Monday, September 29, 2008

Karen's A+ birthday.

Have you ever met someone who just makes you smile? For me, one of my church friends Karen does that. She aways has the biggest, happiest smile on her face and she's got 6 kids! She and her husband have adopted a child in addition to all the babies she's birthed. They've started a charity named after their oldest daughter. So, they're not just talking about helping others, they're living it AND leading their kids by example. Now doesn't that make you smile?
Her birthday's in a couple of days so I made her a birthday card under the sketch guide of Jen's Saturdays sketch. I hope she likes it!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hello my name is Skipper.

Hello my name is Skipper, and I do not follow directions well. The other day, my blog buddy Angie created a beautiful card for a swap. I admired it so deeply that I told her I'd be casing it. Next thing I recall noticing is a mid week OCC challenge posted by the talented, Julee Tilman. If I understood the instruction correctly, I was to case a card from one of the OCC blogs. While I admire each of the blogs (they are all of the mega talent proportion), I'd already set my sights on casing Angie's beautiful card. So, I did the assignment, just not QUITE following the directions. Oh well, I guess I can only ask, Do you grow weary of hearing this same tune, true that it is?

So don't you love Angie's card? I call myself Skipper because I skipped the scallop step and the extra pop on the sentiment. However, I added the wider Pink Pirouette ribbon instead.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mojo 54

OK, so clearly I'm a little off. Off my Mojo that is, this card is not a good replication of the sketch but it was in my memory. For me, today, that counts for something. =) It also has red and polka dots, that counts too. If I recreate, I'll be back. But, it's not likely. Have a good evening!

Stamp: ML KING quote from Stampabilities

Second try, a little closer but is it better?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Scraps and challenges OCC and SFYTT together

I was thinking yesterday about how so many of the card makers I know can make such great works with the scraps on their tables. So as I was looking at some of my scraps, I came up with this. It seemed good. Then, I punched a 5 petal flower from a cereal box and it worked for the OCC challenge. I know it's pretty simple compared to most of your posts but I love that it worked for everything. For me that turns good to great.
All SU. Have a great week.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Riley's 8 ~family party.

My friend Riley turned 8 this week. I've known her parents since they were preteens and her grandparents for just as long. We're close, they are friends, encouragers, and mentors. Which equals out to after all these years to be family. So, I'm blessed enough to be invited to family birthdays. They're small but fun. Tonight, after dinner, opening presents, and ice cream cake, there was a talent show performance by Riley and her little sister Halley. It was better than any reality show on TV. I think she liked the card, her Mimi did. :)
All SU:except the ribbon

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

K Werner Color Inspiration 23

Well ~ where was one to go with these colors but fall? I love Autumn. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My take on Jen's recent SFYTT

I like these colors. With the circles in the designer paper, I thought it would be too much to add anything else. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Frettin' Friday

Well I'm sure it's obvious I was freetin' the storm here in Texas. It's with a full heart of gratitude that I can report my family and friends are safe. Most, are with out power but all have plans to last through the humidity and or heat until electricity is restored. The utility company expects it should take 2 or 3 weeks.

On a much smaller scale, I fretted my card for an upcoming swap. I made it but felt like it needed something more. Here are both versions. What do you think? Thanks!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yikes to Ike

As most of you know, I hail from Houston where most of my family still resides. This storm is looking pretty grim for those on the south side of our popular state. I know God is in control and everything will work out just fine. But it never hurts to request prayer for others. :)
Message from my church.
Hurricane Ike
Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. We want to encourage you that if you have friends or family coming up here to evacuate from Ike to bring them with you this weekend to church. There is no better place to find refuge than in the Presence of an almighty God, surrounded by with people of faith.?Let’s continue to pray for those that need our prayers, To help those who need our help, And to stay faithful to our God who is able to do more than we could possibly hope or think!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

KW Color Inspiration 22

Hi friends. I had a hard time working in Bravo Burgundy. I don't think I've ever used it before. I'm looking forward to seeing the other replies. Have a great night.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Right out of the Book

The Stampin Up catalog that is. I needed to make a few quick cards for a friend, thought I'd do best by taken a good idea off page 194. It's really not that similar. But I think you get the drift.
Color your world.

Book card ~ Take 2, (page 59)

Monday, September 8, 2008


Well, 1st I tried the sfytt and it came out yucky. So then I tried this one and think I came out lucky. Lucky because I like it. I like the sentiment, I like the flower. Have you tried this sketch yet? Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sympathy for Janet

Some of you may remember me posting several months ago about my friend Janet getting married. So happy for her, the wedding was where I met her beautiful mom, Emma. While we're in Texas, her mom was from California and the wedding was the only time I met her face to face. Through Janet, it really seemed we knew each other pretty well. Early this year she was diagnosed with lung cancer and last week she went home to be with the Lord. So it with a heavy heart, I say "until we meet again, Emma" and pray for Janet, her husband and their family. May the God of all comfort shine brightly on you.
Everything but punch and ribbon:SU. Inspiration from my friend, Haylie.

Friday, September 5, 2008

How did God know?

How did God know is what I asked my friend Carol in this card. The earliest year I remember being friends with Carol is the second grade. She would have been in the first, she claims the 1st time I spent the night at her house as kids, I asked her to brush my teeth because my mommy always did it for me at home. Ohhhh pleeaassse! I would have been at least 7! I don't think so! But memories are selective and when you've known someone most of your life you tend not to bicker because honestly, you BOTH know too much! HA. She and my all time favorite cousin/friend came to see me last weekend. We had such a great time, they're always good for hearty laughs. I can't post Sharon's card because she reads my blog, but here's the one I made for Carol. Have a great weekend! All SU except for Martha's butterfly.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

KW Color Inspiration 21

Hey guys, I went blank on this but wanted to play so I cased this card from something I found more than a year ago. Wish I remember who and or where, sorry about that. New colors, obviously! I like the card, the new in colors are growing on me. The one thing I wish is that the Kiwi Kiss ribbon was the same on both sides. Oh well, not that big of a deal and or maybe next time. I believe it was Doris Day that sang, "What will be will be!"

My dog Daisy.

Hello friends. Did I ever tell you about my dog Daisy? My friends Brenda and Tom bought me a puppy when I turned 40. Part of the gift was the house training and they had a wienie dog of their own. By the time Daisy was house trained, she and Maggie (their dog) were big pals. It was too hard to separate them. So my dog lives with my friends. :)

On to the card, this is another piece of DP I found at Hobby Lobby. IRL it's orange and white. What can you do with dots except add the fun of more circles? Have a great day!
Stamp:Victorine Originals

Monday, September 1, 2008

Mojo 51 and a Verve stamp

Hi all. Did you have a good weekend? I really did, my cousin and another old friend came up for a visit, we had a great time, I was sad to see them go.
What I had in mind for this sketch didn't work out at all. So it evolved to this. What do you think? Have a great evening and I'll see you later in the week.

OCC ~ 8.30.08

This week's challenge is to create a birthday card. Nothing in my stamp collection says birthday like Tink with balloons from The Cat's Pajamas. This DP was one of the ones I bought the other day from Hobby Lobby. I love this stamp and think this card would work for anyone. The gray and black tones it down from being too girlie. Right?