My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WOYW? Time and A Card For Jim

Hello!

It's Wednesday and time for What's On Your Workdesk? I have not posted to WOYW? for such a long time now - all of my posts have been few and far between. I hope to begin to post more often again soon as I have been working on new projects.

I made this card for my oldest son Jim quite some time ago. He lives in an adult family home and loves to get mail in between when he comes to visit me, so I try to make cards to send to him. I made this card using the remainders of the Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" paper collection. Not much left of the papers at this point, as I have used them for so many projects. But as with all of the Graphic 45 collections, there are so many things to fussy cut on the two sided papers - so the fun just keeps on going!  And I LOVE to fussy cut!





If you are not familiar with WOYW? - go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ - the Stamping Ground blog - to see all of the many bloggers you can visit to see what they are working on and share what you have on your workdesk.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! We have a perfect summer day here in this part of WI today! I wish it could stay this way - but thunderstorms are in the forecast again for tomorrow. I hope that you have a good evening!

Hugs,
Barbara Diane

Friday, July 10, 2015

A New Door Poster For July



Hello!
A new door poster for my apartment door. This time I used another of Graphic 45's paper collections called "Home Sweet Home" - reminded me of my childhood in the 40's and 50's. I wanted to make something colorful and I love the red/blue/yellow combination.

My mother always wore a house dress and apron then - the standard housewife fashion. She also cooked and baked from scratch, canning and freezing our food. I did this also when I first married - made all my bread in addition to canning/freezing all of the fruits and vegetables. Made jam, even ketchup, sauces, etc. I think the only thing we bought was meat (from the farmer) that we put in the freezer and dairy and my husband was very much into hunting and fishing so I learned to prepare all of that too. Just what we did then - plus care for three children and a home. Things have changed so over the years.

Once again I forgot to take photos until after it was already on the door. This is getting to be worrisome as I also forget to take photos before I mail or give away the cards/projects!



It is another nice day here in the part of WI but the humidity is building again and very warm temperatures on the way. Storms on the way also for the weekend.. Wishing you a good weekend and some happy crafting! I want to finish the dress form and have photos of it to share on Monday. I am also working on some thank you cards that I want to finish this weekend. They have a bit of fussy cutting so will take me some time to finish them all.

Hugs,

Barbara

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Long Time Away


Hello!

It has been so long since I posted! Life just gets in the way no matter how we feel about it! Hopefully I can post more often again soon! I have been busy - working on a doll, a dress form and a fussy cutting project. As you can see from the photos - I have had lots of chaos. I guess my studio sort of reflects my life at times. 




Wishing you a happy day! I will post some photos tomorrow.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Peacock Glitter Card for Jim

Hello!

So much has happened since I last posted. I lost all motivation to create and life issues have taken priority. I have now found a lawyer to help me and hopefully put some very wrongs to right.

I have been sending cards to Jim to cheer him up - I talk to him on the phone but have not seen him. He loves glitter and so I decided this card to be ALL glitter. The paper comes from the Graphic 45 "Artisian Style" collection and it was great fun to do. I started with adding a few splashes of glitter with Stickles - my favorite go-to for sparkle on my cards. I used toothpicks for smoothing out the Stickles on larger areas and also to apply it to small areas and clean edges.


Then I just kept adding more and more glitter and decided to add glitter to everything on both of the peacocks. Jim loves to do that when he creates his own artworks, so I thought - go for it!


I mailed the card out a couple of days ago now so he should get it today or Monday. I hope he likes it! I did tell him it was of peacocks and lots of glitter. :<) His birthday is on Tuesday so I hope to be able for him to spend a few hours here.

Wishing you a good day today. It is going to thunderstorm shortly here in this part of WI. I hope not severe and we have had so much rain and humidity so hope for the best and sunshine returns soon.

Hugs,

Barbara

Sunday, May 31, 2015

JIM HAS BEEN FOUND!

Hello!

My son Jim was found early this morning and taken to a hospital ER where he was stabilized and returned home. I talked with him a short time ago again this morning and he is feeling well and his blood sugars are coming down. No lasting ill effects we hope from 3 days with no medications. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for your kindness and prayers to help find Jim. A very stressful time but all is well. He is home and safe.


Jimbo loves Jim! He will be so happy to see him again! :<)

Thank you again to everyone for their kind e-mails and comments and prayers to bring Jim home safe and sound. You are the best! Wishing you a very happy day! Mine will be as soon as I get some sleep!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Saturday, May 30, 2015

I NEED YOUR HELP IN FINDING MY SON


Hello,

Those of you who follow my blog are familiar with my oldest son Jim, whom I write about often. He loves working on his art projects and I have posted photos from time to time. He is best buddies with my cat Jimbo, who is Jim's cat and I just take care of him. :<) I need you to help me locate my son as he has now been gone for over 26 hours and without his medications and inhaler, etc.

This is my posting from my Facebook page which will explain a bit more. If you could share this on your Facebook pages would be wonderful. I pray that we find him soon.

Thank you!

Barbara Diane

NEED YOUR HELP TO LOCATE MY SON
I am asking for your help in locating my son - he has been missing since 10:00 am yesterday morning. His name is Jim Klint and he is 55 years old. Jim has a borderline disability and lives in an adult family home and he has severe medical problems (diabetes, asthma, hypertension among others - and takes medication for bi-polar) so it is very urgent that we find him as it has now been 24 hours and he has missed his medications yesterday afternoon, last night and this morning. Jim had no money with him, no water, he may have his cell phone but it is turned off so we cannot reach him. He was wearing black sweat pants, a black hooded sweatshirt with zipper front, socks and plaid slip-on beach shoes and a blue/white trucker hat. Jim had mentioned to people that he was going to hitchhike to CA so it is my great fear that he may have succeeded in getting a ride and no longer be in the area for us to find him. Please, if you see Jim - please contact the UW police in Madison, Wi at 608-262-2957 and/or contact me here. Jim is in a life/death danger because of his medical issues and we need to find him.I need your help.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

My New Door Hanger - Once Upon A Springtime

Hello!

I guess it's obvious by this time that I love this Graphic 45 paper collection! I keep finding more projects to make using these beautiful papers. This is my new Spring door hanger and I again did my favorite fussy cutting and layering and adding of Stickles for sparkle.






Thank you for visiting my blog today! I am so behind posting and even more behind in visiting other blogs and leaving comments. I hope to do some catch up this weekend! Once again it is a very warm day here in this part of WI, with humidity added today although the thunder storms keep passing us by. We were only 4 degrees from an all time record high for this date with 82 degrees and sunny. I hope that you have a nice weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Two Cards Reversed - Once Upon A Springtime

Hello!

So much time has passed again since my last post! I have been working on projects but just have not been able to post with life getting in the way as it tends to do at times. This project was to make two thank you cards to be given to two people who worked together on the same issue and found a solution. I was very grateful for their help and wanted to make the cards special so I did the same card for each one, only in reverse of the other. 

I used my current favorite Graphic 45 'Once In A Springtime' paper collection again - fussy cutting and layering and finishing with Stickles for a little sparkle and glitter. I loved how they turned out and was very happy with the result. I hope the people receiving them liked them also. :<)


You can see the layering on the card on the left.


First card.


If you click on the photo to enlarge you can see the glitter.



Second card.


You can see the layering here.




Thank you for visiting my blog today! We have sunshine and temperatures in the 80's today here in this part of WI - I can't believe it! So nice and although storms are forecast for later today and tomorrow, it is so beautiful outside! The windows are wide open and Jimbo is in his glory sitting in the window. I am going to look into getting a harness and leash for him so that I can take him outside for walks in nice weather. 

Tomorrow I will post my new door hanger using the same paper collection. Wishing you a good evening where you are!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's WOYW? Wednesday and A Special Birthday

Hello!

Today is Wednesday - and "What's On Your Workdesk?" time again. I have nothing on my workdesk today - have not started any new projects. Supplies are out and ready but nothing to share,

And so instead of that photo I want to share photos of my great grand daughter who just celebrated her 3rd birthday. Isn't she beautiful? Her name is Madelyn and she lives in New Hampshire. That is a long way from this part of WI so I don't get to see her or her two brothers and her baby cousin but they are always in my heart.

Happy Birthday pretty girl!




Thank you for stopping by today to visit my blog! To see what WOYW? is all about if you haven't heard, go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ to see what projects everyone is working on! I hope that you have a creative and happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Few Of The Easter/Spring Cards I Made

Hello!

I made quite a few Easter and Spring cards using the Graphic 45 "Once Upon A Springtime" paper collection. On each one I did fussy cutting of many of the main figures and layered them. I added glitter with Stickles for some bling - you know I love glitter - and made them in a post card style with the greeting on the back. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see the detail.








Thank you for visiting my blog today! It is very cloudy, rainy and cold here today in this part of WI. After the days of high 60's this is a definite change but the rain is making everything green again and flowers blossom. I love Spring the best of all of our seasons I think. Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane
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