Monday, October 28, 2013

A Bird of a Different Color.......

     Happy Monday!  Hubby is feeling a bit better, and I wanted to thank all my blogging friends for the well wishes.  I am trying to get back in a blogging routine here, so I just had to push myself to post.

     Today's card is made with a digital sentiment and image, with papers and embellishments from my messy desk.

The sentiment is from TLC Creations.
The sweet bird is from A Day for Daisies
Unsure of the sparkly background paper
The flowered strip is from K&Co.
I used Prima flowers, Champagne Stickles
My sentiment is cut with a Fancy Tags 3 die from SB, and I altered the openwork end.
I created a crown with the negative from the tag, and added some glitz. I also cut the birds little butterfly antennae to fit the crown.

     I would like to enter this at Pixies Snippets Playground.  I have a friend who plays here all the time, so I jumped on the band wagon.

     Hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Trio of Cards for FwF!

      Hi everyone.  What a wild and wooly couple of weeks.  The counter tops were installed in my kitchen this morning, and I am thrilled.  I see an end in sight, for that project.  My new thing keeping me from posting daily is my DH.  He landed in the hospital on me this past weekend, and we are battling new meds and lots of Dr.'s.  It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks, when they are use to being healthy and pill free.  I am sure some of you can relate.

     Here a few holiday cards I put together, using my Oct. 2013 KOM from Unity.  There are some really amazing stamps in that kit!  Please visit the Friends with Flair for some awesome inspiration, this week!  All of the people that post, do such amazing work!

This card has a bit of doodling, some twiggy papers from my scraps, and some MS punches.
Here I used more scraps, but I tried out some of the new Memory Box dies, that have been waiting forever for love.  Don't you just love that great big Unity sentiment?  There is a strip of embossed card stock, which was done with an SU! EF.
Last but not least, I used another strip of the embossing, made some sparkly candy canes, and added a Jolee's felt poinsettia.
     Hope everyone has an amazing fall weekend.  I hope to start putting all of my kitchen things away and do lots of cleaning.  It is quite chilly here in PA, and I am looking forward to doing some cooking and baking.  Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Flair Post!

     Here is the post I planned on posting last Friday, and my computer went kaput!  Today I have 3 cards that I created with the August and September KOM.  I just love my Friends with Flair Fridays.  Unity also has some fantastic new releases and a great sale.  Go check it out!  There are awesome stamps for Cancer Awareness, also.  Okay, on with my cards.

     Card one uses papers from We Are Memory Keepers, plus scraps.  Images were stamped in Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.  I added twine, gingham ribbon, and a button as my embellishments.

     Card two is a Feel Better card, that uses my hexagon ef from Stampin Up! My beautiful collage image was stamped with Memento ink, on American Crafts, Hip Hip Hooray paper.  My dragonfly was stamped on vellum, the wings were coated in Diamond Stickles, cut out and applied when dry.
The embellishments are leaf brads, twine, gingham ribbon, and a Dew Drop.

     Card three is one of those cards that you work on forever.  I drug out a Dee Gruenig ink pad called a Blending Blox in shades of orange, and started to play. I was surprised these were still inky!  Everything is made with scraps, an assortment of stamps from both kits, and some gem stones.

     That's it for me.   Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Computer Problems!

Hi, Blog friends......

     This PC has about had it, I guess.  It is not allowing me to do anything with pictures, and is giving hubby and I fits.  Even had my techie son give it a look see and he is stumped, this time.  Sooooooo, until I can get things off here and loaded to something different, there will be no blogging on this end. 

     I will be around to comment as much as I can.  (at least it lets me do that so far)

     Happy stamping and card making!  I promise lots of pictures when I am straightened out.

Mary Anne

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friends with Flair

     Happy Friday, my friends!  I has been one wild and wooly week in the Kelemen household!  My computer decided to go kaput for the umpteenth time, but hubby brought it back to life once more.  They laid all of the ceramic tile for the new kitchen/dining areas in the house.  That kept us trapped in the rear part of the house sleeping wherever.  Our poor dog is so confused, and never knows where she will find her food and water dishes next.  Today is delivery day for all of our cabinets, and I get to see how all the colors will come together!

     Okay, lets get on with my card offering for this week.  I fell in love with this adorable Itty Bitty from Unity, called Feel The Joy.  I could have stamped all day with these beauties!  There is not much to tell, except that I used scraps of this and that.  Some of the papers are from Flavia, and Wild Asparagus.  The one with the blue base is embossed with a Darcie's Basketweave folder.  I also used the little dragonflies from the 9/13 KOM from Unity.  For embellishments I used Dew Drops, gems, paper lace, and organza ribbon.

     Please stop over to the Unity blog, and check out all of the wonderful inspiration that is offered up this week, for Friends with Flair.   I also want to thank the Unity team for choosing one of my tags for the tag challenge this past week!  That was so much fun.  Thanks for stopping by!