Monday, November 30, 2009
This ornament was created using Spellbinder Fleur De Lis die. I was inspired by Becca Feeken's ornament. I chose to make mine more vintage looking and this ornament is one sided having a flat back.
I started with 2 of each of the center out of dark green pearlescent paper and 2 big fleur de lis die cuts out of cream cardstock. I also cut a pearlescent dark green circle for the back. You see the color peeking through the cutouts near the edges. I used Antique Linen Distress ink on the edges before folding.
You can follow Becca's tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for the cutting and folding directions. If you want to make it like mine, only cut 2 of each and add the circle backing.
The antique button that I found in my collection seemed made for the center. I added a touch of green with a Copic marker. The ribbon hanger is glued to the back before adding the backing circle.
I wish I had time to do a step out of all the steps..........too many other committments. Becca's directions are super! I think you'll be able to figure out the changes I made. You may even prefer her ornament. If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment. I'll be happy to answer.
Have a super Monday!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I'm enjoying a day with family. We've got the food prepared and awaiting the turkey which is taking a bit longer than we anticipated. That's good....I'll be more hungry!
Can you believe it? I spent last weekend in sunny Florida! (The photo is the view out our hotel window the first morning.) My youngest daughter competed in a NPC national body building competition. It was huge, 520 athletes! I went with my other daughter to support her and take in the show. She did well finishing 4th in her class! Incredibly good for her first time.
Don't I look pale in this photo next to Sarah? She has multiple layers of spray tan for her competition! We took this photo in the hotel lobby where they had a huge Christmas tree.
I apologize for not having any stamped art to show! I haven't had any stamping time in over a week......major withdrawal. I hope to find time this weekend.
I wish each and every one of you time today to count your blessings and share this Thanksgiving day with family or friends. You are all blessings for which I'm thankful for every day!
Blessings to you!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The image is from JustRite's Autumn Blessings Set. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored it with Copic markers. I added Glossy Accents to the bow....shiny and dimensional.
I stamped the border before I cut the oval using a Spellbinders' die. The border is stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and embossed with clear. The corn image is centered in the oval and fastened to the back, then all glued to a 3 1/4"x 5 3/4" white card.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
OWH sends handmade greeting cards overseas to our service men and women so they can send cards home to their friends and families. It's a great service! Please consider making and donating some cards!!! You'll find more information on the OWH website.
I sure hope you enjoyed stopping! Please stop again!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
.......no, it's not her birthday card! She doesn't have that yet. She's coming to visit so I'll give it to her then. I could hardly show all of you her card before she sees it.........actually she'd see it here, too!
She created this card and sent it to me awhile back. I've enjoyed it setting on a shelf of honor in my stamping room. Now you can enjoy it, too!
The stamps are from Tim Holtz' "Life Adventure". She added some cancelled stamps from a package that I sent her. A great embellishment! The little alphabet letters add a nice touch to the string.
The verse inside says "enjoy the journey". That stamp is from Tim's "Just Thoughts" set. The back of the card has another verse from that set:
"Learn to pause...or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you."
That's what I'm doing today...(besides blogging and creating)....as I'm off from work.
Monday, November 9, 2009
I have another paper lace ornament to share today. Remember the ornaments that I posted on October 21? (just click on the date to take you there!)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Here's a closer look at the little bird and the glitter on the leaves and berries.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We have had rain and clouds and below normal temps for most of September and October, even temps in the 20s.
All these photos were taken out in my shade garden usually green with hostas now all frozen and covered with leaves.
.....late fall colors of Autumn Joy sedum. I love how this plant holds it's shape all winter.
These 2 mum flowers survived the frost next to the ground......now a flash of color in the drab surroundings.
This is a garlic chives seed head. The flowers are so pretty......very white and airy. I even like the seed heads for winter garden interest but the seeds grow everywhere. Most years I cut them back.......maybe with some nice November weather I'll get that done yet.
I hope you enjoyed this peak at the colors of my fall garden. It was so nice to be outside on this warm November 1st.
.......more stamp art next time....
P.S. Blogger wasn't cooperating with me in lining up these photos.............who knows how it will look when I publish this.