Friday, December 9, 2011

Vintage Silvergleam Christmas tree!

Gary the husband has been wanting one of these trees! I found it on Etsy for a steal! Its in beautiful conditon, looks like its been used only a few times!! Came from Minnesota!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

more people!!




Ummm...SU! had a Hi'billy hour..I mean minute! Brandi obliged! snort
HOLLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PAMMY!!!!!!!!!! Move back to Cali would'ja??? <3
Celebrating on stage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brandi and Crissy! Charissa Syvinski (hope I spelled that right). A real sweetie!

convention people..





me 'n' Amy.. bestie!!! Amy is a hoot to hang with, hilarious sense of humor, and we all laughed so much together!! True blue!!!
Brandi the Magnificent! Workin' her presentation!! She had so many fans I could only get a pic from the mirror...and I'm her bestie!!!! rofl
Brandi with her presentation board! She is amazing, talented, truly a good friend, and yes...MAGNIFICENT!!!<3
shes havin' fun, I just know it!!!!
3 fun faces!! LisaCat(Lisa Dallas) Dixie Finn, Amy Bell. Love you all!!!

Lloverly Llorenzo le Llama....





Amy and Llorenzo..had something goin' on!!

a little sumthin SUMTHIN goin' on! lol He's a fresh little Llama, THATS fer sher!! heehee
Llorenzo LIVES for Convention....Sometimes its all about balance...

Starbucks..EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING...LOL He was ALL hopped up on the caff!!!! I was lucky to even get a sip..

more convention pics...


...since now ALL Brandis followers are coming HERE!!! Mwah-hahahaha




Amys' adorable twisted rosettes she made for us to wear in our hair, which we all did! LOVE!

i made flip-flops for us, using SU!s fabrics, and the BigShot and a Flower Fun die!!! SQUEEEEE!
I made these for the girls (and me too! lol) Amys is yellow. I found the word signs on Etsy, then decorated with Tickets and Tags Simply Scrappin kit.
I managed to get a new hairdo and color before I left....thanks Patricia Robitaille!

So, I now have figured out that if I do blogger in Google Chrome, I have no uploading issues!!! yay!!!

Make sure you come back for more, now that Im on a roll!!!! heehee





its august...


sheesh..time flies!
OK so my friend Brandi Wiggins from ChibougeMWAH Canada.. :) posted some awesome StampinUP! pics from Convention on her blog..and totally implied that should I post MY pics on MY blog, all her readers would FLOCK here to see mine!!! lol OK, so here goes..(I tried last nite to post 5 pics, and it took over an HOUR to load, so I gave up...)maybe Ill do one at a time? geesh...
and BTW..Brandi has SOOO many more pics than I do...
This is my FAVE convention pic of Amy Bell, Brandi and I. She has a cuter one on her blog.
aaaannnnd the pic is up there, and not down here...you SEE why I am a terrible blogger? heehee

Thursday, April 28, 2011

oh hi 2!




Here is another card I did for a swap, usinga new set from the new Summer mini!




Im not normally into cutesy sets, or ones I need to color, since my watercolor skillz are less than par..lol bUT when I saw the cat image and the fountain image, my FIRST thought was to have the cat sit IN the fountain with the birds! I KNOW!!! Cute! And cuter with the sentiment! lol




I first stamped the fountain image in Stazon Black ink, then masked the 2 little birds in front, then stamped the cat over it.




VOILA!




Kitty in the fountain bathing with the birdies! I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the water sprinkles to make them stand out more. I used SU Blender Pens and ink pads to color everything.

Click the pic to enlarge and see background detail and glitter sprinkles! And you'll notice my watercolor skillz..hee hee




Have a happy day!!








oh hi!!!



Here is a card I made for a swap on StampinAddicts !



Using goodies from the new Summer mini that starts this Sunday May 1st!



I used the new punch, it punches out 3-4 different pieces, by moving alittle tab! WOW! Brilliant SU!!



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Baja Breezes.....










...I love this color!
3 pretty cards, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Early Espresso (the next best thing to REAL espresso..), First edition designer series paper, Elegant Soiree DSP, Build-a-Blossom punch, Scallop Oval punch, Pearls, Awash With Flowers set using White Craft ink, new Seam Binding ribbon in Vanilla and Baja Breeze (well what else? lol)and the Shimmer Mist in vanilla! can you see it?? I love that stuff!
Thanks for visiting!
Click-a-pic to supersize and see the shimmer details!

wake up!


mmmmm...steamed milk first,
then 2 espressos.... I {heart} my homemade cappuccino!

Birthday Cards



Tillys granddaughters card. Lynns Birthday Queen card.
Click-a-pic to supersize and see the Shimmer Spray/glittery goodness! its FAB!
I used SU!'s Sizzlets 4-pack dies Big Bold Cupcakes. I love the size of that die!

Button Jewelry


2 sets of bracelets and earrings for friends. These were fun to make!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

learning to solder a crown...




so i went to a soldering class in escondido, calif., about an hour away from where i live.


so.much.fun.! my friend patricia went with me. shes a jewelry maker, so she knows what she is doing. me, just learning!


here is my crown i made..it isnt finished. i was so slow *lol* , but all it needs is a front decorative piece. i have a vintage looking brass shell piece, some rhinestones, even a rhinestoney mermaid..i was trying to make it kinda beachy looking while i was in the class...maybe i've changed my mind..anyway here it is-----
click on the pics for a super close view! :)




Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DONT LOOK you know who you are!!! LOL




I am making these Button bracelets using all SU! buttons, in the Brights Collection, and the Neutral Collection. They are for a couple of friends who should not be looking here right now!! LOL
I also thought it was sweet to have 2 of the small flower buttons dangle off the bracelets!


The Black/white/grey one I added some of my fave vintage rhinestone button and dangles. I just had to...its mine!! I also put the largest of the SU rhinestones on 4 of the small flower buttons.
Click pics for close-ups!
Thanks for looking!!




Friday, January 14, 2011

a little card-makins!
















well! twice in one day! i've been stamping for a few swap groups, so here they are. its been soooo long since i've posted stuff i've made!







from the NEW Stampin UP! Occasions mini catalog-


Sew Suite- yes its a cute play on words!
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on the TOP is the set called Bliss~~ i LOVE this set!
(annnnd i cant get the pic down here cuzzz??? lol)

this is a very simple card, i adore these colors. the black stripe ribbon was s'posed to be more gathered...lol
thanks for visiting!
tandra







a word for the new year...

a few weeks ago i saw a challenge to choose a word for the year. after thinking about it for a while, and knowing my slacker habits, i came up with my word -
~do~

i figured i needed to DO lots of things, get up off my arse *i mean computer* and do something.
more than what ive been doing.
then this morning i googled the meaning of the word ~do~ , and quite the interesting list came up! here it is partially...there are a LOT more definitions in the list that are very applicable! lol


1. to perform
2. to execute
3. to accomplish
4. to put forth
5. to be the cause of
6. to render, give or pay,
----and here is the doozie
7. to deal with, fix, clean, arrange, move, etc., as the case may require. lol as in DO the dishes! snort!

there are a ton more meanings and such..here is where i found mine- http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/do


i'm happy with the word i chose, its gonna really suit me.

what would YOUR word of the year be?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

some Christmas pretties....


given to me by my husband, daughter and son..I adore them! and the gifts too!!!




and more...

no skeered face HERE on Sidewinder!! LOL over the top they gooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!





somebody needs to lose a few...sez as shes holding 2 lbs of knotts berry Farm FUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...and Happy New Year!!




we went to Knotts berry Farm New Years eve day. freezing cold. halo took a friend.


Thankyou gramma!! for the tickets! ;)
Halo and Savannah WAYYY up high on the spinner twister ride!! crazy!!