Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!
I am sitting here alone with my dog since I came down with a horrific cold last night and couldn't go join in today's feast and festivities.   Been looking at Pinterest sites that people have sent me to and find them inspiring but I'm too sick to be inspired.  So I am waiting for bedtime instead!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Well, here it is November already and my oldest daughter has a birthday on Sunday.
I made her this card that was inspired by the piece of background paper that my friend Andrea gave me.  She didn't care for it and I thought of the "You're sew Special" stamp that I have and the idea just grew from there.

I cut the girl from the Cricut Forever Young cartridge and the label from the Storybook cartridge, but I adjusted it a bit in CCR first.   I even went up to my sewing machine and sewed the little zig zag frame around the layer to tie in the sewing theme.

I'm not sure if you can see it in the scan or not, but I used a Sakura glitter gel pen on the needle and it really sparkles in person and adds to the card.

It's in the mail now, hope it makes it to her in time.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I've been busy getting ready for the fall stamp camp that I attend.  This year we are trading dominoes and since the theme is Pirates, I used a ship image on my dominoes.   When I scanned this, if I tried to crop it too close to the edges, the whole thing got blurry so that is why so much background is included in the scan.

Used the Polished Stone technique on the domino and adhered mixed blues and black seed beads to all of the edges.  I stamped the ship on white shrink plastic with Ultramarine Staz On, shrunk it and adhered it to the domino.  Waiting for the glue to dry between dipping different edges into the seed bead mix was the longest and hardest part of the project.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Can it really be a month since I last posted?  Well my biggest news is that my daughter, Miranda, got engaged.  This year will probably become busier than the last!  They are talking about me making their wedding invitations!  I'm sure there will be shower invites too.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's been awhile since my last post because I didn't have Google Chrome and with Blogger's switch to that, I couldn't post properly.   So my son put Google Chrome on my laptop and hopefully this will work from now on.  It's been a hot, hot summer.  Hope everyone is enjoying it!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My son turned 23 today and I made him a simple card. He's not into cards but you know us Mom's, I just had to make one anyway. So I decided to try to make it as simple as I could so he might appreciate it and I think he did! He's also into snow boarding so I think he appreciated that. I asked him if I got the angle right and he said, yeah it looks like he's taking off of that little ridge in the snow! Success!