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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, September 10, 2015

Bokeh Circles

There is no such thing as a card without a story.  The story for this card goes like this.  The Monday Greeting Challenge on Outlawz was to create a card with circles.  http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/gcc090715-outlawz-monday-greeting-card-challenge-circles
There is a technique called Bokeh where you make colored circles on paper and then stamp over them with white ink.  I’ve been wanting to try it and this seemed like the perfect time.  I made a Bokeh background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks on wet water color paper .  After the first layer dried I took three sizes of round sponges and sponged on white ink.  I then colored my image to go with the circles.  After I had my image all done I noticed another card with the same image and the girl had a shirt & shorts on.  When I looked at the image I thought her outfit looked like a Tee shirt dress, so I colored it all one color.  Well…we all knew that wouldn’t do.  I got as much of the blue ink as I could off the shorts part and colored them again with a peach color.  Unfortunately you could still see the blue in areas so I thought…no problem; I’ll put blue polka dots on the shorts.  I’m not sure if you will be able to see them on the picture but you can in real life.  Monday’s challenge has to have a greeting on it so I cut out “hello friend” and glued it to the front.  Then I stepped WAY out of my box and put a black & white gingham bow & ribbon on the card.  Can you believe it?  Not a matching white or blue or even green but black & white.  Now that’s a real stretch for me! And that’s my card story for the day. TFL

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Marvelous Marbling 9/9/15

This week on Mod Squad Challenge blog we were asked to make a card with
"Marvelous Marbling" http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/
I chose to use my new favorite water colored tulip stamp on my marbled background.
I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens for my image and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens for my background.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Flying glue disaster card!

If you know anything about me, you probably know that most of my cards have a story that goes along with them.  Today’s card is no exception.  This week on Mod Squad Challenge Blog http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/ we were asked to make a card using the white wash technique.  I love that technique and had no trouble designing or coloring my card.  The problem arose when I was squeezing glue on the image so it could be attached to the frame.  The cap came off the glue and glue went everywhere.  I had glue on my card, glue on the table, glue on the floor and glue on my hands.  Not only was there glue on the card, it bubbled in spots where the glue was heavy. The image isn’t exactly centered either but I had a few more important things that needed my immediate attention.  Don’t feel bad for me though; it was actually quite funny once I got it all cleaned up.  I’m calling it my flying glue disaster card. :-) TFL
Ps: There is only so much you can cover up with bows or butterflies so please don't look too closely.