Tuesday, April 28, 2009

JCBC #29

Here is my card for this weeks sketch #29 for Just Christmas & Birthday Cards.

Just used old stuff in my stash. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Baby Xander

Everyone who knows my daughter Abby Olsen, knows that she was expecting a little boy in June. Well, he join our family today. Abby developed Eclampsia, and Alexander Robert Olsen was born at 11:03 this morning. Mom and baby are doing well. Xander weighed in at 3lbs 7 oz, 16.5 inches long, and he is breathing on his own. Abby will take a while to recover from this challenge, and Xander will need to be in the hospital until he grows big enough that he can learn to swallow and nurse. We will let every one know when he goes home with his Mommy and Daddy.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April Snow

Yesterday the rain turned to snow. I kept reminding myself that Abby was born on a snowy day in April. I never expected this! We woke up to 12 inches of really wet snow.

It is all ready melting.

Monday, April 13, 2009

More Cards

Here are my cards for this weeks template from JCBC. Most of the product is really old (up to 4 years) and from Provo Craft. I used Prisma Color Pencils and Oderless Mineral Spirits to color the pictures. I am in need of maculine cards. Thus the subject matter. Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Bunny Tutorial

Here is my first tutorial. I apologize that I show this so close to Easter. I have been making these little bunnies, on and off, for all most 40 years. They are really easy and inexpensive. I needed a gift for friends and decided on these, and it struck me that I should do a tutorial on them before I started. So I got out the camera and recorded the process. It doesn't take long to make one and they are loved by those who receive them as gifts.

So here we go. Supplies: 1 new wash cloth, 1 rubber band, 2 buttons or googly eyes, 1 pompom, glue, 1 plastic egg full of treats.
First you lay your new wash cloth out flat on the table. Then you roll it from one corner to the other.
Then grab the two ends (these will be the ears) and pull them together.
Then fold the ears back over the top so that they are laying back by where the tail will be. Use the rubber band to gather the face together. I hope the picture shows what I just tried to say.
Finally, tie the ribbon to cover the rubber band, then glue on the eyes and the pompom for the tail. Place the plastic egg in the loop in the cloth body. You're done. I took me longer to do this blog than it did to make three of these bunnies. Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 6, 2009

More Cards

Here are more cards for JCBC. I seem to get stuck in a rut. They are different colors yet they are essentially the same card. Sorry about that.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I found this really great blog called "Just Christmas and Birthday Cards". It offers a weekly challenge to create a Birthday card and a Christmas card based on a preset template. Part of the deal is to display the card you created on your blog so that other people to follow this blog can see what you've created. So I decided that the only way I could do take this challenge would be if I didn't send any extra money creating my cards. So here is my Birthday Card for this week. I am rarely short of cards because I belong to a card swap. I thought that this would be a fun challenge.