Saturday, August 30, 2008
We were away this last week for our last days of freedom before school ......I am going to be working a bit more as well starting Sept.... so we thought we should get away!!! We have some family (hubbies side) up in Vernon so up we went...They have a really nice beach up there and we needed some last minute clothing for the girls....We got together for dinner at their house mid week ...thought I would make a thank you for them... I know that they love all Japanese figures (they ...most of them ...are Japanese....). I saw something similar to this girl on scs and I expanded on it. Thanks for the idea!!!
Friday, August 29, 2008
I am smitten with this set!! I think it is so easy and versatile ....You have so many color choices and textures to work with.....I didn't pop it up with these ones but I will do it on the next one I make!!! I think the 2 step stamps make such great layered cards...what do you think???
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It was our 12th anniversary on the 24th of the month!! Yippee!! Here is the card I made for my Hubby!! We always write Forever on our cards to each other...so this was a perfect stamp for us!! He bought me a very lovely card ..of course I think he should have made one!! HA Ha...he is not like that!! He likes to see me did it and be happy ....not try it for himself!! Just as well I think!!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Well I told you how nice our day was yesterday...Here are the pics of the cards!!!
Kathy made the soft sky card with the butterflies on it...so soft and it is hard to tell but she has embossed the word ...it is a wonderful card!
She also made the dark blue card with the cross on it. It is from our sister in law and brother...
I made the one with the sail boat.I did copy it from scs bit I did add all the details that the original one had...It was 16 layers of paper....yikes it was a heavy card!!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
We all had so much fun today....Thank you to Michelle and Nick for a great afternoon and a beautiful night!!! It was a nice Christening ...well done and Quick to boot!!! NO Just kidding It was lovely and just as long as it should be!!!! My baby Ryan was such a good boy and sooo happy for the whole thing!! Here are some cards Kathy made as some thank you's for those who made a donation to the Kidney Foundation..For my Papa....and my Dad put together a cd of pics (that is what he does...see my fave blogs on the side....) for all the sisters of my Grandfather...I know they will love it and hey it is a cute cover as well!!! His last name was Fagan.....so you get the F on the cover!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
These are so fun to watercolor... Having fun with the purple and yellow.....It is almost back to school and I can't wait for the girls to get into their school and get settle...I think I am more nervous about it then they are!! I also can't wait for dancing to start. I guess I am a sucker for the structure of it all. The Christening is this weekend and I still don't have my card but Kathy does..I can't show you yet Michelle will be looking and I can't have that surprise ruined so I will post it and the one I make asap......
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
We have some friends that got engaged on Monday night.....So Happy for them.....This is the card I made for it....I didn't know her well so I thought neutral for the card.....It was great she loved it!!! And really that is all that matters!! That and the ring!!!
I know , I know!! This will be the last set of these thank you cards!! I am doing up all my cards..I have an engagement that I need for tonight and of course one for my baby Ryan...I am off to get the Rosary today....
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I haven't been doing much card making since the last bunch but here are a couple more....I will be coming up with a Christening card really quick...I need a bit of inspiration....before I attempt one..I will let you know how it works out.....
Monday, August 18, 2008
Ok..... so I am up late tonight.....I felt like stamping a bit and thought I would share a couple of the cards..... I made quite a few tonight and I think you can tell how I feel right now!! Yep these are bright and cheery. I thought I felt a totally opposite but it turns out I feel pretty good and it shows!! Well I am off to bed....we have a busy week before we go away again ....talk about lucky....and guess what school is starting soon!! YIPPEE! I can't wait!!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Ok so I went camping with Michelle, her family and my girls...my hubby is more of the 4 * hotel kind of guy so he opted out of this adventure..Michelle and co came for 2 nights and we stayed on for a couple more!! Brave huh??!!
We had a great time at the lake and we will do it all again next year!!
Ok so I learned how to blog on a schedule and it worked like magic. You didn't even know we were gone did you!! I promised Michelle's Christening card and here it is...She used Velum over a cross and the embossed the words.. so nice...no wait just plain beautiful!! Here is a pic of the trees outside our tent door!!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Ok I told you I would be making more of this set!!! I was thinking about Hawaii and wishing I was there!!! So this is how they turned out...A bit of a tropical background and Voila!! I thought I would see if I could do a few same theme but totally different...What do you think???
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Ok are you so sick of this set?? I can't help it and I will keep using...yes it is that good!! Ha Ha!! Ok so I thought the background is really cool looking with this...What do you think?? Yep I know you LOVE IT!!!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Ok.... so Kathy has been working up a storm!! Here are some more of her super cards... We have been busy filling up our "card spots" and you get a preview of lots of them this time... Yippee.... I am camping with the girls this week and Michelle and her family are coming as well for a couple of days...so excited...and the car is full!!! Wish us luck! Kathy is smart she is coming up to visit for the day...sorry the last pics were so small....I am going to try to change them but for now....
Monday, August 11, 2008
Well Kathy has made some beautiful cards and I wanted to show you my Fave 3!!! There were so many beautiful cards I had to pare it down ....
Michelle is working on Christening cards...Yep... it is already that time for our baby boy!! I will post it soon...
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Ok so as we all know ...or maybe you don't...Michelle is really creative....but she does not do the grunt work....so here she is in action with these beautiful flowers (made from punches) and in the background we had to do all the other things for her so we could put these out for sale!!! I love her but the next bunch are hers to do....yep that is right....you heard it here....(ok you all know I will be doing it next time too but I take what she gives because she gives alot.......) I just love it when she teaches me something...It seems to happen more and more...I know Kathy feels the same...Ok enough mush I thought there is a time for pool fun and now is it!! I love the splashing around.....
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Ok, so the past couple of weeks we have been crazy....We have been up in the air and bouncing all over the place...I "had" to jump right back into crafting... you know... it is so hard when you keep looking at your craft area and you know all it will take is for you to have a few mins and sit down....It was the sitting at my desk that I just didn't (couldn't) do!!! Silly... yes... but that was it for the last while....But here I am and thankfully I have time and the desire to get back in the swing of it...I might have been putting it off because I also had to do some blogging for my Dad and it is hard when you don't know what the heck you are talking about!!! I know way more and I am done ...for now anyway...ps please visit his blog....it is in my faves...Castking Furled Leaders. He was so happy he sent me flowers...yep... a picture over the internet...Thanks Dad!! So here is a couple of the cards I did today I love the Butterfly and I think they are making a comeback...Yep I am way ahead of the crowd!!!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
What a great idea to give a card and have your family or the family that you are sending it to...Michelle is so great with these people.....This is on of the Birthday cards for our family birthday we had on sat!
I have finished another block on the Hawaiin Quilt I am making.....Thought that I would show you.....It is going to be colorful...That is for sure...
Monday, August 4, 2008
This card a made a while ago but I forgot to post it. I really liked the colors. I was trying to use the scalloped punch ...sometimes I can't get into it ....I always try to use 3 but it never really works....I think I got it for this one..What do you think??
Friday, August 1, 2008
Today was a hard day... we had the funeral today and of course the gathering after. It was nice to see all everyone we don't see unless there is a wedding or funeral. That seems sad but I guess that is the way it is for most.
Tomorrow being a new day...we are finally celebrating our sister in laws b day and my nephews b day...we had to postpone because of a flu bug that hit that family!!! So I can show you her card now and I will post Kathy's and Michelle's tomorrow night after the party...I used the wild rose it was one that I got because it was leaving the cat and I had to have it.....I used the crystal effects on some of the roses and have lots of layering in the flowers..it might be hard to see..I think she will love it.