Saturday, April 30, 2011
I wore my hair up though, so you really can't see how long it's gotten; but you can see that I did not successfully go blonde. I decided to stay with my brown hair!
Friday, April 29, 2011
The background was stamped with Market Street Stamps, A Bit of Burlap. I stamped it with some sand ink and I think it adds that extra little something to the image panel.
Hope you have a terrific weekend!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I used a punch of black with the border die, I thought it mimicked the circles on the bird cage.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I used Verve's Because of You set, it is chock full of wonderful silhouettes and beautiful verses and sentiments perfect for Mother's Day. I usually give my Mom a hanging basket or plant of some sort for Mother's Day, so I went the floral route regarding the image, papers, and embellishments. And, her favorite color is blue; not this color blue, but it works.
The silhouette was overstamped with the sentiment in black, it really does add a little punch. I also added "Mom" in black as well. The Rolled Flowers are the star of the show, I really enjoy the fact that you can make them virtually any size based on how tightly you wind them. I added the aqua pearls to the center and am kicking myself for not adding black pearls instead.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I used Verve's Up, Up, and Away and some fun October Afternoon papers. I even airbrushed within the nesties oval for a more complete sky look. I had forgotten how fun the airbrush is.
I picked up my first pair of glasses on Friday afternoon. They fit me great, I don't look hideous in them, and they help me see better. Even Duke liked them and he is a tough critic, it's hard for him to sugar coat things. I have a progressive lens (had to get bifocals), so I have to give myself some time to adjust to this new change. I'll share pics soon.......I know, some of you are still waiting from when I got my hair colored and some as far back as when I got it cut. Soon!
Monday, April 25, 2011
We ended up having Easter Dinner at our home yesterday. It was the three of us and then Duke's son, Jason, and his fiancee, Tina. We also had Charlie, Duke's stepfather. Everything turned out perfectly, it was a great time.
Friday, April 22, 2011
I took the day off and will be off to the mall later to pick up a pair of my glasses. I hope the fitting goes well, I am very excited to be able to see better.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I just added a few more fun details like the butterflies, the punched grass, and the scallop circle element and called it done!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I have posted this recently, but thought it was cute enough to re-visit for Lisa. I used some bright colors and included a really great set from Paper Makeup Stamps, appropriately called Sprinkles and Cherries. It's my go-to set for birthdays.
You can see the rest of the participants at the My Time Made Easy blog.
Friday, April 15, 2011
I adore the branch with leaves. The butterfly paper is from GCD Studios, the Melody Ross collection. The patterns are pretty bold and graphic in nature; some foil, textured, and flocked sheets.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
First, I used the sketch at the clean & simple blog, FTL135; I saw the circle element and immediately thought of the doily dies from PTI. And, the butterfly was stamped with word art from the When There's Nothing Left to Say set using some VersaMark ink, a flower from Springtime Solids was stamped with ligt blue ink and then it was embellished with gems.
The Color Throwdown challenge, CTD136, featured a pretty color combo. And, while it's still bright and colorful, the kraft does tone it down and make it more earthy.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I added some punched stars and three flags to the left of the image panel with the Sentiment Flags die. A little embossing reinforced the masculine theme. Another card for the stash, woot!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
I knew I wanted to use my new Lil Inker Pinwheel die and stamp set, so I got right to work Saturday morning. The Martha Stewart papers were the perfect choice for this spring inspired card, so soft.
We had a pretty good weekend. On Saturday, Cody and a few of his friends had a "game day" here, mostly playing video games and then playing outside for the rest of the day. It was a glorious day until the storm blow in. It was pretty windy and we got some rain, but wasn't as bad as they were predicting for our area. Another county got large hail and damaging winds, so we got very lucky.
One of Cody's friends spent the night and they woke up bright and early to start the games again. With Cody being essentially an only child, his tolerance for other children leaves much to be desired. After a mere 24 hours, the bickering started. They worked it out (a few times!) and things went well for the better part of Sunday. Whew!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I got a call from my Mother late last night. Dakota's latest PET scan has revealed 4 tumors in his stomach. We won't know until Wednesday if they are cancer or if they are simply masses.
If you are a praying person and have prayers to spare, I am asking for prayers on his behalf. Thanks to every generous heart.
I will most likely take the week off from posting any new projects to my blog, I have been extreme busy and now I am needed elsewhere. l'll report the doctor's findings as soon as we hear anything.