Sunday, September 27, 2009

Autumn Leaves

Again this photo was taken in my dining room which must have terrible lighting...the colors in person are so pretty. The leaf is stamped on velum in several colors at once. The colors were put on the stamp with sponge daubers, a breath of life was put on it (cant call it huffing any more since that is something done with drugs now) and stamped onto the velum. Velum was then placed on white paper and layered from there.

This year our trees are just turning brown; only a few have bright colors. A summer loaded with rain and cold temps then a quick heat flash in August really damaged the leaves this year. Now that it is "leaf peeping" season there isnt anything pretty to "peep." I need to clean my disaster that I call a craft room and stamp some pretty leaves I guess....

Happy Stamping

Friday, September 25, 2009


Here is a cute little card using the large medallion background stamp. Once again it was a stamp I wasn't going to get....well guess what? You got it; that baby was on my Sept order! It was cute on this card and check out what Gretchen Barron did with it!!

I just love the looks of that tree and here is a great post with an awesome tutorial. I thought it wouldnt be overly hard just some thinking and going slow. Well Melanie makes it look easy peasy. I am in hopes to earn the tree in Oct when I am hostessing a workshop along with some other great goodies....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Treat

Here is a card we made at our monthly stamp club. My best friend (since we were 5) was the hostess-she was actually very out of sorts-and didn't feel well at club so I actually made two of everything while she laid on the demos couch. The colors are much better in real life-I took the photos down stairs and apparently the lighting isn't all that great. But you get the idea. It was still a great get together for everybody else.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm A Winner!!!

Oh my goodness I cant believe it. After being in the car for almost 6 hours straight bringing my son back to his apartment I started checking blogs since I am physically & mentally tired. And I had to stop by my friend Karen's Blog and I was chosen as a winner of Sizzix texture plates! I cant believe it! It really made my day. Karen is a online friend from VC Rocks and she shares great Weight Watchers recipes too

Friday, September 11, 2009

Anniversary 9-11

Today is my 10th anniversary with DH. Happy Anniversary Honey, I love you!

Last year at this time I went away with my best friend (her anniversary is later this month). Our dear hubbies didnt want to go anyplace with us and we were dying to see Daniel Radcliffe in Equus (great performances by everyone by the way). So my girlfriend and I left hubbies at home and we went to NY for the weekend.

My best friend and walked all over NY and had a blast. I took so many pictures my memory card in the camera was full.

We also went to Ground Zero. It was heart breaking and it was still a mess at the time. Hopefully there has been more progress since then. Here are photos that I took last year and never posted.

This cross was part of a building and it was actually found just like this. The white part is some type of plastic that was melted to the iron. Here is a close up of the plaque that was put at the bottom.

Across the way from Ground Zero a building has a wall length memorial made from broze (I think). It is a mural of the site, fire fighters, volunteers, etc. There were flowers and many items that were left in honor of all the victims of that terrible day. One in particular just made me cry. A beer sitting all by itself with a note. God bless those who left us and the survivors...

Monday, September 7, 2009

One Sheet Wonders

Can you believe I have been stamping since 1999 and have never made cards with a one sheet wonder?!?! Neither can I; but one day I was bummin' out because I am getting low on basic card stock and then I realized I had two packages of In Colors (from 07 I think) that I had been hoarding. I made these cards as a gift for DH's grandmother. A few years ago I altered a metal tin and gave her cards. So I figured I better restock it for her. I used odds and ends that I had: I had ribbon that matched the carribean blue perfectly and they were not purchased at the same time or even to be used together. I finally used a gromet that came with my big cropadile. What was I waiting for? And clear rhinestone brads that I had. My goas is to start using more embellishments on my cards.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Here are before and after photos of my daughter. You can see why mommy cried. The hairdresser was great doing the best she could with what was left of my daughters hair. Instead of a "comb over" my daughter has a "comb forward" LOL. It will still be a few months before the shortest part of her bangs grow out and the photo doesnt show the shortest part. It is only hair and it will grow back....eventually.

The cats hair is growing in as well. There are only a few spots that really show that she had a haircut too. I still havent figured out why the cat just laid there. I would understand if it was the old cat that only moves to eat and go to the bathroom but it was the one year old cat. However DD gets to drag that young cat around and it never scratches, bites or anything. If anyone else tried any of that stuff our hands would be shredded!