Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wind & Sea, Earth & Sky....

This little sweet is a Scrapling - I had never heard of them before, but I'm hooked. They measure 1.5 x 4.5 and are just the easiest and quickest thing ever to put together. Sara issued this as part of our Secret Sister Challenges for the Designing DIVAS Blog Group on SCS.

I used black CS from Bazzil, DP from the Basic Grey "Porcelain" pack, a white pen to do the dots around the border, black and white polka dot ribbon from Michael's, and a black jewel - sorry, I got it out our now non-existant local scrap store and I do not know the manufacturer.

I hope you like it Secret Sister...

Take Care,


Friday, June 12, 2009

Thank You...

This card was created for the Flourishes Easy Breezy 10 minute card challenge HERE. I hope that 10 minutes does not include deciding on papers etc., If that's the case I would NEVER be able to do a card in that short of time. Flourishes is having their release party tonight on Splitcoast, it's only an hour this time, so be sure to stop by in the Forums at 9 PM Central.

For this card, I used Basic Grey Porcelain papers and buttons, vintage cream seambinding, and a little stitching, along with dry embossing the DP. It really is a fast and easy card to put together - hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Take Care

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday...

...I'm getting really low on pinks, but I keep telling Beverly I'm going to participate - guess I'd better find some more - yes?? For some really great pink photos go to Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound to visit some really gorgeous blogs, some amazingly talented men and women, and spend some enjoyable leisure time. You'll find shops, recipes, new friends, and really some of the most gorgeous photos - all pink, including cars, architecture, flowers - you name it!

My first photo is of some pretty pink floral fabrics, some I've had for quite sometime - in fact a couple of them may even be considered vintage. My plan is to make pillows for my new redwood bench my husband made for me for Mother's Day, and one of them is for an apron pattern from the 30's or 40's that was in my Mother's belongings.

My second photo is not really "Pink" more like a "Lavender-Pink". We've lived in this house for 3 years now, and I've been trying to get these to bloom that whole time. They must be from the original owner/builder of the house because the people we bought the house from were definitely not gardners! Imagine my surprise when after all this time, my hard work finally paid off. I've been composting and mulching along with the threat that if they did not bloom this year they were going to be pulled up and something else planted there - apparently it worked!! I guess I should have waited a couple more days before taking a photo, because now there are 2 open on this same plant and another one getting ready.

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday everyone and a weekend too. We are off to Reno for the day - my husband to go to Pic and Pull and me to the art store and the scrapbooking store - ooooh and breakfast out he says - my kind of day!! Have a good one!

Take Care


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Never Forget.....

Solemn words, but oh so true. We never want to forget our fallen or standing heroes, sheroes, their families,and the losses we have seen.

This ATC was created for my Secret Sister in our SCS Blog Group, the Designing D.I.V.A.S. The shop I supply here in town is opening an extension shop for the summer near the lakefront and probably the biggest display she is going to have is Americana. So, I have been making banners, tags, placques, etc. for awhile now in the Americana theme. I had never made an ATC before although I have seen many and always wanted to, so this was the perfect opportunity and since I'm in the Americana mode, that's what I went with.

Take care, take time to remember and appreciate those who have given their lives for us and those who are still fighting to keep us free, because freedom is never really free.


Monday, June 1, 2009

I love the stillness of early morning...

It' so very still here in the mornings, only the songs of birds and soft breezes. It is my most favorite time of the day, before everyone is awake and I have time to catch my breath and just "be". My husband made me a beautiful redwood bench for Mother's Day which I have placed on the front porch. I love to sit, have coffee, and mentally prepare for the day. I've potted trees and plants all around - it is such a peaceful part of my life.

My card for today is for my Secret Sister in our Designing D.I.V.A.S Blog Group on SCS. The challenge was to make a birthday card. My image is one I bought on ebay and it's from Sugarloaf. I gold embossed it and then use watercolors. The DP is from the Sprout pack by Memory Box, the pink CS is from Bazzil, the Vintage Creme is from Paper Trey, and I used my Nesties for the circles. A little sewing finished it off. And, you'll notice I finally got a watermark!!

Have a wonderful day - try to find some quiet time just for yourself. With everything we have to do each and every day - it's so important to take even just a few moments to just "be".

Take Care