Friday, September 16, 2011

Under the Weather


How I have missed you and my wonderful blog. I'm just here to let you know that I have been under the weather and in the hospital. Home now and feeling better, but not up to the energy required to be online. Looks like there is surgery in my future, so it may be a little while. I'm hanging in and can't wait to return. Thanks for all your sweet thoughts.

Friday, September 2, 2011

You Floor Me!

Hi, pals!

I just wanted to let you know that we are having our hardwood floors redone. So, the whole house is getting packed up and moved out. A huge job. As a result, I will be unplugged for about a week - no access to my dear Mac! Don't want any sawdust getting in there, that's for sure.

So, I'll see you soon - have a great week and I will miss you all.

Shimmering Mer-boy!

I thought that I would end this week with something a little different. As you know, I am an ocean and mermaid nut. Several years ago Mary Engelbreit had a magazine called the "Home Companion" in which she provided some graphics for crafting. I saved this little Mer-boy, knowing that I would use it someday. Well, the day arrived!

I trimmed out the image, placed it on some backing, added dictionary wings, mounted it on top of an oval box and added tons (and I do mean tons) of embellishments, glitter, Stickles, and shells. And even more super-fine glitter. Everywhere.

I just wish that I could better capture the shimmery glory of this little box! So, hubby says, "It is pretty, but what is it for?" Huuuum......well...he is right! No purpose other than to make my heart smile a little!

I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge - hope it qualifies 'cause it is anything!

Thanks for looking and have a super holiday weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another Sheila Image!

Here is a card I made with yet another stamped image provided to me by my blogger buddy, Sheila. I never would have guessed that I can't stop coloring these - very therapeutic. Not that I NEED therapy, mind you! It is such fun and so rewarding! Thanks again, Sheila!

I made this card for my dear friend, Jill. She has been having a rough time lately with health and family issues. We haven't seen her as regularly as we used to and I really miss her. She has a heart of gold and is an excellent crafter. She is in my thoughts so very much.

I colored the image with Copic pens and highlighted it again with my trusty Yasutomo Niji Pearlescent Watercolors to add some glimmer. I'm really learning to like these! The amazing border and the tag are Memory Box dies - these are the best ever! I added a little bling and some hand-dyed ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is Hero Arts Classic Messages, CL414.

This one's for you, my sweet pal! Love ya!


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