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T Stands for More Las Vegas

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Happy T-day my friends!  I had quite a few questions on my last T-day post and thought I would start with a few answers....as best I can.   1.The man in the photo with Bob and I is Penn, of Penn and Teller......funny and fascinating magicians. 2. Uber is like a taxi.......but the drivers are people who use their own cars for the service of transporting you.  You down load an app, on your cell phone, then when you need a ride, you pull up the app and say where you want to go......then you see drivers and their prices.  Then you click on the driver/price you want and the driver gets the request and the app will show how long you will wait.  It also shows you a small map, and where the driver is in comparison to where you are and how long it will be before they reach you. You do have to use a credit card to pay, but everything is so simple, and secure, and we talked to our drivers a lot about being part of Uber, and how it works.  There are a lot of retired people doing this and collage…

Warm Winter Wishes

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The end of the week has once again rolled around, have you had a creative week?  From what I've been reading, on Blogland, it is pretty cold in most parts of the northern hemisphere.  After a solid week of rain the sun finally came out and the days have been bright and sunny........but just barely making "warm" on the thermometer.  I have woke up to frost on the roof tops every morning, since the rain stopped.......but I'm not complaining, I prefer the cold to the extreme hot weather that will be here in no time. 
Over last weekend, when it was raining and the wind was blowing bitter cold, I made this card.  I would have liked to have her long coat and muff, it would have made leaving the house a bit warmer....LOL!  The image is an OLD stamp from Frantic Stamper and colored with marker ink.  I used a "new" edge die to make it even feel colder.  The sentiment is also an OLD stamp, but I don't remember where I got it.

A closer look.....it is hard to get …

NBUS #9

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On to NBUS#9! Our beautiful hostess is, of course Darnell.  The optional twist(s), this week are; 1. CASE a card and/ or 2. Hidden word. The key word here is optional, you do not have to add the any of the twist is you do not want to. Susan Joyce in 2013 This is the card I found on Pinterest and I really liked it, but did not have that cross stamp or the flower stamps.....in fact all I really had was the oval die.......but I gave it a try with what I have.......

 You see, I have a couple NBUS dies I wanted to use........that gorgeous cross die from Gina Marie and then there is the new set of cross stitched oval dies...from Gina Marie also.......so yummy!! The roses are a stamp and die set (NBUS also) that I bought just as it was turning into fall time. I, for the love of candy, could NOT find my Happy Easter Stamp!  So I went with this sentiment, and it is also NBUS, embossed with white on vellum.
The background of the crosses was made by scribbling markers on an acrylic block, giving…

T Stands for Las Vegas

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A surprise quick trip to Vegas! 
Along the bottom: L to R: our room, fish and chips for dinner along with my glass of wine ( for the T-gang) Top RH is me popping out of the mystery box on stage, before the show.
Even though the weather wasn't the best for traveling, we made the 5 hour drive over to Vegas for a quick get away that combined a little business with pleasure.  We headed over Wednesday about 1 PM and were checking into out room about 6 PM....the extra time was for a lunch stop along the way. DH had gotten on-line Tuesday evening and bought us tickets to see Penn and Teller...front row seats.. for Wednesday night at 9 PM, so it was just a quick rest and then getting ready to go.  We usually drive our own vehicle around Vegas, but the hotels and casinos now charge for valet parking, if your not a registered guest. So we made our first UBER ride!  It was great....door to door...round trip was about $10, a cab would have been double that each direction. The show was at the …

New Beginnings.........

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It is a cold, wet and blustery morning here in our part of California......what better time to have some play time!  This is just a real quick and simple card using two of the stamps from my new set of Stampendous Stamps.  I just love whimsical houses, so I chose this one, and the sentiment , and placed it on a die cut.  It was quickly colored with my favorite water coloring technique. Mounted onto a white card base and that was it......easy....peasy!
I am entering this quick card in the following challenges:


challenge 312: New Beginnings


Challenge 123: New Beginnings

Short and quick for this Sunday morning, hope you are save and warm......or cool and comfy where ever you are.

Just Because......A NBUS#8 card

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Well, our sweet Darnell : djkardkreations is up to her NBUS challenges again.....that's Never Been Used Schtuff! She is mixing things up a little this time......3 challenges starting on three different Mondays (only One week each challenge) and there's these other little twists too!!

For the first week....that started LAST Monday.....it is NBUS plus craft paper and colored pencils!!!  Isn't she a crafty one ( pun intended *grin*)
Since I got a surprise, quick little out of town trip in the middle of the week, I'm a little late getting this posted.  The NBUS mushrooms are from a Dylusion set, and then colored with colored pencils.....I hand drew the boarder around the card after chomping the corners.  The sentiment is an old one, but I thought it fit......what else do you use with mushrooms???  Well, I could think of a few from the 60s but thought better, and just used this one...LOL!! The shine, on the mushrooms is just the wax of the pencils.....but it made a great …

T Stands for Brooklyns BBQ

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Sunday the Mr. and I were out and about gathering office supplies to change over all the files for the company, since it's a new year and things go from one file cabinet to an other, the old out into storage and new files are once again started.  It was a rather gray and chilly day, but we managed to get the things we needed, then it was time for a late lunch/ early dinner.  He said he had been over to the Brooklyns BBQ for lunch with our son (I must have missed my invite *grin*), and wanted to take me there......okay!  It sits in the back of a little strip mall.
It isn't a very large place, notice the gray sky....brrrr! it was cold by now.
Redneck pallet sign???? really???? I wasn't impressed!
This cute little sign was in the front window. "best in town"........they don't know the Ogle Boys!
Well, it was game day after all!
You get a sneak peek at the menu before being seated, then they bring one to your table.  I guess they were expecting a long line......…

Let's Be Friends and Happy MAIL!!

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I'm between loads of laundry at the moment, one in the dryer (almost dry) one load in the washer (fabric softener cycle) and the last load on the bedroom floor........Saturday chores UGH!! I figure I have about 12 minutes before I have to jump up and switch everything.  So start the timer!!!

I'll start first with my HAPPY MAIL!!!   Oh just look what landed in my mailbox yesterday!  It is a post card from DEB Learning to Just Breath.  It is so cute, I just LOVE it DEB!  She draws the cutest whimsical houses, and what luck......the flash also caught the glitter....LOVE IT!!

I don't work much with digital images, but I was rummaging through files of photos, on my PC, and came across this one.  I had won a gift certificate a looooong time ago and I had chosen this image.  I do adore their images, but always had problems printing them and not having the printer ink smear. UGH! I gave it an other try......since I bought a new computer a couple years ago, and I have some really …

Happy Little Post Card

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Deb of Learning to Just Breath and I have been exchanging post cards for well over a year now.  It has been so much fun to receive her's as she is such a diverse artist......all our post cards are hand made and we try to recycle as much materiel as possible.
This one is winging it's way east already.  I chose to use a piece of watercolor paper I had "played" with at last weeks paint party, to show the young-ungs stencils. I thought it a good choice as it is mostly acrylic paint, and with the weather has been erratic in all parts of the nation, is waterproof.  I did add some swirls and whirls with StazOn ink (waterproof too) and the Happy New Year is stamped with paint.  This is adhered to a scrap of white cardboard form my stash. I wrote the year with a paint pen.
There are quite a few Mixed Media challenges running this month.......such yummy stuff to behold at these sites. Here are the ones I want to enter this post card in:


challenge: Anything Goes


January challenge


Playing in Journals

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Well, here we are in the middle of the second week of the new year.  How is everybody doing?  So many people are down with the flu, or like me, with a head full of congestion and a horrendous cough.........ya know the kind that makes you cross your legs....LOL!  My head is starting to clear and my hearing isn't so muffled.....but this cough...YUCK!  To much info?? Today I wanted to share a page from my granddaughter, Hannah's art journal, I even chose it for a new header I like it so much.  She did this last week during our paint party.

Everyone is working, or has finished preparing art journals, planners and such for the new year.  Yesterday, after journaling, I decided I had best get more weeks prepared.  So far this is what I have finished, there are a pages that will get more added as I go along, they are a bit boring at the moment.  All but week three.........I went just a little overboard on it....LOL!





I use mostly craft acrylic paint, it is easier to write on with an i…