Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Boy! It's chilly out there this morning!!!
I had a nice surprise yesterday! My girl and her hubby and their girl arrived at about 4 pm.... so good to see them!
Here is my quick post for today! The final 2 Winter/Christmas cards - actually the second one you see here is just a tag!
Snuggle in! and stay warm and dry!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Did you find it cool last night? I even closed the patio doors earlier than usual! And turned off the kitchen fan!
I have a couple of winter cards to show you... don't interpret this to mean I want winter to come 'cuz that isn't so! I am not a big fan of winter... however I love snowmen and making snowmen cards! To make these 2 cards I used stamps from "Clear Dollar Stamps" - I've had them for months but it seemed sinful to ink them up in June!!! :D
I get a chuckle out of this guy who's melting!
Hope you enjoyed this peeeeeek this morning. Have a great day! The sun is shining bright and it looks like a good one!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here is my card for the afternoon! I used Cameo Coral and the new Suede color... again, no sentiment as I'll decide that when I use it and will put it inside!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Well! The inspiration finally hit me! A couple friends came to visit yesterday and we made cards... and I made this Winter Card!!!
I used Real Red CS; the DP is from my purchases over the past months; the stamps are from Clear Dollar Stamps - aren't they cute? I used the Snowflake folder to emboss the DP; colored in the images with Stampin' Up! markers. Clean and Simple...
Tomorrow I'll post the cards the other gals made! Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by... Don't forget to check yesterday's post for Rainbow Challenge #1.... I'd love to see what you can come up with!
*** HUGS ***
Monday, August 24, 2009
As well as all the challenges we have to face day-to-day, the crafting blog world seems to be full of them! I have not done one for ages it seems! I seem to be in a slump of some sort - so I am challenging myself today! In the process of that I decided to challenge you as well. So --- are you ready? Here goes!
The second and fourth Mondays of each month will be a "Rainbow Challenge"! You can use the colors I give you to create anything your heart desires , using any sketch layout you prefer - card, scrapbook page, 3D item - anything! Once you've done that, email me a copy of your card titling it Rainbow Challenge # __; to firstname.lastname@example.org - I will post what I think are the top 5 before the next challenge is issued to you! How cool is that?! I don't have a "mr. linky" but maybe I'll figure it out soon ... for now - email me!!! Love yah all!
I took these pics (with my old camera) from a magazine way back in the spring - I think. The colors inspired me at the time! :)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
A quick post before I head to the Market ... I'm later this morning as I had "stuff' to do home first!
Here is a quick card I made using DP I purchased at the Dollar Store a while ago! And a stamp I've had for a while. The sentiment is from the old hostess set - God's Beauty - this is one I will keep!!!!
Have a great day everyone!
p.s. - the saga continues....last night around 1230 I heard noises outside - still had the bedroom light on as I was reading - got up and turned a couple other lights on - looked out - could see nothing. This a.m. hubby found our mailbox torn off its post!!!! Go figure! How thankful I am that "greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world!"
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I hope to get some creating done today but I don't know if I'll squeeze it in or not! I am meeting with a gal this afternoon, and we are opening the Farmer's Market from 4 - 7 on Thursdays now ... so ... only time will tell!
Have a great day!
*** HUGS ***
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Our first Club Night was Tuesday night... 11 crafters in attendance. We had a blast! Hostessess have been picked for the coming year! Everyone is excited about that! Every night of club I will demo a new technique and they will make a technique 6 X 6 page to keep; as well as a project using the technique. They will also do another Make and Take!
Here is a close up of the faux alligator technique...
Here is the sample card using the Faux Alligator technique... this is a fun one to do!
Have a wonderful day! I'm kinda hoping for a little cooler weather - what about you? But still some sunshine!!! :0) Whatever we get - It is HIS day and I will rejoice in it!
Monday, August 17, 2009
How's this for humidity??? I spent the morning in an air-conditioned room at the Hospital doing an Orientation Session - it was quite nice! :)
I have 2 fans going here at home but - it`s kinda sticky!
Here is another card I made using pieces of the One Sheet Wonder I stamped a while ago!
This was quick and easy ... clean and simple ... the bow is made with organza ribbon and then heated with the heat tool to make it curl.
Hope you`ve had a great day!
I will not be posting again until Wednesday - my first Club night is Tuesday night - I will have pics for you on Wednesday!
*** HUGS ***
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
I spent a lot of time on this card... primarily b/c I was trying to get the color combo to work for me... I quite like the end result!
Wasn't yesterday a glorious day? We spent it at a friend's "cottage"; the kids had a great time swimming and all! And just being outside was awesome!
I did get a chance to make a card yesterday after I cleaned up my craft room! WOW!
I used Crused Curry, Dusty Durango, and Soft Suede CS; the Herb Expressions stamp set; Flower Soft on the flowers; and a Maya Road Velvety Stitched Blossom... also used the Pretty Petals background stamp on the Crused Curry card front.
Hope you've been able to find time to be creative! *** HUGS ***
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
This one looks real exciting so I thought I'd let you know about it and when you get a chance you could go check it out at http://www.getsketchy.blogspot.com/
also - there are lots of chances to win some paper-crafting goodies - and we all like that, don't we?
Looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day! Enjoy it!