Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's Show Me Thursday Time

In actual fact, I think I should have done this post yesterday, but the rules say two entries within the two week time period. At any rate, the post is going to show you what I was working on last week through yesterday, so the pictures are for the right week. In case you haven't figured out what I'm talking about, it's ALL about doing a post of what you've got going on in your part of the world each week and adding it to the Show Me Thursday Challenge over on the Sassy Cheryls Blog. Seems we're all a bit of nosey parkers and love to see what you're doing. You need to make sure you go check out the entries, because there are always some amazing things to see, including cards, scenery, babies and food(especially chocolate). The diversity of the posts makes them fun to read.

So after getting through the Shrimp Boil, I buckled down last week and started working on some blank OWH cards for the troops. As I was working on them, my BFF stopped by to drop off a framed picture of the article that they did about my OWH carding in our local paper. Needless to say, I wouldn't have had it framed myself, but I love the way it's done. It will be hanging over my tall table in Tazmania. The best part of the article was that I got an e-mail the next day asking for 100 Any Hero cards to take to a family reunion. Talk about thrilled.

Then it was on to the card making. This is 56 cards I made. Everything was print and cut with my Cameo. 
I more or less CASEd the first two cards from Pinterest and the last card was in a card magazine. I found the light bulb in the Silhouette store and instead of cutting out all the parts, just filled the parts with the appropriate colors and cut out the shape. It saves lots of time when you're doing multiples.

Found the You're a Lifesaver card and Cased it from a Magazine. I saw a pinterest card with a bicycle built for two, with that sentiment. Found this image in the Silhoutte store, filled it wth color and printed it over the cloud background paper.

The Queen Ann's Lace is actually an image I bought at the Silhouette store. I took the original image(with the leaves) duplicated it, cut off the leaves and changed the size and the direction to create the bouquet. In the yellow card, I actually duplicated the whole image, zoomed in and cut off the tips with my knife tool. I then grouped them, filled the heads with yellow and layered them over a gray base image. Print and cut the rectangle, not the image. Finally went and added glossy accents to the yellow heads.

My neighbor has 3 granddaughters so Monday afternoon instead of cleaning house(which I'm taking a break from to do this post), I helped her with making hairbows for them.

And finally yesterday, I worked on a project(it's a technique I hadn't tried, and wanted to make sure it would work) for a shoebox craft that we're doing a get together in October with some of my crafting buddies. Why the big ? you ask? Because it's a surprise and the nosey parkers are going to be checking out this post. Keep guessing girls. Anna and I have you in for a big surprise. I will tell you that my test project turned out great, and will be doing this again and again.

Oh am I mean.LOL

OK, the party's over, back to cleaning.


  1. omgosh how awesome! I am so telling mo you are famous in the morning! he will be so impressed!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. Nosey parker, here! So glad your friend had that wonderful article framed for you! You are so humble, so giving, so AMAZING!!! I can't get over your card production---and they're ALL so wonderful. The hair bows are darling---someday, maybe baby B will actually have enough hair for a bow! As for the ?, curiosity peeked, my friend!

  3. Hehe...I'm so glad that we're plotting this project together...otherwise the ????? would be driving me nuts! LOL
    Amaazing cards!! I love the periwinkle blue QA-lace ones.

  4. Oh, I just LOVE the frame and I TOTALLY would have had mine framed if it were me. ::) It was a FABULOUS article! And so well written and DESERVED!
    You are just a card making machine woman! Love 'em all!
    Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday fun!!

  5. I may be a mosey parker, but you have me now. What are you and Anna up to now? You are a very sneaky (creepy music playing in the background) energizer bunny.

    That framed article is going to look perfect on your TM wall. So thoughtful of your sister.

  6. Sorry, just checked and it was you'd BFF that Framed it for you.

  7. How great that you were featured in your local paper, Shirley. You have been a busy lady and those are some gorgeous cards!