Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Altered canvas

Actually 3 canvas's.
Earlier this fall I took pictures of my Mother in law's flowers that she has growing in her gardens. I was just playing around with my camera but the shots turned out great. So when I showed her the pictures on my computer she wanted me to print her a copy of each. Of course I got to thinking and came up with the idea to put these flowers onto a canvas and she can hang them in her deck. She has a beautiful screened in deck and I think these will go perfect in there. I'm hoping she'll think the same thing.
They are all 12 x 12 inches so the pics are all cut to 3 x 3. I added a little chipboard and pewter accents, oh and some rub on words I had kicking around. Instead of adding squares of pattern paper, I took pictures of her statues and foliage and added them in to break up the flowers a little. After I was done I put 3 coats of mod podge over it to make dusting easier.
I made it so they could be displayed 3 in a row like this or separate.
hmmmmm, I wonder if she reads my blog???

Friday, October 26, 2007

DATES, for the Christmas Card Classes

I have picked some dates for the Christmas Card Class. I am going to have 3 small classes and they will be in my home. No more than 6 people in one class, so space is limited.
Dates/times I have choosen are:
~Saturday November 10th starting at 1pm.
~Saturday November 17th
~1st class starting at 9am
~2nd class starting at 2pm
It will probably take about 3-4 hours to complete all the cards.
You can also choose to do 12 cards for $25 or 15 cards for $30. BUT, you have to let me know ahead of time how many cards you'd like to make as I precut everything for you.
You can call or email me to sign up and you are always welcome to invite a friend to join the fun.

Friday, October 19, 2007

I never know what to put for a title!!

This is another layout made from the level one hostess scrapin' kit. I hand cut the } which took way too long!! It needs a little something on the left side to balance out the black. I tried to doodle that little corner thing with the black marker but not sure if I like it. Maybe a photo corner??? I dont' know. I'll figure something out. Oh, and it's not ribbon on the right side, just cardstock cut to look like riboon. :) This card I CASEd off of SCS again. I wanted something beautiful/elegant for my parents 40th anniversary. I looked it up and 40 years is the RUBY. The orginal card had 'kind' in black instead of the red 'cherish'. This is beautiful IRL. Hope they like it! CS I used was black and River Rock and some dp. The only thing I stamped was the flower in the middle from the Baroque Motifs set.

Have a great weekend all!!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Here are 2 cards I've got on my desk right now ready to send away. I have a few more I'm working on for some penpals/friends. After this I would love to get started on my Christmas cards. Haven't decided if they'll all be the same or have a variety. lol
I'd like to plan another Christmas card class this year. It's always so much fun. I'd like to do it one Saturday in November, let me know what dates would work for you all. We'll do 12 cards for $25 or 15 cards for $30. And if there's enough interest for a second group again this year, you know I'll run it.
CASEd this from a card I saw on SCS. It was so easy and looks so nice IRL. Made this as a baby card for some friends who just had a baby boy. Stamp set I used, Baroque Motifs and last years level one hostess set for the sentiment.
This card I made for a friend who just lost her husband. The green pp is from MSS, the stamp sets are Terrific Tulips (retired but I still love it) and Sincere Salutations.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Still no laptop

So Dwight finally called Linksys on Friday evening while I was out shopping with Eva. (hehehe) Well, when I got back he was in a horrible mood!! Spent 3 hours on the phone with them. BUT, we're getting a new router so hopefully this stops happening.
This afternoon I'll try to install my camera program onto the desktop and hopefully it will work this time.

I did make a baby card and a thinking of you card this weekend and eventualy I'll show you.

Happy Monday all!