy day yesterday cleaning up from the weekend and then today..Christy was off of work but neither one of us felt like going shopping ..so we stayed home and finally got some crafting done.YAY! :) As you can tell I flipped the design from the sketch...and used vellum for the ruffled edge. I thought the ribbon beads looked somewhat like icicles...if you let your imagination go.LOL

Credits:
Paper= atd Under the Tree
Ribbon beads=Ribbon FX
Stamp= Katie and Company
Rhinestones=Micheal's Rhinestones
Embossed snowflakes=Cuddlebug
Glitter from Martha Stewart Glitter markers.

Thanks for stopping in and please don't leave without saying hi.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Christy made another Box with drawers.:) PRETTY!





Actually..Christy made this PRETTY box with drawers prior to the last one I posted.I just didn't get the pics of it posted first. I LOVE how she decorated it and most of all..I LOVE that she gave it to ME!!! :) I have it sitting on my scrapbook cabinet so I can see it ALL the time while I am scrapping or making cards etc. I LOVE having a TALENTED daughter! :)

Robby's (youngest son's) birthday was Friday..and I was invited to join them ( Robby,Liz ..his wife..Melisa..her sister and Zander ..Melisa's baby boy) at Shogun's Japanese Restaurant for lunch again this year. I have pics and hope to have some layouts done really soon showing our time there.:) The cook wasn't as entertaining as last year..but the food was fantastic. Zander couldn't get enough of it and was practically climbing out of the high chair to get more.LOL Too funny!!

Thanks for stopping in again and for leaving lovely comments for me.I really LOVE your visits!!

Hugs,
Valinda