Our Little Buddy-much loved and still missed.

Our Little Buddy-much loved and still missed.
"RESCUED" is my favorite breed oh, and Dachshunds!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fooling Around

I finally got time to make a few cards this weekend.  The craft room is officially the "crap" room again and I can't find my little scissors now but what the heck.  The first card I did was an Easter Card.  I saw a challenge on Split Coast Stampers and loved the look of them.  I made a SVG (get it here) to share. 

To assemble: cut the eggs and slider out, you will have to break the pattern apart to cut the slider portion in a different color.  The large egg portion with the slits in it is the bottom back half.  The slider "legs" fit into the slots on the back of the card.  The slider insert should be on top of the bottom part.   The plain bottom half (top) is glued to the bottom half around the edges only so the slider can go up and down.  You will need to position the slider in the up position and put the top half of the egg where you want it in order to see where you can stamp the slider.  You want to see just where the message will show and how much room you have for a stamp.  Be sure to stamp or decorate the slider before you glue the top pieces on.  Also shut the card to make sure it lines up properly before you glue on the top parts.  Don't ask me how I found that out.  Let's just say my trash can has a partially finished card in it.  I cut strips to put across the bottom of the egg for the colored stripes, and trimmed them to fit.  I added ribbon etc to finish the card.   

This is a swing card that I did.  I saw these on some blog and loved them.

 I found a video on you tube.  You can see the video here.  It was posted by DreamingaboutRS.  I love her tutorial, it's precise and clear.  I really like these cards, they look so neat when they are finished.

The last card is a peek a boo.  I was lurking on some board (can't remember which one) and found this tutorial on you tube.  This card is really easy and fun!  I am working on the St. Patricks Day cards now and this worked out nicely. 

It's foggy here this morning.  It seems like someone put vellum over the windows.   I hope this week goes fast, I am looking forward to playing in the craft room again.  Well after I clean it up, and find my scissors.   I am working on a suitcase dog bed out of that suitcase I found across the street, by the neighbors trash.  Wish me luck.  It's going to be a challenge.   I can hear the moaning now from my kids.  GEEZE MOM, you are such a dumpster diver.  Well let's just see who creates something cool.  Oh yeah, pictures will be posted kids. 

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Doggie Shenanigans

Why is it that no matter how well intended we are, some days things just don't get done?  I had intended to make a few cards and birdhouses this afternoon and all of a sudden it's almost supper time.  I have been cleaning, cooking and putting out some spring decorations.   Things just keep sidetracking me.   I was running a scan on the computer and looked next to my chair and found this.
The darn dogs were playing on the computer and looking at another dog's Facebook page.  Lexie has her little paw right on the computer!  Ah ha!  Doggie shenanigans  caught on camera!  They are looking so innocent, but don't be fooled.   We found out that Lexie's granddaughter has a facebook page so she just wants to keep looking at it.  There are so many cute pictures of her new found family.   The entire morning was shot because I volunteered at the free health clinic this morning.  I dusted off the old stethoscope and spent some quality time with some old nurse friends who volunteer there also.  We always have a good time.   Much to my dismay though,  the housecleaning fairy didn't show up while I was out.   If I don't clean today, it won't get done.   Weekends always seem to fly by if you have to spend it doing responsible things like cleaning, paying bills etc.   I guess I will have to play in the craft room tomorrow, all by myself.  Crafty Neighbor Barb is off scrapbooking in some far away place, with all her new friends.   Jealous?  Who me?  Ummm, OK yes I am.  Guess I will just have to make the best of it lurking on the crafting boards.  Well, after I put the computer up high on the table so the dogs won't get on it again.  Darn dogs,  I had to keep checking in between dusting, moping etc. to make sure Pintrest was still operation correctly.  THEN I had to check to see if Split Coast was up and running.  You never know what those dogs will mess up when they get on the computer.  They are as bad as little kids.  Pushing buttons willy nilly.  Wow....better get back to the laundry or I never will get into the craft room.   It is taking me so long because I  had to look at the computer, to make sure it works ok.  I had to check it several times every hour.....That's my story and I am sticking to it.

Happy Crafting!!