Monday, August 30, 2010
Just a quick story today. On Sundays I often go to the neighborhood middle school (we called them junior highs) to walk around the track. Yesterday the gate I usually enter was locked, so I walked down the street and entered through another gate. I walked my mile, singing along with the oldies on my iPod, did my stretching and was heading toward the gate to exit. Are you ready for this – the gate had been locked. With a huge chain and big padlock. Oh, yes! I was trapped in the schoolyard on a Sunday morning! Knowing there was no way I could scale the 6-foot high fence, I started to panic. How was I going to get to Michaels for craft supplies, what was I going to eat, how was I going to update my blog, how was I going to watch Mad Men?
Lucky for me my dear husband was just a call away. He arrived on a white stallion (okay, in a beige Toyota) and was able to release me. The details (and, no, they do not include bolt cutters and a hack saw) aren’t important, but he is my hero once again! Bless his heart.
The lesson? Stay home and eat pancakes on Sunday mornings.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Okay, pals, I am doing it again. The Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger is this photo of this most amazing house. I may be taking these triggers too literally, but here goes. I decided to use an embossed wood grain to reflect that this is an architectural shot and to represent the white textures. Then, am I the only one who thinks of flamingos when I see those angular raspberry-colored chairs? I do admit to being partial to flamingos...... (after all, this house IS in Miami!). Other than the soft bouquet of flowers on the table, this photo is all angles and so is my card. Lots of white in the background, some subtle aqua bling to reflect the sunshine on the water and in the room. While this isn't one of my best card designs, it was fun to be challenged with colors and ideas I would have never attempted. Thanks again, Cath!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Okay, here is the deal. I have been lurking around Moxie Fab World for over a year (do check it out!). Loved it, but I stayed in the shadows. What fun is that? So now that I have a blog I decided to jump in! What a perfect time, too. When I saw this Tuesday Trigger it screamed to me! All I could think about was my favorite CuttleBug embossing folder and the packets of amazing handmade that my dear Aunt had just given me for my birthday!
This is the card that I made for my Aunt based the jewel box inspiration. To create the raised design (like on the jewel box) I used my embossing folder on a piece of aluminum foil and antiqued it with Ranger Alcohol Inks. The rich designs of the handmade paper I used reflect those on the box, the tiny corner brads reflect the knobs on the box and the rhinestone brads are representative of the jewelry. Sentiment is Hero Arts CL148.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I made this simple card for my amazing sister-in-law Betty. This gal can do everything - sail, sew, cook, bake, raise kids, be a wonderful grandma, fix things, help people - you name it, she does it! And she does it all expertly and with love. Some kind of woman, that is for sure. Betty likes all things blue and vintage, so the card has both. The vintage ribbon, tatting and buttons came from a garage sale. It was fun to put this together for such a special person.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Happy Monday! This is a diorama card featuring a cute mermaid (love those gals! Can you tell?) from Crafty Secret's "Mermaid Clear Art Stamps". I actually won this set earlier this year from Sandy, the gal who does it all there! What a treat - I have really enjoyed this adorable set. Check it out, they have really neat crafting supplies. I completed this card as part of a challenge at Splitcoaststampters where I just made my first ever post.
The front of the card features the Crafty Secrets sweet sentiment, a seahorse, rhinestones and some Cuttlebug fish. The inside of the card has three layers of ocean life, so it only took about two days to complete - ha! It kind of reminds me of my old ViewMaster! The images are colored with Copics and some are suspended on thread to add to the 3-D look. I added some Tahiti Beach (MuddPuddles.net) sand and layers of torn paper for the beach. Don't you want to jump right in?
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
No card today (I have some ready, but my camera is not cooperating), but I want to highlight my new blog header! WOW! Isn't it grand! This was designed using the image on my business card by a most creative gal, thepohOtospOt, over at one of my favorite crafts shopping places, etsy. Check out this shop - this gal has talent and is patient and fun!
Now that I have figured out how to embed a link I can share this (and all kinds of other delights!) with you. So, check it out and let me know what you think! I am just delighted to have a new face!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This is super fun, and you get to wear glitter on your face for a couple of days! The stamp, which goes just perfectly with this image, is by Cornish Heritage Farms, paper by Heidi Swapp, and shapes by Nesties in my Cuttlebug. I finished it all off with Copics color, a vintage button, embroidery thread, a Prima flower, a rhinestone, and some sheer ribbon.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Hope you have some vacation plans, even they are in your own backyard. Enjoy!