Friday, August 21, 2009
It's been a good summer in spite of the 50+ days of 100 temps. The girls have spent most of it in the pool. Dana has been busy with youth activities at church and the last 3 weeks of band camp.
Thanks for coming by and remember, Love wins!
Monday, June 22, 2009
***On a creative note, my mojo has up and went! Perhaps if I clean up my craft area it'll come back. Apparently there's not enough room in there for the 2 of us!
Friday, April 17, 2009
PAPER: pink pirouette, certainly celery
Ink: Riding Hood Red, certainly celery
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Papertrey Ink - Lavender Moon
Stampin Up - Crazy for Cupcakes, Polka Dot Punches
Papertrey Ink - Dark Chocolate, Lavender Moon
Stampin Up - Pink Passion, Close to Cocoa
Papertrey Ink - Lavender Moon & Dark Chocolate ribbons
Stampin Up - On Board Frame
WalMart - Silk flowers, brad, button
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
While you're there, you can check out the Lil' Scrappers Mini Kit and see Carla's gorgeous creations she made with it. That Gal does amazing work!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Metal Flowers: Stamp: Polka Dot Punches; Ink: Stazon black & Bic permanent markers; Paper; Raspberry Tart, Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
Metal Butterfly Trust: Stamp: Our Daily Bread Design's Scripture Collection 2; Ink: Rose Red; Paper: Raspberry Tart, PTI Kraft; Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Thanks for looking!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Stamps: URA Hoot - CHF; Gel-A-Tins (9)
Paper: white cs, pink passion, summer picnic dsp
Ink: black Stazon, copics, white opaque, pumpkin pie, pink passion, pretty in pink (cheeks), blush blossom (eyelids)
Accessories: white taffeta ribbon
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Good Friday and Easter!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Circus Days March
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Friday, March 20, 2009
That's right - 2 posts in 1 day! It's a spring two-fer! I took some pictures in the backyard yesterday. We have a lemon and a lime tree, also several other trees whose name I can't think of. But they get really pretty flowers on them. Sorry - but I'm clearly NOT a gardener. I could't resist putting them on a scrapbook page.
PAPER: American Crafts pp, SU Summer Sun
STAMPS: SU Alpha
INK: SU Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: PTI Buttons, American Crafts Thickers, SU Rub-ons, Making Memories flower punch
Thanks for looking! Your comments are much appreciated!
Both were the same size - slightly bigger than my 3 month old maltipoo, Teddy. The only slightly redeeming thing I can say for them is (Fun Fact Alert!!!) Opossum do not carry rabies. Not that I want to try to pet them.
Happy First Day of Spring!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I have more cards to share with you today. The first 2 are for the Technique Lovers challenger at SCS. This week we were to make a ribbon frame. I loved this look so much I made 2 cards. I don't know about you, but it's nice to do something other than a bow.
Lavender Petal Prints
Stamp: Petal Prints
Paper: white, American Crafts pp
Ink: PTI Lavender Moon
Accessories: PTI Lavender Moon ribbon
Aqua Essence of Love
Stamp: Essence of Love
Paper: white, PTI Aqua Mist
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist
Ribbon: PTI Aqua Mist
GET THOSE SUNGLASSES OUT!!!
This next card is one I've thought about making for a loooooong time. I'm not sure what's taken me so long to get it done - maybe the fear of failing? Silly I know! I'm absolutely thrilled with the way it turned out. I know the possibilities are endless with this Daisy - afterall they come in all different colors! My pet peeve though, is when florists take a perfectly beautiful white daisy and die it. WWWWHHHHHHHYYYY?!?!? (I'm not so happy when they do that to other flowers either but it doesn't irk me as much.)
Yellow Shady Daisy
Stamp: CHF Shady Daisy Backgrounder
Paper: ShortCuts clear, Yoyo Yellow
Ink: white stazon
This next card is one I just felt like making. Today was sunny and 80 and after our cold, rainy spring break last week, well the card seemed necessary!
Orange You Sweet
Stamp: Tart & Tangy
Paper: tangerine tango, Summer Picnic dsp, white
Ink: tangerine tango
This last card is one I made for a friend whose Dad recently passed away. It also works for last weeks Color Challenge at SCS.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I have 2 cards to share with you today. The first one uses an adorable stamp set I won in some blog candy from Laurie Wilson's blog, Clearly Delightful. It is also for their CDS Weekend Color Challenge (CDSWCC10) at PCP.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: April Flower Daisy
Cardstock: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, White, Black
Ink: Black Stazon, SU Markers, Copic BG 10
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, hodgepodge hardware
This 2nd card uses some of the goodies I picked up at Michaels the other day.
Stamps: SU Time Well Spent
Paper: American Crafts pp, real red, white
Ink: Colorbox Primary chalk inks
Thanks for looking!
Friday, March 6, 2009
I'm thinking about sponging some red around the edges of the card. What do you think?
Have a great weekend!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Kinda gives a new meaning to the term "bird brain", doesn't it!
Here's a pic of took of an ostrich at the local wildlife park. This bird scared the begeezes out of my oldest DD! When he came and stuck his head in the window she screamed and dropped her entire bag of feed on the ground! Very funny!
Shortly after the ostrich episode, Gina K came out with their Jumping for Joy set so I just had to get it and make this card for her!
***GRRR! I'm trying to provide the link to the stamp set but for some reason my puter won't let me! Just go to Gina K and look under the stamps done by Melanie Meunchinger!***
Monday, February 2, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Stamp: A Little Bit of Happiness
Paper: white cs, red flocked
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: chunky glitter, On board Simon upper "U" & "<3", red stripe grosgrain
Stamps: Always & Happy Heart Day
Paper: white & red flocked
Ink: white stazon
Accessories: Prima flower & Gem brad
Thanx for looking!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
On the bright side, I got a great workout going up and down the stairs - whew! And, she was finally able to get down 1/2 C of chicken noodle soup, 4 saltines, 1/2 banana, & some apple juice. YEAH! This morning she was feeling much better and wanated to go to school. Not sure if I'll let her go to gymnastics tonight. Illness doesn't get the same treatment when you're a competitive gymnast. It kinda gets put on the back burner. If your arm is broken you can still work legs, if your leg is hurt, you can still work upper body.
Anywho, I did throw together a quick Get Well card for her yesterday so I thought I'd share it with you. I stuck to soft understated colors that wouldn't overstimulate her senses. Normally she like bright neon colors.
Stamps: Doodle This (or maybe it's Doodle That - can't remember) by Stampin Up
Ink: Black Stazon (love the almond smell), Copics markers
Paper: Kraft & Aqua Mist by Papertrey Ink, dsp (Ginger?) by Stampin Up
Accessories: Vinyl Thickers
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thanksgiving was a full house at my MIL's. Christmas Eve was different this year. We went to church as usual, but we also opened all our presents. Normally I let the girls open just 1 present with is, as always, new jammies ***SURPRISE***! LOL!!! It's a tradition that started when I was a little girl and ensures, in spite of any bed head, they look nice for Christmas morning presents.
The reason for opening on Christmas eve is so we wouldn't be so rushed to go to the airport. That's right - this Texas girl was Boston bound! My nephew, Michael, got married on New Years' Eve in Boston! We flew up early to ski at Wachusett Mountain. FUN FUN FUN!!!!!
This was really Sarah's first time in snow. We don't count the last time we went skiing when she was 6 months old. Like she remembers that! SHEESH!
And where else would a couple Texans in Mass go to eat? The Longhorn Steakhouse was next door to our hotel in Marlboro and the food was quite delicious!
For those of you who remember my nephew, Nick, he can be seen in 1 or 2 of the following photos:
Bryan (nephew)& Sarah
Nick, Dana, & Sarah
Adam (nephew), Dana & Sarah
Michael & Julie (Bride & Groom), Dana & Sarah (my girls)