Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: It Says It All On It's Own...

Just a cutie-pie card I made my mom for her 60th...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Things Can Be Found...

... a hop skip and a jump from your very own BACK YARD!
(This gorgeous nature version was found on a walk... just around the block!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Jingle Belles: Batman (uh...) Smells. And Who Else Did What?

At first, I thought the challenge sprung on us on none other than April Fool's Day was a joke. Apparently it wasn't. We were to make a humorous Christmas card. Umkay.

First of all. I have no "funny" Christmas stuff. Yeah, I have funny Get Well stuff and funny Birthday stuff and even funny miscellaneous stuff. But no funny Christmas stuff. Ick.

And so... after perusing LOTS of blogs and commenting on all of the other challengers who posted, I kind of got an idea (or two). I ran them by one of my kids. Strike ONE!!!!

Said kid thought they were both totally dumb (she's 17... like she knows anything!), but thought one was even more dumb than the other. (dropping shoulders in defeat...)

As I rolled my eyes and toyed in my brain with the least "dumbest" of the two, it started to form in my mind's eye. I could vividly see it. Now... to only portray it and match it to that picture. Ick.

And so... I told the idea to two close friends. Karen, who laughed. And Lisa (l-o-v-e that name, don't you? hee, hee!), who thought it was cute, too.

And so... I sat down and toyed with my Gypsy while watching my shows (I'm a total addict, ya know...) and holding my beloved dog on my lap. Well... I got kind of distracted and it took a while. Not sure it will turn out the way I wanted it to, but meh. Had to try to get it accomplished.

And so... I'm actually writing the majority of this post before humorless card is actually even completed. Heck! It's not even cut out! It's sitting in my Gypsy as a design only. I have yet to pick the right papers. But hopefully, I will get to it. It might be a little tricky, and I'm running out of time.

I am leaving in a few hours to speed to LA County and spend a couple of days with my mom and all four of my girls (pooch included - gotta take the dog!). I'm hoping to get it cut out and thrown together and pictures taken and this dang post finished before 11am this morning. Do I think I'll accomplish it? Um... we'll see. I really would like to meet the deadline again...

And so... here's my idea:

i'll do better pics when i get back, as this is a scan... and i was in a hurry.
It's DONE!
You see here, EARTH done in blues and greens... and some "peas" sitting amongst the EARTH.

of course... i just had to put little hats and Peachy Keen-stamped faces on the little critters!

and the little hats (buggers to size just so to fit atop each little pea head!)... had to get some flocking in... and some STICKLES!!!

Love the night sky, because that's the way I see EARTH sitting in the universe... and added little gold stars to the starred background sky...

And on the inside... it reads:

Okay! Who asked for PEAS ON EARTH for Christmas?

It's as jolly as it gets, honey... at least I tried! lol!

Just a reminder... You can still join in on the Jingle Belles fun! Just go to their blog, hop around and look at what everyone else is doing, and you can do it, too! Enjoy!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I've Got Friends...

in Virtual Places...

Where the witty drowns
And the Cheer chases my blues away,
And I'll be okay,

Now I'm not up with network graces
Think I'll head on back
To see their computer faces...

'Cause I got friends in virtual places!

(sung to Garth Brooks' "I Got Friends in Low Places"... if you couldn't already have figured that one out!)

I'm not one to be big on country music (ducking the tomatoes and baling wire!), but I do like this song. And right about now... I'm feeling just a little down. A little left out. A lot of unwanted. Totally sad. And utterly useless.

So I decided to go blog-hopping on my own. I didn't do any following parties or anything, even though there's LOTS of those going on. I am just feeling kinda like I don't belong. (you know... like the song...)

So I went hopping along to bloggers that have posted comments on my recent posts. I shared the love. They are my friends in virtual places. And they always make me feel the love. Nobody's ever been negative to me there and they pat me on the back (virtually, of course... commenting on projects or written words). My virtual friends make me feel appreciated and loved. And I thought I'd return the favor a little.

I try to comment on others' posts. I believe they are in need of a little praise. Afterall, they did a great job just be creating a blog and posting on it. And I appreciate them.

I visited funny stories, wonderful cards, lovely heart-wrenching posts, honest open-ness, and beautiful words that picked me up a little bit.

So if I visited/commented on your blog in the past couple of days, please know... you gave me a sense of worth. And I thank you. (and if I haven't, leave a comment, and I'll be sure to visit you soon!) CHEERS!