Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Sankari and Brooke have chosen another fun movie for creative inspiration. The requirement for the challenge is to add something miniature.
Wow!I just got my Good Neighbors stamps from Stampin' Up with tiny houses and trees.
My favorite thing in museums are the dioramas; full size and miniature. Every November, I set up my Dicken's Village, and leave it up into February.

Although It sounds crazy, it would be fun if these litttle people came to life once in a while. Yeah, this movie really got into my mind and imagination.
Thanks, girls, Grammie loves you.
Besides the "Good Neighbors" stamps, I used the following Stampin' Up products:
Very Vanilla and Creamy Caramel cardstock, and Welcome Neighbor designer paper
Ribbon Originals-Elementary
Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie inks.
I also used Goody Goody Gumdrops, a retired stamp set that has very nice sentiments.

Monday, January 18, 2010


I think this picture is very inspirational for a Valentine. It's the inspiration for Pals Paper Arts 25th challenge. I was going to try it, but I had a hard time with the layout. Then, today I checked to see what kind of a sketch Mojo Monday had...boy, I got my Mojo!

Mary Fish does beautiful things with paper, and this sketch worked well for my Valentine, and I'm sure it will work for other cards in the future.
Here is my card for the Chocolate Candy challenge. I used pink, red, vanilla, and Chocolate for my colors, with a little Iridescent Ice embossing powder heart so that the chocolate heart wouldn't look so plain.

This Valentine was made for my youngest grandaughter. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's hostess set "Goody Goody Gumdrops which unfortunately has been retired...it has some nice sentiments. I think this sentiment is perfect for grandchildren...thinking of mine always makes me smile.

Grammie loves her babies.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


The movie of the week at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is: What a fun movie! It's about a young man who wants to be a knight, but is a peasant and therefore not eligible for knighthood and tournaments. He works hard to "change his stars" like his father told him. The challenge for this movie is to use a star. I took the color green, like William's banquet tunic that was sewn by Roland, as my inspiration.
Last week I made an 18th Birthday card for a nephew and came across this star stamp set. I thought that this stamp from the set would be perfect for his Graduation this spring. Then, along came this challenge! This star has alot of good advice on it, but I had to add the heart stamped with my final advice. Whatever you do it has to be what you want.
I enjoyed planning my project and putting it together, but I'm not a great (not even good) photographer. I couldn't get color and clarity to work together. I decided to go for clarity in this post.

I used Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Always Artichoke card stock and ink for my green (the colors are darker in the photo). I also used brushed silver (like armour) embossed in my Big Shot and Brushed Gold (for the prizes) cardstock and the large heart punch. I used In the Stars (ret.) and Whimsical Words stamp sets. All from Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping to see...I love your comments, Grammie

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Surprise, surprise! Here is a post that I started just before Halloween and never got published. It's amazing, because the drive that we had all of our photos saved to died, but these pics live on in blogdom.
Anyway, I love the colors and freshness of Autumn. It also feels calmer when the children of the neighborhood are at school and there are no bikes and scooters rushing past the house. Maybe a little lonelier too. Of course, there are the weekends when the grandkids want to get away from their parents, and they come to visit.

Last year, I went to my first corn maze. I was looking for something different to do with Spencer. The theme waas Narnia, and the entrance was a wardrobe. When I stepped out of the back of the wardrobe, I felt like Lucy...there was "snow"all over. It was beautiful.
That was the end of the magic; it took us 2 hours to find our way out and we missed one of the check points. We did decide to do it again this year, but we brought Grampy with us to navigate. This year the theme was "Honey, I Shrunk the Farm". Above is Spencer and me on a giant chair. Next
we have our navigator checking the map...that's why it took us only 45 minutes this year.
Norm and Spencer also tried slinging pumpkins. They got good distances, but no bulls eyes.

I hope you don't mind months old blogs. But you are patient, that's why Grammie loves YOU.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cinema Saturday is back!

It's been a long time since I've blogged, but I'll make excuses and show what's been happening in another blogg. This blog is simply to get me back into challenges. What could be better than Cinema Saturday's challenge to bring iridesent sparkle to the gorgeous "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"? This may be, to me, the most beautiful movie of all time. I has so much important information in the story, but I would watch this movie with the sound off if the story wasn't good.

The recipe for this birthday card is:
Brushed Silver & Not Quite Navy card stock and retired Soft Sky Carousel notes;
Medallion, Party Hearty, & Wings Of(ret.) stamps;
VersaMark and Encore! silver ink;
Elementary Ribbon Originals;
Iridescent Ice and Silver embossing powder
All Supplies from Stampin' Up

love you, Grammie