Now that the goodies have been delivered I can post pictures of them. These are for Baby V that is due next month to my beautiful Granddaughter Elizabeth and her hubby David. They are doing the super hero theme for his room so I thought that she would like these. Of course, being who I am I had to add a couple teddy bears!
Friday, April 5, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
I am not giving up card making, but something else has entered my life. My husband gave me a new embroidery machine for Christmas (well, actually before Christmas, he's not very good at keeping secrets). I did some sewing for my expected first great grand baby but was scared to try the embroidery for three whole months! I am signed up for a usage class that is next week, but I got tired of waiting, so I jumped in!I made these towels from some muslin that was given to me by a friend. They are 30" x 30". This is actually one towel with a design on either end.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
I did this card about a week early, but then kept looking at it and thinking it was missing something (posted previously). The brown roses are some that I bought at the Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup. They were so cute, but really too big and bulky to use on a mailed card, or for that matter, most any card. So I cut the bottom off to make it flatter, removed a few pedals to make it a little smaller, and squished it down which I think made it more vintage looking.
Friday, February 1, 2013
I am real happy the way this turned out. I almost didn't do it because my leave die is so delicate. The purple leave is actually the negative of the die.
This will be a birthday card for CWRES but I want to keep the simplicity of it by not mounting a greeting on the front.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I haven't posted for so long that I thought I would add something so that those that do follow my blog don't get entirely bored with coming here and having nothing to look at. I have been busy however. I completed 25 Birthday cards for my company, and have started the next batch. The first one I used some handmade washi tape. I've been wanting to try this for a long time, and finally got around to it. Iused regular white tissue paper, and colored it with Distress Stains, then stamped it. Then I turned it over and put score tape on it, then trim. I really like the look and there are so many possibilities.Another technique I've been wanting to do, but I have done it before. Stamping and then cutting apart and mounting like a mosaic. The stamp and paper are a free gift from the British Paper Crafts magazine that I subscribe to. The articles are "so-so", but I love their gifts that you get every month.
I started a really great weight loss program last fall. It is a Christ centered life style program called "Losing to Live" and I am really excited about it. I did it for 3 months and then started a class at my church. I am very anxious to see the changes it, and Christ can make in the lives of my friends as well as with myself.