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January 29, 2015

Beer N Stars

so yesterday i had my pedicure and then went to see GOD'S NOT DEAD.  every last wednesday of the month our local library shows a free movie.  this one was FABULOUS!  then played for a few challenges.....

this was so much fun.  
hand drew the borders; stamped a beer and cut it out
and placed it in the center of a square that i also hand colored;
added some puffy paint to the beer and there ya go.
easy peasy.

this is going to the following challenges...

4 CRAFTY CHICKS - anything goes

another fun and easy card.
used my GORGEOUS GRUNGE set for the background
and my star punches.  

this is going to.......

ADDICTED TO STAMPS AND MORE - clean and simple

the usual is on my agenda... staying in and playing.  cloudy and cold here anyway.  you probably think i NEVER clean my house, but trust me, i'm ALWAYS cleaning something!  just so you know - LOL.

happy thursday!

January 27, 2015

Grunge Stencil

prayers for those on the east coast.

my day was inside.  the weather was cold and gray.  no snow and very little sun.  what better to do than to play.  so play i did....

i am having fun with my stencils!
here i took my HONEYCOMB stencil and some yellow and
green chalk; then i took my GORGEOUS GRUNGE set (which
you all know i LOVE) and stamped in black ink; then my
butterfly punch.
i LOVE how this turned out.

this is going to the following challenges....

CAS ON SUNDAY - stencil it
CRAFTY BOOTS - butterflies

nothing on my agenda today.  we'll see where the day takes me!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM....  The Audit (appropriate for this time of year)

      Myron Greenberg, a wealthy L.A. businessman received a letter of Audit from the IRS. It really upsets him and he called his Accountant, Saul Meyers.
MYRON: (pleading): "Saul, what are they doing to me? Why are they doing this to me?"'
SAUL (calming); "Myron, don't worry about it. I've got all the receipts, the account is up to date, it's no problem. But let me give you a bit of advice. When you go to the Audit, make a bad impression. Wear the crummiest, dirtiest clothes you've got. Have holes in your shoes, ripped pants and look shabby. I mean really look terrible, because if they have a little sympathy, they'll go easy on you."
Then Myron called his Lawyer, Charlie Steinberg.
CHARLIE: "Myron it's no problem, I'm sure they got the receipts, I'm sure everything is up to date, you've got a great accountant, don't worry about it. Let me give you a tip. When you go to the Audit, it's very important that you make a good impression. Wear your best suit, and your shirt with a silk tie and cuff links and shine your shoes, look like somebody. Because if you look like a somebody they respect you and will go easy on you."
And now he's torn. And that night he bumped into his RABBI at the Deli. And he told the Rabbi the story.
RABBI: "Myron, it reminds me of sometimes when I perform a wedding. 
The bride's father will tell his daughter that on her wedding night to wear a nightgown with a high collar and long sleeves and a full-length robe...cover up, you know, be a little demure. 
And the mother says, 'Don't be silly. Wear a low cut "negligee" with the cleavage sticking out --- look a little sexy'.... 
and, Myron, I will say to you just like I say to the Bride on her wedding night, it makes no difference what you wear, 
you're gonna get screwed".   

and there ya have it!  happy tuesday!

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January 25, 2015

Feelin Fowl

as much as i love playing in challenges, it can be a bit confusing playing daily!  may have to change my strategy - LOL.  anyway, it's cold and snowing so what better thing to do than to stay in and play.  sooooooooo, here's for a few challenges...

got to use things i haven't used before....
my chicken wire die; my rooster die and
an old sentiment from an old, now defunct, stamp

this is going to..

SISTER ACT - anything goes
ROBYN'S FETISH - both of which calls for - animals

and there ya have it.  nice that i can do ONE card for several challenges.  oy!  it's been way too long.

happy sunday!

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January 24, 2015

Hearts, Pink and Birds

well it's sunny and in the 40s today with 2-4 inches of snow expected tomorrow.  what a difference a day makes.  anyway, my exciting life is... spending time in my craftroom and playing in challenges.  i LOVE being retired.  sooooo, here we go....

i love House Mouse and so seldom use any of the stamps
i have.  go figure!
anyway, stamps, punches and twine.  so fun.

this is going to the following challenges...

TIME OUT - valentines with hearts and something extra

had lots of fun with this one.  covers ALL my bases for sure...
embossing, dies, punches, stamps and my favorite color PINK.

this is going to the following challenges....

FUSSY N FANCY - things with wings
CUT IT UP - embossing + die
IN THE PINK - pink and pearlie (tho not many pearls, they ARE
on the flowers)
SCRAPPERS DELIGHTS - anything goes with your favorite color

well, that's about it for today.  gonna enjoy this gorgeous sunshine and mild temps!
happy saturday

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