Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Family Portrait

Halloween is almost here and you know what that means!! Thanksgiving and Christmas is close behind.  I need to hire a card maker!!!!!  I made this card  to enter a challenge on Our Creative Corner but ran out of time - oh dear - so I continued on with a card for my daughter and her family.   I also included some doodling on this card thanks to my sweet friend Kelly.  Kelly sent me the best Halloween card and she had doodled all around her fence.  Turns out she copied the doodling from one of my favorite artists Chris Dark. Well here we go -   As  many of you know, Stacy has four kids and teaches 5th grade full time.  So I made a family portrait for her.  It has six pages and I sure hope you like it.

This gives you some idea of what the card looks like.

The front represents Stacy's three daughters from left to right Caroline, Nicole and Sarah.

The second page is Joe - the only boy in the family.  The Third page is my daughter.  Can you imagine all the running around she does! There is church choir practice, soccer, art lessons at the art museum, dancing lessons, acting lessons, piano lessons and yes, Karate lessons.  She is all over the place all the time.  No wonder she flies upside down.

I plead guilty - page four is me - the Nanny.  The grandmother who loves and loves and loves and is a complete fruitcake.

Page five is our home and page six is self-explanatory  - well I think it is!!!

I hope you have as much fun seeing my card as I had making it -- Halloween is so much fun!  Thanks to all my followers, I sure am flattered.  And you know how much I do love your comments!!!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery , became one of the best-selling books ever published.  I pay homage to this great novella.

After I broke my hip, Linda Coughlin from the Funkie Junkie
sent me a get well card that was made from a library envelope and insert where she left a sweet message .  I saw all kinds of possibilities!!  Since receiving this unique card, I have seen Linda post a Christmas card using this same idea.  I must say I thought it was grand!!


So this is my version, I dare say the first of many.  I hope you are as intrigued by it as I was and still am.

I am entering my card in the following challenge.

Our Creative Corner - Royal theme - Use a crown, castle or princess and the color yellow or gold embossing.

So here we go again -- I must say Linda and Company are giving me a run for my money!!!

Thanks to all my followers and for you lovely friends who stop in to visit and leave a little love!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Everyone Sing Along!

Christmas in Dixie - snow is falling on the ground
It's Christmas in Dixie ..............Merry Christmas Y'all!

I am entering this into the following  challenge -

Our Creative Corner  - Country or Western - must include a plaid or gingham

My rusted bells do not show up as well as I would like in this picture - and what Southern woman can't make a twig wreath.  I don't care where you go here in the South - you can always find something rusted somewhere!!!!

Now I ask you - what could be MORE country than Christmas in Dixie.  White lightning cocktails, fried chicken and cornbread, home made biscuits smothered in real butter, green beans cooked with fatback and pinto beans cooked with more fatback.  Then you have vinegar pie for dessert and if your Mama is in the mood, she might just make a buttermilk pie too!  Now don't forget the sweet tea!!!

I do hope that one day, y'all get to have a real Southern meal. You are welcome in my house anytime!!!!

Thanks for visiting and for all your sweet comments!