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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Blessings

Quick card being mailed off to my Mom in California. She blesses our family in so many ways.
Paper is MME Quite Contrary, sentiment is JustRite stamps, digistamp is from PCS colored with Prismacolor & gamsol and scalloped mat is Cricut A Child's Year.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monkeying around

at the Phoenix Zoo...
I made this 6"x12" Zoo album for Lily's 4th birthday using Teresa Collins scalloped covers (they were white, so I painted them a nice jungle green) and used the bind-it-all. Teresa has thoughtfully included 6"x12" page protectors to her line which makes creating albums for little ones with oft-sticky fingers much more practical.
This is the cover. I'll post a few of the pages.

Pardon the glare from the plastic page protectors. Just a few of the pages from Lily's Zoo album.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Depressed? I think not...

Cambridge Caprice glassware mfd 1943-1949 in moonlight blue color

Other than books, pretty paper and scrapbook supplies, I'm not much of a collector. That being said, there is an exception--my glass. I fell in love with this particular line of depression glass over thirty years ago and when I happen upon a rare piece, can't help myself. It's been all packed away since our move to Arizona so it was time to pull a few pieces out and display them. I'd almost forgotten how beautiful they are, so I'm sharing! :)

P.S I would REALLY love the pitcher for my collection but here's where the depression sets in...they cost over $500 IF you can find one. Hahah...pretty though, isn't it?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring at last!

I've been wanting to try my hand at some different papercrafting and particularly altering something. Here's a close up of my first attempt. Little birdhouse is from Michael's, nummy paper from My Mind's Eye (Quite Contrary line), Doodlebug paper posies, Perfect Pearls, a little ribbon, a little lace, some Modge Podge and chalk. This is just a closeup of the top. I still need to get a good full photo and maybe I'll post it. This was REALLY fun! I've already bought two more birdhouses to play with.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Little Bird (dimensional gatefold card)

April's birthday card. Saw this cool technique and had to give it a try. I printed out a vintage bird image I found on line four times and cut and embossed it using my Nestabilities. Paper is K&Co and the sentiment inside is stamped on a paper doily which I spritzed with walnut ink and circled it with Liquid pearls. I used a photo anchor to keep the card closed.
(photos courtesy of April)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Just a great shot dd Allison took of our front yard after a rainstorm.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Bubble Bath Baby

First, let me just say I am a HUGE fan of the incredibly talented and creative Mel McCarthy of http:melstampz.blogspot.com. She generously posts free templates, detailed tutorials and witty commentary on her blog. When I saw the adorable baby card she created using a Squigglefly digi-stamp (available at http://www.squigglefly.com/shop/baby-bathing), I knew I had to give it a try. Mel probably could single handedly keep the embossing powder, gesso and embroidery floss industries in business. Do yourself a favor and check out her blog!

I used Prismacolor pencils rather than Copic markers and did the inket embossing technique on vellum, but I'm pretty happy with the result. The card is on its way in the mail today with a gift for a family member in Texas. Sure would love to be at the shower when she opens it. Thanks to Mel for all the inspiration not to mention the detailed instructions. I had a blast making it!