Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I have been trying to work on ideals for my Christmas cards. I did these two last week. I have left them laying here to look at. I have definitely decided that I don't like them and they will be thrown away. The more I looked at them the more I disliked them. So back to the drawing board for this year's card. The red poinsettia on the white card looks like it is sitting on a mason jar seal. What a hoot that is!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday night my sister in Boone had planned a weenie roast for our family. The place has a covered picnic area, a big fire pit, and a stream running beside it. They even supply fishing rods. The day started off raining and damp and we were afraid it wouldn't clear up but in the end the weather co-operated. It was still dampened though for my 8 year old grand-daughter, when she developed a migraine right before time to go. She wanted to brave it out and still go, but bless her heart she spent the entire evening in the vehicle trying to sleep off the headache. Her head was hurting so bad, that she got sick on her stomach 4 times.
When my sister invited us to this, I remembered a post that Nicole Heady made a couple of months ago. She had made individual bags with the ingredients for 2 smores, for all of her guest. I thought that was a good ideal, easier then everyone trying to break up the crackers and candy bars and stuff. This is my version of Nicole's inspiration.
Here are the pictures of my finished little bags.
Here are a few pictures from Saturday night.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"Tonight we are going to do a layout using the masking technique.
A mask is the opposite of a stencil. Masks you buy are usually made from a flexible material has a lightly tacky backing so it will hold its placement as you paint or ink around it to create a unique background."
After reading that, I thought well I don't have a mask and don't even know how to begin. I kept reading over it again and again. I had no ideal what to make.
I had to go to Walmart to get some prescriptions, and passed this counter that had foam pumpkins and everything a kid would need to decorate them with, So, I purchased those for the grand girls. When I was unpacking all my bags, I thought well why not try one of them. I have been eying over and over this picture on my desk that was taken years ago of my oldest son's first Halloween.
I took a cream colored piece of card stock, and just laid the foam pumpkin down and sponged around it with bright orange. I moved it several times. I printed the pictures 2 times, and in one corner, I pasted a cutout of the same hat, that Scott had on in the picture. In the other corner was the jack-o-lantern that I cut out of the other picture. Thanks for looking. I enjoyed this challenge, I finally got to use those old snapshots. Notice the furniture, and the carpet, you will be able to just about guess what year it was. Yes, I admit, I had gold shag carpet, along with Coppertone appliances. Oh, those were the happy years.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Well yesterday was actually her birthday, but I didnt get a chance to post it until today. I did get it in the mail on time though. I just used a butterfly I found by googling, cut it out twice, sit the top butterfly on a 3D dot, on top of the other one. I also put some little crystal beads on each dot of the butterfly. Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I went ahead and made one about last year. I wanted to use last years pictures because my Mother was healthier.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
This is a little birthday reminder book I made a friend for Christmas, I am going to work on all the out of town gifts first, so I'll have them ready to mail in time. The original book I found at Big Lots. I didn't like the cover on it, so I replaced it with some of mine, used a nestie to make a background for her initial. I added a ribbon, and beside her name I put a little lady bug. On the inside I added a few blings, and things. I will put some cards in the pockets of each month. I forgot to take a picture of that. Thanks for looking.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Just a post note - Flossie Mae is now in time out. (Laundry Room) I had a antique lace tablecloth on my dining room table, it and the vase of flowers just landed in a chair. Hurricane Hanna had already passed by NC, so the perpetrator had to be Ms. Flossie. *wink*wink*
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Yes that is what you think it is in the background. Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Monday, September 1, 2008
OK now to the challenge. Pat said "So how would you frame or display a special picture?? That, ladies, is tonight's challenge!! " After seeing her sample I knew there was no way, I could come up with anything as good as she had shown us. Making a quick trip to Big Lots on Saturday to get some odds and ends, I turned down the candle aisle which was a shortcut to the register. This candle holder was on a shelf sitting all to itself. Guess it was waiting on me. This is my answer to Pat's Challenge. Sorry for the length of post and so many pictures.
This turned out to be really a simple challenge. Plus I have what I think is a pretty momento of "their night" to give to them for a gift. All I had to do is take the little candle and it's frame off the candle holder and make a template to cut the photos by. After cutting the photos out using the template I inserted the photos down inside the holder, put the top back on, put one of those little battery operated tea lights down in it, and put a few embellishments on it. Sorry the photos aren't real clear, the reflection off of the glass messed with them. Again thanks Carolyn and Becky.