Sunday, September 26, 2010
We were pretty proud of the interest our cards generated at the event.
I was honored to have been asked to demonstrate some of the things you can do with the Simply Adorned jewelry line for them. Here is my table with all my goodies displayed. It was fun, but how can you go wrong with all those pretty things?
I always forget to take a picture while we are stamping. But did remember just before we left at the end of the event. That's the cleanest our table was the whole day!
Love these ladies!
Starting from the left is Patty Schnell, Jayne Singleton, (it was her birthday and the whole room sang to her!), Theresa Tesson, and Judy Sumner.
We are already looking forward to the next get-together!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
We used the Big Shot Spider Web Embossing Folder on card stock vellum for this card.
What you can't see very well in this picture, is that we also sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on a few strands of the web to give it a dewy look.
On top, is the new Raven Lace. It's so soft and pretty. We tied it several times to mimic a spider. But it's a pretty spider, don't you think?
Hey, it's Halloween! Gotta have chocolate!
This little box is made with the Scalloped Envelope die, using the Word Window punch for the handle. We put two together and tied it up pretty with a satin ribbon.
It just so happens that a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup fits very nicely inside.
Friday, September 17, 2010
This stamp is from a retired set called Words by Wilson. Blender pens were used to catch the shadows and water. It was cut out and then popped up using dimensionals, the water then was placed on top of that.
I think I see Marge and Rich up front wearing the red hats!
Thank you, Heather.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This little guy is so versatile. He is made with our new Two-Step Owl punch and I just love him. On this card, he is learning his ABC's. And look how clever he is to have found a greeting in them! Probably because he is wearing his Poppy Parade spectacles. I think even Sally Jessy Raphael would be jealous! (If you don't remember her, please don't tell me. I am showing my age!) The pencil is made with the Word Window punch and the tip of the Star punch.
Lisa Young is the inspired stamper who designed this cutie.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
That's not a woodpecker! It's a man, taking the tree down all by himself! I was terrified for him, because if something happened to him, I would have to save him!
I think the reason it was so painful is because so many moments in our lives have been shared with this tree. We have been in this house 26 years. Megan is 28, and Kim is 26. This was their playground while growing up. Under that very tree, they had their picture taken with their first dog. It's where I set up their little blow-up pool, to protect them from the sun. It's where their swing-set sat. It's where confirmation pictures were taken, and then prom. As they grew up, so did that tree. It kept the backyard shaded and cool while we grilled on the patio. It's where the birds nested in the birdhouses my father-in-law made for me. And where the squirrels (I named them Stumpy, who we believe had a run-in with a hawk, and Rusty), entertained me at the kitchen window, while I washed dishes.
Now it's all gone, but the memories.
It breaks my heart.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This one was made with nine punched circles.
Each circle is folded in half and adhered to each other until you get a fanned 3-D pumpkin.
I'm kinda getting the urge for pumpkin pie.
Wonder if you can make that on a fire pit....nah.