Friday, November 26, 2010

Ann's Blog Candy

Check out the fantastic blog candy Ann is giving away.  Just click on the blinkie in my side bar or click on this link to her blog .  There are 2 give aways so that's double your chances!!


The Dudes - Riley and Sophie!

After leaving Him-icane Earl behind, Riley and Sophie head west, well out of the storm's path. 

Their continuing driving vacation has taken them to a real Dude Ranch (maybe in Texas) this time.

Things were really not what Riley was expecting!

 Riley really was not prepared for this!
 I think Riley has a valid point - a moose is a lot bigger than a horse.
 Here is a close up of Sophie on a horse.

I had a lot of cut-and-paste time in getting this picture so it looked like Sophie was riding the horse and that she looked a lot bigger than the horse.  Then there was getting that hat to look big on her!

Did you notice the hoofkerchief around Sophie's neck?

So off they go for a horseback ride along some beautifully scenic trails.

They had a rather uneventful ride and returned to the ranch.

The horses had to be groomed and wiped down after the long ride.

Riley just happened to look closely at the horse Sophie had been riding.

That girl just cannot leave well enough alone!

After the long trail ride, everyone was ready for chow!

Image how proud Riley was when he was allowed to help moose the grills for dinner!
But, like all very good things, summer was nearing an end and Riley and Sophie would soon be heading home and back to school.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing another adventure with Riley and Sophie!  Please leave a comment if you have enjoyed these whimsical flights of fancy of mine!


November Mingle to Robin Fulbrook

Robin Fulbrook - don't look if you want to be surprised!!
Here is the card I made.

The front was a very pretty fall paper I had in my stash.  The sentiment was stamped using a Kaleidacolor stamp pad in Autumn Leaves colors.  The ovals were cut with my Nesties and Cuttlebug.  Chocolate brown ribbon is from my stash.
 I tried to envision what my kitchen would look like on Thanksgiving morning.  There would be a pie or two cooling, a turkey baking in the oven and, of course, a basket of warm rolls!

The potatoes and corn are in the pots on the stove.

I used lots of stamps - Magnolia Apple Pie Tilda , Shelf with Kitchen Towels, Kitchen (cabinet in back), Stove and Oven Mitt, Tilda's Table, and Kitty Cat.The pie on the shelf, basket of rolls and turkey are Cornish Heritage Farms stamps.

Kitty's rug and under the table were cut using Nesties Petite Scallops dies. 
Here's a side view showing the images standing up.  I used clear plastic strips to hold them up.

This view shows the table and kitchen cabinet.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed the Thanksgiving kitchen scene.  Hopefully it brought back memories of pleasant times with your family and friends.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

The GIANT Pumpkins!

Watch out, Charlie Brown!  I know where the Great Pumpkin grows.  The kids go to our church.  The two girls were adopted from Brazil, where their new Mom grew up.  The boy with the curly hair is her son.  They were so intrigued with the pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns on display for Halloween.

One of our neighbors grows these giant pumpkins for competitions he goes to.  This particular one weighs approximately 800 pounds.  The kids were amazed at the size of the pumpkins and that there were 5 or 6 all about the same size.  Their mom had never seen a pumpkin plant.  Everyone had a great time looking at and touching the huge pumpkins, although they could not sit on them!

Thanks for stopping by and looking at the giant pumpkins.  Wouldn't Charlie Brown love this!?!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

October Mingle Card from Dewi

This is the adorable Mingle card I received from Dewi Hasan for the October Mingle.
Little Tilda looks so scary in her pirate costume!  Maybe she was very afraid of the skulls hovering around behind her.
At any rate, it is the cutest card and I love it.  Thank you Dewi!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Megan!

My oldest granddaughter turned 25 last month.

Could you guess that her favorite color is purple?
And she loves to shop!

This cute little Tilda Goes Shopping is just perfect for Megan.  On another blog someone had used this stamp with an ATM machine behind Tilda.  I looked for that sticker but couldn't find it :o(

The trellis behind is a MS punch with a piece of satin ribbon covering the seam between the lattices. The buildings are Edwin's Town.  The swirls are Magnolia Doohickeys Leaf and Swirl dies.  Leaves are another MS punch and the flowers are Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The images are colored with Copics - didn't keep track of the colors used.

This is a piece of gorgeous dp that I had in my stash.  I have no idea where it came from, but I love it and so did Megan.  The background is purple even though it looks very blue in this picture.

Thanks for taking the time and stopping by to look at my card!


Sweet card from my friend Sue

My friend Sue S. made me this really darling card.  Thank you so much, Sue, I just love it!!  She said it reminded her of me while I was doing all the canning and freezing this fall.

She stamped the jar outline first, then stamped the jar contents and colored them.  Then she stamped the jar again on vellum, cut it out and put it over the jar contents.

It makes it look like a real jar!  Very clever!
The inside sentiment was cut using Nesties dies in three sizes and stacking them.                             
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment and tell me what you think of this very clever card from Sue S.


Riley and Sophie Almost Meet Earl

I had mailed this card several weeks ago to Nate's aunt and uncle who own a general store in Elkin, North Carolina.  Hopefully this postmark will get Nate thinking that maybe they are the creators of the Riley cards!!  I had downloaded the pics from my camera, but forgot to do the blog post.

While Riley and Sophie were traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in Elkin, North Carolina, Hurricane Earl was approaching the eastern seaboard.
They had a great time sightseeing and visiting with some of their famoosely antlers and unclers.  The coumoosings were still away at summer grazing camp.

Riley was able to get in some quality fishing time.  Sophie usually wants to swim while Riley fishes, but this time she stayed out of the water.

This is a real picture of the Yadkin Valley General Store owned by Nate's aunt and uncle.

Sophie does love to graze and especially where there are different grazing locations to try out.

Ice cream was a real treat on a hot summer day!

Riley found a new thing to try too - miniature golf. 

His frustrations with how people do and say things only continues with the golf thing.

The final straw for him was seeing an ELK Pharmacy.  He got plenty "rileyed" with the lack of a MOOSE pharmacy.

Then along came Him-icane Earl and they had to leave quickly so they wouldn't get blown away.

Riley tries to encourage Nate by reminding him of all the good things that have happened to him this summer.

As always, Riley rides his red tractor into the sunset onto his next adventure.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with Riley and Sophie.  Please leave a comment so he'll know you were here.

Blessings and Huggeroonies,

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

October BRAK cards

Here are the BRAK cards that I made for the October birthdays.

Tilda in Autumn Leaves is just the cutest stamp I could ever imagine!  She reminds me so much of my daughter when she was little. 

The flowers are Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts, leaves in the floral arrangement are a MS punch.  The leaves scattered over the dp are punched from DCWV Shimmer paper with a small EK Success punch.  The Jack-o-lanterns are another MS punch.  The sheer ribbon is tied with raffia. Tilda was colored with Copics. This card went to Deana Farley.

 Cathy-Lynn Tkalcevic received this adorable Tilda with Pumpkins card.  I think Tilda looks more like a pilgrim than a witch.

The very large flower was in a package of different flowers that I got on line.  The leaves are an MS punch and from my stash.

The sunflowers and pumpkins are GinaK. The fence and pumpkins are pop-ups and stand away from the background.  The little flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The images are all colored with Copics. Again, I didn't keep track of the colors.

I really like making these easel cards!  It just seems that there is so much more room to work with.

Here is a side view so you can see the fence and pumpkins standing away from the background.

 Wendy Kaput was the recipiant of the last card for October.  Tilda in Windy Weather was a natural to pair with the Fall Background.  The blowing leaves on the background were colored with Copics, as was Tilda.  The wind blown flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from Wal Mart and the leaves are a MS punch.

The fall trees dp is from Joann's. All cardstock is from Stampin' Up! 

Again the little maple leaves are punched from DCWV Shimmer paper stack.

Sure hope you have enjoyed your visit and will leave me a message.