Friday, 25 January 2013

A Beefy Treat for My Dog & Me

I have been sick with a cold for the whole week.  I hate feeling so bad without having a fever to justify sniveling… now that I’m alone, I have no one to snivel to except Cody, who doesn’t really care LOL.

Today  I asked my sister to drive me around town to get the traditional cold medications, as waiting for the cold to go just wasn’t cutting the mustard after 5 days. 

On my to do list in town was…

  • to buy a new face shield for my motorcycle helmet (no more cold drafts for me!)
  • get the batting for the quilt I had wanted to make and finish when I was fifty (yikes! I only have a few months to do it if I want to get it done before I’m fifty-one!)
  • buy some round roast to make jerky for me and Cody.


I have 4 1/2 trays of jerky in my Excalibur dehydrator as I type this post…. I also made 3 single portion packages of seasoned “minute” steak out of the heal of the roast I sliced.  Doing something like this has made me feel better, just thinking that I’ve accomplished something! Ok, that and the drugs are starting to work LOL.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Cheery Flowers to Pick You Up!

Welcome from the Card a Day Blog!

This week’s theme is Get Well Soon.  For what cheers me up when I’m feeling under the weather, there is nothing better (except perhaps for chicken soup) that cheers me up like flowers or cheerful colors!

I made this simple card in a flash, using the print and cut feature of my silhouette cutter.  The tulip bouquet was from the silhouette store. I cut extra bow and flowers from the shape so I could attach them with dimensional adhesive, so they could pop out a bit.

getwellsoon jan 21

I added some “bling” with metallic markers and glitter pens, and a wavy faux stitched line across the card. Simple, but just enough to add some pizzazz!



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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Simply Thanks

I’ve been blessed lately with having to send out some thank you cards… I thought I would share a quick and simple one I made with you.
It is composed of four things…
  1. 6 inch square white card stock card.
  2. 5/8th inch olive green satin ribbon.
  3. K&Company Die Cut Sticker Alphabets
  4. K&Company dimensional stickers (Irises!)

I wanted the “thanks” offset, so I started right to left, carefully positioning the letters so they were evenly spaced.  If I wanted to ensure they were evenly spaced across the bottom of the card, I would have put them on a separate piece of cardstock “ribbon” and then center the ribbon after adhering the letters, then trim the edges to the card.
Next, it was a simple tape runner the satin ribbon down, and stick the flowers over the ribbon.
I hate to say it, but I am in love with that colour of ribbon…. I can see myself using it often!
The picture below makes the card stock look tinted on the edges (my camera)... but that would be a great idea, to sponge on a coordinating color along the edges, or in the center of the card to highlight the flowers!

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Two Hearts - Together Forever

Thanks for joining me from the Card a Day Blog! This week’s theme is Valentines.

I was blessed to have had my valentine for almost thirty years. Last month my heart was broken.  Sadly this is the first Valentine’s Day without him. I wanted to make a Valentine that would reflect how love can be forever. I hope my card inspires you to make something special for your love too!

I started with some shapes I got through my Silhouette Studio library… Two Hearts, Hearts background, and phrase “together forever”.

Did some welding, and then was going to just do a simple mat around the hearts and phrase, but it didn’t stick out enough, so I layered them on top of the heart background

  • a banner that is plain white, and embossed
  • red striped wrapping paper
  • hearts & phrase cut out on plain white cardstock

Valentine 1Valentine 2

The card’s size is 6 inches square… left plain inside to write my love letter :-) and include a picture or lock of hair.


Thanks for reading about my card.

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