August 13, 2019

More Book Art

i'm still having fun with my book folding and my poor cardmaking is being neglected.  time is going by quickly and i will soon have to get working on xmas cards.  what-a-life!

here are a few of the bookfolds that i've done recently....

my BFF has a birthday this month and she's a huge koala fan.

this is the cover

well, we all know who this is - Elvis - and another one done
for a dear friend

and the cover

this is my neighbor's nephew.  he was killed in an 
accident last year - age 17

this is what i did for her

he was very into snowboarding so this is the cover

hopefully i'll back to making cards tho right now i'm working on several books for xmas gifts.  never a dull moment.

thanks so much for stopping by.  hope you had or still are enjoying your summer.  school starts tomorrow - of which i am VERY GLAD i no longer
attend.  back in my day school started the day after labor day (1st tuesday in September).  who wants to go back to school in the heat / middle of the summer????

be well.

July 28, 2019

Sunday Stealing

once again, Sunday Stealing is making it fun.... unless they secretly want your info!!!  LOL.  but knowing them for years.... trust me, it's the fun.  here's today's fun...

1.  What is the nearest book to you?  Your Kindle does not count.
My Bible

2.  When was the last time you took a "me" vacation
everyday is a ME vacation. i'm retired!

3.  How many telephone numbers do you have?

4.  If you could fix one thing in the public school system, what is the one thing you would do immediately?
Fire the teachers who teach nothing but liberalism and who want to tear down statues, paintings and our history

5.  Are you a big tipper?
No, but i am fair

6.  Do you watch reality shows?

7.  Who is your favorite sports team player?
don't watch sports

8.  If you could travel in a spaceship to any planet, which planet would you like to visit and why?
none.  i'm happy here on earth

9.  When was the last time you sat in a church?
every sunday.  on my way after i post this.

10.  Are there any aspects of blogging that annoy you?

11.  When someone follows you on their blog or subscribes to your Facebook page, do you automatically follow and subscribe back?
nope.  have to check out their content first.

you can check it out HERE and have a few laughs checking out the responses.

July 18, 2019


well summer has arrived in the midwest... and with a fierce.  we are under heat advisory for this entire weekend where temps are expected to be in the high 90s with heat indexes to over 110.  there are warnings all over the place.  i hate to see what my a/c bill is gonna be at the end of the month! SMH

on another note, i discovered a new hobby called bookfolding. it'll sound very complicated if i try to describe it but here's a synopsis.  you get a book (an old one, hard cover, and cheap at goodwill) and you have a picture and directions on how to measure (all in centimeters), cut and fold.  i know, it sounds hard.  the 1st one they like to start you with is a heart which is just measure and folding.  here's how mine turned out...

it was alot easier then it looks.

the next one i did was way more complicated AND a request from a neighbor.  she wanted a sunflower for her daughter.  so, i took the dare.  here it is...

it was hard.  some of the cuts were like one centimeter and drove me nuts.  they are so thin and tear easily.  but as you can see, it turned out well and she just loved it.  i chalked the petals in yellow and the center in bronze just to add some depth.  i then took some printer paper and stamped sunflowers on it and colored them to go with the theme of the book.  here is that...

i love how it turned out.  anyway, the customer is a very happy camper and so am i.  i love this new hobby!  oh, it took a month to do it.  it's very time consuming so you have to definitely allow for time as you literally measure, cut and fold each individual page.  most bookfolds run between 500-700 pages!!!

can you guess what i'll be giving for xmas gifts this year?  the sad part is... my cards have been pushed to the wayside. 

so, there ya have it.  i still do a card every once in awhile AND my stash is well on those.  now i need to get back to the housework - UGH! 

i'm presently working on what is called a shadow fold - which means, you only measure, cut & fold every OTHER page and it goes pretty fast.  i'm doing a koala bear for my best friend for her birthday next month.  i'll post when it's done.

til then... stay cool and thanks for stopping by.

June 10, 2019

Black and White

almost the middle of june.  where has the time gone.  hope everyone is safe & sound with this crazy weather we've been having.

so, today i am playing in AAA's challenge of 1 layer, black & white

here's my card....

May 29, 2019

Sending Hugs

well time sure flies.  it's the end of may already.  the weather has been very stormy, several tornado warnings.  i hate those as i live in a manufactured home; but GOD has been good..... except to the farmers.  our yards and the fields are so over saturated we can't even mow our lawns let alone the poor farmers can't plant.  but....  we're alot better off then others.  THANK YOU LORD.

so, today i am playing in CAS Color & Sketches Challenge.  here's the sketch...

and here's my card....

do come join us.  it's always fun to play and more fun to see some beautiful creations.

be well, be safe.  thanks for stopping by.

May 03, 2019

A Daffodil for Mom

well, it's been awhile.  hope you all had a fabulous holiday.  mine was great.
we've had alot of rain and the temps have been cool.  i'm hoping mother nature will be kind and keep summer on the cooler side.  it would be so great to NOT have to turn the air on!  o well, we can dream can't we?

now... onto a challenge!  even that's been awhile.  today i am playing in STAMPLORATIONS CHALLENGE....

if you know me at all, you know i LOVE CAS.  so, here we go...

colored with copics and, of course,
i added bling.

thanks for stopping by.  good to see you all.

More Book Art

i'm still having fun with my book folding and my poor cardmaking is being neglected.  time is going by quickly and i will soon have to g...