Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #122 Friends are Heaven Sent

this is my card for Stamptacular Sunday challenge #122 -

Friends are Heaven Sent! I am blessed to have a lot of good friends.

However, this card is for my best friend, my husband Donald.

We've been married 39 years this fall.

I had surgery in May that recovery has been slow.

He has willingly taken over most of my chores...

taking care of me, taking care of my 99 year old mom who lives with us,

helping out his mother, our daughters and grandsons, doing dishes, laundry etc.

He is a wonderful man with a heart of gold that I don't thank near enough!!!

Thanks for this challenge to help me realize

how very blessed I am!!!!

Any way... check out what the other papercrafters did for their heavenly friends

Christmas Card Challenges week 35 sketch by Peggy Toole

This is my card for the Sparkles forum Christmas Challenge.

We were to use a sketch by Peggy Toole.I used papers and ribbons (there is silver sparkle in the ribbon) from my stash.

The house mouse stamp was colored with copics thanks to the lessons from Betty Brett!

Candy is dandy!!! Chocolate is a vegetable!!!

Check out the other papercrafters versions of Peggy's sketch

The Order of Opus Gluei Challenge - A Picture is worth a thousand words

this is my card for The Order of Opus Gluei Challenge! A Picture is worth a thousand words!

When I saw what the challenge was my thoughts immediately went to this house mouse stamp!

Don't Ask! It's been one of those Days!!! I used my Cuttlebug circles embossing folder and my George cartridge for my Expression for the circles.... sorta reminded me of pills! that this little house mouse is

going to need to start taking very soon!!!!

I love my copics! Thanks to Betty Brett for the classes I think I sorta captured the

red puffy cheeks aka high blood pressure quite well!! LMBO

I found some eyelash yarn in my stash - to mimic pulling her hair out!!!

head on over to Opus Gluei and see what the other papercrafters have done

for their version of this challenge!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge CHNC#31 Festive Food

We are to feature some festive food.I know when I think of Christmas I think of Gingerbread houses!

and peppermints and gingerbread men cookies!

and sugar and sugar and sugar....

I used a House Mouse stamp of decorating a gingerbread house.

A few stickles to highlight around the door

MS around the corner punch to match the gingerbread roof.

Copics - thanks Betty for the classes!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Winter wonderland challenge Fairies or Angels

These are my cards for the Winter wonderland Challenge - Fairies or angels

The first one is my favorite angel stamp!

I love the little tilted halo angel!!!

I used a MS punch around the corner that I thought looked like wings!

colored with copics and some glitter and some sparkly ribbon from my stash!

This one uses my Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folders

I built the dahlia from circle punches and the cute angel embellishment

is from my stash!

Christmas Stampin All Year Around The Whole Sha-Bang!

This is my version of Christmas Stampin All Year Round Challenge - The Whole Sha-bang!!!

Package, Card, and Tag
I used my Life is a Party cartridge for my Expression for the hexagon box!
I'll probably put snowman poop inside (mini marshmellows)..LOL
The adorable snowman is from my friend Betty Brett!
I love my drippy goo punch for icicles! and drippy snow!!! Judy Ford

Bah Humbug!!! Challenge #30 Lace

This is my card for the Bah Humbug! Challenge #30 LaceJudy Ford
Hope you like it! Thank goodness for my lace stash from quilting
and my copic markers!

Jingle Belles Rock blue Christmas/ Cas-ual Friday Long and short of it

This is my card for two challenges:

Jingle Belles Rock - Blue Christmas

CAS-ual Fridays - The Long and the Short of It - 4x9 card I used my expression for the Blue Merry Christmas

The paper is from Mind's Eye and a Santa embellishment from my stash! Judy Ford

Hope you like it!

abc christmas challenge and christmas challenge with sketch

This is my card for two challenges.

ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for old image - over 1 year old.

friday July 29, 2011

Buzz, Brag and Bee Happy! Every Friday at Betty Bee's Buzz

we get to tell everyone how we're doing, what we're up to now!Judy Ford

This week I'm a bragging about my youngest grandson, Jackson. He's really busy this summer!

T ball - I'm ready! Hit it to me!!!!

Flag Football - What an ARM!!!

Swimming lessons - Yeah, I splashed him!!!
Oh how I wish I had one tenth of his energy!

I'm buzzing about a bunch of challenges I've found in the blogosphere!

Jingle Belles Rock

CAS-ual Fridays

Bah Humbug!

Christmas Stampin All Year Long

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Crafty Hazel

The Order of Opus Gluei

Sparkles forum christmas challenge

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

City Crafter

abc Christmas challenge

Christmas Challenges with Sketches

BUT I need some that start on MONDAY, THURSDAY

and a few more that are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

So check out my versions of the challenges and what the other

worldwide papercrafters are doing too!!!

Keep Cool, Keep Hydrated, Keep coming back here!!!!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

City Crafter Challenge #67 July 2011

Welcome to my blog!

Judy FordI am having so much fun finding all sorts of card challenges!

Today's card is for the challenge at

Vintage Garden

I thought of this stamp immediately!

I was fortunate to find it at a

Betty Brett Swarm - Stash Sale

Also thanks to Betty Bee's copics classes I have the confidence to tackle such a large stamp.

Tip: when stamping these big stamps put your paper on a foam sheet or stack of cardstock. The extra cushion helps to get a clean all over stamp! Another tip from Betty is to use Georgia Pacific cardstock. Nice and smooth for good images!

I used an exactknife to cut the lady away from the background.

My original plan was to just mount her on black cardstock

and use my scissors to do a shadow cut around...

then I thought vintage and went into my quilting stash

and found this pretty lace piece.

I'm pleased with the way she turned out!

Thanks for looking!

Check out City Crafter and see what the other papercrafter did for their version

of the challenge #67!

I need some other challenges that start on Monday, Thursday and Saturday

let me know if you have one!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July - Tag window snowflake - 2011

hello welcome to my blog! Today I'd like to share with you a technique I learned from Laurie Krauss - Stampin Up Consult who rocks!!!

Her version used the SU lg and small labels to make the tag windows.

I used my provocraft cricut expression cartridge Tags Bags and More set at 2 1/4".You need 8 tag windows for each snowflake.

I used winter woodland and joys of the season cartridges

for the inside snowflakes.

I cut vellum into 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 rectangles

I folded a cross into the center of the vellum piece to line up the windows.

The tag windows will extend beyond the vellum

I used some snail adhesive on the tag top to adhere to the vellum.

First layer to form a crossnext layers at angles to the firstthen flip it over and snail glue the pointscut out the points of the snowflake

with the tag bags and more labels you get an inner snowflake

Here I put the two snowflakes on to the tag snowflake with a sparkly brad and my hole puncher.

For the background I used my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.

A little sparkly ribbon and wha la!!!!thanks for looking

let me know what you think!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

6 cards for 10 challenges met!!! week of July 24 2011

Here are some new cards to meet some new challenges!

I'm branching out to international challenges too!!Judy Ford
This blog entry starts out with a Thank You to
The Order of Opus Gluei
Iused there Tag Along Prize Package to make this card!
My Mind's Eye papers and embellishmentsThe card meets two Challenges:
Bah! Humbug - challenge 29 Beads
Christmas Challenges (with sketches) Challenge #5 Sketch
This card meets the challenge for:

Winter Wonderland Challenge - The Holly and the Ivy
This card meets the challenge at
Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge CHNC 30 - Reindeer

This card meets three challenges

Jingle Belles Rock JB30 - apeture - window

Sparkles forum Christmas challenge

Christmas Card challenges SCCC #34 - plaid

CAS-ual Friday's CFC 12 - Here's the Rub

This shows the ornament shaped opening for Jingle Belles Rock Challenge.

It's a SU punch and SU stamp set. This card is for two challenges too.

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #121 - Hot Pockets

ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for older image - stamp older than 1 year

This card is for the challenge at

Christmas Stampin - All About You - Use your favorite color

My favorite color is PURPLE!!!!it's been fun participating in all these challenges!

Thanks for taking a look!

Let me know what you think!!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

new edition to the family tree

newest edition!!! Emily Grace Charlton born today july 21 2011 1158am 8 obs 2 oz 20inches long! parents Barbara (Ford) and John Charlton grand parents Nancy (Pine) and Roger Ford


Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Motivational at Betty Bee's Buzz July 2011

Go check out Betty Bee's Buzz and see my latest Monday Motivational! I'm getting lazy and don't want to have to wait to post all the pictures on both blogs!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Challenges - met and crafted! July 17, 2011

Welcome to my blog! Today I'm participating in 4 different challenges with 3 new cards.

Thanks for looking!

Let me know what ya think!Judy Ford

This first one is for my favorite challenge - Jingle Belles Rock

This week JB 29 we were challenged to use REINDEER!!

sooooo here's Santa

and his 8 tiny reindeer and Rudolph's nose all aglow with tinsel glitter!!!

Santa and the reindeer are from Paper dolls Cartridge.

You can't tell well by the picture but Santa's cap has snowcrystals and glitter.

I love my MS drippy goo punch to make a chilly addition to this 5x7 card.
This next card is for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #120 - Animal Antics
I love this House Mouse feeding the Humming bird.
I added a ribbon rose for the HM to hide behind.
This is colored with colored pencils and gamasol blending.

This next card covers the last two challenges
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC 11 - Cakes, candies, ice cream or treat
The Order of Opus Gluei - #109 - Beat the Heat!
in this heat there isn't anything better than sitting in front of the fan or airconditioner
and chomping away on an orange popsicle... while the sweet juice runs down your fingers....

Now that you've seen mine. Check out these great sites see what the other papercrafters have submitted THEN submit your version!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Heavy Metal July 13, 2011

Every Wednesday at Betty Bee's Buzz is Honeybee Showcase.

This week Queen Bee Betty showed us Heavy metal embossing...

Here is my version in a card.I used aluminum foil adhered to cardstock and put thru my cuttlebug embossing folder.

I call this card "parts left over???"Judy Ford

This happens quite a bit with projects at the Ford Household.

Here is my stab at embossing metal tape from the hardware store...great impressions but I think I squished it too hard in my cuttlebug cuz

some of the goo squished out and onto my embossing folder A little goo b gone and it's good as new!

Special hint: DO NOT USE this heavy tape with your Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Oh my goodness what a mess!!!

but fortunately more goo b gone, ruler and cricut pik and it's good as new!

Check out Betty Bee's Buzz and see what all is going on over there!!!

Thanks for looking!