This is a scrapbook layout I finished doing a challenge at CocoaDaisy.com, a new site I discovered with so many talented scrappers.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I am hoping to sell at the Farmer's Market in Phoenixville. They are having a Bee festival to pay homage to the honey bee for all it does for our gardens. These are some of the ideas I have come up with to sell. I know I need some help with my photography, and editing doesn't seem to be working for me either.
I have made a card, candle and some wine charms, some with beaded wire holders and the others will have a hoop and some beads to put them on the wine glass.
Friday, March 19, 2010
This post is all about Jake. Jake has always thought his hair to be his strength, there have been really ugly scenes at the salon when he has been forced to get his hair cut. Last night started off that way, he was whining and begging not to go. These pictures do not really show the length of his hair. While I really don't mind long hair on boys, I cannot stand the long bangs in the eyes (I know it's a grown up thing!). You can actually see his eyes in these photos, usually not so much. So with out further fanfare here is Jake before:
and here is Jake after:
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Jake and his friend with their Spring Show t-shirts.
I have been following The Shabby Stamper's blog http://ponygirl40stamps.blogspot.com/2010/03/knobbly-gnome-walk-day-three.html for the past 3 days, she is doing a gnome walk with her favorite set Knobbly Gnomes, which as it happens is my favorite set too! I haven't had time to play with the set because I am making so many thank you cards for the middle school. So I took inspiration from one of her gnome cards to make one of my Alice cards. Take a look at her Gnome card, I used the same techniques as her, except I used flannel background for the bottom layer. This card is for the costume designer so I wanted lots of texture. I popped Alice up. I used certainly celery, bashful blue and very vanilla. I colored Alice with watercolor pencils. Thanks for looking!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Two more cards I made for the play my son is in. The stamps are from a set I got from RedEowyn. The Dodo Bird is for the band director. I used a sheet of music form a very old piano book dated 1918. I found the book in tatters at a used book sale. You can see the paper is very brittle. I really liked this title for the card so I choose to think the tears give it character :) I used Bravo Burgundy ribbon and card stock. The Alice card is for the Art Teacher who has made incredible scenery with the help of a group of students. One of the scenery pieces has a flamingo on it so I thought this was a good image for him. For this card I used SU's Cameo Coral, and Bravo Burgundy for the mat and photo corners, I colored with prisma water color pencils and a blending pen. I have two more cards to make, the school's other art teacher is helping with the program and some work on the scenery and a parent volunteer is making almost all the costumes, by hand, by herself, wow!
thanks for looking!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
oh boy, I happened upon a brand new challenge called an anti card challenge, since I love making other projects besides cards, this will be right up my alley. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482486
Lauraos wanted us to make a bookmark for our next door neighbor's daughter, Hermoine, who is turning 10 today. I decided since she has 6 older brothers she is quite the tomboy, and as well as being an avid reader plays the guitar. She has started her own rock band, "The Rockin' Readers". Ok that is lame, lol, doesn't matter no one reads my blog anyway :)
I used some not so new but totally uninked stamp sets for this, Su's Extreme Guitar and Extreme Elements. I also folded the book mark in 1/2 and put some little basic grey magnets on it so it stays put. The dimensions are 8 1/2 x 1 3/4 for the very vanilla and 9 x 2 for the yo yo yellow card stock.