Monday, July 30, 2012


I don't like having to make Sympathy Cards, but my Brother-in-law lost his little sister this week-end and I really want him and Judy to know that our thoughts and prayers are with their family.

I used Baja Breeze CS for the base of the card and some of the new white core'dinations Early Espresso CS and ran it through the new 8/1 Textured Impressions Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  The tree with the little girl in the swing is from the Forever Young Stamp Set stamped with VersaMark and using White Embossing Powder. The sentiment is in the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set.  I cut the sentiment out with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits, along with the saying on the inside. A bit of Baja Breeze sponging and I added two pearls colored with Sharpies (dark brown). 

Big prayers and loves to Mike, Judy and the entire family.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Back from Convention 2012

Wow, what a fun-filled week.  My Twin Judy and I drove this year, we had so much fun and had room (barely) for all the fun stuff we accumulated from gifts and Momento Mall!  No way to explain how much fun and how inspiring Convention is, you have to experience it first-hand to really feel how much emotion and excitement it generates.

We finally were able to make the tour out to Home Office in Riverton ~ I need to talk to "my Boss", I think our office needs some "upgrading"???

 The staircase from downstairs at Riverton leading to the upper floor...just beautiful~
And this is the center of the bottom floor, totally amazing!!

Hope to post more soon, didn't get home until Sunday night and up again at 5:00 a.m. on Monday for the "regular job"!

What a great week we had, can hardly wait until next year!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lexi's Birthday Card

My hubby's Great-Granddaughter had a Birthday ~ she lives in Arizona and this is the card I created for her special occasion!

I used Melon Mambo for the Card Base and Gumball Green CS for the inside frame. The frames were cut using Framelits - Labels Collection.  The background layer on the front of the card and flap of the envelope is Summer Smooches DSP.  I stamped the little girl and boy in the wagon using Life shared Stamp.  I added a strip of Satin Stitched Gumball Green Ribbon.  I colored the image with Colored Pencils and used the Blender Pen to fill in.  Hope her Birthday was very special!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Table Saw Gift Card Holder

I saw this on Laurie Zoellmers's site some time ago.  I ordered the tutorial and here's my version of the Table Saw Gift Card Holder designed by Amanda Corbet at Craft Project Central.  This project was very tedious, not sure how anybody ever figures this kind of stuff out ~ let alone put together a step-by-step tutorial for it!  Thank you Amanda...

Now ~ here's my version:

Will have to be somebody who will keep this gift (not just the gift card) before I'll be using it!  LOL!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Scrapbook Page

At Patty Bennett's Luv2Stamp Group Meeting last month Lorena Martinez-Ochoa showed us how to create an 8x8 Scrapbook Page using Fan Fair DSP.  Last week I was going to my Uncle's funeral and my Sis' (twin) Judy scanned and sent me some old pictures of my Uncle George.  I decided to use the page we made and added the pictures and mounted the 8x8 onto a 12x12 piece of Patio Party DSP that I presented to my Aunt, she was very surprised and pleased to see the old pictures. 

She shared them with everyone and it put a smile on her face...