Monday, May 27, 2013

Cards Galore

I haven't had time to craft in so long...I have spent the last 2 days beavering away in my room with my door closed.  No phone calls except emergencies...only if I deem they are emergencies.  My body demanded some much needed "me time".  Thus the reason for all the posts and all the bad pictures as they were all taken on this dreary day.


Love how this stamped Vellum Flower turned out. I embossed it with
seafoam which is a light cream color.  Center of flower is a darker cream and the
die cut leaves are a satin cream.
Challenges:
Flowers
Monochromatic
Not sure this will fit, but I have several shades of cream, or two slight variations in
the blue color.  If it doesn't fit just delete it from the challenge.




I love this Card.  Made it for my mother's Birthday this week.  Hope she likes it

Challenges:
3,2,1
(if I didn't do this right, just delete it)
3 butterflies, 2 papers, 1 ribbon
Butterfly






Challenges:
Think Pink  (think Baby Girl is all about pink)
Photo inspiration (pink & flowers)

Let's Go Sailing For Father's Day


Horrible picture but again, I'm blaming it on our dreary weather.  Wish you could see all the dimension and detail in this card.  It is stunning in real life even if I do say so myself.  Hope my Dad will like this for Father's Day

Challenges:
#11 Dad
Free Choice
Out Door Fun
#172 Ribbon and/or lace
Must have "happy" on card
Out Door Fun





Congratulations Graduates Class of 2013

 First of all I must appologize for the horrible pictures.  Anyone living in Northern Ohio knows the weather never co-operates when you want to take outdoor pictures.  Too windy, too cloudy, too rainy, too cold...you get the idea.  Of course I wouldn't admit for anything that the biggest problem is probaby the photographer...LOL

These are just a few of the graduation cards I have made this year! 
Congrats to all the graduating "Seniors Class of 2013"


Challenges:
Crafty Catz
A Fancy Fold Or Two
Card Makin Mamas
Rubberstamps
(used rubberstamps inside the card for sentiment and graduation symbols)
Opus Gluei
Chat Noir







Embossing
Anyone of the below has dry and wet embossing







Saturday, May 11, 2013

Book Review-Afloat by Erin Healy

Supernatural With a Spiritual Twist

Afloat
by Erin Healy
HCCP Publisher
 
Vance Nolan, architect, wanted to build floating homes on the Rondeau River Cove for low income families.  He felt why not give them an affordable home in a beautiful setting.  He contacted his estranged brother for financial backing, which he refused.  In stepped developer, Tony Dean.  At first Dean lead Vance to believe he was on board with his plans, but soon realized Dean was developing high income floating homes.  Before the homes could be finished, multiple disasters struck, from sink holes, torrential rains, flooding and even a volcano eruption, putting the homes, the workers and occupants’ lives in jeopardy.   As the story continues, it takes on a supernatural tone, along with a spiritual twist.
Danielle Clement and her young son are residents of Eagle Talon, not because she can afford to live there but because she is using Tony to supply her and son’s needs….or is he using her?  Danielle's son Simeon is able to see things under water that others cannot see. Are they real or is it his imagination?  Who does Danielle turn to in this crises?  Which man can she trust?  All of these questions are answered as you turn the pages of this novel.
 
I am not a fan of the supernatural; however Ms. Healy blended the supernatural and spiritual very well.  Her characters were realistic.  At times I felt the story waned.  I was somewhat disappointed in the ending, which could be due to a possible sequel?
All in all if you are a fan of the supernatural, like mystery, murder and romance this would be a great book.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this ebook by the publisher, HCCP, through Net Galley  blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Technically Challenged Person Needs Email Help PLEASE

I would like to change my email accounts to one that I don't have to change everytime my ISP changes.  I do have a gmail email account, however it doesn't want to play nice with blogger.  They don't seem to like each other.  When I sign out of one to sign into the other then I have about 15 steps (that's a slight exaggeration) to go through in order to get back to blogger.  Sometimes I spend as much as an hour trying to log back into blogger.  I have gone on their site to see if anyone else has this problem and have not found a solution.  I thought about Yahoo, but everytime I get an email from someone who has Yahoo, my inbox is filled with yahoo spam.  As you can tell, I am not computer savvy so this is a real struggle for me.  If I could get my gmail to play nice then I would use it, however I need to change the name and it won't let me... I can delete the account but they don't recommend that.  Not sure why.  As you can see...I desperately need help.

Thanks so much to anyone willing to help this technically challenged person