Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Day

Hi there everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. Our day was quiet....just the three of us. 

For dinner, I made oven fries, steak, salad and cauliflower. Yummy. I forgot to pull out the cheese cake in the freezer...maybe I will save that for New Years Day.

I was going to insert a video here showing our Christmas day...but it did not work...maybe some other time.

I bought this cross for JP at Hobby Lobby. It caught my eye. JP is always quoting this when he is having his arm pains.  "The Battle is not yours but God's"  2 Chron. 20:15
JP's new slippers. $15.00 on clearance at Shopko. They should hold him over for a couple of months. He usually starts wearing them as regular shoes to work, cause his feet hurt, lots of corns. He is now wearing a size 15....geez those are big feet!!!
Here you see Kylie begging at the table....hoping to get a piece of steak or cauliflower, no potato's hard to digest. She has not been feeling good these last couple of weeks. As I write this post though....she had one of her good days...I hope she starts feeling better soon.
Well, it is getting late and JP will be home from work in about 5 minutes. I have soup made, pizza and salad. Hope you enjoyed the video....it's sort of silly but it's us. Keep looking up....better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Decorations, Cookies and a Few Cards

Hi there everyone....hope you have gotten everything done and are enjoying the Christmas Festivities. I have always felt that Christmas is like a wedding....all the planning, buying, wrapping, fighting traffic, cooking, baking, decorating, visiting, eating, presents, everything involved, right up to the very last moment. Then, then, then, it is all over like in the twinkling of an eye. Sometimes it is such a let down...all that work and it is all over. When I worked at the Salvation Army, it was even more so....Christmas at the Salvation Army can be so, so, so very hectic, but very rewarding. But the next day and the next week.....gone, over and out!!!

Well, just one more day and Christmas will be here. This year, I turned my Christmas tree into a patriotic tree with the red. white and blue lights and decorations. I was going to get a few more flags and stick them in the tree....but one is fine....you get the idea.
Here is my village with the lights on. I did rearrange the village a bit and put a small box under the cotton to raise the house up next to the Church and below the light house. A little reconstruction there.
Here is the village with the lights off. Pretty cool. I like to add something new to the village every year....but I think I am running out of space.
Outside decorations, just a few lights to brighten things up a bit.
Here's a view from the other side of the house and my camera was set for "fireworks" I thought it would work, but I think not.
Here are some cards I made for 3 ladies at the Dental Office. The receptionist and my Dental Hygienist and JP's Hygienist. They liked the cards very much.
Cookies, cookies, cookies....these are my Ritz cookies. Make a sandwich of peanut butter and Ritz crackers. Refrigerate, then dunk the crackers in melted chocolate and sprinkle with sprinkles then refrigerate. Very easy peasy. Tomarrow I may make some more cookies, simple cookies called "Mama's Cookies" They should be fun to make.
I don't know if I showed you this card or not, but in case you missed it...it's a vintage Santa from a napkin, I glued him on card stock then embellished him with a snowflake, sequins, gems and fancy papers.
This Snowman family is recycled from a card....I just used glitter glue to embellish the card. Had some flock paper and used that for the background.
Well....I am mostly done with Christmas....just have a few gifts to wrap. I bought JP a "Cross" it says "The Battle is the Lords" (I will take a picture of it, once it is on the wall.) Thought he would like that as a reminder. Made some Hot Cocoa Mix in a Mason Jar for him and the Pastor. JP also got a pair of slippers...his slipper wear out pretty fast because he ends up wearing them to work because his feet hurt so bad. I also colored a bird and framed it.

Christmas dinner I will make steak and potatoes and salad. Sounds good to me....yes? Well, I think I will close this post down. It's going on 9pm and I want to get a couple of miles on my bike yet tonight, That will be 12 miles this week, kind of behind for the month. My goal is 35 miles for the month....not sure it is doing any good, but my scale is going down a few Oz's. a day, so that is good.

Talk to you later and have a great Christmas day.....keep looking up cause better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Doing Christmas - Cards, Eggs & Votives

Hi there everyone. Gosh...Christmas is getting away with us isn't it....8 more days and all this rush, rush, will be over with. I have everything done that needs to be done. Decorations up, cards out, cookies made.

I did make some interesting cookies the other day and they were very simple...I should take a picture before they all disappear. Ritz crackers, spread with peanut butter then made into sandwiches,  dunked in melted chocolate then covered with sprinkles and refrigerated. I already gave some to the Schwan's man...he said they were right up his alley. He likes Ritz crackers, peanut butter and chocolate....who doesn't huh????

My next project will be to make "MaMa's Cookies" I had a taste of them this past Wednesday at our Card Making Christmas Party. One of the ladies who is from Denmark, made them...gosh were they good, like little pancakes. Lis gave me the recipe after she changed it from grams to ozs. Think I will make them tomorrow or Monday.
In the above picture are the little votives I made for the ladies. Aren't they cute. The die cut is from Tim Holtz, called "Trees" I then ran some vellum through the cuttlebug with the embossing folder from Stampin'up called "Snowflakes" (I think) I added a punched out circle for the moon. Glued the trees and vellum together and wrapped it around the votive. They liked it....Betty wants to borrow my die cut....she must have a great idea to use with it. Can hardly wait to see what she comes up with.
In the above picture are the cards I gave the ladies or close to it. (these cards are going into my Etsy store after I do this post.) I brought samples of the paper and showed them how I made the tree....I am sure they all will be making these trees also.
This is what I brought to the party. "Angel Eggs" or famously known as Deviled Eggs. Betty had Ham, buns and cranberry sauce. Sue brought bacon wrapped chestnuts in BBQ sauce. Lis brought the Mama Cookies and Joan brought crackers and liver paste.....everything was delicious and all blended well with each other. I am thinking there were no calories in any of the food we ate....lol...kidding of course!!!
These are a few of the cards we made. The chickadee in the top picture. Colored in with Copic markers....Betty gave us bow makers that she made....so we can make our own bows now. She also gave us a BIG spool of ribbon.....I got yellow ribbon. So you may just see many cards made with yellow ribbon. A good Easter and Spring color.
This card was absolutely beautiful. The picture does not do it justice though. The background is gold sparkle paper. The poinsettia was stamped with "Staz-on" on one side of the acetate and we colored the other side with copic markers. Otherwise mixing Alcohol ink with Staz-on would smear. Sure is a beautiful card. I may just keep this card and frame it. Lis made a beautiful card also that is worthy of being framed....I have a bunch of frames in the basement. That should be one of my projects this winter, framing cards.

Apparently I did not take a picture of the other cards that were made. That will be for another post in a few days. I was only able to make 3 cards....the 4th card, I had to leave otherwise I would be late getting home and making JP's lunch and fixing him something to eat before he leaves for work. Sometimes.....it is just plan hard sharing a car....but in the end, it is cheaper....gas, insurance and car repairs would be doubled I guess.

Well, I guess I will cut this post short....it's getting kind of late and I need to get downstairs and ride my bike for a couple of miles. Been very laxed in doing that lately. I really need to try and lose 10 - 20 pounds this winter. I know I would feel better and maybe my blood sugars would not be so high.

Well you all have a great evening and relaxing Sunday....keep looking up ~ better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise

Sunday, December 11, 2016

I Love This Song "Jerusalem"

Hi there everyone....Thought you would enjoy this beautiful song....I sure do like it, no, I mean love it. Could listen to it over and over again. Bet it is even better being there to experience the Worship.

Well, today we watched the snow, snowing and JP shoveling it. Good thing, it was light snow. I watched the Packers win 38-10 and I watched the Chicago Blackhawks win 3-1. Good games today.

We didn't go to church today because of the snow. Our travels to Forest Junction (round trip) is 32 miles, to watch Jimmy Swaggart Ministries from Baton Rouge, LA on the big screen 60" at church. So, because of the snow, JP did not want to go, I am glad. I can watch the Church service on my little screen 32" at home.

I got most of my village up (will take pictures soon)....tomorrow I will work on Christmas cards. Maybe Tuesday I can get them into the mail along with Pop's Christmas present, a box of cookies and candy, headed for LasVagas. All will be well.

Next thing on the agenda is my card making day on Wednesday at Betty's. We have a little party, snacks and making cards and exchange little gifts. My next blog I will show you what I made for the ladies. My snack, will be "angel eggs" I am figuring for now....I can get a free dozen of eggs at Pic n Save this week, if I spend another $25.00.....we'll see about that.

So much business for Christmas and to think it is not even Jesus' birthday. I have heard that he actually was born in April. December 25th is a day to remember Him.

Anyways, I am getting most everything done....then I can enjoy Christmas....I guess. Still have to buy something for JP but I have to wait till I get some $$$ and the pay check is coming 1 day before Christmas Eve (I don't shop on Christmas Eve). JP's SS is coming 3 days before Christmas Eve. My SS comes 3 days after Christmas.....so that won't work well either. Oh well, he already got some socks and he is getting a hair cut from me....so what more does a guy need??? He will probably give me some money to go buy myself something....I will wait till after Christmas for the sales.

Well, I suppose I should cut this post short. Hope you enjoy the song Jerusalem. Keep looking up....better days are coming.
Cheers ~ Louise

Friday, December 9, 2016

A Few Snowmen Decorations

Hi there everyone. How are you doing with your Christmas decorations. I am almost done, just have my village to put up and I might get that done tonight....probably after the hockey game. Hawks and Rangers are still tied 0-0.... with 9 minutes to go.

Shoot.....Hawks lost....1-0 in overtime.

Thought I would give you a few shots of my snowmen through out the house. Here they are.
 This Votive Snowman sits on the TV table....can you see, I am watching the NHL Network???
 This ceramic Snowman is pretty old. My mother gave it to me when JP and I were first married. So he is at least 43 years old.
 I bought this Snowman candy dish last summer at a garage sale...cute isn't he? Candy is good too...Lindor Chocolate mint. One a day keeps the Doctor away????
 This is a Snowman ornament that hangs on my lamp, watching me as I play on my computer. He has been around for a long time too, not sure when I got him....I think he was a gift.
 I bought this Snowman door hanger this year at Shopko....I think I need another door hanger for the back door.
 This Snowman ornament hangs in the center piece on the dinning room table.
This Snowman is sitting on the front porch. Now there is a story behind this Snowman. This was the first Christmas gift JP gave me back in 1971, so it's 45 years old. I was very disappointed though....because I honestly thought he would give me an engagement ring....but alas, this Snowman and Santa Claus were in the box (Mr Santa got sold at a garage sale many years ago.) JP never did give me an engagement ring....he is not that kind of guy. When we did get married, I had to buy my own ring.....nice, huh???

This Snowman is sitting on the front porch in the planter.....he wiggles around when the sun is shinning.....I might put him in the car on the dashboard....we need a little smile each day when we take off in the car. I heard it might be easy to find the car, course I always park in the same spots at the different stores I shop at. So maybe that would not be a problem for me.

Well, I hope you liked my little tour of Snowmen....I think there are more....in my village, which I need to set up before JP comes home in two hours....better get cracking here.

You all have a great night and keep looking up ~~ better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas and Stuffed Steak Roll

Hi there everyone. How are your Christmas plans going?? Been a little slow getting my decorations up....still have 4 boxes of decorations yet to unload...my Christmas village, lights on the front porch. Christmas cards to finish and mail. Cookies made, have to send a batch to my step-father in LasVegas. Just doing a little bit each day, maybe eventually it will all get done.

Made these stuffed steak rolls tonight...oh yummy were they delicious!!!! Of course mine did not look like this. I think next time I shall get the steak butterflied and pound it a little bit more. The recipe called for flank steak. Which I had. Pounded it out, but it could have used more. 3 tablespoons of garlic, 1 onion and chopped up mushrooms. Cook in oil with salt and pepper. Cover the mixture over the steak. A layer of spinach and a layer provolone cheese. Roll up the steak and stick picks in each slice to keep them together. Fry in oil to brown, then place in a pan 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Oh yummy so good. I will probably do some roasted fries and Brussels sprouts yet tonight before JP gets home.

I think I might make this again using a thinner steak, will have to keep my eye open to the deals.

Well, time to close this one....I know it's is short....but really, not much going on for now.

Well, my Chicago Blackhawks won tonight 4-0 so that was a good game. You all have a great evening and keep looking up......better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Last Day of November

Hi there everyone. It's me, just peeking in for the last day of November.....where oh where did this month go???? According to my calendar....it was a busy one, something going on everyday. No, don't want to repeat it. Wish I was a duck and everything would just slip off my feathers and not penetrate. Just frolic in the sun, playing in the water with not a care in the world....yeah, it would be nice.
Went to Sam's Club today and picked up a few things. They have the best hot dogs....so I picked one up for JP and I for lunch. You get a tall drink all for $3.10....such a deal!! So I got some olive oil, chicken breast, Red Quinoa and Chia Seed Chips, cheese, kielbasa, frozen Mango's and baking potatoes, oh and fig newtons.

I love Sam's chicken breast...they are so big, definitely enough for two people. Now I am looking for a recipe to bake using them....think I have some marinade in the cabinet, shall marinade it and bake.

Tomorrow, is another shopping day. Picking up my new glucose monitor at Shopko, take Kylie to the groomer, then pick her up. Get some eggs...1 1/2 dozen for 68 cents and a $10.00 box of dented & broken bags of food (if it's there for the taking). Oh and some bread and JP's LaCrox water.

Friday is Hospice meeting and we are meeting at Denny's for breakfast, then pass the cards around to look at. We meet once a year at Denny's and Hospice pays for our breakfast. For all the work we have done to make cards for them.

After Denny's I need to go to the Christian Book store and pick up two vials of "Rose of Sharon" anointing oil for Pastor Ron. Walmart, Bed and Bath, Hobby Lobby (better get my coupon before I go) Whew....tired already.....thank goodness Saturday is around the corner.

Well, now that I have completely bored you.....I shall close here and go marinate my chicken breast.

Have a great night and talk tomorrow maybe.....have to finish up my cards for Hospice and put the inserts in....then I am done. Have a great night and keep looking up....better days are coming.
Cheers ~ Louise

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Plan "A" and Plan "B"

Hi there everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. It went way too fast didn't it? My plans for Thanksgiving dinner did not pan out the way I had planned......I had to switch to plan B very quickly, not that I really had a plan....but it sure was a good thing I was not having company and had something in the freezer, I would have been frantic.

I ordered these three meals from Blue Apron to be delivered by Wednesday, the 23rd, no later then 8pm. Well, I waited for FedEx to deliver my meals, and I waited and waited. No meals showed up at my door.

I decided to email Blue Apron and let them know my order did not show up at my door. They responded right away, letting me know their shipping partners truck had mechanical issues. Blue Apron will refund my money on this order and they will also give me 3 free meals. They apologized for my inconvenience and plans I had made. There might be a chance the box will turn up on the 25th...if so please do not use the contents. We'll see, I think the vegies will be fine, the meat might be questionable, but if the freezer blocks are still frozen, do you think it would still be good???? 
So here is what I missed, "Roasted Turkey & Cranberry Sauce with Brussels Sprouts and Mashed Potatoes".....mmmm sure sounded delicious. When I was shopping Sam's club Tuesday, they actually were selling Brussels Sprouts on the large stem it's grown on....I thought, that's neat and almost bought it, but then I thought, no, I better not....getting a whole box of vegies from Blue Apron. Now I wish I had listened to that inner voice.
The second meal, "Italian Wedding soup with Pork Meatballs" I love Italian Wedding soup.
The third meal was "Fresh Cavatelli Pasta with Sauteed Cabbage and Chestnut Breadcrumbs" I was going to make this along with the Roasted Turkey today.....oh well....on to Plan B.

My next three meals, which will be delivered December 29th (and will be free) "Steak & Green Peppercorn Sauce with Kale & roasted potatoes" "Sesame Chicken with Bok Choy & Jasmine Rice" "Cod en Papillote (parchment paper) with Spinach & Freekeh" Looking forward to this one....always wondered how to cook with parchment paper.
Here you see 'Plan B" Pork Tenderloin, homemade sauerkraut, oven fried potatoes, roasted yellow cauliflower and carrots. Oh and cranberry sauce. We just had dessert, Cheese cake with cranberries and whip cream and pumpkin cake.....no calories there right???
Plan B was absolutely delicious. It always helps to have special meals like this on JP's Grandmothers Bavarian China. JP figures the China is about 75+ years old. All still in one piece except for the tea cups, there is only 2 left. They are very fragile.

Well, time to close, I need to get another card up in my Etsy Store....sort of slacking there again. You all have a wonderful night and great day tomorrow on Black Friday. No, I do not plan on going shopping. JP has a Doctor's appointment, follow-up on his prostrate and what we will do about it....to operate or not to operate...his decision.

Keep looking up....better days are coming for sure!!!
Cheers ~ Louise

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends. Enjoy your meal with all the trimmings that go along with a turkey dinner, or what ever you may be serving on this special day!!!

Cheers ~ Louise

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Card's Made at Betty's Today

Hi there everyone.....Hope you had a wonderful day. My day started out with Blood and urine test at 11am....I sure cannot figure out my blood sugars. When I got up they were 160. By the time I got to the clinic it was 236 by the time I got home it was 210, I have not checked since. Hopefully my A1C will be okay (but I have a feeling it won't be). Anyways, I was done at 11:15, we got home by 11:30. I had a hard boiled egg, then left for Betty's.

Got to Betty's 12noon and we sat down to make these lovely cards. I took the pictures there, after each card, the background is lousy....just a white paper towel, I usually use white shiny material when taking pictures....there's the difference, much prettier.
This was the last card we made....but I am making it the first card.....such a pretty card. The trees and cardinals are die cuts, the background is a shiny green card stock run threw the cuttlebug and "Silent night Holy night embossed in white. Hopefully Betty can pick up this die cut for me at the convention this weekend.
This seascape card was fun, colored in with copic markers, glue was applied in the places where we wanted the glitter to show. The blue background was run through the cuttlebug as was the white background.......looks like I got it a little crooked there...oh oh.
Another fun card. All die cuts to make this card look like a penguin????
Now if you are a Packer fan....you would like this card. Packers have lost their last 3 games.....hope they get back into their winning form before it is too late!!! But this was a fun card to make, as are all the cards we make. Packer mouse in Packer colors, I got the cheese head a little too dark though....so I think it's more of a Cheddar cheese head. The mouse and fence were colored in with Copic markers. Betty had the sign made....she said, but I wasn't listening. I seem to get lost in coloring. The background was patterned paper.
Last but not least, another pumpkin pie. Nope, this one is all eaten up and gone....time to make another one....yum, JP won't complain.

Well, time to close this post, I need to get downstairs and make some cards. Hospice meeting is on the 2nd of December. We will be going out for breakfast...yum, can hardly wait.

I joined another group of card makers. It's called the "Secret Image Group". There are 19 participants. We stamp, emboss or die cut 14 of the same design/images. Make two cards with that image and keep it till the reveal party and one for your secret partner then send the 12 images to your secret image partner. I hope I got that right.

So anyways....something new will be added to my blog....Secret Images that I send and receive and the cards made through this fun new group. I am sure it will be fun.

Have a great day and keep looking up ~ better days are coming!!
Cheers ~ Louise

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pies and Roses

Hi there everyone. So how are you doing after the elections? Gosh, I can't believe how in an uproar this country still is. I was not happy when Obama was elected the first time and then a second time.....I sure did not go out and protest like these people are now....like come on....grow up!!! I heard a lot of these people are being paid to do the things they are doing. It's a shame. Berkley College in California, all the kids walked out of classes because they were so distraught over Trump being elected.....oh good grief!!!!

I think Donald Trump will do very well, he's a good businessman and running this government is a business. He may not have experience running this Country....but did Obama? Time will tell, I only know God gives his people exactly what they want and the majority of the people spoke and were tired of the way things were going. Our County was sinking fast......yes, I am glad Trump won, now we need to pray for him......BIG TIME!!!
Just made a pumpkin pie tonight. Truly very simple. I cooked up a small pumpkin. Put the pulp in a blender, added a cup of milk, 2 eggs, Teaspoon of pumpkin pie seasoning, 2 Tablespoons (over flowing) sugar. Blend together and pour into a pie shell and bake @ 400 degrees for 15 minutes then turn the oven down to 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Once it cools down, a little bit of whip cream will top off this lovely pie.
Took some pictures of the last roses of summer. Above is my salmon color rose...she must be over 20 years old and just keeps blooming and blooming. I still have to put her to bed for the winter. I just wrap white plastic around her then cover her with leaves....that's all.
This is JP's yellow rose....she is only 5-10 years old and still does not get to a very big height and has very few blooms on her. Not sure what her problem is. She sits right next to the salmon colored rose. But her blooms are always very pretty and vibrant.
My lovely long stemmed white rose....this is such a pretty rose bush and the white roses are gorgeous. This rose bush is already for winter, she is all covered and ready for the first snow fall. I might want to add some fertilizer before they go to bed for the winter.

Well time to close, I need to get some cards into my Etsy store....more Christmas cards....sure do hope some of them sell. Nothing is planned for the next couple of days....maybe just rake leaves and get them on the street before pick-up on Monday.

You all have a great night and keep looking up....better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise

Monday, November 7, 2016

Daylight Savings, Elections and Some Cards

Hi there everyone.....how you doing on this mighty fine day......2nd day of daylight savings....what for, I do not know. I had a hilarious day yesterday. FORGOT to set the clocks back Saturday before going to bed. (too many clocks for one thing-at least 12 in the house alone). JP's fascination is clocks.

So, anyways, JP woke me up Sunday morning at 8am to see if I was going to church.....yeah I guess so. Finally got up, did the ritual of getting up, bathroom, hair, teeth, wash hands, then I decided to do my blood, (usually don't do it on Sundays, take a day off). Sat down at the computer and turned it on, started to do my blood and noticed the clock on the computer said 7:30am (what, am I dreaming????) Then I looked at the Atomic clock and it said 7:30......oh my, my watch said 8:30.....OH-OH I forgot to set the clocks!!!! I went outside to tell JP, "It's only 7:30 not 8:30, I forgot to set the clocks back!
Oh how funny, it sure is crazy getting older and forgetful. How do you like my funny pictures....I love ducks and could not resist the funny duck above. I used to have 4 ducks when we lived up in Ladysmith....I sure did love those birds, they were so much fun to take care of till they started getting killed off by some wild animal. We later found out it was one of my dogs.....gosh I was upset!!!!
JP brought home 4 little pumpkins for me to cook up and make pumpkin pies, have one cooked up and ready to make something with it.......when I saw this picture, I just had to copy and paste......funny picture. Wish making pies was this easy (I think)

So tomorrow is Election day......I sure do hope the right person gets in. The right person is on the right......get it????? I don't think I can stand another 4 years like these past 8 years have been....all our liberties will definitely be taken away.

In these next few pictures of cards are ones I have found on the Internet, and would like to make these cards. I have made this card already, but not using the trees in the background....shall have to try this one for sure.
I like this snowflake card and actually have the stamp.....such a simple card and very clean looking.
I thought this was a lovely card using the butterflies....looks like patterned paper and folding it over and adding a butterfly and some verse.
I just bought this die cut....and have cut out a few leaves....just have to find the embossing folder, patterned paper  and ribbon to make this card. Pretty, pretty for fall.

Think I will cut this post short, need to get a few cards up in my Etsy store....more Christmas cards to sell....hopefully they will....

Have a great day and keep looking up, better days are coming.
Cheers ~ Louise

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

7th Game - They WON and a Few Cards for Hospice

Hi there everyone....how are the first few days of November treating you??? Ours not so good....we got the results of my husband's prostrate biopsy. It's not a good report. He has cancer, but it is a "slow growing cancer" maybe that is a good report. At this point we are not sure what will happen. The Doctor says this could go two ways. We can watch it and see how fast or slow it is growing by doing more biopsies. Operation, and take the prostrate out. Or radiation, but he did not think that would be a good option.

Next week we have another meeting with the Doctor and if we have questions that is when we will talk things out. JP wants to talk to his brother first. John called tonight, so I was able to fill him in on a few things and he will call JP tomorrow.

The 7th game of the World Series is playing right now. So I thought I would blog a bit. I guess I could have gotten fancy and put the Cubs decal up or something. Maybe next post....(darn the Indians just scored 1-1, okay, that's enough Indians!!). Yeah...score is 5-1 Cubbies just scored again and while I was on the phone with John.

Our Heartland Hospice meeting is this Friday. I've got 75 cards put together, Christmas, Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You and Thanksgiving. Following are some of the cards that are included in the box...these are not all of them. I simply would bore you with all the pictures.

In the picture below a card made with a Christmas napkin. The napkin is peeled down to the first layer then glued on card stock and smoothed out and left to dry. Then I glue the card stock on a card and embellish the card with speckles...see the glittery look? I made quite a few cards using this technique. Christmas trees, a few different snowmen and Santa too.
Here is my Great Blue Heron....I sure do like this stamp....will probably make lots more of these cards. The Heron is stamped and colored in with copic markers. The layered on card stock and lacy material paper (the name of this paper escapes me at this moment), then I ran some washi tape down the side and added a greeting.
The card below is a recycled card....layered it on sparkling wrapping paper and card stock. The card might have been a post card then I embellished the card with speckles for that glittered look.
The card below was a card I made at Betty's house. The flowers were stamped with different colored  inks, it was not necessary to huff on the inks to make them stamp, as they were special inks allowing you to ink and stamp. I think the flowers were then die cut and raised on the card.
Now this card is my favorite Christmas card....die cut sleigh and houses. "Silent night" is stamped and a pretty trinket added. The background is snowflakes run through the cuttlebug and silver speckles embellish the snowflakes and the edge of the card where the sleigh rides.
Last but not least are these Christmas cards.....I made a whole bunch of these cards a couple of years ago. The scene is embossed with gold then the card was run through a cuttlebug, cutting out the Christmas tree. I layed some sparkly wrapping paper under the scene to pop out the tree. Pretty simple, but very pretty.
Well, the Cubs and Indians are still playing....the score is 6-3, Cubs winning and we are in the 7th.

I think I need to turn the heat on...getting a little bit chilly in this house. Love the weather for November......maybe it will stay nice like this till my Birthday....but then, there is always snow falling around my birthday.......we shall see, as the 21st will draw near pretty fast.

Oh-OHHHHHH Not good, the Indians just scored, it's 6-6!!!!!! Will the Cubs win????? Now we are in the 9th and Cubs are up. It's starting to rain now in Cleveland.....what next!!!

YAY!!!! The Cubs won the World Series....how exciting!!! 8-7....what a game. 1908 was the last time they won the series....that is a very long draught!!!! You have a great day and keep looking up cause better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise


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