Thursday, August 5, 2010

I love you Dad!

"If you've noticed I've been absent from the crafting world lately, you are correct. I will be back soon, but would like to share some sad news.

My father, Joseph Monahan, passed away suddenly last week in his home in Cincinnati. Luckily he did not suffer, but he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I rushed to Cincinnati when I heard the news and have been here with my mother ever since. This past week has been about family, and while it was much needed, I wish that the circumstances were different.

If you have called or emailed me about a crafting issue and I have not called you back, please know that I will get back to everyone as soon as possible. If you have called to express your condolences, I am grateful and will get back to you as soon as I am home and things are back to normal, which will probably be early next week.

Thank you for all the kind words, cards and flowers. It is nice to know at times like these that I have the support of many great friends. If I have learned anything from this it is that life is indeed too short and cherish those close to you, as you never know how much longer you have with them.

I love you Dad."

Friday, July 16, 2010

365 Card Challenge Catch Up 127-138

Wow! I never though I would get caught up. I've been in Washington D.C. with CTMH for the past week and met lots of wonderful CTMH consultants and have learned so much. And now I getting ready to leave for a Caribbean Cruise for a week so I'll be catching up when I get home.

Because I got so far behind and don't want to miss a challenge at 365 Card Challenge I'm going to be listing my cards without individual information. If you need information on any of the products I've used send me an e-mail and I'll get back with you.

Day 138 is "Create Your Own" From the list you need to choose your own item, technique, pattern from each of the list.
List A pick a pattern, List B Color Trio, List C Embellishment, & List D Shape:

Day 137 is "Hot & Cold" For this challenge split your card in half based on color groups hot,cold, warm & cool whatever they're called and there should be a distinct separation between the two. Anything else goes.

Day 136 is "Imagine This Chalkboard" With an imagine this challenge all you have to do is be inspired by the item this case a chalkboard.

Day 135 is "White Space"

Day 134 is "Card Recipe" Ingredients:

  • 4 patterned papers

  • 5 blossoms

  • hand stitching

  • 1 stamped sentiment of your choice

  • 4 x 4 card
Day 133 is "Super Sketchy Sunday"

Day 132 is "Stampin' Saturday" The challenge is to include 2 stamps on your card 1 rubber or clear and 1 digi:

Day 131 is "Beautiful Banner". The challenge is to create a banner on your card.

Day 130 is Ad Inspired:

Day 129 is Aged Looked. You need to give your card the aged look.
Day 128 is a color challenge:

Day 127 is Old, New Borrowed, Blue. The challenge is to make a card including something old, something new, something borrowed, & something blue. You don't have to make it a wedding themed card just let the words inspire you.

DID YOU KNOW on average, a million barrels worth of blood is pumped through the heart in a lifetime.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day 126 Guest Designer

Today's challenge at 365 Card Challenge is "Super Sketchy Sunday" I was invited to be a guest designer this week. With today being my 36th Wedding Anniversary I thought a red, white and blue patriotic card would be appropriate. The stars bursting is exactly how I feel when I think of my wonderful husband Bob who I've spent the last 36 years married to. Happy Anniversary honey!
  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • The Paper Company Stars
  • Cricut Cartridge "Stand & Salute"
  • Doodlebug Lily White Sugar Coating

DID YOU KNOW both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence day, July 4, 1826

Day 124 & 125

Day 125 at 365 Card Challenge is "Shades of Orange"
  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • K & Company Patterned Paper
  • Doodlebug Lily White Sugar Coated Glitter
  • CTMH Stamp sets "Extreme Happiness" C1356 & "For Every Occasion" D1187
  • Cricut for cutting flower

Day 124 at 365 Card Challenge is " Shades of Purple"

  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • Glossy Accents
  • Cricut Cartridge "Preserves" & "Summer in Paris"
  • Twine
  • CTMH Stamp set " Boom" B1354

DID YOU KNOW that champagne is a sparkling wine?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 123 at 365 Card Challenge

Day 123 at 365 Card Challenge is "Shades of Yellow" The challenge is to use three shades of yellow on your card.

  • Bazzil Cardstock

  • CTMH Bee Mine stamp set

  • May Arts Ribbon

  • Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen

DID YOU KNOW a honey bee can only sting once and then she dies because her stinger is ripped out during the stinging process.

Day 122 at 365 Card Challenge

Day 122 at 365 Card Challenge is "Shades of Blue" The challenge is to use three shades of blue on your card.
  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • DCWV Patterned Paper
  • May Arts Ribbon
  • CTMH Stamp Set Family Ties-Pets B1350, Chocolate Ink Z2111
  • Cricut Cartridge "Animal Kingdom", "Paper Pups"

DID YOU KNOW the labrador retriever is the number one type of dog breed in the USA,Canada & UK.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Challenge 116 through 121

Day 121 at 365 Card Challenge is "Shades of Red" You need to use three shades of red on your card to meet the challenge:
  • CTMH-Cardstock, Stamp Set "Something Splendid" D1424 ,Paper Pack-"Perfect Day" x7100B
  • Cricut -Flower Leaves and senitment card cut from Cricut

Day 120 at 365 Card Challenge is ""Shades of Green" The challenge is to use three shades of green on your card.
  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • Cricut Cartridge "Paperdolls"
  • Doodlebug Glittered Cardstock
  • Want 2 Scrap pearls
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
Day 119 at 365 Card Challenge is "Super Sketchy Sunday"
  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • E K Success Border Punch
  • Want 2 scrap Pearls
  • Prima Flowers
  • CTMH Stamp Set-For Every Occasion D1187

Day 118 at 365 Card Challenge is "Ransome Note" You need to find your sentiment by cutting out your letters from magazines and newspapers.

  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • CTMH Stamp Set Fruitful Delight C1410
  • Prisma Colored Pencils

Day 117 at 365 Card Challenge is "Favorite Five" You need to use these five things:

  • Favorite Color-Green
  • Favorite Embellishment-Flowers
  • Favorite Sentiment-Hello
  • Favorite Card Shape-A2
  • Favorite Tool-Cricut
  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • Prima Flower
  • CTMH Stamp Set "Ms. Chillin" D1404, button, ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch

Day 116 at 365 Card Challenge is "Cut Three Ways" You need to use 3 different methods of cutting or trimming elements on your card. I used a border punch, a corner punch, and a Cricut for my butterflies.

  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • Cricut Cartridge "Indie Art" & "Paperdolls"
  • May Arts Ribbon
  • CTMH Stamp Set "Butterfly Wings" D1341
  • Doodlebug Lily White Glitter
  • Copic Markers

DID YOU KNOW to make atraditional 9 inch apple pie you need 2 pounds of apples?