Monday, July 9, 2012

CloudWPlus9 #1

I cannot believe that I was on the computer and saw a post on Facebook from my UBER sweet friend Suzanne ( LOVE HER ) that there was blog hop today and I had 20 minutes to spare, only because I had the kids doing homework.  YES I am aware that the summer is here but too bad!!!   Since this card, about 20 minutes ago, I have broken up bat man and cat woman fights and now Emma is in time out for not listening ........ OH how I love the summer!!!  But lucky for them I am happy to keep to the rules so they do not have a problem getting back into the swing of things when school starts in 48 days and 18 hours but who is counting?

My friend is very sick and I try to send her cards on a regular basis because she cannot remember conversations, but when there is something tangible she can hold it and remember.  Her husband told me this morning that she holds them and looks at them so I thought this was the perfect time to multi-task.  

Here is the inspiration photo.
Seriously perfect ~ my friend Nela has a smile and eyes that can light up the darkest of days!!  

I went more with the white space of the cake and cups below it and the beautiful flowers.  Love the raffia so I had to use a bit of twine as well.  

And since my card was standing against my MOST favorite bowl filled with fresh North Carolina 
PEACHES........I thought hey why not throw in a photo of Wilbur ~ 
My husband knows me so well........ it was a gift from him!!!

Have a great day!!
  Gotta run and do the CEO of Hallinger and Halinger thing~

Sue Ann

Monday, June 18, 2012

WMS Blog Hop and Sketch

My friend Cathy told me that I should do the Waltzingmouse Stamps sketch challenge , so here I am. Do not get me wrong,
 all the stars and the moon had to align for me to do this.  
The kiddies have been running like crazy the last few days so we are going to have 
a "ruhetag" today, which means "rest day" in German 
 speaking of German how about the German National soccer team, YAY!!!

I have plenty to keep my busy today 
so I am combining 2 parties into 1~~  
This card is for both the WMS sketch challenge and theWMS Blog Hop.

I have this super cute tissue box next to my bed and I wanted to recreate the flowers but I did not really have anything kind of funky and modern in my stamp collection, so I thought.
  I started looking at all my stamps instead of doing a mental inventory and as soon I saw Teeny Trees I knew my luck had just changed.  

I was going to sew on the card, I thought it would be cute to do a quick zig zag stitch on the side to attach my 2/3 circles (does thinking count) but Ava had another idea  ~ 
so the sewing machine went away LOL !!  
She is so bad sometimes but I laugh at her because she is bad in a comical way.  

Now I have to answer my laundry,
I hear it calling my name!!
Sue Ann

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Show and Tell for Janelle

Good Morning

Today a few friends have gotten together to celebrate our friend Janelle of Show and Tell and to let her know we have been thinking about her and pulling for her.  Since Janelle always has something to show and tell I thought I would do the same since this is all about her!!  

If you visit Janelle's blog just one time you will already know what I am going to "tell" you.  She has a smile that will cure any fog or clouds, she is sweeter than sugar AND she is an all around amazing woman.  

Janelle, I know you have had some ups and downs lately........ for that I am so sad.  I also know that you have handled every hurdle thrown at you with grace and a smile.  I am pulling for you!!  I know this battle has been long and hard but, I also know you are fighter!!!   I would also like to give a shout out to your hubby Ken, he is someone I would want on my team any day of the week and I am so happy he is on your team!!  YOU ROCK KEN!!!  

And now for the "show"  Okay so I am NOT a Copics girl and I watched MANY tutorials on how to color flesh over the last day ...... and I have MANY pieces of card stock to "show" how much I practiced.  YES I could use some Debbie Olsen flowing through me but I got it done and the coloring is not so bad that you have to put on dark glasses or anything like that.  I watched and tried because there was no other card that I wanted to make.  The sentiment is true........ I am pulling for you Janelle!!!   And the red shoes ..... well what girl does not want red shoes :)  Keep your chin up and know in your heart there are MANY people pulling for you and hoping that each day when the sun rises it is a better day than yesterday. 


My buddy Laurie has all the links on her blog for our special blog hop.  I would also like to say Thank You to Laurie and Dana for getting us all together ~ I love you girls but you already know that!!!!

Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
Sue Ann

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Over on the blog for Market Street Stamps they are having a "block party" for the upcoming release.  They are also teaming up with CAS-ual Fridays.  The challenge on the CAS-ual Fridays blog is brown paper bags tied up with strings and on the blog for MSS they wanted us to use any of their AMAZING stamps.  

I decided that I needed a journal for myself because I am better with eating when I have to be accountable. My journal sits right on the bar in the kitchen with a pen next to it and for sure it keeps me more accountable and I love being able to go back and look at what I had during the day.  I have had a horrible cold so I am trying to be better with my food until I can get back to running, weights and Zumba.

I used the word inspiration because I knew when I looked at this book laying on the bar it would always inspire me and remind me to try and do the best I can for me.   I absolutely LOVE this "peace" sentiment and the words are SO TRUE.  You cannot really see the stitching but I did a cut out for my pattern paper  and then it was attached to my corrugated cardboard with my sewing machine.  I love when I get to do a project for me and it for sure does not happen too often!!!  

I hope everyone has a wonderful evening and I am going to attempt to go check out some of the other people at the block party. 
 Can someone please pour me a wine?