My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Buddy

Hello!

A card for Jim using the digital image 'Buddy' from A Day for Daisies.

One of the staff at the group home where Jim lives recently lost her grandmother - but out of this sadness came joy. She had a little dog that now had no mom or home and he has found a new home and a proud dad with Jim. The dog's name is Freckles and they are quite the pair. Lucky dog - lucky Jim. Can't beat that combination! :<)


The real Jim and Freckles. :<)



We have had so much rain and humidity here in this part of WI - thunderstorms almost daily -  but today the sun is out and it is much cooler weather. I feel the breeze from the window as I write this and say 'Thank you God" - it is so nice!

Wishing you a lovely Sunday where you are.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Five Minutes A Day


This sweet image is called "Five Minutes A Day" and is A Day for Daisies digital image. I have fussy cut and layered as I love to do. Check out their blog at http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com/ and see the wonderful cards made using their lovely images. So many good ideas! 


We have had a week of temperatures in the 80's with rain and thunderstorms - it is so humid in this part of WI and I can't justify using the air conditioner so early in the summer. It is only May and it is so expensive to run so making due with open windows and fans. In this small apartment that doesn't do much (2 windows) and the older I get the more difficult it is to deal with the humidity. But the sun comes out in between the rain so that is good and everything is certainly green!

Wishing you cool breezes where you are and safe weather his holiday weekend.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Kids Love To Draw

Hello!

I love these images from A Day For Daisies. They are beautifully done and a fun challenge for the fussy cutting that I love to do. I wanted to create them all in yellow and used different printed papers for the clothing and the backgrounds and also colored some of the images with markers. Much of the fussy cutting was a bit tricky and time consuming but I love the results! :<)





The images I have used are "So Pretty" and "Wall Art". You can find these and many more wonderful images on their website at http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com/

Wishing you a good day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mom's out there! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Poster Card for Jim

Hello!

A new poster image from Mo Manning - had to purchase it to color and mail to Jim. We both are long time addicts of adult coloring books, way before they became so popular as they are today. This image is called "Cottage Treehouse" and is is great fun to color, You can find this digital image at Mo's website at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/



We have sunshine and warmer weather here in this part of WI today - the forecast is to get even warmer for the later part of the week! Wishing you a good day today where you are!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A New Poster/Card For My Door

Hello!

A new poster/card for my apartment door.

A little trouble at pre-school and all three trying to look innocent - but it looks like one little guy forgot to drop the crayons! The images are from Mo Manning and you can find them on her website at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/ - they are "Guilty Bert", "Sam in Trouble" and "Guilty May". Love combining images, especially those of children! :<) The photos are a bit dark but either my camera was acting up again or the lighting was not good but better these than none! :<)


The children on either side are layered and all three are fussy cut after they are colored with markers. The background is a combination of patterned paper and coloring with markers.


Guilty Bert

Sam In Trouble

Guilty May

Much cooler here in this part of WI - more like a normal Spring, but I do miss that 70's weather we were having. Lots of rain also but all is green and flowers and flowering trees all in bloom! Love it and am so happy winter is over!

Wishing you a happy Sunday!

Hugs,

Barbara

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cards Using Graphic 45 "French Country"

Hello!

Finished a card order using the Graphic 45 "French Country" paper collection. I love these paper collections and as this order was for a former French teacher - the images were perfect.

A Poster Card


Gift Cards

The Greeting Cards









It is cloudy here today in this part of WI. We have had such beautiful sunny and warm weather - in the 70's - and now some rain and thunderstorms in the forecast. Will help to make all the green things grow - soon the trees will look like fairy trees all frilly and lacey looking withe the new leaves budding out and more flowers and trees will start to bloom. Love it!

Wishing you a good weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Thank You Card


Hello!

I can't believe it - another MONTH has passed since I last posted! Life can get so chaotic and everything gets out of sync. I made two Thank You cards today and forgot to take a photo each time so I went through my files of photos to edit and found these two cards I made last week and that time I took photos but then forgot to post them!




It has been sunny and warm temperatures here in this part of WI - I love it! Everything is coming up green - they cut the lawn here at the apartments where I live today, first time for the season. Also the list is out to sign up to have the air conditioner covers removed. All good things that mean the long winter is over. :<)

Wishing you a lovely day where you are!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Most Wonderful Easter Gift!

Hello!

I received the most wonderful Easter gift today! My brother Dick is a Peeps nut and he made me this great card in his favorite image. :<) The card from Dick and my sister-in-law Bonnie says "and not a Peep out of you" and it accompanied a most wonderful gift - not only because of the items themselves - but because it was a gift of love. Time and patience and willingness to help your old sister = love. Plus an original artwork card with a clever verse! That's what makes this the most wonderful Easter gift! :<)



I have been working with miniatures for the past few months - since November, actually, now that I think of it. Anyway, after I made a dollhouse and furniture to give to a little girl at Christmas, I had the bug again to make something else and this time for myself. I used to have a shop that specialized in miniatures, dolls and teddy bears and it was the love of my life. I was surrounded by the three things I loved most and meeting people every day who loved them also. I had continued in dollmaking but had not had much to do with the miniatures - my first love - for many years. After making the Christmas dollhouse I knew that I had to have them in my life again.

Two of the projects I have been working on are a Dollhouse/Toy Shop and a Quilt/Fabric Shop. I had asked my brother if he could assemble some tiny furniture for the dollhouse shop as even with my good lights and magnifying glass, my eyesight now was not good enough to do this myself without the possibility of damaging one of the pieces. And these are very tiny pieces - as the furniture is to fit in the dollhouses that I made for the dollhouse shop which is a miniature itself - and that is tiny! He said he would try and I mailed him the tiny set of pieces with hope that he could do this. God Bless him, he did do this for me and he sent them in this beautiful little box.







You can see how small this table and chairs set is! Aren't they wonderful! I love them! Thank you Dick - they turned out perfect and will be the highlight of the shop! 


Do you think you could help out with more sets? :<)

We had snow here in this part of WI - not a lot, but enough to remind us that we live in Wisconsin and winter here is not over until it's over - no matter if Spring is officially here! :<) This morning Jimbo wasn't quite sure if this was a good thing or not. :<)


Wishing you all a great day!

Hugs,

Barbara

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Card For Jim

Hello,

It has been a long time since my last post. A difficult time and no motivation to create and when I have made something, I forgot to take photos. I recently made this card for my son Jim - he wanted a card about Jimbo (our cat who lives with me) and as Jimbo is pretty much the King around here I thought this image was fun. :<)



Our "King" loves the warm laundry just out of the dryer - he jumps up on the bed where I fold the clothes as soon as he sees me bring back the baskets from the laundry room - and when he finds a comfortable spot I just leave him and fold these later. :<)


It has been wonderful early Spring weather here in this part of WI - Tuesday it was 68 degrees! I know this being Wisconsin that we have had blizzards in April, but the unpredictable way the weather is now and never knowing what each year will bring, I am enjoying the warm weather and the open windows with fresh air! The flowers are starting to come up all over and I hope that they are not too early!

Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara