About Me

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Minnesota, United States
I am retired and loving it. I have a wonderful husband of 55 years. We have 3 awesome children, 7 fabulous grandchildren and 8 incredibly precious great-grandchildren. I enjoy reading, walking, biking, card making, tatting, X stitching and quilling. My winters in Minnesota are spent mostly indoors while in the summer my husband and I spend quality time on our Harley enjoying the beautiful scenery in our area. I hate to cook, love anything sweet and have mixed feelings about exercising.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mod Squad Challenge Blog 4/15/2015

Not all cards are a success on the first try.  Yesterday’s challenge on The Mod Squad Challenge Blog  was to make a card using 3 colors from a color wheel.  I decided to use pink, green & yellow and try my hand using acetate.  Needless to say my card was NOT a total success.  I used Spectrum Noir pens and Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution to create my background acetate sheet.  Then I lightly stamped a butterfly to the background using StazOn.  Not a total success but passable.  Then I stamped two butterflies on white cardstock also with StazOn.  I have never colored anything with Spectrum Noir pens and StazOn before.  As most of you know I almost always use a digi stamp and printer ink.  When I colored my butterflies the StazOn bled into the Spectrum Noir ink.  I don’t know if that would always be the case or if it was the paper I used.  The StazOn was dry so I don’t know what I could have done differently.  With all that said I’m still entering the card so in the future, hopefully, I will see an improvement. http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Butterfly Challenge

This weeks challenge on Mod Squad Challenge Blog is to use a butterfly as the focal point of your project.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my butterflies.  The bottom solid one matches the solid background paper and the top is vellum. Thanks for looking. http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/