Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It is hard to believe but I was chosen as 1 of 7 Ginger Gems for the Shades of Blue challenge on the Gingersnap Creations blog !!! I am beyond excited and so proud to wear my Ginger Gems button on my blog!! Thanks to those who voted and congrats to all the other winners!!!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I thought I would give this color theme challenge a try. Here's the inspiration
And here is my entry:
My main image is a TJ technique called cracked glass using an I Brake For Stamps stamp. The ruffle around it is made with a Stampin' Up medallion stamp (you can find video instructions here ) The ribbon is black twill and I used Word to write out Cherished and used a Stampin' Up punch to cut it out. Finally, I added pearls, from Kaiser. They are white though they don't look it.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT ME COMMENTS!!!
I totally appreciate each and every one!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I thought I would jump in... Even though my style is rather different ... LOL... This is Reach for the Sun. The theme is faces, and I have 3 on my tag...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Hi everyone! I got these adorable 2x2 canvases from http://www.skybluepink.com/ and decided to use my first one for the shades of blue Gingersnap Creations challenge . I love that blog (and yahoo group)!!! Such creative, caring, and sharing artists are part of this group!! Check them out...okay back to my creation...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hi everyone, I am participating in an ATC swap on Gingersnap Creations with the theme of Soar. I don't want to share my ATCs until they have been sent out to whomever gets them but I did want to share the album I made to hold the ATCs that I am lucky enough to get in this swap!!! I had seen a Hero Arts video on bookbinding using the Japanese stab technique. So I thought I would give it a try. Here is the result...
Saturday, July 10, 2010
So, Shani gave him his last bath, which he obviously loved (that's the photo above) and Drea let Debt sleep with her his last night (he usually slept in his own bed!) and then, this afternoon, after millions of hugs, kisses, and pets, he was put to sleep, with Drea, Shani and I present. Drea held him, while he looked at me, and the vet (who was absolutely wonderful) gave him an IV medication and within seconds he was gone... I realized then that he was once again healthy and whole and very happy!! So we felt a little bit better, but as with any loss, the pain is for ourselves and the heartache of not having our loved one around anymore!! His memory will live on forever!
This photo is dreadful of us humans but Debt once again looks happy! This was taken outside the Humane Society where we had him put to sleep...
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I have been wanting to participate in the Try That Technique challenge that Beth and Diana do each week and I finally got a chance to. It's a shame that the technique does not really show up on a scan because it turned out pretty. I also wanted to be sure to get in on the Wings challenge from Gingersnap Creations. I definitely like how it turned out. The butterfly is from The Angel Company. The background stamp is a world map from Flourishes though it is difficult to see. To gather the crepe paper ribbon I used thin Score Tape. I first taped one side of the tape to my craft sheet (where it won't stick) then laid the crepe paper down on the tape, gathering as I went. Then I lift the whole thing up and put it on my card. That was the first time I had tried that. Anyway, without further ado, the card, Wings:
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This was a tough one for me. I am not very good with detail work and this technique (from Technique Junkies) required me to outline some of my stamped image with white gel pen... eeeeek!! I gave it my best shot and this is the result. I would love to read your comments!! Thanks for looking. Oh, by the way, this card is going with a stack of cards I am sending to Operation Write Home, and organization who ships handmade cards to our military overseas, for them to send back home to their loved ones... an absolutely great group!!!