Thursday, September 16, 2021

Special Day

Today I made a card for a special occasion. I used a digital image and a sentiment from the set called Gone Fishin by Beccy's Place. I printed it out and then with blending brushes and markers colored in the scene. This is a card to celebrate the adoption of our grandson by his stepdad.

Several years ago when our grandson realized his biological father was no longer interested in keeping in touch with him he asked his stepdad if he would adopt him. His stepdad said he would and they began to get the proceedings going by hiring a lawyer and then starting the whole procedure involved. But of course then the pandemic hit and everything in the courts systems was stalled and put on hold. But this week they were finally notified that they should be in the court by 4 o'clock this afternoon and the adoption and name change would go through. So we are overjoyed for the family and know our grandson has a good stable father-son relationship with this wonderful man who is now his father. There is to be a celebration but unfortunately we could not attend as I had medical appointments I had to keep. But we are with them in spirit and are so excited for all of them.

And as to me I got a good report on my mammogram, got the third Covid shot, and saw my oncologist and he took me off the chemo pill permanently as it was determined it was doing more harm then good. So I feel much better and can breathe a bit easier knowing that I won't suffer with that pill anymore. 

I hope this finds all of you doing well and I thank you so much for visiting each time I post. I am hoping soon it will be more often too. I am not using the wheelchair in the home anymore but instead am back to using the walker. I am not quite 100% back but at least I am improved. And I am okay with having the wheelchair to use when I need it especially when going to doctor appointments that require a lot of walking. So that is what's happening in my little corner of the world.

Take care and God bless, Verna

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

No Layer Card

I am having a lot of pain issues still but I did manage to make a CAS no layer card today and used Fall Leaves for my inspiration. I expect any day now the leaves will be changing colors. I love that season!

I used Stampin' Up! products for the leaf images and the sentiment. The leaves come from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set and the sentiment is from the Christmas To Remember set. I thought that sentiment would work for any season.  I took Washi Tape and taped a panel in which I then brushed on some inks. The inks used were from Rubbernecker. The it was just a simple thing of stamping the leaves over the top.

I have a mammogram scheduled Friday and I sure hope I can get it done even though I am in awful pain. I think I did something to my hip but found out that walking was less painful for me then using the wheelchair. So I am back to using the walker.

Well, I hope everyone of you are doing well and I thank you for the visits.

God bless, Verna

Friday, September 3, 2021

More Washi Tape Cards

Today my post is showing a couple more Washi Tape cards I did from that big roll of Washi Tape from Altenew called Wild Flora Washi Tape. While I was working with the tape I made several backgrounds and also did some fussy cutting and die cutting from the beautiful design. I put the tape onto cardstock so it was easier to cut out either way.

I made an A2 size card and also a mini slimline one. I love the colors in this tape so I tried to pair the designs with card stock and other additions that matched. I hope you can see the Galaxy gold pen marks I added to the A2 one in the center of the flowers and also as little dots. The slim washi tape is also from Altnew and already had a gold thread through it. Also the sentiments on both cards are from Altenew.

And this next photo of the slimline card shows off the big roll of Washi tape that these pretty designs came from. The roll was so long that I could not get it all into my photo without making the card design too small to view decently but I think you get the idea of it's length.

Well that is my cards. And, also a note to let you know the (tnics) email address is no longer in service and you have to rely only on my (gmail) one now. If you didn't change over I hope you check out the picture on my posts where it should show my email address when you get to my profile. Well, my company is holding off arriving until Sunday so I am glad for that as my arthritis is so bad I can hardly maneuver again. We have a cold and rainy day again! Oh, how I love these Golden Years. I am keeping company with Ben Gay today!

So glad you stopped by and until next time take care and God bless, Verna

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Halloween Shuffle

I finally got all my Halloween cards made and they are all the same design as I used images from Jan's Digitals Pumpkin People digi set. I thought the dancing pumpkin lady fit the theme board for the ongoing Two Old Bats Septemher Challenge. So therefore I am entering the challenge this month.

The background for the card was one I made quite some time ago and then took a photo of it. So you might say I made my own digital design. I made a big old moon for Halloween and of course my white specks were supposed to be stars. Some got a bit big though but that's the way the paint brush dripped. LOL I printed it on some cardstock that I received from my old work place at the newspaper as it was cardstock they were no longer using. It has a texture to it but I think that is okay too! In this scene the pumpkin man is playing the tune and the pumpkin lady is kicking up her heels. And, check out the cat? He is conducting them. I added a few bats and then it was ready to print out. Once it was printed I die cut it a bit smaller with a Maker's Movement stitched rectangle die. The finishing touch was to add it to an orange card base.

Well, I did a whole batch of these and in fact, made more then I needed but perhaps I can find someone who will enjoy getting a Halloween card. I hope you are ready for the big Labor Day weekend. We are getting company again...more of our kids. So this will be my last post until next week no doubt. 

Take care and until next time God bless, Verna

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Washi Tape Anniversary Card

Some few months ago I won a gift certificate to Altenew and this huge over 11 inches wide Washi tape was one of the items I spent it on. Well, I had some difficulty getting the tape to unroll without tearing but I did manage to get some pieces of it so that I could end up with some great card making supplies. This particular tape is called Wild Flora Washi Tape and it is indeed beautiful. I am hoping eventually I will get it to come off the roll easier. But I doubt I will ever order any that wide again. It is too difficult for me with my arthritis hands. A2 card size washi tape is much easier to work with. There were dies with the bundle I bought too so I might be showing some die cut flowers from the tape one of these days on future cards.

I decided to fussy cut around the bigger flower and then have that as a border design against the darker green cardstock. This panel was then die cut with a Maker's Movement Stitched Rectangle Die before adding it to the white card base.  The sentiment is also from Altenew.

I have several wedding anniversaries coming up this Fall so I thought I best work on making a few for those occasions. I think it makes a lovely anniversary card.

Well, I survived my procedure Monday and like many of  you had said I found the prep day was the worst. And, the results were that I have a healthy colon. So that at least was a good thing to hear. Thanks to all who kept me in their thoughts that day. 

Well, today no card making but instead I slept in as I got very little sleep the night before. I also had some leftover chicken broth so I decided to make a casserole with that, chicken, some noodles and veggies for a supper meal. I am sure I have way to much so no doubt I will put a few meals in the freezer for those days I want to craft and not have to worry about what's for supper. LOL 

Take care everyone and thanks for the visit and comments. 

Until next time, God bless, Verna

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #500 Entry

I have not been entering very many challenges lately but I saw the sketch design for Freshly Made Sketches #500 and it looked simple enough that I thought even I could do it. So here is what I came up with. And congratulations to them on their #500 sketch.

Below you can see the sketch I followed fairly close. 

I used Gina K. Designs card stock, pattern paper from the Grateful Hearts pack, black ink and a sentiment from the Thankful & Blessed stamp set. The panels were all die cut with a Makers Movement Rectangle Stitched die set. 

So now I have my first Thanksgiving card done. The other day I finished all my Halloween cards so that I will show you another day.

Well, it was so nice of you to visit and leave such wonderful comments. I so appreciate them.

Take care and God bless, Verna

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

'55 F250

Many inquired about being able to see our pickup so here is a photo of the pickup he put in some parades this summer. It was his Dad's pickup and my hubby overhauled the engine and worked on the transmission and got it running. He also added new seats and a headliner in the cab. He was going to have all the dings and dents removed and paint it but since it was going to cost $20,000-$30,000 for that he instead went with the rustic look and just did a clear coat over all the rust, dings and dents. I like it as it shows that it was a working pickup. It was originally owned by Milbank Hatchery but when it was advertised on sale his Dad bought it. Also originally it was painted white. It sat in a covered shed for over 20 years without it being moved so it is nice to see it up and running again.

Also in one of the parades our son-in-law drove a tractor of Arlin's that was a Farmall Model H that had a cab on it. That was an add-on feature but did not come orignally with the tractor. And as you can see my hubby had to get in character and wear his old overalls and straw hat. Hahaa! 

I hope you enjoyed seeing the pickup and the tractor. I had a video of them in the parade but could not figure out how to add it to this post.

Well, thanks for looking and have a good day!

God bless, Verna

Special Day

Today I made a card for a special occasion. I used a digital image and a sentiment from the set called Gone Fishin by Beccy's Place. I p...