Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Busy Saturday

Here are three new sets I made on Saturday. The pictures aren't too great, as I didn't take two of them out of their see-through bags for the pics!

The two fall cards are from images from DAISIE CO.
They are a combination of these sets below:

"Harvest - Scarecrows and Gardens"
"Autumn Angel"
"A Time to Give Thanks"
"Autumn Brews"

The last one has a Verve stamp, Basic Gray companion papers, Cuddle bug circle and scallops

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I've Been Busy

I've been making cards like crazy to fill up this display rack for a sale in a little crafter's mall in my town. I haven't made anything new, but have been busy reproducing some I've already made. I am trying to have at least eight of each one that I am putting in the rack, and there are sixteen spaces on the I haven't had time to do anything very exciting......but I'm keeping busy!!

Hope to be back soon with something exciting after I get this rack filled!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One Sheet Wonder

This past week I had fun with a 'one sheet wonder project'.
I used a sheet of Basic Grey for my sheet I cut into pieces, and chose a companion page
to add to the cards
for some interest.

My card stock is SU , Riding Hood Red and Taken with teal.
I used various stamps and bling.
Most cards have some 3D mounting on them.
Enjoy! I did have fun making these!

Friday, August 14, 2009

At the Beach, and Something from Summer Vacation

These two challenges, At the Beach, by Cute Card Thursday and Something from Summer Vacation requested b yStamp Something Fridays were similiar enough to use this card for both of them.

The card stock is from SU, Riding Hood Red, and the DP is Basic Grey. The stars are bling, and the bare feet are from my first order of charms which I am loving! The little guy is a SU stamp. from Jose, one of my friends from England. She sent me some stamped images some time ago...and I thought this one was just perfect for this card. The picture is mounted on 3D tape which doesn't show very well in the picture.

I colored it with water color pencils. It is on very interesting water color paper with texture which I have not seen in the states. It was fun to work on.

Altho I did not go to the beach this summer for vacation, always in my mind's eye I am drawn back in memory to my blond little boy who loved to dig on the beach over forty years ago.

This card is one of the ten cards from a "One Page Wonder" I have been making the last few days.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More Baroque Motifs

I've been on a roll with this SU stamp set, Baroque Motifs. I have loved this color combination--Riding Hood Red and Pacific Point. I'm very low on cards, so I'm cranking these out to build up my supply.

Tomorrow will be using same set, only using SU River Rock and SU Buckaroo Blue card stock.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Friday Sketchers and The Pink Elephant

This week I am entering two challenges that I have not entered before. The sketch is from Friday Sketchers and the 1-2-3 directions are from The Pink Elephant. Both of these are new to me, but their examples are sure great on their blogs!

DP is from Stampin' Up
SU stamp, Baroque stamping set
CS is SU Pacific Point and Riding Hood Red
3D tape for two large circles.

Inside of card
Enjoy! I liked this challenge very much. I have been 'into' this stamp set for a few days, trying to see how many ways I could use it

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Company from Holland!

For over a year, I have had a cyber friend, Jenny, from Scrapbook Paradise, who lives in Holland. They have been in the US for a summer vacation and since Oregon was on their agenda, we arranged to meet!

Last Tuesday, Jenny and her family came to visit me. It was lovely to meet....and it felt so warm and embracing right from the moment I opened the door. There were hugs all around, and then a good visit together in the living room. Jenny is a tiny little thing, and her husband, Peter, is very tall, as is their oldest son, Bjorn. Twelve year old Ingmar is a big boy also, and so friendly. They are just a darling family.

I was most impressed with the love this family has for one another, and the genuine kindness they display to one another. Peter is a "hands on" dad which always warms my heart....and they all smile all the time! It was a privilege for me to be able to meet them!

After lunch Peter and the boys left, and Jenny and I got down to business in my craft room. We did have such a wonderful visit. She showed me some folds for a book, a heart book idea, and in general I learned lots from her. I have always admired her many little scrapbooks that she does.

I feel like I have known her always--the visiting was so easy, the exchange of ideas fun, and it was simply a deep pleasure to finally meet Jenny and her wonderful family. I feel I have been blessed!

Thank you Jenny, Peter and boys for making the effort to come visit this granny. You made my week!!

God speed as you return home tomorrow!