Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Another Oriental Bellies Card

It's really interesting when you get an assortment of papers and embellishments that you didn't choose yourself. Yes it's a challenge, but it is also a lot of fun. Case in point is the paper on the inside the card. Would I ever have chosen it? I doubt it. Did I have a bit of a hard time incorporating it into my design? You bet. Was it fun? Without a doubt!
I also used on this card Spellbinders Bamboo Edgabilities. This is no longer available, but I'm sure you could find it on EBay. I enhanced the embossed areas with gold rub and buff. Everything else is from Hearts in Touch. The stamp is from The Oriental Silhouettes sheet #105. The adornments are all from this months embellishments package which you can see in the post before this one.

BTW, look at the temperature to your right! It is a wonderfully cool day in the Desert Southwest! You can bet your lucky stars we won't be seeing many more (if any) days like this in the near future. The dreaded heat of the summer is fast approaching and we had our first 100 degree day just 2 days ago. But Oh I forgot! It's a dry heat, LOL!

See you next time!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Oriental Embellishment Package from Hearts in Touch

What fun I have had making cards with the new Oriental bellies assortment from :
Hearts in Touch! It's a real bargain for just $15 plus postage. It truly takes the guess work out of what goes with what. Frances will have a new themed package every month. Why not join in the fun?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Arizona Weather

To those of you that read my blog occasionally and to my Blog Followers, I was thinking that in the coming months you might get a kick out of seeing the weather here in Apache Junction, Arizona. SO on the right hand side bar you will see it. Now remember I am in the desert. Many of you will be shocked at how hot it gets here, and I think most of you will be relieved you don't live here, LOL! Either way it should be good for a chuckle. So when the summer hits Apache Junction with a vengeance, I hope you will notice the weather and leave a comment. I'm quite sure they will be interesting to read and a bit of fun for all. Do I have a weird sense of humor? It's either that or have heat stroke I suppose.

Everything is coming up Roses

This gorgeous rose image and lovely sentiment are from Hearts in Touch. The sheets are
#125 HIT Flowers
#133 Hit Words and Sayings
I used a reverse mask technique to color the roses with chalk inks. It is a very soft and subtle look. I covered the card face with vellum and then stamped the sentiment and butterfly on the vellum.
TFL, See you back here real soon!

What a Wedding it Was!

My most favorite, most beautiful, loving and generous only daughter Tracy was married on March 20th to her High School sweetheart Eddie. A great time was had by all but most importantly, I have never seen my daughter happier. Thank you Eddie from the bottom of my heart for that.

I just wanted to share this photo with all of my blogger friends and I hope there will be more photos to follow soon.