Saturday, October 6, 2012

Home Coming 2012

It was dark and it was cold and drippy rain but we managed to capture a few pictures.  Not everyone got out of the bus because there were a couple of girls that had on the most beautiful poofy tulle dresses.  I don't blame them because it was cold but not one of the girls wore so much as a sweater.  Brrrrrrr.  You can click on one picture to see them all bigger.  Sean is on the far left of the group and the one with the boys he's the 2nd one from the right.  The ones of him in the kitchen are before everyone got there.

Above - Inside the bus - a portion of it anyway.

 Sean is on left

 Mr GQ

Sean and his date

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sew Me Some Art

I love this background paper.  It makes me so happy to look at it.  I don't know why, maybe it's because it's so so vintage and I love sewing.  In any case I think it's just adorable.  The recipe is as follows:
Crafty Secrets CD#3 background
Graphic 45 - button and tape
sewing machine
7 gypsies - pin
Stampers Anonymous - big form
Computer generated verse
I also sponged up the edges and popped up the small and large dress form.  Large form was put on chipboard and popped - smaller one cut out from original pattern, also popped the measuring tape.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Patio 2012

After getting wiped out from hail again this year I managed to save a few plants and had to start all over again.  I do love sitting out early in the morning which is the only time you can actually enjoy it with this heat wave we have been in.  I'm posting the pics here so that you can see them all at one time instead of opening one at a time in email.  You can click on them to make them bigger.  Scroll down and see the notes I put on the bottom of a few of these before going to bigger view.

I have 3 whole peppers on that plant on the 2 white buckets

These are my morning glories I just love

My strawberry plants in the middle.

See my little tin flower - I got this at the greenhouse for 99 cents.  It must have fallen off something and I just love it.

My throw rugs to cover up the chippy floor that needs to be sanded and restained.

Monday, February 13, 2012

My 2012 Calendar

I finally made a calendar to use up some of my Graphic 45 scrap paper.  I hate throwing away good paper.  These are almost all Graphic 45 except I did mat them on coordinating card stock in case I wanted to switch it over and make a calendar going in reverse for 2013.  I used Tim Holtz die to cut out the calendars. the calendars themselves are a download purchased from Flourishes.   I wanted to keep them fairly clean and simplified but cute.  I used my Zutter to bind and various other embellishments - too many to mention.  I just dug through all my crap wonderful assortment of things and used whatever came to mind.  Hope you like and thank you for looking.  Have a wonderful year all!  You can click on the photos to make larger.

this is the inside of front and back covers

Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine's Day - Be Still My Heart

Simon Says Stamp and Show Song Title Entry
"Love Ain't Love Till you Give it Away"

This is my entry based on the song title by Reba McEntire.  For this card I used the cutout frame from the La Rue heart to sponge in Real Red ink.  Then I laid the cutout heart over the top.  I used a digi from  Digital Pencil Too and cut out the words separately.  I really like this card and that's unusual for me because I don't normally like things I design.  But I so love the couple and the heart.  Hope you enjoy.  Getting ready for early Valentine since I really skipped over the last holiday so badly.

Romantique by Graphic 45

I can't belive it's been so long that I haven't created a card.  Where does the time go I ask you?  It took me like forever to do this one and there really wasn't that much to do.  I used Graphic 45 paper "Romantique" and I cut out the roses and border from my Crafty Secrets CD #2.  I adore the La Rue heart from Memory Box.  I just had to have that one the minute I laid eyes on it.  You can't tell from this picture but the heart itself is not lying flat - it's humped up a little bit and the roses are raised up also.  I do like the colors.  Added a little bit of bling with some beige pearls and a tiny verse.  I love romance. Everyone say ahhhhhhh.